RUSH: I have never, in my life, seen what I saw today on the front page of the Washington Post. I have never seen this. It has begun, folks. Something is happening out there and I'm going to tell you all about all of what it is. Also some people are off base on this NFL business and me again today. Not in a big way, but I'm going to set that straight -- so a lot to do. It's Friday. Let's get started here.
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"Seventy-three Percent of Republican Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base." This is a Rasmussen poll. This should be a huge wake-up call for the moderate inside-the-Beltway elite Republicans. It probably won't be. "President Obama told an audience at a Democratic Party fundraiser Wednesday night that Republicans often 'do what they're told,' but GOP voters don't think their legislators listen enough to them. Just 15% of Republicans who plan to vote in 2012 state primaries say the party's representatives in Congress have done a good job of representing Republican values," which would be conservative values. Also, I think conservatives are starting to get the message that the RINOs and the Republican moderates have made an absolute shambles of the party. Sarah Palin has broken with the party and is endorsing the conservative candidate in New York-23. Rick Santorum has done the same thing. The party establishment is being told that they are wrong and that they are charting a course for defeat if they continue the way they're going. More on all this as the program unfolds before your very eyes and ears.
Interesting story in The Politico today, leading up to the most amazing thing I've ever seen on the front page of a major newspaper. "'White House Attacks Worry Moderate Democrats' -- A White House effort to undermine conservative critics is generating a backlash on Capitol Hill -- and not just from Republicans. 'It's a mistake,' said Rep. Jason Altmire, a moderate Democrat from western Pennsylvania. 'I think it's beneath the White House to get into a tit-for-tat with news organizations.'" You couldn't use that phrase in the Clinton administration, by the way, tit-for-tat, people would think that you're… but with Obama you can do it. Jim Moran, Democrat, Virginia, "There's no reason to gratuitously "p-off" all those companies," only he didn't say "p." These so-called moderate Democrats, the story says, are worried about the attacks on the Chamber of Commerce, that they are businesses, there's no reason to make all those companies mad. They're also not happy about these on me and conservative talk radio and Fox News.
Now, the liberal Democrats, they like that, they don't care, but these moderates say that they're not very hip to this. Now, when I was talking about this story, I had some people say, "Ah, don't believe this for a minute. The moderate Democrats worried about the White House attacking?" Not so fast, ladies and gentlemen. Not so fast. The front page of the Washington Post today is unbelievable. As you know there's a governor election in Virginia coming up next month. The Democrat, Creigh Deeds, is down double digits. Here's the headline in the Washington Post: "'Deeds Ignored Advice, White House Says.' -- Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss. Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama."
The White House is dumping on a candidate before he loses! They are saying he ran a bad campaign, he did not include Obama. They have already thrown their candidate under the bus. The Washington Post endorsed this guy and that's important, folks, because whenever we endorse candidates, as talk radio and those candidates lose, we're always said to have no influence, people get all jazzed about nothing. Well, the Washington Post got behind this guy big time. They have dumped on McDonnell big time with lies and misrepresentations about him being a caveman toward women and so forth. "Senior administration officials have expressed frustration --" you gotta understand how it is that the Blue Dogs are going to see this. Folks, this is monumental, this story. I cannot emphasize enough what this says about the Democrat Party, what it says about Obama, what it says about his White House.
The Politico is out there running all these stories about factions in the Republican Party and how the Republican Party doesn't like talk radio and the Republican Party is this. The Democrat Party is falling apart. It may not look like it, but what the message here on the front page of the Washington Post is, from Obama to Democrats, I don't give a rat's rear end about you; you support me or else. I'll throw you under the bus as fast as I would throw Limbaugh or Fox News under the bus if you don't support me. I've seen presidents after a candidate fails sort of dump, but I have never seen this before an election. This whole story is just amazing to read.
