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RUSH: We’re going to go to Oradell, New Jersey. This is Marvin and I’m glad you waited. Great to you have you on the program.

CALLER: Your program is more enjoyable on the phone than the radio because you can hear all the promos and the different skits.

RUSH: All the parodies that we’ve used over the years.

CALLER: Yeah, really great. Sir, I wanted your view on something. I didn’t think it was appropriate for the President of the United States to use coded racist comments to describe the Republican convention as “black-and-white TV.”

RUSH: (chortling)

CALLER: I was wondering how you felt about that.

RUSH: Yeees. I knew exactly what he meant, though. See I don’t automatically assume this racism stuff like they do. But let me take your question seriously, because I think there’s something serious that could be said about this — or at least something pointed about it. You are of the belief that talking about their convention “black-and-white TV” is clearly a dog whistle, right? You think Obama was trying to subtly say that these guys were a bunch of racists.

CALLER: We’re a bunch of old white guys.

RUSH: But they’re not.

CALLER: (chuckles)

RUSH: They weren’t a bunch of old white guys. That’s the point. There are more elected Hispanic Republicans than there are Democrat Hispanics, for one thing. But what they’re really saying with this “black-and-white TV” business, what Obama’s really saying is the Republican convention was old-fashioned, out-of-date, 50-years-ago kind of stuff that we can’t go back to. We can’t go back to those times.

Well, all of the symbols and all the ideals that this country’s had forever — this is what I loved about this convention — were on display. The greatness of this country was embodied in that convention. Faith, proudly shown. Family, proudly talked about. Freedom, proudly talked about. Patriotism, proudly discussed. Hard work? It was recommended. It was advocated. It was rewarded. Success, entrepreneurism, legal immigration. Those are great things. They were on full display.

But, according to Obama and the Democrats, “Faith, family, freedom, patriotism, hard work, success, entrepreneurism, and legal immigration are now obsolete. Outmoded. Passe. They’re charming, sweet things of the past that we can’t go back to. That America doesn’t exist anymore. What do you mean Father Knows Best? Don’t give me that crap!” They’re scared to death by that stuff. They are scared to death. They have no role in a country where those values are prominent, and they know it.

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