On his radio show Monday, legendary conservative icon Rush Limbaugh said that, regardless of what House Democrats are planning to do with their time in the fall, both they and the mainstream media were already paying a price for the hoax they perpetrated on the American people. The public, he said, did not have the goldfish-like attention spans the Democrats are counting on to help them weather the storm.

Citing recent New York Times polling that shows the Democratic Party’s favorable cratering, Trump said that the public was finally catching on the fact that the left has been lying to them for two years straight.

“What the hell happened to make the Republicans more popular, Democrats less popular?” Limbaugh asked. “Republicans have gained a couple of points; the Democrats have lost nine. What’s happened? The Trump-Russia hoax, folks. The silent coup. I’m telling you, it is my humble opinion that that little two-year escapade is not forgotten, is not going to be forgotten. You have to remember: They promised people, they assured people, Trump was toast! Trump was gone. Trump had colluded.

“The election results were tampered with,” Limbaugh continued, recalling the media’s chorus. “Voting machines were tampered with. Trump may have been a traitor! Vladimir Putin may have determined who won that election. Two years of this, and then the big reveal with the Mueller report and -pfft – nothing. That didn’t happen in a vacuum. There will be a price to pay for this, and the Democrats are seen as being responsible for it — and, by the way, that’s not the only thing.”

Limbaugh then reminded listeners that the Democrats had been promising to bring Trump down on an endless list of nonsensical, phony crimes – not just limited to Russia.

“They have ensured people that Trump was gonna be gone because of Stormy Daniels and then Avenatti was gonna take him out. You name it! Kavanaugh was this or that. None of this stuff has been true, and people don’t just forget it, and they don’t just say, ‘Oh, well! I guess the media got that wrong. Eh, I guess the media got that wrong,’ and then let it slide. There may be no accountability — the media may not be apologizing, may not be asking their audiences for forgiveness — but I’m telling you: Large swaths of their audiences don’t trust them as far as they can throw them today,” Limbaugh concluded.

The polls certainly show a shift, and Limbaugh’s explanation is as good as any. It’s hard to imagine how Democrats (or journalists) can even appear in public after the humiliation that was the Mueller report, but they’re trying their best to paper it over with “racism” and “obstruction of justice” claims. Trying their best to make the public forget all about their years-long conspiracy theory.

Will it work? Guess we’ll find out next November.