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Should the GOP candidates have condemned Rush?

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    idratherbeposted 5 years ago

    I give Ron Paul credit, he was the only GOP candidate to condemn Rush's remarks. Santorum failed miserably by not coming out and condemning Rush. Romney and Newt,missed an opportunity to show he has a backbone and a defender of women's rights.I can't imagine any women voting for Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich. And any father or mother with daughters, should be insulted by their lack of caring for women's rights. Open for disagreeing comments.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ron Paul's the only man with class running for president.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Except for Barack Obama.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Obama ain't got class. He's got swag.

          And you're mystified by it.

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            Peelander Gallyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Haters gonna hate, I dare you or your beloved Paul to mystify me with swagger.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I don't want Ron Paul to have swagger, he's legit.

              Obama is swag. He's stolen all of your freedoms but you still love him.

              1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
                Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                "He's stolen ALL your freedoms."

                For example?

                1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
                  Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  He can kill us without trial.

                  He can search our homes without informing anyone that he did so.

                  He can outlaw protest with the latest bill in contention (http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/can-the-secr … o-shut-up/)

                  He, apparently, can tell us what we have to buy.

                  Under his command, our military OPENLY admits that it does NOT answer to Congress
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXomoQD8 … h_response

                  He claims the authority to just snatch people and throw them in jail forever without a trial

                  He didn't stop the practice of torture, he just outsourced it.

                  He claims authority to take money from me and give it to companies he likes.

                  ... I mean, what other freedoms are there? He has taken away the right to life, the right to property, the right of free speech, and the right to liberty. The first one is WAY more than enough to condemn the man a tyrant.

                  Obama is the most anti-american president this country has ever had -- AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING.

                  It's disgusting you won't recognize this. Your ONLY response is "well, he probably won't use it for evil". That's ALL you can say.

                  1. lovemychris profile image80
                    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    All these things will be there if Paul is elected too...and he won't be able to do a darn thing about them.

                    This was set in stone long ago.

                  2. Credence2 profile image86
                    Credence2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Evan, you are the reasons rightwingers turn my stomach so often. "Obama is taking my freedoms", for heavens sake, if that is true so did George Bush and Ronald Reagan, is the difference the fact that he is an African american democrat?

                    Rightwingers are eternally annoying like that itch you can never seem to reach when you need to scratch.

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I can't even keep track of the number of wars Obama has started, let alone how many deaths are on his hands.

          1. Friendlyword profile image60
            Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's all I needed to hear.  Rush Limbaugh make one of his inspirational speeches to his Republican Subjects! I will finally make my ten hubs! Stay tuned...

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              grammar makes sense.

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      Peelander Gallyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it's about a missed chance so much as a despicable undercurrent of "we're all thinking these things or are indifferent to them, we just wouldn't risk our careers by saying it outright".

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sure they should. Right after Obama gives Maher back his million dollars and condemns him.

    4. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, apparently now they're all condemning Maher...on Hannity's show.

      They can condemn Maher, but not Russshhhhh. And they want to be president to my daughters.

      Fat chance in heck.

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        Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There's more than enough double standard to go around as I'm sure you're aware of. I stopped listening to Rush, Beck, and Hannity some time ago. Mostly because it became all consuming. I had to get away from it. That, and listening to Beck's over the top rhetoric was mind-numbing.

        As for Maher, he's just mean and his BS does nothing for your side.

    5. Ramsa1 profile image60
      Ramsa1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. The GOP candidates should have come out in support of the young woman who was verbally abused by Limbaugh.

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      Sooner28posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Paul isn't going to get the voters who are Limbaugh supporters anyway, so it's nothing off his back to condemn him. 

      However, for the others it does disappoint me they did not say Limbaugh was flat out wrong to say what he did.

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Geee, let's see...Obama called the woman that Russshhhh called a prostitute and thanked her for standing up for women....

    On what planet is that swag?

  3. Paul Wingert profile image78
    Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago

    For calling her a "prostitute" and "slut" over the radio, I forsee a slander lawsuit.

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      GOD--I hope so!

      That mouth has been slandering for decades! But THIS time, it's not a public figure he's spit his poison at.

  4. Credence2 profile image86
    Credence2posted 5 years ago

    Sakes, even Peter Gabriel of "sldgehammer" fame told Rush in no uncertain terms that he did not want any of his work associated with his show. Do you guys know how many sponsors pulled the plug on this guy? An oabsolute PR disaster, that is what you have here.

    The GOP surely dropped a bomb this time, a big one!
    Someone, DeMint or somebody had better sit on this guy Limbaugh before he sits on them and thereby crush any hope the party has to even look credible this fall.

  5. Reality Bytes profile image90
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Rush's ratings are higher then ever.  He has more advertisers then he has space to place them.


    All talking smack about Rush while watching Bill Maher.......But sad BUT sad  If you don't listen to Rush they might pull his show sad   HaHaHa

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "He has more advertisers then he has space to place them."

      Where did you get that bit of misinformation?"

