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See, I Told You So: Chicago Wants Romney
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:14:37 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: For the longest time, I, on this program, incurred the wrath of millions of you by suggesting, because you thought I had chosen sides, I still haven't chosen sides. You thought that I had it in for Romney when I pointed out that -- in my view, based on my instincts, my gut, study, my knowledge of who the left is -- I thought they wanted Romney as the nominee all along. I thought that's what Occupy Wall Street was all about was to set up Romney as the guy they were protesting. Romney is the kind of guy they were protesting. Occupy Wall Street. And, of course, Romneycare. I often thought that's who the Democrats wanted. Another reason I thought that was because many on the left actually said so, and in other ways they indicated it as well by trying to tell us that they thought Romney would be the toughest challenge for them.

Now, when the party of Barack Obama comes along and says, "Yeah, I'll tell you what, you guys, we're really worried about Romney," they wouldn't tell us that if they really believed it, for one thing. But let's go to the audio sound bites. This morning on Joe Scarborough's show, PMSNBC, TIME Magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin had a discussion about Romney and his USA Today op-ed supporting the individual mandate in health care. Santorum on the campaign trail hammering Romney saying he's wrong on the central issue of our time, Halperin comments about it. You'll hear Scarborough in here, too.

HALPERIN: Can I give you a subsidiary point --

SCARBOROUGH: Yes.

HALPERIN: -- the Republicans should be terrified of? My hunch is that this stuff is coming not belatedly from the Republicans, but from Chicago, from the Obama campaign, which is sitting on more opposition research than you can imagine about Mitt Romney. So they're teasing this out now I think to try to weaken him. But if and when he becomes the nominee, they'll just be sitting in Chicago every day saying, "Let's do this one now and this one next week." So much stuff they're sitting on.

RUSH: Oh, oh, oh, oh, wait. What was that? Did Mark Halperin -- who would know -- did he just say, my hunch is that this stuff is not coming from the Republicans aimed at Romney, but rather from Chicago, the Obama campaign? They're sitting on more opposition research than you can imagine about Romney. That's what Halperin says. When Romney gets the nomination, they're gonna unleash. There is no way Romney will be able to survive it. That's what they are saying now. In fact, here is a guy saying it on the same show, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, MSNBC. New York Magazine national affairs editor John Heilemann talking about all of this, said this.

HEILEMANN: Mitt Romney's had this much trouble winning the Republican nomination against rival campaigns. If it's, in truth, coming from Chicago, Chicago has been doing opposition research on Romney for a year-and-a-half. What is going to happen to Mitt Romney when he gets hit with not just like decent opposition research, but the best opposition research that money can buy, having gone through this entire race stumbling without being faced with that kind of opposition research?

SCARBOROUGH: It’s unbelievable.

HEILEMANN: I just think it's unfathomable.

RUSH: Unfathomable what's coming aimed at Romney, from Chicago. They can't wait. Now, I think this is a bit overblown, myself. But I'll tell you this. There are a bunch of stories out today, and they're from credible left-wing sites when you talk about Obama. The story is out that Obama has told members of Congress: I don't have the money to give you for your own campaigns. This isn't 2008. They had money rolling in from all over the world in 2008, folks. Obama had money coming in in denominations under, what is it, 200, 250, that you didn't have to report the donor. If it's less than 200 or 250 you don't have to report the donor. They had money coming in from all over the world. That's not being repeated. They are not going to have a billion dollars, as they have said prior to now. And the Obama campaign has told members of Congress: You're on your own. We do not have the money to share with you for your campaigns. But yet they've got all this money, the best opposition research money can buy to unleash on Mitt Romney.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: axelrod; cain; campaign; chicago; daley; election; emanuel; hermancain; jackryan; obama; obamaforromney; ogrady; rahm; romney; rushlive; rushtranscript; ryan

1 posted on 03/06/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If Romney is the nominee, with his Progressive Liberal record, the GOP is toast.

Obama and Co. will destroy him leading up to the election.

Romney’s not a fighter, not a conservative, not even a Republican with his background.

His loss will make McCain’s loss in 2008 look like a win.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 1:22:00 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin

Furthermore, if Romney is the Nominee, it will suppress turnout for downstream races as well.

