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Rush: Maybe Rove should have gotten this excited about Democrats
Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2010 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/15/2010 2:24:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“Let’s go balls to the wall for Christine O’Donnell,” Rush Limbaugh implored listeners on his show today, but Rush knows that his listeners are the choir to which he is preaching. It’s the party establishment and the center-right commentariat that needs to hear the message, and in that vein, Rush took on Karl Rove on today’s show. Rush demanded to know why Rove and other establishment figures want to make Christine O’Donnell’s character the issue, when it’s the character of the current administration and Democratic leadership in Congress that should get the focus. Instead of issuing self-fulfilling prophecies of doom, shouldn’t the Republican establishment start fighting for wins in Delaware? The Right Scoop got the video:

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Matt Lewis joins the fray in warning Republicans about the impact of snubbing O’Donnell: The National Republican Senatorial Committee and Castle — who withheld his endorsement of the winner — were wrong to behave as they did. Though an NRSC spokesman issued a terse congratulations to O’Donnell, word quickly leaked that the NRSC would not fund her general election race. This was a silly thing to do. Fortunately — and wisely — NRSC Chairman John Cornyn on Wednesday morning agreed to donate $42,000 toward O’Donnell’s campaign and to evaluate future funding at a later date. This was smart damage control, but to many conservatives, the damage had already been done. Moreover, the GOP has not just offended O’Donnell but has gone out of its way to offend her Tea Party supporters across the nation — folks who were already highly skeptical of the party establishment. Similarly, Castle’s decision to withhold his endorsement was unchivalrous, and the fact that his staff continues to throw stones, referring to O’Donnell as a “con artist,” is inexcusable.

It’s not just inexcusable, it’s inexplicable. It’s as if everyone forgot why we have primaries in the first place. This has been a gut-check moment for Republican leadership, and with a few exceptions, they have failed it.


TOPICS: Delaware; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2010; castle; delaware; donate; gop; karlrove; nrsc; odonnell; palin; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
It's the Beltway versus Flyover Country.
1 posted on 09/15/2010 2:24:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just sent money to O’donnell. I put in my message:

Let’s take it to Karl Rove and WIN


2 posted on 09/15/2010 2:25:52 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly, and if McCain had fought Obama half as hard as he fought Hayworth he would have won.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 2:27:22 PM PDT by csmusaret (The Obama/Pelosi/Reid Cartel has saddled each of my grandchildren with a $44,000 debt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Where is Code Pink when you need them?
4 posted on 09/15/2010 2:28:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Flyover Country versus George $oro$ minions.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 2:34:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would amend the constitution.

it would require all Congresspersons and Senators to stay in their districts all year and to communicate for votes and conference committees via electronic means...

these POSs get way to cozy living in the cesspool that is DC.


6 posted on 09/15/2010 2:37:35 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: personalaccts

McRove has got to go.


7 posted on 09/15/2010 2:38:50 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Rush demanded to know why Rove and other establishment figures want to make Christine
O’Donnell’s character the issue, when it’s the character of the current administration and Democratic
leadership in Congress that should get the focus.”

Birds of a feather flock together.

8 posted on 09/15/2010 2:40:50 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Vaquero

I would kinda agree on this staying in the district. My idea would be a mandatory stay for the whole month of April each year in your home district, with no business or travel outside of the state for the whole month. This would also include no interviews with any national media office, and just doing interviews with newspapers and stations in your home state. This international travel routine is what really has to stop...there’s nothing being gained.


9 posted on 09/15/2010 2:41:38 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ruling vs. Country class


10 posted on 09/15/2010 2:42:10 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am kind of surprised that Rush should feel this way. I thought he was always one of the establisment republicans.


11 posted on 09/15/2010 2:50:18 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: personalaccts

My household has been living on a single income since my husband lost his job in April 2009. But, come hell or high water, I’ll find a way to send at least a little money to O’Donnell just as soon as I get home from work tonight.


12 posted on 09/15/2010 3:07:54 PM PDT by The4thHorseman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ping for later


13 posted on 09/15/2010 3:14:49 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ping for later


14 posted on 09/15/2010 3:14:55 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Jean2
I am kind of surprised that Rush should feel this way. I thought he was always one of the establisment republicans.

Not hardly. He and McCain have had a running feud for years.

Rush was pretty hard on Dubya when he disagreed with George, but never with the hatred for Bush that Michael Weiner displays.

Reagan was and is Limbaugh's guideon.

15 posted on 09/15/2010 3:15:30 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: The4thHorseman

When he went after her finances that pi$$3de me off. That’s is and “elite” statement. My mom had financial problems before she passed away. I’ll keep your family in my prayers. My sister lost her job 6 months ago. It’s been tough.


16 posted on 09/15/2010 3:17:24 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Jean2
I am kind of surprised that Rush should feel this way. I thought he was always one of the establisment republicans.

You're obviously not a Rush regular listener or you would never have posted that statement.

17 posted on 09/15/2010 3:21:37 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Jean2

You must not listen to Rush very often. No surprise here.


18 posted on 09/15/2010 3:29:48 PM PDT by Herodes
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To: USS Alaska

I listen to Rush everyday. The only reason I said that is because I once heard Rush himself admit that he carried the water for Bush and the Republicans. At least I think that is what he said. It was a while ago so my memory may be faulty.


19 posted on 09/15/2010 4:01:34 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: USS Alaska

Thanks for your service.


20 posted on 09/15/2010 5:36:39 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Jean2
" I am kind of surprised that Rush should feel this way. I thought he was always one of the establisment republicans."

he's become more aware as the years have gone by.....he poohpahed the Clinton scandals for a long, long time.....I think he has come to realize that there is evil intent in this world..

21 posted on 09/15/2010 11:18:33 PM PDT by cherry
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