Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh apparently doesn’t have much faith in the Republican establishment to stand firm in budget negotiations with President Barack Obama and Democrats. In fact, after learning of the short-term debt deal “with no conservative strings attached” announced by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), he said he fears the GOP is “getting ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Limbaugh argued that Republicans reacted predictably when Obama and the Democrats used “every scare tactic out there” to scare the financial markets.

And while the GOP attempts to reach a deal with Democrats, Limbaugh says the Republican establishment is “still hell-bent on demolishing and discrediting the Tea Party and Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and whoever else was involved ” to defund or delay Obamacare.

“The conservative commentariate is now claiming that the Mike Lee and Ted Cruz defund strategy was delusional,” Limbaugh said, adding that the GOP’s piecemeal strategy is being hailed as “brilliant” and “mature.”

“That was so crafty and that represents turning the tables on Obama, and they’re saying that that is what has led to Obama being at 37 percent approval,” the radio host later added. “What makes me frustrated about this is that this piecemeal… None of this would be happening if it hadn’t been for the defund and delay strategy of Cruz and Lee and the people who joined them.”

Watch the segment via the Daily Rushbo below: