CNN: Establishment Republicans are Worried about Palin and Limbaugh
A Palin-Limbaugh ticket would be great for conservatives.
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The theme is that Republican establishment Republicans are very worried about Sarah Palin and me, very worried that we and our “partisanship” are going to scare off moderates and independents, future potential Republican voters. It’s the same thing as, “Don’t criticize the president! Oh, God, don’t do that. No, no, no, no! That only angers the independents.
“The independents, they don’t like partisanship. The independents do not like criticism. The independents don’t like it! No, no, no, no, no. If you do that, they’re gonna go running right back to the Democrats,” who are as mean-spirited and extremist as any bunch of people in American politics in my lifetime! Somehow, the independents and moderates do not mind the mean-spiritedness — the genuine mean spiritedness.
I’m not talking about partisanship. I’m not mean. I’m one of the nicest, most self-effacing guys on the planet. I’m also a harmless, lovable fuzzball. These people on the left are genuine mean-spirited, ill-mannered extremists. Somehow the independents and moderates don’t have a problem with any of that. But whenever the Republicans even dare to criticize a Democrat.
Why, we’re told that this does not serve well the premise of bipartisanship, and the Republicans will get blamed, and therefore the Democrats will emerge victorious. Meanwhile, with talk radio in full bloom during the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney won independents going away, not the Democrats.