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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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Heheheheh…..

BobH on May 6, 2008 at 11:09 PM

As Rush would say:


Don’t . . . doubt . . . me . . .

seanrobins on May 6, 2008 at 11:10 PM

But I still hope she’s done.

BobH on May 6, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Serving humanity

Defector01 on May 6, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Whatever the cause, the effect was what Rush (and almost all of us here) wanted. Tons of money spent by Democrats fighting Democrats. Extreme rancor among the Democrats. Instead of “Rove, you magnificent bastard), perhaps we should substitute “Rush” for “Rove”.

Buford Gooch on May 6, 2008 at 11:15 PM

I saw this on slate’s blog for women.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/xxfactor/default.aspx

Back Home in Indiana

Apocalypse, wow; on the advice of El Rushbo, my parents and all of their friends in Evansville, Ind., have cast their ballots for Hillary. And if all her dreams come true, it will be their just reward for reading every one of the 67 books about how the Clintons made off with the silverware.

Published Tuesday, May 06, 2008 8:05 PM by Melinda Henneberger

ninjapirate on May 6, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Payback for what they did to us in Florida.

Red Pill on May 6, 2008 at 11:18 PM

from what i’ve seen, Obama and Hill split the crossovers pretty evenly

Rush didn’t cause the chaos

windansea on May 6, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Rush: Running America with half of his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair.

VolMagic on May 6, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Never doubt Operation C.H.A.O.S. – this will absolutely make the night of my boyfriend who regrets that we in Hawaii were not able to be foot soldiers in Operation C.H.A.O.S.

HawaiiLwyr on May 6, 2008 at 11:24 PM

With margins this thin in IN. It’s entirely possible isn’t it…

AnthonyK on May 6, 2008 at 11:25 PM

/Begin – Fake Aussie Accent/

Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce!

/End – Fake Aussie Accent/

–Hal

hburns on May 6, 2008 at 11:26 PM

Megyn Kelly is about to do an update on Rush.

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:27 PM

He’ll take credit for her win in Indiana, especially since it’s close! Who know! It MIGHT just be the margin, too!

SouthernGent on May 6, 2008 at 11:27 PM

LOL…Rush pummeling Obama/Axelrod! This summer will be fun!

SouthernGent on May 6, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Payback for what they did to us in Florida.

Red Pill on May 6, 2008 at 11:18 PM

Like the IRS, just providing payback is not enough. There’s (usurios) interest and penalty due. And we darken their doorstep to collect.

Over30 on May 6, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Rush: “I out-organized them”. David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign manager, blames Clinton’s likely Indiana victory on Operation Chaos.

amerpundit on May 6, 2008 at 11:29 PM

It doesn’t matter. With IN coming so close the race is over.

bnelson44 on May 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Megyn Kelly said – Rush appears to have played a role in tonights race. BO is attributing 7% of Hillary’s voters a Op CHAOS voters.

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM

LOUDMOUTH,

Arriana has an even bigger mouth.

To Rush Limbaugh’s CHAOS, MEGA,MEGATON DITTO’S!!,Haha.

canopfor on May 6, 2008 at 11:31 PM

I am from Indiana and I can tell you that Operation Chaos was alive and well in my area! Don’t doubt Rush and don’t doubt me on this one!

Obama has now acknowledged it and Hillary is looking more and more like a fool for not acknowledging it.

Oink on May 6, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Here is a portion of BO’s statement attributing Rush for Hillary’s IN win

According to the latest exit polling data, 17% of voters in the Indiana primary today said they would vote for John McCain in a Clinton/McCain matchup.

41% of that number is constituted by people who voted Clinton in the primary but also indicated they will vote for McCain in the general election.

That comes out to just under 7% of the primary electorate the number that may be attributed to a “Limbaugh Effect.”

H/T Byron York NRO

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTg5YTJhZGIzZGE4MDVhM2E1NDllMzZjNGY2NjFhZGU=

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:32 PM

He’ll take credit for her win in Indiana, especially since it’s close! Who know! It MIGHT just be the margin, too!

SouthernGent on May 6, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Heh. Wouldn’t that be something?

Weight of Glory on May 6, 2008 at 11:33 PM

And another thing… the radio station in my little town even acknowledged Operation Chaos! My county has approx. 20,000 people in it. Operation Chaos reaches far and wide.

