4/1/15, "George Stephanopoulos Spawns Another Culture War Hit Job on Republicans," Rush Limbaugh
"RUSH: Despite the knowledge of bias, despite that everybody knows that
George Stephanopoulos is a Democrat activist, I think there are a lot of
guys who think, "You know what? I can change him! I can show him I'm
not the kind of Republican he thinks they all are..." They can't do
anything of the sort, because that's not possible. The media is not
interested in what they have to say. The media is never interested, only
to the extent that they can arrange a gotcha....
The Washington Post gives up the game...."Indiana Law Draws Republican
White House Hopefuls Into the Culture Wars." Exactly right and precisely
by design. The only real surprise about this is that the Democrats did
this so early on in the presidential process. But they may not really
have had much control over it because Indiana did their law when they
did it, but nevertheless....
Now, this story is by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa. Robert Costa?
Robert Costa used to be at National Review Online. What is he doing at
the -- oh, well. There's actually two stories here. There's the
Washington Post story and then there's a follow-up here by The Politico,
and both of these stories give up the game. Here is the Washington Post
first: "The national debate over an Indiana religious-liberties law
seen as anti-gay --" By who is it seen as anti-gay? It is promoted as
anti-gay by the opponents of the law.
There's nothing about anti-gay in the law. There's nothing anti-gay
in the formulation or the conception of the law. "The national debate
over an Indiana religious-liberties law seen as anti-gay has drawn the
entire field of Republican presidential contenders into the divisive
culture wars, which badly damaged Mitt Romney in 2012 and which GOP
leaders eagerly sought to avoid in the 2016 race."
Now, the Mitt Romney thing, that was the War on Women. So the War on
Women has run its course, and now we get the war on gay marriage or the
war on humanity? What's it gonna become now? And once again, where did
this all start? George Stephanopoulos. George Stephanopoulos'
fingerprints are on both of these.
In the Mitt Romney case, it was a presidential debate, primary
debate, Republican contenders, and there's our old buddy George
Stephanopoulos asking a question about birth control and conception and
so forth in the middle of a Republican presidential debate when the
subject had never come up. It was not an issue. It was not being talked
about by anybody, anywhere, and out of the blue Stephanopoulos asked
Romney what his thoughts were on state sponsored birth control measures
and what have you.
And Romney was caught flat-footed 'cause he had no idea (imitating
Romney), "George, I'm not even thinking about it. What do you mean
George?" And Stephanopoulos would not give it up. "Just give me a yes or
no," he said, "just give me a yes or no. Do you believe that states
should have the power to be involved in contraception measures and so
forth." And Romney, "George, I don't even think about this." But
eventually Romney gave an answer. Didn't matter what the answer was.
He eventually answered the question, and immediately the War on Women
came to life because then the media and everybody ran around saying
that Romney, as a Republican, was in favor of governments being involved
in contraception this and that and everybody knows what that gave birth
to. No pun intended.
So last Sunday it's George Stephanopoulos again. You've got the
governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, on This Week and there's Stephanopoulos
once again demanding, yes or no, yes or no. (imitating Stephanopoulos)
"Why do you want to put a bill into law that discriminates against gay
people? Isn't that what you're doing? Do you want state sponsored
discrimination. Tell me how people can't see it there, just a yes-or-no
And Pence hems and haws and so forth, and the birth of an issue
happened again right before our very eyes. Then we get this story in the
Washington Post: "Indiana Law Draws Republican White House Hopefuls
Into the Culture Wars." No, the media has drawn Indiana law and
Republican presidential hopefuls down a sewer, which is what has
That's why the Democrats and their media, because they want to cloud,
they want to disqualify the entire Republican field right now.
Remember, this is how they have to do it. They have to impugn, defame,
and destroy the credibility of virtually every Republican. Rather than
tout the benefits of voting Democrat, that's not how they go about it.
They don't have enough people to vote for them to win just on the issues
They have to create a number of people that will either avoid voting
Republican 'cause they're mad at 'em and stay home, which is one of the
primary objectives of this, by the way, is to anger the Republican base
by exposing Republican candidates as wusses. And even though the
Republicans know what's coming, they don't seem to be able to have a
plan deal with this....
Pence is not in the presidential field right now, but it doesn't matter.
They're trying to drag every Republican into the debate to get 'em on
the record saying anything, doesn't matter what they say, because
there's only the wrong thing to say. There's no way a Republican can say
anything that's gonna be judged to be right....
Here's The Politico story: "Indiana Law Backs GOP Hopefuls Into a
Corner." Same story, different publication. This is the opening: "Mike
Pence just lobbed a grenade into the Republican presidential field." How
did Mike Pence do that? By signing a law and going on television to
explain it? What was he doing on TV? Why did he feel he had to go on TV
and defend this thing to somebody like George Stephanopoulos, who's a
member of the Bill Clinton war room, for crying out loud? Why do you
think you've got to go to the Drive-By Media to defend yourself? What is
You're not gonna persuade them. You're not gonna get them to see the
error of their ways. You're not gonna convince them you're a good guy.
You're not gonna convince them the law isn't what they think it is,
because they don't care. The law is whatever they claim it's gonna be,
and you are the reprobate that they claim you're gonna be, no matter
what you do, how you do it, or what you say.
Now these stories are made to look like all these Republican
candidates, minding their own business, walking along one day and then
the next Republican idiot, in this case Mike Pence, came along and
opened his mouth. And in the process, tarred and feathered every other
Republican hopeful because this party is filled with absolute idiots
like Mike Pence. This is the tenor of the news coverage.
You never see stories about Democrat candidates worried about being
associated with scandal involving the Clintons. You never see this kind
of story. You never see a story in the Drive-By Media where any Democrat
candidate is disqualified on the basis of anything. This is the game
now and the media are writing about the game. They're writing, they're
giving it up. They're explaining how they did this."....image above from RushLimbaugh.com
Related links, Rush Limbaugh
"Washington Post: Indiana Law Draws Republican White House Hopefuls Into the Culture Wars
Politico: Indiana Law Backs GOP Hopefuls Into a Corner
Mediaite: Gov. Pence on Stephanopoulos Interview: ‘I Could Have Handled That Better’"