RUSH: Scott Walker, the Wisconsin recall vote. It will be this time next week, June 5, this time next week. And it is increasingly clear, folks, the Democrats think they’re gonna lose, and it’s been that way for a couple of weeks. First the DNC pulled their money out of Wisconsin. Then Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz started saying, (imitating Schultz) “Well, it doesn’t mean anything. I mean, Wisconsin’s a standalone. Nothing really to learn there.” And then out the other side of her mouth she says something entirely different. Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz. She runs the Democrat National Committee. Really outdoing herself. She told C-SPAN a couple of days ago that a loss for the Democrat candidate in Wisconsin wouldn’t have any implications for other races. No, even the presidential race, that doesn’t mean anything.
Folks, they put everything they had — this was the unions’ last stand. This recall election, they failed at every recall they tried. They tried to recall the legislature. They tried to recall judges. They’ve done everything they could, the unions and Democrats, have done everything they could to get rid of Scott Walker, Republicans elsewhere in government to reverse Walker’s policies. She said on C-SPAN, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “I think honestly there aren’t gonna be any repercussions. It’s an election that based in Wisconsin.”
But then she went to CNN. She was on CNN, I think it was Sunday morning on State of the Union with Candy Crowley. Candy Crowley asked her about the Wisconsin recall. “So there’s a recall movement, sitting governor, but he’s now leading in the polls up there, and you’ve said you don’t think there’s national implications to this, and yet you’re gonna spend some of your time up there fundraising for the Democrat who’s challenging Walker. If the Republican governor should retain his seat up there, what will it say about the power of unions who’ve been fighting him, and what will it say about putting Wisconsin in play this fall, maybe going for Romney?”
SCHULTZ: Well, I am going there Tuesday to campaign with Mayor Barrett. I think that he has a real opportunity to win. Ultimately I think Tom Barrett will pull this out, but regardless it’s given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to do the dry run that we need of our massive significant dynamic grassroots presidential campaign which can’t really be matched by the Romney campaign or the Republicans because they’ve ignored on-the-ground operations.
RUSH: Right. Which is it? Two days prior to this on C-SPAN, “Nah, doesn’t mean anything. It’s a stand-alone election. It’s just what’s going on in Wisconsin.” Now on CNN, somebody got hold of her, somebody said, “Blabbermouth, what are you doing to us?” Now all of a sudden Wisconsin’s a referendum. Now it’s a dry run. Now it’s a test run of their massive, dynamic grassroots presidential campaign which Romney can’t match. You ever heard of the Tea Party, Debbie? Now, I know she’s gotta say this stuff, but I think these people are delusional, fully delusional. This Wisconsin race, I can’t tell you how this has upset ’em. Getting rid of Walker was gonna be easy, and it’s history repeating itself, because they go into all of these elections this way, the unions gonna win big, Democrat state, always has been. But nothing’s gone the way they figure.
The 2010 midterms, these primaries where Obama is only getting 60% of the vote, I’m telling you, inside the Obama campaign, they don’t know what’s going on. They didn’t have a plan for this. They wanted Romney. They thought it was gonna be a slam dunk, Occupy Wall Street and attacking Bain Capital, they really believed, Obama really believed that a majority of this country, a majority of the people who vote in this country really want a welfare state. They’ve got themselves convinced of this and it’s mind-boggling to watch this. And I think back to what we’ve been talking about in the previous hour, people sense this, too. This doesn’t resonate. This is not the country people thought they lived in.
I think the Democrats are heading for a big shock, the likes of which they can’t even conceive. I think they are so out of touch, which is good. And of course that’s today. I always add the caveat, anything can change on a dime in politics, but if it were held today, slam dunk. I don’t even think it’d be close, to tell you the truth. She just handed Obama a horrible storyline there. They’re not as smart, folks, as you give ’em credit for. She just said that Wisconsin is a dry run for Obama’s massive presidential effort, his get-out-the-vote techniques, the massive groundswell of the grassroots uprising. Now, if they lose Wisconsin, what has she done? She has just set the stage for Obama’s whole dry run, test run to go up in smoke, to be discredited like crazy.