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A 'Rush Is the Leader' TV Ad
The Atlantic ^ | 3/3/09 | Chris Good

Posted on 03/03/2009 4:12:09 PM PST by redk

Continuing the newfound theme of liberals proclaiming Rush Limbaugh the leader of the GOP (more on that here), activist group Americans United for Change has announced it will begin airing a TV ad dedicated, almost solely, to making that claim, calling on Republicans to reject Limbaugh's politics.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; distraction; gop; libtards; rds; rush; talkradio
Continuing the newfound theme of liberals proclaiming Rush Limbaugh the leader of the GOP (more on that here), activist group Americans United for Change has announced it will begin airing a TV ad dedicated, almost solely, to making that claim, calling on Republicans to reject Limbaugh's politics.

Not only is Rush the leader of the Republican Party, according to the ad, Sarah Palin, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are specifically NOT the party's leaders, at least as indicated by the raucous applause Limbaugh received at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC over the weekend. (Limbaugh, it should be noted, is no stranger to Americans United for Change ads--the group has used his "fail" comment since early February to blast Republicans for opposing President Obama's stimulus.) The ad will air in DC and on national cable as early as Thursday through the end of next week, the group says.

1 posted on 03/03/2009 4:12:10 PM PST by redk
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To: redk

Thanks for getting the word out, Sheesh! such singlemindedness. However, you are wrong.


2 posted on 03/03/2009 4:14:28 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: redk

It will be the single biggest mistake they ever make...(liberals, that is...)


3 posted on 03/03/2009 4:15:26 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: redk

the liberals, the media, Fox News and Ron Paul have all picked up the meme from the White House and ran with it. This was nothing more than a Rahm Emmanuel talking point and see where its going?

its all beeen planned.


4 posted on 03/03/2009 4:15:29 PM PST by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: redk

I was asked if I was a “Rush freak” by one of my co-workers about a month ago. The dems are emboldened and have finally started attacking Rush publicly. The dems are viscious.


5 posted on 03/03/2009 4:16:09 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: xcamel

its a coordinated attack. there is a point to this.

they are going to bring down another shoe once this becomes generally accepted. count on it.


6 posted on 03/03/2009 4:17:04 PM PST by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: redk

I refuse to be drawn into a discussion of who the leader of the GOP is by Democrat clowns.


7 posted on 03/03/2009 4:18:13 PM PST by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to gain the approval of liberals and leftists.)
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To: GOP_Lady

This reminds me of the propaganda bullhorns and PA systems used by communists, only taken to a whole other level. Someone should lampoon their “re-education” tactic.


8 posted on 03/03/2009 4:18:15 PM PST by Goldsborough (Non Sibi)
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To: redk

Does anyone have the number to these folks? Is there any group that will step up to counter these? There’s nothing wrong with what Rush said in his CPAC speech. It was a home run! I’ll take him as the leader of the GOP anyday.

The Dems are just jealous.


9 posted on 03/03/2009 4:18:18 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Michael "Uncle Obama" Steele

Fix it by Friday or resign by Friday. Start right now by slapping down that leftist plant Frum. DO IT!

10 posted on 03/03/2009 4:19:42 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: redk

It was Obama who first said that Republican members of Congress shouldn’t listen to Rush Limbaugh. They weren’t in the first place. Rush is not an issue, no matter how much the Democrats want to make him one.


11 posted on 03/03/2009 4:19:49 PM PST by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to gain the approval of liberals and leftists.)
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To: Goldsborough
The way this dem group attacks is so immature and unprofessional.
12 posted on 03/03/2009 4:19:50 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Juan Williams admitted to Bill O’Reilly that he was becoming more conservative, and that the real viciousness is on the Left. He has never seen the same viciousness on the Right. The light is going on for Juan.


13 posted on 03/03/2009 4:20:16 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: redk
Let's get this party started.

Sheesh, these guys are dumb. Before the year is out, Rush will have an audience of 100million and the dims will be crying "uncle". Or, they will have shut Rush down and will be hunting the rest of us in the hills.

14 posted on 03/03/2009 4:20:51 PM PST by Mariner
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To: redk

They picked our candidate, they picked our president, now they want to pick who our leader is.

