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Rush: "..No way MoveOn.org can even match Free Republic"
Rush Limbaugh Radio Program ^ | July 7, 2003 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 07/07/2003 10:43:40 AM PDT by Matchett-PI

Did anyone else here happen to hear Rush mention Free Republic around 1:20 PM Eastern time? I was taping his program, but the tape ran out just as he mentioned us. To the best of my ability, I'll try to remember how he led into it:

In the context of telling everyone to quit worrying about moveon.org, and the influence they have with people, he said that if you want to see what REAL influence is, just let Drudge turn his site over to activism and you will see "REAL influence".

He said that if he decided to have another "Dan's Bake Sale" type event --- you would also get to see "REAL influence".

Then he said, "Heck --- no way moveon.org can even match Free Republic" for REAL influence.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: activism; censureandmoveon; clueless; fr; freepers; freerepublic; leftwingers; limbaugh; morondotorg; moronedotorg; moveon; moveonorg; moveoverdotorgasm; rush; rushlimbaugh
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He will probably have a clip of that part of his program posted at his web site later on today.
1 posted on 07/07/2003 10:43:42 AM PDT by Matchett-PI
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To: Matchett-PI
Dang, I heard him talk about the bake sale, but got side tracked.
2 posted on 07/07/2003 10:44:52 AM PDT by smiley
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To: Matchett-PI; Amelia; justshe; TLBSHOW
We did. Amelia, justshe and me.

A mention is a mention. WTG! FR touted by Rush!
3 posted on 07/07/2003 10:48:02 AM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Matchett-PI; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple; Howlin; Dog; Dog Gone; ...
Then he said, "Heck --- no way moveon.org can even match Free Republic" for REAL influence.

Free Republic is show prep for the "world"

Many a time I have seen Rush take the same topic as previously discussed on "hot" FreeRepublic threads.

4 posted on 07/07/2003 10:48:25 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (proud member of a fierce, warlike tribe of a fire-breathing conservative band of Internet brothers)
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; gonzo; Seeking the truth; Mustang; oldglory; Luke FReeman; MinuteGal; ...
BTTT
5 posted on 07/07/2003 10:48:27 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Marxist DemocRATS, Nader-Greens, and Religious KOOKS = a clear and present danger to our Freedoms.)
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To: onyx
Yep, I heard it. I thought he was going to say more, but it was just that one sentence.
6 posted on 07/07/2003 10:50:40 AM PDT by Amelia (It's better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness)
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I think what bugs me is they have 60,000 people sign up online and all of a sudden...it's something new! FR has been around for years!

Hello????
7 posted on 07/07/2003 10:51:05 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Free Republic is show prep for the "world"

Many a time I have seen Rush take the same topic as previously discussed on "hot" FreeRepublic threads.

Kind of makes you wonder how he managed to put his show together for almost a DECADE BEFORE FREE REPUBLIC EXISTED.

8 posted on 07/07/2003 10:52:28 AM PDT by TomB
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To: onyx
Rush Bump!
9 posted on 07/07/2003 10:53:09 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: Amelia
Hey, advertisers pay big money to Rush to tout them or their product! FR got it free! A true endorsement!
10 posted on 07/07/2003 10:53:41 AM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Matchett-PI; Jim Robinson
"..No way MoveOn.org can even match Free Republic"


OHHHH YEAAAaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

I caught it... I wish he had elaborated a bit more, but.. He said it ...And I believe it!

Thanks, Jim! All those sleepless days and nights have paid off for the son of a son of a farmer, huh?

From humble beginnings, great things can be done. Count on it!

11 posted on 07/07/2003 10:54:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: TLBSHOW
Did you hear it?
12 posted on 07/07/2003 10:54:24 AM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Matchett-PI
He will probably have a clip of that part of his program posted at his web site later on today.

Good to see RUSH give FR credit...it's HIS show prep...GO, RUSH, GO...:)

13 posted on 07/07/2003 10:54:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: Matchett-PI
I heard him say it too. He also said Moveon.com couldn't match Free Republic.
14 posted on 07/07/2003 10:55:00 AM PDT by bedolido (please let my post be on an even number... small even/odd phobia here)
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To: Matchett-PI
Yahoo! Rush likes us after all.
15 posted on 07/07/2003 10:55:25 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Free Republic is show prep for the "world" Many a time I have seen Rush take the same topic as previously discussed on "hot" FreeRepublic threads.

Me too, many times he reads responses verbatim. He once read one of my posts word for word, exactly, verbatim.

