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Video: Rush Limbaugh on Fred’s “Stellar Performance”(Video) ^ | Jan 11, 2008 |

Posted on 01/11/2008 8:47:12 PM PST by Maelstorm

Video: Rush Limbaugh on Fred’s “Stellar Performance”

Posted on January 11th, 2008
By Sean Hackbarth in Debates, Video
Rush Limbaugh talked about last night’s debate. Fred, being the winner, took up a good portion of his talk.

Here’s some of the transcript:

THOMPSON: Governor Huckabee’s campaign manager said it accurately in terms of what they believe. They believe that it is over. This is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and its future. On the one hand, you have a Reagan revolution; you have the Reagan coalition of limited government, and strong national security. On the other hand, you have the direction that Governor Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies.

RUSH: And, you know, now, this was unique. This has not happened to date in Republican debates with a Republican calling another Republican a liberal. And this is why Fred was considered to be on fire. He continued.

THOMPSON: He believes we have an arrogant foreign policy in the tradition of blame-America first. He believes that Guantanamo should be closed down and those enemy combatants brought here to the United States to find their way into the court system eventually. He believes in taxpayer funded programs for illegals, as he did in Arkansas. He has the endorsement of the National Education Association, and the NEA said it was because of his opposition to vouchers. He said he would sign a bill that banned smoking nationwide. So much for federalism, so much for state’s rights, so much for individual rights. That’s not the model of the Reagan coalition. That’s the model of the Democratic Party.

RUSH: Where has this been? Everybody is asking, “Where has this been,” besides on this program? Where has this been in the context of the Republican debates? When I got home from dinner last night and started checking e-mail both from friends and just others, it was just shy of orgasmic — there was so much excitement and happiness, and people were also frustrated, where’s this been? Fred’s finally come alive. This is an annunciation of the conservative agenda that has not been present in their debates before, and everybody has known, a lot of people have known it’s there. It just hasn’t surfaced. So now, because of Fred’s stellar performance last night — I should say Senator Thompson’s stellar performance, guess what’s happening? It’s predictable. The Drive-Bys, media commentators, the pundits who ought to be so ashamed of blowing New Hampshire as badly as they did, they shouldn’t be able to show their face, they suffer no embarrassment whatsoever, they are saying it’s too little, too late. We had two states. We had the Hawkeye Cauci; we’ve had New Hampshire. We had two states. It’s too late? Fred doesn’t have a chance? Just wait ’til we get to these states where there are full-fledged conservative Republicans, not like New Hampshire, where McCain won the election with Democrats and independents. Mitt Romney got a majority of the Republican vote in New Hampshire. But the Republicans, in a Republican primary, were outnumbered by Democrats and independents.

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We have raised $784,565!!!!

1 posted on 01/11/2008 8:47:13 PM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

THANK you for putting this clip up for us all to see!

2 posted on 01/11/2008 8:54:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Maelstorm
The MSM, the Dems and the McCain and Huckabee campaigns want us all to give up, to accept that the Republicans can’t nominate a conservative. The fact is, although Duncan Hunter’s campaign has regrettably not gotten any traction, Fred Thompson can raise the money necessary to win the nomination, but all conservatives need to rally to his campaign with our votes, support and money.
3 posted on 01/11/2008 8:56:53 PM PST by coramdeo
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To: Old Sarge

You are very welcome! We have no doubt now who Rush wants to win. I understand why he won’t endorse anyone. I was listening to Sean today and he appears to be waking up also. I hate to use an old cliche but the perfect storm is forming. History is happening and we are a part of something great.

The smallness of the times begs for greatness. The founders understood this. We are fortunate to follow their stride!

4 posted on 01/11/2008 9:00:38 PM PST by Maelstorm (Let the Fredvolution begin!)
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To: Maelstorm

5 posted on 01/11/2008 9:01:59 PM PST by Vision (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: Maelstorm

I'd love to see how excited Rush would get if he WERE actually endorsing Fred -

I think we have our answer as to who Rush is behind...

6 posted on 01/11/2008 9:03:50 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Vision

best I’ve’s now in my save as file

7 posted on 01/11/2008 9:03:51 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean

Ping for the Fred List.

8 posted on 01/11/2008 9:04:37 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Maelstorm

Oh my gosh! That is awesome.

9 posted on 01/11/2008 9:06:18 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: Maelstorm

Rush did everything but say the magic words. I fully expect him to do so prior to SC.
(He’s too much of a patriot to see the country fall into the wrong hands.)

10 posted on 01/11/2008 9:06:37 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Rush is 100% right on his points.

Fred has me and my wife’s vote when the Oklahoma primary is held. I think there are many, many GOP voters just like us nationwide who will come out. Damn if Iowa and new Hampshire decide this race for the GOP. That’s absurd.

11 posted on 01/11/2008 9:06:53 PM PST by WildWeasel
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To: Old Sarge
The more I see, the more I am liking Fred.
12 posted on 01/11/2008 9:11:00 PM PST by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: Dionysius

I would love to see Rush on the campaign trail with Fred. Conservatives really could send up the rockets and blow the left back into the darkness and bitterness from which their ideas are born but many of us are still afraid of the dark and seek a truce with it.

13 posted on 01/11/2008 9:12:03 PM PST by Maelstorm (Let the Fredvolution begin!)
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To: WildWeasel
I fully intend to cast my vote for Fred. Unfortunately, Kentucky doesn't hold their primary until May 20. Oregon has theirs the same day, Idaho has theirs the next week, and South Dakota and New Mexico have theirs the week after, and that's it for the primaries.

