Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh offered a dire prognosis for the Republican party following last night’s defeat of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Limbaugh said that it is difficult for any candidate to run a successful campaign against “Santa Claus.” He went on to say that his last thought as he went to bed on election night was the Republican party had “lost the country.” Limbaugh said that he thought Romney and his family would have been great for the nation, but his recipe for a turnaround – hard work – is no longer accepted by
Comments: Rush has always been optimistic in the worst of times. He sure wasn't today.
I went online to look up 2012 election numbers in Illinois, where Obama’s vote total dropped by 506,556 from 2008. In Chicago and Cook County alone they dropped by 193,736. The problem is that Romney surpassed McCain’s totals by only 56,378 statewide. This baffles me. This means that 450,000 or so voters who voted for Obama in 2008 just disappeared and did not vote for Romney. Those 450,000 voters were nowhere near enough to turn Illinois, but where in the heck did they go?
Wish he would spend less time doing commercials during his on-air time. Those spots are getting very, very annoying. One other thought: Rush has been out of touch for about ten years now. He didn't have any idea how bad the entitlement culture has become until last night. The Libs have succeeded, and to add insult to injury, he didn't tell us it was time to panic. He is now panicking. We should be too.
#1 the voters didn't disappear. It was that ACORN was fully functioning back then and so many dead people and fictional characters voted in 08. I think it is worse that folks voted for the idiot boy than that they stole the election. Either way of course we are *_(*)*)_(*.
Last night just confirmed the state of our ongoing slide, less religious, fat, stupid, tattooed, with illigitamacy at 40%, gay marriage fatigue, addicted to damn cellphone nonsense, sports performed by dirty, dreadlocked steroid-bloated freaks. We celebrate entertainment and shun hard work. Our country is not loved beacause it is now unlovable.
Read the comments after this artcile at Mediaite. That is what we are up against. You CANNOT sway that type of hate with Love of Country. The libs have won, it took them 50 years of indoctrination, but they finally did it.
Conservatism didn't lose last night. it wasn't even in the race, except for maybe Paul Ryan. Let's try conservatism next time. Stop trying to pander to Mexicans and blacks, Jews and homosexuals, unwed mothers and welfare scum. Nominate a conservative candidate who will not compromise. When we run as ourselves, we do better. Wa can't do any worse.....
Rush stated very specifically on one of his shows that he does not trade stocks or invest in the stock market. He didn't say what he does invest in if anything. If you don't like what stock traders pay in taxes then talk to congress. The traders are just following the law.
"Thinking we've lost the country." Yep, we have, only it happened sometime over the last four years and we never noticed just when that tipping point was reached. He's not the only one who was terribly surprised last night.
I got to listen to bits and pieces of Rush today. I started out terribly angry at him for feeding us a false optimism. (God, I hate being lied to)...but as I listened to him I realized he was asking aloud the same questions I was asking. How do the Republicans attract minorities? Answer is, we don't. We don't have anything to give them that the dems haven't already given them. All the Repubs have to offer is a chance at productive, satisfying work with personally earned success. No way that beats the free stuff the dems have to give. As long as it lasts. Then this country will be torn apart with blood and thunder and there won't be an America, the shining city on the hill. What an unimaginable loss.
Some of this grows wearisome: Let’s all attack Rush for being optimistic! Now let’s attack Rush for NOT being optimistic!
Conservatism is not an easy sell to natural born socialists. To this point, there really has not been any hard price to pay for the expanding dependency class. People are willing to pay $4/gallon for gas if they get EIC in return. It’s only when there is no gas that people get upset. The “fiscal cliff” is nothing but a scare tactic that will never actually happen. If it does, Congress will raise the debt ceiling and move on, because USA is too big to fail. $16T in debt is such an incomprehensible number that it literally has no meaning at all. No one could pay such a sum, and it’s clear that no one intends to.
That’s the mentality at work. There are very few adults left, so by all means pounce on the messenger.
Had we won the senate, the freak with the purple lips could have been stopped in some of his destruction...we did get that lucky. There are a lot of very smart people on our side WHY can we never come up with a plan to counteract those on the left? We talk everything to death and never get anything done. We need to get loud and demand to be noticed
I don't care what anyone says, many of these polls were rigged by incredibly long early voting, voting with no I.D., electronic machines that magically default select the Dem candidate, etc., etc.
After the 2010 THUMPING the Dems took, I can't believe that that many abandoned fiscal responsibility to reward the biggest debt spender in human history. There are just TOO many things not adding up here. I'm waiting for someone at the voting machine companies to come forward and admit they rigged the election, South American style.
Obama won because the Takers outnumbered the Makers in 2012. And this will not change until Takers run out of other people's money. They need to get to rock bottom before they learn that they are not entitled to the reward of people's efforts.
For the health of the body politic, I say it is time to go Galt to save America.
12,28, and 35: The misrepresentation of capital gains as regular income is demagoguery. Lying. Of course, the media loves it. It's just their game. Obama loves it. love the feel of the lie as he tells it right out in front of God and everybody knowing he has thousands of followers and media worshipers to repeat the lie over and over, and act holier than thou against anyone who points out that capital gains investments have already been taxed.
Amen #32. Also #17 is right. No one is forcing anyone to listen to Rush Limbaugh. Most of the ultra-leftist-talking-heads are no longer on the air but that's no excuse to accuse Rush Limbaugh of "escaping taxes". BTW, Conservatives do not think that way. And YES, he DOES employ many people in his businesses.
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