Limbaugh returned to "testicle lockbox"; claimed Clinton "reminds men of the worst characteristics of women"

››› ››› ANNE SMITH

Rush Limbaugh revived his claims about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's so-called "testicle lockbox," stating: "Clinton's testicle lockbox is big enough for the entire Democrat hierarchy, not just some people in the media. ... Her lockbox, her testicle lockbox can handle everybody in the Democrat hierarchy." Limbaugh later claimed that Clinton "reminds men of the worst characteristics of women they've encountered over their life: totally controlling, not soft and cuddly. Not sympathetic. Not patient. Not understanding. Demanding, domineering, Nurse Ratched kind of thing."

Discussing the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on the February 14 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh asserted that "[Sen. Hillary Rodham] Clinton's testicle lockbox is big enough for the entire Democrat hierarchy, not just some people in the media. And whether they have been taking steroids and the testicles are smaller than usual, doesn't matter. Her lockbox, her testicle lockbox can handle everybody in the Democrat hierarchy." Limbaugh has referred to Clinton's so-called "testicle lockbox" numerous times in the past.

From Limbaugh's February 14 show:

LIMBAUGH: But that's all the least of this. The Clintons will not concede. If the superdelegates go [Sen. Barack] Obama, the Clintons will not concede on the cheap. They have the threat of a lawsuit over Michigan and then the threat of a lawsuit over Florida. And as you know, lawsuits can go from a court to a court of appeals to the Supreme Court. Unless of course, the party plays tribute to the Clintons, and what might that tribute be, I have no clue, but whatever you might imagine it to be, double it or triple it. Because Mrs. Clinton's testicle lockbox is big enough for the entire Democrat hierarchy, not just some people in the media. And whether they have been taking steroids and the testicles are smaller than usual doesn't matter. Her lockbox, her testicle lockbox can handle everybody in the Democrat hierarchy.

Limbaugh later claimed that Clinton "reminds men of the worst characteristics of women they've encountered over their life: totally controlling, not soft and cuddly. Not sympathetic. Not patient. Not understanding. Demanding, domineering, Nurse Ratched kind of thing" a reference he has previously made. He continued: "Everything you do, you have to do behind her back, that kind of -- and then, after all of that, with Mrs. Clinton with this -- the characteristics I just described -- with the flick of a light switch, all of a sudden, she's a victim of evil men and bad Republicans and she starts crying and she wants sympathy. She's a classic manipulator."

Earlier in the program, while discussing the possibility that superdelegates to the Democratic convention may play a role in deciding the Democratic presidential nominee, Limbaugh claimed, "The Democrat [sic] fight's going to come down to who are the biggest racists, the bigger racists: the Democrat delegates or the Democrat superdelegates." He went on to suggest that the Clintons could meddle with the superdelegates' decisions, saying that the delegates might ask themselves, "Do I want to cross the Clintons? Do I like my future? Do I want a future?"

From the February 14 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: They've got pledged delegates on the Democrat side. They have allocated delegates. They have superdelegates, the pledged delegates that can change their pledges. So, two things that we can be assured of. The superdelegates are going to determine the winner here. 'Cause it looks like -- if the polling data is accurate, it looks like neither one of these two is going to end up with a delegate -- with a required number of delegates after the primaries are over.

If the superdelegates decide on Obama, the Clintons will demand quite a bit more than a pound of flesh to concede. The superdelegates -- you might even feel sorry for these people, because for all their power, they don't get the Democrat right to a secret ballot. These people -- we're gonna know, you know, they're not going to get to hide behind it. We're going to know how these people voted. It's going to be brutal for these people. And so, the question's going to have to be asked: Are they voting for a candidate or are they voting for their political future?

This is why I raise the question. The Democrat fight's going to come down to who are the biggest racists, the bigger racists: the Democrat delegates or the Democrat superdelegates. And until we know that, we can't gauge how this is gonna go. If these superdelegates want to decide for a candidate, then they're going to decide who they think is the legitimate winner on the basis of merit, and say, "OK, we either gotta go with the guy or the girl that we thought did the best, and was really closer to winning, and we'll go that way." Or, they can say, "You know what? Do I want to cross the Clintons? Do I like my future? Do I want to have a future?" And they're not going to be relying on Obama to give them their future.

The Clintons have their tentacles spread deep, woven intricately throughout the Democrat party hierarchy. They are the machine, and she is the machine candidate. We have seen the Clintons play rough. They have long memories, they have long, long, long memories. They have a lot of tentacles. They -- from foundations to billionaires; from 527s to union bosses; from the good, old, jolly folks at MoveOn.org and Emily's List to the nags. From names like George Soros, Ron Burkle, wheeler-dealers you never heard of until two weeks ago, like Frank Giustra, who has ended up sending Clinton $131 million to his library and massage parlor for Clinton helping him get a mining uranium deal over in Kazakhstan.

But that's all the least of this. The Clintons will not concede. If the superdelegates go Obama, the Clintons will not concede on the cheap. They have the threat of a lawsuit over Michigan and then the threat of a lawsuit over Florida. And as you know, lawsuits can go from a court to a court of appeals to the Supreme Court. Unless of course, the party pays tribute to the Clintons, and what might that tribute be, I have no clue, but whatever you might imagine it to be, double it or triple it. Because Mrs. Clinton's testicle lockbox is big enough for the entire Democrat hierarchy, not just some people in the media. And whether they have been taking steroids and the testicles are smaller than usual doesn't matter. Her lockbox, her testicle lockbox can handle everybody in the Democrat hierarchy.

So, I -- and when you couple this with the mind-set, the attitude, the psychology, Mrs. Clinton, she just -- she suffered all this humiliation for all of these years. This is the payback. This is the payoff. And they're not going to go quietly.

And now you've got the interesting specter of Reverend Sharpton promising demonstrations and protests if the Florida and Michigan delegates are seated. And the Clintons are saying, "Bring it on, Rev. You think '68 was bad, wait'll you see what we turn Denver into in 2008. It's a 40-year anniversary, Reverend Al."

The Clintons are happy to tear things down in order to claim them. And then rebuild them again with themselves as the contractor, the architect, the interior designer, the landscapers, and the pool people. They'll be happy to do this.

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LIMBAUGH (to a caller): You started out asking -- you were -- you referenced a call earlier this week from the woman who wanted to know why so many men, white men, are angry at Hillary. And I think, sure, there's a policy component to it, but it goes way beyond that. It just -- don't make me explain it. If you've got to understand it -- you have to understand -- don't make me explain this to you.

CALLER: Is it racial?

LIMBAUGH: No! No, no it's - no, no, no, no. We're talking about Hillary here. It's not that she's not black enough. We're talking about white men and their fear, loathing, dislike -- there's no denying it exists. I mean, her disapproval number's at 49 percent. And there's a reason for it. It's -- a lot of it's attitudinal -- she just -- she reminds men of the worst characteristics of women they've encountered over their life: totally controlling, not soft and cuddly. Not sympathetic. Not patient. Not understanding. Demanding, domineering, Nurse Ratched kind of thing. Everything you do, you have to do behind her back, that kind of -- and then, after all of that, with Mrs. Clinton with this -- the characteristics I just described -- with the flick of a light switch, all of a sudden, she's a victim of evil men and bad Republicans and she starts crying and she wants sympathy. She's a classic manipulator. And this is the thing that -- nobody wants to be manipulated, especially in a circumstance where they have no choice, they can't get out of it. When the only way to have peace is to be manipulated. But nobody wants to walk around looking over their shoulder, walking on eggshells, making sure that there's not an eruption just because you're being who you are. This is how she's seen.

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