RUSH: I had another just overwhelmingly great game. I play golf better out here than anywhere in the fruited plain. It was a great time. I played the Calabasas Country Club yesterday. Poor Sammy. Poor Sammy. We played out at Saticoy on Sunday and Sammy, for the first time, emerged victorious. Sammy's the guy, if you're out of a hole, he'll bet himself. He just loves betting, a dime or nickel, whatever it is. And yesterday the 18th hole was gonna matter and I ended being out of the hole. It was one of my few bad holes yesterday.
My partner, Joel Surnow, triumphed, but I've never seen a guy so happy to pay off as Sammy. He's just a great guy, loves it. Anyway, I play better out here than I play anywhere in the world. I don't know why that is. Except during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and that's because that's a tournament and everybody's tension levels rise.
RUSH: "A black Mississippi pastor has emerged to claim Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign paid 'thousands' of Democrats $15 each to vote in the June 24 GOP runoff -- and that he was part of the scheme. Rev. Stevie Fielder, an associate pastor at First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, says Cochran's campaign 'told me to offer blacks $15 each and to vote for Thad.'" The Cochran campaign paid for those black votes. Why didn't the Republicans think of that sooner? If they want the black vote, apparently that's how you do it! We got audio sound bite on that, and we'll hold those over for tomorrow.
RUSH: On ESPN, they're wringing their hands over when they finally force the Redskins to change their name, how much it's gonna cost? They were kind of shocked to find out how much, and then, "Wow, we didn't think it'd cost that much." So sports journalists admit they don't know much about economics. It's a start.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, a movie made well can do an incredible job of telling a story, using images and words and music that make you think. Dinesh D'Souza's latest movie does just that. It tells a story of something you and I live with every day, and that is that something most people take for granted. It's the idea of America. We're gonna be reminded of this this weekend, all through the Independence Day and Fourth of July festivities.
Our nation was uniquely created on the idea of liberty, an individual's liberty and freedom to pursue that in life that he wished to pursue -- dreams, work, pursuit of happiness, realize your greatest potential -- if that's what you choose to do. It had never been before codified in documents organizing a government, that the people had that power and those rights. The United States of America is exceptional and distinct for that reason alone.
Now the whole premise of the movie by Dinesh D'Souza is the value of America, and he gets there by asking the question: "What if there was no America in this world?" Remember the movie It's a Wonderful Life? Jimmy Stewart's guardian angel shows him what Bedford Falls would have been like had he not lived, and in the day it was touching and it was heart rendering. Well the question today is what would the world be like, not what would we be like alone.
What would the world be like if there were no America, if there were no America as founded? Now, movies like this one are not made with special effects. There are no big stars (unless you want to call D'Souza a big star). This movie is made with dramatic recreations of our nation's history and footage of real life events that shape the nation of what it is today. It tells a story, and in this case a story of the true value of our independence, what that has meant not just to us but to the world.
We're the only ones who've had the level of freedom that we have. What does that mean? What has that meant to the world? The movie focuses on the sacrifices and dreams of so many people over the nearly 240 years. What if there had never been a George Washington? What was it about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the Founders? What if they hadn't lived? What if they had failed? What if the enemies of America had succeeded?
The name of the movie is "America."
You'll be inspired by it. It talks about the enemies of America. A lot of people don't wish this country well, and he makes the point in the movie that Obama didn't create that movement. That movement created Obama. The anti-America movement, the idea that America is the problem in the world, that movement's long existed, and it gave us Obama and many modern-day Democrats. It's the kind of movie that you'll see and you'll want to share what you've learned from the movie with whoever you're talking to in the next day.
"America" is the name of the movie. It's by Dinesh D'Souza. It will be in theaters tomorrow, and if its predecessor is any guide, the movie will start in a few theaters, it'll grow, and then word-of-mouth is going to build it and build it. It'll end up being huge in any number of theaters all over the country. That was the track record of D'Souza's first movie. This is a follow-up on it with just a great premise: What if there was no America?
It's a different approach. It's a unique way of explaining to people you may care about who may not have been taught this, who may not have any special understanding, who think America is just what it is, or to people who have been taught that America is really the problem in the world. D'Souza clearly believed that the United States is the solution in the world's problems. But to people that take the country for granted, this movie is presented in just a unique and great perspective: What if it hadn't been? What would life be like? So it opens in theaters across the country tomorrow.
It's by Dinesh D'Souza, and the name of the movie is quite simple: "America."
Obama's New Crisis: Congress Is Going to Kill 700,000 Road Jobs!
RUSH: Meanwhile, in Washington, ladies and gentlemen, it's on to the next crisis. President Obama has already moved on. He's today warning that 700,000 jobs could be at risk if Congress fails to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund this summer. It was just a few minutes ago Obama said, "If this Congress does not act by the end of the summer, the Highway Trust Fund will run out."
You see, everything is a crisis. Everything has to be rushed through. He's been president for six years and we're on the verge of losing 700,000 additional jobs, all because of the Republicans if they don't reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund. And it has to be now. It's all part of the November election. Just flood the zone with all these demands that help people and put the Republicans in the position of opposing it so that they look like they don't care about people.