"Democratic strategists said that over the summer, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) offered Deeds advice on winning a statewide election. Among other things, Kaine, who is also chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told Deeds that he should lay out more of his own vision and stop attacking Republican Robert F. McDonnell so ferociously. But Deeds did not embrace the advice, according to a national Democratic strategist." They are dumping on their own candidate on the front page of the Washington Post. This is a message to every Democrat elected in Washington, House and Senate. "A senior administration official said Deeds badly erred on several fronts, including not doing a better job of coordinating with the White House. 'I understood in the beginning why there was some reluctance to run all around the state with Barack Obama,' said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity," because he wants to live. "You don't do that in Virginia. But when you consider the African American turnout that they need, and then when you consider as well they've got a huge problem with surge voters, younger voters, we were just a natural for them," and they didn't want us around.
Now, I've looked at some of the polling in Virginia. Public Policy Polling which is out of North Carolina, they've been polling all around the country, and remember they ran a story that Democrats, "Please don't publish the results showing how bad it is for us." One of the big problems in Virginia is that there's no interest in this election with the black vote. The black vote is not energized and Creigh Deeds did not want Obama anywhere near him because Obama is radioactive because of this health care business. Don't believe all these polls, the fraudulent poll from the Washington Post earlier this week, 57% want public option. There has never been 57% for the public option, and there isn't in this poll. It is a fraudulent poll. "A second administration official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity," because he wants to stay alive, said: "Obama, Kaine and others had drawn a road map to victory in Virginia. Deeds chose another path."
Folks, this is a political assassination of a Democrat gubernatorial candidate before the election. I think what they might be saying here also, "Hey, Mr. Deeds, we are prepared to secure your defeat unless you bring Obama in to stump for you, and I don't know if Obama's going to do it this late." (interruption) He's going to cut a commercial and he said he would go in there? That's even better. That's even better because that will guarantee the guy loses! Deeds' instincts are right on the money, keep Obama outta here. He is not popular. Deeds knows it, the pollsters know it. But the White House doesn't care because all Obama cares about is Obama, and you gotta know that when the Blue Dog Democrats, the so-called moderate guys, when they wake up and read this in the Washington Post, they're gonna get chills down their back. What are they to do?
RUSH: We just heard that the Obama ad for Creigh Deeds is already on the air in parts of Virginia, which is even more curious given the Washington Post story today where the White House basically dumps and throws their own gubernatorial candidate overboard. And this is an important message to all the Blue Dogs. If they carry Obama's water on health care and they lose their own races as a result Obama will throw them over the cliff, too. They've got a real choice to make here. These Blue Dogs like to be thought of as "fiscally conservative," not big spenders. They're being leaned on by the White House to support Obama, the public option, this massive tax bill called a health care bill. They cannot vote for this, then go home and tell their people, "Ah, we're moderates and conservatives and fiscally responsible."
They can't do that, not after doing this. They have a real question to answer here, a real decision to make because if they vote for Obama -- if they carry his water here and lose their own races -- Obama's going to throw them under the bus, too. This is a huge and worrisome signal to them. It's all about Obama, folks, and nothing more. Everyone else is expendable, especially so-called moderate Democrats. That's why this Politico piece yesterday was such a joke. It's Obama and his party splintering and tanking. In fact, this is a signal to all Democrats, folks, who will lose their seats voting to support Obama's fascist agenda. Like national health care. He doesn't give a damn about you.
Every Democrat reading this story today is seeing: Obama doesn't care about you. He doesn't care about them. He doesn't care about their future or their constituents, and he will dump on you and blame you for losing. So what are they to do? They are to vote against a socialist agenda. Blue Dogs, if you don't know it now, you're never going to know it, but let me tell you something: You have to vote against this socialist, fascist agenda because it's the right thing to do. You are to stick with your voters on this. You are to stick with your constituents on this. You are to resist Obama and Pelosi and Reid. Reid is being pressured -- this is a funny story from CBS -- by a whole bunch of leftist groups for being weak and soft for not pushing the public option hard enough.
