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Any Other Republican Would’ve Folded by Now, But Trump Keeps Fighting BackRush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2016 | Rush LimbaughPosted on 10/17/2016, 4:36:35 PM by KaslinBEGIN
Okay. We got a new poll, the Monmouth poll, Monmouth College poll just came out. Hillary is up 12 in this poll. So here are the three polls that we have in the last couple of days: ABC News/Washington Post, Hillary up 4. NBC/Wall Street Journal, Hillary up 11. These are all likely voter polls. And the Monmouth College poll has Hillary up 12.Greetings, my friends. Welcome back. Great to have you.
El Rushbo, behind the Golden EIB Microphone. The telephone number is 800-282-2882, and the email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us.Let me get into a little bit more detail about what I mean when I say this is what it looks like when an outsider attempts to wrest control of the establishment away from the genuinely powerful, I mean, those who are really, really powerful in our country. You know, the politicians like to slough blame, it’s Wall Street, these big corporations. No, no, no. It’s the political class that has all the power.It’s a mutual admiration society.
I mean, the wealthy donate, keep them afloat, keep them in business. So it’s a shared thing, and they have their internecine fights even during the best of times, but they unify when there is an assault against them.
And this is a serious assault. And what I mean when I say that this is what it looks like when an outsider tries to win is, this is what a genuine political fight looks like.And to understand this and to follow me here, you have to — you in the base are not gonna have any trouble, but I think we will all agree on our side that the 2008 presidential election followed by the 2010 midterms — well, before I get specific, let me give you the umbrella. People in the Republican base have seen over the last eight years that people they elected they thought were going to take the fight to Obama and the Democrats and stop it or try to, didn’t.
And the people in the Republican base who elected Republicans, voted for them on this basis, they finally wised up.There isn’t any fight. There isn’t any opposition to Obama and the Democrats, not on the stimulus, not on Obamacare, although to be fair, on Obamacare they didn’t even have the numbers. They couldn’t have stopped Obamacare legislatively. But since Obamacare passed they have promised over and over to repeal it, to try to repeal it, and haven’t.The 2010 midterms we were told, “Well, look, we can’t do anything if we don’t have numbers.
You’ve gotta give us the House. It’s the only way we’re ever gonna be able to stop Obama.” So people showed up in droves. It was a landslide Republican victory in the 2010 midterms featuring this new thing called the Tea Party. These people went to the polls in record numbers and they fully expected that the Republicans were gonna fight back or try to stop the advance of the Obama agenda.It didn’t happen. Then 2012 rolls around, the Republicans nominate milquetoast.
The establishment gets the nominee they want, not any pretense of fighting back, not a whole lot of enthusiasm, and a lot of the Republican base stayed home and didn’t even show up.
Anywhere between two and four million fewer voters in 2012 on the Republican side than in 2008.In 2014, Republicans said, “Look, Obama still has the White House. Yeah, you gave us the House, but he’s still got the White House. We can’t stop him. We need the Senate.” In 2014, landslide Republican turnout, landslide Republican win. Between 2010 and 2014, the Democrats lost over 1,000 seats in the House, in the Senate, state legislatures, governorships, was it massive.
Still the Republicans who were elected on the promise that they were gonna fight, fight back, try to stop, didn’t.And that’s all she wrote. Republicans had done everything that had been asked. The Republican voters had been asked, we need the House, fine, we gave it to ’em. We need the Senate. Fine. And even after they got the Senate, “Well, you know, Obama’s still in the White House. There’s really nothing we can do. ‘Cause we don’t have a veto-proof majority.”
So no matter what we did, no matter how many things they asked us to do and we did, they fell back on the “it’s still not enough” and there wasn’t any serious opposition to the leftist Obama agenda.
So here we are in 2016, and the Republicans had what they thought was the greatest field of potential candidates in a long time, 15 Republican candidates from across the spectrum led by the popular favorite Jeb Bush, and this was gonna be the day, this was gonna be the year, this was gonna be the moment in time we were finally gonna get it all.
We were gonna have the House and the Senate and win the White House and get our committee chairmanships and hold onto it or what have you. And the Republican base said, “Not this time.’And they did what? They nominated somebody as far from the political scene as you could get………………