RUSH: You don't see Republicans in the Senate fighting back like this. Three cheers for Grassley, of all people. He fired both barrels at McCabe today, essentially saying he had no business being acting director, that he's conflicted all over the ballpark here by his attitude toward Flynn and his wife seeking political office.
RUSH: On the set of Good Morning America, the four hosts there — Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts and Strahan, they're sitting there at a table with no front on it, and three of the four are normal size or very tall. And when they're sitting in the chairs their feet hit the floor. Little Stephanopoulos is like 5-4, his feet do not. His feet do not hit the floor.
RUSH: I made mention of this yesterday during the two or three minutes I wasn't talking about Trumpgate about how the fastest way Trump could move past all of this is just to get this stuff done. Actually repeal and replace Obamacare, move forward with the tax cuts, build the wall or something that's equivalent, just do this stuff in addition to everything else he's doing on his own, and none of the rest of this stuff is gonna matter.
Ed Gillespie’s Campaign in Virginia Demonstrates the Challenge Faced by GOP Establishment Swampsters
RUSH: They're telling Gillespie, "You better go out and hire people that know how to get votes in the Republican era," meaning, "You better find some Trump people to hire." I love this. I don't know why but I just absolutely love this.
RUSH: I've found that every time Trump has a good moment — be it advancing his agenda or a great speech — it isn't long before in the media something pops up that is of a controversial nature that is designed to cover and overwhelm the good story.
RUSH: I tell you what, I didn’t ever do one, but if I had had to do a doctoral thesis to get my Ph.D., that’s what show prep today would have, or did, probably feel like. I mean, so much of this stuff is in the weeds now that it is difficult to siphon through it. but that’s why I’m here, my friends, to make the complex understandable. And we will endeavor to engage in that quest today.
RUSH: I think this is what passes for public education today in a lot of classrooms. On purpose. The purpose is to propagandize you or to indoctrinate you, not to teach you, and there certainly probably wasn't any critical thought taught. Sounds like you held up well, though. I appreciate the call.
Professor Hazlett’s Book Has a Great Illustration: Under Net Neutrality, the iPhone Would Have Been Impossible
RUSH: I mentioned yesterday my friend Professor Hazlett's book called The Political Spectrum. It's written to explain modern-day tech versus Washington regulation.
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.
RUSH: Well, a new study is out about another man-made crisis. This time the threat is mass extinction.