Voting for the most conservative candidate gains popular acceptance in bid to halt the Left.
"In an election year when voters are fed up with liberalism and socialism -- and when the fate of the country as founded is at stake -- you vote for the most conservative Republican in the primary. Period."
-- Rush Limbaugh defining "The Limbaugh Rule" on September 14, 2010
Florida, Kentucky, Alaska, Nevada, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Wisconsin, New York.
Is the Limbaugh Rule changing America state by state? District by district? Is it on the verge of leading change in the White House itself?
Will you ever hear this in the liberal media?
Yes. Absolutely yes. Surprised? Don't be. We'll come back to this in a minute.
First, let's let Rush himself explain the Limbaugh Rule. Here's a brief excerpt from Rush's September 14, 2010 show, the Rule itself in bold print:
It is most unfortunate what is going on because in my mind, you know, I was telling you about this dinner party I went to on Saturday night where the host threw out the question: "On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning the country's finished, one meaning, hey, we're in fat city, where do you think the country is?" And a prominent person said, "I think we're at an eight." I was telling the story to other people, who asked me, "What did you say?" I said, "Well, a six or seven," but I wanted to focus on a different aspect of this, and that is, how to arrest and how to stop this.
My point was that we've never had, never, ever -- I mean we've got the Democrats ready to run off a cliff. We have got liberalism and socialism set up to be destroyed, and the frustrating thing is that half the Republicans in this country don't see it, or they're afraid of it, or they don't want to go there, and that's the thing that bothers me about it. We still have people who want to compromise with these people! We still have people who want to walk across the aisle and be reasonable and get along with them.
We still have people who think that professional Washington politicians are the way to fix this, and clearly it isn't. Some of these people are citing the Buckley Rule. Now, I can honestly say that I know what the Buckley Rule is. I can honestly say I knew William F. Buckley and Buckley was a friend of mine. The Buckley Rule is, ostensibly, that you vote for the most electable conservative option against a Democrat in November. You vote for the Republican, slash, conservative who can win. To me, this requires clairvoyance….
Well, it's time, ladies and gentlemen, for the Limbaugh Rule to supplant and replace the Buckley Rule, because the Buckley Rule requires clairvoyance.
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