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    Rush: Why I Think the President Should Go Make the Case in California

    RUSH: I kind of knew it was gonna happen, and so I'm gonna have to expand on this today. 'Cause I didn't quite make my full strategy understood. So everybodyís focusing on one part of it, which is understandable. It's the part I focused on.

    But there's another part of it that I think needs to be addressed. Yeah, this is the Trump to California thing that the Drive-By Media -- oh, man, this must scare them because they went nuts last night, they went nuts this morning.

    Greetings get rid of and welcome. It's Rush Limbaugh. We're back at it here on hump day, the EIB Network at 800-282-2882. The Limbaugh Institute, also available by email, ElRushbo@eibnet.us.



    Now, let me give you the brief history of this, if you're not familiar. I think on Monday we were talking about all of the problems in Los Angeles and San Francisco, these metro areas, the whole state's run by Democrats, and it has been for many years. Whatever the problems are in Californian cities, the Republicans have nothing to do with because they don't have any power whatsoever. They don't have the power to stop anything, they don't have the power to pass anything.

    So everything that's happening in California now that people are complaining about can be traced directly to Democrats and Democrat policies. And the story that triggered me was the rising number of homeless people in Los Angeles, downtown Los Angeles, it's so bad that the downtown LAPD headquarters has become rat and vermin infested. And the story talked about how the city is buying more of skid row to give to the homeless for them to live in.

    At the same time, LA city council and other officials are saying they donít understand this. Why is this happening? They couldn't and can't figure it out. And then the next story was that Democrats in California are frustrated that the Democrat presidential candidates are not talking about this.

    Now, that kind of stunned me 'cause how dumb are these people? Why in the world would you think the Democrat presidential candidates are gonna focus on any problem in California and point to it and say we have to fix it? Because all they would be doing would be pointing fingers at themselves. There is no way.

    And I told the people of Los Angeles on this program, the city councils, the city fathers, the city mothers, the city stepchildren, everybody, you can forget about any of these presidential candidates on the Democrat side talking about your problem, offering to fix your problem, proposing solutions to your problem. There's nothing to gain by pointing it out. You're gonna be ignored!

    You people California had better get used to feeling what it's like to be an African-American voting Democrat for 50 years. Because they're gonna take you for granted. They know no matter what they do California's electoral votes are going to the Democrat candidate. It doesn't matter. Therefore, there is no downside to ignoring it. There is only a downside if you point it out and try to fix it 'cause Democrats can't fix it.

    The Democrats don't have solutions to homelessness. They like homelessness. It creates dependency. The Democrats have not got the ability, it's not in them to create policies that benefit large numbers of people economically because that's not how the Democrat Party is structured.

    The Democrat Party is not structured to benefit from prosperity. The Democrat Party is structured to benefit from people not prospering, from people being dependent. The Democrat Party is built as a party that survives on the backs of people who cannot provide for themselves. And the Democrat Party, therefore, doesn't want anybody escaping that circumstance.

    The more dependent people are, the more they cannot help themselves, the more there are fewer tools to help themselves, the better the Democrat Party is. Because if people learn that they can do better for themselves by investing in themselves rather than the Democrat Party, then the Democrat Party is gonna lose people and voters. We can't have that.



    So what really triggered me was these people in LA whining and moaning that the Democrat presidential candidates were not talking about their issues. It's like the old adage I told you back when I was a top 40 deejay. We had a policy -- well, not we. ABC owned and operated stations had a policy that you could never be hurt by a record you don't play.

    The objective back then, make sure people don't punch the button to another station. Don't tune out. And the operating philosophy was that you could be hurt by playing a record people don't like, then they would push the button and go somewhere else. But you could never be hurt if you didn't play a particular song because nobody would ever know you're not playing it. Nobody listens 24/7.

    So therefore the tune-out factor is reduced. So if there's a song that's on the bubble, if there's a song that's marginally popular, you don't play it. That's why playlists back in those days -- I'm not kidding -- were 25 songs mixed in with some oldies, and that's because average time spent listening and all that, nobody listened 24/7 to figure it out, what playlist was, how many songs were being played. The operating theory was, you can't be hurt by something you don't play.

    And the same thing here. You can't be hurt by something you don't talk about, especially in the state of California. Folks, they don't need to lift a finger. The state of California's gonna vote for the Democrat no matter what. If the whole city of Los Angeles becomes homelessness, not just in skid row, if everybody in LA lost their homes, it would still go to the Democrat candidate.

    That's a bit of an exaggeration. I'm saying this to make the point. Therefore, the Democrats running for president have only got things to lose by pointing to problems in California, because when you do that, you gotta blame somebody, and they're used to blaming Republicans for everything or blaming Trump. But that won't wash. Republicans have not had a thing to say about things in California for I don't know how long.

    Well, this, of course, has been picked up. In addition to that, I suggested as a result that Trump ought to go to California, Trump ought to schedule a couple appearances, you know, once a month, maybe schedule a debate. But my purpose in saying so was not what has been interpreted, and it's my fault. I didn't take this far enough. To illustrate, let's go to the audio sound bites.



    Bill Hemmer on Fox today had the... Was it the A-Team today? Yeah, the A-Team. I'm glad they only play my sound bites when they have the A-Team in there. The A-Team must be on Wednesday. The B-Team is probably Monday when they can't get the A-Team out of bed. Friday is probably the B-Team 'cause who wants to be there on Friday? Everybody's wanting to get out of town. So the A-Team's on Wednesday. It makes sense. Okay.

    So he's playing my sound bite for the A-Team which is Republican strategerist Brad Blakeman, A.B. Stoddard from Real Clear Pol...? Real Clear Politics? A.B. Stoddard? I thought she was at The Hill, then I thought she was at CNN, then I thought she was at... Well, I guess she's in a lot of places. Anyway, she's now at Real Clear Politics, and let's see who else they have in there. (pause) That was it. So here's Hemmer playing what everybody thinks was the highlight of my comments about all this yesterday.

