Skip to comments.Limbaugh: Republicans Want a New Base Without Tea Party
Posted on 07/30/2013 9:19:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Republican Party wishes the tea party would go away, and would prefer a new base altogether, says conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
In an hour-long interview with Fox News Channels Greta Van Susteren Tuesday, Limbaugh said the Republican leadership isnt conservative.
Theyre not particularly crazy about conservatives, he said, adding that members of the tea party cant be controlled by the GOP leadership. In 2010, the grassroots movement rose up in opposition to President Barack Obama, but the Republican establishment didn't embrace them.
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I was flipping back and forth, and only caught about 1/4 of what Limbaugh said.
Anyway for anyone, to confirm (or deny) this?
Didn’t see it, but it begs the question: What does Rush think of the Tea Party? Does HE wish it would go away?
Is he saying the Tea Party is somewhat revolutionary?
(I hope so)
Should have quit FReeping while Limbaugh was on.
Funny how that conservative thing works (for Repubs) during campaign season. After they’re elected, they go right back to pandering to the libs.
Yes, he did say something to that effect. I think it was halfway through.
I’m reading that differently now.
So I’m reading it now, that Limbaugh is supporting this change?
By extension, Limbaugh is supporting FR?
Think I will wait and see what Rush has to say about it on today’s program.
I catch Rush on a Random basis, but he is definitely in the Tea Party camp.
Over the years Rush Limbaugh has become part of the Old Guard “Country Club Republicans” that he used to make fun of. Sellout!
Rush was taking about the Republican Establishment wanting a new base. They hate conservatives and now the Tea Party and wish that they go away. He for years said that at these cocktail parties most of the GOP tell him how they hate the social conservatives and recently said that they hate Sarah and other grassroots people.
>>Over the years Rush Limbaugh has become part of the Old Guard Country Club Republicans that he used to make fun of. Sellout!<<
That is hilariously ironic given your tag line was taken from Rush (he was the one who made the term “VRWC” a joke).
Rush is NOT a “Country Club Republican.: He has been RAILING at them to return to their Conservative roots and been pissed as heck that they have rolled over in the face of the sandals and illegal acts of the obozo administration.
Maybe you should actually LISTEN to his show from time to time.
That’s what worked for Democrats for so long. Pretend to be Conservative during election time, vote Communist in Washington.
It is difficult to recall the last time Republican leaders did anything that leaned to the right. Most of what they have done and are doing leans to the left.
GWBush did nominate Roberts, but Roberts turned out to be a disaster with his contorted Obamacare decision.
GWBush also nominated Alito, but only after a near revolt due to the Miers nomination.
The GOP has been running to the left for a long time. It is difficult to determine which are Dems and which are Pubbies based on their political actions.
Good, will they stop sending me junk mail then?
Sarah, time for the Freedom Party!!!
I think just the opposite. Rush saw what the TEA party was accomplishing, and saw the GOP-E doing everything outside of outright murder to kill it. I don’t believe he had faith in anything until he witnessed TEA rising.
He is about to be re-born.
Same diff. No longer an opposition party.
In today’s Mark Levin radio program, he was about to concede. He was talking about the ole Reagan/Blue dog Democrats, who seem to also be ‘homeless’ regarding their party.
Basically, he concluded that, if the ole Reagan Democrats and the Republican conservatives joined forces, they could run the elections because they would significantly outnumber either of the remains of the two current major political parties.
I wonder how much return they're getting on their advertising budget (mailers, etc.) these days.
Mine either immediately go into the circular file, or I send back a simple message on a sheet of paper...RNC=DNC....NO THANKS!
I was just saying this exact thing to my DH a few days ago. I agree with Mark. There's fed up folks on BOTH sides...folks that still want our country back.
The Republican party without the Tea Party is like the Liberal Democrats of the UK in 1988. Today - drumroll! the LD are the largest third party in the UK. So, the GOP is either the party of conservatism - fiscal, social, foreign policy - and a true alternative to the liberalism of the Democrats (Progressives) or it is the soon-to-be largest and most successful third party in American history, edging out both the Bull Moose party and Know Nothing party.
It would be fabulous if Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mark Levin and about 175 million other Americans were to stand up.
There are Devils and Angels in the party.
Rush sounds tired.
O.K. let’s just fracture the fracture. Start hanging together or tying your own hangmans knot. Choice is an individual decision. If a true conservative has a chinamans chance then elect him. If a not so conservative GOPer is the only viable option then vote for him. Win big in midterms. We can hash the rest out afterwords. WE NEED TO EXTEND THE HOUSE DRAMATICLY and TAKE BACK THE SENATE.C’mon folks get on board or screw ourselves royally.
Who’s that guy, (Steinbrenner?), Yankee’s owner who got so mad at being dissed during a ballgame he threatened to fire the fans?
GOP wants a new base? LOL... Good luck with that.
How’d that work out for us in ‘08 and ‘12? How’s that working out with the GOPe now pushing amnesty?
