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Limbaugh Intentionally Throwing November Election to Hillary? (Real Reason He Wants Her to Stay in?)
Federal Review ^ | 03/03/08

Posted on 03/03/2008 5:10:55 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

There seems to be an inherent inconsistency in how radio host Rush Limbaugh is analyzing Hillary Clinton's chances for election.

On his radio show, he is urging his listeners to vote for her in tomorrow's primaries.

Limbaugh claims to be doing this because he thinks that the longer Clinton stays in the race, the more she'll damage Obama and the party, thereby increasing the chances of a Republican victory in November.

This, however, is contradicted by his statements about how resilient a candidate Mrs. Clinton would be. For example, today he stated that "these Clintons are like cockroaches. They'll be the last thing left after a nuclear blast."

If, as Limbaugh states, Hillary Clinton is such a tough candidate, it makes no sense for him to want her in the race if he truly hopes for a GOP win in November.

All of this leads to the conclusiong that, in fact, Limbaugh wants Hillary to be our next President.

As recently as last month, Limbaugh stated that, if John McCain were the Republican nominee, he would rather see the Democrats win the White House.

If that's the case, perhaps Limbaugh sees Hillary Clinton as a better (and more profitable target) for his program's commentary in the coming years. He already has years of experience mocking the Clintons. Furthermore, attacks on Hillary don't come with the risk of being called a racist, even if wrongly.

Finally, there may be simple profit motive. In the past it has been suggested that a President of one party, increases the circulation of magazines on the other side. Limbaugh, of course, publishes a monthly "Limbaugh Letter" magazine. And, of course, he is widely considered to have enjoyed his greatest popularity during the previous Clinton administration.

If this is true, perhaps Republicans in Texas and Ohio might want to reconsider taking voting advice from Rush in tomorrow's primaries.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Rhode Island; US: Texas; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: 2008; hillary; ihatehilary; limbaugh; nohillary; noooo; obama; rush; stophillary
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To: Nervous Tick
"She’s behind a hundred or so delegates?"

That can be taken care of with a plane crash in bad weather.

51 posted on 03/03/2008 5:38:58 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Rush Limbaugh is really f****ing it up here. I am really angry at him now.
52 posted on 03/03/2008 5:39:13 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Southerngl

>> So is this some new political rock paper scissors game?

You win!


53 posted on 03/03/2008 5:39:30 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: nukecheese

THANK YOU!! See my post 47


54 posted on 03/03/2008 5:40:16 PM PST by Southerngl
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To: joebeth

“McCain is toast no matter. I say Obama is far better than Hillary.”

If we are to think that McCain is toast no matter what, then I would vote for Huckabee just to try to get a brokered convention for our side. But right now, McCain is the nominee and sure hope he wins in November over Obama or Hillary. The thought of either one in the White House is just too hard to take! I much rather have four years of McCain even though I will hold my nose to vote for him.


55 posted on 03/03/2008 5:40:41 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hussein would be far worse than Hitlery and Rush (and I) know it. Nevertheless, I would hold my nose and vote for McLame as the best of the worst of the three.


56 posted on 03/03/2008 5:40:43 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

That if he keeps his job after Hillary Clinton is elected and no Free Republic as well if she is President.


57 posted on 03/03/2008 5:41:23 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Those who have listened carefully to Rush understand perfectly well what he’s doing.

He began his recent push for Hillary by asking this question: Once Hussein wins the nomination, it’s going to be a white Republican against an African-American. How does the GOP attack Hussein without being smashed with constant charges of “racisim?” You know it’s going to happen (he said).

He actually seemed to think out loud on his show (this was about three weeks ago), although I think he had it already figured out before show time. He talked about some side issues, and then came out with his recommendation: we need to keep Hillary in this as long as we can, to the convention if possible.

By keeping Hillary in, we let her bloody him. We let her make every case against him first, to get some degree of inoculation for the GOP against the race card. This way, we just pick up on charges and arguments she’s already advanced. This way the power of the race card is diminished against us, although we can never make it go away.

This is the reason he gave, and I think it is a good one. If it happens to help his audience numbers, who cares?


58 posted on 03/03/2008 5:42:38 PM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If she came back and wins with those party delegates, then the whole black population stays home for the vote along with others in the main election.

If she stays in longer and loses, she draws more negatives against Obama.

I think she is toast winning outright, but let her make a theft with super delegates and the party is torn for decades.

