Skip to comments.A Warning to the Republican Establishment
Posted on 04/10/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: To the phones we go, Livonia, Michigan. This is Ken. Glad you waited, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Yeah, thanks for taking my call, Rush.
CALLER: I just wanted to comment that the suspension of the campaign by Rick Santorum is really a sad day for America. It's a sad day for those of us that believe in America, believe in the Constitution, and want to get back to the way our country is supposed to be run. What concerns me, Rush... Now, when we look at our economy and how things fell apart, decisions made by Democrats and RINO Republicans -- moderate Republicans -- led to our country's collapse. What is gonna happen now with Mitt Romney? I mean, here's a man that clearly (just look at who has endorsed him) is not a conservative. This is not gonna be good for our country. I hope that Rick Santorum reconsiders, but if we end up having a non-conservative running for president, unfortunately this is not a good thing.
RUSH: Thank you, Ken, very much. This is what I was just talking about. I know a lot of you out there feel this way. I'm still getting e-mails. "You know, I really love you. I really like you. But you really make me mad with your constant harping at Romney." I've tried to not "harp" here. I'm always challenged by the necessity of being honest and not being misleading about anything. But I'm under no illusions here that I'm a kingmaker or any of that. I'm just telling you: I know what the high hopes were coming out of the 2010 midterms and the Tea Party and everything.
The only thing I can tell you, Ken, is that Romney came by here in January. I think it was the 13th, the middle of the month. And I met with him after the show. It was about 4:30. I met with him for almost an hour, and he left here for a huge fundraiser a mile down the road, mile and a half. And during that conversation -- I've mentioned this to you -- he said to me that he wouldn't be surprised if he ended up being a one-term president because he's got to shake things up. This country can't go the direction it's going or his children and grandchildren and nobody else's will have a future. When he was talking about that, he sounds just like you and me.
He sounds just like you and me when we talk about it. He was very affirmative in his acknowledgement to me of the threats posed by Obama and the Democrats to this country. If you had been in that conversation, you would not have doubted his conservatism at that moment. But then you would read where he has said in years past, "Look, I'm not a conservative. I'm not one of these," and you'd scratch your head. I'm not saying it wiped any of those other instances out. I'm just telling you that that day, he sounded like me. He was fairly echoing the fears I have about what's in store for this country if the Democrats are not stopped. This transformation, this belief that our founding was unjust and immoral and we've had a fraudulent country for 200-plus years.
That it's a country that was structured by the rich, for the rich, at the expense of everybody else. And everybody was just left to fend for themselves. And the Founders knew that most people couldn't fend for themselves, and that was the way that the Founders kept all the goodies for themselves and their family and others in their socioeconomic class. It was all part of the plan. (This is what Obama believes.) And that it's finally taken 200-plus years, but the evidence of the failure of the founding of this country is now clear. And Obama is the right man at the right time to finally fix it. And he's doing it by taking away everything he can from the rich that he can.
And ostensibly redistributing it and giving it to all the people that have been shafted and screwed since the founding of the country. And he's gonna do that by growing government and making it the distribution center for all that's fair and just economically and politically and socially. And Romney that day spoke and made it sound like he understood this, agreed with it, and also agreed that it has to stop. Then the other day... (sigh) What was it? I forget this. It's on the tip of my tongue here. Somebody said something offensive and Obama condemned, and Romney in five minutes joined in condemning it, too. I said, "No, no. You don't do that!" It was clearly pandering. I don't remember what it was. It was just last week.
He condemned somebody that Obama condemned because they had done something or said something. I forget what it was now. I'm sure many of you are shouting at your radio now that you remember what it was. So, anyway, now, the establishment? There are no more excuses now. Well, there are. That's why I guess I want to know what the excuses are gonna be if this doesn't go the way they have it planned. If this doesn't pan out to big-time electoral victory the way the establishment has it figured, then what will their excuse be? And I think I know. I think that if this campaign goes on and if it results in Obama winning, I think what the establishment is going to do is blame us. They're gonna blame us conservatives for once again being too rigid and too demanding and too narrow and unrealistic and all this, and telling us that we're the reason that Obama won.
"If we'd-a just got behind it," and so forth... Which, of course, will be bogus.
It was Augusta National not admitting women. That's what it was. Obama hyped on it and Romney joined in. Yeah.
RUSH: I will just say this: If the Republican establishment is not careful, they are going to destroy themselves in the process of this campaign. If they screw this up... We've never had a better chance to win than this. If they screw this up, folks... I'll develop this more tomorrow.
I have always thought it was fixed to especially since Jimmy Carter and they gave us a real look after he won the election his family. the only thing missing in Dog Patch USA was his mother without her corn pone pipe. I was a lot younger than; but I knew something was wrong.
I said that only because I have lost patience with our low life elected officials.
