RUSH: Look, folks, do not misunderstand me here. I’m not trying to be Debbie Downer about anything. Quite the opposite. Let me analogize it this way for you. During the past 30 years — and I only cite the 30 years because it’s a lot of experience. I wouldn’t be able to do the program I’m doing today or yesterday or last week 30 years ago. I did not have the experience, the data. I had not acquired enough knowledge and had enough experiences to be able to relate it to things. So it’s a great benefit to have been able to do this. During these past 30 years, I have been a target of Republican women wherever I go, be it socially or at political events — and in some cases, their husbands and Republican men.
They have approached me and told me that I have to get the party to stop talking about abortion, that it’s killing us. Now, don’t have a knee-jerk reaction and tune out here. This has a point. They would tell me, “We’re losing elections because we have a Christian or Religious Right position on abortion, and we’re targeting ourselves. We just have to forget it. We are fiscal conservatives, but we’ve got to stop this conservative social issue stuff because it’s killing us,” and for all the reasons that we’ve talked about.
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I mean, the men were being henpecked by their wives to shut up about it, and Republicans at large didn’t like thinking they are at the same party with the Religious Right and so forth. Whenever it happened, whenever I was targeted… It happened a lot of places. I’d go see the crew for Sunday Night Football and we’d be in a van on the way to dinner. And if it happened to...
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