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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:16 PM

The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters

The talk radio host is the voice of a coalition totally oblivious to how its racially-charged rhetoric sounds.

Reuters

Rush Limbaugh is confused.

He just can't understand why the Republican Party has so much trouble with blacks, Hispanics and women. Here's how he put it on his nationally syndicated radio show, channeling the way that a lot of conservatives are feeling after looking at the demographic breakdown of Election 2012:

We have achieved, brilliant, highly accomplished African-Americans, blacks, Hispanics, you name it, throughout the Republican Party. They serve in office. Many of them are CEOs. It doesn't count. It doesn't count in the media. It doesn't count in the Democrat Party . It doesn't count with Obama voters about whom it is said that stuff matters most. It doesn't count. Why not? Why, putting it somewhat coarsely, why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Condoleezza Rice? Why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Marco Rubio? Why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Suzanne Martinez?

How is it that Michele Bachmann, a highly achieved woman, barely, barely ekes out reelection, and Jesse Jackson Jr. at the Mayo Clinic going through everything he's a going through, wins in a landslide? I could throw these examples up to you all afternoon. Why don't those people, why don't the Marco Rubios, the Allen Wests -- what a great man. What a great American. Allen West, what a great role model. Clarence Thomas. Herman Cain. None of it counts. Don't tell me the Republican Party doesn't have outreach. We do. But what are we supposed to do now? In order to get the Hispanic or Latino vote, does that mean open the borders and embrace the illegals? I want you to think about this. Is that what this means? Is that what the Republican establishment means? We've gotta reach out to Hispanics, is that what they mean? If we're not getting the female vote, do we become pro-choice? Do we start passing out birth control pills? Is that what we have to do?

http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/the-gop-must-choose-rush-limbaugh-or-minority-voters/265002/

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 PM

1. JUST. GO. AWAY. Rush. You will never understand. So just go away.

Leave thinking to people better equipped to deal with rational thought from having been reality based thinkers for decades.

GO. AWAY. Please. Now.



Buh Bye!

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. "Yes." Mr. Limbaugh, the answer to your questions is "yes."

Yes, you need to change your position on immigration.

Yes, you need to change your position on birth control, abortion and marriage equality.

Yes, you need to walk away from the token racism.

Why do you feel you deserve credit for having minorities that support policies that are bad for minorities?

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:32 PM

3. Don't go away Rush!

Keep doing what you have been doing! Rush has been instrumental in the recent success of the left as thinking Americans are not going to follow his directives and will vote contrary to his recommendations.

I will say that Americans are greatly divided because of Rush and his on-air foolishness. He has personally done more to divide America than any citizen since civil war times. He could be charged with sedition if not treason.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:01 AM

4. Republicans are to stupid and will choose Rush.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:15 AM

6. Their money's on the fat man

n/t

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:04 AM

5. Rush is so dumb he doesn't understand that "African-American" and "black"

are pretty much synonymous. I'm not expecting the GOP to make a full 180 on the way they view minorities and change their policies, but if they did, I think they'd focus mainly on Latino outreach since they're the largest minority group. Republicans'll probably forget about blacks and Asians.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:18 AM

7. The base chose Limbaugh years ago

 

Without the base, they have zero chance.

End of discussion.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:52 AM

8. I was thinking about this, he was a useful idiot when his demographic could win elections

but the demographic where he has impact is dwindling. I see him as being more of an anchor than a sail. I think they will jettison him in the future.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:13 AM

9. Rush was beside himself that day

 

I listened to Rush discuss this. It was hilarious.

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