Laura Ingraham: If Repubs can’t beat Obama, they should disband

On her broadcast yesterday, righty radio host Laura Ingraham’s frustration boiled over with the possibility that Barack Obama might be reelected despite a record she considers so terrible that this election should be a “gimme” for the Repubs.

“If you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party,” said Ingraham. “Shut it down. Start new, with new people.”

hat tip: Huffington Post.

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Comments (11)

  1. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 09/11/2012 - 11:05 am.

    I’m SHOCKED

    to find myself agreeing with Laura Ingraham on anything.

    However, I wish, that once, just ONCE, she and her “conservative” cronies might look at themselves in the mirror, look themselves in the eye, and ask themselves a question:

    “Is it possible we’re losing because we’re WRONG about a lot of things and the general public is finally realizing that what WE see

    (and have, for the past thirty years, managed to hoodwink the public into believing)

    was the path to national prosperity was really, always, and only the path to our OWN prosperity,…

    and that, although we loudly protested to the contrary, we never really cared that our policies wouldn’t bring prosperity to our fellow citizens, and, indeed, REQUIRED that THEY slide into poverty in order for us to absorb their wealth and the proceeds of their labors?”

    If Laura would ask herself that question, she’d not only know why her “conservative” side is losing, but why they SHOULD and MUST eventually lose if this country is to survive.

  2. Submitted by Neal Rovick on 09/11/2012 - 11:58 am.

    Whoodathunk that a party that is veering ever-further right might just drive off the shoulder of electability?

    For all the talk of “taking our country back”, there is remarkable little recognition that the country is fairly evenly split and elections are rarely landslides. The middle is swayable, but not crazy.

    So who are you going to “take your country back” from? The majority of voters?

    That seems like an entirely different political system than democracy.

  3. Submitted by Ginny Martin on 09/11/2012 - 12:09 pm.

    disbanding republican party

    I think that might be a good idea. Let some other party in–Greens, Justice. The governance displayed by the republicans in our state legislature and in Congress, which mainly consists of NO, especially at the federal level where repubs only goal is to defeat Obama. Lunacy, extremism of the most extreme order, proposals about life starting at the first meeting of egg and sperm–“personhood” I believe they’re called–and even the believe that cutting the budget for the most needy and vulnerable, plus cutting SS and Medicare and others, plus cutting even more taxes on the rich will lead us to prosperity.,
    The evidence is everywhere, in our history, in various state’s history, in Europe–what more could they need to disprove their proposals?

  4. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 09/11/2012 - 12:53 pm.

    Ironically,

    the percentage of people who say they are republicans is higher than the percentage of people who say they are democrats. It’s been that way since Novermber 2010 and its now at the highest its ever been.

    Aug 31, 2012
    Republican – 37.6%
    Democrat – 33.3%

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/mood_of_america_archive/partisan_trends/summary_of_party_affiliation

    This is also why the Gallup and other polls that show Obama up by 3-4 points over Romney are bogus because the polling firms are using 2008 numbers (not 2010 numbers) and are over-sampling democrats by 8-10 percentage points.

    tee hee.

    • Submitted by Tom Lynch on 09/11/2012 - 07:06 pm.

      HA! HA! HA! HA!

      I’d like to see one other legitimate pollster that shows more people identifying as GOPers over Dems.

  5. Submitted by Paul Landskroener on 09/11/2012 - 01:41 pm.

    Who can’t beat this loser?

    That’s what I thought about G.W. Bush in 2004, too, and his record at that time was a million times worse than Obama’s. Yet, Kerry managed to lose Ohio and thus the nation. This time, though, it looks like the Dems are following the GOP playbook by exposing (or distorting, depending on your viewpoint, I guess) Romney in July and August, putting him in a hole it will be impossible for him to crawl out of.

  6. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 09/11/2012 - 07:46 pm.

    Bankrupt in all respects

    Voters, the Republicans are sending you a giant message printed in indelible red ink. They are totally bankrupt. The choice is yours in November.

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