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Democrats go after Limbaugh
The Hill ^ | October 01, 2007 | Klaus Marre

Posted on 10/01/2007 1:29:57 PM PDT by vietvet67

Democrats on Monday called on the chief executive of Clear Channel Communications to denounce remarks by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, whom they say made a “hateful” and “unpatriotic” attack on U.S. troops opposed to the war in Iraq.

At issue is a remark from Limbaugh that characterized such troops as “phony soldiers.” Democrats have seized on the issue, allowing them to hit back at Republicans who similarly latched onto a MoveOn.org ad that referred to Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”

“Thousands of active troops and veterans were subjected to Mr. Limbaugh’s unpatriotic and indefensible comments on your broadcast,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in his letter to Clear Channel Chief Executive Mark Mays. “We trust you will agree that not a single one of our sons, daughters, neighbors and friends serving overseas is a ‘phony soldier.’ We call on you to publicly repudiate these comments that call into question their service and sacrifice and to ask Mr. Limbaugh to apologize for his comments.”

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


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From Drudge site:

HOUSE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LIMBAUGH Mon Oct 01 2007 15:16:57 ET

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER 1, 2007

Mr. KINGSTON submitted the following resolution

RESOLUTION

Commending Rush Hudson Limbaugh III for his ongoing public support of American troops serving both here and abroad. Recognizing Mr. Limbaugh for his relentless efforts to build and maintain troop morale through worldwide radio broadcasts and personal visits to conflict regions.

Whereas the need to show support for American troops serving and fighting both here and abroad during a time of global conflict has never been greater, with the need to communicate an uplifting message of encouragement to American soldiers eternally important, in addition to the morale-boosting value of personal visits to region by highly-regarded individuals;

Whereas daily radio broadcasts reaching tens of millions of civilians and soldiers both in America and abroad by way of the Armed Forces Radio Network are conducted five days a week by Rush Hudson Limbaugh III;

Whereas Mr. Limbaugh has consistently used his broadcast time to praise American troops and support them during their ongoing efforts to secure peace in a troubled world;

Whereas Mr. Limbaugh made a week-long visit to meet with troops based in Afghanistan in 2004;

Whereas Mr. Limbaugh has raised and donated millions of dollars to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, which provides college scholarships to the children of Marines and veterans of other branches killed in action;

Whereas Mr. Limbaugh’s website features an “Adopt a Soldier” program which provides them with free subscription access to his online program features;

Whereas during the original invasion in 2003, pilots of five different aircraft flew an American flag in Mr. Limbaugh’s honor during their bombing and refueling runs; and

Whereas Mr. Limbaugh’s commitment to American troops serving both here and abroad remains as strong as ever: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes Rush Hudson Limbaugh III for his support of the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation and for providing free subscriptions for active-duty servicemembers;

(2) recognizes Mr Limbaugh’s desire to see American troops achieve a successful outcome in Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever soldiers are stationed; and

(3) commends Mr. Limbaugh’s tireless public support for American troops and their families through radio broadcasts, fundraising and other public support.

END

1 posted on 10/01/2007 1:30:00 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: vietvet67

BUMP


2 posted on 10/01/2007 1:30:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: vietvet67

This crap worked to get Imus fired, and now they think that they can pump up some crap to get rid of their most hated enemy.

Won’t work.


3 posted on 10/01/2007 1:32:14 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: vietvet67
Armed with the truth, I hope Rush utterly destroys the careers of these so-called senators...
4 posted on 10/01/2007 1:32:35 PM PDT by kromike
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To: vietvet67

Face, meet door.


5 posted on 10/01/2007 1:32:37 PM PDT by Codeflier (Implement Loser Pays)
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To: vietvet67

Well, I haven’t heard Rush today, but I’m betting he’ll enjoy this whole charade.


6 posted on 10/01/2007 1:34:08 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Bon mots

Aye...Limbaugh owns the corporation he works for, unlike Imus, who talked on someone else’s mic. One way or another, Rush will keep talking.


7 posted on 10/01/2007 1:34:55 PM PDT by Virulas
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To: kromike

These Senators need to be held responsible for the Blatant lies they ar putting forward.....I hope there are some Republicans with enough spine to say that same thing.


