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Reince Gets His Cabinet Pick

RUSH:  Just before the program began -- and on the surface it might not seem like much, but this is a classic example of why you're fortunate to have me as your host.  The Trump campaign released, and the Drive-By Media is picking it up, that Trump is expected to tap Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is a member of the Republican leadership in the House.  She's from the state of Washington.  Trump is expected to pick her to lead the interior department... Can I tell you what I think this really is?  I think this is the cabinet pick that Trump is giving Reince Priebus.

Blessed by the Success of Rush Revere

RUSH: We get stories from people who tell us their kids never liked history, never liked reading, and now they can't get enough.  They want their parents to read the books to 'em constantly; they can't wait for the next one to come out.  I can't tell you what a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction it is. And then when you see the pictures -- and I could read to you countless numbers of emails from readers all day long.

Mainstream Media IS Fake News!

RUSH: The Drive-Bys can raise holy hell, and they can point fingers of blame, but they had better be looking right at themselves, because they are the reason fake news exists.   They are the reason you can't tell anymore what's fake and what isn't.  But you know what?  Audiences know.  Audiences trust Donald Trump.  You in this audience trust me, and that is something I have always known and never take for granted

Really? Mrs. Clinton Decries Fake News?

RUSH: I'm just gonna tell you again.  Mrs. Clinton, the reason fake news even lives is because people like you have abandoned all authority and credibility.  You've got none.  People think you lie.  Your husband lies every time he opens his mouth. They think the Drive-By Media lies and tell us falsehoods and is biased irreparably and incorrigibly.  There isn't any source authority for anything out there now. So whatever goes, goes.  

Republican Voters Live in Constant Fear of Being Let Down by Their Leaders -- But Donald Trump Is a Different Animal

RUSH:  I understand what people's fears are.  Trump's, in many people's eyes, a once-in-their-lifetime opportunity, and you already feel he's being undermined, and you're worried that the undermining efforts are gonna work.  I understand it's a constant fear that conservatives and Republicans have learned to have, experience guided by intelligence.  But Trump's a different animal. 

The Essence of Bravery and Courage

RUSH: Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn. These were incredible, brave, innovative, courageous people. There was nothing they were afraid of. They didn't seek solace when they heard things that they didn't agree with. They weren't innocent snowflakes that needed to be protected. They didn't get participation trophies or any of that.

Is Apple Losing Its Edge?

CALLER:  I just wanted to ask you your personal opinion on Apple and Apple losing its edge.  I don't know what your personal experience has been with the new MacBook Pro, but, you know, I find it a little disappointing that it took over 500 days for a new MacBook Pro to come out. 

Hillary Loses Again!

RUSH: This is another historic precedent for Hillary Clinton.  She just keeps losing.  The way I look at this, she's lost three times now.  She lost in 2008.  She lost this year, and now she lost the recount. 

Obama Thinks He's Advising Trump, While Trump Names Can-Do Cabinet

RUSH: You can see that whatever advice Obama's giving Trump he's totally ignoring it, but he's still claiming that Obama's advice is valuable.  He's still talking about how much he likes Obama, how much he's learning from Obama and how much he's gonna continue to rely on Obama.  Believe me, folks, I'm here to tell you that is brilliant... He's picking people who have demonstrated success in areas where he is putting them.  He is picking people who are independently intelligent, and they are not yes-men.  They are can-do, they are have-done, and they are "we'll continue to do it" kind of people.

Obama Lied, People Died

RUSH: So while ThinkProgress and Podesta and the remnants of the Clinton team are out there claiming that 36,000 people are gonna die if we repeal Obamacare, the fact is they're already dying.

Optimism for the Trump Boom

RUSH:  No, I really mean it.  Look, I know I'm going out on a limb saying so because it's really early and it's life.  I mean, there's all kinds of unexpected things that are gonna happen that nobody can predict.  But, I mean, just sitting here right now and digesting everything there is to digest, and if the trend that we see keeps going, I think we are primed for a genuine economic recovery that's going to lead to economic growth that millions and millions of people have never experienced in this country. 

Zakaria and Obama Agree: America Wasn't Ready for a Black President

RUSH: If you want to bring in the racial component here, what you're gonna have to admit is that the race of President Obama paralyzed this country. It paralyzed legitimate criticism of the president of the United States.  It amplified malcontent operations like Black Lives Matter.  It gave rise to a thugocracy, and nobody had the guts to speak out against it for fear of what would happen to them. 

Trump Thanks Voters, Hillary Thanks Donors

RUSH: I have never-ending, deep appreciation for all of you, and I think Trump is the same way with his voters.  He has almost a personal connection and understanding with every one of them.  And what's Hillary doing?  Hillary is going to the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan to a very exclusive and relatively small ballroom (only 450 people) to thank who? Her fat-cat donors.  She is thanking the money people.  She's not thanking supporters.  She's not thanking people who believed in her for her ideas and substance and her personally.

