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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: Pilated
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.

Exactly! But we are supposed to roll over and take it! Not a chance!

51 posted on 03/01/2009 11:03:17 AM PST by kcvl
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To: LouD

“Those pesky rights of dissent and free speech are getting in the way of the messiah’s agenda. “

Remember, when under the Bush presidency liberals were running around telling us that “dissent is patriotic”. What happened to their very own slogan? Now that Obama is president, all of a sudden dissent is not patriotic anymore.


52 posted on 03/01/2009 11:03:44 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: April Lexington
Why, pray tell, can't the REPUBLICANS EVER figure this out? Remember when we controlled the White House and both houses of Congress? No? Neither do I! Nothing happened!

"Our" congresscritters need to grow a pair...maybe these will help!

53 posted on 03/01/2009 11:04:10 AM PST by NoPrisoners
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To: Republic
Rush's very existance is the anti-thesis of their arguements. Rush represents the free market. Both in terms of what it has doen for him, and precisely because it represents what people do in the free market...freely choose products and services that they feel will meet their needs.

Nobody is being told to listen to Rush. 20 million people are chooising to do so for themselves and it drives these little marxist wannabe tyrants insane because people left to themselves do not choose their ideas whenever they are presented side by side, on equal footing.

No, the marxist/leftists want to use the power of government to force things. They want to use the power of government to ensnare people with handouts, rather than teaching them to stand on thier own two feet.

So, they have to take people like Rush and Hnnity down because they themselves are proof positive that the marxists are not needed...and when people are left to choose for themselves without being ensnared by their soical engineering...they are also not wanted.

54 posted on 03/01/2009 11:04:40 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: FocusNexus

...Limbaugh can’t implement a single idea.

Nor can he stop anything the left wants to do.

And yet he’s liberal public enemy number 1.

Very interesting...


55 posted on 03/01/2009 11:05:20 AM PST by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: DPMD

What’s funny... AND ironic -

They’re blasting Rush for saying he wants obama to fail.

Yet they’re ranting and raving -TRYING to get Rush, a private tax-paying citizen to fail at his business.

This is GOVERNMENT???


56 posted on 03/01/2009 11:05:39 AM PST by J40000
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To: TornadoAlley3

Seems like Rush didn’t just scare the dems with his speech, but the entire beltway. LMAO

GOOD!


57 posted on 03/01/2009 11:05:58 AM PST by retrokitten (Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. Mel Brooks)
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To: FocusNexus
Barrier to progress

progress = coercion

58 posted on 03/01/2009 11:06:52 AM PST by alrea (4% profit on a gallon of gas is obscene but over 15% tax isn't)
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To: bert

I think Obama knows his policies will fail, and he’s written off a second term in favor of pushing his agenda and getting as much of done as possible. A shrewd politician like Clinton woul curry favor from the opposition, give in a little, and make sure there would be enough success to point at during the next election cycle. But the way this administration is going the failure will come next year and he’ll be in the toilet by the next election.


59 posted on 03/01/2009 11:07:13 AM PST by Burkean
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To: FocusNexus

This is nothing less than the implementation of a planned strategy. The beauty of it is that Michael Steele, Eric Cantor and the rest of the ball-less wonders of the GOP are going to do most of the work.


60 posted on 03/01/2009 11:07:19 AM PST by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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To: Tzimisce

Very interesting.


61 posted on 03/01/2009 11:07:24 AM PST by retrokitten (Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. Mel Brooks)
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To: Candor7
Rush doesn't have to cheer the failure of Obama in order for obama to actually fail. Its a done deal. Obama WILL fail.

Of course you are correct. The problem with it is how many innocents he will destroy in the process.

62 posted on 03/01/2009 11:07:50 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Rush is not the Brain of the Republican Party - he is the heart of Conservatism)
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To: FocusNexus
Yesterday, Rush told us not to cower and feel guilty. He told us to continue loving America, wanting the American people to be strong and succeed and stay free, according to the principles in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and to rebut any politicians who try to take away our freedoms by force.

"And I think that's the wrong philosophy for America," Emanuel said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

63 posted on 03/01/2009 11:08:07 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Doohickey

Mmmmmm. Attempting to marginalize Rush. Not gonna work.


64 posted on 03/01/2009 11:08:16 AM PST by samsmom
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To: Nachum

Yes and Rush knows it well ... Rush knew what would happen, he wanted to draw fire for a reason.


65 posted on 03/01/2009 11:08:35 AM PST by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: LouD
"Those pesky rights of dissent and free speech are getting in the way of the messiah's agenda. They might have to do something about that."

