RUSH: Here’s the bottom line. I note that Paul Ryan has all but concluded that Trump is gonna lose. He’s not pulled back his endorsement, but he’s not gonna go out and fight. That’s right. He has not pulled the endorsement. But he’s telegraphed he thinks Trump’s gonna lose and now he’s working on saving the House majority and so forth. Right, he won’t defend Trump and won’t campaign for Trump. Okay, fine and dandy. But I have to tell you something, folks.
See, when you get down to the nut-cracking time, here we are. For those of you who are Never Trumpers, those of you who just can’t bring yourself to support Trump, how can you support Hillary? How in the world can you do that? And don’t tell me you’re not. “I’m gonna sit it out or I may vote third party.” BS. Anything you do besides vote for Trump is essentially electing Hillary Clinton, and the thing I want to know is, if you’re going to suggest that Trump is unsuited, unfit, not qualified, and, if you are conservative and saying this is about Trump, then how can you not say it about Hillary and her candidacy? If Trump is unfit, why is she not?
On the basis that people are determining Trump is not fit, she’s even more unfit, if you ask me. She’s got a 30-year track record that tells us the damage she wants to do. She’s got a 30-year track record of the kind of dishonesty and misdirection that tells us exactly what we are headed for. So if you can’t bring yourself to support Trump on some basis, it’s the exact same stuff with Clinton, only just as bad, if not worse. I can’t help it that the election manifested itself the way it did, but for me it’s always been about one thing: defeating Hillary Clinton and the Democrats and the Obama agenda.
And for the life of me, I don’t understand why — well, sadly, I do. It just really bothers me, and it has for a long time, irritates me, why we, on our side, can’t set aside the things that separate us and unify about one thing. If we can’t even unify around the concept of defeating Democrats, what good are we? What good is a Republican Party if it cannot even unify around the concept of winning? For crying out loud, do you realize the left have factions that hate each other? They’ve got different coalitions that despise each other. There’s all kinds of coalitions, and they’re all competing for as much of the federal money as they can get. The Democrat Party parcels it out on who knows what basis.
But when it comes to stopping us, they forget all of that and they unify around the singular objective of defeating us. We, on our side, apparently do not have even one thing in common that can unite us, not even the desire to win. It boggles my mind, and I know from where it comes. It comes from political posttraumatic stress disorder. It comes from years and years of fear of what the American voter thinks of you. It comes from a never ending desire to somehow convince the American voter that you’re not the reprobate that Democrats have portrayed you to be. A losing proposition.