RUSH: Somebody sent me a note. I was working this morning, and I'm sending notes back and forth to a couple people. "Can you believe this?" We're talking about the nuclear warhead reduction down to 300 and other things, too. I advanced my theory here that not only are they campaigning for reelection under the full-fledged visible banner of socialism, that more properly stated what they're doing is assuming that there are enough votes that can be bought to secure victory.
There are enough people, enough Americans who will sell their vote to Obama. Somebody said, "Well, where's the Democrat Party in this? Is the entire Democrat Party made up now of people who have a chip on their shoulder like Obama does about the country? Is the Democrat Party -- man to man, woman to woman -- of the same mind-set?" Folks, they must be. Do you hear anybody in the Democrat Party saying or intimating anything that represents disagreement with any of this? I don't. Now, I remember the Democrat Party used to have people that we would laughingly call "adults" back during the Clinton years. People like Robert Strauss -- big, big Democrat from Texas, from the LBJ era.
They would put the brakes on if they saw the party heading down the path of total destruction. I don't think anybody of that in the Democrat Party mind-set exists now. I don't think there's anybody in the Democrat Party who is worried about the country. I mean, look what happened with the 2010 midterms. They knew full well what was gonna happen. They knew they were going to get shellacked, but they knew at the end of the election they would still have Obama in the White House. They know they've got the media on their side. They know that they're gonna be able to advance their agenda regardless as long as they have Obama there, because he will behave outside the Constitution as warranted. They fully believe they're gonna win the House of Representatives back in this election. Because, like Obama, they think there are enough Americans who will sell their votes to Democrats.
And you know what I mean by that, vote buying. You know, give this group this benefit, give that group food stamps, exempt that group from taxes, or whatever that group wants, you give it to them. The theory that most Americans are single issue and if you find out what the single issue is and give them that, or, by the same token this contraception bit with Santorum, you establish the notion with the help of your willing accomplices in the media that Rick Santorum and the Republican Party want to deny women birth control pills. All you have to do is make the charge. Now, they happen to have an interview that Santorum gave years ago in which he talked about this within the context of states' rights. He said if the state wants to ban contraception, they should have the right to do that.
Well, that becomes: Santorum supports banning contraception. So to the people in this country who do nothing but have sex mindlessly day in and day out and to whom birth control is only a means of eliminating consequences, you tell them that the Republican Party wants to take away their means of no consequences, and I don't care what else is going on in the world, 300 nuclear weapons, tax increases, economy being destroyed, you tell that bunch of mindless, brain-dead twerps that they're not gonna get their birth control pills, and that's all that will matter. They're gonna vote for Obama on that alone, and that's what they're counting on. Barack Obama and the Democrat Party are aiming at the lowest common denominator. They have spent decades dumbing down the American people in the education system that they run and that they have run.
Campaign for the stupid. Get the votes, buy the votes of the stupid. That's what they're banking on here. They firmly believe that the number of Americans educated and informed is dwarfed by the idiots. And they're not high-minded. They don't care to get elected with a mandate. They don't care to get the votes of the best and brightest. They don't care who the electorate is. They just want the votes. They don't care if they're even legitimate votes, for crying out loud. Meanwhile, who are we? We're idealists, civics 101. We gear everything we do to people that we think make the country work, the intelligent, the informed, and we try to get more and more of those people. We want elections to have substance and meaning.
Obama doesn't care. The end result is all that matters, then moving the agenda forward. That's why any lie necessary, any misrepresentation necessary, no problem, we'll do it. Gonna put the notion out that Republicans are against birth control, that the Republicans want to force every woman to have an abortion, we'll say it, we'll do it. We know that F. Chuck Todd, Dan Rather, whoever they are in the media are gonna be right there with us advancing the cause. The media people go to Republicans, "Why do you want to ban birth control from the people?"
"I don't want to --"
"Well, clearly you do. Obama said you want to ban birth control. You want to eliminate birth control."
"No, no. We --"
"Well, Obama says so. Why do you want to do that?"
We did a parody of this back during the Ken Starr investigation of Clinton. James Carville accusing Ken Starr of being an alien.
(imitating Carville) "He's a space alien, Larry. He just got here from Mars. He's a sex crazed space alien, Larry."
