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See, I Told You So: As World Burns, Media Tells Us It's All Coming Together for Obama

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RUSH:  Okay, folks, what kind of mood are you in right now?  I just asked Snerdley.  Snerdley's in a fine mood.  I said, "How can that be?"  He said, "I didn't watch TV last night.  The only thing I remember is your show yesterday."  Very good.  Very good!  I got some challenging news for your good mood today, though.  He-he-he-he-he-he.  But I found my iPhone.  At least I found where it is.  It's on the move.  So I don't have that... it's not really a distraction because I am a multitasker extraordinaire.  Hi, folks, great, great, great to have you here.  The telephone number is 800-282-2882.  The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com

Let me just get this out of the way.  I want to take you back to this program -- all the way back to last December, nine months ago.  Nine months ago on this program I warned you, I told you, I predicted, I prognosticated what was coming our way.

RUSH ARCHIVE:  The unemployment number is going to precipitously drop, and it's going to get close to 8% by next November.  Just mark my words.  That's in the can.  It's in the cards.  Also, Obama's approval number now is up five points over the last three months or some such thing.  So here we go.  Approval number's up.  I'm just warning you now not to get dispirited.  People are not giving up, but you are not gonna see that evidence, you're not gonna see evidence of that passion or energy that you have and that your fellow citizens have for change.  You're not gonna see it.  When what you're instead going to be told is that, "Wow, look at Obama's approval numbers. Wow, and unemployment, look at the number coming down, ooh, it's all coming together."

RUSH:  Last December.  Last December I said this.  We have a media montage of yesterday and today.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  The big headlines on the economy this morning: Are we on the road to recovery?

VARGAS:  There's great news out this morning on the economy.  Are we really turning a corner?

GOLODRYGA:  Great news. It looks like this recovery really has legs.

O'DONNELL: The economic downturn may have bottomed out.

WESTHOVEN:  It was like machine gunfire of good economic reports.

KOSIK:  We finally hit a bottom, that you're seeing this recovery really take hold.

COSTELLO:  Breaking news into the newsroom, another sign that the real estate market could be improving.  

RUSH:  There you have it.  That's all last night and today in the Drive-By Media.  And I honestly don't know what they're looking at.  The unemployment, down 3,000, no big deal.  I think they're making it up.  I had the same reaction you did.  I saw the sound bite and said, "What the hell?"  All I know is I predicted it.  But I'm not through. It's only half the prediction.  I now have in my formally nicotine stained fingers.  Get this, folks.  "Democratic Enthusiasm Swells in the Swing States," according to Gallup.  And not just in the swing states, but nationally. 

"Voters in the 12 states USA Today and Gallup consider the key swing states that could decide the 2012 presidential election are now significantly more enthusiastic about voting this fall than they were in June. Six in 10 (59%) are either 'extremely' or 'very' enthusiastic, up from 46%. Voter enthusiasm in these states has grown among members of both political parties; however, Democrats' level has increased more. Thus, whereas equal percentages of Democrats and Republicans were enthusiastic in June, Democrats are now significantly more enthusiastic than Republicans, 73% vs. 64%." Say what it is, 73%, 64%. 

"Independents' enthusiasm also jumped substantially over this period -- up 18 points, similar to the 20-point gain among Democrats; however, independents' enthusiasm still lags behind that of both partisan groups."  It is a poll of registered voters.  It isn't likely voters.  But I gather, as I've read various places, that people believe this.  They don't think there's anything funny about this. The samples are not out of whack, it's registered, not likely voters.  So, folks, yesterday it was over, too.  Politico, Mitt RIP, it's over, and today it's really over.  Economic recovery fully settled in, and the Democrats now can't wait to get out there and vote.  You know why?  You know why? 

Well, nobody knows why, but you know why they'll tell us?  Romney, the video, and then Romney came out and shot before he aimed, criticized our wonderful president over what happened in the Middle East.  Everybody knows the video caused it, and Romney's been lying, and then he went out and that tape that surfaced where he claimed not to care about, what, 99 and a half percent of the country. Only cares about his family, that's the news.  The Democrats are so mad, they're so ticked off, they hate Romney so much. They were prepared to like him and realized he's just a loser, but now he's really got 'em fired up and they can't wait to get out there and vote.  That's gonna be the way it's spun.  And it's all made up. 

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Oh, yeah, still unemployed. 

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Who's still unemployed, the Romney family?  Well, no.  No.  That's what I'm saying.  The number is really small.  Jobless claims fell last week.  The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell 3,000, and from that we get the economy's turned around?  From this we get that montage, the economy's bottomed out?  From this we get a fully anchored recovery now?  Gas prices are still up, yeah, but see, that's the new norm, that's all the way it's gonna be.  That's all the new norm. 

And guess what else?  We have learned that Obama and the regime have totally lied about the reason for the Benghazi attack.  But that doesn't matter.  Because, you see, nobody cares, nobody really cares.  The image that we're being told is nobody cares.  How many of you, when you hear that the regime finally has been called on it, they lied, there was a full-fledged terror attack, had nothing to do with the video.  In Benghazi we have an ambassador, three other Americans dead, and I'll be damned if I can find anybody who cares. In terms of just day-to-day media coverage, I'll be damned if I can find anybody that's upset about it.  That's the new norm, too. "Well, you know, Rush, we lose soldiers, we lose ambassadors, I mean that's just the way it is."  There's no sense of outrage about any of this, that you could find. 

Now, all of you feel it, but I'm sure you're feeling it alone.  You're all feeling it alone.  You're all wondering, where's the country on this?  Where's my fellow citizens?  You're all, I'm sure, feeling as isolated as you can be.  That's the purpose.  That is by design.  There's something else, from actually an unfazed, very happy AP.  Our old buddy Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, who writes all the health care news for Obama:  "Nearly 6 million Americans -- significantly more than first estimated -- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance. ... The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see as broken promises." (laughing) Don't you just love the way these clowns write this drivel? 

"The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact."  They freaking lied!  It's just an inconvenient fact, and it's "a reminder of what critics see as broken promises."  It really isn't a broken promise.  It's just what those dastardly Republicans say it is.  Only critics realize we have been lied to? (laughing) Is that it?  The rest of the doofuses in the country don't know it?  But even at that, folks, it's our own fault, it's our own fault.  Well, why would anybody ever believe anything this regime or their news media tells us? 

"The numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office are 50 percent higher than a previous projection by the same office in 2010," but, psst, don't tell anybody.  We here at the AP have to report this, but we're not gonna make a big deal out of it, so don't tell anybody this, okay?  Otherwise the critics will say that there's some lying going on.  "The earlier estimate found 4 million people would be affected in 2016, when the penalty is fully in effect," but now it's six million tax penalty to hit nearly six million uninsured people in Obamacare.  Yeah, that's what I'm saying, the real number is gonna be much higher than six million.  He-he-he-he. 

I don't know. I don't know why anybody believes anything these people say; I don't. I'm getting to the point that I don't believe anything any politician says. How about this whitewash of Fast and Furious? How about that? I mean, it's an absolute whitewash. Of course! This is why you need an independent counsel on this. Is it any surprise that the inspector general at DOJ is gonna clear Eric Holder? Is it any surprise whatsoever that that's going to happen?

So we've got a whitewash of Fast and Furious and yet we're being told, "It went all the way to the top." Nothing's gonna happen. Underlings are gone, that's all. Nothing's gonna happen. So, once again, a bunch of politicians get away with it. This is why you needed an independent counsel. It's preposterous to count on somebody doing an objective investigation of their boss, particularly in government. Particularly there. And it also shows why we need serious people at the helm of the Justice Department, not just opportunistic political hacks.

