RUSH: Washington Post: “Netanyahu is firing back at reports that a senior [Regime] official called him a coward only concerned about his own political survival. I mean, that is the nature of the comment, that Netanyahu is a coward, only cares about his own political survival. And I’m telling you, that describes Obama to a T, not the chicken business, but this business about political survival and everything being looked at through the prism of politics.
Yesterday this US magazine, the Atlantic, quoted the anonymous official as saying, “The thing about Bibi is he’s a chicken –” whatever. “The insult comes after a month of heated exchanges between the Netanyahu government and Washington over settlement building in the Israeli annexed East Jerusalem, according to Reuters.”
So whoever said this, I don’t know that we’ll ever find out, but whoever said it I guarantee you is not alone in thinking it. I think this Regime holds genuine animus for Israel, and, by extension, Netanyahu personally. I don’t have any doubt about that, and I think he frustrates them because he doesn’t kowtow to their demands. He stands up for his nation and he refuses to bow to political correctness or the conventional wisdom or the zeitgeist of the day. And he always does what he thinks is right for his country, for his nation.
I guarantee you they’re all flabbergasted about the allied status that exists right now between the United States and Israel. And so this lone Regime official has voiced what probably is the opinion of a lot of people in the Regime. And it isn’t working. It didn’t fly because the one thing — I mean, you might disagree with Netanyahu on political matters or the peace process or whatever, but one thing everybody knows about Netanyahu is he is not a coward. He’s not afraid of anybody, and especially he’s not afraid of Obama.
RUSH: But this is a classic example. Does anybody think Elizabeth Warren’s hip? Elizabeth Warren’s cool? So what is it? What is it about what Elizabeth Warren says or stands for that somehow bonds with people that would read People magazine? Here she’s described as Wall Street’s scared to death of her. Is that why people like her? Is it because she’s out there saying, “You didn’t build that?”
Is it because she’s making little people feel powerful? By little people, I mean the people that wander around thinking their lives have no meaning, and you know who they are. That’s the kind of people this entertainment media is designed to feed. (interruption) Oh, the radicals do. But would you associate People magazine with a radical group, is my point. People magazine is not political. That’s my point. This is how clever the left has been.
They take a radical, I mean, a genuine radical political person, and they plug her into this entertainment genre and make her appear normal and like a celebrity. They never tell everybody she’s a liberal. They never point out Democrat Party politics or whatever. They just paint Elizabeth Warren as normal, the future. And this is how. Whereas, when conservatives think that they’ve gotta get their teeth into the entertainment media, the first thing they think they have to do is identify themselves as a conservative comedian or we are a conservative entertainment magazine.
People doesn’t say, “Hey, we are the left-wing entertainment media.” They never admit to being liberal. They never identify themselves as left wing. They just portray themselves as what is. They’re cool. They’re hip. They’re modern. They are just normal. And Elizabeth Warren is an abject radical. She is as radical as anybody in the Democrat Party. And she would rank at the top of that list of radicals. But here’s People magazine humanizing her, normalizing here. And you could probably find in the same issue, I don’t know, but you could probably find an example of some conservative jokes that somebody’s telling or some slam on conservatives or Republicans or what have you.
This is an element of the media that the Republican Party, conservative, quote, unquote, movement just has no presence in whatsoever. See, Elizabeth Warren isn’t a rock star. They’re trying to make her one, is what’s happening. And, interesting, People magazine is Time Warner. And that means that somebody at People or Time Warner may have thrown in with Elizabeth Warren over Hillary. You have to know how to read this stuff.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, my one little line (sigh) has once again hijacked cable news. When I jokingly suggested that we need to quarantine Governor Christie, that line has hijacked cable news. We have a montage here. And by the way, they love this storyline. They love this, because now, you see, they’re able to present me… Let me tell you why. They’re able to present me as the leader of the GOP, because they think that is a negative thing for the GOP.
They think that is very damaging to the GOP. One week before the election, I rear my head, and they think I am in an internecine battle with Governor Christie. That means there’s discord within the Republican Party. I suggested he needed to be quarantined, and they’re off to the races thinking they’ve got a real story of strife within the Republican Party.