RUSH: Let me tell you what happened to me on Saturday. On Saturday I was supposed to play golf and I said, “You know what? I’m gonna sleep in.” I was zapped. I was tired. So I decided to sleep in. I was getting… Saturday was kind of like Christmas ’cause I was expecting a big FedEx of cigars, and when they come on Saturday I have FedEx hold ’em rather than deliver ’em ’cause sometimes nobody’s home. I don’t trust the delivery on Saturday.
I don’t want the stuff staying over the weekend somewhere because it’s tobacco products. So I arranged for it to be picked up at a local FedEx office. Now, on Saturday FedEx generally arrives around noon, but I wasn’t expecting FedEx because I was gonna go get or have picked up what I was expecting. At 11 o’clock the gate buzzer rings and I look out there, and it’s FedEx. “Oh, no, what’s this?” It was one box. So we got the box in. I looked at the box. It was from Dorchester, Massachusetts. I did not recognize the name of the sender.
I opened the box, and inside were two copies of the Sunday editorial section of the Boston Globe dated one year from now. They were… It was obviously fake news. I originally thought… You know what I thought at first? I thought, “Somebody has sent me this and it’s a gag. Somebody’s trying to make money. They’re producing these fake news things to make it look like they’re real and I got an advance copy. Whoever did this is hoping I would talk about it on Monday and rave about it and sell them,” and I set them aside as junk.
And for some reason, half hour, 45 minutes later, I said something — I don’t know what it was — that made me go back and look at these two copies of this single section of the Boston Globe. I looked at it and I said, “Whoa, this is really from the Globe. This is…” So I went and got the box and I looked at the name of the sender. I did not know the name. I looked at the address; it came from Massachusetts. So I started reading it, and inside were legit news stories, current news stories, and in there was a column by Jeff Jacoby.
The front page — which is what everybody has seen now, the fake news of what it would be like with Trump as president one year from now. “Deportations Begin!” “Economy in Tailspin!” “Wall Construction Halted Because of Lack of Funds” or what have you. And then the second page was the full-page editorial from the Globe, anti-Trump. And this is the second time the Globe was demanding that the GOP stop Trump. They did it during the Massachusetts primary as well, and Trump ended up winning the Massachusetts primary in a landslide.
And then I thought, “You know what? I have never seen any one of these…” We got all kinds of evidence. Somebody could put together a fake news detailing the current administration’s failures. I have not seen anybody do a fake news front page or editorial on “Democrats must stop Obama.” You know, for me it always comes back to that. What are people really ticked off about on Donald Trump? When you stop and set this down and just look at this outsized rage, there’s some people who’ve truly become discombobulated in their opposition to Trump.
What is it about? Caution: This is not a pro-Trump statement. Don’t anybody misunderstand. I’m looking at this and I’m trying to understand just what is it that has caused this full-fledged derangement. Not just in the Drive-Bys, but, of course, some on our side, too, have become totally unhinged over this. And I could go down the list of reasons for dyed-in-the-wool conservatives saying what a big, big threat, Trump is. “He’s not a conservative, would undermine years and years of toil and labor in the basements of think tanks and magazines and whatever else.
“Can’t have that! Can’t have a guy like this, an outsider, get the nomination, when we had nothing to do with it.” There’s that. Then there’s also the, “Oh, my God, he doesn’t know what he’s doing! This guy’s dangerous. The country’d be in horrible shape!” There’s that. And then he wants to build a wall, he wants to deport, and people are panicking over that. And yet deportation and a wall are existing American law. They are United States statutes.
There is already a statute requiring a wall to be built, and immigration law clearly defines when and how and whose deportation is to take place. And so this level of anger and disgust over Trump, I mean, he threatens a lot of things. I understand. He threatens a lot of people. Some people think that he is a dire threat to the country. But then I compare any of this to Obama and what we’ve had to live under the last seven years and what it’s gonna be like if we have seven more years of it, and I don’t… Why is there no Obama derangement?
