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  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • Pervy Billionaire Agreed To Plea Bargain

    07/27/2006 3:48:29 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 264+ views ^ | 27 July 2006 | TheSmokingGun
    Police report says Epstein had okayed deal in underage sex probe JULY 27--Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, now ensnared in a sleazy Palm Beach teenage sex/massage scandal, agreed earlier this year to plead guilty to an aggravated assault charge, serve five years probation, undergo "psychiatric/sexual evaluation," and have no unsupervised visits with minors, according to a police report. The details of the Epstein plea agreement--which was never finalized--are contained in an 87-page Palm Beach Police Department incident report, an excerpt of which you'll find below. According to an account by Detective Joseph Recarey, prosecutor Lana Belohlavek related to him the terms of...
  • Limbaugh Advertisers Return

    06/06/2013 2:01:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies ^ | 6-6-2013 | John Nolte
    After talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh mocked left-wing/birth control activist Sandra Fluke as a "slut" (something he later apologized for) the organized left thought they could finally silence The Most Listened To Talk Show Host in America by picking off his advertisers. The boycott, organized mostly by the left-wing Media Matters, can now officially be called a failure with the news that advertisers have not only returned, but that the show is pacing ahead of last year: "Rush Limbaugh’s distributor on Thursday said there is no denying the conservative radio host’s controversial comments about Sandra Fluke hurt advertising last year...
  • Is Rush Limbaugh still relevant? (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah
    New York (CNN) -- Is Rush Limbaugh becoming a relic, a human version of "Mad Men," except without the style or cool clothes? Has Limbaugh become as dated as Jazzercise or "Macarena?" All you need to do is look at the bottom line to see that Limbaugh is in trouble. Limbaugh once raked in the big bucks for his radio syndicator, Cumulus. But last week, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey made it clear those days are over. Dickey reported that Cumulus had lost millions of dollars in ad sales because many advertisers no longer want to be associated with Limbaugh. According...
  • Sources Say 48 Of 50 Radio Advertisers Want Nothing To Do With “Limbaugh and Hannity” [THE BRIEF]

    05/09/2013 5:49:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 9, 2013, 9:00 AM | Laura Stampler
    Good morning, AdLand. Here’s what you need to know today: A high ranking source at Cumulus radio told the Radio Ink that 48 out of 50 advertisers gave orders to exclude “Rush and Hannity” from their packages. Of course, the radio company that distributes Limbaugh’s show released a statement that the claim is “completely inaccurate.”There was talk earlier this week that Limbaugh’s relationship with Cumulus was in danger given the major advertising boycott he incited after calling Sandra Fluke a slut on the air. The boycott allegedly cost ABC Radio $5.5 million. …
  • Ex-Limbaugh sponsor says dropping show during Fluke controversy hurt company (carbonite)

    08/14/2012 3:43:00 PM PDT · by spankalib · 57 replies
    On August 1 Carbonite released its 2d Quarter 2012 results, the first full quarter after dropping Limbaugh in March. The results shocked Wall Street, as Carbonite did not meet its growth targets, causing multiple analysts to drop the target price. The stock dropped 15% in a day.
  • Ex-Limbaugh sponsor says dropping show during Fluke controversy hurt company (Carbonite)

    08/03/2012 3:38:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 August 2012 | Sean Higgins
    During the height of the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy in March, software company Carbonite announced it would no longer sponsor the conservative radio host. As CEO David Friend said at the time: No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our...
  • Huckabee: Limbaugh 'Very Critical of Me, Very Wrong'

    07/07/2012 2:30:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    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.
  • STUCK HUCK: Palin Snub Symbolizes Poor Start

    06/23/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 52 replies
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 6/23/12 | Brian Maloney
    Huckabee Radio Talk Show Off To Extremely Slow Start *** EQ EXCLUSIVE *** With mainstream media expectations so high, Mike Huckabee's new radio talk show was probably bound to disappoint. But newly-available hard data reveals a gaping donut hole where the audience should be. It's an ominous sign for Cumulus Media, Huck syndicator and new owner of ABC Radio's largest AM legacy news-talk radio stations. Widely touted as the "civil" answer to Rush Limbaugh's regime-threatening political effectiveness, the former Arkansas governor became an establishment darling earlier this year when the talk titan got caught up in the Sandra Fluke controversy....
  • J.C. Penney Plunge Marks Greatest Single-Day Loss In 40 Years

