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Fred Thompson on Harry Reid’s 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?



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To: McGruff

Exactly, In sports or war whenever someone is attacked there is a counter attack. With Bush he could have altered the phenominon known as “Bush-bashing” had he actually named names and went on the offensive against the loony left. His “I’ve got more important issues than these wackjobs” attitude is ok, but you have to have someone ie. Tony Snow at least start attacking the left back. We get a weak kneed response... Maybe they will see the error of their ways once a true Reaganesque conservative is in there, and isn’t afraid to put someone like a Nancy Pelosi in her place, and probably would have filed charges against her for her actions in Syria (aiding and abetting the enemy in a time of war)


51 posted on 10/03/2007 10:57:14 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Petronski

Sure is. I was out in the garden listening to Rush when I heard him mention how Fred and Mitt responded. Mitt really looks bad, particularly when contrasted with Fred.


52 posted on 10/03/2007 10:57:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jwfiv
I will NOT be happy until reid is enjoying “hide the salami” with some big dudes in a Federal pen.

LLS

53 posted on 10/03/2007 10:57:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: ansel12
Thompson:

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?

Romney:

“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.”

Romney's reponse is pathetic.

Fred is standing tall. Give em hell Fred.

54 posted on 10/03/2007 10:58:10 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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To: kevkrom

It appears so. I knew I had seen several of them asking why Fred had not stood up.

It is really funny, since Mitt’s contribution was the opposite...


55 posted on 10/03/2007 10:58:47 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: rintense
Well Romney just confirmed what I believed all along... he’s a euphemism for a cat.

And the last thing we need is another "kitty" for the Left.

56 posted on 10/03/2007 10:59:24 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred Thompson 2008, no need to "suspend disbelief" with him)
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To: McGruff
I like what I’m seeing from Fred.

I do too. I hadn't really thought about him much before. The guy who speaks up and tells the truth in a tough, straightforward way is they guy who's going to get my vote this time. I'm through with "sweetness and light" candidates. Thompson is not only right, he's smart.

57 posted on 10/03/2007 10:59:42 AM PDT by Glenmerle
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To: trisham
Mitt really looks bad, particularly when contrasted with Fred.

Well, that's par for the course, unless you're talking about hair.

58 posted on 10/03/2007 10:59:46 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: Prophet in the wilderness
once Rush notices this, Fred will have Rush in his corner supporting him and Fred will get the Rush listeners support

As wonderful as that would be, I think it'll probably take a little more than that to get Rush's support.
59 posted on 10/03/2007 11:00:59 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: ansel12
Some are missing this. Please allow me to highlight it:

Willardian Profiles in
*ahem*
Courage:

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.”

60 posted on 10/03/2007 11:01:28 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Rush just repeated Fred’s statement, and commented, “That statement from the PRESIDENTIAL candidate Fred Thompson”—emphasizing the PRESIDENTIAL. :-)

You did good, Fred. Rush is going to win this situation and you’ve aligned yourself with a winner. Two winners, yay!


61 posted on 10/03/2007 11:02:14 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: RedOhioan
" It’s not like Romney ever really had a chance, but that ignorant statement was the final nail in his political coffin " as running as a Republican for President of the USA.
Yes, we will see his poll number skyrocket down now after his non-support of Rush and our 1st amendment Rights.
And those Rommeny supporter who will just say this is only about Rush, your wrong, this is a frontal attack on yours and mine 1st amendment rights by Harry Raid and his thug gang in Congress. ( you just need another Hitler to take it farther down the road , let me guess ? Hillary ? ).
62 posted on 10/03/2007 11:02:33 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: kevkrom
Heh. :)


63 posted on 10/03/2007 11:02:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Petronski

Of course, Slick Willard lied about Ronald Reagan’s pro-life record, so I guess defending Rush is right out....unless a flip-flop is in the works.


64 posted on 10/03/2007 11:03:38 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Inverse; Pride in the USA
This entire thing is made up and a disgrace to every single person who buys into it.

As a regular Rush listener, I agree with you totally. I'm proud of Fred Thompson for standing up so decisively, and I agree with Rush that it's an act of courage to do so. I haven't thought too highly of Thompson to this point, but his actions on behalf of a tremendous patriot (Limbaugh) have added tremendously to his credibility as far as I'm concerned.

65 posted on 10/03/2007 11:04:06 AM PDT by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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To: trisham
Mitt really looks bad, particularly when contrasted with Fred.

