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Are Hannity, Rush, and the big talkers playing us for $$$? (vanity)

Posted on 05/01/2012 8:41:51 PM PDT by teg_76

Do you ever get the feeling that Rush and Hannity don't really care who wins, just as long as their dollars keep rolling in from us tea party saps. Besides Mark Levin, what prominent talker has gone out on a limb and endorsed true conservative candidates? Everyday we have to here Hannity interview the John McCains of the world. If he truly believed in the conservative movement, wouldn't he be out there trumpeting Richard Mourdock and Don Stenberg like Levin is?

As for Rush, he is more interested in commercializing the tea party movement with his "Two if by tea" than promoting it.

Besides Mark Levin, they're all sellouts just like the Republican leadership...looking out for their own career over the well being of the country.

Eric Cantor with his support of Richard Lugar and Adam Kinzinger in their primaries is consolidating moderate, establishment support behind his ambition to be speaker some day. But Hannity is more interested in a softball interview with him than evicerating him for his actions.

There are very few leaders in our movement.


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To: teg_76
Do you actually think Rush started Two if by Tea for the Money? LOL That whole thing is a toy for him to have fun with. The guy is a gillianaire and I doubt if the tea business is putting him over the top. I also believe he want is to work so as to show us all how capitalism can work in the toughest times. It's like a school science project for him.
51 posted on 05/01/2012 9:46:54 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: teg_76

They are realistic. They will eventually back whoever the nominee is, as we all should.

Ideals are fine but reality is a harsh mistress. Sometimes you must vote for the lesser of two evils. In better terms one must envoke the Buckley rule which states that you elect the most conservative, electable candidate. Or push them in that direction. *cough*


52 posted on 05/01/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: teg_76
Do you actually think Rush started Two if by Tea for the Money? LOL That whole thing is a toy for him to have fun with. The guy is a gillianaire and I doubt if the tea business is putting him over the top. I also believe he want is to work so as to show us all how capitalism can work in the toughest times. It's like a school science project for him.
53 posted on 05/01/2012 9:47:18 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: digger48

Tee hee...good one.


54 posted on 05/01/2012 9:48:14 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: entropy12
Ha!!

Funny how....people can see the same thing...but think the opposite.

Are you sure...you are in the right place?

55 posted on 05/01/2012 9:50:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: fish hawk

“Do you actually think Rush started Two if by Tea for the Money? LOL That whole thing is a toy for him to have fun with.”

I thought it was a very deliberate stick in the eye to fair weather friend Snapple. I loved it!


56 posted on 05/01/2012 9:50:45 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: Rembrandt

Yep, longer than you!


57 posted on 05/01/2012 9:51:35 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: TheRhinelander

I will delight in opposing both evils.


58 posted on 05/01/2012 9:52:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: fish hawk
"It's like a school science project for him. "

Yep, it's an example for the others.

59 posted on 05/01/2012 9:53:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: teg_76

There’s a lot of phonyism there. I recall many of our pundits beating their chests in the run-up to 2008, swearing that they would NEVER NEVER NEVER back that RINO John McCain, not in the primary, not in the general, not in a boat, not with a goat. I DO NOT LIKE McCAIN AND HAM; I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM I AM! But when he got the nomination, they dutifully bent the knee and kissed his ring. Same with Mittens. Coulter is a particularly sad example in both cases, but then she’s been perfectly frank that she comes out with rabid statements just to gain publicity. She’s venal, but at at least she admits to being venal.


60 posted on 05/01/2012 9:53:48 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: teg_76

Yes. Which is why I quit listening to them years ago.


61 posted on 05/01/2012 9:53:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: teg_76; Lazlo in PA; AlexW; unkus; MindBender26

“Are Hannity, Rush, and the big talkers playing us for $$$?”

And exactly what money have they taken from you? And if you don’t like them don’t listen to them.

I find “purity” tests such as yours totally disgusting and divisive. Rush and Hannity are two of the biggest voices we have and you are ready to throw them overboard because they don’t meet your purity test?