Oink on May 6, 2008 at 11:33 PM

They are estimating that 7% of Hillary’s vote in Indiana came from Operation Chaos and now Hillary is winning by 4%.

It looks like Rush kept Hillary alive to deliver serious blows to Obama in West Virgina and Kentucy.

Every time Obama loses it is good for us and good for the future of the Republic.

EJDolbow on May 6, 2008 at 11:37 PM

BO acknowledges Op Chaos when will the MSM????

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:39 PM

from what i’ve seen, Obama and Hill split the crossovers pretty evenly

Rush didn’t cause the chaos

windansea on May 6, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Yup…no effect here at all. Republicans x-overs would have been voting for Hillary these last few months anyway, right?

The press and the Democrats would have been freaking out about something or other, even if there was no Operation Chaos, right? I’m sure the obsessing on the Left about the whole thing is just a random coincidence.

You, know…now that I think about it, it was wet outside this morning and there were puddles all over the place. But it wasn’t raining.

For the life of me I can’t figure out how all that water got there. I mean it was cloudy and all, and there was thunder outside before I got up…it’s just a mystery.

Asher on May 6, 2008 at 11:39 PM

BO acknowledges Op Chaos when will the MSM????

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:39 PM

CNN did a segment on it tonight and said that OP Chaos had no effect.

EJDolbow on May 6, 2008 at 11:40 PM

That is why I do not watch CNN

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:40 PM

They can not get the news correct

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Rush has waay too much fun screwing with liberals.

Speakup on May 6, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Do we really want Operation Chaos to be acknowledged?

Greenhorn on May 6, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Do we really want Operation Chaos to be acknowledged?

Greenhorn on May 6, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Why not? It makes the Dems look bad.

EJDolbow on May 6, 2008 at 11:50 PM

This is just another illustration of the reason the Left constantly tries to paint Rush as no longer relevant: they so wish for it to be true! But after — what, 20 years? — he’s still da man. As for that Great Liberal Hope, whither Air America?

No matter whether the Democrat nominee is Hillary or Obama, Operation Chaos has had its effect. The Demo party is rancorously split, their candidates bloodied and their campaign coffers significantly depleted.

Well played, El Rushbo!

SynthSmith on May 6, 2008 at 11:50 PM

The longer Obama suffers, the less we will have to in the Fall.

Sucker punch him, Hilly!

Grab both ears and show him the way to Rome!

Convention fight!

profitsbeard on May 6, 2008 at 11:52 PM

Lake County is beginning to come in, and Obama is doing very well there. 28% reporting, Obama has over 70% of the vote.

amerpundit on May 6, 2008 at 11:52 PM

This may be it for Hillary.

Complete7 on May 6, 2008 at 11:53 PM

Nope she WILL FIGHT ON!!!

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:54 PM

It doesn’t matter. With IN coming so close the race is over.

bnelson44 on May 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM

I suggest you pick up “Misery” and “Fatal Attraction” on DVD. Pay close attention to the ending of each film.

She will not be ignored, even if it’s an oogie mess, Mr. Man.

Asher on May 6, 2008 at 11:54 PM

Check out THE POWER OF political staging

Mary Katherine ham has the pictures

http://townhall.com/blog/g/082ab837-a4f6-4a7d-bec3-2fff2d27a681

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:56 PM

EJDolbow on May 6, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Yes, the Obama campaign does look foolish for saying it by name but I would prefer that they continue to think its a non-factor. Its more fun listening to liberals just dismiss it completely.

Greenhorn on May 6, 2008 at 11:57 PM

OP Chaos is worth it if only to see Chris Matthews lose it like he did just moments ago.

He is really mad and frustrated.

Heheheheh…..

BobH on May 6, 2008 at 11:58 PM

BobH on May 6, 2008 at 11:58 PM

What did Barney Rubble Matthews say?

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:59 PM

Kos is begging her to keep going.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/5/6/221033/3197/107/510437

I hope she drops born alive abortion in for good measure. She can’t leave until that’s in the media lexicon. The pro-life(of which I am part of) activists are just the most politically inept fools that if she doesn’t do it then it won’t happen. She’ll be able to pound out “Safe, Legal, Rare”.

ninjapirate on May 7, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Hillary maintains just a 2% lead, 51-49.

amerpundit on May 7, 2008 at 12:01 AM

It was shaping up this way before Rush even started his operation chaos. He gets to take the credit for it though. The only problem with that is that the libs would bring the pieces back together easier when they can unite against Limbaugh. No matter how bad it gets for them, the nominated candidate only needs to say on the convention floor “are we going to let Rush Limbaugh tear us apart?”. Then they all hug and kiss and curse Limbaugh.

