RUSH: This is Vincent, and it’s great to have you here, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Mega redneck dittos, sir.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I got to attend the McCain-Palin rally last week in northern Virginia. And boy, let me tell you, the women up there are fired up. It was a sight to behold, sir.
RUSH: Yeah, what would you say the percentage of audience of this rally was female?
CALLER: I’d say at least 70%. They’re not your normal NAGs, either, there were some cougars out there, some pretty ladies and smart too.
RUSH: I’m not surprised. I’ve heard this, other rallies. Of course they’re smart. Cougars, yeah, going to have a mixture out there. But, folks, I’ve got some of the most outrageous stuff written about Sarah Palin by feminists. It’s just delightful. They’re over the top. They’re imploding. They can’t believe what has happened here, and as such, they are revealing who they really are. Some of these women who are writing — and they have newspaper columns, San Francisco, Chicago, and so forth — it’s just fascinating to watch. It is making my day because they are proving to one and all everything that I have ever thought about them as feminists. It’s not about women, it’s about certain women. It’s about liberal women. It’s about things other than women’s rights and women’s issues and women cracking the glass ceiling. Nothing about that. It’s all about just extreme liberalism.
RUSH: I mentioned Cintra Wilson. This is one of these just over-the-top feminist babes that’s just beside herself over the nomination of Sarah Palin, and she posted a piece on Salon, and a lot of it I can’t read, it’s just obscene. For example, ‘Sarah Palin may be a lady, but she ain’t no woman. I confess, it was pretty riveting when John McCain trotted out Sarah Palin for the first time. Like many people, I thought, ‘Damn, a hyperconservative, [bleep] Type A, antiabortion, Christian Stepford wife in a ‘sexy librarian’ costume.’ … Palin may have been a boost of political Viagra for the limp, bloodless GOP. But ideologically, she is their hardcore pornographic centerfold spread. … The throat she’s so hot to cut is that of all American women. I don’t want Sarah Palin being the representative leader and custodian of my rights, my Constitution and my country any more than I want polygamist compound leader Warren Jeffs baby-sitting for my preteen goddaughters. As a woman who does not believe what Palin believes, the thought of such an opportunistic anti-female in the White House — in the Cheney chair, no less — is akin to ideological brain rape. What this Republican blowup doll does with her own insides in accord with her own faith is her business. But, like the worst and most terrifying of religious extremists, she seems very comfortable with the idea of imposing her own views on everyone else.’
It goes on. I want to tell you who this woman is, Cintra Wilson. This is a piece that’s posted by Jennie Yabroff, September 19th, 2004, the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘After dropping out of high school, Wilson went to San Francisco State, where she supported herself writing, and occasionally recording, scripts for 976 phone sex services, an experience she files in the ‘lame and sleazy’ drawer. … In 1996, Wilson moved from San Francisco to New York. Shortly after her move her ex-boyfriend, Bay Area musician Kevin Gilbert, was found dead in his apartment of autoerotic asphyxiation. The little-known phenomenon occurs when a person accidentally suffocates while cutting off his own air supply while masturbating, and is often confused with suicide.’ This is what happened to the guy in INXS, the singer. ”AEA,’ as Wilson, who has done extensive research, calls it, makes an appearance in ‘Colors’ as well, the unfortunate fate of a sadomasochistic gay dwarf Liza befriends. Gilbert was not the first person Wilson lost to AEA — her best friend’s boyfriend in high school, also a musician, died of it as well. ‘Two people in my life have died of AEA, and nobody knows about it,’ she says. ‘So I was trying to raise awareness about that. I was hoping people would ask questions about it. It’s been a big thing in my life.” So this woman who knows two guys, one of them a boyfriend who died from this asphyxiation business has written this piece.
There’s other examples of this. This photographer, Jill Greenberg, that took the cover photo of McCain for the Atlantic Monthly, tricked him into posing in certain ways that made him look devilish. She had a light on the floor, camera on the floor, shining a light up above him, cast a big shadow behind him, he looked 120 years old with all the wrinkles in his face shadowed even more. She then Photoshopped the pictures with blood coming out of his mouth as an angel of death or something, and she took the official portrait of McCain for the cover of a story in Atlantic Monthly. And the editor of Atlantic Monthly said, ‘We investigated her background and we looked at her work, very professional photography.’ Well, couldn’t you have found out this woman is a blatant, sick liberal? All you have to do is Google her and you find out what her political beliefs are. So this guy, ‘We’re going to apologize to McCain,’ and so forth. But they’re unhinged, and this is great. The more that this is seen, the better it’s going to be. Steve Gilbert, Sweetness-Light.com, has all these pictures from this woman that she posted on her website after she took the official cover shot of McCain.
Now, it keeps going. This is Claire McCaskill, who is a big Obama supporter on Stephanopoulos’ show yesterday, along with Carly Fiorina, who was an advisor to McCain. Stephanopoulos says, ‘I want to get to these arguments. First, is it really fair game to bring in McCain’s age like that, saying he will be one of the oldest presidents we’ve ever had?’
MCCASKILL: Well, I think what we’re talking about is a reality. Other people talk about his melanoma. We’re talking about a reality here that we have to face. This is someone who’s going to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. All of us know it. I just think that it’s — it’s the facts, George, and that’s something that we need to start focusing on are the facts instead of distortions and lies.
RUSH: This is an attack on Sarah Palin, of course, because she could be a heartbeat away. McCain’s got cancer, he’s had cancer, he’s old and he’s going to die. The bounds of propriety have been blown to smithereens. It’s something that everybody knows, but in polite company you don’t talk about. But they think all this stuff is helping them. Carly Fiorina fired right back. Stephanopoulos, ‘How about the argument that Senator McCaskill just made that we have to face the facts about McCain’s age, Senator Palin on the issue of earmarks does not walk the walk,’ blah, blah.
FIORINA: Let’s start with John McCain’s age. I frankly find this disrespectful in the extreme. This is ageism. All you need to do is look at the schedule that John McCain has kept for the last two years to realize that he is one of the most vigorous, most energetic campaigners, frankly, in my judgment, out there. So I think this continued resort to he’s too old is desperation, frankly, not to mention disrespectful to a very capable commander-in-chief.
RUSH: Now, according to CNN, in 2004, John Kerry lost the senior vote to Bush 60 and older by seven points, 65 and older by five points. Now the 60 and older are 24% of the electorate. And here’s the Obama camp now out insulting them. They show up and vote more frequently, they contribute lots of money, they tried this in 2004, in their own way. Well, they lost the senior vote, even though they’re out there claiming everybody on the Republican side is going to cut their Social Security. So they’re just doing everything that’s going to be backfiring in their face out there now, folks, because they don’t quite understand it.