Here is audio of Sen. Rand Paul on with Laura Ingraham today where he blasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for attacking a recent NRA ad that argues for armed security to protect all school children in America. He also hit Christie for the “tantrum” he threw to get $60 billion for relief aid because of Hurricane Sandy disaster, some of which had nothing to do with relief.
Here is video of Laura Ingraham on “Fox & Friends” this morning where she blasted NBC’s Bob Costas for his anti-gun rant during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys’ Sunday Night Football victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Ingraham said flatly that Costas tries to sound so smart about every subject, but, frankly, “You don’t know that much about what you are talking about.”
Here is audio of Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus talking to Laura Ingraham today, where he said Obama is moving his big Convention acceptance speech from 74,000-seat “Bank of America” Stadium in Charlotte because they were afraid they could not fill it up.
Here is video of Laura Ingraham doing “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight, where she delivered the opening “Talking Points.” Ingraham said with Santorum’s exit from the GOP race, the ball is now squarely in Mitt Romney’s court to “take the fight” to Barack Obama the way he did to Santorum and Gingrich. She said he can start by dropping the “Barack Obama is a nice guy, but. . .” routine.
Ingraham is right. Romney needs to drop that approach. I’ve noticed him doing that, just as John McCain did it in 2008. What Obama has done and is doing to America is not nice. Whether Obama is a “nice guy” or not is irrelevant. It is about what he’s doing to the country. He has shown in his ads that he will go after Obama. He has to match that intensity on the Campaign Trail as well. Telling the truth about Obama and his radical agenda is the quickest way for Romney to rally conservatives to his side and energize the base to help him win in November.
Here is audio of Pat Buchanan on the Laura Ingraham Show today where he urged Republicans to pull together and defeat Barack Obama.
Here is video of Laura Ingraham challenging George Will on “This Week” about the idea that Mitt Romney will run stronger with Independent voters than Newt Gingrich. Ingraham agreed that she does not think Gingrich can withstand the onslaught of attacks against him by Romney and the GOP Establishment, but she cited poll numbers that Romney is plummeting with Independent voters right now.
I don’t know about the specific poll numbers Ingraham is citing, but if you look at virtually all state polls in matchups with Obama, you see that Mitt Romney actually does far better than any of the other GOP candidates. Romney puts states in play, at least according to polls up to now, that no other candidate does: New Hampshire, Michigan, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico – all states Obama carried in 2008. That does not mean it will actually turn out that way, but that’s what current polling shows.
Here is audio of Laura Ingraham in a back-and-forth with Rick Santorum on the actual state of the GOP Presidential race. Ingraham at one point challenged Santorum to a “reality check”:
“But he (Gingrich) is the leader Rick. Rick, Rick, reality check here! He is the leader right now.”
Ingraham was referring to polls showing Gingrich leading in South Carolina and in second place in Florida.
Here is audio of Laura Ingraham praising Gov. Rick Perry today for his decision to end his Presidential Campaign and endorse Newt Gingrich for President. Ingraham said yesterday that Perry needed to do just that for the good of the Republican Party and the nation.
“I think Rick Perry deserves huge ‘kudos’ for getting out of this race. . . But he’s putting the country ahead of himself.”
Here is audio of conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on her show today where she urged Texas Gov. Rick Perry to drop out of the GOP Presidential race in order to help stop Mitt Romney from winning the nomination. She also played a “Robo Call” going out across South Carolina that plays audio of Rick Santorum’s endorsement in 2008 of Mitt Romney.
Here is audio of Rick Santorum on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show today, where he went after Mitt Romney as the candidate being anointed by the media and the Republican establishment even though there are many Republicans who don’t want him as the nominee. Santorum said, “we’re not going anywhere.” Ingraham asked Santorum if he was trying to get Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich to form an alliance with him and get out of the race to make it possible to stop Romney. Santorum said he is not going to tell another candidate to get out of the race.
Santorum accused Romney of “outright lies and hypocrisy” in his ads against him, defending his support for giving convicted felons back the right to vote once they have served their sentences. Romney has attacked Santorum for giving the right to vote to convicted felons.
It will be interesting to see if Santorum goes on the attack against Romney in tonight’s Fox News South Carolina Debate.
Here is audio of Newt Gingrich on the Laura Ingraham Show today where she asked him about Meghan McCain’s recent criticism of his wife, Callista, as being “icey.” Ingraham mentioned that McCain is now considered by MSNBC as a “conservative thinker.”
Gingrich just laughed and responded, “Well, listen, let’s be fair. By the standards of MSNBC she IS a conservative thinker.”
Here is audio of Gov. Mike Huckabee on the Laura Ingraham Show, where he said that as the GOP Nomination race moves toward actual voting contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina – “the knives get sharpened, they come out of the drawers and they start getting used, and there’s going to be blood on the floor. That’s just the way this happens.”
Mike Huckabee pledged to support the eventual GOP Nominee – including Mitt Romney. He acknowledged that he and Romney have not been “best buddies,” but that Romney would be far better than Barack Obama “every day of the week and twice on Sunday.” Huckabee did say Romney is “not my first choice.”
Huckabee had a classic description of “politics” in his own unique style:
“Politics is a lot like a Wonderbra. You take what you have, and you try to arrange it in such a way that at the moment at which it means the most it pushes you up over the top.”
Here is audio of Newt Gingrich on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show today, where he explained consulting payments he received over the years from mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
Gingrich said he never did any lobbying for Freddie Mac, never reaching out to Capitol Hill. “I’m not in the business of lobbying.” Gingrich said what he did for them was to “offer strategic advice,” which he said they ignored.
Here is audio of Newt Gingrich saying Herman Cain should not be joking about issues like sexual harassment, reacting to news that Cain had cracked a joke about Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill supporting him.
“I think if you look at the concerns we have about issues like sexual harassment, if you look at the tragedy at Penn State, if you look at how people feel in general about this kind of stuff, it’s not something to be joked about. . . ”
Gingrich said Cain “may well be innocent” of the accusations against him, but said these are not things “you joke about.”