RUSH: Here is Fred in Cleveland. I’m glad you waited, Fred. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. It’s a great day in America. I think that we are witnessing a tipping point. Not only is the Democrat Party completely falling apart and have lost all control and all reality, we’re also seeing things fall apart at the U.N., in some of the other major countries. But the bottom line is I think we have reached a tipping point now where the Republicans see what is possible ahead, your prediction, if they could only get together for three months —
CALLER: Bingo. I think that they will be together for the next three years, and the Democrats know it, and they are in complete and utter panic. And if I could add — I’m no Charles Krauthammer — but when I look at CNN… and MSNBC, all I see is self-hatred and dysfunction. I fear that when next year hits and the Republicans keep rolling, these people, I don’t know how much farther they can fall. You know, what’s the next leg down —
RUSH: Well, let me ask you a question.
CALLER: — for these people?
RUSH: Fred, let me ask you a question. Do you have any trepidation or fear here that you may be jumping the gun. That you may be providing a little bit too much emphasis on just the passage of one piece of legislation?
CALLER: The answer is a resounding “no.” But the reason for that is what’s going on with the FBI and the DOJ and Hillary Clinton and the CIA and everything else, sunlight is being exposed on the inner workings of our government, and the American people have taken over and said, “Trump, clean it up,” and he’s doing it. And there is no stopping the Trump train from here forward. I’m convinced of it.
RUSH: Okay. You sound pretty confident. I wasn’t trying to talk you out of it. I was, rather, asking a question I think many people listening to you were asking. But I’m glad you held firm. I want to take my own stab at this. You have done the job of a great caller, and that is you’ve inspired me to think about something in a way I haven’t thought about it. There’s not very many callers that do that, Fred. But you have.
It may be tough for me to explain this, but Fred’s point is that we’ve now reached a tipping point that the passage of this legislation unifies the party and the Democrats are falling apart, the UN is falling apart, all these things, and the Republicans unifying with Trump, exposing all of this corruption, essentially, that’s there for people to see if they’re able to see it and notice it, such as the corruption at the DOJ, the FBI, the corruption at the United Nations and so forth.
Let me ask a question. How many of you — I know what the answer is — how many of you all year long have been on the verge of jumping off the cliff. You voted for Trump and he won, but every day, all day, the media was, “Not really. He cheated. He colluded, and we’re gonna get rid of him. And our forces are marshaling, the DOJ and the FBI and the deep state and the Russians, and we’re gonna take this guy out. We got our special counsel out there, and we’re gonna be indicting people, and we’re gonna be sending ’em to jail, and it’s only a moment in time before we get to Trump. You’re finished, Trump’s finished, none of this was real, it’s a one-off,” how many of you thought that’s what was happening?
How many of you feared that that was the reality? And then all of a sudden here comes Fred, “Hey, you know what? This is a tipping point.” And you heard what he said. I think the tipping point — Fred, I’m not disagreeing with you. I think the tipping point was Trump’s election. I think Trump’s election was the bloom coming off the establishment rose. Trump’s election is what has caused all of this.
They have the unique ability with their media to make it look like what they do, what they think, what they’re believing in is the norm, that it’s the majority, and therefore they were able to make it look like Trump’s election was a one-off, an oddity, and maybe even the result of cheating, certainly not legitimate. When in fact the election of Trump, not this bill being — I’m not trying to diminish the impact of the tax cut being passed and signed, but I think the tipping point, meaning the beginning of the end of the establishment, happened with Trump’s election.
Trump hasn’t lost his base. Trump’s voters haven’t been talked out of supporting him. If anything, and now with this, Trump’s base is gonna grow. All during this past year, who is it that’s actually been acting unfit for office? Who has been acting as a bunch of pigs? Who has been acting as unqualified or corrupt? It isn’t Trump. It’s all the people out to get Trump who are subverting the Constitution, subverting the rule of law, corrupting the media, everything, it’s those people that are demonstrating their unfitness.
It’s those people demonstrating their flaws. But they have the power to make it look like what they are and who they are is what is normal and acceptable and accepted. And that Trump was an accident of either collusion or Hillary didn’t do her job right. But Trump winning, just like these bonuses and raises at these five or six corporations after the tax bill, is not real, that’s collusion.
These people cannot live in reality. They can only live in the alternative reality they create and manage for themselves. No, no, no. I’m not disagreeing with Fred. I think the tipping point happened earlier, is all. And I believe that his point about the Republicans, now they’re unified, now they’ve experienced what that unity brings — it brings victory, it brings fun, it brings good vibes, but victory is victory. Winning is winning. No substitute for it. And this was winning against some of the longest odds that you’ve ever seen.
And he’s right; is inspires confidence, optimism, and it makes ’em want to do it again. And it also demonstrated to these guys in the Republican Party that they can beat back the media, they can overcome the media, they can survive all of these onslaughts, even if it does require Trump taking the arrows for ’em, they can still do it.
