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What do you think about what Rush just said?
Rush Limbaugh radio program ^ | 04/30/13 | Self

Posted on 04/30/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by Yaelle

Rush's caller asked him when he was going to do another "inaugural speech" like the one he did at CPAC four years ago when he famously said he hoped Obama fails.

After the call, he mused that some evenings when everyone was asleep, he'd sip an adult beverage and think about possibly buying some time on network TV to try and reach Americans who don't get info anywhere else. (Snerdly cracked that he could get that time cheaper on NBC.)

Of course Rush ended with a "Shhh, don't tell anybody. This is just something I wonder about when I'm alone" (paraphrased), which means attacks will be all around by tomorrow morning from the lib press. "How dare he?" "Who does he think he is?" "No one wants to hear his racist blather!" Etc.

But what do conservatives think? On the plus side, the critics will be all over his half hour no prompter or note speech, so even if low info voters don't actually watch, they can't avoid the constant critique of it. If Rush aimed for the critics and their antagonism, he might head them off at the pass and reach people and change minds, especially if he did it a few times. And if the ratings were good enough, the network might even cancel some dating show and pick him up for prime time! If MSNBC cared about money, maybe they'd hire him to do a Point - Counterpoint with Maddow! (A girl can dream; he'd wipe the floor with that ball of sarcasm in a boy's Eton suit.)


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What do you think? Should he?
1 posted on 04/30/2013 12:11:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

like ala Ross Perot style? Should have done it before Nov 2012 and gotten America really fired up. Maybe even educated some idiots along the way.


2 posted on 04/30/2013 12:14:36 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Yaelle

I’m wondering just where the hell all the like-minded people with money have been hiding since the Citizens United decision? They ought go be pummeling Obamaclown with paid ads.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 12:15:05 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Yaelle

Rush tried TV once before and wasn’t very good at it. He could wipe the floor with any adversary but that’s not his style. When you hear someone on the radio come at him with some idiotic liberal view point, Rush is always very polite and non argumentative. (almost to the point of annoyingly so) A “Point/Counter point” would be best handled by Mark Levin.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 12:15:50 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: Yaelle

He should do one minute commercials on the networks in prime time.

It would be more effective.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 12:15:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: Yaelle

I’m old enough to recall his last TV show. I thought he did fine, but he did not and foreswore TV. It’s hard to imagine him doing it again. But I wish he would.


6 posted on 04/30/2013 12:16:34 PM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Yaelle

I believe we conservatives should be devising ways of toppling the current secular progressive wire services and networks and cable news sources, both at their origins and in our local, hometown news outlets. They must be toppled and replaced.

This is bigger than Rush buying an hour of time. We need conservatives buying time 24/7, and taking over the AP, Reuters, and the BBC.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 12:17:01 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Yaelle

I think that until he and Levin get their heads out of their hind ends about the difference between Rubio and a Conservative, they both need to shut up.

Yes, I am serious. Because it ain’t helping our cause.


8 posted on 04/30/2013 12:18:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Yaelle
Rush is a great guy. I've loved him since 1990 and Gulf War I, and I heard that as well...

But nothing he can say would change the course of this ship of state. We're dismasted, heading for the rocks and the captain is in his stateroom preening in the mirror.

9 posted on 04/30/2013 12:18:33 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Yaelle

I am more concerned by his over the top blind support of Marco Rubio. I don’t care what Rubio’s hope is, he is supporting the destruction of the GOP and installing a permanent one party government. Rush knows this and yet supports his good friend as a naive but good man with good intentions, you know those things that the road to He77 is paved with.


10 posted on 04/30/2013 12:18:54 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Yaelle

Buy some time during the NBA playoffs.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 12:18:55 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Yaelle

Absolutely.
Nobody’s better than Rush!


12 posted on 04/30/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Yaelle

I still remember that speech - one bright light in a very dark time - hope he follows through....


13 posted on 04/30/2013 12:19:20 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He should do one minute commercials on the networks in prime time.

It would be more effective.


Yes! Brevity and repetition would be the absolute best way to reach the most. Great idea!


14 posted on 04/30/2013 12:19:29 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: jboot

I think he forswore doing a regular show, with makeup and scripts and 4 hours of heavy prep time. But the short commercial idea is pretty good.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 12:20:35 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: jboot
I’m old enough to recall his last TV show. I thought he did fine,

The networks put his show on in variable time slots, made it very hard to garner a following. His show was fine and memorable. I still see those women fireman candidates, in their bunkers trying to put up a ladder.

