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RUSH: Again, when I boil all this down, the fact is, Trump doesn’t have anybody helping him. And I don’t mean to portray him as helpless; don’t misunderstand.

Again, I’m sorry for the redundancy, but, you know, Obama can go out and say and do whatever he wanted, and the media is backing it up and supporting and making it look brilliant and normal all day long, all night long, all week long, all month. With Trump, whatever he does, it’s portrayed as insane, dangerous, risky, uninformed, stupid, or what have you. Who is out there countering that, other than some of us in the alternative media? But it’s never-ending, and there has to be a plan for this.

That’s why I think Trump ought to continue to go out and do rallies. I think Trump ought to go out and continue to draw 20,000, 25,000, and demonstrate. Let the pictures show that the pictures the media is creating are bogus and not representative of public opinion. But that still puts the onus on Trump. If I were Trump, frankly, I’d be kind of ticked off that I have to do that. “What more do you want from me? I won.” Now he’s faced with people whining and moaning he’s not doing things fast enough or the Congress isn’t doing things fast enough.

Folks, you gotta understand here: There is a lot that has been put in the way, and presidents are not kings, and they don’t just get to sign their name to stuff and have it happen. We now have been told it’ll take 3-1/2 years to build the wall. We are told that repealing Obamacare is not gonna happen in 2018. That’s Trump that said that, not the Republicans in Congress. They may be simpatico to it. But I think a lot of people were expecting the left to realize they had lost, to lay down and get out of the way, and I tried to tell everybody that wasn’t gonna happen.

You’ve got late-night comedy shows, and Saturday Night Live now given as much weight as standard day-to-day media network broadcasts. It is an onslaught. There’s a part of me that believes that all of this is leading to a continued backfire on the Democrats and on the left. I think they’re gonna continue to lose elections. There’s a story. I have a story in the Stack today. It’s one of these deep-in-the-weeds analysis of why they lost, and it’s the most ridiculous thing. It goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on, and it never once mentioned that their ideas are rejected. It never once mentioned that the American people don’t want their ideas. It never once mentions Obama.

And there’s another piece in the New Republic that kind of gets after Obama for not taking the time and expending the effort to get his revolution embedded at the states. That Obama didn’t care enough about the party, that Obama only cared about himself, and he didn’t do enough to build the roots of his revolution. And I read that, and I thought, well, let ’em have that argument. But the same thing could be said right now of Trump. The same thing could be said in a proactive way, that that needs to happen.

These people in the grassroots that made this happen, they need to be nurtured, they need to be made to believe that what they did was real and matters and will continue to be and triumph if they do not jump ship, if they don’t go wobbly, ’cause that’s what the left is all about. You’re supposed to get so mad over this court ruling that you’re supposed to give up. You are supposed to think, “Huh, what’s the point? We can’t beat ’em. We beat ’em at the ballot box, they lose elections, they can’t stop anything in the House, they can’t stop anything in the Senate, and look, they’re stopping Trump in the courts, we can’t win!” And they want you to throw your hands up and quit and maybe move to New Zealand.

I have to take a break. I just saw the clock. Mr. Snerdley, what did you say? That I sound like I’m on the edge? I am losing it? I sound like I’m that close to losing it? I am in total control. I have never been in more total control. I got a fast instant message here from my brother. He said, “Screw keeping your anger in check. People love it when you get mad.”

And I wrote back, “I know, but if I get too angry, sometimes I worry that I will not make as much sense as I want to make.” So that’s why I try to rein in the anger. But I’m not teetering on the edge here. You make it sound like I’m just precariously balanced and one wrong word I’m gone for the day and maybe not come back on Monday? (interruption) What do you mean? (interruption) Oh, launch into expletive-laden — No, I have more maturity and I have a greater vocabulary. I do need to descend into a launch of expletives in order to make my point. I said the P for urine word on purpose, not because I had lost control, Mr. Snerdley. I said that to penetrate the noise. (interruption) What little faith who has, Snerdley? No, it’s not that Snerdley doesn’t have faith. It’s that Snerdley cares so deeply he doesn’t want anything screwed up here.


RUSH: Tony in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thank you for waiting, sir, you’re next here on Open Line Friday. How are you?

CALLER: Great, Rush. Mega dittos from Rocky Top, Tennessee.

RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER: I tell you, Rush, it is so frustrating. We are sitting here, and we won the election, we played by the rules, we did our civic duty —

RUSH: No, we didn’t. We violated the biggest rule by winning.

CALLER: Exactly. So here’s my question. We’re sitting out here, all of us, we’re yelling at the radios and TVs, what is our short-term and long-term recourse to — I mean, what can we do as the silent majority out there sitting around going, “This is ridiculous”?

RUSH: Well, I’m going to tell you. I’m looking for the story here. Yes. There’s a store by Matthew Boyle today at Breitbart.com. Headline: “The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide — Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies — dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies — will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.” I would say find the nearest one to you and go.

CALLER: Yes. You know what? Absolutely. I mean, it’s unfortunate we have go to this level of having to get uncomfortable and go out and —

RUSH: Well, the aggressor sets the rules in any conflict.


RUSH: If this is how they are going to try to change and shift public opinion, they’ve gotta be met head on with this.

CALLER: Amen. Amen to that.

RUSH: The problem is, we have jobs!

CALLER: I will definitely be there.

RUSH: Well, the good for you. Folks, this is not a cliche. I’m telling you, we have jobs. They many times are paid to do this. Do you realize these professional protesters, when you hear that George Soros is funding them, what does that actually mean? Well, they’re being paid, some of them qualify for food stamps. They’re all living off the government. They do not have jobs. This is de facto their job. And it’s made to look like just the exact opposite. It’s made to look like these are people so concerned and so devoted, that they are sacrificing their own personal lives to join the protest march and to stop this tyrannical president. When in fact they’re bought and paid to do exactly this, paid with food stamps, their housing is taken care of, some may even have access to health care. It is an entire way of life for these people. You and I, this is not how we make our living, but they do.

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