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Vanity - Mike Gallagher's Pro-Lindsey Graham Rant
6/11/14 | dagogo redux

Posted on 06/11/2014 12:51:38 PM PDT by dagogo redux

On other threads recently, the faux-conservative bone fides of Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved have been sharply questioned in light of recent events. I'm wondering whether Mike Gallagher needs to be added to that list.

I can pick up three "Conservative Talk Radio" stations on my way to and from work, but I seldom listen to one of them because it features lightweights. My wife borrowed my truck yesterday, and must have been playing with the dials, because it was tuned to that third station when I got in this morning.

Some guy - I couldn't place him at first, but recognized his voice - was going on an incredibly livid rant about "fellow conservatives" who did not support Lindsey Graham, and who were unhappy that he won the primary. On and on and on he went about how conservative Graham was, and what a great man he was and such, and how much we needed him specifically in that Senate seat.

The gist of his argument seemed to be that these elections are all about whether our team - the Republicans - can win seats or not, and not whether a candidate who wins is a conservative, as long as they are somehow conservative "enough," which of course he thinks the esteemed Mr. Graham is. I listened to the end to find out who the host was: it was Mike Gallagher.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: mikegallagher; nonconservative; rino; talkradio
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I don't listen to Mike Gallagher much, but he seems to be yet another fake-conservative cheerleader for liberal voices in what should be the conservative party. What do you think about him and the others like him?
1 posted on 06/11/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: dagogo redux

I think you’ll never be satisfied, and always stirring up trouble.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 12:58:13 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: dagogo redux
Definitely a bench warmer on the conservative team. He seems to have a personal friendship with Graham that clouds his judgement and blinds him to the reality.
3 posted on 06/11/2014 1:01:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Fido969

LOL!

And is that a good thing or a bad thing?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 1:01:26 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Mike Gallagher? Is he related to that guy that smashes watermelons?


5 posted on 06/11/2014 1:03:56 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: dagogo redux

Frauds for pay. All of them.

As for Rush, he admits he is an entertainer. No issue there. The rest? Situational ethicist/frauds. When the chips are down they all back the RINOs. Not always, but in the vast majority of cases.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 1:04:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dagogo redux
Linda Graham is Juan MeCain's Mini-me!
7 posted on 06/11/2014 1:05:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dagogo redux
On other threads recently, the faux-conservative bone fides of Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved have been sharply questioned in light of recent events. I'm wondering whether Mike Gallagher needs to be added to that list.

Among the radio talk show hosts, who do you think are the *real* conservatives?

The gist of his argument seemed to be that these elections are all about whether our team - the Republicans - can win seats or not, and not whether a candidate who wins is a conservative, as long as they are somehow conservative "enough,"

Would you rather *lose* the election?

8 posted on 06/11/2014 1:05:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Norm Lenhart

Very well-stated, Norm Lenhart. Thanks.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 1:05:49 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

All one need do is look at their history. It is what it is.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 1:09:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dagogo redux

If I ever want to know what the GOPe is thinking, I turn on Medved or Hewitt.

Conservatives they ain’t.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 1:11:10 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: Norm Lenhart
All one need do is look at their history. It is what it is.

Very well-stated again, Norm. Yeah, I know who he is and that is why I NEVER listen to him. He's "persona non grata" in my estimation, and has been for a long time. (Why waste your time?)

12 posted on 06/11/2014 1:14:44 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: EveningStar
Would you rather *lose* the election?

I'd rather have representation that matches my principles and morality, neither of which I get with people like Lindsey Graham

I also want honest leadership and representation, both of which are lacking in GOP-E candidates like Lindsey Graham.

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
13 posted on 06/11/2014 1:14:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Uncle Miltie

It surprise me how many people do not realize they exist as a pressure relief valve for the GOP and the left.

they tell us red meat stories until election season then ease us into ‘voting correctly’ time and again. One can set watches by it.

Remember coulter and laura last time? This time she backed Brat but she went from staunch anti Romney to calling for her listeners to elect him. Everyone thought Brat would lose. So was she for real or trying to regain cred lost to Romney and then Brat won by accident?

