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Rush Limbaugh Defends Sarah Palin

Tuesday, 05 May 2009 02:23 PM

By Dan Weil

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is blasting Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney for insulting Sarah Palin because they feel threatened by her political rise, he says.

While neither has made any disparaging comments about the Alaska governor, “these people hate Sarah Palin,” Limbaugh said on his show yesterday. “They despise Sarah Palin. They fear Sarah Palin. According to them, she’s embarrassing.”

Limbaugh criticized ex-Florida Gov. Bush for remarks he made on a Republican listening tour he conducted with former presidential nominee Romney and other Republicans.

Bush says, “To President Obama’s credit, he waged a 2008 campaign that was relevant for people’s aspirations…. It wasn’t a look back, it was a look forward.”

As for Republicans, “Our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant,” Bush says. “I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia for the good old days in the messaging. It’s great, but it doesn’t draw people toward your cause.”

Limbaugh’s response: “I don’t think he’s talking about McCain. Something else you have to understand -- these people hate Palin too.”

Limbaugh continues, “When you strip all the talk that the Reagan era is over and we have to stop all this nostalgia, clearly in last year’s campaign the most prominent articulate voice for… good old fashioned American conservatism was Sarah Palin.”

The person who really looked back in the 2008 campaign was Obama, Limbaugh says. “Obama looked back to the past every time he made a speech. He ripped it to shreds. And then [he] promised something brand new: open change without any specifics whatsoever.”

Bottom line, Limbaugh says, “This need to praise Obama… that kind of leaves me a little wanting.”

Some Republicans fear that the party has abandoned its conservative mission. “We strayed from our principles of limited government, individual responsibility and economic freedom,” Chris Chocola, head of Club for Growth, tells The New York Times.

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