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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:53 AM
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Limbaugh Sent GOP to Hillary in Texas, But She Won Anyway
Limbaugh Sent GOP to Hillary in Texas, But She Won Anyway

Posted by Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet at 4:16 PM on March 7, 2008.

There were Limbaugh voters in Texas and Ohio -- not enough to tip the scale anyway.


Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is influential. He is the nation's most important radio host, according to Talkers magazine. And he's a great showman, urging Republicans to cross party lines and vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in the Democratic Primary in Texas and Ohio. It's classic political talk radio.

"I want Hillary to stay in this, Laura," Rush told Laura Ingraham on Feb. 29, near the start of his Hillary crusade. "This is too good a soap opera. We need Barack Obama bloodied up politically, and it's obvious that the Republicans are not going to do it and don't have the stomach for it, as you probably know."

And on Wednesday, the day after the Texas Primary, there was this exchange on Fox News, where Clinton was the guest and was asked if she owed Limbaugh a thank you for a primary victory.

HILLARY: Be careful what you wish for, Rush.

WOMAN: Is that it?

HILLARY: I think that's it.

Later that day, Limbaugh played that mesmerizing exchange on his show and then said, "How do you interpret this, folks? She could have said thank you. She could have said thank you! In fact, I was expecting in her victory speech last night, to be thanked.

"I helped give Mrs. Clinton the biggest and happiest moment and night of the campaign season so far, maybe her life, and she tells me, "Be careful what you wish for, Rush"? Why, that sounds like a threat, does it not? I've got a Democrat presidential candidate threatening your host. Why, I am stunned! After all I did..."

This is fun, entertaining radio, but that does not make it true.

more...

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/79045/#more
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GreenBuddha Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:04 AM
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1. Rush and Hillary
"I helped give Mrs. Clinton the biggest and happiest moment and night of the campaign season so far, maybe her life, and she tells me, "Be careful what you wish for, Rush"? Why, that sounds like a threat, does it not? I've got a Democrat presidential candidate threatening your host. Why, I am stunned! After all I did..."


The pot calls the kettle black. One fear monger can not recognize another?

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Lee, a Mashiko potter in Minneapolis
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:00 AM
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2. Thanks. nt
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Wabbajack_ Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:34 AM
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3. Exit polling shows
Obama won self-described republicans.
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:24 AM
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4. Same thing in Ohio.
Crossover Repugs vooted for Barack. Not Hill.

Except for the union folk. And... they are gonna be voting for her in Nov. too.

We should stop giving Rush so much credit. Honestly...... I mean, Ann Coulter is telling folks to vote for Hillary as well. Because she thinks Hillary is a better choice than Barack, and McCain is set to lose. Big deal. Hate radio on the left is telling people to vote for Barack in order to "wrap this up."

In the end, those kinds of (miniscule) forces balance out.

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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:18 AM
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5. His name is Barak. I live in Ohio, what data do you have that proves that the Rs who requested D
ballots voted for Obama? Curious since the ballot is secret. What we do know is in SW OH heavily GOP counties the croossover was very skewed and Clinton outpolled Obama in the heavily GOP leaning exurbs.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:39 AM
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7. It's Barack Obama. nt
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:02 AM
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8. CNN exit polls suggested that 7% crossed over to Clinton.
10% to Obama.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:22 AM
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6. There is a difference between voters who are voting for a Democrat because they want change from the
status quo and Republicans who request D ballots in 2 states after the GOP nominee has secured the nomination and who vote to choose the weaker D candidate they wish to face in the general. In SW OH the GOP counties voted for Clinton. Do some research on Warren and Clermont counties.
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agincourt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:37 AM
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9. I wish she would have said, or been able to say
If I get in, he will get the reward he so richly deserves, we'll have a real investigation of oxycontin racket and his other pecadillos.
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:45 AM
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10. Obama actually won Texas according to Olbermann
Keith said that with the caucuses included, Obama won more delegates in Texas.
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