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A Warning to the Republican Establishment
Rush ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/10/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT by Kaslin


RUSH: To the phones we go, Livonia, Michigan. This is Ken. Glad you waited, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Yeah, thanks for taking my call, Rush.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I just wanted to comment that the suspension of the campaign by Rick Santorum is really a sad day for America. It's a sad day for those of us that believe in America, believe in the Constitution, and want to get back to the way our country is supposed to be run. What concerns me, Rush... Now, when we look at our economy and how things fell apart, decisions made by Democrats and RINO Republicans -- moderate Republicans -- led to our country's collapse. What is gonna happen now with Mitt Romney? I mean, here's a man that clearly (just look at who has endorsed him) is not a conservative. This is not gonna be good for our country. I hope that Rick Santorum reconsiders, but if we end up having a non-conservative running for president, unfortunately this is not a good thing.

RUSH: Thank you, Ken, very much. This is what I was just talking about. I know a lot of you out there feel this way. I'm still getting e-mails. "You know, I really love you. I really like you. But you really make me mad with your constant harping at Romney." I've tried to not "harp" here. I'm always challenged by the necessity of being honest and not being misleading about anything. But I'm under no illusions here that I'm a kingmaker or any of that. I'm just telling you: I know what the high hopes were coming out of the 2010 midterms and the Tea Party and everything.

The only thing I can tell you, Ken, is that Romney came by here in January. I think it was the 13th, the middle of the month. And I met with him after the show. It was about 4:30. I met with him for almost an hour, and he left here for a huge fundraiser a mile down the road, mile and a half. And during that conversation -- I've mentioned this to you -- he said to me that he wouldn't be surprised if he ended up being a one-term president because he's got to shake things up. This country can't go the direction it's going or his children and grandchildren and nobody else's will have a future. When he was talking about that, he sounds just like you and me.

He sounds just like you and me when we talk about it. He was very affirmative in his acknowledgement to me of the threats posed by Obama and the Democrats to this country. If you had been in that conversation, you would not have doubted his conservatism at that moment. But then you would read where he has said in years past, "Look, I'm not a conservative. I'm not one of these," and you'd scratch your head. I'm not saying it wiped any of those other instances out. I'm just telling you that that day, he sounded like me. He was fairly echoing the fears I have about what's in store for this country if the Democrats are not stopped. This transformation, this belief that our founding was unjust and immoral and we've had a fraudulent country for 200-plus years.

That it's a country that was structured by the rich, for the rich, at the expense of everybody else. And everybody was just left to fend for themselves. And the Founders knew that most people couldn't fend for themselves, and that was the way that the Founders kept all the goodies for themselves and their family and others in their socioeconomic class. It was all part of the plan. (This is what Obama believes.) And that it's finally taken 200-plus years, but the evidence of the failure of the founding of this country is now clear. And Obama is the right man at the right time to finally fix it. And he's doing it by taking away everything he can from the rich that he can.

And ostensibly redistributing it and giving it to all the people that have been shafted and screwed since the founding of the country. And he's gonna do that by growing government and making it the distribution center for all that's fair and just economically and politically and socially. And Romney that day spoke and made it sound like he understood this, agreed with it, and also agreed that it has to stop. Then the other day... (sigh) What was it? I forget this. It's on the tip of my tongue here. Somebody said something offensive and Obama condemned, and Romney in five minutes joined in condemning it, too. I said, "No, no. You don't do that!" It was clearly pandering. I don't remember what it was. It was just last week.

He condemned somebody that Obama condemned because they had done something or said something. I forget what it was now. I'm sure many of you are shouting at your radio now that you remember what it was. So, anyway, now, the establishment? There are no more excuses now. Well, there are. That's why I guess I want to know what the excuses are gonna be if this doesn't go the way they have it planned. If this doesn't pan out to big-time electoral victory the way the establishment has it figured, then what will their excuse be? And I think I know. I think that if this campaign goes on and if it results in Obama winning, I think what the establishment is going to do is blame us. They're gonna blame us conservatives for once again being too rigid and too demanding and too narrow and unrealistic and all this, and telling us that we're the reason that Obama won.

"If we'd-a just got behind it," and so forth... Which, of course, will be bogus.

It was Augusta National not admitting women. That's what it was. Obama hyped on it and Romney joined in. Yeah.


RUSH: I will just say this: If the Republican establishment is not careful, they are going to destroy themselves in the process of this campaign. If they screw this up... We've never had a better chance to win than this. If they screw this up, folks... I'll develop this more tomorrow.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gope; rush; santorum; santorumsuspends
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To: Kaslin
We've never had a better chance to win than this. If they screw this up, folks...

To use a football analogy, it's first-and-goal at the one, and we're handing off the ball to our water boy.

To use a baseball analogy, the bases are loaded, and we're sending our bat boy to the plate.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 3:24:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: chemicalman

Amen, my friend. Amen.

22 posted on 04/10/2012 3:26:53 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Guenevere

He won’t be taking on the EPA. He won’t end the marxist indoctrination going on in our schools. He won’t interfere with the growing global control of the USA. He won’t stop the illegal invasion of our country. He won’t make any real appreciable cuts in spending......

23 posted on 04/10/2012 3:31:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Guenevere

Amen, Guenevere.

I won’t vote for Mitt, either.

24 posted on 04/10/2012 3:33:18 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Kaslin

I knew all the way back in November that the fix was in that it was going to be Romney in the end. Especially when Herman Cain got run out with the baseless sex allegations. Of course as soon as he dropped out, we haven’t heard a peep from the women since !

