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How Rush Limbaugh helped elect Barack Obama
firebrand blog ^ | November 8, 2008 | firebrand

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.


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Has Rush addressed the blowback from Operation Chaos yet?
1 posted on 11/09/2008 4:57:39 PM PST by firebrand99
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To: firebrand99

Another LIberal SQUAT late for the Party


2 posted on 11/09/2008 4:59:35 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: firebrand99

Another n00b troll signing up today to post this drivel.

GTF outta here.


3 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:14 PM PST by mkjessup (Over 57 million *real* Americans said "NO EFFIN WAY" to Comrade 0bama & the 0bamunist Party.)
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To: firebrand99

>>Has Rush addressed the blowback from Operation Chaos yet?

So you registered yesterday just for this leftard propaganda piece?


4 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:18 PM PST by max americana
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To: firebrand99

You’ve been here a month and posting a vanity to your own blog?


5 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:35 PM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: firebrand99

How about how conservatives helped elect Obama by allowing McCain to be the nominee??


6 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:37 PM PST by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: firebrand99

For God’s sake, sober up.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:44 PM PST by libbylu
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To: firebrand99

Blowback?


8 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: firebrand99

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.


9 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:32 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: firebrand99

I doubt you’ll be here long, considering your first sentence describes Rush Limbaugh as a “buffoon.”

Zot.


10 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:34 PM PST by xjcsa (McWhatshisname-Palin 2008)
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To: max americana

I thought there was a default period before you could post an article. I had to wait. Maybe it’s because I’m ugly. =)


11 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:37 PM PST by Klepto
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To: firebrand99

It’s Rush’s fault!


13 posted on 11/09/2008 5:02:55 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I still don't tag sarcasm)
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To: Klepto

I had to be moderated for a while...

Abuse posted on the LLORT ...


14 posted on 11/09/2008 5:02:56 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: DouglasKC

Considering the voter turnout rates, I agree with you.

20% of self-described conservatives voted for 0bama. Case closed.


15 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:33 PM PST by Boiling Pots (Can we go back to hating John McCain now?)
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To: firebrand99

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.


16 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:36 PM PST by livius
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To: firebrand99; jimr
attention....here we have another troll....another one signing up just to throw crap in our faces...

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....

17 posted on 11/09/2008 5:04:08 PM PST by cherry
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To: ps2
I disagree. Hillary could have never been elected.

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.

18 posted on 11/09/2008 5:04:58 PM PST by stockstrader (At least Biden has tried to warn us of the dangers of an inexperienced and unqualified ticket)
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To: Oztrich Boy

What did Rush know and when did he know it?!!


19 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:24 PM PST by abishai
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To: firebrand99
Conservative radio buffoon Rush Limbaugh

Those who think Rush is a buffoon immediately discredit themselves.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:35 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: firebrand99

Hmmm I wonder, do they still ZOT trolls?


21 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:36 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: xjcsa

He’s just trying to get attention to his crappy blog which seems to get about 1 or 2 comments per day. Loser.


22 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:40 PM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: firebrand99

And the demoralization campaign against talk radio and its audience continues.


23 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:42 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxiG56M-eU)
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To: firebrand99

Hillary would have most likely beat McCain by a landslide.

BTW, Zero doesn’t have a mandate. No way, no how.


24 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:47 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: firebrand99

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.


25 posted on 11/09/2008 5:06:05 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: firebrand99
Has Rush addressed the blowback from Operation Chaos yet?

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

ZOT!

for ya....

26 posted on 11/09/2008 5:06:31 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: firebrand99

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.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: softwarecreator

firebrand has been here somewhat less than a month (at most 17 hours)


28 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:26 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I still don't tag sarcasm)
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To: firebrand99

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.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:30 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: softwarecreator

a month?


30 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:37 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: firebrand99

ZOT!!!!!!!!!!!!Troll joining November 9th 2008! bye bye!


31 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:38 PM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: alisasny

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!


32 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxiG56M-eU)
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To: firebrand99
Unfortunately the Limbaugh his plan was too clever by half and has backfired”

Nope,
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,

33 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:48 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: cripplecreek; firebrand99
Blowback?

A term he likely uses a lot...

34 posted on 11/09/2008 5:08:00 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: Oztrich Boy

yeah, I misread the 11 as 10. =)


35 posted on 11/09/2008 5:08:23 PM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: firebrand99

Rush only did to the dems openly what they did to the pubs on stuper tuesday


36 posted on 11/09/2008 5:08:32 PM PST by Conservative4Life (Those who don't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it)
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To: firebrand99

Troll.


37 posted on 11/09/2008 5:08:53 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All

firebrand99
Since Nov 9, 2008


38 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:00 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: firebrand99

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


39 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:15 PM PST by americanophile
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To: bcsco

Stretchy lips apparently. LOL


40 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: firebrand99

Since you applied the word to a great champion of American Freedom, Liberty, free enterprise and conservatism, what is your definition of buffoon?


41 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:23 PM PST by reaganator
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To: DouglasKC
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.

Hasn't anyone told you the results of the election yet?

42 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:25 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: firebrand99

VK ping


43 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:29 PM PST by smokingfrog (<|- The .44 magnum = 1,500 fps |=|=| The 44 Obama = 186k $ps -|>)
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To: bobby.223

Misspoke didn’t I? =)


44 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:31 PM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: firebrand99

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.


45 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:44 PM PST by JSteff ( It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: firebrand99
Yea, Rush said thank heavens for President Obama...his ratings are sure to spike now. /sarc

46 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:46 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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To: firebrand99

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.


47 posted on 11/09/2008 5:13:07 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: softwarecreator

Yep, the month was more like five minutes.


48 posted on 11/09/2008 5:13:50 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: cripplecreek

There’s a sucker born every minute, but I digress...


49 posted on 11/09/2008 5:14:45 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: wagglebee

Yep, they come and go so quickly.


50 posted on 11/09/2008 5:15:02 PM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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