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....
To use a football analogy, it's first-and-goal at the one, and we're handing off the ball to our water boy.
To use a baseball analogy, the bases are loaded, and we're sending our bat boy to the plate.
Amen, my friend. Amen.
He won’t be taking on the EPA. He won’t end the marxist indoctrination going on in our schools. He won’t interfere with the growing global control of the USA. He won’t stop the illegal invasion of our country. He won’t make any real appreciable cuts in spending......
I won’t vote for Mitt, either.
I knew all the way back in November that the fix was in that it was going to be Romney in the end. Especially when Herman Cain got run out with the baseless sex allegations. Of course as soon as he dropped out, we haven’t heard a peep from the women since !
As seeing a posting in this thread, I don’t want to see another Bush run for POTUS. They are Northeastern Establishment liberals especially George HW Bush. I am so fed up with the Eastern Establishment. They ran things for almost a 100 years and they have ran this country into the ground. If we get our heads out of our collective @$$es, we should go out of the way to ensure that anyone who runs for office are not elected if they have any kind of East Coast Ivy League education or are even from the Northeast.
In fact we should go further. Send carpetbaggers from the Western and Southern states to the NE states and run for office there and win the office. Give them a taste of their own medicine. Like former congressman Grayson, he was out of NY and moved to FL and then got 1 term in the House. It should be done in a way where the only NE liberals have are just the cities themselves like NYC, Boston, Wash DC and that is it. All other districts in the NE would have a carpetbagger from the US West or Southern states.
The GOPe doesn’t care.
They want to pander and be almost as left as the Dems.
Then they have conservatives to blame when they lose.
Romney will say whatever he thinks the audience wants to hear.
- He would tell Planned Parenthood that he is their guy and then tell us he is a conservative.
That is what Mittens does.
I’m done settling. I’m done with the GOP.
They want my support, nominate a candidate who isn’t pro abortion, pro gay marriage and pro public healthcare.
I noticed Rush didn’t say that he believed wRongney when he “sounded just like us.” There was no assurance there. Rush has said in the past that any of the Repubs are better than Barry, but I didn’t read any of that confidence in this excerpt.
I'm just asking the question, not making accusations. I've seen election after election where conservatives bemoan the character and quality of the candidates on our side, but I always wonder, why don't we have the perfect, absolutely pure, 100% TrueConservativeTM step up and get on the ballot?
We haven't had primaries here all that long and cherish them. Without party registration (we used to have a one party autocracy) all primaries are open.
You can usually count on 1.5 million people, or more, to show up if there's any sort of contest.
What an opportunity for the Republicans to get a feel for 10 candidates eh?
Well, guess what, the Mitbots in charge here made sure that Mitt's nominating petitions weren't verified but everyone else's were.
We ended up with Romney and Paul as choices.
INSTANTLY 1,000,000 people who cherish their vote DID NOT SHOW UP.
Not really ~ his ambition is pretty obvious to me ~ he wants his mail delivered by a 65 year old wino for $8.50 an hour, and his tax returned reviewed preparatory for audit by an 18 year old highschool dropout.
Thank you for saying that. It just happens to be the ONLY correct way to choose which candidate to vote for in any race.
Look, don't listen.
You'd think that would be indelibly inscribed on every Freeper's conscience by now.
You're right. Show up at the capitol more than once, and they decide you're a lobbyist.
Nagging concern? If Romney becomes president, you can rest assured that he won't move a single muscle to reform our de facto Socialist government.
Don't believe me? Check his governing record. It's almost as liberal as Obama's. I don't give a damn what he's said on the campaign trail. His record tells the story of who he really is.
“He sounds just like you and me when we talk about it.”
Rush, Rush, why say anything at all? I know you are one of the brightest bulbs in media and you used it to get where you are.
But you just showed that you may be weak in not admitting that ROMNEY IS A MASTER LIAR.
ROMNEY told you what he wanted you to hear, for political purposes.
He has no core, a phony through and through.
He is a liar period, fini, al finale....a liar of the hurtful kind...one that makes you feel a fool later for ever having sucked up to his brand of bovine excrement.
Romney’s actions as Governor has me believing he is NOT a conservative. I think Romney will say what he thinks someone wants to hear. He talks conservative to conservatives, he talks liberal to liberals, but at heart his actions say NOT conservative.
I’m not voting for Romney or Obama. I’ll probably vote for the constitution party, but I’ll look at all alternatives.
On September 9, 1991, President George H.W. Bush (POTUS 41) told Gorbachev in Helsinki that each crisis is an opportunity to develop out of this tragedy a new world order.
Two days later, POTUS 41 added: Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective - a new world order - can emerge...We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders.
On October 1, 1990, President Bush told the General Assembly of the United Nations: The United Nations can help bring about a new day...a new world order, and a long era of peace.
The Bushs and the Romneys are globalists. They see themselves as citizens of the world first and Americans...well, somewhere further down the list!
I have always thought it was fixed to especially since Jimmy Carter and they gave us a real look after he won the election his family. the only thing missing in Dog Patch USA was his mother without her corn pone pipe. I was a lot younger than; but I knew something was wrong.
I said that only because I have lost patience with our low life elected officials.
You are right. I have been telling my husband forever about these creeps. He finally saw tape of video of Obama and listened to him. Was shocked beyond belief.
Rush when Romney loses the GOP establishment will be saying “we should have gotten someone more moderate instead of that conservative Romney.
“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.”
Hate to say this, but Rush you are incredibly naive if you bought that. Of course, you wouldn’t be the first gullible person to fall for a Mormon snake oil salesman.
Whatever, I WILL NOT SUPPORT ROMENY EVER.
I hope person’s that were inclined to vote for Santorum in coming primaries will give their votes to Newt. I want to see this convention be “open.” I don’t think Romney will prevail IF he fails to get the magic number that will give him enough votes on the first ballot.
GOP - You had better get someone other than Romney IF you want this life long GOP voter to support the nominee in the general election. I will not vote for Romney.
The aggregate of the Tea Party is large enough to take over the American, Conservative, and the Constitution parties. Then draft Palin and put her at the top of each ticket. Don’t ask her just do it. Then all of us get out and campaign like it’s the end of the world, because it is.
When ever a media personality attacks Palin, swamp them with E-MAILS, phone calls even face to face and ram their slurs back down their throats.
I was a Rick guy, but with him gone I'm now an ABO guy. Regarding Romney attacking our Dear Leader, I'll give him credit so far. He has been scathing on Obama and his failed policies. Will he continue that in the run-up to November? My gut says yes, since he's a different kind of guy than McCain (in that regard). Romney, like Gingrich, has an edge to him and that bodes well for our side, particularly once the MSM begins pounding him.
Whomever our eventual nominee is, they'll have to fight twice as hard.
Me, I will more than likely be playing golf. Can't do any worse there than throwing away my vote for the GOPE candidate.
It's not just the old-line party apparatus...
You've got Romney with a significant ownership position in talk radio.
I don't know what the solution is, except for enough people to become wise to the liberal media and quit listening to them when they hype a RINO. And for people to get serious about their core values.
If that's your hardcore attitude then I look forward to your post of the photo of the "Obama 2012" bumper sticker on your car. Even the much-loved Sarah Palin said "anyone but Obama." I agree with her, not you. Four more years of Obama would be a disaster.