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McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice
www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 24, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/24/2008 9:40:28 PM PDT by Yosemitest





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With Party nominees like McCain, who needs Democrats?
1 posted on 03/24/2008 9:40:29 PM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

When there is a Rush gas bag Limbaugh out there the democrats don’t need to attack McCain.


2 posted on 03/24/2008 9:53:22 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Yosemitest

bttt


3 posted on 03/24/2008 9:56:36 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Proud member of "Operation Chaos" having the T-shirt , ball cap and bumpersticker to prove it.)
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To: Yosemitest
McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice

Is this supposed to make anyone want to vote Obama and his mad-dog preacher into the Oval Office? Granted, McCain is a flawed choice for conservatives, but the choice between him and Clinton/Obama is obvious and clear.

Rush and other Republicans can either get behind McCain or spend the next umpteen years waiting for their perfect conservative messiah while Obama turns victory into defeat in Iraq and crazed followers like the Rev. Wright enjoy the support of the presidency and both houses of Congress.
4 posted on 03/24/2008 9:59:37 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: mimaw

Rush can only point out problems with Democrats and liberals, now? I guess it’s Rush’s fault McCain is McCain.

Did you ever think that it helps our side to deal with criticisms NOW (if possible) and come up with a response for them before the democrats hit us with them?


5 posted on 03/24/2008 10:00:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mimaw

Oh so it is an attack when truth gets spoken? Someplace it is written ‘the truth will set you free’.


6 posted on 03/24/2008 10:02:38 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Yosemitest

Rush loudly attacks McCain for some of the same things he excuses the president for,Amnesty and McCain/Feingold in particular.


7 posted on 03/24/2008 10:15:23 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
You need to lighten up, and laugh a little.
8 posted on 03/24/2008 10:16:25 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: mimaw

Oh, sweet, a RINO troll this is going to be a fun thread!!


9 posted on 03/24/2008 10:17:17 PM PDT by GOP_Raider ("Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man" -Nietzsche)
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To: Yosemitest

I STILL don’t understand how in the world we wound up with McCain...


10 posted on 03/24/2008 10:17:50 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (The Liberty Rocks Blog - http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ also see; http://www.libertyrocks.us)
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To: All

McCain isn’t a conservative nor a Republican; skipping that line on the ballot.


11 posted on 03/24/2008 10:18:28 PM PDT by Marcella (Will work in my rose garden (with wine) and not listen to McCain.)
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To: LibertyRocks
It's called the Democrat crossover vote.
12 posted on 03/24/2008 10:19:51 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

Wasn’t this article posted here like, 10, 20 times?


13 posted on 03/24/2008 10:21:57 PM PDT by reagandissiple
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To: mimaw

McCain brings it on himself.


14 posted on 03/24/2008 10:23:47 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: LibertyRocks

Open primaries and everyone here waiting for Fred Thompson to show some spitfire.


15 posted on 03/24/2008 10:23:57 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: reagandissiple
It didn't show up on the search.
Of course, it takes a little time to do the post.
16 posted on 03/24/2008 10:24:16 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

It would hve been teh most honest thign John McCain has done in his life.


17 posted on 03/24/2008 10:29:51 PM PDT by TBP
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To: reagandissiple
I searched again, and no other post showed up.
18 posted on 03/24/2008 10:31:20 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: LibertyRocks

We wound up with McCain because the primary schedule is designed to minimize the influence of the GOP’s core voters, in a perverted attempt to produce a candidate with broad appeal in the general election.

I’m still in shock that the party rejected three solid conservatives - Tancredo, Hunter, and Paul - in favor of a Democrat.


19 posted on 03/24/2008 10:33:38 PM PDT by Content Provider
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To: TBP
I, too, wish McCain would have switched parties, and been honest about his affiliations.
But, he chose to continue to his deception as a RINO.
20 posted on 03/24/2008 10:38:59 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: LibertyRocks
I STILL don’t understand how in the world we wound up with McCain...

I can answer that.

McCain has been in the race for the Presidency since 2000 (or earlier). He knew this was his last shot, so he was in it regardless of who else was in the race and regardless of any other consideration.

Any number of bona fide conservative Republicans COULD have gotten into the race but either chickened out or bailed too early. Many listened to the likes of Sean Hannity and others and, defying all common sense, actually BELIEVED that the Presidency was Hillary's to lose. "President Hillary" was inevitable, you see....

