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If the Will of the People is Ignored, It’ll be Time to Go Egypt on Obama

(Here is the Transcript from Rush Limbaugh 2-14-11 Broadcast)

February 14, 2011


Salem, Oregon, this is Tim.  Thank you for waiting, sir.  Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER:  Dittos, Rush.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  If nothing changes as a result of the recent elections, and the Tea Party doesn’t get what they want, Rush, what happens next?

RUSH:  Then more Republicans get defeated in 2012.  And Obama, of course, loses, but more Republicans get defeated in 2012 as well.  This is something that, you know, let me put it to you in terms you can understand, all right?  Final comment of the day during the substantive programming content portion of the program.  After the election in November, repeal Obamacare, defund it all, doesn’t happen, number of other things that voters who sent all these freshmen to Washington to stop, arrest, cease and desist, if it doesn’t happen, we go Egypt on Obama.


RUSH:  I tell you, folks, if it all bombs out, if all these promises — look, if the attempt is not even made to defund Obamacare, repeal it or whatever, then we go Egypt on Obama in the next election.  That’s what happens next.  And, by the way, Obama can’t complain if we go Egypt on him because he said that’s how democracy works, that’s what he said on Friday.  This is the way real democracy works, so he can’t complain if it happens to him, and it will.


(Don’t expect Rush Limbaugh to lead the Charge against OBAMA… Rush is all talk)

Filed under: Obama, Other, Patriot, Rush Limbaugh

What does ‘suspending a campaign’ mean?

“Suspending” vs. Dropping Out – What’s the Difference?

Federal law does not have a specific definition of “suspending” a campaign and does not officially recognize the act of “suspending” a campaign. Herman Cain announced in December 2011 that he was “suspending” his campaign, but federal law considers him to be a candidate until he officially terminates or closes his campaign account or publicly states he is no longer a candidate.

Practically speaking, if a candidate removes him- or herself from the race without the intent of re-entering at a later date, then there is not a big difference between “suspending” a campaign vs. dropping out entirely. The end result is usually the same: the candidate is no longer seeking that particular office. Four years ago, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Mitt Romney all “suspended” their campaigns, but their bids had effectively ended.

One notable exception: John McCain announced he was suspending his presidential campaign in late September 2008 so that he could return to Washington to focus on the financial crisis. However, McCain made it clear that the suspension was temporary and that he would eventually resume with the campaign.

That said, there are two main differences between “suspending” and ending a presidential campaign: delegates and money.


Federal law plays no role in delegate selection rules. It’s up to the party to decide how to treat delegates won by a candidate who has suspended his campaign. In general, candidates who suspend their campaigns get to keep any delegates they’ve won, while candidates who drop out have to forfeit certain delegates, usually statewide delegates.


“Suspending” a campaign allows a candidate to publicly withdraw from a race while preserving the ability to raise funds beyond what’s needed to retire debt. This may include the ability to continue to receive federal matching funds, if the candidate has previously qualified for them.

When candidates announce they are dropping out or ending their campaigns, they may then only raise money to retire any remaining campaign debts or to pay for other costs related to shutting down a campaign committee. They may not continue to amass war-chests beyond that if they drop out.

However, if a candidate “suspends” his campaign but doesn’t officially end his candidacy, federal law does not specifically prohibit that candidate from continuing to raise funds for purposes other than debt retirement.

Candidates who “suspend” their campaigns as well as those who officially drop out must still continue to file disclosure reports, as long as they have an active campaign committee.

Filed under: Politics / Elections, Presidential Race