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LANDSLIDE: Limbaugh Predicts 2012 Election
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Posted on 01/10/2012 1:41:07 PM PST by Sub-Driver

LANDSLIDE: Limbaugh Predicts 2012 Election

Rush Limbaugh predicts 2012 outcome Radio host says pollsters wrong about presidential race

By Joe Kovacs

PALM BEACH, Fla. – While polls across America show Barack Obama in a tight race for president with potential Republican nominees, top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think the outcome of the race will even be close.

“If the election were today, it would be a landslide loss,” Limbaugh said this afternoon. “Let me define landslide: five to seven points. It’d be big. It would be huge.”

“Make no mistake about it,” he continued. “Of this I am as confident as anything. I know it’s not reflected anywhere else in the media and it’s not reflected too many other places in conservative media. But I’m telling you, he’s toast. Just as Jimmy Carter was toast, and nobody knew it until election night [in 1980].

Limbaugh cited Gallup polling about Obama’s personal approval ratings among voters, and he says the forecast is not bright for the president.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


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1 posted on 01/10/2012 1:41:11 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Rose-colored glasses.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 1:44:36 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
If the election were today

Ah, well...there will many opportunities for the Democrat media shills to try and turn this Around between now and November.

3 posted on 01/10/2012 1:44:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

Different era, no Reagan and the demographics are a lot different nowadays.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 1:45:21 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree with Rush. His reputation and credibility means more to him then anything.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 1:46:28 PM PST by albie
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To: Sub-Driver
I agree.
It's going to be A JIMMAH RE-DO.
6 posted on 01/10/2012 1:46:36 PM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve been around long enough to remember the backwards clinton watches Rush used to push and how Clinton was for sure going to be a one term president.

The fact is, if Romney is our nominee, Obama is going to win.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 1:48:05 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"If the election were today"

But its not today...its in November...a lifetime away as politics go. A lifetime.

8 posted on 01/10/2012 1:50:04 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush is not infallible. Seems to me, 4 years ago Rush was having fun with Operation Chaos because he wanted to slow down Hilary!. He slowed her down so much we ended up with Obama.

Limbaugh is good, and I’m no one, but IMHO, Obama is likely to be re-elected.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 1:51:43 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: bigdirty
Different era, no Reagan and the demographics are a lot different nowadays.

Sadly true, but the regime controlled media no longer set the agenda, either. It used to be that ABCBSNBCNN picked the president, or at least had huge influence. No longer.

10 posted on 01/10/2012 1:52:30 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: bigdirty
Different era, no Reagan and the demographics are a lot different nowadays.

Sadly true, but the regime controlled media no longer set the agenda, either. It used to be that ABCBSNBCNN picked the president, or at least had huge influence. No longer.

11 posted on 01/10/2012 1:52:42 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I think Rush is right and I think we win with any of the candidates except Ron Paul.


12 posted on 01/10/2012 1:53:23 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: albie
I agree with Rush too. I have a neighbor who is decidedly apolitical who voted for zero the last time around, and says he's absolute toast. I consider that opinion a good, albeit unscientific indicator of the tone of the “average” voter.
13 posted on 01/10/2012 1:53:33 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver

Not the same as Carter at all. There’s no real conservative option like there was with Ronald Reagan.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 1:56:02 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope he is right, but Rush has been wrong before.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 1:56:21 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: SpaceBar

“I consider that opinion a good, albeit unscientific indicator of the tone of the “average” voter.”

Now ask that neighbor specifics. Would he vote for:
Romney?
Gingrich?
Santorum?

If your neighbor is like my moderate friends, he’ll say no to all 3, and then say he’ll most likely just stay home.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 1:57:19 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: bigdirty
no Reagan

You forget how vilified and ridiculed Reagan was during the general election campaign. All the standard stuff the media throw at Republicans. Stupid. Nothing but an actor. V.P. Mondale got laughs on the stump by asking if people could imagine waking up and hearing the words "President Reagan" the day after the election.

