Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rush Limbaugh: ‘They thought I was finished’
politico ^ | 3/13/12 | MJ LEE

Posted on 03/13/2012 9:03:47 PM PDT by Nachum

Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday laughed at Democrats for having tried to use the radio host’s now-infamous “slut” comment to their political advantage, gloating about recent polls showing President Barack Obama’s approval numbers tanking while taunting, “They thought I was finished.”

“Remember, one week ago, they thought it was over. One week ago, they thought for one day, there was a Santa Claus. Normally, they don’t believe in Santa Claus, but they did,” Limbaugh said at the beginning of his three-hour afternoon show. “They thought I was finished. They thought you [the listeners] were vanquished, and Obama was elevated to heights that would make him unbeatable.

He added, “And don’t doubt me when I tell you they are in shell shock.”

As he played a series of audio clips of media commentators suggesting a few weeks ago that Limbaugh calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” was a “gift” and political “opportunity” for the president, Limbaugh said, “One week after launching this all-out attack on your host — a sure winner! Going to launch Obama and the Democrats back to electorate success! What happened?”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: finished; limbaugh
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-54 next last

1 posted on 03/13/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by Nachum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Nachum

The left has fought since the early 90s to silence RUSH.

Gloria Allred et all wants RUSH arrested.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 9:11:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Lets see Limbaugh’s grandpa practiced law till he was 100, i am sure that Rush will be on the air as long as there is radio......or for another 40 years what ever comes first.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 9:11:28 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I started listening to Rush back in the 80’s when he first became syndicated. From the beginning they thought he was a looser and would amount to nothing. Several million dollars later, they are still saying the same thing. Fools never learn.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 9:12:05 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

700 million dollars later.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 9:17:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

“I started listening to Rush back in the 80’s when he first became syndicated.”
________________________________________

My Rush days also go pretty far back...before Dan’s bake sale.
I would have been listening even earlier, but I lived out in the country where daytime AM radio reception was almost impossible.
One time I tuned my Collins shortwave receiver to the Armed Forces Radio System to hear Rush.

Now I am in Asia and record him while asleep via DAR.fm service.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 9:17:18 PM PDT by AlexW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: AlexW

I go back to when Rush was a lone wolf in Sacramento, CA.

Boy, he was raw back then. LOL!

He toned it down a bit for the national audience.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 9:19:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Ho Chi Fonda and that NAG, Steinhem, didn’t help when they started flapping their lips and decided to pile on. They took the wind right out of the commie libs’ sails. Fonda really needs to shut up and just go away. REAL Americans still hate her for her treason against our country. Fonda and Steinhem were a gift to our side.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 9:20:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

Give or take a Billion. LOL! Go Rush.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 9:20:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I don’t think they understand. Rush listeners would pay to listen. I am sad that I will probably outlive rush and thus miss him terribly for that part of my life. He is one of the greatest gifts this country has been given. He is a national treasure. He taught many of us far more about America than these schools ever did or dared.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 9:21:10 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

I think Rush was fortuitus to have bounced back after his poor choice of words to describe that lib bimbo as he could have made his point without giving them air time. Fortunately her message was so insane to be a non starter. All the furor raised over discussing what is and what is not a slut or prostitute almost took all the air out of the argument against her and the dems position. Fortunately for him and the country, the lunacy of her ideas shown through.

In other words, Rush should quit while he is ahead. He is definitely correct on a collateral front, the Turd and his people will be looking for another subject to tie up the news to keep the spotlight away from the real issues: the economy, gas prices, illegal aliens, foreign relations and related disasters; and Obamacare.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 9:21:13 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

Allred et all likely want every conservative arrested.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 9:21:17 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

Many, many millions later. Used to get him in 1988 on a very weak Springfield AM station...think it was WSPR 1270. He came through on a Promo tour and charged 12.70 to go along with the call letters. When I first heard him, all I could think after listening to Boston talkmasters for many years ( and calling in to debate them)that...OMG...this guy sounds like me!!! I was blown away....I am not alone... Still a fan although I don’t get to listen as often.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 9:21:59 PM PDT by Roamin53 (Islamists kill more people each year in the name of religion than the Inquisition did in 350 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle

I don’t know about the longevity prognostication, golfers tend to last a long time...look at Bob Hope or Paul Harvey!


14 posted on 03/13/2012 9:27:49 PM PDT by MSF BU
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Could someone put up a list of companies that have decided to stick with Rush?? I can’t find anything on the Internet except the companies (140, I think) that have ditched him— companies I will NEVER do business with again.

I’d like to support those companies that are not a part of this witch hunt and believe in the First Amendment.

