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Medved on McCain: 'Rush Acting Like a Liberal'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/30/2008 5:44:10 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Michael Medved has hurled the ultimate insult at Rush Limbaugh -- that he's acting like a liberal. According to Medved, Rush is thinking with his emotions, not his mind, when it comes to his criticism of of John McCain.

McCain supporter Medved appeared on Tucker Carlson's MSNBC show this evening.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnmccain; medved; michaelmedved; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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1 posted on 01/30/2008 5:44:16 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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2 posted on 01/30/2008 5:45:11 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I can’t stomach listening to Medved anymore. The guy is an apologist for the GOP establishment. He always thinks he’s taking the educated conservative position, but he’s just a useful imbecile for the liberal establishment.


3 posted on 01/30/2008 5:46:18 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No, dear, Rush is trying to warn you that you are running off a cliff.

So is everyone else. But you can only do so much. The cliff is so seductive, and a lemming can’t help being who he is.


4 posted on 01/30/2008 5:47:35 PM PST by marron
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What has happened to MM?

There is nothing liberal or emotional about Rush.


5 posted on 01/30/2008 5:48:37 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: marron; governsleastgovernsbest

Is that guy on the right Medved?? Mugawd, he LOOKS like a lemming!

6 posted on 01/30/2008 5:49:04 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry, Medved is just flat wrong on this. The very fact he thinks Rush is acting on emotion proves it. There are so many real logical issues and reasons to be against McCain without having to even TOUCH the emotional reasons.


7 posted on 01/30/2008 5:49:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rush— acting like a liberal??? That’s just asinine.


8 posted on 01/30/2008 5:49:26 PM PST by Clara Lou (~sigh~ '08)
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To: Clara Lou

Michael Who?


9 posted on 01/30/2008 5:52:11 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who cares what Medved says? Turn the dial.


10 posted on 01/30/2008 5:52:23 PM PST by sirjohn
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
McConan the "Republican"? Just say NO!


11 posted on 01/30/2008 5:53:03 PM PST by sourcery (Electile Disfunction: The inability to get excited about any of the available candidates)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Medved still says amnesty is not amnesty. He’s a retard.


12 posted on 01/30/2008 5:55:08 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rush acting like a lib?

Who does he think he’s fooling?


13 posted on 01/30/2008 5:59:11 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t care what Medved said.
I still respect Rush, and I HATE McCain. I can’t imagine seeing him as our president.


14 posted on 01/30/2008 6:00:12 PM PST by RedRepublic
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Medved was pretty smug today. I have listened to him for years, sitting at my desk doing my work. I’m about done. I would like to know why McCain won’t be another Bob Dole. I would also like to know why many who claim Republican credentials believe that we will elect a Senator this year. Wasn’t the last Senator-President elected in 1960, nearly 50 years ago? The public is disinclined to elect insiders to the Top Dog post.


15 posted on 01/30/2008 6:00:51 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Medved: Film Actors Guildmember.


16 posted on 01/30/2008 6:01:43 PM PST by Checkers (I'd say John McCain is a Dick Nixon, but Nixon didn't hate Republicans.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Medved has finally jumped the shark...we hardly knew ye, Mike.


17 posted on 01/30/2008 6:02:04 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I’ve listened to both Medved and Limbaugh over the years. Although I sometimes like what Medved says, sometimes I don’t. Rush is much more solid on the issues. I think Medved is wrong on McCain, wrong on Rush, and wrong to speak up to criticize Rush. I guess he wants his one minute of fame.
18 posted on 01/30/2008 6:02:27 PM PST by ChessExpert (This enemy is more dangerous than any threat we faced in the 20th century, LTG Sanchez.)
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To: Azzurri

I can still handle him for up to 5 minutes at a stretch, but I have a strong stomach. It also bothers me that he seems always to resort to name-calling when he’s losing an argument.


