RUSH: The Alt-Left Have ‘Moral Authority’

RUSH: Somebody Is LEAKING In The White House ‘BIG TIME’

RUSH: Somebody in there is leaking. Somebody in that White House is leaking big time. Somebody’s leaking for their own personal benefit in there. My guess is they know who it is now. And my guess is there are a lot of people in there on thin ice.

But anyway, it is frenzied irrationality. And they want Trump to do things that will allow them to say, “See? Trump is a white nationalist. See? Trump is a Nazi semper fi.” That’s what they’re dying to report, folks. And they’re trying to manipulate events in such a way that will permit them to do that.


RUSH: Terry McAuliffe Using Charlottesville To Launch His Presidential Bid

RUSH: I think the mayor of Charlottesville took a page out of the book from the mayor from Baltimore. What was her name? Forget her name. Remember where she said — what was her phrase? Give them space. Give them room so they can get it out of their system, give them space.

Look, the police were ordered to stand down in Charlottesville. Somebody wanted that to happen, folks. The police were told to stand down. The police are saying, “No, no, no, no. We were retreating to go get our riot gear.” Well, why didn’t you show up in riot gear? If you retreated to get the riot gear, why didn’t you come back with the riot gear on if that’s where you went?” They were ordered to stand down.

I’ll tell you something else. I think all of this is organized, folks. I think Terry McAuliffe, in fact, was trying to use this whole episode to launch his presidential bid and he botched it because he doesn’t have that big ability to get noticed. I mean, this is a pretty big deal. This is what Democrats do. This is what Clinton, Oklahoma City bombing launched the rebirth of his presidency. The Democrats see a crisis and found out how they can benefit from it while making people think they’re trying to fix it or solve it. And I think McAuliffe was doing the same thing.

Remember Rahm Emanuel, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste? I think not so much there are people that wanted this to happen but knew it was going to and so let’s see if we can milk it. And in order to milk it, it had to happen. And in order for it to happen, the police have to stay out of it. As the NYPD said, “It wouldn’t have had have happened here. We wouldn’t have let these two groups get within eyesight of each other. And we certainly wouldn’t let some renegade car enter this whole scene.” Somebody wanted it to happen, or somebody knew it was gonna happen and didn’t want it to stop because they wanted to try to capitalize on it.



RUSH: So a Yahoo columnist, Yahoo Sports columnist whose name when I saw it I didn’t recognize, which is why I don’t remember it, has a solution, and it’s right along the lines of the solution in Iceland to Down syndrome. This guy’s brilliant idea, if you want to fix the problem, stop playing the anthem. He says they don’t play the anthem at concerts. They don’t play the anthem before Broadway plays. Why do they do it before sports events? Just eliminate it. And if you don’t have the anthem, then nobody can get in trouble for sitting down, ’cause there won’t be anything being played while people are seated.

And there you have the intellectual clarity of the left. Eliminate the patriotic, eliminate the symbolism that is meant to inspire people and connect them with the history and the greatness of their country. Eliminate it. That’s the problem, of course, let’s just get rid of the anthem. Why didn’t anybody else think of this? And then our players couldn’t get in trouble.

Hey, Mr. Yahoo Sports columnist, let me tell you how the real world works. If this ever happened — and don’t discount it, because this guy’s idea is gonna be picked up throughout sports media. And I guarantee you by the end of tomorrow, this will be a topic on Fox News, a panel discussion, maybe many of them, and it’ll be on CNN, and it’ll be all over the place.

“Is the solution to this problem eliminating the anthem? Can we eliminate this disrespect or this controversy by simply taking what’s controversial out of the equation?” And therefore we have set up for us that the controversy here is not the players who are ignoring it or disrespecting it; it’s the anthem itself which is the controversy, you see.

