RUSH: You know, these political sex scandals, they’re fascinating, folks. When the Democrats have one, you need to produce semen, you need the blue dress, you need transcripts of sexting, you need photos of people sneaking into hotel rooms, like John Edwards. But when the 40-year-old childhood memories of a wacky woman and the Washington Post allege something about a Republican, all hell breaks loose.
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RUSH: Where’s the semen-stained blue dress? I mean, do you hear what Senator McCain is saying? Senator McCain is saying, “He’s gotta quit simply because of the allegations.” When did that happen? Meanwhile, the Democrats circle the wagons around their perverts, do everything they can to protect ’em, and the Republicans can’t wait to throw ’em all overboard.
RUSH: How many of you remember the advice that I gave to Harvey Weinstein? Mr. Snerdley got it without even having to pause. But Mr. Snerdley has the rest of you at a disadvantage. He is here each day and has to listen in order to screen calls that might be relevant to that which we are discussing. That’s exactly right. Judge Moore, same advice I gave Harvey Weinstein: Hire the best. Somebody who has proven that they can get people off.
Ahem, let me try that again. Judge Moore, you need — (laughing) — excuse me, folks. Ahem. Judge Moore, you need to hire somebody who has proven that they can make sure the charges don’t stick. Let me try that again. Judge Moore, you need to go out and you need to hire somebody who has a proven ability to destroy the women and the media coming forward with the allegations. And there is one person that stands above everybody in this regard. Their name is Hillary Clinton.
She not only kept the governor of Arkansas in office, she kept the president of the United States in office. She ran the bimbo eruptions operation. Any time any woman came forward and alleged sexual improprieties, sexual harassment, rape, what have you, against her own husband, she led the team that destroyed those women. And there still to this day is nobody better. And she’s available. I don’t know if you could afford her. (laughing) And I don’t know that she would take the case.
Because the simple fact of the matter is, the Republican Party wants this guy gone. But he’s not gonna leave. He says he’s not gonna leave, and he says the charges are false. I refuse to stand down. He says I refuse to give up. There’s a story in The Politico today: “Republicans Might Be Stuck with Roy Moore — The besieged Alabama Senate candidate owes nothing to the national party.” And he doesn’t.
I’m also marveling at the sudden respect for women that the Democrat Party has. I mean, let’s be honest about something. What percentage of Hollywood men who have been accused of sexual harassment are Republican? What percentage? You know, I have the answer. The answer’s a big, fat zero. How many of you believe that all of these Hollywood actors and personalities who are being accused, how many believe they’re all guilty?
How many of you have been asking yourself, if you’re one of these guys and here comes some allegation of sexual harassment or rape or something along those lines from 10 years ago, 15 years ago, how would you defend yourself if it isn’t true? How do these guys defend themselves if it isn’t true? The vast majority of it, however, seems to be true.
Now Louis C.K., the New York Times unloaded on Louis C.K. Louis C.K. as far as Millennials are concerned, is it. Louis C.K. is God. They love Louis C.K. I have to think, as feminist trained as young Millennial men have been, those that have gone to college, I mean, the feminist movement has chickified so much of the Millennial culture, I’m really wondering what Millennial women are thinking of all this.
Millennial women have been told that liberal men are sensitive, and they are trustworthy, and they’re unthreatening, and they’re caring, and they fully support the feminist movement. And then you look at this and you hear these same kinds of guys that are always running around ripping Republicans and ripping conservatives as a bunch of racist, sexist, bigot, homophobes and so forth, yet look at these reprobates.
What is this doing to the belief system and the credibility? What are young liberal Millennial women to do here? The very men with whom they thought they were safe are actually the predators, and it does seem that the vast majority of them happen to be guilty. But this new sudden respect for women that the Democrat Party has? Do you remember…? Who said this? (impression) “You know what? You drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park; you never know what you’re gonna find in there. (cackling)
But I tell you, we did it. We dragged a hundred-dollar bill, President Clinton — hundred-dollar through a trailer park — and that’s what you got. You got Paula Jones.” You remember that? James Carville: “Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park and you never know what you’ll find.” This was during the bimbo eruption days of the Clinton presidency, and there were no feminist attacks on James Carville, and the liberal feminist or female establishment at the time applauded James Carville because the objective was to destroy all of these women that the Bill Clinton had sexually abused or harassed.
That was the objective. These women were hung out to dry. The feminist movement did not lift a finger to help them. Bill and Hillary Clinton, the CEO of bimbo eruptions? They didn’t condemn Carville’s comment at the time. They embraced it. The Democrat Party rewarded everybody involved accordingly — and, as it turned out, President Clinton reached an out-of-court settlement with Paula Jones, agreeing to pay her, I think, $850,000 to drop the sexual harassment lawsuit that she had filed against him.
You know, I mean, people are taking knees? The Democrats really ought to take a knee regarding anything concerning accusations of sexual improprieties, because they lead the league. Democrats lionize their sexual predators. In fact, with Democrats, it’s a resume enhancement. Look… How many of you young listeners remember the escapades of one John Edwards of North Carolina? (interruption) All right, let me try to clue you in. John Edwards was it. John Edwards was the future, as far as the Democrats were concerned, as recently as 10, 15 years ago.
John Edwards was young. He had a great haircut. He was called “The Breck Girl” because his hair was just so perfect. He was a dutiful liberal. He cared about the poor, and he was the guy who devised this campaign plan of there are “two Americas.” There’s the affluent America; there’s the poor America that he was going to focus on. And he had a dutiful wife. And if the LA Times columnist who wrote about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ appearance would write about Edwards’ wife, there wouldn’t be much difference in what he said.
Her name was Elizabeth and she was a heroine. She was a hero to the left. She was Mrs. John Edwards. Well, it turns out that John Edwards was cheating on her with another woman and that other woman had a baby. The National Enquirer had the story for months before anybody at the Democrat Party would even acknowledge it, before the Drive-By Media would even publish it. John Edwards got away with cheating on his wife in public for months because nobody believed the National Enquirer and because nobody wanted to do damage to this great, young future hope of the Democrat Party.
And there was great sympathy for his wife, Elizabeth, and so everybody on the left in the Democrat Party ignored what was right in front of their face. There was videotape of Edwards meeting with the babe and the baby, and they ignored it. It wasn’t allegations from 30 years ago in the Washington Post; it was real life, and everybody saw it, and they ignored it. Until they couldn’t and Edwards had to basically own up to it. His wife died of an illness not long after. Then he married the babe or moved in with her.
I forget which. But the point is that the Democrats and the left, when they find this behavior in their own camp — particularly when it’s their own elected officials exhibiting the conduct — they attack the women. They attack the investigators. There is no “every woman must be believed.” There is no respect for the victims. There’s only a seek-and-destroy mission against all of them, perfected by Hillary Clinton and Betsey Wright, who ran the bimbo eruptions operation during the Clinton years, even before they won the presidency and went to the White House.
Now you have — and look at how the Democrats go to the mat to protect their people. Now you got Judge Moore with a 40-year-old allegation that it took… The Washington Post had to send a reporter or two down there and work with this woman for a couple of weeks to convince her to come forward, and then finally she did. And the minute it happened, it’s stunning the statements that we get from all of these Republican senators. We had statements from McConnell, McCain, Flake, Murkowski, a bunch of people the conservative media, Mitt Romney.
Every Never Trumper alive has come out demanding that Roy Moore step aside based solely on the allegations. They don’t even question the report in the Washington Post. They take the word of a self-admitted mess of a woman and the Washington Post over the judge. “Innocent until proven guilty” has flown out the window, and how long has this supposed allegation been known? It happened 40 years ago. Why wasn’t this introduced during the primaries? Notice now that it’s been introduced at a time that even if Judge Moore withdraws, there’s not much they can do but a write-in candidacy for Luther Strange.
