RUSH: So I guess this is a new normal now, folks. It just... It never ends. We have related, perhaps coordinated terror attacks. No question about them. Terror attacks. Terror attacks launching by Islamist supremacists, people who believe Sharia law should be the law of the land in this country. And what do we have? We have the political class -- elites in both parties -- running out every damn time, "No, no, no! It's not what you see. This isn't terrorism! It can't possibly be terrorism. There is no terrorism in Islam."
There is terrorism in Islam, Islamic supremacy. There is terrorism. It is in their scripture. It is how they accomplish their objectives, and we're gonna sit here and we're gonna keep pretending it's not happening. We're gonna be in denial like this as long as we have people leading this country as we have now, and we're gonna end up not being who we are. You remember, ladies and gentlemen, Trump, on the first night of the Republican convention?
Trump was mocked and laughed at and deeply criticized, made fun of, because the theme of his convention was "Make America Safe Again"? Remember how the media called that "fearmongering" and "a nightmarish view of America," and they said, "Trump's got this dark vision of this country, this dark assessment of this country." Well, if you look at the polling data and if you look at the Electoral College breakouts right now, and if you look at all the problems that the Drive-Bys admit that Hillary is having with the African-American vote and with the Hispanic vote...
Guess what else? The Drive-Bys are back now to this great fear they have that a number of Trump supporters are people who have not voted in many years because they're fed up, and they're not being found to be polled or any of that. There is grave concern on the left. And yet they fail to understand the connection that Trump's voters have with him, and this is the kind of thing that's a big part of it. And it's amazing the bubble that our so-called betters live in and that's right in front of their noses that they refuse to see.
A great example: The Drive-By Media was outraged at Trump for supposedly jumping the gun and calling the bombing in Manhattan a bombing. They were angrier at Trump for calling it a bombing than they were angry at the bombing! It's stunning to witness this! Now, I think I know why they're mad. Trump really tricked 'em last week. He told them was gonna have a press conference in Washington where he was going to admit finally -- after exhaustive research -- that there was no doubt now that Barack Hussein O was born in Hawaii, that he was not Kenyan.
So the Drive-Bys assembled and they figured they were gonna have a great event where Trump had to shame himself and admit that he had been wrong. They were gonna have the time of their lives. They were gonna write story after story after story about how Trump had to admit they was wrong. He was a buffoon, he was an idiot, he was irresponsible. They had the stories written. That's not what happened. Trump, for 20 or 30 minutes, had general after general after retired military person after retired military person come out and endorse him.
Trump led it off by noting how beautiful the room they were in was in a hotel. It happened to be his hotel in Washington -- which, he pointed out, was coming in early and under budget. And in the last minute or so Trump said (summarized), "Oh, by the way, we've confirmed that Obama was born in Hawaii. It was Hillary Clinton who got this whole birther notion back in 2008. She started it; I'm finishing it." The Drive-Bys were livid. They had been tricked!
Trump had tricked them into showing up where ostensibly he was gonna fall on the sword and admit what a buffoon he was. That's what they really thought they were gonna get, and then Trump shifts gears on 'em, shows all these very powerful, great-looking, ex-military guys endorsing him for reasons exactly like what then happened over the weekend with these attacks! That he's the only guy that seems to be interested in defending the country, who happens to be running for president. So they were livid.
So I can understand them being angry, and I can understand them wanting... I mean, they're salivating. Trump tricked 'em. They want to reverse it. They want to trick Trump. They want to have a reason for them to write that he's a buffoon, and he denied them that reason after setting them up and making them think that he was giving them that opportunity. So they end up being angrier at Trump for calling a bombing a bombing! They were angrier at Trump for doing that than they were angered by the bombing.
Hillary Clinton, "Zombie Hillary." Did you see her Saturday night? Did you...? (snorts) Who in the world in her campaign lets this happen? How in the world could they send her out looking tired, dazed, drugged -- I don't know -- out of it? Who would send her out like that? "Well, it was an emergency, Mr. Limbaugh. We really didn't have any choice. We had to get her out of bed." Yeah, but it wasn't three a.m. "It doesn't matter when it was. We had to get her out there." Well, she wasn't ready for on-the-spot whatever she had to do.