8 posted on 10/01/2007 1:36:14 PM PDT by Oldsailor
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To: vietvet67

The tell any lie, do any deed, cheat and steal Democrat party is right in front of your face for all to see — There can be no more doubt. It’s not a pretty sight when the Hillary Matters party stoops to this level — Don’t they know their media parrot can’t do it any more?.

The integrity of the Democrat party came to an end in 1992, and it’s been downhill ever since not having sex with that woman.


9 posted on 10/01/2007 1:36:26 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Notice, the article in the Hill completly leaves out the part where Rush was taken out of context. It completely leaves out the fact that Rush was talking about soldiers who are faking service in Iraq. Way to go Hill, nice reporting on that one. Does anyone have an e-mail address for this reporter.


10 posted on 10/01/2007 1:36:29 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Virulas

Then Rush should respond with a concise letter back staying something akin to the following:

While Mr. Limbaugh was referring to the phony soldiers (name them) it is not like he stood in the well of the senate and called our troops Nazi’s or losers.

Mr. Limbaugh has apologized to his listeners for the ill behavior of Senator Reid and Durbin, as well as the misbehavior of Media Matters in slandering conservatives who support the troops.

Mr. Limbaugh will continue to support our troops, as he always has, and will continue to counter the slander of them by media matters and moveon.org

Or something like that; if there is any response at all.


11 posted on 10/01/2007 1:39:49 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Bon mots

Dems know they took it in the you know what on the NYT ad and this is simply an attempt to counter it now with this garbage.

Won’t work.


12 posted on 10/01/2007 1:40:58 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: vietvet67

Rush can hold his own.


13 posted on 10/01/2007 1:41:20 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Oldsailor
These Senators need to be held responsible for the Blatant lies they ar putting forward.....

They never will because our side BLOWS at getting the word out and calling the left on their crap.

14 posted on 10/01/2007 1:42:34 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: FlipWilson

You’re right. The Hill article is part of the smear.

Rush Limbaugh: Anatomy of a Smear
Rush Limbaugh responds to the smear tactics of the Left regarding phony soldiers...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm84gOXkZaY


15 posted on 10/01/2007 1:42:53 PM PDT by donna (Equal justice for U.S. citizens!)
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To: vietvet67

Libs hate the truth which is why they don’t like Rush shining a light on all their darkness.


16 posted on 10/01/2007 1:43:07 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

One problem with this line of attack is that it seems odd anyone would call real soldiers who simply oppose the war, “phoney soldiers”.


17 posted on 10/01/2007 1:43:32 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Bon mots

Well there are a lot of differences. For one thing, Imus, unlike Rush did not have as many radio station outlets when he was on the air as Rush has, which is over 600 radio stations. Also Rush is much more popular and if there is any efforts to get rid of him the fans would be up in arms. Also Rush is armed with the truth.


18 posted on 10/01/2007 1:44:07 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: vietvet67

19 posted on 10/01/2007 1:45:17 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: vietvet67

They can’t use the Fairness Doctrine to muzzle him, so the leftists’ next tactic is to smear him by shamelessly lying about what he actually said. Harry Reid’s approach to the boss of Clear Channel is the most explicit attempt at government censorship of free speech imaginable. Rush should sue Reid and the rest of them for an unlawful attempt to deprive him of his livelihood.


20 posted on 10/01/2007 1:46:03 PM PDT by Argus
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To: vietvet67

Rush should Run for President!


21 posted on 10/01/2007 1:46:36 PM PDT by SelectiveJNJ
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To: vietvet67

How did Hairy and the Turbin vote on condemming the “betray us” ad?


22 posted on 10/01/2007 1:47:58 PM PDT by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build nuke plants and refineries, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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To: vietvet67

The Dems have taken their tactics straight out of the Koran.

The Koran tells you that it’s OK to lie to your enemies to defeat them.


23 posted on 10/01/2007 1:48:11 PM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: vietvet67

Jack Kingston is the best person in either house of Congress!


24 posted on 10/01/2007 1:48:39 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: ghost of nixon

Exactly. They don’t even understand the meaning of the words he used. Let them keep digging.


25 posted on 10/01/2007 1:49:45 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: vietvet67
The Democrats are used to attacking spineless people who cave rather than fight them.

Rush ain't gonna cave, and the Dems are going to get a lot of egg on their faces.