And I’m talking about good derangement. Why isn’t there anybody as hell-bent on stopping what the Democrat Party is doing — IS DOING, not “is going to,” is doing? Why isn’t there somebody in the Republican Party, the Republican establishment, the DC elites? Why is there no energy, much less derangement? Why is there no energy whatsoever to stop Obama? Why is there no energy to stop Hillary? Why is there no energy to stop the current Democrat agenda and replace it? So many things here seem out of whack here, to me.
Again, asterisk: “This is not a pro-Trump statement.” I’m asking questions. It just all seems out of proportion to me. Now, somebody has produced an answer for the Boston Globe fake news thing. Drudge, by the way, posted it on Saturday afternoon, and Drudge had it posted all the way up until, I think, sometime yesterday. So somebody on Twitter — and I’m sorry I didn’t get the name; I printed this and it didn’t print who it is — has created their own parody of the Boston Globe Sunday, April 10th, 2016. Present day. Not what might happen.
Lead story, lead headline: “74% of Americans Don’t Recognize Their Country Anymore, Believe We’re on the Wrong Track.” “Islamic Terrorists Rampage Through Boston.” “Race Riots, Looting, Cop Murders in Urban Areas.” “Prolonged Recession Feels Like Depression.” “IRS Targets Political Opposition.” “Medical Bills Quadruple.” “High Taxes, Bad Trade Deals Drive Industries Out of US.” “President Gives $150 Billion to Our Archenemy, Iran.” “Obama Blames Climate Change for ISIS.” All of that’s real!
It may be a fake news front page, but all of that is real. Everything! Every headline here is based on actual news that’s taking place. Now, I don’t mind fevered passion about Trump. I don’t mind fevered passion about Cruz. But I’ll tell you, folks, I’m getting a little worried here that there seems to be far more anger and opposition and energy to stop both Trump and Cruz than there is and ever has been to stop Obama. I’m talking about from people on our side.
We’re dangerously out of proportion here. And you look at the Boston Globe fake news front page, all about the dangerous of which will happen if Trump. And the stuff that they are worried about, it’s all based on immigration. Everything that they headline and parody or warn us about is rooted in immigration and their opposition to it and what they think’s gonna happen to the economy and everything. It’s obvious. But it pales… It pales in comparison to what is already happening.
RUSH: Okay. Well-known conservative parody site the People’s Cube publishes this great parody of the Boston Globe. We will link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. It was predictable this was gonna happen. I’m sure… You know, the Globe’s out there saying, “The newspaper business is in trouble so we’ll save ourselves, cause a lot of PR, get a lot of attention. People will be very impressed with what we’re doing here.” But, you know what? Many media analysts are accusing the Globe of getting into “fake news,” not saying “parody.”
A lot of people are not happy with the Globe, even though the Globe is. They’re very happy with the attention that they’re getting. But this parody response by the People’s Cube is right on the money, and you know what it does? When you look at these two things side by side — and you should. You should look at the Trump parody from the Boston Globe and this one. It plays right into the angle that all of these people so bent out of whack by Trump have been silent for seven years while Obama has transformed the country — and in many people’s estimation, sought to destroy it.
Not a word. Not a serious word. Not a serious effort to stop it. And compare that to this deranged, unhinged energy to stop Trump. You have people here who seem a lot more upset by the notion of a Trump nomination than a Hillary presidency. (interruption) Well, I know a lot of people don’t want Trump nominated. But I don’t know why! I really don’t know why he has people on our side more hysterical than Obama or Hillary have had them. That doesn’t make sense to me. It really, really… That’s why I say so much of this is personal, this opposition.
RUSH: Here’s Jerry. I want to grab a phone call. I always try to do that in the first hour. Jerry’s in Long Island. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, how are you, buddy? I just want you to know, you are the best. Out of all of them, you are the best, my brother, and this is why I listen.
CALLER: This is why I listen.
RUSH: Thank you, Jerry, very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Listen, this is important that you know this. I’ve been telling all my friends — and I’ve been listening to you since the early nineties; that’s the truth. I’ve been telling all of my friends — ’cause everybody’s talking politics now, you know, with all this that’s going on. I say, “You have to tune in to Rush,” and you are the man to listen to with all of this. You really are.
