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Fred Thompson on Harry Reidís attacks on Rush Limbaugh
Fred File ^ | 10-3-7 | Fred Thompson

Posted on 10/03/2007 10:12:07 AM PDT by Petronski

Fred Thompson on Harry Reid’s attacks on Rush Limbaugh

Posted on October 3rd, 2007
By Fred in Announcements

Congressional Democrats are trying to divert attention from insulting our military leader in Iraq and pandering to the loony left by attacking Rush Limbaugh. He is one of the strongest supporters of our troops, yet Democrats claim he is not being strong enough. I wonder who General Petraeus and his troops think is most supportive?



TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; betrayus; fred; fredthompson; limbaugh; mitt; mittromney; reid; rushlimbaugh; slickwillard; willardtheweatherboy
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Much better than Willard's knee-jerk drive-by last week.
1 posted on 10/03/2007 10:12:09 AM PDT by Petronski
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To: SE Mom; jellybean; Politicalmom; jdm; Clara Lou; Reagan Man; RockinRight; ejonesie22

Ping.


2 posted on 10/03/2007 10:13:42 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski

Thy link worketh not, neither doth it download data.


3 posted on 10/03/2007 10:16:58 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Petronski

You beat me to posting! :-)

Rush mentioned this on his show and said it was “A rare act of courage” for Fred to speak up for him. Woohoo, Fred! You da man! :-)


4 posted on 10/03/2007 10:17:06 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: Petronski
As long as this story stays in the forefront, Rush's ratings and listener-ship goes up, Reid and his cronies lose more credibility, and the Dim candidates are caught between supporting Dingy or Rush.

Gotta love it.

5 posted on 10/03/2007 10:17:10 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Richardson/Paul '08 - Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
fred08.com
6 posted on 10/03/2007 10:18:29 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

It works here. Perhaps the FredServers are getting hammered just now, what with the Limbaugh reference a few minutes ago.


7 posted on 10/03/2007 10:19:03 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski

One of Rush Limbaughs strongest points is his support for the troops. Attacking him on that basis is stupid beyond belief.

I listen to Rush pretty much every day and every time the troops come up he always mentions in what high respect he holds them.

This entire thing is made up and a disgrace to every single person who buys into it.


8 posted on 10/03/2007 10:22:56 AM PDT by Inverse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Sturm Ruger; perfect_rovian_storm

Ping.


9 posted on 10/03/2007 10:23:16 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski

Way to go Fred. I think Rudy is still trying to calculate whether saying some thing might make him lose those crossover Democrats!

Glad you got some courage Fred. It is needed.


10 posted on 10/03/2007 10:25:27 AM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Petronski; pillut48

Persistence paid off ... I presume that the server was getting hammered.


11 posted on 10/03/2007 10:25:43 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Petronski; carlo3b; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; beyond the sea; Darnright; ...
Fred's statement defending Rush


12 posted on 10/03/2007 10:28:17 AM PDT by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I think the webmaster can report to Fred that his words were well received and wisely placed.


13 posted on 10/03/2007 10:28:47 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski

Wa-a-ay past time for a major Republican candidate to speak in Rush’s defence. I’ll give Thompson props for doing so, but it should have been said earlier.

And where is the rest of the field? Triangulating?


14 posted on 10/03/2007 10:29:32 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: Petronski
What room do the Democrats have to talk about how strong someone's support is for the troops? THEIR support for the troops is nil, and this Limbaugh-bashing fiasco is a way to divert public attention away from their own bashing of General Petraeus.


15 posted on 10/03/2007 10:30:55 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Know thy enemy. Learn Farsi.)
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To: Petronski

Reid and the loons are pulling the same old Rather out of their magic hat, a fake but accurate narrative to smear and monger hatred for conservatives.

People won’t need to compare fonts to figure out these phony charges from phony patriots are made of the same hateful vapors.

Rush is gonna kick ass on this one.

Fred’s there backing him up ... no cautious PC double speak ... short and to the point ... on target and standing tall.

Dingy Harry will regret stepping into the ring for this fight.


16 posted on 10/03/2007 10:30:58 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: ArrogantBustard

It was a real slow go for me right after Rush mentioned it. I’d love to see the fred08 traffic graph for the time the words were mentioned by Rush.


17 posted on 10/03/2007 10:30:58 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: G8 Diplomat

That’s a good one! Lol!


18 posted on 10/03/2007 10:33:16 AM PDT by Hostage (Fred Thompson will be President.)
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To: Petronski

Ironic, couple of days ago several were posting about Fred not saying anything. Now we have Fred taking the stand above the others.

