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Rush Limbaugh: I'm 'literally going insane'
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Posted on 08/29/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Rush Limbaugh: I'm 'literally going insane' By: Kevin Robillard August 29, 2012 03:52 PM EDT

Rush Limbaugh slammed Karl Rove on Wednesday and said he was “literally going insane” over GOP strategists’ advice that the party not attack President Barack Obama during their convention.

“Do you want to talk about the overall tone of the convention?” Limbaugh facetiously asked his radio show audience. “Do you want me to say, ‘My gosh, what a bunch of wimps. Don’t even have the guts to mention Obama’s name. Christie didn’t have the guts to mention his name?’ Do you want me to tell you how this bunch seems to be afraid to be critical of a party that’s destroying the country? Or do you agree with the party, ‘No, we don’t need to mention that because everybody already knows it and we’re trying to attract swing voters, and they don’t want to hear that stuff?’”

The conservative talker signaled out Karl Rove, the Bush administration political guru who leads several outside spending groups, and Ed Rollins, who managed Rep. Michele Bachmann’s failed GOP primary bid this year, for criticism.

Rollins said on Fox News that ignoring Obama’s record was “the perfect way to go” since most voters are already familiar with it. Rove agreed with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi when he made a similar statement.

“Where was the beef?” Limbaugh implored. “Where was the red meat? There wasn’t any. Everybody doesn’t know about Obama’s terrible record! I’m gonna tell you something. Mr. Rollins, if everybody knew Obama’s record, he’d be down 20 points.”

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1 posted on 08/29/2012 1:05:59 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up Karl.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 1:07:22 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

I usually agree with Rush...but one thing about Karl Rove, he knows how to win elections.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 1:07:31 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane

“but one thing about Karl Rove, he knows how to win elections”, Like 2006?


4 posted on 08/29/2012 1:08:55 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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If America only knew...

The best Obama exposure site on the net:

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

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Just a few of the pages:

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http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

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5 posted on 08/29/2012 1:10:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Citizen,

This post displays thoughts and verbiage most unhelpful to Party dogma. Further it mentions nonpersons according to current wisdom. Please refrain from issuing such communications until such time as our representatives are able to mock you and scour the offending post from the internet.

Thank You.

Your betters in the GOP.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess that the nation has the choice between Obama and Obama Light.

Ca, ca, can, can’t we all get along?


7 posted on 08/29/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My one technical gripe about Rush is that he constantly misuses “literally.”


8 posted on 08/29/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: US Navy Vet

No...like every campaign he ever chaired...

Hard to blame 06 on one guy.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 1:13:01 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane
I usually agree with Rush...but one thing about Karl Rove, he knows how to win elections.

Karl Rove doesn't know how to defend against the leftwing attack machine. That's why Bush remained silent about all the leftist attacks during his administration, thus allowing the left to control the narrative, and directly leading to the inability of the Republicans to beat Obama in 2008.

Karl Rove knows how to entrench the power of the RINOs. That's his allegiance, that's all he's good for, and he is absolutely the wrong guy to follow at this point in our country's history.

10 posted on 08/29/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Sub-Driver

I loved yesterday’s speeches, and Christie hit the nail on the head for what should be important to us.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps Karl wants to win but thinks it best not to win by too much? /s


12 posted on 08/29/2012 1:16:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

― Will Rogers

13 posted on 08/29/2012 1:17:41 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

RNC (Priebus and Mary Car-vile) types to busy pounding on Akin to go after their cult-hero Obi.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 1:17:53 PM PDT by donozark (AKIN AIN'T FAKIN')
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To: Sub-Driver; Rush Limbaugh

The media does not realize there’s a big difference between “independents” and “moderates”.

Many independents are republican voters but refuse to join the party because it’s not conservative enough for them and/or too much like the democratic party.

“Moderate” is the correct term to describe those who are turned off by a party that’s too critical. Personally, anybody with that trait is likely to vote for the most liberal candidate of the two anyways.

While many of the moderates may be registered independents (I think that number is much smaller than the media would have us believe) not all independents are moderates.

In this day and age I’d be willing to bet the most independents are conservatives who are sick of the GOPe.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Maceman

Karl Rove knows how to entrench the power of the RINOs. That’s his allegiance, that’s all he’s good for, and he is absolutely the wrong guy to follow at this point in our country’s history.
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I didn’t say he would be my head of policy....But the guy wins. He was 2-0 with Bush...and won something like 29 state and federal elections with Bush and others. In short, he wins.

