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Welcome to today's edition of the Rush Limbaugh Show podcast. Greetings to you. Music lovers, thrill seekers, conversationalists all across the all across the fruited plain. Man, oh, man, I have such a range of emotion.
Flowing through my arteries and veins, both going to my heart and away from my heart, I'm watching I'm watching these people at the Biden inauguration, I just they just they think they got it all back, but they think they finally have vanquished all of their opposition and they haven't the slightest idea. You can hear it in the words they're saying to each other. You can hear it in the way they're singing their songs. You can see it in the people that showed up for this inauguration, who didn't show up four years ago for the for the Trump inaugural.
And I just I have to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, I just.
Wait a minute, what's this? That was obviously audio from the Trump rally, one of many that occurred before the election last November.
We love you anyway. Greetings, folks. It is it is good to have you here. We're going to try to get through the day here is as best we can.
I'm looking for I'm looking for the words to most perfectly capture the range of emotion. That I feel and I'm watching these people as they have assembled on the stage for the inauguration of of Plug's.
And this inauguration looks like what you would expect from a one party state, this inauguration looks like the Chinese Olympics. With hundreds and hundreds of flags. To replace people who were not allowed to show up. Now, why do you think people were not allowed to show? Well, people aren't allowed to show up because of covid people aren't allowed to show up because of the threat to the National Guard might open fire on everybody. That's not why the reason they put up all these replacements for people is that I don't think they were confident a bunch of people would show up for this.
Because I think they know I think they know that they are not. You got to be very careful here in the words I choose.
I think they know that this is something that's been arranged rather than legitimately thought.
And and one. And you can see this in their attitudes, in their smiles, you can see it, hear it in the words that they are uttering, it's like.
I remember the 1984 Democratic convention. Was in San Francisco, I happened to be there, was covering it, and one of the speakers on one of the nights was the mayor of Washington, D.C. His name was Marion Barry. And the sum total of his speech was tonight, we're on the inside tonight we're on the road, meaning finally, the minorities that really are the Democrat Party have made it to the power base. We are on the inside. We're not on the outside looking in.
And I sense a similar. Frame of mind with the people that are up there on the stage. At this day, they. They've been sweating bullets for four years and they are now convinced that they have resecured.
Their complete and total hold on power in Washington. But I think they know that it's fleeting, they're going to do everything they can to make sure it's not fleeting, they're going to do everything possible to make sure that they never lose it again. Don't misunderstand. But I think all of these people have souls and they all have deep dark crevices where they engage in. Deep thoughts about themselves, and I think when they go there, I think that they a number of them actually have to admit that they've dodged a bunch of bullets here.
And I think they know and this is the big one, I think they know, what, 74 million, maybe 80 million people who did not vote for Joe Biden? There is no way they can honestly say, say to themselves. That they represent the power base of the country, they're going to have to take it. They're going to have to hold on to it and never let go of it. They have not legitimately won it.
Now I'm on thin ice saying this. I'm making myself a target saying this, but I've been doing this for 30 years and it's really no different today than 30 years ago is no different than last week in terms of the way I approach this. And I just. It's almost a question of legitimacy, I'm almost of the of the mind that they know. That there's not a full fledged legitimacy to this, but it doesn't matter because they're able to lie to themselves, they're able to to tell themselves stories.
They really don't have anybody there, and they they've got people replaced by 200000 flags, 200000 flags that have been placed on the Washington Mall, and it does it looks just like when the Olympics are in China. It's almost like the flags represent people who couldn't be there and they didn't want people there. Because of covid-19, because the National Guard might open fire, because whoever it was that ran the operation on January 6th against the capital might show up at this inauguration because, of course, nobody can guarantee anybody security anymore.
They have to make that plane. They have to make the threat look like it's viable at any moment in order to keep the negative vibes up about people like you and me. But what do you think? The real truth is that they are not confident that if they opened this thing up to open seating, that they would be overflowing with the crowd? I don't think they think they would. I mean, nobody showed up at Joe Biden's political rallies, nobody showed up at any of the rallies that Kamala Harris, they have not throughout any of this demonstrated that they have a bond with the people who voted for them like Trump had.
They don't have anything near that. They don't have, I think, any assurance or confidence that if this were open to the public, that they'd set records for attendance.
So a number of things are going to happen now. A number of things, Trump is now gone. These people are deliriously happy. They have vanquished bad Orangeman, they believe. So there's a number of things that are going to take on a different appearance, things that will take on a different identity. The temperatures are going to stop dramatically rising and falling. Oh, we'll still need climate change, but we won't need hysterically oriented stories to persuade anybody because persuasions not on the agenda.
They're not going to persuade you of anything, they don't care, they're just going to implement what they believe. And so all of these bogus stories about vanishing ice, vanishing homelands for polar bears, all that stuff, you're going to stop seeing very much of it. The ice caps are going to refreeze. For example, the polar bears are going to be fine. Hurricanes, well, they'll be treated normally that they're six months out of the year where we have them, that there's nothing we can do to stop them.
There's nothing we can do to change them. But you're not going to see any blame. Of the current crop of people in government for hurricanes, you're not going to see. Anything of the sort that would lend itself to. Being blamed by the current population of Washington, D.C.. For whatever is happening to advance climate change, they will just say that climate change is advancing, we got to do something about it. They're not going to have to worry about persuading anybody.
Massive graft, corruption, bribes, all that stuff can now flow normally in Washington, D.C. What do you think is going to happen to the reporting on covid-19? Well, covid-19 disappear and take on the identity of the flu. Will Biden attempt to co-opt Operation warp speed? Name it something else and try to take credit? For the rapid rate at which vaccine has been made available to the public. It's going to be fascinating to watch and categorize the differences in how news is reported.
Get this. This is from The Daily Wire. This is this is Ben Shapiro's website. After investigation, the Pentagon finds no plot against Biden among the National Guard troops. So up. This is exactly the kind of thing. I mean, up until yesterday, 250000 National Guard, 90 percent are white.
That means that there's a bunch of white supremacists and that means that Biden is not safe because only 20 percent of the National Guard, only 20 percent of white people support Biden. So the president elect every day up until yesterday was in grave danger because the National Guard might have gone rogue. In an operation orchestrated by Donald Trump now today, that's all history. Now, the Pentagon's investigated, they found no plot against Biden among the National Guard troops. We were told that the National Guards populated with white people.
Which means privileged. White people, which means people with white supremacy. Which means if they wanted to. They wanted to do something to damage Joe Biden, who is white, by the way. It was a sick political narrative. To militarize the nation's capital, to make it look like President Trump was a clear and present danger and Washington was unsafe while Trump was still there. We have to guard against the the possibility that the National Guard would go rogue on secret marching orders from Donald Trump.
Turns out that was all bogus. The Pentagon found time to investigate and they found no plot. What so ever in fact, it remains true that it was the Obama Biden administration that spied on the Trump campaign for four years, it was the Obama Biden administration that set up a three star general, Mike Flynn, for a perjury trap. It was the Obama Biden administration orchestrated a silent coup that continued throughout the Trump presidency. Same people. Are credibly accused of winning an election with the help of massive election fraud.
Now. They've investigated their own allegation, the National Guard had an action planned against Biden and guess what?
There was no plot. Trump did not orchestrate a plot. He had no idea he had no plan, he had no contact. The National Guard was not going to do anything despite days and days and days of Lindfield reporting. And yet what went on and started four years ago. Did happen. And it will continue. To happen. As the Washington establishment feels it necessary, should Trump attempt to revive himself or come back from what they think are the ashes.
There are more troops at this inauguration than citizens who are attending. The media is not showing anybody how lame that looks. You occasionally do get a little camera shot, and it does look. Pretty lame. More troops than citizens and of course, this is a carryover from the threat that they said we all faced. For the past week. Because 250000, 150000 National Guard troops are deployed and 90 percent of them are white, and that means white supremacy and that means Biden's in danger.
