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Huckabee: Limbaugh 'Very Critical of Me, Very Wrong'
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Posted on 07/07/2012 2:30:22 PM PDT by Perdogg

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has hit back at Rush Limbaugh, saying the talk show host has been “very wrong,” in his criticism of him.

In an interview for the New York Times Magazine, the 2008 presidential candidate was asked if he was “going after” Limbaugh by launching a competing syndicated talk show.

Huckabee responded, “He’s been very critical of me and very wrong. It’s one thing to have an opinion, but the opinion needs to be based on fact.

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KEYWORDS: huckabee; rush; snakeoil; squirreleater; talkradio; waronrush
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1 posted on 07/07/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
I know there are FReepers who think highly of Huckabee, but I wish he would get off the stage. Ugh!!
2 posted on 07/07/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Perdogg

Now if I needed publicity...


3 posted on 07/07/2012 2:33:55 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Perdogg

I don’t recall Rush being particularly critical of Huckabee. I think maybe NewsMax is just making stuff up again.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Perdogg
he was “going after” Limbaugh by launching a competing syndicated talk show

I doubt Limbaugh will even notice.

5 posted on 07/07/2012 2:37:22 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Perdogg

Huckabee is far from being the worst politician I’ve ever come across but he’s also far from being the best.If forced to choose Huckabee vs Rush I’ll chose Rush every time.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 2:37:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Ramius

Newsmax AND Huckabee makin’ up stuff.


7 posted on 07/07/2012 2:39:29 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Perdogg

Go away pHuckabee


8 posted on 07/07/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Perdogg
Huckabee pardoned a convicted felon out of 'Christian compassion' who later killed two police officers.

He is typical of effeminate, modern 'Christianity'

9 posted on 07/07/2012 2:41:12 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Perdogg
“There is almost a hyperorthodoxy that is gripping the party that you have to go out and prove that you can be tougher, meaner, more hard-line than anybody else on the stage."

Yes, Huck, of course, which is why the squishiest centrist on the stage is now the presumptive nominee. Idiot.

10 posted on 07/07/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah Huckabee your “Aw Shucks Schtick” is so old.

Can’t imagine your show lasting all that long.

You are actually so boring blind people would find more entertainment watching paint dry.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 2:49:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Perdogg

Short translation: waaah.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 2:49:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: celmak

It won’t last much longer. This is the death grip from the grave on his show. Maybe, just maybe, Rush will mention me...

sigh.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 2:51:26 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore. We were duped.)
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To: Perdogg

Huckabee said he supports Romney while not a official endorsement its about as close as you can get to one..Most media outlets ran with it as a endorsement..
But hey know such a thing as bad publicity,producers might be looking at the low ratings and want some publicity.


14 posted on 07/07/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

Huckleberry’s drawing a .1 in Houston and a .2 in Seattle, and 0.0 in Hartford.

Rush is outdrawing him everywhere by 150% to 3500%.

It’s ridiculous to even compare them. They aren’t competitors. It’s like saying if Huckabee pedals his fat-ass comfort bike alongside Lance Armstrong, he’s an Armstrong “competitor.”

Who on earth likes this Rino? Who on earth thought he could be successful on radio?

A 0.0 rating! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA


15 posted on 07/07/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Perdogg
The one thing Rush never does is whine.

The one thing Huckleberry always does is whine.

16 posted on 07/07/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Blue Ink

Rush along, Huck.......
Limbaugh is masterfully witty, Huck is too Corny for me.


17 posted on 07/07/2012 2:57:02 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Perdogg
Photobucket
18 posted on 07/07/2012 2:58:32 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Perdogg
Mike Huckabee has his good points but he is a squishy 'conservative' that sees calling out Obama and the left as somehow being 'mean', etc. That tells us a lot about how dedicated to constitutional government Huckabee is.

