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Rush Defends Sarah Palin's Choice to Campaign for McCain
The Economy Colapse ^ | 1/16/2010 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 02/18/2010 6:59:52 AM PST by Brices Crossroads

Rush Limbaugh on the Tea Party movement the Republican party and the conservatives Sarah Palin her Daytona beach appearance and McCain. Rush Limbaugh says that Sarah Palin is not a Tea Partier , she is a republican first and foremost, Rush Limbaugh believes that Sarah Palin owes McCain the fact that she is what she is today and that it is a payback time for her to McCain , it is an obligatory payback says Rush Limbaugh.


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To: Brices Crossroads

Nonsense. Freepers who question ALL politicians are the best Freepers there are.

Do we want another compromiser with the truth as President? People were just as gung ho to support George W Bush around here and look how that turned out. He ended up handing over ALL THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT to socialists! A true conservative would NOT have done that.

So are we going to put our blinders on again and refuse to acknowledge weaknesses in our candidates? I hope not. But if it’s true that most people do not learn from history I’m afraid Freepers here will end up making the same mistakes as last time.


101 posted on 02/18/2010 7:35:14 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: mewzilla

My point is that if one wants to run for President, they’re going to need some backing from the party establishment. Your example is best suited for those running in Congressional races.


102 posted on 02/18/2010 7:35:17 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Brices Crossroads; rintense; Extremely Extreme Extremist

One thing that people may not have thought about is that Palin (along with Thompson and others) know many of these political players personally, so they know their true character. Imagine if we were discussing Mark Sanford five years ago and he was running against a RINO and someone we liked supported the RINO. It may have been because that someone knew that Sanford was a philandering SOB who would do just as much harm in the long run. Now, I’m not saying JD is in the least, but we don’t know all the motivations behind these endorsements.


103 posted on 02/18/2010 7:35:40 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Brices Crossroads

Limbaugh’s so called defense of Palin only points out he is putting party over principle. That’s damning with faint praise.


104 posted on 02/18/2010 7:36:00 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: CAluvdubya

I know. I see the PDS group, small but dogged, out every day and night, baying at the moon. I was glad Rush held forth on this. it is hard to say that both Palin and Rush Limbaugh are RINOs and have much credibility at all. (as I said earlier, they could accuse Reagan of being a RINO for picking Richard Schweiker as his Veep to try to win the nomination from Ford in 1976. This was, at the time, a very controversial move and was pretty nakedly political. Schweiker grew more conservative, but at the time he was a very liberal Republican with an ACU of 5%. That didn’t seem to damage Reagan in 1980, did it?


105 posted on 02/18/2010 7:36:43 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: deannadurbin
I disagree with practically everything you've said on this thread, but you have a lovely voice, deanna. ;)

My serious assessment of this...

Rush understands politics and so does Sarah
Rush doesn't think this is a make or break deal, nor do I
People who think Reagan was perfect are suffering from fuzzy memories
Anyone dumping support of Sarah over this is a flake
The only way Sarah can win the Presidency, should she decide to pursue it, is to run as a Republican. Third parties are pie-in-the-sky losers in the very real world of politics.

Rush's analysis - note analysis - of this situation was accurate.

And I'm donating to J.D. Hayworth today.

106 posted on 02/18/2010 7:37:28 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: deannadurbin
Rush liked Romney better than McCain, he never "pushed" him. I think he was just as frustrated at our lack of a good candidate as any. Like many of us, until Sarah was picked, he never supported McCain at all

Her support of McCain is a no brainer, as Rush explained, loyalty is a good thing, plus can you imagine the uproar from the media 24/7 if she didn't support him?

It's so silly for so many to be suddenly upset with her and call her a RINO for supporting the man who picked her as his VP candidate. Short sighted and petty.

107 posted on 02/18/2010 7:37:56 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: deannadurbin
While we've been arguing whether or not Palin is a RINO or NOT, ACORN has enrolled another 10,000 fraudulent voters!
108 posted on 02/18/2010 7:38:56 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: nmh

I think what you’re really saying is: someone with principles, followed by a parenthetical . . as long as they agree with MY principles. And on that, you are free to either endorse or reject her decission. It’s about choices, to with which SP has made her own. And quite possibly not for the reasons you believe. Rush is absolutly correct on this, IMO.


