RUSH: The endless tirades from hard-core liberal actors have turned off millions of their former customers. Hollywood is totally disconnected from much of its audience.
CALLER: You know what? She had this opinion of everybody that, you know, loved me, loved my grandchildren, loved my family. And she said, "This man has enough compassion to want to help children," and it just changed her whole, complete attitude.
RUSH: Martin Luther King, I'll tell you what he said, that hate is too great a burden to bear, because hate burns fast. You can't build a movement on the smoldering ashes of hate, because there's never any redress. Once you start hating, you don't want to stop. It's what animates you; it's what informs you; it's what gives you your meaning in life.
RUSH: You want me to replicate some of the pessimism that's out there? I'll show you what's out there. (impression) "Well, really. So we can't do tax reform 'til we replace Obamacare, and it's clear that the Republicans in the House don't want to replace Obamacare? So we're never gonna get tax reform either, Rush! What do you say to that?" I know some of you are dialing the phone even now to tell me that. We shall see.
RUSH: Do you want to live a better life? Do you really want to have a normal, optimistic outlook on life every day? Don't watch that stuff! Don't watch CNN. Don't read the New York Times.
CALLER: Why, why, after all these years of silence does George W. Bush feel compelled to comment on the issues of the day?
RUSH: The whole premise of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, to me, has been fake; it's been fraudulent.
RUSH: I think Washington watchers keep their eye on what's coming out of Congress legislatively, and they don't see anything. They see Trump meeting and talking and doing things, and they don't see any legislation. To them, everything's legislation. I don't think they're aware of how Trump does things.
RUSH: As he laid some of this out with the governors in his speech today and as he's released little titillating, tantalizing details of the big speech tomorrow, it is very clear to me that Donald Trump is doing exactly what I suggested, what I hoped. And that's focusing on the domestic agenda.
RUSH: They hold fewer seats today than in the 1920s. That’s the last time it was this bad. It’s a situation, a position they’re unaccustomed to.
RUSH: So did the Russians hack the Oscars? Should there be an investigation in the House? Something so ridiculous, so unacceptable, so un-Hollywood-like.
RUSH: No longer is this just gonna be a long list of stories that I might mention on the program. Now, you will get specifically the stories that I talk about on the program and a select list of a few others that I intended to get to but ran out of time. It's going to be more of a real-time base feature rather than just a generic list of places that I go to prep the show.