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Liberal Groups Take To Airwaves To Strike Back At Rush Limbaugh
All Headline News ^ | January 30, 2009 | Julie Farby

Posted on 01/30/2009 3:00:31 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. (AHN) - While the president tries to rally bipartisan support for passing legislation, liberal groups are striking back at one of the Republican's most influential leaders, Rush Limbaugh.

The liberal group, Americans United for Change is set to launch radio ads in three states Obama won - Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada - that poses a new controversial question to GOP senators, asking, "Will you side with Obama or Rush Limbaugh?"

"Every Republican member of the House chose to take Rush Limbaugh's advice," the narrator says while playing a clip of Rush Limbaugh saying he hopes Obama "fails."

"Every Republican voted with Limbaugh - and against creating 4 million new American jobs. We can understand why a extreme partisan like Rush Limbaugh wants President Obama's Jobs program to fail - but the members of Congress elected to represent the citizens in their districts? That's another matter. Will our Senator side with Rush Limbaugh too?"

Asked to respond to the advertisement, Limbaugh had a message for his party and other Senate Republicans targeted.

"Senate Republicans need to understand this is not about me. It is about them, about intimidating them, especially after the show of unity in House. It is about the 2010 and 2012 elections. This is an opportunity for Republicans to redefine themselves after a few years of wandering aimlessly looking for a 'brand' and identity."

The ad, which is generating some controversy among conservatives, is being defended by Democratic strategists like Brad Woodhouse, who is overseeing the campaign, as a way to call attention to House Republicans "deciding to play politics rather than do the right thing."

Meanwhile, as their allies take to the airwaves, President Obama and advisers are busy on the phone and in closed-door meetings with House and Senate Republicans trying to shore up support on both sides of the congressional aisle.

So far, it seems Senate Republicans will be more open to the stimulus package than House GOP members, who did not cast a single vote in favor of the proposal.

"We're in a little different spot than the House in that we have a handful of Republicans who have all but committed to supporting the package," one Senate aide said on condition of anonymity.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 527groups; bho44; liberalfascism; liberals; rush; talkradio

1 posted on 01/30/2009 3:00:31 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Rush is Right ping


2 posted on 01/30/2009 3:01:17 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus

This is a great time for all those that have FACEBOOK to include Rush Limbaughs page. I signed up to Rush and now all of my friends on facebook HAVE to read what comes over. Let’s show some support to what Rush is trying hard to do and God knows we need some heros right now...not zeros!


3 posted on 01/30/2009 3:03:26 PM PST by IndianPrincessOK (Well.......we're still here! I survived, you survived. Is this a dream or a nightmare?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Democratic strategists like Brad Woodhouse, who is overseeing the campaign, as a way to call attention to House Republicans "deciding to play politics rather than do the right thing."

More cliches, that's all they have.

4 posted on 01/30/2009 3:03:37 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (0bama is my President...and he's out to get me!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This isn’t a bailout, its a free for all for Left Wing self interest groups. It won’t create any new jobs, it will only serve to destroy jobs, and weaken the American dollar more.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 3:03:50 PM PST by benjibrowder (Looking forward to kicking Obama out of office in 2012.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“’We’re in a little different spot than the House in that we have a handful of Republicans who have all but committed to supporting the package,’ one Senate aide said on condition of anonymity.”

It never ceases to annoy me how gossipy reporters are. If I were a journalist and a source refused to go on the record without anonimity, I’d tell him to go suck rope. Then I’d
probably be fired for having nothing to write about. But what’s better, I ask, less news or more gossip? Cause if you ask me, we’ve had enough “news” in the last couple decades (since the “news cycle” went 24-7) to fill a whole century.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 3:05:10 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Will the ads air on Air America? :}


7 posted on 01/30/2009 3:05:28 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Just another MoveOn.org/Soros front.