16 posted on 07/07/2003 10:56:19 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (The Dems are self-destructing before our eyes, How Great is That !)
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To: Matchett-PI
I heard the comment also. Based on traffic, FR is currently 815 while moveon.org is 8,452.
17 posted on 07/07/2003 10:56:37 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Matchett-PI
Yes, I heard it too. I thought he was going to expand on it some more, but he didn't.

But again, we are recognized by the leader in talk radio.

I hope the servers can handle it. The last time I remember was the mention of the photoshop pics of him and tommie dasshole on the balcony ala Michael Jjackson. Almost (or did) crashed FR, we got so many hits.
18 posted on 07/07/2003 10:56:46 AM PDT by Badray (Molon Labe!)
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To: onyx
Rush is one of MANY celebs who lurk around here! Hi Rush :)
19 posted on 07/07/2003 10:57:44 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Matchett-PI
I heard it.

I think he was going to say more, but he hit a hard commercial time out just as he brought up Free Republic.

Nice to hear. And I think Rush does use this site and Drudge for show-prep.
20 posted on 07/07/2003 10:58:17 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: TomB
"Kind of makes you wonder how he managed to put his show together for almost a DECADE BEFORE FREE REPUBLIC EXISTED."

LOL! Amazing, isn't it. ;-)


21 posted on 07/07/2003 10:58:17 AM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Saundra Duffy
Yahoo! Rush likes us after all.

He has always respected the site and most posters. It was a few idiots, probably DU'ers posing as Freepers that attacked him and branded all of us freaks. I think he has come to findout that most posters here are intelligent, friendly, conservative people who like to hear and share ideas. The very same people who listen to Rush.

22 posted on 07/07/2003 10:59:07 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (The Dems are self-destructing before our eyes, How Great is That !)
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To: Matchett-PI
The fact that the group is still called "Move On" after Clinton's been out of office for 3 years shows how pathetic they are. They can't MOVE ON at all!
23 posted on 07/07/2003 10:59:07 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Aquamarine
*pingaroo*
24 posted on 07/07/2003 10:59:28 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
It's true! Rush takes material from me! (And of course, he's encouraged to continue!)

Mr. Influence
=)


PS: Psst - Rush baby - take on this SCOTUS thingy willya? I know how annoyed you must be at being ruled by cloistered black-robed dictators...
25 posted on 07/07/2003 10:59:53 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?)
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To: onyx
Did you hear Matt Drudge say Freerepublic last night?
26 posted on 07/07/2003 10:59:56 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: TLBSHOW
No. I usually forget about Drudge's show. Last night was no exception. What did Drudge say?
27 posted on 07/07/2003 11:01:15 AM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Matchett-PI
I was listening during my lunch hour and I heard him. I was wondering if there would be a thread on it.
28 posted on 07/07/2003 11:01:30 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: RoseofTexas; Common Tator
Rush is one of MANY celebs who lurk around here! Hi Rush :)

Ever read a Common Tator post? I'm convinced he's Rush, or another big name talk show host. How 'bout it, Tator?

