I dunno, I guess part of Limbaugh’s schtick has always pretty much been to give good news even when there’s none to be had I remember in 1996 that he was trying to tell us all how Bob Dole was going to surprise people even though Dole was doomed before the convention gavel even came down. So it’s not really all that surprising to see that Trump is out there painting it as a good thing that Trump is only down 6-10 point instead of being down by 30 or 40 points.
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.
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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.
Ah, see, everything is going great in Trumpland, it’s the Hillary camp that’s in panic. The tricksy polls are designed to fool the “low information voter” that the race looks bad but you, as a seasoned and much more intelligent Rush Limbaugh listener can know the truth – Trump is in the driver’s seat in this thing.
Except, you know who doesn’t believe that? Donald Trump. If he did believe it, he wouldn’t have unceremoniously thrown Corey Lewandowski out on his butt yesterday. If he believed it, he would not have finally come out and begged his supporters to donate today. If he believed it, he would not have gone completely twitter silent about both Lewandowski and the horrible barrage of news about his campaign’s money woes.
Rush is at his best when he’s talking about what conservatives should think and believe. When he delves into actual electoral politics, he is often “too cute by half” and that’s way too generous when Trump is involved. Not even Trump believes what he’s selling now – at least, not really.