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Democrats nearly double Limbaugh’s audience
Red State ^ | 3-7-09 | Dan Spencer

Posted on 03/07/2009 1:23:25 PM PST by smoothsailing

Democrats nearly double Limbaugh’s audience

by Dan Spencer

Saturday, March 7th

The Democrats’ conspiracy to demonize Rush Limbaugh, directed from the Obama White House, has the talk radio icon laughing all the way to the bank.

Friday’s U.S. News Political Bulletin reports Rush Limbaugh is a clear winner this week:

His ratings have nearly doubled since his feud with the White House burst into the media limelight.

Byron York asked Rush about the effect the Democrats’ plot has had on Rush’s business:

The latest numbers I have are for January, well before this kerfuffle began, and they are through the roof — six shares in NY, for example. There are daily ratings taken now in about the top 15 markets but I have not seen them yet. All I can tell you is that as of January, we booked 80 percent of all our 2008 revenue and we’ll be over 2008 by the end of this month.

According to Talkers Magazine, since the Democrats’ conspiracy was put in motion, Rush’s audience has grown from 14 million to 25 million.

As Chris Matthews said the Democrats’ plot is a great stimulus program.




TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; waronrush
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1 posted on 03/07/2009 1:23:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

LOL...

YES!!!

Go Obama!

Hoist with your own petard!!!


2 posted on 03/07/2009 1:25:27 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: smoothsailing

That show has to be pure profit. What does he have have? 10 employees? Biggest production expense is buying Rush the latest Apple gizmo.


3 posted on 03/07/2009 1:27:58 PM PST by DManA (And he was brazenly inviting his listeners to get on Democratic committee Web sites, to say nice thi)
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To: smoothsailing

CONGRADULATIONS RUSH!!!!


4 posted on 03/07/2009 1:29:27 PM PST by classified
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To: ejonesie22

Clinton learned to not to take on Rush.

Obama is too stubborn to learn that. Watch Rush pass 30m soon.


5 posted on 03/07/2009 1:29:57 PM PST by techno
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To: ejonesie22
"The latest numbers I have are for January, well before this kerfuffle began, and they are through the roof — six shares in NY, for example. There are daily ratings taken now in about the top 15 markets but I have not seen them yet. All I can tell you is that as of January, we booked 80 percent of all our 2008 revenue and we’ll be over 2008 by the end of this month."

Sounds like they had a good plan. They seem (early yet, I know) to be more incompetent than the Carter administration and that is real incompetent.

6 posted on 03/07/2009 1:30:03 PM PST by WHBates
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To: techno

and that is a very good thing.


7 posted on 03/07/2009 1:31:44 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: DManA

Wonder what he is doing with his money? Mine is going under my mattress.


8 posted on 03/07/2009 1:31:57 PM PST by GoCards
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To: DManA

Nearly doubled. And with no advertising effort on Rush’s part.

You can’t BUY publicity like that.

Whatever they are paying Rush, it’s not nearly enough.


9 posted on 03/07/2009 1:32:14 PM PST by alloysteel (Obama was lying, your rights are dying)
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To: DManA
you never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel

I will never understand why people think Obama is a genius. Tom Delay and other whipping boys can't fight back. Rush has three hours a day to make his case...Hello

10 posted on 03/07/2009 1:32:33 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: DManA
That show has to be pure profit.

That alone is enough to make Rahm Emanuel and his Obama-girls Carville and Begala whimper and whine.

11 posted on 03/07/2009 1:32:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Also thank you for all these years of protecting our country with your voice and wisdom and advice. I know the U.S. military men and women thank you for believing in them and supporting them!
12 posted on 03/07/2009 1:33:07 PM PST by classified
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To: smoothsailing

DemoNuts Rush Stimulus package.


13 posted on 03/07/2009 1:33:50 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: smoothsailing
14 million to 25 million

Holy Dittoes!

14 posted on 03/07/2009 1:35:24 PM PST by GVnana
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To: smoothsailing

very true, I have not listened to RL for years but yesterday I programmed in his radio show on my car radio.


15 posted on 03/07/2009 1:36:39 PM PST by sfvgto (Dear Congress, my name is Jimmie....gimmie, gimmie, gimmie)
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To: smoothsailing
As they say in Hollywood: any publicity is good publicity.
16 posted on 03/07/2009 1:37:41 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: GoCards

I heard him say on the radio that most of his is going into municipal bonds.


17 posted on 03/07/2009 1:38:02 PM PST by DManA (And he was brazenly inviting his listeners to get on Democratic committee Web sites, to say nice thi)
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To: smoothsailing

Amatures.


18 posted on 03/07/2009 1:39:09 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: smoothsailing

Reid? Checkmate
Rahmie? Checkmate

Next?


19 posted on 03/07/2009 1:39:51 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: smoothsailing

Are the Democrats listening to Rush to whip themselves in a frenzy... are are they listening to Rush because he is starting to make some sense?


