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Limbaugh: Republicans Want a New Base Without Tea Party
Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 11:45 PM | Greg Richter

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 Channel’s Greta Van Susteren Tuesday, Limbaugh said the Republican leadership isn’t conservative.

“They’re not particularly crazy about conservatives,” he said, adding that members of the tea party can’t 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: gopestablishment; limbaugh; rino; teaparty
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 9:20:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Huh?

I was flipping back and forth, and only caught about 1/4 of what Limbaugh said.

Anyway for anyone, to confirm (or deny) this?


2 posted on 07/30/2013 9:22:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Didn’t see it, but it begs the question: What does Rush think of the Tea Party? Does HE wish it would go away?


3 posted on 07/30/2013 9:23:42 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Is he saying the Tea Party is somewhat revolutionary?

(I hope so)

Should have quit FReeping while Limbaugh was on.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 9:23:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Olog-hai

Funny how that conservative thing works (for Repubs) during campaign season. After they’re elected, they go right back to pandering to the libs.


5 posted on 07/30/2013 9:24:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes, he did say something to that effect. I think it was halfway through.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 9:24:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I’m reading that differently now.

So I’m reading it now, that Limbaugh is supporting this change?

By extension, Limbaugh is supporting FR?

:D


7 posted on 07/30/2013 9:25:52 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Think I will wait and see what Rush has to say about it on today’s program.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 9:27:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: hoagy62
What does Rush think of the Tea Party? Does HE wish it would go away?

I catch Rush on a Random basis, but he is definitely in the Tea Party camp.

9 posted on 07/30/2013 9:27:59 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It's all about culture, not color)
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To: Olog-hai

Over the years Rush Limbaugh has become part of the Old Guard “Country Club Republicans” that he used to make fun of. Sellout!


10 posted on 07/30/2013 9:28:07 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 9:31:14 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: jespasinthru

Bullsh!t!!!


12 posted on 07/30/2013 9:31:24 PM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: jespasinthru

>>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.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 9:32:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: Jane Long

That’s what worked for Democrats for so long. Pretend to be Conservative during election time, vote Communist in Washington.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 9:32:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: jespasinthru
You wrote:

Over the years Rush Limbaugh has become part of the Old Guard “Country Club Republicans” that he used to make fun of. Sellout!

Ehh, not so much. Watch the re-runs - he likes Cruz and Palin and thinks there is a war for control of the party.

FRegards,
PraireDawg
15 posted on 07/30/2013 9:33:42 PM PDT by PrairieDawg
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To: Jane Long

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.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 9:34:29 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Good, will they stop sending me junk mail then?

Sarah, time for the Freedom Party!!!


17 posted on 07/30/2013 9:34:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: jespasinthru

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.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 9:36:22 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: TomGuy
RNC=DNC=ELITISTS

Same diff. No longer an opposition party.

19 posted on 07/30/2013 9:37:45 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: 11th_VA

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.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 9:38:27 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Good, will they stop sending me junk mail then?

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!

21 posted on 07/30/2013 9:41:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: TomGuy
...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 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.

22 posted on 07/30/2013 9:44:38 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 9:45:31 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Jane Long

It would be fabulous if Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mark Levin and about 175 million other Americans were to stand up.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 9:47:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Olog-hai

There are Devils and Angels in the party.

Rush sounds tired.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 9:47:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; Rush Limbaugh

RUSH ROCKS!



26 posted on 07/30/2013 9:56:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 10:08:40 PM PDT by ping jockey (Justice is blind)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


28 posted on 07/30/2013 10:09:03 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: ping jockey

Amen.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 10:10:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: jespasinthru
You are full of Crap. I'll bet you don't even listen to him like all the others
who have nothing to do but spew "feeelings" here. Get lost.
30 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:28 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: ping jockey

How’d that work out for us in ‘08 and ‘12? How’s that working out with the GOPe now pushing amnesty?


31 posted on 07/30/2013 10:17:13 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: MaxMax

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
GOP-E.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 10:19:01 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: TomGuy
I'm a conservative/Libertarian, - socially conservative, but not in a 'prohibitive' way. (ie; someone today wanted Military exchanges to stop selling Playboy, I can't go along with that, but I don't buy them). I work around a lot of fiscally conservative but morally moderate people. I see people in two camps that won't vote for Republicans:

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 ...

33 posted on 07/30/2013 10:20:39 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It's all about culture, not color)
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To: hoagy62
Not at all. In fact, quite the contrary. Rush didn't use the term but he likened TEA party folk akin to the Reagan Democrats, people of every party or no party affiliation at all, while at the same time standing up for or demanding the same things, less government, lower taxes and more liberty, like our founders envisioned!

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!

34 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:32 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: hoagy62

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.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jespasinthru

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.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:56 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: goodwithagun

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.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 10:27:30 PM PDT by ping jockey (Justice is blind)
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To: ping jockey

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.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 10:28:07 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ping jockey
I used to feel like you.

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.

39 posted on 07/30/2013 10:28:42 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: ping jockey

this attitude got us McCain Graham McConnell Cornyn Collins NO MORE>>>>>>>


40 posted on 07/30/2013 10:32:55 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Olog-hai

A clip of Rush with Greta this evening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81cAwuiE6gI


41 posted on 07/30/2013 10:35:11 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: hoagy62
Didn’t see it, but it begs the question: What does Rush think of the Tea Party? Does HE wish it would go away?

$$$$$

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.

42 posted on 07/30/2013 10:36:08 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: jespasinthru
If Rush became "part of the old guard," he has left that crowd.

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!

43 posted on 07/30/2013 10:36:26 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


44 posted on 07/30/2013 10:38:57 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

You are onto something.
Rush is scared ****less of a revolution.
We must regain the party.
Splintering has not worked.


45 posted on 07/30/2013 10:42:35 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Olog-hai










In Syria, making weapons deals with Al Qaeda terrorists:


46 posted on 07/30/2013 10:54:21 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: zerosix

A third party in a mid term election will make them crap their pants. If they don’t crap, they can git.


47 posted on 07/30/2013 10:59:52 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: ping jockey
You've described it perfectly, my friend.

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.)

48 posted on 07/30/2013 11:00:37 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: 11th_VA
What is a "moral moderate?"

A sinner saved by grace but still sinning, just knowing the difference between the two?

49 posted on 07/30/2013 11:05:34 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

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


50 posted on 07/30/2013 11:06:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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