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Open Letter to Conservative Talk Radio Hosts (FR Exclusive)
1-29-2012 | Dianna C. Cotter

Posted on 01/29/2012 1:58:53 PM PST by Danae

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To: philman_36

Are you two married or what? Nobody needs to be reading your petty squabbles. Use the private reply.


62 posted on 01/29/2012 4:21:10 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

O.o what was that? LOL A record Nonaposting! (meaning 11)


63 posted on 01/29/2012 4:22:25 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


64 posted on 01/29/2012 4:23:36 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae

From the look of it, most “Conservatives” are our enemy. They are and never have been “Conservatives”. They sold their soul to be ‘Popular’ and sell their books. They placated us to sit tight so the left gets more and more entrenched and takes over every aspect of power, so when the “fight” comes, we don’t stand a chance.

There are few who are willing to walk the walk. They talk and continue to avoid the central issue-—we have a POTUS who lacks qualifications to even hold office—and he is destroying all aspects of our Constitution—and they skirt the issues. Even SCOTUS. Why? Because the NWO may be too powerful now, so they think. But if we all rise up together, they are finished. We need to unite—there are more conservatives than liberals. People need to for their children and grandchildren—for the future of freedom.

This is our last chance. It is now or never. Those who don’t join us are against us. The battle line is drawn and we want none of their slavery. For the love of God, join us and throw Romney back in the ditch where he belongs! He obviously is a progressive/socialist. Please let freedom ring!


65 posted on 01/29/2012 4:24:59 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: ansel12

I listen to Rush for professional reasons almost every day. As a Newt supporter, I have had some “bad days” and some “great days.’ Frankly, I think he leans Santorum. Before that he was hoping for Perry to do great things, but that never happened. I would say he has said more negative things about Mitt than he has about anyone over the course of the entire primary season.

Bloody thursday, as you call it, had some good things about Newt as well, and on Friday, he called out Elliot Abrams harshly for misleading everybody about “bloody thursday.” He has also allowed Newsmax to quote him all weekend in a very anti Romney context.

Keep in mind Rush has been very consistent for 23 years on a few things:
A: he relies on humor, and no one is immune from that.
B: he hates any attacks by our guys “from the left” - and the Bain attacks were that.
C: he has said probably thousands of times that he never endorses in primaries

If you cannot accept these three things, and you are in the tank for a given candidate, you will convince yourself that he hates your guy. If you accept these things, then you hear it more clearly.


66 posted on 01/29/2012 4:25:22 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Thank you, Mods. I think this is an important thread that doesn’t need to be hijacked. If you agree with Danae, let’s all call Rush, Hannity, Levin, etc. and ask them why they aren’t covering what’s happening in Georgia and elsewhere. It appears that they may have been threatened. We need to provide cover for them. Stay on topic.


67 posted on 01/29/2012 4:26:11 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: righttackle44

Same here. It is all rant and no content. It barely ever says what the rant is about. I’ve heard better rants from teenagers.


68 posted on 01/29/2012 4:28:59 PM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Are you two married or what? Nobody needs to be reading your petty squabbles.
Since I'm the only one you replied to who is this other person? You don't think I'm dancing with myself yet that's the picture you've portrayed by only addressing me.
That tells me that you're telling me, and only me, to STFU.

Aaaanyway, thanks for sharing your opinion.

Who's Your Daddy - Hoosier-Daddy...that's cute.

69 posted on 01/29/2012 4:29:08 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

Knock it off!


70 posted on 01/29/2012 4:30:28 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator; Danae
Knock it off!
Duly noted.
Am I refrained from responding to every reply and thread Danae makes in the future or only for this thread.
71 posted on 01/29/2012 4:33:58 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I have been listening to Rush Limbaugh since the third day that he went national, I know his show extremely well, I have 24 years of history with him and his style.

I knew that he endorsed Romney in 2008, and promoted him, you seemed to have missed that.

