RUSH: So what do you think about Newt? What’s the date of this? I printed it out on January 1st. New Year’s Day, Newt is on This Week, Stephanopoulos’ show. He was asked what he fears the most during a Trump presidency. Newt said that they will lose their nerve. I mean, look, they’re going to arrive in Washington and for them to be successful, they have to stake out positions that Donna Brazile — how is that woman still on TV? An acknowledged cheater, I mean, it’s a rhetorical question, I’m just trying to make a point by asking it.
How in the world is that woman still on TV with any credibility? She’s right there with as much credibility as she’s ever had for people on the left. Anyway, so Newt says they’re gonna arrive in Washington and for them to be successful they have to stake out positions that Donna Brazile will not like and that the left is gonna hate. My deepest concern is that they’re gonna arrive, you’re gonna have the environmentalist wackos going crazy over at EPA and Interior. You’re gonna have the government employees going crazy about civil service reform. You’re gonna have the teachers union going crazy over school choice. And these are pretty non-negotiable.
I mean, if you’re serious about school choice, if you’re the Trump team coming in, there is no agreement with the teachers union. There is no compromise with the Environmental Protection Agency. There is no common ground with the Department of the Interior. I’m worried, Newt said, that when they realize how big the problem is, that they’re gonna decide, you know what, we don’t want to work that hard, it’s too massive. We’re just gonna try to nibble away here every day and do the best we can and essentially give in.
Now, what prompted Mr. Newt? Do you share that fear, by the way, Mr. Snerdley? You do! You share the fear that the Trump people are gonna cave? All right, all right, all right, all right. But this is the point. He said the Trump people. They’re gonna arrive, you’re a gonna have the greens going — now, if he’s talking about the Republicans in Congress, yeah. But the Trump people caving when they realize how tough and big the job is? Look, this Obamacare, I warned everybody before the break about this.