Yep. Whatever happened (rhetorical...) to Hillary's "Dissent is Patriotic?" Where are all those bumper stickers? we need to find and deploy them, especially if they quote HER as saying it. :o)

66 posted on 03/01/2009 11:08:51 AM PST by redhead (Don't look at ME! I voted for SARAH!)
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To: Yaelle

Excellent post, Yaelle.


67 posted on 03/01/2009 11:08:54 AM PST by retrokitten (Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. Mel Brooks)
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To: FocusNexus
“But our goal, Bob, is to continue to reach out,” Emanuel added.

Like they did during the so-called debate where Republicans weren't allowed in!

The lying little bastard!

68 posted on 03/01/2009 11:08:57 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Jeff Head

“So, they have to take people like Rush and Hnnity down because they themselves are proof positive that the marxists are not needed...and when people are left to choose for themselves without being ensnared by their soical engineering...they are also not wanted.”

Don’t forget how they went after Rick Santelli, when he spoke the truth of what many of us believe, and they saw the reaction of people “tea parties” everywhere.

Just like the communists, they need to have the truth suppressed, so nobody dares to question their lies and propaganda. Truth, and people knowing the truth, is the worst enemy of Obama’s marxist agenda.


69 posted on 03/01/2009 11:09:12 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: FocusNexus

I call the resident a liar and purveyor of deceit and communism What the Resident is selling is snake venom still inside the snake.


70 posted on 03/01/2009 11:09:43 AM PST by chainsaw (The Democrat Party=The Party of Corruption,tax evasion & Racism.)
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To: FocusNexus

The very simple truth is Rush has common sense. And they can’t fight common sense.


71 posted on 03/01/2009 11:09:46 AM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: LouD
Barrier to Progress

In fact, at the Black State of the Union, The One said that YES WE CAN, and must, help the government succeed. Not the USA, not the individuals, not the people, rather, the government. He didn't misspeak. He's all about power.

72 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:09 AM PST by elk ((A Member of the Silent 58)TM)
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To: Nachum

Rahm: Do the words “consent of the governed” mean anything to you?

The tree of liberty needs to be refreshed from time to time by the blood of tyrant( and patriots). Jefferson’s words will never ring more true!!!


73 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:10 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: TornadoAlley3
“I don’t think anyone wants anything to fail right now. "

Dear Eric Cantor,

YES, WE DO!!!

74 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:11 AM PST by kcvl
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To: FocusNexus
Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Limbaugh is the "intellectual force" of the GOP and Republicans now have to live with that choice.

What was Rush's "Operation Chaos" supposed to accomplish? I forgot.

75 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:24 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: FocusNexus
Exactly.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

76 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:43 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: FocusNexus
Exactly.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

77 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:43 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kcvl
Cantor—another one off my list.
78 posted on 03/01/2009 11:10:48 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: FocusNexus

Why in the world does anyone pay attention to what another corrupt Obamatron has to say? The Republican Party is in the shape it’s in today because Pres. Bush did not fight back when attacked for eight years by the evildoers who were focused on insulting him and plotting to seize power.
They are now in charge. The Republicans should wake up from their fantasy of getting along with these cut-throat thugs who have no morals. You dare not make deals with people who have no principles but a lust for power.


79 posted on 03/01/2009 11:11:16 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: FocusNexus
This is really scary: the President of the United States of America attacking (via a proxy) someone in the media, and the media aren't jumping on his case about it! Why? It is to silence those who disagree with them. No more proof is needed that the media are in lock-step with the socialist in office to destroy this Republic.

Imagine if Bush was still in office and attacking, say, perky Katie. Would there not be a howl-storm of protest from the rest of the media? Somehow we need to show the media the hypocrisy of their stance.

80 posted on 03/01/2009 11:11:55 AM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Yaelle

That says it all doesn’t it?!


81 posted on 03/01/2009 11:12:39 AM PST by kcvl
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To: bert

Rush Limbaugh is a private citizen and “just” a talk show host. Why does he have these knuckleheads shaking in their boots? Because he is right and he has the power to get the right message out to millions of people. Too bad Limbaugh wasn’t willing to take the pay cut and run in 2012.


82 posted on 03/01/2009 11:13:12 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: FocusNexus
“But our goal, Bob, is to continue to reach out,” Emanuel added. “And it’s our desire that the Republicans would work with us and try to be constructive, rather than adopt the philosophy of somebody like Rush Limbaugh, who is praying for failure.”

