Rush Limbaugh blasted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and current Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown yesterday, calling it “suicide Tuesday.”
The radio talk show king laid into Romney for endorsing Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain in his re-election bid and Brown for supporting the jobs bill that passed the Senate.
As for Romney, who ran for president in 2008 and is likely to do so again in 2012, Limbaugh said he likes the man.
“But I think he's risking his career over a guy, McCain, who is so out of step with what's going on right now,” Limbaugh said.
“McCain's always conservative when he's running for re-election in Arizona. The tea parties have produced a wave of conservatism that have swept Republicans-in-name-only aside.”
McCain's primary opponent is conservative former Congressman J.D. Hayworth.
Limbaugh said he can understand likely presidential candidate Sarah Palin's endorsing McCain, because she was his vice presidential nominee in 2008.
“But I don't understand Romney endorsing McCain. I just don't think it's going to fly. . . It's unfortunate, but people are weeding themselves out of the process all the while engaging in this kind of behavior.”
As for Brown, “We're talking about a Massachusetts Republican,” Limbaugh said.
“Now, I know he's opposed healthcare, and we gotta continue to support him on that, and he's opposed to cap and trade. . . But he did go along with this jobs bill, and he did say, ‘I hope my vote today is a strong step towards restoring bipartisanship in Washington.’"
Brown has made it clear from the outset that he will be an independent voice in the Senate, and he was elected from a state that skews moderate to liberal. So it’s not a huge surprise that he supported the bill.
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