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Contraception Explosion! Dems Walk Out of Hearing; Santorum Donor Suggests Gals Use Aspirin Between Knees

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RUSH: You want to know the latest on this contraception business? It was just on MSNBC. Two congresswomen walked out of a congressional hearing on contraception saying they were offended because the panel was all male. There were no women on a congressional panel discussing contraception, as though men are not interested in contraception? Ha! Arguably men care about it more than women. Have you ever heard of condoms? For crying out loud. Who do you think buys them? However, this is part of the plan. Representative Eleanor Holmes "Nawt-in," as the Reverend Sharpton pronounces her name...

Eleanor Holmes Norton said the hearing "was being run like an autocratic regime." From the International Business Times: "Congresswomen Walk Out of Contraception Hearing After GOP Prevents Women From Testifying." Prevents women from testifying! "Two Democratic congresswomen walked out of hearing of the House Oversight Committee on Thursday morning after committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., refused to allow a female witness to testify before a hearing examining the [regime]'s new regulation that requires employers..."

See, this hearing was not even about contraception. It was about whether the regime has the authority to mandate that anybody provide contraception to their employees, either free or for charge. It was a hearing about whether or not there is massive presidential-executive branch overreach here. Issa was conducting a hearing into whether or not this had anything to do with the Constitution, whether it was permissible. The Democrats have turned this into saying it was a hearing on contraception! It wasn't. Does anybody really believe the US Congress had a committee today conducting business on the principle, the notion, the idea, of contraception? Of course not.

This is as absurd as Romney getting the question in the debate back in New Hampshire on January 7th. "Do you think states should have the right to ban contraception?" George, what are you talking about? Nobody says that! Nobody thought that. Nobody's planning on doing that. This is just silly. So now in lockstep, here comes the Drive-By Media reporting Issa will not allow women to testify on contraception, when that's not even what this hearing is about. "Issa reportedly refused to comply with ranking committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings', D-Md., request to include a minority female to testify at the hearing, on the grounds that the hearing 'is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the administration's action as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience.'"

But that doesn't matter to Elijah Cummings. That doesn't matter to the media. This was the Republicans denying a woman the right to talk about contraception, which is I'm sure what they wanted to turn the hearing into. I have no doubt that when Issa convened the committee, the Democrat plan was to change this whole agenda into a discussion on contraception, not Obama and constitutional overreach. The "contraception panel," by the way, the witnesses were all religious leaders. Elijah "Cummings, along with Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, walked out of hearing," and Eleanor Holmes Norton is not even a real member of Congress. She's not allowed to vote. She's the delegate from the District of Columbia.

Okay, now, Snerdley, are you gonna find a caller who says I'm not explaining this right? I don't know how to make it any clearer what this whole contraception business is about. You can say that this is gonna have ramifications once Obamacare is fully implemented (and no doubt that it will), but that's not what this is about right now. This is so obvious and so blatant, and I guarantee you there will not be any Drive-By Media reports about the truth of this. You watch. For the rest of the day and into tonight the mainstream media report on this is gonna be: "Issa convened a committee hearing on contraception and wouldn't allow women to talk about it.

And, therefore, the Democrats, in a matter of principle, had to walk out because of the blatant unfairness and sexism and chauvinism and whatever else you have here." When, in fact, the subject matter was: Does the president of the United States have the constitutional authority to do what he did last week? (interruption) Is what believable? (interruption) Well, see, this is the... (interruption) Well, no, it's... (interruption) Snerdley is asking me if it's believable. To a certain segment of Americans, yes, it will be believable. There's no question that a certain segment, it is. I don't know what percentage, but a portion of the population will believe, at the end of the day today or whenever they watch the news, that the Republicans wanted to have a hearing on banning contraception.

That's what the news will be. That Republicans, feeling newly confident and wanting to impose their moral values on Americans, convened a hearing immediately to implement a ban on all contraceptives for women, and principled Democrats walked out because they didn't permit any women on the panel to discuss this. Now, if that's reported exactly as I think it's going to be (because it already is being), at the end of the day you know who the dunderheads are. You know who the glittering jewels of colossal ignorance in our population are who are gonna believe this. And then there will be the ones who know it's not true, but will carry the lie forward anyway to further the political agenda the Democrat Party.