26 posted on 10/01/2007 1:50:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: vietvet67

Democrats

We wever let the truth get in the way of a good smear job.


27 posted on 10/01/2007 1:51:42 PM PDT by sappy
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To: theDentist
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, in the last half hour, Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate and proceeded to spend five-to-seven minutes denouncing me, spreading the smear that started last week on this phony soldiers business. He has prepared a letter to be sent to the CEO of the company that syndicates this program, and that letter he asked as many senators as possible to sign, offering them the opportunity to demand of my syndicator that I be condemned for something that I did not say, which Harry Reid knows I did not say. The House of Representatives, I have just learned, is going to introduce a resolution this afternoon along the lines of the MoveOn.org resolution that was introduced last week, tit-for-tat, they want a vote in the House to condemn me, a private citizen, for something I did not say. These people have had three, four days now to learn the truth about this, and they no doubt know the truth, which doesn't matter. What they are trying to do is flood a false story into the Drive-By Media and have that survive and suffice as the evidence and as the story of what I said when it wasn't.

This is not just the anatomy of a smear. There's much more going on with this than just smearing me. There is an attempt, I think, as they have done throughout my career, to discredit me. No matter how many signatures they get on their letter in the Senate, no matter how many votes they get on their resolution in the House, the idea was offered, and so far no Republicans have spoken up, but it's early. After Harry Reid finished reading his letter and then castigating and excoriating me for something I didn't say and didn't do, he then went to normal business and Chuck Grassley is up there talking about some piece of Ted Kennedy legislation. There has been no response by Republicans to this yet, and I don't know that there will be. I have no clue. We have some sound bites here of Dingy Harry on the floor of the Senate this afternoon. There are four of them, and here is the first of the four.

REID: Last week, Rush Limbaugh went way over the line, way over the line. While I respect his right to say anything he likes, his unpatriotic comments I cannot ignore. During his show last Wednesday, Limbaugh was engaged in one of his typical rants. This one was unremarkable, indistinguishable from his usual drivel, which has been steadily losing listeners for years, [sic] until he crossed that line by calling our men and women in uniform who oppose the war in Iraq, and I quote, "phony soldiers." [sic] This comment was so beyond the pale of decency, and we can't leave it alone. And yet he followed it up with denials and an attack on Congressman Jack Murtha, who was a 37-year active member of the Marine Corps, combat veteran.

RUSH: (Laughing.) I don't quite know how to deal with this. I mean, it's not a laughing matter, although it is a laughing matter because this is such -- you talk about Kafkaesque. I have just finished an interview with Clarence Thomas talking about the lies and stuff spread about him during his confirmation hearings, and now I, little old private citizen, Rush Limbaugh, the subject of Senate action, the subject today of House of Representatives action, all based on a purposely told lie, which they know is a lie, and yet they are persisting in this. Followed it up with denials? I followed it up with setting the record straight. By the way, on my website, folks, all of this is there. It's been up there all weekend, and we added something last night that you have to see.

A week ago today, ABC News, Charlie Gibson, World News Tonight, did a feature with Brian Ross, their investigative reporter, on phony soldiers! Last Monday, one week ago today. I don't see ABC being denounced. Their story was on Jesse MacBeth, the same soldier I was talking about one week ago. That video is up at RushLimbaugh.com, as well as an exposé by Brent Bozell's group, the Media Research Center, on just who Media Matters for America is. As to Jack Murtha, I just did a story today saying that he has been sued by a soldier for calling him a murderer. I just reported the news today, and yet this is reported as an attack on Congressman Jack Murtha. This is Kafkaesque, it's McCarthy-like, and I think I told you this on many occasions. My father would not believe any of this, not because of the Senate, he just wouldn't believe that his son has become the focal point of Democrats in the House of Representatives in the Senate, someone targeted for destruction and smear, as a private citizen. Here is number two of Senator Reid.

REID: Rush Limbaugh took it upon himself to attack the courage and character of those fighting and dying for him and for all of us. Rush Limbaugh got himself a deferment from serving when he was a young man. He never served in uniform. He never saw in person the extreme difficulty of maintaining peace in a foreign country engaged in a civil war. He never saw a person in combat. Yet he thinks that his opinion on the war is worth more than those who have been on the front lines. And what's worse, Limbaugh's show is broadcast on Armed Forces Radio, which means that thousands of troops, overseas, and veterans here at home, were forced to hear this attack on their patriotism. Rush Limbaugh owes the men and women of our armed forces an apology.

