Skip to comments.Limbaugh Rips GOP For Being ‘Embarrassed’ Of Base: ‘Republican Party Hanging By A Thread’
Posted on 06/19/2013 4:04:24 PM PDT by drewh
On Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh revisited his earlier remark about the Republican Party being embarrassed of its base. In an argument pegged off the immigration reform debate, Limbaugh said the GOP is hanging by a thread, willing to sacrifice a few more elections due to losing its base.
People have said the country is hanging by a thread, Limbaugh noted. Well so is the party. The Republican Party is hanging by a thread.
Some do realize it, he added, pointing to the idea that theyre embarrassed of their base and wouldnt mind at all if the base left the Republican Party, even if it meant losing a couple of elections. Its either embarrassment or dislike, he said, describing the caricature of the gun-toting, shotgun-shooting, tobacco-spitting crowd.
They wouldnt be bothered if that crowd that makes up the base left them, the radio host reiterated. But theres one problem with that: Who will make up for them? If they think the Gang of Eight immigration bill will pick up the slack, Limbaugh said, they have got another thing coming.
You cannot out-liberal a liberal, he stated emphatically.
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Rush is right! (I’ve changed my tagline).
If you vote for the RINO; you lose. If you vote for a 3rd Party or Independent; you lose. Democrats will control the Majority now for the rest of your lifetime, as the Amnesty will take care of that.
Fend for yourself, protect your family, and do what you must, but be assured, America is gone.
Just out here clingin’ to our guns and bibles...
Whatta laugh. I actually know allegedly intelligent libs with that stereotype embedded in their brains.
Unfortunately it seems to be the same stereotype carried in the brains (sic) of the RINO’s in Congress.
Now, I have it CLAP. I sure would like to applaud our leadership but they seem to screw me on a daily basis.
Need to work on it some more since Bush-the-wannabe-brother has staked-out CHIRPER.
From what I’ve been able to discern, even Goldwater wasn’t all that conservative. My reading indicates that he saw no place/role for Christians in the Republican party.
They can’t be embarrassed about me. I left the GOP.
It was a bit surprising to hear Charles Krauthammer come out in strong support of the Tea Party tonight on Fox - usually he seems to be with the Respectable Right who find any person or group who speak out forcefully for what they believe embarrassing and troublesome, but Charles actually seemed to be pulling for a reconciliation and accommodation by the mainstream Republicans and the Tea Partiers......
Limbaugh has woke up in the last year or two to what really is going on. I’d say half or more republican politicians not only don’t care, they don’t understand conservative principles.
Iow, they are pos politicians. Stupid by definition.
Krauthammer would seem, to have done the right thing.
The GOP had two entire runs at the presidency, with two complete RINO candidates. Both lost badly. McCain first moved boldly to appoint Palin as his VP - but then as soon as she was on board, he ran a stupid race.
Last time was just as bad.
Enough. The GOP won’t get that chance again.
Either the RINO’s move to the right, to get back onto the GOP’s correct spot, or the GOP will form a new party.
No more messing around.
” My reading indicates that he [Goldwater] saw no place/role for Christians in the Republican party.”
I do not understand your comment. Why should any specific religion be important to a political party?
The original founding of the Republican Party in the 1850s specifically rejected social issues from their platform.
The party is toast. It died when Reagan finished his second term. Anthony Wiener could beat whoever the RNC Elite put up in 2016.
They are Whigs.
The moderates have been attacking the ghost of Goldwater for years. Even Ann Coulter insinuated that he was a racist a while back over his opposition to the civil rights act as was passed. Unfortunately he was absolutely correct in his assessment that the civil rights act went too far and would invade the rights of every private businessman in the country.
He supported an earlier less invasive version of the civil rights act, supported a limited affirmative action, and was a founding member of the NAACP in Arizona.
Personally I think America would be in a far better place today if the “moderate” purists hadn’t actively tried to destroy him rather than vote for him. I doubt the democrats would have been able to re enslave blacks the way they did.
Yeah... I'm thinking, not so much anymore.
You’re correct about people within the Republican Party working to destroy him.
The Rockefellers and the Romneys all worked towards Goldwater’s defeat in 1964.
I disagree. I don't hear that from him at all.
Now, I don't always agree with Krauthammer -- his economics are completely conventional and, therefore, wrong -- but I find him pretty copacetic with the base.
I think I’m technically still listed as a Republican, since I voted in my state’s primary as one last year. But, the spirit is no longer there. When the 2012 GOP convention came on tv, I no longer felt the slightest connection or allegiance to the proceedings. Only distance. And even a bit of disgust.
For nearly three decades I used to anxiously tune in and watch the whole thing. But after Bush pushing amnesty, the backstabbing treatment of Palin, and the nominations of characters like McCain and Romney, my longstanding support and enthusiasm for the GOP became something of a dead spot in me.
