Limbaugh: Democrats and Republicans Trying to 'Render Conservatives...As Irrelevant As a Pockmark'

By Susan Jones | October 29, 2015 | 6:50am EDT
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is expected to replace retiring Speaker John Boehner. (AP File Photo)

( - "I think there's all kinds of bipartisanship going on in Washington," Rush Limbaugh told his talk-radio audience on Wednesday. He said the only thing that explains the Republican budget deal "is that there is a combined bipartisan effort to finally render conservatives and conservatism as irrelevant as a pockmark."

Limbaugh said he doesn't see any difference between Republicans and Democrats:

"When you look at what they've done with this budget...basically all you need to know is whatever Obama wants, he's got.  Whatever Hillary wants, she's got.  Whatever you thought you were voting for in 2010 and 2014, you've been lied to, in terms of how your representatives were going to fight the Democrats, fight spending, fight this constant bloat. We can now officially claim that the Republicans are responsible for five trillion additional new dollars added to the national debt."

And beyond the budget, Limbaugh suggested that the Democrats and Republican leaders are "linked arm in arm" in an attempt to destroy conservatism:

"I think what's going on in Washington right now -- and it isn't new, it's just more visible than it's ever been. I think there's all kinds of bipartisanship going on in Washington.  I think there's all kinds of cooperation going on in Washington.  I think that it's kumbaya time.  I think they are linked arm in arm.  I think the bipartisan project is to destroy conservatism.  

"I think they would be happy. They would prefer...I'm talking about the Republican leadership. Not the whole membership, but the Republican leadership. I have the idea they would be happier with Hillary Clinton as president than Ted Cruz, and that's not a feeling. I know that almost for a fact. I know that with almost ontological certitude.  

"They, as members of the inside-the-Beltway establishment, no way, no how do they want anybody like Ted Cruz in the White House. They would much prefer Hillary. The only thing that explains this, looked at in any kind of prism of common sense, is that there is a combined bipartisan effort to finally render conservatives and conservatism as irrelevant as a pockmark."

Limbaugh said the desire to get rid of conservatism is the "only thing" that explains the budget deal negotiated by Republican leaders and the White House.

"This is not good budgeting," Limbaugh said. "Not only is this not conservative, it's not even Republican, even moderate Republican. This is rubber-stamp liberal Democrat budgetary philosophy. This violates every pledge and promise that they've made in election campaigns going back to 2010, repeated in 2012 during the presidential race, and repeated again in 2014...

"I actually think... You know the Democrats want to get rid of conservatism.  They want to get rid of all opposition.  That's their modus operandi.  The thing here is the Republican leadership in the House and Senate, I think, wants to do the same thing.  I think we're a burr on their butts.  I think we're a pain in the rear to them. I think they much more resent us than they do liberal Democrats."

Limbaugh noted that there's only one more year left in Obama's term, yet the Republican budget gives us "two more years of this."

"It's the most confounding thing," he said. "We've got one year of Obama left, but the Republican leadership in the House has passed a budget, or is about to, that will essentially give us another year of Obama in terms of philosophy on government size and spending."

The House of Representatives passed the budget in a 266-167 vote on Wednesday, and most of the no votes came from Republicans.

According to the Associated Press, Democrats supplied 187 of the "yes" votes, while only 79 Republicans approved the deal. Outgoing House Speaker Boehner described the two-year bill as "a solid piece of legislation."

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