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RUSH: You know, there are a lot of people on our side that wish Hillary Clinton would go away. I’m not one of them. You mention Hillary Clinton’s name and people groan. “Aw, come on, can’t that woman just realize it’s over and kind of slink away.” And I understand the sentiments. But I hope that she doesn’t go away. I hope the Democrats keep paying her somehow to appear in public.

I hope there are enough dummkopfs that will offer her speaking fees. You know what I heard, by the way, regarding that? That her speaking fees, her speech fee is — did I read 85? Her fee which, you know, used to be, when she was running, she’d show up at Goldman Sachs or some other globalist investment bank, speak for 20 minutes going, “You know, and, you know,” and they’d give her $250,000 for it. That was the going rate. That was on top of whatever they had to donate to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation.

I read, I think just this morning, that her fee is down. It may not be 85, but I think it’s what I read. (interruption) She is gonna get 25 or was? She is. Well, a college is gonna give her 25 grand. Well, you might, “Rush, that’s a lot of money.” Not in Clinton world it isn’t. That won’t even cover the condoms, for example, at the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor for a month. Twenty-five grand is not a lot of money in Clinton world, folks, and it’s a big come-down for her.

Anyway, I hope they keep paying it. I hope she keeps showing up in walking boots. Now she’s got a big cast on her arm, on her right arm, the right wrist. I hope she keeps showing up in these Coke bottle glasses, and I hope she keeps whining, and I hope she keeps complaining and blaming and rambling on about whatever it is that’s on her mind. Because Hillary Clinton perfectly represents a party of victims.

Man, if there’s ever been a prototype and an icon for a victim, a Democrat Party victim, Hillary Clinton is owning it. She’s wearing the hat. And I hope she stays front and center on the national stage. I wouldn’t even be bothered if she ran in 2020 again. The reason I say this: “Clinton calls 2016 election ‘traumatic,’ admits she’d like to ‘take back’ some things she said.”

Let me check my sound roster. I just want to make sure that — a-ha. We do. Let’s see, 13, 14, 15, 16. 13, 14, 15, and 16, Friday. Those are the audio sound bites here that we do have from Hillary Clinton.

“Almost a year and a half since losing her bid for president, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton still is talking about election woes, calling it a ‘traumatic’ experience. Speaking at Rutgers University Thursday, Clinton spoke primarily about being a woman in politics — and being targeted as a result, the problem Republicans face as a disjointed unit, the upcoming elections and her hopes that the recent events under the Trump administration would motivate people enough to vote for change.

“When asked about being told to get off the public stage and ‘shut up,’ Clinton said she was ‘struck’ by the fact that ‘they never said that to any man,’ citing unsourced research from ‘one of the young people’ on her staff.” No man’s ever told to shut up. Come on, Hillary! How many have you told to shut up, holding the testicle lockbox in your left hand? Men have never been told to shut up? That is just — but the bitterness. I want more of it. I don’t want it to go away.

The only thing, folks, that would make me rethink this is if she decided to team up with David Camera Hogg. If they decided to barnstorm America in September, October, I might have to rethink my preference for Hillary being on the public scene. But we’ll deal with that if and what it happens. So no man is ever told to shut up.

“Clinton also mentioned being called ‘shrill’ by the media, which she said never commented on her opponent’s habit of ‘finger waving.'” Finger waving. It’s a bully tactic. This is from the smartest woman in the world. Do you understand why I do not want this woman going away?

Let’s go to the audio sound bites. And we start started at Eagleton Institute Forum. This is Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This is last night in Piscataway, New Jersey.

HILLARY: You think, well who’s against these things? You’re advocating for climate change or you’re advocating on behalf of those brave young students from Parkland for common sense gun safety measures. (cheers) And you find out that there are a lot of people who don’t want that to happen because they have other interests, they see the world differently, they make money from it. The biggest challenge we face is keeping up our momentum of sustaining the energy that I have now seen across our country. And we just saw in the march the day after the inauguration and (cheers) now we’ve seen it on the March for Life.

RUSH: Now, that’s an interesting connection, the march the day after the inauguration was the women’s march where they’re wearing the vagina hats; and she correlates that, relates that to the so-called March for Life. And it was. It was the same people. I don’t know if you were here yesterday, but all kinds of information now has been learned about the March for Our Lives protest. Fewer than 10% were teenagers. Over 50% were women, and I think around 50% of the people there had voted for Hillary.

