Drudge slugged the story that Rush wants to disband the Republican Party, I’ve seen this movie before, too. For the next year, Rush will fuel dissent within the Republican Party, then about October 15, 2016 will announce there is no alternative but to support the establishment Republican candidate (Jeb Bush?). All it takes is a night in the Lincoln bedroom, an invite to the owner’s box at an NFL game, a box of steaks from Kansas City or a round of golf with Roger Ailes.
Here is the relevant part.
This was out-and-out, in-our-face lying, from the campaigns to individual statements made about the philosophical approach Republicans had to all this spending. There is no Republican Party! You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re gonna do this. You know, just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it, because that’s what’s happening anyway. And these same Republican leaders doing this can’t, for the life of them, figure out why Donald Trump has all the support that he has? They really can’t figure this out?
Long term listeners will recognize this as a meaningless rhetorical statement. He isn’t actually advocating anything, and isn’t going to actually do anything. His job is to entertain you to gather confiscatory rates from advertisers and keep you listening.
I drove out from Michigan to attend Rushstock (aka Dan’s bake sale) in 1988 in Fort Collins Colorado in the hopes it would encourage a movement to end Democratic control of Congress. Rush went back home, and I don’t remember him having any subsequent public appearances. Rush is a gadfly, not a leader. He did play a role in the Newt Gingrich revolution, then let Newt be pushed under the bus.
[Mick at the end was a regular caller who lived in the High Desert. He claimed to gather up stray dogs dumped in the desert by city folks and turned them into puppy chili. This was back when the show was edgy]
I view Mandy Connell as something of a reasonable Midwestern conservative who thinks carefully about what she says. After the Ryan budget deal, she has thrown in her hand. Despite knowing Trump’s flaws and not fond of him, she announced she is “full in” on Donald Trump