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ThirdChoice Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 12:50 PM
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Rush Limbaugh Weighs In on VR's 'Stop the Chamber' Campaign
Edited on Wed Dec-09-09 12:53 PM by ThirdChoice
Following the December 7th Fox "News" story, Limbaugh had this to say about VR's 'Stop the Chamber' campaign on December 8th:

"Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue is a wanted man -- at least according to the liberal activist group that's put a de facto bounty on his head. A network of liberal groups known as Velvet Revolution started an ad campaign offering $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man whose trade organization has become a thorn in the side of the Obama administration and congressional Democrats. The group is not leveling any specific charges of criminal behavior. Rather, it is casting a wide net, fishing for any whistleblowers from Donohue's past who might come forward with allegations of wrongdoing. ... The Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, decried the ad campaign and threatened possible legal action. 'The media should be following the money trail behind this scurrilous group instead of giving credence to its outrageous tactics -- and we are considering legal options with the ad,' said the Chamber spokesman."

The guy that runs this Velvet Revolution, is a guy named Kevin Zeese, and he's described on Wikipedia as an American political activist who's been a leader in the drug policy reform and peace movements and in efforts to insure a voter verified paper audit trail. He was on the ballot as a nominee of the Maryland Green Party for a US Senate seat during the 2006 election. He got one-and-a-half percent of the total vote. Born in New York City in 1955, grew up in Queens, where he attended public school. His younger brother, Kyle, proved to be a huge influence. He received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated from George Washington University law school in 1980. So he's just a typical activist and casting a wide net for any damaging information on the head of the Chamber of Commerce.

This is not your traditional Republican Party versus Democrat Party political period. We now have the active attempt to dismantle the capitalist system and to criminalize those who are predominant in the free market, to criminalize their behavior. You think he's buds with Valerie Jarrett? Oh, you wonder if he's buds. Well don't speculate like that and make me say it. That's why you don't have a microphone. We don't know that he knows Valerie Jarrett. You just put it out there and you made me say that he might know Valerie Jarrett. We don't know that. I thought you said he did know. Now, we don't know that he knows Valerie Jarrett. We don't know that he knows Jeremiah Wright. We don't know that he knows Tiger Woods. He could know all three.


Limbaugh also mentioned Kevin Zeese during a tirade about Senator Dick Durbin:

What a crock! You want sympathy from us, you guys are up there destroying the United States private sector, you want sympathy? How hard you're working, oh, it's such a calling, public service. It's called get rich quick via theft. Good grief. These people, they really do consider themselves royalty. Obama didn't go up there and thank them for working on weekends. He went up there and said, (imitating Obama) "Reid, you go out and you tell the Republicans they're acting no different than people did when they tried to maintain slavery, that's what you tell 'em." Reid says, (imitating Reid) "This war is lost. Okay. I'll do it." And he goes out there and does it. We don't know that Harry Reid knows this Zeese guy, either, nor do we know if Obama knows him. We don't know if he's gotten into a state dinner or crashed a White House function. Barbara Boxer on the Senate floor yesterday

Fox "News" story here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/07/liberal-grou... /
Limbaugh's comments here: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_120809/cont...
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_120809/cont...

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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:13 PM
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1. So now we know what the fat one thinks...
n/t
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:16 PM
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2. I hope they do figure out how to convict that anti-small business nut case
C of C has become just like Faux news - all right-wing, (nearly) all the time. DO they realize that my business will go under if we don't get a healthcare bill? Of course they don't - bought and paid for by BIG business. Ass holes.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:21 PM
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3. What percentages of businesses actually belong to the Chamber
I saw it someplace recently and it was surprisingly low.
Seems to me that for the sake of COMPETITION another competing organization aimed at small businesses should be started.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:23 PM
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4. Also from WikiPedia ...
Edited on Wed Dec-09-09 01:24 PM by lpbk2713

As long as OxyRush wants to use Wiki as a credible source,
this little gem is from the entry about PimpleButt himself ...


Limbaugh graduated from Cape Central High School, in 1969. His father and mother wanted him to attend college, so he enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. He dropped out after two semesters and one summer; according to his mother, "he flunked everything", even a modern ballroom dancing class.


And this is the asshole the Shittoheads regard as their Messiah. :rofl:










Ed to add Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_Limbaugh


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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:25 PM
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5. he admits that he's a college dropout ... but he cites the fact that it was
"a hotbed of liberalism" ... in other words, once the doctor signed off on his anal cyst, he didn't have to worry about keeping up his grades to keep in college ...
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:40 PM
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6. 1969, huh?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rush didn't go to Vietnam...
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