RUSH: Here’s Connie, Monroe, Louisiana. Great to have you on the program. I’m glad you waited.
CALLER: Thank you so much, Rush. Rush, I don’t know where to start. I’ve been hearing people saying that the Tea Party is the party of, “Get the ‘N’ out of office,” and how that they want to lynch Obama. Now we’re getting the high-tech lynching of a beautiful man, Herman Cain. You just think about Clarence Thomas and how the Democrats did him, how the liberals did him, and it saddens me that so many blacks looove liberals. They love the Democrats who want to give you something. WIC, Pampers, give you a house, give you a telephone. I think all of them need to — a lot of people need to — look at, Remember the Titans with Denzel and he had a line in there where he was telling one of the assistant coaches. When Denzel’s character would come down on this players, the black players and he would go there and coddle ’em, and you told ’em, “Stop it! You’re crippling ’em,” and that’s what’s happening with all these handouts, and now we’re gonna get diapers?
CALLER: It’s just ridiculous, Rush. It’s ridiculous. We have a beautiful man like Herman Cain. Now he’s going through the high-tech lynching, the same exact thing that they did to Clarence Thomas. It saddens me.
RUSH: Yup, they’re out to destroy him. There’s no question.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush.
RUSH: You bet. I’m glad you called. Thanks, Connie. This is Ray in Chattanooga. Ray, thank you for calling. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Rush how you doing?
RUSH: Good. Thank you.
CALLER: Listen, I have a little bit different take on this whole Herman Cain thing. You alluded to it earlier. That is, first of all we shouldn’t be surprised that they’re coming after him because he is now officially in the NFL. Secondly, every campaign has an opportunity to respond to these kinds of things, and the way he responds will define his campaign. So in one sense, I think The Politico has given him a golden opportunity to show what this guy is made of.
RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you what he did at the National Press Club today.
RUSH: He sang Amazing Grace.
CALLER: Well, that is just like the character of the man that we all want to be president — and, in fact, you know he can actually take a lesson from you, which you may — I’m sure you remember. But do you remember the “phony soldiers” incident?
RUSH: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.
CALLER: Somebody came after you and your program, tried to get a negative, and what did you do? You handed them their ass.
RUSH: Every day for a month.
CALLER: Now, Herman Cain it kind of like that. I know you’re an NFL fan. He’s like a defensive back right now. The quarterback has not thrown the ball in his direction all game. He now has a chance to catch the ball and run it in. We need to know: “Who are these women? What did they do? What’s their background? What are their families like?
RUSH: Well, let me tell you something: If this were a Democrat, if Herman Cain were a Democrat, that’s all we would know is who the women are.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: The media would already have destroyed them.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: They’d have plastered their pictures all over. They woulda been trashed and called sluts and hos and who knows what else.
CALLER: So I think that those of us that are Cain supporters and conservative supporters now is the time for us to send dollars in to Herman Cain and on the ledger write, “Politico.”
RUSH: (laughing) Speaking of Politico, this is from the website: “In a surreal moment at the end of Herman Cain’s appearance at the National Press Club, the Republican candidate agreed to sing a few bars to share his faith. He sang Amazing Grace. ‘Amazing Grace will always be my song of praise, for it was grace that brought me liberty. I’ll never know why Jesus came to love me so. He looked beyond all my faults.'” That’s what Herman Cain said today, as he sang Amazing Grace at the National Press Club. Of course The Politico thinks that’s “surreal.” (Oh, my God, what’s this guy doing? We got him dead to rights and he’s not giving up! We got him dead to rights and he’s not admitting that he did it. We got him dead to rights and he’s not begging us for forgiveness!) At some point, you know, folks, this stuff backfires. A lot of people gonna be hearing Herman Cain for the first time now, and he doesn’t come off as a serial sexual harasser. Democrats, by the way, have been going to this playbook for so long, back in their monopoly days when there wasn’t an alternative media to blow smoke and a hole through it all.
RUSH: We have some sound bites here of Herman Cain at the National Press Club. The president, Mark Hamrick said, “I understand you addressed these allegations at American Enterprise Institute and your appearance here. Can you now confirm that these allegations were made and that there was in fact a settlement of any kind?”
CAIN: I have never sexually harassed anyone. While at the restaurant association I was accused of sexual harassment, falsely accused, I might add. I was falsely accused of sexual harassment and when the charges were brought, as the leader of the organization, I recused myself and allowed my general counsel and my human resource officer to deal with the situation. And it was concluded after a thorough investigation that it had no basis. As far as a settlement, I am unaware of any sort of settlement. I hope it wasn’t for much, because I didn’t do anything.
