Skip to comments.Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base
Posted on 11/08/2012 3:15:30 PM PST by NKP_Vet
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh says that the real reason the GOP lost the presidential election is that the Republican Party didnt turn out its base" not demographic issues involving black or Hispanic growth.
The Democrats think Republicans have a demography problem and all they want to do is win votes with old white guys, Limbaugh said. But the Republican Party has . . . far more elected Hispanics than the Democrats have.
Limbaugh noted that all of the prominent Hispanic speakers at the Republican National Convention shared a similar up-from-nothing story with convention attendees and the country.
Limbaugh also said that they or their families came from nothing and that sacrifice and hard work brought them their success in their professions.
Why doesnt that count? Limbaugh asked. Because the hard work story is not resonating with Obama voters.
We dont have a demography problem but the Republican Party today is convinced that they do, said Limbaugh.
If the Republicans who didnt vote had voted, Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote by 180,000 [votes].
[Republicans] didnt lose because of demographics; 3 million of their voters stayed home.
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Right... the ones that sat it out, have the responsibility now to deal with any major fallout! PERIOD!
Even my Democrat neighbors who did not like Romney because he is rich voted for him because they knew the danger the country is in. Everyone I talk to is astounded that people would choose to destroy prosperity for what they will get and empower evil to such an extent we may never recover.
By not inviting Sarah Palin to speak at the Republican Convention, Romney showed contempt for the Conservative base.
Likewise with Romney’s brutality against Newt that he did not show toward Obamao.
Romney lost because of voter fraud and voter stupidity, but the party hierarchy also deserves the blame for thrusting yet another liberal candidate on the voters.
I’m done with the Republican Party. After the primaries, I changed my registration to “no affiliation.” As far as I’m concerned, the Republican Party can dry up on the vine. It’s time conservatives form their own party and field some really conservative candidates. Expecting the Republican Party to put forth another Reagan is foolhardy. Two liberal presidential candidates in a row should be a clear message that the Republican Party doesn’t want conservatives. Why are we going where AE aren’t wanted?
The *base* turned out here. 72% of registered voters voted. Nevada went obama due to fraud - my bet is the same for Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Watching the returns, those states held at 80-90+ percent forever. Maybe trying to decide how many votes were needed?
Those millions of white people didn't stay home. THEIR VOTES DID. This was stolen, and there's no way to prove it. It was an anti-Obama night, they showed up, and "early voting" and corruption lost it for us.
I think Mitt should have chosen Rubio instead of Ryan.
for the time being I’m tired of listening to all of them including this tub
The GOP lost because it persistently fails to unmask the true agenda, methods and personnel of the monopolist oligarchy and its “invisible hand” control over Western finance. Republicans can either read and derive policy from Carrol Quigley’s “Tragedy and Hope” or continue the slide into obsolescence. We absolutely need to stop rubber stamping of any and all Wall St. debt derivatives, abolish the Federal Reserve System, reinstate the Glass-Steagall law, monitor globalist raw material manipulators, help bring the 3rd World into a modern industrial status, generate a modicum of Christian empathy for our fellow Man and stop acting like 19th century British Imperialists. Otherwise prepare to watch the rug get pulled out from under our feet forever.
According to the most recent figures I have seen, Obama got a total of 59,127,919 votes this year. That is less than the number of votes that McCain got in 2008 (59,950,323). So all Romney had to do to beat Obama this year was to get more votes than McCain, and McCain was one of the worst candidates that the Republicans have ever nominated.
Bush got 62,040,610 votes in 2004. If Romney had simply gotten as many votes as Bush did 8 years ago he would have beaten Obama in a landslide this year.
Nobody was needed to turn ME out to vote! I will no longer make fun of Democrat slackers when we have so many of our own.
I’m not 100% certain on florida, perhaps that was the case in West’s area, but i drove past the polling place here Santa Rosa twice, both in the afternoon, and I did not see any sort of line either time.
Actually, more than 100 million stayed home. Amazing really in a "free" country. Fertile ground for the future. Of course, those figures include the rabble that hate politics, hate voting, hate political parties and think it's all just a big rigged game. I may join that majority group next year, unless a new conservative party arises from the ashes.
Why is this is a surprise to anyone? Romney’s “etch-a-sketch” strategy all along was to win just enough Conservative votes to secure the Republican nomination and then jettison the base altogether, counting on squishy independents, moderates, and disaffected democRats to carry him teh rest of the way to victory. Remember how the GOP-E (mis)behaved during the Tampa convention, screwing over Conservative delegates and trying to bury the TEA Party once and for all? The GOP-E,in short, gambled that Conservatives would “hold their noses” and vote for the “lesser evil.” It lost that gamble in the worst possible way.
Rush is grasping at straws to try to avoid using the words: VOTE FRAUD
I don’t blame the recipients of the message. I blame the message and the lame messenger who didn’t give them a reason to embrace him.
