RUSH: Ben Carson last night connected — well, here’s the headline. One of them is the New York Daily News, and this one is different, I don’t know what website it is. “Ben Carson Connects Clinton to Satan in Convention Address — Ben Carson links Hillary Clinton to Lucifer in Republican National Convention speech because of her 1969 college thesis. Dr. Ben Carson suggested that electing Hillary Clinton would be the same as endorsing the devil himself.”
No. He didn’t say that. All Ben Carson did was point out something the Drive-By Media has studiously ignored. In fact, try to reverse this. If the Drive-Bys could discover that Trump’s hero was Lucifer, can you imagine what they would do with that? What happened is, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both are devotees of a genuine lunatic by the name of Saul Alinsky.
Now, he was brilliant. Saul Alinsky wrote a book called Rules for Radicals, and it was all about how to dismantle nations like the United States and turn them over to whoever, the underclass, the minorities, the victims of capitalism, although it was much more pointed than that. And in the dedication, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky dedicates the book to the first radical, Lucifer, Satan.
Here is what Ben Carson had to say last night. And by the way, some conservative blogs are really ripping into Carson for doing this. Some of the blogs I’ve seen said that their assessment of the convention last night was the Trump kids were good, that D. J. Jr. was a little bit better than Tiffany, that Christie, Chris Christie just knocked it out of the park. Oh, my God, what a great speech, indicting Hillary Clinton and having the audience serve as the jury for one indictment after another on her foreign policy failures and screw ups. And then the last thing, Ben Carson came along and destroyed the whole night by delivering a speech that was aimed at a small subset of extreme wacko conservatives.
Somebody speaking to a convention using quotes from Saul Alinsky may as well not even be at that convention. Nobody cares, nobody knows who Alinsky is. Some of the conservative blogs said that. So there are a lot of people not really in touch with what’s happening here. But here’s the essence of it, Ben Carson last night, I, frankly, thought, just in terms of energy, presentation and focus, I think this is the best speech I’ve seen him give in a long time. Here’s a segment of it, a little portion.
CARSON: Let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky. He wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. On the dedication page, it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom. Now, think about that. This is a nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our Creator. This is a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are one nation under God. This is a nation where every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet says, “In God we trust.” So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?
RUSH: Oooh! And everybody in the crowd shouted “no” and so forth. You note that Carson was careful not to say that Hillary Clinton endorsed Lucifer, that Hillary Clinton has as a role model someone who acknowledges Lucifer. And then of course grab sound bite 24. We can sum up Chris Christie in one sound bite. And I have to tell you about this one. Christie went out there and I was a little trepidacious. And I’ll tell you why.
At the 2012 convention he was the keynoter. That was the Romney convention. That was the Clint Eastwood empty chair convention. But Christie was the keynoter. What’s the keynoter do? Traditionally what does the keynote speech do? Promotes the candidate. Goes out there and just makes the case for the candidate. The candidate is the greatest thing walking the planet. This candidate, you can’t afford not to elect this candidate. It is all about the candidate.
And Christie didn’t do that. He did a biography, an autobiography kind of speech. But it was really pre-publicized. You remember going into the 2012 race, there was a moment in time during that campaign where all kinds of people were begging Christie to run. Remember he went out to the Reagan library and made a speech, and the audience is, “Run, Chris, why don’t you run?” Their Q&A seemed like every other question, “Why aren’t you running?” And he had this answer that he just wasn’t ready and so forth.
But he was a star in the making in 2012. And they had a camera with him backstage right before he was gonna go out, and it was like a prize fighter revving up for the big fight, psyching up. He had his handlers there slapping him on the back, “You can do it, boy, you can do it! You can do it! You’re the champ! You can do it!” They announced his name, he clapped his hands, let’s do this, he ran out there, practically ran out there. And the convention went nuts, and the speech ended up being — well, it wasn’t what people were expecting.
