Skip to comments.Limbaugh Intentionally Throwing November Election to Hillary? (Real Reason He Wants Her to Stay in?)
Posted on 03/03/2008 5:10:55 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
There seems to be an inherent inconsistency in how radio host Rush Limbaugh is analyzing Hillary Clinton's chances for election.
On his radio show, he is urging his listeners to vote for her in tomorrow's primaries.
Limbaugh claims to be doing this because he thinks that the longer Clinton stays in the race, the more she'll damage Obama and the party, thereby increasing the chances of a Republican victory in November.
This, however, is contradicted by his statements about how resilient a candidate Mrs. Clinton would be. For example, today he stated that "these Clintons are like cockroaches. They'll be the last thing left after a nuclear blast."
If, as Limbaugh states, Hillary Clinton is such a tough candidate, it makes no sense for him to want her in the race if he truly hopes for a GOP win in November.
All of this leads to the conclusiong that, in fact, Limbaugh wants Hillary to be our next President.
As recently as last month, Limbaugh stated that, if John McCain were the Republican nominee, he would rather see the Democrats win the White House.
If that's the case, perhaps Limbaugh sees Hillary Clinton as a better (and more profitable target) for his program's commentary in the coming years. He already has years of experience mocking the Clintons. Furthermore, attacks on Hillary don't come with the risk of being called a racist, even if wrongly.
Finally, there may be simple profit motive. In the past it has been suggested that a President of one party, increases the circulation of magazines on the other side. Limbaugh, of course, publishes a monthly "Limbaugh Letter" magazine. And, of course, he is widely considered to have enjoyed his greatest popularity during the previous Clinton administration.
If this is true, perhaps Republicans in Texas and Ohio might want to reconsider taking voting advice from Rush in tomorrow's primaries.
And millions of women, some even "republican," will vote for Hillary because of her sex.
I'm pretty sure a site like Freerepublic.com will be hunted down with him in the power.
The best thing that could happen is for the rat primary to go all the way to the convention. Then, IF Hillary succeeds in stealing the nomination there will be no small number of very bitter blacks (and white liberals!) sitting out the general election.
Hillary was thoroughly unelectable BEFORE the primary season - - because when the time comes to actually vote in the privacy of the voting booth, Americans will not elect the shrill, unlikeable Hillary to the Presidency - - and she is completely dead in the water at this point.
Therefore, Republicans should be smart and do what needs to be done to keep her chances (barely) alive.
Vote for her in the primary.
From what I've read from the media, Rush is nothing more than an irrelevant entertainer.....why is anybody listening to him? LOL!
Keep tweekin' 'em Rush.......
After Oklahoma City, the Clintons were ready to go after "hate radio." The only thing that stopped them was a GOP congress.
If they get back in, with the Pelosi/Reid congress to back them up, expect FR to be shut down.
The sad part is: we're bringing it on ourselves with this naive belief that Hillary is somehow either more benign or less electable than Obama.
I do know this: at best, Rush has underestimated the Clintons at every turn since 1992.
He constantly told us that Bill would never get elected in 1992. In 1996 he told us that Dole could ride the wave from the 1994 Congressional elections. In 1998 he was convinced that Bubba would be out with the impeachment proceedings and/or Ken Starr investigation. Each time, Clinton survived.
Take her out. Remove all doubt.
Oh, stop that. Did you watch the last 11 primaries? Who voted for whom? Obama got most of the votes from all categories. Go check the statistics!
Come to think about it, if Hillary wins the nominee, it will break the strong correlation between blacks and the dems. Who will benefit from this?
great post, short/concise. :D
Besides, I think Hillary will be easier to defeat than Obama. I am not looking forward to being called a racist all the time as will happen if/when Obama wins the nomination. Let Hillary do the dirty work.
Also, theres this conventional wisdom out there that says this is Hillary Clinton's only chance. I disagree. Even if she does not get the nomination she could be back in 2012 (Remember Nixon in 1962).
Let's see now, - did George win the war in '91? And very popular. The Christian conservatives on local / Sacto CA radio with their national guests were saying George had some `conservative' problems. Taxes, etc. He was very strong on ... ?? right to life, etc. But he may be vulnerable on some other issues. The conservatives were getting anxious / unhappy with George. I believe this was being said before '92.
But, who is going to vote for the alternative?
But the complaining continued into '92. Then Perot. But, if I'm weak on George, he is worth the vote to keep Dan Q.
