Skip to comments.Today We Must Flood Rush's Radio Show With Pleas For Him to Take A Stand in Florida
Posted on 01/30/2012 9:28:20 AM PST by OneVike
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No, he is a radio host. You make a stand.
My advice: Just shut up and let him talk. :^)
And pray for Santorum to see the light and drop out TODAY.
10 minutes in and he’s just been bashing Newt.
He needs to stay neutral. You probably don’t want to know who he likes.
Rush wouldn’t back a conservative in the 2003 California Recall..
but Hannity and Hewitt had no problem backing aRnold..
Why should he change his MO now?
At least he should ask Santorum voters to vote for Newt in FL to keep it going. Rick has no stake in FL anyway and the best chance he has is if the race keeps going. They can support Rick after FL, just get us over the hump.
If Romney takes FL, Rick will be out as well.
You will not get past the call screener.
“No, he is a radio host. You make a stand. “
He’s in Florida and he gets to vote.
He won’t. He just said that he wants the campaign to go on.
It’s better for him anyway to let the RINOs destroy every one then lose to Obama. I’m sure business has been booming for the past three years. Subscriptions and selling Snapple tea with a different label.
Now he’s lecturing us about the dirty politics between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. As if any of us didn’t know this. I suppose we have to look at Romney as Jefferson now. He’s pathetic. I can’t listen anymore. Let him lecture someone else who doesn’t know about American history.
I am ping you all to see if you could help get Rush to take a stand in Florida.
If you have the time, and you want Romney to lose, then call Rush. Even if you support Santorum it would behoove you to help defeat Romney.
I prefer Rush support Newt, because I believe Newt is the only one who can defeat Obama. However, a loss by Romney with both Newt and Rick still in would be an even bigger defeat for him then if Rick did drop out.
Either way, call Rush, and ask him to tell us who he voted for, or will vote for. His choice will go a long way to helping Romney lose.
Rush wants to get invited to the right parties and golf courses, too. Name-dropping is very important.
Huh??? Listen, I've been as ticked at Rush as anyone, but what he DID in the first ten minutes was to explain how and WHY the latest thing that "Newt supported health care mandates as recently as 2009!" is misleading, how everyone at the Heritage Foundation was for it then, and why -- if anything, he powerfully HELPED Newt. I hope Newt's folks are listening and apply Rush's advice IMMEDIATELY to Newt's campaign.
And in fact, he came out pretty strongly, in his covert way, against Romney -- just now telling listeners that if they think Romney's going to go after Obama with the same aggressiveness that he's going after Newt, they've got another think coming.
He is also living in Florida, and thus he will vote.
Plus, he is an American that claims to want the election to continue.
It will not if he sits back and fails to at least let us know who he supports in Florida.
Rush isn’t going to endorse; he sounds none too happy about Gingrich whining about the ads. Gingrich needs to rise above the fray and continue to pound home why he’s the better candidate and dispute things as they come.
I have been a Rush fan from day one. I have difficulty in saying this, but the man has completely lost me.
I now see Rush as a worthless POS......
YOU can beg that a$$ to turn around, but nothing you say will change his mind....you might as well be trying to teach a ball of spit to talk.
Ru$h is all about...Ru$h.
He IS the prototypical “country-club, elitist, fat, white man” Republican. Look at his background, he's a “beautiful person”; don't be misled by the cigar smoke (pun intended).
Hell, O’Reilly is more of a common person than Ru$h, not that that says much.
“And in fact, he came out pretty strongly, in his covert way, against Romney — just now telling listeners that if they think Romney’s going to go after Obama with the same aggressiveness that he’s going after Newt, they’ve got another think coming.”
That’s not what he was doing. Imo what he was doing was covering his a. Rush is a realist.
Too busy with work...but good luck!
Yeah, ace, that'll work.
El Rushbo needs to stay above the fray.
And IIRC, Rush is wary of any third party attempt (which would split the vote and elect, ugh, Obama); thus, he will (again, IIRC) likely support the GOP nominee, whomever that might be.
It carries much more force if he doesn't end up supporting someone in the general that he opposed in the primaries.
