On his Thursday show, radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on what some are calling a coordinated attack on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as the battle going into the Jan. 31 Florida primary heats up.
Although Limbaugh didn’t pick a side, he suggested that if Republicans were willing to go after each other, they should be willing to go after President Barack Obama just as hard.
“I hope, at the end of all this, whoever is coordinating this on Newt has the guts and the gumption to go after Obama this way,” Limbaugh said.
“But I have my doubts because I’ve heard the stories about the RNC interviewing various polling groups seeking advice on how best to go after Obama. ‘Oh, don’t be critical!’ They’re telling them, ‘Oh, no, no! Don’t be critical. Obama’s loved, personally popular!” he added. “It’s — don’t call him a socialist. Don’t call him anything. Oh, no, no, no, no, no! You’ve got to oppose Obama and his policies.’”
Limbaugh predicted the attacks are unlikely to drive Gingrich from the race.
“Maybe part of this game plan is to get Newt to self-deport like out of the race,” he said. “That came up in the debate the other night, who was it, Romney, well, we’re going to do self-deportation as immigration control… They’re hoping Newt will self-deport himself out of the campaign — isn’t going to happen. But there is a debate tonight, and this is a massive coordinated attack. I don’t know it’s a conspiracy. But it’s coordinated. All of this stuff has hit in one day.”