He is the worst possible candidate that the GOP can put up.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 1:22:54 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin
Just to refresh Freepers memories. The political assassination of Herman Cain (and Blair Hull AND Jack Ryan) came out of Chicago:

by Ann Coulter http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47438

11/09/2011

Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. -- but never in Chicago.

So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.

Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain's short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he's alleged to have been a sexual predator.

After O'Grady's name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain's personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them -- by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)

And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we've suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of ... Chicago.

4 posted on 03/06/2012 1:32:19 PM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney as the nominee means the GOP cannot effectively use Obamacare as a campaign issue.

Romney as the nominee means the GOP cannot effectively use the close ties between Wall Street and the Dems as a campaign issue.

Romney as the nominee means the Reagan Dems have little incentive to switch over to the GOP.

Romney as the nominee means independents will be turned off by a guy who thought transporting the family dog hundreds of miles on the roof of the car was a good idea.

Romney as the nominee means all that opposition research is just going to be overkill, as Romney's own mouth will provide them all the soundbites they need.

And that doesn't even get into the problems that Romney as the nominee will cause in getting the GOP base motivated.

The ONLY positive that I can see coming out of a Romney nomination is that all of the GOP-E pinheads who are pushing him will be thoroughly discredited for 2016.

5 posted on 03/06/2012 1:32:41 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
The ONLY positive that I can see coming out of a Romney nomination is that all of the GOP-E pinheads who are pushing him will be thoroughly discredited for 2016.

It will also thoroughly discredit Romney, we won't see him back again.
6 posted on 03/06/2012 1:35:38 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: TennesseeGirl
Just to refresh Freepers memories. The political assassination of Herman Cain (and Blair Hull AND Jack Ryan) came out of Chicago:

What's really sad is Ann Coulter's part in the attempted political assasination of Newt Gingrich by the Romney camp.
7 posted on 03/06/2012 1:37:09 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin
For the life of me, I can't figure out how anyone can believe Romney is the only candidate who can beat Obama? I think he has successfully demonstrated that he may be the only one who CAN'T beat Obama.

He has practically unlimited funds to hammer his opponents, without response, and still can't get more than 35% to 37%. If he can't BUY republican votes with the sheer weight of negative ads running against his opposition, how is he going to stand up to Obama when his campaign responds in kind?

8 posted on 03/06/2012 1:39:20 PM PST by MarketR
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To: SoConPubbie
What's really sad is Ann Coulter's part in the attempted political assasination of Newt Gingrich by the Romney camp.

Yeah, it just about killed me to give her credit, but it's only fair -- she was the author.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 1:41:09 PM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: SoConPubbie

One would think they were discredited with the Mcpain train. As long as there RINO’s in charge, this is what we will get.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 1:42:32 PM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: dirtboy
all of the GOP-E pinheads who are pushing him will be thoroughly discredited for 2016.

Yes, they will be, but who will remember. These are the same clowns that gave us McCain, and no one seems to make the connection. Short memories, thy name is the Republican Party powers-that-be.

11 posted on 03/06/2012 1:43:10 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Kaslin
Neither Romney nor Santorum give a rat's patootie about the furture of this nation. If they did they'd get the hell out of the way and help Newt get this nation back on it's feet. They are in this for themselves. That's what I believe with all my heart. They are part of the group doing their level best to keep Newt from getting in and cutting the legs out from under the GOP-e.

The Establishment is scared to death of Newt Gingrich!

12 posted on 03/06/2012 1:46:04 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: Kaslin; stevie_d_64; re_nortex; Bigun; davetex; hocndoc; WOSG
[Rush quoting John Heilemann]
What is going to happen to INSERT NAME when he gets hit with not just like decent opposition research, but the best opposition research that money can buy, having gone through this entire race stumbling without being faced with that kind of opposition research?

The larger question is, what do you do about a situation in which the political smear, the pamphleteering (that was so common and odious and gross in the last decades of the Roman Republic), is ascendant over any consideration of patriotism, character, and sound policy?

