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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: ansel12
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.

LOL!! You're really reaching now... by your logic, I guess I'm a McCain supporter for life.. since, he was my "favorite" over Obama..

Ewww... I think I just threw up a little just typing that.

101 posted on 01/29/2012 8:31:36 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

It was Rush’s transcript, not analysis.

The transcript is of Rush gutting Newt with what Rush knew was a lie, and man was he in our face and arrogant that day, while doing it.


102 posted on 01/29/2012 8:32:29 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I was pointing out that in a race of three, you liked the radically left wing Romney in 2008.

Today, you are going after Newt, when he is the only opposition to Romney.

I don’t think that your are passionate about Romney this time, but I do think that you are at the very least, indifferent to him beating Gingrich.


103 posted on 01/29/2012 8:36:29 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

ok... right. Well, that is YOUR opinion. I don’t agree.

I don’t see that as Rush “gutting Newt”... I see it as Rush talking about the news of the day, and expressing SOME doubts about it.

But, all in all... that IS what Newt was saying in that speech. Maybe, it’s Newt you should be upset with??

Bed-time for me... carry on with your Rush-bashing.


104 posted on 01/29/2012 8:39:02 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 was forced to admit it was a pile of Bull the next day, a fact that he already knew, but he used it to kill Newt anyway.

You haven’t cleared up whether 1989 was when you became a Rush listener, you said it was, and then denied it later, claiming to have started before he went national, before he left Sacramento.


105 posted on 01/29/2012 8:47:48 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
Rush was forced to admit it was a pile of Bull the next day, a fact that he already knew, but he used it to kill Newt anyway.

You are ASSUMING that Rush knew it was "Bull"... and, used it anyway. You can believe that if you want... I don't agree.

You haven’t cleared up whether 1989 was when you became a Rush listener, you said it was, and then denied it later, claiming to have started before he went national, before he left Sacramento

Cleared up? I didn't realize this was such a controversy.

Here are my "Rush Credentials":-)

I first started listening to Rush sometime in August of 1988 (not '89) in Houston.. on 700 KSEV radio.

The very first thing I heard when I tuned in was: Andy Williams singing 'Born Free'... the theme for Animal Rights updates. I thought it was hilarious, and was immediately hooked.

I've never stopped listening.

I was a charter subscriber for the newsletter, own first printings of both books, and have been a subscriber or Rush 24 since the first day it was offered.

When I lived in Louisiana, I used to join friends in a RUSH ROOM at a local BBQ spot. While we ate, the restaraunt owner played Rush loudly on the radio. Since I WORK during the day... I generally only get to hear the first hour. Sometimes, when news is particularly interesting, I'll catch the other hours later, on the internet.

I DO travel quite a bit... and, when I'm on the road, I ALWAYS listen to whole show in the evenings. Especially when I'm overseas...

I know Rush. I GET Rush... When people ask me if I "like Rush Limbaugh"... I tell them : "No, I AM Rush Limbaugh.. only better looking and without the money". :-)

I don't ALWAYS agree with Rush...but, it's a rare day when I don't. And, it's usually more of a tactical thing, rather than substance.

I think Rush likes Newt Gingrich.... quite a lot. But, he's still going to speak about whatever the "news of the day is"... whether it's good, or bad for Newt.

106 posted on 01/30/2012 8:00:12 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Danae
I expect to be flamed too, but I do find it surprising that Mark Levin has not taken this on, if only to explain in detail why Obama is eligible (if that's what he believes). To my knowledge, he has not. Maybe I missed it. But anytime I have heard it brought up on his show he just wants to change the subject, quickly.

These hosts know their listeners are not stupid. But again I don't remember much mention of this issue at all, apart from on Michael Savage's show.

If I am wrong I thank people for corrections in advance.

107 posted on 01/30/2012 8:24:24 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: SomeCallMeTim
I've been listening to him, almost daily, since 1989.

You created the confusion about when you started listening to Rush. Rush knew that Speaker Newt was not anti-Reagan, all conservatives know that, and so should anyone else who lived during the 1980s and 1990s.

See post 100, when he mocked his audience, knowing that they were raving at his disgusting hit on Newt.

108 posted on 01/30/2012 8:57:01 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Danae
Hannity never shuts up about Rev Wright. I don't think a day goes by where he doesn't somehow work it into the conversation. And Levin and Rush both discuss the subject, giving credit to Hannity for his research.
109 posted on 01/30/2012 9:16:54 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: cvq3842
When Levin has brought it up, he just says he's eligible, he's president, it's time to vote him out.

Birthers, and the birther arguments are not welcome on his show.