Although, have you heard this being bandied about, that there might be a solution to this that the president could engineer? You know what that is? Ask Jeff Sessions to leave as attorney general and head back down and retake his Senate seat, re-run for it. That would solve the problem. In fact, it would solve a number of problems, ’cause supposedly Trump’s not happy with Sessions’ performance. The establishment in the Senate doesn’t want Judge Moore there. (interruption) You haven’t heard that being bandied about? (interruption) Well, I know, it’s… (interruption) This is my point. The whole thing, all of this… It’s too late for any of this.
RUSH: Sandy in Woodland, California. Welcome. Great to have you here.
CALLER: I’m talking about Judge Moore. Do you remember when Harry Reid came out and lied about Romney not paying taxes for 10 years?
RUSH: Yes. I happen to. Actually, that’s a great, great memory you have. Tell people what happened.
CALLER: What I was thinking, if I were running Judge Moore’s campaign —
CALLER: — Harry Reid was on a show after the election and Romney lost. Harry Reid was on a talk show, and the woman asked him if he didn’t feel bad about lying about his not paying the taxes. And he just looked at her and said, “It worked, didn’t it?” I would get that.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait. No, no. He said, “It worked, didn’t it? We won.”
RUSH: Folks, if you don’t remember, let me take over just a second here, Sandy.
RUSH: Harry Reid lied to the media about Mitt Romney. Harry Reid called the media in and said friends of his told him, two friends — and he wouldn’t name them — that Romney hadn’t paid his taxes in 10 years. And the media said, “Who are these people? Who are your sources?” And Harry Reid got mad at ’em. He said, “That’s not the story! The sources I have are mine. You need to go ask Romney why he hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years.
“That’s the story. Don’t bother me about my sources. You need to go ask Romney.” The media dutifully did, and they went out and started asking Romney and then did stories about the allegation that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes in 10 years. The whole thing was made up, and when Harry Reid was asked about it after the election, he said, “Well, it worked. We won, didn’t we?”
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: So he was admitting he made it up, and he had no remorse over it whatsoever. In fact, he was proud of it because it had succeeded.
CALLER: And the smug look on his face said it all. And if they would put that on TV every half hour back where the judge is running and ask the people, “Do you want this type of person running your state?” Just let ’em know how the Democrats run things. It might be a good campaign thing for the next 30 days, if they put that out as often as they can and said Romney didn’t pay taxes and just show him admitting it and not being sorry at all.
RUSH: Well, look. That’s all true. But the difference here is that there is a woman who has gone public in the Washington Post, that the Washington Post went down and found. The Washington Post… It was two female writers. The writers say they had to work on this woman really hard to get her to go public. That they were down there working this woman for two weeks or more and then they finally got her to go public with it.
So Harry Reid never did name his so-called sources, his friends that had told him that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes. But I still get your point. I mean, you want to illustrate that Democrats lie about these things. They just make them up, and the media helps. But this isn’t just the media, and it is not just… In fact, this is the Washington Post making the allegation, not Harry Reid or not some Democrat senator, and there is a woman who has stepped forward willing to be the source on this. So, not quite. Moore could do it. I mean, clearly it wouldn’t hurt. In fact, I have a story here in the Stack. Thank you. By the way, Sandy, before you go, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, which would you like? I’m giving every caller today the option to pick up a brand-new iPhone. I share my passions with people.
CALLER: I like that one that you said has the long battery life.
RUSH: That would be the iPhone 8 Plus — and I have to tell you, the iPhone 8 Plus –, until the iPhone X came out — was the finest phone they had ever made, and it remains the best iPhone that not an iPhone X. The iPhone X’s a whole different thing. I’ve been testing it. Its battery life is close, but I think… I’m not gonna sit here and be critical of the iPhone X, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting an iPhone 8 Plus, because it does have… It’s just incredible. It’s got the same processor. It’s got the same cameras. It’s got the same features except for front-facing camera, Face ID. It’s got everything, a little bigger, the screen’s bigger, a little wide we are and be you cannot go wrong with it. There’s the most beautiful color of gold that they’re using on the iPhone 8 this year that is just to die for. It’s a creamy gold. It’s just stunning. So I’d be happy to send you one of those. Who is your carrier?