RUSH: Well, I… (laughing) What prompted this, Jer’? ‘Cause this is true every day. What prompted this?
CALLER: Yeah, I know this already. I’m already adding on to the pile, I know.
CALLER: And all of these AM guys, I love ’em, I tune in, but they all have… You know, you are the man, you led the way, and just to let you also know I never watch O’Reilly because years back he’s put some daggers at you and I don’t forget it, and I do not watch his show because of that —
RUSH: Jerry, I appreciate it, but you can’t take that stuff personally. Everybody throws daggers. That’s just… Talk about the rules of the game? I mean, that’s one of the first rules you learn is that everybody throws daggers. I think… (interruption) Okay. Mr. Snerdley, the Official Program Observer, who happened to screen Jerry’s call, said Jerry’s obviously so nervous that he can’t get to the ultimate point. By “nervous,” I mean, in awe.
Mr. Snerdley says that his point is that the reason I am all these things is that I understand fundamentally that it’s in nobody’s interests to destroy the Republicans right now in this process because the real problem we’ve got is the party governing the country right now. We can do all this stuff about Trump, Cruz, which one’s no good, but… Jerry, if that’s your point, I appreciate it. ‘Cause to me it is. Even those of you who are just steadfastly opposed to Trump intellectually, you know, I understand all the reasons. But where is all this energy for opposition to things and people that are really doing great damage to the country?
Why isn’t it showing up?
That’s what concerns me.
RUSH: Let me close with this thought, which I’ll expand on if you want. But if Trump is defeated in this, you can say good-bye to any outsider making any noise for a long, a long time. People who think Trump represents the beginning of a new wave, I kind of have my doubts.
RUSH: Let’s go back to the audio sound bites here as we continue with what happened over the weekend, back to Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy said to Donald Trump, “These people the Boston Globe that did this fake news story on you, this fake issue of how rotten things are gonna be one year from now if you’re elected. They say they wanted to start a conversation. But, Donald Trump, we’ve had the conversation. The Americans want our borders secured, right?”
TRUMP: I won Massachusetts with almost 50% of the vote. It just shows you the power that paper has, because they were just vehemently against. You know, it just shows you, here’s a paper that was sold for one dollar a while ago, one dollar, and that’s what it’s worth. It’s sad for the paper. You know, it used to be considered a major paper, and now it’s like a supermarket throw-out.
RUSH: Grab sound bite 21. We have a sound bite here from the editor, Kathleen Kingsbury. She was on CNN today speaking with — ha-ha — Carol — ha-ha-ha — Costello who laughs at everything, and Costello said, “Why use satire, ha-ha, you’re a paper of record, ha-ha, you know, why, you cover the news, you don’t make the news, why risk your reputation? Ha-ha. Why?”
KINGSBURY: We were very clear with readers. We included an editor’s note. But really we were hoping people would read our editorial, which came on the next page, which, yes, this is political satire, but it’s also political commentary. It’s not a joke. It’s serious. We want the GOP to pause and to reflect and consider whether or not this is the direction it wants to move in for our country. We actually have endorsed John Kasich in the Republican primary this season, but we just don’t see John Kasich making it to the end of this, so we’re hoping that the GOP’s natural leaders, including Romney and Ryan, will step up.
RUSH: Why, hot damn. How about that. The Boston Globe wants to pick our nominee. And they say that’s what their little edition was about. They don’t like Trump, and they don’t like Cruz, they really like Kasich, but they don’t see a way they can get him there. So they’re really hoping the GOP will nominate a guy who’s already lost to the Democrats and somebody who hasn’t even tried yet, which would be Paul Ryan. (imitating Kingsbury) “It wasn’t satire. It was news. We were trying to warn people of what would happen.”
Did the Boston Globe back in 2008 or in 2012, did they ever do a satire piece demanding the Democrat Party stop Obama? Did any newspaper do a parody front section or editorial page section on why the Democrats must stop Obama? ‘Cause, I’m sorry, as I continue to compare Trump, Cruz, whoever might end up being nominated by the GOP, not the problem, by any stretch within not compared. We’ve got seven years of evidence that we are living. We are in the midst of a conceived and executed plan to transform this country politically, socially, culturally, and essentially turn it upside down, and essentially take every element responsible for this country’s greatness and diminish it.
