RUSH: Richard in Warwick, Rhode Island. Great to have you Richard. How are you doing, sir?
CALLER: I’m doing great, Rush. This is my 20th year as a listener. I just want to make two quick comments and then I’ll get off. I hope the president-elect is listening to what I say. He probably is, and I’m not saying this to be funny. If I were President-Elect Trump, I would give you the Presidential Medal of Freedom because you have done more than any single person to save this country. There’s a couple of others who do the same thing that you do that I would also recommend. The second comment is absolutely unrelated to the first. But three months ago my wife came up with the idea that she would like to see Newt Gingrich as secretary of state. I don’t know whether that will happen, but I would totally endorse that myself.
RUSH: Well, a name that’s being bandied about right now — and we don’t know, again, what to believe on any of this.
RUSH: Really we don’t. I don’t care what it is they tell us, presidential approval, polling, you have to just treat it all at arm’s length. But the name being bandied about is Rudy Giuliani.
CALLER: For secretary of state?
RUSH: For secretary of state. Yeah. I just saw it. I know you’d think attorney general, wouldn’t you?
RUSH: But I saw it as secretary of state, yeah.
CALLER: I could certainly live with that, but I just think Newt would be unbelievable.
RUSH: Well, I tell you, if all of these things — I was stopping to think myself when I saw Rudy Giuliani, secretary of state, I said, “Okay, wait a minute.” We know that Trump won, but he really is gonna put some people in there that’s gonna drain the swamp. Folks, he is going to drain this swamp.
RUSH: He’s not going to appoint a bunch of career bureaucrats who make up the existing pool with every other presidential election. He is gonna go in there and shake things up. He’s gonna put his people in there, whereas, you know, George W. Bush, for example, in a show of good faith and unity because of the acrimony coming out of the Florida recount, George Bush left a bunch of Clinton appointees in key positions at the Department of Justice and at the Environmental Protection Agency. He didn’t have to. He did it hoping to promote unity and magnanimity — ahem — all that.
CALLER: He didn’t learn anything from John Adams, I guess.
RUSH: Well, different days. But it was acrimonious then, too. Look, there’s a bunch of different theories. I know that some people believe Winston Churchill, magnanimity in victory. I’ve always believed magnanimity in defeat and then sneak up on ’em when they’re not looking when you fire back. That’s what I’ve always — magnanimity.
The Democrats aren’t helping themselves with this. They’re furthering misleading their own supporters, causing and paying for these protests which aren’t gonna accomplish anything. It’s all they know. But everything they’re doing right now is gonna continue to bite them in the rear. It’s gonna hurt them. Finally one of the great things, they lost because of who they are. They lost because of the way they do things. They lost because of what they believe. They lost for all the right reasons! That’s what’s so great about this.
CALLER: Yeah. Let it happen. I never knew it would happen, I have to say that.
RUSH: Well, I did, and I played the sound bite of my predicting a near landslide last May.
CALLER: I know it.
RUSH: Now, before you go, Richard, would you like a brand-new iPhone 7?
CALLER: I’d love one. Thank you, yes.
RUSH: Would you like an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 plus? What is your carrier? I need to know that first, AT&T, Verizon.
RUSH: Verizon. Fine. Got it covered. So, would you like a big one, the five and a half inch one or the 4.7 inch, the iPhone 7 or the 7 plus?
CALLER: I’m not really sure how to answer that because my present phone still has a rotary dial. Not seriously, but it’s a very old one, so I’m not really sure.
RUSH: Then we’ll use the step-up process and we’ll start you with an iPhone 7. You can use it with one hand. It’s just as good as the big one. It just doesn’t have quite the same ability camera-wise, but it’s a fabulous, fabulous phone, and you’re with Verizon.
CALLER: That’s so generous, and I’m so honored.
RUSH: Well, if you really have an old phone —
CALLER: It is.
RUSH: If you take the time to learn, you will be dazzled by this, what you’re able to do with it. It’ll keep you young, Richard. It’ll keep you young. Now, hang on. Mr. Snerdley will get your address so we can FedEx it out to you today and make a note, Verizon iPhone 7. Got it covered. Richard, before you go, are you still there? Okay, Richard, everybody that I give a phone to today, I need you to know something. Each one of these phones is unlocked. They’re laughing at me when I get going on this stuff, they think I’m so cute. These phones are unlocked.
Now, Richard, your phone is either gonna have a Verizon SIM card in it or it’s not. There’s no way of knowing before you take it out of the box, and I’m not gonna unbox this so that it arrives to you brand-new. It’s unlocked, meaning it’s not tied to a contract or a number, so you take it to a Verizon store and you tell ’em it was a gift and you want to move the number on your current phone to the new phone, and they will do it.
It’s free and clear in terms of ready to use out of the box, and I’m glad you took it ’cause you’re gonna love it. Take just a few minutes to learn what all you can do with this, like I’m sure you have grandkids, they text, you’re gonna be able to stay in touch with them now. The world’s gonna open up to you. If you’re using a rotary dial cell phone — he’s probably got a flip phone from Motorola back in the early nineties.