    05/16/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Bill Buckner · 94 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 16, 2012
    Call it J.C Penney’s private flash crash. The stock today plunged 19.7% to close at $26.57. That’s even worse than Black Monday 1987. On that day, the stock lost a hair less, 19.2%. It’s unclear if this is the stock’s worst day ever. (Perhaps it suffered an even worse day during the 1930s.) However, it is clear that this is the worst single-day performance in the past 40 years. That’s as far back as our FactSet data goes.*
  • Cumulus Lost Millions on Rush Limbaugh Boycott

    05/09/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT · by bluerose · 48 replies
    "It's the first time anyone actually gave a dollar amount regarding the Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke incident. Monday evening Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey said the advertiser boycott cost his company "a couple million" dollars in ad revenue in the first quarter and "a couple million" in the second quarter. He said things look like they will be back to normal in June. Cumulus carries Rush Limbaugh 38 markets and blames 1% of the 3.5% drop in revenue for the quarter on the Rush boycott. Dickey said Cumulus was "hit pretty hard by this."
  • Huckabee Stars in RINO Radio

    04/03/2012 3:26:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    RINO Radio? Republican In Name Only Radio? Taking on… Rush Limbaugh???????? And demeaning the audience of one's would-be customers… this is a business proposition? Seriously? There's two parts of this discussion: talk radio and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Let's start with talk radio and the basics. All of which are now out there in the Land of Google thanks to the sponsors of this project seeking -- and getting -- their fair share of tons of PR. So that being the case… let's work our way through their pitch and what they're saying. Saying on the record, incredibly enough....
  • The Plot to Get Rush.

    03/27/2012 11:00:15 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 43 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    It was a set up. From start to finish. A quite specific, quite detailed plot to get Rush Limbaugh, ruin his career, and drive him off the air. Next targets? Sean Hannity and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Lots to cover here. Let's start with Mr. Angelo Carusone. Who is Angelo Carusone? Today he is now the "Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters for America." But a few years back? He was just your basic left-wing law student with a standard left-wing passion. That passion? Totalitarian-style censorship.
  • Limbaugh Advertiser Tells MegynKelly: Coordinated Effort ToRuin My Company Is ‘Internal

    03/26/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 43+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 3/26/12 | Alex Alvarez
    On Monday afternoon, America Live host Megyn Kelly spoke with Mark Stevens, the founder of the global marketing firm MSCO and an advertiser for Rush Limbaugh‘s radio program who says his company has been targeted by people who want to put him out of business for his connection to the outspoken conservative host. Earlier, Limbaugh had addressed the matter on his show, where he said that Stevens believes there is a coordinated attack on his business spearheaded by a group he wouldn’t name, but that Limbaugh was happy to — Media Matters.
  • Cedar Rapids among five cities where anti-Limbaugh ads will run [Huckabee is a rat!]

    03/23/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 23 March 2012 | AP
    Rush Limbaugh’s opponents are starting a radio campaign against him Thursday, seizing upon the radio star’s attack of a Georgetown law student as a “slut” to make a long-term effort aimed at weakening his business. The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template. In Limbaugh, however, they’re going after bigger game. He’s already fighting back and the group’s stance has provoked concerns that an effort to silence someone for objectionable talk is in itself objectionable. Media Matters is spending at least $100,000 for two advertisements that will run in eight cities....
  • 'Rush Limbaugh Show' responds to Brock

    03/21/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/21/12 2:37 PM EDT | Brian Glicklich, Spokesperson, Rush Limbaugh Show
    David Brock is so outraged at Rush Limbaugh’s words of three weeks ago that he started organizing a protest — almost 3 years ago. It was planned ahead and activated at the first moment Brock could manipulate a media frenzy. Make no mistake, Brock’s “marketplace of ideas” offers only one brand: Brand Brock. All others will be forced off the shelves with intimidation and lies. Media Matters for America stands for censorship, and nothing more than that. Their ginned-up election year anger is directed at the words of their media political opposition — similar expressions are ignored when used by...
  • Limbaugh Will Not Forgive Or Negotiate With Companies That Pulled Advertising

