RUSH: In the real world, everything is collapsing on Obama now. You go to The Drudge home page and there's a side-by-side picture of Chris Christie and Obama. Obama 44 percent; Chris Christie 43 percent. I'm going to make an offer right now. Any polling company, I will pay for it, do a poll, Mickey Mouse versus Obama. I'll talk to Drudge. I think I can convince him to run it. You go out and do a poll. Obama versus Mickey Mouse, and I'll pay for the poll. Get the results and we'll plaster them everywhere, because every day it's a different Obama versus Paul. Obama/Christie, Obama/Palin, Obama whatever. And it's neck and neck.
Let's throw Mickey Mouse in there. (interruption) Well, of course it has to be a legitimate polling company. Do you think I'm asking for some fraudulent company here to do the poll? (interruption) Just promise what? Oh, oh, oh. You're thinking a bunch of fly-by-nights are going to take me up and do the poll and send me the bill. That's not how it's going to happen. There has to be a contract. Prearranged agreement and so forth. Lawyers have to be involved. You are overly protective and concerned. I know you think this is a bunch of fly-by-night charlatans out there. We know how to deal with them. So Durbin has conceded in this piece that Democrats don't have the votes in the Senate to pass it. Not at the moment, I don't think we do, but we can work on it.
Now, this shouldn't be a surprise. This jobs bill as Obama refers to it is nothing more, folks, than a carbon copy of the budget proposal he sent Congress back in May, which did not get a single Democrat vote. As I tell you, these tax increases and this jobs bill are what he has been having dreams over. Speaking of, it has gotten so bad, they had to send Moochelle out there in a Lady Gaga type get-up, she went shopping at Target. Have you seen the pictures of this? Now, folks, I looked at what's in her shopping cart and I saw a spray bottle of Lysol. Don't ask me how I know what Lysol is. I know what Lysol is. I haven't bought any myself at the store, but I see it under the sink where people use it.
And I'm thinking to myself, "Do they really need to send the First Lady to Target?" which is, by the way, a non-union shop. Do they have to send the First Lady to Target for Lysol for the White House? What a phony-baloney plastic banana/good-time/rock-and-roll optic photo op this was. The White House tipped off an AP reporter. How else do you think AP has photographers just stationed at Target stores waiting for Moochelle to show up? Of course, they were tipped off. Some other Democrat First Lady went to a store somewhere and they were tipped off she was going to be there. I can't remember. It's SOP, standard operating procedure.
The AP reporter gets the phone call, "By the way, Michelle Obama at the Target store. Show up between here or there and get a picture." (laughing) Who do they think we are? Yeah, I guess it's supposed to make us forget the vacations. But we're actually supposed to believe that she's out buying Lysol for the White House? Sarah Palin got hell for going to Walmart. They accused Sarah Palin of cheap opportunism. I think they accused Sarah Palin of alerting somebody in the media that she was going to Walmart when she was running for VP, is when that happened.
RUSH: Poor president tried to bring us out of recession, is working hard here while we've all gone soft." You heard him say that. Country's gone soft. The United States in the last two decades, by the way, we've gone soft. That includes Clinton. That's not just the lost decade of George W. Bush. When Clinton is included in this, then there are fireworks. There's stuff going on behind the scenes here that you and I don't know about because it's not haphazardly tossed out. We've gone soft the last two decades. Now, that brings Clinton into the mess. That brings Clinton into the equation of what's wrong with the country. And, of course, who better to toughen us up than Barack Hussein Obama.
RUSH: I want to go back seriously to this CNN poll. It's a CNN/ORC International Poll. Ninety percent of the sample here say the economic conditions remain poor, and 52 percent blame Bush, 32 percent blame Obama. I'm sorry, it doesn't make any sense. Obama should be in no trouble. In fact, Obama should have a lot of sympathy. Dick Morris is out recently, I think it was on Hannity or some show on Fox, he fully expects Obama not to run. He fully expects Obama to pull out of this. I don't. I don't see that. But I think Obama's got grand designs. By his own admission he's only 70 percent of the way to where he wants to be. I think he's very frustrated, but I don't think he has any desire to step aside. It may well be the Democrats have a desire for him to step aside because he is taking their party down the tubes and there's no question about it as we sit here today.
