This is sheer brilliance from Rush Limbaugh. Probably the best post-mortem I’ve read anywhere, and to me tells the story of the massive split that *has* to happen in the GOP. Rush is laughing his ass off, which I’m not, but I do agree with what he’s saying, and implying.
The 2008 Republican ticket was completely schizophrenic. Ultra-liberal McCain and ultra-Conservative Palin represent so clearly the two main factions in the GOP. I think after Tuesday it’s time those two factions cite “irreconcilable differences” and part ways.
Here are the bits from Rush’s show that have me stopped and thinking:
- The RINO GOP machine is saying they lost the vote because of demographics. They didn’t get the black vote. They didn’t get the latino vote. They didn’t get the single mother vote. They didn’t get the one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple eater vote. RAWNG! There are more elected GOP representatives from minority backgrounds than there are Deomcrats. The GOP Convention was practically a parade of people from minority backgrounds who are wildly successful. It isn’t that they lost the demographic, it’s that they lost the language. They have allowed the Democrats to control the language; control the past. And he who controls the past, controls the present and the future.
They are weak on pointing out the heroes of the anti-slavery movement were Republicans, who took up arms against Democratic slavery. They are weak on pointing out the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement were Republicans who fought and marched against (Democratic) Jim Crow laws and (Democratic) segregation. They are weak on refuting the anti-gay, anti-immigration memes. They are especially weak on explaining Constitutional, limited-government Conservatism (because they don’t understand it themselves).
- Romney lost the popular vote by 2.8 million. Obama got 10 million fewer votes than in 2008. This election should never have even been close. However … the number of people who voted for Romney was 3 million fewer than vote for McCain! Rush says three million voters stayed home. With all due respect, he’s wrong. I’ve read that as many as 20 million Conservatives, TEA Party patriots and Republicans stayed home on election day in 2008. If that’s true, then it was 23 million who stayed home, rather than go out and pull the lever for Romney.
Unless of course the Dems’ vote-fraud machine is so vast it somehow destroyed or didn’t count those ballots, and it is simultaneously so brilliant that nobody’s noticed. As Rush says:
“Now, who are they? We don’t know yet. But let’s play. Let’s say three million white voters didn’t vote. Let’s say that of the three million who didn’t vote, half of them are evangelicals. Let’s say some of them are the wrong poll group. Let’s say some of them are just fed up with Republicans nominating moderates. Who knows. We don’t know yet. But it is significant, and it is a mistake — the Republican Party didn’t turn out its base, is what happened.”
THEY (once again) DIDN’T TURN OUT THE BASE!
- It isn’t amnesty or open borders that draws hispanics to the Democrat Party. They go there for the same reason as all the other Democrat voters: FREE CAKE! So, Republicans, your opponents just voted for MORE CAKE! The pantry’s empty and there’s no money left for flour, butter or sugar, but let’s all have some more cake. Just like the left in Greece. And France. And Spain. They’ve all voted themselves another slice of cake.
And now, somebody’s gotta bake.
Don’t like slaving under King Benghazi Barry Hussein Obama? If you didn’t make the trip to the polling booth, you only have yourself to blame. And if you think King Barry is bad, just wait. When his fourth term is completed and elections are a quaint notion from the past, Queen Malia will be crowned and you will all be forced to worship.