RUSH: Hey, get this. Stephanie Cutter, the campaign babe for Obama, demanding that Romney apologize. The video. The Tucker Carlson video, The Daily Caller video. She's demanding that Romney should say it was wrong and apologize. She said: "I think allies to Mitt Romney are responsible. And I think that the Romney campaign should stand up and do the right thing and say that it was irresponsible to do something like that, particularly on the eve of the debate." The release of the video. Stephanie Cutter, this is the woman that called Romney a felon. This is the woman behind the ad that she denied, the steelworker guy who called Romney a murderer of his wife.
So she's saying that Romney should apologize for this video that was released last night because it was wrong. The Romney campaign should apologize, say it was wrong, it was irresponsible to do something like that, particularly on the eve of the debate. Now, why are they so bothered by this? Why are they so bothered by this? Maybe they're not. Maybe they're just trying to use this as a distraction. Do you think McCain would apologize for it, if he had nothing to do with the release? Do you think he would apologize for it? You think McCain? Ha-ha. I shudder to think.
Will Politico Commend Me for Prescience?
RUSH: I have to sit here and tell people that Obama's presidency is a failed presidency. That ought to be as obvious as the sun coming up, but it isn't. Apparently it's not obvious, not to everybody.
I wonder if the Politico is going to commend me for my prescience. Well, back on Wednesday, September 26th, they tweeted that I said that voters should ignore "bogus" swing state polls that show Obama pulling away from Romney. And then that linked to, " "Rush Limbaugh: Polls Attempt 'Voter Depression' -- Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that voters should ignore 'bogus' swing-state polls that show President Barack Obama pulling away from ...
"Romney, blaming pollsters for 'oversampling' Democrats and accusing them of 'trying to get this election finished' before the debates by 'suppressing your vote and depressing you.'" Well, two days later they came out with their swing states poll. There were three of them, and they had Obama up ten or 11 in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida. And then we learned what the next week, which would be yesterday or the day before that?
We learned the Washington Post poll had a margin of error +/- eight, and they polled 160 people to show Obama up ten in Ohio. Or maybe it was 12 in Pennsylvania. It was CBS in Ohio. So on Wednesday I told you to ignore the swing state polls, and I was right. And The Politico tweeted it all out there that I was telling people to ignore them. Do you think I'm gonna get a commendation?
Do you think they're gonna recall their tweets?
But I just wanted to point it out to you that it is out there.
Massive Tax Hikes for All If Obama is Reelected
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a story on tax increases from the Associated Press, the AP, State-Controlled Media, Stenographers for the Obama. Now, you've heard, we've played the audio sound bites today, Stephanie Cutter, any number of Democrats, Biden, claiming that Romney's gonna raise taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts for the rich. I've been hearing it for 25 years. It's amazing that people still buy it, but they do. In fact, longer than 25 years.
"A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy roster of tax cuts set to expire in December, according to a new report Monday. Taxpayers across the income spectrum would be hit with large tax hikes, the Tax Policy Center said in its study, with households in the top 1 percent income range seeing an average tax increase of more than $120,000, while a family making between $110,000 to $140,000 could see a tax hike in the $6,000 range." Taxpayers across the income spectrum will get slammed with increases totaling more than $500 billion. Nine out of ten households are being affected by the expiration of the Bush tax rates that were enacted under both Bush and Obama.
Obama extended them in 2010. And he promised his people, it was during the lake lame duck of 2010, lame duck session, December, and he argued that the Bush tax rates had to continue or economic problems would happen, tax increase if the rates expired would slow down the economy. But he promised his people, his voters, that it was it, that the Bush tax rates will then expire on schedule in 2012. So here are massive tax increases on everybody scheduled for January 1, and Obama is not arguing against it. Obama is not campaigning on doing anything about it. Obama wants these tax increases. Folks, it's all about destroying wealth. It's all about doing great damage to the opportunity to create wealth. Pure and simple. And herein again is the tie to liberty examine freedom.
Liberty, freedom, opportunity to acquire wealth is an opportunity that Obama and the Democrats want to limit. The more wealth you have, the more freedom you have. The more income you have, the more opportunity, the more choice you have. They don't want that. So that's why the tax increases that are scheduled, you don't hear Obama talking about doing anything about it. You do hear Romney and the Republicans talking about doing something about it. Taxmageddon is what's it's called. And the idea that Romney is gonna raise taxes, I'll tell you what else is gonna happen. Obama's gonna cut Medicare another $250 billion. And he's out there campaigning that Romney is the one that's gonna do that, but Obama is the one who's going to do it. He has already admitted so in private conversations. He's just telling people, look, on the campaign I've gotta lay that off on Romney. He's got nothing but lies in his arsenal. He doesn't have his record to run on. That's gonna be one of the interesting things to me, in watching this debate tonight, is how he lies, how many lies he tells. I'm gonna keep count and see what Romney does with it.
Woodward: Obama Will Cut Medicare
RUSH: So I checked the e-mail during the break. "Where did you hear Obama's gonna cut Medicare $250 billion?" Bob Woodward! It's in his book. Bob Woodward says that Obama has admitted: Yeah, he's gonna have to cut Medicare $250 billion. It can't go on this way, except during the campaign he's accusing Romney of doing it! He's accusing Romney of cutting Medicare. Bob Woodward is the source. I never thought I would be quoting Bob Woodward this way, but there it is.