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Who's Really Dividing Us on Social Issues? It's Obama, Not Santorum or Gingrich!

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RUSH: I just checked the e-mail during the break. I found an interesting one. Let me share it with you. It probably reflects the thinking and the feelings of many of you.

"I'm not an expert by any means, but we're all in a complete gloom out here because of this primary. Nobody looks good right now. The only acceptable guy is Romney, and Gingrich and Santorum are annihilating him by name-calling constantly. I don't even want to watch any of the news coverage right now. We need to get through this primary and pray that Romney has great advisers to hone his message, which I think he can. Obama looks pompous and arrogant lately -- singing in public, talking about five more years -- but trust me! The independent women in my life will never vote for Gingrich or Santorum and I think that's a national pattern.

"Women hate these guys!

"They won't give 'em the time of day. They're both totally unacceptable to people who don't live and die in politics or have a general interest in politics, but they do vote. And they're totally unacceptable, Santorum and Gingrich. They despise 'em. They hate 'em!

"Romney's all we have. We better learn to live with it and get behind it!"

Does that sum you up, Dawn? (interruption) That pretty much sum you up? Snerdley's not paying attention. He's looking up something on Google. (laughing) He's not! Anyway, does that pretty much sum it up for you? Is there doom and gloom out there? Do y'all feel like you're watching Hee Haw? Gloom, despair, agony? (interruption) Who are all these people voting for Romney? (interruption) A lot of people voted for Romney. He won. (interruption) That's right. (interruption) Well, Snerdley there, people live in Michigan that voted for Romney.

Some people are trying to make the case... You wouldn't believe some of the e-mails I got today, from people trying to make the case, "Hey, hey! The real take on this is that conservatism won that day, and what did Romney have to do to win it? What did he have to do and say to people? He had to go conservative. He had to move to the right. He had to nudge to the right. That's how he had to do it. It's a great day for conservatism." I had a couple of those kinds of e-mails. From friends, not audience members. You know, my problem, folks (just to share a little inside baseball with you) is you can't believe...

What is the word for the input? I am inundated. I get a tsunami of opinion every day from people I know, and from just reading the news and so forth. It's a tsunami, and if I didn't have a strong backbone (and my own convictions), I would be a piece of spaghetti here every day just bending and moving and shaping to all this other opinion that floats in. But I did notice today that a lot of people tried to convince me that this ultimately means a big victory for conservatism in the voter breakdown and so forth and what happened in Michigan and so forth. I just wonder if people that send me that are artificially trying to buck themselves up, or if they really believe it themselves and are just trying to be pervasive.

I do believe this e-mail I just read to you.

They hate Gingrich and Santorum.

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RUSH: I read an e-mail, I folded it up and threw away, but here it is again.  And, by the way, grab audio sound bite number one.  This will be a good time to do this. 

Trust me, Rush.  This is where I disagree with you.  The independent women in my life will never vote for Gingrich or Santorum, and I think that's a national pattern.  They both are totally unacceptable to people who don't live or die in politics or even have a general interest in politics.  But they vote and they hate 'em.  They don't like 'em at all. 

Sadly, I'm sure that that's true, for all the obvious reasons.  But who is it that really poses these threats to women?  Does Gingrich pose a threat to women?  No.  Does Santorum pose a threat to women?  Seriously.  The only way Gingrich poses a threat to women is if you marry 'em.  And he's taken.  What's he ever done to any woman other than the ones he's been married to, and what's he ever done to them but divorce them?  Santorum has never been divorced.  He's got daughters, he's got a wife.  What is there to hate about Santorum?  But I want to take you back to an audio sound bite June 23rd, 2007 in Hartford, Connecticut.  This is during the United Church of Christ 50th anniversary General Synod, and then Senator Barack Obama from Illinois spoke, and we have a portion of what he said.

OBAMA:  Somewhere along the way faith stopped being used to bring us together.  Faith started being used to drive us apart.  Faith got hijacked.  (applause)  Faith got hijacked partly because of the so-called leaders of the Christian right who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us.  At every opportunity they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer, and intelligent design.

RUSH:  So here's a guy, Senator from Illinois, going after evangelical leaders, and at every opportunity they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church.  Now, who is it that really disrespects their values and dislikes their church?  It's Obama, the Democrats.  Is there any doubt?  Anybody want to argue with me about this?  It's inarguable.  If there's a political organization that hates the church and its values, dislikes the church and its values, it's the Democrat Party.  It's Barack Hussein Obama.  And what does he say here, that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, intelligent design.  Who actually cares about those issues?  Who is it that's undermining all of that?  Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrats.  It's not Rick Santorum, and it's not Newt Gingrich. 

Who is it that sponsors legislation that kills babies born alive?  It's not Rick Santorum.  It's not Newt Gingrich.  Who is it that is driving us apart on religion?  Barack Obama and the Democrat Party.  Who is using religion to drive us apart even now?  It's Barack Obama with this usurpation of power the Constitution does not grant him, to mandate that birth control pills be given free of charge by churches and their schools or insurance companies.  You notice that as far as Obama's concerned the religious right care only about abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, intelligent design.  Isn't that what they call projection?  Isn't that all the church of liberalism is concerned about?  They're haunted by these things. 

All of those things that Obama mentioned, the left hates.  They consider them obstacles.  The left is making sure there's free access to abortion.  They champion gay marriage.  They ban school prayer.  They denounce anything that questions Darwinian evolution.  They are the ones doing the attacking.  These religious people are minding their own business, all of a sudden they get up, they hear this, and they defend.  But it's like in an NFL game, the guy that gets the penalty flag for throwing a punch is always the guy, the second guy that does it, the retaliation.  The initiator is never flagged.  And it's the same thing here. 

Now, all that being said, I understand that perception in life is way too often reality.  And the perception is that Santorum is a caveman and that women are Bertha Butts and the Butts Sisters, and they're being given orders each and every day, being dragged around by the hair. They're being impregnated with all kinds of devices.  They have 15,000 children.  They are constantly fat, barefoot, in the kitchen, baking food for the people running around abusing the Butts Sisters, the cavemen.  Gingrich, same category. 

For whatever reason, these guys, the national perception is that women are subhuman, have no rights, and yet the reality, which doesn't seem to count, which doesn't seem to permeate, is that the real enemy of the American family, the real enemy of American minorities, the real enemy of the institutions and traditions which have defined this nation and its greatness is the Democrat Party and whoever leads it.  Right now that happens to be Barack Obama.  And somehow by quirk of fate, they are looked upon as open-minded, the people who guarantee freedom, human rights, civil rights, religious freedom, religious liberty, when they're stomping on it each and every day.  We have to deal with the reality that it's Gingrich and Santorum who are despised and hated, will never be voted for by independent women.  So, there you go.

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RUSH:  No.  I liked Holly.  I liked her.  She was unique.  Most liberals, it just takes 30 seconds and they descend into the hatred and the name-calling and so forth.  But she was laughing and pretty cogent.  She clearly did not hate anything.  I did mean to ask her a question.  I did screw up, though, 'cause it was obvious that she was gloating.  She was gloating, and I wondered what happened, what did I miss?  She was gloating about the fact that Republicans are gonna lose and that Obama's gonna win and I meant to ask her, and I got sidetracked keeping up with the rest of her conversation, and I meant to ask her, "What happened?"  Because I was assuming it's something to do with the Michigan primary.  

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