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Rush Limbaugh’s Fake Ron Paul Ad Will Not Be A Hit With Ron Paul Fans
Mediaite ^ | December 17, 2011 | Frances Martel

Posted on 12/19/2011 10:01:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

At this point, Rush Limbaugh‘s offensive against Rep. Ron Paul has become something of a regular feature on his program. So it’s not entirely surprising that Limbaugh’s anti-Paulism has seeped into his commercials, too– or at least in parody. This week, Limbaugh debuted a “pro” Rep. Paul ad that featured the “candidate” arguing “the greatest danger is not from Iran, it’s from us overreacting.” Surely this will go over well with Paul fans.

“Ron Paul has recorded a commercial for us,” Limbaugh joked, before a commercial played featuring a fairly good (albeit a little caricatured) voice of Ron Paul arguing, “the greatest danger is not from Iran, its from us overreacting. Yhy are we flying drones over there–we are the problem here!” Followed by an anchor delivering the punchline: “Vote Ron Paul: Because Newt Gingrich is too zany and weird.”

The “campaign ad” via Limbaugh’s show below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gingrich; paulestinians; ronpaul; rush; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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Ouch!
1 posted on 12/19/2011 10:01:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heh.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 10:08:30 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unleash the Tards! They are legion.


3 posted on 12/19/2011 10:10:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not many from the Ron Paul cult heard it.
First, isn’t that about the time Alex Jones is on and giving them their latest conspiracies to believe in?
Second, Rush is on AM radio and reception in basements can be poor.
Third, they avoid any sources of the truth.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 10:12:46 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: TigersEye
You should know Tigerseye, you are one of them.....
5 posted on 12/19/2011 10:13:11 PM PST by labusiness
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To: TigersEye
Unleash the Tards! They are legion.

Limbaugh, in a desperate attempt to regain his relevance, is now being forced to use Ron Paul to get attention.

Ron Paul is not the enemy, Rush. Learn that and maybe your audience will return.

6 posted on 12/19/2011 10:15:16 PM PST by giotto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 12/19/2011 10:15:25 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: giotto

“Ron Paul is not the enemy”

No, he probably is not. He is simply a streetcorner crazy that normal people cross the street to avoid.


8 posted on 12/19/2011 10:17:20 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I laughed my *** off when that aired!


9 posted on 12/19/2011 10:18:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Proud2BeRight
“Ron Paul is not the enemy”

"Heh he he WEEE ARE THE PROBLEM!"

10 posted on 12/19/2011 10:18:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Proud2BeRight

If that’s the case, why is he leading in the Iowa polls?


11 posted on 12/19/2011 10:20:54 PM PST by giotto
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To: giotto

Because somebody is smokin dope?


12 posted on 12/19/2011 10:22:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

lolol!!!!!


13 posted on 12/19/2011 10:25:51 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why the concern, Rush? America does not elect nutcases.


14 posted on 12/19/2011 10:25:55 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: mylife
23% of Iowa Republicans are smoking dope?

I think you are.

15 posted on 12/19/2011 10:25:58 PM PST by giotto
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To: giotto

when will you people learn to ignore the polls? They are never right this early in an election!

NEVER!


16 posted on 12/19/2011 10:27:04 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: giotto

1. A lot of college-age kiddies in all the schools there want to be able to smoke dope more easily.
2. His cult are the only people with so little life that they answer the phone for polls. Mainstream Americans are preparing for Christmas and hang up on pollsters.
3. The PPP poll is a worthless liberal poll to help the useful idiot make the GOP look silly.


17 posted on 12/19/2011 10:27:04 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: giotto

One outlier poll of questionable worth.

Get back to me when Rasmussen does a new Iowa poll.


18 posted on 12/19/2011 10:28:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

It’s just a bit of entertainment that made light of Pauls last debate in Iowa.


19 posted on 12/19/2011 10:29:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mamelukesabre
when will you people learn to ignore the polls?

Except when your guy is on top, right?

20 posted on 12/19/2011 10:30:47 PM PST by giotto
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To: mylife

“It’s just a bit of entertainment that made light of Pauls last debate in Iowa.”

He really did look like a whacko in that debate, didn’t he?


21 posted on 12/19/2011 10:31:27 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: giotto

whatever dunce. My guy is santorum. I’m ignoring EVERY poll.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 10:32:28 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Proud2BeRight
"Bigtime"


23 posted on 12/19/2011 10:34:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: giotto

When the time is right for Obama, the vile racist crackpot Ron Paul newsletters will be spread by mainstream media.