16 posted on 04/30/2013 12:22:03 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Yaelle
I've been saying this since before the 2012 elections - the time for talking is over. It's time for Rush to get out from behind the EIB microphone and to start making public appearances.
Doesn't matter if it's CPAC, Tea Party meetings, bake sales, TV appearances, political fund raisers, even speaking at colleges.
This country is in dire straits and it's time to act - not talk. And not just Rush either - where's Beck, Hannity, et al?
17 posted on 04/30/2013 12:22:22 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Yaelle

Rush is a valuable voice, but everyone knows him by now. He’s mostly preaching to the choir at this point. I don’t think low information voters are going to stay tuned in to him long enough to get anything out of it.

I think it would be great though if he’d pay for air time for new conservatives voices like Ted Cruz.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 12:23:02 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’ve wondered the same thing. Looks to me like the “Conservative” movement in the U.S. is dead.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 12:23:33 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Yaelle

He used to have a TV show, but the stations in the major markets ran him after 1AM, then they’d start moving it around without notice, making it difficult to record.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 12:23:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Agree. His defense of Rubio was nonsensical. And Rush still doesn't seem to get it that you don't need a path to citizenship to call it amnesty. Any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here, the object of their crime, is amnesty. A path to citizenship is just the cherry on top.

And Rush still doesn't understand that it is legal immigration that is changing the demographics of this country and has been ever since the 1965 Immigration Act. Amnesty only hastens the process.

21 posted on 04/30/2013 12:24:47 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Yaelle
it would be a waist of money. Our media is what Hitler dreamed of.

"Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of a crowd" - Hitler

22 posted on 04/30/2013 12:25:35 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: oh8eleven
where's Beck, Hannity, et al?

Try here. He is on TV 4 hours a day.

23 posted on 04/30/2013 12:27:00 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Yaelle

I think he just did.


24 posted on 04/30/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: kabar

No. They do. That’s the problem. It does not matter to them. They are easing conservatives into accepting it.


25 posted on 04/30/2013 12:27:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Intolerant in NJ

I still remember that speech - one bright light in a very dark time - hope he follows through....


It was sheet brilliance. Saw it again last year or so and it was so prescient. Sad that we knew all this and yet it all happened. ObamaCare?? Are we serious?? And it is the power of the media that is causing Obama to “succeed” probably greater than he dreamed. Maybe one day we will see a video of him in a cave crowing how his plans brought down America just like Osama did.

So Rush using the media -— which will be hard to achieve as they won’t want him to use them -— might be all we have left.


26 posted on 04/30/2013 12:27:24 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

If he quits flacking for Marco Rubio’s ‘conservatism’, why not?


27 posted on 04/30/2013 12:27:33 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: mbarker12474

This is bigger than Rush buying an hour of time. We need conservatives buying time 24/7, and taking over the AP, Reuters, and the BBC.


Where are these conservatives? When will they step up with their money?

We need to take a play from Jason Collins. He was waiting for another NBA player to come out of the closet and be the first. Since no one did, he stepped up to the basket. Maybe Rush needs to be the first daring conservative to step out of the Scared of Liberals’ Namecalling closet.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 12:30:50 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

That’s weird because only last week, he talked to a college student who asked why he doesn’t buy airtime to get his message across. Rush said it would be meaningless, or something to that affect.


29 posted on 04/30/2013 12:30:58 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: itsahoot

Rush’s TV show was glacially paced.


30 posted on 04/30/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I’m wondering just where the hell all the like-minded people with money have been hiding since the Citizens United decision? They ought go be pummeling Obamaclown with paid ads.

I have a theory on that. and you gave me a opening to present it.

After the election, I noticed that my interest in donating money of any amount to any conservative cause has not only fallen off...but disappeared entirely.

I think the reason is quite simple and absolutely clear to me.

I want this country to pay the price this time, for the stupidity so blatantly expressed in the last election. I want the libs to revel in their victory as they pull down all the things that made this country great and stomp on them with all the self loathing they can muster.

I want the idiot voters who elected this charlatan to pay the price for what they have done in order that it never happens again for at least a couple of generations.

In order for that to happen, I need to get out of their way.

So I have.....

31 posted on 04/30/2013 12:31:44 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: itsahoot
He is on TV 4 hours a day.
Yeah, preaching to the choir.
If the young skulls full of mush are only allowed (i.e. forced) to think as a Libs, we'll end up with the United Social States of Amerika.
It's time to get out in the streets and join the battle for them - now.
32 posted on 04/30/2013 12:32:35 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: itsahoot

We don’t have to agree with Rush on everything but he is still big and bold on our side and he can explain why liberalism is wrong better than anyone. No one has converted more souls than he.

