RUSH: This is Frank in Queens. Glad you called, sir. What’s happening? What’s up?
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. First, I just want to mention, I voted for Obama twice, and then I’m a big Trump guy now. When the Democratic pollster asked me why I’m voting for Trump, he didn’t know I voted for Obama and he called me a racist. Isn’t that amazing? But anyway —
RUSH: Now, wait, wait, hold it. I’m not gonna take away from the time that you called to talk about your primary point, but how does that happen? A pollster called you a racist while you’re being polled on the phone?
CALLER: No, I was walking down the street, and he had Democratic buttons on and everything, and he said, “Who you votin’ for?” And I said, “I’m voting for Trump.” He —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. Hold it a moment. What street are you walking down, where were you walking, where were you going, how’d they find you?
CALLER: It was in Virginia. I wasn’t in New York. I live in New York. But it was in Virginia. And he didn’t know I voted for Obama twice. And then, you know, he walked away from me, turned back and called me a racist. But, anyway, and that’s not the reason I called, though.
RUSH: I know. And I’m not gonna take your time… Wait a minute, now. If we have to hold you through the break, which we’re gonna have to do, I’m not gonna deprive you of talking about what you want to talk about. This is intriguing. You’re walking down the street, you’re minding your own business in a state you don’t even live in, and some guy comes up, convinces you he’s a pollster, starts asking you questions. Where were you walking? Were you downtown? Were you walking in your home area? Where were you?
CALLER: I was in my son’s house. I was visiting my son.
RUSH: So you’re walking in the neighborhood.
RUSH: Just out walking for the sake of walking. You’re not going anywhere; you’re just taking a stroll?
CALLER: Yeah. I was with my son, in fact, and —
RUSH: All right. Hang on. Hang on. Hang on. I’m just… We thought polling… I didn’t know it was done this way.
RUSH: Now we’re back with Frank in Queens, who is home from Virginia where he was recently walking with his son in the neighborhood and he was accosted by a pollster. Did he tell you what polling firm he was representing?
CALLER: No, no, Rush. This was before the election this happened. This happened before the election.
RUSH: Well, I understand that. So you don’t know if it was Reuters —
CALLER: No, I don’t know what it was. He was a Democratic pollster. He had a clipboard. I told him, “I’m not voting for Obama (sic), I’m voting for Trump,” and then he called me a racist, and then my son turned to me after and said, “Didn’t you vote for Obama?” I said, “Yeah, two times.” But, anyway, I just wanted to point that out, this happens.
RUSH: Wait just a second. (laughing) I know you’re chomping at the bit to get to your other point.
RUSH: But this is a big deal. This is exactly why people lie to pollsters. This exactly why you have the Wilder Effect. This is why people lied to pollsters and told them they were voting for Doug Wilder. He was a black candidate for governor of Virginia ’cause they didn’t want a pollster accusing of being a racist if they told ’em they weren’t gonna vote. So you admitted you voted for Obama twice and now you were not gonna vote for Hillary, and the guy turns around and calls you a racist.
CALLER: Yeah. He didn’t know I voted for Obama twice. That was the silly part of it.
RUSH: Even better.
CALLER: He called me racist… Yeah, right. Right. Right.
RUSH: Okay. So now —
CALLER: Okay. Well, you know, I agree with you 100%.
RUSH: Now. Hurry up. Only got 10 seconds here.
CALLER: I agree with you about the fix being in for Hillary, but I still can’t figure out why Comey did this thing at the end of the election where he did the Carlos Dangerfield (sic) stuff because that doesn’t seem to, you know, go, you know, for Trump. I mean… I mean, for… You know what I’m saying? That’s like, why would he want to bring up that Carlos Dangerfield if the fix was in for Hillary at the end? I can’t figure that out.
RUSH: Well, I think because they were required to. They had come across… This, I actually think, was legit, and I think it scared them. Here’s what Frank is talking about. This is the September, October 2016 when Comey went back to Congress and said they were reopening the Hillary email investigation. She had been exonerated back on July 5. They’re reopening it because they found some of her emails on a computer Huma Abedin’s husband, Carlos Danger, who had been engaging in “sext messaging” with young, teenage girls.
And this all was about classified data being trafficked in, and if Huma is putting Hillary State Department classified emails on her husband’s computer, then they went back and they had to report this to Congress. Now, they reported before they investigated and found that (miraculously) there was nothing to see, and so what old Frank here is asking is — as a former Obama voter — he wants to know why, if the fix was in, would they do that? Because that seemed to really have a negative impact on Hillary, and it certainly gave her an opening to use that as a reason why people turned away from her toward the end of the campaign.
I don’t have an answer for you, Frank, within any context. I mean, if, for example, we assume that the FBI had the fix in for Hillary — which they did. I mean, Comey announces on July 5th that she’s not gonna be prosecuted; she’s exonerated. He told us that “no reasonable prosecutor” would ever pursue the case because she didn’t intend to do anything that she did, and therefore getting a conviction would be impossible. That’s bogus, but that’s what he said. So she’s cleared. That’s July 5th.
And then two months later we’re back and we’re reopening this thing. It happened on a Thursday or Friday, and all weekend, everybody was bzz bzz bzz bzz. Then Comey announces, “Sorry, we didn’t find anything; it’s all over.” Clinton: Big sigh of relief. But there were a lot of people angry. If the fix was in for Hillary, why do this? And I could only speculate until I get some more informed opinions from people who’ve worked in jobs like this and find out what could have motivated this. Why do you think they did it?
RUSH: Frank must have… He must have gone for a walk or something. Frank, are you still there?
RUSH: He must have believed me when I told him he only had 10 seconds. He might have hung up. Oh, well. I wanted to find out what he thought this was all about. Are you sure he’s not there?
RUSH: That’s just line noise that I’m hearing.