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What Would Breitbart Do? Rally for Rush!

posted at 9:46 pm on March 5, 2012 by

Jeffrey Lord’s latest must-read in the American Spectator is a call to action to defend free speech, inspired by Andrew Breitbart’s example. It traces the advertisers that have abandoned Rush’s program, many after decades of support. Lord notes that only a pathetic 21 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberals. And he rightly observes that disenfranchising 79 percent of Americans is a decidedly flawed business strategy.

The time to be bullied is over. You hear me? It’s over.

Here’s how we’re going to fight back against “The Sickening Seven”, as I like to call the advertisers who abandoned Rush over accidentally calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” when a more apt description would be “lying plant.”

Sleep Train: This gutless company says it has been advertising with Rush for 25 years. They should be ashamed of themselves. Absolutely ashamed…
This is the e-mail for Sleep Train’s customer service: customerservice@sleeptrain.com. This is the 800 phone number for Sleep Train: 1-800-919-2337. This is the 800 fax number for Sleep Train: 1-866-293-5719.

Legal Zoom: The Co-founders of this company are Brian Liu, Brian Lee, Eddie Hartman & Robert Shapiro… The address for e-mails is here. The Corporate Headquarters phone number is: 1-323-962-8600. The fax number is: 323-962-8300.

Citrix: Mark B. Templeton is the President and CEO… The contact info for the Citrix Corporate Headquarters is… Toll Free Phone: 1-800-424-8749, Phone: 954-267-3000, Fax: 954-267-9319.

Quicken Loans: Quicken, under the leadership of its Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert…. has gone the extra mile to antagonize the 40 percent. It has this statement on its website: Due to Rush Limbaugh’s continued inflammatory comments — along with the valued feedback we have received from our clients and team members — Quicken Loans has suspended all advertising on the Rush Limbaugh radio program.

Note: Quicken is so skittish the above message appears for mere seconds before vanishing. It took repeated tries to copy verbatim the simple, highly provocative message above.

The Quicken contact info is found on this page of their website. Note: The company has an online chat function on this page. Also: Phone, Client Relations: 1-800-863-4332.

Pro-Flowers: Their contact info is here.

Carbonite: …contact info here

…DO YOU GET the picture? The American Left — whether it pops up in the form of Media Matters, Color of Change, MoveOn.org, Texans for Truth or other groups — is determined to shut off conservative dissent from their agenda by whatever means necessary. Fueled in part by money like that they received from David Friend of Carbonite. To do this they are quite specifically going after conservative talk radio hosts and television commentators one by one by one. The fact that David Friend of MoveOn.org/Carbonite is there to stick it to Rush is all the better. The fact that Ed Schulz called Laura Ingraham a slut is one big no-big-deal to Sandra Fluke herself when she wants air time on with Mr. Ed. Why should David Friend care if Ms. Fluke doesn’t? So, Carbonite continues as Mr. Ed’s sponsor, sluts be damned.

As noted earlier, what began with Don Imus, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck has just hit Pat Buchanan… Now, they want Rush’s scalp…

In his last speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just weeks ago, Andrew Breitbart stood at the podium and said: “Conservatives used to take it and we’re not taking it anymore.”

…By doing what they have now done, these one-time sponsors of Rush Limbaugh’s show have now startlingly indicated that they are signing on with anti-First Amendment thugs.

We’ve got work to do, friends. It’s time to Rally for Rush.

And, please: pass it on.

Hat tip: R.L.

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make that the sickening thirteen and counting. the armed forces network will be next, to limbaugh’s utter embarrassment.

the invisible hand of the free market can sometimes slap you hard.

sesquipedalian on March 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

@sesquipedalian – I think you had a typo.

You meant the invisible hand of the Soros-funded totalitarian Left.

directorblue on March 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM

You meant the invisible hand of the Soros-funded totalitarian Left.

directorblue on March 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Somebody get a tube of Preparation H for Mr.Butthurt.