Just watching these proceedings and listening to the words that the participants are uttering. It's. And I'm having difficulty verbalizing the the emotions that I'm feeling on this is no, not because I'm afraid to say what I want to be exactly right. You know, I'm a communicator and I want to come up with the exact proper way to communicate this. It's like we know these people think that they were unfairly. Frozen out the last four years, and we know that they did everything they could to vanquish the guy that beat them and they failed for four years, they failed to overturn the election results of 2016, but now they're back.
And everything's normal now, everything is as it should be. There's Amy Klobuchar saying to the American people who she thinks are watching this. My fellow citizens, this is the day we have been waiting for for four years as they speak for a nation in total.
Which uniformly hated Donald Trump, hated the last four years, had been waiting impatiently for Trump to be sent packing, that day has arrived and they are uttering words that make it look like the entire population of this country is now breathing a gigantic sigh of relief. They know that's not the narrative, they're making it up. I asked Kookie today, I said, let's go back, let's have some fun, let's go back to the escalator speech 2015. Trump and Melania come down the escalator.
He announced his candidacy. We're going to relive that. And also, Trump had an absolutely.
Great farewell address yesterday got segments about that that you need to hear if you missed it. So we've got that we got your phone calls and a whole bunch of other surprises coming up on the EIB Network rolls on.
Stick with us to all of you who wondered what would happen to the media once Trump was gone and Biden was was inaugurated?
Well, for the last four years, what we have had is nothing but headlines and news stories about a fascist president, a white supremacist leading his white supremacist cult followers. Who deserve to be impeached twice? The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, all the other big media with multiple stories every day about how Trump was illegitimate, about how he stole the election, he colluded with Russia. He deserved to be impeached twice over phone calls to the Ukraine and then whatever else they drummed up this past week.
Lying about and impugning Trump supporters. But now all that's gone. No more stories about fascism and white supremacy.
No, no, no, no, no. There are news stories today featuring Vice President Commy Harris's choice of shoes. The music playlist for the inauguration and did you know that Biden, like Pelosi, loves ice cream? Yeah, he has a huge love for ice cream. There's a big puff piece on Joe Biden's love for ice cream. That gets folded in with his lovely new agenda for the country. Which will be featured this way. Joe Biden is going to be said to inherit from Trump the worst economy since the Great Depression.
Yet The New York Times has a story today, but it's not on the front page. It's not anywhere near the front page. It's not anywhere near the news pages. The New York Times has a story day where the Democrat Party has an objective and a duty to rebuild the economy as strong as Trump had it before covid-19. I'm not making it up, The New York Times says the Democrats have a big responsibility and that is rebuilding the Trump economy of his first three years.
I'll share the details with you when we get back.
Right here it is my friends in my formerly nicotine stained fingers, according to The New York Times. And I've got this from the Hot Air blog. Biden's incoming economic team has one objective, and that is to get back to the booming pre covid economy of the Trump administration.
Right, there it is. New York Times story, not on the front page. Not on page two, it's not on page three. You have to go deep inside the print version of paper and on the on the Web version to find this. Here's some of the story as President elect Joe Biden, you know, I love it, I wonder certainly. So what are the pictures of that's going to look like this inauguration speech lasted maybe 15 minutes.
It's over. Everybody's leaving. It may be one of the least memorable. Inauguration speeches that there's ever been. In this speech, Biden called us domestic terrorists and then called for unity in the same breath. And I tell you, the the Dilbert cartoonist guy named Scott Adams. Had a little tweet here saying that Biden had the worst start of a presidency in history and it hasn't even begun yet, he wrote this yesterday. What's Biden done? One, he refused to stop a divisive impeachment if Biden were serious about unity, which he's not, they are not they're not serious about unity.
The only way we're going to have unity is if you.
Give up if you surrender and acknowledge their legitimacy, if you give up and acknowledge the Washington establishment as your power, as the people that run and rule your life, you do that. You're going to be fine. If you don't do that, then there isn't going to be any unity. You're going to remain a white supremacist target. You'll remain the subject of news stories as supporters of Trump. Who have lost your minds if you ever had a mind to lose in the first place?
Scott Adams says Biden's refusal to stop a divisive impeachment proves that he has no intention of unifying the country.
I have to agree with that. You remember when Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon? Some of you weren't alive then in 1974 whenever this happened. And Gerald Ford, quite a lot of grief for this, but he said it was the only way to heal the country. We have to heal the country, have to stop. Being divided in ways that. Set one side up for impossible existence, because there's no way that the Washington is going to allow Nixon to be drawn and quartered, which is what a lot of Nixon enemies wanted.
It was enough. They made him resign. It was enough. They got rid of him. Gerald Ford comes along and pardons him and that ended it. Nixon was allowed to leave and go live his life out in San Clemente, California, where he turned it into something really fascinating and productive, his life. But. There's still going to be an impeachment trial of Donald Trump if they follow through with this. And there may yet be a vote on conviction, and that is not going to unify the country, far from it, and they know it and Biden knows it.
And if this is the objective that all this talk about unity is bogus. As I say, the only way there's going to be unity is if you succumb to their demands. Don't see that happening. Biden has also questioned the loyalty of the troops, Biden has allowed his own people his own media contingent, which is the mainstream media, to write stories for a full week about how the National Guard is a bunch of white supremacists that voted for Trump.
And they might be planning an attack. On Inauguration Day, they literally allowed those stories to run, they promoted those stories, there's there's no attempt to unify the country if you as the president elect, get behind nonsense like that. Biden then sparked an immigration crisis by saying to the caravan, come on and just wait a couple of weeks, give me a couple of weeks to get inaugurated, get set up in here. But, yeah, we we're going to tear down the wall.
We're going to tear down the obstructions. We want you here. That's not seeking unity. And then he surrendered to the child comes in the Paris Accords and he literally can't go back into the Paris Accords. It's kind of a complicated thing to try to explain because the Paris Accords themselves are not legit. I mean, they're not they're not a legal treaty. So getting back in the way, we never signed on to it in the first place. Biden and Obama never signed on to us getting back into it.
It's kind of a it's just an exercise in Biden engaging in language, but actually getting back in the Paris Accords, they don't exist. And then Biden. Kept saying Trump never had to protect himself from American troops, what the hell is that? Trump never had to protect himself from American troops. This is Biden saying that he believes that he was threatened, he felt threatened by the U.S. military, which obviously was all for Trump because so much a white supremacist.
So there's no way that Joe Biden was interested in unity, it's just something to say, it's just something for the media to report. Back to this hot air blog on The New York Times, as President elect Biden prepares to take office, his regime and the Federal Reserve are pointed toward a singular economic goal. Get the job market back where it was before the pandemic hit. Well, that's the Trump economy, the humming labor backdrop that existed 11 months ago, three and a half percent unemployment.
Stable, rising workforce participation, steadily climbing wages, record low unemployment for African-Americans and Hispanics. Turned out to be a recipe for lifting all boats. It created economic opportunities for long disenfranchised groups. It lowered poverty rates. The Trump economy is an economy that hadn't been seen in years in this country. And the Biden regime knows they've got to get back to it. That's really the thing that we're most focused on, getting back to a strong labor market quickly enough that people's lives can get back to where they want to be.
That a member of the plug's transition team, we're in a good place February 20, 20, we think we can get back there, I would say much sooner than we had feared. Now, this is undoubtedly praise for the Trump economy. And it's right there in The New York Times, and it's quoting the Biden transition team. What if this story had run prior to the election in November? Well, we know the answer to the question it wouldn't have.
So this story in The New York Times. Unabashedly praises the Trump economy, gets into details about the Trump economy, how strong it was and how the Biden transition team economic team understands that they've got to get back to it quickly. Brief break, we'll come back. I'm going to start with audio, sound bites from Trump and the Escalator Speech 2015 and we'll get the phone call.