19 posted on 01/30/2008 6:03:22 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I respect a lot of what Michael Medved speaks for day to day. On this issue, I respectfully and vehemently disagree with him.


20 posted on 01/30/2008 6:09:32 PM PST by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MM is obviously stuck on stupid.


21 posted on 01/30/2008 6:12:44 PM PST by Smartaleck
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wow. My respect for Medved is gone.


22 posted on 01/30/2008 6:13:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Medved can egress to auto-impregnate.
23 posted on 01/30/2008 6:15:18 PM PST by Carry_Okie (We have people in power who love evil.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Naturally Medved loves Shamnesty McCain. He’s another open borders traitor.


24 posted on 01/30/2008 6:15:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: originalbuckeye
Wasn’t the last Senator-President elected in 1960, nearly 50 years ago? The public is disinclined to elect insiders to the Top Dog post.

Well, whether it's McCain, Obama, or Clinton, it's going to be a Senator.

(Pinging Dick Cheney.)

25 posted on 01/30/2008 6:16:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Medved has known the Clintons since they were at Yale Law together. He has a horror of them getting back in the White House that has driven him to embrace McCain as the electable Republican who can stop them. It’s becoming a form of derangement. And I just voted for Romney in the California primary, absentte ballot.


26 posted on 01/30/2008 6:17:35 PM PST by Argus
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To: Lancey Howard

Romney is not a senator.


27 posted on 01/30/2008 6:17:56 PM PST by RedRepublic
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I respect a lot of what Michael Medved speaks for day to day. On this issue, I respectfully and vehemently disagree with him.


28 posted on 01/30/2008 6:23:21 PM PST by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: RedRepublic

Ditto. But his prospects are looking a little grim for Super Tuesday.


29 posted on 01/30/2008 6:27:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: ChessExpert

More than one gnat has tried to use Rush’s fame & name to advance his career.

Gnats are for flicking off - if you happen to notice them and feel like lifting your finger.


30 posted on 01/30/2008 6:31:27 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Hispanics for amnesty were key to McCain's victory in Florida)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
MICHAEL MEDVED: “Well they’re acting like liberals, and I know that’s a terrible thing to say about people I like and respect — I have great respect for Rush. But he’s acting like a liberal on this.”

Translation: The GOP elite had no problem with Rush when he was carrying their water, and and helped persuade many of the Conservatives they were Sh*tting on to keep voting GOP. But since he’s sided with the principles of Conservatism over GOP political BS..He’s acting like a “insert bad name here”.

Who’s acting like a Liberal Michael?? Like having no substance to your point and resorting to personal jibes..HMM??

Hey maybe if your lucky Rush will mention you on his show tomorrow, and you’ll get some real attention. Seeing as you said this on MSNBC, the only Conservative who heard you was Tucker..and they pay him to be there. Not that your snow job would work anyway..We know McCain isn’t a Conservative. But many of us may still consider voting for him, because of the abomination of a Dem President, and he’d make a better C in C then any of the Dem traitors. Keep pissing on our backs and tell us its raining, and that may not hold true come November. The GOP ascended to power on Conservative principles. They lost it acting like Republicans...Show some respect, the Conservatives have been carrying your sorry asses for two decades..and you’ll need us to do so in November.

31 posted on 01/30/2008 6:31:59 PM PST by skully (Hi my name is Skully and I'm a recovering Fredhead.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is Medved turning into another Savage? Boycott the bozo.


32 posted on 01/30/2008 6:32:41 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ll be glad to dub Medved the expert on what constitutes a “liberal”


33 posted on 01/30/2008 6:32:42 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Hispanics for amnesty were key to McCain's victory in Florida)
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Medved lost me on immigration. He basically called anyone who wanted borders a racist, just like McCain.


34 posted on 01/30/2008 6:32:57 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: originalbuckeye

Chances are good the choice will be between McCain and Obama or Hillary - all three Senators.


35 posted on 01/30/2008 6:34:52 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What is that, a gay talk show?


