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Rush Limbaugh: GOP contenders better take note of Rand Paul's strategery

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How many times will you have to be stabbed in the back.

Before you stop turning around in front of Rush. How many of these people say nice things until we're throwing snowballs at them. Don't play into their hand for attention.

Bill Maher - "Ron Paul is my hero" Right before the election of 08' "Ron Pauls position on THE CIVIL WAR has caused me to rethink my position"

Glenn Beck - "Ron Paul and his followers are the greatest thing since sliced bread" As soon as he knows Romney is a challenger (Mormon thing) "Ron Pauls followers are domestic terrorist".

Sean Hannity - "Man, this Ron Paul really says some great things". After Ron has won the second debate "Do you really think you could win this challenge without support"

Rush Limbaugh - "This Ron Guy is right!" Right before the 08' elections "These people are nuts, John Mccain might not be perfect but he is our man" (I was working for the RNC then, lol after mccain did the bailouts it was beyond over -- we couldn't raise a dollar to build a statue of Raegan at that point)

Mark Levin - "Ron Paul is the only one that wasn't behind the bailouts" Right before the election "He and his anti-semtic posistions are not pro-isreal"

George Stephanopolous - "Ron Paul is an alright guy" During an interview in 08' "Don't you think you should pull out of this race since you don't have any chance. I would even make a bet"

Morning Joe - "All the other guys are just frauds, I voted for ron paul" And when it mattered around the time of the election "I just don't think he can win...."

Others I could add; Jon Stewart, Reason magazine during 08',(Barr anyone wtf), Bill O' Rielly. The list goes on and on. The write something nice, and you click it, they right something very nasty and you click evenmore bringing more attention than otherwise making what wasn't true than become self-manifesting.

Gee if we say something nice about these guys we get traffic, if we say something shitty we get 10x that amount. I wonder why so many people dislike this guy...

Anyways, these are not verbatim but the point stands. Anyone wanting to challenge it, bring it on!

Thanks for the warning-we need to keep our eye on the ball

Rush Limbaugh HAD his time to demonstrate what a Constitution lover he was and how much he cared to "Conserve" (Conservatives generally conserve nothing). Instead, he backed the Neo-Con Bush and every Neo-Con-looting-as-usual poltician and proposal which came down, until it was completely evident to him that he was bleeding dittoheads and media relevancy.

Rush Limbaugh COULD have done the right thing. He had a decade or more when real leadership from the microphone might have helped the country and those who *purportedly* stood for smaller government and rule of law. That he chose to stuff his own face and his own pockets, instead, should NEVER EVER EVER be forgotten.

Without Bushwacker there could have been no Obamanation. Without Rush there would have been no Bush and certainly no McInsane campaign.

Beware this guy. Beware peaking too early in a long race. Keep your eyes on the ball. The real attack on Rand is yet to come and don't be surprised, at all, if Limbaugh helps kick it off.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

Wonderful post friend.

You know the other thing I was thinking was.

Who here wouldn't love to support someone like Rush -- he's immensely popular and highly mainstream.(I've never been a listener but you would have to have shit for brains to not think he is extremely influential -- as you, and others mentioned.) I would love all those people to be supporters but the only time they do is when it's to either build us up to tear us down, or to just spread lies.

It only feels like the like Ron Paul when throughout the news day they realize wtf both of these people are destroying this country... And then his fat paycheck comes down the line and all is forgotten.

I would also mention because of the nature of his station and it's relationship to other stations I don't think he will ever deviate beyond a little 5 minute rant because in reality he would have to go back on everything he has said over the past two decades.

To be fair. I think Glenn Beck has tried his hardest and for the most part apologized and has tried to at least recognize the winds of change. But I still don't trust him.

UC Berkeley is a well-known "lefty" institution.

Rush isn't saying it, but he is implying that Rand is not a true right-wing conservative.

The main difference that I see between the young and old Doctor Pauls, Ron didn't suck up to Israel. This is why Rush has to give Rand some, but not very much, respect. I'll bet he can't stand it.

When I was in the snakepit of the LA County Republican Central Committee, I mentioned Ron Paul and was immediately called "Jew-Hater".

BTW, want to see how Christians are treated by militant Israeli people? Try this search on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=christians%20in%...

I agree with those who are

I agree with those who are suspicious of Limbaugh and his decision to say the name, Paul, on his program. He did not say these things in admiration of Rand's strategy. He did this to warn the establishment. Limbaugh has taken notice of Rand Paul's early rise, and like others, is now in attack mode.

Iimp dick sees money.

Anyone remember just how far outside of the norm this guy went to support ANYONE but paul in 08'. Even supporting Mr. Bailouts himself as poll after poll showed him losing from the get-go. After it was clear mccain wasn't going to win he blamed us. LOL


It sounded like a warning to his neo-con contenders that they had better take note and get on the ball to beat Rand. Almost sounded like a rallying call to me.

Rand Paul's Strategy?

that means using your brain and working hard to get something you want. Good strategy!

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Rush blandly reported on Rand at Berkeley giving no support.

There was also no enthusiasm in his voice, like he was forcing his words out. Rush begrudgingly did this news-blurb on Rand.

Conclusion: Rush was having a PTSD attack remembering all of the ways that he successfully avoided saying anything at all about Ron Paul, but now could not avoid covering Ron Paul's son.

….and tell your neoconservative friends to TRY liberty…...

Those inalienable rights, right?

kind people rock

You can tell

Rush doesn't like Rand one bit. He chalked up this success to Rand pandering to his anti NSA spying audience thereby implying that Rand has no principals any will tell any audience what they want to hear. What a windbag, Rush wouldn't know a principle if it bit him on his ass.

Rush has a skeleton

in his closet, told what to say. When it's election time you will see him turn back into a RINO. He tries to say things not to infuriate his audience, but to plant a seed for later use. He needs another night in the White House's Lincoln Bedroom.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

El Rushbo...The rEVOLution Is 'ALIVE' & Well!!

The controlled media has no answer for Rand Paul's success. THEY have lost the people but Rand has taped into something THEY, in their infinite wisdom (NOT) have FAILED to do, thus far..

Rand Paul, to quote or paraphrase one of our own DPers has marketed himself perfectly for success 2016 election cycle and THEY are trying to figure it all out so THEY can destroy him...

Hey Rush, FIGURE THIS!!!

Boom, Kaboom...

Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer.

That is all.

Well, Gee Rush

standing ovation at Berkley ... like his father received ... when he spoke to how many thousands of students there? 6000 or something.
But you would never mention that. Rush and the other GOP mainstream would hate to have to vote for a Paul.


2008 ... 2012 I surly can never forget.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Rush sounded like grudging admiration

To someone that isn't part of 'his' circle.

It's like he just noticed Rand is wiping the floor with the other potential candidates so far.

It's amusing when Rush points out that Rand actually talks about things that are important to people.

It's as though this is a brilliant strategy that has never crossed Rush's mind.

Limbaugh can be a good analyst, I like how he drew the stark contrast between young people and the bloated US intelligence community. Too much bias for my taste though.

Rush always mentions Ted Cruz

Rush always mentions Ted Cruz and Mike Lee but not Rand Paul. This I agree sounded more like a warning like the others need to wise up to defeat him.

Rush is in no way a Rand supporter, I have listened to him enough(because I like to hear all extreme views even ones I disagree with) He isn't bashing Rand like he did Ron but he makes sure to leave him out of the mix when he spews praise to the up and coming members who are changing the party etc Cruz and Lee are mentioned, Rand is not.

Lol, you can tell Limbaugh

Lol, you can tell Limbaugh doesn't like Rand's success one bit if one reads between the lines of this commentary.

Rand Paul is a benevolent

Rand Paul is a benevolent version of Frank Underwood.

The problem is

is none of the other frauds can take up Rands positions and be taken seriously about it. Just like that neocon turd Ted Cruz. Who do these people think they are fooling with this crap anyway? The youth see right through the BS and anybody else out there starts trying to be Rand they will lose again in 2016 if the fraud gets nominated.

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

"The youth" ate up Obama like tastey jello pudding

Then they did it again from their mama and papa's basement.

The wisdom of youth is a tough sell right now.

But eight years later...

many are no longer youths and they are tire of pudding. And I'm sure they are tired of sitting around in mama and papa's basement.

Many of the younger kids that are now of voting age see how things went.
I talk to them often and know that they are wising up.

A big problem, as many of us know, is that they're way to many older people that are too hard headed and set in their ways to see things the way they really are. If they do see they won't acknowledge it, in order to save face.

I think the youth are pretty

I think the youth are pretty savvy. They are coming up under totally different circumstances that the older generations did. Also, it wasn't the youth that got us in this mess and wrecked the country. NOPE, that trophy belongs to the older crap bags ( me included before i changed my line of thinking) that keep voting for the status quo and have been doing it for decades. WHO is it running this country right now anyway? The youth are merely victims of the system the older indoctrinated generations put in place for them.
Like i said they are much smarter than people give them credit for and if given the opportunity to vote for something they know is real they will fall in line unlike these older asshats that have turned them in to debt slaves trying to bail themselves out of their self induced nightmares...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

I agree...

I think "the next generation is worthless" argument is a myth that has been recited too often. I've had too much contact with today's youth to believe it.

It is not new. I think every generation says the same thing once they get older.

Actually, I think my

Actually, I think my generation is pretty worthless. I am much younger than you, and I mourn for the old friends I see passing now. They don't make 'em like they used to. The trend I see is apathy, not a principled love of liberty. I like talking to old farmers, I am an odd duck I suppose.

Old Farmers

Self made men. There is a BIG difference in talking to old farmers than your run of the mil state worshiping sheep. The boomers by far have been the worst generation. Sense in power they have legislated like they are the last generation on earth.

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

There's reasons beyond my personal experience to think there's

hope. I once thought my generation was worthless, as well. I think this one is waking up much sooner than mine.

I don't think Rush is a Rand Paul fan

Sounded like a warning to Republicans, beware of Rand.