RUSH: What happened to the call from the woman who wanted me to explain what she thinks is being hypocritical? Where did she go? Did she just…? (interruption) She disappeared. There was a woman on the line, she was the next caller up — and she knows who she is — and she blew it. She hung up. Maybe her battery ran out or maybe something else happened. But she was going to ask me, “How in the world can you on one hand be talking about how the Democrats are imploding — as you have been — and then tell us today that they’re winning all these local elections out there?
“How do you reconcile your statements? How do we know what you say is true? How do we believe what side of whatever your mouth something comes out?” Something like that. I don’t… She wasn’t being mean, right? (interruption) She just wanted to… (interruption) Well, both can be true! The Democrats can literally be imploding and not know it and on a whole bunch of different levels and still winning these local elections.
You know, local politics is arguably different and because the closer you get to where people live, the issues change, and things have a much greater level of importance. For example, the Trump dossier probably doesn’t matter as much if you’re voting on a project that involves local money and a new system to deal with people suffering in a county, and depending on how that issue plays out in a campaign…
My point in all this is the Democrats are winning all these elections; they’re being very quiet about it. They’re local elections. Some of them are for the House of Representatives, but very few. Most of them are state races and some of them even more local than that. But they’re winning them. And George Soros is funding them.
George Soros is working every day to undermine Republican opposition as well as promote liberal Democrat opposition, particularly in elections involving judges, district attorneys, the judicial system elections. Democrats want to maintain their grip on that because that’s, in large measure, insurance for when they lose elections. For example, Trump won the presidency, and he issues these travel orders to ban terrorists and refugees coming in from various countries, seven countries.
What happened? They had no trouble finding a bunch of communist judges out there to issue a stay on Trump’s order, claiming it’s unconstitutional, which means it has to be adjudicated. So they effectively get to shut down Trump’s order. That’s why they don’t want to ever lose control of the judiciary.
Of course, the higher you go, the more important you get. The Supreme Court is stacked with a bunch of liberals. It doesn’t matter what Congress does. Every case of any importance will eventually get to the Supreme Court and they’ll rule the liberal way on it. It doesn’t matter what the voters have said. The best example of that’s abortion. The American people have never, never weighed in, in a democratic fashion, on abortion. In the United Kingdom, they have.
Have you ever wondered why in the U.K. there are not knock-down, drag-out fights over abortion like there are here? I mean, it’s a controversial issue, but there it is a settled issue. Do you know why? Because in the U.K., it was actually voted on. It did not become law by virtue of one of their courts. Well, we’ve never had the actual democratic process play out when it comes to abortion or a number of other controversial issues like that.
The Supreme Court decides them and the people who lose end up looking at the rulings, and if they find a political bias, then it just prolongs the anger and the angst. This is what the Democrats seek. Now, at the same time, the Democrats are tone-deaf. There’s Mark Penn, who is the former Clinton pollster now at Harvard and runs a polling unit.
Grab sound bite No. 3. Yeah. We’ve had sound bites of Chuck You Schumer all week. He was in Chicago on Monday. He was warning Democrats they’re missing the boat if they’re only gonna run on Trump hatred. They cannot win on Trump hatred alone. Now, he doesn’t say that very much ’cause he doesn’t want to tick off the people who are gonna vote strictly on the basis of hating Trump. But he knows they can’t win the House or the White House without an agenda (chuckles) that they can honestly support.
And here’s Mark Penn. This was yesterday afternoon on Fox with Dana Perino. She said, “How will Democrats push back against attacks that are coming from Republicans that they didn’t support tax reform? Republicans will say it’s clearly benefiting the middle class; the Democrats opposed it,” and she’s exactly right. The Democrats cannot point to one of their own fingerprints on this. So here’s a great pollster with a history of working with Hillary and the Clintons, what are they gonna do? And here’s the answer…
PENN: In politics, once something’s done, it’s more off the table than on the table. So I think that the best strategy for Democrats is, “Look, we’ve got these tax cuts. They’re in place. They in many ways constrain the ability to secure Medicare and Social Security. But what do we do about health care, education, child care?” Those are issues that you never hear Republicans talk about and that they can take straight to the middle class. Democrats win on — on their issues, issues that matter to real people.
