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PostSubject: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 11:33 am

This is what Rush Limbaugh has publicly said about Barack Obama becoming President.
Rush Limbaugh wrote:
Limbaugh told his listeners that he was asked by “a major American print publication” to offer a 400-word statement explaining his “hope for the Obama presidency.” He responded:

So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, “Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.” (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, “Oh, you can’t do that.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.
I think it's pretty damn pathetic when someone who makes a living expressing his opinion makes a statement like this. I think this kind of sentiment is harmful to our country. I am glad that Rush is exposing himself for the fraud he really is. I would hope that the reaction of the American people is as strong as it was when Don Imus made his ill considered remarks on his radio show.[b]
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 11:46 am

kinda like how we've been reading your Bush-bashing for how many years pretty much saying the same thing... yeah your right pathetic
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 1:13 pm

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kinda like how we've been reading your Bush-bashing for how many years pretty much saying the same thing... yeah your right pathetic
Ohhmama +1
P.S. Don Imus is still on the radio.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 1:19 pm

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I would hope that the reaction of the American people is as strong as it was when Don Imus made his ill considered remarks on his radio show.
Sparks (Or would you prefer to be addressed as Ed schultz? You know, the name you use on the other board, the one you claim that you wouldn't be caught dead posting on.):
I have the feeling that the reaction of the American people to this will be similar to their reaction when Limbaugh's whole "phony soldier" controversy was twisted beyond belief by you and yours. The American people are smarter than you give them credit for (this past election notwithstanding). They can, and will, see through your nonsense and your melodramatically fabricated outrage.


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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 1:24 pm

sparks wrote:
I think it's pretty damn pathetic when someone who makes a living expressing his opinion makes a statement like this.
You appear to have a problem with anyone expressing an opinion that does not concur with yours. Rather unfortunate that you're unable to delete what Limbaugh says (along with my posts), isn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 1:39 pm

I do believe that Rush was taken out of context just like I have been screeming for many years. If you want to slam a guy, then do it fairly and honestly.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 1:51 pm

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I do believe that Rush was taken out of context just like I have been screeming for many years. If you want to slam a guy, then do it fairly and honestly.
There has been very little honesty over the years in trying to bring him down. Other than taking him out of context or outright lying about what he actually says, about the only thing most of his opponents can do is bring up his multiple divorces, his weight, or his Oxycontin addiction, which does nothing at all to discredit his ideas. Anyone who tries to debate him honestly generally gets his ass handed to him on a platter.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 2:04 pm

Ohhmama wrote:
kinda like how we've been reading your Bush-bashing for how many years pretty much saying the same thing... yeah your right pathetic

There's a difference between criticizing policy and openly hoping for failure. Limbaugh and the base of the Repubs that he represents are the reason your party is in the toilet and will be staying there.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 2:11 pm

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There's a difference between criticizing policy and openly hoping for failure.
And again, Limbaugh is being misrepresented by you.
He doesn't want the nation to fail, as it is apparently being portrayed; it should be obvious that nobody wants that. But if someone believes that another person is leading the nation down the wrong path, it is only right to wish for that person's failure. You yourself have gloated over any perceived failure by the Bush adminstration for as long as I've been reading your bilge, so don't get all holier-than-thou on me.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 2:15 pm

happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:

There's a difference between criticizing policy and openly hoping for failure.
And again, Limbaugh is being misrepresented by you.
He doesn't want the nation to fail, as it is apparently being portrayed; it should be obvious that nobody wants that. But if someone believes that another person is leading the nation down the wrong path, it is only right to wish for that person's failure. You yourself have gloated over any perceived failure by the Bush adminstration for as long as I've been reading your bilge, so don't get all holier-than-thou on me.

