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Limbaugh ‘Ashamed’ Comment Puts Sequestration in Right Perspective, Author Says
Official Wire ^ | February 23, 2013 | The Right Frequency

Posted on 02/23/2013 6:40:05 PM PST by TeaPartyJakes

After more than two decades of espousing patriotism, Rush Limbaugh reached a breaking point this week declaring, “for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country.”

“I’m into my 25th year,” Limbaugh said on his program Thursday addressing the sequestration debate. “I can’t tell you the number of times this has happened. This hit me yesterday. I’ve said the same things over and over for 25 years. Whether the Clinton presidency or the Obama presidency, whether it’s a Pelosi speakership or Tom Foley, it’s the same stuff. It’s the same threats. It’s the same arguments over and over. Nothing ever changes! We just keep spending more money.”

Though Limbaugh has a history of saying audacious things on his program, the comment went viral, crashed his website and elicited outrage from his critics. It’s the kind of thing Limbaugh is known for, as explained in Fred Lucas’s The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment.

“Limbaugh does what he’s always done, which is put things in real perspective even if it seems over the top,” Lucas said. “In this case, he was fed up and sought to put the relatively small spending adjustments in the sequestration in the context of a $16 trillion national debt”

Limbaugh went on to explain, “We’re just not going to spend as much as was projected. It’s all baseline budgeting. There is no real cut below a baseline of zero.”

The Right Frequency tells the story of how Limbaugh’s career spawned an alternative media universe of other personalities also profiled in the book. The book explains how Limbaugh was an issue in the last presidential election and why Democrats once anointed him the “leader of the Republican Party.”

(Excerpt) Read more at officialwire.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; rushlimbaugh; sequester; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/23/2013 6:40:15 PM PST by TeaPartyJakes
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To: TeaPartyJakes
Thank God for Rush, and pass the ammunition.
2 posted on 02/23/2013 6:47:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: TeaPartyJakes
Never ceases to amaze me how the Limbaugh bashers strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
The current debate only served as a background for Rush to put in relief Michelle Obama's infamous remark "...for the first time in my life I'm proud of my country."

Someone should start a pool to see when the critics will draw the parallel and contrast the two expressions. When they start that pool, please put me down for "never".

3 posted on 02/23/2013 6:53:01 PM PST by stormhill
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To: TeaPartyJakes
What has anybody had to be "proud" about since R.R.?
4 posted on 02/23/2013 6:53:22 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: TeaPartyJakes

bttt


5 posted on 02/23/2013 7:03:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Graybeard58

I am ashamed of the Congress of the United States, the Supreme Court and the President of the United States, I will never be ashamed of my country.

Right now it’s leadership sucks, but the country is still the greatest in the world. If only we can wake up those who are sleeping us into oblivion and fight to save it.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 7:03:50 PM PST by Venturer
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To: TeaPartyJakes
To heck with multi-Millionaire Limbaugh.

I am ASHAMED of him.

After Sequestration, A Shocking Proportion Of Government Spending Will Be On Entitlements

He is spouting untruths about how Sequestration will not decimate our military. He is a selfish jerk who has no idea regarding what he is talking about.

7 posted on 02/23/2013 7:05:06 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Venturer

If more than half the voters are sub-human filth who vote for Carter, Clinton I, Clinton II, the kenyan piece of filth, and a dem congress for something like 55 of the last 70 years, is it possible to be proud of the country?


8 posted on 02/23/2013 7:06:59 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: SkyPilot

He loves himself more than words can describe. He’s worn his little giggle pin to a stub, looking at himself in the mirror and engaging in self-abuse. His “knowledge” of econ is astoundingly shallow —
“WWII ended the Great Depression,”
“Defense spending is a boon to the economy,”
“Gov spending cannot be a stimulus,” which IS TRUE,
“unless you borrow it, but that just adds to the deficit,” which is incomprehensible and utterly mindless.”


9 posted on 02/23/2013 7:10:52 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: SkyPilot
What is the matter? The moochers don't like hearing the truth out there?

Wake up you idiot! 44 billion for the fiscal year 2013 out of a debt of more than 16 trillion adds up to a nothing cut and you are crying!

Obama must be YOUR mama!

