RUSH: And then he nailed her on this partial-birth abortion. Do you realize there is no Republican candidate that’s had the balls to go after any Democrat on that issue face-to-face like he did with her last night? Never. It has never happened. Even though the Republicans may be loyally pro-life, they pull back, but he just took it to her about abortion.
Let me ask you a question. When Chris Wallace asked this abortion question, did you people start cringing? “Oh, no, jeez, every time this comes up we get smoked, oh, my God.” And he turned it to partial-birth abortion on a dime, which was either brilliant or instinctive or combination of the two, because she had no defense for what he was alleging, and she didn’t even try. Her only defense, when he brought up, “They want rip babies out of the womb a day before they’re born, a week before they’re born.”
And she doesn’t deny it. All she can say is, “I have seen these women. I have met these women, and I’m telling you it is one of the hardest things, I’m telling you it is one of the most difficult things.” She’s therefore on record as supporting partial-birth abortion last night. I will guarantee you that’s the last thing anybody on the Democrat Party side ever factored would happen. That’s why she wasn’t prepared for it.
And it was, I don’t know, as I say, either brilliant or instinctive or a combination of the two, but to take that question on abortion, which has traditionally been a nail in the coffin for a Republican candidate, turn that around to a winning issue for him, a losing issue for her, and you’ll note that nobody in the Drive-Bys is talking about that exchange. They don’t want to go anywhere near it.
And then she lied about Planned Parenthood and all these mammograms they do and all these precancer checks. They don’t do a single mammogram, folks. They do not do them. They don’t do checks for cancer. Their solution to everything at Planned Parenthood is an abortion. She lied through her teeth. I don’t know if Trump knows that or not. Most people who, “Oh, great work, mammograms, care for women.” They don’t do anything of the sort. They harvest baby parts and sell them! We now know that.
But the partial-birth abortion thing, he turned it around on her. She didn’t have a denial and the Drive-Bys aren’t talking about it, and it’s things like that in a debate you’ll never hear any public reaction, no polling on it, but could have a huge impact. We’ll never know. We won’t know until the elections.
RUSH: I thought she looked not good last night. When she started speaking, I looked at Kathryn, I said, “There’s something wrong here.” And it’s not her eyes. Her eyes were dancing a little bit, if you know to look for that. Her voice seemed to be really weak. She didn’t seem to be projecting well. She didn’t seem imbued with a lot of confidence. I caught her glancing down at her podium frequently. She looked unsure. She looked pasty. Somebody at the Fox Business Network claims that some technicians in the control room were monkeying with the color and contrast on Trump’s face to make him look pale and pasty instead of orange.
I know the smile. The smile was a Nurse Ratched smile. Everybody saw the smile. I’m talking about other things. I actually thought watching this might be the night where she doesn’t make it all the way through. It wasn’t one thing. It was a series of things. She didn’t look energetic. She didn’t look loaded for bear. I didn’t detect it as a strategy to lay back and let Trump own this and step in it and kill himself. I didn’t look at it as she’s in a prevent defense. I saw her pasty — I thought wearing white — you ought to see the Drive-Bys talking about that, by the way.
They’re all shocked that she wore white after Labor Day. Do you know that in proper, proper circles it is taboo to wear white after Labor Day, except for those of us in Florida ’cause every day is after Labor Day and every day’s before Labor Day. But when you live in the Northeast and you go to the Hamptons and places, the white gets back in the closet after Labor Day, and you don’t wear it.
But then they gave her a pass because she looked so good and so pure in it. But they were worried that she was violating a fashion tenet. I actually thought this might be the debate where she doesn’t make it standing up all the way through. And I think it was close. I really think it was close last night based on way she looked.
RUSH: Now, I’m gonna tell you something. I don’t presume — you know, my ego is not such that I believe everybody sees it the way I do when I watch anything, debate or anything, any event. I thought Trump once again just missed a whole bunch of opportunities to bury her last night, and he missed them because he’s not a politician, and he’s not instinctively oriented toward the ideological explanations that undergird Hillary’s policies.
Her economic plan is the biggest sitting duck to be blown to smithereens, you could do it in two sentences. But he didn’t go there. I don’t know why. So I was cringing a lot that, oh, another opportunity missed, another opportunity missed. It was one of those evenings where I was saying, “Damn, I wish I was there. Man, if I was there…” but everybody does that. And when you are there, it’s not the same as when you are watching, thinking you’re gonna be there.
RUSH: Trump has not said anything but he’s going to wait and see what happens.
Why in the world would Donald Trump or any Republican willingly throw away an opportunity to contest an election if evidence is forthcoming that’s indicative that something is awry? Why would he throw that option away? Nobody with a brain would. I’m just here to tell you that if Trump had answered the question the way all these caterwaulers think he should have, you know what the lead story today would be? “Trump concedes defeat in final debate with Hillary Clinton.”
“Donald Trump last night admitted that his chances are slim, and they’re so slim and so remote that he’s already accepted the likelihood of his defeat.” That’s the story. That’s what they wanted to write. That’s what they would be writing. Why should he give ’em that? This is one time where his instincts served him very, very well. All he said was, “Wait and see. Wait and see.”
RUSH: He referred to some Mexican criminals, some bad hombres out there. Oh, they’re flying off the handle about that. Oh, my God, this guy Trump is even worse than we thought. Bad hombre. And then he said Hillary’s a nasty woman. She is a nasty woman. Why are you not allowed to say that about her? Just ’cause she’s a woman? What happened to feminism? I thought there weren’t any differences in men and women. So nasty guy we can say it and nobody would care a whit. Nasty woman, you can’t say that.
She is a nasty woman! The woman’s wrong about practically everything she believes in. The woman is a walking policy disaster. We’re not allowed to say so because she’s a woman? Well, three cheers for feminism, then. Ditto with Obama. He’s a walking disaster. We’re not allowed to say so because of his race. And you bet, exactly right, we’re not supposed to, nor be allowed to criticize Hillary ’cause she’s a woman, not supposed to hit the woman, that’s sexism. With Obama, it’s racism.
I am tired of having these artificial methods used to shut people up, to shut up legitimate opposition. We’re talking about the presidency of the United States here. This is not president of the student council or the school population. We’re talking about president of the United States. For crying out loud, there are going to be policy disagreements, and the fact that we’re not allowed to say so because she happens to be a woman?
Look at what they can say about Romney, is a tax cheat, he hates animals, he doesn’t care about the wives of employees. Look what they can say about George W. Bush, call him Hitler, all these things. Trump calls Hillary nasty, oh, my God, instantly disqualifying, Trump’s a reprobate. And then he said hombres, some bad hombres out there. Well, there happen to be bad hombres out there, and she is a nasty woman. Look at what has been uncovered in the WikiLeaks dumps. The Secret Service agents assigned to her detail eventually asked off of it because she is rude, inconsiderate, mean, and lauds over them like they are nobodies and she’s a queen. And we heard the same stuff about her when she was in the White House. The way she insulted uniformed Marines at the White House and Secret Service agent detail and throwing things in the White House at people.
She is a nasty woman. Why can’t this be said if it happens to be true? What I resent is that so many on our side seemingly want to participate in these efforts to shut us up. And so Trump doesn’t play ball. So Trump now becomes the equivalent of the guy who made the video that supposedly caused all the havoc at Benghazi.