20 posted on 03/07/2009 1:40:20 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: techno

Yeah, remember that crybabying incident to KMOX St. Louis while on Air Force One?

My best Rush memory.


21 posted on 03/07/2009 1:41:03 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: smoothsailing
This is really good news.

Democrats, huh. How many of them do you suppose will be "corrupted" by the truth?

Rush always said that you have to listen more than once to finally be in tune with the show. I remember the first time I heard Rush...it was on a Sat afternoon, Aug '88 in front of the old Tom Thumb groc store at NW highway and Lake Highlands drive. The first thing that I heard was "This is Rush Limbaugh, with talent on loan from God"...at which point I turned of the radio. What an arrogant asshole.

The next Saturday, I listened in again and stuck it out for the whole show.

I haven't missed a show since.

So....friends, Rush will pull in a lot of former 'rats who only think they are liberal, but just may find out that then are really free market conservatives.

Yes, fellow freedom lovers, this "demonization" of Rush just might not be exactly what pres Zero had in mind.

22 posted on 03/07/2009 1:42:59 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: smoothsailing

A six share in NYC with the 50 something stations we have is absolutely through the roof. In NYC we now have three active conservative stations. WABC with Rush Sean and Mark Levin. WOR with John Gambling in the AM and Glenn Beck, Savage and Steve Malsberg and 970 with the Townhall crew like Bill Bennet, Hugh Hewitt and Praeger. All three are making money. If this is happeneing in the Apple something may be happening in the country.


23 posted on 03/07/2009 1:43:13 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: John123
Are the Democrats listening to Rush to whip themselves in a frenzy... are are they listening to Rush because he is starting to make some sense?

Probably some of each, but once people who have a negative opinion of Rush based on what others have said about him actually start LISTENING to the man, a fair amount of them can't help but be converted.

24 posted on 03/07/2009 1:45:57 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (The First Black President of the US has sold me and my children into slavery.)
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To: smoothsailing
This increase in Rush's audience will result in one of two things:

1) a huge number of converts to conservatism

or

2) a huge number of RAT listener deaths because their heads exploded.

25 posted on 03/07/2009 1:46:21 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: techno
Obama is too stubborn to learn that. Watch Rush pass 30m soon.
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At least Zero is stimulating someone’s economy. I have told people that if Zero does anything positive for anyone decent, it will be by pure accident. Truth is stranger than fiction.
26 posted on 03/07/2009 1:47:18 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I think you are right ‘bout that! :)


27 posted on 03/07/2009 1:49:24 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: Rockitz

“This increase in Rush’s audience will result in one of two things:
1) a huge number of converts to conservatism

or

2) a huge number of RAT listener deaths because their heads exploded.”

It’s a win-win!


28 posted on 03/07/2009 1:51:15 PM PST by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: smoothsailing

priceless...it seems the obama presidency screws up everything it touches...BAWHAHAHAH


29 posted on 03/07/2009 1:52:43 PM PST by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: GoCards
According to the WSJ: "Mr. Limbaugh's compensation of $38 million a year, plus a signing bonus of about $100 million "

I almost welcome the reintroduction of the "fairness doctrine" just to see what Rush would do. He has been thinking about this for a long time and I know he has a contingency plan. I wonder if his syndicator, or Rush in partnership or by himself, would launch a satellite? Or maybe just buy into Sirius. Or maybe go offshore or just on the internet.

30 posted on 03/07/2009 1:53:24 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: GWMcClintock; All
The only thing Hussein Obama has “stimulated” is Rush's market share and gun sales!
31 posted on 03/07/2009 1:54:28 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Pacothecat
Rush has three hours a day to make his case...

and one arm tied behind his back!

This administration is like they took some punk off the streets of Chicago.....??

Oh, wait......

Keep on truckin' Rush!

32 posted on 03/07/2009 1:55:12 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: smoothsailing

This is so hilarious, the RATS have to be mad enough to chew nails! LOL!


33 posted on 03/07/2009 1:55:36 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Give em’ hell Rush!


34 posted on 03/07/2009 1:55:36 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: smoothsailing

We have Rush to thank for the Republican Revolution. By golly we might just be thanking him again in 2010.


35 posted on 03/07/2009 1:59:51 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: Rockitz
Both outcomes devoutly to be wished.
36 posted on 03/07/2009 2:00:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: smoothsailing
I love it when the Obama henchmen come up with a new scheme for 'destroying' some conservative/Republican they assume is vulnerable and end up helping the targeted 'victim' in one way or another to fight them another day.

The vicious left-wing attacks on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may have dented the public perception of Palin (and she made her own mistakes, too) but, even though the hapless John McCain lost the presidential election, the end result is that Palin is now more appealing to conservatives and definitely viable as a possible GOP presidential nominee in 2012, although she'll have to fight for it, as any contender should. I think she has a real shot, if she wants it and I hope she does.

