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Rush Limbaugh Responds To Palin's Resignation
YouTube/RadioEqualizer ^ | July 4, 2009 | by Brian Maloney

Posted on 07/05/2009 12:16:33 PM PDT by MaestroLC

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To: RasterMaster

Are you talking to me??? At what point did I bash Palin? You must have missed my previous posts. Especially the one where I said I donated to the McCain campaing ONLY because of Palin. And would donate to any office she chooses to run for.


101 posted on 07/05/2009 1:08:26 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: beckett
It’s just impossible to stomach the stupidity on this site anymore.

OPUS?


102 posted on 07/05/2009 1:08:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: spacejunkie01

It’s reminding me of how Rush finally had enough of carrying the Republicans who have been more RINOs than anything and threw them off his back. I’m thrilled over it!

People do not want “politics as usual” nor do they want the “hopy-changie” direction Zero is taking us. If/when people start to see what Sarah is doing, there will be a ground-swell of support.


103 posted on 07/05/2009 1:09:08 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M. Thatcher)
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To: KTM rider
Run for congress ?
104 posted on 07/05/2009 1:09:10 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: RonDog

Well said RD
There has been some real surprises in the posts today.
Some old timers coming out with different ideas than
I would expect from them....

Oh well, que Sara Sara


105 posted on 07/05/2009 1:09:29 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it going brother...(o)
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To: Jackson57; beckett

Beckett has been here six years longer than you have. He’s hardly a DU plant.

You folks who think Sarah just pulled off one of the brightest moves in political history, need to realize that not everyone is convinced of it, even on our side of the isle.

Her executive experience is something I saluted her for during the campaign last year, even though it was limited to a term as mayor of a relatively small town, and serving a year and a half as Governor of Alaska. This was still more than Obama had going for him.

Now my mention of her executive experience will be reference with the fact that she resigned because the Democrats were making things rough for her. And yes, they were making things rough for her. It’s inexcusable what they have been doing. Well, as true as that is, when she’s in Washington, D.C. shes in for one hell of a surprise. That town can be every bit as vicious as what she has just been through. What then?

I know many of you support Sarah. I have been a big supporter of her too, so I know where you are coming from. What I realize is that Conservatives cannot vote her in ourselves. We are going to need Independents and Democrats to join us to achieve that.

It’s my opinion, she just made that a much harder sell.

So you can trash folks for realizing not everyone is going to see it like we do, and who therefore think Palin just reduced here chances, if you like. It won’t change reality.


106 posted on 07/05/2009 1:09:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: ejonesie22
Again...

I like the way you think. The shock wave now rolling through the political press reminds me of a similar event that occurred not too long ago ... when McCain made the brilliant maneuver to select Palin for the VP position. History in the making then, and perhaps again now. If it makes the Libs feel dread, and makes the Rinos feel queasy, it's a good thing for us conservatives.
107 posted on 07/05/2009 1:10:56 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: ejonesie22

cow tipper!!!


108 posted on 07/05/2009 1:11:04 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: beckett

Beckett, you must live on either the east or west coast....In which case you’ll NEVER get it!

Are you a hunting member of the NRA? Ever skin an animal? Run a race on a dirt road? Grow your own FOOD? Let your clothes dry out on the line?

Bet you live in an AC house and have restaurants within a couple miles of your home....

HINT some of us don’t live that way.....We’re in touch with the land. We’re in touch with our forefathers who were in touch with the land. We have a personal attachment to America’s roots....We get it cause Sarah get’s it ....She’s one of us.
READ MY TAGLINE!


109 posted on 07/05/2009 1:11:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: mwl8787

Or maybe she’s suddenly menopausal and killed the cat.


110 posted on 07/05/2009 1:11:13 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Ha! someone being around a long time excludes them from having the truth called out on them????? Biden, KKK Byrd, Kennedy (captain of the USS Oldsmobile)...should I go on?

That is a ridiculous assertion and oh, by the way, I’ve been here since 2004 so BFD. Your ‘friend’ is out of line and I’m going to call him on it.


