RUSH: Everybody’s talking about Donald Sterling being early onset dementia, out of it. Casey Kasem. Somebody needs to seriously examine Harry Reid.
This man has got Kochbrotheritis. I don’t know what else you would call it. Dingy Harry has now suggested a constitutional amendment to limit the Koch brothers’ influence. I mean, he’s over the edge now on this. I mean, they’re trying to use the Koch brothers as the personification of the 1%, the personification. He just said the other day, last week, that they, the Koch brothers are responsible for global warming. Quick, somebody tell the consensus of scientists, because they’re not blaming it on the Koch brothers. They’re blaming it on America at large.
But this obsession that Harry Reid has, it’s bordering on the obsession that CNN had with the missing Malaysian airline flight. He’s just stuck in this groove and he won’t leave it. This is a common thing that happens to older people when dementia starts to set in. Dingy Harry said yesterday “that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the floor granting Congress the ability to set strict new limits on campaign contributions, warning he will force multiple votes if necessary to pass the measure.
“Reid also rejected concerns from many Democrats that his focus on the Kochs has done nothing to help the party. ‘The Koch Brothers, IÂ’m not walking away from them. IÂ’m going to be on their tail for the whole campaign because if they think Romney was watched closely by me, thatÂ’s nothing compared to what itÂ’s going to be like with the Koch Brothers. TheyÂ’re spending money in state party races. TheyÂ’re going after secretaries of state. They want to do everything they can to suppress voting. They want to do everything they can to go back to that 1980 campaign,’ Reid said.” And of course that’s all a lie.
Now, I happen to know the Koch brothers. Folks, this is not normal. I mean, even for somebody playing a political card here. Even for somebody that thinks they’re on to a hot political issue, but he’s not. This is not working. Other political Democrats are right. Nobody knows who the Koch brothers are and very few people care. The Koch brothers have not done anything to anybody. There’s no evidence whatsoever, I mean none, to back up what Harry Reid is saying about them.
The other day he was asked about Sheldon Adelson. Sheldon Adelson is a very, very, very wealthy casino mogul, Las Vegas Sands. He’s got casinos in Las Vegas and Macau, not far from Hong Kong and Kowloon, but he lives in Nevada. He’s the guy that gave Newt 10 million in a last ditch effort for Newt to show well in the Republican primaries in 2012. I think it was 10 million. It could have been 10 billion, 10, 20, I don’t know, anyway, it was a lot of money. And Dingy Harry was asked about him. Oh, no, no, Sheldon, he’s okay, no problem with Sheldon. I immediately said, okay, what has Sheldon done for Dingy Harry? Because there’s no difference. I mean, Sheldon Adelson would be a bigger target for Dingy Harry than the Koch brothers, just normal everyday give and take in politics.
But I’ll tell you, if Harry Reid was a relative of yours, you would be having private family discussions about what to do. And I don’t know that the Democrats are not doing that. This is not helping them. It isn’t productive. It’s obsessive. It’s manic. It’s obsessive-compulsive. It’s codependent. It’s all of those New Age highfalutin terms.
RUSH: Tom in Andover, Ohio. It’s nice to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush. It’s a pleasure to speak with you. It’s an honor, actually.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I am a first-time caller but I am a long-time listener, and forgive me for being very nervous.
RUSH: Well, you don’t sound it so just don’t even think about it.
CALLER: (chuckles) Actually, this call is more of an impulse call. I heard you talking about Harry Reid and the Alzheimer’s defense or the —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Now, I did not say Alzheimer’s. “Early onset dementia.”
RUSH: There’s a difference.
CALLER: Okay. My apologizes.
RUSH: That’s right. (chuckles)
CALLER: However, regardless of however you term it, I think it’s a classic Democratic defense, which is to deflect. In this case, deflect from the IRS, Benghazi. And Harry Reid, I believe he’s reaching the end-of-his term.
