RUSH: Michelle (My Belle) Obama. They obviously let her out of the closet and they removed the duct tape. She’s out there nevertheless under the radar in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at a campaign event. Here’s a portion of what she said.
MICHELLE: Every second between now and Election Day counts, and we’re focusing pretty intensely on early voting, making sure that people are registered and that they understand that they can vote early and avoid long lines and take their time with their ballots. We don’t want anybody to miss this opportunity. Vote early, and then if you vote early you also have some extra time —
MICHELLE: — to be a little neighborly and help your neighbors on Election Day. That’s what we really want you to do! We want you working in the polls on Election Day. … We are going to make it as easy as possible for everyone, regardless of who you’re going to vote for.
RUSH: Well, now, isn’t this interesting? Michelle Obama… While her husband is backing away from ACORN, Michelle Obama’s out there doing everything she can to convince people to go vote early. This early voting… You know the main thing that’s wrong with early voting? Aside from the fraud and aside from the potential for all kinds of cheating, the main thing wrong with early voting is that things change. Things could change in the last three weeks before an election; things can change in the last weeks before an election, and remember some of this early voting is not absentee. I’m not talking about absentee voting; I’m talking about the phenomenon of early voting. This is another ACORN ploy that’s designed to gum up the works, and here’s Michelle out there advocating it. Another thing that strikes me about her tone here: ‘We want you to go out and be a little neighborly and help your neighbors on Election Day.’
It is obvious that these people on the Democrat side, from ACORN to Michelle, think their voters are so stupid that they don’t know how to register themselves. They don’t know how to get to the polling place on Election Day. They don’t even have the knowledge that Election Day is Election Day! So people in the neighborhood have to ‘be neighborly’ and run around and say, ‘Hey, did you go vote today? And then after you go vote, let’s go monitor the polls.’ What is it with this? ACORN is out there, ‘Well, we’re just trying to register the poor.’ Well, what makes the poor stupid? ‘We’re just trying to register the indigent.’ What makes them stupid? ‘Well, we’re just out there, you know, we want people to be neighborly on Election Day. We want people to run around and get them to the polls.’ Anybody who doesn’t know it’s an election day, stay home. Anybody that does not know that Election Day is Election Day, stay home! Here’s Obama, by the way. He’s in Toledo while what’s-her-face, Michelle is in Fort Wayne, and he was talking to reporters yesterday, and said this.
OBAMA: They’re not advising our campaign. We’ve got s…uh, the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation, uhhh, in politics right now, and, uhhh, you know, we don’t need ACORN’s help.
RUSH: ‘We don’t need ACORN’s help.’ He’s backing away from ACORN. ‘We don’t need…’ So he’s thrown ACORN under the bus. Is there any room left under Obama’s bus? Look at all the people he’s thrown under that bus. Anyway, he’s just trying to distance himself from them here. He’s got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now. Let me ask you a question. If he’s got the best voter registration turnout, volunteer operation, how the hell is his number-one aid group, ACORN, being investigated in 15 states? If he’s got the best operation (we keep hearing about this great grassroots operation he’s got, and you would think that he would have a very damned good grassroots operation in Ohio) how come during that little special window they had between September 29th and October 6th, where you could vote early — where now the secretary of state has been told by the Sixth Circuit, ‘You’d better identify every one of those voters as legit, every one of those registered voters as legit. You’ve got ’til Friday to do it’ — how come the turnout was so small compared to what they all said the turnout would be? They were expecting thousands and thousands and thousands to show up in that little six-day window to vote early in Ohio, and a relative few did. Now is this just a sandbag? Is the Obama campaign sandbagging everybody to make everybody think that they don’t have this kind of organization? Also, this is in Toledo yesterday, downplaying his relationship with ACORN.
OBAMA: My relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward. Uhhh, when — it’s probably 13 years ago, uh, when I was still practicing law, uh, I represented ACORN, and my partner in that representation was the US Justice Department, uh, in having Illinois implement what was called the Motor Voter Law. That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN.
RUSH: Really? A lawsuit? Practicing law, you represented ACORN. That’s it? Let’s go back to December 1, 2007. Des Moines, Iowa. At the Heartland Democrat Presidential Forum, Obama took questions from the moderator Katherine Hughes, who asked, ‘If elected president, would you agree in your first 100 days to meet with a delegation of representatives from these various community organizations, Campaign for Community Values? Could they count on you in your first 100 days to sit down with them?’
OBAMA: Yes. But let me say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition, we’re going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. (applause and screams) We’re going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America! Thank you, everybody. God bless yuh.
