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Rush Limbaugh Explodes on ‘Corrupt’ GOP for Employing ‘Reprehensible’ Tactic Against Tea Party
TheBlaze ^ | 6-25-14 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 06/25/2014 12:57:38 PM PDT by Falcon28

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was fired up on Wednesday following Sen. Thad Cochran’s controversial victory over tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi on Thursday. Cochran reached out to traditionally Democratic voters – blacks and union members – in a last-ditch effort to beat McDaniel.

“The Republican establishment sought victory via Democrat voters in the runoff, and they got them. Without the African-American vote from Democrat-leaning counties, Thad Cochrane would have lost by eight or nine percent last night,” Limbaugh said, calling the tactic “reprehensible.”

Limbaugh cited a flyer, posted by journalist Charles Johnson that suggested McDaniel and the tea party wanted to prevent blacks from voting in the Mississippi runoff election on Tuesday. Cochran’s critics allege the longtime senator’s campaign was behind the flyers.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; msprimary; racism; rush; rushlimbaugh; teapartyelections
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 12:57:38 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Falcon28

Its not the first time. He slammed Mitt Romney for winning primaries like a liberal. Ignoring the rural areas and concentrating on the urban areas.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Falcon28

Has Rush said “It’s time” yet?


3 posted on 06/25/2014 1:01:34 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Falcon28

I hate the GOP, love Rush and the Tea Party.

Rush is right and was right on his very first day in Sacramento.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 1:01:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Falcon28

Just another example that we have a one party system in this country. The Treason party and the Treason lite party. And you can bet they are going to pull this BS in November and in 2016 by destroying every conservative candidate they can while pushing another RINO.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 1:01:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Falcon28

Then is it time?


6 posted on 06/25/2014 1:02:48 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Falcon28

Good for Rush. Someone needs to call out the party and Cochran over this.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Viennacon

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 1:04:01 PM PDT by Sparklite
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To: Falcon28
calling the tactic “reprehensible.”

There's your GOP-e, folks. There's your lesser of two evils, actively engaging with the "real" enemy to keep conservatives shut out. No more nose-holding, no more "uniting." They are dead to me.

9 posted on 06/25/2014 1:04:35 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Falcon28

What’s new?

Our own government and their IRS hired guns are targeting innocent Americans while aiding and abetting terrorist...


10 posted on 06/25/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Falcon28

The only way to defeat the GOP-e when they play games like that is to stay home and let the democrat win during the General election.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 1:05:16 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Falcon28
Open primaries are STUPID! I'm still convinced South Carolina's open primary in 2008 gave the momentum to Insane McCain, which in turn gave us the Obammunist. The Republican Party in every state that has an open primary system needs to pull its collective head out of its collective a** and close its damn elections!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

12 posted on 06/25/2014 1:05:27 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: Falcon28

In full disclosure I admit that I am an unaffiliated conservative.

That said... When a party’s elite works against the wishes of it core, it’s time for a new party to be formed.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 1:07:46 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Falcon28
reached out to traditionally Democratic voters

So did Reagan, but his message was one of less government and more freedom, not lies, deception, and fear to maintain more government.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 1:09:47 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: leapfrog0202

“Someone needs to call out the party and Cochran over this.”

FoxNews is too busy talking about a baseball mascot that threw a hotdog at a fan.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Falcon28

I’m saving that photo. If I ever get another solicitation from the RNC or its ilk (for some reason they don’t send me much anymore, wonder why) a copy of it is going back in the postage-paid envelope with a few choice words!


16 posted on 06/25/2014 1:13:17 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Falcon28

No one ‘reached out” (Dear God above how I so hate those liberal buzzeords) to Democrats. A planned effort was carried out by GOP operatives to USE WILLING DEMOCRATS to go around the will of the actual GOP voter base and bench a conservative they believed they could not control.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 1:16:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Lee'sGhost
When a party’s elite works against the wishes of it core, it’s time for a new party to be formed.

Instead they jump in the back seat of the same limo they're all riding in.

