Days before a potential default crisis, right-wing media are engaged in a full-throated lobbying effort against a compromise to avoid default, urging Republicans to "hold the line" and act like "winners."
Right-Wing Media Lobbies GOP To Risk Default And Refuse A Deal
Limbaugh: "Winners Do Not Compromise." Repeatedly saying "winners do not compromise," Rush Limbaugh instructed Republicans in Congress not to "act like losers":
There is no reason to compromise with people who have not offered any substantive ideas of their own. There is no reason to continue to act like losers, particularly coming off the November elections when we were landslide winners.
Winners do not compromise. Winners do not compromise with themselves. The winners who do compromise are winners who still don't believe in themselves as winners, who still think of themselves as losers. And you and I are finished with supporting people who think of themselves as losers. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Rush Limbaugh Show, 7/29/11]
Fox Nation Trumpeted Limbaugh's "Epic Rallying Cry To Conservatives." Fox Nation promoted Limbaugh's plea that the GOP not compromise with Democrats, calling it an "epic rallying cry":
[Fox Nation, 7/29/11]
CNN's Erick Erickson: "Hold The Line" On Cut, Cap, And Balance. In July 26 Twitter posts, CNN contributor Erick Erickson urged Republicans to "hold the line" and avoid compromise: