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McCain Won't Do It, So Presidential Race Will be Fought on This [Rush Limbaugh] Show
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 24 Apr 08 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/25/2008 9:15:22 AM PDT by seanmerc

RUSH: Let's go to this ad, ladies and gentlemen, the North Carolina Republican Party TV ad. An unidentified female TV announcer you'll hear and then the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and the North Carolina Republican Party chairman Linda Daves.

FEMALE ANNOUNCER: For 20 years, Barack Obama sat in his pew listening to his pastor.

WRIGHT: And then wants us to sing God Bless America? No, no, no! Not God Bless America. God (bleep) America.

FEMALE ANNOUNCER: Now, Bev Perdue and Richard Moore endorse Barack Obama. They should know better. He's just too extreme for North Carolina.

DAVES: The North Carolina Republican Party sponsored this ad opposing Bev Perdue and Richard Moore for North Carolina governor.

RUSH: That's Linda Daves. Now, is there any doubt what this is about? This ad is about many things, but one of the things that this is about, this ad is intended to help Hillary Clinton in the May 6th primary. This is a derivative of Operation Chaos. There's no question about it. But the news here that Senator McCain, from his high horse in Washington, called the North Carolna... Well, he didn't even see the ad. He issued a denouncement and asked them to stop airing the ad. He said, "The television advertisement you're planning to air degrades our civics and distracts..." It does no such thing! Everything in the ad is factual. McCain says, "It degrades our civics, detracts us from the very real differences we have with the Democrats. In the strongest terms, I implore you to not run this ad." The RNC got in on the gig, too, said, "Senator McCain's been very clear that he expects to run a respectful campaign based on the critical issues confronting the nation."

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1 posted on 04/25/2008 9:15:22 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

McCain is too weak to win. What a wimp.


2 posted on 04/25/2008 9:16:36 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: seanmerc

Thank God for conservative voices like Rush — they will carry this campaign. The Repub Party is in very bad shape, as this country will be while it flounders in the damage and destruction of liberalism and socialism.


3 posted on 04/25/2008 9:19:23 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: seanmerc

It sure is big of Rush to keep up the fight. I wouldn’t carry water for those RINOs anymore.


4 posted on 04/25/2008 9:20:48 AM PDT by Cyclone Conservative
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To: gathersnomoss

McCain is Bush III.


5 posted on 04/25/2008 9:21:58 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: Cyclone Conservative

I find his passive support of McLame funny. Rush is busy attacking the Dems and encouraging infighting.

But then a Republican with balls says something and McCain jumps down their throat. Rush is all over McCain, and usually ends the segment with “We’re screwed.”

I totally agree. We. Are. Screwed.


6 posted on 04/25/2008 9:23:14 AM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: gathersnomoss

I am fully convinced that they crossed party lines during the primaries. The Dems delivered the RINO that they thought they can beat. I was asked which ballot I wanted during the primaries in the state of MO.


7 posted on 04/25/2008 9:23:36 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I'm trying to think, but nothing happens)
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To: seanmerc

McCain isn’t even “wishy-washy”
He’s just washed up!!!


8 posted on 04/25/2008 9:23:38 AM PDT by maizey (maizey)
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To: seanmerc

Notice the new media meme is “McCain isn’t even enough of a leader to get his own party to pull the ad.”

McCain should have been darn sure the NC Pubbies would listen to him before he took ‘em on publicly. Now he looks impotent. Arrogance will bite ya every time.


9 posted on 04/25/2008 9:25:00 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: seanmerc

I think I need to establish my own 527 group to put out ads. McLame is too lame to win.


10 posted on 04/25/2008 9:25:51 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: seanmerc

McCain is fighting the war in the middle and letting the calvary on the flanks do all the heavy lifting.


11 posted on 04/25/2008 9:26:52 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: LadyNavyVet

“McCain should have been darn sure the NC Pubbies would listen to him before he took ‘em on publicly. Now he looks impotent. Arrogance will bite ya every time.”

What he should have done was embrace the ad and let it speak for itself. Instead, he fell on his knees for the Democrats once again.


12 posted on 04/25/2008 9:27:54 AM PDT by Cyclone Conservative
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To: seanmerc

Listening to him know.

“We’re all Mavericks....”


13 posted on 04/25/2008 9:28:12 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: maizey
Yes, indeed. I wonder why anyone should even bother to vote for McCain when he says Obama is “absolutely qualified” to be President.
14 posted on 04/25/2008 9:28:20 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: seanmerc

Third party or stay home?