Here is one case for you Blue Dogs where your own political survival is in accord with the nation's survival. You Blue Dog Democrats are inexorably tied to those of us who want to save this country from the direction it's headed. So you have to understand here: You vote with Obama, you lose. He's gonna throw you under the bus anyway whenever it's convenient. He doesn't care a whit about you except as far as he can use you. Now, keep in mind also, as I mentioned, the Washington Post nominated this guy Creigh Deeds. They endorsed him over the other Democrats. They endorsed him last Sunday for governor. So the Post has a stake in this race, too. Their reputation is on the line. They got behind this guy. They did all they could to derail McDonnell just as they did George Allen.
So this is gonna test the credibility and strength of the Washington Post, too. And I mention this because every time conservative talkers endorse a candidate and he or she loses, they say we are weak. I know you Blue Dogs... Back to you guys for a second. I know it's easy for you to get caught up in the Washington, big-government mentality because Washington is owned and operated by the liberal elites. But it will not work this time to vote with your radical party leaders, and then go back home and pretend you're a moderate. It will not work this time. You will not get away with that. If you vote for this radical leftist agenda that destroys this country as we've known it, and go home and try to say, "Hey, we're the same old fiscally responsible moderate guys," it won't work.
Your voters are more informed than you are about what this issue is about. Never forget that. One other point, too. It seems to me that the Democrat Party is proving to be a regional party now. They like to say this about the Republicans, that they're just "regional," but it's actually the Democrats. The Democrats can only win in very liberal Northern and New England states and in urban centers on the Left Coast. If you look at a map of counties red and blue -- Republicans being red, Democrat blue -- you will see that in terms of square footage, square acre, square mileage of this country, we have 'em outnumbered like you can't believe. But they do have pockets of cities in certain states in the Northeast, of course, and in the Upper Midwest and out there on the Left Coast.
That's where their strength is, and they're now being challenged in every part of the country. All this nonsense about the GOP and demographics? The fact is that we're Americans. We have always been Americans. We do not embrace alien notions of government, socialism, or cults of personality, and that's what we're faced with here. So my point is this, folks: Obama and the Washington Post candidate is a dud! Obama is already pushing him over the cliff, as he will all Democrats who lose elections during his tenure in office. And it must be said that the Post has lost its influence as well since Deeds is their candidate. The kingmakers in the old media are no longer making kings. They think they are but they aren't. Obama has done... You want the dirty little secret? Obama has done great damage to the Democrat Party. I said this months ago. I said this prior to the election.
People, regardless of party, do not like a liar, and they don't want their country to be spat upon by their own president when he's overseas. No matter what you think about this country, it still has a sense of fair play. And the way Obama's going after me and the Chamber of Commerce and Fox News, there's a sense of, "It's just not fair." We take it, don't misunderstand. I'm just telling you: The enthrallment that people had with this guy is gone. Now, Obama will use whatever people or party or program he can to promote himself and his own power. He is a cult of personality, and this is how cults of personality function. You know, Khrushchev? I looked this up. Khrushchev used the phrase "cult of personality" to make the first official denunciation of Stalin in 1957. He said Stalin built a cult of personality around himself. Well, Obama has done an American version of the same thing, or he's encouraging it, which is very different from other presidents.
So should Creigh Deeds lose, Obama will not accept it as a rejection of him or his ideas. But every and any Democrat victory will be seen and treated as a personal endorsement of him. Now, this kind of self-delusion -- and, believe me, Obama is delusional. The kind of self-delusion that he has presents great opportunities for us. It means, among other things, that the Democrat Party has hitched its wagon to a man who has no interest in pulling it along with him. He's using them, and he'll throw any of them in that party overboard as soon as they become a liability to him. The delusion means that he is becoming increasingly out of touch with the public, and I have noticed this every time I've watched him go out and do a town hall and make a speech. He has no clue -- or if he has a clue he doesn't care -- what the American people really think about his agenda now. He surrounds himself with paid supporters, stacked audiences, stacked questions, and lives in his delusion. Now, this is an opportunity for us, but it's also a great danger being led by a man this delusional.