Bloody Thursday happened, Friday Rush was using Santorum and his brother as a beard, so that he could cover his tracks, while helping newt as little as possible.

You seem unable to get past your bias and hear the true balance that Rush has been offering between Romney and Gingrich, his “balance” was part of the pre Debate efforts in this all important Florida primary for Romney.


72 posted on 01/29/2012 4:43:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Danae

I must agree to a certain extent.
Some topics MAY have been covered by the talk show hosts but, not often enough.
If Rush talked about the ineligibility as often as he does his tea or his golf game, more people might be aware of the problem-—same with the others.
They keep telling us that this is the most important election in our lifetimes, but they don’t talk about some of the more serious reasons WHY.

I’m through with buying their books, their tea, and everything WE’VE given them the power to hawk to us to gain even more money and power while the rest of us are losing our jobs and homes while screaming “talk about his ineligibility!!!”

Hell, Danae...they won’t even talk about Col. Rice’s “Open Letter to the Democrat Party”!!!!

They’re just not doing anything for me anymore....they’re fast going down the same road FoxNews has gone down...to irrelevance.


73 posted on 01/29/2012 4:50:52 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Rush walked all over Newt on Bloody Thursday, the morning of the all important debate.


74 posted on 01/29/2012 4:53:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Mortrey

I tend to agree. I take it a step further to say that they are deliberately NOT covering some of the things they should be. That is why I brought it up.

Maybe, these people think they are more a part of the entertainment industry, and not a real part of the conservative movement. That could be. In which case, they should be given the same gravitas that other entertainers get, instead of the respect they are accorded.

We shall see. Most likely what I have said here will just go right into the black hole and that will be it. I hope not, but I am not naive enough to think it will do much if any good. I have to try though.


75 posted on 01/29/2012 5:36:43 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: ansel12

He certainly wanted Romney over McCain when it was down to those two and Huckabee. But he has been very critical of Romney for much of this process. He was critical of Newt when he used Bain. He only mentioned his brother and Santorum at the very end of the show once, so the beard thing is ridiculous. He’s liked Santorum from the get go. I think he has a blind spot to how liberal Santorum is on a lot of issues at this point.

I won’t get into a pissing contest here, but I have inside cred on this issue.


76 posted on 01/29/2012 5:42:47 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ansel12
Rush joined Drudge in Bloody Thursday leaving no doubt that after endorsing Romney in 2008, he is still a Romney man.

Pure tripe.

77 posted on 01/29/2012 6:03:01 PM PST by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Rush was the second half of Bloody Thursday, he wanted to knock off Newt Gingrich.

When we went to bed Wednesday night, we were all ecstatic about this video which had just been posted here at FR, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec_Nunb6izo and we thought that it would get on Rush and on Drudge and carry Newt over the top, and destroy the vicious attacks on him and Reagan, and put the wind at his back.

Instead this is what we woke up to, and Rush used his shiv with relish, he and Drudge were ready for us.
Back to the audio sound bites. Nancy Reagan in Phoenix, the Goldwater Institute dinner in 1995. Number 26, 27, and 28.
NANCY: The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive.

RUSH: Ronnie turned the torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress. Nancy Reagan. Now, she obviously didn’t know that Newt had been out there saying, “The era of Reagan was over” in 1988. If she’d-a known that she wouldn’t have said this. Here’s Newt Monday night in Tampa, he’s live on NBC. This is during the debate. Brian Williams said, “Mr. Speaker, you’ve been talking a lot about conservative principles in this campaign so far. Is that enough for you? Is that good enough to get you through here?”

GINGRICH: Look, I don’t want to spend my time commenting on Mitt. I’d like to just tell you that I started — I went to a Goldwater organizing session in 1964. I met with Ronald Reagan for the first time in 1974. I worked with Jack Kemp and Art Laffer and others to develop supply-side economics in the late seventies.