In your conservative world, the population would be 1 - you.


62 posted on 05/01/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

Is that you Eric Cantor?


63 posted on 05/01/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

We stopped listening to Rush long ago, as he bumped bellies with those who rolled out the red carpet for tens of millions of illegals, during war time, as he babbled about feminist and golf.

It became unbearable.


64 posted on 05/01/2012 10:07:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: aquila48

Are you attacking us or making a point?


65 posted on 05/01/2012 10:10:19 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: teg_76

Rush readily admits it’s a business for him. Though...it’s really in all of their best interests for Democrats to win, because they make the big money when people are unhappy with the current leadership. If Democrats win, people become dissatisfied with Democrats/liberals and tune in to conservative (or Republican) broadcasting.


66 posted on 05/01/2012 10:10:54 PM PDT by lymelady (Pro-life: Because I passed biology and history.)
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To: teg_76

Levin endorses Mittens now, so does Newt and Sarah.

Now what?


67 posted on 05/01/2012 10:12:41 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: teg_76

Not Limbaugh. Not Levine. Hannity is a slug, dont listen anymore.
I think you are just over thinking it.


68 posted on 05/01/2012 10:15:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: aquila48
Rush and Hannity are two of the biggest voices we have

Hannity is like listening to a political radio Disney.

Rush became so rich, he became completely detached and isolated from the real world. His jet orbits in lofty circles.

69 posted on 05/01/2012 10:16:29 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: unkus

“Are you attacking us or making a point?”
_________________________________________

I also wonder.
I do not know why he addressed his post to us.


70 posted on 05/01/2012 10:28:43 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“I need to get me some! Or send some as gifts!”
___________________________________

Ohhhh...you are welcome to put me on your gift list, haha.
I would love to try it, but I can not afford the FedEx
to the Philippines.


71 posted on 05/01/2012 10:35:05 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: unkus

No I wasn’t attacking you, just the poster of the vanity, and making the points that:

a. you would be in small company if your purity test is so narrow that you would exclude Rush and Hannity
b. nobody is putting a gun to his head forcing him to listen to them, so his accusation about them taking his $$$ smacks more of a liberal than the conservative he claims to be

BTW, I agree with your comment about Rush.


72 posted on 05/01/2012 10:47:05 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: teg_76

Just look at Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Beck, Medved, Hewitt, Prager, Miller, Gibson, Levin, Ingraham, Boortz, Bennett, Liddy, Bruce, Elder, Hedgecock, Gallager, Larsen, Humphries, Kilmeade, Sciff, Parshall, Doyle, Sullivan, Carr, Quinn and Rose, Belling, Davis, Thompson, Pagliarulo, Garrison, Mancow, McConnell, Crowley, Grant, Redding, Cosby, Schlafly, Loesch, Sliwa, Dr. Albrecht, Erickson, Giordano, Sekulow, Severin, Stock, Thomas, Slade, Lawson, Valentine, Peterson, Are, Parshall, Zoller, Manders, Mckay, Belfrage, Donahue, Reagan, Merlino, Carroll, Douglas, Rydell, and Siegel. All are oars in the conservative waters. Some are minor players who work to earn a modest living while putting out the good faith to those who care to listen. Some reach huge markets who become blowtorches for the message of conservativism. We are fortunate to have all of them.


73 posted on 05/01/2012 11:06:07 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: CaptainK

I’d say man up and order a case but I peeked at your profile. So woman up - you can handle it! Its great tea - I would normally order unsweetened tea with a couple of lemon slices but of the two cases we got I think I had three bottles (wife and son wiped out the rest), sweetened and raspberry - they were delicious and I think designed to be strong enough to put on ice and still have a good tea flavor.

Please order some so Rush doesn’t go bankrupt allowing Obummer to be re-elected and the good ‘ol US of A ending up as a socialist disaster. Thanks. Think I’ll order some myself. ;-)


74 posted on 05/01/2012 11:06:20 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: aquila48

Thanks for respondin, aquila48. I agree with your points 100%.

