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Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Michelle Lopata

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 didn’t 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 doesn’t that count?” Limbaugh asked. Because “the hard work story is not resonating with Obama voters.”

“We don’t have a demography problem but the Republican Party today is convinced that they do,” said Limbaugh.

“If the Republicans who didn’t vote had voted, Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote by 180,000 [votes].”

“[Republicans] didn’t lose because of demographics; 3 million of their voters stayed home.”

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Rush is right again. But it still boggles the mind that any republican would sit out this race. As damn bad as the communist was for the last four years and a republican did not want to vote him out of office??. Makes no sense. I had also heard that republican registration was up all over the country and democrat registration was downb. I still say the race was rigged in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and PA. Fraud is what won the day.
1 posted on 11/08/2012 3:15:33 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Right... the ones that sat it out, have the responsibility now to deal with any major fallout! PERIOD!


2 posted on 11/08/2012 3:22:48 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 3:26:54 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 3:28:55 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: NKP_Vet

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?


5 posted on 11/08/2012 3:29:51 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

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?


6 posted on 11/08/2012 3:32:40 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: NKP_Vet
I remember when this lady called... everybody after her got on her case ... looks like maybe she had something there when she said they were having a tough time getting volunteers to come in...

gop volunteer worries about overconfidence

7 posted on 11/08/2012 3:33:56 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: NKP_Vet
Rush is wrong again. (Sorry, still love you, Rush...)

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.

8 posted on 11/08/2012 3:37:45 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: NKP_Vet

I think Mitt should have chosen Rubio instead of Ryan.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 3:37:52 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: NKP_Vet

for the time being I’m tired of listening to all of them including this tub


10 posted on 11/08/2012 3:40:57 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 3:41:20 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: NKP_Vet
There is no question that Obama was extremely beatable this year. But the "crawl through broken glass to vote against Obama" voters were not enough to do it. We needed a strong candidate that would draw voters to the polls. We didn't have one.

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.

12 posted on 11/08/2012 3:43:24 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 3:43:36 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Duchess47

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.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 3:43:59 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NKP_Vet
"...3 million of their voters stayed home."

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.

15 posted on 11/08/2012 3:44:27 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 3:46:41 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Duchess47
I don't know how much fraud there really was here in Nevada. But what I can tell you is that that the “ground game” of the democrats was superb. I am person who likes to vote on election day. For the last 2 weeks, I had a very personable representative from the democrat party show up at my door offering to take me to the polls or help me get an absentee ballot. When I told him (or her) I was not a democrat, he indicated it did not matter, they democrats would help me anyway. Of course, they had a lot of campaign literature to leave with me as well. Anyway, with an such an effective organization, I don't know that fraud was much of an issue, although I am certain that Harry Reid returned to the senate only because of fraud, Engle was definitely ahead in the polls right up until election eve, on the other hand Obama has consistently been polling about 3% above Romney.
17 posted on 11/08/2012 3:51:16 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Rush is grasping at straws to try to avoid using the words: VOTE FRAUD


18 posted on 11/08/2012 4:02:41 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: NKP_Vet
Its exactly what he warned of back in December.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why has Governor Mitt Romney not had a so-called "surge"? We hear "surge" used with basically every Republican nominee, but you don't see that "surge" with Governor Romney.

RUSH: Well, every poll I've seen of Republican primary voters, he can't crack 30 percent. It has been curious. And you look at it from the reverse, 70 percent of Republican voters want somebody else. This is why we have the phenomenon of the "Not-Romney." Bachmann was the "Not-Romney" for a while. Herman Cain was the "Not-Romney." Now Newt is the "Not-Romney." I think it boils down to something that's not complicated at all. Republican primary voters are conservative. They don't believe that Romney is. They believe that he will stick a finger in the air and moisten it and see which way the winds are blowing and try to get in that direction. They remember that Romney said he believes in global warming and he believes that man is causing it. Well, conservatives don't believe that. They believe it's a hoax. Conservatives know that the whole story of man-made global warming is a hoax. And they're not going to get excited by a candidate who is trying to gain favor with non-Republican primary voters by articulating that stuff.

Here's the big problem, Greta, for the Republicans. And I am a lone wolf on this. The rule of thumb in elections, both parties, 40 percent are going to vote Democrat automatically, whatever you do, 40 percent are going to vote Republican, automatic, no matter what you do. And in the middle, who do we have? The precious, God love them, independents and the moderates. And they are the targets. They are the focus of every election. And our brilliant campaign consultants tell our candidates they are the ones that know how to go get a majority of those independents. And we have, as Republicans, put ourselves in prison to this whole silly notion that you only win elections by moving to the center and getting great independents. Fine and dandy, but if you squander your base in the process, you haven't a prayer.


Rush Goes On the Record with Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren
19 posted on 11/08/2012 4:04:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 4:06:51 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 4:06:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NKP_Vet
"the Republican Party didn’t turn out its base"

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?


22 posted on 11/08/2012 4:23:47 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
"By not inviting Sarah Palin to speak at the Republican Convention, Romney showed contempt for the Conservative base."

Correct, but a small part of the larger problem.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 4:25:04 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: fatnotlazy
"Romney lost because of voter fraud."

The last cry of the simple minded.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 4:26:01 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Mamzelle
What a stupid, irrational and illogical statement. If it can't be proved, how do you know it happened?

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.

25 posted on 11/08/2012 4:28:29 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: ex91B10

Guess you didn’t read the rest of my post.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 4:32:08 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Mamzelle

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!


27 posted on 11/08/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: pollywog
"Right... the ones that sat it out, have the responsibility now to deal with any major fallout! PERIOD!"

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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.

28 posted on 11/08/2012 4:51:43 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: ex91B10

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.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 4:53:37 PM PST by PsyOps
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To: fatnotlazy
do what you want...I don't contribute to the party...I don't even consider myself a pub....

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...

30 posted on 11/08/2012 4:54:36 PM PST by cherry
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To: Mamzelle
yes....the vote was rigged.....why didn't our side suspect this early on....why are we always the loser out....

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....

31 posted on 11/08/2012 4:58:43 PM PST by cherry
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To: pollywog

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.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 5:01:15 PM PST by delchiante
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To: cherry

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.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 5:05:21 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: cherry
“but if you think the “constitution” party or the Libtard party are going anywhere, think again....”

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For the record, I wasn't talking about existing third parties. I said, form a viable CONSERVATIVE party.

34 posted on 11/08/2012 5:06:46 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Uncle Chip

Republican stupidity.

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.


35 posted on 11/08/2012 6:11:14 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: NKP_Vet

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?


36 posted on 11/08/2012 7:30:09 PM PST by Stymee (Father of 8)
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To: Stymee

“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.


37 posted on 11/09/2012 5:53:22 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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