Nice...


19 posted on 10/03/2007 10:34:01 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yup—I can’t get back in there now, LOL!! Go, Fred, GO! :-)
What a shrewd move for his campaign!


20 posted on 10/03/2007 10:35:17 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: No Truce With Kings

In Rush’s words, Mitt Romney threw me under the bus like he did that other guy, Larry Craig.


“Now former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is weighing into the fray. In a statement to the Huffington Post, Romney’s spokesman Kevin Madden offered the following on Limbaugh:

“Governor Romney would disagree with the negative characterization of those men and women who serve with honor and distinction in the United States Military. There may be disagreements with individual opinions, but no one would ever dispute the fact that those members of the military who disagree with the war have earned the right to express that opinion.”


21 posted on 10/03/2007 10:35:28 AM PDT by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets.)
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To: Petronski
Way to go FRed!

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22 posted on 10/03/2007 10:36:15 AM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: No Truce With Kings

About time someone addresses the left by name the way Fred does. Seems everyone in the current administration was told not to speak out about the left, as you never see or hear it, despite their wanting to defend themselves. It’s almost like Bush requesting that they “turn the other cheek” kind of Christian attitude, by not stooping to “their” level. That doesn’t come off as commendable as it does cowardly and gutless. Fred has the right idea and he “GETS IT”. To those concerned about Thompson winning the election, let me ask you has any other candidate come out against the left the way Fred does?


23 posted on 10/03/2007 10:37:14 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: mmichaels1970

Rush needs to alert webmasters that he will reference their site before he mentions them. I don’t think the “hit counters” count those who get a “page not available” response when the servers get overloaded. Rudy, Mit, you out there with anything on the smear?


24 posted on 10/03/2007 10:37:38 AM PDT by bajabaja
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To: ansel12

Sounds to me like Romney doesn’t get it and doesn’t know what is going on. Perhaps he has a problem with reading comprehension, or perhaps he just reads the drive by media for his news.


25 posted on 10/03/2007 10:37:45 AM PDT by daylilly
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To: ansel12

I’m sure he’ll feel differently if you ask him now. That’s all that matters. That and his hair. Just ask his supporters...


26 posted on 10/03/2007 10:38:11 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: ansel12

I’m sure he’ll feel differently if you ask him now. That’s all that matters. That and his hair. Just ask his supporters...


27 posted on 10/03/2007 10:38:17 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: Petronski

Nice but will MSM give the information....Fox News?????


28 posted on 10/03/2007 10:38:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ArrogantBustard
Thy link worketh not, neither doth it download data.

Rush melteth servers, with mere mention of site.

29 posted on 10/03/2007 10:38:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred Thompson 2008, no need to "suspend disbelief" with him)
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To: ansel12
Ahh yes, poor Slick Willard sticks his finger in the air, checks the wind, and condemns something that never happened.

So typical.

30 posted on 10/03/2007 10:40:07 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: jwfiv

Good post, and thankyou FT!!!


31 posted on 10/03/2007 10:40:34 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: ejonesie22
Ironic, couple of days ago several were posting about Fred not saying anything. Now we have Fred taking the stand above the others

Nice...

That's the media's not so subtle attack on Fred, spreading fear about his health, that he can't survive a campaign this rigorous. That says to me they know Fred is the real deal and they are about crapping their pants right now.

32 posted on 10/03/2007 10:42:09 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Petronski

“rare act of courage” BUMP


33 posted on 10/03/2007 10:44:41 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Blue Highway; jdm

Slick Willard isn’t crapping his pants, but he IS doing whatever animatronic weatherboys do when they’re very frightened.


34 posted on 10/03/2007 10:44:52 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: pillut48
Yes, that is correct, and once Rush notices this, Fred will have Rush in his corner supporting him and Fred will get the Rush listeners support.
This thing that the Dems/MSM have created will actually hurt them because they now have kicked a hornets nest and energized the GOP base just in time for the election year.... Rush will be fine ... this will fly back in the DEMS/MSM face as horse crap.
Eat CROW HARRY RAID and NANCY BELLOSI
35 posted on 10/03/2007 10:45:34 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: daylilly
Sounds to me like Romney doesn’t get it and doesn’t know what is going on. Perhaps he has a problem with reading comprehension, or perhaps he just reads the drive by media for his news.

Funny, I've had Mittwits criticize Thompson for not being "up to speed" on local current events at campaign stops, while pointing out Romney's incredible organization where he has advisers telling him the appropriate wonkish position on every single local issue.

So, if they're right, then Romney does know what's going on, he's just taken the position of being a weak-kneed putz.

