RUSH: Here’s Chuck. Chuck in Cooksville, Illinois. Welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, super ganga-ganga dittos.
RUSH: Thank you. You betcha.
CALLER: Hey, I wanted to talk to you and the Tea Party supporters out there. I talked to a lot of them and I’ve been an activist for a long, long time, longer than I care to knit. A lot of people are unaware. They’ve gotten involve in candidacies and that’s great, we’re making a lot of progress there but a lot of people seem to be unaware of what they can do to actually get directly involved in and take over the Republican Party. There’s a process called the Precincts Committeeman process where you go in, as long as you’re registered Republican, go to your state Republican website, find out what district you’re in, and when your district meeting is when, where, and go there and say, ‘I’d like to volunteer to be a precincts committeeman.’
CALLER: They will appoint you to be a precincts committeeman, if you go in there with your likeminded friends and family members and so forth. As precinct committeeman then you vote for your precinct captain, and your district’s chairperson and eventually your state chairperson.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: And you can literally take over the party that way.
RUSH: This is one of the ways to do it. Precinct level. Let me tell you, we were talking about these campaign consultants last week and the fact that they work in this area ten to 20%, the undecided. That’s where they get paid. To sway voters. They’re working at the precinct level. I mean, that’s how deep involved they are — and that’s not ideological at all, as far as they’re looking at. But, yeah, precinct county member, or precinct committee member or captain is exactly a great, great starting point if you’re talking about grassroots takeover.
RUSH: Mary in Charleston, South Carolina, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi! I just wanted to ask your opinion on if you’re worried about the next presidential election having a Tea Party candidate take votes away from the Republican, you know, causing us to end up with another Democrat.
RUSH: I don’t know that there’s going to be a third-party candidate in 2012. If there is, the Republican Party candidate will be the minority party candidate and will take votes from the Democrat.
RUSH: Honest to God, if you look in Alaska where Lisa Murkowski is running as a write-in.
RUSH: In the polling, now she’s taking votes away from the Democrat. In Delaware, Mike Castle, he’s toying around with doing a write-in candidacy so they’re doing polls. And they found out polling data from Delaware is that Mike Castle will take votes away from the Democrat, not from Christine O’Donnell.
CALLER: All right. Great to hear.
CALLER: Thank you so much.
RUSH: You know, you’re way ahead. We gotta burn that bridge when we come today. The thing about whether there’s a third party in 2012. There is going to be a continuing conservative ascendancy ’cause Obama’s not going anywhere. The thing the Republicans are going to have to look out for, and we have warned them countless times on this program, is they’re going to have to look out for being blamed for the failure of Obama’s agenda. ‘Cause that’s what he wants. When Obama runs for reelection in 2012, he’s going to have to run against something. And he won’t run against himself. And he doesn’t want to run against Democrats. That’s their problem now. That’s why they’re still trying to blame everything on Bush. They’re blaming everything on Republicans now. The fact that there isn’t going to be a vote on tax cuts. That’s the Republicans’ fault. Republicans can’t stop Obama right now. But if they win the House, come close to winning the Senate, theoretically they’ll be able to stop him. So Obama’s gladly looking forward to that. The Republicans had best be on the lookout.