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.
That can be taken care of with a plane crash in bad weather.
>> So is this some new political rock paper scissors game?
THANK YOU!! See my post 47
“McCain is toast no matter. I say Obama is far better than Hillary.”
If we are to think that McCain is toast no matter what, then I would vote for Huckabee just to try to get a brokered convention for our side. But right now, McCain is the nominee and sure hope he wins in November over 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.
Hussein would be far worse than Hitlery and Rush (and I) know it. Nevertheless, I would hold my nose and vote for McLame as the best of the worst of the three.
That if he keeps his job after Hillary Clinton is elected and no Free Republic as well if she is President.
Those who have listened carefully to Rush understand perfectly well what he’s doing.
He began his recent push for Hillary by asking this question: Once Hussein wins the nomination, it’s going to be a white Republican against an African-American. How does the GOP attack Hussein without being smashed with constant charges of “racisim?” You know it’s going to happen (he said).
He actually seemed to think out loud on his show (this was about three weeks ago), although I think he had it already figured out before show time. He talked about some side issues, and then came out with his recommendation: we need to keep Hillary in this as long as we can, to the convention if possible.
By keeping Hillary in, we let her bloody him. We let her make every case against him first, to get some degree of inoculation for the GOP against the race card. This way, we just pick up on charges and arguments she’s already advanced. This way the power of the race card is diminished against us, although we can never make it go away.
This is the reason he gave, and I think it is a good one. If it happens to help his audience numbers, who cares?
If she stays in longer and loses, she draws more negatives against Obama.
I think she is toast winning outright, but let her make a theft with super delegates and the party is torn for decades.
Anyone who really listens to Rush knows exactly what he wants, as close as possible of a primary so we have 1968 all over again.
I'm also an avid fan of Rush, and I'm not from the Red, White and Blue. For the eleven plus years I've been listening to Rush, your above thoughts are that of Rush's. Perhaps as a fan of Rush, you do not realize how much he has influenced your thinking.
Do you not think she'd be an easier candidate to beat in the generals? Is this perhaps why Rush is leaning this way? All I know is this: Rush is not a fan of the Clintons', nor is he a fan of Obama--liberalism.
Also, I think the Clintons would be more defeated after a loss in the general. If Hillary loses the primary, meh, "race trumps gender" they'll likely say. And she'll run again. After possibly needing to hit the personal stash to run in the general, they'll be more cleaned out than after a primary loss.
Your logic (take her out, remove all doubt) makes for a pretty strong (and bumperstickerable, though with short shelf-life) argument though.
So essentially it’s easier to slam a woman rather than a black. Racial tensions are higher than sexism charges.
Fair, but accurate.
I wish Rush would’ve just shuttup on this one. I don’t want even the ghost of a chance of that evil woman being elected.
This talk of McCain being able to beat Hillary is a crock. No one knows what will happen within the next 8 months.
And the fact that he’s encouraging people to f*ck with the election process p!sses me off, too.
>> Do you not think she’d be an easier candidate to beat in the generals?
Sorry, I just don’t see “gaming” the election to try to help McCain as the best use of my vote. As I have said elsewhere: if McCain can’t figure out how to beat EITHER of these two lame commies, then he has no business whatsoever being the candidate, let along chief executive.
Anyway, figuring out which candidate is most or least electable in March, for a November election which hasn’t seen serious head-to-head action between the nominees, is a fool’s errand. Many people on this forum as well as Rush huff and puff and postulate such nonsense — but they simply don’t know. Even the pollsters and pundits can’t 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.
Wrong - Perot got Bill elected.
“This is about Rush and the others ratings. This is a business first and foremost and anyone thinks otherwise is naive.”
Anyone who thinks Rush is worried about being called a racist is naive.
You are correct. Obama would be a far more formidable candidate than Hillary.
To know her is to loathe her. America is just not ready for a big-assed, shrill President.
If you don't like Rush, it's ok. But you are wrong about him
“I say Obama is far better than Hillary.”
Say it all you want, it’s still isn’t true.
