Speaker Overwhelmed by AOC, Crazy Bernie, Socialists, Omar
Apr 16, 2019
RUSH: Now, this… This is interesting too, and more on this in a few minutes. CNN is reporting that Nancy Pelosi says that socialism is “not the view” of the Democrat Party. Now, that’s not true. It is, whether she wants to admit it or not. But what this means is that I am certain she has seen some horrific polling. For her to go out there and say, “No, no, no, no! Socialism? That’s not the view of the Democrat Party.”
This directly undercuts her own base! It’s undercutting Crazy Bernie, who is the Democrat Party presidential frontrunner right now! “No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no. Socialism is not the view of the Democrat Party.” It is the view of the Democrat Party! She can’t say it out loud, but it’s got to be some devastating polling data making her say this, and I don’t doubt that for a second.
RUSH: Crazy Bernie and his followers filibustered a town hall on Fox News last night. President Trump is not happy that Fox News had Crazy Bernie on.
Up next, Christiane Amanpour says, “The president has tweeted against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggesting that some sort of linkage with this video of the twin towers and what she said about 9/11. Are you concerned for her well-being? Have you asked for more security –” Are you concerned for the well-being of Ilhan — my, gosh, this stuff just ticks —
PELOSI: Yes. I don’t think that the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I wouldn’t even put those in the same category.
AMANPOUR: But she’s been being accused of it.
PELOSI: Well, she’s being accused of it, but I criticize the president for using film of 9 — video of 9/11 as a political tool. I think he was wrong to do that.
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong with reminding? I thought we were, quote, unquote, to never forget. Every 9/11 we have ceremonies all day long on TV, somebody standing there reading the names of the people killed. Yeah, we’re not supposed to show that video, though, and the media has suppressed it, we’re not supposed to remind people what happened because we’re in the process of trying to erase what really happened on 9/11.
So it’s corruption, it’s bad, the president is using that film as a political tool. What is the politics? How in the world does that film, the video of the twin towers going down, how does that hurt the Democrats? Because that’s all she cares about? How does that hurt the Democrats? Somebody explain it to me. And saying that Ilhan Omar is not an anti-Semite? She knows damn well she is.
And then the next bite we have Christiane Amanpour, “As a longtime women’s activist, you support the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which the president introduced and which Ivanka Trump is campaigning for in Africa right now?”
PELOSI: I have no idea about any particulars of it. It’s not anything that we’ve been working on. We work on advancing women. If I ruled the world, and I ruled the world I would say educate women and girls. That’s the most progressive thing, the most transformative thing that you can do to advance everything: families, women, girls, the economies of countries, saving the environment, growing economies. It is the most important thing that you can do.
RUSH: She said she has no idea what the women’s initiative that Ivanka’s working on is, but nevertheless the most important thing we can do for the environment, for economies, for global scale, and for everything else is to educate women, which implies that we’re not, which implies that women are still second-class citizens, which implies that women still can’t vote, which implies that women are still discriminated against by a bunch of white nationalist, white privileged men! And the only way we can ever save ourselves is for women to do this and for women to do that.
Interesting poll here from the Pew Research Center. You want to hear an example of how great the divide is in America? Listen to this. The share in each group who say that women face a lot of discrimination in society, Democrat women, 51% say that. Democrat men, 35%. So 51% Democrat women, 35% Democrat men say women face a lot of discrimination in society. Republican women, 12% say so. Republican men, 9% say so.
I don’t know how you can have much better evidence of the divide. Over half of Democrat women think women face a lot of discrimination. Thirty-five percent of men believe that, but only 12% Republican women, 9% Republican men. And Democrat men, I mean, they’re pretty tamed by now anyway, aren’t they? Yeah, have to say this. You’d have to say that they are. And so that might explain why Democrat men say 35%. Even that it’s not half of ’em.