On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel complained, “The only time when the gun issue gets affected is when Newtown happens. What happens in urban areas around the country too often gets put to the side. These are our kids; these are our children,” he said.
RUSH: The vast majority of the American people do not like the direction in which the country is going, while at the same time there is overwhelming support for Barack Obama's agenda. Which means that, to the vast majority of American voters, there is no relationship whatsoever between Obama's agenda and the direction of the country.
RUSH: The controversy has erupted, ladies and gentlemen... The wicked police burned him up for no reason.
RUSH: He's running against the powerful forces trying to stop him from fixing these problems. He's not governing. And that's how he is able to create and maintain the illusion that he has no relationship whatsoever to what actually happens. Unemployment -- nothing to do with him, even after five years. National debt, deficit -- nothing to do with him.
RUSH: As far as anybody watching the State of the Union Show last night was concerned, someone in this polling place in North Miami didn't want this poor woman to vote. But she hung in there. She hung in there! She fought for what she knew was right. She was fighting against these same forces Obama's fighting against, forces that would deny her the right for her voice to be heard.
RUSH: He's handling it very well, by the way. He tweeted a bottle of water last night. He did television interviews today with a bottle of water all day. I think that slot is one of the lowest-payoff slots that there is in politics, responding to a presidential speech.
RUSH: None of this would be possible without a complicit media. None of it could've happened... Dictators are perceived by their people as great saviors, great revolutionaries. They are never blamed for the circumstances under which people live.
RUSH: Polling data and other empirical data indicate that 70% of the Hispanic population votes Democrat because they believe that government is the source of prosperity and the Republicans don't believe that.
RUSH: That's another classic illustration: a low-information TV host who thinks he's smarter than anybody else in the room.