RUSH: So I got in here today, and I got a flash e-mail: "Hey, Rush, I know you've got a ban on MSNBC, but F. Chuck Todd said that the Obama presidency is over. It's done. It's fini because of the latest NBC News/Washington Post poll." I'm sad to say that F. Chuck Todd is wrong. In fact, the correct way to look at the Obama administration is that it's just now getting started. It is in no way over. It is in no way crumbling. It may be in public opinion, but that doesn't matter. I will explain myself in great detail in mere moments.
But the take-away is, this administration, this presidency is not cratered, it's not over, it's just now really beginning. I mean, the things that have happened up 'til now I was worried would happen, predicted they would happen, knew they would happen. That's why I warned everybody about it back in January of 2009. But what is happening now is essentially really intensifying in the last six months, and what is going to continue to happen from now 'til the end of this administration, it's really only just beginning.
RUSH: The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which just has the Drive-By Media in fits of depression. They are so low. They believe the Regime is over. Public opinion is everything to them. By the way, I've looked at this poll and it's bad for Obama, but it's not good for the Republicans, either.
I mean, this does not automatically mean (when you get into it you'll see what I mean) that the Republicans gonna automatically benefit from this. Because there are some other indications in this polling data where we are culturally and socially that are not what you and I would hope would be a majority.
RUSH: F. Chuck Todd on the Today show today. Cohost Savannah Guthrie talking to F. Chuck about this devastating NBC News/Washington Post poll. She said, "Foreign policy -- which for many, many years was a strong suit of Obama's -- is now suddenly tanking," Chuck.
TODD: It's cratering. I mean, if you think about it, let's go back to September. Syria. Then you have the crisis in Ukraine, and then you had the situation with the Bergdahl trade, then we can talk the Iranian negotiation. We can talk about the Middle East, uh, flaring up, and now the situation with Iraq. Everything is a negative. And these are now creating a situation. Lowest ever! Lowest job rating, lowest approval rating among foreign policy.
RUSH: He's in shock. F. Chuck is in shock. The new NBC poll shows Obama unpopular across the board. Savannah Guthrie said, "On competence -- people who think the president is competent -- 50% incompetent. Fifty percent! What happened," Chuck?
TODD: Well, this is a situation of the VA. And compared to the President Bush, he's actually in a worse situation. The Obama administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration was post-Katrina. This is as if, uh, the public is saying, "Hey, buddy, your presidency is over. You may not believe it is, but your ability to lead and convince us that you say you have the right policies anymore? We're not listening."
RUSH: It doesn't matter, though, Chuck. But, you see, Chuck's in shock. They're all in shock. Obama's seen as less competent than Bush post-Katrina? That's... That's... Oh, you don't know how that hits them! That's just the worst. So, "Hey, buddy," the public is saying, "your presidency is over." It isn't. I'm not a broken record. I'm just gonna tell you 'til you get tired of hearing it. It's just now starting.