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Rush Defends Sarah Palin's Choice to Campaign for McCain
The Economy Colapse ^ | 1/16/2010 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 02/18/2010 6:59:52 AM PST by Brices Crossroads

Rush Limbaugh on the Tea Party movement the Republican party and the conservatives Sarah Palin her Daytona beach appearance and McCain. Rush Limbaugh says that Sarah Palin is not a Tea Partier , she is a republican first and foremost, Rush Limbaugh believes that Sarah Palin owes McCain the fact that she is what she is today and that it is a payback time for her to McCain , it is an obligatory payback says Rush Limbaugh.


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To: mewzilla
Note to Palin: Remember Santorum

Palin is not an elected official.

51 posted on 02/18/2010 7:19:48 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thank you! Very well put. If only thinking caps came with directions maybe you wouldn’t have such nonsense to respond to...


52 posted on 02/18/2010 7:20:29 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: babygene

It would cost her more if she did not endorse him. It would mean she tried to get a man elected President who should not be in the Senate. That would not speak well of her judgment.

Plus it would expose her as a disloyal ingrate which would trouble me a lot more, when evaluating her as Presidential material, than a single senate seat.


53 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:02 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Darn it, would you quit that.. I’m not supposed to agree with you that much.


54 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:05 AM PST by mnehring
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To: SnakeDoctor

“If it weren’t for McCain, Palin would be nowhere right now.”

You know, I hear that alot, but I’m not so sure that’s true. There would be nothing wrong in biding your time and not linking yourself up to a RINO who supports amnesty, etc. Sarah could have said “no” and bided her time, and then ran when she finished being governor of Alaska. It would have been a fresh start without the RINO baggage of McCain.


55 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:18 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Rennes Templar

and you have proof of this right?


56 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:44 AM PST by babubabu
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To: Brices Crossroads
Plus it would expose her as a disloyal ingrate...

..and don't think for a moment that all the media would be all over that one- not to mention Gibbs.

57 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:46 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Cuttnhorse
Rush did not defend Palin, he explained why she endorced McCain...Like it or not.

I was wondering when someone was going to point this out.

58 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:47 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: TomGuy
Sort of looks like Rush is back to carrying the water for the Grand OLD Party and its status quo.

No, he's just recognizing reality. Better for Sarah to support McCain and take the hit up front than to ditch him and get sidetracked by the media firestorm. And lose clout within the GOP.

59 posted on 02/18/2010 7:21:52 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rush has only echoed what many of us rational Sarah supporters have been saying all along.


60 posted on 02/18/2010 7:22:08 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Rennes Templar
She will not work within the status quo if she becomes President.

Her history seems to prove this. Her first moves as governor was to clear out the "good old boys network".

61 posted on 02/18/2010 7:22:32 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Brices Crossroads

confirms a lot.


62 posted on 02/18/2010 7:22:52 AM PST by babubabu
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To: mkjessup

“Stand with me, my fellow pretzels, let us find new ways to twist ourselves into ever more amazing patterns of explanation and justification.”

Being a Romneybot you have a lot of experience, a veritable PH.D, in pretzels.


63 posted on 02/18/2010 7:23:26 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: nmh

You’re missing Rush’s point. It’s still a free country and SP is free to do as she chooses, no matter what you try and label her as.


64 posted on 02/18/2010 7:23:28 AM PST by mentor2k
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To: deannadurbin

New Senator from Mass.(Scott)is also going to campaign for McCain.


65 posted on 02/18/2010 7:23:28 AM PST by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: Brices Crossroads

the lady is a class act and clearly values loyalty. As much as I loathe McCain it is hard to dump on her for this.


66 posted on 02/18/2010 7:23:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: upsdriver

I’m disappointed in his endorsement of McCain, but I’d vote for Fred in a heartbeat if he ran again. He was the first political candidate I’d ever given money to. Just the same as I’d vote for Sarah.


67 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:02 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: deannadurbin
Rush also pushed RINO Romney on us during the primary. Look how that turned out.

Rush never "pushed" anyone during the primaries...he liked some aspects of Mitt, Rudy and Fred, if I remember correctly.
68 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:05 AM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Brices Crossroads
...and even states that Joe the Plumber has said that he thinks Palin wold make a very good President...

That's because Joe changed his mind. Recently he said some negative things about Palin.

69 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:08 AM PST by raybbr
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To: deannadurbin

“Who said Reagan was perfect?”