You know what this country needs, folks? I'm gonna tell you why you feel so bad. There's no leadership to be found in this country. There literally is no leadership. Do you realize...? Let me tell you something. I was thinking about this last night. Let's take a look at Benghazi and Cairo. Let's just stick with Benghazi. We've got a dead American ambassador and three other Americans on the anniversary of 9/11. If we had a real leader -- I don't care if he's president or candidate for president, if we had a real leader -- this would not be tolerated.

This has been swept under the rug. This wouldn't be blamed on some Looney Toon and his video if we had a leader. This wouldn't be dealt with by going on Letterman and having a party at a sports bar owned by Jay-Z. This wouldn't be treated with an arrival ceremony of the caskets at Andrews Air Force Base and think you're done with it. There isn't any leadership! The country's under attack; there's no leadership anywhere. There's no leadership in the House. There's no leadership in the Senate.

There doesn't seem to be anybody that wants to put this country first. Everybody wants to put whoever they think is gonna vote for them first. That's what's driving me nuts. Some things are above and beyond politics. This is national security. Now we find out that we had a guy in prison at Gitmo who we let out, and it was the Bush people that did it because they were being bombarded. They went wobbly; I'll admit it.

The Bush people went wobbly in 2007 trying to appease the Democrats and their critics and set up the party for the Republican presidential election hopeful in 2008. So they let the guy out and relax the standards at Gitmo. This is what happens. The ringleader in the Benghazi attack, we had him in custody. But we had to let him go. This is what happens when you're weak. It's what happens when you try to appease your enemies. In this case, Bush, the Republicans, are trying to appease the Democrats and the media after three years of intense pounding.

The Bush administration was doing anything it could. You know the drill; you know the story. So now we have the Benghazi attack and we know full well what it was, and we still have the president of the United States lying about it. He's still telling us it's about a video. There's no leadership. There's excuse-making. There's passing the buck. There's blaming. Somebody goes out and says something like Romney's 47%, and he gets scared rather than face it and deal with what he means and what it really is and use it as an opportunity.

I know everybody's afraid.

I understand the fear that exists out there.

A lot of people are afraid of what this country's gonna become with another four years of this guy running it. This massive transformation, redistribution, all that? I know a lot of people fear it. The fear ought to inspire some people to rise up. Exhibit a little leadership and provide a counterweight or a counterbalance. Somebody that's not on the radio. Somebody that's not on television. Somebody that's not in the media. Sad as it may be, this is not where things get done.

Well, they are, ultimately. This is where people are informed and people make things happen in this country, and that's a whole other subject. But really we're absent leadership. This Middle East thing is really being treated as no more than (sigh) an accident on I-95 in rush hour on a Friday afternoon. "Oh, it happened," and we move on. And the first thing that happens is we gotta cover our rear ends. We gotta blame somebody else for it, and then we gotta make and act like it's not any big deal.

But then we want credit for caring about the ambassador. We'll do a big ceremony, make people think we got big hearts. "Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah." But what? It leads to a feeling of emptiness, of vacancy all across the country in people's minds and hearts everywhere. And we have to get up and listen to this pap and this BS about an economic recovery? When six million people paying a fine for not having Obama insurance is the tip of the iceberg of the tax increases coming in a couple of months? And the fact that I was able to predict all that? In December of last year, I predicted everything that has come true today.

RUSH ARCHIVE: The unemployment number is going to precipitously drop, and it's going to get close to 8% by next November. Just mark my words. That's in the can. It's in the cards. Also, Obama's approval number now is up five points over the last three months or some such thing. So here we go. Approval number's up. I'm just warning you now not to get dispirited. People are not giving up, but you are not gonna see that evidence, you're not gonna see evidence of that passion or energy that you have and that your fellow citizens have for change. You're not gonna see it. When what you're instead going to be told is that, "Wow, look at Obama's approval numbers. Wow, and unemployment, look at the number coming down, ooh, it's all coming together."

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