A new Low From The Republicans

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  1. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    well heres a new low from the Republicans Limbaugh on his radio program said his opinon on Powells endorsment on obama Saying the only reason He Suported Him is because he's Black so im gussing Limbaugh didnt pay anny attention to meet the press that day im so sick of the republicans now i really hope the Democrats win the senate and the white house this year ah great times i hope will be ahead

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    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/limbaugh-implie.html
     
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  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Please! Let them talk! Let them say even more. I'm so glad this is happening. Finally the country gets to see these clowns for what they are, and always have been. It's about time, too.
     
  4. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Thread title misleading. This isn't a new low at all.
     
  5. freeny macrumors 68020

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    agreed.
    In the history of debating, this talking point has never won ever.
    They are shooting themselves in the foot
     
  6. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so sick of hearing that black people are only voting for Barack Obama because he's black. It's crazy.

    It would be like saying Rush Limbaugh (and any other white person) is voting for McCain because he's white. It's simply not true in all cases. Rush is an idiot who loves appealing to the lowest common denominator. :rolleyes:
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Like it or not, agree with it or not, lots of core NeoCons are going to think that. They're not going to vote for Obama anyways -- it's the least of the things about Obama that are kryptonite to NeoCons.

    This is perfect -- you know someone was going to say it. It might as well be someone with no credibility outside the haterdome. Rush Limbaugh is an excellent choice. Sean Hanity would probably have been the only better choice to beat him to it.
     
  8. Peace macrumors P6

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    I'm quit sure the subject will pop up on FauxNews.
     
  9. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    It popped up on FoolsNews yesterday.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I hope I remember to turn on Hannity tonight. I can't wait to see him spin it.
     
  11. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Yes. Because a Republican radiohost counts for every Republican. Yes. Because all Republicans agree and back John McCain. Yes. Because all Republicans are idiots.
     
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    At least he has the guts to bring the subject up. It has to cross your mind, whether you believe so, or not.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I sometimes listen to short bursts of him on the radio so I can maintain my rage against social injustices, but ... television? My god, man, I'm just not that strong. I don't think I could bear to watch that thing on TV.
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Well then- is Limbaugh voting for McCain because he's white? It goes both ways...
     
  15. Peace macrumors P6

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    He probably is.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If he had any real "guts", that's what he'd really be talking about.
     
  17. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Truth is, you cannot say the Republicans hit a new low. You cannot say the Democrats hit a new low ever. There are idiots supporting both parties, there are racists in both parties, whoever thinks that the Republicans hit a new low by Limbaugh needs to get their head checked (that's a nice way to say that ;)).
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    That's not the truth. That's false equivalence. When a candidate accuses another candidate that they're 'palling around with terrorists' it's not only a dangerous and volatile distortion of the truth, it's demagoguery.

    All across the country there are reports of violence, intimidation and death threats against Obama campaign workers, offices and volunteers. People have been hanging effigies of Obama from trees and here's a story from today:

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200881020067

    Please find us anything comparable that Obama supporters have done.
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Whoa. Now that's truly a new low. The racists are out in droves wishing for death. Unbelievable.
     
  20. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    How do you get lower then Limbaugh? just look at his record on abusing drugs, or dodging vietnam or his spewing of hate. He represents the hypocrite and little else. A perfect fit for the republican party these days.
     
  21. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    One could possibly be on the forum. Did you not catch the HINT HINT yesterday?
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I did- but I'm not quite willing to make that call just yet. I think in that person's case, it's just being young.
     
  23. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I'm sorry but why does a bunch of idiotic *******s in North Carolina label every Republican?

    Yes, I disagree with how John McCain is saying Obama deals with terrorists, but like I said, not all Republicans support John McCain and quiet frankly even though I'm not a Republican most of the Republicans I know don't like McCain. In fact, when the rally went sour for McCain and people started shouting,"Kill Obama" and the like, McCain backed up Obama and said he is a great person, etc.

    Obama's priest or whatever said a bunch of distasteful stuff, but you know what, some people have common sense and don't relate one idiot that supports Obama to everybody.
     
  24. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I hope so. I'll agree to go with your thinking.

    Just thought I'd throw that out there, a few might be roaming amongst us. You never really know these days.
     
  25. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In an election like this, your candidates have a responsibility to keep the dialogue reasonable. When they start accusing and directly implying their opponents of being 'unAmerican' for instance, that's dangerous.

    There's a huge difference between the candidate saying something and an associate saying something. If the candidate implicitly gives permission for their supporters to see their opponent as a traitor, a terrorist, it inflames the idiots in the crowd. Do you not see the difference? You would never hear similar words from Obama or Biden.
     

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