RUSH: I found something via Stanley Kurtz at National Review. He’s been doing some great, great work for the past eight years trying to alert people to what the Barack Obama agenda actually is and what it means for specific people, such as people who live in suburbia. He has been doing yeoman’s work trying to inform the reader base at National Review of the real dangers and pitfalls posed by this cabal of Chicago Alinskyites that has really taken over the Democrat Party.
A recent column by Stanley Kurtz has unearthed a quote from this Robert Creamer guy. Now, Creamer is the guy that James O’Keefe videotapes, a secret video, Project Veritas — for those of you in Rio Linda, Project Veritas. And he’s the guy that is an Alinskyite. His roots go back to Obama’s community organizing days. He’s the husband of Jan Schakowsky, the Democrat congresswoman from Illinois. He’s the guy that it has been learned visited the White House 340-some-odd times, and 42 of those visits were with Obama. And he’s the guy we found out via O’Keefe’s videos that was arranging and orchestrating, buying and paying for the hiring of homeless people and other activists to go disrupt Donald Trump rallies.
He’s the guy.
And then there was another guy named Scott Foval who was working for him. They both supposedly have been fired. But Robert Creamer’s not gonna be fired from anything in the Democrat Party. He’s gonna be moved laterally or promoted or what have you. He’s not gonna be fired. These are the people who essentially hire and pay for agitators and protesters to make it look like average, normal, everyday people are appalled by Republicans. So the Democrats hire, in many cases homeless people or immigrants, people that don’t even really know what’s going on, they give them provocative T-shirts to wear and tell them provocative things to say and they send them, for example, to a Trump rally.
They are to cause trouble. They are to cause violence. They are to instigate violence, making it look like Trump supporters are a bunch of lawless rubes beating up people they don’t like. But it’s not exclusive to Trump. These people have been doing this for as long as I’ve been doing this program. That’s why there’s a term for this: rent-a-mob. George Soros pays for also this via his donations and his various PACs. But the point of it is it’s all fake. It’s all an illusion.
And in many cases they’re not even really activists; they’re just people plucked off the park bench or the street in whatever city the activity is planned. They are paid in some cases $1,500 bucks, in other cases 50, to just go out and raise hell and start fights and engage in violence. And the media’s role is to tell the story that the Republicans at the rally caused it.
Well, in Stanley Kurtz’s column at National Review Online, it was either yesterday or the day before, he had this quote from Creamer in 2007, Robert Creamer who published Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win. It’s a tactical handbook for the left that he wrote while in prison. The guy is a convicted felon and he is at the top of the food chain of the Democrat Party planning all of these so-called organic protests.
Robert Creamer, the husband of Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, the guy, 42 personal, face-to-face visits with Obama in the Oval Office, 340-some-odd visits to White House in total. While in jail in 2007, while in prison writes a tactical handbook for the left called Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win. By the way, he was in jail for tax evasion and bank fraud. And this from pages 74, 75, and 76 of the handbook is Creamer’s advice on how to handle conservatives. The reason I’m choosing this is because it’s exactly, it is exactly what I’ve told you one of their techniques is, and they’re using it at this very moment.
“In general,” writes Mr. Creamer, “our strategic goal with people who have become conservative activists is not to convert them — that isn’t going to happen. It is to demoralize them — to ‘deactivate’ them. We need to deflate their enthusiasm, to make them lose their ardor and above all their self-confidence[A] way to demoralize conservative activists is to surround them with the echo chamber of our positions and assumptions. We need to make them feel that they are not mainstream, to make them feel isolated We must isolate them ideologically[and] use the progressive echo chamber,” meaning the media and the blogs and whatever. “By defeating them and isolating them ideologically, we demoralize conservative activists directly. Then they begin to quarrel among themselves or blame each other for defeat in isolation, and that demoralizes them further.”
My instincts never fail me. This is exactly what I’ve known this is all about. It’s all about deflating you, demoralizing you, depressing you, suppressing you. And it’s created the infighting. Look, we can’t unify around anything on our side, not even the concept of beating them. We’ve got factions at war with each other. We’ve got conservatives saying vicious things about other conservatives that they never even say about Democrats.
We have conservatives in the media, we have conservatives in politics, conservatives in elective office who sometimes say more caustic, critical things of fellow conservatives than they ever say about Democrats. And this guy Creamer says that this is what we hope to achieve.
