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.
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