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posted at 11:05 pm on May 6, 2008 by Allahpundit

“Did Rush Limbaugh actually impact the Democratic primary?”

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Hang in there Hillary. Don’t be pushed aside. You need to get out there and fight for the eerrr, fight for something. Your years of public self service have led you to this point in time. Don’t give up the fight, never surrender!

hehehe

I came across Hillary the movie

It is astounding to recall all of the things she was involved in….I think we tend to forget.

moxie_neanderthal on May 7, 2008 at 7:52 AM

In N.C., 91% of black voters went for Obama.
In other news, 81% lied about their votes not being based on racial motives.

leanright on May 7, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Operation Chaos is a marketing tool of Rush, it had no effect on the campaign. His ego is so big that he actually (and some of you do to) has some effect. As many that were motivated to do what Rush said to do, was as many on the other side to counter-act it.
Rush is a talk show host/hack, a very popular one, that gets paid to stir the pot. His advertisers pay big bucks to advertise on his show, he has to be bigger then life, he is the PT Barnum of the airwaves.
He throws out dozens of ideas a week, when he finds one that resonates he rides it for the ratings. He is a great marketing shill.

step right up, be a part of American history, poke a thumb in the eye of the Democrats, be a part of operation chaos, change the course of history, scare the msm, watch them over report, see Obama Squirm, giggle with glee as you cast your vote, I will make you feel important, Yes, I can make you feel like you are important, step right up…

And by the looks of some of the posts, there are suckers born every minute.

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

His ego is so big that he actually (and some of you do to) has some effect.

Should read: His ego is so big that he actually (and some of you do to) think he had some effect.

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:18 AM

Since Hil won with only a two point difference in Indiana, it looks like Rush probably swung it for her.

If she wins in August and then in November, she may name Rush to her cabinet.

petefrt on May 7, 2008 at 8:25 AM

His ego is so big that he actually (and some of you do to) has some effect.

He obviously has some effect if we’re talking about him.

Pcoop on May 7, 2008 at 8:30 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Come now AP, you don’t need to post under a pseudonym, let everybody know it is you!

TwinkietheKid on May 7, 2008 at 8:42 AM

Rush is the best! He is the voice of conservative reason currently ringing in the wilderness as the Republican Party is run by country club liberals. I love Operation Chaos! It is funny, relevant and irritating to the DNC! Rush pushes the buttons of the elite, irresponsible media and we need him to continue! If you don’t get it, you are out of touch or you are a simpering liberal who reads DKOS every day for your marching orders and you shake your teeny tiny little fist and stamp your teeny tiny little feet in fits of teeny tiny rage!

sabbott on May 7, 2008 at 8:43 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

So Rush Limbaugh and Operation Chaos are synonymous. That makes sense now that you mention it.
He’s the rotund, heavy load, wing nut, gum bumper on the radio; right?

Thanks for the heads up.

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 8:47 AM

And by the looks of some of the posts, there are suckers born every minute.
right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Yep; just look in the mirror.

Keemo on May 7, 2008 at 8:48 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

You remind me of the chap who decided it necessary to tell me (on the job site) to either turn on some music, or turn off my radio so that I didn’t pollute his tiny little brain with Rush Limbaugh. That chap later tried to sue me for my reaction to his demands.

Keemo on May 7, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Operation Chaos is a marketing tool of Rush, it had no effect on the campaign.
right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Your statement cannot be taken seriously because you say “No effect.” People might think about reading your posts or taking you seriously if you said something like “having little effect”

It is having an effect in many ways, not the least of which is the morale boosting and bonding effect it is having on Conservatives. We are forming a cohesive unit to fight against the Democrats even though we have a nominee who inspires no such fight.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Basically, more people who don’t relate to Clinton are, for one reason or another, still voting for her.

Its called “identity politics”.

Of course, if something doesn’t go a liberal’s way, there must be a conservative to blame… somehow…

taznar on May 7, 2008 at 9:09 AM

I just heard that about 7% of Republicans voted for Hillary in in Indiana, yesterday?

Is that an example of Operation Chaos or disaffection with St. Mc’s middle of the road stance?

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 9:14 AM

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10138.html

Appears our “usual” GOP leaders message not either getting thru or gaining ground…Maybe its cause they really look just like Lib’s..spend like libs, act like libs…

We’ve listened to Hillary since the 90′s….listen to Rush
for 2 weeks before just “carville’ing’ him……but i guess
that is the Lib way….dont got facts–so pound the table

Every 25 yrs…..gotta put up w/ a Jimmy Carter type in order to get to a Ron Reagen type it appears w/ this country

The USA voters will get the Pres. they deserve, and reflects the present society …….

sbark on May 7, 2008 at 9:15 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

You remind me of the chap who decided it necessary to tell me (on the job site) to either turn on some music, or turn off my radio so that I didn’t pollute his tiny little brain with Rush Limbaugh. That chap later tried to sue me for my reaction to his demands.

Keemo on May 7, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Sorry I offended you and your Rush love fest…I think Rush is great. You, unfortunately in your blinded love, couldn’t get past the fact that someone one is dissing your lover.
Chaos, and many of his marketing ploys are just that, marketing to get ratings. Now some good may come of this (you obviously found someone to love), but he only promotes what promotes him. The MSM picked up on this and he ran with it. Do you actually think he promotes these things because he is so “altruistic”? Do you really believe that he cares that much? He has a great and entertaining schtick, the best ever on radio.
Step right up, follow Keemo, step right up…

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Operation chaos has the fingernails on a chalk board effect on democrats, so it has been a effective tool in that sense.
However, there are more prevalent driving forces out there that will catapult the Nov. election into the “Twilight Zone” of political lunacy.
Most black voters will vote for Obama only because he is black. And some white voters will vote against him only because he is black. If these entities should cancel each other out, the upper class vs. blue collar voters will determine the outcome.
The way I see it, Obama would be favored by the upper class. McCain is not anyone’s favorite anything, but may be a viable alternative if he can keep his mouth shut long enough.
Maybe Rush can come up with Chaos Stage Two for the gen. in Nov.

leanright on May 7, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Rush is the best! He is the voice of conservative reason currently ringing in the wilderness as the Republican Party is run by country club liberals. I love Operation Chaos! It is funny, relevant and irritating to the DNC! Rush pushes the buttons of the elite, irresponsible media and we need him to continue! If you don’t get it, you are out of touch or you are a simpering liberal who reads DKOS every day for your marching orders and you shake your teeny tiny little fist and stamp your teeny tiny little feet in fits of teeny tiny rage!

sabbott on May 7, 2008 at 8:43 AM

With all due respect, Rush is off message. He is too focused on Hillbama to pay attention to the fact that our best case scenario involves electing a liberal named John McCain to the Presidency. Rush himself during the primary season called McCain a liberal. So now he’s focused on making sure McCain gets elected? His show has become about defeating the Democrats, and not about conservatism.

This is where Rush has lost his way. He should be focused on conservatism, and figuring out how we conservatives will never again be in the position where we are forced to either vote liberal or stay home. Instead of poking the DNC in the eye, he should be poking the RNC in the eye. That is a fact.

fossten on May 7, 2008 at 9:49 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 9:32 AM

I’ve been around this block many times. Rush Limbaugh is one of only a few voices left representing Conservatism. Liberalism must “silence” Rush if they are to have their monopoly over the people back in their court. Silence Rush, and the rest (including MM) will be easy targets. You fall into one of two categories; neither of which does conservatism any good…

Keemo on May 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM

moxie_neanderthal on May 7, 2008 at 7:52 AM
Thank you for pointing to that movie-at first I thought it was an “Onion” type satire, until I saw Mark Levin was included.
Those two short trailers skim the surface of HClinton’s deceits; there’s enough for a franchise such as “Star Wars”.
As to the topic-Rush has done great service to our country with “Operation Chaos”-a magnificent success. As for fossten, who posted about Rush “Instead of poking the DNC in the eye, he should be poking the RNC in the eye. That is a fact.”
fossten, return to your paradise, friend. If you listened to Rush, you’d hear how he has confronted the RNC about their failings. He doesn’t poke them in their collective eye, but he does get right in their face. That is the fact.

Doug on May 7, 2008 at 10:12 AM

fossten, return to your paradise, friend. If you listened to Rush, you’d hear how he has confronted the RNC about their failings. He doesn’t poke them in their collective eye, but he does get right in their face. That is the fact.

Doug on May 7, 2008 at 10:12 AM

I’ve listened to Rush since 1992, and he is off message. He was on message during the primaries, but now all he cares about is electing McCain. Furthermore, he said during the primaries that he’d rather see a Dem win over a liberal Republican, because if they’re going to screw up the country he’d rather see the Dems get blamed for it. So now he’s changed his mind?

If you don’t remember this then you don’t listen to Rush as often as I do. Strike goes to your credibility.

fossten on May 7, 2008 at 10:19 AM

It was an open primary. 11% of voters in the Democratic primary said they were Republicans — half of those said they voted for Hillary. There’s no support for the theory that this 5.5% listened to Rush. It’s just as likely they are sick of Bush and don’t like McCain and prefer Hillary to Obama. 5.5% voted for Obama. Maybe they listened to Rush but decided Obama is the more unelectable against McCain and wanted him to be the nominee to help McCain win in November.

windansea on May 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Most black voters will vote for Obama only because he is black. And some white voters will vote against him only because he is black.
leanright on May 7, 2008 at 9:34 AM

I wondered about that yesterday. In an effort to gauge the “anti-Black candidate” feeling out there I decided to google “Barack Obama” AND “Ni**er” spelling out the second word. I also did the same for “michelle Obama” and the “n” word.

There are more than just a few matches which makes me think there may be a not insignificant number of voters who will not vote for the “black candidate.”

