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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:11 PM
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Rush Limbaugh Backpedals on Barack Obama
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:14 PM by Puzzler
By Stan Simpson:


"A day after saying he hopes new President Barack Obama fails, I heard conservative radio talkie Rush Limbaugh do some serious double-speak on his radio show today that he actual supports the new president. He just doesn't support Obama's policies."


http://blogs.courant.com/stan_simpson/2009/01/rush-limb...


and...


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/20...

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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:12 PM
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1. He must have gotten his delivery...he's feeling better now. n/t
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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:14 PM
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4. Love your avatar
.......n/t
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:13 PM
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2. Too late asshole. You said it.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:14 PM
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3. Ooops, the Magic Asshole has stepped over the line again.
How often will he do this before people say ENOUGH? He's way past being put in the Naughty Corner or sent to bed without dessert (that would help him, though). That litle shit needs The SWITCH. And he needs his favorite toy, that stupid show, taken away from him.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:40 PM
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17. We need to hook him up to a permanent IV for Oxycodone
He can lie in bed all day, whacked out on Oxy

We don't have to deal with him

Everyone wins!
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:15 PM
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5. Waffler! Bowl of Jello!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:28 AM
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37. Obviously, he has no "resolve"
He just sticks his fat finger in the air to form his opinions.
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:17 PM
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6. He finally got the memo......."I won." nt
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:19 PM
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7. Too late for him. We don't need or want his kind of support.
Fuck him FOREVER.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:20 PM
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8. I actually listened to his show
and he waited until about 45 minutes in before attempting to back pedal and trip over his lazy fat blowhard ass... And the irony in his bloviating is that he misses the fact that it was his OWN former President and that President's appointees who were the ones who "nationalized" the banks, et al, not Obama. :eyes:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:20 PM
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9. I support him but not his policies???? What the hell does that mean?
It sounds like an oxymoron to me! I can't see how you can support any politician without supporting his ideas????
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:25 PM
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12. It means he STILL wants Obama to fail...
and HE failed in his attempt to backpedal.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:09 PM
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20. I don't know -- did we here at DU support chimpy but not his policies
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 04:11 PM by onenote
and if we didn't, were we wrong to want chimpy to fail?

Rush is steaming pile of horseshit, but this "want the president to fail" controversy is just a tempest in a teapot. I'm glad if it makes rush look bad, but the fact that he wants Obama to fail in carrying out his proposals and agenda is no more surprising (or subversive) than the fact that I and millions of other Americans wanted chimpy to fail to carry out his proposals and agenda.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:41 PM
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27. Chimpy failed whether we wanted him to or not
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:20 AM
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35. want * to fail? Hell, no.
His failure meant more people fell into poverty & hunger; more lives lost; more of the environment trashed; more revenge stacking up in the world; more RW religious zealots recruited.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:22 PM
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39. There's a big difference, really. And the difference is down not to just policies, but agenda.
After Nahn Wun Wun, Bush had ninety percent of the country behind him (I was not among that number). Most of the world felt empathy for us. When he CHOSE to invade Iraq, his agenda became apparent. People wanted his agenda to just...STOP.

The only big thing on Obama's plate is the economy. Sure, you can bring in all that "wedge issue" shit, like abortion and stem cell and all of the silly shit that politicians use to put people on one side of the line or the other, but that's not the Big Thing nowadays. It's "Great Depression, Version 2" that's the elephant (and it was the GOP's spend-spend-spend and deregulate-deregulate-deregulate policies that helped bring this on, though they weren't the only actors by any stretch) in the room.

Thus, if Idiot Assboil wants the President to fail, he wants the ECONOMY to fail. Like it, or not, Obama's presidency will be defined by this economy--at least at the outset. If he can vault this obstacle, it's on to bigger and better things. But right now, Obama is married to this economic mess, and he's got the job of leading the country out of it.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:00 PM
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42. We didn't want him to fail, we just knew he was going to
Or that his policies were going to fail the American public.

Oxyrush has a much harder case to make since his side has had 8 years to show their ideas succeed. Application of their ideas failed, and the election result shows that.
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:21 AM
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36. Oxy-Moron a wonderful name for Rush n/t
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:18 AM
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38. It's like supporting the troops but not the mission
Politics makes things very weird, especially in a time of war or conflict where patriotism is called for even in the midst of differing opinion.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:21 PM
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10. He supports the new president
The white half, and even then only until the bottle is empty... :hide:
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:22 PM
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11. I wonder if he was threatened to lose armed forces radio.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:26 PM
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14. Let's hope the lying drug-addled pedophile loses AFR anyway
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:26 PM
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13. His Contract with the Military radio must have been
threatened....there is only one reason why he would attempt to backtrack and that's if his paycheck was at risk....
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:11 PM
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29. how much does he get from that contract?
most afn programming is donated. There seems to be an assumption that rush gets a lot of money from being on AFN. Is there any evidence one way or the other?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:37 PM
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15. Let's Make this guy = 0. nt
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:38 PM by patrice
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:39 PM
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16. Ha ha.... I'll bet some of his advertisers threatened to bail out on him if he didn't recant.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:40 PM by ClarkUSA
Such is the power of President Obama's approval ratings. :)
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Optical.Catalyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:48 PM
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18. Rush is a lying scrotum sack
Rush still wants President Obama to fail
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1Hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:03 AM
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33. I just envisioned a live, ranting scrotum.....pretty damn funny! :) n/t
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:08 PM
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19. Struggling to stay relevant,
helped by endless posts at DU
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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:10 PM
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21. Endless posts about Rush backpedaling?
It's the first time I've ever seen him do it. Hence my post.

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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:52 PM
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22. Damn shame about tape Rush... it's hard to revise. n/t
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:45 PM
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23. That visit from the Secret Service, perhaps?
Don't we wish!
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:10 PM
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28. I sure as hell hope not
The last thing I want to see in this country is the government cracking down on non-threatening criticism of elected officials. I was highly vocal in my criticism of Nixon and then, at least with respect to the war, of LBJ, and again of chimpy. And if the occasion occurs someday in the future under a different administration than the one we have now (and while I hope it wouldn't, history suggests the pendulum does tend to swing back and forth from time to time) I expectto be vocal and antagonistic towards some administration in the future. That's why there is a first amendment.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:59 PM
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40. Only in Limbaugh's case, no one else!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:55 PM
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24. Too late. I'm still writing to my Congresswoman and Armed Forces Network. nt
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Hellataz Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:10 PM
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25. He needs to backpedal his ass out of this country.
Loser's just freaking out that 80% approval rating President Obama is going to have some effect on his ratings after he told people to stop listening to this wind bag.
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:19 PM
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26. Bully
He said, he owns it and he meant it.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:13 PM
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30. Is "unshit" a verb? Is it physically possible?
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:27 PM
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31. He had to backpedal. Otherwise he might lose his AFN gig.
I wrote and complained as I know thousands of others did. They cannot continue to pump his radio show to the troops if he opposes their commander-in-chief. Obama is not just another Dem for Limbaugh to kick around.
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:56 PM
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32. No, that's NOT what he was saying
I happened to be listening to his show.

Fat Ass made it clear that he was phrasing it like that to show how stupid liberals sounded when they said they support the troops but not the war.

Limbaugh never once claimed that he really supported Obama. It was a joke, and the listeners, I assume, all got it.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:03 PM
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43. Fat Ass is wrong too, because he pretends not to see the difference
Between disagreeing that a war is necessary and hoping the troops gets killed out there and "lose the war."
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:46 AM
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34. Obama is making Rush the FACE of the GOP!! He HAS to "like" Obama for the GOP to exist now
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:55 PM
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41. .........
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