RUSH: Before we get into the audio sound bite A-B, side-by-side comparison, have you ever stopped to think of something here?
I don’t want you to get mad at me on this. Do you ever stop to think that maybe the objective here was to have Melania Trump compared to Michelle Obama? Well, I mean, in the modern era, with the Drive-By Media, Michelle Obama’s the queen, right? I mean, Michelle Obama’s her approval numbers happen to be in the nineties. Isn’t that the case with most first ladies? She doesn’t have to do anything. She’s just there, first African-American first lady. Who in the world is gonna give her bad approval numbers?
My point, it’s not bad company to be in in the political realm if that’s how you see things. I don’t happen to see things that way, but maybe to the political people in the Trump campaign, you know, it wouldn’t be bad. Hey, I’m throwing out possibilities. I don’t know anything, folks. I’m like you. I don’t know anything here.
RUSH: I thought she was charming. I thought she was great. I’ve sat next to her at a dinner. I don’t know her, either. I know her but I don’t know her. I’ve been around her a couple of times. I would never to be able to lay claim to being a friend or any of that. But I’m telling you she’s no nonsense. She is aware and she is highly attuned to circumstances and situations, and she’s no wallflower.
My impression, you know, after a conversation with her was that she doesn’t suffer fools very gladly, and she’s smart and so forth, and knows exactly what she thinks. Not arm candy or any of this sort of thing.
RUSH: And it’s just hard to come up with things that other people don’t think and don’t say. So when you’re writing a speech for somebody, you will consult other speeches that have been successful, and, depending on your proclivities, you either lift it and try to get away with it or you’ll change it enough and try to adapt it to whoever. I’m not making any excuses here. Please don’t misunderstand. I’m just explaining how these kind of things can happen. The point is, Melania Trump is not a thief. And I don’t think that was at all what happened here.
EDITORS NOTE: This Is 3 Segments Combined For Your Convenience
RUSH: One of two things happened with Melania Trump. Either this was a planned act of sabotage, and you can take that and run with it as far as you want. That’s an easy cop-out excuse. Or, this is what happens when you try to go moderate. This is what happens when you try to tone things down. You look at the way other people have done it successfully, if you’re a speechwriter I’m talking about. If you’re on the staff putting all this stuff for the convention together, it comes time to write Melania’s, English is not her first Lang language, it’s no-brainer that she’s gonna be given some assistance in writing the speech, and she’s gonna rehearse it and so forth.
And so you start, if you’re one of the speechwriters, if you’re on that staff there’s no doubt you consult. It’s just an unfortunate thing when you get right down to it that somebody lifted a portion of a speech delivered by Moochelle Obama. I don’t know if it was laziness. I don’t know if this was a setup to embarrass Melania. I don’t know if this was designed to create what it has created. Aside from this, you’d think nothing else happened at that convention last night, except this.
RUSH: I’ll tell you, a lot of people think this thing was planned sabotage. The reason they think it is a because here’s essentially a nonissue and it takes what was a really, really good night — what was a really, really good opening night for the campaign — and turns it into what they want it to be portrayed as a chaotic disaster.
At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith who died in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, blames Hillary Clinton personally for her son’s death.
“I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son. personally. in an e-mail to her daughter Hillary Clinton blamed it on –shortly after the attack– terrorism, but when I saw Hillary Clinton, she lied to me and then called me a liar,” she said.
“Since then,” she continued. “I have repeatedly asked Hillary Clinton to ask plaintiff may the real reason why my son is dead. I’m still waiting. Whenever I call the State Department, no one would speak to me because they say I am not a member of the immediate family…”
“Sean was my son. Hillary Clinton is a woman, a mother, a grandmother of two. I am a woman, a mother, and a mother of two. How could she do this to me? How could she do this to any American family?”
“Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not,” she said. “He is blunt, direct, and strong. He speaks his mind and his heart. And when it comes to the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism, he will not hesitate to kill the terrorist who threaten American lives.”
“He will make America stronger, not weaker,” she said about Trump. “This entire campaign comes down to a single question: If Hillary Clinton can’t give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency?”
RUSH: Here’s what it boils down to for me, and I have been expressly clear on this from the get-go.
And nothing’s changed — and, in fact, it has even become more important and crucial — and that is, Never Hillary is the only thing that matters here to me. I don’t care… We don’t have the ideal choices here. It didn’t work out for a lot of people. But it can’t… We cannot have another four or eight years of this, and that’s what they want. There’s a magic dream that Obama and Hillary have of 16 consecutive years of transforming America and basically wiping it out from its foundational roots, and there is no amount of self-interest for me that would trump that.
Meaning: If it meant the end of this radio show, if supporting Trump meant the end of this radio show but that meant the end of Hillary, then that’s what I would do. It’s that important to me. And I think that some people look at Trump as a personal threat. Some of them are serious and sincere in their righteousness, as you call it. Other people are thinking, “Oh, my gosh, if this guy wins, this is the end of the Republican Party, and that’s the end of the party establishment!
“That’s the end of my future. That’s the end of my career path. That’s the end of my chance,” what have you. I’m way beyond that — and, fortunately, I have the freedom to be. But I don’t know how people who have expressed conservative beliefs and have meant them and lived them and are devoted to them, can take any action whatsoever that would make it more likely that Hillary Clinton would be elected. That, to me, is unacceptable. It’s just unacceptable.