“about the Republican Party being embarrassed of its base..”
I’m embarrassed that RINO traitors are infesting my country. How about you maggots leave now. It’s better that you do it than leaving the arrangements to me.
I think the real last gasp of conservatives in the GOP was the 1994 elections. We even had Clinton running scared back then declaring the “era of big government was over.”
I think the conservative chemotherapy only put the cancer of liberalism into temporary remission. It came back with a vengeance.
Then you hunker down... some of us will stand for Liberty should we need to.
I agree. People like Pat Robertson and Huckabee should stick to the pulpit and stay out of politcs. Throw in James Dobson too.
They'll lose more than a couple of elections. That is, after all, what "base" means. The truth of the matter is that party leaders have become entirely intimidated by and besotted with the all-pervasive liberal culture within the Beltway-Boston-Chicago axis and personally identify more with the wealthy, ruling-class, East Coast mentality than with the citizens they purportedly represent. Given a choice they vote liberal themselves. Why try to hide it?
The caricature has so taken hold on that weird groupthink that appears to possess the Republican party "experts" that John F. Kerry's "kin ah git me a huntin' lahcense heah?" level of condescension passed by without a hint of the derision it thoroughly deserved because that's just how fatally out of touch Republican party leadership really is as well, and has been for a very long time now.
Time for a flush.
It disgusts me that clowns like McCain and Graham complain about us “extremists” while democrat policies are leading to young children being kicked out of school for pointing their fingers like guns. Nancy Pelosi is calling late term abortion “Sacred”. And McCain himself is acting as the spokesman for Obama and Al Qeada at the same time he’s supporting a border erasure bill that will cost us trillions.
-- It's either embarrassment or dislike --It's dislike. The sentiment is mutual.
Pat Robertson, and his ilk, are disgusting.
But are you suggesting that there is no place in the political process for Christians—That we’re supposed to sit humbly on the sidelines and accept what others decide?
Slavery wasn’t a social issue?
Ann Coulter told Sean Hannity (Tuesday I think) that she is behind crispie creme for 2016. Even with everything that bastard has done to the gop... she loves the guy. Just like romney. Sean told her crispie was DOA to the base... but she is a very deluded woman. Use her like a paper towel and when she goes all progressive... throw her back in the water.
NO. It was a constitutional issue.
I have no problem with them being vocal about politics, but I don’t want them in politics making policy even when I agree.
Damned well put.
No GHWB killed it.
I like Charles too but remember... he was born into a dim family... he was raised a dim... he was a dim activist and a speech writer for mondull and jimmuh catah... and he wrote speeches for catah that trashed Reagan. He has come a long way but he does have an inner progressive.
This member of the base is ashamed, embarrassed, and damned angry at Republican leadership,
People like Mccain, Graham, Hatch, Boehner, make me want to puke.
“I don’t know when it happened,...”
It may have happened after Lee Atwater left us in 1991, .... but really blossomed in 1998 during the Clinton impeachment when the party of jack*sses slandered and libeled Ken Starr while the stoopid party stood by not counter attacking the jack*sses... seeing some honorable, decent House members carry forward on the bill of impeachment even if it cost them their political careers and the stoopid senators left them out to dry.
“And McCain himself is acting as the spokesman for Obama and Al Qeada at the same time hes supporting a border erasure bill that will cost us trillions.”
Yep, we are on the precipice of a huge fight. My last assessment of 1.2 billion glock cop killer rounds for Homeland Security tells me that these fat clowns won’t do well when Michiganders open fire at 300 yards and better.
Keep on truckin’, Michigan patriots.
All that we need is a new drug... perhaps Palinicillin.
“It disgusts me that clowns like McCain and Graham complain about us extremists ...”
Agree. Their silence in never describing the real extremists (pelosi, et al) as extremists is deafening.
I’m a firm believer in Christianity being far more vocal about politics than they are now but I don’t want them in office acting as clergymen.
My congressman is a Baptist minister but will not preach on the floor of the house. He gave the invocation on the house floor 1 time when he was invited to do so but otherwise stays away from religion unless some legislation deals with it.
Two words... and he was my senator... trent lott.
Hunkered down....I’ve seen those “we will stand for Liberty types”.....you just can’t find them in public.
I was refering to this:
“It disgusts me that clowns like McCain and Graham complain about us extremists while democrat policies are leading to young children being kicked out of school for pointing their fingers like guns. Nancy Pelosi is calling late term abortion Sacred. And McCain himself is acting as the spokesman for Obama and Al Qeada at the same time hes supporting a border erasure bill that will cost us trillions.”
Funny... they look like Americans to me.