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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

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To: FocusNexus

When it comes to the economy, when it comes to job creation, when it comes to health care reform our deficit reduction, there are three words to describe the Bush-McCain record: mission not accomplished.
Rahm Emanuel
At Democratic National Convention, August 2008.

There’s no safe Republican district. You can run, but you cannot hide.
Rahm Emanuel
The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in August 2005.

I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
Rahm Emanuel
The former senior advisor to US President Bill Clinton, during CNN discussion about history’s judgment of President Clinton, November 2004.

I don’t think that period of time was the finest hour for journalists. I don’t think it was the finest hour for the judicial system, the finest hour also for Washington as kind of a city or a town.
Rahm Emanuel
On Kenneth Starr’s President Clinton/Lewinsky investigation, CNN news, November 2004.

I wake up some mornings hating me too.
Rahm Emanuel
On his reputation as Democratic attack dog, Chicago Tribune November 2002.

101 posted on 03/01/2009 11:25:06 AM PST by kcvl
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To: libh8er

as a parent. In everything else, I want him to fail miserably.”

Actually I don’t think you want him to succeed as a parent either, or he’ll raise two little arrogant, conceited communists like himself.

102 posted on 03/01/2009 11:26:33 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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To: kcvl

Cantor and Steele need to learn how to answer this question. They totally fell into the trap and blew it. They don’t repudiate Rush and these headlines completely twist their sentiment that they want America to do well. This is an obvious Dem strategy that needs to be forcefully responded to by fighting Dems not each other.

103 posted on 03/01/2009 11:26:41 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: FocusNexus

These folks are true Fascists. Dissent won’t be tolerated eh? Even the DU’ers must see this crap coming down.

104 posted on 03/01/2009 11:28:01 AM PST by eyedigress
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To: J40000; FocusNexus
"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."

"I am Rushtacus!"

105 posted on 03/01/2009 11:28:09 AM PST by NicknamedBob ("Let me entertain you. Let me make you ..." well, smile isn't quite the right word, is it?)
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To: Bernard Marx

See my “about” page.

106 posted on 03/01/2009 11:28:13 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: alrea

Great tagline!!!

107 posted on 03/01/2009 11:29:46 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: FocusNexus
Rahm, Rush speaks for millions of freedom-loving, God-fearing Americans that would rather die than follow the Road to Serfdom.
108 posted on 03/01/2009 11:30:02 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum

Limbaugh had better make sur ehis taxes are squeeky clean and he doesn’t even so much as jaywalk or else the Fuhrer, oops, I mean Obama will have the FBI, the IRS and any other agency to try and discredit Limbaugh.

Obama and Emmanuel are dirty Chicago politicans with the full power of the Federal Government and are extremely dangerous to those who stand in their way.

Clinton’s were amateurs comapred to the Chicago thugs.

109 posted on 03/01/2009 11:30:08 AM PST by WildWeasel
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To: mnehrling
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.

Just like what they tried to do to Sarah.

110 posted on 03/01/2009 11:32:12 AM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: JennysCool
The very simple truth is Rush has common sense. And they can’t fight common sense.

And ALL of us have a responsibility to state, calmly and nicely (and use humor a la Rush) in our daily lives, this common sense, whenever politics are brought up. In your offices, your families, your circles of acquaintances.

One of the main reasons the extreme left scooped up and promoted Barack Obama was his tannish skin. With him came the trump card of White Guilt, to help push policies past all the guilty handwringers. Alinsky tactics trump stammering white inferiority.

Here's the secret, though: common sense trumps Alinsky shaming and guilt! Keep talking. Race as a concept is meaningless. It's a parlor trick. Don't let it work on you no matter what you look like. We are Americans. Who cares whether your genetics came from India, Africa, Asia, Europe, or Jupiter? Common sense will blow these tricksters out of the water.

