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Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Went To
Bed Last Night Thinking
We’ve Lost The Country’

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/7/2012 2:52:31 PM

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh offered a dire prognosis for the Republican party following last night’s defeat of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Limbaugh said that it is difficult for any candidate to run a successful campaign against “Santa Claus.” He went on to say that his last thought as he went to bed on election night was the Republican party had “lost the country.” Limbaugh said that he thought Romney and his family would have been great for the nation, but his recipe for a turnaround – hard work – is no longer accepted by

Rush has always been optimistic in the worst of times. He sure wasn't today.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: brianod1, 11/7/2012 2:55:34 PM     (No. 8997164)

I went online to look up 2012 election numbers in Illinois, where Obama’s vote total dropped by 506,556 from 2008. In Chicago and Cook County alone they dropped by 193,736. The problem is that Romney surpassed McCain’s totals by only 56,378 statewide. This baffles me. This means that 450,000 or so voters who voted for Obama in 2008 just disappeared and did not vote for Romney. Those 450,000 voters were nowhere near enough to turn Illinois, but where in the heck did they go?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Galtoid, 11/7/2012 2:55:50 PM     (No. 8997166)

Wish he would spend less time doing commercials during his on-air time. Those spots are getting very, very annoying. One other thought: Rush has been out of touch for about ten years now. He didn't have any idea how bad the entitlement culture has become until last night. The Libs have succeeded, and to add insult to injury, he didn't tell us it was time to panic. He is now panicking. We should be too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 11/7/2012 2:58:19 PM     (No. 8997176)

#1 the voters didn't disappear. It was that ACORN was fully functioning back then and so many dead people and fictional characters voted in 08.
I think it is worse that folks voted for the idiot boy than that they stole the election.
Either way of course we are *_(*)*)_(*.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/7/2012 2:58:23 PM     (No. 8997177)

Well, when you have been on the front lines of American conservatism fighting for as long as he has, it's understandable that sunny optimism was hard to find this morning.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/7/2012 2:59:10 PM     (No. 8997181)

Rush also claimed that conservatism didn't lose last night. I'm not sure that I follow that one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/7/2012 3:03:24 PM     (No. 8997193)

We wil wake up one day to the realization that we have lost our most precious gift; the freedom to decide for ourselves about our own lives.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CEP, 11/7/2012 3:08:13 PM     (No. 8997208)

#2 and #5 Nobody realized just how bad the entitlement mentality had become, also Conservatism didn't lose but mentality of free stuff won.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jackson, 11/7/2012 3:17:48 PM     (No. 8997257)

Last night just confirmed the state of our ongoing slide, less religious, fat, stupid, tattooed, with illigitamacy at 40%, gay marriage fatigue, addicted to damn cellphone nonsense, sports performed by dirty, dreadlocked steroid-bloated freaks. We celebrate entertainment and shun hard work.
Our country is not loved beacause it is now unlovable.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/7/2012 3:18:44 PM     (No. 8997262)

Read the comments after this artcile at Mediaite. That is what we are up against. You CANNOT sway that type of hate with Love of Country. The libs have won, it took them 50 years of indoctrination, but they finally did it.

Propaganda works folks.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Galtoid, 11/7/2012 3:21:51 PM     (No. 8997274)

This wake-up call has come too late. It is over as far as how we view traditional America. Over. PFFFT.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 11/7/2012 3:26:11 PM     (No. 8997286)

Me, too.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tfwg, 11/7/2012 3:27:53 PM     (No. 8997291)

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO STOP LISTENING TO THIS MAN? GW Bush wanted to pass immigration reform and this guy killed it. He is a loud mouth who does not have ANY RESPONSIBILITY!

Question: why should Rush pay less tax on this stock trades than those who WORK for thier money? And please don't tell me rush is creating jobs!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 11/7/2012 3:28:57 PM     (No. 8997296)

Conservatism didn't lose last night. it wasn't even in the race, except for maybe Paul Ryan. Let's try conservatism next time. Stop trying to pander to Mexicans and blacks, Jews and homosexuals, unwed mothers and welfare scum. Nominate a conservative candidate who will not compromise. When we run as ourselves, we do better. Wa can't do any worse.....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rubberneck, 11/7/2012 3:34:14 PM     (No. 8997307)

Santa Claus?!!?

Barry is Robin Hood!!!


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Reply 15 - Posted by: choey, 11/7/2012 3:38:36 PM     (No. 8997323)

Rush stated very specifically on one of his shows that he does not trade stocks or invest in the stock market. He didn't say what he does invest in if anything.
If you don't like what stock traders pay in taxes then talk to congress. The traders are just following the law.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Amicus Veritatis, 11/7/2012 3:39:06 PM     (No. 8997324)

"Thinking we've lost the country." Yep, we have, only it happened sometime over the last four years and we never noticed just when that tipping point was reached. He's not the only one who was terribly surprised last night.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lzboy, 11/7/2012 3:51:29 PM     (No. 8997359)

#12 no one is forcing you to listen.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/7/2012 3:55:58 PM     (No. 8997376)

Boortz the only talking head on our side that got it right and he's gone in 30 days.

Rush isn't optimistic he's trying to keep us optimistic but its too late.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: oldsfc, 11/7/2012 3:59:43 PM     (No. 8997389)

And Karl Rove still has a job? Maybe McCain can save the party.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NancyD, 11/7/2012 4:00:13 PM     (No. 8997394)

#12, because he knows how to spell "their"?

