RUSH LIMBAUGH October 17, 2016
Let me ask you a quick question here, folks. If Hillary Clinton or Tim Kaine, the eye, or anybody else on the Democrat side were complaining of any aspect of the election being rigged or if they discovered that the media was dramatically in favor of Donald Trump, do you think that they would be talking about it? Damn right they would. And if Hillary were claiming the election were rigged, they would assume it is rigged, and they’d be looking for Republican suspects.
And Obama would be instructing the Justice Department to conduct an investigation, -the civil rights division would be impaneled, and they would pull out all the stops to go out and find out who in fact is rigging, and they would find somebody just like the guy that produced the video that caused the uprising in Benghazi. They would find somebody, they would charge somebody, try to put them in jail right now. They would find their family.
What the Drive-By Media is concerned with is Trump’s allegation the election is rigged. They are acting like that is the greatest threat that our country has faced recently, this unhinged allegation challenging the legitimacy, the authenticity, the sacrosanct nature of our elections, -and Trump’s out there accusing them of being rigged.
And the Drive-bys are righteously indignant, they are offended, and they can’t get over it. What do you think Trump is talking about when he says the election is rigged? He’s talking about the media. He’s talking about the fact that 95% of the media is stacked against him. He’s talking about all the dirty tricks the media are playing.
Rudy Giuliani’s talking about the dead vote. It can’t be denied. Dead people vote, and they vote Democrat. They did it for JFK in Illinois and West Virginia in 1960. But the righteous indignation coming from the media and the Democrats as though some precious thing has been violated here that’s just unacceptable. I even saw on TV today a Republican official lamenting this, that this is such an unnecessary and such an unfortunate assault on one of the greatest God-given acts that humanity engages in, that is the presidential election, and to taint it this way is just — you know…
What Trump is talking about with rigged elections is without doubt the completely-in-the-tank-for-Hillary media, which isn’t media, again, and it’s not even journalism anymore. And that’s the nature of “rigged.”
By the way, in the Stack of Stuff today I have a story from somebody, I think it’s at TheHill.com. If it’s not The Hill; it’s something like that. Anyway, somebody, a writer there, actually went to a Trump event wanting to document that it’s a bunch of toothless, Gomer, Deliverance types out there shouting all kinds of insults at Hillary, basically hayseed hicks, combined IQ at a Trump rally of a pencil eraser is what they think, and the guy or the girl, whoever, was stunned and shocked at what she saw or he saw in terms of the substance, in terms of Trump’s supporters.
In other words, it was another glaring example of how the media creates these images that they then believe and then when confronted with reality they are in absolute shock and don’t believe what they see. And in this case the writer saw a Trump rally that was at total variance of what he or she expected on the plus side.
So the Trump rallies continue to be huge. I can’t tell you the number of emails I get from people who are either at these rallies or watching them on the Web and who say if the media were covering these, Trump would be up by 10 points. If the media were televising these rallies of what Trump is saying and the way the public is reacting to him, then it would be an entirely different campaign.
And by contrast, Hillary is in hibernation, Hillary’s hiding, can’t find anybody that can find her. She’s not out there doing personal appearances anywhere.
The conventional wisdom is that Trump’s toast, he’s had it, he’s unhinged. He won’t stop talking about these women. He won’t stop reacting. He won’t stay on issues. Except when you go to one of his rallies he’s totally on issues. And the people are as revved as they’ve ever been, and more people are showing up at Trump rallies than ever before, and more people are being turned away because they can’t fit in.
RUSH: Folks, I want to remind you again what is happening here with this obvious out-of-balance media coverage of Trump. I’m not trying to do a See, I Told You So, but I have mentioned countless times that this is what it’s always gonna look like whenever an outsider attempts to defeat and oust the establishment. It’s gonna look like this no matter who the nominee is, if the nominee is a genuine outsider.
The establishment owns the establishment. They are the media. They are Wall Street. They are some major corporations in terms of donors. They are elected officials in both parties and they have worked hard.