A teeny "sandbox reduction" example: When one kid tries to shame another kid because he, say, has a big nose, the kid with the larger nose says "Yeah, it is bigger. I was born with it, it's mine, and I don't care. What I like to do is play baseball." (Or read science fiction. Or raise goats. It doesn't matter. He reflects and deflates the insult.) To deflate Alinsky mockery by the left, just say "Limbaugh's right. This country was built upon individual freedom being already provided to us by G-d (or nature if you are talking to atheists, whatever), and controls on government to stay out of the way. Obama seems not to have read our founding documents, or maybe he doesn't believe in them. Do you?"

111 posted on 03/01/2009 11:32:20 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: FocusNexus

Until our leaders, Cantor, Boehner, Steele, whoever, realize that Obama needs to be THE target, they will keep missing the mark.

This budget, these bailouts are Obama and Rahm’s babies. The Republicans are dancing around the edges of trying to attack these programs instead of going for the leaders of this disaster.

Santelli didn’t hesitate to call out Obama and his “New Administraion” and ask if they were listening.

Rush wants Obama to fail because he wants the country to survive and succeed.

While these Republicans are scared of Obama’s approval ratings, the country is headed to Socialism at full speed. Now is not the time to be cautious. Now is the time for them to be bold.

112 posted on 03/01/2009 11:32:28 AM PST by Girlene
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To: NicknamedBob
"I am Rushtacus!"

Is that like Spartacus, but different?

113 posted on 03/01/2009 11:32:31 AM PST by eyedigress
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To: FocusNexus

Rush. Tell your listeners to contact their “representatives” to dump the “fairness doctrine” (not fair, and not a doctrine) once and for all.

114 posted on 03/01/2009 11:32:49 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism is truly evil. and liberals have no sense of humor either.)
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To: FocusNexus

Rahm Emanuel was a strong supporter of the Iraq war

So, while the new Chief of Staff for the Obama administration had reservations about the conduct of the war, he nevertheless whole-heartedly defended the invasion of Iraq. As late as January 2005

In January 2005, when asked by Meet the Press’s Tim Russert whether he would have voted to authorize the war-”knowing that there are no weapons of mass destruction”-Emanuel answered yes. (He didn’t take office until after the vote.) “I still believe that getting rid of Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do, okay?” he added.


Emanuel Statement On President Bush’s Budget

February 4, 2008

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement on President Bush’s budget proposal and a

chart outlining the deficits included in President Bush’s budgets. Emanuel’s statement and chart are below:

“One thing we can say about President Bush and his budgets: at least he’s consistent. President Bush has run deficits for seven straight years, and this year is no different. The President has submitted a budget that would saddle America with one of the largest budget deficits in history, while cutting health care for seniors and education for our children. Democrats will propose a budget that is balanced and is balanced with our priorities.”

115 posted on 03/01/2009 11:32:58 AM PST by kcvl
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I also sent Steele an email this am, not as lengthy as yours but same point:)
116 posted on 03/01/2009 11:33:28 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: FocusNexus

If Rush is a barrier to Obama’s socialism, then every American should be for it.

117 posted on 03/01/2009 11:33:41 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: nathanbedford
They have contrived to make Rush Limbaugh a figure for the whole Republican Party and conservative movement

And we need to applaud them for it, because our own "leaders" on the right have always been too scared or jealous of Rush to do it.

Thanks, Rahm and Barack!

118 posted on 03/01/2009 11:33:54 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: FocusNexus

It isn’t actually “Rush’s Message” as much as it is Rush’s ability to articulate what most of us already know and believe.

He isn’t our brain as much as our voice.

119 posted on 03/01/2009 11:35:41 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
This is Rules for Radicals rule #13: pick a target, personalize it, polarize it.

Straight out of the Alinsky playbook.

This is an unprecedented strategy by the president of the USA to attack a private citizen.

And what these bozos haven't figured out is how to fight back when the other side starts adapting their tactics.

120 posted on 03/01/2009 11:37:18 AM PST by fellowpatriot
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