RUSH: Okay. That’s from the debate Monday night. Let’s go back to April 11th, 1988, a Washington news program, Newt Gingrich.

GINGRICH: I think this party in that sense is a very different party than it was, say, from the fights of the years of the Rockefeller/Goldwater process. A period in which, by the way, I was a Rockefeller state chairman in the South.

RUSH: Snerdley can’t believe it. (laughing) Snerdley’s mouth, his chin is on the desktop. (imitating Newt) “I tell you, I went to a Goldwater organizing session in 1964. I met with Reagan for the first time...” Both of these could be true. He could have gone to a Goldwater organizing session in ‘64, didn’t like it, and joined the Rockefeller campaign. But it does sound like back in 1988, I’ll say this — (interruption) Well, you got a debate tonight. It’s obvious they’re clearing the field for Romney. Back in 1988’s Newt’s making it plain he was a Rockefeller Republican. And, by the way, in 1988 that was your ticket to the establishment.

Remember, folks, the Republican establishment never liked Reagan. I know I say this over and over again. He didn’t like Reagan. He was Rockefeller’s state chair in 1968 in the South. In 1968, he was a Rockefeller state chairman, talks about going to a Goldwater meeting in ‘64. Remember, now, in 1988 the establishment was happy. They couldn’t wait to get rid of — in fact, Jeff Lord at American Spectator has written about some of the things that happened when the Bush 41 people showed up and took over the West Wing. They got rid of all the Reagan stuff. I forget the specifics. But in 1988 your ticket to the top of the GOP was to sign up for being a moderate. So at least best you could say maybe Newt was practicing opportunism there.

So that’s that. That’s the Newt stuff. It was kinder, gentler, the Bush 41 kinder, gentler. Thousand points of light. I was number 732, if you remember. I was number 732 of the thousand points of light. I even printed a certificate. I figured out how to use Pagemaker, so I printed my own certificate. I was number 732 out of a thousand points of light.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: You know, every time I mention a blogger, it doesn’t matter what blog site I cite, other bloggers send me e-mails saying they’re phonies, they’re creeps. The hatred in the blogger community is funny. Sometimes I’m hesitant to mention bloggers ‘cause I don’t like getting e-mails, “That blogger, he’s a phony, he’s a thief, that was mine first, everybody steals.” But I’ve got a blog here, guy named Dan Riehl. He claims that the video of Newt bashing Reagan is bogus, this 1988 audio that we played of Newt saying that Reagan’s wrong.

Here’s the little blog post. “There’s a short excerpt of a 1988 C-SPAN video purportedly showing Newt Gingrich bashing Reagan when talking about how Bush, Sr. should run” his campaign, should not run as more Reagan, but do something new. Riehl writes, “As I suspected, it’s edited to give a false impression. What you don’t see is immediately after when Gingrich praises Reaganism and the Reagan platform. If you can’t watch it all, it begins at about 2:30 in to confirm it’s the same segment. It’s the minute or two afterward you also need to hear to understand that Newt wasn’t bashing Reagan at all. He was merely saying, Bush isn’t Reagan and the GOP needs something new to sell.”

So I knew something like this was gonna happen. It’s not really that it’s been doctored, but that it has been selectively chosen from. So I sent it up to Cookie ‘cause I can’t listen to it, I didn’t have the time to listen it. Cookie said, “Look, this thing is an hour long. I’m sure he praises Reagan at some point or another, but I wouldn’t say it’s doctored.” So my expert says it’s not doctored. The blogger says it’s been selectively edited or chosen. So I just wanted to get it out there. I think Cookie is protesting having to listen to an hour of Newt, basically, in order to find — (laughing) — what I asked her to find. He-he-he-he-he-he.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Cookie is defiant. She’s giving me a minute and a half after of the Newt bite and she’s insistent that nobody’s doctored this and nobody’s changed — and I’ve read the transcript, that’s true. Newt still says look, the eighties were great but we gotta look forward, people — people care about the future, da-da-da-da-da. He praises Reagan in the bite, which the first — the — the excerpted bite doesn’t include any of but it doesn’t change the fact that while praising Reaganism, he still says to George Bush, you — you’re wasting your time if you campaign on Reaganism. Nobody wants more of the past. We want to look forward, nothing changes about that. So the — the Cookster was right.

