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Steve Schmidt: GOP must muzzle Rush Limbaugh
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Posted on 11/06/2012 10:58:51 PM PST by Windy City Conservative

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said early Wednesday morning on MSNBC that it’s time for Republican leaders to stand up to “extreme statements” and “nonsense” coming from within the GOP, including Rush Limbaugh.

“Now, people calling for revolution and these extreme statements — when I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense, and to repudiate it directly,” Schmidt said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83454.html#ixzz2BW8uQVhy

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; gope; limbaugh; rinopurge; romneyspew; rush; steveschmidt; talkradio
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Time for this guy to go.
1 posted on 11/06/2012 10:58:56 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

The GOP must muzzle Steve Schmidt.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 11:00:18 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Who is Steve Schmidt?


3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:00:51 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rush is extreme. You can thank him for the Sandra Fluke phenomenom and of coursse you can thank him for operation chaos four years ago.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:01:23 PM PST by tshaun
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rush just needs to make it clear he is not in the GOP any more, that’s all.

The GOP won’t fight the fraud, it means they are dead to me-again. The fraud will be 10x worse in 2016 because of the spineless GOP.

We need a new party.

Heck, I wouldn’t blame Rush for retiring.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 11:01:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If we followed Limbaugh’s blueprint for candidates, we’d win just about every time. 2010 was a Limbaugh style election and it was a mega sweep.

2012 was a consultant run loss.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:09 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Yeah Stevie! We can’t let the zombies know what we, as Americans, really stand for. We need to lie to them like the Fluken commie ‘RATS! Good thinking Skippy! Mmmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (REVENGE wins.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Valerie jarrett said there would be hell to pay so to speak if Obama won. I bet the fairness doctrine will come back.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:20 PM PST by funfan
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To: Windy City Conservative

Another indication that the GOP is going to go the way of the Whigs.

The GOP establishment doesn’t realize that they’ve shot their last wad.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:20 PM PST by NVDave
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To: tshaun

Rush is conservative.

You can thank spineless GOP weasels like this idiot for failure.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Walk away from the Geriatric Old Plotters.

The GOP is the hole in the conservative bucket.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:44 PM PST by Psalm 144 (See Psalm 2 for final election results.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

IF it hadn’t of been for RUSH, we all would be basket cases. GO RUSH and YOU STAND UP TO ALL THE GARBAGE. AMERICA needs you more than EVER now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 11/06/2012 11:03:02 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Censorship.

The first refuge of the cur.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 11:03:26 PM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: funfan

You can expect the GOP leaders to bring back the Fairness Doctrine.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 11:03:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NVDave

The GOP establishment lost the election.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 11:03:57 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Windy City Conservative

Yeah way to go after that Fraud Obama, Stevie

You lost to a fraud. You were spineless, so you’re hardly one to talk.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 11:04:54 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Windy City Conservative
The republican establishment is kaput! They cannot put blame anywhere but on themselves.

The ignoramuses of this country re-elected a communist. It's not the conservative's fault!

17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:05:54 PM PST by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Anybody have Steve Schimdt’s telephone number.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:06:16 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rush is the one reason why the GOP even has a chance in these elections

Now, his GOP Talk Radio competition is the problem. Unlike Rush, his counterparts are too busy appeasing the Liberal RINOs to get interviews, keep their FoxNews appearances. These are the ones who pander to the Liberal RINO politicans

Notice that Rush rarely appears on FoxNews? He won’t be compromised


19 posted on 11/06/2012 11:06:19 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: pollywog

Why didn’t Rush talk about the forged birth certificate? IT’S CLEARLY A FORGERY. Yes, I’m yelling, but not at you.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 11:06:42 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rino idiots.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 11:07:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I am enjoying the talk about revolution.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 11:07:48 PM PST by Floratina
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To: tshaun

Rush is a good guy. Not his fault Romney lost. He wanted Bachmann like I did and nobody went for her in the primaries. If we ran things like him we’d win. Romney is too moderate.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 11:07:58 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: tshaun

Rush needs to learn not to take stinky bait like the Sandra Fluke thing and then doubling down


24 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:06 PM PST by Homer1
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To: Windy City Conservative

GOP you go to f’ing hell. Rush is going to be a very very valuable voice in the years to come. I hope he lives in a fortress. Rush can be jokingly pompous but his take is indispensable to me and many others.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:37 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Conservative radio will be illegal. It’ll be against the law to say anything bad about Islam. These are just two things that will happen and the people will accept them.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 11:09:00 PM PST by Terry Mross (Once again I wasted my vote. But I have learned my lesson.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Oh yes, it is time for the RINOs to solidify their grasp on the party by blaming conservatives for the loss of a liberal against a liberal..

What a shock. It’s not the RINO after RINO being nominated that’s the problem, it’s the conservatives who’ve spoken against the liberal agenda.

Like a broken clock, they’re almost always wrong.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 11:09:10 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: tshaun

what does he think, we’re going to go out to petsmart and purchase a muzzle and put it on him? And for what reason? Ican see none.

And as for operation Chaos, Hillary would have been worse. she’d have had credibility as she is an American, for one.

Two, she is better at all of this than BO is.

