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Reid Continues To Press For Limbaugh Apology
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Posted on 10/08/2007 3:17:01 PM PDT by blam

Reid Continues To Press For Limbaugh Apology

WASHINGTON -- October 8, 2007: Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays last week declined to apologize for a September 26 on-air remark by Rush Limbaugh -- syndicated by CC-owned Premiere Radio networks -- so now the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has sent an e-mail, signed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to supporters asking them to contact Mays and demand that he make Limbaugh apologize.

"It's one thing to call me 'Dingy Harry,' Reid wrote, "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."

The e-mail, which includes a direct link to send an e-mail to Mays, ends with, "Rush certainly has the right to say whatever he wants -- but we have an obligation to speak out when he goes too far."

On September 26, a caller to Limbaugh's show complained about the press's coverage of the Iraq war, "They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media." Limbaugh responded, "The phony soldiers," to which the caller said, "The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve."

Reid complained on the Senate floor that Limbaugh had called all soldiers who oppose the war "phony soldiers" and sent a letter to Mays -- signed by 41 Democratic senators -- demanding that he condemn Limbaugh's words. Mays declined to do so, saying, "I will not condemn talent" for expressing their views.

Limbaugh has steadily maintained that he was referring only to Jesse MacBeth, who gave media interviews reporting atrocities by American troops before admitting in court that he had been discharged from the Army after six weeks and never went overseas. Limbaugh referred to MacBeth by name later in the call in which the "phony soldiers" exchange took place.


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Dingy Harry is a liar!
1 posted on 10/08/2007 3:17:05 PM PDT by blam
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2 posted on 10/08/2007 3:20:09 PM PDT by dighton
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Do you suppose he's asked his Assistant Majority Leader for an apology for this comment:?

On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18–24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold....On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.

If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners."


3 posted on 10/08/2007 3:20:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: blam

Dingy Harry is at it again.


4 posted on 10/08/2007 3:20:41 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: blam

Limbaugh should be requesting an apology from Reid for deliberately misinterpreting him, and trying to score political points over it. Rush should start his show with a demand for such an apology each day, until either a) Reid shuts his trap and apologizes, or b) Rush retires.


5 posted on 10/08/2007 3:21:28 PM PDT by sourcery (Referring a "social conservative" to the Ninth Amendment is like showing the Cross to Dracula.)
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Right,.... Like Rush is going to apologize to The New American Lord HAW-HAW!
6 posted on 10/08/2007 3:21:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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Harry won’t spit the hook out. While facts are irrelevant to a democrat by large, (just consider Dan Rather) Harry is going to get too much of what he asked for.
7 posted on 10/08/2007 3:22:36 PM PDT by blackdog (Forever re-timing flap tuckers. Hell is maintaining what stupid engineers sold to even dumber execs)
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Reid is stuck with this lie. He told it, it was proved untrue and now he desperately wants to make it true by using all his Senatorial power to command that it be true.. Shows you a lot about how he really thinks doesn’t it?
8 posted on 10/08/2007 3:23:08 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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"It's one thing to call me 'Dingy Harry,' Reid wrote . . .

Actually, Harry, being dingy is one of your more redeeming qualities. You came into the majority leadership position as a relative moderate and could have moved your party to the center and civil discourse. Instead, you've moved it even further to the left, made the discouse less civil and the country more polarized. Your own congress has a lower approval rating than the president.

9 posted on 10/08/2007 3:24:31 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: sourcery

He should dare him to make those charges off the floor where is ass would be sued.


10 posted on 10/08/2007 3:25:18 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: blam
To Harry Reid:

+ +

11 posted on 10/08/2007 3:25:19 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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I thought Rush did this already. Apologized to the troops for Reids poor behavior.
12 posted on 10/08/2007 3:26:07 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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I predict Dingey Harry will go the way of Dashle..when is he up for re election?


13 posted on 10/08/2007 3:26:27 PM PDT by aimee5291
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"It's one thing to call me 'Dingy Harry,' Reid wrote.