END TRANSCRIPT
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/26/coordinated_avalanche_against_newt_doesn_t


78 posted on 01/29/2012 6:05:33 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Danae
Racism is using race as a means to an end. Wright and Obama are racists. So too is Al Sharpton, Charlie Rangle, Maxine Watters and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus who keep the black community poor and dependent upon THEM for their handouts, free cheese and designer home loans.

I agree and the ones that you mention are also devout Marxists and need to be called on it. The people that vote for them don't realize the hell hole for which they are voting.

79 posted on 01/29/2012 6:05:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well, I won’t ask what that inside cred is, but if you would, please pass up the food chain the Minor v Happersett eligibility issue. It is Obama’s Achilles heel, and is not a partisan or racist issue. Because if Minor holds true for Obama (and I support that it does) then it holds true for Rubio and Jindall et al. It is not about party, or genetics. It is about the constitution and a Supreme Court Ruling which defined Natural Born Citizen.

Thank you!


80 posted on 01/29/2012 6:14:04 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: RedMDer

“The people that vote for them don’t realize the hell hole for which they are voting.”

Isn’t that the truth!? Well said.


81 posted on 01/29/2012 6:16:08 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: ansel12

Your point? I could cut and paste the entire show from Tuesday last, which was a three hour Newt informercial (minus the Scott Walker interview top of the second hour).

But I have a life................


82 posted on 01/29/2012 6:26:24 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Danae

Inside cred mentioned on my FR page - but cred is not same as influence - not since March 2011 anyway.

This is not an issue that will get traction in this arena except maybe through this Georgia case. That could be interesting.


83 posted on 01/29/2012 6:30:10 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Danae

I support this. The document Obama released back in April was forged.


84 posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:01 PM PST by Mozilla (Bachmann fan)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My point was in that post and the transcript from Rush’s “Bloody Thursday” show, where he gutted Newt, in a hail Mary, to save Romney in the debate and in Florida.


85 posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:17 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Your point? I could cut and paste the entire show from Tuesday last, which was a three hour Newt informercial

It seems that the transcript from "Bloody Thursday" in post 78 is accepted as just what it was, a gutting of Newt before the debate.

86 posted on 01/29/2012 6:44:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
It seems that the transcript from "Bloody Thursday" in post 78 is accepted as just what it was, a gutting of Newt before the debate.

Which part of what Rush says has you so incensed? Is it the part where NEWT says he was a Rockefeller supporter??

Rush did NOT enforse Romney in the primary. If you keep saying that, you obviously don't know Rush.

87 posted on 01/29/2012 7:07:54 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Rush endorsed Mitt in 2008, and supports him this time.

This absurd attack on Newt as anti-Reagan has been discredited, Rush knew that when he was doing it, anyone who remembered the 1980s and 1990s knew it.

I am assuming that you are a Newt Gingrich supporter, correct?


88 posted on 01/29/2012 7:17:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
I am assuming that you are a Newt Gingrich supporter, correct?

Not really... Over Mitt, for sure... But, at this point, I have not completely decided between Newt and Santorum.

I don't vote until late May. So, I have time.

There are few things that come up on this board that I feel as qualified to talk about more than Rush Limbaugh. I've been listening to him, almost daily, since 1989. You can say what you want, believe what you want... but, Rush has NOT endorsed Romney... this year, or ever. MAYBE... over McCain. But, even that, I HIGHLY doubt. He purposely avoids endorsements during primaries.

