RUSH: It’s just getting laughable now. Now we have the Washington Examiner. A fifth woman is coming forward and suggesting Herman Cain sexually — well, raising questions about Cain’s behavior. A former employee of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, says that Herman Cain “asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago. Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, said the USAID paid Cain to deliver a speech to businessmen and women in Egypt in 2002, during which an Egyptian businesswoman in her thirties asked Cain a question.
“‘And after the seminar was over,’ Donella told The Washington Examiner, ‘Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, “Could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, so I can give her a more thorough answer over dinner?”‘ Donella, who no longer works for USAID, said they were suspicious of Cain’s motives and declined to set up the date. Cain responded, ‘Then you and I can have dinner.’ That’s when two female colleagues intervened and suggested they all go to dinner together, Donella said.” So they did. “Cain exhibited no inappropriate sexual behavior during the dinner, though he did order two $400 bottles of wine and stuck the women with the bill, she said.” He-he-he-he-he-he-he-he.
You know, folks, I gotta tell you something. We’ve had liberalism roaring through our culture for 50 years. At times it has been sneaky, slow, deliberate. At other times it has roared its way through. As I listen to earnest journalists in their thirties and forties describe what Herman Cain is said to have done — no, sorry. When I listen to journalists in their thirties and forties unable to explain what Cain has done, but treating it as though it is reprehensible, I sadly conclude, we’re losing this. Political correctness, which is censorship, has now spread to behavior, not just speech. It’s spread to behavior. And sexual harassment now is a political weapon, and it’s anything anybody wants it to be. You don’t need a specific allegation. All you need is the appearance of impropriety.
That’s where this gets dicey, because with this roaring liberalism through our culture, what appears to be inappropriate in the old days was nothing. I remember when Blake Edwards, who was married to Julie Andrews, he got an award during the Oscars. I think this was in the last ten years. And he praised his wife Julie Andrews, he called her the best damn broad that there ever was, and the place was outraged. It was a term of endearment to him. It wasn’t a put-down. The way Blake Edwards and his buds, Peter Falk, that’s the way they talked. Can’t do that anymore. Can’t call a woman a broad even if it’s affectionate. You can’t even say, “Hey, baby.” No, can’t even do that. What the hell did Herman Cain do here? He goes up and says, “Can maybe we go to dinner and answer the question,” and that means that we’ve got a predator on our hands?
Now, you know and I know that during the nineties — and you guys who have lost your kids in custody fights, you know exactly what I’m talking about — the feminists, the feminazis went out there, there was a period of time in this country where every man and every husband was a predator by virtue of his existence alone, by virtue of just being a man. This is what the feminazis taught, and I think this is its legacy in part. It’s absurd. And everybody that goes into journalism has been treated to this informal education. All of these alleged acts of impropriety are whatever the accuser thinks. All you have to do is be offended by somebody. You can be accused of sexual harassment and the crowd will pick up the charge and start yelling and yet looky, I keep going back to Gallup, and Gallup says nobody relatively, comparatively is paying any attention. And maybe that is because there is a majority and a large section of the country thinks all of this is just a bunch of bogus left-wing claptrap. Efforts to control, not just thoughts, but behavior and votes and all of that.
The number of people who walk around today in abject fear of being themselves would stun you I’ll bet, the number of people that walk around today afraid to tell you what they really think about something. How often does it happen to you, you’re in a group of people and you want to say what you really think but you whisper it to one person that you think you can trust because you’re afraid there’s some busybody in the group. It doesn’t have to be a woman, it can be any liberal, any pantywaist liberal that’s gonna take great offense and get holier-than-thou on you and start preaching to you, and who the hell wants that? (interruption) Well, no, ’cause I don’t care. No, it doesn’t happen to me. I don’t care. That’s the whole point. I don’t care what people say.
I don’t care what they think. That’s a very liberating thing. But most people aren’t that way. Hell, people whisper things to me all the time. I can’t hear ’em ’cause I’m deaf, and they know it and they still won’t raise their voice so I can hear it ’cause they’re afraid of what people might say when they want to comment about something going on within a group of people. I’ll tell you, the left has everybody running around in straitjackets, handcuffs and gags. Everybody gagged, blindfolded, you name it. That’s what they want. A fifth woman now! In a period of two weeks. Herman Cain’s been alive how many years, 65 years, and in two weeks of his life, bammo, five women from out of nowhere when he takes a lead in the polls.
I’ll tell you, you women, why don’t you just make it official, put on some burqas, and I’ll guaran-damn-tee you nobody will touch you. You put on a burqa and everybody will leave you alone, if that’s what you want. I can remember, folks, and I’ve told you this, early seventies, I’m away from home, my early twenties, first time in my life and it coincided with the modern era of feminazi-ism. You couldn’t tell a woman that she looked attractive without arousing some sort of suspicion about what you intended. On a date. I don’t mean at work. On a date. I got grief for opening a car door. “I can do that myself, thank you.” You praise a woman’s attractiveness and get a sermon on how you don’t respect her brain. That stuff happened to me and a lot of people in the early seventies, and it’s just built and built and built.
Cain ran for the Senate in 2004. Where were all these women then? He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2000. He ran for the Senate in Georgia in 2004. Where were all these women then? This one, Bialek, not that this means anything, but she lives in Axelrod’s building in Chicago. They see each other in the gym and they wink. How come she’s not after him for sexual harassment? Everybody knows what a guy means when he winks at a girl in a gym. This is maddening stuff. People can’t be who they are anymore, particularly men. But it’s not just men. Everybody’s walking around in some form of trepidation or another. But I’m not. ‘Cause I don’t care. But most everybody else does.
I can’t say with a full 100% blanket that I don’t care. Obviously you use discretion in certain things, places, because I have got no anonymity. I mean even with people who have total anonymity, I mean, I’m so famous it doesn’t really matter. I’m the kind of guy people make things up about, in addition to whatever they hear that might be true. But people that have anonymity are still running around scared of everything because of crap like this. And I always said, the biggest problem with the feminazis, the biggest problem with militant feminism was that its basic goal was to structurally alter human nature.
How many of you know parents who bought into the silliness that if you raised your little girl baby with GI Joe dolls and painted the room blue that you’re gonna raise a tomboy, and if you put your little boy with Barbie dolls in a pink bedroom that you’re gonna raise — I know people that actually tried that. I will never forget the TIME Magazine cover in the nineties, cover story, which meant that to the editors at TIME it was big news, a shocking study that proved men and women were born different. That was so earth-shattering to the namby-pamby nimrods at TIME Magazine at the time that it rated a cover story. Now, what must you think, if men and women are born different is news to you? Well, you must have been totally infected with all that claptrap liberalism, feminazi-ism in your young, formative impressionable years.
RUSH: I got that TIME cover here. I just don’t know the date of it is, but I do know it’s in the nineties and the headline is, “Why are Men and Women Different? It isn’t just upbringing, new studies show. They are born that way.” That’s a TIME Magazine comment. Here. Hang on just a second, folks. I’m gonna zoom in on this so you can see it. It’s in the nineties. I’ll never forget this piece of sh… whatever crap it was. All right, here we go. There’s the cover, TIME Magazine. “Why are Men and Women Different?” There you have it. That’s so you know that I’m not making this up: “Why are Men and Women Different? It isn’t just upbringing, new studies show. They are born that way.” I’m telling you, if you think that — if that’s worthy of cover story news and you’re at TIME Magazine — what must you think? It was January 20th, 2002.