I think what Rove is saying is this: use the campaign to highlight the strengths of the ticket and to personalize Romney to the voters. There will be plenty of time to destroy Obama’s record. In fact, the Cross Roads ads that have run in Virginia have been absolutely brutal with respect to Obama’s record.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Sub-Driver

Even with all the speakers pussy-footing around Obama, the convention is still being derided as “angry and strident” by the MSM.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Yeah, especially for a guy who says he lives in “literalville”.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 1:21:42 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Tulane
but one thing about Karl Rove, he knows how to win elections.

To what ends? His candidate spent the last three years in office hunkered down in the Whitehouse as the media destroyed him.

19 posted on 08/29/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Maceman
Karl Rove doesn't know how to defend against the leftwing attack machine. ... Karl Rove knows how to entrench the power of the RINOs.

LOL, not defending agains the leftwing attack machine is the PURPOSE of the RINOs! Rove know EXACTLY how to do what he does!

20 posted on 08/29/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep. Limbaugh’s right. I listened to christie on radio and said we’ve lost. Christie should have been attacking obama. .


21 posted on 08/29/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: riri

but one thing about Karl Rove, he knows how to win elections.
To what ends? His candidate spent the last three years in office hunkered down in the Whitehouse as the media destroyed him.
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His candidate wasn’t running again and was running 2 wars. And the tries to destroy all republicans.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 1:24:38 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Sub-Driver
Well I guess Rush won't be invited to Karl Rove’s Christmas party. About time you woke up Rush. You're just one of those little people like us to the beltway insiders.
23 posted on 08/29/2012 1:27:12 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard a bit of Rush today. He was particularly cutting when mentioning that 4 years ago, the McCain campaign forbid the use of BO’s middle-name “Hussein”... and now, apparently the Romney campaign is taking it further by forbidding BO’s first and last names.

Indeed, the theme of the convention is supposedly “Obama is a nice guy, just a little out of his depth.” Could this whole thing be any more... metrosexual?


24 posted on 08/29/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Tulane

Yeah, he really kicked Gore’s butt. /s

2000 a squeaker and 2004 not much better against two AWFUL candidates.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:38 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Low-30% approval rating for a war is disaster for the party in power.

Houdini couldn’t save the GOP in 2006.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 1:32:09 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Fledermaus

Yeah, he really kicked Gore’s butt. /s

2000 a squeaker and 2004 not much better against two AWFUL candidates.
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They don’t ask how, they ask how many (electoral votes, thankfully)!

Hey...I’d take a squeaker if it means the Clown leaves office. Rush, Rove, you and me probably all agree on that.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: plain talk

I was in the car listening to Christie with a patriot friend so we couldn’t see his body language.

But we were psyched for an obliterating knock out punch from Christie. At first, I was like “Oh that was good”. yeah, woulda been “good” for somone else who isn’t supposed to be our pet pitbull.

I heard Christie’s talk was revised at the last minute because of the storm. WTH?


28 posted on 08/29/2012 1:33:48 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/West 2016)
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To: Fledermaus

I disagree. The win over Gore was incredible IMO. Following a decent economy+balanced budget, the incumbent vice president gets shot down by a political dynasty member? It would be like GHWB losing after Reagan. Almost impossible.

Yea, he didn’t bury Kerry, but he didn’t have to.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 1:37:26 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Tulane
I think what Rove is saying is this: use the campaign to highlight the strengths of the ticket and to personalize Romney to the voters. There will be plenty of time to destroy Obama’s record.

I agree. This Convention is to introduce the REAL Mitt Romney, family man, man of high morals, generous to his fellow man, loving and supportive husband. In short to humanize him and repair the damage done by the attacks made against him.

Secondly it is to lay out his vision for the future of the country. I believe Christie and even Ann Romney highlighted the failures of the current Adninistration without ever having to mention Obama's name.

30 posted on 08/29/2012 1:38:11 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: Sub-Driver

What til he hears what Romney’s sister just said about Mitt not ever going to prohibit abortion. She claimed he was pro-choice.

Do some of you see what is happening here????? Be assured your hate for Obama has been manipulated by these people. You have been had. I don’t blame El-Rushbo one iota. Hope he doesn’t have an aneurysm because this is gonna get BAD.

And I say again, whoever says, “we’ll deal with Romney later . . “ No ya won’t and you never, ever will.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 1:38:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Rush is over doing it.

I saw nothing wrong with it. People know obama sucks, does anyone need reminding really?

People want answers and direction how to get out of the mess, not getting in the slime w Thulsa Doom.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 1:38:42 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush nailed it!! Rove, the so-called architect, was behind Bush’s “turn the other cheek” when RATS like Schumer,Reid, Pelosi et al bashed him day in and day out. Rove should take a hike he’s a do-——bag.


