Left Freaks Out Over Trump Crowds, Tightening Polls

RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if there was ever a day to turn off all media except for the EIB Network, it is today, because we have reached peak disinformation. I’m gonna make a prediction to you, just to give an example.

Sometime tomorrow — and it may even be before the polls close — there’s gonna be a network that will call the race for Joe Biden. And I don’t know; they might use exit polling data. Who knows what they’ll use, but the effort to suppress Election Day turnout tomorrow is going to be intense. Because, ladies and gentlemen, the people who are professionals in politics know one simple thing. There is nothing that overcomes Election Day turnout. Election Day turnout is how we avoid election fraud.

If we overwhelm the polls on Election Day – and don’t be afraid of COVID, wear the mask, do whatever you have to do to make yourself feel safe. Stay six feet away from whoever you’re nearest if you go. It’s okay. You can do it. Election Day turnout is the best way to overcome election fraud and also the after-election chaos and the counting of votes, the chaos there, is to have so many votes on Election Day that it overwhelms the cheating. That is the magic of Election Day turnout. And don’t think that your vote doesn’t matter.

I’m not trying to be cliched here. This is absolutely the way we win, Election Day turnout, unless you’ve already voted. But despite all you’ve heard about early voting and absentee, the number of people who haven’t voted yet is phenomenally high. So just make sure that on Election Day, if you’ve not early voted, that you get out and turn out because it is how this election is going to be won. And they know it on the left. They know it on the Democrat side.

Let me tell you something. These Trump rallies, these crowds are phenomenal. Even the governor, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania is saying you can’t Photoshop these. I’m looking at a photo now. I was gonna put it on the Dittocam, but by the time it ends up there the resolution would be so off that it would just be a blob of red here. It’s 30,000 people in Butler, Pennsylvania. Democrat Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman vocalized a major concern among prominent Democrats alerting his followers to Trump’s massive crowd Saturday night in Butler.

He said: “The president is popular in Pennsylvania. I don’t care what polls say. With 700K ballots still out there, you need to BANK YOUR BALLOT. Use a Dropbox. Get them in.”

They are worried. Apparently responding to Democrats who suggested the photograph was fake, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania wrote that this was a Politico reporter. “This is not MAGA propaganda. Can’t fake a crowd like that. But you *can* make sure you show up and get every vote in. Every Vote Matters. Get Them In.” He said: “That’s not photoshop. That’s a image of Butler. The Battle for Pennsylvania, and maybe the Presidency will be won or lost by you,” said the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor.

Folks, this picture is — you know, I may take a screenshot of it at the break and put it up there. Trump even took a fracking oil well — did you see? — a fracking oil well to put it on display to illustrate what Biden is opposed to. These crowds are massive. They are bigger crowds than there were in 2016. And I don’t care; you’re not seeing anywhere near this kind of enthusiasm on the Biden side. In fact, I think we got the audio of this on the sound bite roster.

Obama and Biden were someplace on Saturday. Obama introduces Biden, big, big buildup (imitating Obama), “And now the man you’ve been waiting to see. Of course, everybody came see me, but after me, Joe Biden.” Nothing. “And let’s get a big, big, big round of applause for Joe Biden.” Nothing. Plugs forgot to open a door and go out and greet the 20 people or so in the cars that had shown up to see him.

Obama had to be going, “Oh, my God. What have I signed up for here?” And we’re gonna remind you today just how pathetic Obama is as an endorser. He does not pull or push Democrats over the finish line. We’re also gonna be joining in progress President Trump. Five more rallies today. Where does he get the energy?

It’s 1 o’clock in the morning, this morning, down in Miami, Opa-locka, he’s on the stage dancing at the end of his rally. These crowds, I am telling you, this enthusiasm, you haven’t seen one one-hundredth of this enthusiasm on the Biden side. The most Biden’s people will do is sit in their warm cars and honk their horns, all seven to 10 of them.