18 posted on 06/25/2014 1:18:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Falcon28

Rush was even singing “Old McDonald had a farm, and on this farm he had a pig..” in reference to Thad’s odd comment about indecent things he’s done with animals. ROFL!


19 posted on 06/25/2014 1:21:37 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: gaijin

DITTO!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 06/25/2014 1:24:20 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Falcon28

After the heinous tactics Cochran and the GOP Establishment employed last night to viciously smear and “defeat” Daniel, I am hereby revoking my philosophy to support the GOP nominee in a given race under the guise that electing a RINO is somehow better than electing a Dem. If Cochran doesn’t get anywhere with his legal challenges, then I hope he runs as a write-in candidate in November. He could feasibly still win and quite frankly I’m all for doing what it necessary now to start taking out some of these despicable RINOs at the ballot box so we can finally assemble a true opposition party that actually stands for the Constitution, conservatism, and limited government.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 1:24:31 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Falcon28

Rush is usually mild mannered on primaries. And rarely comments or take sides. This was an historic despicable act.

Levi will be a must listen tonight. He will go off.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Falcon28

Good for Rush! About a decade ago he suddenly became a Bushbot party hack. I have a number of theories why, but it broke my heart and I couldn’t stand to listen anymore. Glad to see that era over.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 1:26:11 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Welcome to the darkside.

You will find a growing number of us evil purists populating the clubhouse. We welcome you to sanity. Just be forewarned that you will henceforth be attacked by many of your former BFFs online because you just committed a blasphemy to their quest for a more leftward GOP.

I hope more join you here.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 1:28:48 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Falcon28

While the flyer is infuriating, and we all know what Cochran did to us ... the system is also at fault for permitting crossover voting in a Primary. I am constantly astounded at systems that do that. Even Rush himself has called on us to use that tactic in reverse.

I’ve got zero problem being up in arms over this, but let’s make sure we have the correct target.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 1:28:54 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Viennacon
Limbaugh also said on this program that a third party isn't the answer, so no, it isn't time at least according to Limbaugh. But he has been saying that for years and nothing has changed, so that idea doesn't carry much weight at this point.
26 posted on 06/25/2014 1:29:18 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s a Pyrrhic victory to me. So Cochran wins with the help of Democrats, who in turn vote for the DEMOCRAT in the election. And Cochran loses. How is this really a win? It’s STUPID.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 1:29:58 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Problem with starting a new party is we (thinkers) would be even more outnumbered than we are now. We don’t want to splinter off and make a smaller party.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 1:31:55 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Falcon28

The GOPe’s worked harder to get black voters to a GOP primary
than they ever have in a general election.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 1:31:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Falcon28

On his radio show, Michael Medved praises Cochran’s appeal to Democrats to vote for him in the primary, saying that the GOP should do more to appeal to blacks and others beyond its base. It is McDaniel, says Medved, who engaged in skulduggery, because his staffers broke into his wife’s nursing home to photograph her. And Cochran, he argues, is a solid conservative.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 1:32:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: gaijin
Rush is right and was right on his very first day in Sacramento.

And long before that, Rush Limbaugh (shown below as "Jeff Christie") was right even in McKeesport, PA:


31 posted on 06/25/2014 1:33:09 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, run but first challenge these votes.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 1:33:59 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: bboop
It's a win for the GOP-e because the GOP-e kept the conservative out. That's how it's a win. Their hatred of their own base -- their own base! -- drives them. Remember that when the chorus of "but the RINO can WIN" starts up in earnest as we near November.
33 posted on 06/25/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Falcon28

Ever dance with the devil in the cold moonlight? Thad did, now he owes them. Fine fine a$$ed Republican


34 posted on 06/25/2014 1:35:03 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Hmmm... “appealing to others” does NOT involve calling your base “racists”.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 1:36:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Falcon28

Oh, my man I love him so, he’ll never know...

Oops! I was singing about Rush not Nicky Arnstein in Funny Girl.


36 posted on 06/25/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: All

Quick question.

