‘How many elections is it going to take for them to realize this?’
Radio host Rush Limbaugh
Radio host Rush Limbaugh is scorching the Republican Party leadership for being on a “suicide mission,” and says the GOP will never win the White House by nominating moderate or liberal candidates such as Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney or Chris Christie for president over conservative candidates in the likeness of Ronald Reagan.
“I know they want to win. I know they desperately want to win with a candidate who’s not a conservative, but they aren’t going to,” Limbaugh said forcefully on his national broadcast Monday. “It just isn’t going to happen. How many elections is it going to take for them to realize this?”
He continued: “I look at the Republican leadership and [I wonder]: What do they not get? Every time they nominate one of these guys, one of the people they really like, they end up losing. And they lose big! They lost big with Romney. They lost big with McCain. They lost with Bob Dole. And now Jeb wants to get in and he’s part of that crowd. He’s not northeastern liberal but he certainly is not tea-party conservative.”
In December, as WND reported, Limbaugh said GOP leadership was actually looking to kill the tea party:
“They’re gonna pull out all the stops to make sure that a tea-party-type conservative doesn’t get the nomination,” he said at the time.
On Monday, Limbaugh explained: “You can’t win the White House by ignoring your base. You can’t win the White House by publicly or even privately claiming you don’t need your base. You can’t win the White House by taking your base for granted and assume they’re going to vote for you ’cause they hate the other guys, the Democrats. Because as the base has shown, they’ll sit home. They’ll stay home and they won’t vote to teach a lesson, to make a demonstration of some kind.”
Limbaugh’s analysis was sparked by word that Romney told Republican donors in New York on Friday that he is seriously considering a third presidential bid.
The radio host flayed those in charge of the GOP, saying, “They keep nominating people who are going to lose. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. It’s clear that the Republican Party nationwide is not seen and doesn’t want to be seen by most of its members as a northeastern moderate or liberal party, but the powers-that-be in that party seem to want it to be seen that way. And they seem to want the party to win with that identity. And it just isn’t going to happen.”
Written by JOE KOVACS
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