RUSH: Are you ready for this? Nancy Pelosi says that Donald Trump is goading Democrats into impeaching him to solidify his base. Donald Trump is trolling them. There’s another story — what’s her name — Karen Tumulty, the Washington Post: Trump is trolling us in the media and we have to stop falling for it.
And what she’s upset about — you know, Jerry Falwell Jr. put a tweet out there saying Trump is owed two additional years on his presidential term because of the two years that have been wasted on this phony coup attempt. And so Trump retweeted Jerry Falwell Jr.’s tweet and acts like, “Yeah, this would be a great idea. Give me two additional years.” And that is where they came up with the idea that Trump will not leave the White House if he loses in 2020.
Folks, we thought it was crazy when they fell for Trump asking the Russians to help find Hillary’s emails. These people are so off the rails, they are so devoid of any common sense, and it’s rooted in a lack of a sense of humor, but they have been so discombobulated by Trump that they simply have lost their moorings.
For Nancy Pelosi to say that Trump is goading the Democrats into impeaching him to shore up the support of his base, as though Trump has anything to do with this? The only reason Nancy Pelosi’s insane Democrats are running around talking about impeaching Trump is that Trump is making them do it?
Trump is goading them, Trump is trolling them, Trump is teasing them, and they’re falling for it, and so Pelosi says that her Democrats are helpless, her Democrats cannot resist the trolling of Donald Trump. Donald Trump goads and the Democrats respond. And she’s trying to get her Democrats to react to this by saying, “You gotta stop this. This is what Trump wants. He wants us to impeach him.”
But the Jerry Falwell Jr. tweet is classic: Trump is owed an additional two years on his term. Trump retweets it and the Democrats and media fall for it. This is the root of Pelosi yesterday worrying that Trump will not leave in 2020 because he’s asking for an additional two years.
And now they have been flipped upside down today because the White House has instructed the former White House counsel Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoenas demanding his records, demanding his papers, demanding his documents on whether or not Trump obstructed, whether or not Trump ordered him to fire Mueller and all this stuff.
That goes along with the now up to 500 former federal prosecutors who have signed a letter claiming that if Trump were not president, that any of these obstruction events found in the Mueller report, he would have been indicted. It’s only because he’s president that he wasn’t indicted. And the conflict — I’ll tell you their real target on that is the Office of Legal Counsel.
The Office of Legal Counsel, the lawyers’ lawyers, and they have determined the Department of Justice way, way back in the 1970s sitting presidents cannot be indicted. You know why? Well, for obvious reasons, but in addition the president is the grand pooh-bah and the head honcho of the executive branch and so firing people, including special counsels and investigators is entirely within his constitutional purview.
So how in the world do you indict a president for executing his constitutionally approved and authorized duties? So no indictment. But what they’re aiming to do is get that changed. They’re making a direct hit, I think, not on Trump — of course everything’s aimed at Trump — the real target here is the Office of Legal Counsel. And it’s not gonna change, if it does at all, in nearly enough time.
You know, a lot of people get upset with this stuff. And some days I do too. But I was telling Mr. Snerdley, folks, I don’t know why, I must have awakened from the deepest REM sleep, ’cause I am just exhausted tired. And I didn’t get short-changed. I got plenty of sleep last night. You would never know had I not told you. You couldn’t know. Energy level sounds like it’s normal.
But when my energy level is down a little bit, I’m less tense and I’m less irritated at things. You know, more people get irritated when they’re tired. I get less. But this stuff just strikes me as comical.
There’s another poll out there today by Scott Rasmussen. Scott Rasmussen no longer has anything to with The Rasmussen Reports poll. He’s gone. He’s out of there. I don’t know how it happened. I used to know but I’ve forgotten it. Anyway, Scott Rasmussen’s running his own poll out there and there are a lot of people that are upset by this. Let me share the details.
The poll says that 57% of Democrats believe that Trump is guilty of treason. Why is that a shocker? Fifty-seven percent of Democrats believe Trump is guilty of treason. Only 14% of Democrats don’t believe Trump committed treason. Twenty-nine percent of Democrats are not sure.
“On the other hand, Republicans rejected the idea by an 82 to 7% margin,” 82% of Republicans think he’s not a traitor, not guilty of treason. “Of those under 35…” Wait… (sigh) Independent voters: 30% believe Trump has committed treason; 44% do not. All of this makes sense. None of this is a surprise to me. Let me just ask you: If 57% of Democrats think that Trump is a traitor, committed treason, does that shock you? What do they watch? CNN, MSNBC. What do they read? New York Times, Washington Post.
What do you think they’re gonna think? They don’t listen to this show, and they don’t watch Fox News. They don’t expose themselves to anything other than what they feel comfortable with in their cocoons, and they probably didn’t even… You might say, “But the Mueller says there’s no collusion.” The media is not reporting that. The media is continuing along the lines that there is collusion in there and that Barr is covering up. You have to keep in mind what these people are consuming news-wise.
