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RUSH: All right. You remember Christine Blasey Ford. Remember her testimony, the Brett Kavanaugh sexual harassment rape train trial, which were his confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nomination. You remember Dr. Ford. (impression) “I have, uh, uh, terrified. I, uh, 70 — I don’t know — years ago. Touched me.”

Anyway, remember how she didn’t want to go public. And then somebody on Feinstein’s team leaked all of this. Feinstein is denying it, of course, after being asked about it during the hearings, turning to her staff, “Did we leak this?” Staff said, “No.” “Okay. No, we didn’t leak it.”

Remember how they told us that this was going to destroy Blasey Ford’s life? Do you remember all of this? “This poor woman is simply trying to serve her country and look what’s happening. She’s being destroyed. Her past is being dredged up. She’s gonna have a stigma attached.”

Well, guess what, folks? Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has just been named by TIME magazine as one of the most 100 influential people in the world. TIME magazine revealed today that Blasey Ford, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is featured in TIME’s annual list. There was no evidence, no evidence. Nobody had any corroborating evidence.

The people she claimed knew and could verify didn’t know what she was talking about. The woman was used in a blatantly vile political attempt to destroy the life, the career, and the future of Brett Kavanaugh, and she failed. And for this she’s named one of the 100 most influential — what have I always said about the left? Failure is how you enhance your resume.

The woman failed. She failed to take Kavanaugh out. That was her sole purpose. That’s the only reason she came forward. And she failed. Kavanaugh is on the court! How is she influential? “Well, she determined a news narrative that went solid for 30 days, Mr. Limbaugh. That’s influential!”

It wasn’t her. It was her story. It could have been Christine Wimpy Ford from a different university that came forward. It’s not her. It was anybody with the allegation that the media was gonna make a hero. She failed! And yet she’s on the list of 100 most influential, TIME’s list. I think half the reason that they put people on this list is for their big black tie soiree that they have. It’s one way to get people to show up who otherwise wouldn’t.

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. I was on the list once. I’m sure one year TIME magazine wasn’t thinking. I think I’ve been on the list twice, but I’ve never gone to the party. There is no way I was ever.


RUSH:  We go to Cleveland and Jim.  By the way, Cleveland could well be the home of the AFC North Champions this year in the NFL.

CALLER:  I hope you’re right.  I hope you’re right, Rush.

RUSH:  It depends on how well everybody gels.  You’ve got the talent, and you’ve got the coach.  Just depends on how well everybody gels, as you know.

CALLER:  Right.  On paper we’re there.  We just gotta get there in the real world.

RUSH:  Well, nobody wins the Super Bowl in the spring, just on paper.

CALLER:  Yeah. Exactly.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER:  Hey, your story about that TIME magazine on Christine Blasey. You know what? I think the way the Dems look at it is the bigger the lie, the more influence you have.  I mean, she took a man’s life and completely destroyed it.  And, you know, like you said: People that were supposed to back her story up couldn’t even back it up, and that’s influence?  Well, if that’s influence, I don’t want to be influenced by a person like that.

RUSH:  Well, you’re right.  It’s a perverted view of influence.  They tried to destroy his life, and they failed at that.  He’s on the court.  The objective was to keep him off the court.  They were willing to destroy his life to do that.  They failed in the objective.  She failed in the objective.  But because she gave them a news narrative for two months, I guess she’s influential.

CALLER:  If the president called you if you were an attorney and said, “Rush, would you like to be a Supreme Court justice?” what would your answer be?  I mean, would you want to go through something like that?

RUSH:  Well, I already have a lot of experience with media anal exams.  I could take it. But I wouldn’t want to put everybody else in my immediate surroundings through it.

CALLER:  Yeah.  That’s the thing.  Going back to your high school and college buddies to ask what Rush Limbaugh did? I mean, I wouldn’t want anyone to do that with me.  We all make mistakes in our past.

RUSH:  Well, that’s what I was saying yesterday.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Nobody is clean and pure. Nobody’s got their act together. There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t done things they hope nobody finds out about.

CALLER:  Exactly.  Exactly.