It was just the latest resistance-to-Trump rally, and it was undertaken under the auspices of the kids from Parkland and the save our lives gun control thing. But that’s not what it was. It was your average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill Trump resistance March that is generally led by women who voted for Hillary, who are still ticked off and upset about it.

But then she goes, “You think, well, who’s against these things? You’re advocating for climate change or you’re advocating on behalf of those brave young students from Parkland. Who could be against these things?” You’re advocating for climate change? No, Hillary, nobody’s advocating for climate change. Your side’s supposed to be opposed to it, trying to stop it. What do you mean, advocating for climate change? Anyway, this wears me out. But she wears everybody out. Here’s Hillary again, Piscataway, New Jersey, same place, the Eagleton Institute Forum.

HILLARY: I was really struck by, um, how people said that to me, you know, mostly people in the press, for whatever reason, like, “Oh, you know, go away, go away.” They never said that to any man who was not elected. (cheers) And I was kind of struck by that, and I’m really glad that, you know, Al Gore didn’t stop talking about climate change, and I’m really glad that John Kerry went to the Senate and became an excellent secretary of state. And I’m really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say, um, and for heaven’s sake, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate.

RUSH: Okay. Mrs. Clinton is purposely misunderstanding what people are saying to her when they are asking her to shut up, to go away. Hillary, let me help. You know, I’ve always had your best interests at heart here. I ran Operation Chaos on your behalf. I was the one person, not people in your party, I was the one person trying to hold off Obama winning the Democrat nomination in 2008.

You know it to be true, Hillary. I was the one who’d been defending you against unfair assault. And I’m here to help you again. People are not saying “go away” because they’re tired of hearing you talk about your issues. They’re tired of hearing you whine about losing. They’re tired of you making yourself a victim. This is not a feminist thing to do, Mrs. Clinton, trying to turn yourself into the victim-in-chief. And, come on, you’re 70 years old. It’s time to drop this age-old stuff. “Nobody’s telling men to go away. Nobody’s telling men to shut up.”

And, Mrs. Clinton, finally, it’s time to stop looking at women as a bloc, as a political organization. Women are not a political organization. You know, I mentioned this the other day. There was somebody — I can’t remember who — who suggested that as a duty to women, Melania Trump should divorce Donald Trump, like Hillary let down her generation of women by not divorcing Clinton, Melania Trump should divorce Donald Trump. To do it for America’s women, as though women are helpless little pulsating blobs out there, and they’re quivering in fear over what’s happening to women because of Donald Trump.

And so Melania Trump has a duty to sacrifice her marriage and her children and divorce Trump for the sake of American women? Hillary, this is what people are tired of you whining about. American women are not a political bloc and they are not all victims of evil men. And people are sick and tired of our culture being structured this way by people like you.

That’s all they’re tired of, Hillary. You lost. People lose in politics. You’ve had your share of it. And it just doesn’t look good to keep whining, and it doesn’t look good to keep blaming people that had nothing to do with it. You’re the one that didn’t work. You’re the one that didn’t go to these states that you thought you had in the bag. You’re the one that couldn’t stand up getting in the van leaving the 9/11 memorial. This is all on you. And you’re trying to put it off on American culture, that America’s women are so under the thumbs of American men that they can’t even vote their preferences without being beaten up.

And guess who’s picked up that refrain? None other than Sandra Bernhard, who’s one of the costars of the Roseanne show. Sandra Bernhard is also saying women who opposed Hillary were either under their husband’s thumbs or they felt inadequate. “I think it’s a couple of issues. I think it’s being either under the thumb of your husband or, for the election, it was being so offended by Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton’s legacy that you turned on her. Or feeling inadequate, feeling like how could somebody be so educated, how could somebody have brought themselves up from their own experience and gone to the top, educated herself, fought for rights — civil rights and equality. And I think that’s threatening to a lot of women.”

Are you kidding me? Sandra Bernhard is saying the reason a lot of women didn’t vote for Hillary is because they were ashamed. That Hillary is so bright, so smart, so accomplished, so achieved, so far ahead, so far beyond average American women that they were intimidated! They felt inferior! They didn’t feel like they even had the right to be in the same class, the same room as Hillary Clinton. They feel inadequate. America’s women feel inadequate. How could somebody be so smart? How could some woman be so educated? How could some woman have accomplished so much?