111 posted on 07/05/2009 1:11:14 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: RasterMaster

Purged? That must have been your college thesis on the First Amendment.

I don’t think it’s all that unreasonable to think that Palin just made her sale to Independents and Democrats a whole lot harder. And we cannot elect her by ourselves, even if every Conservative in the nation votes for her.


112 posted on 07/05/2009 1:12:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: beckett
What a Load of crap your peddling.
Your scared she out maneuvered the Obama smear team. Unlike the messiah , Palin has ethics and will not allow herself to collect a paycheck on the taxpayers DIME while running for another office ! What did the Chicago Thug do ! He went to the Senate and proceeded to collect s huge paycheck and rarely voted and ran for the WH full time on out tax dollars ans never finished his 6 years in the senate . I guess you like the fact that Palin was trapped in Alaska spending thousands on baseless phony ethics complaints which were then peddled by the Axelrod’s smear team in the Obama state media .
113 posted on 07/05/2009 1:12:35 PM PDT by ncalburt (Read all about)
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To: RonDog
Except that Sarah Palin only "quit" in the way that a young man might "quit" his job in the private sector to enlist in the Marines after 9/11, or after Pearl Harbor.

Outstanding post sir!!!

114 posted on 07/05/2009 1:12:38 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: beckett

The bar is now on the floor after odumbo


115 posted on 07/05/2009 1:13:10 PM PDT by italianquaker (We went from a country that hates the president to a president that hates his country)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Beckett has been here six years longer than you have. He’s hardly a DU plant.”

Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t bow to his senority. But before you “correct” me for my lack of deference, you need to read back over his posts (especially the one where he said he couldn’t stomach the stupidity here) and compare those to similar posts at the liberal sites.


116 posted on 07/05/2009 1:13:13 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: 9YearLurker
Then the country’s going to be restless for 2012 to arrive so they can vote her in in Obama’s stead.

IRONY: In 2012 the 'democratic' voters are so sick of obama, they help vote Palin in.

117 posted on 07/05/2009 1:13:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: MaestroLC
Why does Rush say no one knows why Palin resigned? Sarah stated very clearly why she resigned.
118 posted on 07/05/2009 1:14:18 PM PDT by avacado
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To: FreeReign
"She's no longer a serious candidate for president," said Larry Sabato, head of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.

I never thought she was in the first place.

119 posted on 07/05/2009 1:14:48 PM PDT by Swordfished
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To: DoughtyOne
What kind of dopes cannot see that this pinhead woman, who when speaking off the cuff makes George Bush sound brilliant,...

Sorry, but this boiler-plate Palin bashing negates any credibility regarding the faux concern for Alaska and her oath of office. Sorry, I'm not buying that it would have made any difference to beckett whether she served the remaining 18 months or not. This seems a bit opportunistic IMHO.

120 posted on 07/05/2009 1:15:08 PM PDT by 24-7Freeper
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
As long as the Alaska governorship is in safe hands, her Lt Gov can run as an incumbent, and when and if they win, Sarah Palin’s move will look like there was no loss for the R's in Alaska; and that she will not have run for reelection while maintaining the farce that she is only “listening” to people who want her to be President.

That farce is very common, as the Senator / Governor who JUST win’s reelection while saying he was running for Senate “to be a Senator / Governor” suddenly decides that they were REALLY running for was a safe elected office to run for President from.

Time will tell.

I am optimistic.

121 posted on 07/05/2009 1:15:36 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: ThreePuttinDude; beckett; spacejunkie01

beckett is acting like a Palin-deranged idiot and deserves to be called out.
beckett has insulted Freepers on these Palin forums and has invited derision.


122 posted on 07/05/2009 1:15:50 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Please read post #77, if you don’t mind.


123 posted on 07/05/2009 1:16:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: beckett
You know I decided that your post deserved a more serious reply, because you make a point that is worthy of discussion amid the baseless and typical barbs I have been seeing, such things as calling her unqualified (vs. Obama et al?) and not worthy of serious people (serious people? like Thomas Sowell?)

Yes, Gov. Sarah Palin stepped down. Does that mean she broke her oath, or respected in the highest possible way?

Does that oath require her to do what is best for her state and its people?

Is your argument then that she stays, costing her state millions fighting all of these ethics charges that would have never ended?

Is it your argument that she would be upholding her oath by remaining in office, distracted time and again by the pettiness of her detractors as they assault her, her family and her political allegiances day in and day out?

Is that your argument?

I counter that.

Sarah Palin acted the best traditions of the true public servant, she did not step down, she got out of the way.

124 posted on 07/05/2009 1:16:34 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: DoughtyOne

And by the way, you’re talking to a disabled veteran. I’ve EARNED the right to express my opinion. You’re welcome!


125 posted on 07/05/2009 1:17:01 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: beckett
The American people are not enamored of quitters.

And yet they love those teams that know when to "quit" playing defense and put the offense back on the field.

126 posted on 07/05/2009 1:17:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: so_real

It can’t hurt...


127 posted on 07/05/2009 1:17:33 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: hoosiermama
Beckett, you must live on either the east or west coast....In which case you’ll NEVER get it! Are you a hunting member of the NRA? Ever skin an animal? Run a race on a dirt road? Grow your own FOOD? Let your clothes dry out on the line? Bet you live in an AC house and have restaurants within a couple miles of your home....

*****************

With all due respect, hoosiermama, with a few exceptions, you could be describing me.

Yet I am a Palin supporter.

128 posted on 07/05/2009 1:17:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: spacejunkie01

I agree!


129 posted on 07/05/2009 1:17:49 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: DoughtyOne
We are going to need Independents and Democrats to join us to achieve that.

At the rate things are going, by 2012 they might be 'dying' to vote for Palin.

130 posted on 07/05/2009 1:17:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: DoughtyOne
I think we underestimate ourselves and have been duped into submission by the MSM.

I live in a "liberal" state (CA) and my man on the street polling finds that conservative/commie is about 50/50. I used to think that collaboration with the enemy was the only way to gain anything in politics, but the rhino moderates GW and McCain proved that wrong.

and look at how well the dems did with their radical extremist candidate

131 posted on 07/05/2009 1:18:02 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: ThreePuttinDude
OK, I've been around as long as Beckett...

Can I bash beckett? Is it ok???? Do I have your permission??

Probably should not be quite so dismissive of Sarah Palin. She didn't strike me as a quitter in her speech. Was beckett a Mitt Romney supporter during the last campaign? Most of her conservative or Republican detractors seem to have another reason to bash her. I see a pattern of developing... Mitt Romney supporters mostly.

132 posted on 07/05/2009 1:18:21 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: spacejunkie01
Unfortunately, she has also "thrown off" the pundits who were her biggest champions. The ones she'll need in the future for any political aspirations. Poor Bill Kristol sounded like a rape victim this morning.

That's why it's looking more and more like she's stepping off the world stage and into the family kitchen.

Bless her.

133 posted on 07/05/2009 1:18:22 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yes, a number of independent voters are already quietly there. Can’t you just imagine the state your average, lunch-pail Reagan Democrat is going to be in in another three years!


134 posted on 07/05/2009 1:19:03 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Servant of the Cross

I feel guilty...

I really do...


135 posted on 07/05/2009 1:19:09 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: DoughtyOne
How ?? The messiah was in the senate for less than 4 years and this Chicago Thug is in the WH dismantling it as we post. Palin was Governor longer than Barry was in the Senate !
Palin needed to confront her attackers immediately on eastern time and not on the Alaska time zone plus stop the Axelrod / Rahm astroturfing her with a sea of phony ethics complaint articles in the Obama media . If you do not understand why the Obama WH smear teams had to be stopped by this move then read this
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285975/posts
136 posted on 07/05/2009 1:19:14 PM PDT by ncalburt (Read all about)
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To: DoughtyOne

beckett insults other Freepers and you think has that right because of the time he/she has been here on FR? BS! beckett made mention of leaving FR - no one told him/her to leave.
beckett invites the criticism received.


137 posted on 07/05/2009 1:19:17 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Jackson57

Thank you for your service to our country.


138 posted on 07/05/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thanks! It was my pleasure. Made me love this country all the more.


139 posted on 07/05/2009 1:21:13 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: Deb

Bill’s going to be sitting pretty for years to come for having gone out on a limb and been right about Palin: he just has to not wimp out over the next few weeks before he starts to be proved correct.


140 posted on 07/05/2009 1:21:56 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Jackson57; trisham

I’ll echo that - Jackson57, thank you for your service to our country.


141 posted on 07/05/2009 1:22:01 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RasterMaster

Also remember the votes of our Senators and Reps. and hold them accountable as well.


142 posted on 07/05/2009 1:22:17 PM PDT by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Never explain yourself, Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it.)
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To: beckett

A little hot in the kitchen? As if you would have stayed in office a week before you jumped ship. Palin was ostracized more than any politician I have ever seen and I am 67 years old. Palin told you why she quit, if you can’t understand what she said that isn’t her fault, it is yours for being so stupid. Palin and her family didn’t just put up with a little heat in the media, they faced total devastation. What a putz.


143 posted on 07/05/2009 1:22:23 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Deb

...””thrown off” the pundits who were her biggest champions.”

Really?? Like who? Name names. Because, so far, I didn’t see any of the ones in the media claiming she made a bad move touting her as a leader or savvy or anything else.


144 posted on 07/05/2009 1:22:57 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: spacejunkie01

I’ve been here since 01 and lurked (and even signed up once—till my school block the site)) before that....

It’s been no secret that the class of 98 had some not so conservative members in it. They often hear a conservative California view, which is different from the Conservative view many of us across the country hold...

One member of that class ,who is no longer with us, even had a list that they would freep mail the niave new members.

Some of those members will tell you “I’M a friend of JR.” or a similar statement....Just consider the source and know where they are coming from.......and ignore them when possible.


145 posted on 07/05/2009 1:23:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: DoughtyOne
We are going to need Independents and Democrats to join us to achieve that.

If you look back at the 2008 election, the massive crowds she was drawing, and the diversity of conservatives, Independents, and even Democrats, she drew the very support you describe that she needs to win. She has whatever magic communication that Ronald Reagan and Lady Thatcher had to draw people towards her issues.

If you look at Obama's recent poll numbers, the group that is most dropping (by a lot!) are Independents. After only six months, that is devastating for Dem 2010 and 2012 prospects. And they are not letting up on the very issues that are driving people away from them.

Yes, it was a Sarah Palin gamble. But political history is replete with gambles that at first seemed mistakes that turned out to be very winning strategies. Americans may decry "quitters," but they also respect and love guts. I think most people will see this move as the latter if she announces a 2012 run. Time will tell.

My own opinion, she did the right thing if she wants to be a serious presidential contender for 2012.

146 posted on 07/05/2009 1:23:17 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: so_real

“Most visitors to Free Republic are attracted to our very popular (and, warning: addictive) conservative news and discussion forum”

I feel we are being taken over by liberals and moderates, somehow the objective why Free Republic was set up is being flushed down to Democratic Underground levels.


147 posted on 07/05/2009 1:23:53 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: ejonesie22

I find it odd that the acts of a truly moral and honest person (Sarah Palin), putting the needs of the people over and above personal gratification (staying in office), are put to question.

Then again, everything seems upside-down lately.


148 posted on 07/05/2009 1:23:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: ejonesie22; beckett

Well, you really can’t blame beckett; it is pretty hot in this kitchen ....


149 posted on 07/05/2009 1:24:06 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sybeck1
Hopefully Mark Davis isn’t on Monday!

Soooo true!

We live in the DFW metroplex so good old Mark is our WBAP morning guy. He's marginally OK there but too obsequious with politicians and embarrassingly hard on the liberals who express opinions contrary to his own. Then he catches himself and goes into passive aggressive mode. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Mark suffers from Adult ADD.

150 posted on 07/05/2009 1:24:11 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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