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Don't Rush To Write Off Limbaugh, Analysts Say [Comments "Should Be Condemned by Everyone"-McCain]
LATimes ^ | March 05, 2012 | James Rainey and Matea Gold

Posted on 03/05/2012 11:33:51 PM PST by Steelfish

Don't Rush To Write Off Limbaugh, Analysts Say He's lost 11 advertisers since using crude language to describe a student for her views on birth control, but analysts say his huge audience should allow him to thrive.

Analysts say the size of radio commentator Rush Limbaugh's audience should allow him to continue to thrive despite a loss of advertisers over his crude comments about a female student's views on birth control. By James Rainey and Matea Gold

March 5, 2012 — A new week greeted Rush Limbaugh with four more advertiser defections, for a total of 11, along with a sharp rebuke from former Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Peter Gabriel asked that his song "Sledgehammer" no longer be used on Limbaugh's radio program.

Even after Limbaugh issued a rare apology, the furor that had erupted when the conservative radio host called an activist law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" showed no sign of abating Monday.

But a backlash that might be a career-breaker for some commentators seemed unlikely to dent Limbaugh's considerable stature among his 15 million weekly listeners and conservative leaders.

The criticism delivered by most Republican officeholders was muted. One political action committee stepped up to buy even more advertising on his program. All of which suggested that "The Rush Limbaugh Show" might be too big to fail.

The controversy began last week, when the radio host addressed President Obama's proposal that health insurance provide free birth control. Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke spoke at a congressional hearing in favor of that idea, only to be attacked by Limbaugh.

He described the 30-year-old as one of a group of "feminazis" who effectively wanted government to subsidize their sexual activity, and he demanded, "We want you to post the [sex] videos online so we can all watch."

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KEYWORDS: rush; rushisright; rushlimbaugh; rushsponsors; sandytheslut; skankgate
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1 posted on 03/05/2012 11:33:54 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Should?

Will.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 11:37:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steelfish

Miss fluke is trying to force the Catholc Church violate their tenet on life.
I condemn her comments.

McCain is a bigger idiot than Carter. Quite a feat.

Stock up on Two if by Tea.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 11:43:35 PM PST by alpo
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To: Steelfish

There is an upside to this. As a longtime listener, I was getting bored to tears with Sleep Number and Carbonite ads. I can’t wait for the new sponsors to come aboard which they inevitably will.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 11:44:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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>> female student’s views on birth control.

31 year old, Leftwing activist.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 11:45:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Steelfish

This is just like that time all the insane lefties demanded that people cancel their HBO subscriptions after Bill Maher Called Sarah Palin a T_ _ _ _ and a C_ _ _ _.

No wait, that was in an alternative reality where Robery Byrd would actually be criticized for using the N Word on national television.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 11:46:08 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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>> Peter Gabriel

Didn’t he do the soundtrack to Last Temptation of Christ?


7 posted on 03/05/2012 11:46:43 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Steelfish

Limbaugh = “Too Big to Fail”

I like that!


8 posted on 03/05/2012 11:47:42 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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>> along with a sharp rebuke from former Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Sharp as a warm stick of butter.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 11:48:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, no! Peter Gabriel!!! THIS Peter Gabriel? http://youtu.be/p_EYU75uhKk


10 posted on 03/05/2012 11:48:33 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Steelfish
The Pretenders
11 posted on 03/05/2012 11:50:11 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Steelfish
Did Rush Limbaugh write legislation that restricts free speech?

Did Rush Limbaugh try to sell arms to Muslim terrorists?

Has Rush Limbaugh written more Cap&Trade bills than Algore?

Does Rush Limbaugh take money from George Soros?

Then shut the hell up, McCain!

12 posted on 03/05/2012 11:50:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Steelfish
over his crude comments about a female student's views on birth control.

She is a 30+ year old professional agitator. When I was her age I was also a student, but I had been running my own business for 10 years and I had gone back to school to work on a second career.

Also, she needs birth control like a fish needs a bicycle. If she isn't a lesbian, then there aren't any lesbians.

13 posted on 03/05/2012 11:56:46 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Steelfish

Those “consistent constitutional conservative” Ron Paul people sure are in a hurry to get Rush’s free speech revoked...

http://www.dailypaul.com/218504/rush-limbaugh-is-on-the-run-it-s-time-to-go-for-the-juggler-bump-bump-bump


14 posted on 03/06/2012 12:01:04 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Beaten Valve

Rush will be alright...he has the biggest audience on radio. Advertisers leave but listeners won’t. Imus picked up a bigger audience after his gaffe. The libtards just failed to knock him out this time.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 12:02:47 AM PST by max americana
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Pretenders

This would be a good opportunity for Rush Limbaugh to change his theme song. Part of the agreement for its use is an agreement that ultimately leads to a contribution to the ultra-liberal PETA outfit.