Now, you would think that that would cause people to vote for you, that those are the kind of things that inspire. But in Sandra Bernhard and the American left’s view, highly achieved, brilliant people apparently are intimidating and cause people not to vote for them. But this idea that American women are a political organization and that it’s all for one and one for all and that Melania Trump has a duty to this generation of women to say, “We’re not gonna take it anymore!” and divorce Donald Trump and take her son with her, bust up her family life, leave the penthouse on Fifth Avenue, leave Mar-a-Lago, go wherever, but get away from Trump. America’s women demand it.

No, they don’t. The idea that women are under men’s thumbs these days and that women are so cowed and so intimidated that they only vote the way their husbands demand they vote. In what world does that exist? If it does, you know where it exists? Washington. If there is a world where women are beaten down and under the thumb of men, it would be in elite circles, not out there in red state America.

More than likely, though, in elite circles, it’s the men who’ve been emasculated. It’s the men who are under the thumbs of their women. And it is the men who are being demanded by their wives and girlfriends, “You better vote her or I’m outta here.” Either way, Hillary Clinton continuing on the victim parade. And I hope she stays there, and I hope she continues to lead it.


RUSH: I mentioned have a couple more Hillary sound bites. But I want to start with Jennifer Palmieri. Jennifer Palmieri ran the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. She was on with Chatsworth Osborne Jr. last night on the Fox News Channel. That’s our affectionate name for Tucker Carlson. And Chatsworth said to her, “What are the obstacles to women rising in politics or business or any field?”

PALMIERI: There is a question about women and ambition that exists. I think it is because she has always been a woman who was stepping out of roles that women traditionally have. I mean, do you believe that the hatred that exists for Hillary Clinton is rational? Do you think that she is deserving? Do you think that Hillary Clinton has done so much in her life that she is deserving of the hatred? Does it not strike you as if something’s amiss there?

RUSH: Yeah, I love this. Here’s Jennifer Palmieri — by the way, I’m having a mental block. She did something. She was in a forum to explain what happened, what went wrong after the election, and she said something that made breaking news, and I can’t remember what it was. I think she got into a knock down drag out with Lewandowski at this forum about something. I’ll find out what it is. It may not even relate to this, but I just remember that she was — what I can’t remember is did she sell the campaign out? Did she blame Hillary or something. It’ll come to me.

But, anyway, she says here, “I mean, do you believe the hatred that exists for Hillary Clinton is rational?” By the way, let me remind you, the people wanting her to go away are Democrats. It ain’t us, folks. It’s Democrats that are asking her to be quiet, to shut up. You know, she’s out there talking about all these people in the red states that didn’t vote for her because their husbands basically have them in cages and only let them out to fix dinner and grab the slippers and then do the massage, and they go back to the cage.

And Claire McCaskill, who lives in one of these states that Hillary’s talking about, “Would you stop talking like this? We’re not deplorables here.” So it’s the Democrats that are asking her to shut up. It’s Democrats asking her to stop playing victim and go away. So Palmieri says, “Do you believe the hatred that exists for Hillary Clinton is rational? Do you think that she’s deserving? Do you think that Hillary Clinton’s done so much in her life that she’s deserving of the hatred? Does it not strike you as if something’s amiss here?” And when people ask things like this, I’m always reminded of Hillary in 2003 in Hartford, Connecticut.

HILLARY: I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and if you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!

RUSH: What’s not to love there? That’s Hillary Clinton, annual Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey dinner in Hartford in April 2003. (interruption) No, it was not — I remember Palmieri said — it was earlier this week when she said Hillary ran — it was last weekend that Hillary Clinton ran with half her humanity tied behind her back. I’m sitting there, now, wait a minute. Where are these people getting that? There’s nobody that talks about half of anything behind your back anymore but me. Hillary Clinton ran with half her humanity?

Here’s what it is. At a Harvard University forum, it was December 1st, 2016, to define the Clinton campaign for the historical record, Palmieri ascribed the loss to alleged white supremacists within the Trump campaign, the email scandal which she believed reporters should not have covered, and she claimed that many political journalists had a personal dislike for the Democrat nominee.