    HEMMER: Rush Limbaugh has an idea: Go to California. Thinks President Trump should campaign in California and really put the spotlight on the issues in the Golden State. Listen...



    RUSH ARCHIVE: I think Trump ought to start going to California. I think he ought to go there once a month. I think the Republican National Committee ought to schedule a debate in California. I think the campaign should have ads showing and highlighting the homelessness in downtown Los Angeles and pointing out that this is what happens when Democrats run things with no opposition, no checks, no balances.

    RUSH: Okay, see, you can't blame 'em for focusing on that, because I did say that. I mean, it's right there. But I have additional reasons for Trump going, not just to point fingers of blame at situations and say, "See what happens with Democrats." But I'm talking actually making a play for people out there. Go to California and make your case. Go to California and explain your philosophy, your policies, your heart. Go to California. People out there are not hearing it. California may as well have boundaries around it where outside news doesn't get in there, other than things like this show.

    I'm saying Trump and maybe other Republican candidates go there, make the case, explain what we're for, not just point out all of the problems that Democrats have caused -- 'cause, believe me, they already know that. They may not be willing to associate it with themselves, and it'd be okay to point that out. But I say, "Go make the case!" Go make the case for whatever you want to call Trumpism -- conservatism, nationalism, populism, whatever you want to call it.

    Go make the case! Go make the case for reforming immigration and relate immigration, illegal immigration to homeless problem! Go make the case! We haven't made the case in California because we know we don't have a chance of winning it. It's considered to be waste of money to go to California, waste of resources. I'm saying, "Go to California. Make the case." You gotta make an effort to get it back sometime. Why not? There's no better time than now. You don't have to forever give up on California. Go there now. Make the case.

    There's nobody better than Trump to make the case. You know, go to Dodger Stadium, schedule a gigantic rally in Chavez Ravine or the Staples Center or wherever they could make it secure. I don't know. Go to a hospital that had to close the emergency room 'cause they couldn't afford to treat anybody anymore 'cause it was overrun by illegal aliens! Go ahead and make the case for what we think! Okay. So here's the responses that the A-Team had beginning with Brad Blakeman.

    BLAKEMAN: I love it. I think it's brilliant. Why? We may never win the state of California, but California is the petri dish, is the laboratory of what Democrats are gonna do to the country, what they've done to California, what they're doing right here in New York. Go to a sanctuary city. Show the plight of Los Angeles, of the homeless. They can't even take care of citizens who are homeless and needy, and now we're taking in people who have crossed our border illegally? Rush is on to something. Go to the enemy and show exactly what we can expect if Democrats control everything.

    RUSH: Look, that's absolutely right, and that was part of my point. Obviously, you go there, and there's a way to do this without being seen as pointing fingers. There's a way to do this as though you really care about it, you're really distressed by it. Distressed to see this happening at the downtown LAPD headquarters. "We're distressed to see this. It isn't necessary. Here's why it's happening." And then go after the Democrats however you want. But I'm just saying, make the case, state the obvious, explain why these circumstances exist. Then make the case. Now, here is A.B. Stoddard of late from Real Clear Politics. You could tell with this answer that she thinks it's a great idea, but she doesn't like it.

    STODDARD: Well, I think that's a good galvanizing, mobilize-your-base strategy. I don't know that it swings the swing voters back who supported Donald Trump in 2016 and then swung by 24 points in the midterm elections and are supporting Biden by 30 points over Trump in this poll yesterday. You really gonna have to get people on the margins, and, you know, the Democrats who think that climate change is our greatest threat? They love what California's done on its own without the help of the federal government.



    RUSH: Now, she's reacting to (What was it?) the Quinnipiac poll yesterday. Folks, we're gonna blow this one out of the water, as I'm sure you're expecting to happen. There's a Quinnipiac poll out that shows Trump losing to everybody that has a chance of winning the Democrat Party nomination, and winning big. This poll shows Trump losing in a landslide in a presidential election that's not for a year and a half, and then there's a New York Times story out by Maggie Haberman.

    And it says that people inside the Trump campaign say that their internal polling shows the same thing and that Trump is ordering them to lie about it. Kayleigh McEnany at the Republican National Committee says (summarized), "That's crazy, this is not true, this polling data doesn't exist," and so is Kellyanne Conway saying the same thing as she's, you know, running around the house trying to avoid being caught by her husband, George. She has time to get the messaging out there. She says it's not happening.

    But there's A.B. Stoddard buying into this, "Well, I don't know. Yes, it might galvanize the base, but Trump's already got the base. I don't know how it helps when he's down 30 points like in this poll yesterday." I think this is ripe. These people still, even when I'm right up front... There was no deceit in my idea. There's no trick here. There's no trying to go in a back door, side door to get to. This is right head on, and they still don't understand it -- or maybe they do understand it and they don't like it, and they're worried about it.

    And so now they're gonna try to convince Trump, "You got enough troubles in Michigan and Wisconsin without wasting time in California." They don't want him -- they don't want anybody -- picking up on this idea.

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    Just an aside, but a grocery cart could make an excellent trap for pigeons, raccoons, rats and other food sources.

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    Now, she's reacting to (What was it?) the Quinnipiac poll yesterday.
    AB Stoddard has to be on the DNC payroll. Everything she says is anti-Trump.

    And she is seriously citing Quinnipiac as if they're a legitimate poll after their abysmal performances in 2016 and 2018? It is an attempt to brainwash people in to not liking Trump through social desirability bias and help Democrats with fundraising.
    Last edited by Eric Cartman; 06-13-2019 at 10:24 AM.

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