Rush Limbaugh sent a clear signal to his radio audience on Leap Day, the eve of Super Tuesday: If you want to send a message to the Washington and GOP Establishment, Ted Cruz is your candidate.
Here are some of Rush’s remarks about the presidential race as reported by Newsmax:
“Ted Cruz is the only guy that was taking on the Republican establishment of all the Republicans in the race. And he was the only guy who had been fighting the establishment and he had done it to their face.
“He goes to the floor of the Senate, he calls Mitch McConnell a liar on any number of issues, from the budget, to amnesty, to Senate rules, and Cruz had made it plain he was the guy that was gonna take it to the establishment.
“He was such an outsider that even as a member of the Senate he was hated, despised, and that was always gonna be a resume-enhancement point.”
We like and respect what Rush has said and done to promote conservative values over the past 25 years. However, we’re not sure if most conservative voters will believe this about Cruz – especially this election cycle.
Last month Rush said that Marco Rubio was a “full-throated conservative, and disciple of Ronald Reagan.” But given Rubio’s stance on illegal immigration and amnesty – plus being part of the infamous “Gang of 8” who who the 2013 immigration reform bill – it’s hard to believe.
In the past 15-20 years, the word “conservative” has been so abused and misused, that the word doesn’t have much relevant meaning anymore. For anyone right-of-center to say someone is conservative, the words bounce off most people’s ears like water runs off a duck’s back.
It seems that the Republican establishment (and many high-profile conservative talk show hosts) are scrambling to find the guy they think can knock off front-runner Donald Trump. Granted, Trump hasn’t been the most principled or consistent guy over the years. But the anger and frustration with Washington has boiled over to such a high level that most conservatives and Republicans don’t care – just put someone in office who hasn’t been in Washington before.
Do you agree with Rush that Ted Cruz is the best anti-establishment Republican candidate for president?