RUSH: Don in Lake Ronkonkoma in New York. Great to have you on the program, sir. How you doing?
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Mega dittos to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I’ve been listening to you for well over 25 years. I listen for your conservatism, your humor, your accuracy, and discussions over the Golden EIB Microphone.
CALLER: And you’ve often said, sir, that when liberals are in power, they’re dangerous. When liberals are out of power, they’re funny.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: And I was just wondering, in light of the vicious attacks on President-Elect Trump, his family, his cabinet, are you rethinking of substituting the word “funny” with “pathetic”?
RUSH: Well, I actually hadn’t thought about it ’til you called. That’s why I wanted to take your call. I’m glad you reminded me of it. I can’t remember all of the things I say; nobody could. For some reason, that stuck with you. And at the time I uttered it, it was absolutely correct: “When liberals are in power, they’re dangerous.” That’s still true. When they’re out of power, they were funny.
RUSH: The thing that I realize now looking back on it, is while we were laughing at them, there were a lot of people believing their insanity. It turns out to be not nearly as many as we feared prior to the election. I still think that they pose a great, great opportunity with humor to laugh at them, such as Code Pink today and these protesters. They’re just unhinged now. I don’t mind the word “pathetic” as a descriptive, but I would not to relax too much. These people are not going away. The people that you’re talking about still teach your kids in high school and college.
These people that are now out of power at least electorally still run Hollywood. They still assemble, write, and produce most of what you see in prime-time entertainment television. They still run the publishing industry. So they’re not going away, and they’re becoming more and more unhinged and deranged as time goes on. Now, I think for a while the more of that, the better. They don’t realize that they are the reason, one of the many reasons why Hillary Clinton lost; they’re one of the many reasons why Donald Trump won. But I’m not gonna stop laughing at them.
They are some of the greatest source of smiles when they lose that you’ll ever come across, but “pathetic”? Yeah, I can understand the use of the word “pathetic.” They do look pathetic. But also keep in mind they’re not going anywhere, and they don’t understand… This is very important. I’m gonna build off something I said yesterday. They don’t understand the concept of defeat, and I don’t mean this in an upbeat way, in a positive way. The way you’re supposed to deal with defeat is as a learning experience. You analyze why, and you double your efforts, and you come back and you try to win the next time.
That’s not them. When I say, “They don’t recognize defeat,” what I mean by that is that they do not think they lost. They do not think that what happened is real. Remember, as I said yesterday in a recent profundity, to understand modern-day liberalism you must understand that they reject reality. To them, reality is something that we have constructed to exclude them. To them, life is simply a game of power, and whoever has the power gets to dictate the terms. Well, they lost. It doesn’t mean they were rejected. It doesn’t mean they lost.
They don’t look at it the way you and I would in a circumstance like this. They think they were cheated. They think that or more, worse than that. Look, the foundational thing to understand here is that they reject reality. This is the simplest way I have found to explain liberalism. It’s the simplest way I’ve found to help people understand and educate people about it and to be able to spot it and how to deal with it. And it’s very simple. Everything to them is a construction, a “social construct.”
If you look at… Take any issue you want. Take a look at marriage. Marriage was matter, and it was reality, and it was the result of millennia — thousands of years — of human behavior, normal human behavior that had been time-tested by virtue of culture, and it spanned cultures. Well, the left didn’t look at that. That wasn’t real. That was a social construct that was intended to deny them things, and so that reality had to be changed. There’s any number of examples that fit the bill here. But the reason why they remain, call it, pathetic or dangerous is, they do not think they have lost.
So they never turn inward. They never get introspective. They never ask, “What did we do wrong? What do we need to do to improve?” Because in their minds, they are flawless. In their minds, they are perfect. In their minds, they are what “is.” So in order to explain what happened here, there has to have been something that they got snookered by. And in that they remain dangerous because they are forever attempting to overthrow what I consider the normal. They are always… They are committed to overthrowing and reversing reality. If they don’t fit in it, then it’s got to be distorted, changed, overthrown, or what have you.
Not fit into.
They don’t look at reality as something they have to adjust to, adapt to, and blend. No, no, no, no, no, no. Because reality isn’t real. It is a construction of the powerful to set up circumstances to deny them access to whatever it is; Equality, freedom, you name it. They’re a bunch of sick people, and they’re not going to go away, and they’re gonna continue to be disruptive. This is why I have, over the years, begged people to understand that they are not to be accommodated; they’re to be defeated. They’re the ones that make everything political — and in the process, every battle with them is political, and they need to be defeated.
We don’t need to cross the aisle and work with them. They’re not interested in that. They don’t compromise; they don’t think there’s any need to it, because they’re not wrong. They’re perfect or what have you, even though they’re sick. So we laugh at ’em for our own entertainment. And, by the way, we laugh at ’em as a means of explaining to other people who maybe are not politically oriented who they are. But they’re never going away, and they’re never gonna stop being disruptive, and they’re never going to accept whatever it is that they disagree with. Now, you might say, “Well, we don’t, either.”
Well, we do. It’s called “civility.” We understand when we lose and in many ways — not all ways. But we engage to find out why and fix the problem or correct it. We want our victories to be legitimate based on a genuine majority support for what we believe and what we are. That’s not of any importance to them whatsoever. They’re all about bullying and power and intimidation, which is what political correctness is. So, yeah… I just don’t want people to forget. I don’t want you to think… We’ve made this mistake too many times.
In 1994, Republicans won the House first time in 40 years and they made the mistake of thinking that the country had finally gone our way, and so Newt and the boys start implementing their agenda and they didn’t explain why. They didn’t keep teaching. Don’t make that mistake now. The Trump people have got to keep explaining and teaching and explain why they’re doing what they’re doing. Remember, all that’s happened so far is that we’ve won an election. Trump hasn’t even been immaculated yet. That has to happen on January 20th, and then the real work begins. That’s why I’m glad you called. I appreciate it.
RUSH: This is Claire somewhere in New Mexico. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: You said something early in the program that was beautifully phrased about drilling down into the souls of Democrats, and I believe that they are so convinced that they are good, they never even question that, it never even occurs to them to question that they are good. And so anything that opposes them is, by definition, not good.
RUSH: Well, yes, not only that. I mean, the fact that liberals are the good people, I’ve characterized them as such many times over the many years. “We’re good people, we’re better people, we care, we have compassion, tolerance,” all that stuff. Not only is that an apt description, but the feeling is so deep that they believe it empowers them to engage in any behavior because people who are not them are evil and therefore defeating evil, so important that there are no rules limiting what you do. So, yeah, that’s clearly an aspect of their existence, who they think they are, I have so stated my own self many times.
RUSH: Kodiak, Alaska. Julie, hi. Glad you waited. Great to have you on the show. How you doing?
CALLER: Great. Thank you. Good morning, Rush. I was calling to comment on something. I know that liberals and Democrats and people that were for Hillary I believe are displaced and they’re angry, people I know are angry. And I want to say that I think it’s been framed by media outlets of all sorts that the words and the Trump policies of the Trump administration are racist, bigoted, fascist, all of this, and it’s being framed that way. And I think that people with platforms such as actors, media commentaries and stuff, are giving permission to these displaced, angry leftists to act out. And I think it’s on purpose. I think they want them to be demonstrators and stuff.
RUSH: I agree with you about that.
CALLER: But it’s leading to people breaking the law and hurting each other and I think it’s on purpose. And I think that —
RUSH: You know, I think you’re right, but even if it isn’t, it’s irresponsible.
RUSH: Because they’re dealing with people who are fragily balanced to begin with because they believed a bunch of caca most of their lives. They always accuse us of doing this, by the way. We’re the ones always inspiring this kind of aberrant behavior when it never happens. It’s always them. Now, that’s a very, very good point out there. I’m glad you called.