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RUSH: Have you heard the latest attempt against Cory Gardner in Colorado? I mean, it’s so bad, the Democrats are running commercials saying that he wants to ban condoms. I’m not kidding you. He’s only one of the guys that suggested making birth control available over-the-counter without a prescription to blunt this silly War on Women thing. Udall, his opponent, is simply repeating things. Udall, I don’t even think his mind is in the can. He’s a walking, talking robot.

So while Gardner is talking about making birth control available over-the-counter, Udall is, for two weeks after that, still talking on this War on Women meme looking like he’s not even conscious. So they’re flailing away. Their latest attempt here is to suggest that Cory Gardner wants to ban condoms. That’s how opposed to contraception the Republicans are. (laughing) I mean, the sad thing is there are gonna be some Democrats in Colorado that believe it, but I don’t think anywhere near enough. But they’re looking for anything, and they think they found me. (laughing)

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RUSH: It’s a NARAL ad. It’s a National Abortion Rights Action League ad that suggests Cory Gardner’s gonna totally ban condoms in Colorado. You know, I joked not long ago — and how many times have we joked the Democrats would eventually claim Republicans are trying to outlaw sex, and, lo and behold, this is what this is trying to say. This War on Women thing is blowing up in their face in Colorado.


See, here’s the thing. Everything’s a script. The Democrat campaign is a script. Just like the Thad Cochran campaign was a script on our side. There is a script. There are issues they think are winning issues. One of them is the War on Women. They’ve got their candidate, the robot Udall, and he’s out articulating whatever is written for him that they put in front of him to say. He doesn’t have enough knowledge to pivot when real-world events change, and so he gets caught in this robotic speech making when he’s two weeks behind the times. This is happening to a lot of Democrats because they’ve got these key issues: the race card, the War on Women, Hispanic vote, black, race, whatever it is, that all of their candidates are out articulating in identical ways.

When it blows up, as it’s blowing up, they don’t have the ability to improvise. They don’t have the ability to pivot and adjust to what is going wrong. Their arrogance is such, they think it’s worked every time it’s been tried in the past, it’ll continue to work this time, because they think that they have successfully persuaded the American people that the Republicans are whatever it is they’re accusing them of being. What has happened in the midst of this is people are starting to see the Democrats in I think a more truthful way, and the Democrats are not accustomed to this kind of scrutiny and thus don’t know how to deal with it.

They certainly are not accustomed to media scrutiny. They don’t know how to deal with challenges, overcoming obstacles, dealing with adversity. That’s not part of their life experience. Not the way Republicans have to do it. Not the way we conservatives have to do it. I mean, we have to overcome adversity every day. Our adversity every day is the media. Our adversity every day is the Democrat Party. They don’t have any adversity. They get their way. They have their sycophant, slavish media. They have all of their supporters that do whatever’s necessary to do to castigate.


They never talk about how great they are. They always talk about how damaging and dangerous the Republicans are, how stupid they are. And when that doesn’t work, when their attempts to paint the Republicans as something they’re not, when that doesn’t work they end up being kind of lost. They’re not invincible, folks. They put their pants on one leg at a time like everybody else does. The Democrat Party’s not invincible. It can be beat. They’re not smarter than everybody else; they’re not more strategic; they’re not better planned; they’re none of this. They are rigid and locked. And if their plan goes awry, if their game plan goes off-kilter, they don’t know what to do to recover, and that’s where they find themselves now.

That’s how you end up with an ad accusing a Republican candidate for the Senate of wanting to ban condoms. How do you get there? Well, you get there if your effort to portray this guy as somebody who wants to deny women birth control pills and abortions bombs out. See, their problem is they get locked into this strategy, this belief, this attempt to characterize Republicans as whatever. In this case, anti-women, War on Women. Well, Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis, North Carolina, have both thrown a monkey wrench in the Democrat plans, and they still haven’t figured out how to do anything with it other than lie about it.

They have both said that they think contraception should be available over-the-counter now. You shouldn’t have to have a prescription for it. That is ultimate freedom for women. Contraception, I mean it’s everywhere. Nobody’s opposed to it. The Republicans are not opposed to it. This War on Women thing got started, you’ll recall, with a question Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney in a Republican primary debate in January of 2008. It’s been phony from the get-go. The Republicans just haven’t known how to deal with it.


Their first mistake was thinking nobody would believe it. War on Women, us? We’re married. We have kids. What do you mean? We date. We philander. We do everything everybody else does. What do you mean, War on Women? But single women who depend on government apparently bought into it and believed it, and they believed these Republicans are a bunch of guys running around that want to deny them the freedom to have sex and have babies. They don’t want ’em to have babies. They don’t want ’em to contracept ’em or abort them, so the Democrats been playing on that.

So here comes Thom Tillis and here comes Cory Gardner: Hey, you know what, we think contraception ought to be available over-the-counter. That nukes any attempts the Democrats make. Rather than drop it, which would be the smart thing, rather drop it and move on and maybe say, “You know what, we welcome Cory Gardner’s arrival to reality.” If your campaign is made up of put-downs, come up with a put-down based on this guy being late to the party. But, no, they’re not giving it up. They can’t. They don’t know how. They don’t know what else to do, other than stick to their stupid script, and so that’s how you get a campaign that says Gardner wants to ban condoms.

Here’s the text of the ad.

WOMAN: Did you try the corner market?

MAN: Of course!

WOMAN: Grocery store?

MAN: Sold out.

WOMAN: Drugstore?

MAN: Come on.

WOMAN: So everyone’s sold out of condoms. Humph! How did this happen?

