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Krauthammer to GOP: Be Quiet!

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RUSH: Now, I've had people say, "Rush, how do we handle this?  What's the best way to deal with all this?"  See if you agree with this.  Dr. Krauthammer on Fox News Special Report during the All-Star Panel last night, Bret Baier said, "Charles Krauthammer, when the president says there's no 'there' there, it almost seemed that he was challenging reporters to say, 'No, really, there's no "there" there.'"

KRAUTHAMMER:  The one advice I'd give to Republicans is stop calling it a huge scandal. Stop saying it's a Watergate. Stop saying it's Iran-Contra.  Let the facts speak for themselves.  Have a special committee, a select committee, the facts will speak for themselves, pile 'em on; but don't exaggerate, don't run ads about Hillary.  It feeds the narrative of the other side that it's only a political event.  It is not.  Just be quiet and present the facts.

RUSH:  Okay, so shhhhh.  Don't say anything, folks.  'Cause all you're gonna do is make the independents mad, and they'll just run back to the Democrats.  Don't pile on.  Don't gloat.  Don't say, "I told you so."  Just let the facts speak for themselves, just shh, shh, shh, shh, it'll take care of itself. No matter what the Democrats do, no matter what they say about you, no matter what they say about us, you just shh, shh, don't say anything.

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RUSH: Now, Charles Krauthammer on Fox last night said that we need to let the facts speak for themselves and that you people are making a mistake, Republicans are making a mistake, if you compare this to Watergate or if you compare this to Iran-Contra. Don't call Obama Nixon! You know, don't exaggerate. Don't run ads on Hillary. Just let the facts speak, 'cause if you do all that stuff, that's gonna feed the narrative that all you are is political, and that all you are is trying to defeat Obama politically and then people aren't gonna like you.

So with that in mind, let's go to sound bite number eight. It's the NBC Nightly News. The anchor, Brian Williams, was talking about the AP phone records scandal and the IRS targeting conservative groups.

WILLIAMS:  As a lot of American adults not so fondly remember the last time the government was found looking into the phone calls of reporters and using the IRS for political purposes, it was the Nixon era.  And while times have changed and circumstances are different, that subject came up at the Obama White House today as the administration now scrambles on several fronts.

RUSH:  Oh.  Brian Williams there just compared Obama to Nixon.  Supposed back off, let the facts speak for themselves. 

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