It’s getting harder and harder to listen to Rush Limbaugh. He wears his anti-Huckabee anti-evangelical bias on his sleeve lately and I just don’t get it. Rush used to represent the heart and soul of conservatives, but more and more he just represents the GOP elite.
Today he came up with a conspiracy theory that’s wacky at best. Perhaps he’s a Ron Paul supporter at heart.
“I think I know what is happening here, Mr. Snerdley, who is the official screener of calls here today. I think that the Huckabee campaign has finally figured it out. I think that we’ve got behind-the-scenes advisors in some cases calling in here, and advisors are having some of their people call in here.”
You catch that? It’s not actual Rush fans and Huckabee supporters calling in and voicing their concern about Rush sandbagging their preferred candidate. It’s got to be the campaign. This is black helicopter Alex Jones territory.
“I’m not getting inundated here from the Ron Paul crowd; I’m not getting inundated from the McCain crowd, or by the McCain crowd. If you Hucksters think that I have been a little unfair and a little bit hard on Governor Huckabee, I’m equally as hard on Senator McCain, but we’re not hearing from any of his people.”
A little unfair? A little hard on Huck? Oh give me a break! You’ve spent precious hours of your airtime literally blasting the former Arkansas Governor. No wonder supporters are calling in to cry foul.
Let’s take a quick looksee at the definition of the word “huckster,” shall we?
a person who employs showy methods to effect a sale, win votes, etc.: the crass methods of political hucksters.
Still wonder why people are reacting to the unfair insults you make?
“I really think here that what’s happening is sort of an organized campaign from the Huckabee people here to try to get to the program and refute what I’m saying. I’ve talked about Rudy and social issues as well as Romney and some of his flip-flops in these things.”
And you’re surprised nobody’s calling in about Rudy and Romney? There’s no dispute there, is there? You’ve been sigularly nasty to Mike Huckabee, who’s run a positive campaign. That’s why people are honestly reacting. It’s not a conspiracy, El Rushbo. It’s just not.
And Rush carefully and cleverly offers a false choice. Hey, evangelicals, throw away your vote on a guy who’s hardly even interested in running for President.
“My question for you evangelicals is this. If you’re looking for a real conservative, why are you supporting Huckabee? He’s completely discredited himself. What about Fred Thompson? If you’re looking for a real conservative.”
Who do you represent this campaign season, Rush? It isn’t conservatives and it isn’t your listeners and it isn’t the Republican base who actually and honestly support Huckabee. Why are you doing this? Who’s paying you? You’re going beyond ridiculous to sabotage Huck’s campaign. Why?