RUSH: Do you remember what I said yesterday, folks? I know. I said so much you’ll probably wonder, “Yeah, but what are you talking about, Rush?” Remember what I said about Biden, Joe Biden and Hillary yesterday? Remember that? That the real challenge Hillary would face is if Biden decides to get in the race. I mean, they can handle Bernie Sanders, because at the end of the day, behind the scenes, everybody is pretty confident that the Democrat Party is not going to let Bernie Sanders be the nominee. But, Biden, that’s a different matter.
Again, I need to warn you — well, not warn you. I need to remind you: I can’t do everything in the opening segment. I mean, I can’t even go through the list of everything that we’re going to discuss and touch on everything in the opening segment. You just have to trust that, if it’s important, I’m going to get to it. If I don’t talk about it, it’s not worth knowing. And in that vein, ladies and gentlemen, do you know what happened on this program yesterday?
Hillary Clinton did not make the cut, and it didn’t even occur to me. I got home yesterday afternoon, went out and played golf, got home last night and admittedly got a late start on show prep. I normally start at 5:00 in the afternoon and I got started late. I was checking the e-mails, and I got a note from a friend saying, “I hear all these people saying you’re obsessed with the Clintons and the fact that your success is tied with the Clintons. And Hillary Clinton didn’t even make the cut on your show today.
“I mean, how important could she be if you have a three-hour program and Hillary Clinton’s interview didn’t even make the cut?” I had to thinking about it, and that’s true. She didn’t make the cut because, as I said, everybody else is talking about Hillary and what Hillary did was vintage Hillary. She lied, she prevaricated, she dodged. The whole thing, it’s Washington soap opera stuff that I just refuse to get sucked into. There were things that were vastly more important to me than Hillary Clinton’s interview yesterday.
One of the things I did mention was that if Biden gets in this race, then everything changes for her, because with Bernie Sanders out there… You know, she can run to the right of somebody like Bernie Sanders, because the Democrats… They always say that the Republicans cannot win if only Republicans vote for them. This is a belief that Rand Paul, by the way, shared with me. Rand Paul came by here, I don’t know, much earlier this year. Might have been in February.
And he laid out his plan for me, and one of the many things he said was that the American people now cannot be campaigned towards and at — you can’t run a campaign aiming at just Americans, because Americans… He said, “Rush, Americans are segregating themselves into groups, and if Republicans are going to win we’re going to have to learn how to talk to each of those different groups. It’s not enough to think that everybody in the country is Americans anymore. “
He wasn’t talking about patriotism. He was talking about the fact that the American people are not a monolith, and they don’t now have the same culture, and it’s not safe to say that everybody has the same basic dreams that you used to be able to say or conclude about the vast majority. His point was that he didn’t believe the Republican Party could win with just Republican votes.
You had to go out and peel a little off the Hispanic vote, peel a little off the African-American vote, peel some off of the transgender vote, and peel some off of the homosexual vote and all that. Well, isn’t the same thing true of Democrats? Can the Democrats win with just Democrat votes alone? I think the Republicans think they can. But do the Democrats have to appeal to independents? You know the old saw, “He who wins the independents wins the election.”
That’s been thrown out. That’s not longer operative. Mitt Romney won huge — a huge majority of independents — in 2012 and lost. So there’s a lot of things thrown out. But as it relates to Hillary and Biden… See, if Biden gets in the race, Biden is the Regime. Biden is the vice president of the Regime. So if she goes after Biden in any way — if she goes after him because he’s got hair plugs, if she goes after him because he’s incompetent — she’s going after Obama. She’s going after the whole administration, and that’s a tightrope, one that she doesn’t want to run.
And the reason why this is maybe relevant today — and I knew this day was coming, and we’re not quite there yet, but I can already see this. “Biden Campaign Team Taking Shape.” This is Fox News. “With Hillary Clinton’s campaign continuing to face resistance from little-known challengers, there are new signs that she could finally get some big-name opposition. The sea change in the Democratic race may have come two weeks ago when it was revealed…” That’s a key word there, folks.
“…when it was revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, had encouraged his father to mount another presidential campaign. The younger Biden died in May at age 46 of complications from brain cancer, cutting short a career that many Democrats saw as having national potential.” Anyway, “Word from Biden’s inner circle that a long-considered campaign had Beau BidenÂ’s blessing was the strongest sign yet that [Biden] might really take the plunge.” He’s done it before.
