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Email From Harry Reid
Email | 10/04/07 | Harry Reid

Posted on 10/04/2007 9:34:08 AM PDT by Inyokern

Edited on 10/06/2007 11:01:25 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Dear (xxxx),

I normally ignore Rush Limbaugh, but his comments last Wednesday went too far for me to remain silent. It's one thing to call me "Dingy Harry" - it's another to insult our men and women in uniform, calling those who oppose the war "phony soldiers" as Rush did during his Sept. 26 broadcast.
 
Of course, Rush continued his tirade Monday by denying he had said anything wrong and attacking John Murtha, who served 37 years in the Marines.
 
This week, 41 Democrats signed a letter to Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays, demanding that Rush apologize.
 
You can send your own letter to Mays by clicking here.

In December 2006, a poll run by the Military Times found that only 35 percent of service members approved of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq. Would Rush consider every other Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine to be phony? What about General John Batiste who retired from active duty in order to speak out against this war?
 
Rush has the courage to sit behind a microphone and lash out at those who oppose George Bush's misadventure in Iraq - yet when it was his time to serve, he received a deferment and has never worn a uniform.
 
Limbaugh's show is broadcast on Armed Forces Radio, and therefore service members around the world heard his insults. It's time for Clear Channel to make Rush apologize.
 
Demand that Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays take action by clicking here.

Rush certainly has the right to say whatever he wants - but we have an obligation to speak out when he goes too far.
 
Thank you,

Harry Reid

 

Paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, http://dscc.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

 



TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dingyharry; lyingliars; mccarthyism; mediamatters; orwelliannightmare; personaldescruction; phonysoldiers; reid; soros; stalinisttactics
This looks like intimidation to me. Where is the ACLU???
1 posted on 10/04/2007 9:34:12 AM PDT by Inyokern
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To: Inyokern

Dear Sen. Reid, I have always spoken disparagingly of Lee Harvey Oswald. But then I learned that he served in the United States Marine Corps. I will inform others who speak ill of Mr. Oswald to respect his service.

Get me a bucket, I’m gonna puke.


2 posted on 10/04/2007 9:37:59 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Inyokern
it's another to insult our men and women in uniform, calling those who oppose the war "phony soldiers" as Rush did during his Sept. 26 broadcast.

This is getting ridiculous. They just keep on lying and their little sheep believe it. It really pisses me off that they continue to do this. At no time did Rush say anything like this. But hell, if you keep on repeating a lie sooner or later you tend to believe it.

3 posted on 10/04/2007 9:39:20 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Inyokern
we have an obligation to speak out when he goes too far.

So, let me get this staright. The Democrats are the ones who get to decide that someone has gone 'too far'? There is so much wrong with this letter that I wouldn't know where to begin. Dingy must need money.

4 posted on 10/04/2007 9:39:59 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The stench that surrounds us, emanates from Washington, D.C.)
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To: Inyokern

Used their form and put MY words in it.
“Dear Mr. Mays,
DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE TRAITOROUS DOGS IN WASHINGTON.
RUSH SHOULD GET AN APOLOGY FROM REID”

Wonder how far it goes?


5 posted on 10/04/2007 9:40:04 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1 - Take no prisoners))
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To: Inyokern

One wonders to the depths to which dhimmicrats can sink. Evidently, the number is non-computable.


6 posted on 10/04/2007 9:41:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: massgopguy

Lee Harvey Oswald served. Jesse Macbeth did not.

Lee Harvey Oswald did not claim that he served in Iraq and slaughtered families. Jesse Macbeth did.

Lee Harvey Oswalk has not been quoted in the foreign press in condemnation of the current US war effort. Jesse Macbeth has.


7 posted on 10/04/2007 9:42:09 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Inyokern

Perhaps Dingey Harry can tell us about the stellar military service of Dan Rather, Randi Rhodes, Al Franken, Rosie O’Donnell and Sean Penn, since they have no problem advocating surrender.