RUSH: Well, there he is again, “I hope they didn’t settle for much, I didn’t do anything.” Here’s more discussion of the settlement.
CAIN: But the fact of the matter is I’m not aware of a settlement that came out of that accusation. I would draw your attention to the three people mentioned near the end of your article that were at the restaurant association as past chairmen, chairman, and incoming chairman of the board who would have known about this if it had turned out in fact to be a charge with some validity. But it was not. As a result, I have never sexually harassed anyone and those accusations are totally false. (applause)
RUSH: And then the National Press Club president, Mark Hamrick, said, “Do you think this came from rivals, might have helped put it out there?”
CAIN: I told you this bull’s-eye on my back has gotten bigger. (laughter) I have no idea, we have no idea the source of this witch hunt, which is really what it is. We have no idea. We’ve been busy trying to get my message out.
RUSH: That’s Herman Cain today at the National Press Club. Note the difference. Back in the Monica Lewinsky days, the bimbo eruption days of Bill Clinton, they invented the nuts and sluts defense. Remember, it was Clinton who went and told Sidney Blumenthal, (imitating Clinton) “Hey, you know what, that b-i-itch, she came at me and she’s the one that made a sexual demand at me. You tell him that, Sidney. That’s what happened. I was minding my own business and here comes this woman delivering a pizza, and she delivered it right there in the Oval Office. And she was making runs that — I never had — I never had sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky, not a single time, never, and I never lied, not a single time.”
And then Carville started with the dragging the dollar bill through the trailer park comments and so forth, and they went out and they started destroying all these women. Kathleen Willey, doesn’t matter who they are, every one of them. Now, if Herman Cain had any Clinton-like tendencies at the press club, he woulda launched into these women today, or he would have his aides. It would have been cool if the aide that smokes the cigarette in the ad would do another ad while smoking, talking about nuts and sluts trying to take down his candidate. That would really tick ’em off. Well, we’re just following the lead of Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States has written a book on how to deal with these kinds of allegations. I’m just kidding. I’m not advocating it. It would be entertaining to see.
And then it was after Clinton told Sidney Blumenthal that Lewinsky was stalking him that Blumenthal started referring to her as a stalker. And so in the early days of the Lewinsky story, it was that she was a stalker and the media ran with that interpretation, and then they started going with the interpretation that Ken Starr was sex pervert and they had to destroy him. (interruption) I know, if she hadn’t saved the blue stained dress we would have never gotten the truth out of that at all if she hadn’t saved the dress as a souvenir. That is ever so true. It’s like I said in the first hour of the program. If this story were out there about Obama, they would be out there already identifying these women, their pictures would be up there, they’d be sluts, ho’s, you name it, money-grubbers, and Obama, the essence of innocence. That’s how they would do it. They’d be out attacking the women.
And they said Clinton was a great president. Clinton was a great, great, great president. Serial sex abuser. Great president. His serial sex abusing didn’t keep him from being a great president. In fact, they said it’s none of your business. Didn’t stop him from doing his job, everybody does it. Note the difference. I maintain to you the American people know this. I maintain to you now that times are different. I maintain to you that this kind of stuff is not automatically believed like it was 20 years ago. A lot of people think it is. A lot of people think the Democrats win every one of these things, every one of these attempts because the Republicans never fight back, and the reason they don’t is this: They don’t want to have happen to them what’s happening to Herman Cain.
You call here and constantly ask me over 23 years, “Rush, why don’t the Republicans say, and why don’t the Republicans do.” This is why. They don’t want any part of this. Don’t want any part of it. They’re content to let Herman Cain twist in the wind out there all by himself. And if he can survive it, get out of it himself, that’s fine. (interruption) Snerdley will not let this go. The phony soldier thing. Well, but you’re biased. You love me so you want all this to be about me. He keeps yelling in my ear about the phony soldier business how we had a caller who said I handed them their ass when they tried to take me down with this phony soldier business, that I turned it right around on ’em and so forth. Yeah, but the thing I know is, nobody else is going to do that. Everybody lives in fear, everybody lives and cowers in fear on the Republican side. They’re not gonna do that. I doubt that Herman Cain’s even going to do it. Two different worlds. This is not politics here, this show. Maybe a fine line to some people, but it isn’t.
RUSH: Have you noticed, by the way, folks, that all of these terms, like Borked, Palined, Thomased, there are never any Democrats’ names that describe being personally destroyed by the media? Only Republican names, somebody got Borked. But nobody ever said, “Yeah, somebody got Kennedyed.” Nobody ever said somebody got Weinered. Of course the waitresses did get Kennedyed, you know, at La Brasserie with Chris Dodd.