59 posted on 03/03/2008 5:44:10 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SlapHappyPappy
How about this state called Ohio, the state who is now full of doom and gloom idiots who want socialism. The Republicans lose Ohio and it is over, Hillary Clinton has 70% chance of winning Ohio against McCain.
60 posted on 03/03/2008 5:45:15 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Anyone who really listens to Rush knows exactly what he wants, as close as possible of a primary so we have 1968 all over again.


61 posted on 03/03/2008 5:46:10 PM PST by mnehring ("Ronald Reagan has made Jimmy Carter look like a conservative..."- Ron Paul)
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To: Nervous Tick
Fact is, she’s a Clintoon (synonomous with “criminal”). She will do whatever it takes to gain power. WHATEVER it takes.

I'm also an avid  fan of Rush, and I'm not from the Red, White and Blue. For the eleven plus years I've been listening to Rush, your above thoughts are that of Rush's.  Perhaps as a fan of Rush, you do not realize how much he has influenced your thinking. 

Do you not think she'd be an easier candidate to beat in the generals? Is this perhaps why Rush is leaning this way? All I know is this: Rush is not a fan of the Clintons', nor is he a fan of Obama--liberalism.

 

62 posted on 03/03/2008 5:48:10 PM PST by mirado ('...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Bull. He wants then dims to fight during the convention. That and he realizes that Obama Rama is Teflon due to PC. Hillary is not, she has large negatives.

Go Rush!

63 posted on 03/03/2008 5:48:13 PM PST by alarm rider ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Take her out: remove all doubt!

Ditto.

64 posted on 03/03/2008 5:50:06 PM PST by jwalsh07 (Obama, the King of Hope-a-Dope)
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To: Steely Tom
Do you wonder as I do that the people who are mad at / pissed off at / disgruntled at Rush have actually never listen to his show?
Rush explains sometimes to death why he says what he does, how can anyone misunderstand?
65 posted on 03/03/2008 5:50:37 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
To be honest, I can understand both lines of reasoning as who to back to sabotage the Dems. I personally agree with Rush, the people who hate Hillary already are legion, and somewhat Bi-partisan (there are Dems who hate them), so taking her out in a general election is easier. People don't seem to harbor the same deeply-ingrained hatred of Obama that they do for the Clintons. And he's at least "likeable" to what Rush would call the "mushy middle."

Also, I think the Clintons would be more defeated after a loss in the general. If Hillary loses the primary, meh, "race trumps gender" they'll likely say. And she'll run again. After possibly needing to hit the personal stash to run in the general, they'll be more cleaned out than after a primary loss.

Your logic (take her out, remove all doubt) makes for a pretty strong (and bumperstickerable, though with short shelf-life) argument though.

66 posted on 03/03/2008 5:52:36 PM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Rush is right as usual.
This guy is a just another nutter.
The longer the Dems trash each other and spend money , the better off we are.
Comrade Hillary has driven up negatives for the more dangerous Osama Obama .
The more they drag each other thru the mud the better off the Repub are.
67 posted on 03/03/2008 5:53:14 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
12 million viewers now, 20 million when Clinton was POTUS.

That is because there are enough other conservative venues to access without the extraneous BS that goes with Limbaugh's shows
68 posted on 03/03/2008 5:55:29 PM PST by uncbob
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To: alarm rider

So essentially it’s easier to slam a woman rather than a black. Racial tensions are higher than sexism charges.

Fair, but accurate.


69 posted on 03/03/2008 5:56:22 PM PST by Southerngl
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wish Rush would’ve just shuttup on this one. I don’t want even the ghost of a chance of that evil woman being elected.

This talk of McCain being able to beat Hillary is a crock. No one knows what will happen within the next 8 months.

And the fact that he’s encouraging people to f*ck with the election process p!sses me off, too.


70 posted on 03/03/2008 5:56:31 PM PST by Shenandoah
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Your right!


71 posted on 03/03/2008 5:56:46 PM PST by blueyon (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: seekthetruth
HOw the heck can you say such nonsense.
Do you have any idea how RADICAL OBama is ??????
He is far far far left socialist who plans massive wealth redistribution, banning guns,promoting partial birth abortions, and forcing radical left socialist unions down out throats.
His background is the radical socialist unions of CHICAGO !!!!!
72 posted on 03/03/2008 5:57:38 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: mirado

>> Do you not think she’d be an easier candidate to beat in the generals?

Sorry, I just don’t see “gaming” the election to try to help McCain as the best use of my vote. As I have said elsewhere: if McCain can’t figure out how to beat EITHER of these two lame commies, then he has no business whatsoever being the candidate, let along chief executive.

