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RUSH: Here’s Sally in Columbus. She’s been waiting awhile. I appreciate that. And how are you?

CALLER: Fine. How are you, Rush?

RUSH: Very well. Thank you very much.

CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. Just as a… You know, you have always led us conservatives through some pretty dark times. And there were few places to turn. You never let us down. You always gave us perspective and truth. So I just kind of wanted to say that. But to get to my point, you know, last week you were discussing Trump and the way he talked about “we have to get rid of the lines around the state” during the debate. Well, I have a different take on that. Not only did he say it that way — and you suggested it was because of his advisors that were kind of, you know, doing a tutorial for him for interstate insurance commerce.

And then also, the thing that bothers me is that when he comments regarding his and the Democrats touchback program — which is theoretically what it is when he said we’re going to do: Send them back and let the good ones back in — you know, Trump isn’t this inarticulate. I think he does it to dumb down his speech. I think he does it to mislead and not have to give explanations. And it keeps his comments kind of on the remedial side. And that’s how I look at this. I know it’s different from what you think, but it’s how I feel. I think he’s talking to a base that he doesn’t have a lot of confidence in.

RUSH: Are you suggesting that Trump is aware or thinks that his base is sort of rudimentary?

CALLER: Absolutely. Because I think many of them are.

RUSH: Well, I’m using that word ’cause they won’t know what it means, so I’m safe.

CALLER: I’m sorry?

RUSH: Never mind. I’m just talking to myself there. So he’s purposely dumbing it down to relate to them?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: That’s a heck of a charge out there

CALLER: We have to remove the lines around the states? Are you kidding?

RUSH: (chuckling)

CALLER: Then he says we’re going to send them back and we’re gonna bring the good ones back in. That’s the Democrats’ — theoretically the Democrats’ — touchback program; am I right?

RUSH: Well, yes, it is in the Gang of Eight bill. It’s part of the E-Verify, the getting back in line winning going home and then, yeah, coming back in, legally — of course with an asterisk by your name as having been here so you move to the front of the line. It’s all a scam. But, you know, you’re right. I’ve had it explained to me no less than Senator Schumer.

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