Yes, but Slick Willard's gymnastic skills are legendary, so I'm fairly certain a flipflop is in the works.

66 posted on 10/03/2007 11:05:14 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski

He’s probably furiously scribbling on the back of an envelope as we speak.


67 posted on 10/03/2007 11:07:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Petronski
I guess defending Rush is right out....unless a flip-flop is in the works.

At which point, the Mittwits will declare him the undisputed heir to Limbaugh.

68 posted on 10/03/2007 11:07:37 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: pillut48

I think Rush may have found his man. With that and the NRA very possibly comming out in his favor in the next few weeks (first time this early) this thing may just be over.


69 posted on 10/03/2007 11:07:37 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: Soul Seeker
I suspect Romney hasn’t done himself any favors with THE strongest conservative voice and leader today.

No, he hasn't. Nor has he done himself any favors with some of his supporters. I am horribly disappointed at Mitt's response.

70 posted on 10/03/2007 11:08:18 AM PDT by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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To: Petronski

Romney distanced himself from Reagan back in the day.

Now he claims to be a fan of Reagan.

He has a chance to prove he’s a conservative by standing by Reagan’s heir as conservative communicator, and he distances himself from Rush.

Romney hasn’t changed one damn bit.

Thank you Senator Fred Thompson. You’ve confirmed my opinion you are the right guy to represent us as our Presidential cndidate. Anyone that doesn’t repudiate Moveon.org, the Democrats, Hillary’s media Matter and stand by Rush deserves nothing from the Republican base.


71 posted on 10/03/2007 11:09:55 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (A government that’s big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.- F.T)
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To: trisham; jdm; dighton; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim; Clara Lou; Reagan Man; RockinRight
COMING SOON



I was against Rush Limbaugh
before I supported him!


72 posted on 10/03/2007 11:11:01 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Uh huh..

Well we have seen NADA from anyone else, except Mitt of course, who seems to support Reid. So I will take a thought out 48 hour delay if that is what it is, over a stupid knee jerk or nothing at all...

Nice try though...


73 posted on 10/03/2007 11:12:27 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: lonevoice

I’m sorry for your sake. I can’t say his response surprised me, but I know there are some like yourself that have a different opinion of him and this is unexpected to you.


74 posted on 10/03/2007 11:12:37 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (A government that’s big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.- F.T)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I hear ya, FRiend ... Reid has earned it ... criminal vermin that he is.


75 posted on 10/03/2007 11:13:47 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: Petronski

LOL! Perfect.


76 posted on 10/03/2007 11:14:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Soul Seeker; Donald Rumsfeld Fan

“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.”


Absolutely true, read post 54, Fred’s response isn’t just supportive, it is a plain spoken, unhesitant, conservative’s statement.


77 posted on 10/03/2007 11:15:35 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: ArrogantBustard

lol


78 posted on 10/03/2007 11:15:36 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Petronski
LOL!
79 posted on 10/03/2007 11:15:51 AM PDT by jdm
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To: trisham
Outstanding!. Bwahahaha.
80 posted on 10/03/2007 11:16:51 AM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: mmichaels1970
" As wonderful as that would be, I think it'll probably take a little more than that to get Rush's support. "
Ok, let me put it in a different light.... realistically ? we only have the top 3 Fred, Rudy, and Rommney ( McCain is basically out of it ) ..... and I know Rush can see the GOP political landscape, who do you think Rush will support at this point ? ( and it doesn't hurt that Fred came to Rush's defense either ) ?
81 posted on 10/03/2007 11:16:51 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: Pistolshot
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.


You left out the truth, but hey, so do the dhimmicrats (No comparison to you, but that thinking is so prevalent, people get use to the truth not being an issue).

That's my Guy! Fred Thompson, what a guy, what a candidate, what a president (future tense).

We do indeed love it.
82 posted on 10/03/2007 11:17:18 AM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: ansel12

What a chicken-$hit response from Romney. YUCK!!


83 posted on 10/03/2007 11:18:16 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

Don’t worry, I’m sure he’ll change his tune very soon.


84 posted on 10/03/2007 11:21:13 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: RedOhioan
Romney is a dead man walking, at this point.

Anyone who does not know Rush Limbaugh after his 19 years on the air is not someone conservatives want in office. The fact that he actually bought that Rush maligned the troops shows him to be hopelessly out of touch with one of the country's greatest conservatives.

