RUSH: Dallas, Texas, Steve, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Great to have you with us.
CALLER: Dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: The president’s talking about these exemptions for corporations now, extending these tax cuts to allow R&D to be fully written off, $50 billion, some sort of tax exemption.
CALLER: Does anybody really think that’s gonna last after the election if we don’t get Republican House and Senate? You can see in March, Nancy trotting up and saying, ‘We just can’t afford these tax cuts. We can’t afford to not get this $200 billion,’ or whatever it’s supposed to cost, ‘in these tax cuts.’ It’s just nuts. We can’t afford to let ’em go the direction they’re going.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait. You’re saying that this is what Pelosi’s going to say if the Republicans win the House and Senate?
CALLER: No, I’m saying if Republicans don’t win the House and Senate —
RUSH: Well, let me tell you something. If the Republicans don’t win the House of Representatives, something really, really, really major out of whack is going on. And even if they do, we’re not going to talk about what the Republicans are going to be and what they’re going to do if they win, but the idea that they might not win the House — where are you getting that?
CALLER: Like it was said last week on your program, they’re setting us up now with, ‘Oh, the Republicans might win 90 seats or 80 seats,’ and that way if they only win 50 or 40 it looks like a loss. I believe we’ll take the House. I hope we’ll take the Senate, but we’ve gotta take one.
CALLER: If we don’t get one there’s going to be a lot of pain for everybody involved for the next two years.
RUSH: Well, now, this is the first I’ve heard that they’re setting us up, that we’re gonna get 90 seats, hundred seats, even if we win the House it’s a loss?
CALLER: Right, because we didn’t get as many as the pundits and the Drive-Bys are saying we should get.
CALLER: The spin is the spin, and it’s always going to be spun incorrectly.
RUSH: Yeah. Here’s the real story, and it’s actually in the New York Times: ‘Democrats Plan Political Triage to Retain House.’ Political triage. Now, triage is set up after an accident. That’s where you have to let some people die, you have to decide who is worth treating and who isn’t. I mean when you’re in an emergency situation you do not have at that moment full medical capability available, so you have to treat those with the most likelihood of survival. That’s what triage is. So the Democrats plan political triage, which means they’re already calculating which of their people are guaranteed losers, and they’re not gonna spend any money on the people they think are guaranteed to lose and spend that money on people they think have a chance to win so that their losses are not quite as severe as are forecast. Here’s a quote from the story. ‘Ultimately, these races come down to a choice,’ said a freshman who represents the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where Sen. John McCain beat Obama by 18 points two years ago. ‘The national part of it has some impact, but I think the bigger part of it is voters looking at people and deciding who is best going to represent them.’ Yeah, like nobody wanted Obamacare, but we have it? These people are so far off the beaten path, I don’t know what they’re talking about.
RUSH: Now, this, folks, this is just too rich. Our old buddy Roger Simon in The Politico: ‘Polls Lie About Obama.’ It’s not really as bad for Obama out there as the polls indicate. And you know why? Because polls lie all the time and that’s because people lie to pollsters. This is the first time a mainstream media guy has ever questioned a poll, when it is anti-Obama, when it looks bad for Obama. They live by these. Polls are their Bibles.