RUSH: Rosemary in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I’m glad you called. How are you?
CALLER: Hi. Why don’t the millions of us who voted for President Trump march to Washington in the biggest protest ever to drive a stake through that vampire Mueller and all his bloodsucking bats and then also march on the mainstream press in New York, millions of us?
RUSH: I don’t know. Why don’t you?
CALLER: Well, I think it’s a good idea, don’t you?
RUSH: I’d love to see it.
CALLER: I’d love to see, too.
RUSH: I gotta be very careful here. I gotta be very careful not to be seen organizing or suggesting such a thing. Otherwise, if it happens, it will not appear organic. We don’t want ’em to say, “Yeah, this is all happening ’cause Limbaugh’s got his robots doing what he told them.” We don’t want them to say that, so —
CALLER: No, I don’t think they could accuse you of that. I think lots of us have the idea that we’d like to do that ’cause, I mean, I really love Trump. He’s saving America.
RUSH: You know, you do raise a broader question, and that is as people learn what has been learned since last night with Caputo, Michael Caputo and essentially confirming what I thought was going on with this thing from the beginning, I wonder how mad Trump voters and others are out there.
CALLER: I think that we’re all furious. I mean, everybody I know is, of the conservatives. I mean, they despise Mueller. And I certainly do. I think he’s an evil man. I believe in a hell, and I think that’s where he’s gonna wind up going. That’s one thing about it, he’s gonna spend eternity there being tortured like what he’s doing to President Trump.
RUSH: Well, that may well be, but if that happens, nobody will ever know it so you will not have the satisfaction of ever knowing that.
CALLER: You’re probably right about that, but it’s nice thinking about it.
RUSH: Well, look, I understand the rage. I understand the emotion. But if you look at this, what is being attempted here is so outrageous. The way we change presidents in America is at the ballot box. We are still a representative Republic, a constitutional Republic. And what is happening here is happening outside the bounds of the rule of law. I mean, it’s gone on way too long. There isn’t any evidence for what is being looked at here.
And we actually have a cabal of establishment types literally attempting to overthrow the results of the last election. But the American people take care of these mistakes, the American people. That’s how our country works, not like this. I wonder how many people really are outraged over it.
RUSH: Here’s Sharon in Ruidoso, New Mexico. I’m glad you waited. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush, for taking my call. God bless that caller before me, because you know what, I’m mad. And that this has got to stop. I’m tired of hearing about it. There are more important things that we need to be focused on besides this. What is happening is wrong, and these bastards can’t get away with it. I was not a Trumpster, but they have made me one. I was a Cruz person. But what is happening in our country is wrong. It’s all a bunch of lies, and it’s got to stop.
RUSH: You know, that, too, is an excellent point, because I’ve got a story in the Stack here from a CNN reporter. The conventional wisdom is, of course, that the Democrats are gonna sweep to victory in a blue wave in the midterm elections in November in the House of Representatives.
RUSH: This guy’s got a story saying, “Wait a minute. This may not be happening. This whole blue wave thing may not be happening, and we’ve gotta honestly look at it.” And because the Democrats are continuing to lose ground in the generic ballot poll, and I think what you just said, that more and more people who really might have been ambivalent about Trump, even some who voted for him, but might not like him personally, I think unbeknownst to these people in Washington, they are creating a gigantic backlash that is causing people to turn to Trump in a defensive way simply because of what’s happening and how it’s happening.
CALLER: And they are. In several of shows you’ve said, how do we stop this, who’s gonna stop this? And I think we do. We, the people. We stop it. And I agree with her. We need to march on Washington, D.C., like they have never seen before. And you help us stop it because I think we need Dan’s Bake Sale number two.
RUSH: (laughing) I think about this.
CALLER: I beg you to do it, because it needs to be done. This has got to stop, Rush.
RUSH: No, no, no, what I mean, let me be honest. I do think about it, asking the question as you so correctly remember it. But I’ve been asking, what would it take to stop this, what will it take to bring this to a conclusion? Because obviously there isn’t any evidence for what they’re looking for, so it’s clear that these people are trying to use the power that they have to drive Trump out of office. They want to drive him out of Washington, and they’re gonna ruin as many people as they can in the process to apply pressure.
RUSH: I think as this has gone on more and more people are starting to get literally outraged over all of this. I mean, at its most elementary, this is the epitome of unfairness. And if Americans are devoted to anything, it’s to fairness. And there is nothing fair about this. And that is becoming more and more obvious. There isn’t a single thing fair about this.
Trump didn’t do anything to any of these people. And yet they are out to destroy him and his family and his businesses and in the process, send a signal to anybody else in the future who might want to do what Trump has done here to not even think about it.
And I think we’re getting to a point where a lot of people out there are beginning to ask what can they do. How does this get fixed? How does this get rectified? And, furthermore, how do the people who are responsible for this travesty, how do they get held accountable? How are they investigated? If they deserve to be punished, when and how is that gonna happen? What are the processes for that to occur? And why aren’t they?
Why is it that the investigator side of this has no bounds, no limits on time or money? Why is it that they can lie and do whatever, leak whatever, destroy whoever with impunity? I think more and more people are beginning to ask these simple questions. And as part of that, they want to know what they can do. Because it is clear to a lot of people that showing up and voting, well, if these people don’t like the way you voted, they’re gonna just throw it out. They’re gonna do whatever they can to undermine it and sabotage it, ’cause they don’t like the result.
