RUSH: My God. Based on everything we've heard leading up to today and we get two of the flimsiest articles of impeachment that don't even specify any crimes. What happened to bribery? What happened to the quid pro quo? What happened to the whistleblower? What happened to all of the shocking abuses of power? They're all gone.
And then one hour after Pelosi signals this she then calls a press conference with the rest of her geriatric Democrat committee chairmen to claim that they have just passed the NAFTA upgrade. They've been sitting on it for a year. She goes ahead and authorizes the Democrats to vote for it as a means of protecting the 31 Democrats in Trump districts who won in 2018 in the midterms.
Now, I'm gonna tell you something, and it's gonna fly in the face of what you may be thinking on your own and what you no doubt are seeing if you're watching any cable news. I'm telling you this is all imploding on the Democrats, and they know it. And the Trump people are very happy and they're very content today. Their White House Christmas party's going on this week, and they are filled with revelry and good cheer.
“Rush, you're smoking something. What do you mean the Democrats are imploding?" They are imploding! I'm gonna go through all of this as the program unfolds before your very eyes and ears today. This is one of these days where I can't even get close to getting to all of it in the first segment here. So it's not a trick to tell you it's gonna take me some time to go through this. But folks, I try to do this as thoroughly and with as much anticipation of questions you might have as you to listen me as I can, because the objective here is to make the complex understandable.
By the way, have you noticed, there were a couple TV ads I saw last night watching the football game. (interruption) No, no, no, no. I was channel surfing around and it came on. I did not target the game to watch, especially that thing last night. But I've noticed a couple of TV ads now with the slogan, "Making the complex simple" or "Making the complex understandable." And then there's another ad that uses one of my phrases, “the relentless pursuit of excellence, the relentless pursuit of the truth.”
RUSH: Now, what's Trump doing about all this at this time?
Trump is like the adult in the room here. I don't know if you've noticed, but to me Trump seems calmer now. He's letting the economy speaks for itself and for his administration. The result of the impeachment fraud and the Horowitz report is... (chuckles) I don't know. He's just letting it sit there as it is. It is sinking of its own weight, what happened yesterday in the impeachment hearings, among other things. Can you imagine lawyers testifying and then questioning other lawyers?
They had no witnesses! They had nothing. They had lawyers giving statements and then lawyers interrogating those same lawyers. This is all a show. Every bit of this is a show! They had to make a mad dash to get this done. They've got it done. Now they've got the blemish of impeachment on Trump, but they don't have a case. What happened to bribery? What happened to extortion?
What happened to all of these horrible things? What happened to the whistleblower's first reaction to the phone call? (imitating whistleblower) “It was shocking, it was terrifying, oh, my God. I have to tell somebody what I heard in that phone call, it was outrageous.” Now we got the transcript of the phone call.
Folks, do not doubt me. They are not winning this thing. They are not prevailing in this. They have not made a persuasive case. I don't care how much assistance they have from the Drive-By Media. I mean, Nadler, when he is awake, is reduced to having lawyers cross-examine lawyers. Schiff is the guy spying on people, not Trump. Schiff and the Democrats. Biden is the guy that engaged in bribery and extortion with Ukraine, not Trump.
Biden's melting down on the campaign trail insulting 83-year-old liberals. Pelosi is nuts because she's realizing they can't stop Trump. The more they try, the more they're losing it. All Trump has to do is somehow keep enduring all of this. He can really come out on top from what is a genuine, real coup attempt. The inspector general report confirms that this was and is an ongoing coup attempt.
Nadler and Schiff essentially are impeaching Trump for getting elected in 2016 and because they're afraid he's gonna do it again in 2020. I know what some of you are asking yourselves. You watch these things, like the impeachment hearings yesterday. And you're watching these two Democrat lawyers, Goldman, and it turns out they're both gigantic donors to Hillary and Obama and the DNC, and they're both cable news network analysts and commentators.
So they get hired by Schiff and Nadler to go up and make the case rather than actual members of the committee. And some of you sit there and you watch this, and you ask, “Why are you people doing this?” The American people are sitting around minding their own business, bothering nobody, American conservatives are sitting around minding their own business, bothering nobody, as we always are, and here come a bunch of spoiled brat little nincompoops upset that they lost an election trying to delegitimize us because we won.
And they might claim, “Well, look at what you did to Obama.” We didn't do anything to Obama. Everything we had with Obama was policy related. We opposed socialism, for crying out loud. We don't like a guy lying to us about what he's gonna do to health care. We don't like him lying to people about keeping their doctors and keeping their plans. We don't like him lying to us about his stimulus plan. We don't like hearing a president say the country's in permanent decline.
Of course we want to defeat that, but you didn't see us taking Obama to court, you didn't see us drumming up fake this and fake that, trying to impeach him or any of that stuff. We did it at the ballot box, or tried to. Didn't concoct some elaborate scheme to accuse Obama and then try to disqualify his election victory. And we certainly didn't do anything to damage the integrity of the American electoral process, which is what the Democrats have done.
It is unconscionable. I despise these people. Do not misunderstand me when I tell you they're imploding.