Skip to comments.Rush On Jeb Bush, Romney: They "Hate" And "Despise" Palin
Posted on 05/04/2009 2:23:38 PM PDT by Robbin
Discussing the Republican listening tour conducted by Former Governors Jeb Bush (FL) and Mitt Romney (MA), radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said they are "embarrassed" by Sarah Palin. Limbaugh said the underlying issue of these speaking engagements is that Bush and Romney "hate" and "despise" the Alaska Governor and former running-mate of John McCain. Limbaugh added they have "presidential perspirations" and called their tour an "early campaign event." Rush concluded this "need to praise" President Obama leaves him "wanting."
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I think they’re more jealous of Sarah. Don’t change Sarah your wonderfull just the way you are!! Or mabey they’re jealous or Todd?? I sure am!! LOL
I think it is jealousy.
But, but...Romney’s supporters have told me that Rush supports Mitt...?
Glad that SP blew off their invite.
Rush also said Palin was the most articulate voice for standard, run of the mill, conservatism.
"Well, conservatism isn't dead because it cannot be dead. Conservatism is not manmade. Conservatism is a philosophy. It's not a scheme. It's not a plan to figure out what the American people need and want, and then give it to them. That's populism! Conservatism is a philosophy based on God-given natural rights. The Declaration of Independence, is that dead? Of course not! What's dead is leadership on the Republican side, and because there is a lack of leadership of someone who has the substantive understanding of liberty and the political skills to advance it, we get all this cockamamie nonsense about the death of our principles. Our principles are not dead! Our principles cannot die. I'll tell you, in a lot of ways this reminds me of Jimmy Carter and his malaise speech. He blamed the American people for his miserable failures as president. Now we have conservatives and conservative wannabes, many of whom have held high office or hold high office or speak and write from formerly conservative outposts, who blame conservatives for their own miserable failures. What is lacking is not ideas and principles. What's lacking is the right people to speak those ideas and principles, folks. Admit it."
Hope so. I haven't seen that confirmed as yet. Last I heard, she hadn't given them an answer.
Katherine Harris, remember Katherine Harris....
I read she might be involved in it. I hope not..after the crap that came out of their mouth about her, perhaps she has not been made aware of it, but she needs to stay AWAY from those RINO losers. She won’t be able to change them and make them see the light. They are what they are
I wonder how many RINO’s would support the “Fairness Doctrine” in order to silence Rish and other RINO exposers?
Another Bush? Who the hell thinks the American public will accept another one from that clan.
Myth Romney has recruited Jebediah Hussein Bush to rid the party of right to lifers like Palin.
Sorry, J.E.B., Sorry, Romney.. you guys don't get it. You think it's about building a winning consensus so a Republican (like you) can get elected President.
It's about the American people being informed and educated to why a particular principle or policy is in their best interests--principles and policies that listen to history and facts and human nature and most of all to almighty God for their formulation, not to polls and your presidential ambitions.
Without God, the watchers watch in vain.
I thought I had read where she accepted but after hearing/reading what came out of that meeting I hope she has told the ‘elites’ to shove it...or makes their sorry butts apologize!
Well, this proves that neither Jeb or Mitt are NOT conservatives worthy of our vote, NOR are they gentlemen of honor.
I’m not a Sarah fan, but the point should be made that the GOP establishment hated Reagan too before 1980.
JEB's a nice enough guy and very able, but he just doesn't get what's going on now. History has marched on by him and the type of politics that his personality is suited for.
He really should accept that and build a real life for himself, not this illusion that he can have a major influence in national politics now that we are down to a fight to the death with communism/socialism/progressivism.
My point? Well, considering Palin, Harris, and a few local women that were running for office in my area, one of them being Sharon Merchant, I’d say the blue bloods in the GOP are chauvinists. I don’t think they want to allow prominent women to take leadership roles within the party.
There I said it.
"It's agreed, then. Our agents, helpers, their spouses and their contacts in the MSM,
will attack Gov. Palin to help both Obama and us. Then we will get married in Massachusetts."
"Romney Disses Palin Again - This Time by Proxy"
"Who's Mike Murphy? He's a Romney guy!
He's hated Palin from Day One...when she was announced as McCain's VP nominee,
he was the jerkwad on the air with Peggy Noonan when she made her infamous hot-mike disparaging remarks about Palin...
nd he himself was calling the Palin choice "gimmicky" and "cynical."
They never gave Palin a chance.
They had contempt for her and for the ordinary Americans she represents."
Spoiler Romney attacks Gov. Palin:
Poor sport spoiler Romney attacks other GOP candidatesn:
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]
No, I don’t think the blue bloods are chauvinists, I think they are elitists.
They don’t feel comfortable with populist politics, where you speak what you believe in a non apologetic manner. They are about “manners”, “civility” and not rubbing someone the wrong way.
They are about apologizing for what we believe, and Sarah doesn’t do that.
IMO, the last thing this country needs is its first Mitt or its next Bush!
I’d take a bullet for that woman
Don’t know that I disagree.
Elitism is not just a problem of the privileged class.
JEB and Romney are not white collar (middle managerial class). They are from wealthy backgrounds and privilege.