Would you prefer I called you a snot-sucking @$$monkey instead, Senator?

14 posted on 10/08/2007 3:26:36 PM PDT by darkangel82 (All right! Let's go Tribe!!)
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To: blam

Rush continues to press Reid to resign.


15 posted on 10/08/2007 3:27:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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I called Senator Ken Salazar, D-CO last week after hearing Rush say that Salazar wanted to censure him. He wasn’t the author but supports the idea, as does Sen. Harkin. Funny how no one knows who the author is. Nor were they ready to censure Harkin when he padded his military resume.


16 posted on 10/08/2007 3:27:38 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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Nice!


17 posted on 10/08/2007 3:27:54 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: blam

It’s all about fundraising.


18 posted on 10/08/2007 3:28:12 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: aimee5291

2010.


19 posted on 10/08/2007 3:28:23 PM PDT by dighton
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To: blam
WASHINGTON -- October 8, 2007: Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays last week declined to apologize for a September 26 on-air remark by Rush Limbaugh -- syndicated by CC-owned Premiere Radio networks -- so now the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has sent an e-mail, signed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to supporters asking them to contact Mays and demand that he make Limbaugh apologize. "It's one thing to call me 'Dingy Harry,' Reid wrote, "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."

How big a moron is Dingy Harry? Can he read? Does he have a two digit IQ? Why would anyone with a brain ask someone to apologize for something they clearly did not do? Is this just getting someone to cry "Uncle?" Or is it just intimidation and extortion?

I continue to be amazed at the consistency of the disordered minds. It reminds me of the character at the end of the Saddam regime who kept coming on tv and saying that Saddam was winning the war? Amazing.

20 posted on 10/08/2007 3:28:25 PM PDT by olezip
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Harry, you anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-life POS,...RESIGN NOW!


21 posted on 10/08/2007 3:29:11 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: blam

22 posted on 10/08/2007 3:29:33 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: blackdog

Being Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry.


23 posted on 10/08/2007 3:29:40 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: blam

Rush laughed when he read Reid’s original letter which acknowledged that Reid was aware the Rush had labeled him “dingy Harry”. It was the laugh of a smart-aleck student when the principal finds out the rude nickname he has been labeled with.


24 posted on 10/08/2007 3:29:41 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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Reid and the other Democrat Senators have no business asking anyone for an apology or censoring anyone.

Matter of fact, the Constitution forbids it.

Says so right there in the First Amendment.

“Congress shall make no law.... abridging the freedom of speech..”.

Reid and his buddies need to STFU!


25 posted on 10/08/2007 3:30:56 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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Dingy Harry Reid will go to his shallow grave (to match his character) with his own foot in his mouth and Rush’s foot up his ass.


26 posted on 10/08/2007 3:31:26 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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Reid = Phony American


27 posted on 10/08/2007 3:31:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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When is Harry going to apologize for offenses worse than McCarthy was accused of?


28 posted on 10/08/2007 3:31:52 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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If Dingy Harry wants to keep bringing it up, let him. “Never interrupt your opponent when he is in the process of making a blunder.”


29 posted on 10/08/2007 3:32:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Reid = Tool


30 posted on 10/08/2007 3:33:07 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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Being Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry.

Being a Stalinist means never having to admit you were wrong.

31 posted on 10/08/2007 3:33:29 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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How big a moron is Dingy Harry? Can he read? Does he have a two digit IQ?

You are being entirely too generous. My impression is that Dingy's IQ is probably somewhere in the single digits.

32 posted on 10/08/2007 3:33:31 PM PDT by vox humana
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Democrats = Phony Americans


33 posted on 10/08/2007 3:35:01 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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Its past time to look at Reids sons and son in laws “financial dealings” that weere set up by Harry


34 posted on 10/08/2007 3:36:04 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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I’m so glad that my tax dollars are being well spent by assholes like this chump, who obviously has nothing better to do than to try to bring down talk show hosts.


