Rush 24/7 Morning Update: Way of Life
RUSH: California drivers already pay higher taxes than almost anybody else in the country and they're going to get hit again.
Big Island Caller: The Democrats Are the Death Party
RUSH: I doubt that it would be hard to find you next time I'm on the Big Island. Just gotta ask for the guy who thinks we're all being killed, and I'm sure you're known that way. You know, he says that persuasively.
AP Reporter Calls Out Washington Post for Lies About Tillerson
RUSH: The AP and the Washington Post are all in the Drive-Bys, and this AP guy — this AP veteran — went right after the Washington Post and told 'em and told everybody they're making it up.
A Trump Supporter Completely Immune to Negative Trump News
RUSH: They are doing everything they can to split up you Trump supporters from Trump. And, as I have told you, only Trump can do that. The media didn't make Trump and, as I repeatedly say, they can't bust him.
The Trump Administration Is Keeping Promises
RUSH: They're moving ahead with cleaning out the barn and they're moving ahead with the wall and shoring up the border, and all the caterwauling and whining and moaning by these children in the media is not stopping Trump.
Democrats Worried About Gorsuch
RUSH: Have you heard about this secret tape where Claire McCaskill, Senator from Missouri, has been overheard speculating on Stephen Breyer maybe getting a stroke or Ruth "Buzzi" Ginsburg dying or some such thing?
Trump Doubles Down — And the Freedom Caucus Makes Him an Offer
RUSH: Wednesday, Trump unloads on the Freedom Caucus, and Wednesday night Trump unloads on the Freedom Caucus, and Thursday the Freedom Caucus says, "Okay, how about these two changes?" So is it possible that Trump calling them out is forcing them to react and make concessions? …If that's the case, then you would have to at least credit Trump and his style for showing results.
Our Questions for Evelyn Farkas
RUSH: Mrs. Clinton, during her campaign (and presumably all during), had access to the same stuff. And then the election comes, and Mrs. Clinton is humiliated in defeat and she has access.
Nunes Castigated for Being Careful with Classified Information
RUSH: Nunes is being excoriated for being very careful with highly classified material. In this case it includes the unmasked American citizens. Meanwhile, while Nunes is doing everything he can to respect the classified status of this stuff, look at Hillary Clinton who was trafficking in this stuff — this kind of stuff we're talking about. She was trafficking in this stuff, that server of hers in her basement, in Chappaqua.
Trump Gets Ready for Tough Mar-a-Lago Meeting with the ChiCom Big Kahuna
RUSH: Trump is saying it's gonna be a tough two days of meetings. It's gonna be really tough. The ChiComs are tough. The ChiComs are smart. And the ChiComs have been negotiating with stupid leaders up 'til now.
Don’t Make Assumptions About Michael Flynn
RUSH: If anybody ought to be asking for immunity, it's whoever it is that unmasked Flynn and blabbed to the media that he's the guy the Russian ambassador was talking to when this particular surveillance was documented and transcribed. So I just think it's a little premature here to automatically assume that Flynn is guilty in all of this. He may be. I don't know. But I think it's timely here and would make sense to examine everything from all sides.
How the Drive-Bys Set the Table Every Day: Whatever It Is Trump Did, It Doesn’t Look Good!
RUSH: I have detected something. It's not hidden. It is something actually very obvious. I just want to give voice to this, and it is the way the Drive-Bys set the table every day no matter what. Call it the media hot take, which is the first reaction to any new bit of news… They set the stage before they even get into the story by characterizing it as "that doesn't look good."
Rush 24/7 Stack of Stuff
RUSH: No longer is this just gonna be a long list of stories that I might mention on the program. Now, you will get specifically the stories that I talk about on the program and a select list of a few others that I intended to get to but ran out of time. It's going to be more of a real-time base feature rather than just a generic list of places that I go to prep the show.
Rush 24/7 Morning Update: Battle Lines
RUSH: Thanks to the Trump administration, the battle for the rule of law has been joined. Finally!
Leftists Are Willing to Break the Law in Order to Continue to Break the Law
RUSH: They're actually preparing to sue the federal government for violating the law for enforcing the law on sanctuary cities. Folks, this battle is encapsulated right in front of our faces, what the leftists of this country want, and they're clearly willing to break the law and then sue the law itself in order to be able to continue to break it.
Russian Meddling Is Nothing New!
RUSH: How many of you watch the TV show on FX called The Americans? Let me tell you what The Americans is about. It’s said by some critics to be the best show on TV. I think that’s a real stretch, but I still watch it.
Feminazis on Twitter Erupt Over Pence Marriage
RUSH: Leftists are appalled that Pence does not eat in public with women without his wife along. They're outraged at this. You should have seen the Twitter storm.
After Years of GOP Promises, Obamacare Is Still the Law of the Land
RUSH: I don't even want to paraphrase this. I want to read this thing to you. Headline: "GOP Cave on Obamacare Repeal is the Biggest Broken Promise in Political History." Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner.
Trump Voters React to His Attack on Conservatives
RUSH: The media can salivate all day long about destroying Trump, but they can't, because they didn't make him. Only Trump can destroy Trump.
Putin Is Laughing Himself Silly
PUTIN: (via translator) Ronald Reagan, who once was debating about taxes and addressing the Americans, said, "Watch my lips." He said, "No." He said, "Watch my lips: No."