Skip to comments.CNN: Establishment Republicans are Worried about Palin and Limbaugh
Posted on 07/16/2014 5:12:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Last night on CNN, Joe Johns, the correspondent, had a report about me and my criticism of Eric Holder. Now, that's not what I'm surprised about. What I'm surprised about is it took so long -- his report basically says establishment Republicans are worried about Sarah Palin and me, because we're too partisan, and they are worried that we are scaring off potential Republican voters and potential Republican donors. Here is Joe Johns' report.
JOHNS: Radio host Rush Limbaugh slammed Holder for the comments.
RUSH: President of the United States, attorney general of the United States. Oh, poor guys! Poor victims of a mean, racist America.
JOHNS: But not all Republicans are in attack mode. The combative tone, much like Sarah Palin's call for impeachment of the president --
PALIN: ...so it's time to impeach...
JOHNS: -- has some Republicans saying, it's all playing into the Democrats' hands in a midterm election year.
ROVE: Impeachment is exactly what the president wants to talk about. Just like he liked the Republicans and conservatives to talk about him being born in Kenya for five or six years, he's happy to have Republicans talk about impeaching. Bad thing to do. The politics of that are all wrong.
RUSH: Well, I don't know where I fall on the Rove meter here, but I haven't spoken in favor of impeachment, although under certain circumstances and if the political will for it could be developed... I mean, it's all dependent on that. I'm not in this. I never talked about him being born in Kenya but I get lumped in with it. But the point here is, notice I "slammed Holder for the comments."
Holder didn't "slam" us. Holder never "slams" the people he's really slamming or insulting or criticizing. Here's an African-American attorney general of the United States basically whining about all the racism that's out there, and it's just a cover that they hide behind, and I dealt with it the other day. By the way, CNN, Mr. Snerdley, CNN brought Sunny Hostin back on to discuss my quite erudite response to her yesterday.
They brought her and Greg Anthony back to discuss what I had said in reaction, and then they brought on The Forehead as a bonus. It was on Erin Burnett's show, and I've got the sound bites, but I don't know if I'm gonna use them. I probably will but I don't know when. But, anyway, here is this story that CNN has out there. Again, it's CNN so it's suspect.
The theme is that Republican establishment Republicans are very worried about Sarah Palin and me, very worried that we and our "partisanship" are going to scare off moderates and independents, future potential Republican voters. It's the same thing as, "Don't criticize the president! Oh, God, don't do that. No, no, no, no! That only angers the independents.
"The independents, they don't like partisanship. The independents do not like criticism. The independents don't like it! No, no, no, no, no. If you do that, they're gonna go running right back to the Democrats," who are as mean-spirited and extremist as any bunch of people in American politics in my lifetime! Somehow, the independents and moderates do not mind the mean-spiritedness -- the genuine mean spiritedness.
I'm not talking about partisanship. I'm not mean. I'm one of the nicest, most self-effacing guys on the planet. I'm also a harmless, lovable fuzzball. These people on the left are genuine mean-spirited, ill-mannered extremists. Somehow the independents and moderates don't have a problem with any of that. But whenever the Republicans even dare to criticize a Democrat.
Why, we're told that this does not serve well the premise of bipartisanship, and the Republicans will get blamed, and therefore the Democrats will emerge victorious. Meanwhile, with talk radio in full bloom during the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney won independents going away, not the Democrats. Companion story to this from the Washington Examiner:
"Is a Fear of 'Getting Koch'ed' Hurting Republican Super PACs?" Get this. "Democratic super PACs [Political Action Committees] have outraised their Republican counterparts by millions, a factor attributed in part to GOP donors' fear of being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service -- or 'getting Koch'ed,'" and the headline is: "Is a Fear of 'Getting Koch'ed' Hurting Republican Super PACs?"
The point of this is (the Washington Examiner's David Drucker with the story), Republican super PAC donations are way down because donors do not want anything like the Koch brother treatment. They want the IRS being sicked on 'em -- and now you know exactly why that was done. The IRS being sicked on Tea Party sends a message. It's also what they did to one of the huge Romney donors.
I can never remember this guy's name up in the Great Northwest. But they audited this guy twice. His name will come to me in mere moments. And they've gone after Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands. They do, they target people. Harry Reid, who... (sigh) If Harry Reid were in your family, you and everybody would be having quiet discussions about whether to commit him.
I mean, really, it's getting into the area of derangement here, delusional derangement, psychosis. But nevertheless this unrelenting, insane blaming of the Koch brothers for everything is having an impact, apparently, because other big-time Republican donors don't want that treatment, and they're withholding their donations.
Frank VanderSloot. That's the guy. I can never remember the guy's name. Frank VanderSloot. They audited the guy, too. He was just a big-time donor to Romney in 2012. The Koch brothers, of course, are excoriated multiple times a day simply because they're alive. And this it's all part of the real Democrat agenda. The real Democrat agenda is the limitation of any opposition.
No the Establishment Republicans are Worried about the Tea Party getting in Power and bringing in TERM LIMITS FOR ALL
They should be worried about Mark Levin and his legal foundation too.
“establishment Republicans” should be known as Rockefeller Republicans. They are beholden to those who worship at the altar of money, sex, and drugs. The NWO is their boss.