He was drummed out one race when it was discovered that he had committed plagiarism of a British socialist by the name of Neil Kinnock. He was drummed out the last time, the second time, just because he wasn’t any good. But the difference here is how about Biden… Because the keyword here is “revealed.” “…when it was revealed two weeks ago that Beau Biden had encouraged…” See, we don’t know this. We have been told this. It was “revealed.” So I want you to imagine seeing this.
Imagine the optics of a Joe Biden campaign based on the dying deathbed wishes of an awesome son, and the question that… (chuckling) Can you see Hillary if this happens? “Oh my God!” She’s going to say. “It’s 2008 all over again. It’s Obama back then; now I’ve got to deal with this?” So the question will boil down to: “Does a campaign based on the dying wishes of an awesome son from his deathbed trump the first female president?”
I want you to envision and imagine how the Democrats would exploit what has been “revealed” to us: The Beau Biden deathbed plea or request that his father run for the presidency for him. Of course, it will all be for Beau. It will be to live the life that Beau would have lived had Beau lived. Biden can say, “I was going to get out of politics. I’ve done it all. I’ve seen it all. But my son told me to go for it, and my son’s life was tragically cut short. But I can live that life for my son.
Would all of that trump (Hillary impression), “I ain’t no ways tiiiired.” Would all of that trump, whatever Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is based on, the first female president. And, by the way, a companion story and where does it appear? It appears in Page Six of the New York Post, and the headline is: “If Hillary Makes it to the White House, So Will Huma Abedin.” Richard Johnson has the story. You know what it’s about? It’s about the fact that they’ve already planned the bedroom in the White House Huma is going to use.
She’s going to live there with Hillary! She’s going to live in the White House in the same bedroom on the second floor residence… Let me just read it to you. This is OrbMagazine, by the way, Richard Johnson gets the details from. Richard Turley is the writer in OrbMagazine. “‘After 20 years as Hillary’s gatekeeper, no one else could screen the calls and decide who gets access as ably as she does.’ Orb predicts Clinton, in emulation of her hero Eleanor Roosevelt, will install Huma in the second-floor bedroom occupied during the FDR administration by Lorena Hickok…”
Do you know who Lorena Hickok was? (interruption) You ever heard of Lorena Hickok? (interruption) You have? (interruption) You tell me. You’ve heard of Lorena…? (interruption) All right, here you go. Snerdley’s on the case. Huma will sleep “‘in the second-floor bedroom occupied during the FDR administration by Lorena Hickok, ‘the journalist who was Mrs. Roosevelt’s soul mate and intimate companion.'” Yes, indeed. So Hillary’s got a hero, heroine. It’s Eleanor Roosevelt.
Remember, you people that were… Maybe you Millennials, you may not know this. I doubt that you have been told this in your education, and I doubt you’ve run across this at Yahoo! News or Yahoo Parenting. But do you know that back in 1992/1993, Hillary Clinton actually (late at night, early in the morning) walked the halls of the White House and said she spoke with Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost, and that Eleanor Roosevelt guided her, gave her advice, mentored her?
Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost! While Hillary prowled the empty halls of the White House. (interruption) Some people think I’m kidding? You know, they might. You’re right, Snerdley. I’m not kidding. For those of you Millennials everything I said dead on. Hillary admitted to this. We only know this because Hillary told us, and she told us this proudly. And, by the way, the Drive-By Media back then thought it was wonderful.
Nobody said, “What! You’re running around talking to Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost?” Nobody said that. Everybody said, “Wow, that’s cool! Holy smokes! What did she tell you?” And Hillary had an answer. “What Eleanor say?” “She told me to hang in there. She told me…” It’s incredible. You’re right; there’s probably some Millennials listening who think I’m just totally making this up. I’m not. It happened.
Anyway, they’ve already got Huma in the same bedroom that Eleanor Roosevelt’s “intimate companion” slept in. (interruption) Well, apparently, just like FDR got left out in the cold! What is this “soul mate and intimate companion Lorena Hickok”? What about FDR? (interruption) Well, I know he had his own soul mate and intimate companion — and Weiner has a phone. He has his own soul mate and intimate companion. It will work!