Skip to comments.Liberal Groups Take To Airwaves To Strike Back At Rush Limbaugh
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.
Rush is Right ping
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!
More cliches, that's all they have.
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.
“’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.
Will the ads air on Air America? :}
Just another MoveOn.org/Soros front.
“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.
I truly wish that I had some good news for you on that point. Sadly, both of the Senators from my state are Socialists.
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
Classic misdirection. The Republicans have not taken anyones 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.
They have to pay for their ads (I guess), while Rush gets paid (very well) to tell the truth.
They are shooting spitballs at a battleship.
GO RUSH GO
The Left strikes back all the time. In fact, they never shut up. Even though they should.
“if the wackos keep this up, Rush will get his TV show back”
You made me laugh.
Does anybody ever learn anything?
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.
Funny, I agree with Rush, creating more lifetime government bureaucratic jobs and pork is wrong.
I cannot understand Liberals, they are illogical.
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!!!
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.
If a liberal falls in the studio and no one is tuned in, does it make a sound?
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...
Obama’s irregulars on the march.
Laughable. Democrats doing the right thing hasn’t happened since . . . . since . . . . since . . . not even during my “misguided” and naive days.
FREE advertising for Rush....COOL!
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.
“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.
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. :)
What they have ten radio stations and a half a dozen people listing, where Rush has 600 stations and nearly 20million hearing his ads.
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?
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 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. :)
If a liberal goes on Talk Radio & no one hears them, did he make a sound?
Ooops! Didn’t mean to plagerize your line!
“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!
Yeah, you do have a very good point...
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.
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!