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The Republican Party is Crumbling as Rush Limbaugh Attacks Fox News For Being Liberal

more from Jason Easley
Wednesday, September, 25th, 2013, 2:32 pm

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Rush

Limbaugh

has

declared

war

on

Fox

News,

and

is

attacking

the

network

for

using

liberal

talking

points

and

not

supporting

Ted

Cruz.

Audio

of

href=”http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/09/25/limbaugh-attacks-fox-news-for-using-liberal-tal/196080″>Limbaugh

trashing

Fox

News:

Limbaugh

said:

Since

it

came

on

the

air,

Fox

News

has

been

entirely,

totally,

thoroughly,

excitedly,

and

eagerly

supported

on

this

program.

And

people

there

defended

countlessly

and

endlessly,

and

yet,

and

look,

I

don’t

expect

that

to

purchase

anything.

Don’t

misunderstand.

I

don’t

expect

to

buy

like

minded

treatment,

but

I

really

don’t

expect

the

kind

of,

I

don’t

even

know

how

to

characterize

it.

Brit

Hume

actually

picked

up

liberal

talking

points

about

me,

the

Republican

Party,

and

people

being

afraid

of

me.

(Audio

clip

of

Hume

saying,

‘I’m

not

sure

they’re

calling

the

shots

but

make

no

mistake

about

it,

Bill.

These

some

of

these

radio

talk

show

hosts

have

real

influence.

They

have

a

huge

following,

particularly

in

very

conservative

areas

where

they

are

most

popular

and

where

the

many

members

of

congress

who

inhabit

those

areas

are

not

worried

about

being

reelected

if

they

can

get

nominated.

But

they

are

worried

about

a

primary

challenge

that

could

deny

them

the

nomination…So

they’ll

go

a

long

way

to

avoid

it

and

keeping

radio

talk

show

hosts

off

their

back

is

one

way

of

doing

that.

Fox

News

has

once

again

fallen

in

with

this

idea

that

Republican

elected

officials

are

afraid

of

this

show.

Note,

that

they

are

apparently

not

afraid

of

Fox

News.

Whatever

that

means.

href=”http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/09/25/limbaugh-attacks-fox-news-gop-establishment-for/196079″>Audio

of

Limbaugh

continuing

his

attack

on

Fox

News

and

GOP

leaders:

href=”http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/09/25/ted_cruz_is_fighting_for_freedom”>Transcript:

LIMBAUGH:

In

these

21

hours,

even

the

hours

leading

up

to

it,

the

criticisms

of

Ted

Cruz

from

his

own

party.

The

attempt

to

ruin

him

and

mock

him

in

his

own

party

and

from

the

so-called

conservative

media.

And

then

of

all

places

Fox

News

trashing

all

over

this,

and

Fox

News

essentially

blaming

me

and

other

conservative

media

for

making

Ted

Cruz

what

he

is.

Brit

Hume,

of

all

people,

essentially

said

that

Ted

Cruz

is

who

he

is

because

he’s

being

pressured

by

people

like

me.

And

left

to

his

own

devices,

Cruz

might

not

be

doing

this,

is

the

implication.

He

didn’t

actually

say

that.

I

was

literally

stunned

watching

this.

The

fact

that

even

after

21

hours,

even

at

the

beginning

of

it,

they

cannot

at

least

admit

that

this

is

who

the

man

is.

He

doesn’t

need

any

advisers

here.

He

doesn’t

need

any

pressure.

The

man

is

not

a

coward.

Ted

Cruz

isn’t

afraid

of

anybody.

The

real

question

is,

what

is

the

Republican

establishment

afraid

of?

What

are

some

of

these

conservative

media

types

at

Fox

News

afraid

of?

What

is

the

Washington

establishment

on

the

Republican

side

afraid

of?

Government

shutdown,

losing

elections,

what

do

you

guys

think

you’ve

been

doing?

Did

you

look

at

how

many

Republicans

didn’t

show

up

to

vote

for

Mitt

Romney

in

2008?

Do

you

realize

that

if

the

Republican

Party

base

had

turned

out,

Obama

would

have

been

defeated?

Why

didn’t

it

happen?

First

off,

Limbaugh

is

wrong.

By

total

number

of

votes,

Republican

turnout

was

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virtually

the

same

in

2012

as

it

was

in

2008.

The

problem

for

Republicans

is

that

the

same

narrow

of

white

men

keeps

turning

out,

while

Democrats

are

adding

women,

Hispanic,

and

African

American

voters.

Sen.

Ted

Cruz

has

restarted

the

full

blown

civil

war

in

both

the

Republican

Party,

and

right

wing

media.

Fox

News

and

Limbaugh

are

two

of

the

three

biggest

players

in

conservative

media.

(The

Drudge

Report

completes

the

un-holy

trinity

of

right

wing

propaganda.).

When

they

start

going

after

each

other,

the

foundation

of

the

Republican

propaganda

machine

is

cracking.

What

is

happening

here

is

that

the

Republican

Party

is

literally

tearing

itself

apart

from

top

to

bottom.

House

Republicans

are

fighting

with

each

other.

Senate

Republicans

are

split

in

two.

The

party

leadership

is

trying

to

stop

a

far

right

rebellion

that

will

destroy

the

economy,

and

party’s

top

two

propagandists

are

now

at

each

other’s

throats.

The

Republican

Party

is

crumbling

before

our

very

eyes.

The

intra-party

warfare

isn’t

really

about

Obamacare

and

funding

the

government.

This

is

the

same

power

struggle

that

has

been

going

on

for

nearly

six

years.

Republicans

aren’t

unified

at

all,

and

even

their

ability

to

dominate

the

media

with

a

unified

message

is

on

the

verge

of

complete

collapse.

Right

wing

media

has

been

driving

the

Republican

Party

for

years.

If

they

can

no

longer

agree

on

a

message

and

direction,

it’s

pretty

much

over

for

the

Republicans.

The Republican Party is Crumbling as Rush Limbaugh Attacks Fox News For Being Liberal was written by Jason Easley for PoliticusUSA.
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