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Limbaugh Blasts Obama's Reaction to Gates Arrest
Newsmax.com ^ | 7/23/09 | Newsmax.com

Posted on 07/23/2009 7:36:40 PM PDT by melt

Reacting to the escalating firestorm over President Barack Obama's comments calling a Massachusetts cop “stupid” for arresting his friend, the author Henry Louis Gates Jr., Rush Limbaugh blasted the president for mimicking the black supremacist thought of his longtime mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Rather than dodging the question and staying above the fray, Obama provoked a firestorm by calling a much-decorated beat cop’s actions “stupid.” In doing so, Limbaugh said, Obama fell back on the leftist teachers of Wright and early mentors during his years as a community organizer in Chicago.

“I think what we learned last night, ladies and gentlemen, is that President Obama did, after all, listen to Reverend Wright all those 20 years,” Limbaugh said on his show Thursday. “He says, ‘Yeah, I was a member of the church 20 years. I sat there and I didn't hear any of that.’ I think he heard it all. That question he got from Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, that's when he came alive. The rest of the press conference, he didn't even want to be there. He knew that they were in trouble, so he goes out there and tries to dazzle everybody with his professorial insight and capabilities and elegance and all that. ”But when that question about Henry Louis Gates and the arrest in his home came up, why, it was passion, excitement, animation, fire! He came alive. That question was, ‘Mr. President, recently professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested at his home in Cambridge. What does that incident say to you, and what does it say about race relations in America?’"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: henrygates; mrskippy; obama; race; sonofabitch; talkradio; wright
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Obama has learned his lessons well.

1 posted on 07/23/2009 7:36:40 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

rush is on fire on greta right now!


2 posted on 07/23/2009 7:37:32 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: melt

If Obama would just shut up and run the country instead of working TOTUS to death, things like this wouldn’t happen. ;-)


3 posted on 07/23/2009 7:39:56 PM PDT by doc1019 (YO! You are also half white … recognize it, deal with it.)
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To: melt

If he looses the black racist vote he is toast.

Oh, was that racist? Sorry, I flunked PC.


4 posted on 07/23/2009 7:44:06 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Idiotcracy had arrived 400 years early.)
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To: remaxagnt

Damn! I had forgotten!


5 posted on 07/23/2009 7:44:10 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: doc1019
If Obama would just shut up and run the country

That's the last thing we want. Let him destroy himself on the amateur hour.

6 posted on 07/23/2009 7:44:42 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: remaxagnt

What’s with Greta and Rush? They just did a 1/2 hour and she’s been running Rush clips for quite a while now. Then there’s her pro-Palin shows. She’s also ran some pretty good Obama economics critiques.

Is she leaving the Dem plantation?


7 posted on 07/23/2009 7:45:28 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: melt

Someone please explain why the Gates question was even asked when it had NOTHING to do with health care. Could it be any more obvious that the agenda was to deflect attention to the same tired America-is-a-racist-nation complaints?


8 posted on 07/23/2009 7:46:04 PM PDT by Faith
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To: remaxagnt

He sure was - not pulling any punches.


9 posted on 07/23/2009 7:46:27 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: doc1019

I’d rather he just shut up and contemplate his navel for the next 3 years. Running the country is above his paygrade.


10 posted on 07/23/2009 7:46:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: doc1019

This is the result of obozo taking questions that are not prescribed and reading the answers from his TelePrompter so he open his mouth on his own and in addition to lying nothing but stupid crosses his lips.

What a clueless loser.


11 posted on 07/23/2009 7:47:40 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

I believe he had a CANNED answer to that last question....and it was purposeful....they need to keep their PLANTATION people ON THE PLANTATION!!!


12 posted on 07/23/2009 7:50:52 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Abort the Obama Presidency, now!!!)
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To: umgud
Is she leaving the Dem plantation?

Maybe. or maybe she realizes what sort of audience her lead-in show attracts and decided to get guests who would make that audience stay and watch her. So, either she's a convert or she realizes how to boost her ratings.

13 posted on 07/23/2009 7:55:22 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: buccaneer81

What was I thinking … liberal moment. You are right. Please forgive me. I’m allowed one a month, and it just happened. Wish it would happen early in the month so I could get it over with. Shades of my early life as a hippy. LOL! ;-)


14 posted on 07/23/2009 7:56:18 PM PDT by doc1019 (YO! You are also half white … recognize it, deal with it.)
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To: doc1019

If this Gates guy decides to file a suit againt the police department, then Zero’s ‘stupid’ comment may have the effect of tainting a jury. Nobama may have screwed his friend over by making that comment. Any decent lawyer could have a case dimissed based on a reckless comment by the president.


15 posted on 07/23/2009 7:56:41 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: joejm65

I believe that Nixon did something similar in the Manson case. Almost derailed the prosecution.


