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Rush: "Politico, You Failed ... Influence Isn't What You Thought It Was"
Real Clear Politics ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 11/04/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT by opentalk

RUSH: I am starting to sense it. I am starting to see it. When I sense it, when I see it, it probably is true. That's been my track record. I think I detect the media heading into damage control on the Herman Cain story. A lot of media are. This day five now, and still nobody knows what he did. Not a single media outlet can report what he did!

Some are even suggesting that The Politico had no business running this story. These are other journalists who are beginning to say this. ... The media is also in damage control over the Occupy Oakland riots the night before last. I mean, yesterday the media was trying to pretend the Oakland protests were peaceful; the very model of a love fest, but now the truth is coming out along with some of the pictures and they're switching over to damage control mode -- and they're doing the same thing in the Herman Cain story.

Really, folks, five days now, and nobody knows what he did... Nobody knows still. Five days!

...No matter what happens here, every Republican candidate for the nomination -- every one of them -- is so superior to Barack Obama, it's laughable. Of course the Drive-Bys know that, and Democrats know that. But when you have the Washington Post and ABC News in their joint poll saying that 70% of Republicans don't care about the Herman Cain allegations, what that can be translated to is the following:

"Politico, you failed. You attempted, along with others in the mainstream media, to take the guy out, and you failed. Your influence isn't what you thought it was.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; doublestandard; journolistattacks; kenvogel; larrysinclair; politico; progressivemedia; smears; soros; underhanded; vogel
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1 posted on 11/04/2011 1:51:31 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Day 5 and still nobody knows what he did!


2 posted on 11/04/2011 1:54:17 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: opentalk

EPIC, TITANIC, MONUMENTAL FAIL!


3 posted on 11/04/2011 1:54:17 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: opentalk

4 posted on 11/04/2011 1:56:58 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: samtheman

They are like MoveOn.org2


5 posted on 11/04/2011 1:59:26 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The political smears just don’t seem to be working anymore. Like the race card, the white cracker liberals have worn it out by playing it too often. I think Cain is benefiting from the trashing and smearing dished out by the commies against Sarah Palin, her husband and their kids. Real Americans have had enough of that commie bull****.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 1:59:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: opentalk

It’s over. Her attorney came out and said she’s dropping the issue. It happened but she doesn’t want to talk about it.

Who’s gonna turn out the lights?


7 posted on 11/04/2011 2:01:26 PM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: opentalk

Anonymous Details!


8 posted on 11/04/2011 2:06:00 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: opentalk

A bump in the polls and a million extra dollars for Herman Cain.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 2:07:09 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: bcsco

I think the next step will be that some Conservative blogger will find out who she is and publish her name. And we will then all learn that she is a serial offender and a participant in the Jerry Springer freak show circus.

If she was even 1/500% as presentable as Anita Hill she would have been all over the tube by now.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 2:07:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: opentalk

Herman Cain has stared into the maw of the great beast and WON!!!!


11 posted on 11/04/2011 2:07:30 PM PDT by Yaelle (Donate to Cain today to show the media they can't choose our candidate this time.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think the MSM woke up this morning and realized something very big is about to happen.

If they destroy Herman Cain, they validate Sarah Palin. And the last thing they want or need is Sara Palin changing her mind with a few million pissed off Conservatives talking about racist and sexist liberals.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 2:07:58 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Great point. I agree 100%.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 2:09:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No. Cain won. Big time. Further issues will be cast in light of this and seen for what they are.

Now we need to move on with the campaign. The object is winning the presidency; not getting even with low-life a$$es.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 2:11:10 PM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: opentalk

I think Rush’s accuracy percentage just took a hit. If you look at actual preference polls it seems pretty clear that Cain’s ratings hit a peak immediately before the story hit, and have dropped by about a quarter since then. Whether that continues remains to be seen.

From RCP...

