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RUSH: Here’s Rich in Saginaw, Michigan. Back to you, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you?

RUSH: I’m good. Thank you for calling, sir.

CALLER: Well, I think I got a solution for you.

RUSH: For what? Wa wa wa wa wait. A solution for what?

CALLER: Why the conservatives can’t understand why all of us want Trump in there.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: Us meaning the working guys, like in Michigan. In my factory, everybody’s got a Trump sticker on their hard hat. We’re ready to go to work for this guy.

RUSH: Are you a union member, did you say?

CALLER: Oh, no. Nope. I’m not, and I’m actually a registered Democrat.


RUSH: So you’re a registered Democrat, you’re a middle-class working guy, blue-collar Democrat Reagan era. If this were the Reagan era, you’d be voting Reagan, probably, and be considered a blue-collar Democrat?

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Okay. But now it’s Trump, and you’re ready to go for Trump, why, instead of say Cruz or any other conservative?

CALLER: Well, kind of. It’s kind of like a few callers ago he said that us guys are low-informed voters. I mean, just ’cause we didn’t march out of somewhere with a Harvard degree or whatever, I guess we’re not qualified to vote for the president of the United States. I feel like that’s the whole thing. It’s like we’re not important, yet here we’ve been carrying the country on our back with taxes for years and years and we get no appreciation whatsoever.

RUSH: I’m telling you, folks.

CALLER: These people are always looking past us, always giving something to this group or that group.

RUSH: Look, I totally agree with that. In fact, I am of the same frame of mind you are. The question is, so many conservatives are asking why are you thinking Trump is the answer to that and not, say, Ted Cruz?

CALLER: Well, I’ll tell you. One good thing is, Mr. Trump has done things in real life. We need results. Congress is like a bunch of three-year-olds playing with Legos. If they put it together and it doesn’t work, they don’t care, they just take it apart and start all over again. Mr. Trump has vetted himself in the real world. He’s a successful businessman. He’s someone that we should be looking to for answers. These guys just talk amongst themselves. At the end of the day does it matter? No, they still got their big pensions and their health care, while we’re out here slugging it out the waiting for answers that never come.

RUSH: Is there anything Trump says or has done that bothers you, that alarms you, that gives you any pause?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know. He’s kind of like one of those guys on the line. Sometimes, you know, we get in a heated discussion and somebody might say something that’s maybe a little over the top or something, but for the most part I kind of like being the John Wayne in America as opposed to the we’re gonna get slapped from every little country that’s around the world. I’m tired of being disrespected. We’re the biggest armed forces in the world. Why would we even take crap from anybody? It’s ridiculous.

RUSH: Well, totally. The question actually is not that. Many people are upset with people like you because they don’t understand how you can look the other way at some of the things Trump says and some of the ways he insults people and makes fun of people with disability — this is the criticism I hear. They don’t understand why you look past all of that and —

CALLER: Well, okay. I’m sorry, Rush, go ahead.


RUSH: No, go ahead. It’s your turn.

CALLER: Well, I think the time for political correctness patty-cake stuff, we’re getting nowhere with this. We really need to, you know, pull up our pants and be Americans again. Make people responsible for the things they do. I’m sorry. You know, there’s a lot of handouts going on and there’s a lot of special things that people are getting while the rest of us stand here and we’re ignored, or even worse than that, we’re insulted —

RUSH: Exact —

CALLER: — by the conservatives and the liberals.

RUSH: I’m telling you, he is voicing exactly the element of this that the establishment has not yet figured out, and that is the class aspect of this. I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do. In order to detail this, remember here what he said in this call, and I’m gonna share with you some thoughts from both Charles Murray and Angelo Codevilla about this in the monologue section of the next hour, because Rich here is exactly the kind of voter and citizen Murray and Codevilla have analyzed and explained. And it’s uncanny the class aspects of this. It’s not that having class divisions is new. It’s the way they manifest now versus the way they did not used to manifest just a short time ago, a generation or two ago.

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