RUSH: Here's the ad, by the way, this sad Obama ad for Creigh Deeds in Virginia. And what they're trying to do is run the Obama campaign in Virginia for the guy, but McDonnell keeps rising in the polls. He's got a double-digit lead now.
OBAMA: We are Americans! We're a forward-looking people! (sappy music) Last year, Virginia, you helped lead a movement (followers cheering) of Americans who believed that their voices could make a difference! That's what they need to do in this race! That's what Creigh Deeds is committed to. I need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with Creigh Deeds leading the great Commonwealth of Virginia!
RUSH: Holy cow, this is, "Forget Deeds. Vote for me! You voted for me last November, vote for me again." This is what I mean about narcissistic, messianic complex, delusional. And this ad is running in Virginia while the Washington Post has a front pager with the White House throwing this guy under the bus. He's already defeated and it's his fault because he didn't use Obama. This delusion means Obama is increasingly out of touch with the public. I mentioned that I see his town halls and gets stacked audiences, stacked questions. It's as though he operates in a country where a hundred percent of the people love him except for Fox News, the Chamber of Commerce, and Rush Limbaugh. So we gotta get rid of those people.
Everybody else still in love with this guy as much as he's in love with himself. He sees no difference between what's best for him and what's best for the country -- and what I mean by that is whatever he wants in his delusional mind is in America's best interests simply by definition of his desire. Folks, I have worked for people like this. I have been fired by 'em, by calling 'em on it. I know this guy. Karl Rove nailed this guy with his description. He's the guy at the cocktail party sitting there with a cigarette and a drink in his hand next to the beautiful babe looking down on everybody as they walk in, deigning to talk to a few. He's very arrogant. The whole world is about him. His head is getting so big now his ears look like they fit.
Now, to be honest here, folks, we joke about Obama's messianic complex, but he has it. He believes his life is a moment of destiny, and I don't think that President of the United States is his ultimate aim. I think the Secretary-General of the United Nations is his ultimate aim, after he turns our sovereignty over to it as much as possible with this new climate bill that they're going to have in Copenhagen. I really think that's his ultimate aim is to run the world, and I think he believes that that's what the world wants. He's that delusional. He believes that his life is a moment of destiny, and this is also why he will always talk about himself.
You can see this in particular when he goes overseas. We cringe when he attacks America's history and accomplishments and apologizes for it, but he believes this is America as it is him. He is America now. Barack Obama is America. You and I aren't. Previous presidents aren't. Whatever came before is irrelevant. He is not just president; he is America. You can see this when he attacks the insurance companies, banks, executives, Fox News, talk radio, the doctors, and on and on. He is America. And those who question him or disagree with him are attacking not just him, but America, in his mind. The irony being that his supporters accuse us of calling people unpatriotic when to disagree with Obama is essence treated as being unpatriotic.
Criticism of Obama is said to be, is thought of as unpatriotic in his mind, because he is America -- and you see, ladies and gentlemen, this is the problem with tyranny. When a person in power believes he is more important than the nation he leads and believes his power is derived from his own special stature and his own special existence and not from the people, we have a dangerous situation. So, sure, Creigh Deeds is expendable. Rejecting Deeds is not rejecting Obama. Everybody who loses is expendable; everybody who wins is a ringing endorsement of Obama. It's all about him. I think this is a very dangerous mentality. It is a disastrous view for a leader of this country to have because it allows one person's ego to supplant national interests.
But this is what we have done. Now, the first popular test for Obama and the Democrats doesn't appear to be helpful to them. Even if they win in New Jersey, even if Corzine wins -- now, stop and think of this. Even if Corzine wins, this is a heavy Democrat state for decades. It's as corrupt Democrat as Chicago is, in its own ways, maybe more so. If they win in New Jersey, Corzine will lose about 60% of the voters in a three-way race. It's a three-way race, and if he wins, 60% will have voted against him. If they lose in Virginia, all this talk about Virginia turning blue because of Obama will be so much empty rhetoric. Folks, this is just a profound thing.