Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized GOP leadership for its actions on the cromnibus spending bill on Tuesday, saying “the mainstream Republican Party does not oppose a big government.”
“The Republican Party has never really been enamored of conservatives, the Republican Party has been tolerant, but for the most part, the Republican Party did not like Reagan, I mean the establishment wing of it did not like Reagan, they don’t like conservatives” he argued.
He stated that he believes one of the reasons for this attitude is that “the mainstream Republican Party does not oppose a big government and believe in less intrusive government and believe in individual liberty and freedom.”
Limbaugh then criticized the GOP for failing to put up a fight and letting the Democrats essentially write next years budget despite its huge electoral victory in November, declaring “they essentially threw away all of next year and let [Sen.] Harry Reid (D-NV) have pretty much what he wanted. The Democrats got pretty much what they wanted in this budget.”
He wondered “where is the evidence that the Republicans in any way are willing to fight for a belief in smaller government? Don’t see it yet.”
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