RUSH: It’s not a good day for the left and you’re not gonna hear much about this. The media is not gonna talk too much about this. Colorado voters have rejected an attempt to raise state income and sales taxes to fund education. … With 38 percent of precincts reporting,” that’s when I printed this out, “Prop 103 was going down in flames across the state; 35% in favor of raising taxes, 65% against.” What’s the final number here? Da-da-da-da-da-da. It’s about that. Sixty-five, 35% is about what it ended up.
Also true in Denver. That was the vote breakdown in Denver: 86,978 ballots counted through 8:30 last night. The measure was failing 45-54%. Even in Boulder County — very, very liberal, and that’s the home of the person who supported boondoggle — the measure was struggling. It was winning but just by 1800 votes. I’ve got a story here in the Washington Post somewhere. It’s in one of the stacks I have. Experts are saying, “Don’t look for 2010 to repeat itself in 2012! No, no, no, no, no. That isn’t likely,” say the experts. “Don’t look for that! That was an anomaly and isn’t going to happen again.” Right. “Both parties are in trouble. Don’t think this is just people mad at one party. People really can’t wait to take it out on all the incumbents out there.”
That would be fine with me as long as the replacements are conservatives, frankly. If there’s an incumbent sweep and the replacements are conservative, count me in. But Prop 103 lost in Colorado, and look how they tried to sell it: “For the children — for education.” It works every time it’s tried … except in Colorado. It didn’t work, and it didn’t even get close. It was a slam-dunk defeat for a sales tax and state income tax increase. So I guess we could say that Colorado voters said last night that they think they’re already paying their fair share. They’re already paying their fair share and they’re not gonna pay any more. Imagine that! The education guilt trip didn’t work, at least in Colorado for the time being. So the First Linebacker… (sigh)
The First Lady and the Bamster are now gonna have to go out to Colorado and lecture them for being greedy. Can you see this? An entire state will be lectured by the Obamas for being greedy and they’ll be threatening to cut off federal funds. Some other statist payback will be threatened. But now try this proposition out on the voter: “Should the state income tax being eliminated and Colorado become the eighth state to do so?” Try that out. I wonder how that woulda done on the ballot: “Should the state income tax be eliminated?” Folks, I don’t care what you hear in the context of Herman Cain reporting or the “experts” looking forward to 2012: We are winning. Obama is the problem for the left. Not Herman Cain. Not Rick Perry, not Newt Gingrich, not Michele Bachmann, not Sarah Palin.
Obama is the problem. “Barack Hussein Obama. Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!”