Rush Limbaugh Clarifies ‘NERVOUS’ Comments: “I’m NOT Distancing Myself From Trump”

RUSH: So yesterday on the program, I admitted that something was making me nervous about the entire NFL situation. And remember when I finished it, Mr. Snerdley, I came back from a break, or maybe it was during the break, I asked you, “Did I make this clear?” ‘Cause I wasn’t sure that I had. And you said, “Perfectly crystal clear to me.” And when I went to RushLimbaugh.com, my website — I’m rarely misquoted on my own site, but it’s happened. Just kidding. I’m remembering where Charles Barkley said he was misquoted in his autobiography. Even the editors at The Limbaugh Letter got it right, at RushLimbaugh.com, got it right in terms of what I had said yesterday.

And the headline at the piece at the website was: “It’s NFL Owners’ Job — Not the President’s — to Control Their Employees.” That’s the point that I made yesterday. Now, my choice of words in the process, I admitted that there was an aspect of this that was beginning to make me nervous. And I don’t think I was clear enough about it, or maybe I was and people just had a knee-jerk and thought they heard something they didn’t hear, but they wanted to hear it, so they ran with what they wanted to hear, which was I was breaking from Trump on the NFL. (interruption) Well, you think that’s the word? Snerdley thinks it’s ’cause I used the word “dictatorial” when explaining all this. Maybe.

Let me try this again. The way this was being presented in the news — and that’s always what I react to, in addition to reacting to what’s really happened, I react to both phases of the story, because there are no two phases every story, what’s really happening, and there’s what’s reported to be happening. And the way it was reporting was — being reported was that Trump was going to force the players to no longer kneel, and Trump was going to force the players to stand.

Now, I know full well that there are people who are not as attentive to the news media and the way it works, and they see it or they read it, especially if they read it, and they think it’s true. Everybody does that. Everybody made that mistake. It’s almost human nature, you see it written, wherever, it could be written on some smut site on the website, but ’cause it’s written, you believe it. And if that’s is the way people were perceiving this to happen, that does make me nervous.

My point all along in this has been the NFL is the one botching this. The NFL doesn’t know what’s happening. The NFL misreads its audience. The NFL should have gotten hold of this way back during Kaepernick. The NFL, they’re the owners. They are the employers. They are the equity holders. They’re the people who own this business. Therefore, it’s their responsibility to have their employees behave in a way they choose, not the president’s.

I don’t want the president of the United States, whoever he is, to ever have the power to determine, particularly that any person is going to show allegiance to whatever the president demands. And I admitted yesterday that this makes me nervous. But it’s being reported “Trump thinks players should stand. Trump thinks players shouldn’t kneel, Trump thinks, Trump thinks.” The news reports are Trump thinks, Trump demands, Trump this, and if there is a result where the players no longer kneel, then I could see where people think, “Look what Trump did.”

Trump is pressuring the owners, as he should be, and he’s perfectly entitled to do that, and that doesn’t bother me. But he doesn’t have the power to make anybody do what he wants to do. All he can do is suggest. He can get close to demanding and he can threaten, but the actual bit about demanding it, being able to get away with it, we don’t want that on the part of any president or any elected leader. And that’s what I was being made nervous about was the way people were maybe perceiving this.

Now, it’s been written up that I am distancing myself from Trump as he pressures a business, and I’m not. If Trump wants to pressure the owners to do what he thinks is the right thing, that’s one thing. But if Trump has the power or the ability to make them, well, that’s another. And that’s not what’s going on here. The power of persuasion is much different than the power to dictate. Trump is using the power of persuasion, and he is very effective at it, and it doesn’t hurt that a vast majority of Americans agree with him.

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RUSH: Harvey Weinstein Should Hire Hillary Clinton To Silence Women… SHE’S AN EXPERT!

RUSH: Now, who do you think would be the person who could be of greatest service in helping casting couch movers and shakers navigate this crisis?

