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Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.

The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his inauguration, when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.

Soon it clicked: Democrats realized they could roll out a new GOP bogeyman for the post-Bush era by turning to an old one in Limbaugh, a polarizing figure since he rose to prominence in the 1990s.

Limbaugh is embracing the line of attack, suggesting a certain symbiosis between him and his political adversaries.

"The administration is enabling me,” he wrote in an e-mail to POLITICO. “They are expanding my profile, expanding my audience and expanding my influence. An ever larger number of people are now being exposed to the antidote to Obamaism: conservatism, as articulated by me. An ever larger number of people are now exposed to substantive warnings, analysis and criticism of Obama's policies and intentions, a ‘story’ I own because the [mainstream media] is largely the Obama Press Office.”

The bigger, the better, agreed Carville. “It’s great for us, great for him, great for the press,” he said of Limbaugh. “The only people he’s not good for are the actual Republicans in Congress.”

If Limbaugh himself were to coin a phrase for it, he might call it Operation Rushbo – an idea that started out simply enough but quickly proved to be deeply resonant by a rapid succession of events, say Democrats inside and outside the West Wing.

The seeds were planted in October after Democracy Corps, the Democratic polling company run by Carville and Greenberg, included Limbaugh’s name in a survey and found that many Americans just don’t like him.

“His positives for voters under 40 was 11 percent,” Carville recalled with a degree of amazement, alluding to a question about whether voters had a positive or negative view of the talk show host.

Paul Begala, a close friend of Carville, Greenberg and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, said they found Limbaugh’s overall ratings were even lower than the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s controversial former pastor, and William Ayers, the domestic terrorist and Chicago resident who Republicans sought to tie to Obama during the campaign.

Then came what Begala called “the tripwire.”

“I hope he fails,” Limbaugh said of Obama on his show four days before the president was sworn in. It was a time when Obama’s approval ratings were soaring, but more than that, polls showed even people who didn’t vote for him badly wanted him to succeed, coming to office at a time of economic meltdown.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first to jump on the statement, sending the video to its membership to raise cash and stir a petition drive.

“We helped get the ball rolling on this because we’re looking and listening to different Republican voices around the country, and the one that was the loudest and getting the most attention was Rush Limbaugh,” explained DCCC chairman and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank run by former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta, also pounced on Limbaugh's "fail" line, drawing attention to it on their well-read blog.

Soon after, Americans United for Change, a liberal group, was airing Limbaugh’s statement in an ad aimed at pushing Senate Republicans to support the stimulus bill.

“It just cropped up out of how much play that comment was getting on the air,” said Brad Woodhouse, who runs the group and is about to take over as communications director at the Democratic National Committee. “When we did it and it generated so much press, it just started to snowball from there.”

But liberals quickly realized that trying to drive a wedge between congressional Republicans and Limbaugh was unlikely to work, and their better move was to paint the GOP as beholden to the talk show host.

This was driven home to them, according to one Democrat, when Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) took a shot at Limbaugh in late January only to appear on his program the next day and plead having momentarily had “foot-in-mouth disease.”

By February, Carville and Begala were pounding on Limbaugh frequently in their appearances on CNN.

Neither Democrat would say so, but a third source said the two also began pushing the idea of targeting Limbaugh in their daily phone conversations with Emanuel.

Conversations and email exchanges began taking place in and out of the White House not only between the old pals from the Clinton era but also including White House senior adviser David Axelrod, Deputy Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Woodhouse.

The White House needed no more convincing after Limbaugh’s hour-plus performance Saturday, celebrated on the right and mocked on the left, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he re-stated his hope Obama fails.

“He kicked this into full-gear at CPAC by reiterating it,” said a senior White House official of Limbaugh.

By Sunday morning, Emanuel elevated the strategy by bringing up the conservative talker, unprompted, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and calling him the “the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party.”

Even Republican National Chairman Michael Steele joined in with a surprising critique of Limbaugh as a mere “entertainer,” who is “ugly” and “incendiary.”