    03/14/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    business insider ^ | 3/14/12 | Laura Stampler
    As advertisers keep joining in on the Rush Limbaugh boycott, one company only lasted a week before it went back to the conservative talk show host with its tail between its legs. But Limbaugh is not ready to forgive and forget. The Los Angeles Times reports that Sleep Train, which had advertised with Limbaugh for 25 years, asked to relaunch a "voiced endorsement" on Limbaugh's show on Thursday ... and they were turned down. The funny thing is, Sleep Train was the first advertiser to pull its ads from Limbaugh's show. After receiving a slew of angry messages for advertising...
  • Limbaugh Mocks Andrea Mitchell; Says Obama "Gone Far Beyond" what "Nixon Even Contemplated" - Video

    10/22/2009 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,680+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rush Limbaugh today saying the Obama Administration has "gone far beyond what Richard Nixon even comtemplated" in his dealings with the media. Rush said Obama is attempting to "silence" individual reporters and an entire network. Obama is doing so from a position of being the darling of the mainstream media. In Nixon's case, Rush said "Nixon was trying to get a fair shake." The media always hated Nixon and were very biased against him. Rush made the comments after mocking Andrea Mitchell for being a supposed "real news" person. He plays audio of her slamming Sen....
  • Rush Limbaugh Reacts to CNN Story Calling Him a "Bully"; Calls Colts Owner Jim "Hearsay" - Video

    10/19/2009 1:07:28 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 1,105+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rush Limbaugh today taking a call from a liberal from Indiana named "Dwight." Rush introduced him by saying he was calling from Indianapolis, the home of the Colts owner, Jim "Hearsay" (Irsay)! Irsay publicly opposed Limbaugh's bid to be part of a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Dwight is dissatisfied with Obama, because he believes Obama's Health Care Plan will be a $1.2 Trillion transfer to the Insurance Companies. Limbaugh begins this segment by reacting to CNN's hitjob story on him in which they theorize that people flock to Rush because he is...
  • Barack's Enemies List

    10/19/2009 1:48:22 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 24 replies · 1,178+ views ^ | 10/19/09 | david limbaugh
    Sorry to disillusion those of you who are still in denial about President Barack Obama's true socialistic and dictatorial nature, but this guy's militancy against his perceived enemies puts Richard Nixon's White House to shame. His war on Fox News is just his latest salvo. Obama's perceived enemies are all those who have the temerity not to roll over for his extreme agenda. They all must be demonized, marginalized and silenced by a president who has turned the Oval Office into a glorified street organizing headquarters to attack his opponents. Indeed, this self-described uniter is the most divisive president in...
  • CNN Psychoanalyzes Talk Radio Listeners, Cites Liberal Study on Format (MORON ALERT)

    10/19/2009 1:05:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,956+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN’s Carol Costello began a new series on political talk radio on Monday’s American Morning, suggesting it was unfairly dominated by conservatives, and brought on a liberal psychiatrist who theorized that Rush Limbaugh has an audience because he’s “operating like the bully, and if you’re on the want to be...under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy.” The correspondent’s report, which aired just before the bottom of the 7 am Eastern hour, was the first installment in a “special series on talk radio,” according to anchor John Roberts. Costello zeroed in on the...
  • Do Limbaugh and Beck Believe What They Say?

    10/19/2009 10:40:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 1,972+ views
    New Majority ^ | Oct 17, 2009
    Andrew Sullivan directs attention to this fascinating query: All of this gets me to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Both of them have been in the news a lot for their outspoken and controversial views. And once again, people don’t seem to understand that their jobs are entertainment, nothing more… Talk show hosts have no legal or ethical obligation to do anything but entertain. And judging by their successes, Limbaugh and Beck are brilliant at their jobs. I find it mind boggling that anyone believes a TV talk host is expressing his own true views… Do you think that Limbaugh...
  • Coming to the Defense of Rush Limbaugh (Syndicated Newspaper Cartoon Smears Rush as Klansman)