ABC News/Wash Post 10/31 - 11/3 438 RV 23%

Rasmussen Reports 11/2 - 11/2 1000 LV 26%

Quinnipiac 10/25 - 10/31 869 RV 30%

FOX News 10/23 - 10/25 328 RV 24%


15 posted on 11/04/2011 2:12:24 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: opentalk

Somebody should send this to Rush, or call Rush and tell him about it:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/11/03/politicos_simon_herman_cain_is_derailing_his_campaign_not_politico.html

It’s a honcho at Politico actually saying “If everything these women say is true, and I have no reason not to believe any of it...”

Everything what?
What did they say?
I missed it!


16 posted on 11/04/2011 2:12:42 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I think the time has come... or is coming close... for Palin to endorse Cain.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:06 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: bcsco

Rush, called out other republicans for not standing up to it. This was an attack on all of them. If it worked they would just do it to the next in line.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Occupy Hermain Cain was a failure.

-PJ

19 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: opentalk

I’m more angry about the “Friendly Fire” than crud spewed by the left. I expect it from them.

Karl Rove needs to go away.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 2:16:22 PM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: All

it’s amazing how many people on this forum believe the msm!


21 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:53 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Thjat’s the truth

Anita Hill was a dumbell but she was a HOT dumbell (my favorite kind)


22 posted on 11/04/2011 2:49:41 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: PogySailor

“Karl Rove needs to go away.”

I agree. This attack on Caine has Rove’s fingerprints all over it. It’s the same MO Rove used when he attacked our senate candidates in 2010. It’s time to take this snake down.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 2:49:46 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: opentalk

Let’s see, 9% unemployment, probably higher if true stats were evaluated, a housing market that sees no relief in sight!, an individual in the WH who still perfers to blame Bush and/or the Republican House for his lack of leadership, a steady decline of our nation to China’s benefit. And the main stream media thinks they can take down Herman Cain with a Clarence Thomas style attack—what kind of drugs are they smoking? And trust me, with Barak Obama as their candidate, they gotta be smokin something to relieve the pain!


24 posted on 11/04/2011 3:20:22 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: opentalk

(Flashback) Politico Will Not Reprint Sex Allegations Vs Obama Because They Are “Unsubstantiated”
Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith

Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 1:03:24 PM by icwhatudo

“His story has generally been ignored by the mainstream media, because he’s been unable to substantiate his allegations. He has come to public attention recently, however, because his planned appearance at the National Press Club drew complaints from a wide array of prominent liberal bloggers, led by Firedoglake’s Jane Hamsher. Their petition to prevent Sinclair from renting space at the club – which bloggers feared would lend him credibility – drew more than 11,000 signatures. “

“Politico isn’t reprinting Sinclair’s allegations because they are unsubstantiated. “

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802640/posts


25 posted on 11/04/2011 3:28:55 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

good catch


26 posted on 11/04/2011 3:30:58 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The tards defanged that particular category of smear during Clinton when we were told that “everybody does it” and (if they don’t) “it’s a private matter anyway.”

So nothing to see here - just move on.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 3:31:39 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: PogySailor

“Karl Rove needs to go away.”

I heard a little of Gay Rove whining yesterday on Sean’s program.

Any bets that Gay Rove and his rino were up to their you know whats in this fiasco for them.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 3:32:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Let's Roll
From recent German Parade

These floats were part of the annual Carnival Parade in Germany watched by an estimated three million people. With our liberal press, it is interesting to see that German citizens seem to learn more truth about the U.S. political system and environment than the majority of citizens on the streets of America. link

29 posted on 11/04/2011 3:35:48 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
related thread: Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal
30 posted on 11/04/2011 3:38:30 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Hugin

I don’t see anything at RCP confirming what you are claiming.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 4:00:54 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: TheConservator

Right here...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html


32 posted on 11/04/2011 4:08:48 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: opentalk
Really, folks, five days now, and nobody knows what he did... Nobody knows still. Five days!

Unfortunately, as Rush himself implied the other day, the court of public opinion does not recognize a statute of limitations.

