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RUSH: Before the swearing-in occurred today, there were a couple of short speeches by other members of the United States government, and the Senate Democrat leader, Chuck-U Schumer, showed up within that. And I have a couple of sound bites that I want to share with you, ’cause it illustrates the difference. And, by the way, folks, let me tell you one other thing that’s coming up. I don’t want to sprinkle pessimism on the program today by any stretch, ’cause I don’t feel any.

But I do think that going forward, given how earnest and excited and committed Trump is to his agenda, you need to know that there are a whole slew of people who are devoted to stopping him, and they are in government, and they’re in Washington, and they’re not elected. There is a whole cadre of people who are just waiting for the right times to undermine Trump and his agenda. They’re not elected, and you can’t get rid of them. Reagan also referred to them, and it is the bureaucracy.

I will explain this in greater detail as the program unfolds. You might remember yesterday I had a piece from The Politico that, for the first time in the post-election period, was an honest appraisal and assessment of the absolute disaster that has befallen the Democrat Party. I shared many of the salient details with you from this piece. Again, it was a Politico piece, and it was honest and forthright in detailing just how far gone the Democrat Party is as a result of this election. It was honest about how many seats they’ve lost, about how few governorships they now control, about how they don’t have a bench.

The big names, the claims to fame, the people they’re looking at to be president next are all 70 years of age and they’re names everybody knows. So the second list of potential presidents is Hollywood actors like George Clooney and Meryl Streep, or Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook or Sheryl Sandberg. They got nobody! This piece was right on the money, but there’s one thing this piece left out, and it’s a crucial element that the piece left out.

The Politico piece did not explain why this had happened to the Democrats, and that means in my mind they still are not willing to acknowledge why they lost. They’re telling themselves to this day the Russians did it! Even though — even though — Obama pardons, commutes the sentence of a traitor, Chelsea Manning, who turned over hundreds of thousands of military and national security documents to WikiLeaks, and Obama said, “Not a big enough deal. I’m commuting the sentence.”

And yet on the other side of his mouth Obama comes out and rips WikiLeaks for helping to undermine Hillary’s presidential election. It’s one of the great ironies and hypocrisies. The thing the piece left out — the great unmentionable in The Politico piece — is explaining why the Democrats lost and lost big. They didn’t talk about their ideas. Didn’t say anything about their ideas being rejected. It didn’t go anywhere near Obama’s agenda being repudiated and rejected and sent packing.

It did not refer to the fact that this country doesn’t want anymore liberalism as they have learned what it is after eight years of Obama. And because the piece didn’t mention that, it tells me that the Democrats still don’t know why it is they lost. And further from that, it is just more evidence that the last thing the Republican Party needs to do is to help ’em out by crossing the aisle and working with them and helping them resuscitate themselves. It would be the biggest…

Like that Thom Tillis people that he wrote in the Charlotte Observer saying the message of the election was the people want us to work together, that there’s no ultra-right agenda or mandate that Trump has! He’s totally missing the point. The opportunity to keep the Democrats in this vast minority state is there for the taking. Now, here are the two Schumer bites, because these demonstrate totally the difference in vision that we have and the Democrats have. Get number 22 since… Ah, we’ll play ’em both. I’ve got time. I just noticed the error on the clock. I’ve got time to play both bites. Here’s the first one.

SCHUMER: We live in a challenging and tumultuous time, a quickly evolving, ever more interconnected world, a rapidly changing economy that benefits too few while leaving too many behind. A fractured media, a politics frequently consumed by rancor.

RUSH: Who are they talking about “fractured media”? Who do you mean there, Chuck? Fractured media? Yeah, they don’t all have the same set of “facts,” you see. I wonder what he’s talking about “fractured media.” “Challenging tumultuous times, rapidly changing economy, benefits too few.” So here we go. Now, wait ’til you hear this next bite.

SCHUMER: We Americans have always been a forward looking, problem solving, optimistic, patriotic, and decent people.

RUSH: Yeah, but…

SCHUMER: Whatever our race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity — whether we are immigrant or native born, whether we live with disabilities or do not, in wealth or in poverty — we are all exceptional in our commonly held yet fierce devotion to our country —

RUSH: No, we’re not!

SCHUMER: — and in our willingness to sacrifice our time, energy, and even our lives to making it A More Perfect Union.

RUSH: You did not hear Donald Trump sum divide the people of this country as he was talking to them. But listen to Schumer. “”Whatever your race, religious, sexual orientation, gender identity? “Whether we’re immigrant or native born”? They look at the country; they subdivide it according to skin color, ethnicity and gender identity? They still haven’t figured out what went wrong for ’em.

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