We tried to warn them but after being repeatedly attacked for speaking unpopular truths we fell silent. Hell I couldn’t stand Romney but even I was pushing him at the end as a means of getting rid of Obama.
No. There was no conservative running in the 2012 presidential election. The GOP ran Creme-puff Casper Milquetoast McRomney, who is no differnt than the kenyan. No choice, why bother?
Correct, but a small part of the larger problem.
The last cry of the simple minded.
Stop with the stupid excuses for the GOP loss. Voters DIDN'T VOTE FOR THE WHITE VERSION OF THE KENYAN.This was stolen, and there's no way to prove it.
Guess you didn’t read the rest of my post.
Your right. I have looked into this more. My conclusion is the election was stolen. There was fraud!!! I think we all showed up and then some! The election was rigged but powers that be. Romney won, but lost. Obama knew he was going to win. We all knew he wasn’t going to let he country fall out of his hands. But what’s done is done!
You mad bro?
Funny thing is I remember saying repeatedly during the primaries that liberal Mitt couldn't win without conservatives and that the GOP was the new Whig party.
So far I'm half right.
Now I hear the names Jeb Bush and Chris Christie being floated about.
What is it they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?
The entire world has moved leftward. The dems are more liberal than ever before. The Republican party has moved leftward to the point where I cannot support them. Even Freerepublic has moved leftward in supporting a flaming liberal. Many compromised their principles and plugged their noses, but many did not. Many stated clearly way ahead of time they could not vote for Mitt and they were shouted down and called all kinds a names. The results are brutally apparent.
Conservatism is not the problem here.
The fault lies squarely with liberalism in the GOP and the only answer is certainly not more of the same which is exactly what will be served up.
Conservatism is the last best hope for America and the GOP is failed in that regard.
Party over principle is at fault, not conservatism.
Your part of the problem. No different than Obama? You might not have liked his positions, and some were closer than I would like to Obama, but the difference was night and day.
but if you think the "constitution" party or the Libtard party are going anywhere, think again....
all they've done is hand elections over to the rats....I suspect the rats support them with money....
did you learn anything from Perot...
Beck said something today....start and work locally...get good people into the city council...county boards...school boards etc...build where you can make a difference...
oh sure, we have to be the honorable ones...
I say screw it....
don't we have enough rich and dubious characters to figure this thing out, at least to counter the rats????
maybe its just too devastating to the elites that the votes were stolen and they won't admit it....
work on cleaning up the vote...everyone should have a printed receipt when they vote, showing who they voted for...every polling place should keep a tab, every voter a number....
I voted but a part of me thinks a complete ownership by the dems of the trainwreck will bring about some repenting from the GOP and maybe more clear lines if we are to endure hard times..I for one am disappointed the republicans retained the house because it will bring about the word compromise again... they are only a little better than the dems.. that isn’t enough to get excited about when lighter, slower socialism is their prescription...
If we are going to vote as a nation for more godless govt, it is Gods will and means this nation who was once the worlds last best hope is closer to collapse. we are closer to the final end when america ceases and goes under.
That will terrify many unsaved but that gives me more hope and faith in God! America will not last forever... neither will we on this earth... funny that we may be thanking God for Obama and his ideology as it could bring this nation collectively to its knees...for Jesus... this nation and world has much to repent from.. God is still sovereign and still reigns. And His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts....
God reigns here.. and He has defeated sin, death and the devil. Have peace in your heart with that truth.
I think it’s time for biometric voting. Your iris scan or fingerprint scan becomes an authentication key. The trick would be figuring out a way to keep people from leeching the key from the scanner at the polling place.
For the record, I wasn't talking about existing third parties. I said, form a viable CONSERVATIVE party.
There were several wide open areas where the Republicans could have pwned Obama with political ads, and they apparently didn’t have anyone leading the strategery game that could strategerize their way ouot of a wet bag.
Two examples - Gasoline and Foreign policy. They could have made ads that showed without a doubt Obama WANTED higher energy prices, with video of him stating it. They could have beaten that “flexibility” comment to the Russian PM like a drum along with other issues like the Libya fiasco.
Republicans need to also reign in their lower level congress and senate morons and get them to quit voting for crap like NDAA. With a constitutional attitude like that (something like 80% of the idiots voted for it), Obama won’t need the Supreme Court justices picked to kill the Second Amendment, Republican douchebags will just end up “working with him” to get it done...
A large chunk of mainly right leaning people aren’t going out to vote because they figure they’re going to get shafted with more government intervention and tyranny regardless of who they vote for, and Republicans CONTINUALLY PROVE THEM RIGHT.
The party left its base and the base needs a new party. Can we build on the constitution party and organize it as a powerhouse?
“Can we build on the constitution party and organize it as a powerhouse”.
The Constitution Party that has been around for years and it is everything that freedom-loving, God-fearing Americans are looking for. The problem is the two parties have a stronghold on politics in this country and will not let another party in the door. It’s a damn shame, but it’s fact.