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RUSH: Now, in the midst of all this, what is happening to our Dear Leader? In the midst of all of this, where is the man who is going to change all of this? In the midst of all of this panic, where is the guy responsible for it? What’s he doing? What are they saying about him?

I know he’s giving out Halloween candy. Can you imagine that? You answer the door, ‘Trick-or-treat! Aaaaugh! I’m scared,’ and run the other way. The scarecrow answers the door. Handing out trick-or-treat candy. Well, let’s take a look. I have a little Obama stack here. This is from TheHill.com. Headline: ‘Thousands of Empty Seats for Last Dem Voter Rally by Obama, Biden,’ and this is in Cleveland. This is where Frank Luntz’s focus group on Hannity was on Thursday night, and I’m telling you there was one person in that focus group that was for Obama. And if that focus group that Luntz put together was, in fact, an accurate cross-section of Cleveland, it’s over. The Democrats don’t have a chance.

There’s even a picture of all the empty seats. ‘The arena where President Obama and Vice President [Bite Me] are making their final appeal to Democrats to get out and vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections was far from capacity Sunday afternoon. The crowd estimate stands at 8,000 in the arena that seats just over 13,000 and a couple thousand empty seats are visible above the stage where Obama and [Bite Me] rallied supporters.’ I’m sure the crowds were just too confused and afraid to show up. I mean, that’s what Obama’s saying. Voters are gonna vote this way because they’re confused and afraid. They’re probably just afraid. You know, he was handing out candy — which is what he does best, by the way. Nobody passes out candy better than Obama. But he couldn’t give it away in Cleveland yesterday.

New York Post Page Six: ‘A struggling mom who wrote to President Obama about her financial hardship and received a handwritten response from him saying, ‘Things will get better!,’ has had to sell the letter to an autograph dealer to help pay for a house. Jennifer Cline, 28, from Monroe, Mich., wrote to Obama describing how she and her husband had lost their jobs in 2007. She wrote, ‘I lost my job, my health benefits and my self-worth in a matter of five days.’ Then she was diagnosed with two types of skin cancer, and she had no health insurance. She signed up for Medicaid, and treatment was successful. She went back to college after her unemployment benefit was extended. She added, ‘In just a couple of years we will be in a great spot.’

‘Obama was shown the letter by an aide on Jan. 8. He wrote back on a White House-headed card he signed: ‘Thanks for the very kind and inspiring letter. I know times are tough, but knowing there are folks out there like you and your husband gives me confidence that things will keep getting better!’ But things didn’t immediately improve for Cline, who’s now agreed to sell the letter to autograph dealer Gary Zimet for $7,000. He tells us, ‘The letter is a historical document, and it is very hard for her to part with it. It’s very timely considering the elections. But I don’t think she’s disillusioned with Obama — this is just about surviving and practicality. She is selling it to pay for a house, which I think is poetic justice.”

That’s a quote from the autograph dealer: $7,000 to pay for a house. She’s selling a letter Obama wrote her for money, for $7,000. She shoulda held out. I got $2.5 million for a letter written by Harry Reid on eBay. She coulda done better than seven grand.

Operation Reverse Chaos. Associated Press, two days ago: ‘Democratic voters are closely divided over whether President Barack Obama should be challenged within the party for a second term in 2012, an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks Poll finds. That glum assessment carries over into the nation at large, which is equally divided over whether Obama should be a one-term president. A real Democratic challenge to Obama seems unlikely at this stage,’ ha, ha, ha, that’s what they say, ‘and his re-election bid is a long way off. But the findings underscore how disenchanted his party has grown heading into the congressional elections Tuesday. … Among all 2008 voters, 51 percent say he deserves to be defeated in November 2012 while 47 percent support his re-election…’

Now, 51-47, AP says that’s a tie, a margin-of-error tie. ‘Among Democrats, 47 percent say Obama should be challenged for the 2012 nomination and 51 percent say he should not be opposed. Those favoring a contest include most who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsuccessful faceoff against Obama…’ Operation Reverse Chaos. Operation Reverse Chaos showing up, and Obama, ladies and gentlemen, was heckled. This is USA Today: ‘President Obama, who is having a hard enough time with the Republicans this election season, had to deal with putative supporters today in Connecticut. As Obama launched into his stump speech at an arena in Bridgeport, a group of protesters began heckling him over funding for the global fight against AIDS.’ Liberal hecklers would not let him speak. We have audio sound bites. Here’s the first.

OBAMA: (heckler shouting) E-e-excuse me! Excuse me! Excuse me, everyb’dy. (heckler shouting) Can I…? Let me just say this. (heckler shouting) Excuse me, young pe’ple. Excuse me. (booing) Let — let me just say this. Yuh, uhh — you know, these folks have been — you’ve been appearing in every — every rally we’ve been doin’, and we’re funding global AIDS (sic), and the other side is not. (heckler shouting) It would make a lot more sense for you guys to go to the folks who aren’t interested in funding global AIDS instead of that rally.

RUSH: Obama heckled for not spending enough on AIDS, lying about the fact that Republicans don’t. Bush, I think, is responsible for more funding in Africa than any other president. I wonder: Are liberal hecklers racists? Are liberal hecklers angry? Are liberal hecklers…? That’s what they would say about us if we were heckling. By the way, whenever Obama says ‘folks,’ he means ‘enemy.’ Keep that in mind. The president of the United States called a certain number of Americans ‘enemies,’ his enemies. The sound bites continued. The hecklers were on both sides of Obama. He had ’em all around him. They were behind both teleprompters, both teleprompter screens. That’s what made it impossible for Obama to continue: The hecklers got in the way of what was on the teleprompter.

