RUSH: I was dead serious. We talked about this yesterday. The Democrats, Obama, they can´t win in the arena of ideas. That´s not what their campaigns are about. They can´t even give voice honestly to their ideas, so what they do is simply discredit, tarnish, destroy, ruin, whatever word you want to use, their opponents. And they do it, in the case of the presidential campaign, there was two to three months in the spring to summer where all that Romney stuff ran. Romney didn´t have any money.
There wasn´t one public voice in 1912 who ever tried to explain the driving force behind everything Obama had done or planned to do. No public voice ever said that Obama is an angry, vindictive, obsessive, determined, jealous, racist, self-identified black man (he had a choice, you know)who´s total purpose in life is to get even (using his own measuring stick, of course). Why not? It´s true. Every public voice was gutless throughout the whole year. They´re still gutless.
The establishment Republicans are a bunch of wimps, that´s why Romney lost. Now by all accounts, the establishment Republicans are about to cave and go along with a liberal Democrat designed "path to citizenship" amnesty for 11 to 20 million illegal aliens, thus handing the Democrats 10 million or so new voters in the coming years. Once the wimpy Republicans do that, their chances of ever winning in the future will be slim to none.
The constant smearing of Romney by folks on our side during the primaries certainly did not help either. I can think of a couple of radio show hosts that were were relentless in their bemoaning of Romney. One of them finally got on board maybe the last couple of months before the election. Those on the right that refused to vote for Romney because he wasn´t their idea of the perfect conservative candidate were not exactly helpful either. As far as I am concerned we did just as much damage to our candidate as the left did.
This is exactly what many of us felt and tried to get across during the campaign.
Romney took the high road and lost. Obama and the Democrats took the low road and won.
Republicans are reluctant to get down and wallow in the mire of the political gutter where the Democrats and much of the American people live.
Like Romney, they strive to remain above such ugly, nasty, personal partisan politics. They prefer to stick to the issues. So they lose. But they cannot quite figure it out. What happened?
They go back to the drawing board, the same drawing board, and sally forth to lose again. They are clueless - like Cal Thomas, who actually said that Dr. Benjamin Carson owes Barack Obama an apology for his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast!
Nothing better illustrates the problem Republicans, as well as other decent, normal Americans have in dealing with radicals like Barack Obama & Company. They are playing by an entirely different set of rules - rules that are certainly better ones, but which the other side does not have the slightest intention of following.
I guess my point is that as our candidate Romney should have been able to count of republicans (at least MOST of them) to rally behind him and we as a party did not do that. There was a very long,drawn out primary that bloodied Romney and after that there was luke warm support from other republicans that had been trying to get the GOP nod if any support or endorsement at all of Gov. Rommey. We had two of our most influential conservative talkers that even after he got the nod continued to bemoan him and do even more damage to his candidacy. And we had far to many that stayed home and didn´t bother to vote or they threw their hissy fit and did a write in or voted for Obama because Romney = more Obama (which is a CROCK). Boy we showed that pesky old Karl Rove though didn´t we? I have said it before and will say it again. We have a war going on within the party between the far right and the more moderate in the party and until that is resolved in such a way that will unify the party we will not win another election. I am sure of that.
66 million out of a nation of 315 million put 0bama back in office. Tens of millions looked on passively. The burden of shame is on the Republican Party leadership. They foisted their chosen candidate on the process, then couldn´t convince even McCain voters to show up. In adequate numbers. These people do not in their hearts believe in core Conservative principles, but are only too willing to split the difference with evil. The next election cycle is on us and they have learnt absolutely nothing.
#13, VERY brave and been on the front lines for conservatives for over 20 years. He did not have to go into much detail on the birth certificate mess - there were many other lines of fire on Obama. #3 is right, IMHO. If the GOP refuses to admit mistakes and openly fix the massive mess they made of the last two elections, then we WILL repeat it in 2016.
There was an element of over confidence in the anti-Obama vote. I believe a lot of people thought Romney had it in the bag. I had two co-workers hold "Victory Parties" the night of the election. The majority of the one I attended did not bother to vote.
Bingo #6. The dems didn´t beat Mitt, the Republicans did. thanks to Gingrich, santorum and the other stooges. And those who wanted the other guy stayed home and let Obama in, because they were "principled". Also the blatant widespread voter fraud didn´t help either. 53 voter pricincts in Philly and not 1 single vote for Mitt?? Obama wins every state where voter I.D wasn´t in place and lost every state that had it. The dems are corrupt people and they circle the wagons around their guy and the press helps too.
If Monte Python´s Flying Circus was still on TV they could have drummed up a segment entitled the Republican Wimps v. the Chicago Democrat Street Fighters and would have been right on.
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Re # 13 -- DITTO! Rush and other Conservatives DO NOT discuss issues regarding Obama´s eligibility to be president, including the bogus COLB/birth certificate posted online, Obama´s use of a dead man´s social security number, irregularies regarding Obama´s draft registration, Obama´s travel to Pakistan at a time that American citizens could not travel there, and the recent DVD, "Dreams from my REAL Father", which postulates that Obama´s biological father is Frank Marshall Davis, Communist, pornographer, etc.
Rush is apparently a low information radio host. He admits that he spends most of his time playing golf and surfing tech and gossip blogs. He no longer does his own research. And it shows. There is this attitude on the right that says " If I didn´t hear or see it, it didn´t happen ." Rush is a perfect example of that. Perhaps the hard hitting Romney ads against Obama -that began playing very early in the primaries- did not play on his cable channel. Or the really terrific Crossroads GRS / Rove ads. Which were some of the best. Limbaugh and Levin spent months trashing Romney when Obama was the problem. Limbaugh makes declarative statements about Republicans which are patently false. Like Republicans won´t criticize Obama. Today Boehner said Obama didn´t have the guts to cut spending. Senator Lindsey Graham has eviscerated Obama during the Benghazi hearings. Limbaugh claimed that 4 million Republicans stayed home in 2012 vs 2008. Limbaugh does not have his facts straight-again. McCain got 59,948,00 votes in 2008. Romney got 60,929,000 votes in 2012. In 2012 , it was actually 4 million Democrats stayed home. And any Republican who pouted and refused to vote for Romney is a fool. Since 1992 , Limbaugh has never had a positive word about the Republican nominee until a few days before the election. It is Limbaugh who has been afraid to discuss Obama´s sketchy birth certificate, hidden college records and his Muslim history.
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RUSH: Now, yesterday I mentioned a comment in a sort of throwaway fashion, and we had a caller who was asking me... I forget the specific issue he was asking me about, but it was something where for years, Washington, both parties have been saying something. And then when the opportunity comes to them to back it up, all of a sudden they don´t. I was explaining about how in 25 years of doing this program, things are starting to repeat now. I´m starting to learn when politicians have said things they don´t really mean.
RUSH: The Weiner Stack is growing. His fortunes are shrinking. In fact, there´s a piece here by Tina Brown, there´s two things here that are actually interesting. There´s a piece by Tina Brown in which she says we gotta stop with all the dickmanship. Yeah. Here it is. Tina Brown shares her thoughts on what she called "dickmanship," and we gotta get rid of it. And then, folks, are you ready for this? Let me find this. I´m gonna have to paraphrase it. I´m really sorry.
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