Operation: Chaos, Part Deux?
During the 2008 Democratic Party primary, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh issued an “order” to his listeners to vote for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton over then-Sen. Barack Obama in states with an open Democratic primary. Although Limbaugh’s listeners were more likely to vote Republican in the general election, their participation in the Democratic primary was considered a strategy helpful to then-likely GOP nominee Sen. John McCain.
Could another opportunity for Limbaugh’s conservative listeners to steer Democratic Party politics be a possibility? According to Limbaugh, it’s likely in the works.
“I just want to put another thought in your head,” Limbaugh said on his Monday program. “If you think that the Democratic Party is not thinking about Hillary Clinton as a primary opponent to Obama, you are not thinking,” Limbaugh said. “Folks, if Hillary Clinton were president right now and the same circumstances existed, they would be thinking about Obama primarying her.”
And based on Obama’s tough go at it over the last two-and-a-half years, the Democratic Party is considering that challenge.
“I am here to tell you that deep in the bowels of the Democrat Party, and that’s what they are — they’re thinking about this,” Limbaugh said.