They’ve survived the bully! They’ve been beaten up on the school yard every day for how many years. They thought those days would never end. They wanted the bully to stop beating up on ’em so they stopped being who they are. All of a sudden, they unified, got strong, stood together, and the bullies got beaten back. Demonstrating that that can be done, that that can happen.
RUSH: “Nancy Pelosi’s Tax Apocalypse” is the headline at Politico. “To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.” Our caller which said we’ve reached a tipping point may be more correct than he knows. These people are literally losing their minds. Listen to this. Elijah Cummings of the Congressional Black Caucasians on Capitol Hill today speaking with reporters about stuff.
CUMMINGS: This is a fight for the soul of our democracy. Nothing less. And so I’m gonna work hard to make sure we save that democracy, and I will fight until I die. We have seen over and over again how the very pillars of our democracy are being cut down. People’s right to vote. Come on, now. Freedom of the press. You know that. CIA, criticized. FBI, criticized over and over and over again.
RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. It looks like they got something coordinated here, ’cause that’s what Brokaw’s complaining about. All these institutions being criticized, criticized! That means the end of democracy, criticizing these institutions! According to Elijah Cummings.
That’s my point, when they start loving the CIA and the FBI is when the Democrats realize they gotta change the subject from the tax cut. That means they’ve gotta change the subject off this tax bill fast, ’cause you’re right, these guys haven’t loved the CIA and the FBI in my lifetime. The FBI’s a bunch of white guys putting black guys in jail.
The CIA is deposing sympathetic communist leaders all over the world. We can’t have that. The CIA is selling drugs to the inner city. The CIA invented AIDS to wipe out the gay community. That’s right. That’s what these people have said. Now all of a sudden the CIA is under assault from Trump? The CIA and the FBI are trying to destroy Trump.
RUSH: Here’s Andrew in Indianapolis. Andrew, I’m glad you waited, sir. You’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you. Merry Christmas, Rush. And my mom and I have been listening to you for a long time, and we both love you very much. And we also love the president’s tweets for a number of reasons, but one is because he advertises his successes. And I think as the good news keeps on rolling from these tax cuts next year and the year after that and continuing, that he’s gonna point out the successes. And that’s been a problem with Republicans in the past. They’ve done good things, but people haven’t known about them because the Republicans have been kind of shy about pointing them out. But the president now will not be shy.
RUSH: Well, the Republicans — look, the Republicans know the media’s not gonna report what they want. The media’s not gonna report honestly about achievements. They’re gonna lie about failures. And so they don’t even try. I think, you know, your point about Trump tweeting is multifaceted. He does get the truth as he sees it out there in response to lying, stinking news stories. He does blow and sing his own tune and horn after he has a major achievement like this.
The thing that I hear, we had a caller just this week. People that are angry or upset or not happy with Trump for tweeting is when he uses these tweets to attack people personally. They say it’s unnecessary, it makes them nervous, and it makes it very hard to defend Trump. Such as when he called the NFL players SOBs for taking a knee or when he makes fun of Rosie O’Donnell’s butt or whatever he does. They find it “just so beneath presidential, it’s so hard to defend Rush. I just don’t know.” What do you think about that?
CALLER: Well, I think it makes him more relatable to everybody. I mean, many people are thinking the same thing as the president, and they like a president to be thinking what they’re thinking. I enjoy it. It’s hilarious too. It’s nice to have a funny president and not a robot.
RUSH: I have to admit, I find it hilarious too. Many of them. And I kind of unloaded on a caller, like I said, yesterday or the day before. And I didn’t mean it personally. And I didn’t really unload. I got very passionate about it. But this idea that, you know, so what, you have to defend Trump. Do it! Who are these people? Where do they get off assuming the right to sit in judgment of everybody else? You know, why does everybody have to justify what they say, do, or think to these people?
I resent this whole notion that there’s a bunch of speech police and propriety police out there. While they let some of the most base, profane, ugly stuff get tweeted all day long, and they laugh about it and they support it, and they do sketch comedy based on it, and then here comes Trump — and all Trump does, by the way, is react. Trump doesn’t start anything. And I think when you get down to it, that’s what really bugs ’em because they’re not used to it.
They’ve had a free ride. They want to set out to destroy somebody, they do it! And the target just sits there and takes it. Except Trump doesn’t. And he dishes it back to ’em, and they then launch. “It’s improper, it’s unseemly, it’s unpresidential, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.” But I know. And I’ve talked to enough people who voted for Trump. It’s not gonna bother ’em. It’s not gonna make them not vote for him. It’s not gonna distance them from him. It’s not gonna tear apart his base. And you have a good point about how he uses it politically. I tell you, Trump’s tweets are often the only opposition to the entirety of the Drive-By Media. Thank you, Andrew. I appreciate it.