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Rush Limbaugh puts GOPers on notice: Refer to Social Security as a criminal enterprise, or else!
washington Post ^ | Sept. 12, 2011 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:07 PM PDT by Clairity

During his Monday show, Limbaugh warned the 2012 Republican field not to use Perry's remarks against him. He specifically named Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"I've not endorsed anybody and this is not an endorsement" Limbaugh said. "But be very careful if you start attacking Rick Perry on Social Security and the 'Ponzi scheme.' There are too many of you out there who have already said that yourselves -- Mitt Romney. Mitt, you have already called it a Ponzi scheme. And worse."

"I've got a whole list of people here - media and outside - in politics who have referred to Social Security as a Ponzi scheme," Limbaugh went on. "And ... I would like to warn everybody: Be careful here because you’re pandering to the media."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: government; limbaugh; perry; ponzischeme; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushlive; socialsecurity
That famous RINO, Rush Limbaugh! ;)

(/sarcasm, of course)

1 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:15 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

God Bless Rush


2 posted on 09/12/2011 7:05:02 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: All

Frazier: Change Social Security or free Madoff

http://www.dailytoreador.com/opinion/article_0e7aa9dc-dda9-11e0-be77-0019bb30f31a.html


3 posted on 09/12/2011 7:06:52 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

So, the WP is a hotbed of sedition.


4 posted on 09/12/2011 7:07:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clairity

Conservatism is not crony corporatism/capitalism run by lobbyists. Until Republicans understand the difference there will be no Republican in the White House. We need candidates that emphasize ethics and honesty towards the people and put the USA first, not global business interests, war profiteers, and policing the world.


5 posted on 09/12/2011 7:17:27 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Clairity

I can’t seem to find a thread on CNN’s Republican debate this evening. I didn’t even know abougt it until the last half hour of it. Anyone?


6 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:40 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs (BUSHS)!)
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To: Clairity
Good for Rush.

It's not even about Social Security per se, it's about attacking other Republicans from the Left, using Democrat-style appeals to emotion. Republicans should NEVER do this. Not ever.

I lost pretty much all respect for Bachmann when she went all grandpa-will-be-eating-dog-food on Perry over the weekend.

7 posted on 09/12/2011 7:24:05 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Paperdoll

I think they will repeat it in a half hour. Check your CNN schedule.


8 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:18 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Paperdoll
I missed the first half hour and wasn't sure what channel it was on, then remembered - the Commie News Network!

Watched the last 1-1/2 hrs and it was very, very good. Wolfie was surprisingly refreshing and upbeat without any asides. I can honestly say that I thought he was the best moderator, so far, certainly better than Brian Williams and as Fox passed the questions around, I've come to loathe Chris Wallace, he had far too many times with his snarky jibs and jabs.

Probably, this debate was the best because all of the questions were designed by TEA Party folk.

9 posted on 09/12/2011 7:34:43 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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Der Fuhrer has spoken.


10 posted on 09/12/2011 7:37:32 PM PDT by webboy45
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To: denydenydeny

Well...in tonight’s Republican debate, the RINO lapdog Huntsman, referred to Perry’s position against a border fence as “treasonous”.
Has Huntsman swallowed the Media bait and turned on his fellow Republicans??
Answer...NO...because this is his defined role in the entire campaign!


11 posted on 09/12/2011 7:40:47 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: webboy45

So you’re saying Rush is a Nazi?


12 posted on 09/12/2011 7:41:59 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: denydenydeny
Good for Rush. It's not even about Social Security per se, it's about attacking other Republicans from the Left, using Democrat-style appeals to emotion. Republicans should NEVER do this. Not ever. I lost pretty much all respect for Bachmann when she went all grandpa-will-be-eating-dog-food on Perry over the weekend.

Hear! Hear! I was not surprised to hear Mitt Romney attacking Rick Perry from the Left. But I was very disappointed to hear Michelle Bachmann sounding like a Democrat, and I lost a great deal of respect for her. She is a good Congresswoman, but she's not going to be the GOP nominee.

13 posted on 09/12/2011 7:42:27 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Clairity

To call Social Security, especially Medicare, or any other government program a “Ponzi scheme” insults Charles Ponzi. The great Mr. Ponzi at least had the honesty not to compel people to continue to “invest” in his schemes generations after they recognized that he swindled them. Had Mr. Ponzi been elected to the Congress, he would have been derided within that legislative body for his honesty, respect for the wealth of others, and small-expense thinking. But alas, he was just an illegal alien, not a citizen.


14 posted on 09/12/2011 7:44:21 PM PDT by dufekin (Name our lead enemy: Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamofascist terrorist dictator)
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To: firefox
Here's a program closer to home...at least to those of us in AZ. who have to live with an alien invasion of monumental proportions. This is worthy of criminal prosecution all the way to the 1/2 white house.

In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard’s Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door. For 15 months, Howard did as he was told. To customers with phony IDs or wads of cash he normally would have turned away, he sold pistols, rifles and semiautomatics. He was assured by the ATF that they would follow the guns, and that the surveillance would lead the agents to the violent Mexican drug cartels on the Southwest border. When Howard heard nothing about any arrests, he questioned the agents. Keep selling, they told him. So hundreds of thousands of dollars more in weapons, including .50-caliber sniper rifles, walked out of the front door of his store in a Glendale, Ariz., strip mall. He was making a lot of money. But he also feared somebody was going to get hurt. “Every passing week, I worried about something like that,” he said. “I felt horrible and sick.”

