Skip to comments.'Pretty sad' Limbaugh's the lead GOP voice: Ron Paul
Posted on 03/02/2009 12:03:53 PM PST by Sub-Driver
'Pretty sad' Limbaugh's the lead GOP voice: Ron Paul @ 2:13 pm by Michael O'Brien
It is pretty sad that conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has become the de-facto voice of the Republican Party, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday.
"I think its pretty sad," Paul said during an appearance on CNN Monday morning. "And it means that the Republicans are really starving for some type of leadership."
"He really didnt broaden the base," the former Republican presidential candidate told the network's John Roberts. "I mean, its still very narrow, and that is why some of us would like to see an approach that would emphasize personal liberties and civil liberties."
Limbaugh's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past weekend has been the subject of much discussion on the left and the right, with a number of Republican leaders (such as Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele) sounding off on Limbaugh's role and influence within the GOP.
"I think a lot of people like to hear what hes saying, but I think its also a little bit polarizing and confrontational, and I think thats why the Democrats are bragging that Limbaugh now speaks for the Republicans," Paul added. "So I guess the Democrats think its to their advantage if hes leading the charge."
The Texas Republican also indicated there was little chance he would rekindle his presidential bid in 2012, opting instead to focus on his "Campaign for Liberty" fund.
IMHO, the people behind Obama picked McCain as the most beatable candidate. Remember when he was out and then back in the primaries? It happened here in Illinois when Glenn Poshard ran against Blagoyavich. How well did that turn out?
Well.. this tells me they recognize two things about the voting population: 1. It's "celebrity-driven". One need only scan post counts at FR to see that's true (celebrities, personal scandals, missing children). 2. The population will now become far more sedentary resulting from lesser dollars - and that more people will find interactive time spent on line and reading (while the costs are yet low) or watching TV in contrast to people "going" to places (which costs more).
And, I think they hope that by targetting Rush, the MSM types can also derive profits from their "markets". Basically, what's happening happening is a "Bebop" event. The left I think is hoping the cluster formations (which will drive their revenue markets) will take place on line.
Just saying that this statement
“If Reagan was alive today, you, Mr Paul ... would be running away from him and labeling him as polarizing and confrontational.”
is factually wrong.
wow. he is so fast to pick up and carry the leftwing water and parrot their meme of the day
LSD is not a safe alternative to Diazepam doc. You might want to lay off.
And ron paul is a conservative, small government kind of person?
Why not ask him about all those earmarks he slips into spending bills such as research and marketing of wild shrimp or the earmark to renovate a privately owned movie theatre just to name two of the dozens of earmarks he slipped in last year’s budget.
Neville Paul has a nice ring to it.
There was a problem with my logic.
I guess the point I was trying to make was that many critics of Ron Paul fail to recognize that Ron Paul was one of only 4 Republican US Representatives to support Ronald Reagan over Gerald Ford in 1976.
The track record of Ron Paul supporting Reagan when very few Republicans did was the “fact” in factually, but yes, you are correct about the hypothetical.
I don’t know much about Rush, and don’t really care to; but Ron Paul has lost my respect over the years...this doesn’t help.
Ron Paul - Leader of Neo-Nazis, 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists, anti-War On Terror groups and other assorted nuts...Pretty sad.”””
Ain’t that the truth!!