The Republican establishment would rather put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House than Republicans Donald Trump or Ted Cruz because it would keep them in charge of "their fiefdoms," talk radio host Rush Limbaugh
said on Monday.
"The Republican establishment is prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton if it means holding onto their fiefdoms," Limbaugh said, adding, "The Republican Party is prepared, if Ted Cruz gets the nomination, to not care whether he wins or loses."
"In fact," Limbaugh said later, "if Ted Cruz is the nominee and loses the general, the party will be happy. They’ll be able to blame the loss on conservatives and conservatism and be done — once and for all — with conservatism in the party."
The GOP's "primary objective" is self-preservation, not winning the White House in this cycle," Limbaugh said. "Given the vagaries of this cycle, the Republican Party's primary objective is maintaining its own power structure and base for the current people that occupy it."
The dead giveaway, he said, is when some in the party openly say they will vote for Clinton over Trump.
"And some of them have even said that they'll vote for Hillary instead of Cruz," he said. "It means they don’t think the country’s in crisis. They don’t think anything of the sort."
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