So how does this manifest itself? Okay, so they hire a bunch of people to go protest the Trump rally in Chicago. They go and they get in, fisticuffs, media shows up. The Indiana religious freedom law, they make it look like the entire country is outraged at whatever it is Republicans are doing. Religious freedom law, simple law saying that you’re constitutional right to believe in whatever religion you want cannot be abridged. Well, the left must make you change your religious belief if they’re gonna force various culture things on you.
So they go into Indiana after that law is passed, a majority of people vote for it, it’s legitimately, democratically passed. The left can’t put up with it so they flood the zone with people that are made to look like normal average everyday Americans appalled at what Republicans are doing. It’s five or 10 people, 15 or 20 echoed by the media, amplified by the media, and it’s made to look like — the same thing with the Trump rally — it’s made to look like the whole country’s appalled, the whole country’s outraged.
At a Trump rally you’ve got 10,000 people who want to be there, another 5,000 that can’t get in. You’ve got 15 or 20 paid reprobates inside, and at the end of the event the media tells that the 15 to 20 represent the country and the 10,000 inside are the minority, the screwballs, the oddballs, and we’ve gotta get rid of ’em. And people believe what they see in the media.
Pessimism and negativity are easy. It doesn’t take any work to be pessimistic. It doesn’t take any work to fail, but success and optimism require applied effort. And this has been going on for I don’t know how long, but intensely since Obama hit the United States Senate. Before Obama even began to run for the presidency is when all this began to happen.
So the point of all this is you now, at least those of you listening to me, know full well that all of this so-called opposition to Trump during the campaign, it was fake. It was contrived. It was made, it was designed to create these circumstances that we have today. And what are those? The circumstances we have today, “Trump is, oh, my God, this is the worst thing that ever happened to American politics. Trump is dangerous. Trump is insane. Trump is unhinged. Trump is Trump is off his meds, what whatever it is, and the people that support him are, too.”
They succeed in taking themselves, who I believe are still a minority of thought and bodies in this country, and converting themselves into what appears to be a massive majority where we all think we’re losing the country. Not losing it, we’ve lost it, my, when did this happen, we woke up one day and one day 80% of people oppose gay marriage and the next week 80% support it? When did that happen? How did that happen? Well, it didn’t!
It was made to look like it happened, and the people who had been rendered pessimistic and fatalistic caved. They stopped opposing it ’cause they didn’t think they had the numbers. We’re being steamrolled on all this stuff. And good old Mr. Creamer here has, as they always do, if you can find it, they’ll spell out exactly what they’re doing. Therefore, when they start bellyaching about things, they generally are bellyaching about the things they are doing. When they start accusing us of stuff, it’s almost without fail that you can make book on the fact that they are engaging in those very actions or activities.
I wonder how many elected Republicans think that they’re so outnumbered it’s senseless to fight back, that they’ll never win another election if they fight back because they’re gonna be angering people, say moderates and independents, that they need to win their next election. But they don’t because they’ve assumed the Democrats have already Hoovered all those people up.
You know, pessimism and defeatism and fatalism, they’re deadly things. And this is exactly what these people have tried to do. They couldn’t do it without the media. I know. They could not do this. They could not pull any of this off without the willing accomplices in the media. But again, you must realize that we don’t have a media. We call it the media, but that’s not what they do. It is not who they are.
I still maintain to you that the establishment, whoever they are, whatever you want to call ’em, this degree of panic and fear that they are obviously facing over Trump and his claim to wait ’til the election to actually decide whether he’s gonna contest it, this is irrational.
RUSH: Robert in Champaign, Illinois, as we head to the phones. See, I’m getting to phones early. We’ve got some good ones lined up here, and I want to get to them, because they’re gonna provide transitions to other areas. Robert in Champaign, great to have you, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. How are you?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Good. I just wanted to comment really quickly on what you had said earlier about how well they make the conservatives feel isolated. I’m a young guy on a college campus, and they do it really, really well here. And I think for the past month, since the release of the sexual, whatever, tape from the hot mic, since then it’s just felt like, “Gosh, I’m really alone here.” Like there is nobody who feels the way I feel about politics at all, and it just makes me, you know, you don’t even want to really go out and vote.
So you shut up, don’t say anything, ’cause if you do that mob comes after you. They zero in on you, they focus on you, they try to humiliate you. Now, your students on campus, I’m not accusing them of being part of the organizational structure. They are, if you will, the sponges. They’re the people that soak all this up. They see what the strategists and the Democrats want them to see.