I don't recall Rush Limbaugh saying much about Mike Huckabee on his show and I seriously doubt that Rush is going to give Huckabee's new radio talk show more than a moments notice, if that. Huck will get a year or so on the air then when ratings sag and sponsors are hard to come by, he'll quietly give it up and claim he couldn't devote enough time to the show to do it's listeners justice or some such self-serving excuse.

However, apparently there is a wide audience for conservative talk radio, which is encouraging, so Huckabee may pull this off - but I wouldn't bet on it. Rush Limbaugh owns conservative talk radio on the national level and I doubt the emergence of Mike Huckabee is going to change that.

19 posted on 07/07/2012 3:00:31 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Ramius

Yeah, this is like Politico telling us Rachel Maddow is getting crapped on by Ed Schultz or something....who gives a damn?


20 posted on 07/07/2012 3:03:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Perdogg
Everybody lies about poor ol' Huck.

Moderates in our party come a dime a dozen, Huckster.

They're about as common as fire breathing moderate republican-eating leftwing loonies are in the other party.

And about as useful as a limp hinkie.

21 posted on 07/07/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg

HuckaWHO?


22 posted on 07/07/2012 3:07:09 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Perdogg
While Rush was away, and I feared I might accidentally listen to Mark Davis, I decided to tune into Huckabeee, just for the heck of it. I think Ralph Nader was the guest.

The shows are so dissimilar, I think Huckabee has an opportunity to capture a unique audience...one very different from Rush's.

Huckabee is kinda like a “conservativeish” Charley Rose. Light-hearted, bland interviews about current events.

Not for me, but hey, the more the merrier.

23 posted on 07/07/2012 3:15:43 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Perdogg

““The atmosphere was so toxic that it would not be an atmosphere in which I would breathe well,” he said in the interview.”

There are 4 DEAD COPS in Washington state thanks to the one of the hundreds (or thousands) of FELONS you released, against the will of prosecutors, victims, and just about everyone else with sound judgement (including some liberals).

That is why you are not running this year, and until you APOLOGIZE to their families (including small children) you will NEVER again be a serious political figure.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 3:26:30 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Perdogg
Didn't he conspire w/ McCain in a primary or two to kill the conservative candidate...Thompson maybe? He used to be the darling of the Freepers back at the inaugural ball in 2001 when his band played. It turns out he was just another damn politician. Photobucket
25 posted on 07/07/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Perdogg

You are a light-weight, Mr. Huckabee. Stop trying to be Mr. “Awh Shucks” and get real. There is a real cutural and political civil war going here in our nation, and you are not fighting in it. The bemused bystander act doesn’t cut it. Nice is not enough.


26 posted on 07/07/2012 3:33:07 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Perdogg

Much of this “controversy” is about the radio business, and Huckabee’s new talk show. He airs against Rush in most markets (Mistake #1). He launched on a lot of second-tier stations with weak signals that barely register in their local markets (Mistake #2). A lot of stations owned by his syndicator (Cumulus Media Networks) took a pass on his program, meaning he isn’t cleared in a lot of key markets (Mistake #3).

Additionally, initial ratings for Huckbaee’s venture have been weak, and Cumulus is already nervous, since they’re paying him a big check, and they’re not seeing any return on their investment (Mistake #4). And finally, Rush may be a little PO’ed because he makes lots of money for Cumulus stations (WABC in New York, WLS in Chicago, for example) and they have the gall to launch a high-profile show that competes directly against him (Mistake #5).

A lot of what you’re reading about Huck’s show is pure spin. When you can’t easily find a list of affiliates (four months into it’s run), it’s a sign of trouble. When you can’t any news touting its ratings debut (or improvement over previous shows in the same market/on the same station), it’s far from encouraging.

