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Fineman: Newt Impressed Crowd of South Carolina Hicks Who "Like Cockfighting"
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/20/2012 11:49:32 AM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: This is Howard Fineman last night on PMSNBC's The Last Word. Fineman now left Newsweek, as you know, and he's over at the Huffing and Puffington Post and they're having a discussion about Newt's debate performance last night. This was Howard Fineman's review.

FINEMAN: Newt Gingrich, with this crowd and with these people here who want a fighter -- who like cockfighting, who like the hardscrabble, who like the confrontational approach -- that's what Newt Gingrich gives them. It may be shortsighted of them going down the road, but these people here in this state want to feel like they've got a feisty person to go up against Barack Obama. Their hatred of Barack Obama is almost blinding in its intensity, and Newt feeds that.

RUSH: So, see? They're in a foreign country. I guarantee you Howard Fineman probably thought he had to apply for a visa and an immigration card -- and you notice the first thing he said? What is the first thing he used to describe South Carolina? They "like cockfighting" here. So you think of South Carolina as Cuba? What is this? And, by the way, David "Rodham" Gergen does not seem to think that this kind of talk is gonna scare off the independents.

"Intense hated of Obama," that's what they think. Well, it only matches their intense hatred of conservatives. They have an intense hatred for us. They hate us more than they hate the Taliban. They hate us more than they hate Al-Qaeda. They want Al-Qaeda to have more civil rights than people on the Internet have.

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RUSH: Okay, so what does the Drive-By Media think of South Carolina? Cockfights? NASCAR? With NASCAR you've got stills. You know, how NASCAR got started was outrunning the revenuers. So you got cockfights, that's South Carolina. Then you got NASCAR, which is hicks in the backyard brewing their own moonshine outrunning the federal agents. You got football, and that's barbarism and brutal. Then you got the military, and that's the focus of evil in the modern world. Then you got grits. Look at the southern food, my God, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, clogged arteries and you die. And jobs. And that's the one thing Obama doesn't like. So there's not one thing on this list in South Carolina that liberals can stomach: cockfights, NASCAR, football, military, grits, and jobs. And all of that is America, and the lib media hates it, resents it.

And that's why, I'm gonna tell you, the social conservatives watching this thing last night probably hate the news media more than they're concerned about Newt's private life. South Carolina's also a right-to-work state. That would be another thing that the left would hate about it. Plus, there's a female governor there, and she's a looker, and that always bugs the Democrats. Their last looker was Jennifer Granholm in their mind and look at the hay they tried to make of that. So all these things, South Carolina, you add it all up, majority American, and that's why Obama and the Democrats despise it. It's a right-to-work state, it's why they have jobs. The unemployment rate there is high, but they're working and it would be lower in the National Labor Relations Board and Obama hadn't stepped in to try to stop job creation.

Joe Klein, TIME Magazine, last night on MSNBC, this is what he thought of the debate, Gingrich and his moment with the media, John King.

KLEIN: What it says about Gingrich, throughout these debates his most effective moments of attack have been against us, have been against -- and attacking us with that audience is kind of like saying Osama Bin Laden was a bad person.

RUSH: So he's comparing the media to Osama Bin Laden. Hey, Joe, works for us, fair comparison, good analogy. By the way, Joe Klein had a story in TIME Magazine earlier this week about what an utter failure Head Start's been. No, I'm not kidding. All of the multiple billions that have been spent on Head Start and there's nothing to show for it, not one thing to show for it. It's a total disaster, but don't judge the results, judge our big hearts, judge our intentions.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: enemedia; fineman; gingrich; howardfineman; intellectualoids; leftistbigot; newt; tolerantleft; yankeebigot; yankeetrash

1 posted on 01/20/2012 11:49:37 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Well, that’s straight from the Hussein script of “bitter clingers”. He’s just being a good little comrade.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 11:54:53 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: Kaslin

Fineman is a prejudice pig demonstrating his disdain for an entire state of fellow Americans. How can this sniveling weasel be allowed airtime.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 11:55:46 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Kaslin
I would rather be a Christian (hick) than to be a dirty 2 faced-hack!
4 posted on 01/20/2012 11:58:42 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Kaslin
Who cares what Fineman says . He is matter but does not matter . I will say that that was a great set up for Newt , it is a strong sound bite but we will see whats left when the bluster is over. Rush is funny today , so invested in Newt is he that he is comparing him to the Declaration , Moon landing and an Apple commercial. If Newt fails i will wait for the headline , “ Newt Drops out , Sarah, Sean and Rush hardest hit”.
5 posted on 01/20/2012 12:00:55 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Kaslin

No fans of it around here. It’s a city thing;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2gYnNRdqJw


6 posted on 01/20/2012 12:01:09 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (This space for rant.)
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To: Kaslin

No fans of it around here. It’s a city thing;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2gYnNRdqJw


7 posted on 01/20/2012 12:01:21 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (This space for rant.)
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To: Kaslin

This is rich, coming from these idiots who bow to hip-hop gangbangers.

