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Limbaugh: Romney Is a 3 Legs Conservative (February 5, 2008)
Newsmax ^ | February 5, 2008 | Newsmax Staff

Posted on 11/27/2009 1:27:45 PM PST by Reaganesque

Reversing his previously stated belief that none of the Republican candidates for the GOP presidential nomination have all three legs of the conservative stool, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Monday that Mitt Romney is indeed a three-leg conservative.

Describing the three legs as "national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives," Rush said, "The social conservatives are the cultural people. The fiscal conservatives are the economic crowd: low taxes, smaller government, get out of the way... The foreign policy crowd is obviously what it is. I don't think there's anybody on our side who doesn't care about national security."

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His conclusion? "I think the one candidate of the three still out there on our side that matter (and, actually, it's just two, because Huckabee doesn't, in terms of a chance to win) is saying who more closely embodies all three legs of this conservative stool, you'd have to say that it's Mitt Romney. There's actually no choice in the matter. It certainly isn't Senator McCain."

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"Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, this is the creepy smiling face of an evil butcher!"

Even Rush Limbaugh, apparently. But at least those who hate Mitt Romney understate their case in reasonable and rational terms like "evil butcher." Rush Limbaugh/"evil butcher", who are you going to believe?

1 posted on 11/27/2009 1:27:46 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

Rush, just take the rest of the weekend off, go to bed, and drink some chicken soup, so you’ll be OK to do your show on Monday.


2 posted on 11/27/2009 1:29:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Reaganesque
Original post is Tuesday, February 5, 2008
3 posted on 11/27/2009 1:30:19 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Reaganesque
who are you going to believe?

Neither. Limbaugh doesn't tell me who to vote for. If this is Limbaugh's opinion then he's dead wrong, IMO. I'll never vote for another liberal in Republican clothing. Never.

4 posted on 11/27/2009 1:31:36 PM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: Reaganesque

Let’s just forget Jonnie Goodboy and get behind Sarah.


5 posted on 11/27/2009 1:31:41 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: Reaganesque

I think that Limbaugh is like Coulter on Romney. They know the real Romney, not the one that is advertised on TV, so they are not bothered by what they see on TV.

Romney’s biggest liability in my opinion is his support for socialized medicine. However, I could overlook that if I thought it was a charade.


6 posted on 11/27/2009 1:31:47 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Reaganesque

Don’t agree.


7 posted on 11/27/2009 1:32:11 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: newfreep

Just like it says in the headline of the thread.


8 posted on 11/27/2009 1:32:32 PM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Reaganesque

Myth Romney is an evil abortionist, big government health care pushing socialist pig! It’s in his record.


9 posted on 11/27/2009 1:33:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! God save this great Republic!!)
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To: Reaganesque

IMO, Romney had two moments.

The first was salvaging the winter olympics.

The second was bringing Mass out of debt.

Shoulda stopped there and gone back to the private sector.


10 posted on 11/27/2009 1:34:01 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: Reaganesque

One word: Romneycare


11 posted on 11/27/2009 1:34:11 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: Reaganesque

Well we found the .5% where he was wrong. I suspect that Rush was trying to put the best face on what he saw was the best of a very weak candidate pool.


12 posted on 11/27/2009 1:35:32 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Reaganesque

Rush picked the best of what he had to choose from. While I agree it makes the “RINO” charge pretty stupid, I don’t think it means Limbaugh would pick Romney as his favorite conservative, if there were other real conservatives in the mix.


13 posted on 11/27/2009 1:36:20 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Brilliant

I know the real Mitt Romney, having grown up knowing him. The damnable lies that are spread of decent, here are beyond the bounds of decent, civil and honest discours and every bit as filthy and ignorant as the majority of the stuff over at DU, DailyKos and HuffPo and most of the people who spread this BS are fully aware of it.


14 posted on 11/27/2009 1:36:38 PM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Reaganesque
WOW You really want to go there AGAIN?

Ok, let's play one more time, I love whacking a Mittbot pinata anyways.

Everybody go to the transcript once AGAIN and see what it really says.

"I think the one candidate of the three still out there

on our side that matter (and, actually, it's just two, because Huckabee doesn't, in terms of a chance to win) is saying who more closely embodies> all three legs of this conservative stool, you'd have to say that it's Mitt Romney. There's actually no choice in the matter. It certainly isn't Senator McCain."

