Rush Limbaugh: Republicans Need to Just Walk Away (Video)

Rush Limbaugh’s advice to Republicans – “Just Walk Away!”

Via the Right Scoop:

From the Rush Limbaugh website:

RUSH: I’m having trouble coming up with a term for this. But the conventional wisdom, the groupthink, I mean, folks, I don’t care where you go, and this is not a criticism. I’m actually looking at this in wonderment. I don’t care where you go. It could be a left-wing blog or right-wing blog, a left-wing magazine, a right-wing magazine, a left-wing newspaper, right-wing newspaper, they’re all analyzing these negotiations in the same way: Can Obama prevail over the Republicans? Do the Republicans have any leverage? Are the Republicans going to get entitlement reform? Will there be any serious tax reform? Will there be any serious spending cuts?

All of that is just bunk. It’s not real. That’s not what’s happening. In the leverage that the Republicans have? “That’s right, Mr. Limbaugh, the Republicans have leverage that they don’t even know they have, because Obama doesn’t want that second term recession. They need to call his bluff. They don’t dare cave on this because Obama does not want to be saddled with a second term recession.” I don’t think he cared about the first term recession. And besides, an Obama recession is never gonna be called a recession. The people who write the history are Obama’s friends. Whatever happens economically: 399,000 unemployment claims is good news, and 7.9, 8.2% unemployment, not a problem.

Would somebody explain to me how the people who elected Obama, who support Obama, who love Obama in the media, in the universities, who write the history, are going to write anything critical of the guy no matter what happens? Even if there is a second term recession, you’re gonna need a telescope to find it reported, just like you need a telescope to find Oprah’s network now. It won’t be reported as a recession. So what is the leverage that the Republicans have? To my mind the only leverage they’ve got is to walk away from this, to stop playing, to stop talking, to stop playing this game.

The Republicans lost. Now, they still control the House of Representatives. Boehner still runs the show there. But the only leverage that I can see that they’ve got is to back out of this and make sure that whatever happens, they don’t have any fingerprints on it. I know what you’re saying, and you’d be right. You’re saying, “But, Rush, but, Rush, no matter what the Republicans do, they’re gonna get blamed for it.” Yes, totally true. No matter what happens. If there is a reported recession, in fact, it will be said to be the Republicans in the House fault. No matter what happens, that’s going to be said, and no matter what happens, as we sit here now, the American people, the majority of whom, are gonna believe that.

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  • cavt

    If only the GOP would listen to Rush or Levin. Think of how different it would be and how proud we could be to stand up and fight. But, alas, they will never do it.

  • Patty

    Yes, when the fight is over and the provocateurs socialism and arrogance win, well, just walk away and pray. Because in this day of Obamaland the only thing these leaders have done is criticize, attack and it is so unbelievable that you could make a tape and play this game they are playing over and over again.

    The money these leaders are making is sickening and no budget. If most of us have no more credit then we pay with money. When the money is gone, common sense says, BUDGET NOW AND REDUCE WHAT IS BEING SPENT. You would have to be a Baboon not to see this.


  • Ella

    WALK AWAY, NOW. The only thing the GOP should do is make a brilliant set of commercials explaining how barack hussein obama is destroying this country.

    Hang it around their miserable necks. They voted for this and they must be made to feel that reelecting that punk has consequences. We, the people for personal responsibility and the people who worship God, will survive just fine. Have faith, folks.


  • There’s no way we can pay off this massive debt, no matter how much they tax and cut.So let the Rats own it.

  • Tee Dub

    Sadly, I agree. The Democrats hold almost all the trump cards. We really have no choice but to let them run the train off the tracks and make sure that we have washed our hands of it. It’s going to happen anyway, so we might as well make sure the public knows who’s running the show. Because if the media discovers one i dotted by a Republican, the looming catastrophe will be pinned on the Republicans by the media. After the crash, maybe the survivors will have figured out what socialism does for a great nation.

    It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Sam Stone

    It sure looks likes many R and D only care about which party “wins” the negotiations.

    “The People” seem an after thought. Making sure I am paying all the taxes due form me will be an after thought as well.

  • SoldiersMom

    I hope they listen to Rush. Just vote “Present” on any legislation the Dems devise.

  • #6 Sam Stone… I agree completely! My husband is currently trying to scrape together the last bit of the hundreds of dollars to pay the IRS before December something (that was the agreement we had with them) from last year. I am SO AFRAID of doing our taxes again in April. We would of loved to have had it paid off before now, but, times have just been too hard this past year. UGH!!!! There will be no (worldly) Christmas for us. And while we, AS I’M SURE MOST HERE, struggle… we watch the clowns in government play stupid games.

  • John

    “…because Obama doesn’t want that second term recession.”

