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An Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh: Please Hold the Cocktail Party Establishment Responsible
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Posted on 02/01/2012 7:11:34 PM PST by DaveinOK54

An Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh: Please Hold the Cocktail Party Establishment Responsible For What Happens in November

Posted on February 1, 2012 by Kevin DuJan // Best of Hillbuzz, Featured Content Dear Mr. Limbaugh,

It’s clear to anyone who listens to your show or follows politics online that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment has been pushing Willard “Mittens” Romney(care) towards the Republican 2012 presidential nomination since the day after John McCain was defeated by Barack Obama in 2008.

You’ve talked about this in the past — that Republicans seem to keep nominating the man the Cocktail Party establishment thinks has “the next turn” to be the nominee. Usually this person is the guy who came in second in the last presidential race — so, he’s really the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the Democrat that year.

Bob Dole in 1996 and John McCain in 2008 establish this pattern — and many of us believe that Romney’s nomination will repeat this same very stupid mistake in 2012.

Romney’s win in the Florida primary last night was very similar to what happened in the 2008 Democrat primaries, which I’m sure many of your listeners didn’t follow closely. Back then the Democrat Party wanted Obama to beat Hillary Clinton, so John Edwards was encouraged to stay in the race as long as possible to keep splitting the “Not-Obama” vote with her; Rick Santorum is playing this role in 2012 and is being encouraged to keep splitting the “Not-Romney” vote so that Newt Gingrich loses in states like Florida (where he would have at least come in a closer second to Romney if the Cocktail Party GOP establishment was not taking pages from the Democrats’ old playbook).

A lot of us believe the fix is indeed in and that the permanent political class on both sides of the aisle — along with the elite, agenda-driven media that serves them — is doing everything possible to make Romney the nominee. Since Occupy Wall Street and other George Soros-funded endeavors have materialized that are tailor-made to combat Romney, it’s obvious that Romney is the man that Barack Obama most wants to run against in an election that will devolve into class warfare (with persecution and ridicule of Mormons as a sideshow that will also distract from Obama’s incompetent failings in office). “Occupy & Persecute” has replaced 2008′s “Hope & Change” and running Romney is like sending the Washington Generals up against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Every time the “Party of Stupid” sends an “it’s his turn!” candidate like Romney into an election as the candidate Democrats most want to run against, many of us observers wonder why the Cocktail Partying elite are allowed to keep serving in positions of authority in the Republican Party when they keep making the same stupid mistakes while expecting different results.

I want to propose something to you in 2012 that is something that only YOU and YOUR LISTENERS can do: let’s hold the Cocktail Party GOP establishment accountable this year.

If Romney wins the nomination and goes on to win the general election by somehow overcoming Obama’s “Occupy & Persecute” strategy, then everyone who pushed Romney towards the nomination will no doubt be rewarded with patronage positions in his administration. People like Tim Pawlenty, Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayotte, Marco Rubio, and other prominent Romney surrogates, endorsers, or advocates will be made Cabinet Secretaries, ambassadors, and in one case, Vice President (obviously). That’s just the people in the public eye whose names your listeners know.

There’s also the legion of Romney-supporting Cocktail Party career consultants who’ve been pushing his nomination since the end of the McCain campaign, because “it’s Romney’s turn next”. These are the nameless guys who jump from one losing campaign to another, like fleas leaping from a dying dog to the next mongrel.

There’s never any consequence for these people in losing elections. They seem to forever have high-paying jobs advising Republicans on how to lose to Democrats in spectacular fashion.

Why is this acceptable?

I think you — and probably only you — can do something about this, Rush.

Please encourage your listeners to keep track of every prominent Republican who actively pushes Romney for the nomination…so that if Romney loses to Barack Obama in the fall these people can be held accountable for delivering Democrats the candidate they most wanted to run against.

If Romney wins the nomination but loses to Obama, then Tim Pawlenty should never be allowed to run for public office or hold a position of influence in the party again (and it most certainly should not be “his turn” to lose to Democrats in 2016). If Romney loses to Obama, then Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayotte, and Marco Rubio all need to be primaried aggressively the next time they’re up for re-election.

If Romney hands Obama re-election, then everyone who made Romney’s nomination possible needs to be removed from the leadership of the Republican Party.

Fair is fair, Rush.

These people consistently reap the rewards when “it’s his turn!” Cocktail Party-approved candidates win — so it’s only right that they all fall on their swords (or be pushed onto them by you and your listeners) when the Dole, McCain, Romney pattern repeats itself.

If Romney’s the nominee, I’ll vote for him, as there is nothing on Earth that would compel me to vote for Barack Obama (unless he’s on a show like Survivor and I can vote him off the island…or vote him ONTO the island of Hawaii for permanent exile). But I just don’t see how Romney will be able to overcome Obama’s “Occupy & Persecute” re-election strategy.