      Last I read more than 100 national advertisers have dumped Limbaugh, and blank spots were running where the ads would have been placed. I'll have to tune in to Limbaugh this morning and see what companies are still supporting his crapola. I wouldn't want to buy anything from them by mistake.

      http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/ … -limbaugh/

      Previously, ThinkProgress has reported that 50 companies requested their advertising be pulled from the Rush Limbaugh show following his sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke. The publication of the memo adds an additional 90 companies to the list of companies that have dropped Limbaugh:

          21st Century Insurance • Hotels.com • Rite Aid • Ace Hardware • Honda • Robitussin • Acura • IBM • Sam Adams • Advance Auto Parts • Icy Hot • Sam’s Club • Advil (All products) • Intuit/Small Business • Schiff – Digestive Advantage • Alacer/Emergen-C • Schiff – Mega Red • Allegra (all products) • Johnson & Johnson (All Brands) • Schiff – Move Free • Kohl’s • Schiff – Sustenex • Ally Bank • La Quinta • Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products) • American Express • Lifetime • Autozone • Little Caesars • Sony • Lowe’s • State Farm • British Petroleum • Luxottica • Staples • Bullfrog Sunblock • Macy’s • Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers • Caltrate • MasterCard • Subway • Centrum • McDonalds • Takeda Uloric • Chapstick • Midas • The Home Depot • Clorox (Pinesol/Homecare) • Napa Auto Parts • ThermaCare • Cortizone • National Realtor • Toyota • DeVry • NBC-TV • Discover Card • Office Depot • Twinings of London • Domino’s Pizza • Office Max • Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon • Exxon/Exxon Mobil • One Main Financial • Unisom • Farmers Insurance • United Healthcare • Ford • Orkin • U.S. Army • Outback • U. S. Postal Service • General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service • Chevy • Onstar • Cadillac • etc) • Preparation H • Visa • Gold Bond (all products • ProNutrients (all products) • Walgreens • Grainger • Progressive Insurance • Wal-Mart • Green Mountain Coffee • Prudential • Wells Fargo • Hallmark • Radio Shack • Wrigley • H&R Block • Rent-A-Center • Yahoo!

      1. Reality Bytes profile image90
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

         

        Listen to the show, that list of advertisers was large.  He has all his spots full though?

    2. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rush can go to paid radio then, like Maher and Stern had to do, after they were pushed out of their jobs in the commercial arena.

      Let's see how many fans he has when they have to pay to listen to him.

      "They are playing to a (sometimes literally) dying demographic. Rush & Co. rate best among old, white males. They have been steadily losing women and young listeners, who are alienated by the angry, negative, obsessive approach to political conservations. Add to that the fact that women ages 24–55 are the prize advertising demographic, and you have a perfect storm emerging after Limbaugh’s Sandra Fluke comments."

      Boycott Bigots.

  6. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "The new narrative on Sandra Fluke: she wants us to pay for the rampant foreign sex she's having with her gay boyfriend."

    let me guess.....Fox?  Or is it elrushbo himself? excellence in BS.

  7. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, but Maher is an entertainer...they want to be president of the United States.

    The fact that they think Palin deserves defending, and Fluke doesn't, speaks VOLUMES.

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      None of it's entertaining, LMC, and it certainly doesn't speak very highly of Obama when he speaks out against what Rush said but accepts a million bucks from Maher. You've got to admit it doesn't look good.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Are you kidding? have you heard the things Palin says about him? Heard the things the Tea Party has said about his wife?
        Seen the e-mails they circulate??
        Read WND, and the comments? Comments on Russshhhhhh .com??

        He ows Palin no apologies--she dishes out as good as she gets. Fluke did nothing to anybody and got bashed.

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          Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Are you going to defend Obama no matter what? He's human, LMC, just like you and I.

          Yes, I'm a 50 YO white guy that's a Christian Conservative that believes in the Constitution, has a permit to carry a gun, and does so even at church. All that being said, no, I don't pay attention to Palin or the Tea Party so I have no idea what either says about anything or anyone. wink

          I don't believe Obama owes an apology to anyone except maybe the American people but that's because I don't think he's a good president. You know that already.

          Fluke, a private citizen, said some things that were then remarked about by Rush. Like I said before, his remarks were childish and inappropriate. He's apologized - twice. I say let it go. Others see it as an opening to do away with Rush but he's not going away anymore than Maher is.

          It really is just that simple, at least for me.

  8. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    On Maher:

    "I don’t condone that kind of language and particularly in a public setting, a TV setting.… It’s just gone way beyond the pale.”

    On Rush:

    "It's not the language I would have used."

  9. Ralph Deeds profile image71
    Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago

    To return to the question posed by this thread--the failure of the Republican candidates, in pandering to social conservatives, to condemn Rush Limbaugh or at least to put some distance between themselves and Limbaugh. appears to have cost them a fair number of women's votes.

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Today Republican Party lost any chance of getting any significant Black voters.
      They crossed the line, and they will not be able to sidestep the question of their racist hate for Our President. I can't mention the reason why without being BANNED again.

      But, I hope you all know by now.  At least some of them came right out and admitted their real reason for wanting this President gone!  Thank you for your honesty, (not to mention burying the Republican Party in the process!)nice job!

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ron Paul condemned it.

      Why is no one pointing this out? Everyone makes fun of me for bringing up Ron Paul a lot, but then no one else points out the fact that he does half the things you want your presidents to do.

      1. Friendlyword profile image60
        Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ron Paul is Crazy and Useless. And you are a really smart man...I don't get it.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Billions would disagree with you.

  10. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago

    Limbaugh is so far right, he could be more accurately labeled Fascist.

  11. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "Clear Channel pays Limbaugh an astounding $38 million annually, or approximately $750,000 each week. So right now, Clear Channel's paying Limbaugh $750,000 weekly for a show that's shedding $1 million from its bottom line every seven days."

    Everybody has a wife, a mother,a sister, or an aunt. And 99% of them have used birth control.

    That's a heck-a lotta sl*ts.

    Clear Channel ought to be ashamed.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And Romney ought to be ashamed. Bain Capital, his former vulture capital company, owns a big share in Clear Channel.

  12. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Now this is right on the money.

    “If they turn these things down, how are they really any different than the people who are turning their nose up at Rush Limbaugh?” Drain asked. “We are making a moral statement with our advertising just like he was making a moral statement with his airtime.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/16/w … ughs-show/

 
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