Did you even WATCH Rush yesterday, Prima Ballerina? He is praying for FAILURE of plans to circumvent the Constitution of the United States!!

I am sure your kindergarten teacher would praise your "constructive creativity" at dodging the limits our Founding Fathers placed on our federal government.

And you are only reaching out in order to collar Republicans and guilt them into following your schemes. How can there be compromise with your socialist agenda?

83 posted on 03/01/2009 11:14:59 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: FocusNexus
Typical liberal tactic--attack the person, not the ideas. Get the media to make a loner, outcast villain out of the one person who is speaking logically based on truths that previous generations found undeniable.

Obama's mission would not be possible without a willing media. The print media is collapsing and now they must use television and internet blogs. AM radio is not theirs, but NPR isn't much fun.

Thank God for Rush. I only wish his health was stronger. The constant colds and his weight bother me.

84 posted on 03/01/2009 11:15:29 AM PST by MHT
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To: Nachum
Straight out of the Alinsky playbook.

Exactly. And though I didn't see it I suppose Scheiffer softballed right along with the distortion. It's time conservatives started studying and using Alinsky's methods too. At a minimum they'd understand the game and know when and how to call BS on t*rds like Emanuel.

85 posted on 03/01/2009 11:16:34 AM PST by Bernard Marx (Free California from public employee union rule!)
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To: FocusNexus

The GOP should treat Emmanuel as the President then. Marginalize Obama like the salesman/mouthpiece he is.

This would have the effect of making Obama nothing but a spokesperson for the hard core leftist cabal that is really running this country now.

The Dems did it with Cheney, let the pubs do it with Emmanuel.


86 posted on 03/01/2009 11:17:07 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: FocusNexus

How about Rham the pedo-homo-retard is a barrier to super-progress and respect.


87 posted on 03/01/2009 11:17:35 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: redhead

Here is a good article:

Is dissent still patriotic? by David Harsanyi, Jan, 21, 2009

http://www.denverpost.com/harsanyi/ci_11505879

Do all Americans truly have a yearning to fundamentally “remake” our nation? There must be a subversive minority out there that still believes the United States - even with its imperfections and sporadic recessions - is, in context, still a wildly prosperous and free country worth preserving.

Some of you must still believe that politicians are meant to serve rather than be worshiped. And there must be someone out there who considers partisanship a healthy, organic reflection of our differences rather than something to be surrendered in the name of so-called unity - which is, after all, untenable, subjective and utterly counterproductive.

How about those who praised dissent for the past eight years?

Is there anyone who still believes the Constitution was created to ensure each citizen liberty and the ability to pursue happiness rather than a guarantee of happiness - and a retirement fund, health care, a job, an education, a house ... ?


88 posted on 03/01/2009 11:17:42 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: Yaelle

Caucus Chairman Emanuel on President Bush’s Priorities
September 23rd, 2007

EMANUEL STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BUSH’S PRIORITIES

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement after reports indicated that President Bush will ask for $200 billion for the war in Iraq and threatened to veto a bipartisan plan to provide health care to 10 million children:

“This week, the President asked for $200 billion more for the war in Iraq. In the same week, the White House said the bipartisan plan to give 10 million children health care included ‘excessive spending’ and threatened to veto the plan. For this President who helped rack up three trillion dollars in new debt, it is not about the spending, it is about priorities and the President has made his clear.”


89 posted on 03/01/2009 11:17:59 AM PST by kcvl
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To: TornadoAlley3

I thought I would humbly share the letter I wrote this morning, to the Chariman of the GOP. Perhatps not all that eloquent, but I thought I should write rather than sit on my duff and bitch. Im not certain it will do any good, but at least I am making myself heard....(one small flicker can be known to light a damned big fire ;-) LOL

Mr Steele,
If it is indeed true that you felt Rush Limbaughs remarks were “over the top” then I would kindly ask you to re-think your position as head of the GOP. We are a CONSERVATIVE party, not a RINO party, and Mr Limbaugh spoke to all of those conservative ideals that we hold dear. Thank GOD Mr Limbaugh has the decency and honesty to say aloud what MUST be said, without cheeking his words out of some ill found “politically correct” garbage about a risk of offending some RINO or Liberal in the process!
I implore you to reflect on both Mr Limbaughs comments as well as your own, and remind yourself whom you are serving and why. I find your comments to demonstrate, at least for me, that you simply do not understand Conservatism nor what Conservatives want and expect in their leaders. I thought you were different.I thought you understood Conservatives and would make conservative changes in the party. I was wrong. I am greatly disappointed in both you and your comments regarding Mr. Limbaugh’s brilliant address to the CPAC.
Unless and until you and your fellow “leaders” in the party come to grips with the fact that we conservatives do NOT want business as usual with the GOP, you can kiss any hope of regaining the White House, or Congress good-bye, as well as any monetary support from those of us that are proud conservatives.!
The time for political correctness and self-promotion is long gone, Sir.!
Signed....
A PROUD CONSERVATIVE