So hang on, folks, we're just now getting warmed up.
Hi, welcome back. Rush Limbaugh on Joseph R. Biden Jr., the third inauguration day. Here I am behind the golden EIB microphone is a good thing. I'm here, folks. I doubt that the words you're saying could be uttered today behind a microphone because many of you are swearing and cussing. I've got a limit. You're on. And as a professional, that I'm just teasing. But I can imagine the frustration. I feel it. I am experiencing it exactly as you are.
I'm trying to get as close to describing it accurately as I dare, and I know you know what I mean.
And each time I make an attempt, I get closer to it. Still, I don't think I've gotten it there 100 percent yet, but I'm still working. And the bottom line is this. I look at the people on the dais today up on the stage. And I watch what they're saying and how they appear as they are saying what they say, and there's just a little part of me. Because I myself am an introspective person, there's a little part of me.
And is comforted by. What I think is a reality that they. No, they have a tenuous hold on this because they didn't actually they don't have a nation filled with support.
They don't have millions of people that would have shown up at the inauguration today. They don't have a bond of connection with the people that. Voted for them. They know this, they know they can't compete with Donald Trump on the retail politics. They can't compete with Trump on crowds, they can't compete with Trump on loyalty, they can't compete with. And that's folks that is a big one. These are the kind of people that demand loyalty when it's not there, they'll take care of it another way.
Because when you boil it all down, they really don't. Expect loyalty. They demand it, and if you don't exhibit it, they've got other ways of dealing with you. As I say, they're not interested in persuading anybody, it's beneath them, they want the power to deal with you regardless. Now they think they've got it. And what I'm trying to say here is that power they think they have. I believe it's tenuous. I don't think that it is the power that is extended through what they keep calling our country a democracy, we are a democracy, but more than that, we are a representative republic.
We actually are not a democracy, I don't want to make a big deal of this, but it is because of the way they keep throwing that word around.
So I'll use it as they do, and I'm just telling you that within the boundaries of this country as a democracy, they don't have. Unbridled, massive, unconditional love or support. And they know it. Retail politics, they can't compete. To this day with Donald Trump. It bugs them, it will continue to bother them. There will continue to be signs of this bond that Trump has with his supporters. You know, this would be certainly if you if you ever thought that seriously, we should go to a third party at any time in your political life.
This may be the time. This may be I may get into this as the program unfolds. Here we have. But I want I want you to hear this excerpt from his inaugural address. Remember where the theme is Unity in Our Democracy. Now, listen to this.
The cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear. Now, a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat al-Qaida known as no applause, no applause.
Overcome these challenges to restore the soul and secure the future. America requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy. Unity, unity, unity.
Are you kidding? Unity, a cry for survival comes to the planet itself. I hate to, Mr. Mr. President. The planet didn't cry today. The planet has never cried. The planet did not cry out. The planet did not scream. The planet did not bang. The planet did not say You're killing me. The planet did not say I want to survive. The planet did not say you're destroying the planet doesn't talk. Not the way these people want you to believe.
They want you to believe that the planet actually is upset, the planet is just in the process of being destroyed. They want you to stop it. The planet want you to stop it. It's absurd. And furthermore, the planet's cry can't be any more desperate or any more clear, I'm sorry, Mr. President, I don't hear the planet. I don't hear the planet cry. I never have heard the planet cry. I don't know where the planet's mouth is.
I don't know where the planets vocal chords are. So. America requires more than words, it requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy, unity, unity.
Now, he says, a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront what happened to unity? This is not how you go about achieving unity. He is just insulted. The seventy four seventy 75 million people did not vote for him.
They are white supremacists. They're domestic terrorists, political extremists. And we're going to defeat them. We're going to defeat you. We're going to defeat you. Yeah, we're going to we're going to wipe with a wipe the floor with you. Because the planets crying out, oh, it's bad out there, but this. This is not how you achieve unity. It's not just The New York Times, by the way, that has a story today that they would not run prior to today.
The Washington Post has admitted. That Trump did not incite a riot with his speech. The website here is The National Pulse. Donald Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection, as you know. There's no evidence of this. Trump told those assembled for his speech to protest peacefully. We know that those who stormed the Capitol started before Trump's speech, the timeline does not work at all. Trump did not encourage any of the activity that actually happened. He did not utter the words.
That didn't matter, of course. The left also told us Hillary Clinton never broke any laws, that Obama didn't spy on Trump. Trump was a traitor. Washington Post finally admits. Trump did not incite the riot at the Capitol on January 6th. They're now reporting the attack was planned days in advance.
The report like that, The New York Times is buried in the local and legal sections of the Post website. Written by three non-political reporters. They reported self-styled militia members from Virginia, Ohio and other states made plans to storm the Capitol days in advance of the January six attack and then communicated in real time as they breached the building. This exonerates Trump days in advance. Amazing. Quick time out. Back with more in a moment.
The Biden economic transition team, they might think they have to get back to the Trump economy prior to covid-19, the first three years of his administration. But they won't because they don't know how. They are not capitalists. They haven't the slightest idea how Trump made that economy happen. They are socialists.
And as such, they are incompetent and incapable of building an economy such as the one trump the. But. I couldn't see a way out, we were completely surrounded and they all looked like the same person, zombies itching to convert us into their weird Hollywood cult. Everywhere we turn, there they were and more were coming, spilling into every opening around us. It seemed like they were calling out to each other telepathically, get them fresh meat. I thought the only way out was to give in and go with them.
But just as I started to follow their leader, it hit me. Adriana's hand met my cheek. Yeah, I slapped him with one quick strike to the face. SNAP out of it. Patrick, let's get the hell out of here. And that's when we made a run for it through the only opening in the crowd. We were only a few feet from making it out. When they blocked us in again, we were goners. Redfield America is a storytelling show, the kind Hollywood doesn't want you to hear, listen to read pilled America on I heart radio or wherever you get your podcast that's read pilled America and greetings to you.
Music lovers and thrill seekers still thrills to be sought out. They're my friends. I'm in charge of them. Music lovers, all that. Great to have you here. Now, if you are on hold, I'm begging you to stay there if you can. I know you probably have other things to do, but we're going to get to the phones as quickly as we can. I meant to get to them in the first hour, but things kept breaking.
I kept having things pop up in front of me, which I didn't want to delay in reporting to you. So the best laid plans of Mice and Men somehow got there happens every day. So my intention here is to get to the phones as quickly as possible. I got some audio sound bites I want to get started on as well, such as this one now. And the reason I want to play this one is because it runs in direct contravention of my interpretation of what I saw.
Now, at the inauguration, I admittedly, I'm not going to tell you I don't watch this with with total objectivity and no bias, I do. I, I, I know these people like every square inch of my whole naked body, not just the back of my hand, I know them. I know Democrats, I know leftists. I know who they are. I know how they think. This is one of the reasons I'm so frustrated that I've been unable to convince more people of who they are.
But it doesn't matter because I'm not going to stop trying now when I watch this today, when I watch this inauguration today, I put myself on that stage, I put myself on that stage as one of those people. And I am always honest with myself. I am the mayor of Real Ville. If you know if I am. The recipient of false praise, if people give me credit for something that I didn't do and don't deserve it, then I tell myself I don't really deserve it.
Somebody else does. I do not live in the lie. I do not live in the false impression just to make myself feel better about myself or about things. I may not go public with how I don't accept it, but in the way I deal with myself, I do not allow myself to accept praise for things I haven't done, things I haven't accomplished. So I'm watching this. I'm watching all the people that are performing and all the people that are speaking and all the people just there observing and watching.
And. I know they're they're going through a gamut of emotion, they're they're excited, as they can be, that they have vanquished Trump.