RUSH:  But I’ll tell you what, this influence thing? It’s an interesting thing.  We can sit here and laugh at it all day, but TIME magazine nevertheless put this woman on the list of 100 most influential people. Not Americans, people.  So how must they define “influence”?  There cannot be a component of it that requires success.  Otherwise she would not qualify.  But yet she did.  So I think, in part, they put her on the list as an attaboy or an attagirl.  “Way to go! She tried.  She gave it everything she had.

“She made up as many things as she could.  She was as believable as she could possibly muster, that little uptick-type of speaking pattern that sounds vulnerable, valley girlish.  She didn’t quite pull it off, but she almost did!” So maybe the influence is for the effort, for trying.  Remember, folks, it is… (sigh) We say this and it sounds funny, but you do enhance your resume in the Democrat Party and the left by failing.  Look at Beto O’Rourke!  Beto O’Rourke biggest achievement is losing a Senate race, and it has launched a can’t-miss presidential campaign.

I appreciate the call, Jim.


RUSH: Livermore, California, Ray, welcome to the program, sir. Great to have you with us.

CALLER: Mega fake news dittos to you, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.

CALLER: Yeah. Listening to your monologue, you know, we’ve all suspected and even understood that news presentations are shaded or made to shine light on certain issues or stories. But today, what we’re seeing is the left is literally participating in manufacturing reality TV for us. As you probably already know, reality TV is one of the most scripted, propped, set shows there are.

RUSH: It is. It’s just the writers are not union, but there’s nothing reality about reality TV. I’ve been on enough reality TV to know. How can it take three days to tape a 22-minute reality show, for example?

CALLER: Right. But it’s made to look like it’s real, and that’s what the left is doing. They’re presenting the reality of what’s in their mind, which isn’t reality, putting it on the TV every day and trying to get us to believe that what they think and understand is what’s really going on.

RUSH: Right. And they trying to make sure that everybody thinks this is the majority of thinking in America that’s being represented in this story or that story. No, you’ve nailed it. You’re exactly right about this.

CALLER: Well, here’s my first exhibit, though, Rush, is the most influential people. How many times a day do we turn on CNN or NBC — which I don’t very often, but your hired staff does — and we hear about how Blasey Ford has said this about an issue other that about an issue or is making waves? We don’t. What we hear about is how Rush spoke out on this and Rush spoke out on that or how Donald Trump tweeted this or Donald Trump tweeted that. If that most influential list of real, you and the president, sir, would be tied for number one, K?

RUSH: Well… (laughing)

CALLER: No, I’m serious, and anyone listening to this program today knows it, Rush. You are influential, and nobody cares what Blasey Ford thinks.

RUSH: Thank you, sir. Thank you very much. Really appreciate it.


RUSH:  Here is Jake in Dayton, Ohio.  Hi, Jake.

CALLER:  Hey, how we doing?

RUSH:  We’re doin’ good!

CALLER:  First off, I want to give you a great thanks for Rush Revere.  My son absolutely loves it. It’s one of the first books that he’s been introduced to.  We absolutely appreciate Liberty and Rush Revere.

RUSH:  Well, I appreciate that.  Thank you very much.  Every time I hear somebody, adult or kid, that loves the books, it warms my heart like I can’t tell you.

CALLER:  Absolutely love ’em.  They’re phenomenal books.  My comment about the article for Ford.  I mean, I know you kind of mentioned that failure to boost their ranks.  I mean, it is also the participation trophy side of the aisle.  Ultimately, I think really what they’re trying to do is make sure any future justices or any other appointees or anyone else that’s going to try to step up and be a voice against Trump or any of his nominations, at least they know now you’re gonna go to a party, you’re gonna get that black tie treatment, you’re gonna be big.

RUSH:  Well, you know, that’s not a bad bit of analysis here.  His first point about participation, you may not know what he was talking about. But I do because I’m host; it’s my job to be able to track this stuff.  He’s talking about Blasey Ford being named one of TIME’s 100, and he thinks it’s more like a participation trophy.  She’s not really influential. But the real value, he is saying, is that the left…

I mean, TIME Magazine is regarding her as an encouragement to others to keep acting this way. (interpreted) “The next time some conservative judge is nominated, you make up a story about how he’s unfit, and we might make a hero out of you on the TIME 100 list.  Look at what is possible if you try to destroy a Republican!  You can become one of the most influential people, according to us.”  There’s something to that, I think.

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