Skip to comments.A Warning to the Republican Establishment
Posted on 04/10/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: To the phones we go, Livonia, Michigan. This is Ken. Glad you waited, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Yeah, thanks for taking my call, Rush.
CALLER: I just wanted to comment that the suspension of the campaign by Rick Santorum is really a sad day for America. It's a sad day for those of us that believe in America, believe in the Constitution, and want to get back to the way our country is supposed to be run. What concerns me, Rush... Now, when we look at our economy and how things fell apart, decisions made by Democrats and RINO Republicans -- moderate Republicans -- led to our country's collapse. What is gonna happen now with Mitt Romney? I mean, here's a man that clearly (just look at who has endorsed him) is not a conservative. This is not gonna be good for our country. I hope that Rick Santorum reconsiders, but if we end up having a non-conservative running for president, unfortunately this is not a good thing.
RUSH: Thank you, Ken, very much. This is what I was just talking about. I know a lot of you out there feel this way. I'm still getting e-mails. "You know, I really love you. I really like you. But you really make me mad with your constant harping at Romney." I've tried to not "harp" here. I'm always challenged by the necessity of being honest and not being misleading about anything. But I'm under no illusions here that I'm a kingmaker or any of that. I'm just telling you: I know what the high hopes were coming out of the 2010 midterms and the Tea Party and everything.
The only thing I can tell you, Ken, is that Romney came by here in January. I think it was the 13th, the middle of the month. And I met with him after the show. It was about 4:30. I met with him for almost an hour, and he left here for a huge fundraiser a mile down the road, mile and a half. And during that conversation -- I've mentioned this to you -- he said to me that he wouldn't be surprised if he ended up being a one-term president because he's got to shake things up. This country can't go the direction it's going or his children and grandchildren and nobody else's will have a future. When he was talking about that, he sounds just like you and me.
He sounds just like you and me when we talk about it. He was very affirmative in his acknowledgement to me of the threats posed by Obama and the Democrats to this country. If you had been in that conversation, you would not have doubted his conservatism at that moment. But then you would read where he has said in years past, "Look, I'm not a conservative. I'm not one of these," and you'd scratch your head. I'm not saying it wiped any of those other instances out. I'm just telling you that that day, he sounded like me. He was fairly echoing the fears I have about what's in store for this country if the Democrats are not stopped. This transformation, this belief that our founding was unjust and immoral and we've had a fraudulent country for 200-plus years.
That it's a country that was structured by the rich, for the rich, at the expense of everybody else. And everybody was just left to fend for themselves. And the Founders knew that most people couldn't fend for themselves, and that was the way that the Founders kept all the goodies for themselves and their family and others in their socioeconomic class. It was all part of the plan. (This is what Obama believes.) And that it's finally taken 200-plus years, but the evidence of the failure of the founding of this country is now clear. And Obama is the right man at the right time to finally fix it. And he's doing it by taking away everything he can from the rich that he can.
And ostensibly redistributing it and giving it to all the people that have been shafted and screwed since the founding of the country. And he's gonna do that by growing government and making it the distribution center for all that's fair and just economically and politically and socially. And Romney that day spoke and made it sound like he understood this, agreed with it, and also agreed that it has to stop. Then the other day... (sigh) What was it? I forget this. It's on the tip of my tongue here. Somebody said something offensive and Obama condemned, and Romney in five minutes joined in condemning it, too. I said, "No, no. You don't do that!" It was clearly pandering. I don't remember what it was. It was just last week.
He condemned somebody that Obama condemned because they had done something or said something. I forget what it was now. I'm sure many of you are shouting at your radio now that you remember what it was. So, anyway, now, the establishment? There are no more excuses now. Well, there are. That's why I guess I want to know what the excuses are gonna be if this doesn't go the way they have it planned. If this doesn't pan out to big-time electoral victory the way the establishment has it figured, then what will their excuse be? And I think I know. I think that if this campaign goes on and if it results in Obama winning, I think what the establishment is going to do is blame us. They're gonna blame us conservatives for once again being too rigid and too demanding and too narrow and unrealistic and all this, and telling us that we're the reason that Obama won.
"If we'd-a just got behind it," and so forth... Which, of course, will be bogus.
It was Augusta National not admitting women. That's what it was. Obama hyped on it and Romney joined in. Yeah.
RUSH: I will just say this: If the Republican establishment is not careful, they are going to destroy themselves in the process of this campaign. If they screw this up... We've never had a better chance to win than this. If they screw this up, folks... I'll develop this more tomorrow.
I cannot donate my hard earned money to Romney the RINO. If Newt doesn’t get in, my remaining donation will go SarahPac.
i have worked for the government many times
they could easily to twice the work with half the people (and budget)
GUT THE ENTIRE THING
put them all into private enterprise
ahhhhhhhhh what the hell.... we all know this crap
just try to find someone that will do it...
These jerks think they are sooooo much smarter than the rest of us. This will not go unpunished.
The GOPe own this disaster and the POS weak loser nominee they are pimping. If they lose this election in Nov, there will be no excuses. From Karl Rove down to Ann Coulter, they have pulled out all the stops and put their credibility on the line telling us Milt is the only one who can win this.
Unfortunately for them, Conservatives don’t celebrate and idolize losers who peddle failure like the Left idolizes people like Bob Shrum. These RINO’s will be immediately marginalized and destroyed upon Milts loss. These dopes make a living out of people listening to their predictions. If no one listens anymore because of their past lies, they are professionally dead.
they could easily to twice the work with half the people (and budget)
GUT THE ENTIRE THING
put them all into private enterprise
You obviously hate old people, poor people, children, minorities, animals, and the environment. < /s >
Everything he supposedly told Rush he did the exact opposite as Gov. of Mass. I am sick and tired our conservative candidates getting wiped out. Why trust him when he is so much like the Left? I don’t trust him.
Bring back Duncan Hunter as a 3rd party with Allen West as VP. We aren’t getting anywhere but destroyed with the republicans and democrats. Now this would really shake stuff up. If we don’t do something drastic; we have lost our country.
Well, rush, here is a lesson I have learned in life. I have learned it the hard way. Here it is (and it applies everywhere to everyone...
I do not even listen to what people have to say. I look at what they do. In the case of “professional politicans”, I look at what they did in office.
mcromney is a socialist. Period.
Santorum is a big government socialist. Period.
I can tolerate pulling the lever for newt, but in no way will I ever consider putting my name along side a socialist. Period.
Socialist is as socialist does. If rush believes a socialist, well, connect the dots. There are only 2 outcomes. Either he is a republican first, or has been bamboozled by mcromney. I doubt he has been bamboozled.
You have to make a decision, make a stand. The question is simple, do you stand with and for socialism, or not?
If you stand for, or are willing to lend your name to, socialism, then get the friggin hell off of this forum, because you do not belong here.
Our founding fathers were forced to make a stand. It was not a popular stand ( 30% liked the king, 30% did not care either way, 30% wanted independence, with 10% just not giving a damn ). The 30%, with nothing but the convictions they held, and a determination that has not been seen since, won the day. They were not popular, nor did they have the blessings of the majority. They just did what they had to do.
It is our turn. Will you stand, mocked by others, openly critisized by others, and left unwanted by others, in order to save this country from ruin?
Or will you take the easy way out, and vote for the lesser of two evils, or the least socialist socialist?
I, for one, will stand against socialism, tyranny, and big government intervention, regardless of the letter folowing the candidates name.
My vote is not a wasted vote. My vote is an all out attack on those that wish to impose a system of socialism on me and my family. It is the last resort, and i will not go quietly into the night, knowing that my vote could, possibly have changed the political scene from socialist/socialist lite choices to a real choice.
That is what a revolution is. That is how you do it. And I stand ready to be ridiculed, mocked, and cast out into the political wasteland if need be. I will not lend my name to the destruction of this country. I owe this to my children.
If I need to stand alone on the hilltop, so be it. My tagline says it all.
If he said that to Rush, then he lied.
He knows that Rush is pretty conservative, but also that Rush hates to undermine any GOP candidate who appears to be winning. So, he stood there and told Rush what he knew Rush wanted to hear.
All lies. Entirely lies. His entire record contradicts it.
He was the country’s PIONEER of gay marriage, he was the country’s PIONEER of tax-payer funded abortions as “health care,” he was the country’s PIONEER of socialized government control of the health sector, and as a Mormon bishop he is a narcissist who thinks he can do no wrong, because he is headed to be God of his own planet.
Who knows? Mormon gods have to be married, but he may be a PIONEER as the first Mormon God with four husbands. How else to explain what he did in Massachusetts? That would really be something!
I hear nothing from the RNC, Nothing from Republicans in Congress, nothing from our state reps.
What the hell is going on? Every election cycle, Texas (one of the most conservative states) is completely out of the picture.
Looks to be by design! Don't mean to sound conspiratory, but you'd think Republicans would support the notion of moving Texas primary to at least super Tuesday. We hold a huge number of delegates....likely to go to a more conservative candidate, thus shaping the race significantly.
When I heard the Bush family endorsed Romney...I knew, the fix was in.
By the way, I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Bush's are Northeastern liberals, they are not Texans.
The Bush family politics DO NOT represent Texans views.
“Republicans aren’t stopping the spending any better in the House since 2010....”
And just how would you expect the Republican majority in the House to stop anything? We didn’t do the job and take the Senate two years ago. Again, because we had some crappy candidates and some “Right Wing Loons” like O’Donnell and Angle. We should have taken both those seats, but we allowed two nutcakes to get the nominations and we lost. And we also refuse, until the eleventh hour to get rid of the likes of Lugar, Hatch, and the Evil Twins from Maine. I am as Conservative as they come, but I am also pragmatic. We need to elect candidates that appeal to enough people to get themselves elected, but not loony tunes. I worry about Romney loosing to Obama and I am just about as worried about what Romney would do as president. The GOP establishment has been feeding us $hit $andwiches for years and this is no exception. Sadly too many so-called “Republicans” want the free lunch too.
“If we dont do something drastic; we have lost our country.”
We don’t need drastic measures. I’d settle for conservatives getting off their lazy butts and showing up at a local village or county council meeting.
I was in local government for nearly 20 years, and getting a conservative to show up a village meeting was like asking a vampire to attend a sunrise cross ceremony.
Congrats on ensuring Romney’s nomination. Appreciate it.
I’m with you joe, 100%.
This is not a game - the lives of our children and theirs are at stake. We must use what God gave us to discern and act accordingly.
Pray for the U.S.A. to return to God.
Two major hurdles ahead. The first is winning in November. Conservatives see the coming election as starting to look much too much like 2008 where McCain got the nomination and then rolled over and refused to seriously attack Obama. Out of the gate, Romney can establish his legitimacy by attacking Obama on his Constitutional qualifications to be President. Should Romney pull it off in November, there still remains the nagging concern that he will not be willing to aggressively restructure the Federal government to return its control back to the people.
While I don’t believe Romney has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, I can’t think of a single thing that he would do that is really good for America.
While I have a whole range of feelings on Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum. Every last one of them was a better candidate than Romney and every last one of them would try to do what’s right for America.
Its pretty sad that we aren’t even expected to settle for mediocre any more. Now we settle for the worst possible.
I WILL NOT VOTE FOR MITT
screw you pal.... blame the socialists in BOTH political parties....