16 posted on 07/23/2009 7:59:10 PM PDT by doc1019 (YO! You are also half white … recognize it, deal with it.)
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To: umgud
Is she leaving the Dem plantation?

She's been a huge Palin supporter for the past 11 months.

17 posted on 07/23/2009 8:03:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: melt; All
From the Article:

Rush:"“I think what we learned last night, ladies and gentlemen, is that President Obama did, after all, listen to Reverend Wright all those 20 years,” Limbaugh said on his show Thursday. “He says, ‘Yeah, I was a member of the church 20 years. I sat there and I didn't hear any of that.’ I think he heard it all."


18 posted on 07/23/2009 8:04:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: doc1019

GHW Bush did this in 1991 after Rodney King. Came down on Rodney’s side/


19 posted on 07/23/2009 8:04:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: doc1019
If Obama would just shut up and run the country instead of working TOTUS to death, things like this wouldn’t happen. ;-)

LOL - More and more people are finally realizing that Obama is the intellectual equal to Snoop Doggy Dog.
Zero can do one thing, and only one thing, good - read well. He is not a thinker, he is not a leader. He is a good reader, or more accurately, he has a good reading voice.
The perfect job for him would be the voice on audio books. Besides that, the only other jobs he is qualified to do are:

ticket taker

guy who holds and turns the STOP/DRIVE SLOWLY sign at road work sites

valet

20 posted on 07/23/2009 8:05:36 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

Forgot one ... lawyer (and other loser jobs). ;-)


21 posted on 07/23/2009 8:09:41 PM PDT by doc1019 (YO! You are also half white … recognize it, deal with it.)
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To: goodnesswins
Everything in his press conferences are scripted, so one has to believe that the entire episode was orchestrated by Obama, Inc. as a smokescreen for the health failure.
It seems so divisive and it may be the temper tantrum that O is throwing because he didn't get his way on the health issue.
The “racist” epitaph is so overused that it has become like the f bomb....rendered meaningless because so many people thought it would automatically make them “cool” by using it.
One has to wonder if Emmanuel and Axlerod and Soros ever want to tell Obama to shut up. Were they part of this scheme? The whole episode is shady and demeaning to the office of the presidency. If one had any doubts that Obama would use his office to champion the minor skirmishes of his cronies, the answer is now obvious. He is a mean man in so many ways.
22 posted on 07/23/2009 8:10:13 PM PDT by madinmadtown (Nuclear...better to mispronounce it, than not understand it.)
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To: doc1019

I take great comfort in knowing that Obama is alienating millions of white voters.


23 posted on 07/23/2009 8:13:11 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I take just as much comfort in knowing that he is alienating vast numbers of minorities. As a matter of fact, he is alienating everyone equally. Such and equal opportunity guy …


24 posted on 07/23/2009 8:21:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (YO! You are also half white … recognize it, deal with it.)
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To: melt

Someone in Obama’s administration is going to have Rush assassinated. I cannot believe that bunch is going to let Rush continue to eviscerate them with the facts.


25 posted on 07/23/2009 8:22:58 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Limbaugh makes too much money and your all stupid for following him.
Oops. Sorry.I was getting drowsy and channeling a favorite humble commenter here.


26 posted on 07/23/2009 8:24:54 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: buccaneer81

Gee, had forgotten that one … thanks for the reminder. ;-)


27 posted on 07/23/2009 8:25:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (YO! You are also half white … recognize it, deal with it.)
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To: doc1019

If Obama would just shut up and run the country...

UMMM If the madman would just shut up and GO AWAY. I don’t want him running anything!!! He’s running it into the ground.


28 posted on 07/23/2009 8:31:39 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The Light at the end of the Tunnel, is the Headlamp of an Oncoming Train)
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To: doc1019

;-)


29 posted on 07/23/2009 8:32:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: doc1019

Not intentionally..that’s the difference.


30 posted on 07/23/2009 8:36:09 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The Light at the end of the Tunnel, is the Headlamp of an Oncoming Train)
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To: mylife
Damn! I had forgotten!

...On again @ 1 AM (hour)


31 posted on 07/23/2009 8:37:02 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the poor (foolish) voter: Welcome to MY DeathCARE ® You Sucker... Now Die! :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Dude. I will be in the sack!
(No I dont have TIVO)


32 posted on 07/23/2009 8:39:17 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: melt

Does Obama realize that this police officer tried to save the life of Celtics’ basketball star Reggie Lewis? Lewis was having a heart attack and the cop gave him CPR.


33 posted on 07/23/2009 8:40:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Carl LaFong

Gunner is just rattling yer cage.
It’s the way he is built.


34 posted on 07/23/2009 8:43:27 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He was also hand picked by the black police chief to teach how to avoid racial profiling at the academy, which he has done for over 5 years.


35 posted on 07/23/2009 8:45:27 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090723/ap_on_re_us/us_harvard_scholar_arresting_officer


36 posted on 07/23/2009 8:47:44 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: doc1019

You can’t be a leader or run the country when you don’t know how.