RUSH: Well, you know, you have a good point. (I have a cigar in my mouth.) You got a good point because you’re saying, “Don’t let this guy off the hook. He’s a reprobate. He’s complicit in all this stuff. Don’t let him chalk it up to he doesn’t know what he’s doing,” because you believe he does. It’s calculated, it’s purposeful, and he is intending to hurt people.
CALLER: And I believe he’s prepared to fall on his sword for the liberal cause. When the results of the 2014 elections happen, and he’s on the losing end of that, then his defenders are gonna come along and say, “He’s a sick man! You can’t punish him. Be nice to him because you’re gonna offend all the people who true do have mental problems or mental disorders.
RUSH: Yeah. Yeah, you may have a point. You may have a point. I’ll tell you, let me ask you a question. There’s no wrong answer here. This is not a trick.
RUSH: ‘Cause I’m asking it of myself, too. You look at these old Democrats like Harry Reid. I never really… Until he became majority leader… He replaced Tom Daschle, and I thought the reason they put him in there is because he’s soft-spoken like Daschle was. I mean, Tom Daschle, all he ever said was, “We’re really concerned, Tim. We’re terribly concerned,” over whatever the Republicans were doing.
“We’re just terribly concerned,” and Dingy Harry is soft-spoken, too. Therefore he does not convey the genuine viciousness and mean-spiritedness of these people. He hides behind his barely audible voice. But that’s not the question. The question is: Are you like me? I have been surprised at the number of what I just thought were standard, ordinary run-of-the-mill Democrats — in truth — are not standard, ordinary, Democrats.
These are far-left, extremist, full-fledged statists and fascists. I’ve been admittedly surprised. All it took was Obama being elected, and these people were unleashed. It’s like they’ve been holding back all these years. I’ve known who they are. I’ve known what a liberal is. Don’t misunderstand. But these people, they’re not hiding anymore.
They’re not hiding behind camouflage, other than at election time now and then. They are just full-throated. They don’t like much about this country, and they’re out to totally redo it, remake it, refashion it, and get rid of the Constitution. And I’m just stunned. I thought these old guys were just Robert Strauss kind of Democrats.
CALLER: I believe these people, Harry Reid included, were, if you want to relate it to like individual cells throughout the country, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Holder, they’re all just sitting back, waiting their time, and then when Obama gets elected, they’ve all mobilized like they’ve had this going on all along.
RUSH: Yeah. That’s the thing. They have always been radicals, genuine radicals, and it was Obama’s election that caused them to surface and put it on open display. And you’ve got a good point about not letting Dingy off the hook. And I was only joking anyway. The reason I was joking is because he is over the edge on this Koch brothers stuff. I mean, even when you go look at a list of donors, the Koch brothers are 59 behind unions and there all kinds of people that give far more money than the Koch brothers do. And yet they are responsible for global warming. They single-handedly are doing whatever Dingy Harry thinks is wrong.
So they clearly stand for something. He’s trying to create them as the icons for a whole lot of people, but he’s just gone so overboard with it. Maybe not. Maybe the left — you have to allow for this — maybe they are so far gone that all it takes is some loony bin like Harry Reid blaming them for global warming, and half the Twitterverse believes it. It’s a scary thing to admit that about so many people in the country being so dumb. You really don’t want to think of it that way, but then you saw the poll yesterday, only 4% think they’re below average. A-ha. What did that tell us?
RUSH: Here you go, from the Center for Responsive Politics: “Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014.” The top 10 political donors, 1989 to 2014, are unions. I don’t know about the first one. Might not be a union. It’s ActBlue, Democrat PAC, $97 million. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $60 million. NEA, $53 million. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $44 million. United Auto Workers, $41 million. Carpenters and Joiners, $39 union. Service Employees International, $38 million. Look at that.
There’s a lot of union dues in there. That’s an incalculable amount of money. So the top 10, number 10 is the SEIU. The Koch brothers are at number 59, with $18 million. And the number 10 donor is at $38 million. Number one is at $97 million, from 1989 to the present. And just about every one of the 58 donors above the Kochs gave to the Democrats. And the Kochs used to give to Democrats, by the way, at some point in this reporting period.