Please encourage your listeners to start doing the tedious work of making detailed notes of who exactly is driving Romney to a nomination win so that if Obama gets that second term, on November 7th we begin efforts to make sure the people who brought us the Dole/McCain/Romney “it’s his turn to be nominee!” pattern have zero influence on voters’ choices in 2016.

Your leadership and influence is desperately needed on this — as no one seems to have thought to do it before.

Respectfully,

Kevin DuJan

HillBuzz.org

* Note: If you are a Rush listener or subscriber, I appreciate your help in getting this letter to him. Something has to change, and someone has to shake up the way the Cocktail Party GOP establishment conducts business as usual. I believe only Rush can do that.

© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.

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1 posted on 02/01/2012 7:11:40 PM PST by DaveinOK54
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To: DaveinOK54

To quote Rush, having read the article: “Right on, right on, right on.”


2 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:27 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: DaveinOK54

Is that old windbag still on the air?


3 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:49 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: DaveinOK54
Please encourage your listeners to start doing the tedious work of making detailed notes of who exactly is driving Romney to a nomination win so that if Obama gets that second term, on November 7th we begin efforts to make sure the people who brought us the Dole/McCain/Romney “it’s his turn to be nominee!” pattern have zero influence on voters’ choices in 2016.

Love it!


4 posted on 02/01/2012 7:18:48 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: DaveinOK54

Luv ya Kev!

Ain’t happenin’.

Keep on with the cucumber sandwiches, your blog is wonderful!

Stick with your principles, you do great good.

Rush will NOT speak out because he realizes that his big voice on the right is enormous.

This is an American process, we have to work hard and let the chips fall where they may.

AS much as that does nothing for our feeling of helplessness.

Life sucks, it’s never gonna be fair,
but fight on my friend, fight on!


5 posted on 02/01/2012 7:22:09 PM PST by acapesket
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To: al baby
Is that old windbag still on the air?

Big surprise, right? /S

6 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:02 PM PST by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: al baby

Well, Glenn Beck is on opposite him in many markets if that is any consolation to you. BTW you do seem to say this a lot on all Rush threads regardless of the fact you know he is #1 on the radio.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:22 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: DaveinOK54

A Newt Gingrich endorsement by Rush Limbaugh would help, too, but Rush refuses to, officially, endorse anybody. I can understand how Rush wouldn’t want to lose any listeners to his show, by endorsing anybody during the GOP POTUS Primary season.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 7:30:40 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: DaveinOK54
If Romney’s the nominee, I’ll vote for him

Sheesh.

He had to add that at the end and RUIN a perfectly good letter.

Fool.

9 posted on 02/01/2012 7:31:06 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I don’t really remember him doing it and I’ve been listening since 1990. If he is wrong it would kick him back down to 97%. He sure as heck doesn’t want that.


10 posted on 02/01/2012 7:33:15 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
A Newt Gingrich endorsement by Rush Limbaugh would help, too, but Rush refuses to, officially, endorse anybody. I can understand how Rush wouldn’t want to lose any listeners to his show, by endorsing anybody during the GOP POTUS Primary season

Rush isn't avoiding any endorsement to keep listeners. He has said MANY times that he MUST later support ANYONE running against Obama.

He can't do that if --God forbid-- Romney does acceed to the nomination.

11 posted on 02/01/2012 7:42:32 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DaveinOK54

Save your breath, Rush only has Limbaugh on his mind!

He talks conservative, but does not act conservative.

When Rush tells you he is a free market capitalist he means it!

He’s all for free markets as long as they bring HIM more capital!

Every time he opens his mouth he expects to make money but refuses to help stop the system that he denigrates..


12 posted on 02/01/2012 7:44:02 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Jane Long

Willard ? Didn’t know that.. thought Mitt was his Christian name.

There was a movie, ‘Willard”, about 40 or 50 years ago about a misfit named Willard who communicated with rats and a whole lotta havoc ensued.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 7:51:13 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: DaveinOK54
...Rick Santorum is playing this role in 2012 and is being encouraged to keep splitting the “Not-Romney” vote so that Newt Gingrich loses in states like Florida...

One place this argument fails is here. In Florida, as in others, the second choice candidate of Santorum voters is not nearly unanimous for Gingrich. Some do not think Gingrich is worthy and will pull out. Others will go for the "electable" (not really) Romney. It is actually the same the other direction. All Santorum does by dropping out now is move Romney higher in the delegate standings at least as much as it helps Gingrich. It cedes the state of Missouri to Romney, for example.

