RUSH: Charlie Gasparino has a piece in the New York Post. He went down, actually talked to some of these protesters down there, and like everybody else that has gone down there and done that, he came away with quite a stark reaction. And his advice is tell the president, you don’t want to be anywhere near this. These people are, whether they know it or not, a bunch of Marxists. This is not just about redistributing wealth. This is about total revolution. That’s what the people doing this thing think it’s about. And he made an interesting observation.
“Also absent was any notice of how the much-hated banks benefited not from free-market capitalism, which would have let them fail in 2008, but from crony capitalism that bailed them out.” These people are down there hating the banks, hating capitalism, where if capitalism had been allowed to run its course, these banks would have failed, they would not have been bailed out, and these people would be poor and penniless and maybe in jail if the market had been allowed to rule. And yet what happened? Capitalism was superseded by the notion that they were too big to fail and big government stepped in and bailed them out. It was exactly the kind of government these people claim they want that led to the circumstances that tick them off.
Folks, I just have to tell you, it’s getting harder and harder for me each day to suffer fools. My patience for stupidity is waning. I gotta be honest with you. I haven’t laughed about anything in a long time. I wish I could. None of this is funny to me. That, too, is bumming me out. All this rotgut, and now Cantor yesterday saying, (paraphrasing) “The Republicans, yeah, you know what? We also have a problem with this income inequality stuff.” Was on Fox News Sunday. What is it about our guys? Stare success right in the face and kick it in the face. Yeah, there is a problem with income disparity, yeah, there is too wide a gap. Yeah, yeah. Who we trying to relate to here? Who’s votes are we trying to get to with this? Our phrase is now, the Republican leadership phrase is: We are for income mobility.
So we’re allowing the premise to be set by these people and now we’re jumping in on it and trying to prove it. In other words, tinker around the margins when what’s called for is truly radical reform if we’re gonna fix all this. I don’t find it funny. Gallup’s about ready to report that unemployment is 8.3%. They send out e-mails to their subscribers, and they’ve made note here that employment is really rising. At the end of the note they wouldn’t be surprised if the federal government soon reports an unemployment rate of below 9%. Oh, this is all part of the reelect Obama plan that’s heading down the pike. I find some of it funny, and I laugh at it, Mr. Snerdley, but not very much. Not very long.
RUSH: Rasmussen is out with a new poll. Herman Cain 43%, Barack Obama 41%. Cain at 43% is not that big a deal. I mean it is, but we’re a year away. What’s really grabbing about this is that Obama’s at 41% and dropping. Incumbents, the theory goes, have to be at 50% or better to have a chance of reelection in any preelection poll. I know this is early, and a lot is going to happen between now and election time. This just illustrates the opportunity that we have. They’re flailing away. This regime is flailing away, and they are in big trouble. This Occupy Wall Street thing is designed to shift attention away from Obama and his agenda, his failed agenda in Washington, to focus it on the enemy of the day as announced by the Democrats, which happens to be Wall Street and the banks. But, again, it’s an interesting point that Charlie Gasparino makes in the New York Post column, and that is ifcapitalism had really been allowed to work as it’s designed, all these institutions bailed out by government would have failed, and the people in charge of them would be hurt, would have been harmed, which is what these lunatics claim that they want.