2008-02-06 John McCain to Rush Limbaugh: Calm Down, Reach Across Aisle
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John McCain to Rush Limbaugh: Calm Down, Reach Across Aisle
by Rush Limbaugh, with brief transcript of David Brooks on Jim Lehrer's NewsHour: “McCain gets credit for being a maverick, as if that's evidence of his great character, because he'll always follow his conscience rather than the party line, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, but he's always a maverick in furtherance of principles that we find abhorrent and principles that liberals love.” Who, exactly, is "we"? And which of McCain's principles do they abhor?... “We are reaching out and asking liberals to come join us as liberals. And somehow this is a great masterstroke? If this were a war, what we're saying is, "Enemy, come on in, and come be who you are when you get here." If the Republican Party and the Democrat Party were two nations, Senator McCain is saying, "I'm going to have no border on my nation, the Republican Party. And if those people in that enemy party want to come in, infiltrate our party, that's great. I'm going to show that I'm the guy that can get it done. I'm going to be the guy to not protect the borders." Why is it so hard? I'm serious. This one escapes me. Why is it so hard to understand that what we want is to defeat those people?” What happened to Karl Rove's "big tent" coalition?