My personal preference would be to rotate among various patriotic songs such as "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood or perhaps some stirring, traditional Sousa marches. And now that Hank Williams, Jr. no longer is associated with Monday Night Football, there could be a introduction done by Bocephus, a good Conservative. Even though I don't care for hard rock, Ted Nugent's songs would be a good change from "My City was Gone", which has gotten tired and worn out in my opinion.

16 posted on 03/06/2012 12:05:02 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Steelfish
I will achieve payback on Pro Flowers in May when I switch to brand-X for getting flowers to mom on her birthday. I have spent an average of ~$200/year with them for the past 11-12 years. Not anymore.

Legal Zoom is very annoying. As a lawyer I realize they are bottom fishing for do-it-yourselfer types, but then I get to see the ill prepared wills, trusts and LLC's that result. Makes for litigation opportunities later, but it's not a service to most of the uninitiated who think they are saving a buck. Plus, I hate Robert Shapiro for his role in helping O.J. Simpson gain an acquittal in the criminal trial.

The others? I don't use now, but I'll be sure to not use them in the future.

It's the silent boycott. No need for slogans and campaigns - just quietly refuse to patronize these folks.

17 posted on 03/06/2012 12:25:35 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Steelfish

Interesting how McCain is not attacking the obvious homosexual sexual harassment by government contraception welfare mandate.

I did not know McCain was so blind, hypocritical or cowardly to attack those calling government sponsored and paid homosexual rapists like Fluke sluts.

Isn’t it like accusing a child victim of a pedophile rape a heinous kid for calling the perp a slut?


18 posted on 03/06/2012 12:26:40 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: alpo
Is she Catholic? (I doubt it).

But if so, she is a prime candidate for excommunication or at least forbidden communion at Mass (if she were to attend at all), and I would not mind having a bishop recommend it for consideration to the Pope. What she is trying to set is an extremely dangerous precedent in the USA, she is truly doing the Dark One's evil bidding, whether she knows it or not. Talk about entitlement! Talk about no public shame in the midst of sin or in tarnishing one's family's name and reputation?

19 posted on 03/06/2012 1:43:54 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: Steelfish
I'm betting that the companies who pulled their advertising from Rush's show will suffer more than Rush will.

Though they all advertise on other venues, most are Conservative and I doubt that the majority of their business comes from Far Left Moonbats who are claiming they will no longer buy their products/services and is simply a concerted effort by the Lib Loons to try silence Rush.

20 posted on 03/06/2012 1:49:40 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Gene Eric

The question I have is, why should I have to pay for her screwing around? Could very well be that she has chosen the wrong profession and should consider getting paid for what she enjoys doing? In turn this would help to defray her expenses.

I do believe that Rush was right on target as he usually is by calling a spade a spade. Should all else fail she always could consider requesting from her Beau to use condoms what could reduce her expenses considerably. Times certainly have changed as I would have been embarrassed to death to testify and advertise my behavior at a congressional hearing and for the whole world to know that I have a hard time keeping my legs closed.

It certainly comes as no surprise to me that a liberal/socialist would come to her defense and condone her behavior along with her request for some one else to shoulder the expenses for her recreation. At the same time attacking some one who properly identified her behavior by comparing it to an age old profession.In closing I would like to state that I am certainly not a beacon of morality, but I do profess still having a few ounces of common sense at my disposal apparently more than some of the advertisers on Rush’s show.

This is is my take Saintgermaine.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 2:01:48 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: re_nortex

I like the theme song.

I agree that it’s time for a change.
Time for something more Patriotic before it becomes ‘my USA is gone’


22 posted on 03/06/2012 2:03:21 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: re_nortex
"This would be a good opportunity for Rush Limbaugh to change his theme song.
Hank Williams, Jr. could do: "Are you ready for some conservatism?"

Great idea. Rush are you reading this?

23 posted on 03/06/2012 2:08:44 AM PST by DeaconRed (Thanks ZERO, Thanks a lot. I have a broken bank account that's all I got. My apologies to E. Tubb)
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To: JudgemAll
"I did not know McCain was so blind, hypocritical or cowardly to attack those calling government sponsored and paid homosexual rapists like Fluke sluts."