They've been trying for four years. Every thing they tried bombed everything. Every step they took blew up. It didn't work in terms of getting rid of Trump. They retarded the speed of his agenda implementation. They did do great damage to his reputation, but they didn't get rid of him. That was the objective. The objective was to overturn the election results and they failed. But then they finally succeeded, but you see, this is where accepting false praise comes.
They didn't really succeed. I don't think that the people on that stage today. Are genuinely the choice of a majority of Americans. Now, the results say they are and they will tell themselves they are and they will thus lie to themselves, something I will never do. I just don't. I can't. I can't lie to myself about. Praise for things I really didn't do. They can they're doing it. This does not set them up well.
This allows them to be arrogant. It allows them to be condescending. When that kind of those two things are not really warranted and deserved. He didn't let anybody show up, they did not allow an audience because of why. Well. The potentially out of control National Guard or, you know, the National Guard's got 90 percent white people and that means they're white supremacists and that means they support Trump and there might have been a secret operation. Except that wasn't at all.
Happening and they finally ran a story, the DOD investigated, the National Guard found out nothing to those allegations. So a bunch of flags. We're put on the Washington Mall to represent the people who could not be there. The reason people were not allowed there is not covid-19, it's none of that, it's that they weren't confident there would be a big crowd for whatever reasons, covid-19 included. So rather than run the risk of having a crowd half the size or less of what Trump would draw.
They just tell the crowd, don't show up, we'll handle it, we'll take those kinds of things. In the deep, dark crevices of their own minds will tell them. That they're not as popular as they think, that they are not as overwhelmingly beloved as they think. And in the end, that kind of thing matters here. Stephanopoulos report about how happy everybody was on that stage.
Barack Obama is a happy man today. You can definitely see that right there. A lot of response, a lot of elbow bumps in watching this moment. Today's inauguration felt more like a church service was right. And we see there that like after a good sermon, the congregation didn't want to go home. Right. People are still hugging and shaking hands. And I thought from Joe Biden today, certainly he was commander in chief who was also papa in chief.
He gave a speech to comfort the nation.
What the hell is it with these Democrats and every one of their leaders must be a parent. Joe Biden was papa in chief. I don't need the Washington establishment to be my dad. I certainly don't need Biden to be my dad. I don't need any of those people to be my dad. But you heard him. Oh, they were so happy. This is the media projecting. It was the media that was happy. The media finally got what they failed to pull off for four years.
They finally got rid of Trump in their minds. These people were hugging, they were kissing each other and nobody was worried about getting covid, but their restaurants are still shut down.
In blue states, blue cities, their restaurants are still shut down. So it was like a church service that these people.
As you well know, have no love lost for religion. So why? Are we told that this inauguration ceremony was then look like a church service out there, felt more like a church service, how would they know? It's like a good sermon, the congregation doesn't want to go home. No, the congregation wants to be first in line at the restaurant after the sermon, but the restaurant's closed because the covid-19, so they have to hang around. Now they're hanging around because they're still not really convinced it's real, did we really do this?
Did this really happen? And half a million did Joe Biden actually win the presidency? And then there's this, folks. The Politico. The Politico has run a story highlighting the cognitive decline of Joe Biden. It's in PJ Media on the eve of his inauguration, Politico published an article that contains an anecdote that is actually quite disturbing. For higher profile remarks, Biden would obsessively rehearse portions until he committed them to memory. What this means is when Biden was supposed to make a speech that was really important in the campaign or wherever it happened to be, if it was really important.
Like at a debate. For any high profile speech, Biden took no chances he would obsessively rehearse until he committed the big points to memory. At times, through the various iterations of outlining remarks, Biden could grow downright ornery.
I would never say this, Biden once snapped at an aide aghast over the prepared remarks he was reviewing. I'd never say this. What are you giving me to say? I would never say that this was according to a person in the room during speech prep last year where you'll get this from. I would never say this, Biden said. The aide explained that Biden had just said that in a public speech a couple of weeks earlier and that that's why they put it in the speech that he had said it, but he had forgotten Biden forgot that he had made this point two weeks ago.
He's reaming out an underling. I would never say that. Where you get this from the I'm sorry you said it two weeks ago.
Now, there's a lot of troubling things about this story, Biden forgetting part of a stump speech, bad enough, but this is an incident that happened last year, but now it's only coming out.
Biden's handlers kept it under wraps until now. Now they are free to let it out, now they are free for Politico to run with this story. So how many other examples of Biden's cognitive decline in 2020 have been covered up? We have to think quite a few. Now, if this. Example was leaked to the media earlier. They didn't report on it. Obvious question, why not? Well, they were covering up for Biden, we don't need to delve deep into this.
They were not reporting anything negative about the Biden. But now they are on the day before his inauguration, on the day of his inauguration. That story actually ran in Politico on January 20th. They are now reporting on Biden's cognitive decline. Why? Politico got the memo, the election's over trumps out of office, so we're free to report on Biden as we see fit. And I guess Biden's cognitive decline is no longer taboo, the media can report it.
Why? There's an answer. Kamala Harris is the answer. That's why. Get used to it, folks, you're going to see a trickle at first stories about Biden's cognitive decline, the fact that his.
Abilities to remember things and know where he is that they may actually have been on the way and actually have been increasing. The media no longer is going to cover them up, has to be a reason, and there are many, but one of the main reasons is. Kamala Harris. So keep a sharp eye. Here we go, we're going to go back to twenty fifteen folks. I thought this would be Trump fun to do. June 16th, 2015.
Donald Trump has announced that he's got a big announcement. He's a Trump Tower. He's coming down the escalator. Everybody is wondering what is going on. The rumors are he's going to announce a run for the presidency. Other people say no way, he's not going to run for the presidency. There's no way he doesn't want to do that. He's just got to do something publicity oriented to try to gin up interest in his TV show The Apprentice. But he's not going to run.
Then the moment of truth came. The music blared, the lights shone, and there at the top of the escalator, Donald Trump and his wife Melania, they hop on board the escalator and they ride down. To the microphones. Where Trump announced that he is indeed or was a candidate for president of the United States. Let's listen again.
Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time.
When did we beat Japan at anything? They send their cars over by the millions. And what do we do? When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo? It doesn't exist, folks. They beat us all the time. When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity.
All right. And people were beginning to whisper to themselves and buzz to themselves. What is this? We're not used to politicians talking like this, we don't this is not real, we don't this guy can't be serious. And the initial reaction was, see, I told you, he's not running for president, nobody seriously running for president would get even close to talking this way. But Trump kept talking. I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, I tell you that I don't need anybody's money.
I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyists. I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich. I'll show you that. By the way, I'm not even saying that in a bragging. That's the kind of mindset. That's the kind of thinking you need for this country. So because we got to make the country rich, it sounds crass.
Somebody said, oh, that's crass. It's not crass.
He's reacting to an audience. Man, that's really crass to talk about it. You're rich. I'm laughing myself silly in this one because he went through it two or three times. By the way, I'm really rich. I am really I'm going to show you in a second. And he did in a matter of time, whipped out some paperwork to prove that he's really rich.
And so people said, well, you can't be serious. I mean, nobody seriously running for president bragging about how rich, I guess, just isn't done. So whatever Trump's doing, he's not really running. They said. I said, no, I think you had better re-examine what you're hearing. Now, this next by this is what set the world on fire when he said that Mexico does not send their best people to the United States, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us.
They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They're sending us not the right people. It's coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America. And it's coming probably, probably from the Middle East.
But we don't know because we have no protection and we have no competence. We don't know what's happening.
And that's when people. Whoa, what in the name is this guy? Sure. We some people started that. We hope he's serious. We hope he's serious. This is the way people have been hoping Washington would look at illegal immigration for decades.
You got to take a quick time out. Back in a moment.
