RUSH: Operation Chaos. What did that black website name this yesterday? I’m having a mental block. The Rush Vote. Listen to this. This is from somebody by the name of John K. Wilson at the Huffington Post today. Headline: ‘Mississippi, ‘Limbaugh Effect’ Softens Blow for Hillary Clinton — Hillary Clinton suffered a huge defeat last night in Mississippi, and now faces an insurmountable pledged delegate lead by Barack Obama. But what most pundits missed was the fact that Obama’s victory would have been even more overwhelming in Mississippi (and he might have won the popular vote in Texas) if not for the ‘Limbaugh Effect’: Republicans voting in the Democratic primary in order to undermine Barack Obama and help John McCain. … In the voting during January and February, Republicans were an average of 3.8% of the voters in the Democratic Primary, and they heavily supported Obama. But for the primaries in March, in Texas, Ohio, and Mississippi, Republicans have been 8% of the voters in the Democratic primary, and now they heavily support Hillary Clinton. This is definite proof of the ‘Limbaugh Effect’ coming through.’
Then you go to the last paragraph. ‘Rarely in American politics have so many people ever intentionally voted for a candidate they hate so much. Approximately 40,000 Republicans in Mississippi decided to vote for Hillary Clinton in order to help her destroy the Democratic Party this year with a divided convention. Hillary Clinton’s ‘big wins’ in March failed to help her close the delegate gap, and she cannot possibly win the pledged delegate race against Obama. The only hope for Hillary Clinton is that Republican voters will help her reduce the gap against Obama, and that the superdelegates will somehow be convinced to obey the will of Rush Limbaugh and his acolytes by stealing the election from the legitimate voters.’
RUSH: Operation Chaos working: ‘Democrat Senator Barack Obama assailed as slice-and-dice politics, Geraldine Ferraro’s assertion that he wouldn’t be where he is in the presidential race if he weren’t black. On the Today Show today, Obama said, ‘Part of what I think Ferraro is doing — I respect the fact that she was a trailblazer — is to participate in the kind of slice-and-dice politics that’s about race and about gender and about this and about that, and that’s what Americans are tired of because they recognize that when we divide ourselves in that way we can’t have hope and solve problems.’ So Obama wants her thrown under the bus. Obama wants the Clintons to throw Ferraro under the bus.
Clinton did say she didn’t like the comments, but Ferraro is still there defending herself. Note: All of the race, all the gender comments are on the Democrat side in this race. The Uncivil War has been going on a long time, and I don’t think… You know, Ferraro may have gone out there as an independent contractor and made these comments, but we’ve known for a long time that the Clintons and their quest for power — the kind that Spitzer just had to give up — they’ll do anything to get it, folks. They’ll put up with any humiliation, they’ll do whatever it takes to get it. They can’t say as much themselves, but if they can send surrogates out to plant these seeds? We know that the Clintons have injected race happily starting in the South Carolina primary. ‘Florida’s congressional delegation said Tuesday it opposes holding a Democrat presidential vote by mail, and Barack Obama expressed concerns about the fairness of that option.’ Chaos, folks! Operation Chaos, ‘Rush the Vote,’ is working. They’re worried about ballot security in Florida. That’s wise. You start sending out mail ballots with the Clintons involved in the election?
Obama is smart to suggest that this mail-in thing isn’t right; it isn’t going to work. He was around. He saw what happened in the aftermath of Florida in 2000. ‘More chaos facing a revived Hillary Clinton…’ and why is that? ‘… facing a revived Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat Barack Obama has dropped a tenet of his early strategy that seemed vital to his January successes: the conviction that he can win almost anywhere if he has enough time to engage voters. With the important Pennsylvania contest six weeks away — a near eternity in presidential primaries — Obama is playing down his chances here, even though a victory would effectively finish Clinton. His aides are emphasizing instead the need to campaign in North Carolina, Indiana and other presumably friendlier states that will vote even later. … Obama’s revised strategy is, essentially, a mathematical calculation. If Clinton wins a few more delegates than he does in Pennsylvania, Obama figures, he can offset them in the nine states and territories scheduled to vote later.’ The Obama swagger is gone! Rush the Vote: Operation Chaos. It continues.
