Who speaks for the Republican Party?

February 27, 2009

USAWASHINGTON – For Americans United for Change, the left-leaning political action group that worked to defeat President George W. Bush’s Social Security private accounts proposal, it’s conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh.

Americans United joined forces with the public employees union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to finance a hard-hitting “No” ad linking the Republican party with Limbaugh, who said on his radio show that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.

It’s part of a strategy by top Democratic strategists to associate Republicans, who opposed Obama’s economic stimulus plan, with those comments by Limbaugh.

“He is better known among Republicans than any of the leaders and when he speaks they listen and follow just as they did on the recovery package,” Brad Woodhouse, who heads Americans United for Change, said in a message to reporters.

“If you look at the polls he led them off a political cliff on the recovery package – and now they are – at his instruction – lining up to oppose the Obama budget and the rest of his agenda just like they did the recovery package hoping – as Limbaugh does – that Obama fails,” Woodhouse added.

The ad will run through early next week in the Washington, D.C. market and on some cable channels. Other ads linking Limbaugh’s comments to Republicans are planned, Woodhouse said.

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Photo Credit: Reuters/Micah Walter (Rush Limbaugh speaks to group in June 2006.)

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Those of us in the United States and are against Limbaugh and his extremist right-wing views are not all from the “left,” as reported in this article.

Limbaugh is a procurer and distributor of hate, intolerance, and close-mindedness that appeals to the die-hard supporters of the Republican party. Limbaugh is the GOP’s dirty laundry as they try to represent themselves as moderates while all the while supporting the agenda of Limbaugh which supports a state where equal rights for all citizens is mocked, the rich are venerated, and hate for all citizens which do not toe this fanatical line of thinking are accused of being un-American.

Not since the hatred filled speeches of Hitler, has this world heard this much regarding the supremacy of the well to do and gun toting backwoods hillbillies that are the backbone of the Republican Party.

It’s no wonder that the Republicans worship Limbaugh in secret while trying to present a “moderate” face to the public. Their cover has been blown…Limbaugh and the Republican platform are one and the same.

Posted by Joe the American | Report as abusive

Taking someone out of context is a political tactic and only taking four words, “I hope he fails” is taken fully out of context. If people were thinkers, they would realize anyone, including Limbaugh explain their opinions leading up to any remarks.

Unfortunately, the left is taking those four words and generating a propaganda campaign to make it appear those words mean something they don’t. The media and the left have a low respect for the voters in this country. Basically, they are counting on people remaining uninformed and possessing a low level of thinking skills to see through the propaganda.

Voters not thinking for themselves are low hanging fruit to the left.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive

Rush Limbaugh!!

Shame on you and on any other political persons that “wish for Obama to fail”. Don’t you realize if Obama fails, it is this country of ours that gets hurt big time. I can’t believe that you and associates would wish that on the American people.

And to think I once respected your opinions and admired you. Republicans must really be in need of a figure head if they are using you, (who have NOT ever been elected to anything), as a guide to how the Party should think.

Dear Lord, please help Obama endure this kind of brain-dead thinking.

SHAME ON YOU ALL.

Posted by Betty Bee | Report as abusive

I think that no one with any ideas are speaking for the Republican Party in the United States are….Non existence…

Posted by Dennis Junior | Report as abusive

Desperate people do desperate things, but it’s hard to believe the Repubs put their faith in a man who is a professed “recovering” drug addict who obviously has no shame. His “comeback” only served to make him even more obnoxious and unpalatable. Yet, the Repubs, in the face of obvious total and complete disappointment with the new Prez’s Democratic majority, jumped onto Rush’s bandwagon of hate, blatantly defying Obama and his call for bi-partisanship in the White House. It wouldn’t surprise me to find they’re secretly planning to encourage and support him to run for office in the near future. OMG…can you imagine?

Posted by minutemanII | Report as abusive

I Think the quote below sums up Lush Limbaugh and the Republicans…

The words of Vice President Henry Wallace in 1944:

“The really dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.

They claim to be super patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise but are spokesman for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjugation.”

