Skip to comments.Limbaugh: GOP Had No Desire To Win At Sebelius Hearing, "Afraid" Of Attacking Obama
Posted on 10/31/2013 8:32:26 AM PDT by ClaytonP
It's like they're afraid to. It's like there's still a fear of going after Obama, or going after Sebelius, just from the consultant level of the party or whoever's running the Republican Party. There seems to be some instruction that's gone out from on high to back off. "Don't even get close to making it look like it's personal! Don't be mean!" I'm at a loss. Well, no. I'm not at a loss to understand it. I know exactly what's going on. There is no Republican ideology is what is going on.
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I think its about .bribery.period
He keeps saying winning at the hearing. There is no winning. It is a hearing to see what happened and why it happened that the website was slow. Congress has hearings everyday and never heard it referred to winning and losing. Republicans lost when they didn’t do a thing to get rid of Obmacare. Sure Cruz talked on the floor for awhile and then voted to stop the further discussion. Today the government should be still closed if the Republicans really wanted to win. They lost New Jersey and about to lose Virginia. How many elections do these guys have to lose before they wake up. You can’t keep talking about 2010 election after election. Eventually you need to start winning elections again.
If you are not part of the solution you are PART OF THE PROBLEM!!!
Actually, some good grilling of Kathleen did happen...probably after Rush said this. Rep Ellmers of NC nailed her pretty good on men and maternity coverage...
The hearing was a big JOKE. Cheerleading by the Dem’s, gentle bashing by the GOP. WASTE of TIME.
Americans are the ones who will suffer and be caught in the middle. Especially those in treatment for life threatening illnesses right now. Caught in the middle. Through no fault of their own.
Many of the Demorats took the opportunity to attack the GOP (with no response) in the few minutes they had to ostensibly question Sibelious.
Yes, the parts I saw looked like she was being raked over the coals. And being pretty arrogant and insolent in return. Her words may have been contrite (somewhat, anyways), but in tone and demeanor were anything but.
Yesterday was just the start of a narrative changing long march. The website problems are just one element in this, and in fact are masking the severe structural flaws in the law. But even some of those are starting to show themselves. People need to be patient on this for the next 9 months or so ...
No one is talking about the 2010 election and how/why it was won. That is a major problem right there.
That’s because the Pubbies and Dems are both collectivists. Why attack your friend?
Yup, can’t beat up on the black guy or the woman
The Republican party has lost their way and Rush right on the money.
Keyword (in your post) = “some”
Repubs should have gone into this hearing with an assiduously prepared list of “asking points” prepared by (but not specifically asked by) their top three attorneys, Trey Goudy and Ted Cruz (maybe he’s too nice and we’d be better off not sullying his image)
Point being, a skilled litigator knows how to ask question in a way that the witness can box themselves in and either perjure or discredit themselves. The idea that these series of questions would (in my image) have been asked by one senator, then another, then another, would have been even more effective.
Bottom line: The Repubs went into this hearing SPECTACULARLY and PATHETICALLY unprepared. (ask me if I am surprised)
I would frankly like to see Sebelius reduced to tears. That would have been a “war on women” image we could take to the bank.
We can't win by nit-picking, only by presenting better principles. If the we bring nits to the fight, and the Obama folks bring the principle of 'It's for the children', we lose even though they brought a stupid, incoherent principle.
The Republicans always choose the losing metaphor. If your opponent is falling, is commiting suicide, you don't just stand there and let them recover their balance or sanity - you push hard to make sure the verb tense is the past temse, they fell, they committed suicide.
If you aren't seen to be in the political fight, you are irrelevant to the fight.
Wrong. The Republican ideology is identical to the Democrats. They only differ on style and tactics.
Yes, but she took full and complete responsibility for the screw ups. That means, of course, that she won’t resign, take a pay cut, or otherwise pay any price whatsoever for her foul up, but she takes responsibility.
What a joke!
Bribery or black mail?
Compassionate Conservatism sucks donkey balls.
I smell a limp-wristed surrender monkey traitor named TokyoRove...
The GOP leadership is spineless...they should have all walked out enmass to protest....
These “hearings” are one thing and one thing only....soundbites for the media and for dems to attack the GOP....
Everybody knows who and why it’s a fustercluck...
“What a joke?”
Yes, but also what a campaign issue.
I hope she’s still in the job through early November 2014.
I would love to have been on that committee, and gotten the chance to go after that witch. After I’d had about three gin & tonics.
I can guarantee you would have had some interesting sound bites.
If not Karl directly, then certainly his inspiration!!!
Gutless and testacle-free.
This is why the Republicans are known as the STUPID PARTY.
Sure you can, you just have to elect someone who will actually represent their constituents rather than being afraid of being called names. Dumbasses don’t know that they’ll be blamed and called names anyway. I would love the chance to beat them up and call them names, hold them in contempt, etc. No, contempt does not express the level of extreme HATRED I have for the democrat party and their GOP enablers. The whole bunch is all shit all of the time; that’s as kind as I’ll get about this.
Democrat’s Republicans, commonly known as RINOs, are now paying back their Democrat masters for the RINO transgression of trying to defund the Bankrupt Obamacare Insurance Tax and Punish Federal Law.
Infinity plus one. They don't care about winning anything more than their own, personal sinecures.
Ruling by threats, blackmail and obamcide.
the time for calling other colleges “my good friend from...” is over, it's time to call a spade a spade.
More proof that the establishment GOP is in cahoots with the rats. There was no attempt to win because there was no game in progress - just another chapter in the endless kabuki dance that is DC.