Buddahpundit on May 7, 2008 at 12:04 AM

ordi on May 6, 2008 at 11:59 PM

Something like: ‘people died to give you the right to vote and you do THIS with it, disgraceful’

Not exact, but close…

BobH on May 7, 2008 at 12:08 AM

from what i’ve seen, Obama and Hill split the crossovers pretty evenly

Rush didn’t cause the chaos

windansea on May 6, 2008 at 11:19 PM

What is this “Operation Chaos” you speak of, stranger?

I haven’t seen anybody in the drive-by media addressing it, much less discussing it. Hissy Chrissy Matthews hasn’t devoted a single second of air time to it.

And I know that BJ wasn’t asked about it in a radio interview.

I just searched for “Operation Chaos” in the innertubes and came up empty.

And it makes sense, really: does anyone seriously think a bunch of Republicans would cross-over and vote for a pragmatic liberal or a naive communist just to cause mischief?

Of course it’s that they are attracted to the candidate.

Nope, no chaos here. Move along, people, nothing to see, move along.

misterpeasea on May 7, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Poor poor Chris

what will he say about the ballot box stuffing in Gary IN?

Opps I forgot the stuffing was done by BO and Co

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:11 AM

Buddahpundit on May 7, 2008 at 12:04 AM

You forgot this is called OPERATION CHAOS – like in a military campaign. General Limbuagh will make a counter attack. :)

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Keep in mind, a lot of Operation Chaosers may be afraid of Hillary actually pulling off the nomination, and may have voted instead for Obama

Sekhmet on May 7, 2008 at 12:15 AM

things that make you go hmmmmm…..

As the fate of a nailbiter Indiana primary — and possibly the course of the Democratic race — hung on his city, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said tonight his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Let me tell you, when all the votes are counted, when Gary comes in, I think you’re looking at something for the world to see,” Clay, an Obama supporter, said in a telephone interview from Obama’s Gary headquarters. “I don’t know what the numbers are yet, but Gary has absolutely produced in large numbers for Obama here.”

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/05/06/gary_mayor_predicts_possible_i.html?hpid=topnews

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:16 AM

If Lake County goes for Obama and pushes him over the top…Hillary’s lawyers will descend…thus more chaos!!!

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Without Rush, Hillary would not have a chance. Thanks to Rush.

mariloubaker on May 7, 2008 at 12:22 AM

yes the lawyers will come out….

Here is more of what the mayor said. Is he a fortune teller????

In March, Clay predicted the race would come down to Gary, telling the Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times that tonight on CNN, “They are going to point at Indiana and say Hillary Clinton is leading by one point but Gary ain’t come in yet.

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:22 AM

Fox says 6,000 absentee ballots may not be counted this evening.

amerpundit on May 7, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Here is more of what the mayor said. Is he a fortune teller????

In March, Clay predicted the race would come down to Gary, telling the Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times that tonight on CNN, “They are going to point at Indiana and say Hillary Clinton is leading by one point but Gary ain’t come in yet.

Is the mayor a fortune teller???

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Sorry for the double post

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:25 AM

This is just too delicious! Will Clinton demand a recount a la Florida? Will Obama say, “HELL NO!”….Good lord…this is too good!

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 12:30 AM

I love it when a plan comes together.

CP on May 7, 2008 at 12:31 AM

Sounds like the Chicago Machine of Crooked Politics is crossing state lines.

Greenhorn on May 7, 2008 at 12:31 AM

Buddahpundit on May 7, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Eh. They were going to rally ’round the (hammer and sickle) flag anyway. Liberals view it as good versus evil. They are always going to vote for good over evil.

The candidates have, without a doubt, without question, spent millions and millions of dollars attacking each other. But, was that because of Rush? Has Rush had any actual effect? Or did he just read the stitches on the fastball that was coming no matter what?

In hindsight, you could argue that he had nothing to do with it. But go back to Texas and Ohio. The narrative was that Hillary was on the ropes and Bambi was going to sack her for a big loss in the bottom of the ninth and sprint to the finish to take the checkered flag.

So it was at least a very good guess. Either way, he sees and understands the big picture better than most.