The stupidity of such a belief is staggering. When the time comes for real Americans to enter their real polling places and vote, they are never going to elect Hillary Clinton as President of the United States. She has the highest negatives of any candidate in history for a reason. Hillary's candidacy has always been a landslide waiting to happen. Period. Experienced politicians should know this instinctively.

Anyway, I digress....

As a result of the stupidity and cowardice of so many conservative Republicans who COULD have jumped into the race and had a legitimate chance, only a few longshots bothered. Those longshots were all either too flawed or too unfamiliar to the American public. As with all elections, the ignorant chattering class casts the most votes and in this year's case, the Republican chattering class ended up going with the candidate they had at least heard of before - - you know, that "Straight Talk Express" guy.

In essence McCain is their, "He's alright I guess, what the heck, why not?", candidate.
I hope this answers your question.

FRegards,
LH

21 posted on 03/24/2008 10:47:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OeOeO

It ain’t the BUSH/Feingold act. And if you listen regularly to Rush, he didn’t give Bush a free pass on this crap.

Besides, Rush can’t win with a lot of people anyway. When he criticizes, generally half the people b1tch that he’s criticizing too much, and the other half b1tch he’s going soft.


22 posted on 03/24/2008 10:47:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TBP
I expect McCain to change parties after he wins the general election.
23 posted on 03/24/2008 10:47:29 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: LibertyRocks

Same way we’re causing a nightmare convention for the Democrats.


24 posted on 03/24/2008 10:48:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Very well said.

BUT... I disagree... that Hillary can't win.

There are many angry conservatives out there that will NOT vote for McCain, ... NO MATTER WHAT!!!

We will simply NOT break out principles.

NOW... that said... there may be enough Democrats, disgusted with their own party, that will vote for McCain, seeing McCain as a conservative choice for the DEMOCRAT VALUES.

25 posted on 03/24/2008 10:59:21 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
It ain’t the BUSH/Feingold act

He joined the team when he signed the bill.

26 posted on 03/24/2008 11:01:11 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: LibertyRocks
I STILL don’t understand how in the world we wound up with McCain

I think it's because, unfortunately, most people don't pay much attention to politics.

27 posted on 03/24/2008 11:09:14 PM PDT by vrwc1
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To: Yosemitest

Rush will say anything to get into Ann Coulter’s panties


28 posted on 03/24/2008 11:13:45 PM PDT by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: Yosemitest

It is sad to see how simply irrelevent Rush has become.


29 posted on 03/24/2008 11:14:01 PM PDT by Soliton (McCain couldn't even win a McCain look-alike contest)
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To: Fred
If Rush and Ann Coulter mated, we'd have some real conservatives for the future.
30 posted on 03/24/2008 11:20:23 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
Yeah and here is their offspring


31 posted on 03/24/2008 11:24:01 PM PDT by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: Soliton
It is sad to see how simply irrelevent Rush has become.

How dare you say such a thing.

Without Rush Limbaugh's endless slamming of John McCain and endorsement of Fred Thompson the GOP would have been stuck with John McCain as its nominee in 2008.

32 posted on 03/24/2008 11:24:58 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Excuse me, but I seem to recall that George W. Bush had the option to Veto McCain-Feingold and elected to sign CFR.

So let’s call it McCain-Feingold-Bush.


33 posted on 03/24/2008 11:28:47 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Soliton
Yes, I know.

Rush definitely needs to influence more than 20 MILLION PEOPLE A DAY.

34 posted on 03/24/2008 11:34:42 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Lancey Howard

No sarcasm, but could you name the conservatives who could have gotten into the race? I was hoping for Thompson but he turned into a pilot that failed to light. I can’t come up with any names, which is a shame as we have had 8 years to coalesce around someone.


35 posted on 03/24/2008 11:37:09 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: OeOeO
I wish Rush would run.
Then G. Gorden Liddy comes to mind. That would drive the democrats nuts.
I'd be happy with Oliver North.
But Newt is a real leader.
36 posted on 03/24/2008 11:45:03 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
Ollie North got slimed by RINO Warner in Virginia when he ran for Senate.I find Liddy extremely entertaining but unelectable. Newt is the only Republican since Reagan who ran on real ideas. He couldn't be elected to national office, but he should have been named to head the RNC. He would have brought in the bucks big time.
37 posted on 03/25/2008 12:00:06 AM PDT by OeOeO
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To: trumandogz

Just as I thought. A lot of Rush sniping from people wieghted down by that chip on their shoulder cause ole Rushbo didn’t endorse their candidate of choice.