I hope Sleep Train goes down in flames.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 9:30:34 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mouton

I’m not a Rush bot ... meaning that I don’t agree with everything Rush says, just 95%. I listened to the program wherein he made his “supposed” offending remarks and have yet to find anything wrong with what he said.

If I were to speak in the forum of radio, I would have called her a whore and a slut as well. From her remarks, that is just what she is.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 9:30:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Roamin53
..this guy sounds like me!!! I was blown away....I am not alone...

Exactly how I felt...my gosh! There is somebody who thinks like me.

We can call Rush Dittohead.

17 posted on 03/13/2012 9:32:18 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

A gal who needs condoms all day and night, 24/7, 365 days a year, is a whore and a slut?

Include pathological liar, and a fraud, and I will cosign for you : )


18 posted on 03/13/2012 9:37:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

Gloria Allred gives ambulance chasers a good name, and that is hard to do.

I’ve worked with dozens of lawyers over the years, including a few nasty ones, but Gloria has them all beat.

All ass, no class!

I wonder if she worked for the law firm of Goniff, Goniff and Shister?

More likely she worked for “Ima Putz and company” LLC.

Would somebody please kill that badger attacking her head?


19 posted on 03/13/2012 9:37:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

The words were incindiary and took away from his on the mark commentary IMO. I agree with his position 100% just not the method he chose to employ. I guess we will have to agree to disagree about this but just like in sports, the referee should not be the story.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 9:39:12 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Bon of Babble

I bought a pillow from TemperPedic instead of Select Comfort, and am buying a part for my stove from a local appliance dealer rather than directly from SEARS.

ALso am going to send QUicken Loans a nasty message on their advertisement letter.

Money talks, bullshit walks.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 9:41:43 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: AlexW

What station do you use to record Rush on Dar.fm? I recently started using Dar and not once have I been able to record his show. Dar always says “station unavailable”. Frustrating...


22 posted on 03/13/2012 9:42:23 PM PDT by LifePath
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Roamin53; lonestar

“OMG...this guy sounds like me!!!”
The first time my husband and heard him, we were in the car and I said - he says what I think - but better!!

THAT’s why we love Rush. Rush IS right and no, Don’t Doubt him. haa..........


23 posted on 03/13/2012 9:42:50 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
Ho Chi Fonda and that NAG, Steinhem, didn’t help...

No, they didn't. When an astonished audience saw itself lectured to by the likes of Gloria Steinem on the topic of civility toward the opposite sex, and by Jane Fonda on the topic of avoiding divisiveness, we found ourselves in a grotesque, parody-defying alternate universe of hypocrisy. You can't even make that stuff up - nobody would believe it.

24 posted on 03/13/2012 9:43:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Rush’s audience has not suffered much if at all has it? (I mean in numbers.)


25 posted on 03/13/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mouton
The words were incendiary

In what way? She admitted she was a whore/slut on national TV. Rush just put it in the vernacular.

26 posted on 03/13/2012 9:48:20 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle
I don’t think they understand. Rush listeners would pay to listen. I am sad that I will probably outlive rush and thus miss him terribly for that part of my life. He is one of the greatest gifts this country has been given. He is a national treasure. He taught many of us far more about America than these schools ever did or dared.

Funny. I keep my Rush membership up to date because they preempt him during Pirate games in Pittsburgh. I'm sure he could afford to launch his own EIB satellite if necessary. :-)
27 posted on 03/13/2012 9:48:26 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: raccoonnookkeeper

Not that I have heard. If anything, this has generated a larger audience. The sponsors are crawling back to him :)


28 posted on 03/13/2012 9:49:21 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Rush explained how the ads work. Most are local, some 18,000
of them. He has either replaced, or in the process of replacing the few he lost. No harm.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 9:52:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: AlexW

You had a Collins SW radio? Wow, those were good radios!


30 posted on 03/13/2012 10:13:45 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
Fonda and Steinhem were a gift to our side.

Indeed they were.

They are the poster hags of leftist hypocrisy.

31 posted on 03/13/2012 10:17:58 PM PDT by citizencon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
"What happened?”

Nobody but the idiot liberals gave a shiite, that is what happened. Most of the rest of Americans thought the slut descriptor was apt, and more so when they all found out she was no young coed, but a hardened and calloused political operator.

32 posted on 03/13/2012 10:28:23 PM PDT by doorgunner69
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

What they don’t know about Rush’s listeners is that we are probably the most knowledgable ppl in the country When it comes to the dirty dems. We know the tricks and we are not easily fooled. I can’t think of anything that would turn us away from him. He is our family member. We will stick with him all the way.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 10:33:14 PM PDT by LookingUp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LookingUp

Yes and the race and sex haters, when they come out screeching, scare the heck out of normal people. The Left always overplays their hand when their back is against the wall - like now.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 10:40:44 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: doc1019
Several million dollars later, they are still saying the same thing. Fools never learn.