    Much as I like and respect Rush, I think Limbaugh is way off base on this. this assumes that Obama ACTUALLY cares about America and the American people — AND HE DOES NOT. Everything he has and continues to do is designed to weaken America and the people. So I don’t think he cares if there is a second term recession, in fact he wants it. The more damage he can do the faster as for as he is concerned the better. He wants to usher in the New American Socialism and that’s all that matters to him, the New and Improved America 2.0 the Police State perfected.

  • Sam Stone

    TeachX3, hang in there both of you. Take the Obama dollar for dollar education credits. That’s what he wants you to do. Dollar for dollar off your liability.

    Until spending is truly cut, not just a cut in the increase in spending, but really a cut in spending, i will have either me or my kids “in school”.

  • #10… oh we will hang in, when the going is tough, that’s when we are stronger! 😀

    Anybody know why Rush Limbaugh is not on 97.1? I have never heard one of his radio shows.

  • Steve
  • Sam Stone

    #9 John commented: “Everything he has and continues to do is designed to weaken America and the people.”

    And he is getting what he wants. The tax the rich is the Occupy Mantra no? He supported the Occupoopers didn;t he?

    He supported the Muslim Brotherhood and now they are in charge in Egypt.

    He is accomplishing his fundamental transformation of America.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Republicans Need to Just Walk Away

    No better words were ever said.

    If Democrats are convinced they can solve a problem of their own making with idiotic “solutions”, then let them do so without any assistance or involvement from anyone else. After all, the profligate federal spending and the resulting trillion dollar deficits that we’ve had for the past four years are their creation.

  • Winston Wolfe

    I’ve been saying this since the election.

    Give them everything they want.

    It’s going to burn anyways.

    Let it burn to the ground.

  • Sam Stone

    If these legislooters are capable of “fixing” this mess, what kept them form preventing it in the first place?

  • FMB42

    Walk away from the Dem/Rep good party/bad party staged drama? Not on your life. Both sides are making a fortune acting out in this all too predictable public show.

    Both parties are united in what they really want, i.e. total and irrevocable power over all US citizens. Each party plays a scripted part to make it look like they’re trying to help their voter base, yet both parties always end up at the same conclusion; more power and money to the government (i.e. them), and less of each for their hapless citizens.

    The Reps have been throwing their campaigns for decades by acting nice, and beating on “dead horse” issues like abortion and gay marriage. They, of course, fully agree and/or realize that abortion and gay marriage are, or will be, legalized. They just concentrate on such issues so as to make it look like they’re “trying” to represent their voter base.

    The Dems use similar tactics in order to keep their voter base fooled in thinking that they “care” about them. Sure, it seems that Dem voters are getting the “something for nothing” that the Dem party promises them. However, they’re going to be in for a huge disappointment once their beloved party doesn’t need them or their votes anymore.

  • bg


    hah, the Republicans walking away would be like Farrakhan
    stating he wasn’t complicit in the Malcolm X assassination..


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  • donh

    WALK AWAY….Trust in God…..Obama’s re-election was merely a face saving O J Jury nullification..Pride that goeth before the fall….DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BLOW THIS…Look at what Bill Clinton is doing…stalking his old mistresses…..Let the audacity of arrogance drive them to madness….>

    and this story showing Obama’s numbers tanking

  • Paul in N. AL

    I say just walk away from the country and take our own states with us. People in those other states have gotten so greedy to want free things for nothing. Let them have their society collapse, just let me have my own state where I can produce without having to be squeezed of money to give to those who refuse to work.

  • exsanguine

    Let. It Burn.

    Then giggle while we play the violin. 🙂

  • Buzzy

    I couldn’t agree with Rush more. Obama said a day before the election that we already tried it the Republican way, now it’s time to do it his way. Let him and the liberals own every single thing that happens. The Republicans will get blamed no matter what happens. Someone in the Republican party needs to constantly remind that they were not acting as obstructionists, they wanted to prove that the liberals are destroyers, and show the idiot voters just what they elected.

  • exsanguine

    Let. It Burn.
    Let the fools feel the pain of what they elected.

  • Tom in CA

    I am with the majority here…pull an Obama and vote present with a dire warning that this taxation will cause great suffrage.

  • Sam Stone

    “Those shovel ready jobs weren’t as shovel ready as we thought.” with laughter and chuckles following. Barack Hussein Obama

    “We are 5 days from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Senator Barack Hussein Obama

  • briscuit

    Yep. I agree. The republicans will be blamed initially; but when they see how obama and his lackeys are spending their hard earned money, they will think twice.

  • Beef

    The Republicans are once again mistaken thinking they are debating tax policy and in believing the thing to do is what’s right for the economy. Obama and the democrats don’t care about any fiscal cliff, they care about winning the issue. The idea is to take credit when times are good and blame Republicans when times are bad.

    Listen to what Obama and all the other dems are saying. They know we are about to enter another recession, and they are positioning themselves to blame Republican foot-dragging on taxes as the reason. And don’t think the Media couldn’t pull it off.