Anyway, figuring out which candidate is most or least electable in March, for a November election which hasn’t seen serious head-to-head action between the nominees, is a fool’s errand. Many people on this forum as well as Rush huff and puff and postulate such nonsense — but they simply don’t know. Even the pollsters and pundits can’t agree.

No, the best use of my vote tomorrow is to help whack the head off of the most evil crime family ever to play on the American political stage. And that, my FRiend, is how I intend to use my vote.


73 posted on 03/03/2008 5:58:48 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: pjsbro
He got Bill elected. Why not Hillary?

Wrong - Perot got Bill elected.

74 posted on 03/03/2008 6:04:25 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Behind Liberal Lines



The Limbaugh Strategy: Keep the Democrats fighting.

Why We Want to Keep Hillary Alive


Rush and Laura talk Democrats and McCain (w/ video).

Laura Ingraham's Friday Interview with Rush on Fox News Channel
75 posted on 03/03/2008 6:05:24 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Southerngl

“This is about Rush and the other’s ratings. This is a business first and foremost and anyone thinks otherwise is naive.”

Anyone who thinks Rush is worried about being called a racist is naive.


76 posted on 03/03/2008 6:06:47 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: tennteacher
I agree with Rush. Obama is a much more formidable opponent than Hillary. I think that he is absolutely right to try to throw primary votes to her. To say that he wants her to win the presidency is patently absurd.

You are correct. Obama would be a far more formidable candidate than Hillary.

To know her is to loathe her. America is just not ready for a big-assed, shrill President.

77 posted on 03/03/2008 6:15:48 PM PST by E. Cartman (Huckaboob will never be Vice President.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Obama is harder to beat. See a bunch of black people and college kids who never voted before that will go out to vote for him this time? That's why Rush is urging conservatives to keep Hillary in the race. McCain won't criticize Obama. The midea won't do it either. Only Hillary who is trying, though not effectively.

If you don't like Rush, it's ok. But you are wrong about him

78 posted on 03/03/2008 6:16:02 PM PST by RedRepublic
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To: joebeth

“I say Obama is far better than Hillary.”

Say it all you want, it’s still isn’t true.

There’s a very real possibility that our next president will be a democrat, and if that’s the case then I much prefer her shrilliness to Obama. The Clintons are political snakes, they’ll do whatever is in their best interest to get and retain power, however despicable that mentality may be, it can be reasoned with. There’s some hope of getting a Clinton to compromise, mush as Newt convinced Bill to go along with welfare reform (it only took three tries).

The situation with Obama is much more serious. He, like Jimmah Carter, actually believes in the leftest boilerplate that comes oozing out of his mouth. Someone that idealistic in all the wrong ways should not be let within 1000 yards of the white house.

Throw in that Hillary is the more beatable opponent, and why the heck shouldn’t we be supporting her for the nomination?


79 posted on 03/03/2008 6:16:50 PM PST by eclecticEel (oh well, Hunter 2012 anyone?)
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To: Nervous Tick
Yes, the seppuku person opens their stomach, a painful way to die, then their ‘second’ finished the job by severing the neck, which is quicker. It was important that this be done by a master swordsman because the body might shift during the stabbing, and they needed to sever the neck with one blow and also leave a flap of skin so the head would not roll off into the crowd.

I recommend the Japanese art book “Lone Wolf and Cub”.

But I don’t like the analogy, what the Dem’s are going to do to themselves at a brokered convention if Hillary steals it is not going to be nearly as final and dignified as seppuku. More like pandemonium.

80 posted on 03/03/2008 6:24:14 PM PST by allmendream ("A Lyger is pretty much my favorite animal."NapoleonD)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I am not so sure according to scott Rassmussen the witch is rising from the dead. It seems the more the voters see of Obama the less they like. I would rather we buried her once and for all and went with Obama man.


81 posted on 03/03/2008 6:24:23 PM PST by bilhosty (JINDAL IN '12)
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To: death2tyrants

Anyone who thinks Rush is worried about being called a racist is naive.

************************

Who said that?


82 posted on 03/03/2008 6:24:48 PM PST by Southerngl
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To: All; Inspectorette
> Wrong - Perot got Bill elected.

To All:   Wrong - Barbra Bush, and George, and Dan Quayle got him elected.

83 posted on 03/03/2008 6:24:59 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: All; Inspectorette
> Wrong - Perot got Bill elected.

To All:   Wrong - Barbara Bush, and George, and Dan Quayle got him elected.