He probably converted half of us on this thread.


33 posted on 04/30/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Longbow1969

He and Palin should start their own 501c that does PSA’s for conservatism and make some heads explode.


34 posted on 04/30/2013 12:33:35 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Paladin2
Rush’s TV show was glacially paced.

Which was just the right speed for me coming home from the late shift and watching TV at one in the morning.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: albie

I thought Rush did just fine on the TV show.

I heard what he said about not liking the meetings, the makeup, the whole production/collaboration thing, but I think even Rush may underestimate, at least a little, the value of video: sometimes (and for some people) an image or a video clip has more impact than any words can.

Remember Clinton at Ron Brown’s funeral?


36 posted on 04/30/2013 12:35:09 PM PDT by Joachim
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To: Yaelle

He has indeed done great things.

I also remember clearly the post 06 election when in a moment of weakness on his show, he admitted having carried GOP water.

I listen to him still and agree with the majority of what he says. But I no longer trust that he is not carrying the GOP water. In fact Rubio proved he is.


37 posted on 04/30/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: albie

His show was actually pretty successful. It was just that so many places stuck it on late at night.

I was only able to watch it during summer vacations when I was a teenager because it was on at around midnight.


38 posted on 04/30/2013 12:35:38 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: jboot
It’s hard to imagine him doing it again.

He went into great detail a week or so ago about why another TV venture will never happen. It wasn't so much the controversial nature of his show but all the time consuming background stuff that goes on before he sits in front of the camera.

When you think about it, Rush has to do a ton of reading and watching the various news outlets to gather the "stuff" for the next day's program even tho his staff helps him with that part of it. It's an enormous consumption of his time......

39 posted on 04/30/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
He actually inferred that Rubio was naive on immigration. He has always felt that way and has done everything but shout it out to boneheaded conservatives...

But it appears that much like liberals, they have a need to be perpetually offended by something said on the right.

40 posted on 04/30/2013 12:36:42 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: Paladin2
Rush’s TV show was glacially paced

Better for us mind numbed robots.

41 posted on 04/30/2013 12:36:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: oh8eleven
At the very least he can write another book.

It's been almost 20 years since See, I Told You So.
42 posted on 04/30/2013 12:37:50 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Yaelle
Sometimes Rush says stuff just to drive the Left insane.

This is one of those times.

43 posted on 04/30/2013 12:38:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
He should do one minute commercials on the networks in prime time.

Agree

44 posted on 04/30/2013 12:39:03 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Longbow1969

I don’t think low information voters are going to stay tuned in to him long enough to get anything out of it.


I so disagree. I lived in Europe when he started out on the national stage. Everything I heard about him through the liberal press was that he was an absolute Monster Shock Jock. When I came back to the States, I was dying to hear this jokester to hear why everyone hated him so much. I loved him from the first time. Ad he brought me into the light; I was politically very out of it. I voted for Clinton (the first time). I was a card carrying Low Info Voter.

He is still turning heads to the right today. You just have to actually listen.

I can picture people popping corn and settling into the reclining couch to have themselves a little laugh. Then Rush flash blinds them with Obama hypocrisies and their little worlds blow apart. There are a lot of blacks and Jews who feel they HAVE TO support Obama but they don’t actually know why. Many voters are easy to bamboozle with groupthink.


45 posted on 04/30/2013 12:40:52 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Yes but it will be mostly wasted.
Non-Rush fans will tune him out pretty much like I change the channel whenever 0bama comes on.
46 posted on 04/30/2013 12:41:47 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Yaelle
We don’t have to agree with Rush on everything

No we don't and for sure it does the Republic no good if Rubio manages to get the amnesty bill passed. Rush know that and told Rubio as much, but he defends his friendship with him by shrugging off his blind ambition. Today he called him naive, I call him a traitor and no friend of the Republic.

47 posted on 04/30/2013 12:42:44 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

Back in the days before TiVO and DVR the time slot was a killer. In my market Rush was on at 2:30 AM. I taped the show all week and watched it on Sundays. So it was a bit stale. But overall I thought he was a fine host. Certainly better than the bombastic numbnuts that we have on TV today.


48 posted on 04/30/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Digger

Buy an abundance of :30 spots on junk tv like “Real Housewives”, etc.


49 posted on 04/30/2013 12:44:39 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Yaelle

What happened to the thread? It’s cutting off after post 12 and I can’t see the rest! Admin mods?


50 posted on 04/30/2013 12:48:13 PM PDT by Yaelle
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