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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,
Its 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.
Youve 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, hes 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 Romneys nomination will repeat this same very stupid mistake in 2012.
Romneys win in the Florida primary last night was very similar to what happened in the 2008 Democrat primaries, which Im sure many of your listeners didnt 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, its 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 Obamas 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 its 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: lets 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 Obamas 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). Thats just the people in the public eye whose names your listeners know.
Theres also the legion of Romney-supporting Cocktail Party career consultants whove been pushing his nomination since the end of the McCain campaign, because its Romneys 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.
Theres 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 theyre up for re-election.
If Romney hands Obama re-election, then everyone who made Romneys nomination possible needs to be removed from the leadership of the Republican Party.
Fair is fair, Rush.
These people consistently reap the rewards when its his turn! Cocktail Party-approved candidates win so its 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 Romneys the nominee, Ill vote for him, as there is nothing on Earth that would compel me to vote for Barack Obama (unless hes 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 dont see how Romney will be able to overcome Obamas 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 its 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.
* 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.
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To quote Rush, having read the article: “Right on, right on, right on.”
Is that old windbag still on the air?
Luv ya Kev!
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!
Big surprise, right? /S
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.
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.
He had to add that at the end and RUIN a perfectly good letter.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
I read that and burst out laughing at the recall. Too funny!!!
Interesting. Good point.
Rush loves the ‘Babes’....or did he call you ‘Gales’ from Hillbuzz...lol!!!! That’s what started me following you ....I love you guys
Rush loves the ‘Babes’....or did he call you ‘Gals’ from Hillbuzz...lol!!!! That’s what started me following you ....I love you guys
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.
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.)
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.
Oh, and one more thing...
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.
“He had to add that at the end and RUIN a perfectly good letter.
He is a hardcore PUMA. Defeating Obama is his true north, even if it means replacing him with the functional equivalent.
“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.
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."
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.
I do it to get a nibble