RUSH: The Supreme Court has decided to take the case of Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who objected to mandatory union fees. In his state, 35,000 government employees are represented by various unions. … Next June, the Supreme Court can finally “un-rig” this particular money-laundering scheme. That’s why unions are in full-fledged panic — as it should be!
RUSH: The media isn't media. When you think of media, you think they’ve got people out there looking at things where you're not and they tell you what happened. That's the news. They don't do the news. There is no news. There is the advancement of the Democrat Party agenda, which is get rid of Trump. They're totally devoted to it. The media has been corrupted by liberalism.
RUSH: Cookie has sent me the audio sound bite roster with the headline: "Time for you to analyze yourself on Hannity." She says, "You know, you play audio sound bites all day long from other people, and you analyze what you hear." She said, "You need to analyze yourself." And I'm thinking, how self-indulgent can you get? And Snerdley thinks it's a great idea.
RUSH: This is another example of the Democrat Party or the American left not being able to innovate their 30-year-old playbook. Well, now it's a 40- or 50-year-old playbook. They simply go to the right page, "How do you attack a Republican president? You wait for a disaster, claim he doesn't care. You wait for a disaster, claim he's a racist. You wait for a disaster, claim he doesn't care about the poor. You wait for a disaster, claim he has no compassion for anybody because he's a pig."
RUSH: I'm gonna tell you, if you're sitting out there in the middle class, and you're told that your tax cut is going to be paid for by somebody else's taxes going up, you should realize that doesn't mean the economy's gonna grow, and usually the people whose taxes are going up are the people you hope will hire you someday or give you a raise.
RUSH: Here’s what Kaepernick said. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
RUSH: He's ready to provide evidence that the Russian collusion narrative is false if he will be granted a pardon and can leave the Ecuadorian embassy in the U.K. Fat chance.
RUSH: The Democrat Party does not innovate. They don't have any innovators, and they don't have any forward thinkers. If the Democrat Party produced a smartphone, it would still be 30 years old. And the only thing that would change in it is the numbers of people that you can call.
RUSH: The NFL is one of these corporate entities that’s missing its mark. I think there are people there who really believe that sideline protests of the flag and disrespect for the flag and the honoring of Colin Kaepernick was going to improve their image. A vastly incorrect picture of America is portrayed and painted by the media each and every day and unwitting people (who otherwise are smart and intelligent in their own right) believe it, and it makes them make incorrect decisions.
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: President Trump’s criticism of the NFL for supporting player protests during the National Anthem has sent Democrat Congressman Al Green over the edge.
RUSH: This is the deal. I really believe that if for just three months, going forward, or if they had three months in the past, just three months, gut it up for three months and work with Trump on his agenda, on cutting taxes seriously, across the board, immigration reform, the wall, what have you, getting rid of Obamacare, which is just — it's an absolute crime what has happened here and what that's gonna mean to the country. Just try for three months, make it look like there's unity between the president and the people in his own party, and they would own Washington for a generation.
RUSH: I'm not sure the NFL really knows who its audience is. I think I know who they would like it to be. They would like it to be fellow brie and white wine people and sophisticates.
RUSH: This is the political establishment being flipped upside down. Money has always equaled victory. Whoever had more of it won. But what a research project has found is that TV ads in the last three weeks to a month leading up to an election were not persuasive in changing people's minds how they were gonna vote.
RUSH: What Roy Moore said is absolutely spot on and correct. Our rights don't come from government. They don't come from the Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God. The view of the Founding Fathers — and you would know this if you'd been educated on it. I'm convinced Chuck Todd is uneducated on the Constitution, or maybe ill-educated.
RUSH: I'm not convinced they like the power of governing or the pressure of it, but I do know they weren't prepared for it. I thought Trump was gonna win. Many of you out there thought Trump was gonna win. They thought we were nuts. They think and thought Trump is nuts. They didn't think Trump was gonna win. Then Trump wins, and you know what I didn't see? Joy. I didn't see joy on the Republican side.
RUSH: On this one, President Trump is who he is. He is a full-fledged nationalist-populist, and this tax policy indicates that.
RUSH: CNN’s got a reporter down in Puerto Rico right now, and he’s standing on one side of a river. And the chyron graphic says, “Desperate Puerto Ricans Forced to Cross River.” This guy was able to get there himself. He’s probably got plenty of food and water for himself and his crew, and he’s standing there watching a bunch of Puerto Ricans unable to get where he is.
RUSH: On balance this thing has a lot of good stuff in it. But it isn't a conservative tax plan. It's not a pro-growth tax plan.
RUSH: By the way, a full-court press is on to get me to do TV again. You should have seen this! I mean they were coming at me from every — even the lighting and sound people. "You know, you really do need to be back on TV." Full-court press.