RUSH: They are hell-bent on keeping this Herman Cain story alive. Now, get this. I do not know the source of this story. Oh, it’s first reported by Radar Online. “A former boyfriend of Sharon [Buy-A-Lick] , the Chicago woman who accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment, will talk to reporters on Monday to provide information supporting [Buy-A-Lick] ‘s claims. The unnamed man, whom [Buy-A-Lick] said is a pediatrician, will hold a news conference with Gloria Allred, [Buy-A-Lick] ‘s attorney, at 2 p.m. ET in Louisiana. The event was first reported by Radar Online, a celebrity news site.” (interruption)
I don’t know. Why is he still unnamed? I don’t know. But he’ll probably named when he shows up with Allred. “[Buy-A-Lick] said Cain reached up her skirt in 1997 when he was president of the National Restaurant Association and she went to him seeking job advice. Following the alleged incident, [Buy-A-Lick] said she told her boyfriend at the time what happened. Cain denies the allegations,” but the old “boyfriend” — who, I guess, is still available now — wants to get in back on the action. He’s gonna be dragged forward by Gloria Allred at two o’clock this afternoon, which is forty minutes from now. The boyfriend saw nothing, by the way. The boyfriend saw nothing! The boyfriend wasn’t there. The boyfriend only knows what Buy-A-Lick told him.
Randy in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hi.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush, and greetings from northwest Pennsylvania Steeler country.
RUSH: Great to have you here, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Great to be here. Uh, I’ve been a student at the Limbaugh Institute for about seven or eight years now, and I’ve missed maybe some of the fundamental teachings because I’m having a hard time understanding this whole media thing where they will scream and yell about the First Amendment rights but they are willing to surrender every other right to the whim of big government. I don’t understand that — and, like I said, I’ve maybe missed some of your earlier teachings on this.
RUSH: Well, I’m not quite sure I understand what you mean. They are willing to surrender every other right to the…? What do you mean by that? Give me an example so I understand.
CALLER: Well, an example of that would be their trusting government to deal with every other aspect.
RUSH: Oh, oh! Well, they consider themselves part of government. The same people. Those are their friends, those are their buddies, those are the ones they trust. The media and government is a revolving door anyway, the people move back and forth from government to media.
CALLER: How did that happen, though? When did this happen? It’s a fundamental thing. I realize the media is biased —
RUSH: Oh, jeez, this goes back post World War II.
RUSH: This goes back to Kennedy days, primarily, but you can find evidence of this even before that. I would trace it in our modern era to the Kennedy administration.
RUSH: That’s pretty much when the media, I guess, gave up trying to even make it look like they were nonpartisan.
CALLER: Well, I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me, and I just will continue to listen.
RUSH: What is it that’s…?
CALLER: Learn from the Limbaugh Institute.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. I’ll tell you, the media will be the first to surrender the First Amendment to government, too.
RUSH: They’ll gladly allow the government to censor others in media they don’t like.
CALLER: Yeah, with Fox you see that happening all the time.
RUSH: Oh, and they try, you know, Fairness Doctrine in talk radio. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. So they consider themselves to be a branch of government. They’re just unelected. But it’s their buddies. They’re all one and the same people. All have the same agenda, and they scratch each other’s backs. That’s why. No more complicated than that. It really isn’t. Now, let me ask you. Well, of course we need to hear from a former boyfriend of Buy-A-Lick’s because Buy-A-Lick hasn’t made the case. Here we have a former boyfriend of Buy-A-Lick at two o’clock this afternoon. Gloria Allred already told us this all happened. That’s all we need, right? Buy-A-Lick has told us what happened. Buy-A-Lick has told us. Gloria Allred has told us. Why now do we need the witness of old boyfriend who didn’t see anything?
Is it because for some reason nobody believes Allred? Is it because nobody believes Buy-A-Lick, and so we’ve gotta add a third character witness here? ‘Cause nobody believes Allred? I mean, Gloria Allred has explained; Bialek has explained everybody Herman Cain did. (interruption) No, this is not a rhetorical question. Well, I guess in a way it’s a rhetorical question, but what can this boyfriend add that we don’t already know about the allegations of Bialek? I think it’s a very reasonable question. Bialek’s told us everything, Allred’s told us everything, and now an old boyfriend coming forward at two o’clock — who didn’t see anything — so it must mean Bialek and Allred are having problems being believed. I don’t know what kind of credibility the old boyfriend is gonna bring to this, but we’ll see.
RUSH: How pathetic is it that you gotta go back to an old boyfriend to back up your assertion? If you had to go “an old boyfriend” to back up your assertion that you’d been sexually harassed? He’s a 14-year-old boyfriend — or 14-years-ago boyfriend. So let’s review. You had a press conference with Sharon Bye-a-Lick and Gloria Allred and they both detailed what Herman Cain did to ’em. The poll numbers of Herman Cain are unaffected. They can’t bring Herman Cain’s poll numbers down. They cannot affect the fundraising — in fact, just the opposite: Poll numbers go up, fundraising numbers go up. So now here we have to go out and find a 14-year-old former boyfriend. How pathetic is that. And the 14-year-old or 14-years-ago old boyfriend is still available! “He’s an obstetrician who loves children.” He is a pediatrician! Obstetrician or pediatrician, which is it? Whatever, he loves children, actually looooves children. Fine. They can’t ding Herman Cain.
