RUSH: Wausau, Wisconsin. Brian, you’re first today. Great to have you with us, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Good morning, sir. And thank you for 30 years of a free education. You couldn’t possibly be more right if you were God himself. Us Trump supporters can’t wait to get to the polls.
RUSH: Yeah. I think this is gonna shock — we shouldn’t talk about this too loudly.
CALLER: Oh, shh. Quiet.
RUSH: Well, because I’ve got evidence, I mean, I’ve got sound bites ’cause the Drive-Bys are listening. Do you realize I’m still being blamed for the fact that there’s no Walter Cronkite in America today? It happened at another symposium recently, I get blamed because there’s no media monopoly. So they occasionally listen. But I think, you know, you’re right. You’re chomping at the bit. Do you know anybody that voted for Trump who is lackadaisical and hum-ho and fed up, not thinking of voting in November?
CALLER: No, sir, I do not. Everybody is aware, awake, and ready.
CALLER: Why? Because we want to prove the media wrong. We want to support the president who’s doing what he actually said during the campaign he would do. Now, he’s not conventional, but he’s getting the job done.
RUSH: Speaking of getting the job done, there’s a new Harris poll out there today. I first saw it referenced by Kellyanne Conway. And it is a survey of many things, including blue-collar workers — oh. Oh, folks. We have a new GDP number today too. The economy grew 4.2% in the last month. Remember all of the experts claiming that that 4.1% was just a one-off? It was an outlier? It didn’t mean anything?
Well, 4.1 has become 4.2. That looks like sustainable. But the Harris poll, blue-collar workers are thriving in the Trump economy. Fifty-five percent say they’re better off than five years ago. Eighty-five percent, “My life is heading in the right direction.” Eighty-eight percent of parents, blue-collar parents, “My kids are gonna have a better future. These people know full well that this stuff stops the minute the Democrats get back in power. They are not gonna stay home. Blue-collar, the little guy, Trump apparently owns them.
This is Paul in Albany. Welcome, sir. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for 30 years. It’s been great.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
I think we are energized.
RUSH: That’s an excellent point. It’s interesting to me the psychology, to study the psychology of this. Because here you have the entirety of the Drive-By or mainstream media. And I’ve always said, if you miss NBC, no biggie; turn on CBS. If you miss that, you still got time to turn on CBS. If you miss that, turn on CNN. And if you miss that, read the New York Times. If you miss that, read the Washington Post. And just go on down the list. It’s all the same. No matter who’s writing, no matter who’s opining, it’s all the same.
And they are unified on opinion, and their reporting on Donald Trump is likewise unified, and it is filled with predictable elements: hate, rage, anger, extremism, lies, distortions. And it’s interesting to me that they live in such a bubble that they do not, apparently, have the slightest bit of concern that all of that extremism and lying and unfairness and unbalance and all of the viciousness to Trump is not going to have any impact on his voters! Common sense should tell them that they are keeping Trump’s voters revved up, that they are keeping them engaged.
But they don’t think that. They think that they are depressing you. They think that they are dispiriting you. They think that their constant haranguing, their never ending distortions, their outright hatred for Trump will prove to you that you can’t beat them, that you can’t overpower them. No matter what good news is out there, they can ruin it for you. They hope to depress you and keep you from the polls. They haven’t the slightest idea how what they’re doing is actually affecting people, even though they have the evidence of 2016, which they don’t even consult.
RUSH: Shepherdsville, Kentucky. This is Bill. Thank you for calling, sir. How are you?
CALLER: Great. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: I’ve been listening to you this morning talking about how the news media’s gonna keep people interested by, you know, putting out the propaganda they put out. I wanted to tell you, I’m just pissed completely over the years, I am an AFL-CIO member, industrial electrician, 33 years, and all I’ve heard out of my Democratic buddies was how great the Democrats were for us. And then we got this 1% was the new “get used to it” growth rubbed into our face. In my line of work I watched all these factories closing, and our work was dwindling. Unionism has dwindled down to nothing, and the Democrats have pissed me off irregardless of what the crap the news media puts out. The Democratic Party has made me so mad you can’t see straight, I’m through with ’em.
RUSH: How long have you been a Democrat? Before they ticked you off, how long were you a voting Democrat?
CALLER: At least 30 years.
RUSH: Ho! Ho! Thirty years, and they pissed you off enough that you are through with them?
RUSH: Yeah. Get used to the 1%, and when your mom gets close to dying, give her a pill, that’s the best we can do for her. All this stuff with America in decline. What good would that do you?
CALLER: It wouldn’t do me any good. This guy we have as the president right now, in my opinion, is the George Patton of politics. He is exactly what we need. We need some arrogance in there. We need a guy who’s gonna do the job and set us in the right direction and get the job done. And that is our present president. And I’m glad that we have him, and I’ll be there. And I can’t wait ’til November, I’ll be voting for anybody that’s for him.
RUSH: Right on!
CALLER: Straight Republican.
RUSH: Right on. That’s Bill in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Bill, there’s a new Harris poll out today of blue-collar people, and it is over the top positive for Trump in terms of people and their feelings about the future for their kids. Eighty-five percent feel great about it. Fifty-five percent are saying they’re doing better than they have in many, many years. And they chalk it all up to Donald Trump. He’s a blue-collar electrician, he’s a testament to it. This is the kind of people the media is missing. This the kind of people the media used to take for granted as just count-on-’em Democrat voters, blue-collar, union. That meant they hate Republicans. It meant they hate companies, they hate CEOs, hate corporations. ‘Cause the Democrats are out there looking out for the little guy.
He took his awn dues, gave it to the Democrat Party to run campaigns and so forth. And then as he said, here came Barack Obama (imitating Obama), “I don’t know what you think we’re gonna do to bring those jobs back, but our job now is to retrain you for new work ’cause those jobs are not coming back. And anybody that tells you that this economy can grow 3%, they’re lying to you. Not in the current moment with world economics and climate change the way it is.” And it’s not what people want to hear.
So Trump comes along and promises a better day on the basis that America can do it again and is now bringing it off. People are noticing. This guy, Bill in Shepherdsville, this is the exact kind of guy the Democrats used to count on so religiously, they took him for granted, until November of 2011. I’ll never forget this piece by Thomas Edsall in the Washington Post announcing that the Obama reelection strategy in 2012 was to write off white working families in America and instead build the base on the strength of all of these minority coalitions added together.