Nobody’s ever seen anything like the turnout that President Trump is getting for his rallies. And like Trump says, he’s doing it without a guitar. Meaning there’s no rock band here drawing these kinds of crowds. I’m just gonna tell you, folks, if this kind of unprecedented enthusiasm translates tomorrow into turnout, Trump is going to win and win big. I don’t care 80 million people supposedly voted, 70 million, whatever it is. This election is not over. Do not think it is, because if you haven’t voted, it isn’t over. It isn’t over until every one of you vote.

Audio sound bite time. I want to take you back and remind you of something. Last Monday, one week ago on this program, I said this.

RUSH ARCHIVE: So, folks, here’s where we are right now. If we see the mainstream polls by Wednesday or Thursday suddenly tightening, if they suddenly show a close race, well, then we’re gonna know some things. Among the things that we will know is that they were lying throughout the past three years.

RUSH: I remember after I made this statement I was pilloried. I was mocked. I was laughed at. I was made fun of. People said, “Rush, come on. They’re not gonna tighten their polls. They’re not gonna do that. They’re using the polls to suppress the Trump turnout. They’re not gonna do it.” Ah, ah, ah, ah. Not so fast. We have one of our famous media montages. We take you now to the Drive-By Media trying to disguise their freak-out.

ANDERSON COOPER: New polling tonight in some key swing states which show a tightening race.

NORAH O’DONNELL: I’m hearing from people there is a tightening of the gap, and there is an enthusiasm on the Republican part.

RUHS: Uh oh.

STEVE DOOCY: All across the country, the pollsters are saying that the race is tightening.

RUSH: Uh oh!

DON LEMON: There are signs of tightening in the race.

RUSH: UH OH!

DON LEMON: The race always tightens at the end, doesn’t it?

JEFF MASON: We see the polls tightening.

RUSH: UH OHHHH!

TOM LLAMAS: The polls are so tight right now.

HOWIE KURTZ: The race is really tightening.

ALEX WITT: This race tightening.

MAEVE RESTON: More of a tightening now.

RUSH: Uh oh.

MARK MCKINNON: Tightened quite a bit.

KATHERINE KAY: Democrats are saying, look, they are seeing the race tightening in the last few days in some of those crucial battleground states.

BRET BAIER: In these battle ground states, it is narrowing, and narrowing fast.

F. CHUCK TODD: Each state in the battleground could be very, very tight. Are we missing something? Do you think we’re missing something?

RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I thought I didn’t know what I was talking about. I thought that I was laughed at, mocked, and made fun of because I said that they were gonna report the race as tightening. I said, “If they report the race tightening…” I said, “If we see them report the race tightening, then we’re gonna know some things.”

That’s all I said, and here they are. They’re freaking out. They are concerned about this. You know something? There’s another way to look at this. Imagine that you just arrived from Mars. Let’s say you’re the first woman astronaut to go to Mars, and you got back. You just got back. You haven’t seen Drive-By Media.

You haven’t watched the media at all, and there’s a presidential race going on, and you turn on the TV. No. You don’t turn on the TV. Well, you turn on the TV, but you watch what’s happening instead of listening to media reports. Who would you think is winning this race? You would think Donald Trump is headed to a landslide sweep just by what you would see on TV, independent of media reporting.

You take the media reporting out of this and you have an entirely different reality. (interruption) Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. We seem to be two immutable laws when it comes to American politics and the media. Number one: Every Democrat candidate is predicted to be a winner in a landslide until the final day; then it becomes “too close to call.”

The second factor is that if a Republican candidate is ever ahead, it’s always called “a statistical tie” that could go either way. In other words, the Drive-Bys are never, ever going to report that a Republican is actually in the lead because the effort is to suppress the vote. Let’s go… Let’s see… Yes, indeed. This morning on NPR’s Morning Edition, a portion of media correspondent David Folkenflik’s report about me and my support of President Trump.

