RUSH: Karl Rove today in the Wall Street Journal. Now, listen to this. This goes along here with why I do not yet have a gut feel for what’s going to happen here. ‘There has been an explosion of polls this presidential election. Through yesterday, there have been 728 national polls with head-to-head matchups of the candidates, 215 in October alone.’ Now, 728 national polls in this election, 215 in October alone. ‘In 2004, there were just 239 matchup polls, with 67 of those in October. At this rate, there may be almost as many national polls in October of 2008 as there were during the entire year in 2004,’ and there’s so much disinformation in them. They are so conflicted. They are so confused. They are so all over the place. They are so tainted. So we’ve got over three-and-a-half times the polls in October this year as October of 2004! It’s called information overload! We’re being swamped with this stuff and it’s tainted to begin with.
Now, another thing, the last caller is a fed-up old Democrat, wants to go with McCain. McCain’s worked with Democrats, doesn’t like Obama, thinks Obama is a socialist, thinks Obama is an extremist. Talking about the gut here. Talk about information overload. You don’t know what to believe anymore. One of the websites that I track is called HillBuzz. Well, it’s HillBuzz.wordpress.com. Now, this is a website ostensibly run by a bunch of women who want Obama to lose so that Hillary will have a chance in 2012. You ought to see this site. I mean, they’ve got McCain winning Iowa, they’ve got McCain winning Maine, they’ve got McCain winning New Hampshire, they’ve got him winning Ohio, they’ve got him winning Florida, on the basis that the media is not uncovering the depth of anger in the Democrat Party at Obama. And one of the reasons that these babes at Hill Buzz — this is what they say. Now, I’m your host. I gotta digest all this, and it’s a website, I don’t know who these people are, and I don’t know if what they’re saying is true. It’s anecdotal information on a website.
Now, people will look at it and they’ll print it out, it has automatic credibility. Well, you can print it out, put it on a piece of paper, why, it has credibility. I can’t look at it that way. But it’s just overload. They say the big reason that there’s so much anger out there, particularly among Hillary woman, so much anger is how Obama cheated in the Hawkeye Cauci. If you remember the polls in the Hawkeye Cauci, Hillary was supposed to do pretty well, but it was a caucus. She didn’t work it that hard because she didn’t think that it was going to be that important. Obama was — this is what these people say. We know, by the way, this is true — Obama was busing in all kinds of people from out of state, and in a caucus situation you vote in public, not in private. So you can be lobbied, you can be pressured, you can be stigmatized as a racist if you, you know, don’t hold your hand up for Obama or write his name down on a piece of paper everybody is going to see you do, and they claim that they are livid. Well, I was looking at their latest post last night about how nobody in the media is picking up on how well McCain is doing in some of these battleground states, and I scrolled down, I don’t know, because normally, you know, I value my sanity.
I do not read comments on blog posts on websites, because when you do that, you find out how dangerously insane a whole lot of people in this country are. It can destroy your faith in America faster than anything unless you have a great resolve to be able to read this stuff and understand you’re reading posts by a minority of people, but it really tests your mettle, folks. I never read these comments because they’re just lunatics. But for some reason, this little piece last night intrigued me so I started reading the comments, and I got down to this one. Comment 25: Sarah P. writing to the Hill Buzz website responding to their story of how really well McCain is doing with angry Democrats, and the media is not covering. ‘Okay, I want to clear my conscience a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow Clinton supporters out. I worked for the campaign–‘ Obama, ‘–and I can’t wait for this week to be over. I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate, but over time I grew to love Hillary. The internal campaign idea, Obama campaign, is to twist, distort, humiliate, and finally dispirit you. We pay people and organize people to go on all the online sites and play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama. We do this to stifle your motivation, to destroy your confidence. We did this the whole primary, and it worked. Sprinkle in mass vote confusion becomes bewildering, most people lose patience, they just give up on their support of a candidate and decide just to block out TV, news, websites, et cetera.