33 posted on 08/29/2012 1:39:20 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush nailed it!! Rove, the so-called architect, was behind Bush’s “turn the other cheek” when RATS like Schumer,Reid, Pelosi et al bashed him day in and day out. Rove should take a hike he’s a do-——bag.


34 posted on 08/29/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: RIghtwardHo

How does the President of the United State prohibit abortion? Executive order Barack?


35 posted on 08/29/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Sub-Driver

When I listen to liberals begin to trash conservatives, I shut down. Its like when my wife starts taking me to task. I mostly stop listening.

However, I will listen very carefully to what liberals say they want to do. Same with my wife, when she is done taking me to task I listen real carefully to what she says she is going to do.

So maybe Rove is right.


36 posted on 08/29/2012 1:43:07 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey Rush maybe Romney is smart enough to know about glass houses and rocks.

Romney and Obama may not live in the same house but they definitely live in the same neighborhood.

Romney: "Obamacare will destroy America but Romneycare is good... blah blah blah."

Romney: "Obama is a Socialist, I however am less Socialist than he is." So on and so forth...

37 posted on 08/29/2012 1:44:26 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: plain talk

No Limbaugh is wrong and it is patently ridiculous to claim an election was “lost” because a speaker wasn’t being nasty enough to the opposition.


38 posted on 08/29/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t worry, Rush, it’s going to get nasty in the last 60 days. Romney has proven he can get worked up when needed. Perhaps he’s playing a little rope a dope?

Remember - the guy won in freakin’ Massachusetts. He’s shown he can win a tough election.


39 posted on 08/29/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: 353FMG
I guess that the nation has the choice between Obama and Obama Light.

You got that right... Just like Mitten's sister reassures us....

http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-election/jane-romney-my-brother-won-t-ban-abortion-20120829

40 posted on 08/29/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by PauldArco
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To: Sub-Driver

Who, after all these years, would put Ed Rollins in charge of the men’s room shoeshine concession in Tampa, much less anything concerning the campaign?


41 posted on 08/29/2012 1:46:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: greatvikingone

One advantage to the speeches is that both laid out broad themes that appeal to all people who hope for better things for their children. Not many “hate” handles for the DEMS to grab onto.

Note the theme focus...hope for their children.

Now think of the many phalanx in The Democratic Party where these hopes don’t exist.

They’ll stay Democrat, but the in-betweeners can be persuaded to cross over.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by plangent
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To: greatvikingone

One advantage to the speeches is that both laid out broad themes that appeal to all people who hope for better things for their children. Not many “hate” handles for the DEMS to grab onto.

Note the theme focus...hope for their children.

Now think of the many phalanx in The Democratic Party where these hopes don’t exist.

They’ll stay Democrat, but the in-betweeners can be persuaded to cross over.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 1:48:50 PM PDT by plangent
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To: Tulane

Karl Rove is a colossal loser who doesn’t know jack crap except how to attack conservatives. GWB BARELY won in 2000 and 2004 and then 06 was a blood bath and, try as he might, he couldn’t influence the conservative wave in 2010.

He sucks.


44 posted on 08/29/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Fledermaus
Yeah, he really kicked Gore’s butt. /s

Bush ran against a VP from a hugely (economically) successful Administration and a president who left office with an approval rating in the 65% range. Beating the candidate from that Administration is just about a political miracle and Rove deserves credit.

45 posted on 08/29/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: spacejunkie2001

Gore is a doofus, it’s an insult that he even came close in 2000.


46 posted on 08/29/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: beenaround

...”it is patently ridiculous to claim an election was “lost” because a speaker wasn’t being nasty enough to the opposition.”

If the truth be nasty then it be nasty...Hot-n-Nasty, yo!


47 posted on 08/29/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
karl rove... new tone... President Bush blamed him personally the day after the 2006 election during his press conference. rove laughed... Bush said, “go ahead and laugh... I'm not kidding”. He was just on fox and he must have put on 30 lbs in the last few years.

LLS

48 posted on 08/29/2012 1:54:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: Sub-Driver
karl rove... new tone... President Bush blamed him personally the day after the 2006 election during his press conference. rove laughed... Bush said, “go ahead and laugh... I'm not kidding”. He was just on fox and he must have put on 30 lbs in the last few years.

LLS

49 posted on 08/29/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: Sub-Driver
karl rove... new tone... President Bush blamed him personally the day after the 2006 election during his press conference. rove laughed... Bush said, “go ahead and laugh... I'm not kidding”. He was just on fox and he must have put on 30 lbs in the last few years.

LLS

50 posted on 08/29/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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