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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:26 AM

Limbaugh: ‘I am the primary reason’ Mitt Romney lost



“Just as I predicted, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “This election was lost because of your host, Rush Limbaugh. I am the primary reason.”

While that’s not exactly correct, Limbaugh was in fact the first big target of one of President Barack Obama’s principle reelection strategies: winning with women.

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It’s a long held addage in American politics that if you cannot win with women, you cannot win at all. And after high profile Republicans made a series of idiotic comments about rape, birth control, abortion and other issues of importance to women, Obama ultimately took 55 percent of the female vote versus Mitt Romney’s 44, even though Romney won among Caucasians and married women. As the Gallup polling firm explained, it was the largest gender gap in U.S. electoral history, and its beneficiary was primarily President Obama.

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“There are others, but I’m the primary reason the Republican Party lost,” he added. “And I am, by the way, the primary reason the Republican Party will keep losing, until I am denounced by the Republican Party.”


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kpete Nov 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #1
WCLinolVir Nov 2012 #2
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #3
Courtesy Flush Nov 2012 #4
Courtesy Flush Nov 2012 #5
reflection Nov 2012 #10
davidpdx Nov 2012 #6
imanamerican63 Nov 2012 #7
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #8
ismnotwasm Nov 2012 #9
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #11
hifiguy Nov 2012 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #13
kydo Nov 2012 #14
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #15
reformist2 Nov 2012 #16
adigal Nov 2012 #17
Sugarcoated Nov 2012 #18
Downtown Hound Nov 2012 #19
Sheepshank Nov 2012 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:29 AM

1. This ass just loves having his name in the news.

The sooner he's gone from the scene, the better.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:35 AM

2. What a way to aggrandize a lame ego.

What unabashed narcissism. Is it turd season?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:35 AM

3. If he is the cause of loss then he is the cause of wins

What a self centered little man

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:37 AM

4. I knew he meant it sarcastically.

Had to listen to be sure. He went on to reaffirm his stance. (I worked hard not to say "double down").

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:44 AM

5. Did you catch the very last thing he said?

Last edited Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:07 PM - Edit history (1)

He said Democrats would always come up with some extreme stance that they just can't agree with, and then we'd use that against them.

That's the exact opposite of what has been happening. I've been enjoying this. Democrats can come up with the most mainstream, sensible, and accepted stance on any issue, and Republicans will oppose it on general principle. All Obama had to do was be reasonable, and the GOP would fall all over themselves in a rush to be UN-reasonable.

How do you think they got mired in a war on education, a war on women, and a war on math and science? Just say the sun rises in the east and wait for them to come up with a rebuttal. They did it every time. They made it easy for us.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:08 AM

10. Well said, sir/madam.

And as for the converse, I don't think it is extreme to shout from the rooftops when a legislator opines about 'legitimate rape', 'forcible rape', et al, especially when it is mentioned in the context of advocating for laws which affect my daughters. I grow weary of Republicans carping and whining that we are making mountains out of molehills here.

It is obvious that this naked move to criminalize abortion is now one of the pillars of the right, and not just a throwaway phrase inserted in their party platform to placate a fringe element of their base. If Republicans don't want to be painted as extreme, they can leave their Bibles at home and govern in a secular manner. Otherwise they can reap the whirlwind.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:59 AM

6. He's being facetious and trying to make himself look like a victim

It is quite disgusting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:03 AM

7. Him and 10,000 other reasons!

He is a idiot, but if he wants take the blame? I for one, would be glad when they come and take away!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:05 AM

8. I'll say this about Limbaugh

He's the reason I got off my butt and decided to help locally with the Gore campaign. Since then, I've done something to help GOTV in my area in each the Presidential and non-Presidential election years.

I'm not sure how many others were motivated by the right wing entertainment complex to try to defeat it but at least in my case, yes Mr. Limbaugh, you're to blame for the defeat of your party and it's coming extinction.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:06 AM

9. Maybe he could run next time

Just to make up for it, you know atone. He'd feel much better and lord knows he has the money

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:28 AM

11. "It's all about me! Let's talk about me! Don't you want to hear about me?"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:16 AM

12. I remain existentially amazed that Hopalong Pillhead

has not OD'd or physically exploded as of yet.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:19 AM

13. "Just one more thin mint..."

Go ahead, Mr. Creosote.

...Although a Limbaugh explosion would result in shit all over the walls.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:29 AM

14. No, what ru$h wants you to think is he is important enough to have this type of influence ...

Which we all know is not true. ru$h (send in the young puerto rican boys and my oyxicodine) is as relevant to the USA as the zit on my butt is to the world.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:30 AM

15. Limbaugh cannot help it, he both hates and fears women.

I wonder how much longer the current contractual agreement with Wife #4 has to run?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:31 AM

16. NO. Republican POLICIES are why the Republicans lost.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:32 AM

17. The illness of his bigotry and hatred are reasons, but Mitt was a jerk nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:32 AM

18. He won Claire McCaskill her Senate seat

with his grotesque mocking of Michael J. Fox. The blowback put her over the top in MO.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:35 AM

19. So quit Rush

Otherwise, you're just a selfish bastard. But we knew that already.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:36 AM

20. Self proclaimed god maker, publically announces his super duper extreme powers.........

how disturbing.

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