24 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:37 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: giotto
Ron Paul is not the enemy, Rush. Learn that and maybe your audience will return.

ROTFL. Lighten up!

Lunatic Paul used an edited clip of Rush in one of his ads to trash Newt Gingrich.

Rush isn't supporting Ron Paul, so he's having fun at Paul's expense.

Some could argue that Paul is an enemy; for example, some of us who take foreign policy seriously and think Ron Paul would be a disaster were he ever to be CIC. Some of us are wholly against Iran getting nukes.

25 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:58 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

That is part of why they want him to look like a contender in our party.

They get to paint us all with it by association.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 10:38:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: giotto

Paul may not be the enemy but he is certainly delusional.
And Limbaugh’s take on him is dead on.


27 posted on 12/19/2011 10:39:31 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: giotto
Is he really? I have a theory about that,
pssst don't tell anyone its a secret.

28 posted on 12/19/2011 10:42:56 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: giotto
Ron Paul is not the enemy,

Not to Iran, anyway. And anybody that hears his assessment of Iran and isn't repulsed and disgusted is a moral leper and a fool, just like him. Rush. Learn that and maybe your audience will return.

Where is your evidence that his audience has gone anywhere, or that he is not getting enough attention?

Deep down you know Paul is no different than the most vile and despicable, American hating leftists. Apparently, you are OK with that. So what brings you to a place like this?

29 posted on 12/19/2011 10:43:25 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: labusiness
So, you are stalking me. LOL

Did you take offense at that post because you are a PaulTard yourself?

30 posted on 12/19/2011 10:48:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the Paultards are spamming the comments section there. Swarming and spamming are what Paultards do best.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 10:48:38 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: giotto

Ron Paul may not be the enemy but he is bug nuts crazy.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 10:49:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mylife
Exactly... My two cents as posted on another thread...

Ron Paul is the darling of the young university PAR-TAY pot smoking set that thinks electing Ron Paul will give them the ultimate BONG experience. They really don't have any other issue they care so vibrantly about as the God given right to smoke pot. They do like to throw a few non-pot-smoking issues in there to mask their true goals, but that's just for Mom and Dad who pay for their PAR-TAY. Sarcasm? Definitely... I'm sure there are a few Paul supporters who are anti-getting-high... very few.

33 posted on 12/19/2011 11:45:01 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
"Rush is on AM radio a..."

On FM here behind the enemy lines...

34 posted on 12/19/2011 11:47:33 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: giotto
Oh, Rush is very relevant and does not need Ron Paul. Ron Paul needs Rush to get him attention, whether good or bad. Ron Paul is a loon and is running only as a vanity project. Paul has no chance to win the nomination, thankfully. Most of his supporters are young and college age and therefore susceptible to loony theories that we are to blame for 9/11 - even Obama won't say that out loud even though he probably believes it. Yes, I know that Paul has many other supporters, too.

The good thing is that this will be Ron Paul's last vanity run.

35 posted on 12/19/2011 11:57:07 PM PST by Dave W
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To: Dave W
Oh, Rush is very relevant

Yes, if you're into football, cigars, politics and more politics.

Ron Paul needs Rush to get him attention

Paul's supporters are barely aware of Rush. Limbaugh is a fossil, a relic from the 90's. He had his heyday, and it's over. Maybe when his current marriage ends, he'll find his way back.

36 posted on 12/20/2011 12:24:59 AM PST by giotto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I caught only the tail end of that ad and it was a crackup.


37 posted on 12/20/2011 12:33:57 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Gun store gift certificate. An idea whose time has come.)
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To: antceecee

Can’t say I blame them. Enduring this Obama presidency can make anyone want to escape reality for a few hours at least.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 12:36:05 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: giotto

5:05 pm February 9, 2011, by Rodney Ho

Rush Limbaugh, for the fifth year in the row, topped the annual Talkers magazine’s “Heavy Hundred”  talk show hosts.

He has drawn the biggest audiences of any radio talk show host in history, estimated to be more than15 million listeners a week, far greater than any individual cable news show. He is the strongest performer in Atlanta on 640/WGST-AM, though his ratings slipped as 2010 went along.

