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Audio: Rush Limbaugh credits Free Republic for starting Tea Party
MP ^ | 7-3-13

Posted on 07/03/2013 1:20:43 PM PDT by exist

“There was a group in the 1990′s that were malcontents, renegades, off the mainstream plantation of conservativism…and those are the people that were the early participants in the website Free Republic– they were known as 'freepers'…”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Free Republic; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; rush; rushlimbaugh; teaparty
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Rush Limbaugh gives Freepers some love!
1 posted on 07/03/2013 1:20:43 PM PDT by exist
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To: exist

The word ‘Freepers’ was coined by that lady from ‘The Other Site’..............


2 posted on 07/03/2013 1:21:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: exist

Proud freeper since 1999.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 1:26:33 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: exist

Earlier thread link.

Rush talks about Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3038703/posts

I was looking for the live thread to see how active in got, but can’t find the one for today/


4 posted on 07/03/2013 1:27:05 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Noob.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 1:27:33 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

LOL. Old fart.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: exist

That was very decent of Rush. We’ve been at this grindstone for a long time, and it’s nice to get some credit once in a while.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 1:30:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: justlurking

nOOb.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 1:31:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: exist

BTTT!!!!!!!


9 posted on 07/03/2013 1:33:10 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Proud Freeper from 1997.....


10 posted on 07/03/2013 1:34:29 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Hey, I got it in first. No trumping allowed.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 1:34:44 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ain’t that the truth.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: exist

I don’t care what anyone says about him - Rush gets it.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 1:36:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: exist

Since Prodigy BB.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 1:36:31 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: exist

I heard him. I almost did a spit-take with my mouth full of iced tea!


15 posted on 07/03/2013 1:37:38 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Some of peeps had been lurking for quite some time. Took us awhile to figure out (and write down) usernames and passwords so we didn’t have to keep creating new accounts and overcome the fear of flame factor.

In fact I still don’t have the hang of it, LOL!


16 posted on 07/03/2013 1:37:55 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: exist

It was Rick Sanchez ...


17 posted on 07/03/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Me too 1999. This site offers some sanity in a screwed up world.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 1:39:11 PM PDT by Broker (Obama, the devils fart.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep, when I joined it was via a link from Drudge to “Whitewater”.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 1:39:19 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: exist
I was there ... I lived it! :) In those days Freepers had banner-toting airplanes flying over major sporting events. We had street protests that involved the occasional busted nose (hey, we didn't start it, we just finished it!)

We made the tea party look ... tepid!

20 posted on 07/03/2013 1:41:32 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: exist

God save Free Republic!


21 posted on 07/03/2013 1:41:41 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Red Badger

Nice!


22 posted on 07/03/2013 1:41:57 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: exist

Proud FReeper since ‘96 (or earlier.)


23 posted on 07/03/2013 1:48:14 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: GRRRRR

Since the day the Lewinsky story broke on Drudge - anyone think the tiny, little FR server didn’t crash? Salad Days


24 posted on 07/03/2013 1:52:20 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: exist

Didn’t realize there was any connection, other than common membership.


25 posted on 07/03/2013 1:54:35 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: The Duke

Remember the amazing US Flag hot air balloon? They gave away copies of the Constitution at events.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 1:54:48 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Rookie


27 posted on 07/03/2013 1:55:37 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Me too! On Prodigy, followed Drudge Whitewater link! Had to re-sign up in ‘98. Been Freeping ever since! One of my biggest thrills was posting early one morning, then turning on Rush and have him open the show with my comment!
Yep he’s been lurking from the start!


28 posted on 07/03/2013 1:56:52 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: fwdude

We showed folks that conservatives could protest, do it well, and have a heck of a good time.


29 posted on 07/03/2013 1:57:27 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: exist

I heard and was calling the wife with a Toldst ya so!

proud to be a non lurking Freeper since 11/1/01


30 posted on 07/03/2013 1:58:21 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: GRRRRR

Prodigy here too...Then a computer loss and husbands final illness. Finally got back on FR in late 1998 when things calmed down and I had a new computer. Gateway ! Used it for years.

Do you remember the date of the first rally at the capitol? I was there and came from Florida several times that first few years. I was there to support impeachment and the Judges who were nominated, but not confirmed, too.

Rush missed the fact that in 2012 with the Republican Party not including TEA Party opinions and power that we all gave TEA Party support, $ to candidates not from our areas, and lots of local office holders primary and election support. We had decided to make changes from the bottom...up!

Sarah Palin’s treatment seemed the last straw for many of us. Obama’s re-election and Allan West not fighting hard enough in West Palm were the beginning of a long “cooling off” time for many of my friends.

Veterans issues are always important to me. I am trying to get active again...my heart is having trouble getting into it! LOL


31 posted on 07/03/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Rightly Biased

It doesn’t matter when you became a Freeper...just that you are one NOW. Tell a friend!


32 posted on 07/03/2013 2:00:30 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: exist

We are seeing the resurgence of the Tea Party movement.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 2:00:58 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: gwgn02

uh huh....


34 posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:25 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Arrowhead1952

35 posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: exist

Wahoooooo!

I joined up election time 2000, I remember the sore loserman shirts/posters and rallies at the L.A. federal building :)

Lurked a long time, then back on account of 0.... he’s a “loserman” too :p


36 posted on 07/03/2013 2:04:59 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: The Duke

I was audited every year after helping that banner plane come over Cape Canaveral when the Clintons came for a shuttle launch. Their “guards” took our names and photos and warned us we were a threat to the President!

ITS NOT THE SEX ITS THE LIES

Great memories!


37 posted on 07/03/2013 2:05:50 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Yosemitest

THAT’S IT!!!


38 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:33 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: exist

I heard Rush when he was talking about this.

He must have been on the topic of Free Republic for several minutes. It was refreshing to hear him talk about Free Republic and the early days when folks here were upset that the Republican Party wouldn’t stay true to it’s ideals.

He said we were the first people to go there. He also touched on the fact that a good portion of us were chagrined by Bush’s big spending.

I’ll see if I can’t pull that sound down, and make the clip available. It was definitely worth the listen.

Did my heart good.


39 posted on 07/03/2013 2:11:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: exist
Are you series?

This is hugh!

40 posted on 07/03/2013 2:16:31 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: exist
Rush Limbaugh gives Freepers some love!

I heard it, and was hoping that Rush would bring his audience up to speed on where Free Republic is today, but he strayed off into talking about the Tea Party and never came back.

Ah well, it was a good mention. We'll probably get a rash of new members because of it.

41 posted on 07/03/2013 2:20:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: exist

That’s good he can see and credit that. But thank goodness we with accounts are the tip of an iceberg of Freepers who are not signed up but remain Orthodox Americans anyway.


42 posted on 07/03/2013 2:21:23 PM PDT by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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To: DoughtyOne
The March for Justice.. Matt Drudge spoke to the crowd..as did Ann Coulter..she stood next to me for most of the speeches..chain-smoked about 5 packs of Gauloises...Connie Haire ( a.k.a. Clinton's a liar ) ran the show..

FR launched a lot of careers..those WERE the days..

Somewhere I have a pic of Mr. Cigarman..

43 posted on 07/03/2013 2:22:08 PM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: weston
One of my biggest thrills was posting early one morning, then turning on Rush and have him open the show with my comment!

I think Rush still does show prep here once in a while. I was surprised a few years back to hear him use my tagline as the 'outro' to a commercial break.

44 posted on 07/03/2013 2:24:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Red Badger

HUGH, beeber, along with some other corky words were coined here in FR a long time ago and have become a permanent fixture in the FR dictionary languago!


45 posted on 07/03/2013 2:26:09 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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If the March for Justice is the one where they marched with state flags, I didn’t make it. I came to the next events.

I’ve been back there two or three times. It was great to be a part of the process.

Came to CPAC a couple of times and to the House Manager’s dinner.

Those WERE the days.


46 posted on 07/03/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: RoseofTexas

AND yes I’m very series and this could be HUGH and I’m stuned!!!


47 posted on 07/03/2013 2:27:40 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: exist
During the very first of the "Tea Party" protests here in Florida in March '09, we, FreeRepublic, had an information table at every rally. (March, August & November rallies)
48 posted on 07/03/2013 2:30:47 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: exist

Long time malcontent checking in.


49 posted on 07/03/2013 2:30:52 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: prisoner6

Hey, BTTT


50 posted on 07/03/2013 2:33:01 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."http://)
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