In this case though, I think they’re right and I’m thankful for Rush.

They will live to regret doing this. The more publicity Rush gets, the more minds he will change.

Good, I hope they keep it up. They will be putting one more nail in their own coffin.


15 posted on 03/03/2009 4:21:08 PM PST by conservativebabe (awaiting inspiration for a new tagline)
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To: redk

Who is Americans United for Change? Who is paying the bills?


16 posted on 03/03/2009 4:21:25 PM PST by gridlock (BTW, Mods... It might be time to add "Barack" and "Obama" to spellcheck)
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To: txnativegop

It’s a distraction to try and get people off the main issue the TANKING ECONOMY.


17 posted on 03/03/2009 4:21:52 PM PST by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Juan, though liberal, is a fair and good man.

I am pleased to hear that.


18 posted on 03/03/2009 4:22:09 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: gridlock

http://americansunitedforchange.org/about/


19 posted on 03/03/2009 4:22:27 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: redk
...*SMILES*...all this is going to do is get Rush another 5-7 more million listeners.

GO RUSH.

20 posted on 03/03/2009 4:22:46 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gridlock

Americans United for Change is an extreme liberal group.


21 posted on 03/03/2009 4:23:01 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: redk

Kewl .. this will backfire on them big time.


22 posted on 03/03/2009 4:23:08 PM PST by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs)
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To: GOP_Lady

At least we know he has a brain. Just like, love him or hate him, Dick Morris. The truly smart can only become more conservative because it’s clearly what is right.


23 posted on 03/03/2009 4:23:15 PM PST by conservativebabe (awaiting inspiration for a new tagline)
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To: gridlock

George Soros, owner of the Democrat Party, and of the government of the U.S.A. as well, making progress through his Vice Regent Obama toward his goal of channging the U. S. A. info the Socialist Republic of America.


24 posted on 03/03/2009 4:26:01 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: All
I stopped listening to Rush for a long time because it was, well, kinda same old same old. Now I cant stand to miss a second of the show. I know his listener ship is on the rise. This is all one big commercial for him because you gotta know people are tuning in to see what all the fuss is about...and all Rush is doing is telling it like it is. New listeners hearing the truth for the first time...unintended consequences.
25 posted on 03/03/2009 4:29:02 PM PST by texan75010
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To: GOP_Lady

At this point, I would rather be known as a “Rush freak” any day than someone who was foolish and voted for Obama. I wonder if any of those naive voters are figuring out what they had done and are ashamed to admit they voted for him yet.


26 posted on 03/03/2009 4:29:15 PM PST by packman
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To: GOP_Lady

I’d ask anyone who asked me if I was a “Rush freak” if they believed in the 1st Amendment....and, I’d also ask...what IS a Rush freak?


27 posted on 03/03/2009 4:32:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: gridlock

Probably getting good ol’ ACORN money. Zero’s plan to have our tax dollars pay for our own destruction.


28 posted on 03/03/2009 4:32:16 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: GOP_Lady
When I heard Emmanuel say this about Rush I thought, what a great gift. It looks like they really are stupid enough to try this!

Keep it coming Rahm!!

29 posted on 03/03/2009 4:33:17 PM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: GOP_Lady
I was asked if I was a “Rush freak” by one of my co-workers about a month ago. The dems are emboldened and have finally started attacking Rush publicly. The dems are viscious.

Then there is only one answer to that question. "ABSOLUTELY!" And then I'd back it up by saying "I'm an American who backs anyone who espouses strong conservative principles. Obviously, you'd rather see this country go down the drain."

30 posted on 03/03/2009 4:34:22 PM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: NonValueAdded
Kewl .. this will backfire on them big time.

Damn straight. Rush made zer0 look like a fool when he attacked, now he's sending out his minions to do it for him.

What an idiot, I don't think he realizes just what kind of "support" Rush is going to get. Dude's gonna start a war any way you look at it.

31 posted on 03/03/2009 4:42:04 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (FUBO, he says we should listen to our enemies, but not to Rush)
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To: Mariner

I heard David Frumm on Hugh Hewitt show.
He really appears to detest Rush. He said “we” will never win with Rush making racist comments. He said Americans by in large( and esp women) hate Rush.We need to reach out to these people if we are going to win, and Rush is the reason we are failing to connect with these voters.
It was astonishing.


