Guest Post by Joe Hoft
Rush Limbaugh noted today that some Democrats think the race between Hillary and Trump is over when historical elections are considered but Trump is not a traditional candidate. According to Rush there are signs that Democrats worried and they should be –
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From the transcripts of today’s show –
RUSH: Hey, look, folks, I don’t care how you slice it out there, there’s a degree of panic and concern on the Democrat side about Trump versus Hillary. And I have the telltale signs to back that up. They’ve got this CNN poll out there, and they’re not happy about it. Now, the Drive-Bys are trying to present it as though it is just wonderful news for Hillary, but it isn’t. When you factor everything in, it is not good news, and if you go to the right places in the Drive-By Media, you will see that certain members give it all up, give it away. The way to look at this is, given the apparent…
See, everything here is “apparent.” Everything is being… They’re judging Trump by the same old standards that you judge every other normal politician by. You can’t do that. So they’re looking at Trump and the fact that he doesn’t have any money compared to Hillary. They’re looking at Trump and they don’t see a campaign organization. They look at Trump and say, “Big deal,” that he fired somebody. “Big whoop. People get fired in campaigns all the time, for all kinds of different reasons.” But they’re looking at all of this stuff and they’re looking at, “This guy isn’t even serious.”
Then they go to the Republican side and they see that there’s a near mutiny in there at the convention. They’re still plotting ways to overthrow Trump. Given that, Hillary ought to be up 70-30, and she’s barely up above the margin of error — and, in certain areas of the CNN/ORC poll, Trump is cleaning her clock. This poll is not satisfying. It is not uplifting. It is not pleasing to the Democrats. They’re only acting like it is. And I tell you, here’s the dead giveaway. This is a CNN headline on their own poll.
“Clinton Tops Trump But Neither Prompts Excitement.” That’s the dead giveaway that this is not going the way the Democrats thought it would go. They have been thinking since last June… The Democrat side, now, and some of the establishment Republicans, who cannot take themselves out of the mold. They cannot get themselves outside the box and look at this in the right way. They’ve never been able to. You can’t plug Trump into the standard, ordinary, everyday procedures of party politics. But they’re trying to. And when they do, of course Trump looks terrible, when you plug him into that playbook.
But the polls are not showing that. Now, as I say, the way they’re writing the polls would make the average, ordinary low-information voter think it looks bad. But to us seasoned veterans here, the Democrats have been thinking privately — there have been some exceptions to this. Privately, the Democrats have been thinking ever since Trump first insulted Mexicans and McCain that this is gonna be a cakewalk. They have believed it’s gonna be a cakewalk, and they’ve been biding third time. And they’ve been biting their tongues.
They’ve been doing everything they can to make it look like they consider Trump to be a serious opponent, but they never have thought that in the bowels of the Democrat Party advisory caucus like with Carville and with Begala and these guys. Now, Carville… Carville may have been up to speed on this from the beginning. He may have had a proper level of concern about it. But I guarantee most of the other places they have thought this gonna be a slam dunk. The Democrats, you know, they’ve gone their own ups and downs.
They’ve got Crazy Bernie over here. Hillary couldn’t close that out without monkeying with the rules and using the elites playing their power card over there. But the way they look at this, Hillary should have been running away with this. It should be over. The polls that are up there right now should show Trump with no chance whatsoever. It’s just not the case, and they’re all in a state of… I wouldn’t call it “panic,” but they’re concerned.
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