Rush was asked by Greta who he respected in the republican party
his response was Ted Cruz and Sara Palin. He is also fed up with the
1) Those who are afraid of the 'Taliban'
2) Bush/Romney Republicans that don't make economic sense to them
I really think a Rand Paul (Libertarian on social issues and not 'Country Club' economically) will resonate with this group of people.
Not sure Mark would agree with me ...
Rush said the Democrats definitely don't like the TEA Party and many in the GOP don't as well, both for similar reasons - they not only don't control them but also can't control them!
Rush said in 2010, Democrats all across the political spectrum, were swept from power, without any strong national political figure as their leader, (just the ideas, my words here!)
Be careful reading any headlines about the interview as I'm certain as usual, Rush's words will certainly be taken out of contex but when Greta asked who Rush liked politically, he first mentioned Ted Cruz then quickly added, Sarah Palin, both champions of the TEA Party!
hell no. the tea/party exists because of rush. rush has taught more people to think independently and arrive at conservatism all on their own, more than all establishment republicans combined.
the tea party people exist because of limbaugh. of course’he’s happy, they have a core belief and can explain it well.
Rush has been charged by the GOP establishment since the mid 90’s to be the gatekeeper and parameter setter for the Republicans. He is supposed to keep a grip on and direct conservative groups and individuals as to what is legitimate and what is out of bounds. Maybe he feels he can’t do that in good conscience I would suspect. I’ve found his brother to be more conservative and consistent.
I’ll never get over Rush’s behavior around ‘96 regarding Alan Keyes and Pat Buchanan. Also his stance on Free trade and his 10point Kook Test. But I suspect time is running out for anyone of the conservative bent to be tolerated in any fashion by our betters so Rush might as well let it rip and I would like to see him come right out and spill the beans on the GOP establishment. But, he knows the perimeters and what will happen if he breaks his promises or crosses certain boundaries - he’ll wind up destroyed or dead. At this point I think all (the few voices with an outlet) really need to think hard and go for all the marbles saying what they really believe and make a major stink cause this window won’t last forever; the window of Free Speech and opportunity to still be heard.
as unpalatable as this is to both you and I these are the cards we have been dealt. Obama is DYING for us to shut down the govt. You will hand him midterms on a silver platter. Sucks , but that is a fact. If I thought for a minute that we could perpetrate a tea party sweep at midterms I would be elated but in light of the fact that the tea party Senatorial races in Connecticut, Indiana, and MO last time snatched defeat from the jaws of victory so easily AND that Christy was once their darling I wonder.
We must hold the House, Senate, Executive and the Judiciary if we are to do anything.
Currently we are out of favor, largely because of infighting.
I don't think we can count on Republicans to give us conservatives in a fair number of races and then have the other races won by Rinos do anything but sell out to keep the positions.
This old thing we call the Constitutional Republic seems to be very out of fashion and unappealing to our sometimes friends we caucus with on occasion. The only thing that will make them move in the right direction is fear of loss of position and fat lives.
Primary them. Fight them. Third Party activity till they piss their pants. I don't think that anything but outright panic and desperation will make them adhere to the Republic.
If we have a Senate run by McCain, McConnell, and Rubio we don't have squat unless they are more afraid of our votes and campaigns then their suckup agendas.
this attitude got us McCain Graham McConnell Cornyn Collins NO MORE>>>>>>>
A clip of Rush with Greta this evening
As long as people keep listening to his show I don't think he would care if the Republicans all became Tea party-ers or John McCain clones.
He's not willing to ditch the two party system as he realizes that it's better to regain control of the Republican Party (as Reagan did) than to lose everything by insisting a third party can control our government.
Rush is realizing just how much the "old guard" as you put it, truly despises conservatives and by extension, conservatism!
Rush even gave Rubio the opportunity to define where his "line in the sand" was, only to find out he didn't actually have one!
I not only watched the entire interview, I Tivoed it to be able to re-watch to be able to deflect lies told by AP, when needed.
You are onto something.
Rush is scared ****less of a revolution.
We must regain the party.
Splintering has not worked.
A third party in a mid term election will make them crap their pants. If they don’t crap, they can git.
It's sad so many here on FR are so pessimistic or downright immature when it comes to what it actually takes to win at politics.
One loss sends them over the edge, ready for a third party, which loses each and every time (Ross Perot, anyone?)
What works is a concerted effort to "Retire a RINO!" We did just that here in KS in 2012!
That took lots of effort and more than one electoral season to finally accomplish.
It also took lots of grassroots working tirelessly (again, I'm not certain a few here on FR have ever joined in a grassroots group to work hard to oust a bad politician, or just give lip service and sour grapes rather actually doing anything, as it's easier to chant third party than try to clean up the party that has a platform that most represents conservatives.)
A sinner saved by grace but still sinning, just knowing the difference between the two?
proudly jumping in without reading context :-)
yeah there are worldly and there are godly ways of looking at the question. but if you are going to go godly, go all the way. don’t just put your toe in the water of baptism, so to speak