15 posted on 09/12/2011 7:44:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: denydenydeny

Bachmann was even worse in today’s debate. I lost all respect for her, she was despicable the way she attacked Perry. Is she running for Obama’s VP?


16 posted on 09/12/2011 7:49:53 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Don Corleone

I’m not sure of the point you are trying to make. I didn’t say Perry was right or wrong. But Huntsman, (I think freepers will agree)is totally out of line attacking Republican candidates in that manner. And he has been doing that. Considering he was an Obama ambassador...you gotta wonder!
BTW it is “leave the gun...take the canolis”


17 posted on 09/12/2011 7:50:06 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: apoliticalone

Well said. Corrupt capitalism is no better than corrupt government. Both can be destructive to the cause of freedom.


18 posted on 09/12/2011 7:57:15 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Clairity
Well he did get Hillery elected instead of Obummer, lol, rush is not aways right.
19 posted on 09/12/2011 8:00:48 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Paperdoll
I can’t seem to find a thread on CNN’s Republican debate this evening.

It's being re-run starting right now, 11pm eastern on CNN

20 posted on 09/12/2011 8:08:58 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Clairity

Bachmann is to be admired and respected for her positions...however methinks the folks are tired of the Palin-Bachman cornucopia of platitudes.

What we need is a WARRIOR president who has practical, workable solutions, guided by Conservative principles, not just spouting them. And if he is a warrior then don’t expect perfection in his character; look for experience and fortitude.


21 posted on 09/12/2011 8:13:42 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: Bullish

Thank you. I have it on. :o)


22 posted on 09/12/2011 8:35:24 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs (BUSHS)!)
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To: firefox
What we need is a WARRIOR president who has practical, workable solutions, guided by Conservative principles, not just spouting them.

Out of curiousity why do you suggest we need a warrior USA President? Are we going to wage another costly country rebuilding war? Now if we were going to use a warrior President to defend our borders I'd buy it.

With 4 nation rebuilding wars in progress now (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia) we don't need another. Only if the USA itself is invaded (and it has been by Mexico) do we need to use our military and a warrior President.

We either need to make every effort to rebuild the USA now fiscally, economically, infra structure wise, and ethically (change us from a nation of corrupt pols run by lobbyists) , or call it quits as did the Roman Empire. What we do not need is to find another country to invade.

23 posted on 09/12/2011 8:35:39 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Clairity

God Bless Rush!


24 posted on 09/12/2011 8:53:15 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: dragonblustar

it is a Ponzi scheme.


25 posted on 09/12/2011 9:16:42 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Clairity

This poster puts Rushbo on notice, stop grazing at the “free trade” trough and start talking about ways to build America’s decimated industrial base!

(ps big fan, but seriously El Rushbo — open the eyes about the “free trade” brainwashing)

America first!


26 posted on 09/12/2011 9:22:44 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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The Washington Post, just like the New York Times, doesn't even make a good bird cage liner !
27 posted on 09/12/2011 9:41:37 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Clairity

Greg sarent is lying. Limbaugh never referred to Social Security as a “criminal enterprise”. Even Sergent can’t produce a quote of Rush saying this. Limbaugh merely noted that many other pols have referred to SS as a Ponzi scheme. I hope Rush calls this guy out tomorrow, although this unknown RAT hack probably wrote this piece just to get his name mentioned to an audience about 100 times larger than his paper’s circulation. What a typical lying RAT punk.


28 posted on 09/12/2011 10:04:57 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: bleach

Rush sounds like he is carrying water for the gop again. He said lay off the borders also, he does not control we the people. He said he would not attack anyone but he attacked Romney abd newt before. And I am a fan, I am not in the tank for anyone.


29 posted on 09/12/2011 10:10:28 PM PDT by Brimack34 (Tea party will not settle)
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To: Clairity
Bachmann was even worse in today’s debate. I lost all respect for her, she was despicable the way she attacked Perry. Is she running for Obama’s VP?

It'll be interesting to find out eventually how much of Bachmann's sally was her idea, and how much was Ed Rollins talking. What do you think?

30 posted on 09/12/2011 10:47:04 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Paperdoll
It's still in breaking news: (LIVE THREAD) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
31 posted on 09/12/2011 11:40:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Brimack34
Carrying the water for the GOP? On his program he demonstrated the idea of Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme goes back at least to the 1960s and has been repeated by esteemed members of the press and by members of both parties for years.

(Transcript) Be Careful, Republicans, When Attacking Perry on Social Security

32 posted on 09/12/2011 11:44:28 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: denydenydeny
“I lost pretty much all respect for Bachmann when she went all grandpa-will-be-eating-dog-food on Perry over the weekend.”

Apparently, she hasn't priced dog food lately. Mine eats better than me.

33 posted on 09/13/2011 12:33:54 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Brimack34

That makes him a Nazi? Just because they disagree with his stance is it ok to toss around epithets and compare Rush to the most vile human excrement?

I’m not saying Rush right or wrong.. Just save the vicious attacks for Obama and the real enemy and avoid the circular firing squad.


34 posted on 09/13/2011 4:17:19 AM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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