The free market is a two-edged sword, clodpate, and whining like a little b!tch every time it stings YOU instead of just the liberals is beyond pathetic.

MelonCollie on March 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

You meant the invisible hand of the Soros-funded totalitarian Left.

directorblue on March 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM

and acorn!

sesquipedalian on March 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM

the invisible hand of the free market can sometimes slap you hard.

sesquipedalian on March 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

That’s the thing, the free market solutions almost always come out favoring that majority of Americans who are not liberals. Carbonite finished the day only a nickel off from their 12 month stock low, and was in the top 10 stock falls of the day. Clearly all the loud-mouth liberals who are praising them for their decision are all talk, and the conservatives boycotting were their target audience for ads for a reason.

You’ll note that the gold companies who advertise were at least bright enough to realize the profitability was on the side of supporting Rush.

The free market is a two-edged sword, clodpate, and whining like a little b!tch every time it stings YOU instead of just the liberals is beyond pathetic.

MelonCollie on March 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Good grief. Are you always so pleasant?

RachDubya on March 6, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Rush has the most popular radio show in the US as far as I know. If we respond to these advertisers, I believe we can have a significant impact on them, or at least offer a significant boost to their competition.

Citrix makes a lot of products. I generally buy a couple of their Netscaler appliences a year at about $20,000 a pop. I can just as easily purchase A10 Networks hardware that does the same thing at a lower price. That’s just one example. Many of these companies are in a lot of different markets. We use these products in our workplaces in addition to our homes. We can just stop buying some of their higher end enterprise products, too.

crosspatch on March 6, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Citrix makes a lot of products. I generally buy a couple of their Netscaler appliences a year at about $20,000 a pop. I can just as easily purchase A10 Networks hardware that does the same thing at a lower price.

crosspatch on March 6, 2012 at 4:12 AM

why have you been wasting your money on citrix then?

sesquipedalian on March 6, 2012 at 7:55 AM

All boycotting his sponsors does is make NEW sponsors less likely to sign on.

And this is entirely his own doing, over a silly analogy that didn’t even make sense. Yes, the woman’s a dingbat and probably a slattern. But you’re not going to win this one.

The less time talking about this, the better. Obama wants this, the last thing he wants to talk about are gas prices and the faltering economy.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 8:09 AM

You’ll note that the gold companies who advertise were at least bright enough to realize the profitability was on the side of supporting Rush.

RachDubya on March 6, 2012 at 1:22 AM

the companies made a rational, self-serving decision not to advertise with a repulsive misogynist. i suppose gold companies cater primarily to older white men who couldn’t care less about rush insulting young, independent women.

this outcry should have happened long ago, but finally rush went too far with a critical mass of people and the damage cannot be undone. hopefully his show will continue to be dropped by advertisers and stations until he fades into beckian irrelevance.

sesquipedalian on March 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM

the companies made a rational, self-serving decision not to advertise with a repulsive misogynist.

You mean Carbonite stopped their advertising on Ed Shultz?

The_Livewire on March 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

You mean Carbonite stopped their advertising on Ed Shultz?

The_Livewire on March 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Ed Schultz has advertisers?

Who listens besides Ed Schultz and the people producing the show?

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

You mean Carbonite stopped their advertising on Ed Shultz?

The_Livewire on March 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

ed shultz immediately apologized and was suspended for 2 weeks. i can’t remember anyone defending him the way you’re rallying uncritically behind this degenerate.

rush attacked fluke many times over several days, using despicable language about her supposed promiscuity. it was so offensive that anything liberal talkers ever said pales in comparison.

sesquipedalian on March 6, 2012 at 9:41 AM

rush attacked fluke many times over several days, using despicable language about her supposed promiscuity

It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her. She’s set for life in the professional victims industry.

She’ll be able to stuff a walk-in closet full of contraception, thanks to Rush.

