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Good For Rush!... Limbaugh Lashes Out At Conservative Jindal-Bashers (Video)
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/02/good-for-rush-limbaugh-lashes-out-at.html ^ | February 25, 2009

Posted on 02/25/2009 6:56:13 PM PST by Steelfish

FEBRUARY 25, 2009

Good For Rush!... Limbaugh Lashes Out at Conservative Jindal-Bashers (Video)

Good For Rush!

Limbaugh Lashes Out at Jindal-Bashers! "Style is not going to take this country back."

Think Progress posted the video:

LIMBAUGH: [T]he people on our side are really making a mistake if they go after Bobby Jindal on the basis of style. Because if you think — people on our side I’m talking to you — those of you who think Jindal was horrible, you think — in fact, I don’t ever want to hear from you ever again. … I’ve spoken to him numerous times, he’s brilliant. He’s the real deal. Some of us in flyover country are getting sick of the East Coast elites bashing our conservative leaders.

This morning the local talk radio hosts were even talking about this. Jindal may not have rays of sunshine shooting from his a-- but the content of his speech was exceptional... And, he didn't lie.

Some of us were very impressed with Jindal and were upset to see other conservatives pile on the popular governor.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhospeech; gopresponse; jindal; rush; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/25/2009 6:56:13 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

He is right Bobby spoke to what I wanted to hear.


2 posted on 02/25/2009 6:58:45 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Steelfish

Good for Rush...as usual.


3 posted on 02/25/2009 7:01:00 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Steelfish

One thing Republicans can learn from the Libs is do not attack your own in public. You just give them ammunition to use at a later date.


4 posted on 02/25/2009 7:03:15 PM PST by curth (Team Sarah doesn't want me - http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Steelfish

Conservatives need to stick together.


5 posted on 02/25/2009 7:03:30 PM PST by FFranco (To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.)
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To: Steelfish

I keep sayin. He was trying to reach obamabot voters. He had to speak in small words and halting tones so they could understand him. Mr. Rogers tone was the only way they could follow him. Did everyone ever listen to Barak speak?

Liberals don’t have the thought processes that conservatives have and it takes them longer to understand. He sounded like he was speaking to a third grader because he WAS! Let us not forget how well Howard Stern proved that when he did his obama man on the street interviews.......


6 posted on 02/25/2009 7:05:31 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: Steelfish
It's a sad state of affairs when style gets more attention than substance.

We need the substance that future leaders like Gov. Jindal have to offer!
7 posted on 02/25/2009 7:06:06 PM PST by 80sReaganite (Where is our next Ronaldus Magnus....? (hint: He's running the state of Louisiana!))
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To: Steelfish

I stand by my “Jindal was terrible” comments. That was NOT the time to “try someone out”. Like it or not, someone who looked like they could lead from the Right was needed and Jindal failed. I don’t have anything against the good Gov. I don’t even “know” him that well. But this was a disaster.


8 posted on 02/25/2009 7:06:42 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: 80sReaganite

We need both.


9 posted on 02/25/2009 7:07:27 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: 80sReaganite
It's a sad state of affairs when style gets more attention than substance.

That ship sailed after the Nixon-Kennedy debate.

10 posted on 02/25/2009 7:07:42 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Steelfish

Bravo, Rush.

Bravo.


11 posted on 02/25/2009 7:08:40 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Steelfish

I was nearly jumping out of my chair on Jindal’s speech. He is what we have been looking for for a while. Does anybody think the Establishment media attack machine was going to give him a chance?? Those racist hated the color of his skin more than what he said.

Love how the FReepers who always complain about RINOs were outraged at his style. Do we want to be a mirror of the fraud?

Pray for America


12 posted on 02/25/2009 7:10:23 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: karibdes

Don’t disagree entirely. It was not great. It was a pretty run of the mill rebuttal by the opposition party. We were hoping for more and expecting to see the next big thing for the GOP. He underwhelmed, but it is not something that prevents him from a strong future.


13 posted on 02/25/2009 7:11:52 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

Indeed. I mean I certainly hope he recovers and it was just a bad first game, as it were. I mean even Brett Favre’s first completion was just to himself. =)


14 posted on 02/25/2009 7:13:20 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: FFranco

they keep listening to the crap the TV newsmedia is spewing. Until we cancel cable and sat TV enmasse - we will remain serfs.

Jindal is very good but conservatives are also making him out to be a messiah or the anti-Obama.


15 posted on 02/25/2009 7:16:06 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: karibdes
He wasn't being "tried out". He's the elected governor in a state that's learned to reject the Democrat alternative.

No matter what Obama and his running dog lackeys might say about Katrina, the people of Louisiana know that it was Obama's side of the aisle that hurt them the most.

16 posted on 02/25/2009 7:20:01 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish; All

Interesting comments by Rush and posters. Thanks. (I did not hear it)


17 posted on 02/25/2009 7:20:32 PM PST by PGalt
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To: bray
BTW, I think I was the first Freeper to ever decide it was time to move out smartly and beat down the RINOs, and I like Bobby fine. I like Sarah.