15 posted on 04/25/2008 9:29:48 AM PDT by Lexington Green (The Rev. Jeremiah Wright = Grand Wizard of the Klan-With-A-Tan)
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To: seanmerc

I think most people are missing the subtlety here. McCain gets to take the high road while at the same time the ad gets far more publicity than if it were being run in NC. It’s gotten tons of Youtube hits, Rush is publicizing it yet McCain’s hands seem clean. It’s a win-win and, I think, the intentional strategy here.


16 posted on 04/25/2008 9:31:23 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: seanmerc

Right now Hillary seems to have more balls than Barack and McCain put together.


17 posted on 04/25/2008 9:33:13 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: Cyclone Conservative

here in California, the term is W.A.S.S.

We are so skrewed.


18 posted on 04/25/2008 9:33:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Costa Rica or Bust!)
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To: seanmerc
Maybe Rush should be reminded that it's not a good idea to interrupt your enemy when (s)he is making a mistake.
19 posted on 04/25/2008 9:33:23 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: seanmerc
If Obama's character and association with anti-American radicals and anti-white racists are not critical issues for this nation to confront, what issues would be legitimate? John McCain is an idiot.

"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

20 posted on 04/25/2008 9:33:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jalisco555

“McCain should have been darn sure the NC Pubbies would listen to him before he took ‘em on publicly. Now he looks impotent. Arrogance will bite ya every time.”

What in McCain’s history would lead one to believe he is saying or doing anything along those lines. He’s a liberal Republican and he’s acting like it.


21 posted on 04/25/2008 9:33:57 AM PDT by Cyclone Conservative
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To: Crazieman

Isn’t it bitterly ironic how McCain embraces his “alleged” enemies and brutally attacks his friends? By the way, I love your tag line!


22 posted on 04/25/2008 9:35:24 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Cyclone Conservative

I agree. If questioned about the ad, all he should have said was, “What in the ad isn’t true?” That would have been the end of it, and Obama would have sustained some damage from the ad. But no, Mr. “I’m Right and Everybody Else is Wrong” had to have it his way.


23 posted on 04/25/2008 9:36:07 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: Cyclone Conservative

I don’t think you meant to respond to me.


24 posted on 04/25/2008 9:38:56 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: seanmerc
This year is damned if you do and damned if you don't.

I am quite happy that I have no property or obligations now in the US.
My beloved country left me, before I left it.

I can't vote for McStain anymore then I can vote for
Hildabeast or Osama Obama.

Good luck guys.

25 posted on 04/25/2008 9:40:56 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Cyclone Conservative

Or maybe you did mean to respond to me. Everyone is calling him a wuss, weak, etc. yet he’s the one who won the nomination. All the tough candidates that people here supported were gone by mid-February. McCain is the last man standing. Doesn’t seem very wuss-like to me.


26 posted on 04/25/2008 9:42:12 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: gathersnomoss
He's not weak or wimpy when it comes to basing conservatives or Republicans. He's a back stabbing betrayer who is merely using those he reviles for his own ends. And some conservatives and Republicans are retarded enough to submit.

I'm not sure his main objective is to become president. It may well be the destruction of those who dare speak the truth about him. He has no problem with either of his good friends becoming president.

27 posted on 04/25/2008 9:43:32 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: jalisco555

Even if that were true (it’s not) how do you explain the damage that the media questioning McCain’s leadership will do? The fact that the NC GOP is flipping McCain the bird will be brought up again and again in the general when McCain tries to say he has the leadership qualities to govern. “How can he govern the country when he can’t even control his own party?” will be the theme.

Any way you look at it, this is a lose-lose for McCain.


28 posted on 04/25/2008 9:44:56 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet (The NC GOP is McCain's maverick.)
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To: jalisco555

McCain won the nomination because only three real conservatives ran and all three got ignored(on purpose) by the media and one got labeled “kooky” by his own party. The media chose our candidate and now liberal/moderate Republicans are wondering why the conservative base is so upset.


29 posted on 04/25/2008 9:44:56 AM PDT by Cyclone Conservative
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To: seanmerc
I give up, we need a strong third party conservative candidate that will not cut our throats to placate a few hard left wing liberals.

We the conservatives need to give the Republican party an ultimatum, either get on board with conservatives or as Ray Charles would sing (Hit The Road John, Don't Cha Come Back No More, No More, No More, No More, Hit The Road John, Don't Cha Come Back No More, That's What I Say, Hit The Road John McCaniac, Don't You Come Back No More).

30 posted on 04/25/2008 9:45:29 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: seanmerc

McCain blasts his own and kisses Obama’s ass!