It wasn't until Reagan took office and people realized what a gifted leader he was that most people saw through the lies.

17 posted on 01/10/2012 1:57:19 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: brownsfan
Looks like the “media” has got you. What do you think you would be saying if there were not pinko news media out there? The news would show the truth and that is this Bozo is desperate and on the way out.
18 posted on 01/10/2012 1:57:46 PM PST by fish hawk (Tebow or Rodman, who would I like to introduce my grandson to? MMmmmmmm)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not Reagan. Not even close.

19 posted on 01/10/2012 1:57:51 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who could forget Limbaugh’s January 2008 prediction that Obama would win by a landslide of 7 points?


20 posted on 01/10/2012 1:58:04 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll be very surprised is an election is even held. I predict an October surprise like this country has never seen before, so that barry can “suspend” the election.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 1:58:31 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The fact is, if Romney is our nominee, Obama is going to win.

Rush gave Romney a boost today with his attack on Newt. Rush got a good reaming out from his last caller.

22 posted on 01/10/2012 1:59:40 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver
My main concern is voter fraud.....the dems. will try any dirty trick to win and The Kenyan's Justice Department will do nothing to stop them

The Black Panthers case proves it.

23 posted on 01/10/2012 2:03:03 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Sub-Driver
I love Rush. I listen to Rush almost every day. I think Rush is right about a lot of things. I think Rush is right about this thing, too. The only problem is, no one, in the history of “IF THE ELECTION WERE TODAY” pronouncements has ever been proven wrong. It's a BS claim.

You can't prove it, you can't disprove it, you can do nothing with it. No election was ever held earlier than on the day it was scheduled, so predicting results for some fictitious vote tabulation is abject conjecture.

Rush loves to be right about oh-so many things. Rush is often oh-so right about a lot of things. This is just one of those things he gets to say without ever being disproved.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: brownsfan
Seems to me, 4 years ago Rush was having fun with Operation Chaos because he wanted to slow down Hilary

You got it backwards.

25 posted on 01/10/2012 2:04:14 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Well, I hope Rush is right about a GOP win and no I don’t think it will be a landslide if the GOP candidate wins. I just fear there are too many give me, give me, give me people in this country now who don’t understand or don’t want to understand or just don’t care how or know where the government golden goose gets it’s golden eggs and why the golden eggs will turn to fools golden eggs eventually.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 2:04:50 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: crosshairs

By what authority?


27 posted on 01/10/2012 2:05:30 PM PST by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: SpaceBar

Take a look at Obama’s reelection bumper stickers and his original election stickers. That’s the telling part. People aren’t proud of him.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 2:06:34 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: bigdirty
Different era, no Reagan and the demographics are a lot different nowadays.

Maybe so, but just about every sub group favors him less than in 2008: Hispanics, young people, whites, etc. Demographics helps him a point or two but he would lose 10 % off his votes, otherwise, IMO.

And remember, Democrats in congress got 59 % of the vote, while Obama got 52.9 %.. Do you see anything close to that happening again?

29 posted on 01/10/2012 2:08:21 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: M. Thatcher

I remember my barber, in 2008, telling me he was going to vote for Obama in the Texas Primary because he was certain the GOP candidate could beat Obama but not Hillary. When I remind him of that every time I get a haircut, he just mumbles some expletive.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 2:09:06 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: DouglasKC

Don’t you remember how the libs and the so-called mainstream media disparaged Ronald Reagan as just a dumb actor in 1980?


31 posted on 01/10/2012 2:09:57 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: fish hawk

“Looks like the “media” has got you. “

Looks like you can’t see beyond hurling insults at those you don’t agree with.

Try this one out for size:

The media is powerful, very powerful. The average American is “briefed” by the media almost daily.

So, I put it together.
Blacks will vote Obama. They may not turn out as much, but they will vote Obama.
Mexicans - Obama. Perceived immigration advantage, and welfare.
Those who pay no taxes... Obama.
Those who get their news daily from NBCCBSABCCNNMSNBC... will in large part vote Obama.
Liberals - No brainer, pun intended, Obama!
Republican base unhappy with the nominee... they stay home, that’s like a vote for Obama in my book.
Dead voters, multiple voters, space aliens... Obama. The DNC and whatever ACORN is today will see to it.

