RUSH: Now, earlier in the program, I spoke about Mrs. Clinton. She has been given a $14 million advance to write a book (ah, it'll be ghostwritten) on her years as secretary of state. I think the title ought to be What Difference Did I Make?" Because if you go around the world, everywhere she's gone as secretary of state is a disaster. Benghazi, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Syria, Latin-American countries. What is there to write home about about US foreign policy?
We don't stand for freedom around the world. We don't look at ourselves any longer, not this regime, anyway, as the defenders of the freedom around the world. That's not at all what we're about. Mrs. Clinton, I have never drank the Kool-Aid. Ever since the Clintons first came on the scene, we were told that Mrs. Clinton is the Smartest Woman in the World. "Smartest Woman in the World!" In truth, pretty much everything that she's done has been a failure in one way or another, even aspects of her husband's campaign and administration that she was in charge of.
I've explained to you why Hillary occupies this lofty perch in the Democrat Party, and I'll go through it again for you very quickly. You gotta go back to Hillary and Bill's Ivy League days, when they met in young love and bliss. (Ahem.) Hillary was a student at Wellesley, and Clinton was at Yale, and then she ended up at Yale -- and somehow, they were drawn to one another. Somehow. They fell in love, and while this was going on, people who knew Bill Clinton said, "He's gonna be president someday. This guy is gonna go all the way!"
They said of Mrs. Clinton, "She could write her ticket. This woman has it all!"
Remember, now, this is the early days of modern feminism. I mean, this was the day where you didn't tie yourself down to a relationship. You didn't get married. You just went full bore into changing the world, full bore into the career, whatever it was. But Hillary sacrificed all of that. Mrs. Clinton abandoned her own dreams and instead she decided to marry Bill Clinton, tie herself to him, and then take over wherever he ended up. Allowing her relationship to be responsible for where she ended up. Her marriage determined where she ended up. Not her independence. Not her own career. She decided to subordinate all of that to Bill Clinton's career.
And then the ultimate sacrifice.
This woman of the Ivy League moved to the swamps, the sticks, Arkansas. Mrs. Clinton essentially cast herself in a movie, in a place like where Deliverance was filmed, and she went there while her husband earned $25,000 a year as a governor and was having all the fun times with Gennifer Flowers and whoever else, while she went to work at the Rose Law Firm and earned all the money for the family to live on. And she stood there, and she sat there, and she endured all of that humiliation, all to make sure that his career was not derailed, because if his career was derailed, so was hers.
Then he gets to Washington and the same stuff happens. He's still catting around. She still hangs in. She defends him. She does everything she can to maintain his presidency. They gave her health care to run as a partial price. They had tried getting rich quick in Whitewater. They tried any number of things to be big people. She gave up everything, this is the way the left looks at it. She could have been her own person. She could have had her own career. She didn't need to tie herself to Bill Clinton, and look what happened because she did. Arkansas. Arkansas! May as well have gone to Mississippi, Alabama. Arkansas! Eww! And stayed there.
So 2008 was to be her grand payback, the nomination for presidency in the Democrat Party. It was hers. Except it wasn't, because out of nowhere came a young senator, who was said to be better at what he did than anybody. Better than Bill Clinton. Better than Hillary Clinton. Better than the Kennedys. Better than anybody. His name was "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!" And he decided he wanted to be president, and he didn't care what Hillary had been promised. He didn't care what the Democrat Party had guaranteed her. He didn't care that it was her payback for enduring all of those years subordinating her life to her husband's. And when push came to shove, the Democrat Party chose the young black guy who had never done anything. And once again Mrs. Clinton was rejected and cast aside.
After all she had done, she had saved her president's career countless times. She had made her own career, carved out her own life with her own successes, while saving his. And they still dumped on her. Her campaign for president left her horribly in debt. She owed Obama. Obama wanted her to be secretary of state. Who knows if she really wanted to do it, but she had no choice if she wanted to pay back her campaign debt. So she did it, and there's nothing really to write home about it except they are gonna write home about it in a book called What Difference Did I Make? Well, that won't be the title. That's just my suggested title.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the media, the Democrat Party is abuzz -- bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz -- with Mrs. Clinton for president in 2016. Finally she's going to get what was hers since the eighties. What has been hers since she moved to Arkansas and what has been denied her since she moved to Arkansas, finally 2016. They're all talking about it now. And the odds are that some young whippersnapper is gonna pop up between now and 2016 that will move her off of center stage, but until that happens, everybody is now on board with Mrs. Clinton as the next Democrat nominee and thus the next president of the United States, which sets up the sound bites which are coming up next.
RUSH: Let's go back, December 17th, 2007, on this program, because this sets up what comes next.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Everybody's trying to make themselves look different, and in that situation, that case, they think they're making themselves look better. It's just the way our culture has evolved. It's the way the country is. It's almost an addiction that some people have to what I call the perfection that Hollywood presents of successful, beautiful, fun-loving people. So the question is this. Will this country want to actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?