So he goes out there last night, and I’m really hoping the convention ends soon ’cause there’s some TV shows I want to watch. I want to get to Trump. I want to get to the finale here ’cause it’s getting late. I can only squeeze so much TV viewing in before I go to bed. Christie announces the premise of his speech, and I go, “Whoa, holy smokes, this is great. He’s gonna actually make the case against her. As a former prosecutor, he’s gonna lay it out and it’s gonna leave –” I mean there can be no confusion here. He’s gonna just destroy her.
And I started imagining all of the ways that he could go after her. For crying out loud, just in this FBI email thing alone. And then the Clinton Crime Family Foundation. And then all the money the Clintons have earned making speeches and so forth. I know there’s no crime there, but if you’re doing a mock indictment, you can indict her for being distant. There’s any number of ways to do this even with the premise. And I was really revved up. I thought, well, this has a chance. And then he said, “And let’s get started in north Africa.” I said, “What?”
So he went to Libya, then he went to Nigeria, and then he went to Syria, and then he went to Iran, and then Iraq. And he would spend 30 to 40 seconds explaining her failures in all these places and then ask the audience for their verdict. “Guilty! Lock her up. Lock her up.” And I thought it was good, but it could have been — oh, the potential. This premise was astoundingly good. But he didn’t — my memory may be failing me, but I don’t think he spent much time on domestic policy failures of the Clinton Foundations or anything to do with the FBI. No, well, he did. He did point out that the FBI had logged all of the lies that she had told. So here’s a taste of how that went. It’s audio sound bite number 24.
CHRISTIE: As to Hillary Clinton, the charge of putting herself ahead of America, guilty or not guilty? (crowd shouting “Guilty!”) As to Hillary Clinton lying to the American people about her selfish, awful judgment in making our secrets vulnerable, what’s your verdict, guilty or not guilty? (crowd shouting “Guilty!”) Time after time after time the facts and just the facts lead you to the same verdict, both around the world and here at home. In Libya, in Nigeria, guilty. In China and Syria. (crowd shouting “Guilty!”) In Iran and Russia and Cuba. (crowd shouting “Guilty!”) And here at home for risking American secrets to keep her own and lying to cover it all up. (crowd shouting “Guilty!”)
RUSH: And then the audience at various stages was shouting, “Lock her up, lock her up,” and Christie did nothing to shut them down. Well, the Drive-Bys are beside themselves, and the Democrat Party is beside itself today. Why, this is akin to running a banana republic. This is putting your political enemies in jail, that only happens in banana republics, this is horrible. This is beyond the pale, there was so much hatred, Christie was inciting a mob, it’s horrible. ABC, MSNBC, beside themselves.
He was inciting a mob! We really thought that Hillary Clinton was gonna be killed! Oh, my God, he was revving that crowd up! We’ve never seen anything like it! So it must have been effective, ’cause the Drive-Bys were — and so they got a double dose and they got Ben Carson linking Hillary to Saul Alinsky, who admired Lucifer, the devil. By the way, I mentioned at the top of the program, we happened to make a joke, musical parody on Tom Daschle back in the early 2000s here calling them El Diablo, and they blew up at that!
A bunch of people who don’t believe in God, jokingly referring to him El Diablo or Lucifer, and they just lose it. And here, in the LA Times. It’s an op-ed by someone named James Kirchick. “If Trump Wins, a Coup Isn’t Impossible Here in the US — Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story — the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil — should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency.
“Trump is the most brazenly authoritarian figure to secure the nomination of a major American political party.” How you can write that with somebody like Barack Obama in office, to whom the Constitution is something to be kicked out of the way if it gets in the way of a stroll in the park. “Trump is the most brazenly authoritarian figure to secure the nomination of a major American political party. He expresses his support for all manner of strongmen, and his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has actually worked for one: Former Ukrainian president and Vladimir Putin ally Viktor Yanukovich.”
So if Trump wins, a coup isn’t impossible here in the US ’cause it might be necessary to get rid of him. And then Reuters and the New York Post have this story. “Exclusive: Trump Could Seek a New Law to Purge the Government of Obama Appointees.” I don’t know if the libs want to cross this yet. But when they do, there is going to be hell to pay. If he wins the presidency … Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by … Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers.” You know the source for this?
It’s Chris Christie — who wants to be the attorney general — that would make this happen.