36 posted on 10/03/2007 10:45:46 AM PDT by kevkrom (The religion of global warming: "There is no goddess but Gaia and Al Gore is her profit.")
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To: Petronski
I like what I’m seeing from Fred. Not afraid to call a spade a spade.

Pres. Bush would have taken 2 weeks and then come out with a ‘can’t we all just get along” statement.

Where are the rest of the pres. candidates?

*silence*

37 posted on 10/03/2007 10:46:23 AM PDT by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney I guess Fred will have to do.)
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To: ansel12

Wow, I did not see that.

Mitt, thanks for helping a fellow conservative!

BIG S TAG GOES HERE!!!!!

Irony is I think the post I saw asking why Fred had not said anything was from a Mitty...


38 posted on 10/03/2007 10:47:04 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: daylilly
Sounds to me like Romney doesn’t get it and doesn’t know what is going on. Perhaps he has a problem with ( of being a Liberal is disguise, fake Conservative just like Rudy ) reading comprehension, or perhaps he just reads the drive by media for his news.
There now, fixed
39 posted on 10/03/2007 10:49:22 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: ansel12

“Governor Romney would disagree with the negative characterization of those men and women who serve with honor and distinction in the United States Military. There may be disagreements with individual opinions, but no one would ever dispute the fact that those members of the military who disagree with the war have earned the right to express that opinion.”

It’s not like Romney ever really had a chance, but that ignorant statement was the final nail in his political coffin.


40 posted on 10/03/2007 10:49:49 AM PDT by RedOhioan
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; Petronski; bajabaja; daylilly

I was waiting for Rush to give one of his subtle signals, I thought that I had picked up on a couple before, but his disgust with Romney today is perfectly clear.

Oh ya, and of course Mitt will reverse his position at some point, it will be sincere and effective to his true believers.

I wonder if Mitt even knows who Rush is, Fred does, as usual Fred spoke his own mind.


41 posted on 10/03/2007 10:50:25 AM PDT by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets.)
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To: Petronski

Well done Fred!

Well done Kingston, Garrett, Pence, Kyl, and Blackburn and any other Republican standing up to the stalinist to protect the truth and a patriotic private citizen that LOVES the militray unlike the worthless hides on the left..saving Leiberman.


42 posted on 10/03/2007 10:51:01 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (A government thatís big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.- F.T)
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To: daylilly

Why are Rudy and Rommney supporters so quiet about the non-support non-defense of Rush by their guys ?


43 posted on 10/03/2007 10:51:22 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: ejonesie22

“Ironic, couple of days ago several were posting about Fred not saying anything. Now we have Fred taking the stand above the others. Nice...”

Fred is a politician and will take advantage of any situation. Once he thought he was “safe” in his defense for Rush, he decided to take advantage of the situation for his own political furtherance.

Even Lesley Graham got into the act, a name I wouldn’t want near mine.

I question his sincerity since it took him more than 48 hours to come to Rush’s defense.

a. Maybe he had a memory problem and didn’t know:

b. Fred hadn’t heard or know about it until much later.


44 posted on 10/03/2007 10:52:37 AM PDT by Gatķn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
Why are Rudy and Rommney supporters so quiet about the non-support non-defense of Rush by their guys ?

They were too busy hypocritically asking where Fred's response was. Now they are too busy wiping egg off of their faces.

45 posted on 10/03/2007 10:53:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (The religion of global warming: "There is no goddess but Gaia and Al Gore is her profit.")
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To: RedOhioan

Well Romney just confirmed what I believed all along... he’s a euphemism for a cat.


46 posted on 10/03/2007 10:54:39 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
They don't seem to want to discuss Fred calling Rudy and Romney out on their liberal past either. Wonder why they're so quiet...
47 posted on 10/03/2007 10:55:37 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: Blue Highway
Along with others on both sides of the political spectrum.
48 posted on 10/03/2007 10:56:03 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: ansel12

You can always tell a real Liberal by how they react when a circumstances arises that they couldn’t calculate but must respond to quickly. Their first instinct is the liberal position. Thank you Romney for yet again revealing yourself a damn lib. You tossed Reagan overboard, and now you toss Rush. Telling the two greatest conservatives in modern history and you disavow both.

I suspect Romney hasn’t done himself any favors with THE strongest conservative voice and leader today.


49 posted on 10/03/2007 10:56:11 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (A government thatís big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.- F.T)
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To: ansel12
Mitt Romney threw me under the bus

Somebody gave him the wrong focus group.
50 posted on 10/03/2007 10:57:03 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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