90 posted on 03/01/2009 11:18:30 AM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: tomkat
FUBØ

I couldn't have put it better myself!!

91 posted on 03/01/2009 11:18:35 AM PST by FUBO
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To: FocusNexus


I can't dance until the Fat Guy shuts up!
92 posted on 03/01/2009 11:18:50 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: retrokitten

Fanks*, RetroK.

* my son’s pronunciation


93 posted on 03/01/2009 11:19:01 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: FocusNexus

Tough guy, ballerina, Rahm Emanuel.

94 posted on 03/01/2009 11:20:10 AM PST by kcvl
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To: FocusNexus
Look for the Obama administration to find legal charges to get Limbaugh off the air.

The Fairness Doctrine is too broad (e.g., Chavez shutting down all the TV stations) to be a cover for an otherwise Bill of Attainder to silence Limbaugh, so it will have to be on some legal or criminal matter.

Perhaps sedition charges, maybe hate charges, possily some kind of tax evasion charge (tit-for-tat is the Democrats' favorite game).

They know that Limbaugh is "too big to fail" via other regulatory means, because it would take down Hannity, Savage, and the rest, with him, and the public wouldn't stand for messing with their radio.

-PJ

95 posted on 03/01/2009 11:20:39 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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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.


96 posted on 03/01/2009 11:21:56 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

I too was enthused by Limbaugh’s speech. His speech was the first really up-building oratory I’ve heard since our country elected the half-black commie bastard (literal use of the adjectives) from Kenya, or wherever he’s from. Even my wife, who’s rarely interested in politics, was attentive to Limbaugh’s speech.


97 posted on 03/01/2009 11:22:36 AM PST by RLM
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To: FocusNexus
Why is Rahm Emmanual attacking Limbaugh?

Rahm Emmanual is attacking Limbaugh for his "I hope he fails" remark because it has multiple upsides and virtually no downside.

They have contrived to make Rush Limbaugh a figure for the whole Republican Party and conservative movement:

President Barack Obama's chief of staff cast radio talk show personality Rush Limbaugh as the top figure in the Republican Party on Sunday, suggesting that his desire for the president's economic policies to fail is a position held by the GOP.

They then took this figure and called him unpatriotic on several talk shows thus in a stroke making the whole Republican Party unpatriotic.

And I think that's the wrong philosophy for America,

Even worse, much worse, they have succeeded in identifying Limbaugh and Republicans as being threats to a plan of recovery for people who are becoming increasingly frightened.

Now the landscape has been groomed for the Democrats to lay back and monitor three hours of off-the-cuff remarks every day calling out whatever they want from the context and distorting it to demonstrate how mean-spirited Rush Limbaugh (read the Republican Party) wants to frustrate Democrats plans to save your family.

Not incidentally, paining Limbaugh to be unpatriotic and obstructionist isolates him from any sympathy when it comes time to fight the battle over the censorship planned for talk radio.

Limbaugh is most effective on offense and this tends to throw him back on his heels. They intend to attack nit pics for Rushe's three-hour broadcast compelling Limbaugh to defend himself and stay off offense.

Focusing the attention on Limbaugh as the voice of the our elected Republican officials makes our elected officials unworthy of attention and so it makes it more difficult for strong personalities to emerge as leaders. By the same token, the efforts of Republicans in the House, for example, to submit alternative proposals to the porkulus bill will never receive general attention and libel that the Republicans are obstructionists lives on uncorrected.

It matters not that Rush is right and the Democrats are committing spin because there is no judge or jury to call them to account so long as the drive-by media remains intent, like Samson, to bring the temple of American down with them in mutual destruction.


98 posted on 03/01/2009 11:23:31 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: FocusNexus

Tot to watch that little piko


99 posted on 03/01/2009 11:24:20 AM PST by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: FocusNexus
I WANT OBAMA TO **SUCCEED**..

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

100 posted on 03/01/2009 11:24:32 AM PST by libh8er
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