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Failure! Update – Harry Reid “War is lost” video.

Rush Limbaugh is being hammered from both the right and the left for his comments on wishing Obama fails. He has explained time and again that its his policies he hopes fails and so do I. Read more

Has the Republican party left conservatives? Update: Steele sorry

For me, the party made enough of a change two years ago that I stopped all contributions. When there is a pretty solid difference between my core political beliefs and the party that I belong to, what else should I do?

See the updated Steele comments below.

And quite honestly, for the new Republican National Committee chairman to call Rush Limbaugh’s show as incendiary, ugly entertainment you’re nailing the door shut buddy.

I guess my reaction was to close my wallet and start Conservative247 and join up with Vicevich.

We have no conservative elected leadership, and I’m not sure any of good recruits would want to step forward into the role. Why bother? You can be a pundit, talking head, radio show host, small business owner, company manager, executive or blogger and avoid all of the hassle.

Hinderaker at Power Line Blog calls it the most disheartening story of the day, but I don’t think John has it right. How can you throw Rush under the bus when you – DNC chairman Michael Steele – really has no power among conservatives?

Limbaugh rightly stood up for himself today on his broadcast. Malkin is also on it. Maybe Steele thought nobody was watching CNN at 10:30 p.m. on a Saturday night.

I know I wasn’t that desperate, so here’s the video for readers from the DL Hugley show on CNN.

Steele Sorry
Hat tip to Allah over at Hot Air, with text from Politico

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.” …

“I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,” Steele said. “It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people … want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not.”

“I’m not going to engage these guys and sit back and provide them the popcorn for a fight between me and Rush Limbaugh,” Steele added. “No such thing is going to happen. … I wasn’t trying to slam him or anything.”

Limbaugh speech at CPAC

For those who could not watch the Rush Limbaugh address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last night, we’ve got the video clips posted here courtesy MrTacoJosh at News Breaker Media.

Hot Air has more, and I’m trying to find the full Josh Bolton speech.

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Obama Advisor Calls Rush A Drug Addict

I received a call today from a “Hope n Change” listener who began by calling Rush Limbaugh a drug addict. That was quickly followed by a “Hope n Change” caller defending Peter and then hanging up. Little did I know this was a Democratic strategy to continue the assault on Rush by dragging themselves through the gutter.

Media Advisor to Obama Administration (Oh and CNN employee) Paul Begala fires I guess the third shot of the day. Hang on everyone for the new Obama “Hope n change” Party. Bonus video “Bush laziest President ever” comes at the end.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYBe2PUgHh8

Wow. OK … remind again, who was it who was using the cocaine? Just askin’, that’s all.

“Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though.”

Welcome Hot Air readers. Allah first read about this video here at Radio Vice Online!

Conservative talk radio becomes minority whip

This is all pretty new to me. Conservative talk radio, including our host Jim Vicevich and others including Limbaugh, Carr, Savage and Hannity, all seem to be stepping up as leaders in the Republican party. Maybe they are not the true leaders, but as soon as Obama told Republicans they had to stop listening to Limbaugh, it seems like they tuned in.

Maybe this is a good thing, I’m not sure.

I was reading this article on Fox News and got a kick out of the following statement by Leslie Marshall, a liberal talk show host who is nationally syndicated.

Leslie Marshall, who’s on the liberal end of nationally syndicated radio hosts, said Limbaugh will not derail the stimulus but will have fuel for as long as the package is being executed. She suggested the conservative talk giants are in a good spot right now.

“Rush Limbaugh came to glory during the Clinton years because he had somebody he could bash, in a sense, and liberal hosts have been having a field day for the last eight years,” she told FOXNews.com, explaining that nitpicking the opposition party is “part of why people listen to us.”

Leslie, I’m happy that your show is successful, but goodness grief, did you just suggest liberal hosts have been having a field day for the last eight years? You – liberal talk in general – may have had what they consider a field day, but I would not say it was successful day.

She mentions that Rush became popular during the Clinton administration since he had someone to bash, but that does not explain his success during the Bush 41 presidency.

If Limbaugh came to “glory” during the Clinton years since he had someone to bash, why was there not one liberal host that came to “glory” during the eight years of Bush 43?

Limbaugh’s opinion: My bipartisan stimulus

You’ll probably hear about Rush Limbaugh’s opinion piece published to day in the Wall Street Journal during his show today, but here are some of the highlights.

The opinion piece really speaks to the attack on Limbaugh by the DCCC in the past few days, where they state “… Limbaugh actually said that he “hopes” President Obama fails to meet America’s challenges”.

What a lie. That’s what it is, a lie. Many conservatives like Limbaugh do not want to see the Obama policies implemented, we want him to fail while trying to implement those programs.

We want America to succeed, and yes, those two can be mutually exclusive of eachother. Obama can fail implementing his policies and America can succeed.