Folks, it's a shame. It's a shame. The poor woman just didn't... (sigh) I don't know how to describe it. I'm hesitant to get into physical characterizations, but she just didn't look there, even today. She had a presser today for a little bit, answered four questions, all from female reporters. (Should we make note of that or not? I think we should.) And she was glancing down at note cards at every answer. This is what's in her heart, what she really thinks about these bombings -- and, by the way, she called them bombings, too!
She called them bombings shortly after Trump called them bombings. Then she chastised Trump for calling them bombings, saying he jumped the gun. So CNN went in and edited her comments and took her reference to bombing out! You notice how much of that has been going on lately, the media editing Hillary to save her? And they did it in this case. She called the bombing a bombing as well, before criticizing Trump for calling it a bombing.
So CNN edited Hillary calling it a bombing out of her remarks while, at the same time, they were blasting Trump for calling a bombing a bombing. Now, Hillary's first response... It was last night or Saturday night. The days have run together. Hillary's first response last night, it was so low energy. Really, folks, they looked like they had just awakened her. It was so bad it even started a hashtag trending on Twitter called "Zombie Hillary." I didn't make that up. I would like to claim credit for it, but I can't. Somebody in Twitter did it.
Well, until Twitter decided to sabotage it so that it wouldn't stay. Yeah, that happened, too. So CNN protects Hillary by editing out the fact she references a bombing, and then Twitter eliminates the hashtag, Zombie Hillary. Anyway, it doesn't matter. It was so bad that Hillary had to do a do-over this morning on the tarmac at Westchester County Airport. I didn't catch everything she said. Did she put the slashers and the stabbers and the bombers in her "basket of deplorables." She didn't, did she?
I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that she didn't put the bomber and these slashers in the basket of deplorables. Well, the basket of deplorables is reserved for Trump and his supporters, half of his supporters. But the bombers, the terrorists? No way! They would never go into her basket of deplorables. Did she talk about the need for us to respect our enemies and have empathy for their points of view? Because she did that once, you know. "We just have empathy for our enemies."
In fact, that's her definition of "smart power," her definition of smart diplomacy, smart defense, whatever, is to empathize with our enemies. (interruption) You doubt me? Don't doubt me. It was December 3, 2014, quote, "This is what we call smart power." (impression) "This is what we call smart power!" She went on like that, saying, "Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for one's enemies, trying to understand and -- insofar as psychologically possible -- empathize with their perspective."
So here's Hillary wanting to empathize with the bombers, wanting to empathize with the slashers, wanting to empathize with the militant Islamic terrorists. And yet it is the Donald Trump and his voters who are the deplorables.
By the way, it was pointed out to me that Hillary Clinton would in no way put the bomber or the slasher in the basket of deplorables, because it's entirely possible that the fathers of the bomber and the slasher might show up at the next Hillary rally.
Well, you remember, the father of the guy that blew up the gay nightclub in Orlando ended up right behind Hillary on stage at a rally she did soon thereafter? And he was out there bragging about it! She said, her staff said, "Well, we didn't know." But it's entirely possible that the family of these perps could well end up at the next Hillary rally. So obviously, they will not end up being in her basket of deplorables.
RUSH: Here is Kathy in Toledo, Ohio. Great to have you on the phone, Kathy. Welcome.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I just wanted to get your take on a report that was released today from DHS where they said at least 859 people who were supposed to be deported were, quote, "accidentally given citizenship" instead. And I just don't understand that once they realized that, why they can't be sent back now.
RUSH: Well, I just now happened to see the story about 15 minutes ago. I haven't even clicked on the link. I get it in my list of things breaking as the program is happening and I haven't had a chance to -- so you told me more about it than I know aside from the headline, that they mistakenly granted citizenship to 859 people supposed to be deported. With that number it's a relatively small number unless somebody knows these 800 and really wants them here for some reason. This just sounds like typical government just can't do anything right, it just sounds --
CALLER: This goes along with what Trump was saying about how we're not even set up to vet properly and --
RUSH: Of course.
CALLER: -- yet they even bring in more people --
RUSH: It's even more. It's just the general inefficiency of bureaucracies as they grow and grow and become less and less accountable. The reason that they're not gonna -- they've granted citizenship to them. They can't withdraw it. That would no doubt look horrible.
CALLER: They said it had to do with their fingerprints or something, there was some problem. That's all I know. It was on Fox earlier and they said something about due to something with fingerprints they accidentally were given citizenship instead of being deported.