Yes, my friends, it is America itself which is controversial. America has such a sordid past. It is not worth it to honor America. We shouldn’t do this. It gives people the wrong idea. This is not a great country. It never has been great, and it shouldn’t be great, ever. And so getting rid of the anthem will get rid of the controversy. Always the left’s solution. And we’ll see if I’m right. How long’s it gonna take for this to become a mainstream discussion?

And then they’re gonna start going to owners, then they’ll go to players, “What do you think about just getting rid of the anthem?” Let me tell all of you what’s gonna happen. If that ever did happen — and I wouldn’t be surprised if it did, because, as you know, corporations don’t like controversy. And if the anthem is causing controversy, causing distractions, if all these players begin to take a knee, sit on the bench, that’s a distraction we don’t need here at the NFL. Let’s just get rid of the anthem. That won’t stop anything.

The people who are gaining attention and fame by disrespecting or opposing the anthem will find something else to cause the cameras to focus on them. And they already know what the basic ingredients are. Go out there and diss the country, and the media will love you. Go out there and proclaim that you have serious problems with the United States, and the media will be immediately sympathetic. So they would just find some other way of, quote, unquote, protesting.


RUSH: Let’s go back CNN last night, but 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing. Erin Burnett talking to David “Rodham” Gergen, a discussion about Trump’s remarks yesterday condemning the KKK and other hate groups as being insufficient and ill-timed.

GERGEN: If you go back to Bill Clinton, his presidency was really fumbling for a while. Oklahoma City came along with the bombing out there, and he was extremely empathic. He jumped right on it. He captured the mood of the nation and was a good leader and it lifted his presidency, and it turned his presidency around. Similar with George W. Bush in a different way, you know, with Katrina, flying over it and everybody watching that and realizing he hadn’t really paid much attention to it, seemed indifferent to it, that wounded him for the rest of his presidency. This has the potential — we’ll have to wait and see where it goes —

RUSH: Now, wait, why doesn’t Bush get any credit for the reaction to 9/11? For crying out loud, Gergen, you guys have to focus on Clinton and the Oklahoma City bombing, and you’re claiming that he profited from a disaster, and he was brilliant at it. Why don’t we just say it as you mean it. Bill Clinton knew how to turn a crisis into personal fortune. Bill Clinton knew how to profit from disasters. Not a sentence, not a syllable of George W. Bush and his bringing the country genuinely together for a couple weeks after 9/11.

No, you have to go back to the media-manufactured Bush failure post-Katrina. Well, what did Clinton do that was so brilliant in 1995 after the Oklahoma City bombing? What was it that the David “Rodham” Gergens and the rest of the Drive-By Media think was just so fabulous? Well, we can play it for you. We can let you hear it. April 24th, 1995, in Minneapolis, the American Association of Community colleges conference. Here is Slick Willie.

CLINTON: We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today whose sole goal seems to be to try to keep some people as paranoid as possible and the rest of us all torn up and upset with each other. They spread hate. They leave the impression that by their very words that violence is acceptable. You ought to see, I’m sure you are now seeing the reports of some things that are regularly said over the airwaves in America today. It is time we all stood up and spoke against that kind of reckless speech and behavior.

RUSH: With that speech, Bill Clinton blamed this program for the Oklahoma City bombing, folks. This is 1995. There is no Fox News yet. There’s not even a Fox News in anybody’s mind. There is this show and some associated new radio talk shows. There’s nothing conservative on television. And the blogosphere is just getting going, the internet, if you will. This show was it. And Clinton had been focused on me calling KMOX in St. Louis on Air Force One to complain that there was nobody to refute me, no truth detector.

And he blames me for the Oklahoma City bombing, and the media loved it ’cause they hated me then like they hate me now. They just ate it up. But we called them on it and the White House put out a statement, “Uh, we weren’t talking about Limbaugh. We were talking about the Michigan militia shortwave broadcasts,” which nobody ever heard. Didn’t even know there was a Michigan militia shortwave network, but that’s what happened, folks. And that’s why they loved him.