32 posted on 03/03/2009 4:43:12 PM PST by pugmama
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To: GOP_Lady

You should have asked your retarded lib friend if he was an Obama freak.


33 posted on 03/03/2009 4:48:44 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: conservativebabe

They hate Rush because he has the audacity to speak the truth about liberalism. We all know how much truth hurts...


34 posted on 03/03/2009 4:52:29 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: conservativebabe

The left is scared to death of Rush because he makes so much sense that anyone can understand. Saying he wants everyone to succeed and he wants to protect the constitution freaks them out. It’s ridiculous.


35 posted on 03/03/2009 4:52:50 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: GOP_Lady

tell him you’re a freedom freak.


36 posted on 03/03/2009 5:09:32 PM PST by tweakDU
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To: tweakDU

Excellent! Thank you.


37 posted on 03/03/2009 5:10:01 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Marysecretary

As for me and my house, we are staying on the BRILLIANT side of right, with the facts and the truth...RUSH 98%+....

When you can shut up haughty liberals it’s just an inner thrill that I can barely hold in until I get into my car or home and burst out laughing!

RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, RUSH!!


38 posted on 03/03/2009 5:21:57 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: GOP_Lady
I hope you got in your coworker's face about being a commie lover.
39 posted on 03/03/2009 5:25:27 PM PST by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: Elsiejay

in case you wish to catch up on Soros

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/burtis101206.htm


40 posted on 03/03/2009 5:33:44 PM PST by tweakDU
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To: redk

It’ll backfire. :)


41 posted on 03/03/2009 5:37:13 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: GOP_Lady

I’ve been asked, too. I smile and say “Rush is awesome.” :)


42 posted on 03/03/2009 5:39:11 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: redk
The question is, can Rush have many more than 23 million listeners? Methinks the liberals/socialists/democRATS running this ad will sure find out quick enough.

5.56mm

43 posted on 03/03/2009 5:40:47 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: redk

Dumbass DemoPervs don’t even realise their new gollem attack ads ain’t got no teeth. “Rush Limbaugh is their leader!” (smile) yeah...sure he is! (snicker)

D.L hugely reads the headlines and thinks he knows shit. Going around accusing people of being “Nazis” when he doesn’t even know enough, to know that it is the *DemoKlan* that are using Nazi tactics...and his ignorant support of the Left, is him being a step-n-Fetchit for the rise of the next party of enslavers..It’s the *dems* that think they have the right to tell everyone else what they can think, feel, eat, say, believbve...and they viciously attack anytone who disagrees with them...Bill by bill, Law by Law, they take away everyones rights to make up their own minds, and live by any other rules than the ones they set up...He and Whoopie are *allready* slaves in gilded cages to the DemoKlan plantation.

And now today, hugely says that there shouldn’t be any “incediary rhetoric”...( b wich he means *Rush Linbaugh* should be muzzled....But *we’re* the nazis, racists, and bigots...


44 posted on 03/03/2009 5:42:36 PM PST by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: redk
If I was a Republican in Washington you know what I would do. I would immediately cut an ad proclaiming my love for Rush.
45 posted on 03/03/2009 5:45:54 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We should definitely agree with the liiberal ads. To argue with them would be giving them the infighting they are trying to foment. Rush is awesome, and yes, he is the number one spokesman for the conservatives around the world. Rush is the king of words. O-boy is a piker by comparison.


46 posted on 03/03/2009 7:22:28 PM PST by WVNan
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To: YouGoTexasGirl

LOVE IT! Rush is always on the side of right. He has what is missing these days in politics (and in academia): COMMON SENSE.


47 posted on 03/03/2009 7:23:40 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: All

Let’s see:

I Listen to RUSH! or...

I VOTED for Obama!

I’d rather admit to VOTING for RUSH!!


48 posted on 03/04/2009 12:39:22 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (WE THE PEOPLE Demand TALK RADIO to be our 1st Amendment MEDIA WATCHDOG!!!)
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