This Wednesday, when it was clear that some agreement would be reached to avoid default and end the shutdown, Limbaugh was furious. Although his time his fury was directed at the GOP.
“I was trying to think earlier today if ever in my life I could remember any major political party being so irrelevant. I have never seen a major political party simply occupy placeholders, as the Republican Party is doing.”
Now, Rush Limbaugh’s job has never been to present facts and accurate scenarios. Nor is he required to be consistent. Even though he is upset that the GOP did not continue their kamikaze dance, just last week he was clear that taking the stand for conservatism mattered. The outcome was not as important.
Just a week ago, these were Limbaugh’s thoughts about Ted Cruz (R-Canada) and his original goal to cripple Obamacare:
“The defund effort, to me, happened to be attractive because it was led finally by somebody who could articulate conservatism. Ted Cruz. Maybe there’s a point where it’s considered successful even if they don’t reach that specific goal.”
Republican politicians cannot afford to upset Limbaugh, who too often appears to choose policy and position and bully legislators with whom he disagrees with or whose actions upset the ranting radio host.
Limbaugh kept talking. After all, he has hours to fill:
“You know, conservatism is not a list of policies. Conservatism is a way of life that is rooted in values and traditions that have contributed to the greatness of this country.”
It is estimated that this ill planned, ill-advised, cruel and harmful shutdown cost the country an estimated $24 billion.
Tell us again Conservatives about your concern in regards to spending and deficits.
The Tea Party Caucus is clearly not only irrelevant but toxic to our country. However, with all the oxycontin, Limbaugh’s memory might be slightly compromised.
Listen to Limbaugh’s comments in the link below: