RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, evidence that what I said yesterday is actually the case. I think the Democrats are losing this. And isn’t it true out there that Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul were caught on an open mic actually discussing amongst themselves that they’re winning, that we are winning? This is Wednesday night in Paducah, Kentucky, on WPSD-TV, Channel 6, the NBC affiliate, at least it was when I was growing up. They posted video of an exchange between Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul that was recorded while McConnell was waiting to do an interview with the station, WPSD-TV, Channel 6, and here is a portion of what that it sounded like.
PAUL: Do you have a second?
MCCONNELL: I’m all wired up here.
PAUL: I just did CNN. I just go over and over again, “We’re willing to compromise. We’re willing to negotiate.” I don’t think they poll tested “we won’t negotiate.” I think it’s awful for them to say that over and over again.
MCCONNELL: Yeah, I do, too. And I just came back from a two-hour meeting with them, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publicly.
PAUL: I think if we keep saying we wanted to defund it, we fought for that, and now we’re willing to compromise on this, I think — well, I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re gonna win this, I think.
RUSH: “We’re gonna win this, I think. We’re gonna win this.” You know Obama canceled the Asia trip? I want to know who in the White House had the brains on that, ’cause that was a smart move. I mean, if he goes over there and starts negotiating with all those people, the ChiComs and whoever else he was gonna meet with, and refuses to negotiate with the Republicans… I mean, don’t forget this is a guy that was elected because he was gonna end all of this, folks.