RUSH: I want to go back, if you'll please indulge me. I predicted all of this, this that we've talked about for the first hour-and-a-half of the program, the backfiring of this war on women, the contraception issue, trying to make me Darth Vader.
I want to take you back to what I said on this program on February 24th (not long ago) and on March 9th. On February 24th I said, quote: "So you may think that this contraception stuff, you may shudder and cower in fear, get all nervous, 'Oh, gosh, can we stop talking about that? What about the economy?'" Yeah, I had people calling me on the phone, "Come on, Rush! Could you stop talking about this, Rush? We gotta get back the economy." I'd be wealthy if I had a dollar for every caller and every friend and every e-mail begging me to stop talking about this and get back to the economy. All of these people who had all the answers and knew everything said, "You've got to stop talking about this, Rush!"
I said on February 24th, "In the meantime we're losing our religious liberty over this. Obama is acting as a dictator on this. And at least seven states now have stood up and said, 'To heck with this.' The issue isn't going away. And I'll tell you something else. The Democrats, they are gonna rue the day that they ever conceived this trick because it is going to backfire on 'em." Remember? I said that on February 24th. I said, "[I]t is going to backfire on 'em," and they're going to rue the day they tried this. They're gonna rue the day they created this war on women, and they're gonna rue the day that they brought Sandra Fluke on as a Democrat operative.
They're gonna rue the day that they tried to turn this contraception issue into a Republicans-hate-women thing. It's going to backfire on them, and the backfire has started and it's in their own house organs: The New York Times and the Washington Post. I also have a See, I Told You So moment from March 9th. This is what I said then: "I want to try something here. It's very delicate, but I'm going to give it a shot, and it's aimed at those of you who are lacking confidence over the possibility of beating Obama. ... Now, there's been an event that happen last weekend, and it's had legs, and it's gone on throughout this entire week. It was an event which ended up being directed out of the White House when it was all said and done.
"And it's safe to say that this event has backfired on them. Everything they hoped to accomplish this week, they've not accomplished. They might have 25 years ago, but they haven't. ... They thought this was the time. This was the gonna be that moment when they finally succeeded. [But] I'm still here." That's what I said back on March 9th, four days ago. That would have been last Friday, before the New York Times and the Washington Post polling data came out. Now, it's not over, and I'm not telling you that they're gonna give this up. They have to have something that is a diversion from the economy, because that's what's killing them.