Rush Limbaugh: Let’s just elect Democrats

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/12/17/gop_sells_america_down_the_river

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.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2008/08/01/20th_anniversary_flashback_the_dan_s_bake_sale_phenomenon
[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

https://www.facebook.com/Mandy-Connell-225652750778862/?fref=nf

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10 Responses to Rush Limbaugh: Let’s just elect Democrats

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    Listening to Mandy’s final KHOW morning show. She was talking to her replacement and elaborated. She is not really doing this because she wants Trump to win. She wants to destroy the Republican Party.

  2. haiti222 says:

    Yes, after rush came back from the Lincoln Bedroom, not only did he hurt Perot unfairly, he stopped putting the craft of broadcaster first over politics for the Republican party. The joy of his show largely vanished.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Even if I agree with some of it, the seething hate for the last 7 years makes the show mostly unlistenable to me. When he would go after Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, at least there was some humor. One of the things that may have sped up the change was his moving out of New York City where he was forced to come in contact with people who would challenge his views. Now he lives in a bubble.

      If I was to sum up my biggest issue with Rush – whenever it pops up in the news, Rush will make comments like “I don’t understand the complaints about the 10 commandments in [some government venue] – the 10 commandments have nothing to do with religion”

      Rush’s religion is football. It’s hard to read Commandment #1 and say it isn’t about God. Glenn Beck at least tries to make the case that “the United States is a Christian nation”

  3. Fred Stiening says:

    Having heard a bit more of Mandy since, I think what is really going on is she is “all in” with the ultimate goal of making Trump supporters look like idiots.

    In passing, she said her new show on KOA will be “very different” than the show she has been doing. Perhaps she will be doing potato salad recipes.

    • foyle says:

      Hmmm…I wonder if they exempted the potheads from this? (many view MJ as the ”savior’ in Colorado, despite a wacky pothead shooting up a Planned Parenthood clinic).

      It is amazing to watch the transition in my lifetime as a major American industry (tobacco) has been demonized with Federal, State, and Local Governments implementing pseudo-prohobition of this legal product, while Weed has become the darling of the Soros funded astro-turf crowd. MJ is spoken of in glowing terms as a near ‘wonder drug’ whereas tobacco has become the ‘demon weed’.

      Historians and anthropologists in the far future will be very confused when they try to decipher the contradictary philosophies of modern American society.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        Well, they did ban vaping as well. Someone really needs to point out that there are health benefits to nicotine (sans tobacco)

      • Parrott says:

        Yep, it is really insane Foyle. That is the first thing I thought. The FDA wants to regulate Cigars now according to ‘Cigar Dave’ . I listen to his shows sometimes saturday afternoons.
        The FDA wants some kind of test that will put small cigar makers out of business. Supposedly the cigar companies had a ‘deal’ with new Speaker of the house, ‘Paul Rino’ and he left it out of the all encompassing ‘Omnibus funding bill’. .
        essentially, according to Cigar Dave, ‘stuck it to them’.
        You don’t smoke a cigar like a cigarette or joint. Idiots.

        best regards
        parrott

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