Skip to comments.The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, January 26, 2012
Posted on 01/26/2012 8:10:15 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan
AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (thats Rush, for those in Rio Linda),the Mandarin of Talk Radio, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling, all-concerned Maha-Rushie! Americas anchorman, truth detector, and doctor of democracy. A Real Man, a living legend, a way of life. Commander in Chief of U.S. Operation Chaos. Chief Waga-Waga El Rushbo of the El Conservo Tribe. Chief of the Patriotism Police. Leader of the Conservative Movement. A Weapon of Mass Instruction. El Rushbo (a little Spanish lingo, there). He is the man who is running America (you know it and I know it). He knows the Democrats like every square inch of his glorious naked body. He is ready to do what he was born to dothats host. Get ready to what you were born to dothats listen (and post your comments on the Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread).
Great quote from another fellow Freeper:
"Mitt Romney the buyout baron is a liar, a con man and a scam artist. He is the founding father of the private equity Wall Street scam. They take over a company and inflate its short-term profits by laying off workers, cutting pensions and selling assets. They then take out huge loans in the acquired firms name and quickly transfer the money as dividends and fees to Bain capital. If the now deeply debt-ridden acquired firm goes bankrupt, Bain gets to keep all that money as it is untouchable in bankruptcy proceedings."
"Bain socializes their losses to banks, pension insurers, etc. and privatizes their gains in the same kind of Wall Street con job that led to the mortgage crisis. Bain donates to Democrats and keeps the laws in place to allow this to go on."
"Nominate Romney and you will see all of this exposed by the liberal media in the fall. He is a classic Wall Street crook and will become unelectable. If he did win, you can only expect the collusion between big government and Wall Street to become deeper and more endemic, driving the nation further into bankruptcy."~~JediJones FRiend
It’s funny that shortly before the South Carolina primary, I told my mother I could hold my nose and vote for Romney. That was before I did my research on the guy. Then I discovered his overt pro-abortion-ism (not just pro-choice-ism, but all out pro-abortion), his hatred of the Second Amendment, and the fact that he not only created ObamaCare in Massachusetts, but his people went to Washington to help Obama put it on a national scale. This guy is going to be a disaster. Disaster!
Amen. People are too lazy to read their records re: legislation, vote, context (such as majority, gang ifs, dems holding legislation up due to pet projects, statements on the record/video).
I also noticed individuals that show up at the darnest times to stir up dissent/drama.
Thank God some of us follow the house and senate floors and have memories
BTW, I told many we should’ve hit the press/network offices much more re: biased/made up reporting and reporters donations, connections, backgrounds... A long time ago.
Not sure why I’m in this conversation, but I wholly advocate each person voting on their own unique conscience.
I hope you are wrong, but fear you might be right.
Now...before I get just again, and because confession is good for the soul, when Rush said Barry ordered 12 pizzas and cannolies, and Mooshelle wasnt there...that’s why he was allowed to have pizza and cannoli...but I swear I thought Rush was gonna say “12 pizzas and cannies wouldnt be enough.”
I am going to self deport. Now.
12 pizzas and cannolis are plenty
Wookies also eat the box
All I'm saying is that I do not understand how a rich, powerful, respected figure -- one who is going to be in the history books, and one who can never spend all the money he already has -- I personally cannot understand how such an individual can feel pressured by anyone.
If anyone is untouchable it's Rush. If Rush feels compelled to do something he does not want to do, then the Devil is at work.
I shut off Rush and listened to that video posted at Reihl World View. Newt DID NOT diss Reagan or the Reagan years. He basically said that given the choice, voters will respond to a forward looking agenda rather than look to the past. He said Bush was right in his “no new taxes” comment in NH and that the war on drugs was failing. If I remember correctly, that was about the time of Len Bias’s cocaine overdose.
Rush should know better as his words are often taken out of context.
It is time to face the truth: RUSH HAS GOTTEN LAZY AS HE HAS GROWN IN SUCCESS. It happens all the time. He know longer takes the time to do independant research. The man has become more and more a reactionary snot. I am done with him. RUSH reminds me of a 5 year old now days. And to think I was such a big supporter in the early days when he truely was a voice of reason.
It’s important for us to realize we have individual biases, as well. For example, if you ever expect me to portray an unbiased portrait of Ron Paul; you’ll be disappointed. lol.
We need to realize no candidate is perfect. And once Noot beats Obumma (if that’s the matchup), we need to be willing to fight Noot tooth and nail if need be when he veers off course. (Or Romney or Paul or Santorum or Mitch Daniels or some unnamed candidate who jumps in). We need to realize that none of these people will have our back when they get in office.
I’m tired of being let down because I put my faith in a politician. It’s better to just be up front with ourselves from the beginning so we don’t get weighed down with disappointment when these candidates revert to form.
Also, if we think what we’re doing to any of the candidates is hard, just wait until Obumma starts.
What are you saying? More detail on how it’s religious.
where in Texas you at ?
worked for obama
but i think looking at history to see what works and what does not work is wise
like levin says - obama (and tyrants throughout history) urge us to buy into a utopian vision of the future and ignore reality
I turned the volume back up for Rush’s show once I finished listening to the cspan vid. It was an interview with Newt, Lynn Martin and Bill Green from NY. The title of the program was The Republican Party after Reagan.
RUSH, I agree with the blogger. I want someone who is despised “inside the beltway”.
How many NEW negative things did you hear about Newt today??? (Numerous long screeds; one of which Rush took a few moments to apparently retract about half an hour ago; but the damage was already done and will be repeated ad infinitum.) How many negative things did you hear about Romney (I recall only 2 and they were brief comments and old news.) This is a pattern and it is happening throughout the media and talk radio. If you cannot see it; I cannot make it any clearer for you.
cool....I listened to the whole thing...well as much as one could given the audio quality was pre Flinstone
Newt, in that video, WAS NOT dismissing the past. He did not dismiss the Reagan Revolution.
Just remember, in six short years later, Newt and co. engineered the take over of the House of Representatives. That wouldn’t happen if they weren’t looking forward and spent their time living in the past. Same principles of Reaganism were involved but the times and issues were different. Clinton did not equal Carter.
hinting that rush might have raped a baby in his past does not refute facts about nootz flaws
Could not get the video, Just read the thread
from time to time, when I could.
I am not so convinced yet he contradicted himself...but, if he did, then i agree with you he should of just told the truth
They blamed Conservatives when McCain lost ...don't you remember??? ...and most of us (myself included) held our noses and dutifully voted for him ...mostly because of Gov Palin in my case. They will blame us again when Romney loses.
Seems to me that as mercurial and inconsistent as Gingrich is known to be, he's got some real competition lately in Rush Limbaugh.
Rush is turning out to be that harmless fuzzball he says he is: he cannot bring himself to be consistent in his battle against anti-conservatism when it comes to Romney.
And yes, if God Forbid Romney gets the nomination and loses to Obama, they will most certainly blame us, like they did for McCain's loss four years ago. And like you, I actually voted for McCain because of Palin, so I didn't fall within the purview of the blameable.
However, if God Forbid Romney gets the nomination, my vote will go elsewhere because THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL HAVE LEFT ME. And if, GOD FORBID Romney actually got the White House, they would NEVER accept the blame for all the leftist crap that Romney would certainly bring about, in a context where what few limited government Republicans remained, could fight against. Romney would make conservatism within the GOP impotent; Obama could only make conservatism in the GOP more determined and powerful than ever. It's LOGIC.
Romney must lose. If Rush (as I read here) really did ask, "Why do people hate him so much?" then I can only conclude that Rush has been insincere in every word he's ever written and uttered about conservatism.
GODSPEED NEWT GINGRICH.
A simple question for you, IMPR:
Why do you spell it "Noot" instead of "Newt"?
I look forward to your honest answer.
Yes, but we’ve always had less than perfect candidates. When the time comes we have to elect the best we have. I think the expectation that we would get a perfect pure conservative this time was overplayed in the first place.
So many things are out of our control . . . and the people who are investing so much in any one person or candidate are set up for disappointment. Like you, I’m guessing, whoever it is will be far better than what we have. I pray we can at least make that happen.
Preach it Brother FReeper (or Sister FReeper, as the case may be). Romney wholly rejects conservatism, and always has.
And so-called "conservatives" are mystified as to why so many of us on the Right wholly reject Romney.
Rush is under pressure; and, unless he is a messiah he is vulnerable to outside pressure from someone w/Romney's organization and means. Rush has a documented drug abuse history in his past; therefore, he is not a messiah.
I like Rush and enjoy his commentary and humor; but, I think he is being pressured to modify his previous Conservative philosophy. He has stated in the past month that Romney is a moderate. So, I am now supposed to have to defend against the new meme that Newt is less Conservative than Romney???
I believe I heard Rush say that some of his friends asked him why do Conservatives hate Romney. I don't recall Rush asking that himself. (For the record, I don't hate Romney; I just don't believe he is a Conservative and don't want to vote for him. He is fully entitled to his legally earned money and his legal tax breaks; as is everyone else.)
I like Rush; I'm just very disappointed in him at this point.
I can't vote for Romney and I feel Santorum’s previous stance against Right to Work and his explanation of that vote is unprincipled. He basically said he voted against it to please union members in PA; therefore, he is a populist at best; not a Conservative. (VA is a “right to work state” (commonwealth); so, that is an extremely important issue to me.) I am also troubled by his apparent support for SOPA.