RUSH: Fine and dandy. Now, this one’s not gonna have a SIM card. This is totally unlocked and you can use it on AT&T or any other carrier that you want. So if you would hang on, we’ll need to get your address so that we can get it out to you next week. Okay?
CALLER: Okay. Thank you so much.
RUSH: Which color? They come in silver, black, and gold.
CALLER: Your gold sounds gorgeous.
RUSH: It is. I’m telling you it is. So that’s what you’re gonna get: An 8 Plus in gold. Don’t hang up, as Mr. Snerdley will get your address.
I was saying that there’s a story here in my Judge Moore Stack about the reporters at the Washington Post, about one of them. I found this interesting. Somebody has… Here it is. The website’s called GotNews. “Washington Post Reporter Behind Roy Moore Hit Piece Has History of Writing Fake Checks.” So, again, this is an allegation that comes from this Website GotNews. “Washington Post reporter Stephanie McCrummen, who co-wrote [the] hit piece on Judge Roy Moore, has a history of writing fake checks, according to a 2011 report…
“According to left-leaning New York Magazine, McCrummen has an extensive criminal record, committing four infractions in three different states.” Now, I’m not familiar with GotNews. It’s ringing a bell, but I can’t place it. But, at any rate, this has often come up. Should we go after reporters who set out to destroy people, and they often do so with the expectation of immunity? “Well, you can’t come after us! We’re reporters. Well, you can’t come after us. We’re journalists. We’re not the story. What I’ve done doesn’t matter.”
And a lot of people think, “Well, it does, because you’re sitting there and you’re casting moral judgment on everybody else. And you’re writing stories on who’s a reprobate and who’s not. And you’re writing stories on who’s fit for office and who isn’t. So why isn’t it worth our time to find out who you are? But, man, when you do that? I mean, journalists? They get their backs up like an angry cat, and they start shouting at you, and they tell you that you can’t do that ’cause they’re not the story, that they’re journalists. They’ve got the First Amendment. “You can’t attack me! I’m a journalist” and so forth. But somebody’s looking into at least one half of the writing team for the Post-story.
Here’s Jane in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Jane, how are you doing?
CALLER: Hi, Rush. We got married in 1989, and I remember my dad coming home and saying, “There’s this new man, Rush, on the radio. You have to listen to him.” So —
RUSH: I thought you meant you and me got married, you and I got married. So I was trying to remember this.
CALLER: No. My husband and I did. So, anyway, he also had two pieces. He said, “One of the most important things to do in life is keep your nose clean and work hard.”
CALLER: And when I see all this Facebook and things — and I’m actively on it. It ties right into what you said. The other thing he told me before he died is he said, ‘This G–d— liberal media is going to destroy this country.’ And it’s… We just need to get back to being fact-based, caring about people, and telling the truth — and a lot of our problems would go away.
RUSH: Well, that’s not gonna happen. You know, my dad would drag — not drag — my dad would gather my brother and me and our friends, and he would look at us. And we’re 10 years old, my brother eight, or 12 and my brother 10, and he would look at us. And it would generally be after he saw Sander Vanocur on NBC. He hated Sander Vanocur. Sander Vanocur and Walter Cronkite were two of the most liberal SOBs, but he didn’t like any of them. But he’d look at us and he’d say, “Son, you boys are gonna be slaves if these people prevail. You’re gonna be slaves. They’re nothing but a bunch of socialist communists.”
Well, when your dad tells you that when you’re eight or 10, it makes an impression. And he kept telling us this. And he believed the same thing your dad did, that the Drive-By Media, we call it that now, was gonna be a seriously destructive institution to the principles and concepts that founded America. And a lot of people think this. They don’t do news anymore. They’re strictly about advancing a particular political agenda. Facts only exist as far as they will advance the agenda these people are interested in.
CALLER: Absolutely. Thank you so much.
RUSH: Now, wait. Ah, ah. You don’t get away that fast. Remember, every caller today gets the chance — you don’t have to take one. I mean, there’s no requirement. If you’d like a brand-new iPhone X, I would love to send you one.