RUSH: And I was discussing Mrs. Clinton there, and it's 2007. It's her upcoming presidential campaign. It was a sympathetic statement, by the way. I was talking about the obsession that our culture has with youth and model-like, waif-thin beauty, which everybody knows exists. The thigh gap, have you heard of the thigh gap? That's the latest rage among young girls. That's when young girls are standing either nude or in a bikini with their knees together, there is a gap between the thighs in the upper regions. It is highly desired. Mrs. Clinton obviously does not have that. Very few women do. But it is what people are shooting for.
Will the American people want to vote for somebody, a woman, and actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis? I was asking this in straight up political analysis. Now, understandably this caused a tornado in the Drive-By Media. The next day and the day after the media literally had a fit, because even though my question was asked in a sympathetic way, the whole monologue -- I don't have time to play the whole thing -- was delivered in a sympathetic way to middle-aged and older women. The media nevertheless went batty, and I'll play that coming up.
RUSH: Okay. After asking the question, after a sympathetic question -- you have to trust me on this -- and those of you who were listening back in 2007 remember. I can't believe it's six years ago, but nevertheless I delivered a sympathetic monologue. Mrs. Clinton, presidential aspirations, does the country want to watch, given the preoccupation with looking perfect on the tube, the sympathetic aspects of my monologue totally missed. They heard only, in the media, an insult to Mrs. Clinton. Here's just a sample, December 18th and 19th of 2007, of the media outrage.
DAN ABRAMS: Rush Limbaugh put it, 'Will the country want to actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?'
JULIE CHEN: Sexism hits the campaign trail as Rush Limbaugh asks if voters want to stare at an aging woman as president.
MEG OLIVER: A story that's expected to reverberate throughout the day, the question of sexism in politics.
DAVID SHUSTER: The stuff that Rush Limbaugh has been saying is totally over the line and sort of generating some sympathy.
DAVID CORN: Rush Limbaugh is not the arbiter of what's good taste or what American opinions or morals should be.
STEPHANIE MILLER: Please, this is so sexist.
RUSH: And of course it was so dumb, ignorant, and shortsighted of all of those people who never even endeavored to find out what I was actually saying, and that I had delivered a sympathetic monologue. Remember, it was I, on this program, I came up with Operation Chaos to try to save her candidacy in 2008. Anyway, last night, lo and behold, on CNN, Erin Burnett OutFront, talking with a Democrat strategerist Kiki McLean. I think it used to be Kiki Moore. Kiki got married to somebody named McLean. They were talking about Hillary running for president again because that is the Democrat Party theme. We're finally gonna let Hillary have it. So they're talking about this, and Erin Burnett brought this up in a shocking way.
BURNETT: What about what Rush Limbaugh said that made a lot of people really mad? But you know what? It made them mad because at the time he said it, it was probably true. Here's what he said.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Will Americans want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?
BURNETT: That's what he said of Hillary Clinton, Kiki, back in 2007.
MCLEAN: It’s just not...
BURNETT: And you know what, there was truth in that. Has that changed?
RUSH: She's saying that the reason people got mad is because there was truth in it. It was a legitimate question, and she's asking Kiki McLean, Democrat strategerist, if that has changed. And so here's what Kiki McLean had to say.
MCLEAN: There will always be people who care more about what's on the skin than what's in the brain. But the reality is most Americans are gonna pick who serves them based on what they believe they can do for them and the kind of leader they can be. And I think if we spend all our time thinking about how someone's hair looks, what the hem on somebody's skirt may or may not be, that doesn't really get to the issues.
RUSH: This from a woman representing a party that doesn't see anything but the skin, and its color, and doesn't see anything but the gender, and then its orientation. This from a party which has to acknowledge that one of the reasons Obama was elected was because he's black and a lot of white people thought they could erase racism forever from the American existence by showing they weren't racist anymore by voting for a black guy. Kiki McLean actually wants to talk about there will be people who care more about what's on the skin than what's in the brain? She's just defining her party.
Carol in San Francisco. Great to have you on the program. Thank you for waiting. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. How are you today. I guess we're getting to the end of the program, and Snerdley told me to stay focused so I'm gonna stay focused. Hillary Clinton, go ahead and run her, guaranteed she will not win if the Republican or the conservative candidate, hopefully conservative Republican, will get up there and just say, "Failure, failure, failure, failure, failure." She's an absolute failure. And she's an old absolute failure. Their bench is so shallow that they're gonna go back to Hillary Clinton from the nineties, and all she has done is buy elections.
RUSH: They're not going back to her because of what she's done. They're going back to her because of guilt. They aced her out. They aced her out in 2008, and they've gotta make good on it. Again, I don't accept the conventional wisdom that she's automatically the nominee. What if Bite Me wants it?
CALLER: Yeah. Well, that's a joke. The reality of it is, if Bite Me runs, he's gonna lose, too. He's too old. She is too old. The people in this country -- first of all, the blacks will not vote for her, they will not come out. They only vote, and -- (crosstalk)
RUSH: Well, you know, it --
CALLER: They will not get the blame. You know something? It's turning, Rush. It is turning. You can get a hundred conservative women up there, and they'll just point success, success, success, success. You get Hillary Clinton up there, and if they have the balls, it will be Benghazi, it will be Iran --
RUSH: Yeah, but, see, that's the question, Carol. That's the question, are they gonna have the balls? Or is our candidate gonna talk about how much respect he has for Mrs. Clinton and how great her contributions are. Is it gonna be another minority candidate, can't hit the girl, we can't attack Obama 'cause he's black. We can't attack Hillary 'cause she's a girl, so once again, we gotta pull our punches.
CALLER: If they tie their tongues, well, then you get what you buy. But I gotta tell you. There are a lot of people out there that are not tying their tongues, Rush. There are a lot of people.
RUSH: I understand that, but how many of them are running for office, Carol? That's the point.
CALLER: Well, their bench is very shallow. I believe their bench is very shallow.
RUSH: What about ours?
CALLER: Our bench is not shallow, Rush. It is deep. Now, 2014's gonna be very interesting. The potential there, hopefully for the Senate, and we are working hard. But I want to stay focused on Hillary. I was told to stay focused on Hillary.
RUSH: Well, you can call back tomorrow if you want to be unfocused and we can put you at the beginning of the program.
CALLER: (giggles) I gotta tell you, you look at it, though.
CALLER: The world is just going down the crapper, and a lot of it is at the State Department. The State Department! The 25-year-old who died in Afghanistan! The State Department, she was part of it. The statement has been blowing up. She was a 25-year-old out of John Hopkins. I think it was Johns Hopkins, yeah.
RUSH: Who are we talking about now?
CALLER: Well, we're talking about State Department. Hillary ran the State Department. She's gone, but where are the men from Benghazi?
RUSH: Oh, oh, I see. I misunderstood you. I thought you said she was a 25-year-old out of Johns Hopkins. I didn't know what you were talking about.
CALLER: No, no, no. The State Department woman this week that was killed in Afghanistan.
RUSH: Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh.
CALLER: She was in the State Department.
RUSH: I got you.
CALLER: This is a failure! The fingers of the failures that are going out --
RUSH: Well, you'll have to forgive me, but we've been going through failure for five years, and nobody cares! We have had one disaster after another. We've had the almost purposeful destruction of the US economy. Nobody can find a job. It doesn't attach itself to the Democrat Party. So I'm not counting anything ever again as a lock. Not until I see some shift in the culture and the society toward a public that is more than low-information. Not that I'm gonna lose my optimism or any of that, but I'm just not gonna count things as hatched before that happens. I'm not gonna count on the fact that somebody's gonna stand up and say, "Mrs. Clinton, you're a failure." I don't see any evidence that anybody's gonna say that about her. Nobody has yet. Why are they gonna start in 2016?
Anyway, Carol, I appreciate the call.
It needs to happen, I agree with you, and it's true. That's why my fake title of her book is What Difference Did I Make.
Anyway, I appreciate the call Carol. Thanks very much.
RUSH: Steve in Little Rock. I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: (garbled audio) I just have to say that I'm calling from the beautiful state of Arkansas which I love and which I moved back from Texas to start a business here. I just wanted to call and say I was kind of upset you were talking about Arkansas the way you were. I know that we have our people that are, well, a little off the edge like Bill and Hillary. I always gag when I go through Bill and Hillary International Airport, you know? But we have a lot of neat people here. We have a lot of neat industries here as well. We have Acxiom. We have Riceland Foods. We have Walmart here. Those are some pretty big games.
RUSH: Yeah, you've got a point. I should have made something clear. I don't think that of Arkansas. My mother was born in Searcy, Arkansas. In fact my mother was born on the exact same day Margaret Thatcher was -- the identical day, same year, same day. I was speaking of Arkansas the way the Ivy Leaguers back in the seventies would speak of it. "She's going to Arkansas with that hick Clinton?" I don't think that of Arkansas! I don't think that of anywhere in this country. I'm telling you, the elites in the Northeast couldn't believe she was going there.
It's Deliverance as far as they're concerned! You need a visa to go there. So thank you for calling and allowing me the clarification. Okay. We have already created the book cover for Mrs. Clinton's upcoming biography, What Difference Did I Make? I want to show you it on the Dittocam right now. This is the graphic at RushLimbaugh.com. That is what we think her book cover should look like, What Difference Did I Make? That's an actual screen shot my website. You can see it for yourself at RushLimbaugh.com.