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White House: Rush Limbaugh fight ‘counterproductive’
ACJ ^ | March 4, 2009 | Jim Galloway

Posted on 03/04/2009 7:47:46 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K

Banks are on the brink, the stock market is in a torpor, and one of today’s hottest topics at the daily White House briefing was Rush Limbaugh, whom Democrats are trying to hang around the neck of the Republican party.

Robert Gibbs, press secretary for President Barack Obama, was asked if the White House had been complicit in the maneuver — and was not that hypocritical when considering Obama’s emphasis on getting past partisan sniping?

Here’s Gibb’s answer on C-Span:

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; debate; dncstrategy; limbaugh; obama; rush; talkradio; waronrush; zero
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1 posted on 03/04/2009 7:47:46 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

OOPS...

C-SPAN Video


2 posted on 03/04/2009 7:48:55 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
They have no clue on how to turn around the economy and since Bush is no longer available to blame, the Left's new target is Rush!

"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

3 posted on 03/04/2009 7:50:15 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Well, 0, then why did you pick the fight?


4 posted on 03/04/2009 7:50:19 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
What a bunch of immature brats are in charge of our country! They start the fight and then blame Rush. They promote the fight and make fun of Rush. Do you think any of the 0bamabots ever left the grade school mentality behind?
5 posted on 03/04/2009 7:53:28 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: goldstategop

MSNBC is going wild tonight running off several mouths, all railing against Rush again. They even brough in Begala to opine that the Rush is the leader of the Pubbies, when he really is the leader of conservatives. It’s a good way to hide RAT complicity for ruining the economy.


6 posted on 03/04/2009 7:54:07 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
White House: Rush Limbaugh fight Zero's wild spending ‘counterproductive’

There! Fixed it!

7 posted on 03/04/2009 7:54:49 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: Paulus Invictus

Translation: “We didn’t think Rush would hit back. Hell, nobody else has.”


8 posted on 03/04/2009 7:55:03 PM PST by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: coloradan

0 is incapble of debating substance on the issues, so he engages in bully tactics in an attempt to silence his critics.


9 posted on 03/04/2009 7:57:58 PM PST by G Larry (Obama's plan = "STEALING FROM THOSE WHO CREATE THE JOBS!")
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Is Counterproductivity a word?? What a moron.

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Failure


10 posted on 03/04/2009 7:59:54 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: filbert

Filbert...I agree 100 percent!!! Obama ‘called’ Rush out by telling duly elected Republican members of the House and Senate that ‘they should not listen to Rush Limbaugh if they want to get anything done...’ He did this during his first week in office. Rush’s ‘I want his policies to fail’ answer was to Sean Hannity’s question of ‘so Rush, what do you think about the President telling Republican members of the House and Senate not to listen to you? And this was all done with ‘rumors’ and ‘hints’ that the Fairness Doctrine was looming large of talk radio...so of course they thought they would muzzle Limbaugh...

They were wrong.


11 posted on 03/04/2009 8:00:03 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Are you an FBI Agent? Actually, I 'm a stay at home mom...)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

All conservatives must surrender or go to re-education camps.


12 posted on 03/04/2009 8:00:11 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL0HABWKf30


13 posted on 03/04/2009 8:01:23 PM PST by Sundog (Atlas Shrugged needs to be required reading . . . Which character are you?)
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To: originalbuckeye
Not childish, Just STUPID!

Rush put 0 in check today, Invited him to Palm Beach to debate, Now He's starting to craw fish and back peddle. Cowards< Rush has more brains in his pinky toe than everyone in 0’s administration combined.

14 posted on 03/04/2009 8:01:38 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: filbert

Their strategy is backfiring on them. It’s putting Rush equal with the Presidency.
He’s smart enough not to fall for it. He turned it right back on them. Called Zero out for a debate.

That’s taking the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” personalize and destroy plan and flushing it right down the toilet.

Instead of responding in kind, Rush has turned it around in calling zero out with an intellectual challenge. No sound bites, no petty back and forth.

He pwned Zero.

The guy is really smart. I have to applaud him.


15 posted on 03/04/2009 8:01:52 PM PST by romanesq
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To: filbert

good one and right on target


16 posted on 03/04/2009 8:02:32 PM PST by goat granny
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To: originalbuckeye

No.


17 posted on 03/04/2009 8:02:48 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Obama is acting even less mature and presidential than I thought he would. And my expectations were pretty low.