31 posted on 04/25/2008 9:45:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Cyclone Conservative

McCrazy is just trying to head off the illumination of the skeletons in his closet.


32 posted on 04/25/2008 9:46:48 AM PDT by subterfuge (Homophobic and proud of it!)
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To: Always Right
The airwaves should be flooded with such ads 24/7 prior to the R convention. The RINOs need to know a loss is guaranteed if they dare nominate this back stabbing snake.
33 posted on 04/25/2008 9:47:28 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: jalisco555

Wrong. You lose.

McCain has done this 3 times already (Criticized a Republican saying something completely innocent, yet critical of a Democrat.)

McCain has a long, sordid history of jumping on Republicans much faster than he’ll ever criticize a democrat.


34 posted on 04/25/2008 9:48:55 AM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: purpleraine
The war he fights is against conservatives and Republicans who aren't RINOs.
35 posted on 04/25/2008 9:49:21 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Cyclone Conservative
McCain won the nomination because only three real conservatives ran and all three got ignored(on purpose) by the media and one got labeled “kooky” by his own party. The media chose our candidate and now liberal/moderate Republicans are wondering why the conservative base is so upset.

Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan were each elected twice despite a far more hostile media than Mitt Romney or Fred Thompson ever faced. The media didn't pick our candidate and conservatives can certainly win despite them. McCain won because he ran the best campaign and had weak opponents.

36 posted on 04/25/2008 9:50:48 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: LadyNavyVet
All the Democrat loving reporters are asking questions straight from the Democrat talking points.

I am so pissed with McCaniac that I have prescribed myself a dose of Lexapro 10mg and bed rest.

If that doesn’t work then a large dose of Wild Turkey and a bag of popcorn.

37 posted on 04/25/2008 9:51:13 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: MBB1984
They won't. If McCain continues his attacks against conservatives and Republicans, he won't have the votes.
38 posted on 04/25/2008 9:51:47 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: LadyNavyVet
Any way you look at it, this is a lose-lose for McCain.

McCain is waging an excellent, low-level guerilla campaign, letting the Dems cut each other to ribbons while he appears to be above it all. Wait until November, the fruits of this strategy will be obvious then.

39 posted on 04/25/2008 9:53:27 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jalisco555
Yeah. it's a real brilliant strategy, alienating even more Republicans.
40 posted on 04/25/2008 9:53:50 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: jalisco555

Hahahaha

Thats priceless

I suppose you think all of his liberalism is a strategy too.

Were you one of those guys that thought Bush being a liberal in the 04 election meant he would make a hard right turn after reelection?


41 posted on 04/25/2008 9:58:58 AM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: gathersnomoss

McCain is clearly weak, whether by choice or otherwise.

He is the RINO Charlie Brown and the Lucy Demoncrats are holding the football.

What a sucker.


42 posted on 04/25/2008 9:59:08 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Truthism Watch)
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To: isrul
Yeah. it's a real brilliant strategy, alienating even more Republicans.

He is alienating far fewer Republicans than most people here think. He will get the overwhelming majority of GOP voters in November. Don't go by Free Republic, this place is an echo chamber. Most Republicans like and respect McCain and will have no trouble voting for him.

43 posted on 04/25/2008 10:00:00 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jalisco555
Wait until November, the fruits of this strategy will be obvious then.

The November harvest will produce a president not fit to hold the office. Regardless the name of the winner.

44 posted on 04/25/2008 10:01:49 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: jalisco555

Most Republicans that support McCain know nothing about him.

The others that do have some sort of sick stake in it and don’t care if he’s a Democrat.


45 posted on 04/25/2008 10:02:00 AM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: jalisco555

“McCain is waging an excellent, low-level guerilla campaign...”

LOL! That must explain why he’s falling in the polls!


46 posted on 04/25/2008 10:02:28 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet (The NC GOP is McCain's maverick.)
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To: gathersnomoss

McCain has it right. This ad is not good tactics.


47 posted on 04/25/2008 10:04:06 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jalisco555
You're a true believer. That's for sure.
48 posted on 04/25/2008 10:04:38 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: gathersnomoss

When he refuses to engage Obama on PERTINENT ISSUES like who are Obama’s mentors because he is afraid of being called a racist, it just makes him look like he is too weak to shoulder the criticism that would undoubtedly follow.


49 posted on 04/25/2008 10:05:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: isrul
You're a true believer. That's for sure.

McCain was my third choice in the GOP race. I was Thompson, then Romney, then McCain. But I try to be realistic and not let my feelings cloud my judgment. The feelings expressed on this board about McCain are not representative of the Republican Party in general.

50 posted on 04/25/2008 10:08:18 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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