RUSH: (Laughing.) He's gotta be a nut. I cannot believe that they are actually going this far with this. I did apologize today to the troops, Senator Reid, for you, and for Media Matters for America. If anybody in this country has been trying to demoralize the troops, it is you, sir, and your members of the Democrat Party. You have waved the white flag of defeat. You have claimed that they cannot win. You are trying to shift the focus from your perception, the perception, accurately, that people have of you and your party, to me, who everyone who has listened to me any length of time whatsoever knows that these allegations are just totally untrue. As to why I'm on the Armed Forces Radio network, it was Senator Clinton's defense secretary, Les Aspin, who secured an hour of this program on the Armed Forces Radio network, and because I was requested. They did a poll of the troops back then, and the troops requested that this program be on Armed Forces Radio. Did you notice in this bite, since I've never been to combat, I'm not qualified - which is another liberal assault on free speech. If you haven't done something, you're not allowed to talk about it, Senator Reid says.

I have made troop visits to Afghanistan, senator, and I have been to Walter Reed Army hospital, and I have been to several military bases after Gulf War one, participating in welcome-home festivities for the troops coming back from that conflict. Perhaps I should remind you of the story, Senator Reid, back in the summer of 2003, I went home one day and there was a Federal Express package for me. I didn't recognize the sender, but I opened it anyway. Inside, in a Ziploc bag, was an American flag. There was a letter written by hand on a piece of yellow legal paper, and there were five certificates showing different aircraft. I read the letter and found out that that flag had been flown in all five of those aircraft during the original invasion of Iraq in 2003, in my honor, by each of the five pilots that piloted those planes. One was a tanker. The others were bombers and attack aircraft. I looked at this, and I started crying. Doing this in my honor? I doubt, Senator Reid, if this happened and it's happened a couple times since, that if I were really held in such low regard by the members of the US facility, this probably wouldn't be the case.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We have two more Harry Reid sound bites. By the way, in the second sound bite, he refers to my dwindling audience or whatever. In his dreams, ladies and gentlemen, is this audience getting smaller. (Laughing.) There's nothing in any of this that's truthful. There's nothing in any of it to believe. And I would caution you: you know the truth of this, so listen to it for what this. Now, I mentioned earlier he's prepared a letter that he wants to send to the CEO of Clear Channel Communications, which syndicates this program, and he wants as many senators as possible to sign it. Here's the bite explaining the letter.

REID: Here is what we wrote: "Dear Mr. Mays." Here's the letter, Mr. President. "At the time we signed this letter, 3,801 hundred American soldiers had been killed in Iraq. Another 27,936 have been wounded. One hundred and sixty others awoke this morning on foreign sand far from home to face the danger and uncertainty of another day at war. Although Americans of goodwill debate the merits of this war, we can all agree that those who serve with such great courage deserve our deepest respect and gratitude.

RUSH: When have they ever have it from you?

REID: That's why Rush Limbaugh's recent characterization of troops who oppose the war as "phony soldiers" is an outrage. Our troops are fighting and dying to bring to others the freedoms that many take for granted. It is unconscionable that Mr. Limbaugh would criticize them for exercising the fundamental American right to free speech. We call on you to publicly repudiate these comments that call into question their service and sacrifice and ask Mr. Limbaugh to apologize for his comments.

RUSH: This is unreal. All of that bite is unreal. This is like a man who has proclaimed the US military incompetent. They cannot win. The war is over. It shouldn't be fought. He's done everything possible to demoralize these troops, and now he's trying to turn that around. They're trying to get that back. I told you they'd gone over the cliff. They're trying to get back on the page that they love and support the troops, and they're doing it by trying to suggest I'm the one who is saying things like they are. Don't forget his second lieutenant, Durbin, and what he said about the troops and the people that work for us at Club Gitmo and Abu Ghraib and a number of other of these prisons where we were housing prisoners of war and terrorists. Here's the final of the four bites that we have.