8 posted on 01/30/2009 3:07:27 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

“Armchair Republican strategists like Me, who is overseeing his own thoughts, wishes to call attention to Democrats everywhere ‘deciding to play politics rather than do the right thing,’ i.e. leaving the economy alone to right itself instead of wasting more and more money.”

Two can play at that game.


9 posted on 01/30/2009 3:07:32 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Liberal Groups Take To Airwaves To Strike Back At Rush Limbaugh

Lie Wars - The Wimp Ire Strikes Back?
10 posted on 01/30/2009 3:07:37 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Will your Senator side with Rush Limbaugh too?

I truly wish that I had some good news for you on that point. Sadly, both of the Senators from my state are Socialists.

11 posted on 01/30/2009 3:07:54 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The nerve was struck and moonbats are hemorrhaging money to swat El Rushbo.

He is goading them to take him on and fight the Fairness Doctrine battle. I would love to see his hole cards


12 posted on 01/30/2009 3:08:42 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Every Republican member of the House chose to take Rush Limbaugh's advice," the narrator says while playing a clip of Rush Limbaugh saying he hopes Obama "fails."

Classic misdirection. The Republicans have not taken anyone’s advice, much less “followed” Rush. They have done the right thing. The pathetic whining liberals are having a toddler temper fit because the Republicans are not kissing their azz.

13 posted on 01/30/2009 3:09:41 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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Idiots!
They have to pay for their ads (I guess), while Rush gets paid (very well) to tell the truth.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 3:09:46 PM PST by elpinta (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself - M. Twain)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; All

They are shooting spitballs at a battleship.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 3:12:10 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

GO RUSH GO


16 posted on 01/30/2009 3:12:11 PM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
if the wackos keep this up, Rush will get his TV show back
17 posted on 01/30/2009 3:13:01 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Left strikes back all the time. In fact, they never shut up. Even though they should.


18 posted on 01/30/2009 3:20:44 PM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: Doogle

“if the wackos keep this up, Rush will get his TV show back”

You made me laugh.

Does anybody ever learn anything?


19 posted on 01/30/2009 3:21:33 PM PST by StAntKnee (It's a show about NOTHING!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The “DUH” in the room is: “Why do the dems care so much whether the GOP congressmen voted for the bill or not since they can obviously pass it without them?” They shut the GOP out of the process to begin with and then complain when the GOP doesn’t vote on the bill???? DUH.


20 posted on 01/30/2009 3:21:55 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Funny, I agree with Rush, creating more lifetime government bureaucratic jobs and pork is wrong.

I cannot understand Liberals, they are illogical.


21 posted on 01/30/2009 3:23:58 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: StAntKnee

If Rush was serious about hitting the truth at the liberals, he ought to pick up a TV Reality Show and put the hottest young female “to talk on the streets” (like Jay Leno only with sex appeal)...Get the truth out because let’s face it, the youth voted for Obama based on WHAT THEY SAW ON TV, NOT RADIO!!!


22 posted on 01/30/2009 3:25:30 PM PST by princess leah
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL! I’m sure Rush is getting a kick out of being thought to be such a major influence in the Republican Party. They never listened to him before, though he tried mightily to make them see reason.


23 posted on 01/30/2009 3:26:47 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If a liberal falls in the studio and no one is tuned in, does it make a sound?


24 posted on 01/30/2009 3:27:10 PM PST by fortunate sun (Undermine Obama with every thought, word and deed.)
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To: popdonnelly

The moonbat class of KOS’rs and other nutcases has started to give Obama heat on his appointments, which put the lie to his promises about lobbyists, and transparency.

This is to give them someplace else to direct thier unhinged hatreds, and they are dutifully swallowing...


25 posted on 01/30/2009 3:28:21 PM PST by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Obama’s irregulars on the march.


26 posted on 01/30/2009 3:29:19 PM PST by dr_who
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Laughable. Democrats doing the right thing hasn’t happened since . . . . since . . . . since . . . not even during my “misguided” and naive days.


27 posted on 01/30/2009 3:30:52 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

FREE advertising for Rush....COOL!