Get over it and move on.

Meanwhile, Rush creating havoc on the other side of the aisle and distancing himself from McCain seems to be working out quite nicely -— if of course ya all are cozying up to the turncoat master shoulder chip in chief wannabe, McCain. Last take, McCain is ahead of both hillary and obama by 8-10 points in polls. Let the socialists duke it out and our jumping Jim Jeffords wanna be waltzes right in in the midst of their battle. Something like 10 or 20 percent of democrats will defect to McCain if their candidate doesn’t win. Both the obama and clinton camps are hating each other, and some of us love it.

As far as irrelevant goes, some oughta look in the mirror. Scurrying around on website chatter sites thinking you have an impact or clue isn’t setting the world on fire either is it?


38 posted on 03/25/2008 12:20:16 AM PDT by commonguymd (Let the socialists duke it out.)
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To: OeOeO

Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Jim DeMint (R-SC)
John Ensign (R-NV)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
John Thune (R-SD)

Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Wayne Allard (R-CO)
Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
John Cornyn (R-TX)

Also, Rick Santorum and George Allen (although recent losses may have made these candidacies problematic).

Those names are just from the Senate. There MUST be a handful of former and current conservative House Representatives who are well-enough known to raise some enthusiasm (and money).

And similarly, There MUST be a handful of former and current conservative governors who are well-enough known to raise enthusiasm (and money).


39 posted on 03/25/2008 12:37:05 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mimaw
When there is a Rush gas bag Limbaugh out there the democrats don’t need to attack McCain.

When unable to refute the argument, attack the messenger.

Did you learn that over at DU before you registered here a little over a year ago?

I call troll on ya.
40 posted on 03/25/2008 12:40:38 AM PDT by mkjessup (This year's presidential choices: "Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and Evil")
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To: Fred
Rush will say anything to get into Ann Coulter’s panties

Rush is going to have to lose even MORE weight if he hopes to accomplish THAT feat!
41 posted on 03/25/2008 12:44:03 AM PDT by mkjessup (This year's presidential choices: "Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and Evil")
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To: Lancey Howard
Rick Santorum would have been a good choice for RNC chair as well. I like Haley Barbour and Sarah Palin of Alaska
42 posted on 03/25/2008 12:44:26 AM PDT by OeOeO
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To: Soliton
It is sad to see how simply irrelevent Rush has become.

You should pray to become so irrelevant.

How many millions of people have tuned YOU in so far this week?
43 posted on 03/25/2008 12:45:56 AM PDT by mkjessup (This year's presidential choices: "Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and Evil")
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To: Soliton
Are you still bitter he didn't endorse Huckabee? Rush has 20 million listeners and is a self made man. He's been on air for 20 years and was a major player in the Conservative movement.He started the demise of the amnesty bill by informing the public in a way Congress would not. He was able to get Hillary the win in Texas just this month.

while I will of course vote for McCain, Rush has always known McCain is not a solid Conservative and never liked his bitter dealings with Bush.

The Rush haters on FR are either amnesty guys or Huckabee guys.

44 posted on 03/25/2008 3:36:23 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Yosemitest
I actually thought of a McCain/Gingrich ticket as a best case scenario unless Cheney wanted to run 3rd party.
45 posted on 03/25/2008 3:39:33 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: mimaw
What are we supposed to do??? Ignore reality??? No, we need the truth and these facts have been known to those of us that actually live these elections. I probably will vote for the POS named mcnasty... but I do so under NO ILLUSIONS as to who and what he is. That is how bad the dims and their candidates are!

LLS

46 posted on 03/25/2008 4:37:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: normy
Oh man you hurt me.

I won't vote for McCain,
but to have to ignore Gingrich on the same ticket .... ouch.

47 posted on 03/25/2008 5:17:54 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest
Yeah, watching Gingrich dissect liberal talking points is such a joy but he would brutally out shine McCain in brains and logic.
48 posted on 03/25/2008 5:22:16 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Yosemitest

McCain: He sucks, but he’s all we got.


49 posted on 03/25/2008 5:25:21 AM PDT by Little Ray (McCain: If I have to. I guess...)
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To: mkjessup
When unable to refute the argument, attack the messenger. Did you learn that over at DU before you registered here a little over a year ago? I call troll on ya.

The Hucksters, like the one you posted this to, are still all sore at Rush and seek to destroy him. It is scortched earth for them. LOL

50 posted on 03/25/2008 5:26:52 AM PDT by dforest
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