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RUSH: Speaking of the campaign, Jeb Bush has called Marco Rubio the GOP’s Obama. Did you see that? And the word is that Jeb is gonna come out flaming in the debate tomorrow night. The problem with Jeb Bush calling Rubio the Republican Party’s Obama is coming from Jeb you don’t know whether it’s a compliment or a hit.


RUSH: Bill in Logan, Iowa. Yeah, Bill, great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Dittos. Hey, I’m calling about Jeb Bush’s comment about Marco Rubio being the Barack Obama of Republicans. To me, that demonstrates how out of touch Jeb Bush is in that he thinks Barack Obama’s biggest issue is the fact that he was a novice or a rookie. Um, I don’t know. That’s all I could read into that comment that he made.

RUSH: That was curious. Jeb thinks it’s a profound insult of Rubio to say he’s the GOP Obama. You think he was referring to lack of experience in the Senate?

CALLER: I couldn’t figure out what else he was relating it to.

RUSH: Yeah, ’cause I don’t know what Jeb disagrees with Obama about! So I don’t know what the criticism would be.

CALLER: Yeah. To me, it was just the fact that he didn’t have enough experience going in.

RUSH: Well, here. I think we have an answer. CNN. Grab sound bite number 24. Wolf Blitzer talked to Jeb’s communication director, Tim Miller, and he said, “Look, Marco Rubio. Been some bad blood apparently lately between Jeb and Marco. How’s Jeb gonna deal with Marco Rubio? Why is Jeb better qualified to be president than Rubio is?”

MILLER: We took a risky bet with President Obama seven years ago. That didn’t work out. I think what the voters are looking for is somebody who has proven experience to get the country on the right track.

BLITZER: So Rubio would be a risky bet like President Obama was? Is that the impression I should have?

MILLER: Yeah, look, it’s not known. You know, Marco has not shown the leadership abilities to actually get things done, to actually have accomplishments. I mean, this is a huge contrast with Jeb.

RUSH: So there you go, Bill. It is an insult rooted in the fact that Rubio is the same inexperienced doofus that Obama was.

CALLER: (silence)

RUSH: I guess Bill hung up. Bill didn’t realize that he had a golden opportunity to comment on the sound bite. Well, when I heard that, the first thing I thought of, “A-ha! Rubio is the donors’ second go-to guy, and that’s why Jeb’s hitting him.” Jeb’s hitting Rubio because Rubio is who the donors want if Jeb flames out. That’s what that comment’s about. What other way is Rubio similar to Obama? You’ve got me.

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