Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh’s Fake Ron Paul Ad Will Not Be A Hit With Ron Paul Fans
Posted on 12/19/2011 10:01:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
At this point, Rush Limbaughs offensive against Rep. Ron Paul has become something of a regular feature on his program. So its not entirely surprising that Limbaughs 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, its 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 therewe 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 Limbaughs show below:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Unleash the Tards! They are legion.
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.
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.
“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.
I laughed my *** off when that aired!
"Heh he he WEEE ARE THE PROBLEM!"
If that’s the case, why is he leading in the Iowa polls?
Because somebody is smokin dope?
Why the concern, Rush? America does not elect nutcases.
I think you are.
when will you people learn to ignore the polls? They are never right this early in an election!
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.
One outlier poll of questionable worth.
Get back to me when Rasmussen does a new Iowa poll.
It’s just a bit of entertainment that made light of Pauls last debate in Iowa.
Except when your guy is on top, right?
“Its 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?
whatever dunce. My guy is santorum. I’m ignoring EVERY poll.
When the time is right for Obama, the vile racist crackpot Ron Paul newsletters will be spread by mainstream media.
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.
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.
Paul may not be the enemy but he is certainly delusional.
And Limbaugh’s take on him is dead on.
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?
Did you take offense at that post because you are a PaulTard yourself?
Looks like the Paultards are spamming the comments section there. Swarming and spamming are what Paultards do best.
Ron Paul may not be the enemy but he is bug nuts crazy.
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.
On FM here behind the enemy lines...
The good thing is that this will be Ron Paul's last vanity run.
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.
I caught only the tail end of that ad and it was a crackup.
Can’t say I blame them. Enduring this Obama presidency can make anyone want to escape reality for a few hours at least.
5:05 pm February 9, 2011, by Rodney Ho
Rush Limbaugh, for the fifth year in the row, topped the annual Talkers magazines 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 hes 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 Limbaughs 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh please. God help us when the majority of voters vote for protection of their stash.
Please, do not confuse Ron Paul supporters with facts. The constitution does not say that they have to have facts....
“These stereotypes about Pauls 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.
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!!!
Ron Paul is just plain scary.
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.
Because polls are always right when you like what they tell you and worthless when they don’t.
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.