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RUSH: We start in Bayside in New York, and this is Rachel, in Queens. Great to have you on the program. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Listen, you just said four more years of Obama we can handle. What, are you crazy? There will be no USA left. And you just go by one poll? I believe that poll is the Bradley Effect to some extent.

RUSH: Wilder. Wilder Effect, Bradley Effect, yeah. Now, let me explain to you what I meant. In my own, I think inimitable way, I frankly don’t know how you can disagree with me on this.

CALLER: Well —

RUSH: The American people, as you and I have known them to be anyway, are resilient, and we can overcome whatever obstacles are put in our way. What we can’t overcome is a country made up of losers, morons, and takers that would elect a guy like Obama. My point is that the problem really isn’t Obama; it’s the people that vote for him. That’s what we have to change. Those are the people we have to get to somehow. If this nation’s gonna rebuild itself, it’s gonna take more than 40% of the people working.

CALLER: Well, that’s true.

RUSH: All right. That’s all I was saying. I was not trying to say Obama’s a harmless nothing. I’m saying the American — look, this is the nation that beat back the Nazis.

CALLER: That’s right.

RUSH: This is the Nation that put a man on the moon. We can do anything. We can survive anything. But not if over half of us would elect a guy like this.

CALLER: Well, listen, and also, that thing you said the other day about Todd Akin. You shoulda really mentioned for him to leave, because he’s ruining the Romney-Ryan momentum we have and into our RNC convention in Tampa. I mean, yesterday you said, “If I told Todd Akin to leave the race, he would leave.” I mean, why —

RUSH: ‘Cause I think this is a responsible adult use of my power.

CALLER: — very badly, I think.

RUSH: Well, I’m not sure that all of this is having a deleterious effect on Romney. It is on Akin, obviously, according to a Rasmussen poll out of Missouri. I’m not sure yet that this is a heavy drag on Romney. But it might be, it might become that. It certainly isn’t necessary. I don’t know. We shoot ourselves in the foot, I can’t tell you how many times. It was simply a mature use of my power here in trying to influence Mr. Akin. I mean, frankly, I have to tell you something, Rachel. There’s some people on our side saying things that embarrass me. The guy’s not a pig. He may be stupid. He may be uninformed, but he’s not a bad guy. He just… well, I don’t know. I don’t know.

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