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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Limbaugh Wants Republicans To Vote For Hillary Clinton In Primaries

Update] 3/5/08- The primaries are over and Rush must be a very very happy man!! (Click that link to see why)

Back in early January, Daily KOS encouraged their readers to "cause mischief" in the Republican Primary in Michigan by saying Democrats "should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win".

His logic:

And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.

One of the Daily KOS readers (Andy Cobb) went as far as to create a YouTube video. (Found at YouTube, URL here)

That video received over 191,000 views and 33 blog reactions to that Daily Kos piece, according to technorati.

A little over a month has gone by and instead of the expectations shown by Kos himself with that previous post, the Republicans have a presumed candidate in John McCain and it is the Democratic candidates that are cutting each other's throats and infighting to the point of dividing their party.

Now we see that Rush Limbaugh has decided that Republicans should turn the tables on the Democrats in this 2008 election and perhaps return the favor.

His reasons?

During his No. 1 rated radio show and on his Web site,, the former Clinton archenemy has told listeners to “pimp themselves” for just one day vote by voting for Hillary to keep the Democratic Party “at war with itself.”

Citing a story in a Texas newspaper headlined “Many Republicans to Vote for Obama," Limbaugh told listeners this week: “I understand I've got a big challenge here to try to get Republicans to change their minds on this and vote for Hillary to keep her in the race, to keep that party at war with itself . . .

“It's clear that Republicans in Texas have been listening to this program where we have advised Republicans to pimp themselves for a day and go vote in the Democrat primary . . . I just think, at this stage, the longer Hillary can stay in this, the better for us.”


“I know I'm fighting an uphill battle . . . vote for Hillary to keep this campaign going, this 'uncivil war,'” Rush said.

You can read the whole transcript of that Limabugh show for yourself, right here.

What a difference a month makes.

Even more shocking, who would have thought that the ultra conservative Rush Limbaugh and the ultra liberal DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas would actually agree on political strategy?

OH MY GOD....For the second time in two weeks, I just saw pigs fly past my window!!!

(Question for Markos Moulitsas: Still think a little mischief is going to be fun?)