This is exactly why we didn’t want McCain. Now, tell me again how we got him as our nominee? Someone should investigate that one.
Open primaries might be a good start as why.
“This is exactly why we didnt 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 doesnt matter who wins because the Democrats arent going to have a big enough majority? Thats going to lead to another thing that I will share with you. Its 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 youre 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? Youre 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 youre 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 youre angry about: somebody whos 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 theyre going to make you so mad over the things they try to do, and youre 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. Dont 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 Tuesdays a biggie, and hell stay in to see how he does there, but hes going to have to get out, too. But hes 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: 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