Several million? More like hundreds of millions.

35 posted on 03/13/2012 10:41:38 PM PDT by Bullish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

“Fonda really needs to shut up and just go away. REAL Americans still hate her for her treason against our country.”

I’m just one of the many VN vets who will line up to p*** on her grave as soon as she assumes room temp.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:16 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle; IMissPresidentReagan; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy; PennsylvaniaMom; Biggirl; ...
He (Rush) is one of the greatest gifts this country has been given. He is a national treasure. He taught many of us far more about America than these schools ever did or dared.

Amen to that, Yaelle!

37 posted on 03/13/2012 11:06:15 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: LifePath

WBAP 820 AM is about as reliable as it gets. 11a-2pm CDT


38 posted on 03/13/2012 11:12:02 PM PDT by Company Man (La Quinta -- Spanish for "Next to Denny's")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Tin foil cat agrees!
39 posted on 03/13/2012 11:15:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
He added, “And don’t doubt me when I tell you they are in shell shock.”

I found Rush in May of '89 and have been listening ever since. He's like family.

Regarding the above mentioned quote, I'm always fascinated when Rush says that, because he's never wrong. I recall him talking about Fast and Furious months before it ever got legs and he said, "This whole thing is about undermining the 2nd Amendment. Don't doubt me." Lo and behold, a few months later that is where the conversation pointed. He doesn't use that phrase too often, but when he does it's purposeful and he knows he's right.

40 posted on 03/13/2012 11:22:20 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LifePath

“What station do you use to record Rush on Dar.fm?”
____________________________________________________

IIRC, I selected by the program, not the station, but I see that they record my Rush from KFBK.
I have never missed a beat.


41 posted on 03/13/2012 11:39:02 PM PDT by AlexW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

My little business along with a dozen other little businesses sponsored his 2 Rush to Excellence speaking engagements here on the far north coast of Calif. It entitled us to 2 private receptions with him. He flew the Red Eye commercial airlines to Sacramento where he was picked up and flown up here by private aircraft...


42 posted on 03/13/2012 11:40:40 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The_Media_never_lie

“You had a Collins SW radio? Wow, those were good radios!”
_______________________________________

Well, Collins is famous for stability and selectivity, but a bit weak on sensitivity.
As a ham I had Drake, but I was in the radio communications business and had the old Collins 51J3 rack mount receiver
in my business shop for some test and calibration procedures, but mostly as a novelty.


43 posted on 03/13/2012 11:43:49 PM PDT by AlexW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
I came home for lunch today and I was flipping through the channels while I was eating. Apparently Martin Bashir has a show on MSLSD in the early afternoon.

There was some Black Guy from Politico going on and on about Rush, implying that his comments somehow unmasked the evil that the Liberals always knew existed in Rush's soul.

He was giddy about Rush losing sponsors along with some empty headed brunette nodding her approval. Of course we all know that Rush is easily replacing the sponsors that bailed, but these people were acting like all this is new.

To top it off, the brunette was salivating about the fact that the FCC might boot Rush off the air. Bashir couldn't contain himself. He sounded like a cheerleader for that happening, not a host looking to get factual information.

They should call the show, The Useful Idiot Hour. It was downright amazing to watch, not that I ever will again. Two minutes is all I could stand. The TV would be a smoldering hunk if I watched any longer. My Remington would need a good cleaning after I picked up the the remains of the TV. This did prove one thing, Rush was right and I don't doubt him.

44 posted on 03/14/2012 12:01:05 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AlexW

Used to pick him up out of AFRS Heidelberg, 1143 on your dial.

First hour only, and I think it was in real time, coming on in the early evening.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 2:08:36 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AlexW

Oh, BTW, what kind of Collins receiver?


46 posted on 03/14/2012 2:09:31 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL.....the look on that cat’s face is priceless. :)


47 posted on 03/14/2012 2:09:45 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Erasmus

“Oh, BTW, what kind of Collins receiver?”
_________________________________________

It was a rack mount...maybe a 51J3 or 4...Do not remember.


48 posted on 03/14/2012 2:27:18 AM PDT by AlexW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: tubebender

Your page says North Coast, how lovely. The sammich in your office pic makes me hungry. :)

Do you ever call in to his show? I don’t know how he can keep from talking about the forged BC. That will be something to hear about when this administration is gone.


49 posted on 03/14/2012 2:55:32 AM PDT by JohnnyP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Giant Conservative - 1

Small little liberals - 0

50 posted on 03/14/2012 2:58:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-54 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson