During a recent broadcast of his radio show, Rush Limbaugh the Great responded to an article in a Texas newspaper with the headline “Many Republicans to vote for Obama.” Limbaugh responded by saying:
I understand I’ve got a big challenge here to try to get Republicans to change their minds on this and vote for Hillary to keep her in the race, to keep that party at war with itself…
It’s clear that Republicans in Texas have been listening to this program where we have advised Republicans to pimp themselves for a day and go vote in the Democrat primary … I just think, at this stage, the longer Hillary can stay in this, the better for us.
I know I’m fighting an uphill battle … vote for Hillary to keep this campaign going, this “uncivil war.”
Remember what this is, this is about us winning. You have to understand, it’s not about Hillary winning; It’s about us winning. It’s about our party winning. It’s about those people losing. They’ve got some problems in the Democratic Party. It’s not all sweetness and light over there…
If Hillary loses this thing, all of that’s going to come to a screeching halt. We want all the disruption in that party as possible. It’s about us winning.
I think that if Limbaugh is successful, this will help out the Republicans come November, but I don’t think it is necessary. I think the Democrats (especially Clinton) have fallen into infighting WAY to much.
IF(and that’s a HUGE if, because I don’t think it will happen) Clinton does win the nomination, the Democrats are done. She will lose the independents and the young voters that Obama has attracted. He’s almost like the Ron Paul for the Democrats (except he also attracted a large part of the party base) – he’s winning hugely with the independents, young people, and those who don’t normally vote (which is ironic, because he’s more liberal than Clinton, except on health care – where at least he isn’t forcing his plan on EVERYBODY).
This also teaches the Democrats a lesson. They cross party lines for our primaries all the time (a lot of people did it in Michigan and a lot voted for Giuliani – the most liberal candidate we had). They did it in 2000 with McCain. This is why I think we need closed primaries (sure it goes against Democracy, but PARTY primaries are about what the party wants, NOT democracy. If you don’t like it – go start your OWN party!) to keep the parties out of each other’s primaries.
But if Limbaugh’s drive is successful, I’ll be a very happy man today (Rob, if you’re reading this, that was a straight shot out to you).
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