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Limbaugh: "Maybe The Conservative Alternative To Romney Is Romney" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | March 21, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 03/21/2012 10:19:24 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Rush Limbaugh says Romney's victory speech last night was his best one yet, he just hopes he means what he said.

"Right on, right on. So maybe the conservative alternative to Romney is Romney. Let's hope so. It all boils down to whether he means this. It's that simple," Limbaugh said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mittromney; poppycock; rushlimbaugh; shill4gope
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1 posted on 03/21/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Hmmmm... is Rush banned now?


2 posted on 03/21/2012 10:21:24 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: i88schwartz

He followed it up with the story about there being a possible ‘reset button’ after the nomination. Can’t trust Romney.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: i88schwartz

So Rush is going wobbly now? Of course Romney doesn’t mean a word of it...his campaign chief admitted as much this morning.


4 posted on 03/21/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: i88schwartz
"Right on, right on. So maybe the conservative alternative to Romney is Romney. Let's hope so. It all boils down to whether he means this. It's that simple," Limbaugh said.

I just wish I had some doubt on whether or not Romney means the rare conservative statements that his speechwriters insert into his speeches. Unfortunately, after listening to Mitt for a very long time, I have no doubt that he is a liberal who despises the Second Amendment, despises conservative values, and loves big government.

5 posted on 03/21/2012 10:23:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: i88schwartz

So let’s judge Romney by what he says? Forgetting that he trashed the Tea Party? WTF!!


6 posted on 03/21/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: i88schwartz

I think RL is wrong on this one. I don’t have any confidence in what Romney says. He’ll say anything to anybody to get elected. Just watch him move left if he gets the nomination!


7 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:16 AM PDT by winnotwhine (It's easy to whine...I'd rather win)
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To: i88schwartz

first Ann Coulter, now Rush is drinking the cool aid. romney is no conservative!!!! never was, and never will be!!! just because he SAYS he is is reason to beleive???? please...


8 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: i88schwartz

I think RL is wrong on this one. I don’t have any confidence in what Romney says. He’ll say anything to anybody to get elected. Just watch him move left if he gets the nomination!


9 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT by winnotwhine (It's easy to whine...I'd rather win)
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To: i88schwartz
Hey Rush,

Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

Don't you feel a little more humble now.

Support the real conservative. Newt!

10 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:38 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: i88schwartz

Huh?????????????


11 posted on 03/21/2012 10:26:16 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: i88schwartz

My God even Rush got hisself brain washed..


12 posted on 03/21/2012 10:26:39 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: i88schwartz

I’m a Newt supporter and haven’t given up yet . . . but IF Mitt is it . . . then I can only hope and pray that this primary battle has made him stronger and perhaps even opened up his eyes a little bit as to the principals of true conservatism . . . not perfect but way better than 4 more of Obama . . . especially IF the healthcare gets overturned. We need a very strong House and to win a good decent majority in the Senate. Getting rid of Boehner and McConnell and replacing them with maybe Ryan and Rand Paul or somebody would be a vast improvement. They will need to be strong and guide a Romney to the right path.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Pollster1
Also remember that just before CPAC, Romney's campaign poo-bahs let slip that his new strategy was to use Conservative buzzwords in his speeches and to try and sound like a Conservative to fool folks. Remember how he claimed to be "severely Conservative" at CPAC and it sounded ridiculous?

The man is a fraud, pure and simple.

14 posted on 03/21/2012 10:27:55 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: McGruff

Rush played that interview right after he played the Romney acceptance speech and basically said “Well, that’s the problem with Romney...”


15 posted on 03/21/2012 10:28:16 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: brownsfan
Hmmmm... is Rush banned now?

Or Newt and Sarah when they endorse the eventual nominee whomever that is?

16 posted on 03/21/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: i88schwartz
This weekend, my father started going soft on Romney, "I guess he's not that bad considering..."

We're all going there eventually, my dad and Limbaugh are just the tip of the spear.

Romney or Obama. If you're forced to eat either dog crap or Taco Bell, you learn to swallow the chalupa.

Aye carumba.

17 posted on 03/21/2012 10:30:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: i88schwartz
What a joke. Romney can't be a conservative alternative to anything BECAUSE HE ISN'T A CONSERVATIVE. He's snake with a liberal record that has proven over and over again that he'll lie, flip-flop and break his promises for political expediency. That record is there for anyone to see.

Romney will shift the Republican party to the left and set the conservative movement back decades if elected. He will be able to pass liberal legislation Obama could only dream of getting passed. Republicans will end up in a smaller minority in Congress after Romney gets done than they had after the Bush Presidency.

18 posted on 03/21/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: i88schwartz

Rush has been drinking this kool aid since the beginning of the primary season, and before.

