RUSH: I don’t care where you look today, folks. Everywhere in the State-Controlled Media, this election is being reported as a Democrat disaster. Anywhere from 55 to 70, maybe 80 seats in the House, may not take the Senate, discombobulated out there. The Obamas are in Cleveland. It’s like Robert Byrd is a Klansman going down to Mississippi for votes 50 years ago, and if you do that, you are in big trouble.
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I’ve been watching the media report all this. I’ve been watching the media report how bad it’s going to be. Politico: It’s a disaster. Michael Barone: It’s a disaster. Charlie Cook: It’s going to be a disaster. And I’m looking at the media report this, what do they think about this? I mean everything they believe in is gonna come crashing and burning, they say, in two weeks. So I’m watching PMSNBC, and you know what the big news there is? Ken Buck in Colorado in a debate, Republican Senate candidate in a debate, said that homosexuality may be a choice. And there’s MSNBC: ‘This is the news of the day.’ And I said, ‘It’s not the news of the day.’ The news of the day is the economy, no jobs, Obama plundering and floundering, the Democrat Party floundering. And yet there it is. It’s the template. It’s right out of the playbook: Republicans say homosexuality may be a choice. They go into full gear, nobody cares about it. It’s like they’re living in Jurassic Park.
So I was talking to Mr. Snerdley today about what I think is fascinating. Everybody is reporting how everything they believe in is gonna get trounced, and yet they are not portraying their feelings. The reason they’re not is because who in the world wants to admit that everything you believe is wrong? So they gotta come up with other explanations for it. ‘Well, Obama just didn’t get the message out,’ or, ‘Well, Obama stupidly gave that interview to the New York Times. Why go out there and do this navel-gazing before the election? Well, Obama is too smart for everybody. The people are too stupid for Obama. Well, the Obamas are so far ahead of everybody we’re blinded, we’re blinded by the brilliant intelligence they all have, and it’s just a shame.’ They cannot admit that the people of this country in vast majorities are rejecting what they believe in precisely because of what they believe in. It is substance, it is policy based. If the Democrats, the liberals in the media report this, they would have to say that, at the same token, that I was right and that I’m more than just an entertainer. I mean all of their templates go out the window if they report that their shellacking, their imminent shellacking is due to the fact that everybody hates what they believe in. But you know in their hearts they know it.
The ruling class knows that the vast majority of people in the country reject everything they believe in. Now, it’s not gonna make ’em change their mind. It’s just gonna get their backs further up and even angrier that they’re being rejected. But still, it’s a fascinating thing to watch this, to see it being reported. It was not even two years ago the exact opposite of this was supposed to happen. We were supposed to be in an earthly heaven, no discord, no angst, no poverty, people not even really poor. Everybody’s going to be happy. The rest of the world was gonna love us. We were going to be postpartisan, postracist. The racial divide is bigger than ever. I, ladies and gentlemen, predicted it. In fact, I will make a prediction. History will show that the election of Obama in this period will be a giant step backwards in race relations. I pointed out the civil rights dudes would profit handsomely from racial division. The first black president was a potential gold mine for the civil rights guys because everybody — at least half the country theoretically — always disagrees with the president. How about being able to call half the country racist, what’s that going to do for your fundraising? I mean it’s going to be huge; it’s going to be big. All they had to do was hope Obama screwed up, and he did. Obama screws up, doesn’t know what he’s doing, the bloom is off the rose, the shine is off the apple or whatever, and the civil rights dudes are right in there to profit from this, and they’re ginning up all of this racial division on purpose.
There are some pictures on the Drudge Report. I’m gonna hold them up here to the Dittocam. I’ve got too many things to do here, but, folks, these pictures, they look demonic. And I don’t say this lightly. There are a couple pictures, and the eyes, I’m not saying anything here, but just look. It is strange that these pictures would be released. Snerdley is looking at them and … see what I’m talking about? It’s very, very, very strange. An American president has never had facial expressions like this. At least we’ve never seen photos of an American president with facial expressions like this.
Now, the Democrats continue with this assault on foreign money coming into the country via the Chamber of Commerce. Los Angeles Times: ‘U.S. Political Ads Stoke Fear of Foreigners — Democrats and Republicans pounding each other on the airwaves are sounding a nativist tone, castigating opponents as supporters of foreign corporations, illegal immigrants and workers abroad.’ Now, I tell you what’s going on here. The Democrats are seeking and the media are seeking an explanation for the upcoming shellacking. And I think that the use of and the continual baseless charge — there’s no evidence of this, and even the State-Controlled Media is very uncomfortable with this charge of foreign money coming into the Chamber of Commerce. This is being set up as the excuse why Obama and the Democrats lost. Not because their policies are being rejected, not because they are dismal failures, not because of anything that really matters. No. The Democrats simply couldn’t compete with the onslaught of foreign money, to which the response is, ‘Wait a minute. Why is so much foreign money –‘ it’s not, ‘but why is so much foreign money coming into the country to oppose Obama when he was gonna make the rest of the world love us. What’s gone wrong here?’
There’s a piece in the Boston Herald by Margery Eagan: ‘President Obama’s Faithful Losing Hope as the Magic Fades,’ and this is a slice-and-dice piece. ‘This president gives rousing speeches. He did it again yesterday. He bounded out onto the Hynes Convention Center stage, all youth and vigor, open-necked white shirt, navy blazer. But he didn’t sell me, or reassure me. And he obviously knows he’s having trouble connecting — even with true believers. He talked about this yesterday: the ‘fun’ and ‘feeling good’ and overwhelming optimism of Inauguration Day vs. the undercurrent of skepticism now. Remember? Obama was JFK, RFK and MLK rolled into one. He was a once-in-a-generation superstar. The savior had been born.’ Yes, we remember all of this. No one had ever trod the American political soil like Obama.
‘What happened? ‘I know that hope may have faded as we grind it out. I know it’s hard to keep faith,’ he said yesterday, ‘with another foreclosure sign hung on the house down the street, and you watch TV and all you see are politicians tearing each other down. (The Republicans) figured they could ride people’s frustration and anger all the way to the ballot box,’ he said. Alas for Obama, it looks like Republicans figured right. Here’s one emotion loose upon the land that Obama neglected to mention: fear. Barack Obama offered up this metaphor yesterday: America’s a car that Republicans drove into a ditch. Then along came Obama and the Democrats. ‘We put our boots on and went down into the ditch, and we started pushing that car out,’ the president told the cheering crowd. ‘It was hot down there and muddy, but we kept on pushing. And every once in a while we looked up and the Republicans are standing up there tanning themselves, sipping Slurpees, and we say, ‘Hey, are you gonna help?”’
Most people drive a car out of the ditch, Mr. Obama. Few people go down there to haul it out. Few people actually go down there and push a car out of the ditch. You call a tow truck, if you want the metaphor to be correct. Anyway, ‘I don’t think the president meant to undermine anybody’s confidence with his wrong-way-out-of-the-ditch story yesterday. But that’s the nagging question — isn’t it? Even among the once-Obamified, like me? We’re afraid he’s not really getting us out of our ditch. And the ditch is getting deeper. And it’s very scary stuff,’ and she’s exactly right. And that nails it. While Obama is out there digging the car out of the ditch making us believe he’s making progress, he’s not. We’re in the ditch, we’re getting deeper and his supporters are saying, ‘You know what? Obama isn’t working. We’re not getting out of the ditch.’
‘Yesterday was Day 2 of Barack Obama’s pre-election, pump-up-nervous-Democrats tour. It was as much about convincing us that we’re, in fact, on the right road. Obama reminded us: He passed health care and Wall Street reform. The stimulus, supposedly, saved us from a depression. But you know what? I read newspapers and watch the news for a living. Yet even I can’t figure out if health care or Wall Street reform are really good for us or not.’ This is Margery Eagan in the Boston Herald. ‘I want Barack Obama to give me something concrete to hang onto so I can hang in myself. I am trying, Mr. President. But you don’t make it easy. So now we’re back to the car in the ditch. Obama said yesterday that even though the GOP didn’t lift a finger, he and the Democrats kept pushing, and ‘finally we got this car on level ground. It’s a little banged up,’ he said, ‘It needs some body work, a tune-up.’ But at least it’s finally out of the ditch. And now, Obama said, the GOP says, ‘Excuse me, can we have the keys back?’ We’re not supposed to give the keys back, see. That’s Obama’s message this election season. We’re supposed to ‘keep moving forward between our doubts and our hopes … to push forward even when success (is) uncertain,” and even when we know we’re still in the ditch, not out of it like Obama says we are. ‘I would feel much better with some kind of evidence that Obama’s GPS works,’ writes Margery Eagan in the Boston Herald.
Meanwhile, Obama and Moochelle are campaigning in Cleveland, as I mentioned. The foreign money accusations continue to be made. I think there’s another aspect of this, too. I think a lot of the rats are sinking the ship and fleeing the ship because they know subpoenas are coming. I think that there are some Republicans in the House who are going to start doing oversight investigations to find out the kind of corruption that has been going on in this regime, and a lot of people want to get out of there before this happens. And the foreign money, this baseless charge is meant to explain all of what’s coming, this massive defeat and perhaps these massive investigations. So we’ve set the table.
RUSH: Yeah, I’m gonna get into the Maureen Dowd column in the New York Times in due course. I mean, I know exactly what happened to her. I know when. I know more than I can tell you.
I found the picture of Obama; I think this is when he’s being heckled by gays. I’ve positioned the camera, I’m going to turn on the Dittocam now. I found the picture. I don’t want to tease you. This is it. (showing picture on Dittocam) Now, you look at that, folks. I have never seen a picture of an American president look like that. And I’m not trying to frustrate those of you who are not watching the Dittocam today at RushLimbaugh.com. I’m just fulfilling a promise to those who are. Look at that. I mean, I feel like I’m watching The Omen: 666 and all that. This is weird, weird, weird stuff.