RUSH: We’ve got Trump, big meeting between Trump and Reince Priebus. Trump is apparently going to sign the pledge that he will support the Republican nominee, big meeting at Trump Tower after which Trump will have a media availability to explain what happened. Governor Christie signed his in public today. On Fox News, he was guesting with Martha MacCallum, and she demanded that somebody bring the pledge out. And somebody, some stagehand brought the pledge out and Christie (imitating Christie), “Yep, signed it right here, yep, yep, yep. There you go, put the date on it, damn right, I’m in there.”
What is this, loyalty oaths? How about the Republican Party signing a loyalty oath to the voters? If there needs to be a royalty oath here, it seems to me that the Republican Party elected officials would finally get around to signing one that they are gonna be loyal to their cause and loyal to their voters.
Now, I’m not trying to stir things up here, but what is this? They say this is an attempt to entrap Trump and get him to promise he won’t go third party and all that. I don’t know if these people think this looks good or they’re running some kind of a scam or trick on Trump. But as usual, they’re overthinking this, because they’re discombobulated.
RUSH: “When you get right down to it, everybody knows he’s not a Republican. Yeah, he’s not a Republican; it’s not going to hurt us. He’s not a conservative. Everybody knows he’s not a conservative. He’s not gonna hurt us. Yeah, yeah. He’s just a populist. Trump’s just a populist, and he’s gonna be exposed.” And then on top here, now Trump is gonna sign a pledge today saying not only is he a Republican, but that he will not go third party.
So whatever comfort the Republicans take or whatever game they thought they were winning by getting Trump to sign this thing is also gonna come back and bite ’em because I guarantee you they have been seeking refuge in the idea that Trump’s not really a Republican and therefore won’t really tarnish them. And make no mistake: They think all this is tarnishing them. They think all this is tarnishing the party. The fact that they don’t oppose Obama? No, they don’t think that’s tarnishing the party!
The fact that they will not make an effort to defund Planned Parenthood? No, no, that’s not tarnishing the party. The fact that they will not stop Obama and his Iran deal, the fact that they will not stop Obamacare, the fact that they will not stop all the spending? No, that’s not tarnishing the party at all in their view. That’s showing they can work together. That’s showing independents and moderates how they can govern and so forth.
If there was ever a group of people 180 degrees out of phase with reality, it has to be the modern-day Republican leadership.
RUSH: There’s a hacker who claims that he has hacked Hillary’s server and has the 33,000 e-mails that she thought she deleted. The hacker is saying… This is probably a hoax. It’s probably bogus. But the hacker is saying that Hillary and her team forgot to delete the sent mail folder, and that’s what he was able to hack. And he’s put ’em up for sale for half a million dollars. I thought about buying them and donating them to the FBI.
RUSH: Folks, I want to take you back to this program on August 31st. I just want to remind you of something that I said. It’s a quick little 12 seconds. Goes by here pretty quickly.
RUSH ARCHIVE: If I had to wage a wild guess right now, I mean, the opener, 10 days away, New England hosting the Steelers, and if I had to wager right now, Brady’s playing. Seems to me he’ll suit up.
RUSH: Yes, my friends, I just wanted to remind you that I predicted that this would be the case. And after watching all of this I wish that Brady’s lawyers had done the negotiation with the Iranians. We would have a much different outcome there. So everybody is wondering what’s happening. See, this is a classic example I think of how people end up being misinformed through no fault of their own by simply watching what’s in the media every day.
When you watch what’s in the media every day about a particular story, in this case the Brady story, given the predisposition of many in the sports media, given the predisposition of many in the Drive-By Media who don’t understand sports but were forced to talk about it because it’s a big issue, you would probably conclude that at the end of this Brady was gonna serve some kind of suspension no matter what. Reduced to a game, reduced to two games or what have you, because the media never did — I can’t say never because some of them did frame it properly. But most of the Drive-By Media and many in the sports media did not frame what this issue was about.