That’s what Palmieri was out there saying, and Corey Lewandowski I think was on the panel and was dumbfounded at the lack of ability of the Hillary team to be honest about why they had lost. Hillary didn’t work! She didn’t go to any of these states. She didn’t campaign hard. She was preparing at home for each debate two weeks prior to the debate taking place. One more Hillary from last night. Piscataway, New Jersey, the Eagleton Institute Forum.

HILLARY: I’ve been on enough stages with enough men to know that, you know, sometimes they get going, and they yell. Right? Some of them even pound the podium. Some of them shake their finger. I never heard any of them called shrill. I get up there, you know, I kind of get going. And then, “Oh, my God, did you see how shrill she was?” Wait a minute. Did you hear who was before me and who was after me?

RUSH: Let’s go back to April 28th in Hartford, Hillary seems to have trouble understanding why people describing her as shrill now and then.

HILLARY: I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and if you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!

RUSH: She’s filled with rage out there. She always has been filled with rage, and it’s feminist rage. I mean, she’s a by-product of it. Wellesley, Smith, all of that. She is a by-product of feminist rage. Can you imagine — stop and think for a moment. When she’s willing to open up like this, can you imagine what she was really thinking and feeling when her husband was out boinking anything that would walk. And she had to defend him. She had come after and destroy the women who her husband was shtuping out there.

It just had to infuriate her, but she had to do it if she was to have any political future. She had decided way back in the Yale days that she was going to subordinate her own life and instead hitch her wagon to Clinton and follow him wherever he went and try to take over everywhere he went. She was gonna feed off of his life. She was gonna take his life and make it hers and then parlay that into the presidency of the United States.

And it’s bombed out. It has bombed out twice. And in the process, she had to take a bite every so often out of the excrement sandwich, and then she had to join this effort to destroy the women who were coming forward. I can understand the rage in that circumstance. I can understand the guilt. I can understand not getting over all of that. It kind of makes sense, if you look at it that way.


RUSH: Okay. I found it. Actually Cookie found it. The Grooveyard of Forgotten Sound Bites. This is Jennifer Palmieri followed by Kellyanne Conway, who nuked her. This is at the Harvard University forum campaign for president, managers look at 2016, everybody try and explain what went right or what went wrong in their campaign. And Jennifer Palmieri is on with Robby Mook and other people in the campaign. Kellyanne Conway was there for the Trump campaign. Here’s Palmieri and Conway in the first bite.

PALMIERI: If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant strategist, a brilliant tactician, I am glad to have lost. I am more proud of Hillary Clinton’s alt right speech than any other moment on the campaign because she had the courage to stand up.


PALMIERI: I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.

CONWAY: No, you wouldn’t.


CONWAY: No, you wouldn’t.

PALMIERI: Absolutely.

CONWAY: Yes. That’s very clear today. No, you wouldn’t, respectfully.

PALMIERI: (crosstalk)

CONWAY: How exactly did we win? Go for it, Jen. How exactly did we win? I’d like to know. Because I spent the last four months of my life to do it. Excuse me. And we did it. And we did it by looking at the schedule and looking at, yes, the electoral map of 270, because that’s how you win the presidency.

RUSH: So Palmieri has just said the Trump campaign won by providing a platform for white supremacists. And she said, “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, then I’m glad to have lost. I would not have wanted to win if we had to go out and appeal to white supremacists.” And Conway said, “That’s crap, and you know it.” And Conway wasn’t finished slicing and dicing.

CONWAY: Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform? Are you gonna look me in the face and tell me that?

PALMIERI: It did, Kellyanne.

CONWAY: Really?


CONWAY: Oh. And that’s how you lost? Do you think you could have just had a decent message for the white working-class voters? You think this woman, who has nothing in common with —

PALMIERI: I’m not saying that’s what you won, but that’s the kind of the campaign that was run.

CONWAY: — these counties we flipped over 200 counties that President Obama won and Donald Trump just won, you think that’s because of what you just said or because people aren’t ready for a woman president? Really? How about it’s Hillary Clinton? She doesn’t connect with people. How about they have nothing in common with her?

RUSH: Bingo! I have said for the longest time Hillary Clinton does not have a bond of anything, even with the people who vote for her, other than the vagina, other than the gender. That’s it. She doesn’t have a personal bond with anybody. She can’t even draw a crowd to a book signing. She doesn’t have the bond. She doesn’t have enough humility. She doesn’t want a bond with people that vote for her. She always wants them to view themselves as her subjects and she’s on a pedestal above them. That’s always been the case with Hillary Clinton, and anybody watching it knows that.