Not me. You and I are the only ones that are perfect. And sometimes I wonder about you!


70 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:26 AM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: Brices Crossroads
I hope that Sarah understands that she may be paying back McCain, but she is causing us incredible pain. McCain is the worst thing to ever happen to the republican party and we want him gone.

All I can ask is that Arizonans who love the state and the country stay away from the rallies for McCain even though you'd love to see Sarah.

71 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:27 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: mnehring

“Her first moves as governor was to clear out the “good old boys network”.”

Sounds like the action of a feminist, actually.


72 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:33 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: deannadurbin

What exactly is a RINO? Someone who is not 100% in ideological lockstep with your definition of”conservatism”? It is the most overused and abused term on FR. To label Palin a RINO proves that it has become a meaningless term.


73 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:44 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Brices Crossroads

She supported McCain for president, if she didn’t support him now the MSM would run 30 min videos of her telling the world he should be president. She has no choice, besides it’s the loyal thing to do and I support it.
I would never vote for McCain, but I certainly understand why she has to endorse him.

Brices Crossroads, I love that name! I’m a big Forrest fan.


74 posted on 02/18/2010 7:24:47 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: mnehring

“Her history seems to prove this. Her first moves as governor was to clear out the “good old boys network”.”

Precisely. That is her history. Which is exactly why the “good old boys” are trying desperately to take her out.


75 posted on 02/18/2010 7:25:00 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: aumrl

I never claimed to be perfect. There’s only one Man who ever lived who falls into that category. :)


76 posted on 02/18/2010 7:25:27 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: deannadurbin
Sounds like the action of a feminist, actually.

errr.. no.. it sounds like the action of someone who cares about cleaning up corruption. If you see a 'feminist' action, that is your own Rorschach test.

77 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:02 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Brices Crossroads

POLL: Would you support JD Hayworth against John McCain?

http://taxdayteaparty.com/2010/02/poll-would-you-support-jd-hayworth-against-john-mccain/


78 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:25 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Climategate - beyond your expectations.)
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To: deannadurbin

She could’ve bided her time and ran later ... and she could’ve ended up remaining completely anonymous and unknown. If it weren’t for the nomination, she’d be anonymous and in Alaska ... and the Tea Party movement and GOP would be without its most inspirational leader.

McCain’s nomination of Sarah Palin may be the most significant and beneficial contribution of his entire political career. She didn’t attach herself to a RINO — he attached himself to her, and, in the process, may have inadvertently saved the conservative movement (and the country).

She could very well be the next Reagan, and I’m not sure we’d have been better off waiting another decade for her to emerge from Alaska.

SnakeDoc


79 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:35 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: Russ

RINO - Republican In Name Only.

I think that is easy to figure out. Someone who claims to be a Republican but on a substantial amount of issues votes like a socialist Demoncrap.


80 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:42 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Brices Crossroads
"Wrong. He did defend her."

NOT true. I read the transcript. Rush's words:
"And I hate to put words in Sarah Palin’s mouth because I’m just guessing and I’m neither defending nor criticizing, I’m just observing and I think I understand why she’s doing this."

He's doing what Rush does best...analyzing the situation.

81 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:42 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Brices Crossroads

Oh they hate her more than liberals do. Its more likely the Good Ol’ Boys in Alaska worked with bloggers behind the scenes- not the Obama machine. Of course, the Chicago Way and the Good Ol’ Boys have a lot in common. Probably worked together.


82 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:48 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: deannadurbin

..oh, and a lot of that corrupt ‘good old boys network’ she cleaned out were women, including one bitter harpy who has been leading the attacks and frivolous ethics complaints against her.


83 posted on 02/18/2010 7:26:57 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mewzilla
Nuff said.

What is that supposed to mean?
If she wants to run for POTUS, she has to run within the existing framework and run the party gauntlet. No pure outsider can't win the presidency. You've got to have some insiders.

84 posted on 02/18/2010 7:27:18 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: mewzilla
Nuff said.

What is that supposed to mean?
If she wants to run for POTUS, she has to run within the existing framework and run the party gauntlet. No pure outsider can't win the presidency. You've got to have some insiders.

85 posted on 02/18/2010 7:27:18 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Robbin

That is exactly how I analyze it.

Yea. Re the name. it is a better moniker than Okolona, Meridian, Selma or Tupelo. Parker’s Crossroads was the runnerup.