Apparently a lot of people had a lot of their futures written with Hillary Clinton in the White House. A lot of people had made plans. A lot of people had made plans to get rich. A lot of people had made plans to have a lot of power. A lot of people had made plans to have a really cushy, great life associated with Washington and everything there if Hillary Clinton’s in the White House and running the country. A lot of people had already made investments necessary, not just financial, in order to really profit and have a great time after Hillary Clinton gets elected.
Now all of that is out the window. Everybody who had these grandiose plans, everybody who thought their future was written, all that had to happen was a calendar had to get to Election Day where Hillary was gonna win in a landslide, and our lives are made. How many people have had all of those plans thrown into utter tumult and chaos, thrown upside down and canceled? And they are fit to be tied over it. And to hell with what you think.
There’s a price to be paid for this. And if that means some people get ruined, small price to pay for the lesson to be taught, don’t ever try this again. In the meantime, while all this is going on, Donald Trump is actually presiding over dramatic, successful agenda items being implemented, one right after another.
And that is further infuriating these people because Trump is showing that an outsider can come in and do all of this, where for decades we’ve been told, “Changing Washington is a big deal, Mr. Limbaugh. It’s such a big ship and it’s sailing at such a speed, it’s just impossible to stop things and turn around. The best we can do is kind of stop them or slow ’em down. But actually reverse them –” this is what our conservative intellectuals always told me. “Rush, come on. Get serious. We’re never gonna be able to stop it. The best we can do is slow it down. Rush, we’re always gonna be playing defense. We’re never gonna be on offense.”
Now I understand why. They don’t want to be on offense. They don’t want to be at odds with the people that run the establishment. They don’t want any part of those people being mad at them. Speaking of, there’s another story about this today. Have it right my formerly nicotine-stained fingers.
This runs at American Greatness by Deion Kathawa, and it’s called “Suicide of the Conservative Movement — Movement conservatism chose for years to be a pliant doormat to the relentless onslaught of the social justice-crazed, progressive Left and its ever-escalating leftward demands. It chose to rehearse an inflexible checklist ideology rather than to be guided by prudential judgments about the common good of the nation in light of natural rights reasoning of the American Founding. It chose to see politics as bean bag, rather than the inherently scrappy contest for dominance that it truly is.
“They have, in short, opted to view the public square as a debating society and the nation as a playground—complete with imaginary judges and recess duty patrol. They imagine they can send up their trial balloons and tout their pet ideas in this idealized ‘fair’ and objective world rather than in a real place inhabited by real persons who deserve to be led, respected, and taken seriously as political actors—not dominated against their wishes, condescended to, or ignored.”
So-called movement conservatives, especially Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Mona Charen and Jonah Goldberg, that’s what this guy here says, they would rather maintain their anti-Trump smugness and superiority than admit they misjudged 2016 and nobody listened to ’em. They should be helping Trump. They should want a place at the table inside the White House to help Trump steer.
But no, they sit on the outside and they whine and moan like little girls not asked to dance at the sock hop. They’re right up there with drunk Hillary and her vagina hatted idiots. The point of this is, it’s really captured here in movement conservatism looks at all this as a debating society.
“We’re here to present our ideas. We will debate these ideas. But we’re not gonna fight for ’em, and we’re certainly not gonna try to implement them. We just want to be seen as really smart people. But we are never gonna oppose you, establishment. We acknowledge you run the place, and we’re grateful to have a seat here in the establishment. We know our place. We can talk conservatism all we want, and we can go on TV and get paid for being analysts and we can write our books, but don’t ever really do anything about it. And don’t worry, we won’t, because we don’t want you coming after us. We couldn’t stand you coming after us like you’re going after Trump. We’d rather join you going after Trump than have you come after us.”
More and more of these stories are starting to appear, too, as people are getting the handle on how the various members of the establishment manage their membership.
RUSH: This is Kirk in Las Vegas. Welcome, sir. I’m glad you called. Great to hear from you.
CALLER: I’m glad I got through. Longtime listener. Started in ’87 in Des Moines, Iowa, listening to you on WHO, I think it was. Anyway, I was not a Trump voter, but I am upset the way things are going with this government coup. I do think the one thing, though, people need to realize is that Trump is probably thinking long ball. And if indeed paying off a hooker is reason to have to leave office in D.C., I think that the place will be a ghost town and Trump will have effectively drained the swamp.
RUSH: (laughing) I love that way of looking at it. If paying off a hooker means you have to leave town — yeah. You know, I’m thinking of Wilbur Mills and Fanne Foxe. You remember Wilbur Mills? Fanne Foxe was a well-known Washington hooker, but Wilbur Mills was cavorting in fountains in Washington with hookers and so forth. It was found out later in his career. Of course we have the Kennedy family and his buddies. So, yeah — what you mean though, Trump’s playing long ball? Is that an independent comment from the joke or is that part of the joke?
CALLER: Yes. (laughing)
RUSH: Boy, you’re on a roll here. (laughing) Well, who did you vote for if it wasn’t Trump?
CALLER: I voted Libertarian. I didn’t like either of the —
RUSH: So when did all this start. As a Libertarian, this has gotta really bother you, talk about government overreach, this is it in spades.
RUSH: So when did this start to bother you?
CALLER: From the very beginning of the independent counsel. I mean, it just didn’t makes sense to me as to why they were —
RUSH: You know why it didn’t make sense to me?
CALLER: There’s no evidence. I mean, you’re supposed to have a crime first.
RUSH: Right. But the Democrats demanded it. They lost! Why the hell are we trying to appease the Democrats? And it was all because Comey got fired. And they’re trying to turn that into obstruction of justice?