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To: freekitty; Eva

“This is exactly why we didn’t want McCain. Now, tell me again how we got him as our nominee?” ~ freekitty


Rush’s October 18th, 2006 Prediction Comes True: Sitting Out ‘06 Equals McCain ‘08 February 8, 2008


RUSH: I want to go back to the archives of this program. I want to illustrate for you my prescience. When I tell you that you are on the cutting edge of the societal evolution if you are a regular listener here, this will establish it.

This is prior to the November elections, the midterms, and I was getting phone call after phone call from conservatives saying they were not going to vote. They were mad as hell. They were sick and tired of the Foley thing and Macaca. They were sick and tired of Republicans not governing as Republicans, and to hell with it, and this is what I said to them.

RUSH ARCHIVES: “This notion that it doesn’t matter who wins because the Democrats aren’t going to have a big enough majority? That’s going to lead to another thing that I will share with you. It’s going to lead to the nomination of John McCain for the Republican presidential candidacy.

In two years, you same people who will have helped bring about an ascension to power by the Democrats, are going to be so angry ­ you’re going to be so fed up ­ over what they have tried to do, over the things they will maybe have accomplished, that you are going to demand power back, and you will accept anybody that you think has a chance of winning it. And right now, that looks like McCain, above anybody else ­ who, I must tell you, is not a conservative.

And so what are you probably going to end up doing? You’re going to be so frustrated by 2008, and the thought of Hillary Clinton becoming president so obnoxious, so abhorrent; that in 2008 you will flush your precious principles down the drain and elect a Republican, precisely the kind of Republican you think you’re running against now ­ or you will at least nominate one. Who knows how that election will go?

So the very principle that you are fighting here, if you succeed, you will be given a candidate who fits the very thing you’re angry about: somebody who’s not conservative enough but probably has the best chance of winning.”

RUSH: That was me on October 18th, 2006 ­ from this very studio, from behind this very microphone ­ telling you what was going to happen if you sat out the ‘06 November midterms to show those Republicans a lesson, that you were going to empower Democrats and they’re going to make you so mad over the things they try to do, and you’re going to be so upset and so frightened of Hillary coming along that you will nominate anybody you think can win ­

and I specifically predicted, October 18th, 2006, that not voting in 2006 and not holding the House and not holding the Senate, would lead to the nomination of John McCain. It has happened. Don’t doubt me.

I want to take this a step further. Now that I have your attention, I want to take this a step further, because McCain is the Republican nominee. It is over. Huckabee is going to stay in. There are five caucuses and primaries this weekend, and Tuesday’s a biggie, and he’ll stay in to see how he does there, but he’s going to have to get out, too. But he’s going to do what he can to keep angling for the veep slot. He has no chance of getting the veep slot.

He will soon be thrown under the Straight Talk Express like everyone else that Senator McCain vanquishes. ...”

Also see:

Also see: “Well, Rush was right on this one, mainly because the Huckabee voters were the same ones who stayed home in 2006 our of pique over feelings of being ignored. Remember how the PA voters turned on Santorum because he endorsed Specter, at the behest of the president? Santorum was one of our best conservatives, but they turned on him because of one lousy mistake.”

17 posted on 02/08/2008 8:31:20 PM EST by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)


12 posted on Monday, June 09, 2008 8:15:29 AM by Matchett-PI

15 posted on 01/20/2009 4:33:26 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Obama fully intends to tear down our Constitution. So no, I do not want Obama to succeed.)
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To: Matchett-PI

Hmmmmm. Funny how Rush or anyone would know that so many years in advance? Of course, could it be that McCain was pre-selected as the candidates we ended up with were really too much alike to ever agree upon and the real onservatives were thrown under the bus early.

16 posted on 01/20/2009 6:39:55 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Matchett-PI

You’re right about sitting out the election, not helping ourselves. I threatened to sit out the presidential election, but changed my mind as it became more and more obvious that Barack Obama, the Elmer Gantry of politics, was going to win.
I believe that Obama is much more dangerous than Hillary Clinton would have been.

What really angers me, is the fact that I changed my mind about McCain after he picked Palin as his running mate. I would still have voted for him, but I don’t like being fooled, and that is what McCain did, fool us.

20 posted on 01/20/2009 9:04:02 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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