They just intend to lie and twist all the time. There is no reasoning with them.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 12:02:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

The ironic thing is ... Gingrich has been most effective at attacking the media, far more so than attacking the others on the stage. If the media would just stop with the gotcha questions and partisan silliness, Newt would stop looking so good slapping them down.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 12:02:44 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Kaslin

Ok we’ve heard the take from the condescending Jew, Christian-hating, I’m smarter than you segment of the population.

Anyone else get a platform?


10 posted on 01/20/2012 12:03:36 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Kaslin
The first rule of Cockfight Club is you do not talk about your cock. The second rule of Cockfight Club is you do not talk about your cock.
11 posted on 01/20/2012 12:06:57 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

12 posted on 01/20/2012 12:08:32 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Kaslin
Then you got grits.
An' Fineman can kiss mine.
13 posted on 01/20/2012 12:11:56 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Kaslin
This, coming from Fineman, who represents the media pansies who like Co...

 

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Hmmm... better not finish that thought due to FR posting rules. (But it rhymes with "clock shucking".)

14 posted on 01/20/2012 12:12:13 PM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: Kaslin
"Fineman: Newt Impressed Crowd of South Carolina Hicks Who "Like Cockfighting"

GREAT! Now you've gotten Barney Frank all excited!

15 posted on 01/20/2012 12:12:52 PM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: Kaslin
"Fineman: Newt Impressed Crowd of South Carolina Hicks Who "Like Cockfighting"

GREAT! Now you've gotten Barney Frank all excited!

16 posted on 01/20/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: EyeGuy

Well, they’ve convinced me...

I think only the elite East Coast people should get to decide who gets to be in the ruling class...

they’re so much smarter and better than the rest of us, you know...


17 posted on 01/20/2012 12:13:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: F15Eagle

If Fineman knew anything, those are mostly MX illegals that like doing that.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 12:25:52 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: MrB

I am becoming of the opinion that we need to jettison the blue states.

Let them have their hollywood, broadway and give us back America


19 posted on 01/20/2012 12:27:25 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: MrB

Don’t sell South Carolina short—last time they got really upset they started a Civil War. Newt understands them in ways that a Yankee can’t.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: cincinnati65

OMG — ROLF — you guys just never fail to get me through the afternoon . . .


21 posted on 01/20/2012 12:32:14 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Kaslin

So, are they saying that Newt is appealing to the Gay community?


22 posted on 01/20/2012 12:37:10 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Kaslin

And? Obama Impresses Crowd of Leftist Media Tards Who Like...well...Cock...”

(sorry, I couldn’t resist)


23 posted on 01/20/2012 12:39:33 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Kaslin

Fineman is a hit ai homosexual bars.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 12:40:39 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

lol!


25 posted on 01/20/2012 12:41:53 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: BubbaJunebug

Inherent in the leftist... nah, I’ll not pussyfoot around it, the COMMUNIST mindset is the need to control everyone on the planet.

They wouldn’t leave, nor allow themselves to be “jettisoned”, nor would they allow us to leave, without using force to keep us under their thumb.


26 posted on 01/20/2012 12:46:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Has this sob ever been to South Carolina? The only cockfights sanctioned here are Gamecock football games.


27 posted on 01/20/2012 12:46:34 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: dfwgator
LOL! Fineman is way off on what they really like in South Carolina!
28 posted on 01/20/2012 12:54:38 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Neoliberalnot

Fineman doesn’t like cockfighting he just likes cock.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 12:55:25 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I thought watching chickens fight was a mexican thing. I’d think the illegal-loving leftist media would be big supporters of chicken fighting.


30 posted on 01/20/2012 12:56:37 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: WOBBLY BOB
He apparently has about as much mental capacity as Chrissy Matthews ...
31 posted on 01/20/2012 12:56:54 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Fineman equals a##man


32 posted on 01/20/2012 12:57:05 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Good point,
His magazine is less credible that the Enquirer and still he is used like a whore as an expert for all things in the liberal cause.


33 posted on 01/20/2012 12:58:52 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I never met a sniveling prog/lib outside of the south that didn’t despise their fellow Americans in that region for no apparent reason. Please note how homowood often produces shows and movies that support this same view of the South. My daughter lives in Savannah.


34 posted on 01/20/2012 1:29:57 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: ronnie raygun
Fineman equals a##man

"Oh, you got that right."

35 posted on 01/20/2012 1:33:25 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: ozzymandus

Actually, cockfighting is far and away more popular in CA. In 2003, this avian athlete sporting event led to an outbreak of exotic Newcastles disease in the poultry population that cost well over a 100 million to eradicate. It came from a smuggled infected rooster from Mexico.


36 posted on 01/20/2012 1:34:04 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Kaslin

IMO, the bottom line to Fineman’s comment is this:

The LEFT CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ALLOW A DEBATE TO OCCUR BETWEEN NEWT GINGRICH, THE CANDIDATE, AND ZERO.


37 posted on 01/20/2012 2:01:16 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Kaslin
Is Fineman obsessed with cocks.......fight
38 posted on 01/20/2012 2:28:38 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Kaslin
...these people here in this state want to feel like they've got a feisty person to go up against Barack Obama. Their hatred of Barack Obama is almost blinding in its intensity, and Newt feeds that.