“He took a little match we had tossed on the leaves and poured gasoline on it,” said one Democrat of Steele.

Steele was forced into calling Limbaugh to apologize Monday, an embarrassing climb-down following the RNC chairman’s criticism of the conservative talk-show host.

But Democrats kept at it in rapid-fire succession, thrilled that Steele had validated their claim that Republicans were scared to cross Limbaugh.

Americans United for Change launched a new ad featuring Limbaugh’s CPAC appearance. A left-leaning media watchdog group began a new Limbaugh tracking homepage. Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine tweaked Steele for his apology. Terry McAuliffe tried to inject Limbaugh into the Virginia governor’s race. The DCCC launched a new website, www.imsorryrush.com, mocking the Republicans who have had to apologize to Limbaugh.

And Gibbs served up a made-for-cable-TV quote to end his daily briefing Tuesday.

“I was a little surprised at the speed in which Mr. Steele, the head of the RNC, apologized to the head of the Republican Party,” Gibbs quipped with a grin, before striding out of the press room.

David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager last year and a member of his inner circle still, will publish an op-ed in Wednesday’s Washington Post chiding Republicans for being “paralyzed with fear of crossing their leader.”

A senior White House aide has been tasked with helping to guide the Limbaugh strategy.

Outside, Americans United for Choice, a liberal group, and the Democratic National Committee are driving the message, in close consultation with the White House.

Democrats can barely suppress their smiles these days, overjoyed at the instant-ad imagery of Limbaugh clad in Johnny Cash-black at CPAC and, more broadly, at what they see as their success in managing to further marginalize a party already on the outs.

“I want to send Rush a bottle of vitamins,” said Begala. “We need him to stay healthy and loud and proud.”

With President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney out of the White House and Tom DeLay gone from Congress, the left had been suddenly absent an unpopular right-wing figure.

Few Americans know who the congressional Republican leaders are. Even Sarah Palin is now four time zones away from Washington.

Enter Limbaugh.

It’s something of a back to the future tactic for Democrats: painting the GOP as the party of the angry white male. But unlike Newt Gingrich or other prominent Republicans, Limbaugh doesn’t have to mind his tongue.

And the liberal political apparatus is at battle stations taking note of his every comment.

Media Matters, the left-leaning media watchdog and advocacy group, began a “Limbaugh Wire” web-site Tuesday to track him. “For a long time Americans haven’t really been aware that he’s so influential,” said Eric Burns, the group’s president.

Democrats are now working hard to ensure that changes.

“He’s driving the Republican reluctance to deal with Obama, which Americans want,” said Greenberg. “He’s the policeman [keeping them in line].”

They’ll all get a fresh hook for the story after Wednesday, when a Democratic polling firm goes into the field to test, among other things, Limbaugh’s standing with the public.

All the attention only offers upside for the buzz-hungry Limbaugh, said Carville.

“The television cameras just can’t stay away from him,” Carville said Tuesday, a day when cable news played images of Limbaugh seemingly on a loop. “Our strategy depends on him keeping talking, and I think we’re going to succeed.”

[link to www.politico.com]
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Right.

This is the first time in my memory that the GUBMINT has specifically targeted a PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I am sure you are proud, shill.
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Above post was me.
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Right.

This is the first time in my memory that the GUBMINT has specifically targeted a PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I am sure you are proud, shill.
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They don't have to target him. Every time he opens his mouth he inflicts damage to his own party.
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reece- you are a douche on par with polly
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"Political" tactics only work because people are dumb enough to give them credibility.
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Right.

This is the first time in my memory that the GUBMINT has specifically targeted a PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I am sure you are proud, shill.

They don't have to target him. Every time he opens his mouth he inflicts damage to his own party.
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>>Whether that HAVE to or not.. They are CHOOSING to.

I am sure that makes you happy.

When a republican gets in office, now they can target people like YOU publicly. Barry-O set the precedent.

Hope you enjoy it, fucktard.
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They don't have to target him. Every time he opens his mouth he inflicts damage to his own party.
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Literally EVERY TIME?? Like even when he goes to eat food? Every single sentence? Every yawn?

Reece your generalizations are on par with your lntellectual laziness.

Do you even know what Rush is trying to convey, in general?
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well Reece, what you say may be true

but what is clear is that Rush is getting priceless free publicity

I've always thought in his heart of hearts, how much he was wishing for Obama to win
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Right.

This is the first time in my memory that the GUBMINT has specifically targeted a PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I am sure you are proud, shill.

They don't have to target him. Every time he opens his mouth he inflicts damage to his own party.


>>Whether that HAVE to or not.. They are CHOOSING to.

I am sure that makes you happy.

When a republican gets in office, now they can target people like YOU publicly. Barry-O set the precedent.

Hope you enjoy it, fucktard.
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you're good at twisting things around.. oh and we wont' have to worry about another republican getting into office. in 2016 it will be a dem vs. a current 3rd party. soon the GOP will be a 3rd party and distant memory. :fuyeahu:
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Right.

This is the first time in my memory that the GUBMINT has specifically targeted a PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I am sure you are proud, shill.
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Doesn't Rush just SAY what the Republicans are thinking? He's their poster child because he can get away with saying what they are thinking.

Being a private American citizen with rights to free speech is what it's all about, right? He's having his cake and eat it too. He laughs all the way to the bank, but if it embarrasses some in his party, maybe they ought to stop supporting his rhetoric and fess up that he does not represent them. Some are trying and then backing down. It's a matter of who has the guts to support him because he does represent their own ideologies, and who wants to distance themselves because they don't support his ideologies, imo.

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As a Goldwater Republican I find this Authoritarian, proto-fascist, neo-conservative group a total disgrace!

20-25 percent of the adult population is so right wing authoritarian, so scared, so self righteous, so ill informed, and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or dowill change their minds. Talk pieces like Limbaugh only serve to create more "followers" They would just as soon march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. They have the mentality of old-time religion out on a crusade, they proselytize, and revel in being so loyal to a cohesive group of like thinkers.

The funny/sad thing is that they are soooo submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. Sadly they will not let up and they will not go away.

Like John Dean and Bob Altemyer say, we need "Conservatives with a Conscience". True conservatism that respects the rule of law. That does not find comfort in leaders like W that never really deliver. That stop trusting those that cannot be trusted. That put away their prejudice; that drop their mean spirited, narrow-minded intolerance; and stop trying to bully people. That realize their inconsistencies and contradictory beliefs, and start thinking critically to deal with the fear that has been driven into them.
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well Reece, what you say may be true

but what is clear is that Rush is getting priceless free publicity

I've always thought in his heart of hearts, how much he was wishing for Obama to win
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yeah i know.. he got a fat contract extension when it was apparent Obama would win too.
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well Reece, what you say may be true

but what is clear is that Rush is getting priceless free publicity

I've always thought in his heart of hearts, how much he was wishing for Obama to win
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Thats exactly what the article Reece posted is saying.

ITS GOOD FOR RUSH, BUT NOT GOOD FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

Heres a telling quote...

"Paul Begala, a close friend of Carville, Greenberg and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, said they found Limbaugh’s overall ratings were even lower than the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s controversial former pastor, and William Ayers, the domestic terrorist and Chicago resident who Republicans sought to tie to Obama during the campaign."

Rush Limbaugh is SO Anti-Ronald Reagan/Anti-Barry Goldwater its sad... the Republican Party is capable of SO much more.
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"oh and we wont' have to worry about another republican getting into office. in 2016 it will be a dem vs. a current 3rd party."

>>In that case, it will be a Libertarian.. and we hate you socialist fucks even more than republicans do.
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As a Goldwater Republican I find this Authoritarian, proto-fascist, neo-conservative group a total disgrace!