The Drive-By Media is keeping the collusion narrative alive. James Comey is keeping it alive. Clapper and Brennan are keeping it alive as they testify (quote-unquote) when they appear on television. I’m, frankly, a little surprised that it’s only 57% of Democrats who think Trump is traitorous. With as consistently as the media has covered this for 2-1/2 years, you would think the numbers would be even higher. Let’s see some other details here.
“Among all voters, 33% believe the president is guilty of treason; 45% percent say no.” Now, if you want to say, “Rush, that’s still a high number, 33%…” No, it makes perfect sense! Look, I’m not saying it’s not a concern. I’m just telling you, it makes perfect sense given the media divide in this country. Frankly, if you look at all voters and 33% believe the president’s guilty of treason, that’s a media fail to me. That’s a media fail.
That number needs to be way over 50% if they’re gonna have any chance of impeaching Trump, and they barely get over 50% with just Democrats alone. Let’s see what else we have here. “The belief the president committed treason is shared by 28% of men, 37% of women. There is a significant age gap. Forty-eight percent of those under 35 believe he’s guilty…” That makes perfect sense. We’re talking Millennials. What do they read?
Yahoo News and who knows whatever else — Vox and all these other Millennial news sites, Apple News. What do you think they’re gonna think? What do you think they’re gonna be exposed to? What was the purpose of these last two years? To create this exact perception: That Trump is a Russian agent, that Trump stole the election, that it was duly constituted for Hillary Clinton and Trump and the Russians got together and they worked some kind of magic and stole it. I mean, look: 2-1/2 years of a never-ending drumbeat on that is gonna win some converts.
Then you throw in the Mueller “Savior of the World” aspect, the Mueller report ongoing during many of these two years. Frankly, the fact that among all voters, only 33% believe Trump is guilty of treason… Look, don’t misunderstand. It’s outrageous, folks. I understand it’s an outrageously high number. (chuckles) But it’s a teachable moment. It’s illustrative. It’s explanatory. It’s informative. And it is an indication of the divide in the country where even we are a divided media country.
“Voters remain evenly divided on the question of…” And, by the way, it’s a Rasmussen poll, not even Rasmussen Reports. It’s Scott Rasmussen. He’s out on his own now. I don’t even know what the track record of this poll is. “Voters remain evenly divided on the question of whether the president colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign: 42% say yes; 41% say no.” How do you get 42% say yes and only 33% say he’s a traitor? So it’s disjointed enough that… In one sense, it makes perfect sense.
(laughing) But I can’t get past the humor of the day. We’re all wondering, “Wasn’t it Pelosi who got all bent out of shape that Trump would not leave unless he is defeated by a landslide?” Now here’s a Jerry Falwell Jr. tweet (laughing) that Trump is owed an additional two years! They’re out there thinking that Falwell Jr. means it and that Trump meant it when he retweeted it. It’s classic.
There’s other polling data out there. Joe Biden. Joe Biden, all of a sudden, has taken a 32-point lead over Crazy Bernie! A 32-point lead! Biden has a 32-point lead in the Democrat presidential race in a Hill-Harris poll that was released yesterday. Biden, 46%, compared to 14% for Crazy Bernie. Mayor Pete, who has also jumped the shark… (chuckles) Mayor Pete asks: What do you mean, America great?
America’s never been that great. What are you talking about? So Mayor Pete says America “was never as great as advertised.” So Mayor Pete may have jumped the shark out there, as every Democrat makes every prediction I have ever made come true about their opinions of this country — and their opinions of this country are not very high, and they’re not very good.
And they’re not very complimentary. And they can’t wait to tell everybody what a rotten place they think America is, while thousands and thousands are trying to break the law to get in here every day. But a 32-point lead. Joe Biden beating anybody, leading anybody by 32 points? That’s unheard of. It’s unpredictable. It’s unpredicted. It’s unbelievable. Joe Biden, Plugs, with a 32-point lead over Crazy Bernie?
Crazy Bernie was the presumptive nominee in 2016, except for the rigged Democrat primaries that Hillary Clinton and the DNC ran on him. Let’s see. So Mayor Pete’s back there. It’s 14% for Crazy Bernie; Mayor Pete, 8%. Fauxcahontas is at 7%. “Since he officially entered the race in April, Biden has seen an increase in public support and become the clear frontrunner in the race.” Yeah, because he had such a magnificent campaign rollout. (laughing) I’m joking.
