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RUSH: Now, let’s move on to Mrs. Clinton. “Hillary Clinton said Thursday that misogyny ‘certainly’ played a role in her bruising defeat to Donald Trump in last year’s U.S. presidential election, giving her first public interview since that shock loss. ‘I don’t know that there is one answer,” she told the Women in the World Summit in New York when asked why a majority of white women voted for a Republican who had boasted of groping women.'” Now, there entails a lie here, because Trump never said he groped anybody.

He said that being a celebrity, he could. But notice neither the New York Times questioner nor Hillary were embarrassed by the question, even though Hillary’s husband did far more than grope women. “‘Certainly, misogyny played a role, I mean that just has to be admitted,’ added the former secretary of state, who was treated to an ecstatic welcome and standing ovation from the crowd.” Well, let’s see. We have the audio sound bites here. Yeah. Actually, grab number 15. This is actually Hillary saying it at the Women in the World Summit, a portion of what she said…

HILLARY: Certainly, misogyny played a role. I mean, that just has to be admitted. And why and what the underlying reasons were is what trying to parse out myself. I think in this election there was a very real, uhhhm, struggle between what is viewed as change that is welcomed and exciting to so many Americans and change which is worrisome and threatening to so many others. And you layer on the first woman president over that and I — I think some people, women included, had real problems.

RUSH: Okay, now remember, kids. The lesson here: Never take responsibility. Complaining and blaming. That’s what real leaders do! Hillary Clinton is demonstrating it here in spades. In just a few sentences, Hillary Clinton demonstrates the qualities of Democrats in good standing. Liberalism has an unbroken streak of failure, recently, so accepting blame on anything could collapse all the dominoes. Hillary lost. But it’s not her fault. The voters are misogynists! The voters are bigots.

The voters are a bunch of rubes. The voters are a bunch of Neanderthals. She, on the other hand, is a big, giant bowl of wonderful. I can’t believe this! (paraprhased) “Well, you know, it just has to be the case. There was misogyny. It happened. It has to be admitted. It’s worrisome. It is threatening,” and then she said, “Then you layer in the first woman president over that, and some people had real problems.” There’s misogyny, there’s sexism.

But why didn’t any of this manifest itself with the first African-American president? Why only for the first woman president do people have this negative reaction? But this is classic. In the world of liberalism, they are never to blame. They are never at fault. They never did anything wrong. It’s always the fault of the people who voted against them. Here’s the next comment from Mrs. Clinton, who’s now just an average citizen accepting standing ovations from people who may or not have voted for her.

HILLARY: I just have to make up my mind that, yes, I was going to get out of bed. And, yes, I was going to go for a lot of long walks in the woods. And I was going to see my grandchildren a lot and spend time with my family and my friends who have rallied round me in a… an amazing way. So, I’m okay. I will put it this way. As a person, I’m okay. As an American, I’m pretty worried!

RUSH: Okay. As a person, she’s okay. As an American, she’s very worried. You know, it’s amazing the impact the Russians had on this election. Turning us all into a bunch of misogynists. I mean, here we are. We were on the verge of electing another historic president, the first female president, and then the electorate turned misogynist! The electorate turned sexist. And since the Russians are the big reason they lost, the Russians obviously have some effect here. Who knows how they did that.

But obviously they are that powerful. You know what else she did? Grab line 3 on the phones. That’s where I want to head next. She actually said yesterday afternoon that this Assad situation had gotten out of control and she thinks the United States should launch missiles, do something about it. Now, you need to remember something. She was secretary of state during much of the time that Syria was engaging in this use of chemical weapons against their own people. In fact, they were doing so for seven years.

You might say for the entirety of the Obama administration, Assad, or somebody, was using chemical weapons against Syrian citizens. And remember, that created a bunch of refugees that Obama and Hillary wouldn’t… They couldn’t wait to welcome them all, with no vetting whatsoever. And all during that time, Obama and Hillary had ample opportunity to launch some kind of a military strike, such as Trump did last night. But they didn’t do it. So now that Hillary’s out of office, now she comes along and starts talking about what should be done, what needs to be done.