‘This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement in vote turnout issues. Next, we infiltrate all the blogs, and all the YouTube videos, and we overwhelm the voting, the comments, all to continue the appearance of overwhelming world support for Obama. People make posts to the effect that the world has gone mad. That’s the intention, to make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending. We have also had quite a hand in skewing many, many polls.’ I don’t know how they’ve done that. She doesn’t describe how they’ve skewed the polls. ‘Some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked, but many we have spoiled, just enough to make Real Clear Politics look scary to a McCain supporter. It’s worked, although the goal was to appear 13 to 15 points ahead. You see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner. Go with the flow, become sheeple. The polls are roughly three to five points in favor of Barack. That’s due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple. Our donors are the same people who finance the mainstream media. Their interests are tied. Barack then tends to come across as Teflon, nothing sticks, and trust me, there were meetings with Fox News, the goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch O’Reilly, he’s become much more diplomatic and fair and balanced and soft towards Obama. It’s because he wants to retain the number one spot on cable news and have access to the Obama campaign.
‘Now all the media want access, and they’re expecting more, and that’s why nothing sticks to Obama. The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless the results. There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on. There will be a party, but we’re boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up. Our goal is to continue to make you lose your morale. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all. There’s a huge staff of people working around the clock watching every site, every blog, we flood these sites, we have had a goal to overwhelm. The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you got the picture. I’m saying this because I know Hillary was better for the country, and I now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her.
‘To me, Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies but now I understand more than I care to, and I realize his interests are more for him and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everybody dependent on the government. This means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as America. So I’m now supporting McCain. Sarah Palin’s a huge threat. Our campaign has feared her like you cannot imagine. If it seems unfair how she’s been treated, well, it’s because she has had a team working around the clock to make her look like a fool,’ meaning the Obama camp has had a team. ‘This is a big conspiracy. I’m so shocked. We released a little blurb the other day that Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts toward 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, it’s alive. David Axelrod, Plouffe, very smart, but it’s a sticky, ugly, not very truthful kind of intelligence. It’s not over yet but I think the machine is working. It’s a hill to climb. I’ll be quitting my post on November 5th. My vote will be for John McCain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position. I don’t feel I had any part of anything I’d feel guilty for, but I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upset me. PS, my name is not really Sarah but I am a female and I understand your plight.’
This is a post to a website that’s run by Hillary supporters that are desperately trying to get people to believe that Democrats in droves are abandoning Obama like this woman here from the Obama staff. You read this and you don’t know what to make of it. You read something like this, you want to believe it. There is a back up post, by the way, post 133. I kept going to see what people would say to this poster. The next poster says: ‘Regarding what Sarah P wrote, of course this is true. It’s interesting this is supposedly written by an ex-campaigner but it was obviously already, that’s what they do. A couple of times I went on to YouTube it’s plain as day that professional commentators are at work. For example, you write something about Ayers, within three minutes there will be ten to 15 comments about how he was just a young confused guy or he’s a respected educator now or he has no connection to Obama. They’ll just repeat the same thing for the next five minutes and then you see the very same messages on other videos over and over. They rotate the points around or have one or two different words, I think YouTube blocks verbatim comments as spam so they have to change them up a little bit. A lot of this is blatant and undeniable, some of it’s just a feeling or a hunch based on the decades of watching election campaigns and paying attention to how propaganda works and how people normally speak.’
So there’s two posts — by the way, a lot of others agreed with this that were just putting in their two cents, not from actual hands on experience. You read these things and you don’t quite know what to make of them. This is an example of the information overload. I don’t know who the Hill Buzz babes are and I don’t know if they can prove any of their claims but if their claims are true, then Obama is in huge, big trouble and nobody knows it, and you will acknowledge that that possibility exists because the media is not interested in any weakness Obama has. They’re into covering it up. They are pushing his agenda of socialism. They are cheerleaders. So we don’t know who to believe, and that’s why there’s no gut feeling here. That is why the best thing we can do is stay focused on the things we can prove and the things we can do, and one of those things is vote.