Skip to comments.How Rush Limbaugh helped elect Barack Obama
Posted on 11/09/2008 4:57:38 PM PST by firebrand99
Conservative radio buffoon Rush Limbaugh thinks of himself as an ace strategist and so he thought he was being extremely clever back in March when he launched "Operation Chaos" an effort to undermine frontrunner Barack Obama's chances in the fall election by prolonging the Democratic primary season and forcing Obama to deplete his resources early. Rushbo, accordingly, urged his conservative Republican listeners to take advantage of open primaries in many thats that allow non-Democrats to participate and vote for Hilary Clinton in order to drag the race out as long as possible. Brilliant eh? And how mischievous!
Unfortunately the Limbaugh his plan was too clever by half and has backfired.
DNC chair Howard Dean has talked about the importance of a "50 state strategy" for the past four years and Obama embraced the idea but it was the prolonged primary season that allowed Obama to implement it by virtue of necessity as the never ending race forced him to recruit ground organizers and campaign in red states that are usually flyover states for the Dems such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Indiana. When the fall campaign came around, polls showed Obama competitive in states that the Democrats had long written off as a result of his spring campaigning and allowed him to use ground organizations left over from the primary season in order to keeps those states competitive forcing McCain to campaign in states which should have been sure things for him. Moreover, Obama won North Carolina and Indiana and thereby assured himself the presidency thanks, in no small part, to Rush Limbaugh's efforts.
Another LIberal SQUAT late for the Party
Another n00b troll signing up today to post this drivel.
GTF outta here.
>>Has Rush addressed the blowback from Operation Chaos yet?
So you registered yesterday just for this leftard propaganda piece?
You’ve been here a month and posting a vanity to your own blog?
How about how conservatives helped elect Obama by allowing McCain to be the nominee??
For God’s sake, sober up.
Obama was easier to beat than Hillary would have been. Hillary would have beat McCain in a landslide because the dynamics of the vp pick would have been different. I don’t think he would have chosen Palin and he would have gotten wasted.
I doubt you’ll be here long, considering your first sentence describes Rush Limbaugh as a “buffoon.”
I thought there was a default period before you could post an article. I had to wait. Maybe it’s because I’m ugly. =)
It’s Rush’s fault!
I had to be moderated for a while...
Abuse posted on the LLORT ...
Considering the voter turnout rates, I agree with you.
20% of self-described conservatives voted for 0bama. Case closed.
I don’t think “Operation Chaos” was a good idea on many levels. However, I think the thing that sank both Rush and Hillary was the fact that Obama - or, at any rate, the people manipulating the Obama sock puppet - had been organizing for a long, long time, and neither Rush nor Hillary was aware of or prepared for this.
does this site stand for anything?...if its self supporting, and high minded, why can't we have some kind of posting policy.....you donate a minimum amount to FR initially and you have to be signed on for 3 months before you can post....
with all the problems we had on election night and yesterday, it seems putting some limits out there would be a great idea....
After all, even Slick never got 50% of the vote--and he didn't even come close to Hillary's polarizing attitude and high negatives.
What did Rush know and when did he know it?!!
Those who think Rush is a buffoon immediately discredit themselves.
Hmmm I wonder, do they still ZOT trolls?
He’s just trying to get attention to his crappy blog which seems to get about 1 or 2 comments per day. Loser.
And the demoralization campaign against talk radio and its audience continues.
Hillary would have most likely beat McCain by a landslide.
BTW, Zero doesn’t have a mandate. No way, no how.
Rush and Hannity were responsible for making a 3 point loss out of a 15 point loss.
Thats what the dems don’t like about it.
If you listened to Rush you'd know. But obviously you don't. Probably don't know how to turn a radio dial yet. Here's a big
If Rush is such a “bufoon” why did you sign up here yesterday on a conservative website to bash him? Methinks thou dost protest too much, slacker. Go back and tell Arrianna we ain’t buying whatever you’re selling.
firebrand has been here somewhat less than a month (at most 17 hours)
I admit I have been thinking about this, as well as the way the libs forced McCain on us -
I still can’t decide if Hillary would have been better or worse. Seriously, the thought of Bill back in the White House and Hillary being, well, Hillary, and probably ending up with two terms, is quite disgusting.
O shows his emptiness and his arrogance in every picture, every non-scripted word he speaks. With Biden by his side, there is nothing he can’t screw up.
A few years of that plus the do-nothing congress, might be the shot in the arm that we need to energize us for the next fight.
I’m trying to look at the reign of O as an amusing and slightly pathetic, expensive interlude in my life. Besides, my husband is getting tired of my whining.
ZOT!!!!!!!!!!!!Troll joining November 9th 2008! bye bye!
Or how the GOP helped McCain to be the nominee by having open primaries. Or how 20 percent of conservatives helped subject this country to abject socialism by voting for The One. “Obamacons.” Pfffffffffft!
Operation chaos worked fine.
McCain ended up getting a lot of votes from PUMAS. Sadly for McCain, his anti-Republican bashing over the past 8 years, and his vote for the “bailout” etc, ended up costing him a lot of Republican votes.
In the end, McCain defeated McCain. Had nothing to do with Rush. No radio show host can elect a bad candidate who is not prepared to do what it takes to win,
A term he likely uses a lot...
yeah, I misread the 11 as 10. =)
Rush only did to the dems openly what they did to the pubs on stuper tuesday
Since Nov 9, 2008
This is right, it’s Limbaugh’s fault, but he only did it because he wanted to help Palin, since McCain told Limbaugh in advance that she was his VP nominee, because she was chosen by Dick Cheney in a secret meeting convened by George W. Bush, who takes his orders directly from the Jooos! /sarc
Stretchy lips apparently. LOL
Since you applied the word to a great champion of American Freedom, Liberty, free enterprise and conservatism, what is your definition of buffoon?
Hasn't anyone told you the results of the election yet?
Misspoke didn’t I? =)
Nice try troll, but obviously very weak. Now get off moms computer, and go back to bed. Don’t you have school tomorrow?
Now run along child and stay away from the adult forums. For you, PBSKIDS.ORG is easier to understand so stay off FR.
c’mon little troll boy, say something to all of your fans here. okay don’t, slime back to your limp dick buddies at the DUmp.
Yep, the month was more like five minutes.
There’s a sucker born every minute, but I digress...
Yep, they come and go so quickly.
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