We are beholden to God. I’m no one to judge, and full of temptations, but I know who wins this war, and where I stand.
Good Riddance Rino’s, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Prayers Friends.
What they should be worried about is the Tea Party Republicans coming into Power and Bringing LOTS OF ROPE for the Quisling Ruling Class Republicans and Demoncrats alike.
So, if those Illegals are now given EBT cards and Medical Services ahead of our Veterans, is that an Impeachable offense?
Is our side so hopelessly inept we can't even make headway with THAT issue?
I wonder when Rush will start using the term “Uniparty”? Ping!
I defended her with some friends of mine back when...and I defend her now.
I can’t listen to Rush anymore - not because I’m annoyed but because I have a PhD and he’s still teaching conservatism 101.
Where’s the new North Church?
I wish Rush would start talking Cloward-Piven...everyday!
So you have a PHD! When is your book on conservatism coming out?
This is sedition in my book.
I did hear Rush say UniParty of Power, once.
UniParty and Cloward-Piven...two terms El Rushbo needs to sprinkle into his conversations with his listeners, daily.
Rove you stupid bastard.....the fact that by law Ohomo deserves to be impeached is so obvious that it should not be a point of argument. You want to ignore enforcing the law for political gain, which is exactly what Ohomo deserves impeachment for (among other crimes). Your main worry is that, should conservatives take the party over, your consultant fees will dry up. In summary, you and the establishment pubbies are as despicable as the rats.
No Rush = Nothing to be “the Establishment” of you stupid McCains.
I rarely listen to Rush anymore - by the time he speaks, it’s old news on FR.
Buck Sexton on The Blaze at the same time as Rush is far more newsworthy.
That said, I still want talking heads to cut to the chase and state clearly Comrade Obamatollah is a communist who is overthrowing America & our Constitution and implementing a communist nation.
Hey GOPe, remember Mississippi.
I think Eddie means that Rush preaches to the choir. When I listen, I’m thinking, I know, I know, now what’s your solution RUSH?????
I don’t want to hear him preach about the problems and scandals. I want solutions! He offers none. Well he did give the rats operation chaos.
Rush will be a die-hard Republican loyalist to the end. No matter who the Democrat (Hillary or similar nightmare), no matter who the Republican (Romney or equally government-driven "moderate"), and no matter who the "Perot"-style independent if we have one in 2016, Rush will be down, and go down, with the GOP. He'll mean well, but stubbornness is his Achilles' heel. And "everybody knows third parties can't win."
I think that hollering and screaming for impeachment would do WONDERS for the GOP ranks -- Americans would probably switch to GOP in some surprising good numbers. It would probably bring in more sick-of-this-tyrant independents and sick-of-this-tyrant Democrats (they are legion, though the MSM pretends they don't exist so it looks like they don't exist) than the most moderate diet decaffeinated Coke moderate to the Democrat's full-octane Pepsi leftist, could even dream of doing.
Chicken-hearted, is what these "we can't impeach, heavens no!" Republicans are. Chicken-hearted losers, who lose even when they win. They can try to "win" with a functional Democrat like Romney as president in 2016 if that's what they want; I want something different so I will vote for what I want to win. Like I did back when I voted for Reagan. If the Republican party asks me to vote for a guy who if he wins will follow the same basic leftist tyranny as the Democrat, I will vote for a "third party" (accurately, SECOND party) candidate again.
This time even more independents and conservatives and frustrated Democrats will either join me or stay home because they've become cynical and demoralized.
For many years he did offer solutions, and almost every day a new way of looking at the problems we face.
Not any more. Maybe because of his health, maybe his hearing, maybe just because of the state of the nation---but I agree with you, virtually all he does these days is yelp about the latest Obama disgrace, over and over.
He's a radio talk show host for gosh sakes! He's an entertainer. Not a member of Congress!
I remember the first time I heard of Rush Limbaugh...many years ago. I got one of his books before I ever heard him on the radio. I didn't get thru the first chapter before thinking, "My gosh! Here's a guy who thinks like me!!!"
I don't mean to compare myself to Rush, but I'm not a "Ditto head." I was a conservative long before I ever heard of Rush Limbaugh...and I enjoy hearing him agree with me. LOL!
I knocked on doors for Barry Goldwater long before I heard of Rush.
I still enjoy him today. Yes, he primarily preaches to the choir but you can always tune in to NPR. I never tire of listening to him...'cept when he gets off on tech stuff.
I think Rush knows better than anybody on FR what he does...and does well.
BTW, I only have a Master’s degree so that could explain why I still enjoy Rush after all these years.
Rush, you lucky dog.
I remember a time in the past where Republican were worried about Democrats.
So you got a double dose of liberal indoctrination. Sucks to be you.
Well, they hated Reagan so there’s absolutely no reason for them to love Palin or Limbaugh.
See my tag line for the reason why.
Piled Higher and Deeper.
Papa Had Dough.
Those two look awesome together.
Any day now!
That is a VERY excellent tagline.
“...Frontier women like Sarah Palin were far bolder and hardier than todays pampered, petulant bourgeois feminists, always looking to blame their complaints about life on someone else...” — Camilla Paglia, Professor, liberal