14 posted on 02/01/2012 8:18:56 PM PST by Ingtar (I never thought I would come to say it, but "Go Newt!" Our last, best chance.)
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To: Surrounded_too

There was a movie, ‘Willard”, about 40 or 50 years ago about a misfit named Willard who communicated with rats and a whole lotta havoc ensued.
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I read that and burst out laughing at the recall. Too funny!!!


15 posted on 02/01/2012 8:21:37 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Randy Larsen

Interesting. Good point.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 8:24:39 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: DaveinOK54

Rush loves the ‘Babes’....or did he call you ‘Gales’ from Hillbuzz...lol!!!! That’s what started me following you ....I love you guys


17 posted on 02/01/2012 8:27:21 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Tagline for rent: Inquire within!)
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To: DaveinOK54

Rush loves the ‘Babes’....or did he call you ‘Gals’ from Hillbuzz...lol!!!! That’s what started me following you ....I love you guys


18 posted on 02/01/2012 8:28:33 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Tagline for rent: Inquire within!)
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To: acapesket

Note to Rushbo.
Work on a new Conservative TV Cable network—We have the money and the firepower—lets use it to effect REAL change. The Tea Party Channel. If MSNBC can exist with its vapid ratings what could a Tea Party American News channel do? It might even make investors a peck of money. Sarah, Michael Reagan, etc.. and yourself—the great man—could do it and lead the people out of bondage. Just a thought to chew on.


19 posted on 02/01/2012 9:21:52 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DaveinOK54
Sadly, there are too many who do not listen to the whole Rush show. And/or they do not hear or comprehend the statements, nor nuances of what Rush HAS said.

Complete attention and comprehension is necessary. Turn off Fox, CNN, and put down the cell phone. If you are going to write about Rush, or quote him, listen carefully.
20 posted on 02/01/2012 10:13:45 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Surrounded_too
Hint: Willard “Mitt” Romney STILL communicates with Rats.

The smartest thing Barry could is simple. Obama should name Romney as his VP choice to “reach across the aisle”.

Mittens would be flattered, the RINOs would swoon, the MSM would have a collective orgasm, and the only down side would be Joe Biden would lose his job. (That's OK, he can still get 99 weeks of unemployment, but I doubt if there are a lot of gigs for ex-Senators or Vice Presidents.)

21 posted on 02/01/2012 11:45:19 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: DaveinOK54

You can add to that the spineless political elite who’ve sat back “not wanting to interfere.”

Their silence helps Mitt Romney. And I believe that is the objective of the vast majority who have stayed out of it.

They’re worse than the ones who have openly supported Mitt.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 12:42:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DaveinOK54

Oh, and one more thing...

RUSH!

All Perry voters did NOT go to Santorum.

A lot of us went to Newt.

Be careful, your “right” percentage dropped with THAT pronouncement the other day.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 12:46:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Flycatcher

“He had to add that at the end and RUIN a perfectly good letter.

Fool.”

He is a hardcore PUMA. Defeating Obama is his true north, even if it means replacing him with the functional equivalent.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 4:22:39 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: gaijin

“He has said MANY times that he MUST later support ANYONE running against Obama.

He can’t do that if —God forbid— Romney does acceed to the nomination.”

Yes he will. Count on it. Every single one of them will if Romney is not stopped by the grassroots. RL preferred Romney to McCain in 2008.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 4:27:55 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: al baby

ROTFL!


26 posted on 02/02/2012 4:31:53 AM PST by dforest
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To: Flycatcher
He might as well get ready to vote for him them. Because, if there is any way humanly possible, the Establishment wing of the Republican Party are going to see that Romney gets the nomination.

In my opinion, this was the purpose of the obama-Bush meeting. To assure obama that everything was still going as planned. Newt is only a speed bump.

The Romney nomination began picking up speed in Florida as more and more Republican Estblishment typrs began endorsing him. I don't believe that he will steamroll because they have to fool and pacify the sheep.,p> In closing, if there is Conservativ on this forum that still thinks that the Republican Party Establishment cares, considers,or respects their opinion except for about the two minutes it takes for them to vote for their guy, they are only deluding themselves. Sometimes during the mid terms they will throw us a bone now and then,but, it is mostly,"Vote for our guy then get back under the porch."

27 posted on 02/02/2012 4:55:55 AM PST by sport
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To: DaveinOK54
Cocktail Partying elite are allowed to keep serving in positions of authority in the Republican Party when they keep making the same stupid mistakes while expecting different results.

This is an excellent post! But that sentence really explains it all. The GOP Establishment is not "making any mistakes." They are getting the results they want ... that is a great deal of influence and even more reward ... with absolutely no responsibility. The Ship of State may be foundering, but they are already in the best lifeboat and they have the treasure chest.

28 posted on 02/02/2012 7:12:17 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: eyedigress

I do it to get a nibble


29 posted on 02/02/2012 8:25:29 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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