Guest: DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By The Last Word, The Last Word - April 5, 2012

Guests: Steve Kornacki, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nina Turner, Michelle Goldberg, Mike Allen, Natalie Jackson, Charles M. Blow, Abby Huntsman

LAWRENCE O`DONNELL, HOST: With President Obama`s lead over Mitt Romney increasing, Romney is now looking for ways he can agree with the president. And today, he found one.


RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Their new theme is the war on women. There is no war on women.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There`s really not a gender problem in the Republican Party.

REINCE PRIEBUS, RNC CHAIRMAN: The fact of the matter is, it`s a fiction.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Last year, there were 1,100 anti-woman provisions introduced in state legislatures.

LIMBAUGH: There is no war on women.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have eight states that are trying to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I also feel the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have 13 states that are trying to push the same mandatory ultrasound bills.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t know how you make anybody watch, you just have to close your eyes --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I could go on and on.

PRIEBUS: The Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, we`d have a problem with caterpillars.


ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC HOST: Comparing the controversy over women to an insect problem.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They would say if (INAUDIBLE), the women were hysterical.

JOE KLEIN, TIME: The Republicans really embarrassed themselves.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We do suffer from PMS, patriarchy, misogyny and sexism.

TAMRON HALL, MSNBC ANCHOR: New controversy at Augusta National Golf Club.

MITCHELL: The question of whether women should be members of Augusta.

HALL: Women are not allowed to become members.

MITCHELL: Jay Carney has just spoken out -

JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The president`s answer to this question is yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: President Obama seems to be almost picking up the banner for women.

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Women are going to make up their mind in this election.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Women are on President Obama`s side.

ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC HOST: I do want to talk a little bit about Mitt Romney`s strategy.

ROMNEY: I wish Ann were here, my wife were here -- for a lot of reasons, I wish you were here.

BASHIR: Why p doesn`t he actually speak to women?

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