How does that work unless you are acting out a scripted part?


14 posted on 06/11/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dagogo redux

They are hold-overs from the talk radio boom of the 90s when you could hear shows from morning to midnight, and every station needed 2nd string hosts to fill the schedule around Limbaugh.

There used to be some great ones like G. Gordon, Mike Reagan, and Ken Hamblin (really miss that show).

Gallagher was like Dr. Laura or Medved. They would make sense for a while, then they just say something so damn stupid that you realize just how much time you wasted on their shows.

I’m surprised he’s actually still around.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 1:16:59 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: EveningStar

False choice, EveningStar


16 posted on 06/11/2014 1:22:50 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: dagogo redux

follow the money


17 posted on 06/11/2014 1:23:43 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: dagogo redux

” My wife borrowed my truck yesterday, and must have been playing with the dials, because it was tuned to that third station when I got in this morning.”

Sounds like you’ve got bigger problems at home...


18 posted on 06/11/2014 1:25:10 PM PDT by moovova
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To: dagogo redux

I used to listen to him maybe 10 years ago or so. He was based in Greenville, SC so I guess that’s how he got to know Linda.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 1:27:06 PM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: dagogo redux

He’s a Tory, not a real conservative.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 1:30:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: EveningStar

Mark Levin for one.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 1:31:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: EveningStar
Among the radio talk show hosts, who do you think are the *real* conservatives?

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, for starters, are all conservatives of varying stripes. They're all anti-Establishment conservatives.

22 posted on 06/11/2014 1:32:29 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

So she’s not conservative because she didn’t want to give Obama another 4 years to wreck the country?

Do you think Romney would have traded 5 terrorists for one deserter; and had a flood of illegal immigrant children in our country?

At the point she encouraged voting for Romney, it was him or the Evil One who is destroying our country.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 1:33:02 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: DLfromthedesert

When you find me one thing on Mitt Romney’s record to make someone believe he would be different from Barry, post it.

One.

In 4 years, no one has found it.

Laura went from telling her audience, as did almost all the radio guys that Romney was bad. then one day none of that mattered. If you do not see an issue there concerning trust, it is not my problem.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 1:36:26 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: TBP; EveningStar

>> “Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, for starters, are all conservatives of varying stripes.” <<

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Gag me!

You think that the establishment willingly pays these shills millions of dollars a year to destroy their picnic?

Get real.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I mostly agree, but a few still seem worthwhile.

First, I’m giving the Shapiro guy the benefit of the doubt for now.

Second, I have growing respect for Mark Levin: I have learned a great deal from him and his books, and he has been in the political trenches himself in the past, and he continues to take an active role in legal cases and political battles. It’s interesting that I don’t like him at all as an entertainer, nor as person I’d like to get to know, but I respect what he’s doing in the battle.

I agree with the theory that the Powers That Be secretly want these guys left alone as a relief valve for an increasingly agitated segment of the population. This theory has long made sense to me, and I wonder if those guys actually know or suspect that.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:42 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: moovova

No, that’s a small problem. :)


27 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

People just need to just listen with Reagan’s adage. Trust but verify. If they say something RINO, ignore/oppose it depending. If they educate honestly, fine. If they lie, call them on it.

but never ever join cults of personality.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 1:47:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dagogo redux

Oh and they are fully in on it. they don’t suspect anything. It is how the game is played. In many businesses.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 1:50:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dagogo redux

Hewitt, Medved and Gallagher are all part of the Salem Radio Network (RINO Radio).

Today Medved was gloating over Lindsey Graham defeating his tea party challengers, stating that Lindsey Graham is his favorite Senator.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:30 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: dagogo redux

http://www.srnonline.com/


31 posted on 06/11/2014 1:57:20 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: dagogo redux

My biggest issue with Mike Gallagher is that he spends waaaaaayy too much time talking about himself, his parts in community and off-off-off Broadway dinner theater (it seems), his aches and pains, etc. And anybody who spends that much effort telling me how humble he is - isn’t.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: EveningStar

My favorite talk show is Howie Carr. I find his show the most entertaining and funny, and he is an extreme conservative just like Romney -lol.