18 posted on 03/04/2009 8:04:04 PM PST by ConservativeColumns
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To: originalbuckeye

It’s from the “Rules for Radicals” playbook. And also the Clintonites, they of the politics of personal destruction.

Rush turned it on them like a boomerang squared! I thought he might wait a bit but he’s already gotten so much attention he just decided to bring out the big guns.

The Zero disciples in the White House have no where to go. He’s called Zero out. It’s brilliant.


19 posted on 03/04/2009 8:04:06 PM PST by romanesq
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To: bray

20 posted on 03/04/2009 8:04:13 PM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Hussein and his buttboys wussed out ALREADY?


21 posted on 03/04/2009 8:04:35 PM PST by Libloather (What did one polar bear say to another polar bear? "Dang, its cold out here...")
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

He started it! (sticking my tongue out at Obama)


22 posted on 03/04/2009 8:05:14 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
The Obama administration, positively obsessed with the three or four people in the media whose legs don't shake when the one speaks. Wait till things get really bad, then they'll go positively ape.

By the way Barrack, I hope you took a good look at Gordon Brown today, there's your future. It isn't pretty.

23 posted on 03/04/2009 8:06:48 PM PST by jpf (Obama's been President for like 15 minutes and I'm a better person already.)
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To: coloradan

That’s exactly what I am wondering. Gee, I guess it was another many many distractions.


24 posted on 03/04/2009 8:07:05 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

“Rush has more brains in his pinky toe than everyone in 0’s administration combined.”

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Of more importance, particularly in today’s world dominated by cowardly lawyerspeak, he has more balls. More balls too than the entire Republican leadership as well.


25 posted on 03/04/2009 8:09:44 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Uh oh...Rush might get the “I’m scratching an itch with my middle finger and a sh#t eating grin treatment”


26 posted on 03/04/2009 8:10:46 PM PST by lacrew (Obama and cabinet: Fool and the Gang)
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To: filbert

True. If we got any more lockstepping; it would get embarrasing.


27 posted on 03/04/2009 8:10:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
"Banks are on the brink, the stock market is in a torpor, and one of today’s hottest topics at the daily White House briefing was Rush Limbaugh"

tells you all you need to know about dear leader's administration.....
28 posted on 03/04/2009 8:12:22 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Sundog
LOL There's 440 comments under that video, I liked this one..

jfk60
The moonbat messiah is now the most powerful man in the universe. What on earth do his handlers think there is to gain by picking on a private citizen exercising his right to dissent? It's a bizarre spectacle.

But since Obama is so fixated on Limbaugh, let's have them debate the merits of socialist ideology on live national primetime TV.
I wouldn't bet on the messiah.

29 posted on 03/04/2009 8:13:41 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: originalbuckeye
Do you think any of the 0bamabots ever left the grade school mentality behind?

None of them. The most hilarious part is the claim (quoted in Politico article) that by hitting back Rush damages the GOP and so he should shut up for the GOP sake. 0bamabots are the idiots who think of themselves as too darn smart.
30 posted on 03/04/2009 8:17:21 PM PST by alecqss
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To: romanesq
He pwned Zero. The guy is really smart. I have to applaud him.

Plus, with all his wealth, Rush couldn't afford to buy this kind of publicity. Some have argued that Rush is stepping into a trap somehow. I think the arrogant dorks of the Bammy regime jumped one shark too many. Only an idiot takes on a radio celebrity with 25 million listeners a week and who owns his own show so no one can tell him what to say or not to say.

There are tens of millions of Americans who haven't listened to Rush before, but who will have their curiosity tweaked by this attack from the grease-stained White House Obama-Rahm-O-mama buttboy team.

31 posted on 03/04/2009 8:18:10 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Not for Rush it isn’t lol For Dims, its just advertising FOR their avowed enemy. Keep it up! WOOT!


32 posted on 03/04/2009 8:21:16 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: romanesq
He pwned Zero.

Indeed he did. Rush calls on The Kenyan hisself to put up or shutup and - what do you know?! - suddenly it's counterproductive for the president to engage in a gunfight armed with a plastic fork.

33 posted on 03/04/2009 8:22:27 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
what do you think about the President telling Republican members of the House and Senate not to listen to you?

Hey RATs! Don't listen to Da Bomb.

He'll drag you down.

34 posted on 03/04/2009 8:22:28 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: ConservativeColumns
Obama is acting even less mature and presidential than I thought he would.

I guess experience does matter. Whoda thunk it?