86 posted on 02/18/2010 7:27:57 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: deannadurbin
One of the leaders of the Good Old Boy's Network (aforementioned "bitter harpy")

87 posted on 02/18/2010 7:28:45 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Russ; deannadurbin

“To label Palin a RINO proves that it has become a meaningless term.”

BINGO, we have a winner!
I’ll go you one better, most Palin bashers are RINO lovers.
They are Mitt and Huck lovers!


88 posted on 02/18/2010 7:29:13 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: mkjessup

For someone who is using Biblical references to make his point you are certainly being dishonest about what Rush said, or even what he inplied.

It would seem to me that you should ask forgiveness from those who you have lead astray.


89 posted on 02/18/2010 7:29:35 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I completely understand and agree with Palin’s decision to support McCain and I would vote for Hayworth. Like most people around here.


90 posted on 02/18/2010 7:29:39 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: Brices Crossroads

I have no problem with Palin endorsing McCain, for the very reasons Rush stated. I thought the same even before Rush’s show yesterday. And an additional reason: while some of McCain’s campaign staff may have maligned Palin, McCain has always publicly been gracious and supportive of her.

This is the way politics works, the game has fundamental rules. This is one of them.


91 posted on 02/18/2010 7:30:58 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Brices Crossroads; Jim Robinson

Robert Service said it best .... “A promise made is a debt unpaid”.

Sarah has stated (promised) that she will not support RINO’s and yet she clearly does so by campaigning for McCain.

At what point will the “favors” end? She seems to be falling into the Beltway lobbyist payback IOU scheme that has ruled Washington for generations. I am disappointed with her decision.

Here’s a quote from Jim Robinson (about one month ago) that I really really liked.

“No more RINO’s”


92 posted on 02/18/2010 7:31:10 AM PST by panaxanax (It's time for TEA Party Patriots to get an 'ATTITUDE'.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
There has been at least one thread a day regardng this subject and the Palin haters will not let themselves be convinced.

They have a job to do, all 4 of them, and that is to hold their ground and disrupt. They are mostly Ron Paul supporters.

It seems silly to have the exact same conversation with the same people and the same outcome (the Palin haters end up conversing with just each other) da7ly.

It's been stated numerous times that those of us that actually understand the workings of politics and how Palin would be been torn apart had she not come out and stood by McCain, well, we don't don't even like McCain. We can just see past the noses on our faces.

93 posted on 02/18/2010 7:31:14 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We need a Commander-in-Chief, not a professor of Law standing at a lectern-Palin 2010)
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To: mnehring

Feminists come in all shapes and sizes.


94 posted on 02/18/2010 7:31:29 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Robbin

“I’ll go you one better, most Palin bashers are RINO lovers.
They are Mitt and Huck lovers!”

Exactly. And they jumped on this thread (and any pro-Palin postings) faster than a duck on a june bug.


95 posted on 02/18/2010 7:31:35 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Didn’t we all already know this?


96 posted on 02/18/2010 7:32:31 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: deannadurbin

See we do agree.
You do better with fundamentalism than you do with politics


97 posted on 02/18/2010 7:32:33 AM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: mentor2k
“You’re missing Rush’s point. It’s still a free country and SP is free to do as she chooses, no matter what you try and label her as.”

The real point is, Palin is endorsing a RINO as “payback” which of course reduces her “conservative” credibility. Yes, Sarah can do just that for her “free speech”. A principled person would use endorsing McPain, a RINO, as a wise choice in exercising their “free speech”. They'd save that “free speech” for someone who had the same principles. I label Palin what she is ... even if truth and the “label” offend you!

98 posted on 02/18/2010 7:32:59 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Never say never.

Whenever anyone gets on me about how perncious a third party would be, I have one response: To Hades with a third party. We need a second one.

FWIW, I could give a rat's hairy hind end about the letter after someone's name. Party means bupkis anymore. Which also means, at least for me, that party loyalty is no reason to support, endorse, and/or vote for someone.

As for no "outsider", by that I guess you mean a party animal, being able to win....refer to my never say never comment :)

99 posted on 02/18/2010 7:33:04 AM PST by mewzilla (I'm not a socialist. Heck, yes, I hope Barry fails. Sheesh.)
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To: deannadurbin

Will she pledge to never support a RINO again?

Michael Steele already has the job of telling actual conservatives that they ‘have to’ vote for RINOs.


100 posted on 02/18/2010 7:33:06 AM PST by Rich Knight
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