There will be that, too. There will be the people who know this is BS, who are gonna act like they believe it's something else to give the lie total credibility. Get this: "A group of NARAL pro-choice America employees," this is the pro-abortion NAGs, "joined pro-choice lawmakers for a press conference to highlight Issa's outrageous behavior in forbidding women from testifying at a hearing on birth control." They were not conducting a hearing on birth control! So this is manufactured hysteria. Now, "The five witnesses on the first panel were all male religious leaders or professors, including a Catholic bishop. ... Maloney pressed Issa to allow Sandra Fluke, a law student from Georgetown University, to testify about the impact of the new requirement that most health plans offer contraceptive coverage with no co-pay."

They've got this down pat.

They have got this down to a science.

And of course the only thing that makes it work is the media being in lockstep with them. That's the only thing.

I've got a couple things here that I want to try to dissect and make a point about, but I don't want to mention any names 'cause the point is not to criticize any particular individuals. These are two blog posts, and they illustrate to me a surprising amount of naivete among people who I have been under the impression are much farther along in their advanced understanding of Democrat tactics. And are much farther along in their understanding of what liberalism has done, primarily how successfully they have dumbed down general education in this country.

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RUSH:  I have an audio sound bite I want you to hear.  It's this afternoon on PMSNBC, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington.  She was talking to a businessman, Foster Friess.  Foster Friess is one of the big donors to Rick Santorum.  I think he's funding Santorum's super PAC.  I could be wrong, but I know he's one of Santorum's donors.  I'm not sure it's super PAC or straight up, but that's who he is, and Andrea Mitchell said, "Mr. Friess, do you have any concerns about some of your guy's comments on contraception, women in combat, whether that would hurt his general election campaign, would he be the nominee?"  See, Andrea's salivating.  They think they've destroyed Santorum now with this contraception stuff.  They think they've painted him as a Neanderthal from the Stone Age.  So she's asking one of his donors, (imitating Mitchell) "So, so, you got any concerns here, Friess, about your guy's issue here, contraception, women in combat?  Huh?"

FRIESS:  I get such a chuckle when these things come out.  Here we have millions of our fellow Americans unemployed.  We have jihadist camps being set up in Latin America, which Rick has been warning about, and people seem to be so preoccupied with sex.  I think it says something about our culture.  We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are.  This contraceptive thing, my gosh, it's so inexpensive.  Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.

RUSH:  Ooh?  No, no, he said that to Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington.  Did you get that, Dawn? Did you understand that?  Did you understand that, Snerdley?  Snerdley didn't understand. Let me illustrate this.  Foster Friess said that women, the cheapest contraception out there was an aspirin pill, just put it between their knees and go about their day, wasn't that costly.  Just put an aspirin pill right there between your knees and, bam, contraception solved.  Yeah, you wait 'til that makes it outside Andrea Mitchell's show.  "Did you hear what Santorum's guy said?  The best contraception is an aspirin pill between women's knees.  My God, how old-fashioned.  Are you saying women should, if they don't want to have a baby, don't have sex?  Who does he think he is?" 

This is the next thing that's gonna happen.  He said it.  He said, "Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives.  The gals put it between their knees, it wasn't that costly."  Yeah.  (laughing)  He also said, "I tell you, so many people seem to be preoccupied with sex.  With the economy the way it is, jihadist camps being set up in Latin America, I think it says something about our culture.  We maybe need massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues here are instead all this sex stuff.  My gosh, it used to be so inexpensive. You just use Bayer aspirin, girls put it between their knees, it didn't cost that much."  And here, ladies and gentlemen, is how it sounded when Eleanor Holmes Norton and Carolyn Maloney walked out of Issa's hearing.

NORTON:  We have been denied the right to have a witness.

ISSA:  The gentle lady, The gentle lady --

NORTON:  I wanna have the right to make a parliamentary inquiry.  

MALONEY: Let one woman speak for the panel right now on this all male panel. She is here in the audience today. She is steps away. Even if you think you will disagree with everything she says.

RUSH:  And then they walked out.  They walked out.  Again, it was not a hearing on contraception. 

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RUSH:  So MSNBC just had a banner, a chyron graphic, giant font with a question mark at the end that said, "New war on women?"  And we know that the White House communicates with Media Matters, which writes the scripts for MSNBC, and they all started putting this together maybe in December of last year.

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