OBAMA: (heckler shouting) A’right… (heckler shouting) A’right, you guys have made your point. You guys have made your point. Let’s go. (heckler shouting) Let me jus’ understand, everyb’dy… (heckler shouting) All right. (heckler shouting) Come on, guys. (extended booing) All right, everyb’dy, come on. (heckler shouting) All right, everyb’dy. (booing) Hey! Listen up. Listen up. Listen up. Listen up. Look… Listen up. Listen up, everybody.

RUSH: Having a tough time organizing the community there. Barack Hussein Obama, a little trouble organizing the community. It sounded like I heard some real anger in that room. Real anger. I wonder if the Drive-Bys report real anger. He was actually engaging hecklers! Why didn’t somebody come in and remove them? Well, they did, but it took ’em long enough. Who got fired for letting this go on? There’s even more. Obama finally addressed the hecklers again!

OBAMA: This is one of the great things about Democrats iiiiiis, uh, we always like to be heard. And that’s a good thing. That’s part of what this democracy’s all about. The question we’ve got is: Which party is the most likely to actually fund it in ways that help people around the world? A’right?

RUSH: It sounds like the people at that rally don’t think it’s you! I mean, that’s not a Republican rally where these people showing up saying there’s not enough being done for AIDS. Now, let’s go to Cleveland where we’ve told you a half-empty arena — in Cleveland, SEIU Cleveland! Here’s Obama. This is yesterday afternoon on Halloween.

OBAMA: We’ve gotta get Cleveland out to vote. We’ve gotta get everybody in Ohio out to vote, and in Ohio you can vote early. There is early voting just a few blocks from here. So you can go right after this rally if you have not voted because if everyone who fought for change in 2000-and-eight shows up to vote in 2000-and-ten, we will win this election. I am confident of that.

RUSH: You can’t find a more Democrat town than Cleveland and nobody showed up. Compare that crowd to the one in Bridgeport all ticked off about AIDS funding. Now last night in Arlington, Texas — I think this, by the way, is not being talked about. People who saw this who also saw Obama over the weekend, believe me… People who saw George W. Bush before game 4 of the World Series throw out the first pitch. Contrast these. There were no mom jeans. He wasn’t wearing mom jeans, didn’t throw like a girl. He didn’t call where he was ‘Cominsky’ Park. This is before Game 4 of the World Series in Arlington, Texas, the PA announcer introducing the former president…

ANNOUNCER: We welcome the 41st president of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (cheers) and accompanying his father and throwing out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch for Game 4 of the 106th World Series, please welcome the 43rd president of the United States of America, George W. Bush. (wild cheers)

RUSH: I asked: Where has Obama been during all this? Well, he was, again, in Cleveland.

OBAMA: We’ve gotta get Cleveland out to vote. We’ve gotta get everybody in Ohio out to vote, and in Ohio you can vote early. There is early voting just a few blocks from here. So you can go right after this rally if you have not voted because if everyone who fought for change in 2000-and-eight shows up to vote in 2000-and-ten, we will win this election. I am confident of that.

RUSH: Meanwhile, the stadium in Arlington, Texas, was going crazy as George Bush 43 was introduced.

Back after this.


RUSH: Terry in Sisters, Oregon, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. How are you today?

RUSH: Very well. Thank you.

CALLER: Good. I gave out Halloween candy last night. Three teenaged boys came to our door. One was dressed as Obama, and I told them, ‘I’m going to have a redistribution of wealth.’ So I gave the first boy candy, and I gave the second boy candy, and the boy dressed up as Obama got no candy. And he looked at me and said, ‘You’re probably a Republican.’

RUSH: Did this really happen?

CALLER: Seriously.

RUSH: You really did this? I mean, I’ve heard of people doing this. You really did it? You denied some kid dressed as Obama candy?

CALLER: I did.

RUSH: On the theory you’re redistributing wealth and he had more than the other two so it was his turn to do without?

CALLER: I just wanted to prove a point, and he was a teenager. Had it been —

RUSH: How did the guy dress as Obama? Did he have big ears?

CALLER: He had a mask on. And I asked him, ‘Are you Obama?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’

RUSH: How old was the kid? He had an Obama mask?

CALLER: He did.

RUSH: How old do you think the kid was?

CALLER: I think he was about 16 or 17.

RUSH: A 16 or 17 year old trick-or-treatin!

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: I’ve never heard of that.

CALLER: (giggling)

RUSH: I have never heard of that. I mean I outgrew that by age ten. But certainly by age 12. Yeah, I know I wasn’t a liberal. Sixteen years old and trick-or-treating?

CALLER: Coulda been. He had a mask on. It was hard to tell.

RUSH: Yeah. What does he think he’s gonna get as Obama?

CALLER: You know, I don’t know.

RUSH: Well, you know something, if he was Obama, he could be a kid up to age 26. If you stop and think about it.

CALLER: (giggles) That’s right.

RUSH: The Clinton teenagers, when they dressed up as Clinton to go trick-or-treating, you know what they wanted.

CALLER: (laughing) Sad to say.

RUSH: (chuckles) No. Decorum prevents us from saying.


RUSH: I was in New Orleans last night. Kathryn and I went to the Saints-Steelers in the Superdome. They did two nights of Halloween in New Orleans: Saturday night and last night in the Dome. You haven’t seen Halloween until you’ve been to New Orleans. (laughing) You can’t find anybody not in costume.

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