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RUSH: I was gratified last night. I discovered… You know, I had some comments about Dr. Benjamin Carson earlier in the week, because I was watching CNN. What was it that happened? Oh, it was the day that Trump announced, and I was watching CNN, and one of their analysts really ticked me off. It was just classic stuff. One of their analysts said the worst thing about Trump getting in the race is that he’s such a clown that somebody like Ben Carson will be made to look serious.

That really hit me, folks, because I know Dr. Carson. But even if I didn’t, I know about him, and there isn’t a finer human being walking this planet. There isn’t a more decent, there isn’t a more giving, more accomplished person. I mean, character, temperament, morality? Ben Carson is someone, if everybody emulated, we’d have a great country. But beyond that, he certainly is not someone to be destroyed. Why in the world would anybody want to do anything to diminish Ben Carson?

All he’s done is lift himself out of poverty, get educated, and help save the lives of children through neurosurgery. He’s so accomplished, a movie was made of him. Why would you want to destroy somebody like that just because he’s a black Republican? Why would you want to diminish anybody like that? There’s a lot about our politics I detest. I understand it but I detest it. But that one little throwaway comment, “Oh, Trump’s such a clown, he makes Ben Carson look serious…”

There are very few people that could carry Ben Carson’s water. Anyway, I made these comments in about a 10-minute monologue, and I was gratified to see that Breitbart.com made a news story out of it. I didn’t see it myself, but I was sent the link to it last night, and I was just gratified by that, and I wanted to thank the Breitbart people for picking up on it. Last night Dr. Carson was on Fox with Megyn Kelly. As you know, he’s the former director the pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

I have, by the way, gotten to know Dr. Carson a little. I’m telling you, folks, that this man could be targeted for destruction? Look, I understand target threats. You want to win elections; you want to diminish it. But this was not a candidate taking out Ben Carson. This was a mindless twit analyst on CNN who could not wear Dr. Ben Carson’s underwear! It just set me off. It just ticked me off. Anyway, he’s on last night with Megyn Kelly talking about the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

She said, “Do you think that the right tone at the right moment was set today by President Obama and Hillary Clinton in their comments about this?”

CARSON: The heart of the matter is not guns. The heart of the matter is the heart, the heart and soul of people. This young man didn’t wake up yesterday and suddenly turn into a maniac. Clearly there have been things in his background, in his upbringing that led to the type of mentality that would allow him to do something like this. And one of the things that I think we really need to start concentrating on in this country is once again instilling the right kinds of values, particularly in our young people. We’re so busy giving away all of our values and principles for the sake of political correctness that we have people floating around out there with no solid foundation of beliefs.

RUSH: Bingo! There is no moral authority. There is no authority, period! Everything is just how somebody feels. And he’s exactly right. We have given away our values and principles for the sake of political correctness. He’s exactly right about it. He’s on to something there, and I just blanched when I saw this just mindless (sniveling), “The worst thing is that Ben Carson’s gonna look serious now as a candidate.”

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