MAN: Cory Gardner banned birth control, and now it’s all on us guys, and you can’t find a condom anywhere — and the pill was just the start. The Pell Grants my little brother was counting on for college? Cory cut them. Climate change that everyone knows is weirding our weather? Cory flat-out denies it. Sweet Pea, Cory denies science.

WOMAN: Come on!

MAN: This guy has no idea what’s going on in the real world.

I mean, the idea that you can’t find condoms anywhere and that Cory Gardner wants to ban them? This is grasping at straws, my friends, like I haven’t seen. I mean, this is genuine flailing away. Now, we have to acknowledge some Democrats are gonna believe it. This is what we’ve learned over the 25 years. There are some idiots that vote for Democrats that are gonna believe this. But this is ultimately not believable.

I think there’s other indications out of Colorado, too. I found a great post at RedState.com by Aaron Gardner: “Very Close to DOOM!! for Colorado Dems — Colorado has been shifting underneath the feet of the Democrats this election cycle.” This is what I meant at the top of the program. I’m sorry for speaking fast but I got a lot to say here today, folks. We got a lot to accomplish, a lot to do, I’ll try to slow it down, but the point I was making at the top of the show was this, about a week before the election, this is when stories like this really have substance. If this story was published a month or two ago, you’d have to take some of it with a grain of salt, ’cause too much time was left, too many things could change. But here we’re six days out.

“Colorado has been shifting underneath the feet of the Democrats this election cycle. While many have believed Colorado to be a blue state, especially after the 2012 election, events in 2013 along with events during the campaign have proven otherwise. The latest ballot returns –” early voting out there “– show a large lead for Republicans in key counties across the state, and it appears Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)57% may be the next Senator for Colorado.”

Let me give you a couple of pull quotes from the piece. I don’t want to go that far. That’s still not certain enough to say that, but the piece does. “The report shows a drop off of female voters.” This is the early vote count. They don’t know how people have voted, but they know who has. They have to know that so that they can determine who gets to vote two and three times and who doesn’t. So they know who has voted. And they know how many.


“The report shows a drop off of female voters of 3% and an increase in male voters by 3 percent. This single stat is critical in an election where the Democrat has been called out by the media for focusing too much on abortion and birth control.” That’s what he can’t get off of ’cause that’s all he’s got. The guy couldn’t think independently if he had to. That’s the great myth. These people are not the smartest wizards in the room, these Democrat candidates. They’re not. They’re literally programmed robots walking around with the message that’s been implanted and embedded by their consultants. And when it doesn’t go right, they are lost, and that’s why Udall’s been be making a fool of himself.

Here’s another stat from the early voting. “Millennials have dropped off sharply from their 2010 makeup of the Colorado electorate. The 18-34 age group went from 16.18% in 2010 to 8% as of last week.” They’re not showing up in the early voting. “This certainly puts a kink in the left’s plan to turn out the young single ladies for Udall and Hickenlooper.” What a ticket that would be: Udall and Hickenlooper.

Anyway, these are just a couple things that are trending there. You can learn a lot of from the public polls, but now that there are ballots that have already been returned and there’s data on who has and hasn’t voted, there’s a better opportunity to understand the makeup of the electorate a bit more. It’s not guaranteed that the early voting will mirror Election Day turnout.

But it’s certainly more data than any poll would give you, and the drop-off of female voters and the increase in male voters, it’s a 6% difference. That’s huge, and the Millennial drop-off is also huge, particularly when single young women are being counted on to buy into this silly notion that Cory Gardner wants to ban condoms after he’s banned birth control, when what Cory Gardner stands for is having birth control available over-the-counter.

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RUSH: Here’s the ad. We got the audio of the ad, the NARAL ad running against Cory Gardner in Colorado accusing him of wanting to ban condoms.

WOMAN: Did you try the corner market?

MAN: Of course!

WOMAN: Grocery store?

MAN: Sold out.

WOMAN: Drugstore?

MAN: Come on.

WOMAN: So everyone’s sold out of condoms. Humph! How did this happen?


MAN: Cory Gardner banned birth control, and now it’s all on us guys, and you can’t find a condom anywhere — and the pill was just the start. The Pell Grants my little brother was counting on for college? Cory cut them. Climate change that everyone knows is weirding our weather? Cory flat-out denies it. Sweet Pea, Cory denies science.

WOMAN: Come on!

MAN: This guy has no idea what’s going on in the real world.

RUSH: Do you know how genuinely, truly, insultingly dumb this is and the people behind it are? I don’t mean to be name-calling, but losing to this kind of thing? That would be an embarrassment. Cory Gardner banned birth control? There’s not… I mean, that is so ridiculous, I’m not even gonna address it intellectually. That is just flat-out ridiculous. The dangerous thing is, there are gonna be some Democrat women…

Just like there’s some old people who think Republicans want to cut their Social Security, there will be some Democrat women that will believe it. But I don’t know how a senator from anywhere cuts Pell Grants! And there is no man-made global warming because there is no science supporting it. The science isn’t science. I’m not even gonna get into that. I’ve done that for 25 years.

This is Democrat panic. This is the Democrats unable to pivot in the real world. They’ve got nothing else but this War on Women — nothing — and this is the illustration: Ban condoms, ban birth control! Cory Gardner banned birth control? How does a senator ban birth control, anyway? “Now it’s all on us guys,” and we can’t find any condoms because Cory banned birth control? So condoms are sold out?

We can’t make ’em fast enough because all the guys are buying ’em up — because, of course, nobody wants a baby, in the Democrat world.

Oh, no! Nobody wants a baby. That’s sickness!

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