I am a loyal regular listener of the Lovable Little Fuzzball, Rush Limbaugh. I get it when he makes comments just to tick off the media and leftists. I like his insights and his take on the day to day political issues. I was a bit annoyed when Rush kept talking about Trump but figured that he was just loving someone giving it back to the media and speaking out for a change.
BUT today - today Rush went on a tear in his opening 30 minutes that had me jumping out of my office chair and racing to my car to get my bluetooth headset so I could try to get through on the show. And it wasn't going to be a happy dittohead call.
Rush was speaking about why he believes that Trump is so popular...
"If the Republican Party had actually been opposed to Obama and acted like it, the vacuum would not have existed making it much more difficult for Trump. When somebody comes in, enters a race, and is the only person from the outset that is voicing opposition to the status quo and is identifying with people and their feelings about it and their thoughts about it and is telling that he wants it to stop, why wouldn't people support that one voice?
Then the primaries get going and Ted Cruz joins that chorus. You got two people, maybe Rubio, but the other establishment Republicans, they've had their moments, but it's not something that the Republican Party has identified with, opposing Obama. Not by Republican voters."
Wait just a minute - Trump was not the only one voicing opposition to the status quo, etc. Ted Cruz was fighting against the establishment before Trump decided to become a Republican. Cruz was the one standing literally alone on the Senate floor, fighting for the very things that the voters elected him to do at his own peril/detriment. And Cruz was the FIRST candidate to announce his run for the nomination - March 23, 2015, not Trump.
To make things worse, Trump is mocking Ted Cruz for being "hated". Yes he is hated - hated because he refused to "go with the crowd" in the Senate and called a liar a "liar" on the Senate floor. Trump actually said...
"You know what? There's a point at which: Let's get to be a little establishment," Trump told the crowd at the South Point resort and casino. "We've got to get things done folks, OK? Believe me, don't worry. We're going to make such great deals."
"Guys like Ted Cruz will never make a deal because he's a strident guy," Trump said, pushing back against the idea that collaboration is a dirty word. He pointed to the famous relationship between Republican President Ronald Reagan and Democratic House Speaker Tip O'Neill in the 1980s. "That's what the country's about really, isn't it?"
DEAR.MARTHA....This is what we conservatives have RAILED against for at least 8 years!!! Deals? DEALS?? D.E.A.L.S.???????????????
Yes I know that Rush has had some exceptional things to say about Cruz but it pales in comparison to the hours of "Trump talk" on Rush's show. I just don't get it - I really don't.
Rush started talking about playing the long game to defeat liberalism but i don't agree with that plan. If the world goes to hell in a handbasket during the reign of "President Trump", we will NEVER win another Presidential election. It will not matter whose fault the meltdown is - it will only matter that a non-establishment Republican was in charge. Why waste this moment and put all our trust into a candidate that can't even make up his own mind regarding what he believes in?
Ted Cruz has not only talked the talk, he has walked the walk. He has earned our trust and he deserves our support!!