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Rush Limbaugh: ‘I’m The Primary Reason The GOP Lost’ [Audio]

Rush Limbaugh: Fall guy for election

Every election needs a “fall guy,” and controversial radio pundit Rush Limbaugh is apparently the GOP’s.

On Monday night, Limbaugh addressed the GOP blame game, particularly the notion that Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election, in part, because of conservative talk radio. Limbaugh attacked the GOP “ruling class,” and argued that the Democrats and left-wing media are to blame for the GOP’s losses, especially with the Latino community.

“Just as I predicted, ladies and gentlemen,” Limbaugh began, “this election was lost because of your host, Rush Limbaugh. I am the primary reason.”

“There are others, but I’m the primary reason the Republican Party lost,” he continued. “And I am, by the way, the primary reason the Republican Party will keep losing, until I am denounced by the Republican Party.”

Rush placed the heaviest onus for the GOP’s loss on the Democrats, which is kind-of sort-of a funny way of telling it exactly like it is, a la “you lost because you didn’t get enough votes.”

Limbaugh posed a question to Republicans: “Do you really think that the Democrat Party will ever allow you Republicans to be seen as pro-Latino and pro-immigration?”

Further, Limbaugh said that the left will seize upon any individual on the right who makes a dubious claim, and paint that perspective as shared party-wide: “the Democrats and the media will focus on that person and say, ‘See? The Republicans really are anti-immigrant!’”

“The Democrats will always come up with a position that tests the Republicans’ limit,” Limbaugh said. “They’ll always find some extreme position that the Republicans just can’t agree with in order to be able to claim the Republicans are anti-female, anti-woman, anti-abortion, anti-immigrant.”

Here’s the audio of Rush Limbaugh “taking the blame” for the GOP election loss via Mediaite:

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4 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh: ‘I’m The Primary Reason The GOP Lost’ [Audio]”

  1. Carol Duprey

    He is just a normal blowhard talk show pundit….although he lets few other people take except himself….who is crying in his milk now that their 4 years of mouthing off didn't pay off. It's done. Let it go. Move on.

  2. Mary Blaisdell

    It is simply a fact that white Christians are steadily become a minority compared to a coalescing of all minority groups that identify with the Democratic Party.

    If the GOP wants to win elections, it needs to muzzle the hate and disrespect spewed by Fox and talk radio on minorities including blacks, Hispanics, immigrants, women, gays and the poor. The "Minorities, you pathetic people are not welcome" GOP sign is branded into their minds long before any candidate even hits the trail.

    You can't throw shiny baubles to minorities at election time but angrily shout "we hate and don't respect you" for four years and still expect to get their votes. Forget math and science, that's just commonsense.

  3. Rikki Piotrowski

    They LOST because of their EXTREME RIGHT VIEWS AND MITT ROMNEY IS A RICH OUT OF TOUCH JEERK! YES rush, donald duck and beck SHOULD CARRY MOST OF THE BLAME ON THEIR SHOULDERS! The Dems DIDN'T create the war on women or the immigration issue the GOP caused it THEMSELVES with all THE LEGITIMATE RAPE AND SELF DEPORTATION TALK THAT YOU HEARD DURING THE CAMPAIGN! THE GOP SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT AND UNLESS THEY ADJUST TO LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY THEY WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE! The Tea Party brought ALL THE EXTREME RIGHT VIEWS TO THE MASSES! CNN DIDN'T CREATE THESE STORIES THE STORIES ARE TRUE! THEY HAVE TO GET OUT OF THEIR SO CALLED BUBBLE AND STUDY WHAT MATTERS MOST TO AMERICANS TODAY, 2012, NOT THE 1950'S! AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THE EXTREME RIGHT AND THEIR RIDICULOUS VIEWS ARE JUST AS BAD AS THE MUSLIM EXTREMEISTS!