Rush Limbaugh defended GOP front-runner Donald Trump from the all-out assault on Donald Trump. The GOPe has announced a “100 day plan” to take out Donald Trump. Rush wondered today, “Where’s the GOP’s 100 day plan to take out Hillary Clinton?”
There isn’t one.
Rush Limbaugh reported:
And, if you read this New York Times piece on Sunday, you’d understand why. “Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election.”
That’s the lede. The story goes on from there.
Where was the GOP’s 100-day plan to take out Obama? Anybody remember that plan? Where’s the GOP’s 100 day plan to take out Hillary Clinton? Anybody heard of that plan? Now, that plan doesn’t exist, either, but they’ve got a 100-day plan to take out Trump…
…When I saw this New York Times story headlined: “Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump,” I believe every word of it. I think there’s probably even more to it than what the story includes. But here are some highlights.
“Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting. There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say, and without a flawlessly executed plan of attack, he could well become unstoppable,” and that is unacceptable.
“But should that effort falter,” should they fail to stop Trump, and his army of supporters, should that falter, “leading conservatives are prepared to field an independent candidate in the general election, to defend Republican principles and offer traditional conservatives an alternative to Mr. Trump’s hard-edged populism. They described their plans in interviews after Mr. Trump’s victories last Tuesday in Florida and three other states.”
Now, if your reaction is, “Well, wait a minute, that guarantees Hillary.” Exactly. And they know it, and they’re fine with it. Hillary Clinton winning maintains the existing order. The existing order is not based on winning elections. If it were, half the people in this club would have been thrown out by now. Half the people in this club are the reason Republicans don’t win elections, and they’re still there, and they’re still members in good standing of this power structure, whatever name you want to give it.
By throwing a third-party candidate out there where principled conservatives can once again vote to guarantee the continuation of socialist Marxism in the United States, that’s considered a wise move. Because it preserves what’s important to the establishment.
“The names of a few well-known conservatives have been offered up in recent days as potential third-party standard-bearers, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, has circulated a memo to a small number of conservative allies detailing the process by which an independent candidate could get on general-election ballots across the country.
“Among the recruits under discussion are Tom Coburn, a former Oklahoma senator who has told associates that he would be open to running, and Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who was suggested as a possible third-party candidate at a meeting of conservative activists on Thursday.”…
…You know what gives this up, what exposes this as not being about the party, why are these people not unifying around Ted Cruz? You got a guy who is second in delegates. You have a guy who is in the Senate. Look, it’s a rhetorical question. I know the answer to the question. It makes the point. They don’t want any of these three. They really don’t want Trump and they really don’t want Cruz. They’re in a panic, they’ve gotta come up with somebody. Why, if they were serious about winning and unity, why not, if you don’t like Trump, you want to take Trump out, why not unify behind Cruz.
And the fact that they don’t want to do that should be all you need to know about what really is going on here. It isn’t about winning the presidency, folks. It’s another in a long line of reasons of why Trump exists and why Trump has supporters. You go back to these protests which are not protests, these criminal actions, I will guarantee you that Trump supporters, they are made up of a lot of people, folks.
Read the whole thing here.