Remember, their minds are skulls full of mush now because of the public education system they went to and the professors they have on campus. Their minds are already mushed up now, so they buy into all of this that they see, but they end up feeling superior. They feel like they are in the majority and therefore they laud that over you, and it makes you feel in the minority, makes you feel really outnumbered, and you start doubting yourself and you start going through all this pessimism and fatalism and so forth. And it’s exactly how it is designed to work. It’s then meant to also stoke controversies among people who agree with you because some of them are gonna say, “Robert, just shut up, don’t cause any trouble. It’s not worth it.”
And you’re gonna say, “No, no, no, this is outrageous. We can’t permit this.” So you end up squabbling with your own side, not against them, but against yourselves. And I think the more people become aware that all of this is orchestrated — now, again, I’m not saying that these fellow students don’t believe this; they do. Remember, they’re the sponges. They’re the objects of this effort here. It makes ’em unsufferable ’cause they’re arrogant and they end up being conceited, and their attitude is one of superiority over you.
But I think the thing that you have to keep in mind, or try to, is that you are not outnumbered. Maybe you are on campus, maybe you are in a classroom or two, but in terms of the country you’re not, and that’s what they really want. They want you feeling like you’re such an oddball and the things that you think are so out of the mainstream that you can’t possibly hold onto them. Remember, they admit they don’t expect to convert you, Robert. They’re not trying to convert you. They’re trying to shame you. They’re trying to humiliate you. They’re trying to silence you. They’re trying to make sure you are not a factor.
They don’t talk to you and say, “Hey, join, come on, man, you can’t possibly think that.” They’re out for blood. They want to destroy you. They want to humiliate you. They’re not trying to convert you. The left knows that that’s a losing proposition. They’re not even gonna try. If it happens, it’s a bonus, but it’s not what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to make you feel the exact way you do. And it’s hard. We all face it. We all face it. Oh, yes, even I. In ways that you wouldn’t even believe. Hell, yes.
I don’t care what they think. I don’t care what they think, but I can give you examples where — off the top of my head I can’t think of any. But have you ever seen me invited anywhere but Fox News? Doesn’t happen. (interruption) Oh, no, no, no, no, nah, nah, I’m not talking about being invited as a guest. Let me save this. You’re distracting me here. I’m not trying to run out on this. I’ll be happy to give you examples.
My only point is it happens to all of us. They work this technique on everybody. That’s the whole point of it. Your fellow students, Robert, on campus, they’re dupes! They’re not independent thinkers. They’re just followers. They want to be the cool kids, and that’s what they think is cool, is their way of thinking and all that.
RUSH: Joe in San Antonio, Texas. I’m glad you waited, sir. You’re next on Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: Well, thank you, sir. U.S. Air Force retired Apple fanboy Rush 24/7 dittos to you.
RUSH: Well, you got it covered. You do. Congratulations. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Thank you. I was listening to you discuss Mr. Creamer’s prison biography or prison effort at a psychological operation up against the U.S. population, and I thought, you know, notoriously those kind of things are hard to control. And if it’s been going on since Alinsky time, it also occurred to me that some of this stuff might actually account for the rise in popularity of talk radio, or, as you would like to say, my beloved little fuzzball of a host.
RUSH: (laughing) Harmless, lovable, little fuzzball of a host, yeah.
RUSH: How’s that? How do you figure that?
CALLER: Well, if there’s people attempting to resist the psychological operation and they’re trying to find a voice that sounds like theirs or what they’re thinking, that’s been a comment that a lot of your listeners say a lot is that, “I turned on the radio and I listen to you because you say the things that I’ve been thinking and I can’t find them anywhere else.”
RUSH: Well, that’s true, especially it was true in the first five years, ten years of the program. It’s exactly right. People felt that what they already believed was being validated by somebody on the radio saying it. His point there, he’s talking about, folks, the pamphlet, a little book written by the convicted felon and Democrat Alinskyite, Robert Creamer, this is the guy that went to the White House 340 times, met with Obama over 40 times. This is that guy that bought and paid the homeless and other mobsters to show up at Trump rallies and start fights, set fires outside to make it look like it was Trump supporters doing this.
I don’t want to spend any time on that now. You can find that at RushLimbaugh.com. It was the first hour on the program today. Find it on the website. ‘Cause it’s really, really worth, if you missed it, it’s worth knowing and understanding. It explains everything. And I’ve known it was going along instinctively for all of these years, and this was confirmation, why I spent so much time on it today.