Limbaugh: GOP leaders 'prefer Hillary' as president 'They're not even pretending to be an opposition party'
PALM BEACH, Florida – The leadership of the Republican Party actually prefers to see Democrat Hillary Clinton elected as next president as opposed to some conservative GOP members running for commander in chief, says talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“They would be happier with Hillary Clinton as president than Ted Cruz,” Limbaugh declared on his national broadcast Wednesday.
“And that’s not a feeling. I know that almost for a fact. I know that with almost ontological certitude. They as members of the inside-the-beltway establishment, no way no how, do they want anybody like Ted Cruz in the White House. They would much prefer Hillary.”
Limbaugh flayed the Republican establishment, including outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, for engineering the recent two-year budget deal with President Obama.
“This budget deal essentially paves the way for Hillary Clinton to become president,” Limbaugh said.
“What they’re doing makes no sense,” he said of the Republican leadership. “They’re not even an opposition party. They’re not even pretending to be an opposition party.”
Addressing grassroots Republican voters across America, Limbaugh said, “You’ve been lied to in terms of how your representatives were gonna fight the Democrats, fight spending, fight this constant bloat. We can now officially claim that the Republicans are responsible for 5 trillion additional new dollars added to the national debt. Spending bills originate in the Congress. … We turned over the writing of the budget to Obama and the Democrats essentially.”
As far as the reason why the Republican leadership is going along with Democrats, Limbaugh claimed: “There is a combined bipartisan effort to finally render conservatives and conservatism as irrelevant as a pock mark. The only thing that explains this. This is not good budgeting. Not only is it not conservative, it’s not Republican, [or] even moderate Republican.
“This is rubber-stamp liberal Democrat budgetary philosophy. This violates every pledge and promise that they’ve made in election campaigns going back to 2010, repeated in 2012 during the presidential race and repeated again in 2014.”
Limbaugh explained how 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney “let it out of the bag” recently as he pined for the days when there were very few news outlets in America.
“There was a time when we all got the news with the same facts, if you will. We had three networks we watched for the evening news. Most of us got newspapers. Everybody in the middle class got a newspaper, so we got the same facts whether we agreed or not with them,” Romney said during a recent “Axe Files” podcast with Democratic strategist David Axelrod – Obama’s chief political architect.
But now, Romney bewailed all that’s changed – and not necessarily for the better.
“[Now people] get their news on the Web … they tend to read those things which they agree with,” Romney said. “[They are] not seeing the other side, … not even getting the same facts … [relying on] commentators … who are hyperbolic in expressing their views on issues.”
Romney also said “the extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention” and “immediate action” as opposed to “collective action,” Breitbart reported.
“In my party, there are more and more who feel they are more insurgent than toward the center of the party,” he said. “And I think that divisiveness is one of the things that has led to Washington having such a hard time getting things done.”
Romney doubled down on those comments on Sunday during a “State of the Union” interview on CNN. Then, he expressed concern about the rise of conservative insurgents and said: “The challenge in our party is not so much that people have differing views on issues, as much as people have differing views about how to get those issues implemented. There are some in our party who think the best approach is throwing bombs. The problem with bomb throwing so far is that most of the bombs have landed on our own team. That doesn’t help. … We have Paul Ryan, for instance, that’s willing to work with Democrats. I think that’s a productive thing.”
On Wednesday, Limbaugh said: “I haven’t found any reaction to that anywhere. Not a peep. And to me, it was the biggest news because it confirmed long-held suspicions.”
He said Republicans have harmed themselves tremendously in the upcoming election, presuming Mrs. Clinton wins the nomination.
“When you can’t go after the Democrat presidential nominee for who she and what she will do … what in the world are you going to campaign against her on? … What’s gonna be the primary campaign message when all of this is off the table?”