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RUSH: Here is J. R. in Columbus, Ohio.  J. R, great to have you.  How you doing, sir?

CALLER:  Doing well.  Mega Merry Christmas dittos, Rush.

RUSH:  Same to you, sir.

CALLER:  Thank you.  Okay, so here’s my question.  Did you feel the same when Trump won the election as you did when Reagan won in 1980?

RUSH:  Well, on balance, yeah, in both cases. Maybe even a little bit more so with Trump.


RUSH:  But, yeah, I remember when Reagan won everybody was ecstatic, and they were ecstatic for many of the same reasons. The polls all had Reagan losing, the last poll had Reagan losing by nine.  We were in terrible economic circumstances.


RUSH:  So, yeah, Reagan’s win was huge and the media was up there all upset what happened in the polls, why’d the polls get it wrong.  I’m a little older now and I’ve got a lot more maturity and I know a lot more than I knew in the 1980s, and this is a bigger earthquake precisely ’cause Trump’s not from the political system.

CALLER:  Hmm.  Well, thank you.

RUSH:  Well, why did you want to know that?

CALLER:  Well, because I was 13 when Reagan won, and my children are 13 and 14, and they ran in my bedroom at two in the morning jumping on my bed.

RUSH:  Well, you know, there’s some differences between 1980 and now.  Back in 1980 there were only three networks.

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH:  CNN was just getting going, I think.  Now your kids can’t escape. Thirteen-year-olds back then, if they didn’t watch the evening news, they didn’t see news.  If they didn’t watch the 6:30 or seven p.m. news, they didn’t see news.  Today younger people have much more access to that kind of hard news than you did when you were 13 back then. 

CALLER:  Yes, sir.

RUSH:  But still, the emotion is similar, to answer your question.  Now, what kind of iPhone 7 do you want, a 7 or a Plus?

CALLER:  Oh, Rush, thank you.  7 would be just terrific, and thank you so much.

RUSH:  You’re welcome, who’s your carrier?

CALLER:  T-Mobile.

RUSH:  T-Mobile.  Right on.  Here’s what’s gonna happen.  Do you have a color preference?

CALLER:  Black.

RUSH:  Okay.  I’m gonna send you an iPhone 7 in black and it’ll work on T-Mobile.  It might have — I don’t know without opening it — it might have an AT&T SIM card in it.  No matter if it does, this phone will work on either AT&T or T-Mobile.  These phones are unlocked. What kind of phone do you have now?

CALLER:  An iPhone 4.

RUSH:  The SIM card’s too big, you couldn’t swap. 

CALLER:  I don’t care.

RUSH:  Take your phone, your iPhone 4 and this new one to the T-Mobile store and tell ’em that the new phone, the 7, is a gift —

CALLER:  Okay.

RUSH:  — and that it might have an AT&T SIM card in it but you know that it’ll work on T-Mobile and they should set you right up, okay?

CALLER:  Awesome.

RUSH:  Also a prescription — subscription — well, it may be a prescription for some, of Rush 24/7, one year of the website and the newsletter. Hang on so we’ll get your address and get it out to you.


RUSH:  All right, regarding our last caller. I think it’s safe to say that this, the Trump win is the biggest upset victory maybe ever, certainly in my lifetime, it’s the biggest upset.  So the emotion that’s attached to that is gonna be profound.  The Reagan win was huge for many of the same reasons, but it wasn’t the big upset that this was.  

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