As seeing a posting in this thread, I don’t want to see another Bush run for POTUS. They are Northeastern Establishment liberals especially George HW Bush. I am so fed up with the Eastern Establishment. They ran things for almost a 100 years and they have ran this country into the ground. If we get our heads out of our collective @$$es, we should go out of the way to ensure that anyone who runs for office are not elected if they have any kind of East Coast Ivy League education or are even from the Northeast.

In fact we should go further. Send carpetbaggers from the Western and Southern states to the NE states and run for office there and win the office. Give them a taste of their own medicine. Like former congressman Grayson, he was out of NY and moved to FL and then got 1 term in the House. It should be done in a way where the only NE liberals have are just the cities themselves like NYC, Boston, Wash DC and that is it. All other districts in the NE would have a carpetbagger from the US West or Southern states.

25 posted on 04/10/2012 3:33:24 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Kaslin

The GOPe doesn’t care.

They want to pander and be almost as left as the Dems.

Then they have conservatives to blame when they lose.

26 posted on 04/10/2012 3:37:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cicero

Romney will say whatever he thinks the audience wants to hear.

- He would tell Planned Parenthood that he is their guy and then tell us he is a conservative.

That is what Mittens does.

27 posted on 04/10/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m done settling. I’m done with the GOP.

They want my support, nominate a candidate who isn’t pro abortion, pro gay marriage and pro public healthcare.

28 posted on 04/10/2012 3:42:49 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Kaslin

I noticed Rush didn’t say that he believed wRongney when he “sounded just like us.” There was no assurance there. Rush has said in the past that any of the Repubs are better than Barry, but I didn’t read any of that confidence in this excerpt.

29 posted on 04/10/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Fiji Hill
So, why do you think that is? Did we, or you, not have a dog in this fight? If not, why not? If so, why didn't the TrueConservativeTM get the nod? There is only so much we can blame on "the old-line party apparatus", and "smoke-filled rooms".

I'm just asking the question, not making accusations. I've seen election after election where conservatives bemoan the character and quality of the candidates on our side, but I always wonder, why don't we have the perfect, absolutely pure, 100% TrueConservativeTM step up and get on the ballot?

30 posted on 04/10/2012 3:49:15 PM PDT by chimera
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To: vette6387
They gave obama a trillion dollar increase in the spending cap in place to force the government to limit spending... and they did it twice! They helped put us in debt!


31 posted on 04/10/2012 4:04:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: joe fonebone

Excellent post!


32 posted on 04/10/2012 4:08:25 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Lazlo in PA
The Virginia primary was a bellweather for just how bad Romney is.

We haven't had primaries here all that long and cherish them. Without party registration (we used to have a one party autocracy) all primaries are open.

You can usually count on 1.5 million people, or more, to show up if there's any sort of contest.

What an opportunity for the Republicans to get a feel for 10 candidates eh?

Well, guess what, the Mitbots in charge here made sure that Mitt's nominating petitions weren't verified but everyone else's were.

We ended up with Romney and Paul as choices.

INSTANTLY 1,000,000 people who cherish their vote DID NOT SHOW UP.

33 posted on 04/10/2012 4:12:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Labyrinthos

Not really ~ his ambition is pretty obvious to me ~ he wants his mail delivered by a 65 year old wino for $8.50 an hour, and his tax returned reviewed preparatory for audit by an 18 year old highschool dropout.

34 posted on 04/10/2012 4:19:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: joe fonebone
I do not even listen to what people have to say. I look at what they do. In the case of “professional politicans”, I look at what they did in office.

Thank you for saying that. It just happens to be the ONLY correct way to choose which candidate to vote for in any race.

Look, don't listen.

You'd think that would be indelibly inscribed on every Freeper's conscience by now.

35 posted on 04/10/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sergeantdave
I was in local government for nearly 20 years, and getting a conservative to show up a village meeting was like asking a vampire to attend a sunrise cross ceremony.

You're right. Show up at the capitol more than once, and they decide you're a lobbyist.

36 posted on 04/10/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: iontheball
Should Romney pull it off in November, there still remains the nagging concern that he will not be willing to aggressively restructure the Federal government to return its control back to the people.

Nagging concern? If Romney becomes president, you can rest assured that he won't move a single muscle to reform our de facto Socialist government.

Don't believe me? Check his governing record. It's almost as liberal as Obama's. I don't give a damn what he's said on the campaign trail. His record tells the story of who he really is.

37 posted on 04/10/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kaslin

“He sounds just like you and me when we talk about it.”

Rush, Rush, why say anything at all? I know you are one of the brightest bulbs in media and you used it to get where you are.

But you just showed that you may be weak in not admitting that ROMNEY IS A MASTER LIAR.

ROMNEY told you what he wanted you to hear, for political purposes.

He has no core, a phony through and through.

He is a liar period, fini, al finale....a liar of the hurtful that makes you feel a fool later for ever having sucked up to his brand of bovine excrement.

38 posted on 04/10/2012 4:33:34 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Kaslin

Romney’s actions as Governor has me believing he is NOT a conservative. I think Romney will say what he thinks someone wants to hear. He talks conservative to conservatives, he talks liberal to liberals, but at heart his actions say NOT conservative.

I’m not voting for Romney or Obama. I’ll probably vote for the constitution party, but I’ll look at all alternatives.

39 posted on 04/10/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: servantboy777

On September 9, 1991, President George H.W. Bush (POTUS 41) told Gorbachev in Helsinki that each crisis is “an opportunity to develop out of this tragedy a new world order”.

Two days later, POTUS 41 added: “Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective - a new world order - can emerge...We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders.”

On October 1, 1990, President Bush told the General Assembly of the United Nations: “The United Nations can help bring about a new day...a new world order, and a long era of peace.”

The Bushs and the Romneys are globalists. They see themselves as citizens of the world first and Americans...well, somewhere further down the list!

40 posted on 04/10/2012 4:41:04 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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