All right. Let's let's see what's happening on the on the phones at 800 202 282. This is James in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Hello, sir. Hello. Megadose Rush and much prayers to you. Thank you, sir. Thank you for taking my call. Just an observation and a comment on unity and who the real unifiers are. Garth Brooks said that, you know, he sang at the inauguration. He said he sang for unity. And so far I haven't seen any calls to boycott him or to cancel him, much like you would if it was going to be a Trump inauguration.
Your thoughts? What you asking me?
Where is the anger at Garth Brooks for participating in this?
Well, the fact is, I don't think you will see like you would have seen it out of the left had this been a Trump inauguration.
Well, it's early. It's early to. Were you talking about people you may not even know yet that Garth Brooks performed and they may not know who he is after they hear that he did perform. But I think even even if there's if there's a move on Garth Brooks, the media won't cover it. That's the thing that you have to understand about this. The media is not going to be in any way similar to the way they covered news when Trump was the was the president.
So Garth Brooks is going to end up being praised. He's going to get great, great accolades for crossing over, for leaving the deplorable, for telling the deplorable that he wants no part of them. Now, he's going to be a big hero today, if anything else.
Yes. And I just love how the kids culture always seems to work one way. And of course, it does.
I mean, there is no castle culture of the left. It doesn't exist. Unless somebody on the left engages in what we would consider traitorous behavior, but Garth Brooks, he's not being a traitor, he's a hero. He's going against I mean, he's a Republican ostensibly, and he's going against what people in his own party would expresses a desire.
Anyway, I'm glad you called.
We'll be back having more fun than any human being should be allowed to have.
I am Rush Limbaugh, your goat. America's real anchorman, America's truth detector and the doctor of democracy, which means that I know what a democracy is and the United States is not. A pure democracy doesn't I don't care what you think. It's not back to the phones. This is Michael Gilbert, Arizona. Welcome, sir. I'm glad you waited. Hi.
Thank you so much for us as an honor and prayers to you and your family. Thank you, sir, very, very much. No worries.
First time caller, First-Time Voter in 61 years. So I voted for Trump this year and you were being very positive earlier. And I wish to be positive as well. But do you really think that the 2022 and 2024 elections are really going to go towards the Republican?
I don't know how they're going to go. That's one thing. I don't think so. I mean, not unless they get rid of the voting machines that they've got now and go to something else and get rid of the mail in voting.
OK, see, there's a lot loaded in your question here. And I want to I want to answer your question as honestly as I can first. Sure. I can't predict the future. So, I mean, I will occasionally try to have fun and I'll make a prediction. But you're asking me seriously and you're asking me as an offshoot of what you're hearing today as a positive attitude that you think I'm exuding. And I haven't said anything about 20, 20 to you are you are assuming that I think that 20, 22, we're going to turn things around.
I have no idea what's going to happen in 2022. I have no idea what's going to happen in the next week. I have no I, I what I try to do is inform myself the best I can and then plug in things that I'm fairly confident of. And I think that the closest thing I see is the Democrats. Blowing what they've won here by. Assuming. Mistaken things, things are completely wrong. That explains their victory. I don't think they have the ability to be honest with themselves about how unpopular they are in a lot of ways.
I don't think they have the ability to understand that most people that voted for Biden did. So just because there's a D next to his name, they didn't vote for Biden because they know what his agenda is, because they haven't the slightest idea, because Biden didn't tell anybody other than unity. But they voted for Biden because he's got a D next to his name and that's how they grew up voting, and some of them had been talked into hating Trump.
I mean, four years of of a media massacre, massacre has to have an impact on people. And I think I think that it did. The Trump got 74 million votes or more I think is mind boggling. Amazing. I don't think anybody else could have come close. I don't think. With with the the total attempt at destroying him that was made for four years, it was consistent. It was relentless. It didn't take a day off.
It happened multiple times a day and for Donald Trump to remain as popular as he is. Is unlike anything we have seen in American politics in our lifetimes, there's nothing that we can compare this to. Now, the reasons for that popularity are also fascinating. They are substantive. Trump is not a cult figure. He is not popular. Because his ideas are unique, he's not popular because he's brave, he's popular because finally there was somebody in American politics who happens to agree with 75 million Americans.
The Republican Party was never able to produce such a person. They never were. They haven't wanted to Donald Trump did it on his own, and you stop and think if you're looking for reasons to be optimistic, you're looking right at 74 to 75 and maybe more million of your fellow citizens. Who are not going anywhere. Michael. They might have lost this election or they might have they might think it's been stolen from, but they're not going anywhere.
They're in this. They are fed up. They want their country back. They believe in American greatness. They believe in American first. They know this does not have to do with race. It has nothing to do with white supremacy or any of these other derogatory terms that the media, the Democrats use. 75 million people voted for a guy who was destroyed four times a day for four years in a row by the American media.
Unheard of. Now, you you hear me expressing optimism. I will grant you it's my natural state. I, I sometimes, however, I get down like everybody else does. But I'll share this with you when the microphone goes on, there's a fox, let me take you back to the early days when I was just a deejay. And those of you who have never been in broadcasting this, you don't know about these little quirks of this business.
But one of the first things, any young broadcaster. Learns to appreciate about the professionalism is they always sound the same every day. If you've got I come from the 60s, the deejays that I listen to in the 60s every day sounded identical. I could never tell when they were having a down day. I could never tell when they were having a bum day. I could never tell when they didn't want to be there. It was the mark of professionalism.
And yet there were days I didn't want to do it, there were days that I didn't feel like doing it and there were days I couldn't cover that up. And I said, there's got to be something to this professionalism in broadcasting that. You must somehow find a way. To sound the same every day. I mean, if you're ticked off in mandatory, you better do it every day if you're upbeat and honest about better do it every day, you've got to be consistent.
It was a it was a sign, it was a mark of professionalism, and even even now, I remember when I had the visit to the 24 hour TV show with Joel Stern on his buddies and and Howard Gordon and Kiefer Sutherland were a bunch of California radio talk show host at this at this party.
I'm not going to name any names. Two of them came up to me. How do you do it every day? How do you sound so up every day? I mean, there are days I don't want to do it.
And I just smiled internally because I got that out of my system in the 60s when I was a teenager.
So my point to you is I'm not capable. Of coming here and not sounding like I'm happy to be alive, I'm not capable of coming here and bleeding on you by complaining and whining about things that may be going wrong in my life, it's something I learned as a young broadcast professional 50 years ago that you just don't do you don't bleed on the audience. You don't whine and complain. Now, there are exceptions to everything, and there are many different personalities and there are some people.
Who have made a living out of complaining and whining, so exceptions to everything, but my point to you is you're hearing optimism because I don't know anything else. That to me is professionalism. That is one of the defining characteristics of a true broadcast professional. I just don't think people want to tune in here and listen to me be mad all the time, everything about personal things, not it's OK to be mad about things. Everybody else is mad about politics and that.
But to share folks, I really don't want to be here today. I can't pay my electric bill today. And they might come confiscate my house that I really don't want people to want to hear that. So you have to cut it up and I've just. Something about when the microphone goes on, professionalism kicks in at the same time. I am optimistic because we live in America. We get 75 million people who are not satisfied with this. They're not going to put up with this.
They're not going away. We got a guy who leads those 75 million Trump who's not going away. Pretty sure I don't know what he's going to do, but he's not going away. They're going to try to put him in jail. They're going to try to convict him. They're going to try to make sure he can't run for office again because they are scared to death. Volks, which is another reason to be optimistic. They're scared to death of the guy.
And he's not even as far as they're concerned. He's not a factor anymore, except that he is. Because he's still walking and breathing and. That scares the heck out of them. But twenty, twenty two couldn't begin to predict to you what's going to happen. The only thing I will say is that I firmly believe the Democrats are going to overshoot because they're going to misjudge their popularity. They're going to misjudge how much they're loved. They are certainly going to misjudge how much people support their policies.
