Reacting to Mitt Romney’s 47 percent comments, Rush Limbaugh explained to listeners today that the remarks were a “golden opportunity” for the campaign encouraging Romney to “take this by the horns, turn it into a positive.”
“This could be the opportunity for Romney and for that campaign to finally take the gloves off and take the fear off and just start explaining conservatism,” Limbaugh said. “Start explaining liberty to people and what it means, and explain that they don’t have to be in that 47%.”
Limbaugh explained that although he wasn’t at the fundraiser where Romney’s remarks were taped, it was common for Republican candidates to speak in clear conservative terms behind closed doors.
“If you knew what Republican moderate presidential candidates said to their donors, you’d be a little ticked off because you’d wonder why they don’t speak that way in public,” he said. “They are as conservative as you and I are.”
Limbaugh added that the media reaction to the comments were “predictable.”
They’re trying to fill the narrative that Republicans don’t care; that Republicans are cold-hearted, mean-spirited, extremist bastards that don’t care about the poor. That’s what they’re trying to say that Romney’s comments prove.”
Reiterating that Romney had to quickly grasp the opportunity to set the narrative, Limbaugh concluded.
“Romney has to get out there, take this by the horns, turn it into a positive, and go right for those people since they’re now listening,” he said. “Especially if they think they’ve been insulted — even better!”