Rusty is supporting Romney.
He has sold conservatism out.
He has been making the case that Romney’s lying is just fine, in fact the Founder did it...lol
JUST COME OUT AND ENDORSE THE SOCIALIST POS.....RUSTY
All Rush does is bash Romney and praise Mitt — I don’t think you need to do anything. And calling Romney a “cultist” doesn’t really help your cause.
Santorum is a good man and strong conservative...we need him to keep speaking out. Newt is the warrior who is not afraid to ruffle the Establishment and Left’s feathers...with reason, fact and common sense. America needs that sort of courage to challenge Washington, D.C.
He won’t endorse a specific candidate for several reasons not usually vocalized.
1. Candidates buy a lot of ad time on his affiliate stations. Endorsing a specific candidate could hurt the stations’ selling.
2. Its not Rush’s style to endorse a specific candidate in a primary. He is about not telling people what to do but acting on their own. He doesn’t want a candidate sullied in more liberal states by the soundbites ‘xx only won because Rush told his minions to vote for him..bought and paid for by Rush...’ etc.
3. A specific candidate can bite you this early on if that candidate drops out or something embarrassing comes out. He isn’t the type to want to jump loyalties, endorsing xx one week and yy the next week.
Ditto that too, that's Rush's style also.
Tell Rush to do another Radio OPERATION HILLERY where Rush encouraged people to extend 2008 Dem Primary by backing Hillary. Rush could follow Sarah Palin’s example, by saying VOTE FOR NEWT to extend the GOP primary season.
Is Rush STILL carrying the Republican Water? By sitting on the sidelines in FL isn’t Rush ALSO enabling Romney to take the FL primary and thereby give the SAME people he cried about carrying their water for before now getting another chance to sink conservatism?
Tell him to take a stand!
Here are his words after the 2006 disaster.
“LIMBAUGH: Now, I mentioned to you at the conclusion of the previous hour that people have been asking me how I feel all night long. And I got, “Boy, Rush, I wouldn’t want to be you tomorrow. Boy, I wouldn’t want to have to do your show. Boy, I’m so glad I’m not you.” Well, folks, I love being me. I can’t be anybody else, so I’m stuck with it. But the way I feel is this: feel liberated, and I’m just going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don’t think deserve having their water carried. Now, you might say, “Well, why have you been doing it?” Because the stakes are high. Even though the Republican Party let us down, to me they represent a far better future for my beliefs and therefore the country’s than the Democrat [sic] Party does and liberalism.
And I believe my side is worthy of victory, and I believe it’s much easier to reform things that are going wrong on my side from a position of strength. Now, I’m liberated from having to constantly come in here every day and try to buck up a bunch of people who don’t deserve it, to try to carry the water and make excuses for people who don’t deserve it. I just — I did not want to sit here and participate, willingly, in the victory of the libs, in the victory of the Democrat [sic] Party by sabotaging my own. But now with what has happened yesterday and today, it is an entirely liberating thing. If those in our party who are going to carry the day in the future — both in Congress and the administration — are going to choose a different path than what most of us believe, then that’s liberating. I don’t say this with any animosity about anybody, and I don’t mean to make this too personal.
I’m not trying to tell you that this is about me. I’m just answering questions that I’ve had from people about how I feel. But there have been a bunch of things going on in Congress, some of this legislation coming out of there that I have just cringed at, and it has been difficult coming in here, trying to make the case for it when the people who are supposedly in favor of it can’t even make the case themselves — and to have to come in here and try to do their jobs. I’m a radio guy. I understand what this program has become in America and I understand the leadership position it has. I was doing what I thought best, but at this point, people who don’t deserve to have their water carried, or have themselves explained as they would like to say things but somehow don’t be — aren’t able to, I’m not under that kind of pressure.
Listen "between the lines", and you will know that he supports Santorum (as does his brother, David Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Michelle Malkin.) In addition to that, he has already said he will not come out and endorse anyone in the primary, but will vote for whoever our nominee is.
It’s one thing to not endorse.
It’s another to give Romney s BS attacks on Newt cover by citing the Founders.