;-)


28 posted on 01/30/2009 3:31:26 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: An Old Man
Sadly, both of the Senators from my state are Socialists.

Yeah, we have Teddy the Swimmer and John Effin Kerry. I'm not going to waste my breath or a stamp on these two for the Porkulus bill. I DID send them the postcards we got at Mass last week against FOCA. We brought ours home, and sent them directly. I HAD to make my voice heard on that issue, though it won't influence them one bit.

29 posted on 01/30/2009 3:31:27 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: elpinta

“They” aren’t paying for crap...

They post on MoveOn and KOS and the largely OVERSEAS dollars flow in. And they don’t even have to report that it’s a foriegn donation. . If you follow KOS closely, tou’ll notice 3 very distinct posting groups.

Gays, Media or media-wannabe wonks, and non-US citizens who hate Israel. (Largely arab, I would guess) This has served them well as hate-filled money-generators, but it remains to be seen how it’s going to play when they are on defense.


30 posted on 01/30/2009 3:33:14 PM PST by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: WVNan

If no Republicans vote for it, the ‘Rats won’t be able to pin this boondoggle ON the Republicans when it fails and fails miserably and totally throws the economy into a tailspin.

I can literally FEEL those of us that produce things and generate tax dollars digging in our heels and refusing to move. I know I am. :)


31 posted on 01/30/2009 3:46:06 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What they have ten radio stations and a half a dozen people listing, where Rush has 600 stations and nearly 20million hearing his ads.


32 posted on 01/30/2009 3:50:43 PM PST by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Exactly. The GOP House members did what I imagine their constituents told them to do. I’m sick of the Dems thinking their guy got 65% of the popular vote. He got 52%, you idiots - and he did it will illegal votes, foreign money, etc., so shut up with this “get with the program” attitude. These people come from conservative districts and answer to conservative voters.

Oh, and will you be saying that 11 Democrat House Members chose to listen to Rush as well?


33 posted on 01/30/2009 3:51:54 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think these Dhimmies have bitten off way more than they can ever hope to chew. They have no idea what they are in for...


34 posted on 01/30/2009 4:02:03 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I don’t think this is a good strategy for the libs. With their leader preaching “unity” it doesn’t look good. And they shouldn’t be picking a fight if they can’t control the outcome. :)


35 posted on 01/30/2009 4:07:25 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If a liberal goes on Talk Radio & no one hears them, did he make a sound?


36 posted on 01/30/2009 4:51:51 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: fortunate sun

Ooops! Didn’t mean to plagerize your line!


37 posted on 01/30/2009 4:52:57 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Bean Counter

“I think these Dhimmies have bitten off way more than they can ever hope to chew. They have no idea what they are in for...”

I agree. I keep thinking about the dog that chases cars all of his life. What on Earth would he ever DO if he actually caught one? LOL!


38 posted on 01/30/2009 4:53:32 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
With all this heat from The Messiah and his flock, I sure hope Rush has a clause to reopen his contract. He's worth much more than .4 billion now.
39 posted on 01/30/2009 4:56:35 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: Tallguy

great minds!

excelsior


40 posted on 01/30/2009 5:36:06 PM PST by fortunate sun (Undermine Obama with every thought, word and deed.)
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To: tcrlaf

Yeah, you do have a very good point...


41 posted on 01/30/2009 6:45:42 PM PST by elpinta (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself - M. Twain)
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To: Tallguy

Not when that station goes bankrupt like Air America!

Liberals want only their voices heard and to hell with everybody else.

Some tolerance, eh folks.

I think liberals in general are the most intolerant people on the face of this Earth.

That is why when they get in power they must rule with an iron hand and brainwash their peoples because that is the only way they can maintain that power.


42 posted on 01/31/2009 6:33:42 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

I just love it when liberal weenies like Pelosi and Reid throw childish temper tantrums and stomp their feet in anger. The American people should send them to bed without their supper permanently!


43 posted on 01/31/2009 6:39:33 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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