I heard a caller with Limbaugh yesterday who said she was “done” with the Republican party if the Leadership doesn’t get the debt ceiling limit deal right. During that call Limbaugh said if Leadership blows it, there will be a third party, and a third party will guarantee the re-election of Obama. The woman’s voice rose to an almost hysterical pitch, and she said something similar to ‘what else do you expect me to?’ That’s the question we all are asking, BUT, the answer, THIS TIME AROUND, must be that we stick to the Republican party, vote the Republican party, and vote-in whomever the candidate is, because to do anything less, is to reelect Barack Obama. If we are to have a ‘real’ third party, the time to do it is no sooner than after November 2012. The other part of this video, is that all this week Rush has been saying that Obama is at the weakest position a president has been in for a very long time (true for every debt limit increase since Republicans took the House), and Republicans need not cave. Rush then heard Bill Kristol on Fox News’ Special Report say the following on Thursday:
“It sounds as though it’s heading toward a deal. It’s not a deal I’m going to like, I suspect, and I think it’s going to be a bad deal for Conservatives, and Republicans, and I think they’re intimidated [Republicans]. The President has been running around talking about corporate jets and the rich and how the sky is going to fall unless they cave, and I think they’re going to cave at the Sunday meeting.”
Kristol said he had no insider knowledge and was basing his prediction on news made publicly available. So that sent Rush looking for those news stories, which he found. I heard and read those same stories and was appalled, but then shortly after, heard Boehner and Cantor say there was no such compromise, and there would be no caving. This morning I posted some of the latest debt limit negotiation news, and I think you might be interested: Boehner’s Grand Bargain: Cantor’s Middle Bargain: Gang of 87 Dubious.
As a parting thought, if there are TEA Party candidates, we will be wise to make certain the Senate is packed with Conservatives and the House grown by more than last Falls Gang of 87. Cartoon courtesy of the brilliant Steve Sack
Rush Limbaugh on a Third Party if Republicans Cave (video)