Yes, Rush and others like him are risking everything in the new world we’re living in.

I’m sure we Freepers are on a list somewhere.


75 posted on 05/01/2012 11:16:59 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: gghd

Rush Limbo


LOL Wasn’t it Maxine Waters who called Rush by that name?


76 posted on 05/01/2012 11:18:50 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: freedumb2003

Dat’s one ugly creature.


77 posted on 05/01/2012 11:20:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: jonrick46

and Mark Steyn when filling in for Rush ... ;-)


78 posted on 05/01/2012 11:26:58 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Christie at the beach

Maybe its you that is the problem. Maybe it is insane to NOT got for the obama block...which is a vote for anyone but obama.


79 posted on 05/01/2012 11:28:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: unkus

“Yes, Rush and others like him are risking everything in the new world we’re living in.”

I have no doubt that public enemy number 1 for the libs and the socialists is Rush. If they ever succeed in getting rid of him they would celebrate and gloat for months... and we would lose the most potent voice for the conservative cause. Remember how hard they tried to do just that with the Fluke affair?

As for Hannity, although he’s not on a par with Rush when it comes to incisive political analysis, devastating humor and parodies, and communication skills, he plays an important role as a bulldog who is not afraid to take liberals head on and expose them. He was by far the the most relentless pursuer and exposer of Obama’s radicalism and his connections to Wright, Flager, and Aires.

And Levin also plays an important role in educating people about the founding principles of this country and why they work.

And many of the other conservative talk show host also make their contribution and we need all of them.


80 posted on 05/02/2012 12:02:42 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

Problem is, FR is now the leading Anti-Presumptive Nominee site in Conservatism


81 posted on 05/02/2012 12:06:34 AM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: sushiman

In a word, NO. You don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh, obviously.


82 posted on 05/02/2012 1:51:33 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: gghd
President Obama is either 1. destroying the USA on purpose, or AND 2. intellectually unqualified to be President of the USA.

Czar B.O. is a Negro spokesman for the Democrap Party to use as a racist branding iron against anyone who opposes the Socialist initiatives thay have launched in their COUP of our government.

Unfortunately, we are more than three years into this presidential term and the Republican insiders, including most of the fair and (un)balanced pimps of the election industry fail to mention that aspect of the Democrap actions!
83 posted on 05/02/2012 2:11:53 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9

Let me be clear, Rush and Sean work tirelessly to get the one defeated. They will not rest until he is out of office. By the way, he got bin laden


84 posted on 05/02/2012 2:34:09 AM PDT by CrouchingTiger620
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To: CrouchingTiger620
Let me be clear, Rush and Sean work tirelessly to get the one defeated.

Don't take this wrong because I agree with their message. But they work tirele$$ly for one reason.
85 posted on 05/02/2012 2:53:09 AM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: teg_76
Mark Levin,
^^^^^^^^

Mark Levin, the so called constitutional expert, is a sell out as well. His response to Obama’s trashing of Article 2, Section1? DEAFENING SILENCE!

Levin is the slime found in dirty toilet.

86 posted on 05/02/2012 3:09:33 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: dragnet2

It became unbearable.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I was once a regular listener of talk radio. I stopped in 2008. Why?

Answer: It became unbearable.

It’s not what they talk about. It is what they **refuse** to talk about.


87 posted on 05/02/2012 3:18:01 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I feel slightly played. because all of these guys in the top ten in radio ratings that lean to the right did nothing to help Michele Bachmann, who all of them liked and wanted. Then they latched no too Santorum again did nothing to help out. You never heard them tell listeners to vote for them and how they would be better off with them than Romney.


88 posted on 05/02/2012 3:27:59 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: teg_76

Group think is not conservative.


89 posted on 05/02/2012 3:39:28 AM PDT by alnick
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To: teg_76

As long as we have the birther issue and the issue of impeaching Obama for his various actions not advocated by the likes of Hannity then one can not get a full picture of the monstrosity of what is going on in America today.

For these people to then have to carry Mitts’ water because there is no other alternative for them is also a sad commentary on America.

I’m with those who oppose Mitt and Obama like James David Manning and others. The question is if Mitt won, how long before they turn on him again like they did in 2009?

I like Rush, Levin and Beck though, but don’t always agree. Hannity not so much until he leaves fox. Because fox news has beef with some pet issues of conservatives and the memo is out now to follow the GOP talking points. It is why Beck left and Judge Napolitano lost his show and why Stossel lost his audience in the studio and his show is a bit dull now.

Only the F&F crew, Megyn Kelly and Cavuto are worth it for straight news reporting of the days news. Anything with opinion behind it on Fox News is not worth it. And Cavuto dishes opinion, but on the economy mostly and he is not pimping rinos. He lets all guests speak their minds.


90 posted on 05/02/2012 3:47:09 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: teg_76

If I had a show I would have the likes of Virgil Goode, Laurie Roth, Jim DeMint, Wayne Allen Root, Allen West, Alan Keyes, Joe Farah, Thomas Sowell, Orly Taitz and Richard Viguerie on among others. No rino promotoers. Although I’d have no problem if some were having no choice but to support Romney, just not if they are Gop-E. I would agree to disagree.

Otherwise the show would be just me and my opinions like Rush and Levin.


91 posted on 05/02/2012 4:00:32 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: teg_76
Do you ever get the feeling that Rush and Hannity don't really care who wins

Nope!

92 posted on 05/02/2012 4:02:52 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: teg_76
“Two if by tea”...come on.

Two If By Tea® is proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Two If By Tea® is a proud sponsor of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation and will donate a minimum of $100,000 to MC-LEF beginning in June 2011.

That's all I need to know about Two If By Tea...

I don't think there's anyone in broadcasting that is as generous as Rush.

Don't forget a few years ago when Rush auctioned of the letter signed by all the Senate democraps, for two million dollars then matched it with his own and gave it to the MC-LEF.......

And don't forget his annual fundraiser for leukemia which has generated tens of millions of dollars for that research........

93 posted on 05/02/2012 4:12:45 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: teg_76

Hannity is probably a yes. Rush used to be a lot worse than he is lately.


94 posted on 05/02/2012 4:14:02 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: AlexW

Rush WILL speak plainly, will call a spade a spade and a Clinton a Clinton. As far as I go, the media landscape out there would be bleak without him.

Perfection? No, not in this life.


95 posted on 05/02/2012 4:18:33 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: teg_76

I would also invite Scott Ryan, Dr. Arbitrage, and Sarah Palin.


96 posted on 05/02/2012 4:18:59 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: teg_76

Isn’t is a shame that there are no honest conservatives in the world today, except for a few posters at this site.


97 posted on 05/02/2012 4:21:43 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rush refuses to endorse candidates for several very good reasons. If his listeners can’t figure out who he is leaning towards, maybe they should listen harder.


98 posted on 05/02/2012 4:55:29 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: teg_76

As Bill Buckley was the “founder” of the New Conservatism, Rush was the “founder” of the New Genre, (radio, tv, blogs,etc)of Conservatism (over 23 yrs and still a force)


99 posted on 05/02/2012 6:52:14 AM PDT by capt B
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To: teg_76

I don’t understand why so few here get this.. Rush, Hannity, et al are ENTERTAINERS, they aren’t political leaders. They are there to make themselves $$$ pure and simple and they do it by entertaining... its a gig, nothing more.

No one who’s cashflow is dependent on their audience is going to ruffle the feathers of their audience too badly, they’d be stupid to.

They have staked out the conservative as their audience, so they don’t care if they upset liberals, because they aren’t targeting them anyway, but if they endorce someone they wind up ticking off the part of their audience that likes the other guy. So why the hell would they do it?

Seriously folks, looking for anyone in talk radio for political leadership is beyond foolish. They are their to entertain and cash checks.


100 posted on 05/02/2012 7:00:11 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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