RUSH: Ty in Woodbridge, Virginia, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Maha Rushie.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I was just calling to sound the alarm on the election in Virginia for governor being just like the election for Obama for president.
RUSH: Well, how?
CALLER: Well, in Virginia, they’re trying to raise our taxes as much as they can, as quickly as they can. We’re one of the only viable states left in the country, and they’re gonna come in and raise our taxes just as much as they’re trying to do to everybody else in the nation. I went to a —
RUSH: Wait a minute. Obama promised to only raise taxes on the rich. You say they’re rerunning the Obama campaign. You mean you’ve got a governor who’s gonna redo Obama’s policies?
CALLER: No, they’re going to continue to do Obama’s policies. We had Obama One with Warner. We had Obama Two with Kaine, and now Obama Three — now that Obama is in office — is what we’ll have with the next Democrat. They’ve incrementally raised our taxes. Warner was like the first, the highest tax increaser in tax history. Kaine tried to get it passed, but the recession and all the economy hitting the tanks luckily hit first before he had a chance to do that.
RUSH: I have a sound bite here. James Carville on CNN this morning said that this Virginia governor’s race is ‘the Democrat versus Rush Limbaugh.’ James Carville said that. I’ll play the sound bite for you when we come back.
RUSH: This is on CNN this morning, John Roberts, the cohost, was speaking with James Carville about the Virginia governor’s race. And John Roberts said, ‘What happened to Terry McAuliffe?’ He got blown out, by the way, in the primary. The Punk lost. ‘[A]nd the fact that Creigh Deeds lost to Robert McDonnell back in 2005 and they were battling each other for AG, attorney general, what does that say about the Democrats’ potential to hang onto the commonwealth come the governor’s election?’
CARVILLE: It’s a classic matchup, uhhh, because Deeds, a kind of a Virginia Democrat, and McDonnell is a Pat Robertson-Rush Limbaugh Republican, and it’s gonna be — we’re gonna see what happens when this thing comes down the stretch.
RUSH: Yeah, so Deeds is a Virginia Democrat versus me, according to James Carville. This is actually the Republicans versus James Carville in Virginia if you want to know the truth about that race.
RUSH: Ted in Virginia Beach, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
RUSH: How you doing, sir?
CALLER: Good. Nice to speak with you, Rush. I really think that it’s going to be a referendum here in Virginia. I’m from Virginia. And I believe that Bob McDonnell is going to wipe Creigh Deeds, he’s going to win by double digits.
RUSH: Meaning that there’s going to be a referendum on Obamaism and that the Democrats are going to lose big?
RUSH: Based on what? Are you just hoping?
CALLER: Well, yeah. But no, really, as I’ve been watching the news and, you know, Bob McDonnell beat Creigh Deeds in the last attorney general race by a slight margin, but the way things are going, you know, and with taxes being raised and with the other guy that was from Virginia talking about —
RUSH: Yeah, but, you know, the whole problem, Virginia is the northern part of the state, everybody works for government, everybody works for Washington, everybody is an Obamaite, everybody is a Democrat. Virginia is on the cusp here, well maybe past the cusp. For what you say to happen, the turnout outside of northern Virginia is going to have to be close to record, and you’re going to have to have some defections in northern Virginia, people that don’t like what’s happening with the federal level and don’t want to see it replicated in Virginia. It will be interesting to see, but it’s going to depend on how that campaign is run. It’s going to depend on how the Republican runs the campaign. And we won’t know ’til it actually starts.
CALLER: Well, at least Terry McAuliffe didn’t win, so that was good news.
RUSH: Yeah, I know, I took about a second’s pleasure out of that but then I said to myself, ‘I have not gotten so low that The Punk losing an election makes me happy.’ If I get to the point where The Punk losing an election while the country is being destroyed makes me happy then you can take me away. Go get Ted from Miami to come in here and host the program and I’ll get out of your way. You know, the thing about truth, people who don’t like the truth, like Ted and that other guy that you found, Snerdley, people who don’t like the truth consider the truth to be hate. They consider the truth to be hate speech, people who don’t like the truth, people who are enmeshed in political correctness and don’t like the truth. When you utter the truth, that’s when they hate you. They consider the truth to be hate. And, of course, I love tweaking these people.