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The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, December 15, 2011
The EiB Network ^ | 12/15/2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 12/15/2011 8:20:10 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan

AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that’s Rush, for those in Rio Linda),the Mandarin of Talk Radio, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling, all-concerned Maha-Rushie! America’s anchorman, truth detector, and doctor of democracy. A Real Man, a living legend, a way of life. Commander in Chief of U.S. Operation Chaos. Chief Waga-Waga El Rushbo of the El Conservo Tribe. Chief of the Patriotism Police. Leader of the Conservative Movement. A Weapon of Mass Instruction. El Rushbo (a little Spanish lingo, there). He is the man who is running America (you know it and I know it). He knows the Democrats like every square inch of his glorious naked body. He is ready to do what he was born to do—that’s host. Get ready to what you were born to do—that’s listen (and post your comments on the Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread).


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1 posted on 12/15/2011 8:20:17 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan
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To: NonValueAdded; LibertyisSpecial; HOYA97; ICFN(ICan'tFixNothing); StoneWall Brigade; ...

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2 posted on 12/15/2011 8:21:21 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Greetings. I wish I had caught Rush’s interview with Greta last night.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 8:21:39 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Follow the bouncing link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2820633/posts


4 posted on 12/15/2011 8:31:23 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah it was a very interesting interview. Especially the stuff about the candidates.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 8:48:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

bump


6 posted on 12/15/2011 8:55:01 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Steyn weighs in on that editorial: Include Me Out - Mark Steyn
7 posted on 12/15/2011 9:17:34 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Work - N - Lurk!!!


8 posted on 12/15/2011 9:19:43 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

PRESENT!!

Okay, a fun game today. Here is your available candidate list:

Romney
Gingrich
Perry
Bachmann
Paul
Santorum

You get one vote and you MUST choose one of those listed. Who do you choose TODAY?


9 posted on 12/15/2011 9:21:39 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: writer33
MSNBC apologizes for Mitt Romney-Klan references
10 posted on 12/15/2011 9:23:46 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

In.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 9:24:17 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: NonValueAdded

Ah, Rush; you are a man amongst men! Of course a drop in numbers is an inconvenient fact while they are trying to kick the unemployment benefits can down the pike another few miles.


12 posted on 12/15/2011 9:25:49 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: writer33

Thanks. I’ll catch it tonight after work.


13 posted on 12/15/2011 9:27:31 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; iowamark
Greetings. I wish I had caught Rush’s interview with Greta last night.

Merry Christmas, FRiend! :-)

Rush Limbaugh On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (YouTube video links)

A big Thank You to iowamark for putting this thread together for us!

14 posted on 12/15/2011 9:28:48 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; bevperl
Hi All,
Rush was wonderful as expected on Greta last night! So glad I got to watch every minute!

Yesterday I tried to call Rush's show, but although I got a ring twice, couldn't get on. I learned quickly it was due to tech proglems.

I wanted to thank Rush for talking about how Obama has done NOTHING for our military. That is so VERY TRUE! In fact, I wanted to tell Rush about the things Obama has done to HURT our military who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect us from Islamic Terrorists. I wanted to tell Rush about Obama’s Catch & Release policy and the present Rules of Engagement our brave soldiers face.

FRIENDS OF LIBERTY,

September 11, 2001, our lives changed forever. At first, our answer was swift and fierce, but now our troops catch the terrorists and release the terrorists! Now we appease the enemy because we don't want to offend them. Now our troops are ordered to get out of their armored car vehicles and do foot patrol so they can win the hearts and minds of our enemy.
http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1913/Are-COIN-Foot-Patrols-Winning-Afghan-Trust-or-Just-Losing-American-LImbs.aspx

Now we imprison our troops for killing the terrorists yet we release the known terrorists who have killed our Brave Sons and Daughters and these terrorists go right back to killing our soldiers again! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html

Yes, the truth is the Obama Catch & Release policy frees the terrorists and yet brave soldiers like Lt. Michael Behenna sit in Leavenworth for killing a known terrorist!

The Ballad of Michael Behenna:
To listen to the song, please go to this website – http://www.ourstage.com/profile/chadevantodd/songs — and scroll down to the list of songs where you’ll find “The Ballad of Michael Behenna.”
http://www.defendmichael.com/

This is Another Infuriating case of Injustice to a Soldier: Derrick Miller
http://derrickmiller.org/derrick/

What is America’s “Catch and Release” policy?