Spells an Obama reelection.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 2:09:57 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

Well, it really boils down to the swing states. Flipping a handfull of states Obama won in ‘08 could do it. I believe Virginia is pivotal in that regard.


33 posted on 01/10/2012 2:10:12 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fish hawk

“Looks like the “media” has got you. “

Looks like you can’t see beyond hurling insults at those you don’t agree with.

Try this one out for size:

The media is powerful, very powerful. The average American is “briefed” by the media almost daily.

So, I put it together.
Blacks will vote Obama. They may not turn out as much, but they will vote Obama.
Mexicans - Obama. Perceived immigration advantage, and welfare.
Those who pay no taxes... Obama.
Those who get their news daily from NBCCBSABCCNNMSNBC... will in large part vote Obama.
Liberals - No brainer, pun intended, Obama!
Republican base unhappy with the nominee... they stay home, that’s like a vote for Obama in my book.
Dead voters, multiple voters, space aliens... Obama. The DNC and whatever ACORN is today will see to it.

Spells an Obama reelection.


34 posted on 01/10/2012 2:10:27 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Photobucket In the end Rush will have to eat those words.
35 posted on 01/10/2012 2:11:17 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: M. Thatcher

“You got it backwards.”

I won’t make that mistake again. I’ll find a whole different mistake to make.


36 posted on 01/10/2012 2:12:01 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Landslide? Did Sarah reconsider?
37 posted on 01/10/2012 2:12:55 PM PST by McGruff (Ron Paul and Howard Dean both finished 3rd in Iowa. Destiny?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not if he runs against Myth.


38 posted on 01/10/2012 2:13:33 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: 1010RD

I believe that I could count on one hand the number of 2012 campaign bumper stickers for Zero that I have seen in the local area. That contrasts with hundreds at this time in 2008. That is a good sign.


39 posted on 01/10/2012 2:15:42 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: brownsfan

You remember wrong. Rush’s “Operation Chaos” was supposed to bloody up Obama, not slow down Hillary.


40 posted on 01/10/2012 2:18:54 PM PST by CrosscutSaw
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To: brownsfan
Seems to me, 4 years ago Rush was having fun with Operation Chaos because he wanted to slow down Hilary!.

You remember it backwards. Operation Chaos was to slow down Obama by voting for Hilary and keep her in the race, making Democrats continue to spend money on the running.

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/limbaugh-operation-chaos/2008/04/24/id/323517
24 Apr 2008

Operation Chaos is the leading radio talk-show host’s campaign to urge his conservative listeners to cross party lines to vote for Hillary Clinton. Limbaugh says the aim is to keep her in the race so she can continue battling Barack Obama and create chaos in the party, thereby aiding the Republicans this November.

41 posted on 01/10/2012 2:19:25 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sub-Driver
It depends on who the candidate will be. There is no way Romney or Paul win. There will be a 3rd party and it will be Clinton all over again.

Landslide with a conservative. Failure with or close call with a rino.

42 posted on 01/10/2012 2:22:20 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Sub-Driver

I love El Rushbo as much as the next Conservative. But he may be wrong on this one. I think if the election were held today, Bam would win by a few percentage points.

There are just too many drones who don’t get it yet. Incumbents have an advantage that challengers have to compensate for. And Val, Axelnuts and the gang are working behind the scenes day and night on certain constituencies like the military. Bam and Mrs. Bam visit bases all over the place regularly. We don’t hear much about this in the media.

What other tricks do they have up their evil sleeves? What other vulnerable voters will they exploit next?