I've heard Rush say good and bad about ALL candidates this year... Rush REPEATS what's 'out there'... and talks about it. He repeated the attacks on Newt.. and, repeated the rebuttal to the attacks on Newt. That's what he does. Doesn't mean he's "for" one or another.

89 posted on 01/29/2012 7:37:42 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I have been listening to Rush since his third day nationally in 1988.

You don’t even know that he endorsed Romney in 2008 as the true conservative, the three legs of the stool, conservative.

I looked at your posts, you were really pushing that phony Abrams story and were enthusiastic about the dumping on Newt that day of Bloody Thursday.

‘’I think the one candidate of the three still out there on our side that matter... in saying who more closely embodies all three legs of this conservative stool, you’d have to say that it’s Mitt Romney. There’s actually no choice in the matter.’’
(Monday, Feb 4, 2008)
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_020408/content/01125109.guest.html.guest.html

“...national radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, who endorsed Romney on Tuesday
[February 5, 2008]”
Newsmax - Feb 6, 2008


90 posted on 01/29/2012 7:48:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
http://hotair.com/archives/2008/02/05/rush-limbaugh-endorses-mitt-romney/

I guess, when people keep saying "Rush endorsed Mitt in 2008", they're talking about the above clip. I urge you to LISTEN to the link, not just read the words.

Rush is RELUCTANTLY saying Romney is the closest thing to being able to satisfy the three legs of the Republican Party.. among "the candidates that are left that matter"...

On that basis, I agree with him.. and, did then. But, Rush was NEVER a big Romney fan. Even in this clip, he's differentiating between the "Republicans" and "Conservatives".... because, it's clear... they aren't really the same. It was a crappy choice we had. And, this year... it ain't THAT much better.

Well... maybe, it is. For all the things about Newt that worry me, he is 1000X better than McCain. I could/would proudly vote for Newt if/when I make that decision. Voting for McCain was the least satisfying vote in my life.

91 posted on 01/29/2012 7:54:49 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: ansel12
I looked at your posts, you were really pushing that phony Abrams story

I was.. really bothered by the Abrams story. I've since read the Lord story, and after that, the entire Newt special order speech.

While, it's not as bad as what the Abrams story tried to make it, I still don't like it. It reminds me of what I didn't always like about Newt: He is often just as aggressive attacking his own side as the other.

He's been a man-made global warming believer... he's been pushing goverment health care. He often THINKS he's just way-smarter than everyone else.. which, he probably is. But, sometimes.. his ideas are not.

I still like him, a lot. When he stays positive, he is capable of lifting people. When he goes negative (as he was this morning)... he drags EVERYONE down.

So... no, I'm not sold just yet. But, I need to see much more from Santorum before I'd vote for him.

92 posted on 01/29/2012 8:02:41 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I am a longer listener to Rush than you, I was listening the day Rush endorsed Romney.

I did not agree with Rush, he and you were wrong to choose Romney in 2008, and today, in a race between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, both of you are wrong to be against Newt.

Rush was lying on Thursday when he dumped that false Abrams story on Newt just before the debate, the story that you were touting on freerepublic.


93 posted on 01/29/2012 8:04:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
“...national radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, who endorsed Romney on Tuesday
[February 5, 2008]”
Newsmax - Feb 6, 2008

BTW>> that was Newsmax SAYING Rush "endorsed" Romney.. Rush didn't say that. And, in fact.. specifically said he was 'NOT endorsing' anyone...

94 posted on 01/29/2012 8:05:57 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Yes that is Newsmax reporting the Rush endorsement, I can see why you know so little about Rush, you don’t know how to listen to him, and hear what he is saying.


95 posted on 01/29/2012 8:13:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
I am a longer listener to Rush than you,

Unless you used to live in Sacramento, that is simply not possible.

I did not agree with Rush, he and you were wrong to choose Romney in 2008/

So... you supported McCain over Romney? Is that what you're telling me?

that false Abrams story

The Abram's story is not "false"... it IS mis-leading. Especially, with two of the quotes that are Newt quoting other people... but, they were people that Newt AGREED with... so, it's not really such a stretch.

