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RUSH: Now, this French News Agency story from last Saturday: ‘McCain Calls for Cooperation Among Democrats, Republicans.’ Did you see this, Snerdley? By the way, you had your hand up in there a moment ago. What was the question? Hm-hm. Hm-hm. Hm-hm. No, I don’t think Democrats are just now discovering the Clintons. They’ve known who the Clintons are for a long time. They’ve just been afraid of them. When the Clintons were doing their dirty tricks against us it was all fine, but now the dirty tricks are being turned against the Democrats. I’m just telling you, go read your ambling left-wing blog, go read your average kook fringe left-wing blog. There’s sheer hatred for the Clintons out there, all over, other than at Media Matters, which is a Hillary Clinton front group. ‘Republican White House hopeful John McCain promised on Saturday to cooperate with his Democratic rivals if he is elected president, despite deep divisions between the two parties. ‘Despite the increasing harshness of our debates, and the lack of respect it often occasions for each side’s good will, I still believe we can and must come together on issues that cannot be addressed without our cooperation,’ McCain said in a speech in Prescott, Arizona, the last stop on his biographical tour over the past week.’ Prescott, Arizona, is famous for Goldwaters and Udalls doing things there in their careers.

He said, ‘Let us argue with each other then. By all means, let us argue. Our differences are not petty, they often involve cherished beliefs, and represent our best judgment about what is right for our country and humanity. But let us remember, we are not enemies.’ Yes, Senator McCain, they are our enemies. The left is the enemy of freedom and liberty in this country and they don’t need to be worked with. They need to be defeated. It’s just that simple. Along the same lines, the Washington Post, Zachary Goldfarb with the story: ‘Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, said Sunday that the leader for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, would be ‘absolutely’ qualified to be president, should the voters elect him. But, he said, ‘I believe that my talent and my background and my experience, which has led to my judgment, … qualifies me more.” Ladies and gentlemen, under no honest analysis is Barack Obama qualified to be president of the United States, nor is Hillary Clinton. Neither of the two Democrats are qualified to be president of the United States. I don’t care how you want to define qualifications. In Mrs. Clinton’s case, ‘Well, she was the first lady for eight years, she’s traveled, all the stuff she tried, she landed under snipper fire in Bosnia.’ Everything she’s put her hands on has bombed out royally. Everything she says she wants to do will destroy the United States economy and grow the government, and the same thing with Obama.

I watched his interview with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC where he’s talking about the capital gains tax, and I’m telling you, he doesn’t know what it is, his eyes were glazing over. She said, ‘But Senator Obama, a hundred million Americans own stocks. If you raise the capital gains rate –‘ ‘Well, not raise on everybody, we’ll only raise it on the wealthy.’ He has no clue. Neither of these people are qualified. Now, I know what Senator McCain’s trying to do here. He’s trying to run the epitome of an honorable campaign without any partisanship or any of that. He’s trying to avoid the dirt, and so I understand exactly what he’s trying to do. But, folks, I’m going to tell you, if we don’t contrast ourselves with these people on the Democrat side, if we say, they’re good people and they’re qualified, and in a political election, you have to contrast yourself with your opponent. In most contests, the opponent’s the enemy, for the time of the contest. When the contest is over, you shake hands, be good sports, move on down the highway. It appears that that’s not going to be the mind-set here of the Republican campaign. So if Obama’s absolutely qualified to be president, then what the hell is there reason to vote against him. If he’s qualified to be president, then why run against him? If our side is going to say he’s qualified, then how can we criticize him? We’re so screwed.

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