    The party that controls the White House and the Senate will control policy.The best thing the Republicans may be able to do is give Obama everything he wants on taxes and let him own the results. After all, it’s what the American people voted for. Let them take their medicine.

  • journeyman

    Just go on vacation like Barry.

  • sybilll

    Let it burn. Us Conservatives will do as we always do when the SHTF, take care of those unable.

  • Paz

    There’s a good song to sum up my feelings. It’s called Burn, Hollywood, Burn by Exodus and you can find it on youtube. Just substitute Hollywood for Government.

  • Paz
  • Corona Conservative

    We’ve lost the media. We’ve lost the education system. We have generations with no concept of consequences. L.I.B. Let It Burn

  • brian

    The republicans WON the house. They have the constitutional power of the purse. They should do their jobs and if the president fights them, well then it goes down. If the people of this country are stupid enough, then in 2 years they’ll believe the crap the administration is shovelling and they’ll truly seal the deal on full governmental tyrrany. If not, then maybe there’s some level of hope left.

    To not do your job, fold up your cards and go home is totally despiccable. Do your jobs and pray God intervenes to help fix this, because that’s exactly what it’s going to take.

  • The “fiscal cliff” is a bunch of BS, in the sense that there is going to be a fiscal cliff whether it occurs with or without a “deal”. The question is two-fold: (1) will it be a shear cliff crash, or a slower downhill roll crash (either way, it’s gonna crash), and (2) where the blame will lay.

    If the Republicans don’t make a deal now, and push the “fiscal cliff” over the edge, the Republicans will get the blame. ALL of the Republicans. The narrative has already been set by the Administration and the MSM for quite some time.

    I say they “make a deal” now [with this important caveat!!!] . The Democrats have the White House. The Democrats have the Senate. All they really need are a small handful of squishy-Republicans in the Senate (to prevent a filibuster, aka, Graham, McCain, Snowe, etc.), and approx. 25 squishy-Republicans in the House.

    Let the squishes make the deal, and let the true fiscal conservatives (200+ in House and 40+ in Senate) stand together and say en masse, “we are NOT a part of this, when the economy crashes due to either stagflation, hyperinflation, recession, or depression, the blame will/must be on those who voted for this monstrosity.”

    When the proverbial sh*t hits the fan, fiscally/economically, all the Republican-squishes and all the Democrats that voted for “the deal” are prime targets for primary challenges in 2014. So, let’s recruit now for the next wave of Ted Cruz-like candidates for the mid-term elections IN EVERY ONE OF THOSE DISTRINCTS.

  • JT

    Abolish HUD, OSHA, ATF, NSA, NIA, oh hell. Just go over the cliff and stop paying these jackwipes & maybe they’ll get the message. They could legalize pot & turn loose about 750,000 prisoners tomorrow. Tell those turnkey prison guard hacks to get some honest work.

  • jharp

    Rusty is Obama and the democrat’s best friend when it comes to destroying the republican party.

    And we appreciate it very much.

    How about mocking a few Parkinson’s sufferers Russ? And sluts that use birth control. More please.

  • indeedy

    It is time for the people of the United States to just walk away from the Democratic and Republican parties. These two parties are enemies of the people, of the constitution, of human freedom. Today, they are nothing more than two terrorist organizations that have hijacked the government of the United States and all the state governments. And you do not negotiate with terrorists.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Rusty is Obama and the democrat’s best friend when it comes to destroying the republican party.

    The idea that one conservative media personality carries the bulk of the responsibility for the Republicans’ failure to win elections is laughable. The Republicans’ biggest failure is too many of their members wandering far from their traditional conservative small-government leanings (or in the case of people like Romney and Christie not being much of that to begin with) and emulating big-government race-pandering Democrats. Had the Republican Party leadership actually listened to what people like Limbaugh and Levin had to say and taken their words seriously, Obama wouldn’t have even won a first term and we wouldn’t be currently saddled with trillion dollar plus deficits.

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  • Horatio

    @#6 – I agree. Vote “Present” Emulate Obama. When asked by the press why simply say if it was good enough for Obama when he was a State Senator and US Senator, it’s good enough for me.

  • Lightwave

    If the GOP had done this on the debt ceiling last year and forced a default and possible Wall Street crash then, we wouldn’t be in this situation now. Obamee would have been forced to cave and we would have gotten immediate, permanent cuts and most likely we would of had President Romney coming to power in January.

    We could have let the country go over the cliff or better, we would have eliminated this awful deal in the first place by putting the Ryan budget into place , made all the tax cuts and spending cuts permanent, and then we’d be talking about how President Romney would be inheriting a true free market engine of real growth and sustained prosperity for all.

    Instead, Boehner and his idiot leadership are letting Obamee play them for fools in the press daily.

    Walk away from the negotiations. Pass the Ryan budget in the House first thing after the new Congress convenes. Then adjourn House business until further notice. Every word of that budget gets passed or the country shuts down in March.

    It really is that simple.

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