So verses McCain and Huckabee, Mitt is the best to represent Conservatives.

For those who have always wondered what the definition of damning with faint praise is, there ya go...

15 posted on 11/27/2009 1:36:50 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: newfreep

Thanks for citing the date (which the poster did too, so why did he post this?)

At the time, Romney was the only viable option. For 2012, it’s unacceptable.


16 posted on 11/27/2009 1:37:54 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: All
...Describing the three legs as "national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives," Rush said, "The social conservatives are the cultural people...

WHAT?... That's exactly why I stopped listening to this guy years ago...

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No job?.. bad credit? No problemo!... We'r here to help ya... What it is... is what it is my man!..


17 posted on 11/27/2009 1:38:07 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war (...Actually I heard something lately) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I don’t think he would be Rush’s ideal candidate either and he pretty much says that in the article. However, since FR has now switched to out and out slander as a fundraising tool, against a friend of mine, I had to point out that there are solid, high profile Conservatives out there who believe Romney to be one of them.


18 posted on 11/27/2009 1:38:45 PM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Dr. Sivana

**I suspect that Rush was trying to put the best face on what he saw was the best of a very weak candidate pool.**

As this article was ORIGINALLY POSTED in FEBRUARY 2008, I’m inclined to AGree... I smell the nefarious underdealings of a ROMNEYBOT in the rooms.

I would have had a much less of a “REACTION” voting for Romney than I did McLAME.


19 posted on 11/27/2009 1:39:13 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: Dr. Sivana

February 5th, Super Tuesday, 2008: Who would you have endorsed?


20 posted on 11/27/2009 1:39:23 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: Cicero

I remember Rush saying this...take a look at the date. I think the only reason he was so pro-Romney because he knew (as did most all of us) that McCain would hand Obama the presidency. At that time Romney was the only real chance to stop McCain. So Rush probably felt like the rest of us...Romney sucks, but McCain sucks more, and Obama sucks the most!


21 posted on 11/27/2009 1:40:01 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: Jim Robinson

AMEN!!!!!


22 posted on 11/27/2009 1:40:28 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Reaganesque
Where is the slander?

Show it.

With actual proof, not feelings and supposition.

Go on, we have been doing this for months now.

23 posted on 11/27/2009 1:40:45 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: This_far

His 3rd moment was bowing to the MA Supreme court and instituting gay marriage by executive order.

He will never be president, IMO. Too much of a manicured neutical.


24 posted on 11/27/2009 1:41:28 PM PST by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: Reaganesque

Still had/have a lot of trouble with his ROMNEYCARE ...Obamacare in a nicer suit...but


25 posted on 11/27/2009 1:41:32 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: Reaganesque

Oh, you mean that’s not the real Mitt Romney in that video? Sure looks like him. Sounds like him too.

He’s a baby murdering butcher! How many abortions were performed in Massachusetts as that grinning evil bastard laughed about it with his socialist pal Teddy Kennedy?


26 posted on 11/27/2009 1:41:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! God save this great Republic!!)
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To: Reaganesque

Epic fail, Slick Willardbot.


27 posted on 11/27/2009 1:42:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Reaganesque

No matter what Romney says his health care plan in Massachusetts is the kind of stool that has no legs. Someone with that legacy should have no future in the Republican party no matter what else he believes or does.


28 posted on 11/27/2009 1:42:20 PM PST by hometoroost (Al Gore may not have invented the Internet but he did help invent Global Warming.)
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To: Allegra; American Constitutionalist; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; ...

Come play with the Slick Willardbot troll, kids. No mercy. ;-)


29 posted on 11/27/2009 1:43:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Reaganesque

Slander? Romney speaks for himself. I didn’t put the words in his mouth. I didn’t sign the socialist RomneyCare bill.

Face it, Romney is a socialist butcher!!


30 posted on 11/27/2009 1:44:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! God save this great Republic!!)
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To: Reaganesque

I have a lot of friends, and even some family members, whom I like and will continue to like, yet would never vote for them for public office, much less president.

If Romney is your friend, fine. I’m sure he has a lot of good qualities. But he is NOT a conservative.

Healthcare, abortion, gay marriage. Even his one great and constantly advertised success—saving the Salt Lake City Olympics—was little more than a federal bailout.


31 posted on 11/27/2009 1:44:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ejonesie22

DON”T FEED THE LLORT.