109 posted on 02/18/2010 7:38:57 AM PST by mentor2k
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To: deannadurbin
McCain had harmed our nation and is a danger to America. Palin either honestly supports McCain and McCain's positions or she is playing politics, helping herself politically to the detriment of our nation. The “loyalty” argument doesn’t make sense either as she is placing loyalty to a leftist above love for country.

In any case, this is politics as usual with GOP candidates. And, another trip to the wilderness lead by RINOS.

110 posted on 02/18/2010 7:38:58 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Man50D
Limbaugh is bright enough to realize that the higher principle is defeating the people who are destroying the country.

If you prefer the "principle of perfection" over the principle of preserving this great Republic, then perhaps you should adjust your priorities.

111 posted on 02/18/2010 7:39:20 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Good. At least you aren’t compromising on your donations. :)


112 posted on 02/18/2010 7:39:21 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: deannadurbin
Nonsense. Freepers who question ALL politicians are the best Freepers there are.

Nonsense yourself. She has said long ago that she was going to endorse McCain when JD was a twinkle in people's eyes. Now that JD is in the race, people are complaining about it.

This is an unnecessary sidebar that is distracting conservatives. How is Sarah's support of McCain going to influence YOU? She's not going to go change her mind on this. So what are we arguing for?

113 posted on 02/18/2010 7:39:48 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Brices Crossroads

I’m not sure if I am remembering this correctly, but didn’t Sarah Palin say, at the time she endorsed Doug Hoffman in New York, that she would back the conservative over the Republican every time? I like Sarah, but I wish she would stand up for her true beliefs and NOT back McCain.


114 posted on 02/18/2010 7:40:36 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

McPain has also made disparaging remarks about Palin.
Source, please.

No problem!

Video: McCain declines to endorse Palin for 2012posted at 1:59 pm on December 14, 2008 by Allahpundit

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/12/14/video-mccain-declines-to-endorse-palin-for-2012/

“It’s too early to be making endorsements when we don’t know who’s running or what the issues will be, but naturally she’s my preference going into it.”

See video at the link.

Why the reluctance to ENDORSE her? Playing coy is the same as NOT ENDORSING her.


115 posted on 02/18/2010 7:41:18 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We have GOT to get Hayworth in there. Hayworth will get in people’s faces. McCain will get in people’s faces too, but the difference is that Hayworth will get in the face of the enemy. I’d like to see someone pick a fistfight with Frankenstein. Hayworth might be the guy to do it.


116 posted on 02/18/2010 7:41:26 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rush is always the voice of reason.

We know he probably despises McCain and so do I. McCain is shamelessly using Sarah after letting his staff and even wife and daughter criticize her.

Even if he knows he’s putting her in a spot, he’s still doing it.


117 posted on 02/18/2010 7:42:48 AM PST by altura
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To: deannadurbin

“Nonsense. Freepers who question ALL politicians are the best Freepers there are.”
No. Some posters show up on specific thread to bash specific people, for a purpose. many are closet Romney bots who try to throw stones at Palin but cannot come out for Mitt for fear of being zotted. Others are Paul devotees who love to tilt at windmills and follow the latest conspiracy.

Most of the rest of us, probably 85%, want to elect a Regan conservative to the Presidency in 2012, and most of the rest of us think that is Sarah Palin.


118 posted on 02/18/2010 7:43:15 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s nonsense to question all politicians?

Here, I have a glass of RINO Kool-aid for you to partake of. I don’t want it. LOL!


119 posted on 02/18/2010 7:43:19 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: CharlesWayneCT

CharlesWayne, you just don’t stop, do you? Bless your heart.


120 posted on 02/18/2010 7:43:36 AM PST by altura
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To: Brices Crossroads
Juan MeCain For Re-Election!


121 posted on 02/18/2010 7:44:05 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Brices Crossroads

I hope you’re proven right but Freepers were wrong about George W. Bush being a conservative and history could be repeating itself with Sarah Palin.


