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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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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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