It was the worst campaign rollout we’ve of seen since Obamacare. Kamala Harris, fourth place, 6%. She’s out there promising the first thing she gonna do is get rid of the tax cut and reverse all of this prosperity that’s not fair. Beto O’Rourke and Corey Booker, 3%. Boy, you talk about a guy where the floor just gave you way? Poor Beto. What happened to Beto? Beto is just… This had to happen. I mean, the guy loses a Senate race and is said to be one of the frontrunners for the Democrat presidential nomination?
Let’s see. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Julian Castro (former HUD secretary), John Delaney, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet are between 1% and 2%. Tim Ryan (Democrat, Ohio), Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Jay Inslee, Eric Swalwell, Amy Klobuchar, Governor John Hickenlooper, and Wayne Messam (the mayor of Miramar, Florida) received 0%. No respondents expressed support for Representative Seth Moulton (Democrat, Massachusetts) or former Senator Mike Gravel (Democrat, Alaska), and 4% of respondents named somebody else.
But that’s one thing. What happened to Bernie? Did Bernie get in trouble with his proposed reward for murder and terrorism by suggesting they be able to vote? I mean, is Bernie…? (interruption) Well, that’s the thing. Bernie Sanders literally owned the Democrat progressive movement. Now, what has happened here? ‘Cause Plugs… Plugs is not gonna come in and take away the progressives. These people have to be abandoning Crazy Bernie rather than being excited about Plugs. So what did Bernie do?
(laughs) Have you heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? You people who have never lived in New York are not gonna do this. She had no idea what a garbage disposal was. They’re not legal in New York. You know why? The trash union. If you get rid of your trash in a garbage disposal, there’s less trash to pick up. I discovered this. I moved to New York in 1988, and there’s no garbage disposal. I said, “What the hell is this? What do you do with it?”
“Well, you put it in a trash bag and you take it out in the trash.”
“Are you kidding? What’s gonna stop the rats from getting it?”
“Oh, so that’s why there’s a vermin problem.”
No garbage disposals to protect the garbage union, in part. There’s another stated reason. With all the high-rises, that’s a lot of pipes to get gummed up by people putting the wrong things in the disposals. So, anyway, Cortez moved into her palatial digs in Washington and there’s this switch above her sink, and she doesn’t know what it is. So she turns it on and the sink starts going nuts on her. It starts making this gigantic racket. She says, “Oh, my God, what’s this?” And they had to tell her, “It’s a garbage disposal.”
She had never heard of one.
She had never seen a garbage disposal. (laughing)
RUSH: Okay. We’ve got this Pelosi sound bite here. First it’s Hillary Clinton ripping me off by telling everybody that she and her husband are living rent free in Donald Trump’s head, and now listen to Pelosi. This is when Pelosi accuses Trump of goading Democrats into impeaching him to solidify his base. Listen to how she explained this. This is at Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs “Inside Congress” event this morning.
PELOSI: Don’t tell anybody I told you this.
PELOSI: Trump, I use his name, Trump is goading us to impeach him, that’s what he’s doing. Every single day, he’s just like taunting, taunting, taunting, because he knows that it would be very divisive in the country, but he doesn’t really care. He just wants to solidify his base. We can’t impeach him for political reasons.
RUSH: That’s all impeachment is. Impeachment is a political process, Madam Speakerette. But what is this? “Don’t tell anybody I told you this.” Why, it was just yesterday that I used that same technique, “Keep this between us, folks. I don’t want anybody else beside you to know this.” And then she’s using it.
But, anyway, here it is. She’s telling a bunch of students this. Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. “Trump is goading us to impeach him.” She’s admitting that the poor schlubs in her party are powerless against the goading of Donald Trump. That her members would otherwise be minding their own business and trying to pass that welfare program or this welfare program or this giveaway program, but instead they are trying to impeach Donald Trump because Donald Trump wants them to. Donald Trump is goading them. “Donald Trump knows he can’t be impeached, but he wants us to do it to solidify his base.” You mean you people have no power to resist this goading from Donald Trump?
Another poll, by the way. In addition to Biden taking a 32-point lead over Crazy Bernie, Monmouth University poll released yesterday: Only 10% of Americans have a positive view of socialism. Can you imagine the abject panic in the Democrat Party? Monmouth is a poll they all believe.
Only 10% favor it? A majority of Americans oppose socialism? This is their entire agenda, particularly these young Millennial Turks, these AOC types. Could this explain Crazy Bernie jumping the shark? I don’t know.
RUSH: By the way, I’m now told that garbage disposals are legal in New York City. They have been for 10 years or so. Legalized in 1997, I think. But they’re still pretty rare. And some co-op boards still do not allow them. And that is why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had never seen one, had never even heard of one.
When’s the last time you saw a garbage disposal advertised on TV? You don’t, do you? Why is that? Why are garbage disposals never advertised on TV? Well, you all know about them, but you don’t even buy them. They’re just in the kitchen when you move into a house or when you build a house. They just get put in. It’s not even an elective thing, except for people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who’s never heard of one. It’s stunning.