FOLKENFLIK: Last month when Trump contracted COVID-19, he couldn’t stage rallies. Columbia University historian Nicole Hemmer studies conservative media. She notes Rush Limbaugh, a friend and ally of the president, mused aloud how he could help Trump.

HEMMER: And Limbaugh kind of came up with this idea on the radio, that he would offer his microphone to the president so he could do a kind of virtual rally.

RUSH ARCHIVE: This, sir, is a Mega MAGA Rally, and we are all thrilled to be with you today. We are so glad you’re doing better, and welcome with to the EIB Network.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I want to thank you, Rush. You’re a fantastic man, a friend of mine, but before I really even knew you as a friend (chuckles), you were like a supporter.

FOLKENFLIK: Limbaugh almost never has guests. That conversation lasted two hours, and then the top-rated radio host spent another show listening to an actual Trump rally.

HEMMER: It gives you a sense of how all-in both the president and Limbaugh are in the 2020 election.

RUSH: Stop and think of that line. They have put me in the equation! I’m not running for anything, and yet “it gives you a sense of how all-in both the president and Limbaugh are in the 2020 election,” as though somehow that is surprising? Why is it a shock that the president would be all in on his reelection? (interruption) No, no, no, no. I’m serious. I am asking a serious question.

How do you arrive at that data point? How do you…? What kind of thinking is it that you think it’s strange that the president would be all-in on his own reelection, and then to throw me into the equation? “It gives you a sense of how all-in both the president and Limbaugh are in the 2020 election.” Now, it could well be…

May I say something? I’m gonna speculate here. I normally wouldn’t do this, ’cause you know I don’t like talking about myself. I don’t like making me the focus. But it could well be that back in January-February when I announced my diagnosis, they might have thought I was just gonna fade away, step aside — “focus on other priorities,” let’s put it that way.

Maybe they are — I don’t know — surprised, disappointed, whatever, that I’m showing up for work every day. I don’t know. I don’t know how you put me in this sentence though: “It gives you a sense…” (interruption) No, no, no, I’m not upset by it. I’m just a little surprised. “It gives you a sense of how all-in both the president and Limbaugh are in the 2020 election.”

Why would the president not be all-in? I can understand them maybe asking this about me, “Why would Limbaugh be all-in, given everything going on with him?” if they’re looking at it that way. But… (interruption) I know, sweetie. I know. You’re so absolutely right about this. (chuckling) You have been on top of this from day one. One more audio sound bite here before we take our first obscene profit time-out.

Nate Silver. This is the guru. This is the guy that the left turns to whenever there’s any problem. When they’re having any kind of self-esteem problem — if they’re having any doubt, any concern about the outcome of the election — they go to Nate Silver, the FiveThirtyEight.com website editor.

He was on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, who asked Silver: “When you think about writing the headline, writing the story on Wednesday that Donald Trump won…” Oh, heaven forbid! But if you had to do that, “what would be the key factors?”

SILVER: It would come down to Pennsylvania, and maybe a lot little things add up and Biden loses Pennsylvania by half a point, and then he doesn’t quite pull off Arizona or North Carolina. Without Pennsylvania, then Biden becomes an underdog.

RUSH: (sputtering) Oh, oh, oh, oh! Whoa. Whoa, whoa. Wait a minute. “Without Pennsylvania, Biden becomes an underdog”? I thought Biden had it won everywhere, Mr. Snerdley. (interruption) What about…? I thought Biden had it everywhere: Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mars. I thought Biden had it everywhere.

But now if Biden doesn’t get Pennsylvania, he becomes an underdog? Well, let’s check Pennsylvania. Let’s see what’s going on in Pennsylvania. Oh. I don’t have Pennsylvania right in front of me. But you know what? I do have some data… Ah, ah, ah, ah. I do. Sorry. “Trump Grabs the Lead in Pennsylvania, Per New Poll 

“Donald Trump grabbed a two-point lead in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll conducted by Insider Advantage for the Center for American Greatness,” it’s a great website, by the way, American Greatness, “of 500 likely voters October 30-31, with a margin of error +/- 4.4 points.” Trump 49, Biden 47 in Pennsylvania.