    10/19/2009 9:21:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies · 3,310+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Monday, October 19, 2009 | Eric Zorn
    I'm no fan of Rush Limbaugh, goodness knows, but I rise defensively at today's "La Cucaracha" comic strip, appearing in the Sun-Times and other papers. In the strip -- which is several days behind the news, though through no fault of the creator -- the TV burbles: Conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh is trying to purchase a stake in an NFL franchise. If the deal goes through, Limbaugh hopes to change the team's name to "The St. Louis Klans." That's just wrong.
  • Faith Groups Sic Obama Admin on Fox, Limbaugh, Beck Savage, Dobbs Over 'Anti-Immigrant Hate Speech'

    10/19/2009 10:10:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies · 2,140+ views
    Monday, October 19, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Fox News Channel and conservative and right-leaning libertarian talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage and Lou Dobbs are being targeted for federal investigations by a coalition of religious groups for so-called anti-immigrant hate speech.The So We Might See Coalition is sponsoring what they call a media fast, asking participants to abstain from violence on television and radio from October 19th through the 26th.The coalition is leading a petition drive asking the Federal Communications Commission initiate an investigation in to "hate speech in the media."The coalition is also calling for the 1993 report entitled, The Role of...
  • MSNBC Contributor: Rush Limbaugh Would ‘Love to Say He Owns a Plantation Full of Black Men’

    10/14/2009 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,423+ views ^ | 10-14-09 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC contributor Touré on Wednesday continued the network's vitriolic, slanderous attacks on Rush Limbaugh. Discussing the radio host’s bid to buy the St. Louis Rams, the cable commentator smeared, "Several NFL players have already said they would not play for Rush because they know he would love to say he owns a plantation full of black men." [Audio available here.] When Morning Meeting host Dylan Ratigan mock protested, "No, they don't know that," the one-named Touré reiterated, "They feel it." Ratigan gave in and played along, "Okay, they feel that." Despite calls from the Media Research Center, MSNBC has repeatedly...
  • Graham: Sotomayor not racist, but apology expected [Graham, Romney criticize Rush, Newt]

    05/31/2009 8:26:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 102 replies · 2,638+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-31 | Kevin Bogardus
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rejected charges Sunday that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, is a racist. Asked if he agreed with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh that Sotomayor is a racist, the South Carolina Republican said he disagreed. “No, they interject themselves in the debate. They have got an audience to entertain and Newt is a political commentator. I’m a United States senator,” Graham said on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. “I don’t think she’s a racist. She should be proud of what she has accomplished in...
  • Powell to Rush, Cheney: Room For Me Among 'Emerging' Republican Party

    05/20/2009 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies · 2,525+ views
    Powell to Rush, Cheney: Room For Me Among 'Emerging' Republican Party Posted by David Beard, Staff May 20, 2009 06:27 AM Colin Powell issued a sharp rebuke last night to Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney for trying to exclude him from the backbiting Republican Party. Before some 1,500 business leaders in Boston, as well as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen, the retired general and former secretary of state spoke openly of the dispute roiling the Grand Old Party after election setbacks and polls putting its popularity at roughly one of five Americans. "Rush Limbaugh says, 'Get...
  • Huntsman strategist: If Palin and Limbaugh dominate, GOP 'headed for a blowout' in 2012

    05/18/2009 7:22:04 AM PDT · by redk · 214 replies · 5,371+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/18/09 | Byron York
    The Republican strategist who helped Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman prepare for a possible presidential run says the Republican party is in for a devastating defeat if its guiding lights are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. "If it's 2012 and our party is defined by Palin and Limbaugh and Cheney, then we're headed for a blowout," says strategist John Weaver, who advised Huntsman and was for years a close adviser to Sen. John McCain. "That's just the truth." Huntsman, a favorite of GOP moderates, left the Republican presidential race last week after accepting President Obama's offer to become U.S....
  • Limbaugh hits back at McCain's mom

    05/14/2009 3:42:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,755+ views
    (CNN) — Rush Limbaugh responded to Roberta McCain's criticism of his tough radio persona Thursday, joking over the fact "McCain's mother is dumping on me." "She is absolutely right" in her assessment that that she belongs to a different Republican Party than he does, Limbaugh said during his radio show: "The Republican Party she belongs to gets shellacked election after election after election." . . . . . On his show Thursday, Limbaugh made clear he found the criticism quite amusing. "Sending Sen. McCain's mother out to dump on me?" Limbaugh said, laughing. "I love it."
  • McCain mom takes swipe at Limbaugh [calls him an "entertainer"]