RUSH: You see that and say that cannot be an accident. That's too big a differential to be an accident. Somebody had to want this to happen. I know that's the natural reaction to it, but I just think it's typical of bureaucracies and the inefficiency and incompetence of --
CALLER: This is why people don't trust the government, and I'm telling you right now, people were saying that they think maybe it's because these people are able to vote now, now that they're citizens? You know, what's going on?
RUSH: You say that people don't trust government, but it's very frustrating. The same people that don't trust government demand government fix everything after they break it. After they break it they're the first people to demand government do something about it. It's one of the most frustrating things in politics to me, if we can categorize that as politics. But I think this is the kind of thing that's gonna feed all kinds of conspiracy theories. Anyway, I've gotta take a break here. I'll have more on this when we get back, though, Kathy, I appreciate your call.
RUSH: Here is Stacy in Atlanta. Great to have you, Stace. How you doing?
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Doing especially well. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Listen, I just can't take this anymore. I can't take this, them saying that Trump's words are worse than Obama funding the terrorism. I mean, he's actually sending them money to make this happen.
RUSH: Yeah. The $33 billion to Iran.
CALLER: Exactly. And we're supposed to buy it all day long. Please keep doing what you're doing.
RUSH: Hey, Stacy, are you the Stacy of the old insurance company days?
CALLER: No. (laughing)
RUSH: You're not. We used to have somebody named Stacy from Georgia who was an expert in health insurance and other insurance, and she called here regularly. You sound just like her.
CALLER: That's not me. (laughing)
RUSH: Okay. It doesn't matter. You're still --
CALLER: -- honored.
CALLER: I said this is my first time, and I'm so honored.
RUSH: Oh. Well, I am too. I'm glad you got through. But no, we've been discussing this today that Obama and Hillary and the media are angrier at Trump for calling it a bombing before the official investigation disclosed it than they're angry at the bomber. And Hillary had called it a bombing, too, except CNN tried to protect her and edited those comments out of her remarks, unbelievably so. They'll circle the wagons and they have to do it a lot, have you noticed lately, the media is having to circle the wagons to defend and protect Hillary a lot.
So Trump comes out and calls it a bombing and says we're not gonna put up with it anymore, we've gotta get to the point we can stop these things from happening and properly punishing the people that do it, and they just have a cow over on the left. "You called it a bombing! Oh, my God, we haven't had --" It blew up! We had a garbage can, we had a Dumpster, they blew up, what do you think it was? "Well, you can't calling it a bombing before the investigation has concluded that it was a bombing. That is irresponsible. That's working people up into a frenzy when it may not be necessary."
Look, this is the thing, everybody knows what's going on. And Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are seen as -- I don't know whether they get this or not. They're seen as defending it. They're not seen as defending the actions. They are seen as defending the people who do it which then justifies or permits the action to be misrepresented in terms of who's behind it and why they do it. But at the end of the day, Obama and Hillary and the they talk about this essentially permit this stuff to continue. And they make it clear that there's no way they could ever make it stop because they will not admit that they know who is doing it and why.
They will not admit that. To do that would be politically incorrect, and we can't do that as good leftists and so forth. And it is highly dangerous. You talk about Trump being unfit? For crying out loud, if anybody is demonstrating an unfitness for office, it's Hillary Clinton, particularly when it comes to the safety of the American people. Talk to the people in Benghazi. She cared not a whit about helping them out. There was no additional security when they were under attack, no help was offered, and after enough time went by, Hillary's reaction, "What difference does it make now? Four Americans are dead. What difference does is it make how?" She really said that at the congressional hearing.
So I think it's all getting tired. I think that because she's vulnerable, because the sickness, because of the ill health, the seizures and the collapse, people are looking at her with a little more scrutiny than if she were standard Democrat picture of health running around with all kind of vim and vigor. She doesn't make and doesn't have a connection with people, and, as such, all of her vulnerabilities end up being magnified.
Everybody has negative aspects, but many candidates benefit from people's willingness to overlook them if they have strength and competence and other characteristics that convey security and safety and confidence.
She doesn't have any of that. She doesn't give people a reason to look past her vulnerabilities and her weaknesses, and so they focus on them. And I don't think she knows quite how to deal with it. Stacy, I appreciate the call. It's an honor that your first call to a show was this one,