It seems like it was summer of 92, maybe in the fall. George & Barbara, either live & in color / (or on tape) - nationwide, I thought. Barbara made it clear... ? they didn't need to win. She would be just as happy being a Grandmother in Texas... or Maine. She would be happy going to soccer games.
I can't believe it, on national TV. Whatever. My vote was now almost up for grabs, but there was still Dan Q. Until Dan Q. went a little mushy.
After the fact... Whose idea was that TV broadcast / script? Or, was it all Barbara? It took a lot of years for me to finally think that it may have been an intentional script to try to show them as down to earth, the common folk, etc. And soccer was so popular. To show they weren't to anxious to win. And maybe they were conservative `soft' to begin with. And felt they had to be more toward the center for the general election.
Yes, there was Perot. I think it was sometime after the election, that Rush made mention of "seminar callers".
So, in conclusion, I'll meet You half way: Yes, Perot, and seminar callers. But I think stronger conservative candidates -might- have made a difference.
And, my saying "Wrong -" was probably a little strong. For a few years I had vivid memories of that TV broadcast. And as people started with the "Perot" mantra to explain '92, I felt there was more to it.
It’s from the article:
“He already has years of experience mocking the Clintons. Furthermore, attacks on Hillary don’t come with the risk of being called a racist, even if wrongly.”
Just to be rid of the Clinton corruption, to have it gone would almost seem too good to be true.
OBAMA better stay on point. Hillary keeps distracting him especially these past couple of days.
OOOHHHH, my bad. I thought you were saying I said that and I was like, huh?
Yeah, when Michael Dukakis beat Jesse Jackson in '88 it sent the African-Americans over to the GOP in droves. /sarc
I agree wholeheartedly. If we end up with a Democrat president, I don't want it to be Hillary. Republicans voting for her in the primaries are making a mistake, IMO.
Furthermore, if Hillary loses to Obama the odds are that the Clintons will sabotage him in 2008 the way they did Gore and Kerry, out of pique.
See # 111
thanks....didn't know that.
“Rush is an entertainer.”
Yeah. Sure he is. Don’t listen much, do you?
Come to think of it, that’s the same excuse that leftist congressbeyotch Maxine Waters uses when she refuses to be interviewed by Larry Elder on KABC talk radio. She’s been dismissing Larry as “just an entertainer” for years now.
Bill and Hillary, a not very loving couple, should go back to Arkansas. Oh, I forgot....
NY is stuck with them...
“Personally, I cant in conscience vote for hillary or obama. To be honest, I dont know WHAT is best for our country in this miserable situation.
Who knows whats best to do at this point? Our options are severely limited.”
Our option to fight like hell certainly isn’t limited - except by our own willingness to fight back. Us keyboard commandos need to get off our butts and start helping the door knockers and organizers if we hope to have a country. I know that’s what I’ll be doing over the next four years.
>> leave a flap of skin so the head would not roll off into the crowd
Yeah, if the head rolled off into the crowd it might disappear. Now THAT would be “losing face”.
Badda bing, badda boom.
If Her Heinous prevails in the primaries, I think Rush understands that Obama’s supporters will be so angry that they’d boycott the election, and it would make it easier for McCain to win, even though all Republicans wouldn’t vote for him. There are some Independents and Democrats who can’t stand Her Heinous, and might vote for McCain, instead.
Perot, and the voters who swooned over him like they're doing over Obama, got x42 elected.
Perot obviously had a major effect on getting Clinton elected. However, Rush was also a factor, given his open support for Buchanan during the primaries.
How many times does he have to talk about his 14 foot TV and the other toys he has accumulated? Today he talked about his round of golf at Augusta National with his buddies. Come on.
>> So, do not listen to Rush Limbaugh on this. Not another Clinton, ever!
“...Obama or Hillary. The thought of either one in the White House is just too hard to take! I much rather have four years of McCain even though I will hold my nose to vote for him.”
Why would you prefer the stealth liberal McCain, who the RINOs in congress will go along with, rather than an overtly liberal Prez that even our limp noodle RINOs will OPPOSE with vigor?
Believe me, I understand your mindset. I’ve been reasoning my way out of the same mental funk for weeks now.
>> White guilt is a powerful tool.
White guilt among moderates and conservatives is a MYTH — only liberals are so afflicted.
“By keeping Hillary in, we let her bloody him.”