And this is, I think, one of the things that sunk her during the campaign. She had just participated in eight years of the Obama administration, and she’s running around complaining about things that need to be done, didn’t get done, and somehow trying to associate all those things with Trump. And the people were wise. It didn’t make sense. “What do you mean? You’re complaining about the health care system. You’re complaining about the economy. You’re complaining about this? You were there! You and Obama own it!”

Here is Len in Jacksonville, Florida, who has some comments on this. Len, great to have you on Open Line Friday. How are you?

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Great listening to you. When I saw that Hillary had made comments ahead of time specifically about going after Assad’s airfield infrastructure, and bombing that, it just upset me completely. But then I thought, “Well, does she still have fresh intel from contacts in the State Department?” And it just reaffirmed the whole idea of the deep state. Also, you know, it adds to the story of why isn’t something done about this — like Susan Rice — sooner than later? That’s really all I had.

RUSH: Well, now, wait. You mean why isn’t some kind of investigation…?

CALLER: Why isn’t she brought before Congress and questioned about it?


CALLER: Why isn’t there a grand jury assembled quickly? Somebody needs to pay for these things so that they stop.

RUSH: Well, the Republicans as a practice have not attempted to criminalize Democrat politics. The Democrats try to criminalize conservatism, but —

CALLER: All the time!

RUSH: Constantly, all the time.


RUSH: I’m not holding out hope that anybody’s gonna do anything to Susan Rice.

CALLER: I’m not either. It’s just like Nunes yesterday stepping away, recusing himself. You know, again and again and again.

RUSH: There might be a congressional investigation. She might be called to testify before a congressional investigation. Grand jury? I don’t know. That would involve legal system, prosecution, and everything else. But back to your Hillary point. Are you suggesting to me that Hillary has sources inside the deep state and was told what Trump was gonna do, and therefore wanted to get out there and make herself look like she was in on the right thing to do by preannouncing it without saying she knew it was coming?

CALLER: Absolutely. Give her another chance to grab some glory.

RUSH: So you don’t think it was coincidental at all?

CALLER: No, sir. Not at all.

RUSH: Do you think that Hillary…? Now, this is the big question.

CALLER: She specifically called for strikes on airfields.

RUSH: I know that. The big question is: Do you think Hillary calling for the action that Trump engaged in validates Trump taking the action? I mean, in other words do you think people —

CALLER: No, not at all. I don’t feel that at all. No, no. You know, the statements he made about the children and so forth… You know, it was a terrible crime that Assad had done and, you know, just one more toothpick on all the things he done. And it was time for action to be taken. What she said didn’t justify anything.

RUSH: Yeah, but all during the seven or eight years that she’s there, they don’t do it. In fact, all during the seven or eight years that she’s there, they tell us that they forced Assad to get rid of all that WMD. And they’re out there bragging to us that they — using diplomacy and the force of Obama’s nature — had convinced the bad guys to get rid of their weapons! And they’re out there bragging about it. And Assad didn’t get rid of the stuff. He and the Russians hid it, or we didn’t even try to send in inspectors.

We just took their word for it, ’cause all Obama wanted was a photo-op, the picture of the image, the perception. And now here comes Mrs. Clinton a couple of hours before we launch the attack advocating for the attack? There was a… When I first heard this, I said, “Why is she saying this now?” Is she…? Because, remember, she might be like everybody else or a lot of people who believed Trump would never do anything like this because of statements he had made during the campaign and tweets that he had issued during the campaign.

My first reaction was that she was trying to force Trump or to illustrate that Trump’s not up to the job. “What needs to be done is this, and Trump will never do it.” That was my first take. Your take is, “No, no, no, no, no. She’s got sources still inside the State Department who knew what was gonna happen. She wanted to get in front of it to make herself look good and tuned in and all of that.” If that’s the case, then my question is: Can Hillary’s suggestion that we do this be converted into a salesmanship aspect for Trump? In other words, “Even Hillary Clinton suggested we do this. You’ve gotta support it!”

That’s something I wouldn’t go anywhere near.

I wouldn’t cite Hillary Clinton as justification for taking the action.

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