He did it during the 2008 primaries. I didn’t want to believe it so I hung on to my denial for a long time.

Sure, Rush is very talented when it comes to hiding his kool aid consumption, but let’s face it—this is not a talent to brag about. The fate of our country is at stake.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: Pollster1
"I have no doubt that he is a liberal who despises the Second
Amendment, despises conservative values, and loves big government."
BUMP TO THE TOP on that statement, repeat (often :) as needed.

20 posted on 03/21/2012 10:33:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: brownsfan
Hmmmm... is Rush banned now?

From my radio he is if he is going to try and convince conservatives to vote for someone whose record is the left of and who lies and flip-flops like Bill Clinton.

21 posted on 03/21/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Qwackertoo
We need a very strong House and to win a good decent majority in the Senate. Getting rid of Boehner and McConnell and replacing them with maybe Ryan and Rand Paul or somebody would be a vast improvement.

Exactly! that's what I've said all along too. We need Conservatives elected to the House and Senate to keep Romney in check if he's the nominee and winner. And yes, Boehner and McConnell need to be replaced and I love your choices, I'd add Bachmann to that list too.

22 posted on 03/21/2012 10:33:44 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: i88schwartz

Good old Rush. Once a water boy, always a water boy.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 10:34:24 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: i88schwartz

The bad thing about Romney is that he’s a weathervane.

The good thing about Romney is that he’s a weathervane —as long as we make his life more miserable than the left.


24 posted on 03/21/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Qwackertoo
not perfect but way better than 4 more of Obama

Just Arnold Schwarzenegger was supposed to be better than Grey Davis in California? Or Michael Bloomberg was supposed to be better than the Democratic alternative in NYC?

Romney is WORSE than Obama. He'll dramatically move the GOP to the left and will have to go eight years without a conservative in the White House instead of four. He will work with RINOS and Democrats to get things passed Obama could only dream of. Any gains and then some that Republicans made in Congress in 2010 will be wiped away when Republican signs off on liberal policies that Republicans will get the blame for when they fail.

25 posted on 03/21/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: dead

God save this country if everyone goes soft. I for one think the constitution party nomniee to be determined in three weeks will look really good to vote for.


26 posted on 03/21/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: i88schwartz
It all boils down to whether he means this. It's that simple," Limbaugh said.

Romney doesn't he is an Etch a Sketch.

27 posted on 03/21/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The good thing about Romney is that he’s a weathervane —as long as we make his life more miserable than the left.

How is that going to be possible when, if he is elected, he'll have been elected without minimal conservative support and as a moderate candidate?

He'll stick it to conservatives just Lisa Murkowski has done in Alaska.

28 posted on 03/21/2012 10:41:50 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: i88schwartz

Ampersand, Pound Sign...and many other choice words I can’t use... I can’t believe this.

Next election... we have to dump the GOP. We HAVE to start a bonafide conservatives-only Tea Party. It MUST be done! I’m tired of this dollar-sign-percentage-sign-star party!


29 posted on 03/21/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Rush, y’all go eat you some cheesey grits.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: ReneeLynn

Yep. Anyone who listens to Rush on a semi-regular basis knows that he can’t stand Romney. If Romney shills insist on using this out of context excerpt to try to make it look like Rush supports Romney in any way, they’re probably going to be very sorry when they force Rush to repudiate them in no uncertain terms.


31 posted on 03/21/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: i88schwartz

Rush always goes back to the way of the Establishment republicans. He made excuses for HW Bush and the read my lips (no new taxes) and how he covered for GW Bush for growing the entitlement programs with the liberals. He visits with papa Bush. Brit Hume says there’s a deep grudge with HW and Gingrich. So, explains to me why he hasn’t defended Newt that much (loyalty not because of Newt’s leadership to get things done) Rush is not a man of reforms. he has to keep his base so he threw lots for Ricky.
He knew that would pull votes from Newt. His own little operation chaos. He knows his audience. Didnt you find it odd after Bloody Thursday he did not defend Newt.

I always knew he would be ok with Mitt. Newt and Rick are more conservative than Romney will ever be even with their ups and downs. What a shame we maybe losing a great president in Newt for Mr Imposer. Once Newt is out, you guys knock yourselves selling Romney/Obama-at least Obama is honest of who he is while the other hides as he said I am a stealth candidate to a group of liberals. We are have been played for soooo long.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 10:50:31 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: dead

“Romney or Obama. If you’re forced to eat either dog crap or Taco Bell, you learn to swallow the chalupa.”

LOL - well put.


33 posted on 03/21/2012 10:52:07 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Mozilla
I for one think the constitution party nomniee to be determined in three weeks will look really good to vote for.

Save the gasoline. Just vote for a rutabega in your kitchen. You can shove the ballot down the sink and have exactly the same effect on determining the next president.

