RUSH: Okay. So President Obama gives the highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a Marxist socialist. What is the media narrative? The media narrative is Romney is out of kilter with America because he will not denounce Donald Trump as a supporter. While Obama is honoring Marxists and socialists (Toni Morrison is one as well), the media is ripping Romney to shreds for being out of touch with America because Trump is a supporter and contributor. Last night and this morning, we have a montage of media people demanding that Romney denounce Trump and me.
RON BROWNSTEIN: Mitt Romney holding back and being fundamentally silent while Trump is bloviating, as he was on Rush Limbaugh.
MARIA CARDONA: (haltingly) He can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, to Rush Limbaugh.
JAMAL SIMMONS: …wouldn’t stand up to Rush Limbaugh.
JOAN WALSH: He feels like you can’t afford to alienate — certainly not Rush Limbaugh.
JIM DEAN: Not only would Mitt Romney not stand up to Donald Trump, but he wouldn’t stand up to Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: They’re throwing me in there, and I haven’t done anything lately. I haven’t done anything. All I’ve done is survive. It ticks ’em off. So they throw me in there with Trump, and that means Romney is out of touch. “Romney doesn’t have the slightest idea what to do, what’s going on! He’s not qualified to run this country,” because he won’t denounce me or Trump. Last night on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, the guest was Democrat strategerist Jamal Simmons. Here’s the question: “Mitt Romney said he doesn’t agree with all the people who support him. Does he need come out and say something about Trump?”
SIMMONS: He wouldn’t stand up to Rush Limbaugh, wouldn’t stand up to, uh, Rick Santorole (sic), and now he won’t stand up to Donald Trump. At some point he’s gotta put the lulus back in the cage (snickers) and tell them, “I’d love to have your support, but not in these circumstances.” Meanwhile, the President of the United States spent the day with Madeleine Albright, and Dolores Huerta and Toni Morrison — you know, bestowing these medals on them. And Mitt Romney (chortling) is with Donald Trump. It’s just a great contrast for the Obama people.
RUSH: It damn well is. It damn well is! Do you think the vast majority of these people relate to Toni Morrison and Dolores Huerta or Trump? Everywhere Donald Trump goes is a sellout. Donald Trump teaches a course at the New School, it’s a sellout. Donald Trump does a lecture on wealth creation, it’s a sellout. I know it’s popular to make Trump a caricature and a joke in the left-wing media, and the same thing with me. But look at this. “Romney’s running around with Trump, and he won’t denounce Limbaugh, and yet there’s our guy, Obama,” with a couple of Marxists! “It’s a great contrast for the Obama people.”
If this were the Soviet Union.
Which it isn’t yet.
RUSH: It’s probably safe to say that Donald Trump and I (singularly or combined) have created more jobs than Obama has, or the Obama administration. We’ve certainly created more jobs than the Democrat Party has in the last three years. This is very, very telling.