RUSH: Here’s Dave, Gurnee, Illinois, as we head back to the phones. Welcome, sir. Great to have you with us.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. My point points to the effectualness and the unique position that Donald Trump is in. When this country was founded almost 250 years ago, it was the first time in all of human history that a government was founded on the premise of the power of the individual, and collectively as “we, the people,” as stated in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Now, Trump represents the individual. He was not groomed in the field of politics. He was in the real world clawing his way, probably fighting the government with regulations as that individual making his way in the world.
Now, he’s in a unique position because he has assembled a fortune where he’s never had to answer to a political party or anybody else. So he actually represents anybody, like you or I, who have to pay our taxes and are not part of a government paycheck or within the government framework. And he is speaking for all of us individuals that pay into the system but don’t reap from it, and so he’s in the unique position to make change.
RUSH: That is a brilliant point right there.
CALLER: Well —
RUSH: Stop while you’re ahead. That is a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant point.
CALLER: And I would also add to that.
CALLER: The reason that you had a Tea Party or you had any reaction to the existing two-party system, is you had government overreach with the formation of Obamacare. Which not only do we have to pay into, but it determines what kind of health system — or what kind of health care — we can get as individuals.
RUSH: No, no. That’s exactly right. But there’s a point that I need to make here. I’ll have to do it when we get back.
RUSH: Our last caller had a really, really good point. Donald Trump represents and speaks for people who get nothing from government. What he means by that is, he represents not the lobbyists, not the elected officials, not the establishment types. These are people that have nothing to do with government; they don’t work there; they have much taken from them by government. They get very, very little of it back. And that is, I think, a good point in understanding Trump’s popularity and who it is that’s supporting him.
But he said something last night — he had a lot of really, what I consider profundities, little one-line statements that didn’t get a whole lot of attention. They got some applause, but in the aftermath and the analysis discussion, I didn’t hear too many people talk about these. One of them I mentioned, where he said that once again the world can relax and take comfort in the fact that the United States is here again to lead.
We haven’t been leading anything. We have been blamed the last eight years. The United States has been nothing special about us. American exceptionalism was mocked and laughed at. Well, I’m sure they feel like they’re exceptional in Great Britain, too, or they feel they’re exceptional in Egypt, said Obama.
The American experiment, the United States in the past eight years was not considered worthy of leading, because we had committed too many transgressions. We didn’t have the moral authority to lead anybody because we had too many injustices in our past and too many discriminations and too many thises and thats and so forth. We were not worthy of leading, and we had been leading for too long in all the wrong directions. It was really, I think, despicable.
So Trump saying the United States is here again to lead, the Republicans bolted out of their seats and applauded it. Democrats stayed bolted to their chairs. And the president then referenced the fact that the world is a safer and better place when the United States is leading. And there’s no question about it. The other thing he said that was like this, that drew raucous response I’m sure all across the country among the television and radio audiences watching and listening to this.
When he said, “My job is to represent United States of America. My job is not to represent the world.” And for people who don’t understand why people support Trump, much of it is wrapped up right in that phrase or that saying. It’s an anti-globalism statement. The idea that any president represents the world, by definition the United States must be diminished for that to happen.
For the world to supersede the United States and for the United States to become subservient to the world, which is the United Nations in practical application, just rubs people the wrong way. Because the United Nations is nothing but a fleece organization, fleecing our money, under the guise that we owe it because we’ve committed so many injustices and transgressions. And so this was a real restatement of America’s purpose as founded and America’s place in the world. There were so many little profundities throughout.