34 posted on 03/21/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Well put!! Ha!


35 posted on 03/21/2012 11:01:01 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: ReneeLynn

Rush held his nose with a fistful of clothespins and shilled for McCain in ‘08. Probably no greater challenge for him than that.


36 posted on 03/21/2012 11:01:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: i88schwartz

Remember, in 08 Rush said Romney was the conservative candidate and fully represented all the legs of the conservative stool.


37 posted on 03/21/2012 11:02:11 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Christie at the beach

Oh..if Palin comes in next and tells us to get behind Romney..then I will know for certain America is what it is. I thought Newt, Palin, West or Rubio would save us from Romney and this transformation not only of the party but America.


38 posted on 03/21/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: i88schwartz
Just because Slick Willie now is starting to sound conservative, doesn't mean anything more than posturing to win over the tea party and the ultra conservatives. Too bad for him, most of the conservatives will never trust Romeny. He is a proven RINO or CINO and will never be a conservative. You can't be buddy with Teddy Kennedy and then expect the conservative base ever believe one word you say.
39 posted on 03/21/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: i88schwartz
I love Rush but I think for myself. Rush could not pay me enough money to vote for romney... I will NEVER vote for romney.

LLS

40 posted on 03/21/2012 11:04:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: dead
. Just vote for a rutabega in your kitchen. You can shove the ballot down the sink and have exactly the same effect on determining the next president.

That is far better than deluding one's self into thinking Romney will do anything but set back both the conservative movement and Republican party for at least a decade if not longer.

41 posted on 03/21/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan

I’ve seen him operate in MA.

He’s a banker at heart, so he has decent economic instincts.

Socially, he’s sympathetic to conservatives, but will fold immediately upon encountering resistance.

He will fold on economic issues too, but less quickly, since he has some competence in the area.

I have a friend who was appointed to a significant office in his administration. He’s libertarian/conservative/technocrat. Since he didn’t buy the appointment, I assume that these characteristics appealed to Mitt. My friend is a “good govt” conservative.

Will Mitt slash and burn? Only if you put a gun to his head. That will be our job. But I could see him rubber-stamping Paul Ryan’s proposals.


42 posted on 03/21/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Kazan

I think Romney will be the death of the GOP if he gets elected. Conservatives will take that as a last straw. The TEA Party will become a third party for a couple election cycles until they start filling out the House and Senate.

“GOP” is a damaged brand anyway. Might as well call it “Demo-Lighter”. Absolutely no hope of saving it.

And for those of you thinking Rush has suddenly jumped on the Romney bandwagon, you apparently don’t understand Rush.

IMHO.


43 posted on 03/21/2012 11:08:48 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: lonevoice; ReneeLynn
"Yep. Anyone who listens to Rush on a semi-regular basis knows that he can’t stand Romney. If Romney shills insist on using this out of context excerpt to try to make it look like Rush supports Romney in any way, they’re probably going to be very sorry when they force Rush to repudiate them in no uncertain terms."

Needs repeating....in bold!

44 posted on 03/21/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Kazan

The first MAJOR broken promise is repealing Obamacare. Romeny will vow to make alterations in coming years and it will be his biggest egg in the face moment and would occur within his first 100 days of office. That right there will show those that voted for Romeny all during the primary that they F’ed up just like they most likely did in 2008 voting for McCain. Even Republicans can be swayed with the stupidity and brain washing of the MSM.


45 posted on 03/21/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: i88schwartz

Romney is hollow and dubious.


46 posted on 03/21/2012 11:11:11 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Will Mitt slash and burn? Only if you put a gun to his head. That will be our job.

I don't why anyone would think conservatives are going to have as much pull on Romney than the polls, the media and Republican establishment. It takes a principled man to resist that sort of pressure.

47 posted on 03/21/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: reasonisfaith

The only talk show host who isn’t drinking the Kool-aid is Mark Levin. His shows are free to listen to..no ads.

marklevinshow.com

The Great One will never bail on us Conservatives!

Rush the entertainer. Get real, El Rushbo. We’re in the fight of our lives here and you could be helping us...
Take a stand. Be bold. Enough with the no endorsement policy.
Rick Santorum is the only hope to defeat Rom. and you know it.


48 posted on 03/21/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

One poll indicated that half of the Tea Party supporters in Illinois voted for Romney.

If this is true, WTF..and get a grip.


49 posted on 03/21/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: i88schwartz
He was just making comment about Romney’s victory speech, which was a very good speech. I have not heard a commentator from the Right that does not agree with Rush on that. But Rush followed it up with “I just hope he means it.”, then the line if he does mean it, then maybe Romney is the anti-Romney candidate we were waiting for.

We need to keep his comment in full context.

50 posted on 03/21/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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