It’s when American and NATO forces capture Taliban members only to watch them walk away free. (This occurred in Iraq as well)

As Sara Carter of the Washington Examiner reported, in the words of one our soldiers:

“It’s as if the Taliban have more rights than us or the people of Afghanistan,” said Specialist Charles Brooks, 26, a U.S. Army medic with 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, in Zabul province. “We have to let these guys go all the time no matter what they do, and then we find them trying to hit us again. But if they think I’ve screwed up once, then they’ll [the military] have no problem throwing me to the wolves,” Brooks said.

Why are terrorists, who have admitted to killing our Soldiers, released while brave Soldiers such as lst Lt Michael Behenna sit in Leavenworth? What message does the US military send when we punish our own Soldiers more harshly than we punish the combatants who have killed and maimed our brave men and women on the frontline?

Concerning Rules of Engagement:

Rep. John Mica of FL sponsored this amendment months ago. It passed the House but it still sits in the Senate Armed Services Committee. The fact that this amendment was even needed is terrible. Our soldiers have to wait to be fired upon before they can act to protect themselves. In other words, our soldiers have no second amendment rights while deployed in designated hostile fire areas!

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment requires that the rules of engagement allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE: An amendment numbered 38 printed in House Report 112-88 to require that the rules of engagement allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protects their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.

On agreeing to the Mica amendment (A018) Agreed to by recorded vote: 260 - 160 (Roll no. 354).

I know most Americans have NO IDEA about the terrible problems our troops face serving under the so called Commander In Chief presently in our White House! We must stand up for our troops, and call our members of Congress and tell them to STAND UP FOR OUR TROOPS and give our soldiers the right to defend themselves in the field, and stop freeing terrorists to fight again! We must also tell them to FREE Michael Behenna and our other soldiers in Leavenworth NOW!
http://www.defendmichael.com/

15 posted on 12/15/2011 9:28:57 AM PST by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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To: writer33
You beat me too it! Has Rush mentioned this interview yet? Thanks for posting the YouTube link:

Rush Limbaugh On the Record with Greta Van Susteren

I had this thought and posted on that thread:

EXCELLENT interview.

When does any television audience have the opportunity to hear someone speak with such brutal honesty (especially about Obama and his agenda)!

To Rush listeners and most of us on FR, Rush didn't say anything we haven't already heard and don't already know, but to TV watchers only, this interview must have been quite shocking.

I hope Fox repeats this interview often over the weekend.

16 posted on 12/15/2011 9:30:11 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Santorum but he won’t be there by the time the primary reaches Merryland.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 9:32:18 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"...Rush’s interview with Greta last night."

He did a great job of boiling this week's three shows down to just a few minutes. Greta is a much better interviewer than Hannity and O'Reilly - she let him talk.

At one point he went off on the theory of not going after Obama and slammed the RNC for saying it would alienate independents then talked about Pelosi, Reid and Boxer being nasty and ridiculed the idea that independents would flock to them.

He asked what democrat ideas have ever been productive and Greta (the former Dem) looked a bit uncomfortable.

I just heard Rush say the full interview is up on his website.

18 posted on 12/15/2011 9:33:32 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: thouworm
i agree

i think rush has a soft spot for greta - and it works to both their advantages - and ours

19 posted on 12/15/2011 9:36:20 AM PST by sloop (don't touch my junk)
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To: Baynative

I just heard Rush say the full interview is up on his website.
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http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/12/15/rush_goes_on_the_record_with_fox_news_channel_s_greta_van_susteren


20 posted on 12/15/2011 9:36:28 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

got the house all set up into a “my space” sorta thing

as I mentioned yesterday, Texas State Championship games are on today thru saturday startin at noon Texas time.

I’m all in watchin on the web .....got the house stocked with eats and beverages....

kinda like a tailgate party indoors

gotta be a catch phrase for that.....lol


21 posted on 12/15/2011 9:38:28 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

This first half-hour is sooooooooo much better than yesterday’s opening.


22 posted on 12/15/2011 9:38:28 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Bachmann


23 posted on 12/15/2011 9:38:29 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Fortunately, I don’t have to vote today.

However, if Tennessee moved to today, I would most likely vote for Bachmann.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 9:42:38 AM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: seekthetruth; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ..

PINGING MY FLORIDA FREEPER FRIENDS TO POST 15.

