RushBo, General of the conservative movement gave his orders to the rank-and-file teabaggers today on Fox and Friends with Gretchen Carlson: Do not desert and get with the program.
How will the Tea Party movement like being told what to do? If the teabaggers were really part libertarian, they would create a third party because many of them do come from the Ron Paul party and they aren't fans of the GOP, but as many of us know, most tea partiers are arch conservatives and really only want and see all progressive policies revoked, including Social Security and Medicare, while making sure all the brown people stay where they belong. Hey, maybe I can write a letter and see if Grover, Ralph Reed or even Jack Abramoff (from behind bars) will cosign it, asking the Tea Party movement to stay true to their values and form a third party if they really hate the Republicans.
Carlson: One thing I like to do at the end of interviews is quiz the interviewee on a scale of one to ten. So on a scale of one to ten: Do you think Barack Obama will be re-elected in three years? Limbaugh: One being no, and ten being absolutely?
Limbaugh: Ah, one.
Carlson: One. Really?
Carlson: On a scale of one to ten, will Hillary Clinton challenge Barack Obama for the Democratic -- ?
Limbaugh: Laying the groundwork even as we speak.
Carlson: In what way?
Limbaugh: Saying, ‘No, I have no desire to run for president.’ They say that – it’s like a coach getting a vote of confidence from the owner, and gets canned the next day. Saying you don’t want to run is a clear signal that you’re thinking about it and you want to. The Clintons have just as much ambition to get back there as Obama had to get there. And it’s – they will pounce on this weakness.
Carlson: On a scale of one to ten, that the Tea Party will become the Independent Party.
Limbaugh: They’re going to come to senses and realize that all third parties do is guarantee the election of the Democrats. The Perot party was the same thing. Let the Democrats do the third-party thing. The success here in the future is gonna be conservatism dominating, retaking if you will, the Republican Party.
I'm not sure why the Generalisimo is so worried that they would start an independent party. Many Teabagger leaders already have been telling the media that they indeed not only want to be part of the GOP, but they want to own it.
MATTHEWS: Matt, how about third party? What about the Tea Party? Sarah Palin is kind of hard to read. She is fascinating. Let‘s face it, we‘re all fascinated with her, because she‘s exciting as a political figure right now. But she‘s talking third party. I mean, she answered the question of Lars Larson. Maybe it just came to mind, but she said, yeah, I might go third party, something like that. Would you guys knock off an incumbent Republican by going third party? You know how the vote splits. Split the right, the Dem wins.
KIBBE: The better way to do it is to take over the Republican party. Frankly, that‘s what our goal is. We need to replace the Republican establishment with fiscal conservatives that are actually willing to cut spending.
If they pull it off, you can forget about public education, EPA, Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, women's rights and the like. And the sad part is that the teabaggers' own lives will be just as damaged by conservative rule as the rest of America -- and yet they will be happy in doing so.