As a reformed broadcaster, I’m still confused by this move. It made little sense for Cumulus to launch a new conservative talk show in the 12noon-3pm eastern slot, where Rush already rules and there are other options for stations that can’t carry his program. I’m guessing that Rush’s contract with Cumulus is coming to an end, and they don’t want to pay the premium price to carry his show. Rush’s program is something fairly rare in talk radio—affiliates have to pay a fee for the program, and Rush gets a good chunk of the advertising time each hour. By comparison, most syndicated shows are provided for free, and the syndicator and the local station split the commercial time.

Huckabee has the look of a show that’s being developed just in case Cumulus (one of the cheapest companies in a tightwad business) parts company with Rush. If El Rushbo leaves Cumulus stations, look for him and Clear Channel to sign a deal with CBS.

Remember, CBS is one of the largest station groups in the country, and they have a number of under-performing outlets in major cities (WCBS-AM in New York; WNEW in Washington) that could be easily flipped to talk, with a format built around Rush. Clear Channel has already used this model in places like New Orleans and Pittsburgh, and despite the rampant liberalism of CBS News, CBS Radio would we delighted to have Rush.

I’d love to know when Rush’s deal with stations like WABC, WLS and WMAL expire.....


27 posted on 07/07/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: Perdogg
Screw hog boy here... we know his socialist big spending ways... his nepotism and his demented son that caused daddy huckster to fire a State officer over his refusal to NOT investigate his son's killing of a dog at Boy Scout retreat... and I heard Sean Hannity get him to say that if growing government power and size and raising taxes and increasing social spending (he claimed his Christianity compelled him to spend OPM) is socialism... then he is a socialist. He thought he was being absurd but he was being honest. One of the few times in his entire life. The dim party cannot put a dent Rush's persona and this fat ass will now feel the wrath of El Rushbo!

LLS

28 posted on 07/07/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: fortheDeclaration

He is a low class, slime ball, snake oil salesman.

LLS


29 posted on 07/07/2012 3:54:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Perdogg

He is inventing a conflict with Rush to make people think they are in the same league.


30 posted on 07/07/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: dead
he was “going after” Limbaugh by launching a competing syndicated talk show

The same way a bug "goes after" a windshield.

31 posted on 07/07/2012 4:02:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: Perdogg

Hey Mike, it’s clear that you can’t run with the big dogs. Get back on the porch and STFU.


32 posted on 07/07/2012 4:14:08 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Gomer thought he was going to knock off Rush when Rush got involved in that free contraceptives for everyone cluster Fluck slut crap (that went nowhere)...Read it again, it'll make sense.
33 posted on 07/07/2012 4:23:55 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I think Ralph Nader was the guest.
Did they talk about the evils of Corvairs, knock-offs and other spinners on wheels?
34 posted on 07/07/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Perdogg

If Rush called him a fat, ecumenical twerp, that’d be factual.


35 posted on 07/07/2012 4:31:28 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe Rush noticed that Huckabee was both an anti-smoking and food Nazi and relayed those things to his listeners.


36 posted on 07/07/2012 4:33:14 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“which is why the squishiest centrist on the stage is now the presumptive nominee”

Which will guarntee obama wins a second term!


37 posted on 07/07/2012 4:34:09 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Huck said: "“The atmosphere was so toxic that it would not be an atmosphere in which I would breathe well,” he said in the interview. “There is almost a hyperorthodoxy that is gripping the party that you have to go out and prove that you can be tougher, meaner, more hard-line than anybody else on the stage."

Why is it, that loser GOP politicians, who lose among GOP voters, blame the voters? Let's roll out a short part of the list: Arlen Specter, Dick Lugar and now the Huck. All have blamed the right wing, tea party, conservatives, ideological purity, toxic atmosphere, etc. You lost. Get over it.

Responding to ExNewsExSpook very informative post directly. Just ask yourself, who is the talk radio audience? How many squishy moderates are in the audience. The Tea Party types dominated the audience. So, tell me how it makes sense, when you are starting a new talk show, that you trash your audience as toxic? I just don't get it.