And I guess it takes a lot of courage, Dingey Harry, for you and your ilk, including phoney record Harkin and that wonderful Marine Murtha to slander soldiers and private citizens from the comfy floor of the Senate, where you enjoy immunity from civil liabilty for the statements you make.

You and your ilk make me fear for our country, sir. Here’s a thought, you despicable TRAITOR, why don’t you ask the Marines currently serving in Iraq, who DO listen to Rush vi the internet, whom they trust more.

Then do the nation a favor and resign.


8 posted on 10/04/2007 9:42:29 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Long Island Pete

What liars. Even if Rush said what they say he said (which he did NOT), I’ve heard FAR WORSE coming from the senate floor and in the congress by these stupid lying liberals.

I cannot stand them!


9 posted on 10/04/2007 9:43:03 AM PDT by jackv (DEMOCRATS HATE BUSH MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY!!!)
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To: Banjoguy

If you aren’t a Democrat, you’ve gone to far.

If MoveOn.PAC disagrees with your positions on the war, you’ve gone to far (just ask Lieberman).


10 posted on 10/04/2007 9:43:28 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Inyokern

Bite me, Harry.


11 posted on 10/04/2007 9:43:55 AM PDT by sauropod ("Nobody has time for your priceless prose. Get to the point." - Jim Michaels RIP 2007)
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To: Inyokern
It's one thing to call me "Dingy Harry" - it's another to insult our men and women in uniform

****************

Heh. I guess Harry holds a grudge.

12 posted on 10/04/2007 9:44:17 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jackv

If this was an actual truthful story the NY Slimes and Washington Compost would be doing 50 days of front page stories.


13 posted on 10/04/2007 9:44:20 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Inyokern
It's one thing to call me "Dingy Harry" - it's another to insult our men and women in uniform, calling those who oppose the war "phony soldiers" as Rush did during his Sept. 26 broadcast.

What uniform did Jesse Macbeth wear? Where was he deployed?

Harry is a bigger thug that Senator Joseph McCarthy and I want to see this moment in history books.

14 posted on 10/04/2007 9:46:56 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: weegee

Jesse MacBeth did not hide his rifle in John Kerry’s cousin’s garage. Lee Harvey Oswald did.


15 posted on 10/04/2007 9:48:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NTHockey

Now that’s a great idea. Here’s what I sent:

“Mr Mays - I thought I take the opportunity afforded to me by that traitorous Senator Harry Reid under guise of an email to the DNC faithful to tell you that rather than chastise Mr. Limbaugh, who has done more for the morale of our fighting men and women, you should instead devote a few billboards to ask Harry Reid to resign immediately from the Senate for hiding behind his immunity from prosecution by slandering a patriotic American from the floor of the Senate.”


16 posted on 10/04/2007 9:49:46 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Inyokern

If this e-mail is paid for by the DNC, then isn’t he violating a rule against politicing in the “hallowed halls” of congress?


17 posted on 10/04/2007 9:49:51 AM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: Inyokern

Aren’t his initials written as P.O.S.?


18 posted on 10/04/2007 9:50:56 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: massgopguy
Jesse MacBeth did not hide his rifle in John Kerry’s cousin’s garage. Lee Harvey Oswald did.

?!

Got link?

19 posted on 10/04/2007 9:51:06 AM PDT by magslinger (Submission? That's a bit of a problem!-Leonidas (300))
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To: janereinheimer

Hmm....perhaps we should forward it to the FEC?


20 posted on 10/04/2007 9:52:04 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: NTHockey

I used their form and commented how the libs hate the truth and Rush speaks the truth. Said Rush has my support 100% and to keep up the pressure on the libs and ended it with NO APOLOGY because he has nothing to apologize for.


21 posted on 10/04/2007 9:55:22 AM PDT by LYSandra
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To: Inyokern
It's one thing to call me "Dingy Harry" ...

Rush is cracking up over that one...thanks for the laugh, Dingy!
22 posted on 10/04/2007 9:55:55 AM 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: Miss Didi

I caught that too. He was howling.

