RUSH: Here’s Bob in Charlotte, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Headquarters of the Democratic National Convention this year. Rush, just an opinion on Bev Perdue. Bev Perdue is the first North Carolina governor to face a Republican legislature in 144 years.
RUSH: Okay, I thought you were a recording. I thought we caught you in the middle of a recording.
RUSH: It’s not your problem. It’s my hearing. Start again with what you said.
CALLER: She’s the first governor to have to deal with a Republican legislature in 144 years.
RUSH: Oh. Dumplin’ is the first governor that had to deal with a Republican legislature in 144 years.
CALLER: And secondly, the voter ID law did her in. Seventy-eight percent of voters wanted that law passed. And even though the Speaker of our House —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. How did that do her in?
CALLER: Because 78% of the people wanted it and she vetoed it in spite of legislature’s willingness to work with her.
RUSH: Oh, gotcha, okay.
CALLER: She said no, I won’t pass it no matter what you do with it.
RUSH: I see.
RUSH: So it was a double whammy. She vetoed it — (crosstalk)
CALLER: Yeah. She wanted to raise taxes and the legislature won’t let her do it, but if you’ll just give me one second here, another point, Charlotte has been bombarded with Democratic operatives. We had Sebelius here this weekend.
CALLER: Jarrett is coming through.
CALLER: Arnie is coming through.
RUSH: I told you, because they’re scared to death of losing the state.
CALLER: They are losing ’em. Mayor Foxx was in Beverly Hills last weekend drinking pink champagne with Obama trying to raise money to pay for the convention here because they’re not raising the money they want.
RUSH: Let me ask you a question about Perdue.
RUSH: Her nickname is Dumpling.
RUSH: When I hear that as a nickname for somebody, I think you don’t call somebody who’s really bright and intelligent Dumplin’. I don’t know of a graceful way to ask the question. Is she smart?
CALLER: She’s a hack.
RUSH: Okay. She’s a hack.
CALLER: She was lieutenant governor before that. She’s been in the government for years and years and years.
RUSH: What does her husband do?
CALLER: Convenience stores.
RUSH: Whatever she wants?
RUSH: Convenience stores. Okay.
CALLER: Yeah. But, as I said, this is a state that’s changing. I was really surprised in 2010 when we went Republican on the legislature, very surprised. Because of the number of Northerners that are coming into this city, it’s really changing the demographics big time.
RUSH: Well, are you confident that Republicans can win the state back?
CALLER: I believe so. The fact that they’re having such problems raising money, as I said. Anthony Foxx, he’s a rising star, you know, Obama keeps dragging him to Washington. He has a lot of time at the White House.
RUSH: Why would this guy be drinking pink champagne instead of the real stuff?
CALLER: I don’t know. I guess that’s what they were serving in Beverly Hills that day.
CALLER: They’re not gaining the money, and our Duke Energy people, they’re guaranteeing $10 million of it. So Duke Energy stockholders will end up paying ten million if they can’t raise it.
RUSH: Yeah. Well, I gotta tell you: 2010, those, midterm elections? I’m telling you, folks, you’ve forgotten about it now. The Democrats haven’t. They got a shellacking from the top all the way down to the bottom of the ballot, all the way down to dogcatcher nationwide. Nationwide, 700 Democrat seats went help in the 2010 midterms. That’s how bad it was. Of course this isn’t going to be discussed, and to the extent that it is discussed, “Well, you can’t compare that to now! That was totally different circumstances, a congressional election. There wasn’t a single person or individual on that ballot, blah, blah.” Democrats were on the ballot and they got skunked in 2010, and the Tea Party did it! And the Tea Party is not dead, contrary to the hopes and dreams and the wishes of all these clowns on MSNBC and everywhere else in the Drive-By Media.
Thanks very much, Bob. I appreciate the call.
RUSH: Why do you think these Democrat governors are meeting with Obama? They remember 2010. They are scared to death what’s coming in November. These Democrat governors meeting with Obama to figure out how they can get things done without using Congress, they are scared to death. It’s an election year for these people. They see what happened to Dumplin’. They see what happened to Democrats, 700 of them all over the country on the ballot in 2010. These guys are scared.