Rush is a voice of reason in a very backwards world. He's for self-reliance not handouts, hard work not takers. He's anti-socialism.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: judy, 11/7/2012 4:12:23 PM     (No. 8997457)

We have lost our great country. I have a tear in my eye...I'm very sad..

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Reply 22 - Posted by: attorneyforfreedom, 11/7/2012 4:16:43 PM     (No. 8997468)

#8, couldn't agree more. I am a criminal defense attorney and you just described my entire clientele

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Reply 23 - Posted by: KsGirl101, 11/7/2012 4:27:06 PM     (No. 8997501)

I got to listen to bits and pieces of Rush today. I started out terribly angry at him for feeding us a false optimism. (God, I hate being lied to)...but as I listened to him I realized he was asking aloud the same questions I was asking.
How do the Republicans attract minorities? Answer is, we don't. We don't have anything to give them that the dems haven't already given them. All the Repubs have to offer is a chance at productive, satisfying work with personally earned success. No way that beats the free stuff the dems have to give. As long as it lasts. Then this country will be torn apart with blood and thunder and there won't be an America, the shining city on the hill. What an unimaginable loss.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Galtoid, 11/7/2012 4:39:16 PM     (No. 8997549)

Republicans can't compete with Obamaphones, foodstamps, disability, welfare without work. What they can offer is something very old fashioned and diminishing: Pride and Dignity.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/7/2012 4:40:29 PM     (No. 8997557)


Maybe they went back to their graves.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 11/7/2012 4:48:41 PM     (No. 8997595)

Some of this grows wearisome: Let’s all attack Rush for being optimistic! Now let’s attack Rush for NOT being optimistic!

Conservatism is not an easy sell to natural born socialists. To this point, there really has not been any hard price to pay for the expanding dependency class. People are willing to pay $4/gallon for gas if they get EIC in return. It’s only when there is no gas that people get upset. The “fiscal cliff” is nothing but a scare tactic that will never actually happen. If it does, Congress will raise the debt ceiling and move on, because USA is too big to fail. $16T in debt is such an incomprehensible number that it literally has no meaning at all. No one could pay such a sum, and it’s clear that no one intends to.

That’s the mentality at work. There are very few adults left, so by all means pounce on the messenger.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 11/7/2012 4:53:17 PM     (No. 8997619)

I think the silent majority has finally become the minority. It took a while for the left to accomplish this goal...50 plus years now but I'm afraid they have finally succeeded. God help us all.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 11/7/2012 5:03:46 PM     (No. 8997669)

#12, Rush pays less tax on dividends [not trades] because he's already paid [highest!] tax on the income.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/7/2012 5:53:23 PM     (No. 8997817)

I don't see anyway out of this mess in the future. The left has built their voting base and it's here to say. Good night to the America I grew up in.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Sherlock, 11/7/2012 6:20:30 PM     (No. 8997906)

Had we won the senate, the freak with the purple lips could have been stopped in some of his destruction...we did get that lucky. There are a lot of very smart people on our side WHY can we never come up with a plan to counteract those on the left? We talk everything to death and never get anything done. We need to get loud and demand to be noticed

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Sherlock, 11/7/2012 6:21:48 PM     (No. 8997907)

We did (not) get that lucky

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/7/2012 6:24:19 PM     (No. 8997917)

I don't care what anyone says, many of these polls were rigged by incredibly long early voting, voting with no I.D., electronic machines that magically default select the Dem candidate, etc., etc.

After the 2010 THUMPING the Dems took, I can't believe that that many abandoned fiscal responsibility to reward the biggest debt spender in human history. There are just TOO many things not adding up here. I'm waiting for someone at the voting machine companies to come forward and admit they rigged the election, South American style.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/7/2012 6:28:33 PM     (No. 8997930)

Don't give up!

Obama won because the Takers outnumbered the Makers in 2012. And this will not change until Takers run out of other people's money. They need to get to rock bottom before they learn that they are not entitled to the reward of people's efforts.

For the health of the body politic, I say it is time to go Galt to save America.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Envirodude, 11/7/2012 6:57:21 PM     (No. 8997997)

The republicans will have gone the way of the buggy whip makers within 20 years

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pocket Aces, 11/7/2012 8:18:34 PM     (No. 8998173)


Neither Rush, Warren Buffet or any other investor should pay any more than a moderate capital gains tax on INVESTMENT INCOME!

You see, for it to be investment income you would have to, at some previous time, have earned it and paid the full tax rate on it. AS EARNINGS.

If you try to tax investment income at a 35% you end up discouraging investments in our country.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 11/7/2012 10:44:06 PM     (No. 8998438)

12,28, and 35:
The misrepresentation of capital gains as regular income is demagoguery. Lying. Of course, the media loves it. It's just their game. Obama loves it. love the feel of the lie as he tells it right out in front of God and everybody knowing he has thousands of followers and media worshipers to repeat the lie over and over, and act holier than thou against anyone who points out that capital gains investments have already been taxed.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/7/2012 11:50:22 PM     (No. 8998510)

Amen, #18!!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/8/2012 5:57:20 PM     (No. 9000611)

Amen #32. Also #17 is right. No one is forcing anyone to listen to Rush Limbaugh. Most of the ultra-leftist-talking-heads are no longer on the air but that's no excuse to accuse Rush Limbaugh of "escaping taxes". BTW, Conservatives do not think that way. And YES, he DOES employ many people in his businesses.

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Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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