Laura Ingraham: “If You Can’t Beat Obama With His Record, Shutdown GOP”

On her Monday program, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham ripped into Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign for its lackluster performance, citing unfavorable polling data showing Romney trailing President Barack Obama, despite the bad economy and high unemployment numbers.

Given that the economy is bad, Ingraham argued Romney should be shoo-in and blamed the Republican Party’s leadership for that not being the case.

“If you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party,” Ingraham said. “Shut it down, start new, with new people because this is a give-me election, or at least it should be. And the millions of dollars — I keep going back to the million and millions and millions of dollars that are paid to these political consultants election after election. We hire people who have lost previous campaigns, that run campaigns that have failed, who have message campaigns where the message fell flat — and they keep getting rehired. I don’t understand that. I don’t know why those are the people you hire.”


Ingraham singled out branding as one of the Romney campaign’s primary flaws.

“If I’m hiring messaging people — I’m finding out for instance who did the original GEICO gecko commercial?” she said. “Because that guy or gal who did actually knows how to brand something. So I’m going for the best branders and the people who have been successful against the Alinsky crowd in the past. That’s it. And if you’re Mitt Romney with all of your expertise and all of your knowledge about how the economy works and you’re in this — you have one shot. This is going to be the first line of your obituary. You won, or you lost. It’s all on the line for the country and it’s all on the line for you. You know saying that, ‘Well the numbers are disappointing’ — yeah the numbers are disappointing.”

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  • JohnWayne

    Ms. Ingraham is right on the money!

  • daveveselenak

    R. I. P. USA, welcome AMERIKA, that is the plan by both parties! A God fearing, patriotic party, such as the Tea Party is needed to save what little is left of the once greatest nation on God’s earth! The sheeple are mostly to blame because they have become a dumb-downed and apathetic, hedonistic society that is reaping it’s rewards! The Muslim-Marxist has been allowed to single handedly ruin America because the GOP, conservative pundits and the state-run media have been nothing but cowards to the reprobates intentions of destroying this nation. Now, through his Muslim brothers, we have uprisings around the world and I am sure he has contributed to such intended chaos as it undermines the US while empowring his Muslim B rotherhood! The new Hitler, that is exactly what he is, and I am not afraid to say it unlike the feckless “Re-PUNK-licans” and the conservative media. Unless this Godless, American hating ghoul is MADE to step down, I’ll lay you 1000 to 1 that it’s over for America! WAKE UP, WISE UP RISE UP! It is a tragedy, watch the inept, pathetic response from that ole commie hag “Hillory the Pillory” to the killing of Americans and see if you’d be intimidated and threatened by what (in-ACTION) the US will respond to under the Muslim-Marxist and his communist minions! Hell people, this is their game plan, to destroy America and replace it with AMERIKA! How dumb can people be, unreal!

  • siteunseen

    GOP should have allowed Paul to win, because it ain’t going nowhere with Romney. What’s the message???? More of the same?

    • JOY444

      Why do you keep on with this nonsense?? Paul could not win a one car race. I don’t like Romney either but the idoits selected himj. Newt would have fixed the economy quickly but the freaks in the republican party turned him down over the distorted love life they made up. The only good Paul could do for America is to shut up and go back to Texas and stay!!!

  • Smitty

    Laura is right on target. The problem is that it wouldn’t make any difference if the Republicans changed their strategy. The point has been reached where there are more voters who are “takers” than there are “giver/jproducers” who pay the taxes to support the system. The grasshoppers now rule the ants and it will get worse.

    The news media and even the parties themselves have turned the Presidency into movie-star status instead of someone who should attend to the business of protecting the electorate and (especially) keeping the country economically strong. Campaign platforms really taken second place behind who has the most charisma and deepest voice (Obama wins hands-down on both counts), rather than who can stand up to the run-wild Congress members such as Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Franks, Charles Schumer, et. al. who have done more to ruin the economy than any previous Congressmen and women I can think of.

    As such, it really makes no difference who is President. The voters themselves are weak, and the country will suffer as a result.

  • Smitty

    I just remembered that a friend sent me this article:

    Is it Obama or the People who elected him?

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon .

    PRINCE OF FOOLS

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.

    It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”