Now, Rush Limbaugh is reaping the benefit of gaining more listeners (and sponsor dollars) by the stupid attempt of the Rohm Emanuel-led gang to demonize Rush. It failed - big time, and the diversion hasn't played well in America.

Where the lefties that come up with these schemes make their error - and always will - is by assuming that conservatism is bad and that a majority of Americans hate it and will firmly reject anyone, be they politician or radio star, that embraces it. That is absurd - but don't tell them.

Unfortunately, too many RINO's and, apparently, the new Chairman of the RNC, believe this fallacy. Michael Steel's lame attempt to quickly distance himself from Limbaugh and demean Limbaugh's solid and inspiring message of conservatism when it was presented to him as something negative by an Obama-worshipping leftist (D.L. Hughley on CNN) demonstrated that Steele buys into the liberal lie that political conservatism is something evil that exists on the outer fringe of politics and should be avoided at all costs. His bland 'apology' didn't really alter that perception. Mr. Steele really fumbled that ball. A huge disappointment that I hope he can rectify.

Still, the fact that Rush Limbaugh is gaining millions of new listeners is encouraging and another example of how leftist attempts to 'destroy' Limbaugh, and there have been many over the years, all fail. Fortunately, the lefties never learn and now that they have their Alinsky disciple in the White House and effective voting control of congress, they are quickly becoming drunk with power, showing their true (totalitarian) colors to a formerly apathetic American public and making stupid mistakes. May this continue.

37 posted on 03/07/2009 2:01:11 PM PST by Jim Scott (Do not go gentle into that good night)
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To: John123

It seems to me that conservatism works on both sides of the aisle. It also seems like the far left has really shot themselves in the foot and are now proving once again that America is basically a conservative nation.

It’s the lefties that are working themselves into a frenzy; certain Democrats are starting to wake up to a brand of conservatism that they had all along. It also helps that their Messiah isn’t what he told them he was.

Finally Rush has a way of helping certain bleeding hearts get over the racist guilt so conveniently placed on them by the main stream media and the race baiters.


38 posted on 03/07/2009 2:01:27 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see the real America)
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To: B.O. Plenty
“This is Rush Limbaugh, with talent on loan from God”...at which point I turned of the radio. What an arrogant asshole.
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I had to grow out of my little punk stage and actually experience real life a little before I started to appreciate Rush's humor. He appeals to the adult crowd and is highly offensive to the immature brats of our society. Age is not a factor in this. I know some kids who get it and some old farts who are clueless.

I bring up Rush in conversations often and use the person's reaction as a litmus test of their maturity level. You would be surprised how childish adults really are deep down.

39 posted on 03/07/2009 2:03:09 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: jazusamo
tell you who else is going nuts. the clown who thinks he invented every funny bit to have ever been broadcast, the biggest winer in NYC, (next to carville ) Yep the king of all porn and his whacked staff, the howard stern crew.

decadence, on air

40 posted on 03/07/2009 2:17:11 PM PST by reefdiver (How do you keep the Conservative a Conservative, in Washington DC ?)
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To: smoothsailing

The more the Obamaists attack Rush, the more powerful and credible Rush becomes, the truth is on Rush’s side....


41 posted on 03/07/2009 2:20:23 PM PST by yield 2 the right
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To: WHBates

That would be a feat.


42 posted on 03/07/2009 2:25:56 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: jazusamo
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43 posted on 03/07/2009 2:31:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I fear for Rush’s personal safety and freedom. We are dealing with a jackal-like enemy here that will do anything to prove its point. Keep in mind that Carville and Begala are behind this—just as they were among the architects of Arkancide.


44 posted on 03/07/2009 2:33:27 PM PST by libsmacker75
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To: sfvgto
After a post-election hiatus from talk radio, I started listening again two weeks ago.

Rush is positively in top form!

Bravo, congrats, and MEGA-DITTOS, Rush!

45 posted on 03/07/2009 2:34:13 PM PST by Ladysmith
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To: Rockitz
1) a huge number of converts to conservatism or

2) a huge number of RAT listener deaths because their heads exploded.

Sooo, there IS no downside..

46 posted on 03/07/2009 2:35:35 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: smoothsailing
 
WINNER -- RUSH LIMBAUGH
 
loser -- Barack Obama

47 posted on 03/07/2009 2:36:26 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Force of Truth
Amatures.

;^)

48 posted on 03/07/2009 2:38:54 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: classified

Amen to that! My son-in-law included, currently deployed in Iraq (coming home on leave in a week, haven’t seen him since last June!)


49 posted on 03/07/2009 2:40:15 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: reefdiver

Good point and lets hope they go stark raving mad!


50 posted on 03/07/2009 2:41:12 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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