RUSH: So he’s telling them, “If you know what’s good for you, stop bashing the tax cut. It’s a loser. It’s a good thing. You didn’t support it, so forget it. It may as well not have happened.” This is advice. His attitude is, “It may as well not have happened. It’s a nonstarter. You didn’t have anything to do with it, so don’t continue to trash it. Talk about what you’re known for: giving money to people. Get back to Santa Claus! Get back to — dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut — health care!”
Mr. Penn, if I may respectfully react here, they’ve already destroyed that too. What do you mean, get back to health care? If there’s something they think they’ve fixed, it’s that, is it not? I mean, they’re proud as they can be of Obamacare. So maybe what he means is they need to keep attacking Republicans for trying to take away people’s health care. But the idea that they fixed it? (laughing) Don’t make me laugh. It’s an absolute mess.
And then what’s the other one? Education. You know, he’s looking for the greatest hits here. The Democrats don’t have anything. This is the bottom line. Here we are in the midst of an economic revival — and, by the way, the Democrats’ best friend right now is inflation, because that might choke it off. That might slow down the growth. That might cause the Fed to raise interest rates, which gonna slow borrowing, which will theoretically slow the expansion of the economy — and it might bring back some pain.
The Democrats prosper when people are suffering. The Democrats, their party is made to exist when people are suffering pain. That’s their natural state. That’s where they shine, by promising an end to the suffering. Of course, none of their policies ever bring about prosperity or the end of suffering. They just prolong the agony while making people think it’s gonna come to an end. But it never does until Republicans get in office and fix things, which is what’s happening now.
So go back to “health care, education, and child care.” Yeah, the old three-legged Democrat school. “Health care, education, child care.” Booooooring! But, to certain people, it matters. The government’s gonna help this, that… I think agenda-wise the Democrats don’t have much. Look at the last eight years of Obama who did all of this and where’d it get us? Where we are? Zilch, zero, nada. Trump hatred is what’s gonna continue to propel them. Here’s more Schumer this morning on the Senate floor talking about negotiations on a DACA bill.
SCHUMER: President Trump has stood in the way of a bipartisan solution to DACA, a problem he created in the first place, and yet the president is in this dream world. He thinks, “Oh, I can blame Democrats for the impasse.” As I said, only in the 1984 world where up is down and black is white could this be true. Only in a 1984 world where up is down and black is white would the American public blame Democrats for this.
RUSH: You’d be surprised, Chuck, what the American people blame the Democrat Party for. I mean, it’s a long list. And all it took to demonstrate this was somebody from outside the system named Donald Trump, who convinced people that he really was gonna fix their country and make it great again and protect it from people like you and others in your party.
What this means, Trump is beating them on DACA, Schumer is in denial. Trump is beating them on taxes, they’re in denial. Trump is beating them on everything. I know you think, “But, Rush, but, Rush, they’re winning these local elections.” Yeah, these local elections got nothing to do with DACA. These local elections got nothing to do with federal Trump tax cuts. All politics is local. And I think one of the reasons the Democrats are winning these races is — well, I don’t know. I’m not in these places where they’re happening.
I don’t know if the Republican candidates are good or not. I don’t know if the Republicans are even on the field. I don’t know if they’re overconfident. All I know is that George Soros and other sources are just pounding money into these races. And it ought to be countered. Here’s more. This is Schumer from the same speech on the Senate floor talking about tax cuts. You tell me this isn’t denial. You tell me that this isn’t total ignorance. I mean, he’s divorced from reality here.