George W never bought into all that because he was the first born and lived a fairly middle class life in his early years when his Dad was working to build financial security. JEB came later and was much more immersed in financial security and the milieu of well off friends that come with that.
Elitism can be based not on money but on a feeling of intellectual superiority, that you know better what’s good for people. This is the fault that JEB and Romney seem to be falling into now. And it is a combination of financial privilege and a feeling of intellectual superiority that creates this elitistic attitude.
Or it can just be a feeling of intellectual superiority. Communists don’t all come from the financially privileged. Some just feel morally and/or intellectually superior and forge ahead with their beliefs about how to rise to the top (probably more for fulfilling their own ambitions than for the benefit of their fellow humans - a la Obama)
I hope not, unless she intends to go in there and seize command of the group and their (RINO) agenda.
I hope she has told the elites to shove it.
She certainly doesn't need them. She's got all of us.
The problem is the Bushes and the traditionalists in the GOP never liked Reagan, and they’ve spent the past 20 years pushing Reaganism out of the party. Now the GOP is every bit as bad as it was before Reagan came along.
Absolutely! Besides, she doesn't need them, even if they were all supportive of her. She's already got the support of those who matter, which is us.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
Listening tour? Gezzz, they must believe what is left of the Republican party are a bunch of slobbering morons.
All I need ask anyone running for the Party nomination is their opinion of Sarah Palin. Any equivocation, qualified answer, double-talk, and I have my answer.
It's not even about Sarah any longer. It's about principle, about her right to a place at the table.
It was the same with the Democrats, many, many years ago. By 1984 they were not even bothering to disguise it any longer. They were saying people like me had no place in American politics.
Well, if the Republicans go down that same road, it's the wrong direction and I ain't gonna follow.
If Sarah ain't welcome, I ain't welcome. It's as simple as that. (And if Mittless is of this frame of mind, he can pee up a pole.)
Pray for America, Our Troops and Gov Palin
Jeb Bush wants to run for President? Not another tounge tied, “bi-partisan’ Bush for the Left to beat up on. No more Bushs. No more Rinos.
Repeating in bold for emphasis. Wonderful analogy.
Which is another reason they hate Sarah. She's self made, from the boots, up. Straight up from the working class on her own steam and ability, holding fast to her honesty and principles all the way.
She's not part of some political dynasty, nor is she an entrenched career politician from some country club, blue blood background of privilege.
Sarah is the real thing, much like Reagan was, and our Founders before him. We all saw that in her, and it's why we reacted to her as we did.
No - Sarah isn't part of the blue blood camp. She's one of us.
As beautiful and feminine as Sarah is she twice the man that Mitt & Jeb are. She is one of us and I pray she reemerges large & strong in 2012.
f'ing bunch of retards. Gawd, the same stupid grinning fake smiles... makes me want to barf.
Exactly why the blue bloods and DC want to destroy her politically. She will have K street and all the money changers and grifters in fear since they will have to find real employment. I hope she champions an alternative tax system that nueters K street. She can sell it to the American People, she has that Reagan Gift.
Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.
We all revere RR but he also made mistakes, like amnesty. Some of his compromises (like the ones to get the tax cuts) didn’t turn out so well, leading to more big government that outstripped the increased tax collections.
And this big government was just part of an increasing mindset in the electorate and the representatives that this is what government officials are supposed to do... dream up ways to spend money to solve “problems”.
And the left will never run out of newly discovered or invented crises and moral wrongs and terrible things happening to people or pets or air or water or something that absolutely requires government to increase spending... and their in the bag media will talk it up until everyone is sure we are all doomed unless something is done (spending more money that the Dems and even the Reps will happily skim) about this manufactured crisis.
I’m not sure any more which government is the most corrupt...
Mexico, Iraq or U.S.
In sheer dollar amounts siphoned away, we are probably the most corrupt now.
I’ve gotten off the track. I meant to say that if Reagan had lived through this era, he would have corrected the errors he made in the past. We can’t say, he did it, so it’s okay. We have to give him the credit that he would have evolved his conservatism and not taken us into the weeds we are in now.
We have to start saying, “yes, I am a conservative and I am compassionate. But government is about defending life, liberty and property; and my private moral and religious life and those of other believers are responsible privately to maintain private charities to address the social ills of man. Government should get out of the social ills business altogether.
When someone says now, “Don’t you care about such and such,” I will say, “yes, very much, but I believe in contributing voluntarily my private money, skills and time to help in that area. It is not the proper role of government to do that. Things end up worse using government to solve social problems, and not using private charities and personal involvement of people who care.”
I'm hoping the same. Given the time it took for Sarah to reply to their invitation, it's a good bet that she and her strategists thought long and hard about this choice.
I would hope that they decided to have Sarah join the re-branding tour so that she could control that "re-branding", if there is to be such a thing.
In the long view, it may be better for the party, and for America, to have her in a leadership position among senior opinion makers on the right, than to have her create a schism on our side by standing out.
There's no doubt whatsoever that she's the headliner of this tour, despite what the inflated egos surrounding her may think of themselves.
By the time this re-branding tour is over, Sarah will have cemented her rightful place as the chief standard bearer of the patriotic right, and will have focused our side on core conservative principles again.
While she's at it, she may unavoidably expose many of her fellow opinion leaders as the milquetoast RINOs they are.