RUSH: Chester, Virginia, next, and Bruce. It’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: I have some ideas. I have some ideas on the Democratic nominee, and I really believe that the Trump administration needs to take Joe Biden very, very seriously. I believe the Democrats will do everything they can to make Joe Biden their nominee, because they can control him. If he becomes president —
RUSH: Wait, wait. Whoa, whoa.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait a minute. When I hear things like this, you inspire questions. Who is gonna control Biden? Who is it that wants Biden to be the nominee because they can control him? Who is this?
CALLER: The Democratic Party, the Democratic committee.
CALLER: They are the ones who will be able to control Joe Biden. Joe Biden is part of the establishment! He is the epitome of establishment, and he’s also had no original ideas. They’ll be able to just come up with a policy decisions, hand him a script, and send him out on the stump — and they’ll work in the background and they’ll control everything.
RUSH: Okay. So the powers that be, the invisible hand —
RUSH: — in the Democrat Party overseeing all of this —
RUSH: — secretly want Biden because they know that he’s a nothing burger when it comes to initiative, and they will be able to control him?
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: You’re saying this primary is rigged as well? You said “take him seriously,” because…?
CALLER: I think they’re gonna try and rig it. Everything is being… They’re gonna do everything they can to control the outcome so that Joe Biden is the nominee.
RUSH: Where does beating Trump figure into their calculations? They think they can beat Trump or are just assuming Biden’s gonna win because they want to be able to control him after that happens?
CALLER: I think that’s exactly what it is. I think everything that they’ve got, they’ll put behind Biden. He’s their man. Do you think the Democratic Party wants Bernie? I don’t think so.
RUSH: Well, Democratic Party is… We know that Hillary didn’t want Bernie, and so the Democrat National Committee was Hillary. It was Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz.
RUSH: So whatever Hillary wanted, happened.
RUSH: But if Hillary… Is Hillary party your group of Democrats determining who’s gonna be the nominee? Is she in the group, or not?
CALLER: Well, it depends on how much of a voice she has. I mean, she’s still around. I don’t know if it’s a powerful voice, anymore, but she’s still around.
RUSH: She’s still got a voice, and it’s as shrill as ever!
RUSH: What do you mean, “if she’s still got a voice”? She’s out there; she’s actively involved. She is even trying to give off signals that she may run again, and do you notice that Bite Me has lost seven points here in the last week or two weeks or so? He’s down… It’s very quiet, by the way, about that. Remember, these are people live and die by the polls. Bite Me, when he announced, raced out to this massive, shocking lead over Crazy Bernie. And then it was said Crazy Bernie was, you know, having a nervous reaction.
This wasn’t supposed to happen. Biden wasn’t supposed to mount anything. Biden’s yesterday’s news, Biden’s a has-been, and here he is leading. So this got the left all worried that the Democratic Party is actually still a bunch of boring, moderate centrists and not radical leftists. So who do you think is running the Democrat Party today, a bunch of moderate centrists or the radical left? That’s the question that we have to ask, if your theory is applicable here. I don’t think we’re anywhere near knowing who the Democrat nominee is gonna be.
And as much as they want to try to rig this, the only way they’re really gonna be able to do that is… There’s a number ways they can. A bunch of people who aren’t gonna win who are still gonna amass some kind of support. So you could try to make deals with them to endorse somebody. But actually rigging this? You’d have to do that at the delegate level again, and you’d have to do it somehow with existing rules. Like, do you know who’s all of a sudden starting to make moves? There are two people on the Democrat side that, all of a sudden, and one of them is coming out of nowhere.
Mayor Pete is there.
Mayor Pete is continuing to raise money.
Mayor Pete is continuing to say provocative, perfectly acceptable, classical, radical left-wing stuff — and then, out of nowhere in the past week, is Fauxcahontas. Fauxcahontas, in the polling data, is all of a sudden starting to show signs of life where heretofore it was assumed that she had assumed campaign political room temperature. This thing is nowhere near over, and I know that there are people who would love to fix it, would love to arrange it. Anybody in charge of things would like to be able to do that. But this one’s gonna be a little tough, precisely because it did happen in 2016 — and still, a lot of Democrat noses are out of joint over that.