Another thing I know to be true is the fact that the ONLY Presidential candidate who will FULLY support our Military and actually HELP our Military is Governor Rick Perry!

PLEASE FOLKS, Take a closer look at Rick Perry!

Sharing what I would love to see happen:

President Rick Perry
Vice President Rick Santorum
Sec. of State John Bolton
Sec. of Defense Allen West
Attorney General Rudy Guelani


25 posted on 12/15/2011 9:43:34 AM PST by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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To: Baynative

I thought Rush’ weakest point was his answer to Greta’s question as to why, if conservatives want a conservative nominee (after Rush had just made a comment suggesting that Romney & Newt were not the most conservative GOP choices), why the most conservative-—Santorum, Bachmann, and Perry-— were polling so low.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 9:44:15 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: sloop

Rush doesn’t care if you are a 6 toed left handed monkey banana peeler, long as that is what you too say you are...

Greta is out there but she admits it to a T...


27 posted on 12/15/2011 9:44:28 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

I’m really not happy with our choices but if I had to pick I guess Bachmann. But I have to say I think her odds are very slim (just being realistic; sorry).


28 posted on 12/15/2011 9:45:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: advertising guy

NFL tonight and Saturday night. Bowl games start on Saturday too.

It’s the beginning of the Football Mecca. Be still my beating heart!


29 posted on 12/15/2011 9:45:58 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I almost forgot to join the programming today....Thank you for the ping to remind me.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 9:46:27 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: advertising guy

I really hope Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination. His supporters would be completely insufferable.


31 posted on 12/15/2011 9:47:00 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I got three each day for 3 days....all state championship games... pure bliss


32 posted on 12/15/2011 9:50:07 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rush is really beating up Ron Paul, I can’t believe he’s going after him so hard.

I think it’s safe to say he’s trying to sway some people. LOL!


33 posted on 12/15/2011 9:50:47 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Democrat Party Candidate Darcy Richardson

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, LOS ANGELES TIMES AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS RUN ARTICLE ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN

http://www.darcy2012.com/2011/10/29/chicago-tribune-la-times-and-other-major-papers-take-notice/

More wonderful news today as Michael Memoli’s story about Darcy was featured in the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and many other newspapers across the country.

Richardson, an author who has run for local office in Pennsylvania, said in an email that “if ever an incumbent president deserved an intraparty challenge,” it’s Obama.

He hadn’t intended to run — he hoped former Labor Secretary Robert Reich would — but decided to do so when it became clear that no “progressive Democrat of some national stature” would.

“I personally like President Obama, but I think he’s in way over his head when it comes to dealing effectivey with the U.S. economy,” he said.


34 posted on 12/15/2011 9:51:14 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Here ... work N lurk mode ON.
35 posted on 12/15/2011 9:51:14 AM PST by sono (What Rough Beast ... Slouches Toward Bethlehem To Be Born?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

kinda like Alec Baldwin playin Alec Baldwin ?


36 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:19 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rush may be right about some tea party people supporting Ron Paul. Sarah Palin gave him kudos for having the proper domestic stances on economics. However, she said his foreign policy stances were crazy. It’s unfortunate that the other GOP candidates cannot articulate an easy to follow explanation of conservative economics.


37 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:44 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: thouworm

I saw his gaze go skyward and it seemed like he decided not to say something. Maybe he was about to slam the polling firms or the media for manipulation ...


38 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:44 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Bachmann.


39 posted on 12/15/2011 9:53:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Usually the talk show hosts either don’t mention him or humor his supporters, but now they’re afraid he might actually win Iowa. Yesterday Hannity was talking about the controversial Ron Paul newsletters of old.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 9:54:23 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Son House

Wikinews interviews Darcy Richardson, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews_interviews_Darcy_Richardson,_Democratic_Party_presidential_challenger_to_Barack_Obama

If you had been elected president in 2008, what would you have done differently than Barack Obama?

Darcy Richardson: The fact that President Obama initially appointed Larry Summers as chairman of his White House Economic Council shortly after taking office, should have given everybody pause. Summers is probably more responsible for the country’s current economic mess than any other individual.

As President Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasury from 1999 to January 2001, Summers shaped and pushed the financial deregulation that unleashed the near-collapse of Wall Street in the autumn of 2008, particularly when he pushed through the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 during the final years of the Clinton Administration — legislation, as you know, that had prohibited banks from doing both commercial and investment banking.