Three, She’d never go away. she isn’t now.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 11:09:53 PM PST by stanne
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rush other talk radio hosts defended Romney more than establishment pundits that wanted Romney to be the nominee


29 posted on 11/06/2012 11:10:00 PM PST by zt1053
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To: tsowellfan

They ran the squishy middle former governor of lefty Massachusetts who helped inspire Obamacare, but the lost because there was still some conservative somewhere saying controversial things. These guys would never get past the first hole in a round of golf. “The sun was in my eyes...You coughed in my backswing...my ball wasn’t clean enough...that bird looked at my funny.”


30 posted on 11/06/2012 11:10:00 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rush and other talk radio hosts defended Romney more than establishment pundits that wanted Romney to be the nominee


31 posted on 11/06/2012 11:10:15 PM PST by zt1053
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To: tshaun

The RINO’s want a civil war.

The guy even said it.

Go to hell GOP


32 posted on 11/06/2012 11:10:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: toddausauras

right now I am pissed at all of our so called leaders and that includes Rush Limbaugh and Steve Schmidt. To be going through what this country is going through is unfreakinbelievable and I hold them all responsible ALL of them!~~~~


33 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:21 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Steve, this was your candidate. This was the guy you sandbagged Sarah Palin for. If he’d won, and I’ll be honest, I thought he made a damned good run at it once he got the nomination, and I thought he looked incredibly good to win it, maybe I’d give a crap what you think. But now...eh, no.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:36 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Steve Schmidt, rhymes with.......


35 posted on 11/06/2012 11:11:37 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Homer1

Okay, but what did Fluke amount to? One round to the lefties. Big whoop. If you think she had anything to do with Obama’s win I have a bridge to sell you.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:26 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Windy City Conservative

You know, you can only tell folks what’s good for them. You can’t make them comprehend or accept it.

It’s not Rush’s fault.

The people of this nation are going to learn the lesson the hard way. Obama is going to continue spending, continue infringing on our rights, destroying our military...

When the people who voted him in again, are begging in the streets because he has destroyed this nation, perhaps they’ll think back. More likely they’ll blame everyone else, like the ‘used to be rich’ they helped destroy.

This nation is headed for a big fall. Prepare for the worst, because this guy is going to deliver that on a platter to one and all.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This space for rent... again.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Glenn Beck found he had beef with Fox News and left. He created his network and fled to Texas. He has his flaws, but he is a good man for laying it all on the line.

I’d say the problems is more with having rino candidates than anything else. But I think some on the right did not do enough to help Bachmann, Santorum or Gingrich get over the finish line.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:52 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Windy City Conservative

One of the idiots critcizing one of the great conservative minds. FUSS. Didnt he quit Obama’s campaign because he supported Obama because he was black? now that I think of it, FUSS Kinda has a ring to it.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:59 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Homer1

Fluke brings 10 people to a rally

If you think thats to blame for the loss, your a moron


41 posted on 11/06/2012 11:12:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Who is this yob?


42 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:41 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Defiant

I mean He quit McCain’s campaign.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:46 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

In the past several decades, Rush has influenced more people to become conservative and Republican than any other public figure other than Ronald Reagan. This Schmidt guy is a knat swarming around a giant and he needs to be swatted away once and for all.

Schmidt was also involved in the McCain campaign. Some resume he has.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:04 PM PST by Will88
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To: Windy City Conservative

Sigh...on a philosophical basis, I love Rush. More often than not, on that basis, I agree with Rush.

But, here’s the thing: Rush is provacateur. He says outlandish stuff-he attempts to illustrate absurdity with absurdity-to keep his ratings up, first and foremost. He forgets-as my grandpappy used to say-you get more flies with honey than vinegar.

And, unlike twenty years ago (when you knew when he was kidding and when he wasn’t) he has created a persona of “serious commentator” that doesn’t allow us to excuse his (often funny) stuff.

As a result, he creates unnecessary distractions.

I DON’T want him to go away but I DO want him to go back to the days when he was able to convince people he was a satirist and not the voice of the movement. I want him to go back to skits and other things that puncture liberals with humor instead of just railing against them.


45 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:19 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: tshaun
Rush is extreme. You can thank him for the Sandra Fluke phenomenom and of coursse you can thank him for operation chaos four years ago.

Your position on it is what? Welcome to FR.
46 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:28 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

We needed to muzzle two candidates who are supremely ignorant about rape. Their stupid comments confirmed every awful suspicion women have about Republicans.


47 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:42 PM PST by Alex Baker
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To: GeronL

Don’t worry Rush. You can join our new crusade for secession!

Family values
Pro-life
Pro-faith
Anti-Islamic
Anti-communist
Patriotism
Capitalism

We will stand by these principles. Oh, and about that document that was supposed to protect us from the likes of Obama? We’ll take that with us.


48 posted on 11/06/2012 11:15:46 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: GeronL
The GOP won’t fight the fraud, it means they are dead to me-again. The fraud will be 10x worse in 2016 because of the spineless GOP.

Yep. Philadelphia county took the entire state of PA again! More votes than voters.
49 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:08 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

The GOP is a means, not the end itself.

What’s the point of having a GOP if it’s just going to be a wimpy version of the Democrat party?


50 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:20 PM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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