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#102856 - 03/05/09 02:11 AM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: EmmaG]
issodhos Offline
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 Originally Posted By: EmmaG
Well, it wasn't the President who took the "potshot." It was Rahm. Why didn't that big fat greasy slob challenge Rahm?


First, Rahm is President Obama's top flunky. When he speaks in that role, it is assumed that he is speaking for the President. Secondly it as President Obama who mentioned Limbaugh by name :
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“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he [President Obama] told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.

One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.

Third, Limbaugh said since the Dems wanted to portray him as the leader of the Republican party, the debate should be between himself and the leader of the Dems (president Obama), not one of the President's flunkies.



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P.S.2 -- He is hardly a "private citizen."

What public elective office or government appointed position does he hold? ;\)
Yours,
Issodhos


Edited by issodhos (03/05/09 02:15 AM)
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#102866 - 03/05/09 04:19 AM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: issodhos]
Ron G. Offline
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 Originally Posted By: issodhos
...And I thought the circus was over. Popcorn, anyone?:-)

Different silly season, different silly circus.

We have had the pre-campaign circus, the campaign circus, the election circus, and we are now at the First 100 Days Circus. Ultimately, how many rings it has - and its corresponding entertainment value - will depend on the number of additional FUBARs by the White House; i. e., how many schwanzes are dropped in the dirt by the president and/or his staffers and the number of cleats and how hard they are stepped on.

But the delightful tensor is that the popcorn is always hot and fresh and in good supply.

How're you fixed for butter and salt?
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#102868 - 03/05/09 07:29 AM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: Ron G.]
issodhos Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Ron G.
 Originally Posted By: issodhos
...And I thought the circus was over. Popcorn, anyone?:-)

Different silly season, different silly circus.

We have had the pre-campaign circus, the campaign circus, the election circus, and we are now at the First 100 Days Circus. Ultimately, how many rings it has - and its corresponding entertainment value - will depend on the number of additional FUBARs by the White House; i. e., how many schwanzes are dropped in the dirt by the president and/or his staffers and the number of cleats and how hard they are stepped on.

But the delightful tensor is that the popcorn is always hot and fresh and in good supply.

How're you fixed for butter and salt?


Light on the butter, no salt, Ron.:-)
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Issodhos
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#102869 - 03/05/09 10:11 AM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: issodhos]
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You are right in that sense, he is a private citizen. I was thinking in the journalistic sense.
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#102877 - 03/05/09 12:32 PM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: issodhos]
Schlack Offline
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 Originally Posted By: issodhos
a private citizen


while certainly he is a citizen (although have there been shrieks calling for his birth cert i wonder?) private he most certainly is not in any sense of the word!

as a radio host, as a celebrity or as a paid backer of one side of the republicratic party. its a pretty far stretch of the imagination to call him a private citizen.

that is all
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#102888 - 03/05/09 01:07 PM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: issodhos]
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Light on the butter, no salt, Ron.:-)

Black Jewel Popcorn, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Irish Butter for me please!
It promises to be immensely entertaining watching the Republican party continue to crumble.
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Today, the Democratic Party controls both the Legislative and Executive Branches. President Obama, through masterfully delivered public addresses and carefully articulated policy initiatives, now dominates the high ground of American politics. Meanwhile, the GOP has been defending policies only popular within its base to hold what it still has, which marginalizes the party even further. The entire Republican Party, it seems, has spent the last week bending a knee to Rush Limbaugh, whose far-right grandstanding is leading the GOP even further into darkness.

Sooner or later the party will re-emerge, for that is the way of things in American politics. In the meantime, however ... hoo, boy, what a glorious mess this is. Source
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#102899 - 03/05/09 02:39 PM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: EmmaG]
Ron G. Offline
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 Originally Posted By: EmmaG
You are right in that sense, he is a private citizen. I was thinking in the journalistic sense.

Emma, I'd agree with the notion of him being a private citizen in that he does not hold an elected or appointed office in any level of government - that is, he is not a public official.

However, I agree with you he is most certainly a public figure and a very prominent one at that. In the journalistic sense, or the legal sense* a public figure has less protection from the libel/slander laws than a non-public figure.

* Note - opinion of a chemist and armchair lawyer.
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#102903 - 03/05/09 02:42 PM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: Greger]
Ron G. Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Greger
...
Black Jewel Popcorn, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Irish Butter for me please!

Elitist!
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#102917 - 03/05/09 05:17 PM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: Ron G.]
Schlack Offline
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Loc: Ireland
 Originally Posted By: Ron G.
 Originally Posted By: Greger
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Irish Butter

Elitist!



soooo we irish are all Elitists? well, apart from the margerine eating plebians of course.

the scum
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#102930 - 03/05/09 07:29 PM Re: Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan [Re: Schlack]
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It's not y'all, Shackie, it's us! Dontcha know Irish butter is made from the milk of Irish mothers? How much more elitist can we get?
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