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

10 posted on 02/23/2013 7:11:36 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: TeaPartyJakes

That has been my tag line since the last election.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 7:14:46 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: TeaPartyJakes
Just take it out of the EPA's budget and be done with it.
If they were serious about cutting anything, they would eliminate non-essential programs, duplicate programs and inefficient programs.
Instead they are fear-mongering by threatening to cut highly visible programs.
And 0bama is taking it a step further by threatening programs that are not even under federal control.
Pure politics at its worst.

12 posted on 02/23/2013 7:14:52 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Graybeard58; All
No, I have not been.

You know I did some checking in the Bible a few nights back. From the time of King Josiah's death to the time the nation of Judah was destroyed and carried away into exile was 25 years (give or take a few years).

Do you know how many years it's been since Ronald Reagan led this once great nation? 1988, correct?

That was exactly 25 years ago...............

13 posted on 02/23/2013 7:17:38 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: Venturer
If only we can wake up those who are sleeping us into oblivion and fight to save it.

But aren't you ashamed of the sleepers?

14 posted on 02/23/2013 7:18:43 PM PST by Misterioso (The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap. - Ayn Rand)
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To: TeaPartyJakes

It’s really hard not to be ashamed when the people of this country REelected the Kenyan piece of pig s##t.


15 posted on 02/23/2013 7:20:45 PM PST by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: TeaPartyJakes

I am not ashamed of my Country, the United States of America. I am ashamed that the bastards that inflicted obama on me are allowed to not onlylive here and prosper. They are allowed to figuratively piss on the graves of those who gave their lives to build and preserve this Country. I am ashamed that we turned a great Nation over to queers, parastes, degenerates and others of their ilk that whose only goal is to destroy the United States under the guise of political correctness.

no, I am not ashamed of my Country, I am ashamed of the sons of bitches who voted for the american hater obama that call themselves Americans.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 7:20:55 PM PST by sport
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To: SkyPilot

“He is spouting untruths about how Sequestration will not decimate our military . . ..”

Would you like to suggest how a national debt in excess of $16 trillion can do other than decimate America’s military establishment, and thereby render the U. S. incapable of influencing global geo-political trends such as Chinese political hegemony west of the longitude of Wake Island?


17 posted on 02/23/2013 7:21:14 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: paratrooper82
Obama must be your mama!

Beautiful!

The little pussy's entire presidency in five words!

18 posted on 02/23/2013 7:23:32 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Elsiejay
First of all bonehead, the budget deal is to cut 1.2 trillion over a ten (10) year period! 44 billion for the year 2013, only half of that 22 billion from the military, the other 22 billion from discretionary spending. In fact, the government will spend 15 billion MORE this year with the segrestration that without it!!!!

Like I said before, WAKE UP!

do you really think this country is somehow stronger with an out of control government and a 16 trillion dollar deficit, much of that owed to the communist Chinese?

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

19 posted on 02/23/2013 7:26:42 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: TeaPartyJakes

I’ve never necessarily framed things in terms of “being ashamed,” but looking at the whole prism of cultural rot that America has sunk to, the country is a pale, pathetic shadow of what it used to be. An abject embarrassment to its historic greatness and exceptionalism. Morally, culturally, and economically bankrupt. Between a suckling populace of dependency happily ushering in a marxist cretin like Obama, and the sheer cultural degeneracy of things like homo marriage, I would no longer be one to place a bet on America’s future. The decay is indeed accelerating.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 7:33:06 PM PST by greene66
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To: TeaPartyJakes

I am not ashamed of America, as an ideal ... but I can’t stand the US federal government and about half of the people that live here.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 7:33:23 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: paratrooper82
My “bad” post #16 was an additional response for “skypilot” and not you!

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

22 posted on 02/23/2013 7:33:27 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: Venturer
I am ashamed of the Congress of the United States, the Supreme Court and the President of the United States, I will never be ashamed of my country.

Nearly half the people in our country don't care enough to vote at all. Way more than half are so stupid they shouldn't vote. American voters are what chose our Congress, President, and indirectly our Supreme Court. Sorry but I am ashamed of my country too.

23 posted on 02/23/2013 7:33:46 PM PST by Reddon
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To: paratrooper82
WOW! post #19. As another side note, why are so called informative voters posting crap like that from “skypilot” who is simply regurgitating the socialist talking points on sequestration?

