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RUSH: Okay. Midland, Texas. David you’re next on the phones on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.

CALLER: Hey, thanks, Rush. Thanks for the call. Merry Christmas. You’re true national treasure.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. I appreciate that.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, it seems like every move that Trump is going to make concerning illegal immigration is going to end up in the courts, ultimately the Supreme Court. My question to you is very simple — and I could walk through my line of thinking on it with you. But my question to you: Is Chief Justice John Roberts the next Anthony Kennedy?

RUSH: That is a very, very shrewd question.

CALLER: I love it.

RUSH: I think very possibly. I think very likely. I think… In fact, I’ll go one step further. I think Justice Roberts has always been the next Anthony Kennedy, even after he was confirmed.

CALLER: I agree.

RUSH: And now you also have to keep an eye on Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh and the Planned Parenthood ruling? That wasn’t supposed to happen. It was unexpected. You know, some people say, “Man, it must have really got to him. He had to show this #MeToo crowd that…” Susan Collins was out there doing high fives. (paraphrased) “See? I was right. I told you that he’s a pro-choice guy. You didn’t believe me!” she said. “I told you that Kavanaugh is…” So there’s some people getting queasy about that too. I think you’re right about Justice Roberts. I think now with Justice Kennedy having retired, he will see an opening there to be that precious one. The swing vote gets the love.

CALLER: Yes. Yes. You know, Rush, conservative judges, they just don’t seem to even want to cause social upheaval, and the liberal judges live for it. So that’s another thought along that line.

RUSH: Well, no. I can understand why you think that, but conservatism isn’t social upheaval. You’re thinking social upheaval is needed to because of the upheaval that we’ve had to deal with now in these cultures wars and it’s gonna take upheaval to get rid of some of the garbage that we have had ladled into our society, but conservative judges just… They rule on the law, original intent of the law, and that’s supposed to speak for itself.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: Upheaval is not what they see their task being, but that’s exactly it. You’re right. That’s exactly the term that a leftist or a socialist would say that they’re into: Upheaval, chaos, war, battle, whatever you want to call it. So it’s a good point. But I you’re very shrewd about Kennedy and the relationship of Justice Roberts there. I appreciate the call. Thanks much.

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