You are right. I have been telling my husband forever about these creeps. He finally saw tape of video of Obama and listened to him. Was shocked beyond belief.
Rush when Romney loses the GOP establishment will be saying “we should have gotten someone more moderate instead of that conservative Romney.
“The only thing I can tell you, Ken, is that Romney came by here in January. I think it was the 13th, the middle of the month. And I met with him after the show. It was about 4:30. I met with him for almost an hour, and he left here for a huge fundraiser a mile down the road, mile and a half. And during that conversation — I’ve mentioned this to you — he said to me that he wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up being a one-term president because he’s got to shake things up. This country can’t go the direction it’s going or his children and grandchildren and nobody else’s will have a future. When he was talking about that, he sounds just like you and me.”
Hate to say this, but Rush you are incredibly naive if you bought that. Of course, you wouldn’t be the first gullible person to fall for a Mormon snake oil salesman.
Whatever, I WILL NOT SUPPORT ROMENY EVER.
I hope person’s that were inclined to vote for Santorum in coming primaries will give their votes to Newt. I want to see this convention be “open.” I don’t think Romney will prevail IF he fails to get the magic number that will give him enough votes on the first ballot.
GOP - You had better get someone other than Romney IF you want this life long GOP voter to support the nominee in the general election. I will not vote for Romney.
The aggregate of the Tea Party is large enough to take over the American, Conservative, and the Constitution parties. Then draft Palin and put her at the top of each ticket. Don’t ask her just do it. Then all of us get out and campaign like it’s the end of the world, because it is.
When ever a media personality attacks Palin, swamp them with E-MAILS, phone calls even face to face and ram their slurs back down their throats.
I was a Rick guy, but with him gone I'm now an ABO guy. Regarding Romney attacking our Dear Leader, I'll give him credit so far. He has been scathing on Obama and his failed policies. Will he continue that in the run-up to November? My gut says yes, since he's a different kind of guy than McCain (in that regard). Romney, like Gingrich, has an edge to him and that bodes well for our side, particularly once the MSM begins pounding him.
Whomever our eventual nominee is, they'll have to fight twice as hard.
Me, I will more than likely be playing golf. Can't do any worse there than throwing away my vote for the GOPE candidate.
It's not just the old-line party apparatus...
You've got Romney with a significant ownership position in talk radio.
I don't know what the solution is, except for enough people to become wise to the liberal media and quit listening to them when they hype a RINO. And for people to get serious about their core values.
If that's your hardcore attitude then I look forward to your post of the photo of the "Obama 2012" bumper sticker on your car. Even the much-loved Sarah Palin said "anyone but Obama." I agree with her, not you. Four more years of Obama would be a disaster.
Mitt said just what Rush would like to hear. Rush should not believe a word of it.
Oh....and btw, try making the same suggestion to Jim, and see how long you last here bub....
,....and then go back to your Romney folks.
YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!!!!
In both secular and ecclesiastical politics, too many conservatives who care about their families, businesses and churches don't understand that the liberals care about taking control of the levers of power which can destroy all three.
I can't begin tell you how many times I've had to argue with elders who give lots of time to their local church, but didn't want to take time off work to attend classis, synod, presbytery, or general assembly meetings, and then groused their heads off when the liberals won a key denominational vote. Same for local government, where the best candidates for city council and school board and county commission — the typical training grounds for candidates for state legislatures, which are the typical training grounds for candidates for Congress — are often people who are very comfortable with government bureaucracies rather than private business.
I am definitely **NOT** saying that a career government official makes a bad elected official — sometimes they know where all the bodies are buried and after retirement go on a crusade against waste and abuse. On the other hand, too many conservative businessmen and businesswomen don't get involved in local government and prefer to complain about how the country is collapsing around them.
In a nation where people elect their leaders, the people typically get more or less the government they deserve. That's not blaming individual people, especially Freepers who are working their tails off, but it is a problem for the conservative movement. As a group, we are so concerned about building our homes, our families, our businesses, our churches and our schools that we fail to recognize that what happens in the sphere of civil government can destroy everything for which we have worked in the spheres of the family and the church.
Conservatives, especially conservative Christians, ignore civil government at our peril.
Your post needs to be read by every breathin ass on this forum.You sir, are right on.
>> Santorum is a big government socialist. Period.
Yes, and just a shade that is pleasing to many on the “Right”.
Blow it out your backside pal.You dont have any idea what you are talking about.Loons? You’re the loon.
Miz Lillian? She wasn't missing. She didn't have a corn cob pipe, however we don't know whether she did not chew, or rubbed betwixt her teeth and gum.
Miz Lillian? She wasn't missing. She didn't have a corn cob pipe, however we don't know whether she did not chew, or rubbed betwixt her cheek and gum.