And then he immediately refuted Harry’s claim about Rush slandering the men and women who DID serve in uniform.


23 posted on 10/04/2007 10:10:52 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Inyokern
Limbaugh's show is broadcast on Armed Forces Radio, and therefore service members around the world heard his insults.

Yep. It's heard in Iraq. So far, I have yet to run into any member of our Armed Forces who is insulted by Rush's characterization.

Looks like you're just whining at the wind again, Harry.

24 posted on 10/04/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT by Allegra ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: Inyokern

While widely reported, the Military Times poll has a number of caveats along with partial disclosure of how the poll was taken; it is worth a read.

Click here http://www.militarycity.com/polls/2006_main.php and scroll down for the 2006 report.


25 posted on 10/04/2007 10:13:25 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: weegee

How about this Congressman Steve Israel clown and the lies he is spouting??? I am LIVID!


26 posted on 10/04/2007 10:15:23 AM 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: Inyokern

The average joe is hardly ever questioned on matters like these and we should remember that our troops can’t take heart from constant carping.

Most soldiers want the most help they can get and likely hate entertaining the thought they may be abandoned in the heat of politics and luke warm public support.


27 posted on 10/04/2007 10:16:44 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Inyokern

Hey reid....you don’t NORMALLY avoid Rush Limbaugh. Who in theee hell do you think your kidding? You probably listen to him every single day or you have your staff listen to him. Rush knows where its at, knows who all of you “phonies” are and knows the truth and more importantly tells the truth which is less than we can say for you. So, don’t say yhou dont’ normally avoid Rush...you listen to him so YOU can find out how lousey you are. You will leave your office and be remembered as the wimp while Rush will always and forever be remembered as a man of honor.


28 posted on 10/04/2007 10:18:28 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Inyokern

“Lighten up, Dingy.”


29 posted on 10/04/2007 10:18:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: weegee

The difference between McCarthy and Reid is that McCarthy was right.


30 posted on 10/04/2007 10:20:00 AM PDT by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: Inyokern

It’s one thing to call me “Dingy Harry” -

Does “Phoney Senator” come to anyone else’s mind? There are several names that could follow that title.

Is it possible to ratings to go negative?


31 posted on 10/04/2007 10:20:31 AM PDT by CommonJudge (Fed up with Harry)
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To: Inyokern
In December 2006, a poll run by the Military Times found that only 35 percent of service members approved of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq.

What a jerk you are, Harry.

Soldiers oppose the politically correct crap imposed upon them in fighting this war, which is instigated by you and your kind, not President Bush. (Although, I wish Bush had to cojones to just tell you guys to get bent.)

So, don't give us that 35% crap and try to make it look like our soldiers are against this war itself, because they most emphatically ARE NOT.

YOU insulted the troops when you said that the war was lost. Have you apologized, Harry?

You suck, Harry.

32 posted on 10/04/2007 10:21:22 AM PDT by Allegra ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: weegee

Do you remember when Dan Quayle gave a speech criticizing “Murphy Brown” and the all the libs complained about government “intimidation?”

If that was intimidation, what do they call this????


33 posted on 10/04/2007 10:26:40 AM PDT by Inyokern
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To: Tree of Liberty

Yep. But someone needs to be taking notes for the history books and future bio-pics.


34 posted on 10/04/2007 10:44:42 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Inyokern

A CHILL WIND.


35 posted on 10/04/2007 10:45:19 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Allegra

He lies by ommission. What is their approval rating for the Democrats in Congress’ handling of the war?


36 posted on 10/04/2007 10:48:37 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Inyokern
Dear Harry,

I was listening to Rush to hear his side of the story. I listened in shock as he actually invited you to come on his show and say this to his face. And he has done this for last several days!

I was sure you would settle this once and for all and I have been waiting for your appearance on his show.

Please make us all proud and stand up to Rush in person. He has called you out, rise to the challenge.

