RUSH: I’ll bet many of you are saying, “Rush, please don’t waste any time talking about Pelosi’s stunt today. We can get that anywhere. We don’t need the ABCs. We don’t need the back-to-front, front-to-back explanation of this. We know what’s going on.” I know, and I agree with you. But, nevertheless, folks, there’s some things that need to be said about it. It has become the total media narrative. The whole thing was planned and the whole thing was strategized.
It’s part of ongoing effort by Pelosi to create this massive illusion of incompetence and criminal behavior so that she can get Trump impeached without having to call a vote for it. That’s what this is. She doesn’t want to have to put this to a vote. She doesn’t want to go anywhere formal. She wants to try to get this driven by public opinion. They’re desperate to create the Nixon situation out there where the Republicans are forced to abandon the president because the president has lost his own base support.
That’s the attempt here. They have been attempting to drive a wedge between Trump voters and Trump since Election Day 2016. It really is what this is about. I mean, the details are the details, but the objective is she doesn’t want to do a formal vote. She doesn’t want to have to go to a trial in the Senate because that’s gonna lead to an acquittal, and that just blows everything out of the water. She wants and is using the Drive-By… Well, she’s not using it.
The Drive-By Media is actively cooperating in this attempt to create this image that your president is corrupt, that he’s sick, that he’s dangerously out of touch, that he’s incompetent. That’s what this is, and I’m gonna give you the opposite picture today. I’m gonna tell you how it’s the Democrats on the run. I’m gonna tell you how it’s the Democrats who are panicking after that horrible debate that they had on Tuesday night, and that that’s one of the reasons that Pelosi pulled her stunt yesterday!
That debate was pathetic. It was horrible. The people who did the best in that debate are people that don’t have a chance of getting the nomination. Fauxcahontas, who many now think is the frontrunner, was disastrous! She will not explain to anybody how in the world she’s going to pay for her proposals. She will not go there. The answer is tax increases, but she’s not gonna commit the mistake that Mondull made in 1984.
To refresh your memories — because I realize many of you were not alive in ’84 or not old enough to be paying attention. Or you were and you just didn’t care, because this program wasn’t on the air in 1984, at least not here. And, as such, you had not yet gotten interested in this stuff. Ronaldus Magnus, running for reelection, was en route to what everybody knew was gonna be a landslide. The Democrats nominated Mondull because he had been a loyal war horse.
They knew they were gonna get shellacked. So let Mondull be the nominee. Let Mondull go down in flames. Don’t waste a viable candidate of the future and pay Mondull off. Let him get his fundraising. Let him have his acclaim. Let him get the perks that go along with it. And at the Democrat convention in San Francisco where I was (it was my first time there, by the way), Walter Mondull actually promised to people that he would raise their taxes.
He was very proudly, very proudly saying, “I promise you I’m gonna raise your taxes! I just told you. Reagan’s gonna raise your taxes, too, but you won’t tell you.” That was Mondale’s big statement. That was in the acceptance speech. Well, we know what happened. Bye-bye Mondull. He went down to a 49-state landslide defeat. So Fauxcahontas is not gonna make that mistake. That’s the answer to the question that they were all badgering her on: “How are you gonna pay for all this health care? How are you gonna pay for all this whatever it is?”
She kept say, “We’re gonna tax the rich! We’re gonna get the people over $50 million! We’re gonna make ’em 2ȼ cents for $1 they earn over $50 million — and we’re gonna soak ’em and then we’re gonna make them pay for it.” Nobody was buying it. In the meantime, Crazy Bernie out there is assuring the middle class that their taxes are gonna go up. Crazy Bernie’s theory is that people will be happy to pay for utopia. Well, that’s disastrous too. You just don’t tell people you’re gonna raise their taxes!
Particularly when part of your agenda is to offer “free” health care for illegals who now number, officially, 22 million (as we’ve always known) not 11 million. So Pelosi had to do something. I’m telling you, this debate was a disaster. It was dull. It was a dryball three hours. There was no excitement. There was no pizzazz. There was no charisma. There was no connection with the audience. This was a bunch of candidates talking to their friends who were called moderators. I’m telling, folks, it was… (sigh) The Democrats know this, and their consultants know this and are telling them this.
The only people excited by that debate are the people the Democrats already have, and they don’t have to work to keep them. They don’t have to do anything. They are people who already hate Trump or are loyal to Democrats for whatever foolhardy reasons. But that debate didn’t reach out and grab anybody, didn’t excite anybody. So Pelosi knows it. So next up is a trip to the White House. So let me get this straight, see if I understand this.
Yesterday at a meeting between Democrat leaders and the president in the Cabinet Room at the White House — a room, by the way, I have been in often (just saying) — Pelosi pitches a hissy fit and storms out because Trump has a “meltdown.” Trump had a meltdown. Trump’s going crazy! Trump can’t deal with all the criticism he’s getting over pulling troops out of Syria. Steny Hoyer and Chuck You Schumer (accompanying Pelosi) ran right out of the White House — and magically, there were the microphones already there waiting for them even though they were leaving the meeting early.
So really what it boils down to is Pelosi is upset that Trumps pulls 28 troops out of Syria. When you boil all this down, isn’t that what happened? I mean, she can say that she left there because Trump had a meltdown because Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing because Trump’s dangerous because Trump’s sick, “We need to pray for Trump,” blah, blah, blah. But in essence, what was she playing off? She’s playing off Trump with the troop draw-down in Syria.
Strip way all the spin, that’s what’s going on. Think about the irony of this for a second. Think about all of the issues that Trump is taking away from these people when you get right down to it. Whatever Trump comes out in favor of, they reflexively have to be opposed to. Where is, for example, Code Pink? Do you know what Code Pink is? Code Pink is a loony tune bunch of left-wing anti-war supporters who show up — somehow magically get invitations to appear at congressional hearings, Senate hearings, you name it — and they are known to be anti-war.
Where are they?
Where are they praising Trump? Where are they criticizing the Democrats? Code Pink has gone silent. They’ve got nothing to say here. They’re making a feeble attempt at attacking Trump, which proves that Code Pink is not even honest about what they are. They’re nothing more than pro-Democrat activists just using anti-war as a platform. This is the move the Democrats have been advocating for who knows how long. The Democrats want us out of everywhere. They’ve always wanted us out of everywhere.
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