An architect-turned-enabler of this never-ending economic crisis, Summers later supported the Commodity Futures Modernization Act that, unbelievably as it might seem, mandated that financial derivatives — including the reckless credit default swaps at the heart of the financial crisis — could be traded between financial institutions without any government oversight whatsoever.

It’s little wonder that Rolling Stone writer William Greider, in a marvelously detailed article in late 2008, pointed out that Obama’s choice of Summers and other key economic advisers, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, seemed designed to sustain the failed economic policies of the Bush presidency — an administration that never saw the financial crisis coming in the first place.

The Summers appointment told me that the President had no earthly clue how this devastating financial crisis happened or how to reverse it.

Things only got worse after that. President Obama failed to resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. He failed to include a public option in health care. He failed to assert his constitutional responsibility during the recent debt limit crisis. Unbelievably, he’s failed to protect Social Security and Medicare. He extended the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. He failed to push for cap-and-trade. And he failed to close Gitmo. I could go on, but I think you get the point. If anybody deserves a serious intraparty challenge, it’s the current occupant of the White House.

In retrospect, it’s really incredible that a Democrat of national stature and credibility hasn’t entered this race — at least as of now.

Do you believe Obama has done any good things as president?

Richardson: Nothing I could write a book about, unless it’s a work of fiction. He’s generally been disappointing, allowing the GOP to frame the debate on issue after issue. Who in their right mind wants the Republicans to dictate fiscal or economic policy in this country? The folks in the Occupy Wall Street movement have already figured that out. It’s just a matter of the rest of the country coming to the same conclusion...


41 posted on 12/15/2011 9:56:57 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mark Levin was doing the same thing last night, conspiracy?


42 posted on 12/15/2011 9:59:26 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Sounds like it . . . not in a bad way, necessarily. But I do think they coordinate.


43 posted on 12/15/2011 10:03:47 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Baynative

“I saw his gaze go skyward and it seemed like he decided not to say something. Maybe he was about to slam the polling firms or the media for manipulation ...”
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I missed that nuance, but I did think about the question, even after the interview was over. It was a good question. I though along the same lines as you. How manipulated are we conservatives by the MSM (and the RINO wing)? ... EVEN though we know they are corrupt to the core.


44 posted on 12/15/2011 10:05:44 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: seekthetruth

To your wishlist, I actually do like Perry, but there is this “feeling” that I get that I am not sure how to comprehend. Not sure if it is the “Fred Thompson” feeling of being shoved in to the race without actually wanting to be in the race or if it is his laissez-faire style of governing Texas that may not translate well to the office of POTUS. Perhaps he would do well with a VP such as Bachmann.

So, in answering my own question, my vote would go TODAY to Bachmann.

My presidential selection list currently looks like this:

Bachmann
Perry - Gingrich tied
Santorum

Romney and Paul are out.


45 posted on 12/15/2011 10:06:17 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I really hope Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination. His supporters would be completely insufferable.

I fear a Libertarian run reminiscent of Perot that would hand Obama a re-election if Paul does not get the Republican nomination. What would really shake things up is if a strong Green Party candidate could siphon off some of Obama's votes. On another note, does anyone still remember PUMA? Did these voters really exist or was it all a smokescreen?
46 posted on 12/15/2011 10:12:09 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: advertising guy
Feds are going after Sheriff Joe
47 posted on 12/15/2011 10:12:15 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I think it’s safe to say he’s trying to sway some people. LOL!

He is strongly non-interventionist in the same mode of a group of Republican politicians pre-Pearl Harbor. IMO, the world is just too small any more for full non-interventionism. And would Ron Paul's non-interventionism also mean getting out of NATO? If so, would that be good or bad?
48 posted on 12/15/2011 10:17:54 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: thouworm
How manipulated are we conservatives by the MSM (and the RINO wing)? ... EVEN though we know they are corrupt to the core.

Good example. Look at the nation's reaction to Cain after the fourth accusation. Many were just not willing to continue to look dumb by supporting, even if not true, a sexual harasser. And I posed this question to some of them:

The reaction I heard most was, "But there are now FOUR accusations." To which I would ask, "If we are a nation of innocent until proven guilty, should it matter if there are 100 accusations if all of them are false?" The responses were interesting.
49 posted on 12/15/2011 10:22:54 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Feds are going after Sheriff Joe

More like:

Holder Sues Arpaio
50 posted on 12/15/2011 10:26:15 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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