33 posted on 11/04/2011 5:32:26 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (everyone's a criminal in a police state.)
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To: opentalk

34 posted on 11/04/2011 5:34:55 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
And Anita Hill was a liar at that. As I observed last night: as of now, there is not one woman who has come forward with specific charges of sexual harassment. Not one. All we have is shysters and pollsters and other snot-nosed liars with "anonymous sources" making undefined "complaints." IOW, This is all BS-- and freepers who sucked down the media spew and began to trash Cain owe the rest of us an apology for being so stupid.
35 posted on 11/04/2011 5:59:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: opentalk
That famous pic was from the 90's, back when BillyBoy was actually president. Not exactly recent.
36 posted on 11/04/2011 6:04:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

“and freepers who sucked down the media spew and began to trash Cain owe the rest of us an apology for being so stupid.”

They can’t help it. Their love for their candidate blinds them to facts, logic, reason and fairplay..


37 posted on 11/04/2011 7:18:04 PM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Hugin

Rush is really on board with Cain. I think it started because he immediately felt a deja vu thing with Clarence Thomas and now he’s too blinded to notice the extremely poor way that Cain has handled his first crisis.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 7:44:15 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Grunthor

I think you owe freepers an apology. I support Perry but I immediately defended Cain on these charges when they first came out.

I stopped defending him when he flailed about, blaming everyone but himself and blaming Perry who had nothing to do with it.

After all, it was Cain who decided some while back to stonewall on this story hoping it wouldn’t come out.

If it’s nothing, and I always thought it was, he could have defused it by making a statement early, some kind of dignified statement refuting the charges and then shutting up.

I think he’s really enjoying his victim status now and relishing the support of Rush and Hannity, etal and using it as a fund raising tool.


39 posted on 11/04/2011 7:49:01 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Grampa Dave

Rove is gay? Do you have personal knowledge of that?


40 posted on 11/04/2011 7:50:33 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Hugin

Right. That chart shows Cain steady at around 25% for the last several days, not dipping as you claimed.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 9:49:51 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: TheConservator

30% to 26% to 23% is a loss of about a quarter of his support over the last 5 days. It could be the Quinnipiac poll was just an outlier, or just varitions in polling methodology and margin of error. Or it could be the story hurt him. We’ll have to wait to see.


42 posted on 11/05/2011 1:33:52 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: PogySailor

“I’m more angry about the “Friendly Fire” than crud spewed by the left. I expect it from them.

Karl Rove needs to go away.”

Michael Medved is another one who has been using this as an opportunity to trash Cain.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 2:06:14 AM PDT by Pelham (Every nation that rose to power did so by protecting its manufacturing base)
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To: Hugin

You are reading the data incorrectly. You can’t compare different polls like you are trying to do.


44 posted on 11/05/2011 7:17:08 AM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: opentalk

Thank you so much for posting this. I just got around to reading it this morning. I needed some good news to start the day. I believe Herman is going to overcome this and come out stronger and better off for it. Thanks again.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 7:31:56 AM PDT by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: opentalk

Rush, called out other republicans for not standing up to it.
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Newt DID defend Herman. Mittens said: “I dunno; ask Herman Cain; don’t ask me.” Santorum didn’t help Herman or himself and Michele Bachmann tried to us it for political capital and just made her look meaner and more desperate than she has in the past couple of months. What a disappointment; she.


46 posted on 11/05/2011 7:39:00 AM PDT by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: hinckley buzzard
...and freepers who sucked down the media spew and began to trash Cain owe the rest of us an apology for being so stupid.

They were so desperate for Cain's destruction, they were eager to believe anything. You can't expect anything else from mindless sheep.

47 posted on 11/05/2011 8:09:02 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Politico is now trying to portray Cain in a positive light, for having been out front at NRA with sexual harassment training and policy implementation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2802928/posts

They must really be scared $hitless of something!


48 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:20 AM PDT by kevao
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To: PogySailor

I am livid with Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt for the same reason.


49 posted on 11/05/2011 8:45:19 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: altura

No personal knowledge:

However, there may be more proof that Rove is gay than the current circus he and Politico are hoisting re Cain:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Karl+Rove+and+gay&form=MS8TDF&pc=MS8TDF&src=IE-SearchBox

To use Karl’s own words with Sean this week re the Cain bs, “He needs to answer these serious questions!”


50 posted on 11/05/2011 8:57:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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