If the race this year comes down to Newt and Mitt, I will have NO TROUBLE picking my candidate.. and, it won't be Mitt. But, we're not there.. just yet.

96 posted on 01/29/2012 8:14:01 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

That is what I said, you don’t like Newt, especially since Romney became your favorite in 2008 as the race got down to three.


97 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:21 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

What a ridiculous analysis. The Monday debate, an awful display, had already turned the tide. And no, I do not buy “bloody Thursday” as you described it. And not sure what it had to do with Thursday’s debate anyway.


98 posted on 01/29/2012 8:20:22 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The Georgia case is the one I am referring to. Or more accurately Van Irion and Hatfield’s cases. They both cite Minor.

Out of curiosity, what happened in March?

Still, a nudge to the right person at the right time has been known to change an entire trajectory....


99 posted on 01/29/2012 8:24:17 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

You led us to believe you have been listening to Rush since 1989.

Being in California and an independent, I didn’t vote in the primary, but I would never have voted for Romney, and I never will, meaning that anyone is better than Romney, not just Fred Thompson, but after him, McCain and Huckabee in 2008.

If you were trying to defend Romney in 2008, then you got an earful here at FR.

Abrams story was a hit piece delivered by Rush on bloody Thursday to bump off Newt. Rush knew he was lying on Thursday with that phony hit piece, and he mocked us while doing it.

RUSH: You know, every time I mention a blogger, it doesn’t matter what blog site I cite, other bloggers send me e-mails saying they’re phonies, they’re creeps. The hatred in the blogger community is funny. Sometimes I’m hesitant to mention bloggers ‘cause I don’t like getting e-mails, “That blogger, he’s a phony, he’s a thief, that was mine first, everybody steals.” But I’ve got a blog here, guy named Dan Riehl. He claims that the video of Newt bashing Reagan is bogus, this 1988 audio that we played of Newt saying that Reagan’s wrong.

Here’s the little blog post. “There’s a short excerpt of a 1988 C-SPAN video purportedly showing Newt Gingrich bashing Reagan when talking about how Bush, Sr. should run” his campaign, should not run as more Reagan, but do something new. Riehl writes, “As I suspected, it’s edited to give a false impression. What you don’t see is immediately after when Gingrich praises Reaganism and the Reagan platform. If you can’t watch it all, it begins at about 2:30 in to confirm it’s the same segment. It’s the minute or two afterward you also need to hear to understand that Newt wasn’t bashing Reagan at all. He was merely saying, Bush isn’t Reagan and the GOP needs something new to sell.”

So I knew something like this was gonna happen. It’s not really that it’s been doctored, but that it has been selectively chosen from. So I sent it up to Cookie ‘cause I can’t listen to it, I didn’t have the time to listen it. Cookie said, “Look, this thing is an hour long. I’m sure he praises Reagan at some point or another, but I wouldn’t say it’s doctored.” So my expert says it’s not doctored. The blogger says it’s been selectively edited or chosen. So I just wanted to get it out there. I think Cookie is protesting having to listen to an hour of Newt, basically, in order to find — (laughing) — what I asked her to find. He-he-he-he-he-he.

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RUSH: Cookie is defiant. She’s giving me a minute and a half after of the Newt bite and she’s insistent that nobody’s doctored this and nobody’s changed — and I’ve read the transcript, that’s true. Newt still says look, the eighties were great but we gotta look forward, people — people care about the future, da-da-da-da-da. He praises Reagan in the bite, which the first — the — the excerpted bite doesn’t include any of but it doesn’t change the fact that while praising Reaganism, he still says to George Bush, you — you’re wasting your time if you campaign on Reaganism. Nobody wants more of the past. We want to look forward, nothing changes about that. So the — the Cookster was right.

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100 posted on 01/29/2012 8:29:58 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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