37 posted on 07/23/2009 8:50:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

One thing is certain.
This Race thing is now overshadowing the crux of Obamas presser “National Health Care”

Let’s not take our eye off the ball.


38 posted on 07/23/2009 8:51:13 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: goodnesswins

You know what we need to do here, don’t you?

We have to waterboard Lynn Sweet to admit she was told to ask that question. LOL!


39 posted on 07/23/2009 8:51:41 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: mylife

Thanks for the link. I read his statements following the situation and he’s an all-around gentleman.


40 posted on 07/23/2009 8:53:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Heyup. And he isnt flaunting his credentials, unlike a certain POTUS I know.

Obama is playing a very dangerous game right now and he is betting that the race card will trump all.


41 posted on 07/23/2009 8:55:21 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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Here's the video I'd like to see..


42 posted on 07/23/2009 8:56:51 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I have worried that often.....


43 posted on 07/23/2009 8:58:06 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Abort the Obama Presidency, now!!!)
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To: DCPatriot

I can think of others I’d RATHER waterboard....


44 posted on 07/23/2009 8:58:55 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Abort the Obama Presidency, now!!!)
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At no point in mylife have I seen race tensions so high.

Way to rub salt in the wounds Øbama


45 posted on 07/23/2009 9:02:21 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Carl LaFong
Limbaugh makes too much money and your all stupid for following him. Oops. Sorry.I was getting drowsy and channeling a favorite humble commenter here.

Gunning for someone in particular? /winks and grins

46 posted on 07/23/2009 9:11:23 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (The difference between Lincoln and Obama: Lincoln freed slaves. Obama is out to make them.)
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To: melt

Poor 0zer0, his epic failure on all fronts is coming to light. He can’t even pull off an effective infomercial disguised as a news conference anymore. His Porkulus bill is driving up unemployment and the deficit. His socialized Dr. Assisted Suicide Healthcare is become political suicide for dumbcrats so even they are abandoning it. The only thing bi-partisian about 0zer0 is the BIPARTISIAN OPPOSITION to his fascist ideas.

All he can do is what a Chicago street thug agitator knows how to do, blame GWBush and the repubs, send Rahm out to twist dumbcrat arms, and if none of that works, then play the ultimate trump card... yes 0zer0 race baiting is coming back.

With all this fury being raised over race again, 0zer0 will have to remind us that his critics “cling to guns and religion” and are only after him because “he doesn’t look like everyone else on those dollar bills”. Of course 0zer0 can never be called racist, because he never heard any hate speech from Rev. Wright even after sitting in his pew for 20 years.

Everyone is focused on 0zer0’s economic agenda, but I predict that will not be his Waterloo. No, there is something else coming that 0zer0 will screw up that will be his ultimate undoing. Presidencies are almost never remembered for what you expected them to be known for during the campaign or the election. No, they are almost always known for something else, often something external or international. On that point, I don’t think we have seen 0zer0’s greatest failure yet.

0zer0 = the racist in chief


47 posted on 07/23/2009 9:13:30 PM PDT by SDShack (Obamanomics = Economics + Moronics)
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To: mylife
You are correct in your assessment “we should not take our eye off the ball”, but we should be able to multitask and keep this going as well. This is important in more ways than one, because it really shows the character of the “whiner-in-chief”. Do I think it was a planted question? Absolutely. Did he suspect that it would blow up in this proportion? No. He was banking on the fact that, as in the past, the “typical white person” would back down and apologize and then that would the end of it and then they can go on and say how there is still alot of racial profiling going on. Unfortunate for Barack and Gates, he is as close to being a expert in this field as we learn now that he was picked by a black superior to teach this very subject to future and current police officers. And to state the fact that he was known as the guy that tried to save a famous black athlete. This is really huge because it is starting to, slowly of course, but is exposing who is really racist in this Country. People are waking up and realizing what they voted for in office.

p.s. I apologize in advance fellow freepers, I just had knee surgery, and the hydrocodone is making it seem like I don't have proper grammar with my run on sentences and commas where they don't belong. LOL

48 posted on 07/23/2009 9:21:49 PM PDT by claymax
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To: claymax

You are right in my camp on this matter.
I think he meant it as a diversion but dont think as Gates said “You know who you are messing with”

Yes we can multitask

Hope that knee feels better soon. How did you get hydrocodone without 0bamacare? /s


49 posted on 07/23/2009 9:28:37 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: goodnesswins
I can think of others I’d RATHER waterboard....

We're kidding of course..{cough}

But it starts with one asking the question. Questioness? LOL!

Then I'd like to know if there are any connections among the multitude of convenient eyewitnesses.

We gotta waterboard all of them too!

LOL I do believe this entire thing is a setup. Wouldn't it be something if it becomes a Super Tawana Brawley for Obama?

50 posted on 07/23/2009 9:30:54 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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