RUSH: Here’s a NewsBusters report on the Fareed Zakaria GPS show. Zakaria “set his sights on congressional Republicans as he claimed their opposition was fueled by a deep-seeded racism. ‘That fierce, unrelenting opposition, would haunt the next eight years and what began as whispers is now discussed openly,’ [Zakaria] pontificated as ominous music played, ‘Did race play a role in the brick wall of Republican resistance to Barack Obama?'” Mr. Zakaria, there wasn’t any resistance. That’s not quite the…
There was all kinds of resistance. But not official. The Republicans announced every year they weren’t gonna oppose Obama. The Republicans made it clear they were not going to try to stop Obama, not legislatively. Now, you might have had individual Republicans out on TV criticizing Obama, but there wasn’t any opposition to him. It’s the exact opposite. Mr. Zakaria, if you want to bring in the racial component here, what you’re gonna have to admit is that the race of President Obama paralyzed this country.
It paralyzed legitimate criticism of the president of the United States. It amplified malcontent operations like Black Lives Matter. It gave rise to a thugocracy, and nobody had the guts to speak out against it for fear of what would happen to them. And it’s not just they were afraid of being called racist. It was what would happen to them by Black Lives Matter or whoever if anybody got wind of what they were saying. But yet to Fareed Zakaria GPS, the opposition to Obama was rooted in racism.
And this is exactly the way they paralyzed any opposition to Obama! Folks, when you can’t criticize the president… The president’s most powerful man in the world! When you can’t criticize him — when you can’t have an open discussion of what he’s doing because of his race — that’s paralysis. And I recognized this was gonna be the case the moment he won the election. It wasn’t going to liberate us from racial issues; it was going to make things worse, and it did.
RUSH: DiCaprio is an ignoramus. He doesn’t even know what he’s talking about when it comes to the climate. He’s just an activist raising funds. He’s trying to promote his box office by tapping into an issue that people his age think is important. And he may actually believe it. I know he idolizes Gore, which means he doesn’t know anything. He really doesn’t know anything. He’s full of BS.
The guy runs around and preaches to all of us about how we must reduce our carbon footprint, and he flies around more than Trump does on private jets. And he’s going to parties; he’s going where there are 15,000 models for the weekend. And he jets off to the next one while preaching to everybody else how they shouldn’t live the way he does, but he exempts himself like Algore exempts himself because they’re important, and it’s important for leaders to be able to get where they need to go.
You must retreat. You must withdraw. You must cut back on your lifestyle. But, no, no, no, they won’t, because they are too crucial to the matter, they are too important to the cause. They must have the mobility to get around and talk to people. So people like Charlie Rose and Susan Page have bought into the Algore is the smartest guy on climate change.
And they can’t understand. “Why, why, Trump talked to him, and then he talked to DiCaprio. How can he do this? How can he do this?” I’m telling you, folks, takes a special kind of stupid to be this obstinate and to be unable to see what’s going on right in front of you. I’m talking about these leftist media people.
RUSH: From the New York Post: “Obama is Helping Trump with Cabinet Picks.” Okay, let’s examine this. (interruption) No, no. Why are you reacting that way? Well, no. Obama believes it, and that’s the key. Do not forget what I told you. Remember after the 10-minute Oval Office meeting that stretched to 90 minutes between the Trumpster and Obama, and Trump came out of there talking about what a great guy Obama was and how much Trump says he had learned and how much Trump said he was going to be relying on Obama’s advice.
Do you remember what I told you in explaining that? You remember? The shorthand was, we are at a very precariously dangerous point in our country. This is what I said back then after the Oval Orifice meeting. Donald Trump’s not gonna be president for two months. The people who lost, the people who have been repudiated, humiliated, still control all the levers of power. And, as such, we have — by the way, don’t anybody tell Obama I’m saying this ’cause by explaining this I’m destroying the whole strategy here. So don’t anybody tell anybody that knows Obama that I’m saying this.
But Trump had to make Obama think that he was relevant, useful, helpful, because we’re really in a dangerous — and we still are. We were and we still are in a very precariously balanced circumstance or situation. So I think it was brilliant what Trump said. A lot of people were frightened by it. You know, because Trump’s still, to a lot of people, a newcomer. Like Paul Ryan’s out there (paraphrasing), “You know what, I’ve really gotten to know this guy now, and I like him. I really like this guy. He can be very forgiving.”
Something about human nature that never ceases to amaze me. I’ve known Donald Trump for years. I have never been frightened by one thought or thing of Donald Trump, and yet listening to people who don’t know him but should have some measure of common sense about the guy, he’s lived his life, and he’s not done all these horrible things people say he’s capable of. I don’t understand the surprise.
I’m shocked when people claim they find out I’m a nice guy. It doesn’t make any sense. I’m a nice guy every day, and I’ve been a nice guy for 30 years on this program. Maybe not to the left, but just in terms of my behavior and comportment, I’m a nice guy. And so’s Trump. So I don’t understand the surprise people have.
But, anyway, back to this, you can see that whatever advice Obama’s giving Trump he’s totally ignoring it, but he’s still claiming that Obama’s advice is valuable. He’s still talking about how much he likes Obama, how much he’s learning from Obama and how much he’s gonna continue to rely on Obama. Believe me, folks, I’m here to tell you that is brilliant.
So, speaking of counts, this is another historic precedent for Hillary Clinton. She just keeps losing. The way I look at this, she’s lost three times now. She lost in 2008. She lost this year, and now she lost the recount. Remember when Trump said that we’re gonna get tired of all the winning? He’s on the campaign trail, he said to his audience (paraphrasing), “You’re gonna be asking me, you’re gonna be begging me to just slow down, stop the winning, there’s too much winning, there’s so much winning.” For Hillary Clinton, it’s the losing that keeps on coming. And I am not unhappy to see it.
RUSH: I think Trump’s having more fun than you and I can possibly imagine. I know he is, folks, I used to do the Rush to Excellence Tour the first two years of this program back in 1989 — actually three, ’88, ’89, and ’90. And when he’s on stage — he’s got another one in coming up Fayetteville, North Carolina — but last Thursday night in Cincinnati, I’m telling you, he’s having more fun than any politician has ever been thought to be having fun.
He is literally immersed in enjoyment and joy. He is eating it up. And I think this endless parade of people parading in and out of the Trump Tower, I think a lot of it is just a show. The people involved don’t know it. I mean, everybody being brought in there, they want to be seen, they’re stopping for the cameras, and some of them are walking to the microphones. They want to be seen. They want the news out that they have been summoned to Trump Tower.
It’s the red carpet in reverse. He’s rolling out the red carpet. But they’re all making the trek to see him. The only one who is not is Dr. Kissinger. (Kissinger impression) “I told the president-elect that the only place I’m going to go is to Le Cirque and if he wants to see me, to meet me there, or come to my office.” And that’s it, Trump’s going to his office. (interruption) Hmm? Well, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. But the contrast here to what everybody told us to expect versus what’s happening is stark.