    05/14/2009 9:31:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 1,516+ views
    (CNN) — The always-outspoken Roberta McCain — mother of Sen. John McCain — took a swipe at Rush Limbaugh Wednesday, saying the popular conservative radio host "does not represent the Republican Party that I belong to". "I belong to the Republican Party," McCain, 97, said during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. "What he represents of the Republican Party has nothing to do with my side of it. I don't know what the man means, I don't know what he's talking about." McCain also praised Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele for labeling Limbaugh an "entertainer" earlier...
  • Obama laughs at Rush "Oxycontin" jab

    05/09/2009 8:19:44 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 100 replies · 4,333+ views
    politico ^ | May 9, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Wanda Sykes isn't killing but she's getting some laughs -- and Obama was yukking it up until Sykes muttered the word "abstinence" and "Palin" in the same joke. He was back laughing when Sykes slammed Rush -- and hard -- for the hoping-Obama-will fail stuff. CSPAN was trained on the president when Sykes joked that Limbaugh was the "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th [Sept. 11th] hijacker, but he was so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight." Obama was chuckling -- while saying something to his dais mates -- and couldn't quite stop smiling even as he...
  • Straight talk from John McCain's mother [talks about Rush, Steele] [says Olbermann "vicious"]

    05/06/2009 5:50:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,080+ views
    After her son's failed presidential bid, 97-year-old Roberta McCain can let her guard down. BY JAMES RAINEY Reporting from Washington -- It had been more than a year in the making, this meeting between Roberta McCain and me. The smart guys who managed her son's presidential campaign got all queasy at the thought of Roberta, unfettered, in a journalist's thrall. I managed a few tantalizing phone calls with John McCain's outspoken mother, a column on my vain pursuit of an interview and a promise that the end of the presidential race would bring a chance for us to share some...
  • Powell Says Shrinking GOP Should Return To The Center [praises McCain, attacks Palin, Rush, Coulter]

    05/05/2009 1:15:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 119 replies · 2,830+ views
    National Journal / Congress Daily ^ | 2009-05-05 | Chris Strohm
    The Republican Party is in big trouble and needs to find a way to move back to the middle of the country, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday. Powell said the GOP is "getting smaller and smaller" and "that's not good for the nation." He also said he hopes that emerging GOP leaders, such as House Minority Whip Cantor, will not keep repeating mantras of the far right. "The Republican Party is in deep trouble," Powell told corporate security executives at a conference in Washington sponsored by Fortify Software Inc. The party must realize that the country has...
  • Limbaugh Elaborates on NY Tax 'Tipping Point' Departure; Claims Auditors Wanted to Search His . . .

    04/09/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT · by hripka · 73 replies · 4,674+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 8, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's been all over the news - Rush Limbaugh packing up camp and abandoning his operations in New York City. It's been the subject of a Jon Stewart "The Daily Show" tirade [0] and even drew the attention of New York Gov. David Paterson [0]. Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Channel's April 8 "Your World with Neil Cavuto" [1] and explained why he was leaving and how he felt about those that were glad he was leaving. "Well, if they're glad I'm leaving, Neil, then I assume that the governor of New York, the unelected governor - has no interest...
  • It Won't Be Funny if New Yorkers Follow Rush Limbaugh -- Neil Cavuto -- Common Sense

    04/07/2009 3:28:35 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 76 replies · 3,210+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04-06-09 | Neil Cavuto
    Rush Limbaugh to New York: "Drop dead. I'm leaving." New York to Rush: "Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out." And with that, New York Governor David Paterson laughed off a millionaire packing up and heading out. Paterson even found it funny.
  • Meghan McCain: What I Learned from the Democrats (Baby RINO barf alert)

    04/07/2009 11:56:43 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 49 replies · 1,586+ views
    The mistakes liberals like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are making can teach Republicans how to regain power—and how to hold onto it. In recent weeks, I’ve been critical of some of the most hard-core ideological elements of the GOP. As a consequence, some have requested I leave the party altogether, and say that I am now an unwelcome member. Let me be clear: No one wants the Republican Party to succeed more than I do. I spent nearly two years on the road during my father’s presidential campaign, in my early twenties, surrounded by hygienically deficient, middle-aged political strategists...
  • Rush Limbaugh to NY: Drop Dead