So, Ken Starr, in our parody goes on Larry King. Larry King says, "Ken Starr, are you an alien?"
"He's a space alien, Larry. Look at him. He's got those big eyes. He's got that big head. He looks just like a space alien, Larry. And he comes here with cigarettes. He wants your kids smoking. He wants your babies dead, and he wants the lovely president, Bill Clinton, kicked out of office."
"Why would you want Bill Clinton kicked out of office?"
Ken Starr: "Larry, seriously, I'm just investigating --"
"He's a space alien, Larry. He's a space alien from Mars. He wants to come here and get your kids smoking cigarettes."
That's how it works. So they make the charge, the media asks the questions. I guarantee you right now, the whole point of this contraception stuff started last week is to make sure that if Santorum gets this Republican nomination that's what he's going to be known for and of course the theme of that is Santorum hates women, Republicans hate women, Republicans have no respect for women, Republicans want women in the kitchen constantly pregnant, blah, blah, whatever it is. The truth, they don't care about the truth. They don't care because they know they'll never have to defend the lie. Their lies will be supported.
For crying out loud, Harry Reid, Republicans want arsenic in your water. The Republicans want to punish women with babies. The Republicans want you and your kids to breathe dirty air and to drink dirty and poisoned water. Does the media ever go to Harry, "Do you really mean that?" No. In this case they leave it alone. They let Harry Reid's statements stand alone. They haven't yet gone to a Republican, "Why do you want to poison the water?" But they will if they have to.
RUSH: You might just as well ask how can Obama mandate free birth control and abortion pills for everybody? How can he do that? He can't, according to the Constitution, but he just did it. He just did it. Nobody's trying to stop it. He just did it.
RUSH: Now, to illustrate what I was just talking about regarding how the Democrats and the media work together to set up just outrageous characterizations and lies. First, here's Santorum October 21st last year. He's appearing on a blog called Caffeinated Thoughts. The editor of this blog, Shane Vander Hart, asks, "What's at Rick Santorum's core? What are your core values, your convictions, the hills that you will die on?"
SANTORUM: (bad audio) We'll repeal Obamacare and get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage and contraceptive coverage. One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about is, I think, the dangers of contraceptives in this country. The whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, "Contraception's okay." It's not okay. It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.
RUSH: If you were unable to hear that, I have the transcript. He said, "We'll repeal Obamacare and get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage and contraceptive coverage. One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about is, I think, the dangers of contraceptives in this country. The whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, 'Contraception's okay.' It's not okay. It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." So, Santorum clearly is suggesting this is an area the Feds ought not be involved in. All it does is promote aberrant behavior that causes cultural rot and decline. (interruption) I know. It's been the Church's position for centuries, and he's a Catholic. Exactly right. There's nothing new here. That's my point. This has been the Church's position. Now, the Church doesn't preach this anymore. That was the point of Paul Rahe's piece at Ricochet the other day. The Church has totally thrown in with the Democrat Party on this stuff. So last night on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson was on. He got this question: "Are we headed toward a November election that is the pro-birth control party against the anti-birth control party?"
ROBINSON: That cannot be a good idea for the Republicans to go into a November election as the anti-birth control party. I've tried to figure this out from every sort of cynical, smart politics angle I can figure it out from (gasp) and it doesn't matter for me. What's the figure? Something like 98% of American women use some form of birth control at some point during their lives? How can you be against that?
RUSH: All right, so that's one example. Now, up next yesterday on Capitol Hill. This during a Senate Democrat press conference. Senator Frank "The Lout" Lautenberg (Democrat-New Jersey) had this to say about the Republican Party.
LAUTENBERG: (haltingly) The GOP agenda gives women one option: Barefoot and pregnant. It's time to tell the Republicans to mind their own business. Our side believes that women should be able to choose the paths in life that's best for them. And that's why President Obama wants to make birth control more affordable. Contraception is basic health care. And it's essential for individuals to choose when they want to have a career and when they want to start a family. This is an attack by the Men's Club here.
RUSH: So this... Now Republicans want women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. Exactly what I said! Exactly! I didn't know this was in the roster until Cookie pointed it out to me. This is exactly, exactly what I knew (I even said it last half hour) was gonna happen.