This is not a socialist country. It's not a communist country. It's not even close. So they they're they're going to blow this opportunity. By taking too big a bite at it. They're going to misjudge their popularity. They're going to misjudge the people that voted for him and why. And I don't know when it's all going to come. To grips with them, but it will happen. I got to go, I'm glad you called. Michael, thanks much.
We'll be back and continue after this.
All right. Now, let me give you an example of something I just saw that just makes the point that I was trying to make about the Democrats overstepping, assuming popularity they haven't earned, assuming love, assuming people love them, that doesn't exist. They're going to overstep this. They're going to misinterpret, misinterpret, misunderstand this electoral victory. They're not going to they're not going to put it in proper perspective. I just was watching during the commercial break Mitch McConnell.
Making remarks to both Commy Harris and Plug's Biden in the Capitol building in the Rotunda, where there was nobody I mean, 10 people might have been there, they were socially distanced in terms of space. And the Senate leader had a couple of flags and he was going to give them flags and flown over the building today, ceremonial thing. And he was cracking some jokes with them. He was, and I remember he is the Republican leader in the Senate.
And he's talking to everybody else in that room was members of the Democrat majority. And Senator McConnell is just having the grandest, grandest time. And he told a little joke. That got a lot of laughter from the 10 or 12 people that are there. And the little joke was along the lines of and of course, we have the the new vice president is under House and the new president, Senator Biden, and they said to hell with the House on their trip up there.
Never even they even stopped to serve in the house. And everybody started laughing like a. Funniest thing they'd ever heard, so I said to myself, OK, we got inside baseball going on here. And here we have members of the Washington establishment, the epitome of insiders, and they're yucking it up with each other. We've got the Republican leader in the Senate who ought to be. At least sensitive to the fact that a lot of people. Are made nervous by how friendly he can get.
With the people who just tried to destroy the president they love. But instead, he's yukking it up and he's laughing with them having the grandest all time. And I'll tell you what it was. It was a bunch of insiders. That we're celebrating the fact that they had gotten rid they've gotten rid of this outsider, Trump, and it was their club again now. And that's what made them happy they got their club back. Now the insiders are running the capital again.
The insiders are running the White House again. The insiders are running Washington again. And all is good with the world.
All is normal with the world. Now, if you happen to be an average ordinary American watching this, the one message that you were able to pick up is that you were not considered part of this. No way, no way, you're not in the club, you're not in the club, the insiders. There was no effort made. To even acknowledge that there might have been average ordinary Americans watching this thing and to bring them in and, you know, promote Biden's so-called claim of unity, there was no.
Effort to do this. No, no, don't miss this, I'm not saying that McConnell shouldn't be friendly with these people, but that's not the point. The point is. He was. Very happy. To be in the room with the people. Who had just spent four years. Trying to destroy. The president that 75 million Americans literally love. And it didn't matter. What mattered was the insiders got their club back. Now the outsider, i.e., Trump is gone.
It's now safe to crack jokes about how Biden and Connie Harris somehow managed to bypass the house on their career track path all the way to being president and vice president. And that was worth a bunch of yucks, that was these people act like that was the funniest joke since Jay Leno ran The Tonight Show. So that's that's the kind of thing I mean, that's going to happen that. It's like Garth Brooks, you know, I uttered a quotable remark not long ago, you don't turn on your base.
It's also a quote. It's made famous by Victor Davis Hanson. You don't turn on your base. And I uttered that in a story we're telling you a story about my impressions of what happened to Fox that a lot of Fox viewers thought with the call of Arizona on election night that that constituted a.
Slap in the face of the base because it changed everything, that call changed everything, it allowed vote counts to stop. It allowed all kinds of things.
Above and beyond the norm to stop. And so Garth Brooks, I mean, he's a known Republican, has Garth Brooks abandoned his base? Will his base consider that he betrayed them? I don't know. Time will tell. He might have. We'll see. In the meantime, a brief break and we'll come back and continue right after this.
In a new interview with the U.K. Guardian, the former FBI director, James Comey argues that the Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed since something is shifting. I'm hoping it's the fault.
Breaking apart a break between the trumpet's and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party that you trump us, you're not responsible. You're not really conservatives. We don't want you to be part of what our new party is.
I'll expand on this when we get back.
Yeah. Debra, go. Hi. Welcome back. You are tuned to the Rush Limbaugh program. It's the fastest three hours in media, two of them already in the can. The final busy broadcast hour now commencing. Great to have you with us. We'll be getting to you on the phones. Al Quico, telephone number 800 two eight two two eight eight two of the email address and Rushville, EIB. That U.S. grab somebody number 33 here is I just describe for you the story.
Mitch McConnell was telling a joke. He's talking to Commy Harris and unplugs Biden, the new president and vice president. And a little joke here. I told you the story. Here's the actual sound bite during the presentation of gifts to President Joe Biden.
Vice President Chris, there's a common standard behavior.
And you just you can you can hear the the comfort, the the relaxation over finally back to being the people running this town.
We got our club back.
We finally got our club back. That's the that's the subset of this.
Well, Mr. President. Madam Vice President. Well, the pandemic has sadly limited our usual hospitality, as others have mentioned. I'm very glad we still carry on some of our favorite inaugural traditions. I have to note, not only did we just were in a son and daughter of the Senate to these houses, but indeed both these former senators skipped the House altogether. Oh, man.
Oh, I could barely contain myself. Oh. Oh, I can't. Oh, don't make me laugh. It hurts. Oh, my God. I can't laugh. Oh. Oh, my goodness. You ever hear anything funnier than that? Oh, my God. Folks, don't do this to me. Laughing can be painful. But you see, this is the inside. And if you're if you're an outsider watching this, if you're if you're a voter, you're white.
This is this. Whatever that was, it's not welcoming you in. I mean, this supposed to be about the inauguration of a new president you elected, but that's not what this is. This is about these people getting together and finally celebrating. They got rid of the guy you really wanted. They got rid of the guy, he got rid of Donald Trump, they got rid of the guy. Seventy five million people voted for him, maybe more.
They got their club back. James, call me. In an interview with the U.K., Guardian said the Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed. Something shifting, Comey said, and I'm hoping that it's the fault breaking apart the fault line, breaking apart a break between the Trump states and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one. We need a responsible conservative party. Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and no nothingism, just not a healthy political organization?
Well, there you have it. Here's a guy who, by the way, should be convicted of a number of different crimes. He's committed.
He's out there. Fully insulting everybody who had anything to do with supporting Donald Trump as a racist, as an idiot, that's what a no nothing guy is. Who would want to be part of an organization conservatism that at its core is built on lies and racism and no nothingism.
So let me translate this for you. This is James Comey. Who represents maybe five percent of Republicans? Who doesn't like Trump? And is going to purge the 95 percent who do. Now, I'm going to I'm going to be fascinated watching that happen. This is going to be a neat trick. The five percent. Of inside the Beltway Republicans, conservatives are going to purge the 95 percent. Who like Trump, that that is going to happen how?
But you see, what's on display here is, again, the same thing that's going to come back and bite the left, this out of control arrogance. This presumption. They're better than you. And most everybody else that they are. Qualified. To exist in this club of inside the Beltway elites and you're not. You are so not qualified, you're a racist and you're a white supremacist and you don't know anything, you're an idiot to boot. Your conservatism just cannot be healthy with you people in membership.
And KOMY sense is a fault line shifting, and that means that you trumpet's why you might be swallowed up by the fault, you may never be heard from again. Well, I'll tell you, call me represents five percent. I remember when Mitt Romney trying to establish his bona fides as a conservative. Yeah, yeah. I don't think anybody should misunderstand. I am one of your severe conservative people shook their heads. What severe conservative who ever described as a severe he meant to say staunch, but the word didn't come to him.
