Limbaugh Lashes Out After Paul Ryan Distances Himself From Trump: "What Good Are We" If We Can't "Unify" Around Defeating Clinton?
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From the October 10 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Here's the bottom line. I note that Paul Ryan has all but concluded Trump is going to lose. He's not pulled back his endorsement, right, but he's not going to go out and fight for it. That's right. He has not pulled the endorsement, but he's basically, he's telegraphing Trump's going to lose and now he's working on saving the House majority. Right, he won't defend Trump and won't campaign for Trump. So OK, fine and dandy, but I have to tell you something folks. See this is the real -- when you get down to the nutcrackin' time, here we are. For those of you who are Never Trumpers, those of you who, you just, you just can't bring yourself to support Trump: How can you support Hillary? How in the world can you do that? Don't tell me you're not. "Oh I'm not, I'm going to sit it out or I may vote third par--" B.S. Anything you do besides vote for Trump is essentially electing Hillary Clinton, and the thing I want to know is, if you're going to suggest that Trump is unsuited, unfit, not qualified and if you are a conservative and saying this about Trump, then how can you not say it about it Hillary and her candidacy? If Trump is unfit, why is she not? On the basis that people are determining Trump is not fit she's even more unfit, if you ask me. She's got a 30-year track record that tells us the damage she wants to do. She's got a 30-year track record of the kind of dishonesty and misdirection that tells us exactly what we are headed for.
So if you can't bring yourself to support Trump on some basis, it's the exact same stuff with Clinton only just as bad if not worse. I can't help it that the election manifested itself the way it did, but for me it's always been about one thing: defeating Hillary Clinton and the Democrats and the Obama agenda. And for the life of me, I don't understand why -- well sadly I do -- it just, it really bothers me and it has for a long time, irritates me, why we on our side can't set aside the things that separate us and unify about one thing. We can't even unify around the concept of defeating Democrats? What good are we? What good is there a Republican Party if it cannot even unify around the concept of winning? For crying out loud. Do you realize the left have factions that hate each other? They've got different coalitions that despise each other. There's all kinds of coalitions and they're all competing for as much of the federal money as they can get. The Democrat Party parcels it out on who knows what basis. But when it comes to stopping us they forget all of that and they unify around the singular objective of defeating us. We on our side apparently do not have even one thing in common that can unite us. Not even the desire to win. It boggles my mind and I know from where it comes. It comes from political post-traumatic stress disorder. It comes from years and years of fear of what the American voter thinks of you. It comes from a never-ending desire to somehow convince the American voters that you are not the reprobate that the Democrats have portrayed you to be.