RUSH: I'm just now watching Fox News during the break here at the top of the hour, and they've apparently got some polling data, and they're breathless about it. Megyn Kelly was talking to Pat Caddell and Chris Stirewalt, who's their polling guy. And they're just excited as they can be. You know why? Because blue-collar voters in their poll have abandoned Obama. (Gasp!) No, say it isn't true, madam! Blue collar voters, white... Caddell pointed this out. White blue-collar voters have abandoned Obama. Now, you knew this all the way back last November. And what do you also know? You also know that Obama has abandoned them!
That's what's really going on. How many times have I referenced it now, the piece by Thomas B. Edsall? He used to be at the Washington Post, and is now at the Huffing and Puffington Post. He had a piece in the New York Times talking about how the regime was gonna punt on white working class voters, the bitter clingers. He's gonna write 'em off. They're gonna write 'em off because they'd already lost them back then. Traditional Reagan Democrats (Blue Dog Democrats, whatever) have just abandoned Obama. Because of economics. They're Tea Partiers now. And now it's codified. Fox has it in their polling data.
You knew it in November. You're on the cutting edge of societal evolution. And then there's this from the Washington Examiner, a guy named Paul Bedard who used to be at US News & World Report. "Young Obama Voters Turn on the President -- They lapped up President Obama’s 2008 promise of 'hope' and 'change,' but his inability to deliver has turned younger voters cynical and disillusioned, according to a new analysis of 18-29-year-olds who backed the president but are now skeptical of him. 'It will take a decade before they believe in hope and change,' said GOP pollster Ed Goeas. Worse, he said, younger voters are 'disillusioned' with Obama and have turned 'cynical' of his rhetoric.
"[Goeas] recently traveled to Raleigh, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio, to conduct focus groups with voters aged 18-29 who backed Obama in 2008. He found them gravely concerned about unemployment, the economy and gas prices." Of course! Folks, this is why I said "landslide." Well, I know the Electoral College makes that unlikely and there are a number of other things, but this is not just true of younger voters. It's also true of the blue-collar white working class voters. Nobody's happy with any of this. There's nobody who wants more of this, other than the 25% hardcore Obama voters who just want big government and want to be taken care of. They don't want to have to work so the unemployment rate doesn't matter to 'em. They love higher taxes 'cause they equate that with more welfare benefits. I mean, that's the Obama voter.
The Obama voter doesn't vote and wants higher taxes.
And I'm telling you: That's not a majority of the people in this country.
It just isn't.
RUSH: Al Armendariz, the EPA official who last week was learned discovered wanted to say he wanted to "crucify" oil companies, has resigned in disgrace. The administration's top environmental official in the south and southwest region. This is Al Armendariz. He's the guy was caught on videotape two years ago saying he wanted to "crucify" oil and gas companies. By the way, here's another thing. That word "crucify." I know in the popular vernacular it means, you know, wipe out or whatever. But I want you to stop and think (once again those of you new to the program, if you're in the 18 to 29 age range or 35 or 40) about "crucify." The guy chose the word "crucify." That's more than just "discard." What do you do when you crucify somebody? You put them on a cross. It has a specific meaning.
Now, we know that Al Armendariz didn't want to put people up on a cross. But it's the same thing as humiliating them, killing them. That's what he wanted to do. And people said, "Gee, how do these guys get past Obama? How these guys end up in his administration?" He likes them! They are in his administration because everybody picking these people knows exactly what Obama wants! Crucifixion is torture. It's a terrorist act. It was chosen because it's one of the slowest forms of death. It was painful. It took days! It took days to die. And you ended up being targeted by birds and all kinds of animals. It was horrible. It was absolutely horrible.
Now, I'm not saying that he literally meant crucify, but he did not mean these people just need to be beaten or defeated politically. He wanted... (interruption) Well, because I don't think Al Armendariz is gonna go erect crosses, go out and find Rex Tillerson and put him up on one. That's not what he meant. He didn't mean it, but I want people to understand that "crucify" has a specific meaning, and it's more than just, "We want to discard these guys, these oil people and so forth." So Al Armendariz has quit. He's gone. He's out of there.
RUSH: A California man is suing BMW for a persistent 20-month erection caused by his motorcycle seat. Details tomorrow.