Liberals Must Be Defeated, Not Convinced

RUSH:  I think the attitude needs to be: We need to defeat them, defeat them, defeat them. Not accommodate them. Not try to persuade them.  If they come along of their own volition, fine. We accept them.  But they are the epitome of bigotry and prejudice. 

First-Time Voter Thanks the Host

CALLER: When people make a positive difference in your life, it's really important to encourage them and it's really important to let them know that they made a difference.  When that difference is something that really fundamentally changes you, it's really important that you share that with them and you let other people know that there's more out there than the negativity and just being led around.  So I just really wanted to get the chance to tell you that.

Why Is Trump Seemingly Ignoring Loyalists and Courting His Critics?

RUSH: I got an email from a buddy who had an observation, and I had been thinking about it, too, but it was not in the front of my mind, the top-of-my-mind consciousness. But it's a random thought that I'd had over and again a couple, three times, and basically what this email was: "Rush, can you explain something to me?  Why is it that Donald Trump is not rewarding his biggest supporters with positions of substance and power in his administration?  Why is Donald Trump, say, ignoring Rudy and ignoring the Newtster and ignoring others and, in fact, spending all this time with people who did not support him?" I was thinking about it last night to prepare myself to discuss it with you today.  And it's amazing how things happen.  Because in the process of doing show prep today, I encountered a post by our old buddy Steven Hayward at Power Line.  

Trump Takes Calculated Shot at Boeing

RUSH: He knows exactly what he's doing and is doing it for a reason.  He's doing this on purpose.  There is an objective to this.  The left just can't help themselves, though.  They have to cast this guy... They have to portray him as somebody that's a walking mental midget, that literally has no idea what he's done here by winning the presidency, that has no idea how to talk, has no idea how to behave. They continue to make the mistake of plugging him into their model. They're plugging him into what they think an accomplished politician is, and he's not that, he's never been that, and he's not going to be that. 

Trump's Secretary of State Show

RUSH: He is literally immersed in enjoyment and joy.  He is eating it up.  And I think this endless parade of people parading in and out of the Trump Tower, I think a lot of it is just a show.  The people involved don't know it.  I mean, everybody being brought in there, they want to be seen, they're stopping for the cameras, and some of them are walking to the microphones.  They want to be seen.  They want the news out that they have been summoned to Trump Tower.  It's the red carpet in reverse.  He's rolling out the red carpet.  But they're all making the trek to see him. 

The Establishment's Big Fear: Trump Will Succeed

RUSH: Deep down, the greatest fear they've got -- and it's an outgrowth of the fear they had during the campaign, too.  I mean, Trump blew up the way you campaign.  Trump defied everything that says you lose if you do it.  He did everything that would guarantee most people in this view to lose.  He didn't lose; he won.  He has rewritten every one of these rules, and they're living, I think, in paranoid fear.

Louisville Women's Basketball Coach Rails Against Participation Trophies

RUSH: Don't misunderstand.  The guy's exactly right, but I don't know how he's still there. This happened last Thursday and this is Tuesday, and he's still there?  No, he's dead-on right.  Don't misunderstand.  I'm just... This is the kind of thinking that the multicultural curriculum thinks they have banished for the last 25 years from American sports and culture.

Fake News About Us on WBZ Boston

RUSH:  Ladies and gentlemen, on WBZ-TV Boston, this program, you and me, have been defamed... The Boston CBS affiliate did a report claiming that I am getting angry calls, so many angry calls from you about Trump backtracking on promises that I felt compelled to push back.  This is fake news from the blue states.  

Hell Didn't Even Want Fidel Castro

RUSH: His funeral procession jeep broke down on the way to the burial.  Did you hear about this?  You didn't hear about this?  The vehicle that was an army jeep. It was a jeep that's got this flatbed. A cheap, 1950s military truck that the Vietcong would have discarded.

Algore Visits Trump Tower

RUSH: The bulk of his time was not spent with Ivanka. The bulk of his time was spent with The Donald, and he found it to be an extremely interesting conversation to be continued.  

Drive-Bys Shocked by Trump Taiwan Call

RUSH: They began their narrative that Trump's demonstrating his naivete, his ignorance, his lack of qualifications, and demonstrating just how dangerous he's going to be.  And then somebody said, "Wait a minute.  What if he did this on purpose?"  And they all paused with a note of fear.  

We're on Offense with Donald Trump

RUSH: We are on offense with Donald Trump.  And that's one of the big invisible unspoken reasons why he has such loyalty is because people who support him are just like a lot of you in this audience, fed up with being on defense and being on a team that never fought back, much less went on offense.  But these tweets and this erratic or unpredictable behavior keeps Trump's opponents on defense, and, believe me, it is a delight to see it. 

This Election Changed Everything

RUSH: The average age of Democrat leadership in the House and Senate is 76 years old.  The average age.  It's Jurassic Park, folks... What does the election expose?  It exposes that every cockamamie thing we fear could have happened if they had won.  But one election where they lose exposes just how delicately balanced was their position.  They were actually in a fragile state, the left was.

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