RUSH: All right. You remember Christine Blasey Ford. Remember her testimony, the Brett Kavanaugh sexual harassment rape train trial, which were his confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nomination. You remember Dr. Ford. (impression) "I have, uh, uh, terrified. I, uh, 70 -- I don't know -- years ago. Touched me."
Anyway, remember how she didn't want to go public. And then somebody on Feinstein's team leaked all of this. Feinstein is denying it, of course, after being asked about it during the hearings, turning to her staff, "Did we leak this?" Staff said, "No." "Okay. No, we didn't leak it."
Remember how they told us that this was going to destroy Blasey Ford's life? Do you remember all of this? "This poor woman is simply trying to serve her country and look what's happening. She's being destroyed. Her past is being dredged up. She's gonna have a stigma attached.”
Well, guess what, folks? Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has just been named by TIME magazine as one of the most 100 influential people in the world. TIME magazine revealed today that Blasey Ford, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is featured in TIME's annual list. There was no evidence, no evidence. Nobody had any corroborating evidence.
The people she claimed knew and could verify didn't know what she was talking about. The woman was used in a blatantly vile political attempt to destroy the life, the career, and the future of Brett Kavanaugh, and she failed. And for this she's named one of the 100 most influential -- what have I always said about the left? Failure is how you enhance your resume.
The woman failed. She failed to take Kavanaugh out. That was her sole purpose. That's the only reason she came forward. And she failed. Kavanaugh is on the court! How is she influential? “Well, she determined a news narrative that went solid for 30 days, Mr. Limbaugh. That's influential!”
It wasn't her. It was her story. It could have been Christine Wimpy Ford from a different university that came forward. It's not her. It was anybody with the allegation that the media was gonna make a hero. She failed! And yet she's on the list of 100 most influential, TIME's list. I think half the reason that they put people on this list is for their big black tie soiree that they have. It's one way to get people to show up who otherwise wouldn't.
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. I was on the list once. I'm sure one year TIME magazine wasn't thinking. I think I've been on the list twice, but I've never gone to the party. There is no way I was ever.
RUSH: We go to Cleveland and Jim. By the way, Cleveland could well be the home of the AFC North Champions this year in the NFL.
CALLER: I hope you're right. I hope you're right, Rush.
RUSH: It depends on how well everybody gels. You've got the talent, and you've got the coach. Just depends on how well everybody gels, as you know.
CALLER: Right. On paper we're there. We just gotta get there in the real world.
RUSH: Well, nobody wins the Super Bowl in the spring, just on paper.
CALLER: Yeah. Exactly.
CALLER: Hey, your story about that TIME magazine on Christine Blasey. You know what? I think the way the Dems look at it is the bigger the lie, the more influence you have. I mean, she took a man's life and completely destroyed it. And, you know, like you said: People that were supposed to back her story up couldn't even back it up, and that's influence? Well, if that's influence, I don't want to be influenced by a person like that.
RUSH: Well, you're right. It's a perverted view of influence. They tried to destroy his life, and they failed at that. He's on the court. The objective was to keep him off the court. They were willing to destroy his life to do that. They failed in the objective. She failed in the objective. But because she gave them a news narrative for two months, I guess she's influential.
CALLER: If the president called you if you were an attorney and said, "Rush, would you like to be a Supreme Court justice?" what would your answer be? I mean, would you want to go through something like that?
RUSH: Well, I already have a lot of experience with media anal exams. I could take it. But I wouldn't want to put everybody else in my immediate surroundings through it.
CALLER: Yeah. That's the thing. Going back to your high school and college buddies to ask what Rush Limbaugh did? I mean, I wouldn't want anyone to do that with me. We all make mistakes in our past.
RUSH: Well, that's what I was saying yesterday.
RUSH: Nobody is clean and pure. Nobody's got their act together. There isn't a person out there that hasn't done things they hope nobody finds out about.
CALLER: Exactly. Exactly.
RUSH: But I'll tell you what, this influence thing? It's an interesting thing. We can sit here and laugh at it all day, but TIME magazine nevertheless put this woman on the list of 100 most influential people. Not Americans, people. So how must they define "influence"? There cannot be a component of it that requires success. Otherwise she would not qualify. But yet she did. So I think, in part, they put her on the list as an attaboy or an attagirl. "Way to go! She tried. She gave it everything she had.
"She made up as many things as she could. She was as believable as she could possibly muster, that little uptick-type of speaking pattern that sounds vulnerable, valley girlish. She didn't quite pull it off, but she almost did!" So maybe the influence is for the effort, for trying. Remember, folks, it is... (sigh) We say this and it sounds funny, but you do enhance your resume in the Democrat Party and the left by failing. Look at Beto O'Rourke! Beto O'Rourke biggest achievement is losing a Senate race, and it has launched a can't-miss presidential campaign.
I appreciate the call, Jim.
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