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Limbaugh on McCain It’s Better to Be Right All the Time – Howard Krutz @ Washington Post

It is amazing that a Washington Post reporter would get it right about what Rush Limbaugh says about McCain. Well, Howard Krutz wrote a good piece getting it right at the Washington Post: Limbaugh on McCain It’s Better to Be Right All the Time.

Here are some highlights:

Rush Limbaugh has been relentless in his criticism of John McCain, prompting suggestions that he may have to soften his stance if the Arizona senator wins the nomination and faces off against Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. But if that happens, Limbaugh said in an interview over the weekend, he would rather see the Democrats win the White House.

“If I believe the country will suffer with either Hillary, Obama or McCain, I would just as soon the Democrats take the hit . . . rather than a Republican causing the debacle,” he said. “And I would prefer not to have conservative Republicans in the Congress paralyzed by having to support, out of party loyalty, a Republican president who is not conservative.”

Limbaugh dismissed the notion that a McCain victory would be a “personal setback” for him. “My success is not defined by who wins elections,” he said. “Elected officials come and go. I am here for as long as I wish to stay. . . .

“Yesterday it was Limbaugh vs. [Donovan] McNabb, Limbaugh vs. Michael J. Fox. Before that it was Limbaugh vs. Bill Clinton. Tomorrow it will be Limbaugh vs. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. And I note the media never applies this template to anyone else in media. Not to anyone in cable news, not to any of the endorsements of the major newspapers. Why are the New York Times and Washington Post not asked about the setback they both suffered when George Bush beat both their endorsed candidates in 2000 and 2004?”

Despite this daily barrage, Limbaugh insisted in the interview that he is not leading a political movement.

“I am not a candidate for president,” he said. “It is up to Romney and Huckabee to defeat McCain. My objective is to explain and defend the things in which I believe and inform people. What they do with their knowledge and information is their business. . . .

“If a candidate who is asking me and the American people for his vote isn’t particularly conservative on a wide array of issues, I’m going to talk about it. It’s not my job to get him elected. . . . I’m in the free speech business. I am not a campaign spokesman. I believe it would be a setback for the Republican Party to attract liberals and independents by being like them in order to attract them.”

It is time we need listen to what Rush actually said instead of what the MM wants to tell us what he said.

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