How A Real Journalist Comports Himself

Glenn Greenwald shows the rest how it is done.

IN MID-FEBRUARY, 2014 the Obama administration fomented a coup in Ukraine. The duly-elected government was overthrown and replaced with one more to the liking of the neocon nutcases in charge of United States foreign policy for the past several decades– interestingly, a new government of Ukrainian Nazis.

Shortly after the coup, in May of 2014, Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, gave then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter a $50,000+ per month position on its board (which lasted until 2019). The younger Biden had no apparent qualifications, and, in fact, never once visited Ukraine in connection with this highly-paid office, but it could be said that he brought value, nonetheless.

You see, at the time of the Hunter Biden board appointment, Burisma and its owner were on the radar-screen of Ukraine’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, over various crimes and corruption. Not long after Hunter’s very rewarding and otherwise effortless position at Burisma was established, his father, Joe, forced Ukraine’s new president to fire Shokin by threatening to otherwise withhold $1 billion in Congressionally-mandated loan guarantees.

As Joe put it during a 2018 speech to the Council on Foreign Relations:

“I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

Biden and his apologists have since floated the absurd proposition that he had forced the firing of Shokin because the prosecutor was “too soft on corruption”– in particular, according to the New York Times, his slow-walking of his investigation into corruption by Burisma and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, or even keeping that investigation on hold so that he could use the threat of it to shake down Zlochevsky. But according to the Times itself, “within 10 months after he took office, Burisma announced that Mr. Lutsenko [Shokin’s replacement] and the courts had “fully closed” all “legal proceedings and pending criminal allegations” against Mr. Zlochevsky and his companies.”

It appears that things worked out well for the folks who seem to have slipped a whole lot of money to Hunter Biden for doing nothing.

SO, THAT’S A BIT OF BACKSTORY to the current controversy over allegations of corruption concerning Joe Biden. More recently, the contents of a laptop apparently owned and/or operated by Hunter Biden, and in the possession of the FBI since December, 2019, have recently been made public. Those contents dramatically support and emphasize the proposition of the corrupt influence-peddling described above, and much, much more.

You may not have heard about any of that, however. The mainstream conventional media and “social media” gatekeepers have monolithically, in the fashion of conspirators and racketeers, been doing everything possible to keep these revelations from public view and to detoxify with false representations those that make it through that firewall, and that takes us to the focus of this article.

One of the most remarkable examples of this corrupt effort to shield Biden from the effect of these damning revelations (which includes apparent evidence of Joe having a standing arrangement to get a portion of payments made to Hunter for the purchase of access and favors from the older man), involves The Intercept, an e-zine co-founded by progressively-oriented but nonetheless consistently outstanding and honorable journalist Glenn Greenwald. In an expression of breathtaking corruption, The Intercept has refused to publish Greenwald’s own effort to shine a light on the media conspiracy on Joe Biden’s behalf.

Greenwald, in an equally breathtaking display of virtue and integrity, has quit the filthy rag.

WELL DONE, GLENN!!!

BELOW, YOU WILL FIND the rejected draft of the article by Greenwald on media corruption. It’s a bit dated now as to the details of the Biden revelations, which have been expanded and further supported with witness testimony and evidence every day, but well worth the read for its skewering of the media corruption at which Greenwald has really directed his attention.

Afterward, I suggest subscribing to Greenwald’s new home for posts (for the moment, anyway), here. Greenwald IS a progressive, and not all that he writes will be to everyone’s taste. But he is insightful, honest, and tenacious, and all of those qualities are sadly rare in his line of work. Show the man some support and sign up for his posts.