Even if not one single Republican crossed over to vote for Hillary, Operation Chaos has, at the very least, improved the morale of folks on the right.

Did I mention that “Buddhapundit” was one of my top ten favorite blogger names?

misterpeasea on May 7, 2008 at 12:33 AM

Is the mayor a fortune teller???

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Or a fortune maker?

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:38 AM

Hmmmm either one works

Will we be seeing an Ambassador from Gary IN????

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:39 AM

If Hillary loses IN with Gary coming in late and strong for BO what will Hillary supporters be saying? Hmmmmm…..

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:40 AM

If Hillary loses IN with Gary coming in late and strong for BO what will Hillary supporters be saying? Hmmmmm…..

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:40 AM

The mayor of Hammond, IN (in Lake County) is pubicly saying he doesn’t trust what’s going on, especially in Gary, IN. Her lawyers will descend and we’ll get more “hanging or pregnant chads”. Chaos, in other words.

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Hillary’s camp has canceled all her morning show appearances.

hmmmmm?

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:43 AM

SouthernGent

I would not trust it either

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:45 AM

She probably cancelled because she is up so late.

She needs her beauty sleep.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:46 AM

Something like: ‘people died to give you the right to vote and you do THIS with it, disgraceful’

Not exact, but close…

BobH on May 7, 2008 at 12:08 AM

Well, you know … I hate to agree with The Leg on anything … but I’ve had that same thought. A vote is a sacred thing. It seems wrong to be insincere with it, even for a greater good. Can the end ever justify the means, really?

Rosmerta on May 7, 2008 at 12:47 AM

It seems wrong to be insincere with it, even for a greater good. Can the end ever justify the means, really?

Rosmerta on May 7, 2008 at 12:47 AM

Is it insincere to vote for somebody because of their skin color alone?

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Has anybody noticed John McCain won NC with 73% of the vote and Indiana with 77% of the vote?? Nobody else is in the race except that little gremlin from Texas.

Weak.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:52 AM

Did I mention that “Buddhapundit” was one of my top ten favorite blogger names?

misterpeasea on May 7, 2008 at 12:33 AM

Yours is a great one too :)

Entelechy on May 7, 2008 at 12:53 AM

First comment on HuffPo..:

Operation Chaos is not the Brainchild of Rush Limbaugh

If you have carefully followed both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you will have come to realize that they work very closely with operatives within the Bush Administration. Both talkshow hosts command very large uninformed, narrow minded supporters…just what the doctor ordered for the Bush Administration.


BUSH DID IT!!

Reaps on May 7, 2008 at 12:53 AM

reaps

ain’t paranoia great! :)

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 12:56 AM

Has anybody noticed John McCain won NC with 73% of the vote and Indiana with 77% of the vote?? Nobody else is in the race except that little gremlin from Texas.

Weak.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:52 AM

It was a free punch at McCain. I think he’ll get most of the Republican voters in the end. He’ll most likely…probably…pretty sure, but I’ll definitely hold my nose.

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 12:56 AM

It was a free punch at McCain. I think he’ll get most of the Republican voters in the end. He’ll most likely…probably…pretty sure, but I’ll definitely hold my nose.

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 12:56 AM

Right. We are going to crawl over broken glass to hold our nose and vote for him.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:59 AM

Is it insincere to vote for somebody because of their skin color alone?

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Sadly, no … not if you’re judging people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.

Rosmerta on May 7, 2008 at 1:02 AM

Sadly, no … not if you’re judging people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.

Rosmerta on May 7, 2008 at 1:02 AM

In this country you can vote for anybody for any reason. That is what this country is about.

Many people, maybe MOST, who vote for POTUS know nothing about the candidates but identify with them for some reason.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 1:05 AM

Yours is a great one too :)

Entelechy on May 7, 2008 at 12:53 AM

…and since I just learned what your means, I like it lots better than mine. Who cares about Harry Potter anymore anyway!

Except that JK Rowling chick, she’s all upset about some copyright thing for some reason. :D

From now on I want to be called Loretta.

I want to have babies.

Rosmerta on May 7, 2008 at 1:06 AM

In this country you can vote for anybody for any reason. That is what this country is about.

Many people, maybe MOST, who vote for POTUS know nothing about the candidates but identify with them for some reason.

EJDolbow on May 7, 2008 at 1:05 AM

True … I guess there’s no such thing as an ideally cast vote, merely something on a sliding scale. Kind of like holding your nose to vote for the least awful candidate.