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 11:18 AM

There’s no support for the theory that this 5.5% listened to Rush. It’s just as likely they are sick of Bush and don’t like McCain and prefer Hillary to Obama. 5.5% voted for Obama. Maybe they listened to Rush but decided Obama is the more unelectable against McCain and wanted him to be the nominee to help McCain win in November.

windansea on May 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Why are you theorizing when there is actuall proof out there. Thousands of people admit to being operatives in “Operaction Chaos” and many have called his show the past few months.

WHy not just look around the web for all the Operation Chaos blog posts and comments?

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 11:20 AM

23% against St Mc in Indiana.
http://abcnews.go.com/politics/elections/state?state=IN&ref=rrw
27% against St Mc in North Carolina.
http://abcnews.go.com/politics/elections/state?state=NC&ref=rrw

Whoa, what’s wrong with this picture….?
Only 7% of GOP crossed over in Indiana for Hillary…

Is this Reverse Chaos…?

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 11:38 AM

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 11:18 AM

My father is less prejudice than his father, and I am less so than my father. Step by step, inch by inch so to speak.
I love the notion of having Michael Steele on McCains ticket, so I don’t believe it is a race issue for me.
However Rush has referred to the race issue as playing a part in this election. I would hope that the majority of us have grown beyond that.
I just don’t like the company Obama keeps, including his wife, and that is what Rush needs to focus on this fall for “Chaos Stage Two”.

leanright on May 7, 2008 at 11:46 AM

However Rush has referred to the race issue as playing a part in this election.

I should have noted that Rush referred to this as an “ugly fact” and in no way endorsed it. My apologies to everyone.

leanright on May 7, 2008 at 11:54 AM

So checking my math…

If 23% voted against St. Mc, in Indiana and approximately 7% of the GOP there crossed over and voted for Hillary or Obama?

Does that mean if there had been no cross over voters “Operation Chaos?” that only 16% of the GOP weren’t in favor of St. Mc…?

Damn sure sounds like “Reverse Chaos” to me!

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Listening to the “Heavy Load” this morning it appears; he’s urging Hillary to remain in the race but; releasing all his foot soldiers in Operation Chaos to vote for whomever they please from here on in?

It might appear that the hugh GOP vote totals that turned up against St. Mc in NC-27% and IN-23% has scared the “be jesus” outah him!

Reverse Chaos…! Folks!

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Limbaugh reports that Obama’s campaign is claiming 7% points are due to Operation Chaos.

yeah, it is a self promo for Limbaugh, but so what.

I think a few folks are missing the bigger point: Limbaugh’s point is that it simply keeps her in the fight longer, spending money,beating up on Obama and creating more divisions among the two Democratic camps. Second, it interjects an unknown variable into the equation in that the actual Hillary vote count is uncertain. Third, it adds a little bit of humor.

moxie_neanderthal on May 7, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Despite all his faults, Chris Matthews showed his true patriotic colors Tuesday night and absolutely blasted Rush Limbaugh for abusing the American Democratic system with the intent of causing mischief…

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/05/07/chris-matthews-slams-rush-limbaugh-in-keith-style-special-comment/

Oh Ooo! Twitty Bird is dumping on El Rushbo too!

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 1:40 PM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 9:32 AM

I’ve been around this block many times. Rush Limbaugh is one of only a few voices left representing Conservatism. Liberalism must “silence” Rush if they are to have their monopoly over the people back in their court. Silence Rush, and the rest (including MM) will be easy targets. You fall into one of two categories; neither of which does conservatism any good…

Keemo on May 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Oh, I attack Rush (“one of the few conservative voices”; HA! shows how much you read) on this one issue, saying Chaos wasn’t that big of deal and now I am trying to silence him?
You must have missed the analytics class in school.
I don’t need to state my conservative values, but if you measure being a conservative as being only in “lock step” with Rush, you are very weak minded.
Where did I say I wanted to silence him? I will re-state the obvious that you missed…I think he is great, but on this issue he is taking too much credit. Operation Chaos was fun (and a great marketing tool), but hardly effective. Once again, others above have pointed out some of the stats that bear this out.
He was most successful at tweaking the noses of the MSM and dems, “all show,no go” as they say.
I guess I should never have gotten between two lovers…sorry I hurt your feelings.

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 2:40 PM

And by the looks of some of the posts, there are suckers born every minute.

/2bright on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Apparently there are also some deniers of reality born with alarming regularity, also. We call these folks “liberals“!

landlines on May 7, 2008 at 6:18 PM

right2bright on May 7, 2008 at 2:40 PM

You don’t have the importance to “hurt my feelings”. Hopefully, you are not giving me the importance necessary to hurt your feelings. If your reading comprehension was operating at 100%, you would have noticed that I didn’t say that “you” were trying to silence Rush; quite the contrary.

“You must have missed the analytics class in school.”
an·a·lyt·ics (n-ltks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The branch of logic dealing with analysis.

Tell you the truth right2bright; I attended HS in 69,70, & 71… College in 73 thru 78… There is much I missed having grown up in that era! In fact, I don’t remember much of anything in 73, but I’m pretty sure I was having fun.

Cheers :)

Keemo on May 7, 2008 at 6:19 PM

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