20-25 percent of the adult population is so right wing authoritarian, so scared, so self righteous, so ill informed, and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or dowill change their minds. Talk pieces like Limbaugh only serve to create more "followers" They would just as soon march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. They have the mentality of old-time religion out on a crusade, they proselytize, and revel in being so loyal to a cohesive group of like thinkers.

The funny/sad thing is that they are soooo submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. Sadly they will not let up and they will not go away.

Like John Dean and Bob Altemyer say, we need "Conservatives with a Conscience". True conservatism that respects the rule of law. That does not find comfort in leaders like W that never really deliver. That stop trusting those that cannot be trusted. That put away their prejudice; that drop their mean spirited, narrow-minded intolerance; and stop trying to bully people. That realize their inconsistencies and contradictory beliefs, and start thinking critically to deal with the fear that has been driven into them.
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Oh and Go Ron Paul!
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They don't have to target him. Every time he opens his mouth he inflicts damage to his own party.


Literally EVERY TIME?? Like even when he goes to eat food? Every single sentence? Every yawn?

Reece your generalizations are on par with your lntellectual laziness.

Do you even know what Rush is trying to convey, in general?
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Maybe your understanding of metaphorical speaking is on par with your low IQ.

I don't really care what he has to say. He's just a walking tabloid that says half the things he says for ratings. As evidenced to how fast he switched from bashing McCain during the primary to shilling for him during the general election.
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"oh and we wont' have to worry about another republican getting into office. in 2016 it will be a dem vs. a current 3rd party."

>>In that case, it will be a Libertarian.. and we hate you socialist fucks even more than republicans do.
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If they run the right Libertarian I would vote for him too. I support most of the Libertarian platform. I agree with everything Ron Paul stood for except his pro-life stance.
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"I agree with everything Ron Paul stood for except his pro-life stance."

>>Which was a MAJOR part of his platform considering he spent YEARS as a baby doctor.

You are such an idiot Reece.
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As a Goldwater Republican I find this Authoritarian, proto-fascist, neo-conservative group a total disgrace!

20-25 percent of the adult population is so right wing authoritarian, so scared, so self righteous, so ill informed, and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or dowill change their minds. Talk pieces like Limbaugh only serve to create more "followers" They would just as soon march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. They have the mentality of old-time religion out on a crusade, they proselytize, and revel in being so loyal to a cohesive group of like thinkers.

The funny/sad thing is that they are soooo submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. Sadly they will not let up and they will not go away.

Like John Dean and Bob Altemyer say, we need "Conservatives with a Conscience". True conservatism that respects the rule of law. That does not find comfort in leaders like W that never really deliver. That stop trusting those that cannot be trusted. That put away their prejudice; that drop their mean spirited, narrow-minded intolerance; and stop trying to bully people. That realize their inconsistencies and contradictory beliefs, and start thinking critically to deal with the fear that has been driven into them.
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I'm glad you stated your feelings and basis for them. These are exemplary ideals that don't create 'good ratings', however, but certainly would go a long way in making America a better place for our children to grow up. There's too much EGO involved in politics today, proven time and time again. TV and media has not only exposed the bad apples, but also continues to birth new arseholes, imho.
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Good. Hopefully the democrap party will follow suite. We need to get rid of this damnable two party system.
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"I agree with everything Ron Paul stood for except his pro-life stance."

>>Which was a MAJOR part of his platform considering he spent YEARS as a baby doctor.

You are such an idiot Reece.
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I thought the major parts of his platform was, ending the fed, ending the war on drugs, and ending American imperialism.

He said he would have left abortion up to the states to decide. So it wasn't a MAJOR part of his platform.

You are such an antagonist. I know you're lonely but seriously you can find other ways to get attention. Anyways its still fun at times. :fuyeahu:
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I lean Libertarian too, it is the opposite of Authoritarianism.

The inherent problem with Authoritarianism is... WHO is the authority?

There is no shortage of groups demanding deference to THEIR authority... groups who would be VIOLENTLY OPPOSED to deferring to the authority of a different group.

If we ALL are opposed to deferring to the authority of a different group... doesn't that mean we all agree it is wrong?