Posted by regees | Report as abusive

TC…you are exactly correct. Everyone continuing the “wish to fail” phrase without proper context is certainly a denier of the truth and only wishing to spread lies.

But a major suggestion for all you socialist/liberals. You’ve got every phase of the government locked up. Go go go. Quit listening to Rush Limbaugh and work on your socialist agenda. Quit professing to be concerned that the Republicans might lose more seats in Congress in the next election. We know that’s a lie too. Certainly Obama is doing everything he can to codify into law a one party system in America. Rejoice. You have the upper hand. Play it out. If the people are truly on your side you don’t have to profess your hatred of every conservative that dares to speak up as the Constitution allows. Let me guess? You don’t want advice from the opposition? Well neither does the opposition want advice from you.

Regees. That is a great quote. As you read what I copied and pasted below, it becomes apparent that Obama and the liberal congress are the true fascists. It reads well at how Obama tried to sell the spending plan to the public. It is all about government control with him, his administration and the progressive liberals in congress.

“…the American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.

They claim to be super patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise but are spokesman for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjugation.”

There is no denying this about the group of progressive liberals who are in power.

Fascism is not a conservative (ex Limbaugh) concept. It rears its ugly head during progressive liberal administration. Do some research on Wilson, FDR and Johnson, as a start, and you will see they manipulated and deceived the public in order to further their agenda.

All this fuss about Limbaugh is part of the propaganda campaign to divert the drive by Obama and the progressive democrats in congress on their real intentions for this country. If their “ideas” really worked, then they would stand on their own and not try to divert attention off of themselves. But since they are on shaky ground, they need to try and get us to think of anything other than their progressive agenda.

Our freedoms are slowly being taken away. However, I have faith the people of this country are beginning to see through their deceit, as evidenced by many more critical posts on this news sight alone.

Slowly the American people are beginning to see the error of their ways by voting in this bunch of fascists.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive

to EVERYONE on both ‘sides’ whipped into a lather over Limbaugh’s comment,

You are right where the people who quoted him out of context want you…in a frenzy and picking sides. I did not have to listen to Limbaugh to understand immediately what he meant. Of course, and if taken in context,
Limbaugh wants Pres.Obama’s policies to fail and for Obama to change his plans to his way of thinking. This is what anyone who does not agree with someone (about anything!) wants.

Limbaugh is a “radio personality”, and as such knew exactly how to PHRASE to ’cause a stir! I assume he is laughing his___off hearing everyone fall for his bait. And he is relishing free publicity that every radio, TV, writing, and political personality loves!!! Limbaugh speaks for himself…it’s his job. He DOES NOT represent all conservatives or Republicans anymore than Pres. Obama represents ALL liberal or Democrats.

and Regees…Oh My Gosh!!! If you are directing that quote ONLY at the Republican party,you are drinking liberal Kool-aid! BOTH political parties, Democrats and Republicans, are terribly quilty of the behavior Wallace speaks of!

It is all of our’s responsibility to THINK FOR OURSELVES and gather info from ALL sides of the debate. Otherwise you are simply drinking someone’s Kool-Aid. If we are too threatened by an different opinion to even take time to consider it, and if we want to ‘control’ anyone else’s opinions and the ability to say them…THAT is un-American. Watch out.
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rush limbaugh is probably like me,a registered member of the republican party ,but not an elected official,but he still has the right to voice an opinion like every one else.his views are considered extreme in some quarters ,but so are the reported 30% of the democratic party that are suggested to suspect that bush was behind the 911 disaster.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive

The left is just bitter because they can’t keep a progressive liberal radio on the program because they keep going broke.

Time and again it proves this country is right of center because conservative values are in the hearts of the majority of people in this country. The majority of people have traditional values. They don’t agree with the progressive liberal agenda which “must” be forced on us (like now).

Like him or not, with over 20 million listeners, Rush is not a fringe commentator. No other commentator or media star comes close to him.

So, the left unsuccessfully tries to shoot him down. However, in the end, they fail in their efforts. It just energizes the conservatives in this country.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive