RUSH CALLER STRIKES A CHORD: Calling Me Dumb Is Not The Way To Earn My Vote, TED!
RUSH: Here’s Bill in Chicago. Bill, great that you waited. Welcome to the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for having me on. And before I get started, thank you for your lifetime of service. I don’t think I can express enough to you just how much you’ve mattered to me personally, and I know I speak for a lot of people also. Thank you, and thank you for letting me on today as well.
RUSH: I really appreciate that. I really do. Thank you so much.
CALLER: Rush, the reason for my call is I wanted to ask if you saw — it was up on Drudge earlier — where Cruz had referred to Trump supporters, borrowing a term from you, as “low-information.”
RUSH: Yes, I saw that.
CALLER: So as a Trump supporter, just to put it out there, you know, for me at this point, I kind of had two issues watching Cruz. Up until now, I’ve heard him lecture a lot about, you know, what’s a real conservative and what does it mean to be a real conservative, and he lectures there, and I’m looking at, you know, the discharge papers on my wall from the US Army. I’m looking at my time in the private sector. It says, “Hey, I think he knows what it means to be a conservative,” number one, and now he just calls me dumb. So here’s my recommendation to Ted Cruz, and I think he can take a note from a guy like Donald Trump. You want my vote, Ted? Earn it. Trump is out there as a leader earning votes. Cruz is out there trying to make me feel like I do or don’t qualify for his definition of what it means to be a conservative, and at the same time stealing a page from your playbook about Democrats calling me, a Republican, dumb. Not the way to earn my vote, Ted.