REID: Mr. President, just as patriotism is exclusive realm of neither party, taking a stand against those who hate and impugn the integrity of our troops is a job that belongs to both parties, all of us. I'm confident we will see Republicans joining with us in overwhelming numbers. "Confident" is the wrong word, Mr. President. "Hopeful" is the right word. I so I asked my colleagues, Democrats and Republicans alike, to join together against this irresponsible, hateful, and unpatriot[ic] attack by calling on Rush Limbaugh to give our troops the apology they deserve -- and I hope that all would sign this letter.

RUSH: All right. Well, somebody needs to tell him I did apologize to the troops earlier today, FOR him and FOR the Democrats and FOR the group that has fed this smear campaign, this bunch of lies that he knows is false, but he just wants to get this in the Congressional Record now. This is in the Congressional Record, and he wants it there permanently. This is a way to discredit me and rehabilitate the Democrats -- and notice who they use to try to rehabilitate themselves: a private citizen. I would say this. What I want to do now is demand that Harry Reid come on this program and confront me like a man. Live, unedited, come on this show and let's go at it. I'm not going to allow hack politicians to lie about what I said, to cover up what they have said and done. These are partisan character assassins. They've attacked me just as in the past they've attacked Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, and scores of other conservatives. Senator Reid, it is time for you to stop hiding behind the speech-and-debate clause and your Senate immunity.

You want to come on this program and call me unpatriotic, come on this program and call me unpatriotic. You want to call me a liar, you want to tell me that I did not say what I said, you come on this program and you tell me to my face that I said what I did not say. Stop hiding behind your special protections as a senator and spewing the talking points of an embarrassing, partisan hack media group called Media Matters for America. Hillary Clinton didn't serve in the military, by the way, Senator Reid. She just voted against General Petraeus. Barack Obama did not serve in the military, Senator Reid, and he didn't even show up to vote in support of Petraeus. John Edwards didn't serve, and after voting to send our troops to war, he has undermined them ever since. It is unconscionable for an esteemed United States senator to launch an all-out assault on a private citizen, which is a lie from front to back, in order to cover your own actions and words, which have been the true demoralization of the US military -- and if anybody owes the military of this country an apology, Senator Reid, it is you. It is Jack Murtha. It is Dick Durbin. It is any and all who have joined your effort to secure defeat of the United States and the United States military in not only Iraq, but the war on terror.

Sir, have you no decency left? Have you no shame whatsoever?


BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Well, now it's a full-fledged assault. Senator Tom "Dung Heap" Harkin is on the floor of the Senate denouncing me. Once again, Senator Harkin, Senator Reid: Face me like a man and stop hiding behind the microphones in the Senate where you can say whatever you want to say. Come on my program and say all of these things to my face and let's go at it. You know, Harry Reid and had liberals here, folks, what they're trying to do -- one other thing -- is put words in the military's mouth. They lie about the premise, then they speak on behalf of the military which they claim to be upset about, which is what they've been lying about in the first place! They are the ones who have been condemning the military. They are the ones who have been demoralizing the military. They are the ones who have -- I can't say this more powerfully enough -- trying to secure defeat for the US military. They know it and everyone else does, and now they try to turn the tables and make it sound like one of the most ardent supporters of the US military is being "unpatriotic," this to cover their own lack of patriotism.

END TRANSCRIPT
28 posted on 10/01/2007 1:52:22 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: vietvet67

Democrats have been going after Limbaugh for years.


29 posted on 10/01/2007 1:52:43 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: vietvet67
Harry Reid needs to get a bigger voice mail server. His is full......

How dare a US Senator use his office to attempt to censor a private citizen. Reid took an oath of office to uphold the US Constitution and now he attempts to take rights away from a fellow American?

Any comparison to the moveon.org thing is stupid too. moveon.org is not a private citizen like Limbaugh. Not even close, it's a non-profit that has OPTED to come under the control of the government as a 501. Unlike Limbaugh, it HAS to comport itself in defined ways because it has agreed so as to not pay taxes. Somthing VERY unlike Limbaugh who pays a boatload of taxes.

Several years ago I met the author of a book called "Stolen Valor" which chronicles the scummy fakes that pretend to have been in the military or pretend to have done things they did not really do in the military. It's those same people that BG Burkette has written about. That is the type of people who Limbaugh was referring to.