‘Curious whether Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton won Texas’ Democratic caucuses March 4th?’ So is everybody else. ‘The official results won’t be available until March 29th. Until then, the last reported results — from 41 percent of the precinct caucuses — show Obama ahead with 56 percent to Clinton’s 44 percent. … The state Democratic Party gave up Monday on its effort to produce a running public tally of the count. The state party had set up a reporting system, outside the official count, that relied on 8,247 precinct chairmen to voluntarily call their results to 254…’ These people are nuts! ‘8,247 precinct chairmen to voluntarily call their results to 254 county chairmen who would relay them to state party headquarters’? Remember, these are the people that want to run your health care. These are the people that want to determine where you shop. These are the people that want to determine the kind of lightbulbs you can have in your house, the kind of TVs.
They can’t even count their own votes in Texas! ‘An estimated one million Democrats, far more than ever before, showed up for the caucuses which were held right after the voting ended in the first part of the Democrat contest. The huge turnout played havoc with the caucuses.’ (laughing) Chaos, Rush the Vote. Chaos in Texas. Chaos in Pennsylvania. Chaos in the Clinton campaign. Chaos in the Obama campaign. More chaos! ‘Hillary Clinton has challenged Obama on his record on energy policy, prompting Obama’s campaign to counter that it was Clinton who voted against improvements in automobile fuel economy and promoting renewable fuels.’ More chaos! Rush the Vote, in the Democrat Party. So it’s working, ladies and gentlemen. Now, here’s the bottom line of all this, at least in Miss’ssippi. Obama extended his lead in delegates and popular votes. After all is said and done, that happened. He’s got an insurmountable lead in delegates now, in pledged delegates. She cannot overtake him. Well, she’d have to get 80% of the vote in every remaining state. (laughing)
Yeah, with the Clintons (laughter), it’s possible. (interruption) Saddam did it, that’s true. Saddam and Fidel, they both managed to get 93, 94% of the vote. So that’s something we need to hold out as a possibility. We are talking about the Clintons. But where we are right now, after Miss’ssippi last night, Obama has extended his lead in delegates and in popular votes. He’s like 700,000 popular votes ahead of her. This is all the more reason, ladies and gentlemen, for Mrs. Clinton to accept him as her vice president. Make that accept him for consideration. This guy, he continues to mount up these delegates; he continues to lead in the popular vote. Mrs. Clinton said, ‘This guy’s got something here that we ought to look at. This guy’s actually number one. I think he’d be a perfect number two, my number two. At least he’s good for consideration, here. By August, maybe he’ll be weaned enough to handle foreign policy.’ Maybe she should name her secretary of state soon, you know, just to assure everybody what’s going to happen. I got a little bit of a different spin on the Pennsylvania primary.
I don’t think it’s about who gets the nomination; it’s about whether Obama gets to name the vice president of his choice or will be forced to add her to the ticket. I think that’s where this is headed. Will he be allowed to pick his own vice president, or will he be forced to put her on the ticket? Obama’s got the delegates, he has the popular votes, but the superdelegates are being bribed with Bill Clinton’s dream ticket scheme. If she wins big in Pennsylvania — and Obama is setting that up — the argument could work and she could get the veep gig. If he wins in Pennsylvania, he gets the luxury of every white candidate, and that would be to name his own vice president. So, here are the numbers. The popular vote. ‘By winning almost 100,000 votes in Mississippi yesterday, Obama increased his popular vote lead over Clinton to approximately 700,000 votes.’ Now, even if you include Florida and Michigan, Obama leads the popular vote. So, as Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Clinton look at this, this guy is certainly, after last night, even more qualified to be vice president on her ticket.