The Last Word | November 07, 2012
>>> the author of the romney big prediction is desperately trying to rewrite himself after saying things like this the day before the election.
>> my friends, i've been looking at all of the data that you have been looking at, i've been trying to separate feelings from thoughts. and come up with some sort of a, an educated prognostication. common sense tells me this election isn't going to be close, and shouldn't be. all of my thinking says romney big. all of my feeling, if you -- all of my feeling is where my concern is. but my thoughts, my intellectual analysis of this, factoring everything i see, plus the polling data, not even close. 300-plus electoral votes for romney .
>> that was the dean of the limbaugh institute for advanced conservative studs on monday. here is dean limbaugh today.
>> before the election, my thoughts, when i would think about this, and i told you this on election day , there's no way obama wins this. but my feeling, i felt concerned. you can ask anybody, you can ask my brother. i had people telling me -- asking me monday and tuesday, please tell me we're going to win this big, please. and i didn't.
>> what? you didn't? you didn't tell anybody on monday or tuesday romney 's going to win big? romney big was monday.
>> all of my thinking says romney big. not even close. 300-plus electoral votes for romney .
>> so you said that on monday, romney big. and now you're saying i had people telling me, asking me monday and tuesday, please tell me we're going to win this big, please, and i didn't. rush, do you think we don't have recordings of this stuff? what were you thinking?
>> you can ask anybody -- you can ask my brother. i had people telling me, asking me, monday and tuesday, please tell me we're going to win this big. please. and i didn't. i never privately told anybody i thought we were going to win this big.
>> oh, he never privately told anybody. that's how desperate rush limbaugh become today because rush can never be wrong. the rush mistake is that he's smarter than the poor people who listen to his show in the hope of learning something. think about how low you have to be on the low information voter scale to be moved to tune into rush limbaugh , to learn something. but millions of people do every day. and the day before the election, rush told them romney was going to win big. he was going to win 300-plus electoral votes . and when romney lost the electoral college big, rush had to come up with an explanation for his low information listeners, he had to fand an explanation they would accept in order to keep that $50 million a year he keeps for playing tricks on low information voters. those people who listen to rush because they believe he's right. rush knows what's at stake for him if his audience starts to think rush is wrong. he let this slip yesterday afternoon.
>> i could be proven tonight to be so wrong and so all wet that nobody should be listening to me.
>> after trying to sleep off the obama victory last night, rush clearly decided, simply as a business proposition, that he couldn't just say he was romney winning bi g. because as rush said, if he is so wrong, quote, nobody should be listening to me. so his choice was admit he was wrok or say something else. but what else? rush proved today that he fears being exposed as wrong more than anything else. so much more that he decided to tell his audience that he simply lied to them. that he was just -- that what he was telling his millions of listeners was different from what he was telling his brother and his friends.
>> you can ask anybody -- you can ask my brother. i had people telling me -- asking me, monday and tuesday, please tell me we're going to win this, big. please. and i didn't. i never privately told anybody i thought we were going to win this big.
>> so that's rush's defense to his audience. i was lying to you. and the thing about rush is, that's weirdly believable. rush is after all a liar day in and day out. it is usually easy to tell when rush is lying to his audience. you know he doesn't believe half of the crazy, nutty stuff he says about the president. but he knows saying those things will make him rich thanks to the audience support thinks to millions of people who deeply deeply hate the president. so would rush lie to his audience and say he thought romney was going to win big when he didn't really think that? yes, he would. and would rush lie to his audience and say i privately never told my brother that romney would win big, even if he did tell his brother that romney would win big? yes. rush would tell that lie, too. and so, president obama 's triumph has done the impossible. it has forced me to agree with rush limbaugh on one thing. rush is a liar. but rush's low information audience still doesn't know that. even though he just