Obama Has Millions of Fake Twitter Followers
RUSH: Interesting story today from USA Today: "Obama Has Millions of Fake Twitter Followers." Wait 'til you hear this. "President Obama's Twitter account has 18.8 million followers -- but more than half of them really don't exist, according to reports. A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama's crowd includes 'fake followers,' the New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased. 'The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have,' the Times reports."
So they ran it on Obama's site, and 70% of his 18.8 million Twitter followers don't exist! I'll bet you the same thing's true in all these polls that show Obama at 60% likability and all that kinda stuff.
Rasmussen: Obama Takes Lead in Missouri
RUSH: By the way, time for a little cold water. (sigh) Rasmussen, Missouri: Romney is now trawling Obama by a point. That's Akin fallout. Akin is ten points down, and now it's becoming a drag on the Romney campaign, at least according to the polling data now in Missouri.
Media: Gas Prices Don't Matter Anymore.
RUSH: When Obama took orifice, when Obama was immaculated, the gasoline price was about a buck-seventy a gallon. Snerdley doesn't even believe it. Not even four years ago, it was $1.70 a gallon. Now in some parts of California it's over four bucks. It is almost $4 here. Okay. So here I have in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers this Reuters piece from Tuesday: "Rising Gas Prices Not a Big Concern for Voters."
Now, you remember all during 2007 and 2008, whenever the gas price would rise, the media would panic and talk about Bush and the economy and the Strategic Reserve and all this was horrible and the cost of living and no family vacations in the summertime. And the gas price a buck-seventy! Now...? "Even as President Barack Obama considers using U.S. oil stockpiles to halt rising gasoline costs in an election year, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday shows economic pain at the pump is not a big concern for voters."
Oh, no, no.
"Fuel and gas prices ranked last among 10 factors that influence voters in evaluating Obama's job performance and the country's direction, the poll found. Healthcare, the economy and jobs top the list, with gas prices also lagging behind foreign policy, immigration and education. 'Gas prices, relative to the rest of this stuff, are much less important,' Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson said. 'People talk a lot about how gas prices drive attitudes, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of impact either on Obama's job approval or how people see the country going,' he said.
"'People seem to see gas prices as a separate issue the government doesn't have as much control over.'" There just isn't much people think a president can do about gas prices.
Isn't that magical?
It's kind of like the economy. It's amazing when there's a Democrat in the White House ruining the economy, the stories always are, "You know, the American people realize there just isn't much a president can do about it." But Bush? Bush coulda changed it! Bush coulda gone mad with the Saudis. Bush coulda told Cheney go talk to Halliburton. Bush coulda done that. Well, the real proof in the pudding is they think Obama is masterminding every aspect of government. Obama can make sure you have this, make sure you have that, make sure the country does this and that.
Obama is in total control! The government can do everything ... except the gas price and the economy, an amazing thing. You need a job? They can't do anything about that, either. People realize there's so little Obama can do when it comes to job market. There's just not very much he can do, sadly. More and more people realize that. This is obviously all lies. It is a crock. I got an e-mail from a friend of mine in California about this today. He's outraged that the price is over four bucks where he lives, and nobody reports it.
He says a lot of people are talking about it and mad about it, but nobody is reporting that, obviously. But the Democrats hammered Bush in 2006 in the midterm elections, I mean, relentlessly over the gasoline price. And we've had a string of mainstream media stories telling us that $4 a gallon? "That's not so expensive after all. In fact, higher gas prices are good for the stock market! We like higher gas prices. It helps the oil markets." I mean, it really is astounding. And it's all because we don't have journalists anymore. We have collaborators.
Now, here's the thing, too. The gas price, yeah, it's near $4 here. It's over $4 in California, and a lot of other places. But it's up from what? $3.70? $3.80? No! The real comparison needs to be, it was a buck-seventy when Obama was immaculated. The gasoline price in this country was $1.70. And here are these fools in the media thinking that we are morons. "Oh, yeah, to the American people it's not a big deal! The American people don't care about cost of gasoline. They realize there's nothing the president can do about it."
We never hear, during Democrat regimes, how the price of gasoline drives everything up: Food, leisure activities. The price of gasoline raises the cost of everything! We never hear about it in a Democrat regime. It kills any expansion of the economy. Any growth whatsoever. And when Republicans are in office and do anything they can to expand our supply of oil? Oh, then they trot out "blood for oil." They say, "No blood for oil! It's not worth American treasure. Who the heck do they think they are?"
Now four bucks a gallon?
No big deal. No. The American people realize there's just nothing that Obama can do about it, poor guy. And I'm telling you: I think this is bogus. I think all this matters.
NYC Shooter was Fast Food Addict
RUSH: Okay, folks, Empire State Building shooting. Here we go. Jeffrey Johnson is the suspect. The alleged shooter is being reported to have been a very quiet cat owner with -- dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut! -- a "McDonald's habit." Yes, that's how it's reported: A "McDonald's habit." So what we have here is perhaps a trans fat-fueled frenzy. Who knows how many 32-ounce sodas this guy had at McDonald's. You know that Bloomberg is chomping at the bit now. So that's it. That's the way the left works.
He has "a McDonald's habit." Okay, so fast food made him do it. It was a trans-fat-fueled frenzy. His name is Jeffrey Johnson. (sigh) Of course, there was a political shooting. Remember the guy had 15 orders of Chick-fil-A and went into the Family Research Council and fired a shot at security guard? He said, "I don't like your politics!" We had an actual political shooting -- a zany left-winger made crazy by left-wing politics -- and it's a ho-hummer. Nothing to see here, folks! Move on. No big deal here.