If you want to boil Obama down to his essence, that’s it. Take every instance, every aspect of what makes and has made America great, and ruin it, and replace it with the people Obama thinks have been the victims of all of this whatever he thinks it is, unfairness, bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia, trickle-down economics, world’s policeman, whatever the hell it is, but I can tell you it’s practically everything. Everything that has made this country great from our founding on, every institution, every tradition has been under assault for seven years. It continues to be under assault.
Now the rule of law is clearly in Obama’s crosshairs over this whole Hillary Clinton incident, not to mention the IRS being used as a political agent by this administration to harm the prospects of political opponents, i.e., Tea Party 501(c)(3)s. There is an all-out assault on the things that have made this country great. We are being invaded across our borders. We don’t have immigration going on here. There is an invasion that’s happening and it has one purpose: to undermine the foundations of this country’s greatness, under this flawed premise that’s what’s made America great is diversity.
I take it back. What will make America great is diversity. We haven’t had enough diversity, you see. We’ve had too much bigotry and racism and prejudice, whatever, and there hasn’t been enough diversity, there hasn’t been enough multiculturalism. Well, that’s not going to change. They are changing it. And I know that there are people that oppose Obama. There have been people oppose Obama, the Democrats last seven years, but I haven’t seen one half the energy in trying to stop that that is engaged in trying to stop Trump.
And when you get to the GOP, I haven’t seen any energy to stop Obama, or the Democrat Party. Very little, compared to the energy that they are using to try to stop Trump, something is out of proportion here.
RUSH: Tom in Tampa. You’re next. Welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: I just wanted to mention at the very beginning of your program you talked about why are conservatives, what are they scared about with Trump? And I’ve been a lifelong conservative.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. That’s not exactly — I was talking about why there’s so much energy opposing Trump when there isn’t any opposing Obama and the Democrats.
RUSH: But go ahead and ask your question. I wanted the audience to know I was not asking — if you want to answer the question, go ahead, but that’s not the totality of what I was asking.
CALLER: Oh, I’m sorry. I must have misunderstood.
RUSH: No, no, but have at it.
CALLER: My perspective is that I’ve never understood, to me Trump represents everything that I don’t like about politics. He is the typical power-hungry politician. He doesn’t really stand on principles that would guide him. He’s not concerned that the country is turning more socialist or that, you know, the government’s more intrusive and that we want to decrease government. He’s more concerned with who’s in the throne. He is not necessarily upset that Obama (unintelligible) just that he doesn’t like what Obama’s doing and he wants to be in charge.
RUSH: Well, you’re essentially saying that Trump is not an ideologue, and I know that. I don’t disagree with that at all. Trump is obviously somebody that thinks government should be used for good. I don’t think he believes that government is in its basic existence an impediment. So you’re right about that. But it’s all encapsulated in the fact that Trump is not an ideologue. Therefore, he can’t possibly be a conservative as conservatives define themselves. I know that a lot of people oppose him on that basis that he’s not a conservative. The alternative is that Cruz is.
Here we’ve got closest thing we’re ever gonna have to Ronaldus Magnus, and that seems to be an automatic selection for a lot of people, it’s not, so it’s very frustrating. Anyway, Tom, I appreciate the call. But the point I was asking, I know why conservatives don’t like Trump. I myself am the one that explained that. My question early on was, bouncing of this Boston Globe demand that the GOP stop Trump. You know, where’s the demand that Obama be stopped? Where’s the demand that the Democrats be stopped?
If I’m not mistaken, the vast majority of the direct damage that’s being done to this country is not coming from Donald Trump, it’s not coming from the Republicans, it is coming from the Democrats. The Republican problem is they’re not doing anything to stop it and haven’t for seven years. All this energy in stopping Trump, that’s wonderful, but could we see it aimed at the people really responsible for this? That’s what I don’t see, and it’s worrisome to me.