RUSH: Here’s Maggie in Homer, Alaska. Maggie, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, good morning, Rush.
CALLER: I genuinely genuflect.
RUSH: Ha-ha-ha. Thank you very much, I appreciate that.
CALLER: If I did it literally I probably won’t be able to get back up, so we’ll save that for another time. Hey, you know what, when I first thought about a person to run against Obama, my ideal person was a man of color, an erudite patriotic man of color, okay?
CALLER: And that’s what Herman Cain is. In so many ways he’s the antithesis of Obama. I mean, picture this. To me Cain is Superman; Obama is Mighty Mouse. You know? That’s it.
RUSH: I can see that. John Kerry was actually Mighty Mouse, that’s how we characterized Kerry. Yeah, he has the look of Mighty Mouse with the cape.
RUSH: Are you still hanging in with Herman Cain?
CALLER: Absolutely. You know, at the worst, he flirted with the women. Oh, my! You know? What man doesn’t do that occasionally?
RUSH: You know, that is an excellent question. Liberal guys do not do it.
CALLER: Oh, please. Come on.
RUSH: I’m telling you, now, look, Kennedy, Dodd, these people, they do more than flirt.
RUSH: I’m talking about the true feminist guys out there. I know you want to dispute me, but how else do you explain their reaction to what this is? They think this is out —
CALLER: Because, Rush, they have to take him out. Because he is their biggest threat. See, you remember the old adage, fight fire with fire?
CALLER: Cane is fighting fire with fire, because he’s a man of color. That’s very, very important. It really is. A lot of people voted for Obama because he’s black, in some respects, some regards. Those people can come over without any feelings of guilt or anything else, minorities, right?
RUSH: I see your thinking on this. I see your thinking. Your thinking is that the same people that voted out of guilt want to do so again.
CALLER: No. Don’t want to do so again. Can vote for a man who’s actually patriotic, is erudite, he really cares about this country, and he connects with people unlike Obama. Obama is crass, disdainful, he really does not care about us. And it shows. Are those pictures of him with his feet on all the furniture and the presidential desk, are those real?
RUSH: They’re real, yeah.
CALLER: That makes me sick. Isn’t that disdainful to you and crass?
RUSH: Yeah. But Clinton showed up there in sweaty gym shorts. It’s just who the Democrats are. There’s no real reverence for the office.
CALLER: Oh, my gosh. And you know another thing, if Obama had integrity right now, he’d be telling all those Occupy Wall Street people to clean up their mess and go home.
RUSH: Oh, no, he’s claimed ’em, he owns the occupy people. It’s ACORN, it’s Code Pink, it’s all these people. It’s all his people organizing this.
CALLER: Of course. I realize that, Rush, but now it’s come to a point where it’s dangerous, it’s filthy, I mean we’re getting into murder and drugs and —
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: — and, you know, that’s not good for him or anybody else.
RUSH: They think that whatever happens out there, they’re gonna be able to blame it on Republicans because they’re blaming the economy on Republicans. They’re blaming Republican inaction, they’re blaming Bush, they’re gonna blame the people who do these despicable acts out of frustration, in frustration at the Republicans. That’s their whole gambit here.
CALLER: Yeah, I get that.
RUSH: That’s why there’s not gonna be a deal at the so-called super committee, blame that on the Republicans.
CALLER: Yeah, I heard that earlier.
RUSH: That’s all they’ve got. They can’t run on Obama’s record; there isn’t anything.
CALLER: Exactly! No good record for sure.
CALLER: Yeah, very good.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: Well, you know what, befor Cain was ever in the picture, I thought about who was our best chance to take it away from Obama, and it was —
RUSH: All right, let me ask you a question about this, now.
RUSH: Maggie, does it not matter what Herman Cain’s issue positions are? You just think he’s an erudite black guy and —
CALLER: Oh, no, no, absolutely it matters, and it’s unfortunate that he doesn’t have more political, you know —
RUSH: Did you see the debate Saturday night?
CALLER: I did not. It’s one of the first ones I did not get to see.
RUSH: You’re probably better off.
CALLER: Was it critical?
RUSH: It was all on foreign policy, and —
CALLER: He fell down, huh?
CALLER: Oh, bummer.
RUSH: No, nobody else saw it, either, so it’s no big deal.
RUSH: No big deal.
CALLER: Well, I just feel like that’s why they’re so adamant about —
RUSH: Yeah, you’ve got an uppity black here who’s daring to step off the plantation, like Clarence Thomas did, and represents a clear and present danger to the Democrat Party. There’s no question that that’s part of that. You get to the point where they’re now saying that Cain’s double-breasted suits exude harassment, his double-breasted suits just exude power and authority and imposing himself on people. Double-breasted suits, that’s what that means. Yeah. (interruption) What’s the question? Does foreign policy really matter anymore?
Okay, the question is, does foreign policy matter anymore, or is it just debate ritual to run questions by candidates about foreign policy? You mean with the voters, obviously, does it matter? I think it does. Yeah. I think it does. No question it does. I think it does. I think Obama got a pass on it. But actually he didn’t. Obama was an empty suit that was filled out by a bunch of pap from the media. Remember Obama was gonna make the rest of the world love us, and that mattered to people. They really believed the world hated us. The media had convinced people that the world hated us because of Bush and Obama was gonna change all that, in addition to lowering the sea levels and all that other stuff. Maggie, I’m glad you called. I appreciate it. I really do, appreciate your thoughts on it.