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Rush slams Democrats, receives cheers (Limbaugh appearance/fundraiser in San Jose )
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8 February 2004 | Brad Kava

Posted on 02/09/2005 1:04:38 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture

Rush slams Democrats, receives cheers

RADIO HOST MAKES FIRST SJ APPEARANCE

By Brad Kava
Mercury News

Preaching optimism and slamming Democrats, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star by a packed San Jose Civic Auditorium audience Tuesday night.

``We are in the midst of a seminal historic shift in this country,'' Limbaugh, 54, told a crowd that paid $40 a ticket and welcomed him with a standing ovation. ``The Democrat party and the media have lost their monopoly. They don't rule the roost anymore.''

Other than one swear word and a slightly off-color story about Sen. Ted Kennedy's sex life, his fare was largely that of his radio show -- the country's most popular with some 20 million listeners.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bayarea; conservatism; fundraiser; leukemia; limbaugh; lovablefuzzball; lymphoma; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushtoexcellence; sanjose; society; standingo
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It was a fun event for us!

1 posted on 02/09/2005 1:04:38 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Syncro

PING to a fellow Freeper who was there.


2 posted on 02/09/2005 1:05:09 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

BUMP


3 posted on 02/09/2005 1:05:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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And for the record...
No, he didn't bring up the Super Bowl and Donovan McNabb. :-)

Also, KSFO's Melanie Morgan was there to introduce Mr. Limbaugh. She was her usual charming hostess with the mostess. :-)

4 posted on 02/09/2005 1:08:59 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Way to go, Rush!!!!

Preaching optimism and slamming Democrats, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star by a packed San Jose Civic Auditorium audience Tuesday night.

5 posted on 02/09/2005 1:13:58 AM PST by GOPJ (Jacksonville and the NFL did us proud. Thanks for a great show.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
``The Democrat party and the media have lost their monopoly. They don't rule the roost anymore.'

This is the same roost referred to by that professor at CU. Calling hard working, optimistic, family rearing conservatives 'little Eichmanns' reveals Churchill's lack of thought. His refusal to apologize reveals his lack of character.
6 posted on 02/09/2005 1:32:53 AM PST by carumba
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To: carumba

Yeah, that Ward Churchill clown was mentioned tonight.


7 posted on 02/09/2005 1:36:32 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I hold this man in high regard, he speaks for many people.


8 posted on 02/09/2005 1:46:34 AM PST by garylmoore (God Bless you W, you have prevailed.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

More, please!

How many were there? I lived in SJ in the 80's and, as I recall, that's a pretty big arena.

I can't believe the anti-Americans didn't show up.


9 posted on 02/09/2005 1:54:17 AM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
a slightly off-color story about Sen. Ted Kennedy's sex life...

Like Ted Kennedy has one anymore...

10 posted on 02/09/2005 2:13:07 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star...

A rock star?!? Crickey! Hide yer drugs...

Just kidding...aww come on, what's the fun of politics if you can't eat one of your own now and then?

11 posted on 02/09/2005 2:16:57 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Nobody better than Rush. I'm missing him this week on his radio show. Having withdrawal pains. Can't wait for him to get back.


12 posted on 02/09/2005 2:17:50 AM PST by beandog (The only time I was wrong was the time I thought I was wrong)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

"...Sen. Ted Kennedy's sex life..."

Already way more than I want to know about. LOL.


13 posted on 02/09/2005 2:47:34 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: beandog

I wish Rush would let Howie Carr from Boston sub for him. He is the funnist SOB on the radio. He has so many great stories about Mass politicians, Kerry. Ted et al. I think the audience would love him. What ever happened to B-1 Bob?


14 posted on 02/09/2005 3:37:18 AM PST by Demnomore
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Day bump


15 posted on 02/09/2005 8:22:23 AM PST by GOPJ (Jacksonville and the NFL did us proud. Thanks for a great show.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; 7.62 x 51mm
The comment went something like:
There was this video of Ted Kennedy on a boat with this young blonde (not his wife) and they were having pleasure and such. So this blonde goes diving into the water... and Teddy does likewise... so the joke was that this would be the first time Teddy went diving into the water for some young blonde.
< /chappaquiddick reference > ;-)
16 posted on 02/09/2005 9:43:57 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: Caipirabob; Syncro
You shoulda seen Syncro in the mosh pit (LOL)
17 posted on 02/09/2005 9:45:53 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: Timeout
The article said 2,700 people. We had folding chairs on the civic center floor and the balcony was used as well. I was a little surprised myself. Not complaining, though.
18 posted on 02/09/2005 9:48:43 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: beandog
Reminded me of his TV show with the audience and all that. An hour and a half without commerical interuption though and it was great. Wondeful sense of humor with his notoriously optimistic outlook.

First question asked of him was how to turn our state into a red state and he cheekily said, "You're screwed." ;-) But he eventually gave us more optimism to go with.

19 posted on 02/09/2005 9:52:43 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; 7.62 x 51mm
Oh, the main story was as follows (from another thread)...
20 posted on 02/09/2005 10:09:54 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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