MCLAIM would have made Jimmah Kahtah look good if he had won.
Now you know why we had to hold our nose to vote for him. Our dislike of ZERO was that strong and we were right. ZERO is the worst of the worst.

24 posted on 03/06/2012 2:19:06 AM PST by DeaconRed (Thanks ZERO, Thanks a lot. I have a broken bank account that's all I got. My apologies to E. Tubb)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
"I'm betting that the companies who pulled their advertising from Rush's show will suffer more than Rush will."

I guarantee it.
Is there another company that does back up?(CARBONITE) If not might be time to start one.

25 posted on 03/06/2012 2:22:16 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Voter#537

“s there another company that does back up?(CARBONITE) If not might be time to start one. “
______________________________________________________

I canceled Carbonite, effective in a few months when my pre paid subscription expires.
I notified them from my Carbonite control panel..

Other FReepers have posted numerous online backups...turns out there are many.
Other FReepers poopoo the backups, claiming that they do their own backup, but as I point out, that is worthless in event of theft, fire, or other natural disasters.

If you really treasure the content of your computer, by all means find a good online backup service....One that is not beholden to the Communist.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 2:44:29 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW
"I canceled Carbonite, effective in a few months when my pre paid subscription expires."

I did too and I have some time left on my subscription to find another company.
Yes doing your own back up is not the answer. Off site is the only way.
Maybe another company that does off site back-up will advertise on RUSH.

27 posted on 03/06/2012 2:53:30 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Voter#537

After searching I found SOS. If they are smart they will advertise on RUSH. I will wait and see I have time left on Carbonite. . . .


28 posted on 03/06/2012 3:14:36 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Voter#537
Here is a site I found with a quick google search.
29 posted on 03/06/2012 4:23:47 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Steelfish

“Don’t Rush To Write Off Limbaugh, Analysts Say”
Gee thanks Mr. or Ms. Analysts we were worried there for a second. Now we feel better.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 4:31:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Voter#537
Is there another company that does back up?

Check out mozy.com

31 posted on 03/06/2012 4:35:01 AM PST by varon
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To: Lazlo in PA
I was getting bored to tears with Sleep Number and Carbonite ads.

Same here! It got so boring I'd switch over to a music station for a few minutes.

Adios to Sleep Number & Carbonite. They will not be missed.

You know the sales are going to tank for the wimp companies who bolted. It if weren't for Rush's show how many of us would have even heard of Carbonite? Now they can go back to obscurity.
32 posted on 03/06/2012 4:35:33 AM PST by Shannon
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To: Voter#537
Mozy works just fine. I have had a situation where I needed to get back my documents and they were there in about 7 minutes. I had tried to buy a Carbonite subscription a few years back but found them impossible to deal with.
33 posted on 03/06/2012 4:38:12 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: varon
"Check out mozy.com"

Thanks, I have enough time left on Carbonite to wait.
I will go with the one that advertises on RUSH. . . .
I looked at SOS and they have a free I-Phone back-up (of course I have I-Cloud but it never hurts to have 2)

34 posted on 03/06/2012 4:41:31 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

I wrote this to Shari’s Berries:
I hereby will no longer purchase flowers, candies, or strawberries from you and or your affiliates as I have recently done, purchasing the strawberries. The reason is I regret very much that you have canceled your advertising for the Rush Limbaugh show. But not to worry he will survive. He does not need the likes of you to keep his show going.

You apparently are a sympathizer of the left wing media and their ilk and those who have no morals at all. Rush is not only a talk show professional he is also an entertainer. When the left wing media says people are sluts or whores as they have done to Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman and others, that seems to be okay. I resent the double standard and the outrage by you in canceling Rush as a sponsor, a very honest and truthful and moral person. Freedom of speech is also at stake here.

I was going to order strawberries for my Sister whose birthday is the end of March. That will NOT happen now.

Very Sincerely,

Their Reply:
Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your email and thank you for openly expressing your opinions. Your feedback has been noted and will be shared with our team.
Best Regards,

WLM Nate F
Customer Care
Shari’s Berries
I have two brothers who have cancer: One Cancer of the Liver. The other Colon Cancer. Therefore the berries to them and their wives. Please pray for my brothers. One seeks a liver the other will have surgery to cut out the infected part.

God be with you Rush.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 4:43:20 AM PST by Florie (Florie)
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To: Steelfish

The women of this country can see through this female fake up there in Washington. Why do I have to work to pay for her birth control and out of control appetites?