Jack +1

Exactly my point.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 4:09 pm

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I do believe that Rush was taken out of context just like I have been screeming for many years. If you want to slam a guy, then do it fairly and honestly.
I posted exactly what he said. How is that unfair or dishonest?
When asked about his hopes for the Obama presidency, he said, I hope he fails.
I don't think it is taken out of context at all. Our country is in the midst of the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Unemployment is rising, home foreclosures are at an all-time high, trillions of dollars of mutual fund assets that people had counted on to fund their retirements are gone,etc.,etc. If Obama "fails", the misery that this economic meltdown is creating for millions could stretch out for years. Why would any American hope for such a fate for our country? This is just a lame attempt on Rush's part to build up ratings by attracting publicity for his radio.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 4:38 pm

BigWhiteGuy wrote:
Ohhmama wrote:
kinda like how we've been reading your Bush-bashing for how many years pretty much saying the same thing... yeah your right pathetic
Ohhmama +1
P.S. Don Imus is still on the radio.
Don Imus had his show canceled by CBS and was off the air for over 6 months for his ill considered remarks. He caused both himself and his wife considerable embarrassment, undercutting a lifetime of charitable work the Imus' have done. However, he is considered rehabilitated now,and has returned to broadcasting.
On April 4, 2008, Jesse Jackson appeared on "Imus in the Morning" to discuss the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King--a booking that would have seemed impossible nearly a year before, when Reverend Jackson joined 50 demonstrators in Chicago demanding that "Imus Must Go." Many media commentators declared Don Imus's rehabilitation complete
If Imus can change his ways,maybe some of the posters on this board will be able to lighten up and get a sense of humor.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 4:51 pm

sparks wrote:
If Imus can change his ways,maybe some of the posters on this board will be able to lighten up and get a sense of humor.
Jesse Jackson is a joke, and Don Imus is still on the radio.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 6:06 pm

happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:

There's a difference between criticizing policy and openly hoping for failure.
And again, Limbaugh is being misrepresented by you.
He doesn't want the nation to fail, as it is apparently being portrayed; it should be obvious that nobody wants that. But if someone believes that another person is leading the nation down the wrong path, it is only right to wish for that person's failure. You yourself have gloated over any perceived failure by the Bush adminstration for as long as I've been reading your bilge, so don't get all holier-than-thou on me.

I've gloated when my predictions have come true. I never ever said I "hoped" bush would fail.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 6:15 pm

happy jack wrote:
The American people are smarter than you give them credit for

Yeah, people as a whole know better than to take anything Rush says seriously. Sure he's got his hardcore ultra conservative base that will never abandon him, but the hardcore leftist liberals have their people too. The problem here is that people don't understand radio audiences. Oracle can back me up on this. For example Howard Stern's only purpose on the air was to cater to people who wanted to hear him push the envelope. They'd listen in to see how close he'd teeter on the line without crossing it for shock value. Stern moved over to satellite radio said whatever he wanted and once there was no longer a line he had to teeter on it was no longer amusing or shocking for the people that listened to him for that purpose. Rush's job is to get listeners. That's his only job in the world which is exactly why he said, "Well I hope people report on this all day." That's free advertising.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 6:43 pm

paul87920 wrote:
Rush's job is to get listeners. That's his only job in the world which is exactly why he said, "Well I hope people report on this all day." That's free advertising.

Absolutely. Just look at how much mileage he's getting out of this flap. If his foes really want to marginalize the guy, they should just ignore him. Instead, Rush is laughing all the way to the bank.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 6:47 pm

What ever happened to the tolerance we keep hearing about from certain factions? Does it only apply to them and their ideas?
Oh, as a republican, I think rush is an a-hole. He is an entertainer and and editorialist, not a journalist, not a leader of the GOP, not an elected official.
Paul said it best "Rush's job is to get listeners."
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 10:39 pm

sparks wrote:
I posted exactly what he said. How is that unfair or dishonest?
When asked about his hopes for the Obama presidency, he said, I hope he fails.

