Ever Heard of Reverse Coattails?
RUSH: Look at this story! Have you ever heard of "reverse coattails," folks? You know what coattails are. Coattails are a candidate being assisted by election results elsewhere. A vice presidential nominee can have coattails. A president can have coattails. A number of other issues on a ballot can have coattails. People who might not care about the presidency show up to vote on a sewer tax, and since they're there to vote on the sewer tax they vote on the presidency. That's how coattails can be defined. But I've never heard of reverse "coattails," just like I'd never heard of a "white Hispanic" until this year.
RUSH: "Republican-leaning areas in states vital to President Barack Obama's re-election prospects are drawing top-tier Democratic congressional candidates who, even if they lose, could help turn out the vote and boost Obama's chances of winning a second term. The best example of the trend is former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack, challenging GOP Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th Congressional District. Christie Vilsack, the wife of former two-term governor Tom Vilsack -- now Obama's agriculture secretary -- moved more than 100 miles away from her home to run in a largely rural tract of GOP-heavy northern and western Iowa, where Obama lost in 2008 despite winning the state. ...
"'That race is a great example of one that will help the president,' said Tad Devine, a senior adviser to 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry. 'There will be a strong correlation between Obama and Vilsack voters. It’s about the composition of the electorate.'" So reverse coattails. A Democrat running in a Republican district with the popular name of a former governor will somehow help Obama. Somebody way down the ticket. Reverse coattails.
Delusional Dan Rather Still Thinks Fake Documents Told True Story
RUSH: Check out this headline from Yahoo News. Ready for this? "Dan Rather on George W. Bush Report: "We Reported a True Story -- That’s Why I’m No Longer with CBS News.'" CBS News fired me for doing a true story! Dan Rather won't give it up. Dan Rather is still claiming that he had the goods on George W. Bush. Which is funny, but it's also kind of sad. Imagine how deluded you have to be to believe that the executives at CBS were out to protect a Republican president!
Dan, do you realize what you are asking us to believe: That the executives at CBS News got rid of you to protect a Republican president! There's simply nobody who's gonna believe that, Dan. But this is where the new characterization of news began: "Fake but true." The documents might have been fake (Dan wants to "break that story"), but still it was a true story. The documents were fake, they were forged, but still the story was true. I think it's just hilarious that Dan Rather's out there trying to pitch this. (summarized)
"I got canned because I told the truth, and CBS decided to protect a Republican president."
NYC Faces Revenue Shortfall
RUSH: "New York City expects a total budget gap of $495 million for the current and next fiscal years due to weaker profits on Wall Street than previously forecast... The tax revenue forecast for the two budget years was revised downward by $352 million, with taxes paid by the growing tech, film and television, tourism and higher education sectors not enough to offset weakness in the financial sector, the source said." It's a Reuters story: "New York City Faces Shortfall on Wall Street Weakness." So here again: The Democrats have spent all this time and money targeting Wall Street, blaming Wall Street, going after Wall Street fat cat profits -- and in the process of succeeding, they're slitting their own throats.
Here's New York City with less revenue coming in.