THE REAL SCANDAL: U.S. MEDIA USES FALSEHOODS TO DEFEND JOE BIDEN FROM HUNTER’S EMAILS

Publication by the New York Post two weeks ago of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, relating to Vice President Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine, and subsequent articles from other outlets concerning the Biden family’s pursuit of business opportunities in China, provoked extraordinary efforts by a de facto union of media outlets, Silicon Valley giants and the intelligence community to suppress these stories.

One outcome is that the Biden campaign concluded, rationally, that there is no need for the front-running presidential candidate to address even the most basic and relevant questions raised by these materials. Rather than condemn Biden for ignoring these questions — the natural instinct of a healthy press when it comes to a presidential election — journalists have instead led the way in concocting excuses to justify his silence.

After the Post’s first article, both that newspaper and other news outlets have published numerous other emails and texts purportedly written to and from Hunter reflecting his efforts to induce his father to take actions as Vice President beneficial to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, on whose board of directors Hunter sat for a monthly payment of $50,000, as well as proposals for lucrative business deals in China that traded on his influence with his father.

Individuals included in some of the email chains have confirmed the contents’ authenticity. One of Hunter’s former business partners, Tony Bubolinski, has stepped forward on the record to confirm the authenticity of many of the emails and to insist that Hunter along with Joe Biden’s brother Jim were planning on including the former Vice President in at least one deal in China. And GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who appeared in one of the published email chains, appeared to confirm the authenticity as well, though he refused to answer follow-up questions about it.

Thus far, no proof has been offered by Bubolinski that Biden ever consummated his participation in any of those discussed deals. The Wall Street Journal says that it found no corporate records reflecting that a deal was finalized and that “text messages and emails related to the venture that was provided to the Journal by Mr. Bobulinski, mainly from the spring and summer of 2017, don’t show either Hunter Biden or James Biden discussing a role for Joe Biden in the venture.”

But nobody claimed that any such deals had been consummated — so the conclusion that one had not been does not negate the story. Moreover, some texts and emails whose authenticity has not been disputed state that Hunter was adamant that any discussions about the involvement of the Vice President be held only verbally and never put in writing.

Beyond that, the Journal’s columnist Kimberly Strassel reviewed a stash of documents and “found correspondence corroborates and expands on emails recently published by the New York Post,” including ones where Hunter was insisting that it was his connection to his father that was the greatest asset sought by the Chinese conglomerate with whom they were negotiating. The New York Times on Sunday reached a similar conclusion: while no documents prove that such a deal was consummated, “records produced by Mr. Bobulinski show that in 2017, Hunter Biden and James Biden were involved in negotiations about a joint venture with a Chinese energy and finance company called CEFC China Energy,” and “make clear that Hunter Biden saw the family name as a valuable asset, angrily citing his ‘family’s brand’ as a reason he is valuable to the proposed venture.”

These documents also demonstrate, reported the Times, “that the countries that Hunter Biden, James Biden and their associates planned to target for deals overlapped with nations where Joe Biden had previously been involved as vice president.” Strassel noted that “a May 2017 ‘expectations’ document shows Hunter receiving 20% of the equity in the venture and holding another 10% for ‘the big guy’—who Mr. Bobulinski attests is Joe Biden.” And the independent journalist Matt Taibbi published an article on Sunday with ample documentation suggesting that Biden’s attempt to replace a Ukrainian prosecutor in 2015 benefited Burisma.

All of these new materials, the authenticity of which has never been disputed by Hunter Biden or the Biden campaign, raise important questions about whether the former Vice President and current front-running presidential candidate was aware of efforts by his son to peddle influence with the Vice President for profit, and also whether the Vice President ever took actions in his official capacity with the intention, at least in part, of benefitting his son’s business associates. But in the two weeks since the Post published its initial story, a union of the nation’s most powerful entities, including its news media, has taken extraordinary steps to obscure and bury these questions rather than try to provide answers to them.

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