CALLER: Oh, that’d be incredible. My old iPhone is so beat up that I have to reboot it two or three times a day, and my kids have new 8s but mom has a real old one.
RUSH: What kind of iPhone do you have?
CALLER: It’s either a 5s or a 6.
RUSH: Well, the 5s has a four-inch screen. The 5s was a great phone for its day. That’s the one they introduced fingerprint ID on.
CALLER: Yes. I think that’s mine.
RUSH: All right. Well, you are in for a treat. The iPhone X is a brand-new direction in iPhone. And it brings back what I call surprise and delight, meaning you will use this phone just for the fun of it, like you did the very first one. It’s that advanced and has that many new things. There’s nothing in the — well, there’s much in the iPhone X that isn’t in any previous iPhone. And, as such, it’s gonna dazzle you.
CALLER: Well, thank you.
RUSH: I need to know your carrier.
CALLER: Oh. AT&T, please.
RUSH: AT&T. And do you like silver on the back? It’s actually a creamy, milky gray, not silver, or space gray on the back.
CALLER: I think space gray, please.
RUSH: Space gray.
CALLER: That would be incredible. Thank you so much.
RUSH: You are gonna love it. Hang on while we get your address, and we will be back after this.
RUSH: What’s that? No, no, no, no. I have no idea. I have no idea whether the Judge Moore allegation is true or not. But I’ll tell you this, you remember back in 2008 the New York Times ran a front-page story on McCain allegedly having an affair. It was not true. It was designed to destroy his candidacy, his campaign against Obama. We all defended him. Remember, we all came to his defense on that. Now we got an allegation from down in Alabama that Roy Moore has abused a woman or whatever it was 40 years ago, and McCain’s not even waiting for evidence, he’s just demanding, based on allegations, that Roy Moore leave the campaign.
JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!
RUSH: And we all defended him. And don’t make me bring up the other factor here with Senator McCain. I shouldn’t have to bring that one up at all. Don’t ask me that. It’s right in front of your face.
Anyway, greetings, and welcome back. El Rushbo on the cutting edge of societal evolution. 800-282-2882.
Here’s another thing. We can sit here and we can have it documented, we can have it proven of the absolute moral degradation, the unfitness, the absolute perversion that is apparently widespread among famous leftists and Democrats. And, yeah, there’s an appropriate reaction to it, but there’s just such a double standard when this stuff is alleged against conservatives.
Now, I understand why it is. You know, conservatives, especially Judge Moore. Judge Moore is out there promoting family values and Christian values and the Ten Commandments and all of that, so as far as the media concerned and the Republican establishment concerned, they can really make this guy out to be the biggest hypocrite on the face of the earth ’cause there’s nothing worst, they think, than a holier-than-thou, big-time Christian preaching right and wrong and good and bad and then getting caught via.
They love that. They just love when devout Christians take a fall because they’re scared to death of Christianity. They’re not scared of Islam. They’re not afraid of Hinduism. They’re not afraid of any other world religion. But the left in this country is absolutely petrified of Christianity. And so any chance they get to tear it down, they will.
RUSH: Margaret in Pocatello, Idaho, has been on hold for a while and I’ve gotta get her up. How are you doing here, Margaret?
CALLER: I’m great. How are you?
RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you very much. I first need to ask you what kind of iPhone, iPhone X, you name it, what do you want?
CALLER: Ohhhh. Well, I would love a 10. That sounds awesome. Thank you.
RUSH: That’s what you’re gonna get. Fine. Now, what is it that you wanted to say?
CALLER: So I have a thought. First of all, I think the stuff about Roy Moore is just a load of crap, and my reason is, you know, basically he’s being accused of being a pedophile and, you know, sexual predator, whatever. I think it’s something that they don’t ever stop doing.
RUSH: Right. You don’t just do that one time. If you do that, you do it, and there’s only one report. Margaret, thank you much. Hang on so we get the address and get you this incredible new phone.