They talk about George Bush and that phony story where he didn’t recognize a supermarket scanner and here’s Cortez admitting she doesn’t even know when she’s looking at one and listening to it operate, doesn’t even know what it is. And this is a woman who’s got all the answers on health care, has all the answers on every societal problem and doesn’t know what a garbage disposal is.
By the way, note to Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s base is solidified. He doesn’t need you to impeach him for his base to be solid. His base has been solidified since the campaign. And his base is more solid than ever, and it is growing, Madam Pelosi, whether you go through this impeachment rigmarole or not.
RUSH: You know, the thing surprising about that is that as much as all of this has been in the news, Crazy Bernie leading the pack of the Democrat Party and here comes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and all of the media attention on socialism and promoting socialism, people come up and say, “Well, look at Venezuela. Socialism has never worked anywhere it’s been tried. It results in totalitarianism, communism, walls keep people in, people end up getting killed, look at Venezuela.”
And the answer, “Well, Venezuela is only failing it because Trump’s undermining it. Trump’s running a coup down there. And besides, the right people haven’t tried it.” With all the media attention promoting socialism, how does this poll even happen? It’s Monmouth. They believe it. Only 10% favor socialism. And that polls comes out the day after a poll showing Bernie Sanders now trailing Plugs Biden by 32 points.
RUSH: We talked about Republicans bringing back Jim Crow. This seems to be a standard Democrat Party campaign allegation, that the Republican candidate or president is a Civil War version racist. Joe Bite Me is out there accusing Republicans of trying to bring back the Jim Crow era.
How many people can even define that anymore? You go up and ask your average person, “What is the Jim Crow era? Can you explain? Can you define, could you answer an essay test question on what is the Jim Crow era?”
“No, I don’t know, but it was really bad. This guy Jim Crow out there apparently didn’t like people and is a Republican, right?”
Yeah, right. Biden is saying, “Speaking of dignity, we have to protect … the single most important right you have as an American. The right to vote.” Republicans are always trying to stop people from voting. Isn’t that fascinating? Republicans are always trying, by simply trying to get voter ID. The Democrats are trying to get as many illegal people to vote as they can, but somehow it’s the Republicans that are engaging here in voter suppression.
How many voting rights acts have we had? How many more voting rights acts do we need? You know, this is one of these perpetual, never-ending complaints the Democrats have been using for centuries. As though we’ve never fixed the problem. As though still to this day a bunch of people who want to vote are not being allowed to vote because Republicans won’t let them.
Meanwhile, voter turnout in presidential raises is reaching an all-time high. The Democrats are having such trouble with it, they want to now go screw up the Electoral College.
Kamala Harris claims that Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams should be governors. Yeah, yeah, and I should be an owner of an NFL time. So what?
“Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) questioned the integrity of American elections Sunday, claiming the Florida and Georgia elections were unjustly decided.” See how easy that is?
“Harris made the comments at the NAACP’s 64th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. She alleged the results of American elections were illegitimate, claiming ‘the very foundation of our democracy is under attack.’”
Wait, the Russians got involved there, too, huh? You see what these people are doing and have done? (interruption) What freedom are they fighting for? The freedom to fund. This is the freedom fund dinner, the freedom to fund. Meaning the freedom to take money from people. What freedom do we not have that we’re fighting for yet? Well, it is a legitimate question. That’s a good rhetorical question.
But the point is, these people are doing more to damage the integrity of elections than the Russians or Fusion GPS or any of these other hackers could ever hope to. And they won’t let it go. And they know it’s a crock. Stacey Abrams lost the election. Andrew Gillum lost the election. If there was fraud, let them assert it and let them prosecute it, but neither did.
They continue to run around crying over spilt milk. Kamala Harris wasn’t finished. She said, “This guy in the White House said neo-Nazis were fine people when they marched in Charlottesville.” No, he didn’t. He did not say neo-Nazis are fine people. He didn’t come close to saying that. Another media myth, more fake news, an amplified, gigantic lie.
Kamala Harris says, “Trump isn’t trying to make America great. He’s trying to make America hate.” Really? You people really think that’s how you win the presidency? Sadly, I think they do. I think they have such a distorted view of the middle class in this country. The modern American Democrat Party, you want to talk about hate, it’s you they hate.
It is the great unwashed, it is the flyover section of the country that they hate. It is the middle class. They despise you, and especially if you voted for Trump. But if you haven’t voted for them — even when they threw you away, when they threw away the white working class segment of the electorate in 2011, the fact that you went away when they threw you overboard means you’re rotten. You should have still voted for ’em even after they told you that they didn’t want your vote anymore. It just proves what a bunch of bigots you white working-class people are.