There's just no way in a poll where 90 percent of the people agree the economy stinks that over half of them blame Bush. None of the rest of what's going on makes any sense. Obama's approval numbers are in the high 30s, low 40s, don't make any sense if this is right. "Asked which administration is to blame, 52% of Americans blame the previous Republican regime, while only 32% point a finger at Obama and Democrats. While there is widespread consensus that the economy is in rough shape, Americans have a split opinion of two of its biggest factors: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and billionaire investor Warren Buffett." This 52 percent of Americans blaming Bush, what percentage of that bunch doesn't want to tell a pollster that they blame the black guy? There's no question that that's a factor in this.
"Obama: US Has Become a 'Little Soft.' -- Mr. Obama, in an interview with WESH-TV in Orlando, said his administration has been tough on the country’s trading partners and tried to strengthen US manufacturing. 'This is a great great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades,' Mr. Obama said in response to a question about the country’s economic future. 'We need to get back on track.'" The last couple of decades. You know, this is not going to sit well with the American people. To tell them that the country has gone a little soft. Obama is who is soft, leading from behind, blaming everybody else for problems that he creates, arguing with straw men, hiding behind Warren Buffett's secretary. Parties, vacations, golf in the face of wars and human suffering here at home, pretending speeches solve problems.
Yeah, tell the soldiers they've gone soft. Tell the first responders they've gone soft. Tell people out of work looking for jobs they've gone soft. You know, this CNN poll, 90 percent of the American people thinks the economy stinks, ask them. Do they blame America for being too soft? Is that why they can't find work, because they agree with Obama, the US has become a little soft? To the extent that this country is soft, where is it soft? On the left. Exactly right. Where are the pansies in our culture, totally on the left. Who has chickified news? Who has chickified men, chickified politics? It's the left. Not to say the chickfication equals going soft. I don't think anybody would ever call Hillary soft. Don't misunderstand. But the wimpification of men is going soft.
There's a piece at the Canada Free Press, Judi McLeod, "Warning: The threat of Suspended Elections is Real -- A dangerous new chapter is being written in American history that, if successful, is destined to impact the history of the West. It’s called 'Re-Election by Suspended Election Revolution.' With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008. There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist. We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.
"When Nancy Pelosi writes hers she will claim she trumps Mother Teresa, the Calcutta saint, not the one married to John Kerry. If Harry Reid ever gets around to it, writing his, wine will turn to vinegar overnight. You can claim to be anyone you want in a book, and that’s what Barry Soetoro did. The point is that Barry Soetoro took the name Barack Hussein Obama, got himself elected and immediately began pushing the country so many look up to, right up to the precipice and nobody -- nobody -- has been able to stop him.
"Now when we have a narcissistic Obama plunging in the polls, a democrat governor in North Carolina is pushing the envelope for suspending elections and covering up a notion she dropped a bombshell by claiming she was only using hyperbole to make a point for a Rotary Club. If the election were held tomorrow, Obama would go down in a landslide strikingly more humiliating than the shellacking he and his party got -- and never got over -- in the midterms." Ed, I'm going to change up the sound bite order now since this is the second person to say that Obama will go down in a landslide. June 7th of this year on this program your host I, El Rushbo, offered this.
RUSH ARCHIVE: The question that I'd like to ask to all of you liberals, and I know you're out there. You know you're here. I know you're here. You're here every day. On what basis does Obama deserve re-election? On what basis has Obama earned your vote? On what basis? Of all the things that this regime has done, what is it that you want more of. What is it that's making everybody so statically happy or supremely content that you want more of it. You know the popular election slogan, re-election slogan, four more years of this? What do we want four more years of? I can't think of a single thing that we want four more years of from this administration. There's nothing that would recommend this guy. He is landslidable defeatable.
