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Limbaugh the Leader? Obama Chief of Staff Calls Talk Show Host a Barrier to Progress
FoxNews ^ | March 1, 2009 | FoxNews

Posted on 03/01/2009 10:44:47 AM PST by FocusNexus

President Obama's chief of staff said conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is the de facto leader of the Republican Party, and suggested that Limbaugh's desire for the president's policies to fail is the uniform position of the GOP.

Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Limbaugh is the "intellectual force" of the GOP and Republicans now have to live with that choice.

"He is the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party. And he has been up front about what he views, and hasn't stepped back from that, which is he hopes for failure. He said it. And I compliment him for his honesty, but that's their philosophy that is enunciated by Rush Limbaugh. And I think that's the wrong philosophy for America," Emanuel said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

On Saturday, Limbaugh gave an hour-and-a-half speech to cap off the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Limbaugh said it's fine for Republicans to criticize Obama's plans and Republicans must return to their core philosophies.

He added that Obama's plan won't restore prosperity and that's why he wants it to fail.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoagenda; bhobudget; conservatives; cpac; emanuel; emmanuel; limbaugh; obama; rahm; republicans; rush; socialism; talkradio
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Why is Rahm Emmanual attacking Limbaugh? I think there are two reasons:

1. He wants to split the Republican party, "divide and conquer" motto has worked very well for the Dems, when Republicans/conservatives are divided and are fighting amongst themselves, the DEMS WIN.

2. I think Obama IS actually afraid that Rush' message will resonate and there will be a united opposition to Obama's socialist policies.

I think we all darn well need to hope and work to make sure that Obama's socialist, dictatorial policies, resulting in the destruction of our economy and the US as we know it WILL FAIL.

Obama's success is a third-world-like USSA (United Socialist States of America), where everyone ( except the ruling class) is equally poor, because "the rich" will leave the country and there won't be anyone left from whom to take things away. That's what happened in the communist countries.

1 posted on 03/01/2009 10:44:47 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

Straight out of the Alinsky playbook.


2 posted on 03/01/2009 10:46:04 AM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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To: FocusNexus

If the left actually thought Limbaugh was bringing down the Republican party, they would promote him as much as possible.

Instead, they tear him down which means they are afraid he is effective.


3 posted on 03/01/2009 10:46:04 AM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: FocusNexus

If the left actually thought Limbaugh was bringing down the Republican party, they would promote him as much as possible.

Instead, they tear him down which means they are afraid he is effective.


4 posted on 03/01/2009 10:46:06 AM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: FocusNexus
Glad to see the mainstream media's fair and balanced coverage of Rush Limbaugh's speech.
5 posted on 03/01/2009 10:46:19 AM PST by exist
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To: FocusNexus

Yes, Rahmbo would think that exercising the First Amendment would be a “barrier” to progress.


6 posted on 03/01/2009 10:46:40 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: Nachum

Yup. Rush is a barrier to serfdom.


7 posted on 03/01/2009 10:47:16 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: FocusNexus

He is right! Rush is a barrier to the O’s success.


8 posted on 03/01/2009 10:47:22 AM PST by carjic (I would crawl over a mile of "Broken Glass" to vote for Palin!!!)
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If Rush Limbaugh is the intellectual leader of the of Republican party, at least Republicans have an intellectual leader.
9 posted on 03/01/2009 10:47:40 AM PST by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Nachum
Well, we see the play coming, and Obama isn't John Riggins.
10 posted on 03/01/2009 10:47:53 AM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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To: FocusNexus

......I think Obama IS actually afraid ......

He took counsel of that fear, and then he made a critical strategic error. He dissed Rush. His ego got the best of him and his arrogance prevailed.

The rule was once never go to war with a man that buys ink by the barrel. The corollary is never dis a man with 3 hours a day on 650 radio stations and 20 million listeners


11 posted on 03/01/2009 10:48:27 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco d’Anconia)
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"And I think that's the wrong philosophy for America," Emanuel said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Perhaps it is wrong for the commie America YOU want to create. But it is RIGHT for the FREE AMERICA we want to retain.

12 posted on 03/01/2009 10:48:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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Once again, they fail to understand that Rush reflects and articulates OUR views and values, not give us orders on what to believe.
-They wanna take on Rush? They’ve got MILLIONS of us after him as well.


13 posted on 03/01/2009 10:48:46 AM PST by J40000
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What Emmanuel is saying is that Limbaugh is a roadblack to progressives...meaning, a roadbloack to their marxism.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

14 posted on 03/01/2009 10:49:08 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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What Emmanuel is saying is that Limbaugh is a roadblack to progressives...meaning, a roadbloack to their marxism.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

15 posted on 03/01/2009 10:49:08 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: FocusNexus

Rush Limbaugh wants Obama to fail

http://blogs.thetimes.co.za/minor/2009/03/01/rush-limbaugh-wants-obama-to-fail/

Transcript: Rush Limbaugh at CPAC

http://www.clipsandcomment.com/2009/02/28/transcript-rush-limbaugh-at-cpac/


16 posted on 03/01/2009 10:50:18 AM PST by FocusNexus ("Good and evil are present in this world, and between the two there can be no compromise." GW Bush)
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Mr. Emanuel and his buddies are the BARRIERS to my progress in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in the most important part of my life.


17 posted on 03/01/2009 10:50:44 AM PST by Pilated
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To: mnehrling

“the lady doth protest too much”


18 posted on 03/01/2009 10:50:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: FocusNexus
I watched Rush's speech and I didn't see him promoting any particular party. Simply a stalwart champion of Conservatism. Not once did he mention the GOP, to the best of my recollection. Bravo for Rush!
19 posted on 03/01/2009 10:50:58 AM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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Why are Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats so worried about Rush? They have all the power. Really, can one man stop them? The reality is they can do whatever they want and yet they portray Rush like he can single-handedly thwart the Democrats socialist agenda!

ROFLMAO!

"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 03/01/2009 10:51:26 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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