And he’s still very much loved and hated, depending on your point of view. (Haters will love an upcoming new book called “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh’s Assault on Reason.”)

Five Georgia-based talk-show hosts made the cut: Neal  Boortz, Clark Howard,  Allen Hunt, Martha Zoller and new Atlanta-based syndicated host Rusty Humphries. Syndicated sports duo The 2 Live Stews on 790/the Zone and Atlanta-based talk host Mike Malloy were included in a secondary list of 150 other notable shows.


39 posted on 12/20/2011 12:36:50 AM PST by kcvl
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To: giotto

the bottom line. In 22 years says another source familiar with the Limbaugh operation, Rush has never — not once — had a down year. With his tech empire rapidly and successfully expanding as was evidenced in December with the release of his web app and the Apple statistics, Rush is firmly at the head of this conservative talk-tech revolution. While liberal and anti-conservative operatives are trying to get away with saying his ratings are “dying,” the fact is Limbaugh has already, in the first five months of 2011, enjoyed a 10% boost over 2010 in gross revenues, radio advertising, web subs, and more.

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/05/31/radio-revolutionaries-targeted/print


40 posted on 12/20/2011 12:47:23 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
He has drawn...more than15 million listeners a week

I started listening to Rush in about 1991. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember that he bragged about having a listenership of 22 million a week. That may have been a few years later, when the Republicans were about to take over Congress, and new Clinton scandals were cropping up every week, and the web had not really taken hold yet.

Maybe I'm just projecting. I used to listen to him almost every day. Now, I doubt that I listen more than 10 minutes per month.

41 posted on 12/20/2011 12:54:29 AM PST by giotto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I actually played that ad for my 22 year old Ron Paul supporting son the day I heard it. He didn’t find it funny at all. I thought it was hysterical! I actually felt bad afterward about playing it for him because I realized that I was making fun of my son by doing so.

By the way, my son does not smoke dope. These stereotypes about Paul’s supporters are a little annoying. I think Ron Paul draws a diverse group of people to him. Of all the Paul supporters I know, not one of them fits the mold I see described here on FR.


42 posted on 12/20/2011 1:04:25 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: Boogieman

Oh please. God help us when the majority of voters vote for protection of their stash.


43 posted on 12/20/2011 1:07:27 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: kcvl

Please, do not confuse Ron Paul supporters with facts. The constitution does not say that they have to have facts....


44 posted on 12/20/2011 1:08:14 AM PST by Mtner77
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

“These stereotypes about Paul’s supporters are a little annoying. I think Ron Paul draws a diverse group of people to him. Of all the Paul supporters I know, not one of them fits the mold I see described here on FR.”

Then might I suggest, Sir, that perhaps you are visiting the wrong site? Because this is a conservative site. And Ron Paul is no conservative.


45 posted on 12/20/2011 1:16:15 AM PST by Mtner77
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To: antceecee

that’s EXACTLY right. Their one issue is the “Right to Toke”.

Including Heroin. Ron Paul said on one of the Debates that there can be no “outlaw” drugs if you legalize them, even heroin will be legal!!!


46 posted on 12/20/2011 1:40:30 AM PST by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Ron Paul is just plain scary.


47 posted on 12/20/2011 1:44:07 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Mtner77

First of all, you might want to address me as “ma’am.” And second of all, being conservative does give one the right to mischaracterize or pigeon hole people. I’d like to think that conservatives are all about truth. I know I am. I’ve been here since 1998. I have no intention of “visiting” another site. I consider this my home on the Internet.

I never said that Ron Paul supporters are conservatives. However, I did say that they are not all dope heads. Ron Paul is the last person I’d vote for on this ticket, but that doesn’t mean I won’t defend my kids who like him when they are being called dope heads and neonazis by people on FR.


48 posted on 12/20/2011 2:53:41 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: giotto

Because polls are always right when you like what they tell you and worthless when they don’t.


49 posted on 12/20/2011 2:57:22 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: giotto
Limbaugh, in a desperate attempt to regain his relevance, is now being forced to use Ron Paul to get attention.

Ron Paul is not the enemy, Rush. Learn that and maybe your audience will return.

If I have a choice between Limbaugh with his present listeners and Limbaugh supporting Ron Paul and his present listeners plus Ron Paul supporters, I'll take the present.

After all I already have looney tunes cartoons and my sister-in-law.

50 posted on 12/20/2011 4:01:04 AM PST by american_ranger
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