The establishment’s been around as long as humanity. Every organization of human beings has its elite members, from a town, to a town council, to a sports team, there are always the special few elites. They know it and they work hard to protect it. And they work very hard building walls to keep people out of it, particularly people who want to overthrow it. So this is what it’s always going to look like.
The people who are members of the establishment, the elite 1% here that make up the establishment are going to circle the wagons and join forces, and they’re just not gonna trust their fate to a normal, everyday, standard-operating-procedure election taking place under the auspices of democracy. They’re just not going to. They didn’t get power by randomly winning things. They didn’t keep their power by hoping that random events continue to fall in their favor.
They got power by taking it.
They keep power by engineering the outcome of events that keeps them in power. It’s the nature…-you could almost say “the human nature”, “the psychological aspects” of this. So it’s understandable in that sense that they’re not just going to sit by and watch a campaign happen and then deal with whatever the results are, especially if they lose.
They’re not even gonna give that a chance. They’re going to go to every length possible to eliminate any possibility that any outsider is going to succeed. So they have, in this case, done so.
They’ve joined forces and it’s all-out destruction: -personal, career, political, you name it, all-out destruction of anybody who joins the outsider in his, in this case, Trump’s effort.
Now, even within the establishment you have groups. Even within the establishment you’ve got your top dog ruling class and then people that are not yet at that level, but they’re still in the group, and they want to stay in the group. And they want to climb the ladder that exists in that group to get to the pinnacle.
Some of them do. In this case I’m describing Republican members of the establishment. They want to stay there. They don’t want to be ousted.
That’s why they’re not in any way, shape, manner, or form supporting Trump because they don’t want outsiders to take over the vaunted positions of power that run the world. And that’s what these positions do.
People in the establishment, the elite establishment of the United States, not only run America, they run the world in consort with other establishment members around the world — United Nations and various other friendly nation states.
They all circle the wagons for each other, and they will protect each other when they’re under assault.
When they have staved off an assault, they’ll go back to internecine battles among their own selves and their own group, but they’re circling the wagon. This is what it looks like.
It was never gonna be easy. It was never going to be fair. The media was never gonna roll over and just let this happen. They’re part of it! The media is part of what I call the media-establishment complex or the top 1%.
I think a lot of people would have crumbled by now if they had been dished the treatment Trump has gotten. I think a lot of people would have caved and said, “You know what? I’ve got a life after all of this is over and I don’t want these people destroying what I’m doing here.” They would have caved. They would have quit. They would have ceded or what have you.
Trump has not done that and I think the establishment is kind of surprised and shocked and a little not sure what’s going on here. Because the one thing they know is that their hold on power is, as this is demonstrating, they are a minority. They govern against the will of the people.
Once it is discovered who and what they are, it’s very obvious that they are not us and that they do not share our concerns and that they’re not nationalistic Americans the way we are.
They view America in an entirely different way as part of a global organization and arrangement.
Their power goes way beyond their positions in the United States.
So here comes an outsider, and they’re gonna destroy the outsider whoever he or she is. This is what it looks like.
And it is always going to look like this, until it happens. And if it does happen, if an outsider ever really wins, I shudder to think what the aftermath is going to be. We’ll deal with that, should it occur. But I just want to remind everybody that’s what this is.
There’s no pretense of fairness, and there never was gonna be. There’s no pretense of objectivity, and there was never gonna be. There’s no pretense of anything but rigged.
You know, in the sense that Trump means it, he’s right. When I say rigged, the establishment is using every asset it has to ensure that they win this. They’re not leaving it up to just a vote, like you’re taught in civics 101 that elections take place and the winners win, the losers lose, and you have campaigns, fundraising, they’re not leaving it up to any of that. And they were never going to.
So in that sense, if the powerful, using every aspect of their power to hold on to their power equals rigging the game, I mean, there’s no doubt that that’s happening.
But it’s also not surprising. Shouldn’t be, anyway. I mean, many of the people in the establishment are not there because of the democratic process. The elected ones are, but there are vastly many more people within the elite, the establishment, that have never been elected to anything.
They got there in an entirely different way, they stay there in entirely different ways, and many of them have much more power over elected officials, as we are seeing.