1/10/14, "If GOP Moderates Target Democrats Instead of the Tea Party, They'll Have an Ally in Me," Rush Limbaugh transcript
"RUSH: This is Neil Cavuto. He was on Fox yesterday (1/9) on his own show
with former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, and they were talking
about Christie's press conference yesterday on the bridge lane closure,
and this is how that went...
CAVUTO: Rush Limbaugh is not a fan of his (Christie), Mark Levin. You know all these characters --
BROWN: (chuckles) Yeah-ah.
CAVUTO: -- and they almost seem to be, you know, feeding off of this as much as the left."...
[Ed. note: Cavuto is quite wrong that Limbaugh and Levin are happy about Christie events. Establishment media's first reaction to anything is to bash conservatives. Limbaugh addresses this elsewhere within Friday's show.]
(continuing): "BROWN: Well, they're not fans of mine, either, vise-a... You know, I
understand their vim and vigor against us. Politics is a blood sport. The sad part is -- is there's gonna be room for people like me and
Chris Christie and Rand Paul and Rush Limbaugh and everybody else.
Because if we don't start to band together and show that we have great
ideas and convince the American people that we can actually move forward
and solve problems together, then we're gonna be an irrelevant party.
So I'm hopeful that they'll find it in their bailiwick that we're, in
fact, going to find work together to take on the people that are causing
the problems, which are the Democrats.
RUSH: Now, that is interesting.
That's Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, who I
supported to the max when he was seeking the Senate seat for the first
time in Massachusetts. He's on with Cavuto, and his point here is that
these RINOs, the moderate Republicans, want us to help them in going
after the Democrats. Scott, the day you decide to go after the Democrats
and not the Tea Party, I'll be by your side.
But the way I see it, sitting where I sit, moderate Republicans are
trying to wipe out their own conservative base! I don't see you guys
going after Democrats -- and, by the way, I didn't see any of you
defending Christie yesterday, either....
Nevertheless if you guys ever, you moderate Republicans, to actually
go after Obama, to actually go after Harry Reid, you're gonna have an
ally in me like you've never had. But I'm not gonna join you as you try
to wipe out the Tea Party or the conservative base."...
Limbaugh liked Christie until he chose the biggest national moment before the 2012 presidential election to be all over Obama and couldn't be bothered about the GOP candidate:
(Rush) "There was a time I was big behind Governor Christie -- and for me, that boardwalk with Obama? (sigh)
That contained a lot.
I don't know that that's something I'm gonna ever really forget.
That was the biggie. I even thought the speech for Romney was a little
curious, but the embracing of Obama one week before the election gave me
a different perspective. That's just me. Although I happen to think
that's a big deal for a lot of people, and the people inside the Beltway
do not know that, get that, understand that. They think that's
something people like me will forget, and they're worried the bridge
thing is gonna be the big deal.
They need to get out of there. They need to get out of that Beltway environment now and then just a little."
1/10/14, "The Republican Wise Men are Confused," Rush Limbaugh transcript
"Some of the Republican intelligentsia believe that Christie's biggest
problem now is -- wait for it -- talk radio. Some Republicans actually
think that the biggest problem Christie has is right here, talk radio.
I'm not the one, and nobody else I know on talk radio is spending all
this time trying to destroy Christie. It is their buddies in the
Drive-By Media who are trying to do that. It is their buddies who will
not let go of this. It is their buddies who, you know, when Rahm
Emanuel engages in typical Chicago thug behavior, they call it tough
politics, sharp elbows. With Christie, they call him a bully and worse....
If you go to anything published, if you go to anything on the air, TV or
radio, the left is just salivating now. And, in fact, Paul Bedard at
the Washington Examiner
and the Media Research Center did some studies, and they found out that
the Big Three networks covered Christie's story at a rate of 17 times
more coverage in one day than they covered Obama's IRS scandal in six
months, just the three broadcast networks, their nightly newscasts and
their cable affiliates. Seventeen times in one day, more coverage of
Christie, and none of it favorable. Seventeen times more coverage than
they gave the IRS scandal in six months....
But that is a startling stat....17 times
the coverage the media spent on Obama and the IRS scandal in six
months. And the second part of the observation on the
inside-the-Beltway Republican establishment types...thought that Christie hit a home run in the press conference, they were
then shocked. They were surprised the coverage kept going.
That's what gets me....If our
political people inside the Beltway still to this day cannot predict
what the left is gonna do with a scandal like this, if they do not
understand, if they really think that a Republican could go out and end a
scandal with a press conference, it tells me that they still don't know
the nature of the enemy and what we're really up against. And that's a
shocking but true, sad reality."...
1/12/14, "Ex-NFL Great Dryer: GOP Establishment Afraid MSM Will Call Them Bigots," Breitbart News, Tony Lee
"Fred Dryer, the former All-Pro NFL defensive end and Hollywood actor of shows like Hunter and Cheers, is furious at the Republican establishment for waging war against the Tea Party.
He sees the establishment as surrendering to the mainstream media and
accepting its stereotypes about conservatives." via Mark Levin twitter
Comment: Rush Limbaugh is at heart a member of the establishment. He'll stand with them when it matters most. On the other hand he articulates views of conservatives quite well and has always been a fan of the Tea Party. He correctly understands the Tea Party is merely the Silent Majority stunned that the country was sold out by the GOP. He's not going to do more than that. He's not an activist. I read his transcripts for his best assets: critiquing the media on any topic, explaining the breakdown of the Republican Party, and combining the two. He has said he could make his whole show about the media but doesn't want to.