What I like about Carr is that he allows a lot of audience feedback by taking calls and texts. He doesn’t pontificate and get long-winded like certain famous hosts.

If you liked Neal Boortz, you will like Howie Carr even better. He tells it like it is like Boortz, but not as libertarian.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 2:03:20 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Pelham
Mudhead was apoplectic today that a fake conservative got skewered. I think Mudhead has a mental problem, his reasoning is dysfunctional.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT by 867V309 (0bamma, Osama; what difference does it make?)
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To: A'elian' nation
If you liked Neal Boortz, you will like Howie Carr even better. He tells it like it is like Boortz...

Neal "the Boor" Boortz advised Bush to concede to Gore because it would earn him enough good will to win in 2004. Boortz is a maroon.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 2:16:21 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: dagogo redux
I added MG to the suspect list many years ago. Self promoting gasbag.
36 posted on 06/11/2014 2:20:23 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: 867V309

Medved is simply reverting back to his leftist roots.

When he was in college Medved was a leader in the antiwar movement. After he graduated he went to work as a Congressional aide. And the Congressman he chose to work for was Red Ron Dellums, the most leftwing member in the House. A friend to Castro and his clones in the Caribbean.

Medved can posture as a conservative all he wants. But you just have to look at who he was to see where his instincts lie.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 2:20:35 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: SoConPubbie; Walrus; All

I think that Republicans having control of the House and Senate is more important than “losing with honor.”


38 posted on 06/11/2014 2:23:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Would you rather *lose* the election?

"Winning" the election with candidates like Boner, Cantor, Linda Graham, McLame, Cornan etc. IS losing the election.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 2:30:59 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: 867V309

So you’d rather have Democrats instead, if it means giving up control of Congress?


40 posted on 06/11/2014 2:47:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Well then what do they do with control? In the house? Not a damn thing but attack conservatives, stall investigations and work to assist and protect Obama/his agenda.

Shove the RINO crap ES. Winning with no honor is far worse when it aids Democrats. And the facts in evidence show that it does.

It’s funny that when a conservative gains traction here, Palin, you lead the charge to minimize her. When a Rino gets waxed, here you are working to push the lesser evil meme that caused our current situation to make up for it.

There is a reason JR once tagged you a troll.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 2:54:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: EveningStar

I’d rather lose and be stabbed in the chest than win and be stabbed in the back.


42 posted on 06/11/2014 2:55:36 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: EveningStar
So you’d rather have Democrats instead, if it means giving up control of Congress?

The people I'm talking about vote like Rats when it counts, so what difference does it make? Worse, they're taking up space on the GOP ticket that could be had by honest Conservatives. You do the math.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: Norm Lenhart

By all means let’s resort to personal attacks. I have no love of Graham or Cantor or any of them.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dagogo redux

At least your wife is listening...mine won’t.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 3:21:08 PM PDT by moovova
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To: EveningStar
I think that Republicans having control of the House and Senate is more important than “losing with honor.”

I'm sure you do, but it is that mindset that keeps the GOP-E in control.

And with the GOP-E continually drifting leftward, and hell-bent on destroying our country by granting Amnesty, tell me again what value it will be to have a GOP-E controlled congress vs. a conservative controlled congress?
46 posted on 06/11/2014 3:28:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Of course I would prefer conservatives to moderates and liberals. I still don’t know why it would be better to have more liberal Democrats.

If you think things are bad now, remember, they could be much worse.


47 posted on 06/11/2014 3:35:53 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SoConPubbie
We do have a chance this November to elect more conservatives to Congress. It's an off year election and off year elections usually favor the party that is not in the White House.
48 posted on 06/11/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dagogo redux

BTW, Mike Gallagher is a lightweight, like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 3:40:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Oh? When did the truth become a personal attack? You pull this concern troll crap all the time. Your post history is filled with it. You were famous for your PDS and on this very thread you are making excuses as to why we just cannot possibly let a closet democrat lose. JR DID in fact brand you a troll some time back.

So in light of the fact of that, where does the personal attack come in? It isn’t personal. It’s a fact.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 3:44:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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