Why are the GOP SCARED of the tea party? Thank-you ahead for your response.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 1:39:35 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Falcon28

Heard Rush “explode” today.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 1:40:37 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Falcon28

39 posted on 06/25/2014 1:41:22 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: re_nortex

Those look like 8-track tapes piled all around him.


40 posted on 06/25/2014 1:42:56 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: bboop
It’s a Pyrrhic victory to me. So Cochran wins with the help of Democrats, who in turn vote for the DEMOCRAT in the election. And Cochran loses. How is this really a win? It’s STUPID.

It's a win-win for the utterly evil GOPe.

Above all Boehner, McConnel, Karl Rove and the rest of the utterly evil GOPe do NOT want a Conservative to win.

Believe me they would be happier with a RAT win in November then the possibility of McDaniel winning.

The GOPe is truly that evil. They are pure Statists.

41 posted on 06/25/2014 1:44:53 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Biggirl
Why are the GOP SCARED of the tea party? Thank-you ahead for your response.

They aren't scared of the Tea Party, they loathe the Tea Party and all Conservatives.

The utterly evil GOPe is filled with pure Statists, much like the Marxist on the RAT side.

Boehner, Karl Rove, McConnel and the rest of the GOPe truly worship at the Alter of State Power.

The U.S. Constitution and Liberty repulse the GOPe.

42 posted on 06/25/2014 1:48:36 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Biggirl
Heard Rush “explode” today.

I didn't hear Rush's first 2 hours. Did he explode out the gate? What was the gist of what he was saying?

43 posted on 06/25/2014 1:49:35 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: re_nortex

When he drove out there from Missouri he had to repeatedly pull over to squirt anti-freeze on the windshield cuz he couldn’t afford to fix his windshield wipers.

Rush has LIVED IT ALL.

The man holds me spellbound.


44 posted on 06/25/2014 1:50:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RIghtwardHo

>>Even Rush himself has called on us to use that tactic in reverse.

What Rush advocated was those who would ordinarily vote in Republican primaries vote in RAT primaries to mess up their candidates. Had this been done by RATs, that might be one thing, but it was done by a Republican candidate to get the votes to win a REPUBLICAN primary. Those voters are not going to be voting for Cochran in November — hell, they probably won’t voter for anyone.


45 posted on 06/25/2014 1:50:11 PM PDT by 1L
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To: sand88

Rather the GOP is BOTH SCARED and LOATHING of the tea party movement because it is working to take the country back.


46 posted on 06/25/2014 1:50:56 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
I am hereby revoking my philosophy to support the GOP nominee in a given race under the guise that electing a RINO is somehow better than electing a Dem.

Welcome to the land of the wakened.

Many more are still fitfully slumbering in a dream world where they can vote "against" candidates they hate. Of course that tactic has failed in the real world -- voting "against" what you don't want to see elected, is a wholly imaginary "option." The only way conservatives can make things right is by waking up to reality: voting "against" is a fool's errand. If you're going to vote, do it in terms of what you're voting FOR because that is the only thing that counts.

47 posted on 06/25/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“No one ‘reached out” (Dear God above how I so hate those liberal buzzeords) to Democrats. A planned effort was carried out by GOP operatives to USE WILLING DEMOCRATS to go around the will of the actual GOP voter base and bench a conservative they believed they could not control.”

Exactly, Norm. Boss Hog Haley Barbour orchestrated buying the votes via funneling “walking around money” through black preachers.

“Reached out”—Dear God above how I so hate those liberal buzzwords”

Same here. This is near the top of my list of Most Hated Newspeak Phrases.


48 posted on 06/25/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Falcon28

Since Rush was the one who came up with “Operation Chaos” in 2008, he’s hardly the best person to complain about this.


49 posted on 06/25/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: nhwingut

I’ve not heard RUSH so angry as he was this morning. THIS behavior by the GOP-e has gone over the edge! It’s time to ROLL CONSERVATIVES!


50 posted on 06/25/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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