RUSH: John in Barrington, Illinois, great to have you on Open Line Friday, sir. How are you?
CALLER: Nice transition, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
CALLER: If I may say real quick before I get to my point, you know, Oprah got tons of credit when she got her sponsors to give the audience cars and all kinds of stuff, and I don’t think you’ve gotten nearly enough credit for your generosity over the past couple months with your listeners without sponsor involvement.
RUSH: Well, I never will, but that is not why I do it anyway. If I were liberal, you know, if I were liberal, if I hosted The Daily Show and had done that, do you realize there’d have been pieces and profiles and accolades for weeks all over the media about it.
RUSH: I never even heard from Apple. But that’s just the price to pay for not being a good lib.
CALLER: Not surprising. Anyway, my thought was, you know, I’ve been encountering a lot of — there’s a lot of racist things being tossed around to just people who are supporting Trump, and my thought was, you know, do you think if Donald Trump would maybe have an ongoing and active outreach to the minority communities, he could permanently split the Democratic Party if it were meaningful and it got us to more toward a colorblind society rather than a racially divisive society?
RUSH: Well, you know, a colorblind society is a tough thing to predict, because so many in the racial community do not want there to ever be one. And I’m talking about people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They do not want an end to racism. They’d be out of business. They do not want an end, they do not want the opportunity to point to racism and demand money or to shake down companies, they don’t want any of that to end. So the very people who profit from it are the last ones who want it to end.
However, I love your question, because Trump is already off and running with outreach to the African-American community. He had a big meeting at the White House yesterday to kick off African-American History Month. But he did it with an entirely different group of African-American leaders. Every one of them was a conservative, leaders that otherwise you wouldn’t know exist.
But, John, the real answer to your question, the Democrat Party’s already in huge trouble! The Democrat Party is being defeated profoundly election after election! In 2018, it’s gonna happen again. They are in deep trouble. You just don’t know it because of the media and the way they present these protests and so forth.
RUSH: I am not exaggerating. Look, I’m also not naive. I understand that in many aspects of life, that perception is reality, and I realize that’s what we’re up against. But I’m also the mayor of Realville. I am a devoted literalist. It leads to many communication problems, by the way, that I have with some people. But I persevere, and I try to bring them around to a more clear expression of what they mean so that I don’t have to try to translate things. I say this to once again remind you… This Investor’s Business Daily report is something that I already knew because I know liberalism.
I didn’t know the specifics of this, but I knew that those airport protests after the Trump executive order limiting immigration or whatever you want to call it… I knew they weren’t real. I knew they weren’t spontaneous. They could not have been! That’s not real. Things do not happen that way. They had to be planned. They had to be orchestrated. There had to be people waiting for a go order. You just can’t have that many, tens of thousands of people showing up all over the country over a single executive order. But the perception was that it was organic. The perception was that it was totally spontaneous.
And then, the conclusion was, “Man! Man, this country hates Trump. Oh, man. The majority of the people in this country hate Trump. Oh, man.” It was designed to make those of you who voted for him think something went wrong. IBD has learned the “protests weren’t spontaneous at all. They were, in fact, the result of months of careful planning by hard-core left-wing activist groups,” who had listened to Trump say he was gonna issue an executive order like this shortly after being inaugurated, and they were sitting around waiting for it to happen.
It’s all in The Daily Beast, it turns out.
The organizers and the people who had set this up, “‘professional organizers had been waiting and planning for this type of mass, direct action — ready-made to go viral on social media — even since, well Nov. 9,'” every since Election Day. “These professional organizers…” These are professional organizers. They’re bought and paid for by various Democrats led by George Soros, the Hillary Clinton campaign, Clinton Foundation. They “have been ‘anticipating and mapping out their battle plans for Trump’s orders on deportations, bans, and detention.’
“The executive director of the Arab-American Action Network told [the Daily Beast] that ‘we had been laying the groundwork for this for a long, long time.’ Since Trump had made clear that he planned — on day one, in fact — to issue a temporary ban on visas and refugees from terror prone countries, all these groups had to do was wait until he made good on that pledge to spring into action.” Now, the truth of the matter, the truth of the American politics today…
I’m sorry if this is redundant, but before it needs to repeated because it’s the only way to fight back against these false perceptions being created by the media. The Democrat Party is losing and losing big. The Democrat Party has not had this few seats in Washington since the 1920s, ladies and gentlemen. The Democrat Party has lost over 1,200 seats — federal, state, and local level — since the midterm the elections of 2010. There are only five states where the Democrats have the governorship and the control of the state legislature.