RUSH: June 7th of this year. I think Cookie found probably my first such utterance, June 7th. It seems like I said that earlier, but I will go with it. June 7th, I, El Rushbo: "This guy's landslidable." Last night on the Special Report with Bret Baier, the All Star panel at Fox News. Bret Baier talking to Charles Krauthammer, "For Democrats, in polls, not only our poll but Gallup, the excitement about the 2012 race, the disparity between Democrats and Republicans is significant, Charles, and that has to be concerning for the White House."
KRAUTHAMMER: I think even worse for Obama than the decline in the intensity of support among Democrats, because after all, where are they going to go? On election day they'll be out there for him, is the thought on independents. The number of independents is just staggeringly bad, 31 percent approval of independents. Obama won the election in 2008 on the basis of independents. And the first hint of trouble came in the off-year elections at the end of 2009, Virginia and New Jersey, where independents in states that had gone Obama went two‑to‑one against Obama. And I think if Obama cannot rise from the 31 percent approval he has among independents, he's going to suffer a landslide.
RUSH: Whoa, everybody in the DC media, "Krauthammer says he's landslidable." We here are on the cutting edge. And we told you back in June he was landslidable. And now Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press, Obama would go down in a landslide if the election were held tomorrow. This is becoming common. This is becoming almost conventional wisdom. However, the 2012 election is not tomorrow. "The 2012 election is more than a year away, and the man who made it all the way to the most powerful office on earth sans identity documents has all the booty, and the absolute power it brings, at his command.
"This is Obama’s well-stocked position at a time when only suspended elections would guarantee his re-election. North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue was not joking when she spoke about suspending elections. Nor did she pick the idea out of thin air. Perdue was giving the suspend-congressional-elections idea its first oxygen for her hell-bent-for-leather boss. Nothing is impossible when all the control is held by a tyrant." This is in a Canadian publication. "Obama and his masters already pulled the biggest scam on any country in modern times by making it to the White House without legitimate ID. A dangerous new chapter is being written in American history that, if successful, is destined to impact the history of the West. It’s called 'Re-Election by Suspended Election Revolution.'"
This babe, Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press, actually thinks this is a strategery, that it is a gambit that's being hatched in the darkest corners of the Oval Office in the White House. I find it fascinating. This is what happens, folks. This is exactly the kind of thing that happens when you get tyrants and authoritarians in office. She said it. The thing that we can't forget here, Bev Perdue said it. Now, you might think she's a dork. You might think she's an idiot, and she may well be. I haven't the slightest idea. I don't know anything about her other than she's the governor of North Carolina and I know some people who live there, what they think of her. But she said it, and then she tried to cover, "I was just joking. It was sarcasm. It was hyperbole." She said it and she gave reasons for it.
A Democrat said it. Look it, these people in a way are like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They do tell us what they would like to do. It's up to us to deal with it. It's up to us to believe it or cast it aside, because, "Rush, that's kooky. That can't possibly be true." Yes, it can. You don't think these people would suspend elections if they could get away it? Elections they're going to lose?
RUSH: I knew I had said Obama was landslidable before June. We did a search of the archives at RushLimbaugh.com -- where we've redesigned, we've upgraded the website. No longer, folks, do you have to wait until 5:30 or 6:00 pm Eastern Time every day for the whole site to update. Now it updates as we go. As we transcribe monologues, other segments on the program they're posted immediately to the website. The website updates much faster, is much more current in real time in relationship to the program. And we were continually making progress on our search engine. It's tough to create a search engine that can find everything I've said. It's difficult. It's so diverse and massive, intricate, complicated. Even though I make the complex understandable. Nevertheless, we're continuing to make inroads on our search engine. I did a search and we found out that I first said Obama was landslidable April 25th. Not June the 7th. I knew it was earlier than that.
RUSH: Oh, there's a story up on Fox News: "Rush Limbaugh Pokes Fun at First Lady's Trip to Target." It's already in the news. What did I say? All I said was, "What is she doing buying Lysol for the White House?" (pause) I did say she was dressed up like Lady Gaga. Maybe that's what got 'em.