A trial underway in California could have a far-reaching impact on American education. A nonprofit advocacy group, Students Matter, is taking on laws that Democrats enacted to protect some of their biggest and most loyal donors: teachers unions.
RUSH: For the first time in 25 years I never felt more distant from my government than last night. Watching that State of the Coup speech, practically every aspect of it, I felt like that's not us. That's a whole different mind-set, a whole different existence, it's not us. I felt a huge disconnect.
RUSH: Last night, I'm watching the speech on Fox, and they had this constant display up there... I noted that the independent and Republican lines tracked identically... I think there's been a fundamental shift in who the independents are. I think the independents of today are, in many cases (and maybe a majority now), former Republicans who are fed up.
RUSH: I think Ranger Remsburg was there to send a message. The message was, "Look what my predecessor did to this country. Look what George Bush is responsible for. Look at all the horror that I have to clean up. And look at the struggle that we're all in, still trying to fix the mess."
RUSH: I have a Tom Grace book. I've read it. It's called The Liberty Intrigue, and it was great. So that's who our last caller was, Tom Grace, noted thriller author and now going back to work as an architect, worried that he might be helping Obama's unemployment rate. You can't have everything.
RUSH: You'd be amazed at the number of people on the Democrat side who were flat-out disappointed and worried and panicked over that speech last night.
CALLER: I've been listening to it forever. My mom listens to it, my dad listens to it, my grandpa did.
RUSH: This is after a series of lies about the great economic recovery and the burgeoning job market and the overwhelming uptick in America's economic activity all over the world. "Let's make this a year of action," and that's when I said, "No, no, no. No, no. You've done enough."
RUSH: I like Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I think she's fantastic... But, to me, if you're going to do a Republican response, I would think that one of the points that you would nail, you would tell people that you know what a disaster Obamacare is, you know, your own version of you feel their pain. And then you would make the point, you would drill home the point, that not one Republican signed, voted for it.
CALLER: I heard this morning that Edward Snowden was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
CALLER: Was it Hillary or Obama who nominated him? I'm not sure.
RUSH: A nameless, faceless analyst somewhere at a stock brokerage firm you may never have heard of can simply say, based on absolutely nothing, that he expects Apple to sell 55 million phones, and that becomes the media expectation. That becomes the standard against which Apple's gonna be measured.