RUSH: So while the Democrats are mired in a fit of emotional pique that is going to further destroy them, this rage and anger, Trump is really going to follow through on what he campaigned on. He is his own man. He’s gonna put his own people in key positions. He is going to put people who are not part of the establishment as head of his cabinet positions, agencies. And it has the potential to be absolutely great.
They use the term “drain the swamp,” especially in connection with the Department of Justice. What that means is get the people out of there who have politicized it and who have corrupted it. If there is any agency in this country that is supposed to be blind to any of the differences between us, it’s the Department of Justice. They’re not supposed to notice skin color. They’re not supposed to notice income difference. They’re not supposed to notice a thing because of the premise of equality before the law.
Now, they have their civil rights divisions and they have this division and that division. The Obama Justice Department has attempted to take over, and they have succeeded with a number of major big city police departments under the premise that those police departments are racist. That has to be unwound, and the swamp drained, and Trump is going to do this. So many of the principles and the things that we have believed in all of our lives are going to be implemented here.
Now, I also want to address one thing else, just my personal thoughts on this. I haven’t received a lot of email about this lately, but I did early on in the campaign, the refrain that Trump’s not conservative and we’re gonna get stung here, Rush, if you’re not careful, because Trump’s not a conservative. He’s a New York Democrat, maybe a New York liberal, that may have been true at one point. But Donald Trump, my friends, is not blind, and he is not stupid. He has not just witnessed, he has been the target of liberals and Democrats, and he now, if he didn’t know it, knows who they are.
He knows how they behave. He knows how they attack. And if you look at the names that he’s floated for the Supreme Court, you’ll find that every name is somebody that most every conservative would applaud, not just agree with, but applaud. When you listen to the names being bandied about for cabinet positions, you applaud. We haven’t seen evidence here that this guy wants to find a place for Elizabeth Warren or for Bernie Sanders or any of that.
It’s refreshing and it’s inspiring, it’s encouraging, and it’s going to further radicalize and crazy-ize the left.
RUSH: I tell you what, Donald Trump just made a brilliant move. He removed Governor Christie from the transition team head and put Mike Pence in there. Mike Pence in charge of the transition. There are 4,000 jobs that need to be filled in these next 73 days, and having Mike Pence lead that effort is some of the best news we could have gotten today.
RUSH: Who do you think Trump’s press secretary will be, Mr. Snerdley? Any idea who Mr. Trump’s press secretary would be? Omarosa? Omarosa Manigault Stallworth? She’s not the Stallworth anymore. He got dumped. (interruption) Oh, you’re thinking Katrina Pierson? Scottie Nell Hughes?
How about Hannity? How about Sean Hannity as press secretary? Tony Snow did it. Would that not be — (interruption) Well, Tony Snow came from Fox, so what? Kellyanne Conway is gonna be behind the scenes in the White House somewhere like Rove was with Bush. Yeah. Yeah. I’ve heard, yeah, Steve Moore’s name, Kudlow for Treasury. That’s what I mean, people that — we’re always quoting people — I tell you, I’m jazzed.
RUSH: Here is David in Racine, Wisconsin. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Greetings, Rush. Been listening since the Bush 41 administration.
RUSH: Well, wow, you’re a lifer. You go back to 1988, 1990 somewhere, thank you very much.
CALLER: Thank you, sir. Getting quickly to the point, I think that the Trump administration could show some magnanimity by appointing Hillary Clinton as ambassador to Libya.
CALLER: Take advantage of her experience or show her that you broke it, you bought it.
RUSH: (laughing) Jeez, if Trump would announce that even before calling Hillary with it. I’m thinking of calling Hillary Clinton. She’s a value to the administration. Maybe she would serve as our ambassador to Libya.
CALLER: And she could take Sid Blumenthal with her. (laughing)
RUSH: Oh, yeah, tell her that, hey, you know what, you want to hire Sid, be fine with me. I know Obama wasn’t cool with it, as long as you take him with you, fine and dandy. Hire old Sid.
RUSH: Very good, Dave. I’m asking everybody today. Would you like a new iPhone 7 or 7?
CALLER: Oh, that would be shiny.
RUSH: Which model would you like, the 7 or the 7 Plus?
CALLER: Probably to start out, since I’m a bit of a technophobe, probably the 7.
RUSH: Okay. What carrier?
RUSH: AT&T. Done deal. I’ll send you an iPhone 7 black. In fact, I’ll tell you, the Apple jet black iPhone 7 I think is the best looking, most beautiful product they’ve ever made, my opinion.
CALLER: Wow, that will be slicker than snot on a doorknob.
RUSH: It’s gonna rate a little bit higher than that. You’ll see. I like the way you think out there. Hang on so we can get the FedEx address for you because you will have it tomorrow.