Who out there? ‘Cause if it’s Harvey Weinstein, there’s gotta be a lot of others, and we know it’s already Matt Damon, we know Ben Affleck, and there have to be others quaking in their boots. Who should they call for — (interruption) No. No. They don’t call Bill Clinton. No. No, no, no, no, no. I understand that knee-jerk response and reaction. Hillary Clinton is the expert in navigating these situations and having men accused of this stuff survive.

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RUSH: I’m dead serious, my friends. Hillary Clinton is the CEO and chief operating officer of Bimbo Eruptions Inc. Hillary Clinton may have finally found a way to appropriately reconnect with supporters, especially in Hollywood here. What a great service Hillary could provide to the movers and shakers in Hollywood, the Casting Crouch Brigade. She’s an expert in these situations. She’s the most cheated-on woman in America, and every guy that’s ever done it has prosper and had triumphed and has never paid the price.

She is an expert at this! Harvey and his people run around and try to hire crisis PR firms and all that, but don’t skimp. Hillary has a price. It may be expensive, but time has shown that it is worth it! (interruption) What are you laughing at in there, Mr. Snerdley? (interruption) Well, all good comedy is comedy ’cause there’s an element of truth in it, right? That’s why you’re laughing. (interruption) “Bill Cosby, 57 women on record. Harvey Weinstein between 28 and 30.”

Hillary Clinton has led the most successful War on Women ever — and, in the process, she saved her husband’s name, his career, his presidency, and the Democrat Party! Tell me how Harvey could do any better. You think Harvey was a bully? You ain’t seen nothing yet ’til you hire Hillary! Just wait now — and she takes the money. We know that too. If you’re talking about silencing women, preserving the viability of a serial sexual predator, Hillary Clinton is the GOAT! She is the Greatest of All Time.

There’s nobody in here league! Don’t call Jeff Epstein. Don’t call Bill Clinton. Don’t call anyone else. Call the woman that showed everybody how it’s done — and, after doing it, you still get heap big praise in the media, and so will she. Hillary Clinton single-handedly could put every crisis PR firm out of business if she would take on Harvey Weinstein as a client and work her magic. Show me one time where it hasn’t worked. You can’t! In terms of silencing women, and destroying their reputations and preserving and preserving the viability of a serial sexual predator, Hillary Clinton is unmatched.

She is the Greatest of All Time. (interruption) What are you frowning at in there, Dawn? She’s a GOAT. The greatest of all time. That’s what the acronym is. Admit it, Hollywood: You need Hillary now more than ever. Make the move. The New York Times is waiting to write the story. NBC would love to, to get this whole Ronan Farrow embarrassment off their Web page and their network.

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LIMBAUGH: If Liberal Men Support Abortion They Get A ‘Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free’ Card On Abuse Of Women

RUSH: The other day, I think it was on October 9th, and here we are at the 12th, it’s either Monday or Tuesday, I opened the program with a heartfelt belief that one of the reasons this was happening — obviously Hillary Clinton lost. But they gave Ted Kennedy a pass. And why? Lion of the Senate. He was right on abortion. He was a leader of liberalism in the Senate, so it was worth preserving, even in 1969. Then, of course, Bill Clinton. They went to all costs to defend Bill Clinton. And, in the process, they literally ripped the entire foundation of feminism right out from under it.

And it sent a signal — this is the key thing, I believe — it sent a signal to other liberal guys and other guys that may not have been liberal at the time that if you are right on the issues, you’ve got a get-out-of-jail card. If you’re right and particularly on abortion, if you make it well known that you believe in a woman’s right to choose and even if you don’t care and even if your belief, honest belief is the opposite, doesn’t matter, you say that that is the one thing that matters to you most, and it is a get-out-of-jail card. It buys you insurance from being held accountable for any of this behavior.