You got that right, and so does Rush. They don’t call him The Great Maharushie for nothing .. LOL
Seriously, even smart Democrats (I know, it’s an oxymoron) are seeing the same dynamic about to develop, and are starting to make statements that Hillary needs to gracefully exit the race after Tuesday, if she doesn’t gain serious ground. Bill Richardson said as much yesterday (though I wouldn’t call him the smartest Democrat).
Anyway, figuring out which candidate is most or least electable in March, for a November election which hasnt seen serious head-to-head action between the nominees, is a fools errand. Many people on this forum as well as Rush huff and puff and postulate such nonsense but they simply dont know. Even the pollsters and pundits cant agree.
No, the best use of my vote tomorrow is to help whack the head off of the most evil crime family ever to play on the American political stage. And that, my FRiend, is how I intend to use my vote.
Great reply, to one of my queries: Do you not think shed be an easier candidate to beat in the generals?
I'm not exactly sure how to respond to your challenge above, namely, because I didn't have in mind some of your thinking, namely, in paragraph # 1 and # 2 above; although, I agree with most of what you say.
What I was suggesting is that, I think, Rush does not, by any stretch of his imagination, think that the Clintons' are anything other than evil. I'm also fairly confident that Rush is neither a fan of Hillary, Obama, or McCain.
There isn't a good crop of candidates running for the USA Presidency on either side of the aisle. All three potential winners are leftist; some more than others. However, if it's McCain against the "evil" one, then I think she would be easier to defeat in the general. But like you say: nobody knows, and not even the pollsters and pundits can agree.
Good luck. May God give the USA voters the wisdom to put into power the candidate that is right for this time of history of mankind.
Barry will be easier to beat, take her out.
This is utter twaddle - absolute balderdash!
In a word, bullshit of the first order.
>> What I was suggesting is that, I think, Rush does not, by any stretch of his imagination, think that the Clintons’ are anything other than evil. I’m also fairly confident that Rush is neither a fan of Hillary, Obama, or McCain.
You’re right, IMO. I disagree with Rush’s strategy, but his conservative bona fides are beyond reproach, and I believe his motives are pure.
>> Good luck. May God give the USA voters the wisdom to put into power the candidate that is right for this time of history of mankind.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government the Constitution was bringing into existence. Franklin replied, A republic, if you can keep it.
Thank you so much, FRiend, for your heartfelt best wishes. We will need them.
“From what I’ve read from the media, Rush is nothing more than an irrelevant entertainer.....why is anybody listening to him?”
Ain’t been on this side of the tracks long, have ya Junior?
And just what “media” is that you’re reading anyway? NY Times?
We need Hillary to win these primaries - although very, very narrowly.
And some here as well, apparently.
You got it.
You just look silly when posting something so obviously wrong and uniformed.
“How many times does he have to talk about his 14 foot TV and the other toys he has accumulated? Today he talked about his round of golf at Augusta National with his buddies. Come on.”
Yeah, I guess you’re right. He should stay on point, and keep it really, really serious, every precious minute of every show, for three full hours a day, five days a week. Yeah, that’ll keep us all glued to the radio and energized, won’t it?
Come on. Have you ever truly listened to a full three hours of Rush? Ever? I don’t think you have. If you had, you’d realize just how much keen political analysis that man puts into that three hours a day.
In my opinion, Rush delivers exchange in abundance with his audience. Why else do you think he’s the number one radio host in the country? Because people want to hear about his big screen TVs, his golfing, and his house in Palm Beach?
Geeez, grow up already...
35 years of intense public scrunity of every public breath.
Has there EVER been any evidence that the Hildebest drinks beer.
Ask the media "Hey, Hitlary asslickers, How often does the Beast sit around and schmooze with the Press over a beer?
Even happen before? I don't recall reporting on it?
Have heard she likes to hit the Vino before bed - very respectable.
Never heard of her swilling beer before. Must be some crazy coinsidence that there are a couple of little votes tomorrow.
His support of Buchanan was always tongue in cheek, and designed to kick the Bush candidacy in the butt to get it moving. Unfortunately, not even the successful Perot candidacy did that job.
However, 50% of the people of this country, people of every party, already hate Hillary. That's a nice head start when your candidate is as weak as McCain.
Not if I can help it!!!
I'm voting for Ralph Nader!!!
A little GANG-GREEN never hurt anybody!!! (snort!)(just ask McCain)