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

24 posted on 02/23/2013 7:35:49 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: Venturer

“I will never be ashamed of my country.”
_______________________________________________
Just what is your definition of “my country”?
I am VERY ashamed of my country...the people, and their government.
They elected Obozo the first time, and like total idiots, re-elected him.
You too should be very ashamed.


25 posted on 02/23/2013 7:36:03 PM PST by AlexW
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To: TeaPartyJakes

What does one do when Rush speaks the truth, rather than his standard Country Club GOPe Pablum?

It is time to admit that the establishment has no clothes.


26 posted on 02/23/2013 7:40:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SkyPilot

Decimate means cut by a tenth. If that is what you are claiming is happening you are the liar.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 7:40:50 PM PST by DManA
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To: AlexW
Americans vs the moochers who look at Obama as their “mama!”

We can and will reverse this and will no longer be ashamed of this country and the moochers who are in it for themselves!

Take a stand America, shame the moochers for exactly what they are: “takers” not “producers.”

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

28 posted on 02/23/2013 7:43:42 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: spodefly
I am not ashamed of America, as an ideal

Exactly. The idea shines brighter than ever despite the filthy, hate-filled leadership at present.

But I am disgusted by that leadership, and I am ashamed of the slaves who willingly follow.

29 posted on 02/23/2013 7:44:04 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: SkyPilot

>> “ He is a selfish jerk who has no idea regarding what he is talking about.” <<

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And he is being paid well to say it too.


30 posted on 02/23/2013 7:44:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Elsiejay
Part of the sad story is the fact that it's not only the $16 tril in debt, that's not including unfunded liabilities.

Secondly, why would it take 25 years for Rush to be ashamed?

That's a long time to carry the water.

We have spent, borrowed, and promised too much. The bills are now due, and the political classes that are supported on talk radio have no solutions, nor the courage to fix the problems.

I have been ashamed for years of my country for voting for the same tribes that do nothing and expect a different result.

31 posted on 02/23/2013 7:44:25 PM PST by Theoria
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To: SkyPilot
RE :”To heck with multi-Millionaire Limbaugh. I am ASHAMED of him. He is spouting untruths about how Sequestration will not decimate our military. He is a selfish jerk who has no idea regarding what he is talking about.”

AHHHHH you Rush-party-crasher ! How dare you disrespect the 'conservative icon' talk radio host. Pox on you :)

I don't know that it will decimate our military but it seems designed and executed to be as disruptive and visible as possible.

What private company would save money by keeping the same employees but cutting back their hours? That is the most wasteful way to do it unless you are assuming a $$$ supply is coming in and it will be reversed, and so in that case you will need those same employees.

Republicans are not going to raise taxes to pay for another temporary delay of this as O demands, but they should point out how O is screwing the military like you are.

I think one freeper used to call Rush the old gas-bag. Rush is usually wrong.

32 posted on 02/23/2013 7:45:53 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: editor-surveyor
“It is time to admit that the establishment has no clothes.”

But, if you put Karl Rove’s head together with McCain's, you do get one big fat a$$!!!

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

33 posted on 02/23/2013 7:47:13 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: paratrooper82
It's you that doesn't "get it."

Are you still serving, or living off of musty memories?

34 posted on 02/23/2013 7:51:02 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: sickoflibs

> “Rush is usually wrong.” <<

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The point is that Rush is deliberately wrong, and that is why he is paid so well.


35 posted on 02/23/2013 7:51:33 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: sauropod
In country! What don't I get, the fact that you are a moocher, or Obama is your mama? If cutting this government in the year 2013 by 44 billion, with only 22 billion being cut from the military is what I don't get, prove me wrong gas bag!

Keep your socialist talking points to yourself, if really does gets old,especially when your mama lines up first responders who are NOT on the federal dole (yet) claiming their services will be cut with this sequestration!

What an ass hat! Don't cry because you got your socialist feelings hurt! sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh!

Eight Deuce on the Loose!

36 posted on 02/23/2013 7:55:49 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: TeaPartyJakes; SkyPilot; editor-surveyor
RE :”After more than two decades of espousing patriotism, Rush Limbaugh ,,,,”

GAG time, Rush does better $$$ when Dems win and get more power which means he is doing great now.

Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh says that Sen. John McCain will score a stunning upset over Sen. Barack Obama and win the presidency on Nov. 4
[Rush] Limbaugh Predicts McCain Victory (NewsMax ^ | October 31, 2008 | David A. Patten, FR thread link )

“The enthusiasm that got people out in 2010, I'm seeing at every Mitt Romney rally. Romney's drawing crowds of 20,000, 25,000, 30,000, 15,000. “The enthusiasm that we all saw in 2010 is there. The same issues that existed in 2010 exist today. There hasn't been anything that's gotten better.”
Rush: Everything But Polls Say Romney Landslide (Newmake Monday, 05 Nov 2012)

Ignore the polls saying Obama is winning Rush Limbaugh Says, Swing State Polls Are Bogus! (video posted 9/26/2012 )

Don't Doubt me’ LOL

37 posted on 02/23/2013 7:58:55 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I have come to a similar conclusion as you.


38 posted on 02/23/2013 8:00:07 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: paratrooper82

You are a poseur.

Don’t waste my time.

“Eight Deuce on the loose!!!”

Jackass.


39 posted on 02/23/2013 8:04:56 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: sauropod
I thought NOT!

asshat!

Eight Deuce on the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOse!

40 posted on 02/23/2013 8:09:57 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: editor-surveyor; TeaPartyJakes
RE :”What does one do when Rush speaks the truth, rather than his standard Country Club GOPe Pablum?”

That reminds me of all the times that Rush bragged he slept in the WH guests of the two Bush POTUSes.

41 posted on 02/23/2013 8:10:01 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: paratrooper82

Are you on drugs?


42 posted on 02/23/2013 8:12:50 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: stormhill
Someone should start a pool to see when the critics will draw the parallel and contrast the two expressions.

Sign me up for "never"

They are incapable of quoting Limbaugh in context. They don't understand his cultural references or his political arguments or his humor. Worse, when they don't understand Limbaugh, they assume there is nothing to understand.

They never set foot on the arena of ideas. They don't even know it exists.

I still want to think of that as being somehow extraordinary, but it's really just the norm.

43 posted on 02/23/2013 8:14:43 PM PST by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: sauropod
Unlike you, your drugs come from your mama Obama (the government!)

Still waitin for you to tell me: “what I don't get” instead you reduce yourself to the lowest common denominator “calling names.” This is exactly what most socialist do when they can't win an argument!

asshat!

Eight Deuce on the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOse!

44 posted on 02/23/2013 8:17:49 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: sauropod
Unlike you, your drugs come from your mama Obama (the government!)

Still waiting for you to tell me: “what I don't get” instead you reduce yourself to the lowest common denominator “calling names.” This is exactly what most socialist do when they can't win an argument!

asshat!

Eight Deuce on the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOse!

45 posted on 02/23/2013 8:20:02 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: SkyPilot

I like you.

On another thread we disagreed and you politely and rationally explained your objections to those cuts to the military and even told me some things I didn’t know.

Now you are pricking the old wind bag with a pin sending the cultists into a spin. That always makes me laugh.


46 posted on 02/23/2013 8:20:13 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: paratrooper82

Too funny!

Hi Mr. Kettle. I’m Mr. Pot.

You’re black.

“Eight Deuce on the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOse!”


47 posted on 02/23/2013 8:20:13 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: sauropod
Dial 911, your diaper needs changed!
48 posted on 02/23/2013 8:21:24 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: sickoflibs

I agree with you.

I’ve listened to Maha Rushie for many years.

He’s become inconsistent and undefendable.

‘Pod.


49 posted on 02/23/2013 8:21:50 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: TeaPartyJakes

I’ll take this argument one painful little step further.

What flag do you salute, patriot?

If Obummer and his jack-boots come down your street to confiscate your guns and load you into a cattle car, they’ll be flying the Stars and Stripes. And you behind the barricades will be flying ... the same flag? How confusing.

I still feel loyalty and pledge allegiance to the Red, White and Blue ... but now there is an element of doubt.


50 posted on 02/23/2013 8:23:39 PM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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