SCHUMER: Republicans made a conscious decision to give corporations and the wealthiest Americans the lion’s share of the tax cuts and promised it would trickle down to everyone else. Unfortunately, trickle-down never works, and it’s not what’s happening now. Corporate America is doing what’s best for corporate America. And working America —
RUSH: This is absurd.
SCHUMER: — is getting left behind. It goes to show you just who President Trump and Republicans were working for when they crafted their tax bill.
RUSH: Let me tell you, folks, this is — (crosstalk)
SCHUMER: It gave corporations —
RUSH: I’m sorry, Chuck —
SCHUMER: — and the wealthiest Americans a huge tax cut and cut out — (crosstalk)
RUSH: I can’t tell whether he’s finished or starting.
SCHUMER: — everybody else.
RUSH: Is he finished yet? Thank you. This whole thing. Republicans made a conscious decision to give corporations and the wealthiest Americans the lion’s share of the tax cuts. There’s any number of ways to blow that to smithereens. Eighty percent of the American people got a tax cut. How many Americans are now getting a raise at the new lowered tax rate and bonuses and expansion of benefits?
And then this business, “Unfortunately, trickle-down never works.” I’m telling you, they’re tone-deaf. They don’t know what happened, and all they can do is try to characterize this the way they characterized the Reagan tax cuts. And what they’re saying is that only the rich got the tax cuts. And the Republicans think that the rich having more money will trickle down to you having more money, but that’s not how it works, Chuck reminds us. Trickle-down never works, and it’s not what’s happening now.
This is not a trickle-down tax cut. This is a direct, targeted tax cut for 80% of the American people. Everybody got a tax cut. Trickle-down is what the economy is. It’s not a policy. Trickle-down is not related to taxes. If you own a store and a customer comes in and buys something, that is trickle-down. Somebody who had some money came in to your store and bought something from you. The money from that person trickled down to you. It’s called commerce.
What the Democrats want you to think trickle-down is, is the rich get all this money and then they’ll share it or give it away or whatever, they’ll see to it that you get some of it. Of course, that’s not how life works. So the rich, they don’t run around handing people money, they never do, and so the Democrats can always say the rich are never gonna help anybody, which is crock. Because every time anybody spends money, it’s trickling down or up or sideways through the economy. It’s called commerce.
These guys are stuck. Thirty, 40 years ago trying to portray a tax cut the way they portrayed the Reagan tax cuts, and the Reagan tax cuts worked, just as these are. But they spent eight years lying about the Reagan tax cuts, and they succeeded. Even though people lived through the eighties and benefited from that economic boom and tax cuts, by the time 1992 hit, Bill Clinton was able to win the White House by telling people we were in the worst economy than we’d been in the last 50 years.
So the Democrats are simply replaying what they think has worked in the past. They’re gonna portray this economy as the worst in the world come November, and certainly by 2020, and they’re gonna do it on the basis that the rich got most of the money and you didn’t get any because the rich never trickle things down.
But that’s gonna be up against reality. People are gonna have much more disposable income. Their wages are going up, their benefits packages are improving, and they’re getting bonuses. And that’s gonna continue as well. This is why I say they’re imploding. The Democrats are not winning these local elections. George Soros is. And I’m not trying to be cliched here. I’m trying to be as accurate as I can in telling you why this is happening.
The Democrats, yeah, they’re getting the vote, but it’s not that their ideas are triumphing. They’re buying these elections with massive advertising, whatever else can be done with all this money that George Soros is pouring into these various elections. Take Soros out of the picture and I’m telling you the dynamic changes greatly. They’d have to go out and find somebody else to give them the money because they’re not raising any.
The DNC is broke, folks. So it’s not a contradiction to say that the Democrats are winning these local races and imploding nationally. They are imploding nationally. They don’t know what hit them yet. They still can’t believe Trump is there. These people have been blinded with so much rage and hatred. That’s all they know now.
But by no means, don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying we’ve won anything here. I’m just saying the opportunity to keep the momentum up is there. I mean, I’m the guy, among many others, who said this is about much more than just one election. And it is.