35 posted on 03/04/2009 8:23:51 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: lacrew
Uh oh...Rush might get the “I’m scratching an itch with my middle finger and a sh#t eating grin treatment”

Won't matter. Rush knows his business--he sepcified the debate would be ON RADIO. He isn't about to let the tv people set up another Greek Temple scenario and especially because they would get to control the camera.

Plus Rush undoubtedly knows that when all this debate nonsense started in 1960, those who listened on radio overwhelmingly said the winner was Nixon. The boob-tubers all were drooling over the telegenic know-nothing Kennedy.

36 posted on 03/04/2009 8:24:04 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: originalbuckeye

Liberals are by nature childish. ‘I just got the umpteenth e-mail from a lib who is ‘so hopeful about our new president, especially eight disastrous years.’ I wrote back a reasoned, fact-filled response. She called it ‘sarcastic’ and had to have the last word. Most of the rebuttal was ad hominem attacks and wrong information. The good news is in doing battle with them, they are extremely predictable.


37 posted on 03/04/2009 8:25:33 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: hinckley buzzard

sepcified? try specified.


38 posted on 03/04/2009 8:27:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: madameguinot

And clueless. My Lib friends don’t want to argue the FACTS. They just want to argue the Media’s point of view. They don’t want to hear anything truthful if it shatters their fantasies about the perfect Dear Leader. I am so sad for my country.


39 posted on 03/04/2009 8:32:45 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Of course not! It’s THE CHICAGO WAY!


40 posted on 03/04/2009 8:33:34 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: randog

Well of course it’s counterproductive. Rush knew that before it started.
But the Saul Alinskyites are operating from the handbook that got them there.

They thought this routine of crushing any voice of opposition would result in intimidation. Instead its made their voices stronger.

They want out of the chess match. Too late. Zero is going down. Even a Rat like Cramer has come out and absolutely pulverized Zero not two months in.

The writing is on the wall. Zero = fail. Watch. And it isn’t going to be pretty.


41 posted on 03/04/2009 8:33:40 PM PST by romanesq
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To: originalbuckeye

Stay with the facts. And scathing sarcasm. You will see daggers or blank looks in their eyes.

Just laugh and enjoy. You will not get a good debate anytime soon.


42 posted on 03/04/2009 8:34:47 PM PST by romanesq
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To: hinckley buzzard

It would have worked if the media coordinated with Zero against someone who has an inability to reach the public in numbers.

Rush does not suffer from that problem. LOL. So he can take on Zero and the Saul Alinskites head on.

And he did. Much to their chagrin.
This ain’t Chicago baby.

Rush, God bless’em. Haven’t heard him in years but he’s fearless.


43 posted on 03/04/2009 8:36:55 PM PST by romanesq
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To: romanesq
I was surprised at Cramer’s reaction. Knew he was a flaming Lib. The Left went out after him pretty nastily.
44 posted on 03/04/2009 8:37:35 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
It is likely that it took James Carville screaming at Rahm Emmanual to get them to stop engaging Rush.

James - "Knock it OFF! You're being unbelievably STUPID!"

45 posted on 03/04/2009 8:37:56 PM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: randog

How great would it be for Rush to get in a room with The Kenyan and ask him “So Mr. President, once and for all, where the f is your birth certificate?”


46 posted on 03/04/2009 8:42:24 PM PST by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: Batman11

A question like that would be “counter-productive”.


47 posted on 03/04/2009 8:45:40 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: listenhillary

I wouldn’t doubt it, LMAO


48 posted on 03/04/2009 8:46:22 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I guess I never contemplated that there would actually be a debate. I think O will back off for now, and only bring up Rush when talking to friendly crowds....which is why I thought of his ‘finger’ treatment....he’ll be implying ‘I took care of Limbaugh’ etc, and only try to use Rush as a bogeyman in front of his supporters, who don’t know any better....but I’d love to see Rush’s response if O tried this.


49 posted on 03/04/2009 8:47:28 PM PST by lacrew (Obama and cabinet: Fool and the Gang)
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To: originalbuckeye

**Do you think any of the 0bamabots ever left the grade school mentality behind?**

LIsten to the LIberals.. they have a mental/emotional age of no more than 12.. they sound like 10 year olds... except when losing an argument they sound closer to 6!


50 posted on 03/04/2009 8:51:05 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (WE THE PEOPLE Demand TALK RADIO to be our 1st Amendment MEDIA WATCHDOG!!!)
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