So these people represent the Luise with honor, Republican Party, lose with honor, guarantees them membership.
In the Washington establishment, I got a couple more bites, sound bites I want you to hear from Trump on July 16, 2015, and then I want you to hear a little bit of Trump's farewell speech from yesterday because FOX. Every literate American should read Trump's farewell, address, every word it should be required reading for every student. Now, I know there are a lot of schools are not going to do that, a lot of schools are not going to make it required reading that means you who are parents should think seriously.
Of making this farewell address available to your kids. The president's accomplishments are mind boggling. They should be a source of great pride, you know, Howie Carr is a great radio talk show host in Boston, had a piece his column yesterday, The Boston Herald, a couple of days, whether it was yesterday, January 19. Thanks for everything, President Trump. Thanks for the balance in my 401k. Thanks for tax cuts for the middle class. Thanks for destroying ISIS.
I think it's worth spending some time on this. I don't think enough time is spent on repeating Trump's achievements and accomplishments.
They are major, they are significant. They are such that even The New York Times is reporting that the Democrat Party, the Biden transition team, knows that they've got to find a way to get back to the Trump economy prior to covid-19. Now, I have spent a lot of time. Repeating Trump's accomplishments and his achievements. But I think today, on the day that we immaculate plugs Biden, it would be fitting to go through some of them again.
I think people need to hear it. I think people need to be encouraged. Reminded and how he cast Colum is a good list, because it's full of a lot of little things that are big things. For example, here's one thank you, Mr. Trump, for taking more questions from almost always hostile reporters than all of the last three or four presidents combined, you realize how significant that is. Trump took more questions from these people, knowing full well they were out to destroy him.
They were out to trick him. They were out. To do him great harm, and yet he faced them every day, he called them fake news every day. He treated them like he was a music conductor, he would greet them outside the Oval Office. He got them to behave as a bunch of Romper Room kids. We never saw their faces. We just saw him pointing to the next reporter. Your turn. Your question looked like he was conducting a symphony.
Thank you, Mr. President, for everything you've done. It should not be ending this way, but I and 74 million other Americans just want to thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf over the past four years, especially since you came down the escalator. In no particular order, thank you for restoring the United States as the world's leading producer of energy, after your predecessor sternly lectured us that we could not drill our way out of our dependence.
On Middle East oil, thank you for the tax cuts for the middle class. Thank you for destroying genocidal ISIS. Thank you for shutting off the endless flow of illegal immigrants at the southern border. Thank you for calling out the endless hypocrisy of the media. Thank you for promoting economic policies that led to the lowest unemployment rates ever for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and women. Thank you for doing more to promote peace in the Middle East and all of your predecessors combined.
Thank you for calling out and exposing the feckless rhinos of your own party, like Willard, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Kelly Ayotte at all.
Thank you for finally standing up to the trichomes, thanks for calling out Fox News for its duplicitous descent into Terminal Lochness. Thank you for Operation Warp Speed, an amazing achievement for which you will never receive the appropriate credit.
By the way, they're going to rename Operation Warp Speed to make sure nobody misunderstands it. Trump had anything to do with it.
Thank you, Mr. President, for pardoning all of the persecuted victims of the Russian collusion hoax. Among them, General Flynn and Roger Stone. Thank you for eliminating Obamacare's individual mandate. Thank you for taking more questions from reporters than all of the last three or four presidents combined.
Thanks for such a booming economy that seven million people got off the food stamp rolls. Thanks for all of those tweets that drove the Democrats and the media crazy. Thank you for not turning the IRS into an instrument of persecution against your political foes the way your predecessor did.
Thanks for not surveilling reporters the way the Obama administration surveilled you. Thank you for trying to defund sanctuary cities where illegals run amok. Look, the thank you is go on and on and on here in Howie Carr's column in the Boston Herald from yesterday.
It is a list of trumpeting achievements unparalleled by any president in our lifetime. It's the kind of stuff that people are not going to forget. It's the kind of substantive stuff that it's going to enable people to remember and hold on to trump the person, the president, the administration. OK, here we go, back to the two remaining sound bites we have from the Trump elevator press conference. Here's the first of the last two.
I would build a great wall and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.
Mark my words, nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody I will find within our military, I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur. I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that's going to take that military and make it really work.
Well, man, this was resonating. And now here's the last bite. We have said he was running to make the country great again.
All of my life, I've heard that a truly successful person, a really, really successful person and even modestly successful, cannot run for public office, just can't happen.
And yet that's the kind of mindset that you need to make this country great again.
So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again. And there it was.
And that's when the gauntlet came down and that's when the left went batty. Now, at this stage, they weren't quite sure what to make of this. This is so unconventional, you didn't run for president by going out insulting Mexicans and doing things like this, so they weren't convinced he was serious about that. Maybe something else going on.
So they were laughing at Trump was funny in this announcement I on January 20th, I'm sorry, June 2nd, the same day. Here's what I said in reviewing Trump's little speech.
It's going to resonate with a lot of people, I guarantee you, and the drive bys are going to pooh-pooh it. They're going to be relegated to the carnival characteristics of a campaign. Do not misunderstand this. It is going to resonate that same day, June 16th, 2015. I've said on this program that I thought he could win within two weeks of this speech, maybe even sooner. And that was my first comment, and I had seen some of the.
The commentator, some of the analysts commentary on Fox and MSNBC and and they all thought it was just ridiculously funny and unserious and once Trump really up to I was saying. This is going to resonate with people. This is going to resonate with a lot of people, I guarantee you. He's got to run. We'll be back in just a second half my brain tied behind my back like it is each and every busy broadcast day just to make things fair.
Little Stevie Nicks here in the bumper rotation, the EIB Network. We go back to the phone. Zack in Lancaster, Ohio, hi. I want to touch on a monumental issue you ignored in your 30 years of broadcasting. It's the elephant in the room. The right ignores and left us across the globe are ecstatic about it. And the year 1900 whites, those of European ancestry, made up 30 percent of the world population. Today, whites make up only eight percent.
Whites are the world's minority, despite being convinced we are somehow an overwhelming majority. In 1960, the United States was 90 percent white. Today, whites are of minority status in America. In a matter of 60 years, the country has experienced a radical demographic shift that shows no signs of slowing. More whites are dying in the United States than are being born. This has huge political implications, considering only one demographic votes. Republican whites 90 percent of blacks vote Democrat, 70 percent of Latinos vote Democrat, over 70 percent of Asians or Democrat.
In essence, if you were brown or black, there is an 80 percent chance you vote Democrat. If you are wondering why all these red states are turning blue, it's demographics. It's the browning of America. This notion, if you fill a country with as many people don't like each other as possible, will somehow result in a good and functioning nation is insane. We are a country that is more diverse than ever before.
And because of it, I'm going to step in. I don't know what your point is. And you're also violating a primary rule. You're reading whatever it is you're saying. You have taken the occasion of getting through here to make a speech, which is not what happens here. So you accuse me of ignoring something for thirty years and I'm still trying to figure out what that is.
And at any rate, I. I made a little uncomfortable. Whatever it is you I think you're saying, so I'm going to exercise the options here as host and move on. Frank in Houston, you're next on the EIB Network. Hello. Hey, Raj, great talking to you. You know, I used to I used to hate listening to you. Why many, many years? Because I hated everything that you had to say now until until I believe George Bush won his re-election.
That I really started listening to you and I've changed pretty much made a 360 ever since, and I religiously listen to your show, you pretty much make me swing in the other direction. And I've never looked back since. So I just want to say thank you for that and. To what you were saying earlier in regards to Democrats overreaching. I think, you know, that Democrats have never cared about. No, no, I don't think they care about it.
