Already preparing for a possible defeat in the 2016 presidential election, conservatives are coming up with excuses to use if they end up on the losing side once again.
Whether it's Democrats pleading for her decision to be a "yes," or conservatives hoping she comes back with an answer of "no," the idea of Hillary Clinton running for the Democratic nominee for president in 2016 is an intriguing one. If the former Secretary of State and former Senator of New York does decide to run, the Republicans will need a very strong challenger to defeat her in November of 2016. While Republicans are gearing up to battle against the potential Clinton challenge, one conservative radio show host has a theory of his own.
During his radio show this week, Rush Limbaugh cited a recent article in the conservative leaning Wall Street Journal called "Hillary's Racial Politics." Limbaugh noted part of the article that stated: "The disconnect between these facts and Mrs. Clinton's assertions suggests that she is the one playing racial politics. The current narrow Democratic majority is largely a coalition based on gender and racial identity. It requires big turnout among single women and non-whites. As the Obama era winds down, the fear among Democrats is that these voters won't have the same enthusiasm."
Agreeing with the articles sentiment, Limbaugh went off on another tangent, claiming that the only way Hillary Clinton and other Democrats can win elections are through acts of voter fraud.
"Take the first African-American president off the ballot, not as much enthusiasm. You know, get rid of the front-running feminazi female, not as much enthusiasm. In other words, they need to cheat. They need to avenues to voter fraud. This is why they're so opposed to photo ID. What this story in the Wall Street Journal is pointing out is essentially Hillary knows she doesn't have a prayer without voting laws stacked in her favor. That is, maintaining the standard that there will be no photo ID required. I mean, there's only one reason for that. You can have voter fraud. It's pure and simple, and everybody knows it.
I actually think, given the Democrats' incessant focus on voting rights, the idea here that there's still some effort out there to deny minorities the right to vote, if anything, there's an effort to count their votes more than once. If anything, there's an effort to get people not even qualified the vote to vote. The idea that there's an effort to squash minority voting is absurd. It's just the exact opposite. Everybody's pandering to them, and the way the Democrats operate, they're trying to see to it that minorities can vote multiple times. Early voting, absentee voting, same-day voter registration is voting. All of this is aimed at on overwhelming an electoral system that can't keep up with the fraud.
In one sense you could probably say that it is a wonder Republicans win anything. And then you would say it's gotta be a testament to the power of conservative ideas. But every time I see a Democrat on television wailing and moaning and complaining and crying about Voting Rights Act here, as though there's still this effort from the 1800s to deny the right to vote to minorities. What an insult to intelligence that is. As I said, the effort is to get those people voting multiple times.
The whole idea that a photo idea is the equivalent of a poll tax or some such thing, all this age-old language that incites old ideas of racism and Jim Crow slavery and this kind, it's absurd. Well, anyway, the Wall Street Journal is calling her on it in this piece. It's all happened before she's even announced, which we also must point out."
Limbaugh's rant covers a wide range of delusional conservative rhetoric. From accusing the Democrats of voter fraud to stating that no Republican try to suppress the vote, but rather accusing Democrats of "pandering" to minority voters while trying to get them to "vote multiple times."
Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run, would be the front runner because her policies appeal to a larger portion of the American public as opposed to the extreme language and policies offered by the Republican party. One thing is certain, if Hillary Clinton does decide to run and is victorious in 2016, the GOP and their conservative backers are already lining up reasons for their defeat.