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Posted on 01/27/2009 5:12:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This week's media feud between Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh has far more significance than you might suspect. When Limbaugh came out with his reaction to the possibility of a successful left-leaning Obama administration with a heartfelt and purposefully incendiary "I hope he fails", it was the first shot in an inevitable war.
Dismissed as a mere right-wing blowhard by much of the left, Limbaugh is perhaps the closest thing to a unifying voice in the American conservative movement. His syndicated radio show is on the air for three hours a day Monday through Friday in hundreds of markets: 15 hours a week of solid commentary and opinion with no holds barred. He is the highlight of the rural American lunch hour, and his strong, confident voice can be heard in mechanic's shops, petrol stations and barbershops every day. He is as he claims an excellent broadcaster, a shameless and skilful self-promoter and a mover and shaker among the conservative elite. One or two marriages ago, he was wed to his bride under the auspices of supreme court justice Clarence Thomas. Last time I checked, that was a hard booking to get.
Limbaugh first came to prominence as a force in national politics in the 1994 elections, which brought a Contract With America-waving Republican majority to Congress. That deprived Bill Clinton of the agreeable legislature he wanted for his reform. After that, Limbaugh was a perpetual thorn in the Clintons' sides, ultimately leading to Bill Clinton's impeachment and setting the stage for the controversial election of George Bush. Limbaugh was instrumental in convincing the right-wing rank-and-file to support the Patriot Act, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a possible air raid on Iran.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
The ‘RAT “messiah” is in way over his head.
My money is in Rush!
The media better stand up for Rush because if he goes so do they.
Rush has poofters like the author over for lunch then makes them clean the pool.
Drudge is headlining a DEM petiton against Rush...just mail the dude a huge check you morons...
“Sheesh. The manipulation of information is worldwide.”
That’s what we’re up against.
Fear of low approval ratings have paralyzed them, its blackmail by the MSM, pure and simple.
We support America and don’t want it to fail either, Rush.
Perhaps. But with gutless Republicans cowering and looking for acceptance by the masses, The man may soon reach the point of near absolute power.
Everyone has got to read the whole article.
It starts out saying that Obama picked the right time and the right guy to attack. Obama is absolutely brilliant.
Then it gives Rush credit for not throwing verbal bombs but replying in a very canny way. I was going to quote that paragraph, which does Rush real justice, but it’s too long. Read it.
Then it closes by praising Obama to the skies again. And it ends, oddly, recommending that Obama should take the “Chicago way” and, wait for this, rub Rush out. Metaphorically, of course. I think.
Rush-Hannity-Levin-Ingraham, et. al. have been a losing bet the past two cycles. On top of that, you have a cadre of rhinos packing the congress.
obama/axelrod picked this ‘fight’ because they have an endgame and they want to distract the masses. obama knows that conservative radio has lost its punch.
Once again, the hands off approach to the BC issue will go down as an intentional shot to the foot when the truth finally comes out.
LOL! 0bama is so naive! What a zero.
Whose foot? Not disagreeing, just curious.
Obama is a treacherous viper who is trying to hoodwink the GOP to cover his own wickedness.
Rush was correct today. Obama needs no Republicans to ram through his pork barrel, big government pig feed. Rush says, correctly, let them pass it without the GOP and fall flat on their faces. They quicker the commies fail, the quicker sanity will return.
The Dems always wanted Pres. Bush to fail, going so far as to declare the Iraq Surge a failure before it even started...
Obama, in his own words, says that he ‘has lived in muslim countries.’
Well damn it , it’s up to us to flood the GOP with calls and letters and TELL THEM WHAT WE WANT. We did it with Dubai ports deal . We must keep up THAT type of pressure all the time. I’ll fight that Marxist bastard at any turn.
As always I ask on here IS there any organization of patriots that is willing to fight to keep America from crumbling? I’ve yet to get an answer on here .I’mserious , we need a VERY aggressive ,in your face organization to fight for OUR way in all this mess..Any suggestions freepers?
“Even pubbies like mccain and graham agree with me that Rush is too dangerous to our precious bipartisanship to go unchecked.”
What did happen to the guy who stood in front of that tank?
Rush has a great opportunity here. He has a two-fer: the overreaching socialism of the Dems- and the big government Establishment Pubs. These Washington statists are going to try to conceal the economic mess they made through even more government- and Rush can go after them as his hero Reagan did the USSR. The divide has never been so stark.
Right now conservative politicians are holding back- but if the statists falter and Rush gets traction, theyll come on board- and we might finally see a true conservative revolution. Its really an historic opportunity. I think he knows it
If Rush wanted to go down in history as the man who helped save this country, he’d seize this moment and start a third party and his entire audience would follow. YES WE CAN.
Good Move!!! President worries about a Radio Talk Show Host
Now the whitehouse cooks can carry out Foreign Policy and Domestic Issues.
Wouldn’t want to overtax the PREZ, being a heavy hitter and all!!!!
Did you read some of the comments? These people are utter morons.
Now, it’s going to be interesting to see who stands with Rush. The enemy within is most dangerous whether through ignorance or by design.
Excellent site , many thank ..I’m in !
You mean in places where they cling to their guns and religion? Somehow people in high rises in Manhattan know what he's saying, too.
Which ? is right .
Two years ago I never thought he would get the Democratic nomination, much less win, so I am in the don’t make the mistake the democrats made and misunderestimate the man and what he is capable of doing.
“Now, its going to be interesting to see who stands with Rush.”
Well I would suggest those that might turn on Rush read Pastor Niemoller’s poem.
As a side not people should take a look at the cartoon version of Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom” at the Mises Institute website. www.mises.org/books/TRTS/
Here’s how I feel about the RINO’s:
True or this scumbag author.
hed seize this moment and start a third party and his entire audience would follow...
...that’s perhaps 15 percent of the voting populace, and that’s being generous...it’s big for a third party, but all it would do is guarantee a Democrat landslide, as all his votes would be siphoned off the pub candidate...sorry, have to come up with something different, el rushbo will never be POTUS...
No, he starts Party III, and we elect a 'conservative' vs whatever the Republicans run (Rhino monkey).
A poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller, Berlin, 1939.
Niemoller was a pastor in the German Confessing Church
who spent eight and one-half years in a Nazi concentration camp.
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out--because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out--because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out--because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Niemoller's address to the U.S. Congress
The exact text of what Martin Niemoller said,
and which appears in the Congressional Record,
October 14, 1968, page 31636 is:
"When Hitler attacked the Jews
I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics,
I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists,
I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church --
and there was nobody left to be concerned."
You talking about Obysmal's bailouts? 'Cause they will buy loyalty to the democrat party the likes of which even our parents never knew.
A lot of eldery democrats vote that way 'cause they have always felt the Dem party was the party of the working man- the little guy (thank you FDR), not the rich.
Going forward, Bozama will create a new identity for the Dem party- "for the non-working man". He's so screwed and so are they, unless they usher in full-time socialism, which appears to be their goal.
“President Obama’s Administration is seeking to create widespread “crisis” and “panic” in order to force Congress to act quickly on Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan. DeMint is trying to get the word out to Americans about what is actually in the Stimulus Plan, which he says in no way resembles the stated goals of the plan.”
Bambi better listen to the radio