Final point, the only former politician, who has made a good talk show host that I'm aware of, is Roger Hedgecock. Did I miss any one?

38 posted on 07/07/2012 4:53:50 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt
Huck said: "“The atmosphere was so toxic that it would not be an atmosphere in which I would breathe well,” he said in the interview. “There is almost a hyperorthodoxy that is gripping the party that you have to go out and prove that you can be tougher, meaner, more hard-line than anybody else on the stage."

Once again, Huckabee has shown he is as out of touch on this matter as he has been on almost anything else.
39 posted on 07/07/2012 4:57:07 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Blue Ink

I would only caution that if you put Rush on similar signals as Huck, he would perform similar to Huck. Rush ain’t exactly buring them up in Boston on a sick stick.


40 posted on 07/07/2012 5:00:57 PM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Perdogg

Sounded Chinese


41 posted on 07/07/2012 5:02:43 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: Vendome

There was a thread here on FR a couple of weeks ago that gave actual numbers for how Huck’s show is cutting into El Rushbo’s audience. It was beyond pathetic. Huck’s audience is so small there almost aren’t numbers that can go that low.

I think this whole “blame Rush” crock is merely a cheap attempt to gin up a little phoney-baloney controversy in hopes that SOMEBODY might tune in to Huck’s gig and provide a little artificial resperation. I can’t remember Rush even mentioning Huck by name in ages.


42 posted on 07/07/2012 5:10:43 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Perdogg

Huckster is a snake oil salesman. I trust Rush 1000% more than the Huckster, any day, on anything.


43 posted on 07/07/2012 5:15:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tucker39

Cutting into Rush’s audience?

Huckabee’s intellect is shallower than a dry river bed.

Rush used to be on 560am and I find myself tuning in, listening and thinking “Who is this passive sounding idiot?”.

Then I remember and I change the channel to 910am.

Suddenly the sun is a little brighter and my breathing better.

No way Huckabee is a good fit for Clear Channel. More like Air America.

He’s Hannity Light.


44 posted on 07/07/2012 5:23:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ditto


45 posted on 07/07/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Perdogg
More from the same NewsMax article:

Huckabee also said that despite being critical of Romney when he was his opponent in 2008, he supports him over President Barack Obama. “It’s not hard for me to be enthusiastically supportive of Mitt Romney,” he told the magazine.

The former Massachusetts governor “far more closely represents what I find important than Obama ever will. I also think he has surrounded himself with good people and will get good advice.”

46 posted on 07/07/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Perdogg

Huckabeeee is a little loudmouthed mouse looking for attention and PUBLICITY.

He will make a couple of blind people see and a legless man walk again, then his faux conservative show will FAIL.


47 posted on 07/07/2012 5:44:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Vendome

910 AM as in south central Pennsyltucky? As in First Capitol of the USA?


48 posted on 07/07/2012 5:48:37 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Vendome

Regarding stations that carry Rush; maybe someone on FR could help me out. When we go to OCMD I have trouble getting a strong station carrying Rush. Sometimes WCBM 680 Baltimore comes in, but mostly it doesn’t. For several years I hung onto a station somewhere in NJ at 1410. A few weeks ago when down there and Noon rolled around....no Rush....they had some bland-sounding dweeb talking about recipes or something. I found another station at 1230 if memory serves, but the next day Rush was not on...there was a ball game on instead. WABC 770 from NYC fades in and out. Is there a good station maybe out of Virginia that would come across the Chesapeake with a strong signal? Thanks for any guidance anyone may have.


49 posted on 07/07/2012 6:04:57 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Tucker39

out. Is there a good station maybe out of Virginia that would come across
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Am not sure how good the sig passes to the Eastern Shore
but WMAL AM 630 Washington DC is now on FM in the DC area, 105.9..also WMAL 630 is on the computer and pick up Rush from there??? www.wmal.com or phone or ipad???


50 posted on 07/07/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are crapping in it")
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