Rush Limbaugh says the Republican establishment prefers [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] to Donald Trump so they lose the election to Hillary Clinton, thus killing conservatism, particularly social conservatism.
Monday during “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” Limbaugh said the Republican establishment thinks it is “better to lose with Cruz because that would say forever, ‘No conservative should ever get the nomination.’ They lose in a landslide and be done with it, and take the social issues with you by the way.”
Limbaugh argued, “The bosses of the GOP do indeed, if they had a preference, there’s no doubt in my mind it would be Cruz.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Republican Establishment Will Vote For Hillary Over Trump In Order To Keep Power [AUDIO])
Noting that there have been stories recently of the GOP establishment “warming up to Trump” Limbaugh said, “Overall, the GOPe [GOP Establishment] would rather there be Ted Cruz the nominee and lose the race for the White House. They figure that there’s only one Donald Trump. There’s not going to be [another] guy like Trump come along. There’s all kind of potential Ted Cruz’s in the Tea Party and they don’t want guys like Cruz coming back.”
“So the best thing they can do for their long-term planning, GOP establishment, their dream now would be for Cruz to get the nomination and then get shellacked in a landslide and then the establishment will be able to say, ‘See, you conservatives, get the hell out. Just leave us alone. All you do — we lose landslides. Goldwater, Cruz: we lose in landslides. You constantly tell us that our Northeastern liberal candidates like Romney and so-forth lose, well so do you. Get the hell out!’ That’s what they want to be able to do.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Ted Cruz Is ‘Inarguably Thoroughbred Conservative’ [VIDEO])
“Folks, I’m telling you… it’s not a theory, I’m not guessing…if the establishment could write the script here, Cruz would be the nominee, they want it demonstrated– they think they’re going to lose to Hillary either way folks, you got to understand that. They think they’re going to lose either way.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: ‘You Will Never Doubt’ Ted Cruz Is Conservative [AUDIO])