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Rush Limbaugh, " I have the power to anoint GOP Nominee"

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  1. DarrylS

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    From World net daily, guess Rush has a rather lofty view of himself these days, guess if you give him the power, he believes he has the power.. read this AM that Tony Snow was on his show yesterday, find it somewhat scary that he really believes that he can do this. Guess Romney, Guiliani and the rest of the Right Wing hopefuls better start kissing up to him.

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55724

    Rush Limbaugh, the most-listened-to radio host in the U.S. and America's No. 1 voice for conservatism, says he alone has the power to select the 2008 Republican nominee for president at this point, but he's avoiding promoting one candidate over another so as not to sound like a "cheerleader."

    Limbaugh's remarks came today during his analysis of last night's GOP presidential debate in South Carolina, as a caller urged Rush to throw his support behind Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, as the caller claimed Paul was the most conservative of the field of candidates.

    "That is very true, and that is why I must exercise this power responsibly, not as a cheerleader," said Limbaugh, "which is why I'm not picking a name right now. I alone have the power to move the [Republican] base."

    Limbaugh continued:

    The exercise of my 'power' – it's not something I'm really conscious of on a daily basis, but it would be foolish and silly for me to deny that I possess it. But the primary effort in the usage of my power is to educate and inform as many people as possible so they get in the arena of ideas and eventually go vote. Because I believe in ideas and ideas triumph, and when elections are won, I want them to be won on ideas, not labels and other things that are devoid of substance. ...
    But I did want to make note that I finally have now acknowledged what everybody knows, and it is one of the reasons that I am the biggest target of the American left simply because of that power. This is a power, my friends, that could be used for good or evil. I choose to use it for good. ... It's the elephant in the room. Why deny it? That would be false humility, and there's nothing that grates on me more than a person that engages in false humility and tries to laugh it off. ... I'm not going to sit here and deny what you all know.
     
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    Rush is a moron. People like him do more to destroy this country and our political system than the parties themselves. Losers like he build anamosity between people and party by politicizing every issue and incident, thus making it impossible to concede an inch on any issue.
     
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    Just came back from my morning ambulation and got to thinking, if this is true how much money can the Republicans save on primaries, advertising and the such.. just ask Rush who he anoints as the next candidate.. it is a very cost effective solution, no controversy over debates or anything.. just ask Rush he knows and he anoints.
     
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    There is absolutely no way he "anoints" Ron Paul. He's far too "paleo-conservative" for the modern Republican party.
     
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    Prolly just a reaction to his major oxycontin addiction:singing:
     
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    An up-standing neo-con comdian like RUSH addiced to drugs!!!OOOH woe is me, what is this world comeing to? Please say it an't so.
     
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    EXACTLY!

    those pills are making the guy think he is a god.....awesome!

    Living up to his stinkin name....have another one RUSH!
     
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    Actualy I thought it was a VIAGRA addiction. Stuck in the gas station of love and its self-service
     
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    Nope, not Viagra. They save that for the seniors who are on the Drug Prescription Benefit. :D
     

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