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JOKES: Caller Laments Letting 18 Year Olds Vote, Similar to Ann Coulter Tracing Problems to Women's Suffrage

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RUSH: Carl, somewhere in California.  How are you, sir?

CALLER:  Oh, fine, sir.  You know, my thought is, going back to the problem of Obamacare and going back to the problem of how Obama got into the White House, I was looking at the Constitution the other day thinking about when we repealed the 18th Amendment, and I thought the 26th Amendment, which gave us the right to vote for 18 year olds. If we're gonna look back on this in 10 or 15 years and think this is where the problem started, we would not have -- I mean the dynamic was set up to have somebody that was this foolish get elected.

RUSH:  Nah.  I can do one better than that.  When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill, because that's when votes started being cast with emotion and maternal instincts that government ought to reflect.

CALLER:  Well, you know, before 21, the 18 year olds, their only financial knowledge is, "Hey, I need money, I'll ask Mom for it." And with the state of education these days, I'm not sure there's that much history or government taught.

RUSH:  Look, I'm joking about the women's vote.  I'm just a little frustrated here.  But, look, that young people don't vote enough, I appreciate what you're saying.  I don't think it's quite applicable yet.

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RUSH:  Yes, of course I was kidding about the women's vote.  But you know who believes that is Ann Coulter.  She's actually written it.  She has written that the major problem in our welfare state is the women's vote.  The guy was talking about the problem with the 18-year-old vote.  I was just making a joke, "No, the problem is the women's vote."  And I told him I was kidding.  But her point is the women bring this maternal instinct in that the government should take care of everybody, including her family, and that women will vote for bigger government every chance they get.  That's her point.  She's seriously written this.  And she's taken her share of heat for it.  But she has written that. 

I don't want to be accused of stealing from Ann Coulter.  I just want to tell you that that's a position that she's posited for a number of years.  But I'm told that's not even her original idea, that she got it from somebody else.  Nobody ever really does anything on their own.  There's always a hidden source for somebody's idea. 

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