You could even, if you wanted to, you could even take this back to JFK and Camelot where the same kind of stuff was going on in the White House then. And the media, to cover it up, created this image of Camelot at the suggestion of Jackie Kennedy, after, of course, the assassination. But throughout history the fact is that liberal media has gone out of its way to cover up this kind of behavior, and isn’t it ironic that this kind of behavior resides in the party that claims to be unalterably supportive of women’s rights. Opposed to workplace violence, opposed to rape, opposed to sexual abuse, any of these kinds of things.

The bottom line is that most of this has been going on inside that party. And that party is where it is supposedly believed that women’s rights are paramount. It’s why I raised the belief, how much of this is even real? How many of these guys in Hollywood actually are liberals? When the purpose of Hollywood is to get girls and then doing whatever you have to do and being whatever you have to be in order to get girls, if you think that you gotta be pro-choice and if you think you have to be supportive of every wacko feminist cause, and if that’s what it takes to succeed in Hollywood and to get girls, then that’s what you’ll do, whether you believe it or not.

I think that explains a lot of it. I don’t know how much. It’s phoniness is the bottom line. But what it has led to is that the vast majority of the truly abusive anti-women behavior actually exists and takes place in liberalism, among people on the left who all have an immunity from it. It’s kind of like along the same lines as Bill Gates or the Kennedys or Warren Buffett always being in favor of tax increases for people like them. What better way is there to keep the hordes from your moat, demanding to get your question house and take everything you’ve got. If you can convince them that you think you’re not paying enough taxes and that you support tax increases for the rich, then you will be left alone. And not only will you be left alone, you’ll probably be supported.

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RUSH: There are powerful liberal men who are allowed to violate the tenets of feminism every day of their lives, if they happen to be right on abortion. You don’t know what a big get-out-of-jail card that is, being pro-choice, proudly, loudly pro-choice can buy you all kinds of excuses and exemptions from Hollywood women, from liberal women and other people who are dyed-in-the-wool, full-fledged, no doubt about it, no joking about it liberals.

And therein lies all of the hypocrisy that is never held to account. Their hypocrisy never sticks to them, and they are very seldom even attempted to be held accountable, which gives rise to the question, “Okay, why now with Harvey Weinstein?” Well, there has to be a reason. There are a number of theories that are being bandied about. And I’ll guarantee you the reason why is gonna be found in liberalism somewhere. It may not be the fundamental reason, but there will be an element of liberalism in the reason that all of a sudden everything Harvey got a pass on is now fallen on his head.

Now, you may say, “Rush, he didn’t get a pass. He had to pay settlements.” He got a pass. He was allowed to continue. “Rush, he was hated!” Doesn’t matter to me. He still did his job and still had that power and still intimidated and still scared people. He was able to continue doing what he did the way he wanted to do it. And look what he’s doing? He’s raising money for the Obamas, raising money for the Clintons, going to the fundraisers, bundling everything. Those are the get out of jail cards.

He may not really care one way or the other about it. He just sizing up with whom am I the most powerful, with whom am I gonna have the greater freedom? And it’s always gonna be the left, if you’re in Hollywood, when you ask and answer that question. I’m only getting into this because I’ve wondered for the longest time, like everybody else has, how in the world do these guys get away with it? Why are they never held to account? And there are reasons for it.

Look what they’re allowed to get away with doing! Their behavior, look at what is ignored, look the other way, and defended, if it ever comes under assault from the political right. With Bill Clinton it didn’t affect his job! It’s only sex! It’s none of your business! And then look what a similar person who happens to be conservative found out to be behaving in similar ways is destroyed, not just career, but life is destroyed by women and men who want to curry favor with women, which is what Hollywood is.

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RUSH: We mentioned earlier that Harvey Weinstein has fled the country on the way to some spot in Europe for sex rehab. We are sitting here wondering if Harvey maybe has ended up in a place with no extradition treaty with the United States. I’m just asking. My fertile mind unbound, you know, much like Roman Polanski.

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