    03/31/2009 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 74 replies · 2,935+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, March 30, 2009 | STAFF
    Angered by a New York state plan to tax residents earning over $500,000 per year, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh vowed Monday to sell all of his property and shut down his operations there and move them to Texas, a state with no income tax. The new plan, which is expected to be voted on Tuesday, would raise about $4 billion a year, said Dan Weiller, spokesman for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Lawmakers are calling it a temporary tax increase but Rush was having none of that. “When I am there working I pay whatever, you know,...
  • Yawn. New anti-Limbaugh billboard unveiled in Florida

    03/31/2009 12:41:04 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 49 replies · 1,507+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/31/09 | Jimmy Orr
    Is Michael Steele advising the DNC on the side? Because whoever is still pushing the Rush Limbaugh line over at the Democratic National Committee doesn’t get it. The whole Limbaugh gimmick went stale weeks ago when the DNC announced the remarkably uncreative slogan for a billboard meant to razz the talk show host. While it lasted Sure, the “Rush is the de facto leader of the Republican party” circus was effective for awhile. Effective in a double-edged sword kinda way. On the one hand, Rahm’s strategy completely frazzled the GOP rendering the party ridiculous for what seemed like an eternity....
  • Juan Williams: Why the White House Won’t Let Go of ‘The Limbaugh Thing’ Anytime Soon

    03/31/2009 9:59:51 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 41 replies · 2,559+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 30th, 2009 8:00 PM Eastern
    As one White House official explained it to me Limbaugh became an issue not because he is the most prominent Obama critic but because the talk show host embodies “hyper-partisanship.” Limbaugh became a stand-in for White House view of Republicans as a party that is not constructive, not willing to seek common ground and out of touch with a bipartisan thirst for solutions to pressing economic problems. Obama’s aides connect the dots and see a picture of a dark, unappealing political landscape on the right in which Republicans have become so in-grown that not one of them felt free to...
  • Rush 1, Obama 0: The Democratic attack strategy fails

    03/30/2009 9:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 2,435+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2009 | The Editors
    The numbers are in — Rush Limbaugh has won a dramatic victory over the Democrats. The White House's unprecedented assault on the talk-radio host has driven his ratings to number one in many of America's biggest, most liberal radio markets. The anti-Limbaugh offensive was a calculated move promoted by Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville to make Rush a new conservative bogeyman, in the same way they stigmatized Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. The strategy was implemented on Jan. 23 when President Obama lectured a gathering of GOP leaders at a meeting discussing his $1 trillion stimulus package, “You...
  • Rush Leaves NYC

    03/30/2009 10:59:44 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 128 replies · 4,073+ views
    WBAP ^ | Limbaugh | Rush
    Radio Dialogue paraphrase:Rush was discussing the Audit extremes foisted on him by the State of New York. The new New York State and City Taxes are targeting "rich folk". He will broadcast from his Florida home but also wants to find a Hurricane proof have. He said that he might move to Texas because there is no State Income tax.We Lone Star T=State Freepers should show our support and invite hime to "come on down". Of course as a DFW_phile I'd like to see him in my own backyard!
  • Meghan McCain Loves 'Jabba the Rush' [insults Rush, Ann, Laura, Steele, Arnold, conservatives, GOP]

    03/29/2009 10:40:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 3,022+ views
    Captain Ed Morrissey points out that, according to her Twitter feed, Meghan McCain has found the comedic Holy Grail: (Tweet #1 and #2) To the people at current that created this, I am flattered beyond words. I can officially die a happy woman. Officially the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire life (and I have seen my fair share). Thanks for correctly animating my bootylicious body :-) LOVE IT!!!
  • Wave the White Flag in the Limbaugh War