30 posted on 10/01/2007 1:53:46 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Tagline:(Optional, printed after your name on post0:)
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To: vietvet67

Nobody has supported our troops more valiantly than Rush.
He will feast on this attack all week and make Dingy Harry and his anti-American pals pay for it.
Harry Reid has to be the biggest hypocrite ever. The guy has no shame.


31 posted on 10/01/2007 1:53:53 PM PDT by Riptides
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To: vietvet67

Bring it on.


32 posted on 10/01/2007 1:54:10 PM PDT by Noumenon ("A communist is someone who reads Marx. An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx." Reagan)
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To: vietvet67
So ... what exactly did Rush say?
33 posted on 10/01/2007 1:54:34 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The color blue tastes like the square root of 0?)
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To: vietvet67

talk about taking on the wrong guy


34 posted on 10/01/2007 1:54:41 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Tempus Fidget - The time between the final hymn and recessional.)
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To: vietvet67
"whhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Rush took my glasses"


35 posted on 10/01/2007 1:56:13 PM PDT by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: vietvet67
http://kingston.house.gov/

MEGA DITTOS!!!

THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN JACK KINGSTON (R/1st district/Georgia)

WAY TO GO!!!

36 posted on 10/01/2007 1:56:16 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Virulas
Rumor has it that EIB-1 has just completed sea trials.

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37 posted on 10/01/2007 1:57:47 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: Bon mots

You are right. Rush makes a lot of money for them. The “esteemed” senators should sit down and shut the hell up!


38 posted on 10/01/2007 1:58:36 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: CPOSharky

“To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.”

Reid - nay Durbin - nay


39 posted on 10/01/2007 2:00:04 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: ctdonath2

I’m sure that you can find a transcript on his site,

but, basically, a caller was pointing out how most of the anti-war “Iraq vets” that the Dems trot out turn out to be NOT SOLDIERS AT ALL, PHONIES, AND FRAUDS.

Rush agreed, saying the phrase “phony soldiers”, referring specifically to some guy who claimed to be a corporal army ranger that had witnessed atrocities. Turns out the guy washed out of boot camp after 40 days and was lying his ass off.


40 posted on 10/01/2007 2:01:10 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: vietvet67
Headline should read:

 

Democrats lead by Harry Reid back Phony Soldier Jesse MacBeth now in jail for his actions against the U.S. ABC calls MacBeth a Phony VET

ABC story backs Limbaugh

41 posted on 10/01/2007 2:02:52 PM PDT by Democrap (http://democrap.com --- We have a plan!)
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To: vietvet67
This story is one of Klaus Marre  stories on MoveOn.org
 
The Hill on Republican coordination with Fox News producers
November 13, 2003
by Klaus Marre

42 posted on 10/01/2007 2:03:24 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: ctdonath2

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com


43 posted on 10/01/2007 2:03:57 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: vietvet67

Harkin was stupid to say what he did. Michelle Malkin has the info on Harkin up at her website -— he lied about being a Vietnam combat pilot and was caught and had to retract!!


44 posted on 10/01/2007 2:05:07 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: ctdonath2
See post #125...

and Rush Limbaugh: Anatomy of a Smear
45 posted on 10/01/2007 2:06:33 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: ctdonath2

Oops, make that Post #28...


46 posted on 10/01/2007 2:07:56 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MrB

Heavy documentation of phony soldiers here:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies5.htm


47 posted on 10/01/2007 2:08:05 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mitt bit the apple. Hillary will stuff it down your throat!)
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To: vietvet67
You can't blame the Democrats for wanting to silence Rush. Nothing smarts like an unwelcome truth, and every day Rush makes observations that really must sting the Democrats.

Rush kinda brings Harry Truman to mind:

“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."
Harry S. Truman

And this reminds us of the day--oh, it seems so long ago--when the Democrat Party was respectable, and good, decent people were Democrat leaders--Harry Truman, for example.

48 posted on 10/01/2007 2:08:20 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: vietvet67

Why does Harry Reid (Senate Leader) and other Senators have the time to listen to Talk Radio while the country is at war? Who’s running the country while these nitwits listen to Rush?


49 posted on 10/01/2007 2:10:15 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Democrap

This Video by ABC should be sent to Rush, but more importantly to each democrat and Republican in the House and the Senate. Dingy Harry deserves to be publically humiliated on the Floor of the Senate for his Outright LIES!


50 posted on 10/01/2007 2:13:49 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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