84 posted on 03/03/2008 6:29:36 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: Golden Gate

Interesting - please elaborate!


86 posted on 03/03/2008 6:35:08 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: eclecticEel
There’s a very real possibility that our next president will be a democrat, and if that’s the case then I much prefer her shrilliness to Obama.

I despise her and everything she and her womanizing husband stand for. I won't ever vote for her. What Rush is advocating might backfire. She might actually beome the president, and her husband will be roaming the White House hitting on interns. The thought of it all is too annoying...

87 posted on 03/03/2008 6:38:11 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: swatbuznik

AND the Dems will spend lotsa money fighting each other instead of the (gulp) Republicans.

Rush is so right, he’s two or three steps ahead of those who doubt him!


88 posted on 03/03/2008 6:38:25 PM PST by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: TonyRo76
Rush's success is not determined by who wins elections. How many times does he have to repeat that?

Yes or no: were his ratings higher under Clinton?

89 posted on 03/03/2008 6:38:26 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Southerngl

Rush has more money than he could spend in several lifetimes (assuming he stays single). He isn’t saying these things to keep his job. If you listen to Rush, you know exactly why he is saying these things.


90 posted on 03/03/2008 6:40:39 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: ncalburt

This is what I said:
“If we are to think that McCain is toast no matter what, then I would vote for Huckabee just to try to get a brokered convention for our side. But right now, McCain is the nominee and sure hope he wins in November over Obama or Hillary. The thought of either one in the White House is just too hard to take! I much rather have four years of McCain even though I will hold my nose to vote for him.”

I sure do NOT want Obama anywhere near the White House! Hillary either for that matter!


91 posted on 03/03/2008 6:41:14 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I will post here something that I have always believed. And it is that, had 9/11 occurred during the Presidency of a damned Clinton, they would have never told us it was Al Qaida. They would have blamed the whole thing on “right wing extremists”. And then all of us would be in jail, or worse.

Think about this, FReepers! Think about it like you were in the basement of that place in Waco when Clinton’s jack-booted thugs were burning it up. Think about it like you were a passenger on TWA 800. Think about it like the targets of John Doe #2. Think about it like you were on a trade mission flying with Ron Brown. Think about it like you are Elian Gonzales. Think about it like Richard Jewel is your son.

For cryin’ out loud FReepers! Another Clinton in the White House is a threat to you and your family. So, do not listen to Rush Limbaugh on this. Not another Clinton, ever!

I thank our Lord for Barak Obama, who, by the way, is my brother in Christ. I won’t vote for him in November, but I will always be grateful to him for stopping the Clintons. Which is far more than you can say for anyone named Bush.


92 posted on 03/03/2008 6:46:09 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: eclecticEel

Obama is such a huge socialist liberal that he makes Hillary look like Barry Goldwater in a dress. I’ll take my chances with Hillary vs McCain anyday. Obama would mop the floor with McCain.


93 posted on 03/03/2008 6:47:18 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Southerngl

Yes! White guilt is a powerful tool.


94 posted on 03/03/2008 6:49:32 PM PST by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I don't care what Rush's real intention is. All I know is that Obama's more dangerous than Hillary.

Yes, I'm one of those that really hate Hillary and Bill. But after listening to Obama's policy and watching his maner, this man is far more lefty than Hillary.

My feeling towards Hill and Bill are personal. The thought that they will be back in the White House really upsets me. But I view Obama as the real Manchurian candidate. We can't have the man in the white house.

95 posted on 03/03/2008 6:50:12 PM PST by RedRepublic
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To: Inspectorette

I’m working on it.


96 posted on 03/03/2008 6:52:14 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: RedRepublic

Obama would decimate our military and place whatever remained under UN rule. Hillary would do a lot of things, but I think even she wouldn’t go that far. In fact I think she would love to have an aircraft carrier named the USS Clinton.


97 posted on 03/03/2008 6:53:38 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: tennteacher

BUMP what you said.
Some people around here are thinking too hard.


98 posted on 03/03/2008 6:54:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard (When seconds count, the police are only minutes away!)
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To: Keith in Iowa; Behind Liberal Lines
when the business cycle finally gets around to a real serious downturn, better it be when the ‘Rats are running the show.

Yep, and due to droolingly stupid liberals, we could all look forward to their sweeping New Deal programs.

99 posted on 03/03/2008 6:56:09 PM PST by SwankyC
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To: Golden Gate

How did Barbara Bush and the others you mentioned get Bill elected?


100 posted on 03/03/2008 6:56:37 PM PST by Recall
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