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Don't Buy the Gender Gap
Rush ^ | April 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/11/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT by Kaslin


RUSH: I think the regime is in utter panic. And I don't believe this notion that Romney's behind Obama by big points in women. That's from an ABC poll. ABC was number 17 in accuracy in the 2008 presidential race. They rated all polls throughout the presidential campaign plus the final one: ABC was 17th on the list in accuracy. But they're all out there applauding. (clapping) "Yeah, war on women! This Republican war on women, yeah, it's working! These women really hate Romney." We are to believe on January 6th, when there was no war on women...

American women were just like any other citizens. They're individuals. They're going about their lives. They're pay higher gas prices. They're losing their jobs. Their husbands are losing their jobs. Their homes are underwater.

On January 7th George Stephanopoulos asks Mitt Romney in a debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, "Do you think contraception should be banned?"

And Romney says, "What? What what what what?"

"I'm just asking you if you think conception should be banned."

"George what are you talking about? Nobody's talking about that."

"I just want to know, Governor: Should the states have the right to ban contraception?"

"George, it's silly. Nobody's talking about that."

And from that point on there's been this Republican war on women, that Republicans want to take away women's birth control pills. And starting on January 7th, you know what we're also to believe? Starting on January 7th, every woman in this country started hating Republicans! That night -- the night of that debate -- why, every woman in America started to understand that Mitt Romney or Santorum or Rush Limbaugh or whoever wanted to take away their birth control pills. And they all believed it!

And now it's worked so well that all those women now support Barack Obama! Do they really think we're that stupid? I know they do. Well, I don't think they "think" we are. I think they think most Americans are. And particularly you women, they think you're that stupid. And now they want us to believe -- they want us to believe -- that in a couple of months, out of the pure ether, women now hate Romney. Just like that! "Well, we've got an ABC/Washington Post poll here that proves it." I don't buy it for a second. I don't believe it, and it doesn't matter anyway. Even if the poll's true, it's April 11th! It doesn't matter right now.


RUSH: We were just talking about this the previous hour, and here comes the evidence. David "Rodham" Gergen is a pundit at CNN. And we talk about "conventional wisdom" on this program a lot, and I make mention frequently that whatever the conventional wisdom is, I am the opposite. I turn and run away from it. Conventional wisdom is groupthink. Conventional wisdom is what all the so-called smart people "know" for sure is going to happen and what is happening. And if there is one guy in Washington who epitomizes conventional wisdom -- the essence of what would be a moderate, reasonable, soft-spoken, non-confrontational, brilliant, intelligent, boring individual -- it'd be David "Rodham" Gergen.

He is Mr. Conventional Wisdom. Whenever he says what he thinks, it's what all of the prime movers and thinkers inside the Beltway think. He was on with Suzanne Malveaux on CNN. Remember when you had a crush on her? (interruption) He still does? Snerdley still got a crush on Suzanne Malveaux! Even though you know she's a commie babe? See, folks, that... (interruption) What do you mean, she doesn't look like a commie babe? How do you know? What does a commie babe look like? How about that Anna Chapman, the Russian spy that they had to send out of the country because getting too close to somebody in the Obama regime? (interruption) That's all I'm saying. She's a hottie, Snerdley, and she's a commie. Anyway, she said to "Rodham" Gergen, "Big question: What does Mitt Romney need to do right now to get Santorum's endorsement and more importantly to get the social conservatives behind him?"

GERGEN: These primaries, in -- in effect, sucked Mitt Romney to the right and the positions he took, especially on social issues. Because he chased after the so-called Santorum social conservative vote. He got himself mired into some of these women's issues like contraception and so forth --

RUSH: He did not!

GERGEN: -- which I think have cost him among independents and cost him especially among women. So he's gotta be careful now that he's no longer is seen as being sucked to the right, pandering to the right, but becoming his own person. Who is Mitt Romney himself?

RUSH: The primaries "sucked" Mitt Romney to the right? Boy, there are a lot of people on the right to whom that's big news, that Mitt Romney got sucked to the right -- and being mired in these women issues like contraception has cost him? He didn't get mired in women's issues on contraception! This is a total fabrication these people have built. It's a surreal narrative that they have created. There is no reality in it. Romney has no position whatsoever on contraception. Zilch. The Republican Party doesn't care about it! This is how they lie to themselves. This is how they set themselves up.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial

1 posted on 04/11/2012 2:29:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The ABC poll released a coule of days ago was a croc. There were no easy to find demographic internals, but look at the split on the uissues, especially where Zero is favored by 10 poinys over Romney on Health issues? With Obama Care just the opposite in the polls. I think someone at ABC conducting that poll was on some sort of hallucinogen... The hidden demographics would, I think show, a corrupt oversampling of Dems and Libs...

2 posted on 04/11/2012 2:37:18 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

I watched the ABC GOP debate Rush refers was evident then that something was up with ABC. Sawyer and Stepawhatshisface spent several minutes fishing among the GOP candidates...trying to get them to say something stupid about contraception.

Clearly George S., the former Clinton WH insider is in the tank. He hit ONLY DNC talking points...and refused to talk about the economy.

Both ABC and NBC are in the tank this’s all Obama all the time with those guys. CBS has been a bit fairer except for Schieffer on Sundays...he’s an Obama partisan.

You want a real good laugh? Turn on NPR at the top of any hour and listen to the “news”...bottom line is Obama is god.

This is what our free press has descended to.

3 posted on 04/11/2012 2:52:46 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: BigEdLB

My rule of thumb is to ignore any and all polls that don’t show their internals. And if they do, ignore any and all polls that aren’t limited to likely voters.

4 posted on 04/11/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Limbaugh makes it easy for the MSM to twist his words to help CREATE a favorable Rat gender gap. Limbaugh is part of the problem here. Women who hate Limbaugh, most of whom never listen to his show, hate him and Republicans because of what the MSM says about Limbaugh.

5 posted on 04/11/2012 3:34:05 PM PDT by bigcat32
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To: Kaslin; All
As I posted yesterday, there's been a "gender gap" as far back as I've seen it tracked, 1980. The last Republican to carry a majority of both men and women was Bush41. Even Clinton could only do it in his first term.

Obama's gender gap was 7%, the same as W's in his 2004 reelection.

The existence of a gender gap in polling is meaningless.

6 posted on 04/11/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Kaslin

Yesterday, we had Freepers who were in a panic about this fake poll.

7 posted on 04/11/2012 4:20:37 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: bigcat32
Limbaugh is part of the problem here. Women who hate Limbaugh, most of whom never listen to his show, hate him and Republicans because of what the MSM says about Limbaugh.

LOL! Those women who absolutely detest Limbaugh were likely never going to vote for a Republican anyway. And if they're thinking of voting Republican, I doubt very seriously that anything Limbaugh says will deter them. They'll listen to Romney, himself, more than anything else. If they're considering him, they'll have already discounted what the MSM is saying about him.

8 posted on 04/11/2012 6:16:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

I’m referring to “middle of the road” women voters. All they see via MSM is Limbaugh referring to women as sluts and femi-nazis. This can’t be good.

It’s obvious the Dems are trying to scare women into thinking the ‘Pubs are draconian anti-woman raving lunatics. Will women fall for this obvious election year tactic??? Can women be this gullible? Hussein cannot run on his record.

9 posted on 04/12/2012 10:28:53 PM PDT by bigcat32
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