Libertarianism seems to be the only path that allows someone to CHOOSE to be a part of an authoritarian group without the need to FORCE others who do not join to do the same.

I oppose all authoritarians, left or right.
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"He said he would have left abortion up to the states to decide. So it wasn't a MAJOR part of his platform."

>>Because he understood TWO things... One, the tenth amendment is one of the most important amendments... and MOST states would make abortion illegal.
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I don't really care what he has to say.
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This is exactly the problem with Liberals.

Obviously you dont care about the substance, you care about the style.

I think Rush is douchey, but the Liberalism disease is far more offensive.
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As a Goldwater Republican I find this Authoritarian, proto-fascist, neo-conservative group a total disgrace!

20-25 percent of the adult population is so right wing authoritarian, so scared, so self righteous, so ill informed, and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or dowill change their minds. Talk pieces like Limbaugh only serve to create more "followers" They would just as soon march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. They have the mentality of old-time religion out on a crusade, they proselytize, and revel in being so loyal to a cohesive group of like thinkers.

The funny/sad thing is that they are soooo submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. Sadly they will not let up and they will not go away.

Like John Dean and Bob Altemyer say, we need "Conservatives with a Conscience". True conservatism that respects the rule of law. That does not find comfort in leaders like W that never really deliver. That stop trusting those that cannot be trusted. That put away their prejudice; that drop their mean spirited, narrow-minded intolerance; and stop trying to bully people. That realize their inconsistencies and contradictory beliefs, and start thinking critically to deal with the fear that has been driven into them.

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Thank God for people like you speaking the truth. You are a true patriot!!!! I salute you!
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"I agree with everything Ron Paul stood for except his pro-life stance."

>>Which was a MAJOR part of his platform considering he spent YEARS as a baby doctor.

You are such an idiot Reece.
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How you can agree with Ron Paul on almost everything but attack Rush without knowing what he has to say.

Although Rush is a neocon doche, he is exactly in line with Ron Paul about fed government handouts/spending.
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"He said he would have left abortion up to the states to decide. So it wasn't a MAJOR part of his platform."

>>Because he understood TWO things... One, the tenth amendment is one of the most important amendments... and MOST states would make abortion illegal.
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That's cool I probably wouldn't live in any of those states. At the same time he would allow states like California and Washington to decide the status of Marijuana so its an easy trade off for me.
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As a Goldwater Republican I find this Authoritarian, proto-fascist, neo-conservative group a total disgrace!

20-25 percent of the adult population is so right wing authoritarian, so scared, so self righteous, so ill informed, and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or dowill change their minds. Talk pieces like Limbaugh only serve to create more "followers" They would just as soon march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. They have the mentality of old-time religion out on a crusade, they proselytize, and revel in being so loyal to a cohesive group of like thinkers.

The funny/sad thing is that they are soooo submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. Sadly they will not let up and they will not go away.

Like John Dean and Bob Altemyer say, we need "Conservatives with a Conscience". True conservatism that respects the rule of law. That does not find comfort in leaders like W that never really deliver. That stop trusting those that cannot be trusted. That put away their prejudice; that drop their mean spirited, narrow-minded intolerance; and stop trying to bully people. That realize their inconsistencies and contradictory beliefs, and start thinking critically to deal with the fear that has been driven into them.
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Well said. Even though I voted for Obama, I also voted for Reagan, and consider myself "conservative" in idealogy. A group of us veterans started calling ourselves "constitutionalists" because of where the GOP was going. They are no longer "conservative". That word has no meaning today, in the context of our politics. The phrase "Goldwater Republican" has no meaning.

I still hope for a conservative party, truly concerned about our country, and not their God damned agenda.
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Re: Rush Limbaugh will single handedly destroy what's left of the Republican Party
Right.

This is the first time in my memory that the GUBMINT has specifically targeted a PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I am sure you are proud, shill.
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You need to improve your memory.
Rosenbergs for one.
Martin Luther King Jr.

and countless other examples.





GLP