RUSH: So he’s promising that ACORN will be in the room to help set the agenda. There are also other sound bites of Obama talking about ACORN in a positive way, I think from back in 2006 and other things. (interruption) Yeah, he gave them $800,000. He saw to it that ACORN got $800,000 in federal legislation along with Dick Durbin, the other senator from Illinois. He worked with them. He just didn’t represent ’em in court. He worked with them. It’s tough to say who taught who. Did ACORN teach Obama or did Obama teach ACORN? But it was part of his days as a community organizer, and now he’s got it up on his website lying through his teeth that he never had anything to do with them. He’s clearly worried about this, and Bill Ayers as well, coming up in the debate tonight and the rest of the campaign.
RUSH: Paul in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello. Nice to have you here.
CALLER: Rush. Mega dittos.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I should say mega dessert-eating dittos. I’m in the middle of that. But, anyway, to the point I was told to keep to, in many respects McCain doesn’t have to mention Ayers, but what he needs to do is tie Obama to ACORN, which is not hard.
RUSH: Why do you think he hasn’t done it?
CALLER: Don’t know.
RUSH: I don’t, either, but I’ll bet you — McCain’s a senator — I’ll bet you at some point McCain’s had something to do with them himself, either as a cosponsor of some piece of legislation, I’ll bet you somewhere — this is the problem with electing somebody that comes from the business of legislating, they get in bed with everybody at one time or another when they have a long enough career and probably, who knows, I’m just guessing. That’s why Palin is doing it.
CALLER: Yeah. Yeah. ‘Cause I read some stuff by Stanley Kurtz, I think you mentioned that on your show —
RUSH: I’m talking to him after the program today, by the way, I’m interviewing him for the next issue of the Limbaugh Letter, but I think McCain can bring up voter fraud.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: He doesn’t have to mention ACORN. He can bring up voter fraud and cheating, and he can do it without mentioning ACORN.
CALLER: That’s what Stanley Kurtz’s was saying Obama was doing as a community organizer. He was teaching people how to intimidate banks, you know, fill lobbies with all these folks and then scare banks into making these low-interest loans.
RUSH: There was an affiliate of ACORN that got $800 grand from the Obama campaign for voter turnout work during the Democrat primaries. It was in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and some other states. I think the name of the group is the Community Values Project, something I cited earlier today. All these various community organization groups really operate under the umbrella of ACORN. An affiliate at ACORN got $800 grand from the Obama campaign, and he’s out there saying he doesn’t need their help, he’s backing away from ACORN. Let me expand on this. I mentioned this in the first hour of the program. Any pollster that does a registered voters poll — I want to expand on this here for just a bit — any pollster that calls on registered voters has ACORN illegally registered voters in the mix. This is another reason why these registered voter polls as opposed to likely voter polls are flawed and it’s also why they’re willingly used by the Drive-Bys. ACORN is paid to illegally register Democrat voters. You don’t think ACORN’s out there registering Republicans, do you? If you think that they are, change your ways.
Some of the people who are registering are fictional people, but some are potential voters. Some of them have telephones at home. These are potential Democrat voters. ACORN doesn’t register Republicans. That’s not their mission, even though they take taxpayer dollars and say they are nonpartisan. So if you use a registered voter poll, it will almost always favor Democrats, since ACORN tirelessly lies, cheats, and bribes to get people signed up as Democrats. Registered voter polls can be used to make news because ACORN heavily influences the number of registered Democrats in any given state. And that news can be used to depress Republican voter turnout, which is what the New York Times poll today showing Obama with a 14-point lead is designed to do, depress you, make you mad, make you sit it out. Why bother to register voters indiscriminately? Because some will vote, some will answer their phone, and all will be used to pump up polls and pump up Democrats. ‘Hey, look at how many registered Democrat voters we have in this state,’ say the pollsters. ‘We better weight this.’ And some polls do sample more Democrats than Republicans.
Now, what ACORN has done, just to hit you between the eyes here with ACORN, what ACORN has done is to help rig the electoral system from beginning to end. They have done this on a national basis for 30 years. They have done this at the direction of people like Obama who paid them this year $800,000 to do what he trained them to do: win elections for Democrats come hell or high water. He has not distanced himself from ACORN. He paid ’em $800 grand, a related group, an affiliate during the Democrat primaries. ACORN and their Democrat partners in crime have skewered registered voter numbers and cheapened their true meaning when sampled by pollsters as a result. And, by the way, the media could not be happier about this.