35 posted on 10/08/2007 3:36:24 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit ("A liberal feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.")
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To: weegee

True, so true. At our Friday night rally there was a guy that overheard a friend and I discussing the Taliban who interjected that “the Taliban are people too”. He is definitely in the running for stupidist comment of the year.


36 posted on 10/08/2007 3:37:20 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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Dingy Harry should apologize to the troops. But he ain't man enough to do it!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

37 posted on 10/08/2007 3:37:53 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Reid is a moron. The people of Nevada must be as stupid as those in 49 other states to put up with him.


38 posted on 10/08/2007 3:42:25 PM PDT by Tax Government ("Move On": What people do when their party is run by dolts and cackling hags.)
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Anyone with a few spare dollars should rent “Casino” a pretty good film that’s based on real events.While watching pay close attention during the gambling commission hearing scene.The crooked state senator who was played by Dickie Smothers is based on real-life Nevada state Senator Harry Reid.
39 posted on 10/08/2007 3:45:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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Senator “Dingy” Harry Reid; fool, liar, traitor...at least one and likely all three!


40 posted on 10/08/2007 3:46:25 PM PDT by DakotaGator
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Yes. And notice that Mrs. Bill Clinton’s latest fund-raising scandal has been conveniently swept under the rug by the MSM in favor of this manufactured story.


41 posted on 10/08/2007 3:50:53 PM PDT by DakotaGator
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Reid is a laughing stock. God help us because this person has such power in Congress.


42 posted on 10/08/2007 3:51:52 PM PDT by caisson71
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Sure he’s a liar. But on the flip side we at least know HE knows he’s a liar. How do we know that? because apparently he listens to Rush well enough to know his nickname. LOL

So in the three hour block Reid schedules to catch the show, he’s heard Limbaugh educate him about just how wrong he is..and the big baby is just too embarrassed to own up to it. That, and like all other Liberals, he hopes he can be the one to finally mount Limbaugh’s head on the wall. better men then you have tried harry, all failed.


43 posted on 10/08/2007 4:01:10 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.standwithrush.com/)
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The crooked state senator who was played by Dickie Smothers is based on real-life Nevada state Senator Harry Reid.

Cool. Do you have a source for that? There are all kinds of possibilities for exploiting that piece of information.

44 posted on 10/08/2007 4:01:23 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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This is acquiring a weird, Captain Ahab feel to it.

Give it up, Harry. Quit embarrassing yourself.

45 posted on 10/08/2007 4:03:41 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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Since when does a government official, in this tragic case, a Senate Majority leader, have the right and ethical approval to use his government position to HARASS AND ATTACK THE CONSTITUIONAL RIGHTS OF A PRIVATE U.S. CITIZEN???

This is pure STALINISM in my book. This guy should be not only fired, but made an example of for all the pinko-reds in our Congress that American citizens are not going to put up with their attempt to look, sound and act like Castro or Chavez.

B@stards all. That inlcudes you, Pelosi.


46 posted on 10/08/2007 4:11:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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Using the Senate as a sanctuary. What a pussy.


47 posted on 10/08/2007 4:18:08 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (WWII. "I built a slit trench, a mortar shell came in one side and blew me out the other")
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We are just a couple of more years away from a genuine civil war. The Democrats are going full bore with Stalinism.


48 posted on 10/08/2007 4:19:13 PM PDT by noblejones (Ben Stein for President, 2008.)
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Rush should indeed apologize.

He should apologize on behalf of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, and a bunch of other Democrats, for being Copperheads who support our enemy in time of war, who seek to undermine our military and America’s defense at every turn, and who embrace Moonbat scum in their disdain and hatred of America and all it stands for.


49 posted on 10/08/2007 4:19:53 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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I think Rush should keep calling Dingy Harry out to debate him in public.
He did it last week, and Reid’s silence spoke for itself.


50 posted on 10/08/2007 4:23:12 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Ted Kennedy is "one of the most principled men I've ever met." Lindsay Graham)
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