If Rush wants this to keep going all summer to damage Obama, then he needs to do more than he can do the same thing Sarah did.
Rush Limbaugh supports Romney. He has taken a stand and its for Romney.
If Rush told everyone to vote for Romney it would hurt his creditability. Instead, he trashes every one else except Romney and when he does ‘criticize’ Romney its always thinly concealed praise.
Keep calling. Make your case for Newt.
The anti-Newt emails he gets are organized from Team Romney.
Rush is going to do only, what Rush is going to do...
I am, but I keep getting a busy tone.
That is why we need a coordinated effort of tens of thousands.
I question those who say they support Newt, but refuse to go all out. Calling Rush is one way.
Even if Rush does not endorse anyone openly, at least we get a message that we are and why we are.
I don’t ask un-elected entertainers to take a stand for me, because don’t assume that their wants and needs parallel mine in any way. They’re entertainers, paid to say things that people tune in to hear, and are beholden to people I would never align myself with.
I take my own stand and suggest you do the same.
So don't waste your time trying to gin up e-mails. Ask your favorite candidate to request to be on the show, if he has not been so already.
You should know that if a long time listener or insider. He repeats it ever so often.
Talk show hosts are going to air the comments of the candidates and other notables and discuss them--some candidates get caught up in their own accusations and that becomes embarrassing, others have some witty comment on sending politicians to the moon and that gets comment, some fight back to a CNN host on the irregularity of bringing up a past private family experience, that gets talked about, another could have inappropriately used a body part close to his name and that gets really talked about. It all makes the news. No one is spared.
If you really want to get past the call screener, tell them you support Romney.
Is not the way it works..why attempt that lunacy.
Hit dial, right after he takes a call. He has a 45 second delay.
Yea, I remembewr him telling a caller that about 8 years ago.
I have always tried it, but only one time in my whole time of calling have I actually got through.
It was back in 2003 I think. I was the last caller and made my point in 36 seconds. Then the show ended.
He called me Chucko Cheak, instead of Chuck from Chico. I had a few Freepers suggest I change my Freeper name to Chucko Cheack to reflect my moment of getting online.
Because I was the very last caller before the end, many remembered it.
Alas, I have never ever got through even to the screen caller.
If one was willing to lie and present him/herself as a Romney supporter wanting Rush to "balance" the show by articulating Mitt's "conservative" points to balance what he's said about Newt over the days, that would be okay. But really, Rush attributes to "hate" our passionate rejection of Romney, and THAT is Rush being in touch with his feminine side -- it is all emotion.
Rush, you've told us about Newt's conservative accomplishments and bona fides. Please enumerate the same for Romney.
Are you saying that people that follow Rush are nothing more than sheep and will do whatever he tells them to do?
Still a busy line, but as Onyx suggests, I will definitely call right after Rush takes a call.
I also try to time my call by guessing when a caller is about 30 to 45 seconds from finishing a call.
I never reveal how I vote, unless to a very close friend or two; its personal, it's my business; as their vote is their business.
Is their a rule somewhere I missed that talk show people have to disclose their voting record? Make a stand? Your stand? what about others who disagree with another stand..that becomes a whole lot of e-mailing! ;)
The candidates are all big boys, they can run their campaigns best they see fit and let individual voters - The People decide. They don't need over zealous, which they do appreciate, supporters with a burning books mentality-- burn down the airwaves unless you are for candidate A or B or C! effecting their likability. It only drives potential voters away.
Independents will decide in this election.
Fact: In January, Gallup released its latest study on the question of political self-identification, finding "the proportion of independents in 2011 was the largest in at least 60 years"--a stunning 40 percent. Democrats were at a desultory 31 percent, and Republicans proved utterly unable to capitalize on a bad, Democrat-led economy, trending downward to 27 percent."
NO, but his opinion carries a lot of weight. Just as we Sarah’s opinion does.
For those still on the fence, he could sway them to Newt, or convince some Santorum supporters to go for Newt this time to keep Romney from winning.
Rush’s listeners are not like Democrats, but we do trust his opinions.