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Paterson Takes Rush's Advice, Blames Obama for His Own Failure

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RUSH: Now, yesterday, might have been Monday, the days run together. But David Paterson was told, I guess it was on the Sunday shows or maybe it was Monday that Obama told Governor David Paterson, one of only two black governors, Deval Patrick in Massachusetts is the other, Obama told him, don't run, pal. You're going to be a drag on the ticket all over the state of New York for Democrats, your poll numbers are so bad, just get out of the race. And Obama arrives in Troy, New York, on Monday to give a speech and there's Paterson, you know, the first guy in line to embrace Obama. I mean that's the kiss of death.

So I said, Paterson, you know what you ought to do? Because we had to come to the rescue of another black Democrat that the Democrats abandoned, Carl McCall, we actually raised money for him when The Punk, Terry McAuliffe, would not send any money that they had promised McCall in his campaign for governor of New York. Now they got Paterson up there, they want him out of the race. And I say, governor, what you ought to do is fire right back and say, "Mr. President, I'm in trouble in this state because you are wrecking the national economy. And along with the national economy, you're wrecking my state economy. And my poll numbers are low 'cause I have to implement policies nobody likes because you are destroying things." And, lo and behold, Paterson actually got close to it. Here's a portion of his remarks yesterday at Columbia University.

PATERSON: If you look at it from their perspective, they haven't exactly been able to govern in the first year of their administration the way other administrations have where you would theoretically have a period in which the new administration is allowed to pass some of the needed pieces of legislation. From their perspective, losing any executive seats, losing any congressional seats, losing any seats in the United States Senate is very important to them, and that's why I think you see that in order to accomplish their health care plan, their energy plan, the other ideas that they have for America that really are transformative, they've had to look at who is going to be voting.

RUSH: What he's doing, he's talking about Obama. He is blaming a weak Obama legislative record for his problems. He basically took my advice. He's basically saying, "I understand Obama. He's a failure, too. Obama's failing is why I'm failing. He's not getting anything done and he's gotta keep all these votes, he's gotta keep the governor, he's gotta keep this and that." So the guy who said he would raise taxes even sooner if it woulda meant I'd leave the state has now accepted my advice and turned it right back on Obama. In a sense he said, "Look, I understand why they're in trouble, they're screwing around and not getting anything done, and it's causing me big trouble." The thing about it is every time he opens his mouth it gets worse for the Democrats. That's the bad thing for Paterson.

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