Rush's audience is conservative....and nobody's kidding me, his diatribe was designed to alienate Newt's base which was listening.
His research team must be working overtime to find every bit of minutia about Gingrich, no matter how old or obscure......and to throw it out over the air waves.
Romney gets nowhere near such treatment.
I turned him off right away.....and I'm a listener for 22 years. I agree with him 96.5 percent of the time....., but after listening to him this week I've come to the conclusion he's got an agenda.....and it ain't mine..
” there is still an alternative (Santorum)”
Santorum would not hold up to this scrutiny any better. In fact, I think he would do worse. The media is giving him a pass because he his taking votes away from Newt, thereby helping Romney.
*whew* THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for that reassurance. I am SO GLAD to hear that the post I read saying Rush had asked that was in error (either that, or I misread the post!). I only heard about an hour's worth of Rush's show today, and in the beginning, I was so proud of him because he was talking about how back in the Reagan days, Newt was doing all the things we WISH our Republicans in Congress would do know, and would have done in Dubya's time.
I had to leave the radio and tune in later, and it was .. well, it sounded like Rush was joyously embracing the state of not knowing his ass from a jackrabbit when it came to the legitimacy of attacks against Newt. It was disappointing.
Of course neither you nor I nor 90 percent of we conservatives who reject Rommey "hate" Romney. That word's appearance is a symptom of emotion overriding logic in arguing a point.
Thanks again for your kind reply. I am also leery of Santorum, but would vote for him every day and twice on Sunday against Romney. However, I think that people are fooling themselves if they think Santorum wouldn't get creamed by the liberal MSM and Obama or -- as may happen -- Hillary.
It's STILL up in the air, there's STILL a very real possiblity, that someone other than Obama may be who our guy runs against, and at this point, the most likely alternative would be Hillary.
A battle between Newt and Hillary would be Popcorn Time for America, and I believe Newt would win and it would be a wonderful battle to witness.
In a battle between Santorum and Hillary, Santorum would look like Wiley Coyote after a particularly nasty adventure with the latest Acme gadget. Hillary would pulverize Santorum, and he'd end up saying "Thank you, ma'm" at the end of it.
Republicans REALLY ought to be thinking in those terms, especially considering what happend in 2007-08, when the Battle Call was: "Anybody but Hillary!" Well, we got our wish.
What I found most disturbing is Rush’s contention that at the end of the day the party will coalesce around the nominee. I’m not so sure that will happen. I can easily see grass roots voting the heck out of the bottom of the ticket to try and get back control of Congress and skipping the top two boxes.
“Im not so sure that will happen. I can easily see grass roots voting the heck out of the bottom of the ticket to try and get back control of Congress and skipping the top two boxes.”
I hope so. That’s been my contention all along. Change comes when conservatives are elected to the the House and Senate. We’ve had 20 years of conservative talk radio, Fox News, etc. and all we got was Clinton, compassionate conservative Bush and now Obama. Our conservatives in the media have sold alot of books and stuff. We need to be working on the grassroots level to make real change.
I concluded that Rush's agenda wasn't mine when he failed to discuss Obama's eligibility or vet the man in many important areas. I was done with Rush in 2008. That he is doing this to Newt, is mere confirmation that I was right in my first judgment.
Also....Since I don't listen to Rush, my bet was that on the Georgia eligibility court hearing this morning where Obama and his attorneys failed to show was.....CRICKETS!!!.....!!!
“When I turned on Rush he had started the second hour. From 5 minutes after the hour and for the next 10 minutes, he dredged up every negative thing he could about Newt in rapid-fire succession. It was a vicious and awful bill of particulars artfully wrapped up in a velvet glove.”
I don’t know how Rush can look in the mirror.
They’re all giving Romney a free pass.
So, where do conservatives go for news and perspective...now that Fox, Rush et al have sold out?
I was going to blog about this earlier and after I looked at what I had written, I decided to wait a day, after I calm down.
The liberals have won, Conservatism is dead, except for a few pockets like here on FR.
I started with Rush in his first week.
I’m done with Rush now.
Praise the Lord and keep passing the ammunition.
Listen to Levin...
“If this is what the conservative movement is, count me out”
re: attacks on Gingrich.
If the nominee is Romney, it will mean that the party has left me, and I won't be among those doing the coalescing!
Does that mean Rush was part of the coordinated attack?
Does that mean Rush was part of the coordinated attack?
You know, Rush’s “I didn’t know about these Newt comments” doesn’t ring true. First I remember many of them. I just wouldn’t have been able to find or source them. But I do remember many. And if I recall, Rush even addressed some of them over the years. Again, I just don’t know where to source Rush’s comments on Newt’s comments through the years. So I don’t buy he was taken by surprise by the comments.