85 posted on 10/03/2007 11:22:37 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lonevoice
All I got to say is that his " True Colors are showing now ".
Nothing better than a situation like this to see what men are made of.
Now we are seeing Rommeny's true colors and Fred's character.
Come on MittBots we want to hear from you.... you can twist and spin this anyway you want, but, it is plain as day what Mitt's true colors are now.
86 posted on 10/03/2007 11:24:22 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: DelphiUser

What ‘truth’ did I leave out? I know what Rush said, I know what the Dims think about it by the smear. What’d I miss? Freds remarks? They were right on, why argue that?


87 posted on 10/03/2007 11:25:55 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Richardson/Paul '08 - Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.)
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To: jellybean

A MAN WHO IS COMFORTABLE PUTTING DOWN THE LIBERAL MASSES!

FRED VETS, SIGN UP TODAY AT:

88 posted on 10/03/2007 11:27:10 AM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: Petronski
Don’t worry, I’m sure he’ll change his tune very soon.

Exactly. Here's how it will play out:

  1. Romney eventually realizes that his statement is hurting him
  2. Romney issues new statement in support of Limbaugh (but decidedly lacking in condemnation for Reid, et. al.)
  3. The Mittwits declare the Romney statement a testament to solid conservatism, even Reaganesque in its presentation.
  4. The Mittwits are shown Romney's previous comments.
  5. Everyone laughs at the Mittwits.
  6. The Mittwits temporize that Romney's original statement said nothing about Limbaugh and was simply a statement in support of the troop.
  7. Everyone laughs at the Mittwits again.

89 posted on 10/03/2007 11:29:07 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: McGruff

Pres Bush might have taken 2 weeks to refer to it, but he’d still avoid going on the offensive. IRONIC that our President that is taking the offensive on the ‘War on Terror’, but gives the left a pass every time they attack the GOP. Hell, has Bush ever even addressed the Petrayeus/Betray us moveon.org crap???? :crickets:


90 posted on 10/03/2007 11:29:31 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: ansel12

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Romney gets it wrong.

You’re leaving with no points, but we do have these lovely parting gifts for you . . . .


91 posted on 10/03/2007 11:29:56 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: kevkrom
5. Everyone laughs at the Mittwits.

More than just a prediction, that's actually the default position.

92 posted on 10/03/2007 11:30:38 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Nonsense. Fred gave Rush yesterday to put the entire story before a HUGE radio audience. Today, he put out the statement in time for a big kudos-mention from Rush on the show.

SCORE!!


93 posted on 10/03/2007 11:30:42 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: Petronski
I did forget:
  1. The Mittwits resort to their normal practice of hypocritical half-truths and cheap shots.

94 posted on 10/03/2007 11:31:40 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

That entire post is a keeper.

Just yesterday I was marveling at how the “New Romney” was replacing the true Romney, with everyone starting to just accept his current election “Reagan Reborn” brand new positions on every thing, backed up by new position papers, a new set of experts, etc.

This simple event jerks the curtain down and reveals that his attempts at being a conservative are even shallower and more brittle than we thought.

If he can’t fake his way through this little news blip involving Rush Limbaugh, then I really don’t want him to ever be representing fundamental conservatism against the pressures of the Presidency.


95 posted on 10/03/2007 11:31:56 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: kevkrom

By the way, your seven-point prediction would make a lovely Powerpoint presentation.

LOL


96 posted on 10/03/2007 11:31:56 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: prairiebreeze
You just don’t understand. As a successful business man and a competent executive office holder, Mitt is highly trained at responding to political situations with multiple responses and positions to cover the current interest of his constituents.

Expect another replay, maybe more in the next few days....

97 posted on 10/03/2007 11:33:03 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Giuliani would have issued a statement of some kind by now, but his wife keeps interrupting him with stupid cell phone calls.


98 posted on 10/03/2007 11:33:17 AM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski
your seven-point prediction would make a lovely Powerpoint presentation.

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking anything, or I'd be cleaning up the keyboard right now.

99 posted on 10/03/2007 11:33:46 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: Glenmerle
The guy who speaks up and tells the truth in a tough, straightforward way is they guy who's going to get my vote this time. I'm through with "sweetness and light" candidates. Thompson is not only right, he's smart.

It's because Fred comes from what is called the "Jacksonian Tradition". Straight talk and honesty is the cornerstone of this tradition.

FEAR THE FRED

The Jacksonian Tradition

..President Andrew Jackson 7th POTUS.

"His reason was like lightning and his action like a thunderbolt" Amos Kendall (Post Master General circa 1815).

100 posted on 10/03/2007 11:33:56 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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