110 posted on 01/30/2012 9:22:02 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: ansel12
You created the confusion about when you started listening to Rush.

Well... I hope that's all cleared up. What I was saying was.... YOU couldn't have been listening longer unless YOU lived in Sacramento. I've been listening for as long as Rush has been heard, nationally. My bad for getting the year confused... I was in the middle of a plant startup then... working 320 hours a month for several months in a row. It's all kind of a blur.

See post 100, when he mocked his audience

I've see post 100 several times now... I HEARD Rush saying it when he did. I've even gone back and listened to again. I just don't see it as anything other than "Normal" Rush style..

111 posted on 01/30/2012 9:36:30 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: All

Rush Limbaugh right now is making the case that it’s ok to lie about your opponent by bring in Jefferson and Adams.

Stating that we are whiner for complaining about it.

JUST COME OUT AND ENDORSE ROMNEY RUSTY.

COWARD !


112 posted on 01/30/2012 9:39:36 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: SomeCallMeTim; rbmillerjr

See post 112, hours before voting starts in the primary that could stop Romney, and it is clear that Newt will not be getting any momentum from Rush.

What a bizarre, useless, irrelevant, first hour for the day before such a monumental conservative election, but it keeps him from helping Newt.


113 posted on 01/30/2012 9:51:32 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: rbmillerjr
Stating that we are whiner for complaining about it.

Newt HAS BEEN whining about it... for the past two days. And, it's NOT HELPING him.

Rush is going Newt a favor by trying to re-direct him toward speaking PASSIONATELY about conservatism... not whining about lying politicians. it's not attractive

You guys are WAYYY to sensitive....

114 posted on 01/30/2012 10:02:19 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: rbmillerjr
JUST COME OUT AND ENDORSE ROMNEY RUSTY.

Now Rush is linking Romney to the re-districting effort to write out Allen West.

Is that YOUR idea of a way to endorse Willard?

115 posted on 01/30/2012 10:05:07 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim; rbmillerjr

Some moron a few days ago was claiming that Rush, Sean, and Mark Levin were all supporting Romney because of Bain Capital owning a (minority) share of Clear Channel. Rush and Mark have been extremely hard on Romney. These people claiming a Bain/Clear Channel conspiracy are delusional.


116 posted on 01/30/2012 10:08:06 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Danae
Put up or shut up Conservative Talk Radio and TV hosts. Your hour of reckoning is at hand. We are listening and waiting, and we won't be waiting or listening much longer.

Either you are our voice or you have betrayed us.

Which is it?


You're forgetting the choice about you being delusional. That's what it is.
117 posted on 01/30/2012 10:09:25 AM PST by aruanan
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Yes, Rush cultist, Rush’s using Jefferson and Adams to justify Romney’s and the GOP-Es attacks on Gingrich is just Rush playing chess...lol.

Coming out and endorsing Myths and the E’s coordinated attacks IS and endorsement of Romney.

They’ve eliminated Palin and Cain and wow they are attempting to take out Newt for the second time.

Tools will be tools. Rush is a tool.


118 posted on 01/30/2012 10:13:36 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Danae
Do people listen to talk radio?
119 posted on 01/30/2012 10:13:48 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: rbmillerjr; aruanan
Tools will be tools.

Well... on THAT much, I think we agree! ;-)

120 posted on 01/30/2012 10:42:24 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

That’s cute, but you are the one who thinks there is no difference between Romney and Gingrich.


121 posted on 01/30/2012 10:50:24 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Danae

KUDOS Danae! You are so right.

I hear considerable conservative blustering about Obama’s philosophies, which are unAmerican but never really referenced as such. Newt talks about Saul Alinsky, Beck discusses socialism, and Rush and Hannity slather it on with similar oblique references.

But none of them are willing to address the root issue - WHY Obama was not raised to appreciate American culture, but rather to rebel and fight against it. It is exactly this kind of foreign influence which the Framers intended to preclude from the US Presidency by requiring “natural born Citizen” status.

But the national media, even the conservative wing of that industry, finds the subject taboo, even to the point of ignoring the fact that, as of 01/26/2012, a state court in Georgia has finally accepted testimony and evidence in a legitimate complaint that Barack Obama is Constitutionally ineligible to serve as POTUS.

This event should have opened up a full discussion of the issue in the media, but instead we find a virtual syndicated news blackout. Even Drudge only carried a small blurb about it for a couple of hours, then - poof! - gone. Someone mentioned Obama’s Indonesian upbringing on Hannity recently and he shut it down to avoid “...getting me in trouble.”