Ummm, the 'hatred' was directed at the liberal biased MSM ... I wonder why Fineman would 'miss' that? /s

39 posted on 01/20/2012 2:34:22 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: MrB

“They wouldn’t leave, nor allow themselves to be “jettisoned”, nor would they allow us to leave, without using force to keep us under their thumb.”

I’d guess that 99.9% of the “elites” have never served in uniform, let alone fought on a battlefield.

The Libyan army had it right. When Qaddhafi ordered the army to fire on Libyan civilians, some officers dragged Qaddhafi’s army chief of staff into the courtyard and blew his brains out.

Then Qaddhafi ordered his sub-Saharan mercenaries to kill Libyans. The army attacked the city where the mercenaries lived and bombed it and burned it to the ground.

That kinda scared Qaddhafi’s loyalist officers and bureaucrats, and they made a sprint for the border. Many were caught and hanged from lampposts. About 3,000 are now sitting in militia jails, their fate unknown.

The Libyan situation scared the bejeebers out of the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington. The elites now know they can’t count on the military to protect their fascist ass. Human nature, being what it is, discounts the possibility of the troops firing on their family, friends and neighbors. Given a choice of killing mom and pop or the pig who gave the order, guess which way the rifles point. We know from Libya.

Qaddhafi found out the hard way where a grunt’s loyalty lies after a militia sergeant slammed him against the hood of an SUV and shot him with the gold-plated semi-auto pistol that Gaddhafi carried.

Libya really, really blew up the Washington elitist fantasy of sending out the military to protect their worthless asses.

They are somewhat chagrined at the moment and crapping in their pants.


40 posted on 01/20/2012 3:21:11 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave
People like Fineman are no different from a group of Deadheads in the predictability of what they like, think, do, and believe. They are all members of the “Look at me I'm so sophisticated” club. Ironically, truly self-determining creative people don't generally follow a predictable blueprint in life the way that the Finemans of the world do.

That they think they are thoughtful and progressive’ just adds to the reality of how pathetically shallow and uninformed they truly are. These are the kind of people who buy Stilton and brie, know the differences between a Brunello and a Cabernet, have seen La Boheme at the Met, have traveled in Europe, think Carl Marx was a smart man with a nice vision, and generally think that one can only be smart and educated if one goes to the right schools and comes away thinking the same way they do.

The truth is that people like Fineman are the ones who hate and judge unfairly. It is they who need to be educated and who need to get out of their artificial self-supporting small worlds and expand their minds.

41 posted on 01/20/2012 4:32:48 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
These are the kind of people who buy Stilton and brie, know the differences between a Brunello and a Cabernet, have seen La Boheme at the Met, have traveled in Europe, think Carl Marx was a smart man with a nice vision, and generally think that one can only be smart and educated if one goes to the right schools and comes away thinking the same way they do.

As one who appreciates both Stilton and Brie, and knows the difference between a Brunello and a Cabernet...but graduated from Okie State and also prefers a red beer more than Karl Marx...I wish to lodge a complaint with the NRFRC (National Respect for Rednecks Commission).

42 posted on 01/20/2012 4:42:49 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01
“but graduated from Okie State and also prefers a red beer more than Karl Marx...”

I love it! I actually think that part of the problem with American politics is that we have too many people who went to the same east coast universities. Academic inbreeding with the same consequences as other types of inbreeding..

43 posted on 01/20/2012 4:55:38 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

That’s a good opinion, pieceofthepuzzle, and I respect it.

Semper Fi, buddy.


44 posted on 01/20/2012 5:00:28 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Neoliberalnot

I rather have enjoyed cock fighting in Jamaica, West Africa, Puerto Rico, Dom Rep, Haiti, Colombia and Brasil

doesn’t bother anymore than ringing a chickens neck...which I have done

I also like bull fighting...if done well

I do not like dog fighting though I own those type dogs ...larger version and as a boy before leash laws I do admit we were entertained watching big male dogs just go at it till someone separated them with water or a fire extinguisher or bb guns etc

but now...people are more pure and noble...and I’m a relic

only a few states have cock fighting..Arizona and Kentucky..not sure who else?


45 posted on 01/20/2012 5:11:20 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I actually think that part of the problem with American politics is that we have too many people who went to the same east coast universities. Academic inbreeding with the same consequences as other types of inbreeding..

Shall we say that graduates of land grant universities are in no way responsible for the fix we're in.

But graduates of Ivy League schools seem to be intimately involved...

46 posted on 01/20/2012 5:57:51 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: fantom

Looks like the headline is DU troll outs himself and is zotted.


47 posted on 01/20/2012 6:08:32 PM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2012)
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To: Kaslin

I bet Fineman likes a different kind of cockfighting.


48 posted on 01/20/2012 6:38:31 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Kaslin

Brilliant, intellectual, really-really smart Progressive geniuses at it again with their superior thinking abilities and god-like presence. (Absolute geniuses)

/sarc/

(Obnoxious punks.)

IMHO


49 posted on 01/21/2012 4:35:31 AM PST by ripley
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