Top conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is not pleased about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential announcement. After Bush announced he plans to “actively explore” a run in 2016, Limbaugh slammed him and explained his theory that the point of Jeb running is to dry up money and resources for conservative, Tea-Party supporters in the Republican party early:
You want to know why Jeb Bush is thinking of running? I’ll give you a possibility, including the fact he may want to be president, he may want to do this. But he’s also being looked at as a savior by the big money donor class and the consultant class, the establishment of the party, to head off the Tea Party.
They’re gonna pull out all the stops to make sure that a Tea Party type conservative doesn’t get the nomination. If that means somebody like Jeb — could be a sacrificial run just to make sure that a conservative doesn’t get the nomination in 2016. There’s a whole bunch of stuff under the surface here that percolating and effervescing, and it’s all about us being the number one enemy of these people.
Jeb Bush is out telling donors, potential donors, CEOs and the like that he is not gonna compromise his principles like others have in order to get the nomination. Meaning, he’s not gonna pander to the Tea Party. Nope. He’s not gonna pander to conservatives. He’s gonna show that you can win the Republican Party nomination without securing the base. And one of the things that I think is really going on here, I think that the Republican Party — it’s true of both parties — the Republican Party is dominated now by what is called in the parlance of the day, the donor class.
via Rush Limbaugh
El Rushbo sees that donors are not pleased with the Tea Party, even though it was the same grassroots efforts that lead to an overwhelming Republican landslide during the last election.
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