You know where I first saw it, really first saw it? Election night 1992. Everybody was waiting for Clinton to come out of the Arkansas governor’s mansion. The crowds were there. They had a giant stage, platform right next to the governor’s mansion and Bill and Hillary were gonna walk out there. And they kept people waiting and waiting and waiting. And James Carville was in the crowd, in the front row walking around. He wasn’t even on the stage. They wouldn’t even let Carville on the stage. He was the architect of the thing.

And Hillary and Bill came out. And she had this most arrogant looking facial expression, and she walked the edge of that stage practically refusing to shake hands with people. Clinton’s out there glad-handing everybody. She shook some hands. But the look on her face, it was clear she thought she had just been elected. But there wasn’t any appreciation. There wasn’t any humility.

You and I, if we’d just been elected president, we would have been so damned ebullient, we wouldn’t have been able to contain it. And she’s acting like it’s just the next phase. And that’s where I first saw that this woman has no ability to actually create a bond, love, like, what have you, even the people that vote for her.


RUSH: Mark in Virginia Beach, great to have you on Open Line Friday. Hi.

CALLER: Hey, thanks, Rush. You nailed it. Hillary wanted to lose. It burnished her credentials as a victim. And if she won, she would have to stop grifting. But now she can keep on making money. Follow the money, with books and speeches and I don’t think Obama really wanted her to win. And Trump worked for the election. He spent money to get elected. Hillary made money to be elected.

And she didn’t, as you said, she didn’t go to the states that Obama was brilliantly working to break the blue wall. He was there election eve telling people, if we don’t win, it’s all for nothing. And yet the media has been projecting and saying, oh, he didn’t want to win, that Trump didn’t want to win. It was Hillary, they’re projecting. And of course Trump was colluding. It was Hillary that was colluding. One last thing. If Hillary’s head had busted through the glass ceiling, the pieces would have mussed her hair.

RUSH: (laughing) Yeah, well, I don’t respectfully agree. I think she wanted to win more than she’s ever wanted. I think she expected to win more than she’s ever expected to win anything.


RUSH: I do not think Hillary Clinton wanted to lose the election. You might say, “She didn’t really try very hard.” That’s because she didn’t think — look, nobody thought Trump was gonna win this. If Hillary had wanted to lose this — it just wasn’t on anybody’s mind, folks. There isn’t a person Inside Washington who thought that Trump was gonna win, outside of those on his campaign, and not very many of them.

And I’m here to tell you, even on election night, at 8 o’clock on election night, Hillary and her camp still thought — they’re watching these returns, the polls close all over the fruited plain, and they’re waiting for this landslide to begin. That’s what they thought they were gonna get. I mean, remember, the polls were not even accurate on this, exit polls, preelection polls, all of them had Hillary — I mean, the smallest margin had her at five. There was no way anybody — some people say that Trump didn’t even think he was gonna win on election night. You know, the stories that Melania was in tears at about midnight, that garbage.

Hillary didn’t want to lose this because of what the opportunity now to make speeches and make money and — Hillary Clinton lost so much, they had to shut down the Clinton Crime Family Foundation. They collected all of this money, Hillary Clinton was selling access to her presidency for two years. All of these donations, significant money going to that foundation, from people from all over the world.

There’s no reason to give the Clintons that much money unless there’s something coming back from it. And that was gonna be Hillary in the White House. And when that didn’t happen, they shut down that foundation. They shut that thing down lickety-split. They wouldn’t keep it open. There was no more reason to donate to it. And I think she really has endured serious psychological damage and problems after this, because the expectation was so high, the desire combined with the entitlement and the expectation.

She was looking at first woman president ever, finally, finally, after deciding way back at Yale to hitch her wagon to Bill Clinton and to subordinate her entire life to his, finally, finally. You know, she got sidetracked and derailed by Obama in ’08. A lot of lingering bitterness over that. This was it. This was gonna be the culmination. This was going to be the reason validating every decision she had made in her life. And what happened? It didn’t happen.

This is humiliation. There’s nobody that could have wanted this. There’s not enough money in the speeches and there’s not enough respect, adulation. I don’t think there’s anything to it. But as I say, I’m always fascinated by the way people think.

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