That's why I think they're going to do it. And it's going to cause them problems. Let me expand on it again, back in a minute. Hi, welcome back. Rush Limbaugh, your guiding light through times of trouble, confusion, confusion, murkiness, despair, tumult and even the good times. And I said earlier that I want you to hear a little bit of Trump's farewell address that he gave yesterday via videotape on the White House website.
And I saw, I guess it was late in the afternoon yesterday. And we got one, two, three, four, five sound bites from it, so it's not too long, but man, it was it was really good and it was a different tone. It was a different flavor from what we're used to getting. See what you think.
Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I ran for president because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first. So I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena, but an arena nevertheless, with all sorts of potential, if properly done. America had given me so much and I wanted to give something back.
Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about America first because we all wanted to make America great again.
And it must be stated. I have to remind everybody again. He didn't need to do this. Now, to me, this is a very important thing in in terms of determining Donald Trump's sincerity. He had the life that millions of Americans would love to have the dream about having, he had it, he had wealth, he had untold liberty and freedom. He could go anywhere he wanted any time he was not battened down by any set of commitments.
He could do whatever he wanted to do with whomever he wanted to do it with at any time of any day. There was essentially no clock in Donald Trump's Trump's life, and that, to me is is one of the hallmarks of real freedom when the clock doesn't matter. And he gave all of that up. He didn't give it up for more wealth, he didn't give it up for more fame, he had as much fame as he could possibly win.
What did he give it up for, he gave up all of that freedom and wealth and liberty, he gave it up because he literally believed he thought he could improve the country, make it great again.
He thought the country was spiraling. Out of control that we were in danger of losing the United States of America as founded, and so he signed on to run for president and he ended up winning and that led to what, you know, happened four consecutive years. Of character assassination multiple times every day for four years, it was aimed at him, it was aimed at his family. It was aimed at anybody that he ever had a relationship with.
The left lied, they distorted, they attempted to literally ruin. His life and they have not stopped, they to this day want to continue to ruin his life and see to it that he can't ever run for president again. If they could, they would convict him of something and put him in jail. He didn't need any of it. And the things you know and how he cars column a list of thank you's, Mr. President. Almost everything on that list, almost every achievement and accomplishment of Donald Trump was something everybody said could never be done.
The country was too far gone. The country was too rooted in globalism was too rooted in.
The distance that it had made from the original found this couldn't be done, it had he did it all. But it's folks, it is really important to wonder when you're when you're taking the measure of someone's character and a lot of people charge them to Trump on the basis that he didn't have any because of his the way he spoke or the mannerisms he engaged. But I'm telling you. He didn't need any of the crap that he got. He didn't need it, he didn't want it, but it didn't drive him away, did it?
Here's the next bite.
I am especially proud to be the first president in decades who has started no new wars. Our allegiance is not to the special interests. Corporations are global entities. It's to our children, our citizens and to our nation itself. As president, my top priority, my constant concern has always been the best interests of American workers and American families. I did not seek the easiest course by far. It was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism.
I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices, because that's what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus. You are loyal to your country and my administration was always loyal to you.
And every bit of that is right on the money. True. Even addressed that I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices, because that's what you elected me to do. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. You know, how easy it would have been. Do you know how easy it would have been to turn that job into nothing more than idolatry? If he wanted the press to love him and report on him the way they fought Obama, he could have done it.
All he would have had to do was become a liberal. It was as easy as that. He just needed to become a little liberal and they would have loved him. They would have still been wary because he's an outsider. They wouldn't have trusted him full fledged, but he could have limited some of the damage, but he didn't.
He just bore down on them right between their eyes each and every day, next bite, please.
Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. No nation can long thrive. That loses faith in its own values, history and heroes. For these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality. What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history.
We must never lose this conviction. We must never forsake our belief in America. The key to national greatness lies in sustaining and instilling our shared national identity, which is under assault and has been for longer than Trump was in the White House.
Instilling our shared national identity, this is exactly what the left is trying to break apart, they're trying to deny them the moral superiority this nation has. They're trying to deny that the founding was justified. They're trying to deny that we are legitimate superpower, that we have earned our status and place in the world, this country is under assault from the people who won this last election.
We have won more than a couple of more here. So we've got to put the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech and open debate. Only if we forget who we are and how we got here could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It's not even thinkable. Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions in America. We don't insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes.
We just don't do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That's not who we are. It will never be who we are. Finally, the president warned the denizens of the deep. At the movement he began is not over. It is only beginning. I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There's never been anything like it.
The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle, but instead only grows stronger by the day as long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country. Then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve.
I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart and optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come. Thank you and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.
And we'll take a brief break and come right back after. Don't go away anywhere.
But hey, mister, certainly. Does the name Joe Ricketts ring a bell? You know, Joe Ricketts is. Well, he's part of the Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs. But Joe Ricketts also owns TD Ameritrade in addition to being part of the family that owns the Cubs, and I saw a story that was either yesterday, day before that he is starting a new news network.
One of his one of his kids is the governor, Nebraska, another one of his kids owns the Cubs. And the network that he's starting is called Straight Arrow News. And it's a.. It's a television network in addition to being a website. So I'm not totally up to speed on on what it is. I know it's a TV network and it's it's a website as well. And he's a billionaire. So he's got he's got some money to do this.
And, you know, there's there's a guy who I think would be great.
As an anchor for a new one of these networks, it's popping up out of a J.D. Hayworth, a former member of the House who has always been a friend of this program, J.D. Hayworth would be awesome as a straight he would be legitimate. You'd be objective anchor. But he's just a great guy, a total patriot, and is exactly the kind of person I think would make a great anchor on a news. And the reason is stuck out at me is because Mr.
Ricketts has made it clear that this news network of his is not going to have any bias at all. It is going to be straight up objective, as is possible to be. Now, I think that's going to be hard. I think it's difficult, but that's what he said he's going to try and that's why think J.D. Hayworth would be ideal as an anchor in that setup anyway.
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One of the things I've been saying today when I say that I think the Democrats are going to overstep, it's not that they're going to purposely do it. It's not that they're going to realize they're doing it. My point is they're not going to be able to help themselves. They're going to make incorrect assumptions about their popularity. They always do this, the Wellstone memorial, great example of a great overstep. It is going to happen, there's no question, it's just a matter of how and when, how is it going to manifest itself.
Now, listen to this. We have a montage. Of a bunch of leftists.
Lamenting the fact that there's so many millions of Americans think that Biden is illegitimate, how many Americans still believe this was not a legitimate election?
Unfortunately, a significant number of Americans don't believe that Joe Biden was elected in a legitimate process.
It's not the American way to pretend that Biden was not legitimate.
This election was not stolen. It's a lie. And anybody who continues to say it's stolen is lying. Until you take that out, people will think that Joe Biden is illegitimate.
Two thirds of Republicans don't even believe that Joe Biden was legitimately elected. A third of all Americans believe that. How do you bridge a divide like that with Savannah Guthrie?
My point is they can't believe it. They have told everybody Biden was legitimate. That's all you need to know. They are bummed that so many millions of Americans do not accept it. They just I'm telling you, folks, they think they took care of that, they think that they have persuaded everybody. They think that and the fact that two thirds of Americans didn't vote for Biden do not think he's legitimate. It bugs them. Because it means that they're not effective.
In one of their primary objectives here. It really bothers them and it's this kind of reality they're going to sit around and they're going to understand that all these millions of Americans are still not buying in and it's going to cause them to go overboard or to overstep in their efforts to make sure you get the truth, whatever you watch.
I don't know when it's going to take a couple years for this to manifest itself, but it will.
Well, that's it, folks. We are out of time for today's busy broadcast excursion. And all that is, is things were flying fast. It was a challenge to put it all into some kind of sensible order. I hope I did.
Regardless, I'll see you next time here on the EIB Network. Do not miss it.
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