I’m just as guilty, but
Romneybots are almost as bad as the RonpaulKOOKS and the BIRTHERS,

so the broad brush of LLORT applies IMHO


32 posted on 11/27/2009 1:44:54 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: hometoroost
"Limbaugh: Romney Is a 3 Legs Conservative Stool"
33 posted on 11/27/2009 1:45:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bcsco

exactly, Rush was wrong on Bush as well


34 posted on 11/27/2009 1:45:14 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Jim Robinson

So, we should ignore Rush Limbaugh on this and stick with your opinion? Is he in on the “evil plot?”


35 posted on 11/27/2009 1:45:33 PM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Dan Nunn

Considering it’s almost 2 years old, the poster appears to be a romney-BOT pushing his RINO propaganda via Rush’s comment. Considering our choices at that time, it’s pretty pathetic.


36 posted on 11/27/2009 1:45:57 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Reaganesque; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; EternalVigilance; ...
Reaganesque: "I know the real Mitt Romney, having grown up knowing him."

If you do, are you claiming he did not impose gay marriage
and socialized medicine without a vote by the citizens?
or do you just ignore it when you "defend" him?

Are you claiming he did not put in liberal murderer-freeing judges
passing over GOP candidates?
or do you just ignore it when you "defend" him?

37 posted on 11/27/2009 1:46:03 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Reaganesque

Romney doesn’t pass the RINO test. Sorry friend.


38 posted on 11/27/2009 1:46:09 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: fieldmarshaldj

39 posted on 11/27/2009 1:47:34 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: Reaganesque

This was, what, a week before Romney did the whole I like mandates, mandates work? Thank you for reminding us that Rush can be fooled. I don’t have any need for a RINO who thinks that government is the answer and not the problem.


40 posted on 11/27/2009 1:48:17 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Reaganesque
"...there are solid, high profile Conservatives out there who believe Romney to be one of them."

Uhhhh, care to name 1 "high profile" conservative who thinks RINO myth romney is a conservative?

41 posted on 11/27/2009 1:48:19 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: gwilhelm56
I have a Romneybot Pinata fetish, every time I see one I have to take a whack...

the neat thing is they self repair and hang themselves back up for the next round...

42 posted on 11/27/2009 1:49:19 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: Reaganesque

I don’t go along with Rush when he’s wrong. And He’s obviously wrong on this (if he said it). Romney is a liberal abortionist/socialist pig!


43 posted on 11/27/2009 1:49:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! God save this great Republic!!)
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To: bushinohio

Yeah, I missed the date.


44 posted on 11/27/2009 1:50:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Valpal1

Wow, you’re more lenient than I, if that’s your 3rd!

But, YUP, no way that Romney should be in ANY further political office (unless it’s local, mayor, financial).

Maybe he should help out with Chicago’s 2016 Olympics?


45 posted on 11/27/2009 1:50:37 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: Reaganesque

You could, at least, point out that this was from February 5, 2008... LOL ...


46 posted on 11/27/2009 1:52:22 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Reaganesque
The damnable lies that are spread

Is it a lie that Romney was pro-abort when he ran against Ted Kennedy? Was it a lie that Romney pushed for and signed Romneycare, and continues to call it a success to this day even as costs skyrocket?

Lies? Those are the hard truth about Romeny.

47 posted on 11/27/2009 1:52:30 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Dan Nunn
Who would you have endorsed?

I started with Thompson, and voted for Huckabee when Thompson dropped out. I did not pretend that Huck isn't a nanny-stater ... he is. I just thought he was the best of those left, and pro-life is the primary criterion that I would use. I would not have gone on the air and claimed that Huck, or Romney or McCain or Giuliani (the worst of the group) was a three-legged stool conservative. Not in 2007, 2008 or 2009.
48 posted on 11/27/2009 1:52:34 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Jim Robinson

**Romney is a liberal abortionist/socialist pig!**

But, in FEBRUARY 2008, He would have been a ‘’’SLIGHTLY””” better choice than McLAME or the HUCKSTER.. Slightly better...but today..

Romney gets Nomination.. He will NOT be getting my vote, and no Republican down the line will, either, as I’ll be staying HOME. NO MORE RINO’S


49 posted on 11/27/2009 1:52:39 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: Reaganesque

By the way, it’s not my “opinion.” It’s his record!


50 posted on 11/27/2009 1:52:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! God save this great Republic!!)
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