And the world will be a better place if it does its job and keeps her barren.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Best plan of action yet!! I read all 8 pages on American Spectator last night. Picked this up from RightScoop. Glad to see it here. This needs to be promoted to the front page!!

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Shorter sesquipedalian “No. Stop bringing facts into this coversation.”

The_Livewire on March 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

She’ll be able to stuff a walk-in closet full of contraception, thanks to Rush.

And the world will be a better place if it does its job and keeps her barren.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I see you and others aren’t smart enough to see what her objective is. That you think contraceptives are her objective is missing the big picture.

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I beleive in free speech but I’m not fighting for Rush to be able to call someone a slut. He made his choice and now his advertiser are making their’s. He’s a big boy he can fight his own battles. Talking about Rush, his comment, and the fluke woman is not helping us defeat Obama. That should be our focus.

magicbeans on March 6, 2012 at 10:48 AM

sesquipedalian on March 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

HA posters have known ever since you came in with the others that you are on the left side of any right discussion. This is a war between good and evil. Good to know you are not on the side of good. Just wanted to point that out in case you think you may have a valid argument.

You should go back to Media Matters or the other left sites, since they probably miss you.

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM

magicbeans on March 6, 2012 at 10:48 AM

No, you don’t believe in free speech. You need to read the entire article that Jeffrey Lord wrote. You believe in “selected” free speech, just as this B.O. administration, Pelosi, Fluke, et al do. They believe that only they should have free speech. They want to tell the 79% what speech they are allowed to have.

You’re in the 21%, LOL

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Here’s what I am sending, in case it helps any of yall as a draft:
As a working American, I don’t have time for a long email, but felt it important to show my sincere disappointment that a private sector capitalist enterprise would cave to left wing censorship by abandoning the Rush Limbaugh program. The organizations calling for ad boycotts are ALWAYS calling for boycotts against conservatives for ANY reason. Maybe this time there was a reason for some to complain, yet that is the nature of free speech. It is clear: this is not about offensive speech. This is about silencing one political side, and re-electing Barack Obama. Note this fake outrage only happens during election season.

Also note the offended woman in question is not a non-political innocent, but a polished liberal activist who recommends people read Media Matters, a radical left wing propaganda wing of the Democrat Party with ties to the White House.

Please refuse to be part of the Propaganda campaign. Your advertising is a business function, and you should not be concerned with content of shows, only ratings. Ratings which would not be there is the content was truly, consistently offensive.

Thanks.

aeroplane on March 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I see you and others aren’t smart enough to see what her objective is. That you think contraceptives are her objective is missing the big picture.

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

That was a joke, genius, her objective is her.

If she can force the rest of us to fund her stupid ideas, that’s just grand. But rest assured, it’s all about her and her career. Every moment Rush talks about her it’s a grand gift that she doesn’t have to pay for.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thanks.

aeroplane on March 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Good points. They need to hear from the 79%!! I plan on doing the same. Either calling or emailing since I don’t do Facebook or Twitter.

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

That was a joke, genius, her objective is her.

If she can force the rest of us to fund her stupid ideas, that’s just grand. But rest assured, it’s all about her and her career. Every moment Rush talks about her it’s a grand gift that she doesn’t have to pay for.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM

My point is that this is NOT about her. She’s a tool and this has all been planned. I would hope you’d read Lord’s article to see the connections these Sponsor’s have, not only each other in some cases, but with the Left wing. The bottom line is violating our 1st Amendment Rights which this Obamacare and the HHS mandate is doing. She is just a tool, a small part of it. These Sponsors are tools also, just bigger ones. They want to join he Anti-American Left, fine. I’m glad to know that!!They did not make a business decision, they made a political decision based on orders from the higher ups.

Many thanks to Jeffrey Lord also!!

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Many of these companies are in a lot of different markets. We use these products in our workplaces in addition to our homes. We can just stop buying some of their higher end enterprise products, too.

crosspatch on March 6, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Bingo. Tell them why, and then stop buying.