Finally, the Rats are all laughing at us for the scramble/chaos/disarray amongst GOP ranks. If we can’t find a decent candidate, how will we possibly take down the regime in power?
“They” will employ whatever techniques they need to to win. “The end justifies almost any means” Rules for Radicals

“Barack stood up that day(Dem. National Convention),’ talking about a visit to Chicago neighborhoods, and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about ‘The world as it is’ and ‘The world as it should be…’ And, ‘All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to, fight for the world as it should be.” Michelle Obama


43 posted on 01/10/2012 2:23:23 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm surprised and a bit dismayed by how many FReepers are absolutely certain that Obama is a lock for re-election when his presidency has been a disaster and everyone knows it, despite desperate media attempts to give him cover and questionable polls that always claim Obama is dead even with any Republican challenger. I agree with Rush Limbaugh's assessment.

I also realize that this isn't 1980 and there is no Reagan-like Republican in sight but Obama is worse than Carter and few voters are going to be fooled into believing that if they give him another four years as president he'll 'fix' everything. They now realize that he won't because he either can't or just doesn't want to. Either way, Obama will be defeated. The 'doom-and-gloom' crowd can wallow in their angst and complain all day long about the supposedly lackluster field of Republican primary candidates but I'm more interested in nominating a conservative because, as Rush astutely pointed out, if we nominate another mushy 'moderate' that sounds like a Democrat, we'll lose. The vaunted independents won't see any reason to vote for what is, in effect 'Obama-Lite' and they'll stick with the guy they know (Obama) and hope he improves in his second term. If that happens, I'm convinced that we're very likely to permanently lose the America we know and love and I'm not ready to cede the election and our nation's future to Obama and the left.

Those willing to do a lot of complaining and criticizing but otherwise give up at this early stage and moan that Obama is a sure bet to win re-election, with precious little evidence to support that opinion, are being foolish and self-defeating. Why? More important, why here, on FR? Very odd.

44 posted on 01/10/2012 2:23:56 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: RightWingConspirator
Take a look at these two stickers:

The pictures speak for themselves. The top one shows confidence, the second code.

code/kōd/ Noun: A system of words, letters, figures, or other symbols used to represent others, esp. for the purposes of secrecy.

Insiders can identify it, but most people are likely to miss it.

45 posted on 01/10/2012 2:27:33 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: colorado tanker

“I think Rush is right and I think we win with any of the candidates except Ron Paul.”

I think you are correct. There are many millions in America who aren’t worried in least about who Republicans nominate. They are keeping quiet and laying low. In Novemenber they will go to the polls and turn Obama out.

Get ready for the return of the Bradley effect. Obama’s polling will overestimate his strength, and the faces of the lib TV pundits will be priceless on election night.


46 posted on 01/10/2012 2:28:59 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: colorado tanker

I think Rush is right and I think we win with any of the candidates except Ron Paul.


First. I am NO Paul supporter.

I think even Paul could win. He’s dead on right on most domestic policy. He’s the only one who has said he’ll really cut things. I think that message would sell well to the sheeple.

Past that, he’d loose them. If he tempered his message and hammered zero on spending, he’d clean zero’s clock.

That said, I hope it’s Newt, Perry, or Santorum.


47 posted on 01/10/2012 2:37:55 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: brownsfan

You don’t remember Operation Chaos to well. Rush was urging people to vote for Hillary in order to slow down Zero. Not the other way around.


48 posted on 01/10/2012 2:41:18 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: RightWingConspirator

I’ve lost count of them. But I live near the peoples republic of Minneapolis.

I’ve seen them on rich people type cars (Benz, Lexus, BMW, probably the food stamp vote)

I have seen them on POS smoking shyt boxes (Dope smoking, environmentalist types, college kids)

And many of them on Toyota Prius type cars and subarus.

I have not seen ONE sticker that I can remember for any of the republican candidates other than Ron Paul.


49 posted on 01/10/2012 2:43:43 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: DouglasKC

I don’t agree. Few really knew how good and conservative Reagan was. I remember him being kind of a joke as portrayed by the media. It is different now but in my mind Obama is much worse than Carter and ordinary people realize it. Carter had more experience and was less of an idealogical threat.

I agree with Rush.


50 posted on 01/10/2012 2:44:34 PM PST by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is not enough)
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