36 posted on 01/30/2008 6:40:10 PM PST by Romneyfor President2008 (John McCain(D) is a puppet of the Democrat/MSM/CNN/NY Slimes/Mexico/UN)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

medvaed is just jealous


37 posted on 01/30/2008 6:40:24 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: originalbuckeye

Well, looks like this year will be different since it looks like the top 3 candidates (Obama, Clinton & McCain) are all US Senators.


38 posted on 01/30/2008 6:41:29 PM PST by rb22982
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To: PghBaldy

Dear Rush:
I know that you or your staff are freepers.
I know that there is a chance that you’ll read this.
You are right.
They are wrong.
It is time for the Republican party to stand or fall based on their own merits.
You said after the 2006 election that you would no longer carry water for the Republican party. They were warned.
By the next election you will have the right to say, “I told you so.”
McInsane is Hillary Lite. If the Republicans choose him as their candidate, they deserve to be destroyed.

PS: Stop accepting callers that complain about you not backing their candidate. They’re childish and boring.


39 posted on 01/30/2008 6:42:03 PM PST by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: skully
Conservative Elites, Country Club Conservatives, etc. I really used to like Medved, he’s so knowledgeable on so many subjects. Here he's really wrong. He's probably not as conservative as he claims. I really disliked his stand on the McShamnesty Bill.
40 posted on 01/30/2008 6:42:05 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Actually, emotion is part of what’s at issue for me. McPain’s emotions, that is.

Would you want a man with a notorious hair-trigger temper to have his finger on the nuclear button?

The Dems and the MSM will be sure to remind voters of that question in November, to say nothing of the Keating Five: http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm


41 posted on 01/30/2008 6:42:28 PM PST by golas1964 (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: PghBaldy

I think he was referring to Rush’s 3 forms of conservatism schtick.

You have 3. Fiscal, Social and Neocon. With the candidates remaining you are not going to get all three qualities. So basically, we already know the lib has none. At least McCain is pro-life and for the war effort. Romney might not even have those qualities so theoretically McCain is more Conservative then Romney.

So would we rather sit home and let a lib become President or would we rather vote for a candidate that has some Conservative values in him?


42 posted on 01/30/2008 6:44:35 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Shouldn't the libs love a Hunter Thompson ticket in 08?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Uh, Medved, I think you’re acting like the liberal with yiour crying.


43 posted on 01/30/2008 6:45:31 PM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: PghBaldy
I know. I was just thinking that we usually elect Governors. They have already run a state. Good experience for the possibility of running the country. I couldn't stomach Huckabee as I think he’s just a tad too smarmy. I have been hoping Romney could get some traction but the Indies and conservative Dems voting for McCain have put the kibosh on that.
44 posted on 01/30/2008 6:45:54 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Rush is just one of the many prominent people who lacked the courage to endorse a conservative candidate when he had a chance. The two conservative candidates have left the field because people like Rush wasn't courageous enough to support them.

Guys like Rush deserve anything they get in the way of a nominee. He has forfeited any right to complain.

45 posted on 01/30/2008 6:46:22 PM PST by tear gas (Because of the 22nd Amendment, we are losing President. Bush. Can we afford to lose him now?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Michael Medved oughta be on Air America...


46 posted on 01/30/2008 6:47:54 PM PST by Redbob (WWJBD: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Medved should stick to reviewing movies.


47 posted on 01/30/2008 6:50:07 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I never did like Medved. He looks like an ass and acts like an ass.


48 posted on 01/30/2008 6:52:14 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Dear Michael,

Bite Me!!!

Quite sincerely, 'Pod.

49 posted on 01/30/2008 6:55:30 PM PST by sauropod (Fred Reed: "Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing.")
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To: Carry_Okie

I’ll have to remember that one.


50 posted on 01/30/2008 6:57:35 PM PST by sauropod (Fred Reed: "Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing.")
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