    03/28/2009 9:46:00 PM PDT · by GVnana · 94 replies · 3,511+ views
    Huffington Post (BWAHAHAHA!) ^ | 3/28/2009 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    President Obama and the Democrats should wave the white flag in their strawman war on Rush Limbaugh. The Media Research Center delivered the grim casualty figures for the Democrats. Since January, the top talk show gabber's ratings have soared off the charts. Radio affiliates that carry Limbaugh's syndicated show call the ratings boost he's gotten from the Democrat's orchestrated attack on him a "dramatic surge." This writer predicted as much when President Obama cracked to Congressional Republicans in late January that they should knock off listening to Limbaugh if they expected to get anything done in Congress and with his...
  • Steele Ridiculous [NYT calls Steele "deluded"] [also attacks Palin, Boehner]

    03/28/2009 7:41:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 915+ views
    The New York Times - By The Numbers ^ | 2009-03-28 | Charles M. Blow
    Michael Steele is the gift that keeps on giving. His latest entrée unto the absurd comes in the form of an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. Steele now wants us to believe that his wayward ramblings are part of an elaborate ruse – some sort of Jedi mind trick. Really?
  • Rush’s ratings skyrocket. Thanks, President Obama!

    03/27/2009 9:40:18 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 46 replies · 2,386+ views
    The more President Obama and the Democrats talk about talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh, the higher his ratings go. And he’s taking all conservative talk radio along for a very exciting ride.
  • RNC's Steele: Confronting Limbaugh Was 'All Strategic'

    03/26/2009 11:44:42 AM PDT · by prismsinc · 67 replies · 1,888+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 03-26-09 | David A. Patten
    To hear GOP Chairman Michael Steele tell it, his recent donnybrook with radio host Rush Limbaugh - and his subsequent apology - were all part of a grand "strategic" plan. "I'm a cause-and-effect kind of guy," Steele told CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday. "So if I do something, there's a reason for it... Even it may look like a mistake, a gaffe. There is a rationale, there is a logic behind it," he said.
  • Limbaugh’s rants new McCarthyism

    03/24/2009 3:07:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,982+ views
    In Forum, ND ^ | 3/22/09 | Marcel Stratton
    Why is it that in descriptions of the words and activities of Rush Limbaugh, it is not pointed out the obvious similarity of Limbaugh and Adolph Hitler. Rush knows exactly what he has started. Do you remember how overbearing, intimidating and feared Sen. Joseph McCarthy became before his crudities and chilling attacks on patriotic citizens was stopped? The rise of Hitler came about through use of the same strident, rancorous and dangerous appeal to a populace who had suffered military defeat and in times of embarrassment for their loss of economic power – how the Germans suffered because of inflation...
  • Maher and Olbermann accuse conservative talk radio of "whipping up" fringe elements of society

    03/22/2009 11:16:06 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 56 replies · 1,735+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | March 22, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Maher and Olbermann accuse conservative talk radio of "whipping up" fringe elements of society. Maher and Olbermann accused conservative talk radio of "whipping up" fringe elements of society Friday. Maher: Listening to people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck these days, I cannot figure out whether these right wingers are more dangerous when they're in power or when they're out of power, because when they're out of power, you know their paranoid, their paranoia goes off the charts. This Glenn Beck guy, I wouldn't even give him the time of day except he's a big star now on Fox and...
  • Billboard responds to Rush Limbaugh's failure comment

    03/19/2009 11:23:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 2,427+ views
    Fox29 WFLX ^ | March 19, 2009 | By Lindsay Cohen
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - It's a national war of words, and the battleground is West Palm Beach. In one corner: conservative talk show host and Palm Beach resident Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh infuriated Democrats with his comments earlier this month that he hoped that President Barack Obama fails. Democrats, in response, declared a PR war. They decided to buy space on a billboard in West Palm Beach to "send Rush a message". The Democratic National Party solicited ideas for a billboard message to Limbaugh on their website. More than 80,000 slogans were submitted as part of a contest. Nearly...
  • Gibbs Attacks Limbaugh, Cheney as the "Republican Cabal" - Video 3/16/09

    03/16/2009 1:42:24 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 956+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responding to a question about comments by former Vice-President Dick Cheney that President Obama is seeking to take advantage of the Economic Crisis to radically expand government in all kinds of ways. Gibbs responds that "I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy," so they "trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal." Question: As Gibbs makes the caddy remark, you hear some female hyena laughing in the background. I wonder which member of the impartial press corps it was who thought Gibbs was so funny? . . ....