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Limbaugh: ‘I am the primary reason’ Mitt Romney lost

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Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh covers his face as an ex-Marine calls him a "Nazi" during a radio segment in 2009. Screenshot via YouTube.
 

Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that he accepts responsibility for Mitt Romney’s loss in the 2012 presidential election.

“Just as I predicted, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “This election was lost because of your host, Rush Limbaugh. I am the primary reason.”

While that’s not exactly correct, Limbaugh was in fact the first big target of one of President Barack Obama’s principle reelection strategies: winning with women.


When he called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” in March, prompting a personal rebuke by Obama, it ignited a rhetorical fuse that burned straight through election day.

It’s a long held addage in American politics that if you cannot win with women, you cannot win at all. And after high profile Republicans made a series of idiotic comments about rape, birth control, abortion and other issues of importance to women, Obama ultimately took 55 percent of the female vote versus Mitt Romney’s 44, even though Romney won among Caucasians and married women. As the Gallup polling firm explained, it was the largest gender gap in U.S. electoral history, and its beneficiary was primarily President Obama.

Of course, that’s not exactly how Rush sees it.

“There are others, but I’m the primary reason the Republican Party lost,” he added. “And I am, by the way, the primary reason the Republican Party will keep losing, until I am denounced by the Republican Party.”

The longtime radio talker explained that the GOP’s “ruling class” now believes their only shot at winning future presidential elections is to appeal to Latino voters as much as possible despite his wishes, which he claimed to be representative of what he called the “country class.”

“Do you really think that the democrat party will ever allow you Republicans to be seen as pro-Latino and pro-immigration?” Limbaugh asked. “If you do, you are incompetent and unqualified.” He added: “The media and the Democrats will always find a way to say that you are anti-immigrant.”


Of course, in order for the media or Democrats to accomplish that, all they’d have to do is play some of Limbaugh’s old clips.

The Obama campaign even previewed this strategy in 2008, cutting a Spanish-language ad tying Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to some of Limbaugh’s more extreme anti-immigrant quotes, like the time he called undocumented workers “stupid and unskilled.”

As the Republicans eye a drastic policy flip-flop from promoting “self deportation” to potentially backing a pathway to citizenship, the perception of Limbaugh as a liability is only likely to grow. That’s especially true given Obama’s overwhelming victory with Latinos, 72 percent of whom voted Democratic in the last presidential election.

This audio is from “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” broadcast Tuesday, November 13, 2012, as snipped by Mediaite.


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by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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Friday
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM


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Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Exactly if the insurance I am paying for offers to cover BC under my plan then so be it. If I use said coverage is up to me. 

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Quoting mom2twinboyz:

Quoting Pema_Jampa:




She wants it covered under the affordable care act ( govt) again no one has answered. Why should the govt. or insurance companies have to pay for her contraceptives? Are premiums will go up to cover the costs of things like other peoples contraceptives. Why should we have to pay for it? Why can't she fund her own?

Why should someone paying premiums to an insurance co for coverage have to pay out of pocket for medically needed scripts?


Some people obviously don't understand how bc pills or health ins work.

It didn't used to be that way. Our insurance didn't used to cover scripts at all. We didn't have much money, my BC pills were $16 a month, we made sure we paid for it. I think they were up to $30 or so when I stopped taking them. They still weren't covered. That was a span of about 16 years.

Health insurance didn't used to cover preventative care at all and didn't even apply it towards your deductible. Of course our dr visits were $15-20 too, total, not a co-pay. You had to go to the dr 5 times a year before your insurance kicked in. Our co-pays now are higher than that now.

I know but then we came up with HMO's because, logically speaking, preventative care is usually less costly than waiting till the patient is sick.

I worked in Member Services of a large health ins company here in Cali before I became disabled, that is something I'm pretty well versed on, it's quite a racket. The first time I got b/c from a provider other than Planned Parenthood they were $35 a month for generic, late 80's/early 90's. Pharma has a nice racket going as well.

Oh the things I have seen, sad.

Yeah, I was bummed we had regular insurance (company paid 100%) instead of an HMO because I had to pay $15-20 per visit instead of $10 that HMOs paid. Seems silly now!

Basically we didn't really go to the dr that often, sick kid visits a few times a year. 

Part of me says Pharma is a racket, part of me says it's not. I know they spend MILLIONS on R&D of new drugs. I'm sure for every new drug developed there are hundreds, if not thousands, that were close but didn't do the job so had to be scrapped. All that time and money in research lost.

Pharma spends more on marketing than R&D, not to mention what they spend on lobbying.


Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM
Quoting Friday:





So?


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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Yes, while that's just a start, we already stated that we liked the trend.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Quoting Momniscient:




Talk about absurd, Rush and people like her (I think) and people like me, wouldn't have picked someone as liberal as Romney to be the nominee, but he was a good choice, not great, but good. He is by far the most decent man to get into national politics in a very long time.

2016 will bring someone much more conservative.



Momniscient
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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Lol.
Another one


Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting Momniscient:






Talk about absurd, Rush and people like her (I think) and people like me, wouldn't have picked someone as liberal as Romney to be the nominee, but he was a good choice, not great, but good. He is by far the most decent man to get into national politics in a very long time.



2016 will bring someone much more conservative.







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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Quoting Pema_Jampa:





Fluke was an activist tool for the baby killers, no more, no less.
Friday
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting Friday:





So?


So? What? I have no idea what comments you are quoting.

If it's regarding Big Pharma spending more on marketing than r&d, so nothing. They have that right but it's bullshit to pretend that drug costs are so high only because of r&d. Beyond long commercials during prime-time they buy off doctors to get them to prescribe their drugs. Lunches, afternoon golf, tropical vacations, etc.

I always felt that 2 minute commercials telling people to talk to their doctor about some drug, were over the top. If you are asking your doctor for drugs, that makes him a dealer.

Again. it's their right but people should know they are full of it when it comes to why they charge so much. They charge so much so they can advertise, pay off doctors and enjoy monster profits. Since I'm aware of all this I don't buy their whining about losing money if Medicare negotiates rx prices or generics come out sooner than they want.

Oops, I forgot how they pay off the FDA to approve their drugs which often go on to kill people or greatly diminish their quality of life.

I'm sure it's all fine with you, anything for profit.


Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

Friday
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting Momniscient:




Talk about absurd, Rush and people like her (I think) and people like me, wouldn't have picked someone as liberal as Romney to be the nominee, but he was a good choice, not great, but good. He is by far the most decent man to get into national politics in a very long time.

2016 will bring someone much more conservative.



sidesplittinglaughter

"The problem with the world today is there are too many stupid people.....and no one to eat em!"


~Carlos Mencia

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting Pema_Jampa:





Fluke was an activist tool for the baby killers, no more, no less.

 I will never understand people like you.  If you hate abortion so much, I would think you would be advocating free abortion distributed on every streetcorner, to make sure there are many fewer babies conceived.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM
Quoting romalove:





I am going to give you credit for meaning free "contraception"

If I thought for a moment that would be a successful strategy, I could probably sign on, sadly just handing it out doesn't insure proper use, then we need a program to educate, when that doesn't work we need a program to rehand out back up for the ones lost, it's a never ending cycle.
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