My belief is that a treacherous deal was struck when then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton signed off on Senate Resolution 511, a non-binding agreement accepting John McCain as a natural born citizen, even though he was not born on US soil, because his parents (plural) were US citizens upon his birth. From that moment on, I believe the topic of Obama’s illegitimacy was off limits.

What’s the down side of breeching that contract at this point? It must be formidable to keep this issue in check for so long.

What’s the downside of keeping the agreement? It seems to me that Republicans and Democrats have conspired in this matter to the ruination of the Constitution, no less.

What could be worse than both major parties in cooperation against the US Constitution? This presents awesome challenges and responsibility incumbent on we citizens to overthrow this concerted attack on the Supreme Law of our land.

I wonder: Are we up to it?


122 posted on 01/30/2012 11:26:28 AM PST by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: TexasVoter

“What could be worse than both major parties in cooperation against the US Constitution? This presents awesome challenges and responsibility incumbent on we citizens to overthrow this concerted attack on the Supreme Law of our land.”

I wonder the same thing often. I believe that both parties are now deliberately covering this up. The GOP knew about it before Obama was elected but could not do diddly about it because McCain had the same problem. So they screwed us. They are still screwing us, only now we do not have the constitution to protect us. The only hope I see is a massive number of citizens DEMANDING redress for this wrong, and I don’t see that happening either. Not enough people know or seem to care. Or they have bought into the Alynski BS and the mockery of the Birth Certificate - which was irrelevant from the get go.

We can’t give up though. I pray that Georgia is the crack in this seal of doom.


123 posted on 01/30/2012 12:03:52 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Do people listen to talk radio?”

Is that a serious question?


124 posted on 01/30/2012 12:05:39 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: aruanan

Right, I missed it deliberately to piss you off.

Sheesh, come up with a cogent argument instead of throwing insults will you.


125 posted on 01/30/2012 12:08:26 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: rbmillerjr

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2839980/posts?page=12#12

You must have missed my posting updates...

There IS a difference between Romney and Newt.

Newt HAS called himself a “progressive”.... That terminology sickens me. But, Newt also has a RECORD of controlling government spending.. and, of being willing to take the heat for it.

Both Romney and Newt have some culpability on supporting government run health care. But, Newt at least now says it’s a bad idea. Romney still thinks what he did in Mass was a good thing.

So... I’ll take Newt.


126 posted on 01/30/2012 12:08:53 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: cvq3842

None of them want to talk about it. All of them change the subject faster than light. Even THEY mock it, either being deliberately stupid, or honestly ignorant.... which it is I am not sure.


127 posted on 01/30/2012 12:14:23 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae
“Is that a serious question?”

Yes. They are paid entertainers and should not be taken seriously. I could really care less about what they blather about on talk radio.

128 posted on 01/30/2012 12:15:39 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Well, I sure would like to hear Hannity describe racism for what it is. A racist is a person who uses race as a means to an end. That goes for Obama, Michelle, Rev Wright, the entire Congressional Black Caucus, as well as other “Community leaders” like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson et al.

I am SICK of seeing the black community used and abused by these racists who are part of the system which is keeping them poor and dependent.

Ugh. Its enough to drive one to despair.


129 posted on 01/30/2012 12:25:53 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

You have a point about the entertainment bit. I agree.

Yet they pose as being members of the conservative constitutional movement. If they aren’t then we should give them no heed at all. That was sort of the point of my opus for what ever it’s worth.


130 posted on 01/30/2012 12:30:41 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae; ExTexasRedhead

Blang for later ....................................... FRegards


131 posted on 01/30/2012 7:45:53 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Danae
I for one stand with you, the United States Constitution and the Rule Of Law!

THanks for all your hard work. You are a true Patriot!

132 posted on 01/30/2012 7:49:45 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

Thanks Godebert! DO NOT GIVE UP THE SHIP!!!

We cannot give up the fight!

~D


133 posted on 01/30/2012 9:02:39 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: gonzo

You betcha Gonzo!

Have a great evening!


134 posted on 01/30/2012 9:21:26 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae

Yup, that is my experience when listening also. Although now I listen much less, because I just don’t trust the hosts the way I used to.


135 posted on 01/31/2012 2:58:55 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Danae

I just remembered that Peter Boyles at KHOW is a birther. I listened to his show this morning, he’s up to speed. He’s having Corsi on tomorrow.

I sent him an email that he read on air, asking if the big talkers have been threatened. He said he can’t speak for them.

http://tunein.com/radio/KHOW-630-s33011/


136 posted on 01/31/2012 8:31:24 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP

RIGHT ON DUDE!!!!!!


137 posted on 01/31/2012 9:29:48 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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