Rush Limbaugh: Hillary And Jeb ‘Perfect Ticket’ For Establishment

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

On his syndicated radio program Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh argued that the “perfect ticket” for the establishment of both the Republican and Democratic Parties would consist of former Governor Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asserting that “both parties agree the Tea Party has got to be dealt with somehow, some way.”

Limbaugh said Wednesday that Clinton had “a little problem.” The former Secretary of State “has to run for the presidency away from Obama, because Obama is death politically to Democrats seeking office.

“I give you the 2014 elections. Every Democrat senator [who] voted for Obamacare [is] toast. They’re gone, one way or the other; defeated, quit, retired, or dead. Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, all kinds of controversies and scandals, Hillary Clinton was tied. She’s got to distance herself.

The syndicated radio host argued that Clinton needs to win in another fashion because the Democratic base belongs to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who Limbaugh claimed is playing coy about running for President. Limbaugh gave his perfect solution for 2016 for those in the establishment:

“The ideal perfect ticket for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush. Now they can figure out who’s on top of the ticket on their own. But when you compare their positions, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, on the key important issues, they are two peas in the same pod.”

Limbaugh buttressed his argument by noting that both Bush and Clinton are pro-amnesty candidates. “Jeb Bush wants it; Hillary wants it. Both parties want to win the nomination, Hillary by running away from the Democrat base, Jeb by running away from the Republican base.”

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Betrayal: Could Obama Have Just Stabbed Hillary In The Back?

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Would Barack Obama back the “progressive” Elizabeth Warren over establishment candidate Hillary Clinton if they both ran in 2016? That’s what Ed Klein, author of Blood Feud, thinks.

In fact, Klein writes that while Obama is publicly noncommittal on 2016, “privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies.” He also writes that there remains animosity between Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

Why would Obama support Warren instead? Warren is a progressive like Obama, rails against the one percent, and had the support of some big dollar donors when she won her original Massachusetts Senate seat (including Hollywood celebrities.)

How supportive is Obama of a Warren run? According to Klein, whose book “Blood Feud” just premiered at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, Obama is very supportive. Klein says that Obama has sent his chief political advisor, Valerie Jarrett, to talk Elizabeth Warren into running in 2016 during several secret meetings. Warren has shown reluctance to get involved, though.

One Obama administration source said the following:

Barack, Michelle, and Valerie have been talking about Elizabeth Warren for quite some time.

The source added:

Valerie has told Warren that Obama is prepared to throw a great deal of money and organizational support behind her. The Obamas believe that Warren sees things from the same ideological point of view as they do. She is a committed progressive who, like Obama, wants to transform America into a European-style democratic-socialist state.

Klein said that one person who had talked with Jarrett indicated the following:

For the time being, the Obamas have decided not to broadcast the fact that they’ve tapped Warren as their chosen candidate. They are waiting until the moment is right, which will probably be after the midterm elections.

What do you think? Would Obama back Warren over Hillary?


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WATCH: Dinesh D’Souza Mocks The Left’s Hypocrisy On Capitalism

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza takes aim at his enemies in his new movie “America,” scheduled to make its nationwide release on July 2nd.

This is his follow-up movie to his successful 2012 movie “2016: Obama’s America”.

In this clip, we see D’Souza getting a hot dog on Broadway, while a clip of democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech on how “nobody gets rich on their own” plays in the background.

This is followed by a clip of director Michael Moore talking about how capitalism needs to be changed altogether, from a PBS roundtable discussion “Poverty in America”.

On a big screen in Times Square, we see Moore saying, “Let’s use the C-word here. We’re talking about capitalism. If it’s a more comfortable word for you – greed.”

Ironically, the 59 year-old director has a net worth of $50 million.

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Senate Candidates In Tough Races Raise $57M

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Candidates locked in the nine tightest Senate races in the country raised over $57 million in the third fundraising quarter.

Several of these races remain too close to call, and these funds will be used to boost the candidates out of the margin of error and into the lead in the final three weeks of their campaigns.

Elizabeth Warren, Democrat for Senate in Massachusetts, announced raising the largest haul — and outraised her opponent by the largest amount — of them all, and perhaps the largest of any Senate candidate nationwide. She raised $12.1 million in the third quarter, bringing her year-to-date fundraising total to $36.3 million — over $8 million more than GOP opponent Sen. Scott Brown.

Brown’s campaign said he brought in a considerable sum as well, but at $7.54 million, his fundraising total for the third quarter fell far short of Warren’s. He’s raised nearly $27.5 million for the year.

Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, running for Senate in Indiana, faces a disadvantage similar to Brown’s. Opponent Richard Mourdock raised twice as much as him in the third quarter, bringing in a $3 million haul.

Read More at The Hill . By Alexandra Jaffe.

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Even the Fed Can’t Save Obama

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson,

As chairman of our country’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Board, Ben Bernanke is expected to put the economy on a sound footing and foster strong economic growth. Unfortunately, Bernanke faces “mission impossible”—partly because the policies implemented by Congress, the president, and bureaucrats account for much of what happens to the economy, and partly because the Fed has already done most of what it can do.

The Fed’s favorite policy for stimulating economic activity is to lower interest rates to encourage individuals and businesses to buy more things and hire more workers. The problem today is that the Fed has already lowered interest rates about as much as it can. Currently, interest rates for U.S. Treasury debt obligations of one-year and shorter durations are at zero percent, and 10-year debt instruments yield only 3.125 percent. Despite these historically low rates, economic activity remains sluggish.

At his June 22 press conference, Bernanke said: “We don’t have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is continuing.” His critics have been merciless and vicious in heaping scorn and derision upon him. Some have labeled him an “idiot” or “evil.”

While I am no fan of Ben Bernanke or the Federal Reserve System, the name-calling is revolting. Intellectuals can be blinded by their theories, and one of the blind spots that Keynesians like Bernanke have (one shared by many members of the Chicago monetarist school) is that rapid expansion of monetary reserves is crucial to counteracting a recession. As the quick recovery from the severe economic and….

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