I hate Leftwingtards and their enablers.

18 posted on 02/25/2009 7:22:31 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Well . . . if he wasn’t being “tried out” on the National stage then his performance is even more worrisome. Just because you are smart and may be fantastic as a Governor, etc. doesn’t make you a National leader. However, I am hoping it was a one night blip. =) I just think it was a bad time for a blip.


19 posted on 02/25/2009 7:24:31 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: karibdes
One Freeper noted that it takes simple speech to get across deep concepts to Democrats. I thought Bobby was doing a great job of doing exactly that.

On the other hand, looking at your January entry date, aren't you a bit young to be in here criticizing your elders?

We need some bonafides from you, OK?

20 posted on 02/25/2009 7:27:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: bray
I was nearly jumping out of my chair on Jindal’s speech. He is what we have been looking for for a while

That was my reaction, although I only was able to see part of his presentation. Perhaps, as a radio commentator remarked today, he was "overproduced" by his media aides. This morning, when he appeared on TV for an interview, he came across better, probably because he was "being himself.".

21 posted on 02/25/2009 7:30:24 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: karibdes
I stand by my “Jindal was terrible” comments. That was NOT the time to “try someone out”. Like it or not, someone who looked like they could lead from the Right was needed and Jindal failed. I don’t have anything against the good Gov. I don’t even “know” him that well. But this was a disaster.

How is this a disaster? This was one appearence. The attention span of the people he was trying to reach (not the chorus as such) are as short as a gnat.

People live and learn. I've seen Jindal several times and he has always been a clear, concise kind of guy. Not a lot of "uh's" and um's". For some conservatives this was a test for their hopes and dreams. Need for improvement when jumping from one level to another is nothing new so let's just presume that this is a lesson learned.

Jindal has plenty of time to hone his appearence but he needs to simply reduce his audience size in his mind as being a bayou town and he will come across as intelligent, informed and genuine. We've got 2010 before we even shoot for 2012 so let's keep our gunpowder dry.

22 posted on 02/25/2009 7:30:58 PM PST by torchthemummy (If You Still Have A TV Subscription You Are Funding The Socialist Takeover!)
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To: ilgipper

Didn’t watch but did listen to Rush....so what if he didn’t hit a home run...How many times did Babe Ruth strike out. Still didn’t make him a bad baseball hitter..


23 posted on 02/25/2009 7:41:04 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Steelfish

Good for Rush, it was nasty last night, it was dejavu Palin attacks and it made me sick. Especially from the group on Fox


24 posted on 02/25/2009 7:44:54 PM PST by Maigret
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To: muawiyah

I’m confused about the January entry date. And I almost double Jindal’s age. And I am certainly in the majority, among conservatives, criticizing him.


25 posted on 02/25/2009 7:47:16 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: karibdes
Your "about page" says you joined us Jan 12, 2009. That's barely a month ago. Certainly not enough time to pour 60,000 posts into FR ~ which is journeyman grade.
26 posted on 02/25/2009 7:52:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: torchthemummy

Once again, the media is applying the Dick Button School of Critcism on something that has here to fore used the Paula Abdul School. Making something out of nothing.

Who remembers a memorable rebuttal?


27 posted on 02/25/2009 7:56:26 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: muawiyah

I apologize. I am missing the point.


28 posted on 02/25/2009 7:56:33 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: Steelfish
Limbaugh Lashes Out at Jindal-Bashers! "Style is not going to take this country back."

No Rush, but when "Substance" is backed by "Style," the Presentation is usually far more Inspirational.

29 posted on 02/25/2009 7:56:58 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: scooby321

Style and presentation count, maybe these days more than ever. Jindal needs to improve. I think he will.


30 posted on 02/25/2009 7:57:47 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: karibdes

We are all exceedingly subtle around here.


31 posted on 02/25/2009 7:58:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I wasn’t being subtle?


32 posted on 02/25/2009 7:59:12 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: Ted Grant

Can you imagine what HDTV is going to do to most of the Democrat politicians?


33 posted on 02/25/2009 7:59:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Hahahah! GREAT point!


34 posted on 02/25/2009 7:59:59 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: FFranco; curth
"Conservatives need to stick together."

Shall we jump off the cliff together as well?

Consider the criticism of Jindal "constructive." Hopefully.

35 posted on 02/25/2009 8:01:07 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: muawiyah

As I think about it, I guess I get it. I had been a lurker here for a couple years as I am not a “poster” on the Internet. I really thought this was kind of a conservative give and take place. I apologize for being wrong but I can see I don’t belong as I like the back and forth discussion of conservative issues as “what those are” will vary from person to person. I also thought I was on solid ground about Jindal when there is no conservative out there that thought he did well. It went from “not very good” to “insane disaster” . . . and that was just the Conservatives.

Anyway . . . moving on. I leave your legal questions to the other conservative lawyers here. Good luck and take care all. Was fun while it lasted.