There’s a very real possibility that our next president will be a democrat, and if that’s the case then I much prefer her shrilliness to Obama. The Clintons are political snakes, they’ll do whatever is in their best interest to get and retain power, however despicable that mentality may be, it can be reasoned with. There’s some hope of getting a Clinton to compromise, mush as Newt convinced Bill to go along with welfare reform (it only took three tries).
The situation with Obama is much more serious. He, like Jimmah Carter, actually believes in the leftest boilerplate that comes oozing out of his mouth. Someone that idealistic in all the wrong ways should not be let within 1000 yards of the white house.
Throw in that Hillary is the more beatable opponent, and why the heck shouldn’t we be supporting her for the nomination?
I recommend the Japanese art book “Lone Wolf and Cub”.
But I don’t like the analogy, what the Dem’s are going to do to themselves at a brokered convention if Hillary steals it is not going to be nearly as final and dignified as seppuku. More like pandemonium.
I am not so sure according to scott Rassmussen the witch is rising from the dead. It seems the more the voters see of Obama the less they like. I would rather we buried her once and for all and went with Obama man.
Anyone who thinks Rush is worried about being called a racist is naive.
Who said that?
To All: Wrong - Barbra Bush, and George, and Dan Quayle got him elected.
To All: Wrong - Barbara Bush, and George, and Dan Quayle got him elected.
(So yeah...in his absence, I just said it again!)
Interesting - please elaborate!
I despise her and everything she and her womanizing husband stand for. I won't ever vote for her. What Rush is advocating might backfire. She might actually beome the president, and her husband will be roaming the White House hitting on interns. The thought of it all is too annoying...
AND the Dems will spend lotsa money fighting each other instead of the (gulp) Republicans.
Rush is so right, he’s two or three steps ahead of those who doubt him!
Yes or no: were his ratings higher under Clinton?
Rush has more money than he could spend in several lifetimes (assuming he stays single). He isn’t saying these things to keep his job. If you listen to Rush, you know exactly why he is saying these things.
This is what I said:
“If we are to think that McCain is toast no matter what, then I would vote for Huckabee just to try to get a brokered convention for our side. But right now, McCain is the nominee and sure hope he wins in November over 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.”
I sure do NOT want Obama anywhere near the White House! Hillary either for that matter!
I will post here something that I have always believed. And it is that, had 9/11 occurred during the Presidency of a damned Clinton, they would have never told us it was Al Qaida. They would have blamed the whole thing on “right wing extremists”. And then all of us would be in jail, or worse.
Think about this, FReepers! Think about it like you were in the basement of that place in Waco when Clinton’s jack-booted thugs were burning it up. Think about it like you were a passenger on TWA 800. Think about it like the targets of John Doe #2. Think about it like you were on a trade mission flying with Ron Brown. Think about it like you are Elian Gonzales. Think about it like Richard Jewel is your son.
For cryin’ out loud FReepers! Another Clinton in the White House is a threat to you and your family. So, do not listen to Rush Limbaugh on this. Not another Clinton, ever!
I thank our Lord for Barak Obama, who, by the way, is my brother in Christ. I won’t vote for him in November, but I will always be grateful to him for stopping the Clintons. Which is far more than you can say for anyone named Bush.
Obama is such a huge socialist liberal that he makes Hillary look like Barry Goldwater in a dress. I’ll take my chances with Hillary vs McCain anyday. Obama would mop the floor with McCain.
Yes! White guilt is a powerful tool.
Yes, I'm one of those that really hate Hillary and Bill. But after listening to Obama's policy and watching his maner, this man is far more lefty than Hillary.
My feeling towards Hill and Bill are personal. The thought that they will be back in the White House really upsets me. But I view Obama as the real Manchurian candidate. We can't have the man in the white house.
I’m working on it.
Obama would decimate our military and place whatever remained under UN rule. Hillary would do a lot of things, but I think even she wouldn’t go that far. In fact I think she would love to have an aircraft carrier named the USS Clinton.
BUMP what you said.
Some people around here are thinking too hard.
Yep, and due to droolingly stupid liberals, we could all look forward to their sweeping New Deal programs.
How did Barbara Bush and the others you mentioned get Bill elected?