Rush Limbaugh Fears GOP Is About to ‘Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory’

| October 14 2013
The Hot Spot

By Bob de La Tigra

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh apparently doesn’t have much faith in the Republican establishment to stand firm in budget negotiations with President Barack Obama and Democrats. In fact, after learning of the short-term debt deal “with no conservative strings attached” announced by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), he said he fears the GOP is “getting ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Limbaugh argued that Republicans reacted predictably when Obama and the Democrats used “every scare tactic out there” to scare the financial markets.

And while the GOP attempts to reach a deal with Democrats, Limbaugh says the Republican establishment is “still hell-bent on demolishing and discrediting the Tea Party and Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and whoever else was involved ” to defund or delay Obamacare.

“The conservative commentariate is now claiming that the Mike Lee and Ted Cruz defund strategy was delusional,” Limbaugh said, adding that the GOP’s piecemeal strategy is being hailed as “brilliant” and “mature.”

“That was so crafty and that represents turning the tables on Obama, and they’re saying that that is what has led to Obama being at 37 percent approval,” the radio host later added. “What makes me frustrated about this is that this piecemeal… None of this would be happening if it hadn’t been for the defund and delay strategy of Cruz and Lee and the people who joined them.”

Watch the segment via the Daily Rushbo below:

2 comments
dleeper47
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Limbaugh is right.  In fact, the "piecemeal" strategy was part of the original Cruz strategy.  He said as much.  I heard him say it several times in several different interviews in answer to the question "What if the fund-everything-but-obamacare bill doesn't pass ... "

I'm a totally amateur journalist, but I'm beginning to think I'm paying more attention to what's going on than some of the professional so-called conservative commentariate who are getting their facts wrong. The first time I heard Cruz talk about (what is now) the peacemeal approach, I thought it was a solid plan, and I wrote about it at http://www.westernfreepress.com/?p=146974, calling for the necessary PR campaign to go with it. There never was a PR campaign. The GOP doesn't know how to run one. The best that was done was the Cruz 21-hour speech on C-Span.

Anyway, it's all moot now, because the time to start changing public opinion was in July or August, not 48 hours before the deadline.  

We're now back to the strategy of letting Obamacare "implode on its own", so we get to waste billions of dollars on it and all sorts of misery and chaos for Americans.  It's the "smart play", the "don't worry, even the Democrats will soon condemn it" strategy.  It's just right for the lazy, non-combative, go-along-to-get-along, reach-across-the-aisle, GOP lifetime Washingtonian political hacks who call themselves "pragmatists."  No matter how important the issue is, they will not fight.

The only problem with the lazy GOP strategy is that the Dems will blame the GOP for the Obamacare problems, and the GOP will sputter a few pious indignities, cower, and cave in to some new demand.

It's already starting. The Democrat-servile media are already saying the website doesn't work because Republicans wouldn't let HHS fund the project adequately.  I've heard that one twice.  This will be a challenge for the Dems and their media pals, but just watch -- the Dems will call on voters to vote Democrat to teach the Republicans a lesson and get even for the GOP's sabotage of Obamacare and get enough Democrats elected to increase Obamacare funding so it can be "done right.".