From Limbaugh’s opinion piece in today’s WSJ…

There’s a serious debate in this country as to how best to end the recession. The average recession will last five to 11 months; the average recovery will last six years. Recessions will end on their own if they’re left alone. What can make the recession worse is the wrong kind of government intervention.

I believe the wrong kind is precisely what President Barack Obama has proposed. I don’t believe his is a “stimulus plan” at all — I don’t think it stimulates anything but the Democratic Party. This “porkulus” bill is designed to repair the Democratic Party’s power losses from the 1990s forward, and to cement the party’s majority power for decades.

Keynesian economists believe government spending on “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects — schools, roads, bridges — is the best way to stimulate our staggering economy. Supply-side economists make an equally persuasive case that tax cuts are the surest and quickest way to create permanent jobs and cause an economy to rebound. That happened under JFK, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. We know that when tax rates are cut in a recession, it brings an economy back.

On to Limbaugh’s stimulus suggestion for the country – and how to measure the results.

Yes, elections have consequences. But where’s the bipartisanship, Mr. Obama? This does not have to be a divisive issue. My proposal is a genuine compromise.

Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let’s say the vote was 54% to 46%. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion — $486 billion — will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% — $414 billion — will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.

Then we compare. We see which stimulus actually works. This is bipartisanship! It would satisfy the American people’s wishes, as polls currently note; and it would also serve as a measurable test as to which approach best stimulates job growth.

I say, cut the U.S. corporate tax rate — at 35%, among the highest of all industrialized nations — in half. Suspend the capital gains tax for a year to incentivize new investment, after which it would be reimposed at 10%. Then get out of the way! Once Wall Street starts ticking up 500 points a day, the rest of the private sector will follow. There’s no reason to tell the American people their future is bleak. There’s no reason, as the administration is doing, to depress their hopes. There’s no reason to insist that recovery can’t happen quickly, because it can. …

The economic crisis is an opportunity to unify people, if we set aside the politics. The leader of the Democrats and the leader of the Republicans (me, according to Mr. Obama) can get it done. This will have the overwhelming support of the American people. Let’s stop the acrimony. Let’s start solving our problems, together. Why wait one more day?

Looky here…  Hot Air has some great video from the morning. I guess if Democrats keep saying that Limbaugh is the leader of the party, he might just take them up on the offer.

Watch out…

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I am sure glad you can’t be my wife!

Former Republican Representative and Majority Leader, Dick Army dukes it out with Salon Magazine’s Joan Walsh over the influence of Rush Limbaugh on the Republican Party. Dick says its all show and just ignore it. The real issue Army says is the Democrats plan to redistribute wealth with this Porkapalooza instead of stimulating the economy by cutting personal and business taxes.

Joan Walsh chimes in with the standard “The Republicans are standing in the Messiah’s way” blather and … well Dick Army just loses it. Oh, stay with it till the very end please … Army slams her “spin” a second time.

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Carville upset Republicans get to criticize Obama on “our network”

This is a two part video. James Carville (now adviser to Obama and CNN) debates Bey Buchanan on the Porkapalooza Bill.

In part one Carville claims the Republicans are making a big mistake by listening to Rush Limbaugh by rejecting the bill, calls Gingry a “clown” for apologizing to Limbaugh … and then sits in stunned disbelief that CNN, “our network”, would air Republican complaints. And that’s just the first half. Part two is Bey handing it to Carville.

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As one of our chat room buddies put it … whatever does Mary see in him?

Cafferty Criticizes Obama and Limbaugh, Blitzer Scolds Cafferty

Oh yeah really … Cafferty does a piece you and I would say was mildly critical of Obama complete with a cheap shot at Rush Limbaugh calling him a “corpulent Oxycontin aficionado of right-wing talk radio” … watch it all … then watch Wolf at the end spank Cafferty for the cheap shot.

No, not for the cheap shot at Rush … for criticizing the Messiah of course.Wolf is just adorable. Hat tip to Hot Air “We pick You Click”.

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How dare you Jack … didn’t you get the CNN memo.

And here’s some bonus video. The only really critical letter from a viewer. The best part comes at the end.

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Limbaugh Strikes Back

Professor Reynolds has compiled the best Limbaugh round-up out there bar none … make sure you click below and read the entire thing. Outstanding! But first some background.

Obama tells Republicans not to listen to Rush Limbaugh. Says we need to pull together.

“If we don’t get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can’t let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That’s how things don’t get done in this town.”

Then minutes later   he says “We won.”

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So Limbaugh is fighting back and, may I say, it is so good to see.

“One prong of the Great Unifier’s plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. . . . Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.”

In a fair fight, Obama takes on Limbaugh, Limbaugh wins hands down. But when you have the FCC, IRS, FBI, CIA, NSA on your side and the other guy has just a golden microphone …. ummm … yeah my money is still on Rush.

Go get em tiger … I got ya covered behind enemy lines.

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