Actually, it’s only four, because in one of the states there’s a tie, and they have the tiebreaker. So in real numbers it’s only four. In 2018, they have 10 senators up for reelection in states that Trump won, in most part, by double digits. Trump has not been stopped from doing anything he’s intended to do. He is implementing any number of things. He’s issuing executive orders. He’s not been deterred, he’s not been stopped, and it irritates ’em all to hell. Just today there was an executive action signed about Dodd-Frank.
Now, before you get all excited, these are the kinds of things that you need to temper. What was signed today was not getting rid of it. When they signed today was an executive action or an order to do a review of it, which is the first step to getting rid of it. You can’t just come in and strike it. I mean, I would, but there apparently is a process that you have to go through to examine it and show where it’s failing and what its problems are before you can get rid of it. If you’re gonna have a review then there’s always a danger that Obama holdovers are gonna end up being part of the review.
I mean, these people have corrupted everything, and they still remain in positions of invisible power throughout the bureaucracy. But the picture being created for you multiple times a day in the media is that Trump’s victory is an aberration, a mistake, maybe a fraud, maybe a crime. It’s obscene because it doesn’t represent the majority of thinking in the country. It in fact does. The Democrats lost the election. They are losing seats left and right. Only 25% of the people in this country openly identify as liberal; 37% openly identify as conservative.
The big the factor here, as it always is, is the media. The media knows that it is helping to spread lies, such as the spontaneous nature of the airport protests after the Trump executive order on /Immigration, whatever you want to call it. At Berkeley, when Yiannopoulos was supposed to speak and apparently the vast majority of people wanted no part of the Breitbart editor, no part whatsoever? It had been planned, paid-for, organized.
Even I saw today the police ordered to stand down for a while in order to let the protests reach its full maximum strength. Peggy Noonan’s headline today in her column: Trump’s Washington Feels Unstable? It’s not Trump’s Washington yet. Folks, whenever you engage to turn upside down an entire political structure that has existed and basically embedded itself with tentacles woven deep throughout the fabric of its existence for decades, it is going to look bloody. It is going to look ugly.
And there is not, in what we call the mainstream media, there is not a fair representation or reporting of what is happening. I know it is very hard to be confident when you don’t see evidence of what I’m telling you. I mean, you can see how the Democrats have lost seats. I mean, you can see their numbers. They’re in the minority in the House, they’re in the minority in the Senate, minority of governorships. But you don’t see them acting that way, and you don’t see the media treating them that way. You see the exact opposite.
It’s designed to dispirit you. It’s designed to depress you. It’s designed to make you think you’re never gonna really succeed at this. It’s designed to make you think that they’re gonna be able to get rid of Trump next week, next month. It’s designed to make you think they’re gonna make Trump cave. It’s designed to make you think they’re gonna tick Trump off so much, they’re gonna make even Trump think it can’t be done, he’s gonna throw up his hands and say, “You know what Pence, you can have it, I’m leaving.”
Whatever they have to do to make you think this is a lost cause, they will do and they are doing. And it’s going to continue. And Trump is not going to slow down, and he’s not going to pull back. He’s going to continue. He’s got people around him who are not gonna slow down and who are not gonna pull back. And he the people he has around him are hell-bent on defeating these people and getting them out of the way.
It’s gonna look very bad. It’s gonna make you feel very uncomfortable as it continues to happen. And you’re gonna be lied to left and right with fake news and fake protests and fake this and fake that. And they’re gonna undertake efforts to make everybody in the Trump team look like they are criminals, like they are racist bigots, like they hate people or what have you. It’s going to intensify. But Trump’s gonna be outrunning them. They aren’t going to be able to keep up with his pace.
They still haven’t realized what’s hit them, I don’t think. They’re gonna make up polls, approval polls. They’re gonna try to tell you Trump’s the most unpopular president after three weeks that we’ve ever had in America. They’re gonna make you think that everybody that voted for Trump is abandoning him, except you. They want you to think you’re alone. They want you to think that your associates and like-minded voters have all abandoned you and you’re the only guy still pulling for Trump. You’re the only person out there still hoping and praying this all happens. They want to bust up the coalition. It is vicious. This is exactly what it has always been going to look like.