The Obama crowd are just evil, corrupt people. To see them so powerful and awe-inspiring is so very discouraging -- and it shows what shoveling out federal money to drooling mobs unworthy of the name of "citizen" can do for you.

13 posted on 03/06/2012 1:47:37 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: OldPossum

There is a big difference between 2008 and 2012. The GOP had almost no chance of winning in 2008. In 2012, the only way the GOP can lose is to nominate an utter dolt. I think even McCain could have won it all this year.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 1:47:58 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: lentulusgracchus

You said it right there...

The last decades of the Roman Empire...


15 posted on 03/06/2012 1:58:50 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: dirtboy

“The ONLY positive that I can see coming out of a Romney nomination is that all of the GOP-E pinheads who are pushing him will be thoroughly discredited for 2016.”

The way the McCain disaster discredited them?


19 posted on 03/06/2012 2:04:14 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Kaslin
Please watch and share with Freepers and friends far and wide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v6vIAXdrMPI

21 posted on 03/06/2012 2:07:46 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: ModelBreaker

See my other posts. I think any pubbie would have had a hard time winning in 2008. But in 2012, they won’t have an excuse. Obama now has a sorry record to run against.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 2:07:49 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy; All

The ONLY positive that I can see coming out of a Romney nomination is that all of the GOP-E pinheads who are pushing him will be thoroughly discredited for 2016.


Bingo...

A top to bottom flush of that organization from the National/State/local County/Township/Parish chairs, to the SREC’s, those vying for (winning) the Electoral College positions this cycle...

They’ve been behind the wheel way too long...Tie for them to take a nap in the back...


23 posted on 03/06/2012 2:14:12 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Kaslin

Did you guys see the Obama press conference today when they asked him about Romney? He could BARELY contain his glee about the prospect of Mitt being the our nominee.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 2:16:55 PM PST by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney endorse Obama's radical liberal agenda: http://youtu.be/i1fThdWagJ4)
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To: stevie_d_64; dirtboy; seekthetruth
Repo Men (Wall St. bankers and D.C. ruling class, "more than a few of them belong in prison.") http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2826109/posts “So there you have it: hedge-fund titans, i-bankers, congressional nabobs, committee chairmen, senators, swindlers, run-of-the-mill politicos, and a few outright thieves (these categories are not necessarily exclusive) all feeding at the same trough, and most of them betting that Mitt Romney won’t do anything more to stop it than Barack Obama did.

If anything, the fact that Romney is having the least luck with the firm that knows him best speaks better of him than does the enthusiasm he apparently inspires in Goldman Sachs et al.”

25 posted on 03/06/2012 2:18:11 PM PST by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: houeto
The Establishment is scared to death of Newt Gingrich

/The establishment of both parties are afraid of Newt. Newt's failing in his personal life are well known and will not be a factor. Newt has admitted publicly his failures in his past marriage. The left has thrown as much dirt as they can at Newt over the years. They have no more dirt to throw.

The concept of a debate between Newt and Obama scares them greatly.

26 posted on 03/06/2012 2:19:26 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: txhurl; All

Bottom line...If we forget about the top job there, and focus on the down ballot races, we might fare better...We can still neuter OPbama enough where he will be in-effective (or as much as possible) in the next 4 years...Then we will eb done with that piece of garbage...That will give Palin, Rubio, and a few other contenders time to get ready an really hit the GOP elites (if ther are any left) square between the eyes...

Because since we have had no luck with what they’ve foisted upon us since Bob Dole, we’ll have a better time kicking what left of their elitist ilk out on a rail...

I’m ready for a House and Senate keeping Obama in check till that time...

That may be the only ting we have left in our bag orf tricks...


27 posted on 03/06/2012 2:36:33 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Kaslin

lets vote for Oboma!


28 posted on 03/06/2012 2:50:40 PM PST by 7beuties
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To: Kaslin

Yes, Obama is gearing up to attack Romney, but that’s because Romney will be the nominee (90% chance according to intrade).

http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=652757

if you disagree with that assessment, you can bet against it.
Santorum’s the only guy IMHO who has a chance of beating Romney, and intrade has him at 2.7% odds.

Obama already has his media acolytes ready to attack ANY Republican candidate.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 8:48:09 PM PST by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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