36 posted on 03/06/2012 4:47:53 AM PST by Hattie
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To: Steelfish

The Rush to punish Rush over comments made that were deliberatly misrepresented.... Rush was right in America we used to call a woman who insisted someone else pay so she could have sex—a slut. Today anti-American America- the godless-progressive Left is in power. The Occupy the Church— and education—and our Government. The Founders believed Religion(Christianity-check American history-and Law) Morality (that Morality/Virtue based upon Christianity) and Knowledge were necessary to good government. Now we have a system that holds all three virtues in contemept.The Occupy bunch is doing to Rush -what they did to Susan Komen -over Planned Parenthood? And to anyone else in their attempt to destroy America. ONLY We -the people can resist the Borg.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 4:48:56 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Steelfish

mclame “should be condemned by everyone” for being so inept that he essentially elected nobama. johnny...you were tortured too much by the N VN. Resign immediately, you drooling fool. (also, don’t bomb syria)


38 posted on 03/06/2012 4:55:42 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: alpo

I would say that McCain isn’t so much an idiot as a loser. But.....Rush has (rightly) bashed him for years and McCain probably looks at this as the perfect opportunity for payback.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 4:55:55 AM PST by rbg81 (Only taxpayers should be allowed to vote)
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To: Florie
I stopped using carbonite about two years ago when the company i worked for at the time had several issues with them..i then looked into another service for them and discovered what huge liberals they were....the very very large company i now work for uses mozy and believe me...we are very encrypted and mozy passed all scrutiny with flying colors. Now i know nothing about their politics but so far they have worked great! I have contacted 6 of the rush former advertisers and will be moving all my insurance from allstate now....anyone got a good conservative insurance company i can move auto, home, etc. to? Progressive obviously not an option
40 posted on 03/06/2012 5:00:27 AM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Steelfish

Where was McCain when people were saying the same of his VP candidate?


41 posted on 03/06/2012 5:06:02 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Hattie

The women of this country can see through this female fake up there in Washington. Why do I have to work to pay for her birth control and out of control appetites?

I wish that were true but it’s not


42 posted on 03/06/2012 5:11:45 AM PST by SPRINK
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To: Hattie

The women of this country can see through this female fake up there in Washington. Why do I have to work to pay for her birth control and out of control appetites?

I wish that were true but it’s not


43 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:18 AM PST by SPRINK
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To: rbg81

“McCain isn’t so much an idiot as a loser”

MSM loves the guy.


44 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:45 AM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Steelfish

McCain is jealous that Fluke has upstaged pathetic Megan.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:11 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Steelfish

Well Rush claims that he has advertisers by the dozens waiting in the wings, just begging to get on his show. I guess we will find out if that is true or if it’s just bravado.


46 posted on 03/06/2012 5:20:42 AM PST by apillar
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To: Steelfish
Limbaugh deserves kudos for getting people to reveal themselves.

Take Don Imus.. please!

Imus blasted Rush for "vile, repulsive name-calling" -- this from Drug-addled Don Imus who calls Gingrich "Skunk Vomit" and calls Santorum "Butt Pus".

Drug-addled Don even had his audience vote on the name for Santorum. I know that childish name-calling is his schtick.. but he ain't kidding here. Why the arrogance? Professinal jealousy? Has to be. Rush does his show solo.. Imus needs a talented staff to share on-air time and to remain on air -- and that's a fact.

To be fair.. this morning just seconds ago Imus finally! acknowledged the FACT that his liberal friends like Matt Taibbi can get away with doing the exact same thing for which Rush is being vilified.

(I know that Imus says he no longer does drugs.. but I believe that unlike alcohol traces of drugs can remain in the body longer after they are consumed.)

47 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:18 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SPRINK
The women of this country can see through this female fake up there in Washington. Why do I have to work to pay for her birth control and out of control appetites?

I wish that were true but it’s not

Probably so. But what is true is that the "independent" women in this country also have an attention span shorter than your average hour of Oprah. Once the next big celebrity scandal hits, they will move on and nobody will remember this in a month, let alone eight months from now on election day.

48 posted on 03/06/2012 5:25:43 AM PST by apillar
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To: AppyPappy

Very good point!


49 posted on 03/06/2012 5:49:50 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: re_nortex

Agree on Hank Williams, Jr.

Disagree on Ted Nugent, the Romney-bot.


50 posted on 03/06/2012 5:53:30 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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