Rosmerta on May 7, 2008 at 1:08 AM

Fight on CNN! FUN! Gary, IN mayor vs. Hammond, IN mayor!!!

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 1:08 AM

Hillary wins Indiana…geez…Gary, IN tried but failed…haha.

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 1:13 AM

To bad I don’t ever watch CNN

Did they call it for Clinton?

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 1:15 AM

Reaps on May 7, 2008 at 12:53 AM

LOL, the gears are always turning over there in the fever swamps of the HuffPo.

WisCon on May 7, 2008 at 1:17 AM

But they need to be oiled cause they keep slipping back to one spoke on the wheel.

ordi on May 7, 2008 at 1:22 AM

Somebody famous once said this:?

“Ask not what your Country can do for you.”

“Ask what you can do for your Country.”

Please “VOTE” for John McCain, who is “Left of JFK”

He will be so much better for the USA than either of these “Socialistic Clowns” Democratic Candidates!!!

bucko36 on May 7, 2008 at 1:24 AM

What Rush is doing w/ Operation Chaos must be illegal. It must be some form of child abuse.

Trial lawyers? What do you think? And watch out for the back of that ambulance, there’s a stop sign up ahead…

TheCulturalist on May 7, 2008 at 1:39 AM

Fight on CNN! FUN! Gary, IN mayor vs. Hammond, IN mayor!!!

SouthernGent on May 7, 2008 at 1:08 AM

I was Born in Hammond, IN. >:}

Chakra Hammer on May 7, 2008 at 2:04 AM

A Christmas Story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story_(1983_film)#Settings

The movie is set in Hammond, Indiana, where writer Jean Shepherd grew up. [14] Local references in the film include Warren G. Harding Elementary School, and Cleveland Street (where Shepherd spent his childhood years). Other Indiana references in the dialogue include a mention of a person “swallowing a yo-yo” in nearby Griffith, Indiana

—————–

That Movie reminds me of how it was in Indiana when I grew up.. The fights with the kids etc.. >:}

(However the fights got more intense as we got older..) :D

Chakra Hammer on May 7, 2008 at 2:15 AM

from what i’ve seen, Obama and Hill split the crossovers pretty evenly

windansea on May 6, 2008 at 11:19 PM

And in the absence of Operation Chaos, this outcome would have been?

spmat on May 7, 2008 at 2:23 AM

Chickaboom Dontcha Just Love it!

Kini on May 7, 2008 at 2:23 AM

Boot to the Head

Chakra Hammer on May 7, 2008 at 2:36 AM

I want to thank Rush Limbaugh for letting me get engaged and make a difference in an election that would have otherwise left me bitter and questioning — not clinging to — my faith.

I was among the first Operation Chaos operatives, voting for Clinton in Ohio just after the polls opened. The result of that action — as Rush rightly points out — prolonged the process long enough for the wheels to come off the Obama juggernaut. Something that might not have happened otherwise (if the Rev. Wright storm broke in the general election the media would have cast it as racist Republican hatemongering — like they’re doing now).

miles on May 7, 2008 at 6:05 AM

Even if Operation Chaos is a complete ruse, it has still had the effect of coloring the Democratic Party’s thought process, as Rush has said. The more time they spend discounting it, the larger its percieved effect will be.

BKennedy on May 7, 2008 at 6:27 AM

Quote of the day

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

“Did Rush Limbaugh actually impact the Democratic primary?”

No, but I know who is boosting Arianna Huffington’s website.

Indy Conservative on May 7, 2008 at 6:36 AM

The greatest success of Operation Chaos was not so much in helping Mrs. Clinton win votes as in damaging Obama’s “saintly” aura and bloodying him up and making him more vulnerable in the general election.

The fact he is winning 90% of the black vote in states like NC but losing white voters versus his earlier primary showings is evidence enough.

Always Right on May 7, 2008 at 6:40 AM

“Did Rush Limbaugh actually impact the Democratic primary?”

Pay back is hell. The cross-over Dems stuck us with McCain, now they may very well be stuck with Obama and his running mate, “Rev.” Wright.

Zorro on May 7, 2008 at 6:46 AM

This was not just Rush. All the thousands of people that went out there deserve some credit.

JellyToast on May 7, 2008 at 7:06 AM

What’s Operation Chaos…?

J_Gocht on May 7, 2008 at 7:46 AM

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