RUSH: The New York Times has an outraged or an in-outrage piece today by Jim Rutenberg and Megan Thee-Brenan. ‘Critical parts of the coalition that delivered President Obama to the White House in 2008 and gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 are switching their allegiance to the Republicans in the final phase of the midterm Congressional elections, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
‘Republicans have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans and independents. All of those groups broke for Mr. Obama in 2008 and for Congressional Democrats when they grabbed both chambers from the Republicans four years ago, according to exit polls.’ Now, I wouldn’t be surprised or suspect that these are also the unusually dependable go-to people that the New York Times and the rest of the news media chose to poll. Even they, even their chosen subjects to get the answers they want in their polls, even they are saying they’re gonna vote for Republicans. This must be quite a shock to all of these pollsters. For the New York Times to write and admit this, that the Obama coalition is abandoning him for Republicans?
The New York Times/CBS poll gets the results they want. They have a steady group of respondents. That steady group they depend on for the answers they want are giving them news that shocks them. ‘If women choose Republicans over Democrats in House races on Tuesday,’ says the Times, ‘it will be the first time they have done so since exit polls began tracking the breakdown in 1982.’ Well, maybe women are finally waking up to the fact that the federal government does not make a very good husband after all. Maybe women are finally realizing that the federal government is every bit the deadbeat husband that the average guy they run into is. Maybe women are starting to realize that turning their kids over to the federal government, via day care and whatever else, equals forgetting them.
‘The poll provides a pre-Election Day glimpse of a nation so politically disquieted and disappointed in its current trajectory that 57 percent of the registered voters surveyed said they were more willing to take a chance this year on a candidate with little previous political experience.’ Fifty-seven percent say: Give us an amateur! Fifty-seven percent say: No more to the ruling class! Fifty-seven percent say: Give us one of us! ‘More than a quarter of them said they were even willing to back a candidate who holds some views that ‘seem extreme.” It is watershed, to the extent that is true. But even in this, even in this New York Times story, notice instead of calling us ‘angry and confused,’ ‘not thinking clearly’ as they’ve been describing us for months, all of a sudden now we’re ‘disquieted and disappointed.’ We’re no longer angry, confused, or not thinking clearly. We’re disquieted, disappointed.
They’re that worried about November 2nd. They are that concerned about next Tuesday. But still, who can blame the New York Times and the rest of the news media for being furious at this outcome? They have to see this as a personal defeat. After all their hard work, after all of their lies, after all of their indecency, after all of their immorality in giving us this unvetted man-child who seeks to preside happily over a nation in decline. They’re the ones that think they bend, shape, and mold public opinion, and here it is! They’re simply saying (raspberry) to them. But here they are New York Times piece throwing up their hands and saying: If we’re gonna vote for neophytes and other extremists, then they’re giving up on us — meaning the New York Times.
George Stephanopoulos on ABCnews.com’s George’s Bottom Line blog, he said this about the 2010 midterm election. There’s some unidentified woman in the background here, just warning you.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Over the last month women have gone from favoring the Democrats by about seven points to favoring Republicans by about four points now. If that holds up, this will be the first midterm election going back to the beginning of exit polling in 1982 where women voters have gone for Republicans over the Democrats. You combine that with what we’re seeing out of Gallup on the makeup of this electorate — 55% Republican or leaning Republican — and every other piece of reporting I have is really leaning towards a big, big night for the Republicans on Tuesday. I was talking to the top Republican official yesterday in the House who is now predicting well over 60 seats for the Republican Party, and Democrats aren’t disputing it all that hard.
RUSH: George Stephanopoulos is reading the New York Times and swallowing the Kool-Aid. Whatever they’re saying, he apparently believes it. Obama goes on television last night… This is what you have to take away from it: He goes on The Daily Show, where a comedian calls the President of the United States ‘dude.’ ‘I wouldn’t use that phrase, dude,’ to some laughter. We now know when Obama calls us ‘folks’ like he did on The Daily Show, we know what he really means. Enemies. The enemy. We are the enemy. Say what you want about presidents we’ve had, but most of them have at least viewed themselves as representatives of all the people. Not this guy. Over half the country is viewed, by this guy and his regime, as ‘the enemy.’ That’s us.