RUSH: Peter in Redding, Connecticut, glad you waited, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Mega dittos. I’m a first-time caller. Been listening to you, I guess, since like ’89 or ’90.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that you’re a lifer.
CALLER: Almost. Yeah, I guess so. And I’ve started reading Rush Revere with my 8-year-old daughter, and she loves it. My wife really actually wonders how you — is a teacher, and she said it’s a special talent to be able to get through to young kids and she was very impressed with the whole story. Anyway —
RUSH: Well, thank you. God bless you, sir. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Yeah. Anyway, first point I wanted to make is I actually think these accusations are kind of good news because it shows the Democrats are out of ideas. They’ve gotta go back to the old Anita Hill accusations to… It seems to me if they can’t come up with anything new, that’s actually good for our side.
RUSH: Well, theoretically. But in the process, you have two Republicans that have peeled off and the nomination may have gone with ’em! So the Democrats haven’t lost anything here. If that actually happens… I know you have another point that’s interesting too.
RUSH: Peter in Redding, Connecticut. You actually… You think this has to do with Mitt Romney? How does this have to do with Mitt Romney?
CALLER: Okay. Well, I was reading a theory on the internet, and I wanted to get your opinion on it. But it’s saying the timing of this 2012, you know, psychiatrist meeting is kind of interesting because going be back to 2012 was the reelection. Romney was widely expected to be the Republican nominee. According to a March 2012 article by Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker, Kavanaugh was widely expected to be Romney’s Supreme Court pick.
At the time, they were very concerned about the Affordable Care Act. Kavanaugh had voted against it on the D.C. Circuit court of appeals, and you really don’t get more establishment Republican than Kavanaugh. So, you know, this theory is that really they were concerned about Ginsburg, whether, you know, that she wouldn’t retire and they were afraid she might die in office. So, you know, so basically the theory is that this is really a preemptive attack in case Obama didn’t win in 2012.
RUSH: Uhhh, but she didn’t come forward in 2012.
CALLER: She didn’t come forward but she was getting it on the record in 2012.
RUSH: Oh, you mean at the psychiatrist’s office.
RUSH: At the therapist’s office, getting it on the record. So you think they were gonna take Kavanaugh out back then if Romney had won and nominated him?
CALLER: Right. Yeah. If Romney had won and then Ginsburg for some reason… She was struggling with cancer and if Ginsburg some reason dies in office and if Romney had won and nominated Kavanaugh to Supreme Court —
RUSH: There are a lot of ifs here, and the problem is they almost didn’t bring it up now. I mean, if they’ve had it… I get the theory that they’ve had it in the deck since 2012, and if Romney had beaten Obama and Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg had had something unfortunate happen, that they were gonna try to destroy Kavanaugh. The purpose here was to get her story on record with a shrink, a psychiatrist, a therapist, or what have you, for use if Romney had been elected. Okay, fine. But they didn’t bring this forward until they had exhausted every other attempt to destroy Kavanaugh.
And if they’d been worried about Kavanaugh all those years — and I don’t doubt that they have. I mean, he is who he is and he’s the kind of judge that he is. I think they have doubts and qualms about the woman’s story, and I think one of the reasons DiFi sat on it is I don’t think they want to put this woman up in public. I really don’t. I think they’re gonna try to engineer her testifying in private, behind closed doors because of the trauma and her desire to remain private. I appreciate the call, Peter.