29 posted on 07/07/2003 11:01:46 AM PDT by pettifogger
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To: dansangel
LOL! I just linked this at the Finest.
30 posted on 07/07/2003 11:02:05 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: NormsRevenge
LOLOL....he said it, and moved on so quickly I wasn't sure I even heard it.....LOL
31 posted on 07/07/2003 11:02:26 AM PDT by OldFriend ((BUSH/CHENEY 2004))
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To: Ole Okie
He mentioned Drudge as one of his sources for news, and that Drudge had many more followers than MoveOn. He also quoted from a link sent to him that actually viewership, hits, etc, were going down on MoveOn.
32 posted on 07/07/2003 11:02:31 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Saundra Duffy; onyx
~~~Yahoo! Rush likes us after all.~~~~

Today.

Let's not forget the pounding FR took when Rush used his 'broad brush' to paint FR as whackos ....or some such.

Fact is....imo.....Rush employs his 'broad brush of generalities' with too frequent regularity.

onyx...thanks for the ping!
33 posted on 07/07/2003 11:02:50 AM PDT by justshe
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To: TLBSHOW
Check that!

I heard Drudge specifically mention "Freerepublic" as well.
34 posted on 07/07/2003 11:04:14 AM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (Since 2002-05-19)
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To: TomB; BOBTHENAILER
Kind of makes you wonder how he managed to put his show together for almost a DECADE BEFORE FREE REPUBLIC EXISTED.

Easy with a staff pouring over newsprint every weekday and 2+ hours of prep time for years...now he can surf FR...better use of his time... :)

35 posted on 07/07/2003 11:04:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: Matchett-PI
I heard that moveon.org claims 1.4 million members. Guess the vast majority of them log in somewhere other than moveon.org:

source

36 posted on 07/07/2003 11:06:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)
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To: tellw
The fact that they have instititutionalized the sweeping-under-the-rug of the most disgusting scandal ever to hit the Presidency continues to amaze me. Don't they know that the very name 'Move On' evokes a desire to ignore reality and pretend that things that did happen, and everyone knows happened, didn't???

What 'Move On' meant in 1998 is:

1) Perjury by the President of the United States is unimportant, let's ignore it
2) Obstruction of justice by the President of the United States is unimportant, let's ignore it
3) Sexual harassment by the President of the United States is unimportant, let's ignore it
4) The abdication of the Senate of its most solemn Constitutional dity is unimportant, let's ignore it
5) Presidents should be free from moral judgement
6) A President free of moral judgement is A-OK
etc.

Were I on that side of the fence I'd tell the 'moveon' folks to pack it in and stop being a festering sore of embarassment
37 posted on 07/07/2003 11:06:50 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Easy with a staff pouring over newsprint every weekday and 2+ hours of prep time for years...now he can surf FR...better use of his time... :)

He gets his stories from the same places we do (Wash Times, NY Post, Am Spectator, etc.). With the sheer number of articles posted on FR on a single day, the odds are that he will cover what is posted here.

38 posted on 07/07/2003 11:07:05 AM PDT by TomB
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To: pettifogger
Ever read a Common Tator post? I'm convinced he's Rush, or another big name talk show host. How 'bout it, Tator?

Odds on...your Right... :)

39 posted on 07/07/2003 11:07:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: pettifogger
LOL, Rush would never refer to himself as "common."
40 posted on 07/07/2003 11:07:54 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel)
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To: justshe

I'm a member of his 24-7 site and I sent him a PM last night saying that because the Supreme Court ruled that Federal law trumps state law in regards to sodomy, then all state gun laws should be thrown out. I titled it, "How to destroy libs opinion on the Supreme Court and sodomy."

I started it with, "Mega Free Republic Dittos."

41 posted on 07/07/2003 11:08:30 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Ahh, nice to enjoy a litte schadenfreude to start the week off, eh Jim? ;-)
42 posted on 07/07/2003 11:08:47 AM PDT by TomB
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To: Guillermo
Rush would never refer to himself as "common."

I believe I read that Common Tator says he "used" to be a talk show host or something.

43 posted on 07/07/2003 11:10:12 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (The Dems are self-destructing before our eyes, How Great is That !)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Im thinking your'e on to something - I have clashed with 'tator a few times and they all happen to be issues that Rush apposes on his show.
44 posted on 07/07/2003 11:11:00 AM PDT by corkoman (did someone say cheese?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Love it!! Hahaha

BTTT
45 posted on 07/07/2003 11:11:04 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Marxist DemocRATS, Nader-Greens, and Religious KOOKS = a clear and present danger to our Freedoms.)
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To: OldFriend
I'll never forget being back home in Minniesoda a few years back and Im out in the boat fishing with my brother and he has Rush on. I was never as close to my brother in heart and soul as that day.

We caught quite a few nice crappies and a couple of decent northerns that day.

I have always wondered if he went to school wth one of my buddies from the Marines as well. They both were Cape Girardeau, Missouri products and from their ages, I have a feeling , were probably classmates as well.

Life is funny, small world and all.

Isn't FR like a trip down Nostalgia Lane sometimes?

Thanks Rush!

46 posted on 07/07/2003 11:11:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: Matchett-PI
Rush bump!
47 posted on 07/07/2003 11:11:58 AM PDT by Fraulein
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To: TomB
He gets his stories from the same places we do (Wash Times, NY Post, Am Spectator, etc.). With the sheer number of articles posted on FR on a single day, the odds are that he will cover what is posted here.

True, FR is "Birddogging" Items in the News...by numbers of posts... :)

48 posted on 07/07/2003 11:12:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: thoughtomator
Bump that!
49 posted on 07/07/2003 11:12:20 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Marxist DemocRATS, Nader-Greens, and Religious KOOKS = a clear and present danger to our Freedoms.)
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To: TomB
Well, don't know about any schadenfreude but thought someone ought to bust some liberal bubbles.
50 posted on 07/07/2003 11:13:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)
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