I hope that Fred has things sewn up well before I even have a chance to cast my ballot.

14 posted on 01/11/2008 9:12:43 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Maelstorm

Mitt Romney’s VC Firm to Buy Clear Channel
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What would it cost to buy the support of just about every nationally-syndicated neocon talk show host in America? About $19.5 Billion, which is what Mitt Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital, and Thomas H. Lee Partners have agreed to pay in a leveraged buyout agreement with Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station owner in the country. This is part of a negotiation that has been pending for over a year.

Clear Channel owns over 1,100 full-power AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations, twelve radio channels on XM Satellite Radio, and more than 30 television stations in the United States. Premiere Radio Networks, which is the largest syndication company in the United States, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel and is home to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and many others. Sean Hannity recently signed a large multi-market contract with Clear Channel, as well.

15 posted on 01/11/2008 9:14:38 PM PST by Blue Collar Republican (3 fingers of Jim Beam in a dirty glass)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...

Don't be a Fredbut

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16 posted on 01/11/2008 9:15:56 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.h)
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To: Maelstorm

Amen, brother! From your keyboard to God’s monitor.

17 posted on 01/11/2008 9:18:44 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: Maelstorm

I could get excited about Fred Thompson, if he continues to be excited about defending conservatism in the Republican party. I would vote for him regardless, if he’s the nominee, and that’s more than I can say for the other candidates, excluding Hunter. I know none of them are perfect-they never are, but this year they’re exceptionally imoerfect, as a group-but Fred Thompson just made it clear, in this clip, that he remembers what many have forgotten. That the Republican party isn’t a loose coalition of special interest groups like the ‘Rat party, that as a party, we traditionally care about the health and well-being of our Republic as the Founders intended it to be.

18 posted on 01/11/2008 9:20:46 PM PST by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: WildWeasel

Fred has my family’s vote here in Florida.

19 posted on 01/11/2008 9:21:18 PM PST by rep-always
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To: Politicalmom
Just checked...NOW...$786,315. FRED will see the surge in the next few days leading to a perfect peak at just the right time. On the other hand, the MSM will continue to fight hard against giving FRED airtime without the usual “it’s too late” “Fred’s dead” (Charlie Krauthammer and the Special Report gang).

FRED has a plan and we must trust his judgment. If we cannot trust his judgment now, how will we trust his judgment when he is President? I AM PUMPED!


RUSH said it as we have said it here...the MSM is trying to dictate this election process and we must stop it!

FRED THOMPSON - NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERIENCE (I’ll protect the American people and American values, whatever it takes to stop the Islamic-Fascists including water-boarding!) - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE (“Individual” rights to protect their homes and property!)

INCREASE THE MILITARY’S STRENGTH AND SIZE (Diplomacy through Strength and verification!)

SECURE AND SEAL THE BORDERS (Don’t give sanctuary anywhere to illegal’s; don’t employ illegal’s; don’t rent to illegal’s; don’t extend credit to illegal’s; don’t give illegal’s rights they have no right to; report all crimes committed by illegal’s to ICE and immediately deport those illegal’s who have already committed crimes against America!) LAW AND ORDER (Enforcement of our current laws regarding illegal immigration!) – DENY FEDERAL DOLLARS TO SANCTUARY CITIES (Enough is enough!)

CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES FOR SUPREMES (Great progress has been made on the Supreme Court in Bush’s term. FRED was asked by President Bush to spirit Justice Roberts through the confirmation process. The next President will probably have the opportunity to seat two additional Justices. This is huge folks. FRED will nominate Justices who will interpret the Constitution, not create rights that simply do not exist and legislate from the bench!) – PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE (will strive to nominate superior Justices with the eventual goal of overturning Roe vs Wade)

THOMPSON PLAN TO REDUCE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING (Check out his detailed plan to reduce Federal spending!)

SOCIAL SECURITY REFORMER (Social Security is an entitlement program that will soon overtake the budget. The program can’t sustain itself and will bankrupt future generations; FRED has detailed proposals to save Social Security and provide the added benefit of private savings accounts for younger workers!)

DEFEAT ANY DEMOCRAT OR RINO (Close your eyes and imagine the first debate between FRED THOMPSON and ANY liberal DemocRAT they put up?)

TAX SIMPLIFICATION (Reform and perhaps eliminate the IRS with a variety of choice for the tax payer!)

EDUCATION (Return education to the States. It is that simple. The NEA is the greatest enemy of our educational system!)

WON’T PUT UP WITH TRUTH MANIPULATION FROM THE DB-MSM (including stupid questions by liberal moderators, and “purchased” political pundits)

FRED THOMPSON IS THE “WE THE PEOPLE” CANDIDATE (We the People asked him to set aside his personal life and step up one more time for his Country…and he stepped up!)

THIRD IN IOWA, SECOND IN WYOMING (MSM still calling it a tie with McCain’s name in the lead…FoxNews won’t even mention his name if they can find a way to avoid it!)


WINNER OF SOUTH CAROLINA JANUARY 10, 2008 DEBATE – HANDS DOWN!!! (In lieu of the airtime FoxNews chose to give him…or not give him as the case may be. WE THE PEOPLE notice garbage like that!)


20 posted on 01/11/2008 9:25:16 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN FredHead FREEPER! [FRED ain't DEAD, ENOUGH SAID!])
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