He makes it quite clear why he said what he said, which you seem to be ignoring.

sparks wrote:
This is what Rush Limbaugh has publicly said about Barack Obama becoming President.
Rush Limbaugh wrote:
what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it?
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 10:48 pm

happy jack wrote:
Just bumping this up under my own screen name so Schultzie doesn't get any bright ideas about deleting what he posted.
sparks wrote:
BigWhiteGuy wrote:
sparks wrote:
You seem to be a little grouchy there,BWG. Did you miss your afternoon nap?
You can see my response to this comment on NorthwestIndiana.com.
If it's OK with you, I'd prefer not to feed the trolls and bigots over there. While you are there, you can give them my regards.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/24/2009, 10:53 pm

Artie60438 wrote:

I've gloated when my predictions have come true. I never ever said I "hoped" bush would fail.

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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/25/2009, 7:27 am

With people like Rush Limbaugh on the radio, I don't understand how anyone can call the media left-leaning!
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/25/2009, 7:30 am

Scorpion wrote:
paul87920 wrote:
Rush's job is to get listeners. That's his only job in the world which is exactly why he said, "Well I hope people report on this all day." That's free advertising.

Absolutely. Just look at how much mileage he's getting out of this flap. If his foes really want to marginalize the guy, they should just ignore him. Instead, Rush is laughing all the way to the bank.

I disagree wholeheartedly,Scorpion. I could care less how much Rush or any of the wingnut propaganda specialists earn. Challenging their rhetoric and pointing out their deceptive slants and hypocrisy is the best way to fight back. They have too many kool-aid drinkers listening to them as it is,to simply ignore them.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/25/2009, 7:36 am

KarenT wrote:
With people like Rush Limbaugh on the radio, I don't understand how anyone can call the media left-leaning!

Karen,That is simply another myth floated by them. For example,GE owns NBC/MSNBC and ABC is owned by Disney. I wouldn't call those companies "liberal".
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/25/2009, 7:47 am

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What ever happened to the tolerance we keep hearing about from certain factions? Does it only apply to them and their ideas?
Oh, as a republican, I think rush is an a-hole. He is an entertainer and and editorialist, not a journalist, not a leader of the GOP, not an elected official.
Paul said it best "Rush's job is to get listeners."
I'm going to have to disagree with you on your claim that Rush Limbaugh is not a leader of the GOP. Have you forgotten would the Republicans said in 1994 when they regained control of Congress?
one of the first acts by many freshmen (calling themselves the "Dittohead Caucus") was to award Limbaugh the title of "honorary member of Congress" in recognition of his support of their efforts during this period
I have a huge problem with any member of the media proclaiming that they hope that our President "fails". I also believe that many of the corporations that buy advertising on Rush's radio show are going to be opposed to his sentiments. I think you hold him accountable for what he says on the air.
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PostSubject: Re: Rush says "I hope Obama fails"   1/25/2009, 7:53 am

sparks wrote:
Bill B wrote:
What ever happened to the tolerance we keep hearing about from certain factions? Does it only apply to them and their ideas?
Oh, as a republican, I think rush is an a-hole. He is an entertainer and and editorialist, not a journalist, not a leader of the GOP, not an elected official.
Paul said it best "Rush's job is to get listeners."
I'm going to have to disagree with you on your claim that Rush Limbaugh is not a leader of the GOP. Have you forgotten would the Republicans said in 1994 when they regained control of Congress?
one of the first acts by many freshmen (calling themselves the "Dittohead Caucus") was to award Limbaugh the title of "honorary member of Congress" in recognition of his support of their efforts during this period
I have a huge problem with any member of the media proclaiming that they hope that our President "fails". I also believe that many of the corporations that buy advertising on Rush's radio show are going to be opposed to his sentiments. I think you hold him accountable for what he says on the air.

LOL, you guys grant too much power to people...if Rush is a leader of the GOP then Kos is leader of the Dems...LOL shayeah- right!!!!!
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