I don’t have a problem with the motives behind Operation Chaos in general, but I do wish that Rush had recognized it could have negative (for conservatives) down-ballot effects in important state races. Here in North Carolina we have a very tight gubernatorial primary race on the Republican side between state Senator Fred Smith (he represents my district), who is both a social and economic conservative, and the more moderate Pat McCrory, the mayor of Charlotte. Any encouragement by El Rushbo for conservatives to vote in the Democrat primary would likely mean less votes for their likely preferred candidate for governor. But then again, that could be offset by McCrory’s loss of votes from moderates (who are registered as “Unaffiliated”) — his likely base — who are enticed by the Clinton-Obama contest.
There are other races in the state that could be affected in this way also.
Perhaps Rush has addressed this potential side effect. I don’t know because I don’t get to listen to him much, as I don’t work very effectively when my radio is on.
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