It’s a sure bet that, for these companies, dropping Rush will mean paying more for less advertising exposure anywhere else. It probably won’t mean a lot to Quicken Loans, but it will to the rest of them. They are likely to lose sales from this, and at the very least see a drop in their sales growth in the next couple of years. A lot of people only know about Carbonite, Legal Zoom, LifeLock, and Pro-Flowers because of Rush’s show.

J.E. Dyer on March 6, 2012 at 12:47 PM

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM

She’s about her. That’s the point.

A tool? If I go to the toolbox and starting hitting myself on the head with a hammer, that’s not anyone else’s fault but my own.

If this dingbat testified and then when about her merry way, no one would have heard of her.

Thanks again, Rush.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM

the companies made a rational, self-serving decision not to advertise with a repulsive misogynist.
sesquipedalian on March 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM

So, bill maher, ed schultz and kieth oldberdork have had their advertisers pull their ads? That’s too bad.

You leftists are such hypocrites.

Solaratov on March 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

it was so offensive that anything liberal talkers ever said pales in comparison.

sesquipedalian on March 6, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Gad! You’re a phony little twit. You and the rest of your leftoid drones could care less what women are called or by whom, or what happens to them in general — unless there’s a chance to bash someone on the Right.
Do you really think that no one understands what you hypocrites do and are doing?
Btw, little miss Roundheels Fluck IS a sl*t – so, what’s the harm in identifying her as such?

Solaratov on March 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

It’s a sure bet that, for these companies, dropping Rush will mean paying more for less advertising exposure anywhere else. It probably won’t mean a lot to Quicken Loans, but it will to the rest of them. They are likely to lose sales from this, and at the very least see a drop in their sales growth in the next couple of years. A lot of people only know about Carbonite, Legal Zoom, LifeLock, and Pro-Flowers because of Rush’s show.

J.E. Dyer on March 6, 2012 at 12:47 PM

A couple of people made the point that no one ever seems to pull advertising from the genuinely continuously offensive leftist shows and sites and papers, which is rather a curious thing.
Are the advertisers also placing ads on conservative programs, so that they are just picking up extra viewers where they can get them, and don’t care if some of their customers are insulted by some of their hosts (or maybe figure it’s a wash); or do they deliberately select only leftist venues, even if they might possibly make more money by broadening their ad base?

If the latter, is this out of ideological principle, and they don’t care if people who (presumably) aren’t their customers get insulted; or do their products naturally target only a leftist consumer?

I don’t watch enough TV to know, and haven’t read a pulp-paper in years.

Anybody got an idea?

AesopFan on March 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

From the headlines: Investors are dumping Carbonite as fast as Carbonite dumped Limbaugh.
I guess they know what side of the bread substitute the icky-wax is on.

AesopFan on March 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Oh, for pity’s sake; free speech is EVERYONE’s right, including the sponsors. I think Fluke was wrong and foolish on every count, but no one would have ever even heard her drivel if Rush hadn’t put provocation above principle. It doesn’t matter (and I don’t think we know) whether his lady’s sex life is monogamous or promiscuous; the point is that it’s her own business and her Catholic school isn’t responsible for financing it. That point was totally lost because Rush wanted a big headline (a complaint that I’ve had more and more often with Rush over the last 10 years or so — to the point that I think the conservative movement would be better off if he retired). Frankly, as CONSERVATIVE, as well as a husband and father, I was incensed at the comment, which he himself agreed was wrong. His sponsors aren’t evil for not wanting their products associated with him. I wouldn’t either.

Why not, instead of going after Rush’s former sponsors, put your energy into going after the sponsors of Maher, Schulz, Olbermann, and all of the cretins on the left? And save this outrage for the (all too frequent) cases of sponsorships being pulled WITHOUT good cause.

RegularJoe on March 7, 2012 at 7:50 AM