36 posted on 02/25/2009 8:03:00 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: karibdes
No, I was being subtle. Like, do you have some credentials to point to ~ like a whole bunch of posts, threads elsewhere, a history of reporting, broadcasting, writing books, whatever?

As far as anybody here knows you're just a Democrat, and we do have such people come through here for discussion, but more frequently for punishment ~ lord do those ol'boys like their punishment ~ and to think they used to blame that on public boarding schools in England.

I have very little reason to believe you are a Conservative. Besides, if you're double Bobby's age, you're too old to be anything but a RINO ~ we are all young, buff, well-oiled, and well-armed.

37 posted on 02/25/2009 8:04:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Maigret

Give me a break ... Rush makes us look like a bunch of doped up, freaked out, extremist weirdos to the rest of the country.

We are not. We need to get back on message/principle and cut ourselves loose from those who only use us to perpetuate their own agendas (aka Rush and others like him).


38 posted on 02/25/2009 8:04:29 PM PST by rightreb (Lib setup?)
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To: F16Fighter

Not what I am saying. What I am saying is don’t feed your own to the enemy. They will use every single negative word said by one Republican about another against them at some point in time. They thrive on this kind of infighting. I would venture to say they are instigating some of what is going on right now.


39 posted on 02/25/2009 8:13:45 PM PST by curth (Team Sarah doesn't want me - http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Steelfish

It is good to see Rush once again stress the importance of substance over style and come to the defense of Jindal. After all, he was the one who, years ago, coined the phrase “symbolism over substance” to describe liberals...

However, it is curious that Rush couldn’t seem to find it within himself during the last election cycle to afford the same consideration and make similarly spirited efforts on behalf of some other “real deal” conservatives, e.g. Duncan Hunter, who were equally as strong and knowledgeable as Jindal on conservative and Constitutional principles and positions.


40 posted on 02/25/2009 8:15:14 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: 80sReaganite
It's a sad state of affairs when style gets more attention than substance.

It's been that way ever since the televised Nixon/Kennedy debates.

41 posted on 02/25/2009 8:17:41 PM PST by Doofer
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To: curth
"What I am saying is don’t feed your own to the enemy."

I understand. But I don't consider the honest critiquing of Republicans to be "infighting."

In fact, it's a good thing - especially if RINOs keep running the RNC and running the GOP into icebergs.

42 posted on 02/25/2009 8:32:41 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: karibdes; muawiyah
I apologize. I am missing the point.

Don't worry about it. There's some people around here, or around most Internet sites, who derive their sense of self-worth from the length of time they've been posting, or number of posts they've made. They thrive on putting down people less 'senior' to them. Learn to laugh at them, or, if you're a nicer sort of person, to feel sorry for them.
43 posted on 02/25/2009 8:33:07 PM PST by Mariebl
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To: Steelfish

Good on Rush for calling off the attack dogs.


44 posted on 02/25/2009 8:39:14 PM PST by unsycophant
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To: muawiyah

Time to start a Rebel Conservative movement with Jindal and Palin. Who cares what the DC snobocracy thinks of them. Lets elect a real American.

Pray for America, Our Troops and Govs Palin/Jindal


45 posted on 02/25/2009 8:59:30 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: karibdes

Let me spell it out. New people tend to be DNC plants trying to destroy Republicans from the inside. You have no history and this is the first place plants tend to go. Being thin skinned isn’t exactly a Conservative trait, so if you are a plant, see ya.

Pray for America


46 posted on 02/25/2009 9:05:55 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: bray

Rush is dead wrong on this. As a conservative, I can say that Rush is disconnected from reality.

He is intelligent and continues to be a great spokesman for conservative ideas, but WAKE UP PEOPLE!

It’s 2009! We Do, in fact, live in an age where style does count.

It’s not the only thing, but it’s important


47 posted on 02/25/2009 9:18:46 PM PST by DrGop0821
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To: karibdes

Jindal is the man...he will do better and better. Reagan was not outstanding every time out. Try out a little patience my friend, it works wonders.


48 posted on 02/25/2009 9:22:28 PM PST by fabian
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To: DrGop0821

Your dead wrong on this. If we are going to give up our principles to be like the Dems then what are we? Do you really think that we are going to ever get a fair shake in the press??

Being a better phony is not going to fix anything. We need people like Jindal who will clean the snakes out of the swamp.

Pray for America


49 posted on 02/25/2009 9:28:27 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: Steelfish

We are now in the era of style over substance. Past leaders such as Washington, Adams and Jefferson were not good speakers. By their own and other accounts. Great leaders but not speakers.

Teddy Roosevelt had a high annoying voice. A great leader by almost any accounts.

General Patton did not sound anything like George C. Scott.

This performance thing is annoying and is really driven by the left. Because it is based on one’s own perception.

People that listened to the Nixon debate on the radio said Nixon won.

Hitler was a pretty good speaker.

Leadership should be judged on ideas and results. Jindal has been a pretty good leader so far.


50 posted on 02/25/2009 9:38:06 PM PST by cruise_missile
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