Surely you were listening to Rush when he used the term "phony soldier" and you are not just relying on others like the New York Times (think Jason Blair), The Washington Post (think Janet Cooke) or CBS (think Dan Rather) to tell you what they think he said and what you should do about it.

You surely can't be that irresposible.

Can you?

Or in the battle of wits are you just another "phony soldier?"

37 posted on 10/04/2007 11:03:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Long Island Pete

Interesting that he put it in writing outside the confines of his Congressional protection. Does this not open him to lawsuit?


38 posted on 10/04/2007 11:34:57 AM PDT by doodad
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To: NTHockey
Used their form and put MY words in it.

I did the same thing with slightly different words.

39 posted on 10/04/2007 12:02:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Intellectuals only exist if you think they do.)
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To: LYSandra

I believe that this latest antic of the left wingers will get even more of a backlash for the Republicans than the moveon.org ad calling our general a betrayer.

Besides, since when is the United States Senate in the business of chastising talk radio hosts?

Oh, wait. I think I just answered my own question. The answer rests with Hillary starting up the likes of organizations like Media Matters.

They’re never going to get any work done if all they want to do is bicker like a bunch of three year olds.


40 posted on 10/04/2007 12:16:37 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: Inyokern

This definitely looks like a misuse of funds from this organization—surely there are laws against issuing fatwas against private citizens?!?

DINGY Harry (dingy like the boat and dingy like the shirt collar) has finally gone around the bend!!

CONGRESS, TAKE ACTION AGAINST YOUR OWN!!! >:-(


41 posted on 10/04/2007 8:18:43 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: Inyokern

PHONY PATRIOTS PERSIST IN PURSUING PLEASANT PUBLIC RADIO PERSONALITY RUSH LIMBAUGH; CONGRESS CONVENES EMERGENCY MEETING TO HAVE REID COMMITTED “FOR HIS OWN SAFETY”

My new dream headline.

Rush really has got to thank Harry for all this free publicity—I am curious how many new listeners are tuning in to see how ‘evil’ he is, only to learn the Maha Rushie is the truthspeaker, and Dingy is the liar! :-)


42 posted on 10/04/2007 8:25:09 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: Inyokern

I just dropped a note to Mr. Mays of Clear Channel thanking him for his support - MarkPMays@clearchannel.com


43 posted on 10/04/2007 9:02:04 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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To: Inyokern

I know I’m a bit late to the party, but here’s the e-mail I sent to that disgrace, Harry Reid:

Sen. Reid,

I am writing you to express my outrage that you and most of your fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate are wasting time and American tax dollars to accuse Mr. Rush Limbaugh of denigrating the U.S. armed forces. You do this by taking something Rush said, out of context, and pretend that he is attacking our troops. This has got to be one of the most disgraceful episodes under your “leadership,” and I use the term very loosely, that I have yet seen. Rush has shown more support of the U.S. military than all the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, combined!

As a citizen of the great state of Iowa, it is particularly embarrassing to have Sen. Tom Harkin disgrace our state, once again, by his shameful display on the floor of the Senate.

The Democrats, I believe, were the first to decry the “politics of personal destruction,” during the Clinton Administration. Yet, time after time, Democrats cannot win in the arena of ideas, so they go for the most ugly of personal attacks imaginable on their political opponents. What a bunch of hypocrites. Especially in light of the spinelessness of the 25 of you that refused to condemn the personal attack on General David Petraeus by MoveOn.org and pledge your full support of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces. Who are some of your fellow Senate disgraces? Here’s a partial role call, Senator Reid:

Boxer (D-CA)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Reid (D-NV)
Schumer (D-NY)

Wait, who was that next to last U.S. Senator without the courage to support our military? Oh, yes, that would be YOU, Senator Reid! I’m absolutely disgusted at the direction you and Speaker Pelosi are taking the Congress. And your dismal approval ratings, much lower than President Bush’s I might add, reflect that disgust. Please do all U.S. citizens a favor and resign!

Sincerely,
Catholic Iowan


44 posted on 10/05/2007 7:20:03 PM PDT by Catholic Iowan
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