122 posted on 02/18/2010 7:44:22 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: nmh
ROFL
That's hardly "disparaging." More like constructive criticism.
And anything posted from AllahPundit should come with a BARF alert.
123 posted on 02/18/2010 7:45:11 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Brices Crossroads

this is so idiotic, why is he doing this in the midst of the healthcare uproar? why is he doing this at all? because 6 NFL players tested positive?
http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Regulation/Industry-calls-on-Senators-to-block-McCain-s-supplements-bill/?c=bf8lQJIvenDprTXoHeIARA%3D%3D&utm_source=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BWeekly


124 posted on 02/18/2010 7:45:33 AM PST by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: deannadurbin
I'm not compromising on anything. Not principles nor donations.

And neither is Sarah. She is her own woman with some of the strongest principles of anyone who's come down the political pike. I'm not endorsing her for President..........yet...........but I sure do admire her for her unwavering principles.

The idea that she should be thrown overboard for this choice to endorse the man who brought her to national attention, is, IMO, silly.

125 posted on 02/18/2010 7:45:49 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: 11th Commandment

Your point?

We can’t control what Acorn does, but we can certainly control how we examine and support our own candidates.


126 posted on 02/18/2010 7:46:36 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rush and Palin are wrong on this. This is not the general election. McCain is worse than a RINO - he is a RINO with a rotten, mean streak.


127 posted on 02/18/2010 7:46:42 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: nmh

That’s it? That’s “disparaging?” Wow, he really skewered her, didn’t he? /s/


128 posted on 02/18/2010 7:46:49 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: deannadurbin
I hope you’re proven right but Freepers were wrong about George W. Bush being a conservative

They were right about him being the 'more conservative' choice and frankly, with what we faced with, for most of his tenure, he was conservative where it mattered. As William F Buckley put it, he is conservative but he isn't A Conservative. (in other words, he is on balance more conservative on the scale but he isn't a Conservative champion).

129 posted on 02/18/2010 7:47:57 AM PST by mnehring
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To: ohioWfan

I admire her for showing grace under constant attack by the radical left.

I simply DO NOT want a repeat of a compromising RINO George W Bush presidency. That’s what got us Obama and Senate and Congress controlled by Democrats. A false sheep will always lead you astray.


130 posted on 02/18/2010 7:48:07 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: deannadurbin
It’s nonsense to question all politicians?

No, it's nonsense to question someone who decided months ago to support McCain BEFORE anyone declared to run against him.

It's nonsense to call Palin a RINO when she has clearly endorsed far more conservatives over RINOs, and who's record of accomplishments and speeches is clearly conservative.

131 posted on 02/18/2010 7:48:38 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: altura

“McCain is shamelessly using Sarah after letting his staff and even wife and daughter criticize her.”

I don’t disagree with that. If that is the case, it reflects poorly on him. Sarah Palin is bigger than that. What, if anything McCain and his people do reflects on them. I think Palin views this as a matter of duty. And she is going to do her duty in this matter as God has given her the light to see that duty. I would not presume to second guess her. Once she has done this, I believe she will be quits with McCain.


132 posted on 02/18/2010 7:48:39 AM PST by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: Brices Crossroads

RINO = Republican Infighting Nets Obama!


133 posted on 02/18/2010 7:49:02 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: TomGuy

Hey, Tom, that’s not exactly true. I love Fred but everybody knows he’s always been tight with McCain (something I can’t understand).

Sarah, on the other hand, owes her political career to McCain and she knows it. It would not only look really tacky to refuse to support him now and that’s not her character anyway.

She will support JD if, God willing, he wins the nomination. JD himself said he would support McCain if he wins the nom.

I think Rush believes we can win back the presidency with a good REPUBLICAN conservative candidate and the main thing he’s afraid of is some 3rd party rearing it’s ugly head.

A lot of people seem to forget that DB H. Ross Perot gave us 8 yeaars of Clinton.


134 posted on 02/18/2010 7:50:11 AM PST by altura
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To: iowamark

Thanks for posting the transcript, iowamark. Can’t say I disagree with Rush on his explanation for Palin’s endorsement. Just before he gave this explanation, Rush trashed McCain.....lol.


135 posted on 02/18/2010 7:50:44 AM PST by Girlene
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To: mnehring

George W Bush was not a strong conservative. You get what you vote for and support. That’s my point. GW gave speeches before he was even president talking about “the new world order” but in 1999 you couldn’t say that here on Free Republic without being attacked or kicked off the board.

We need to be smarter about our next candidate for President. MUCH smarter. We can’t be like the liberals and make our decisions on emotions, but put our thinking caps on and look at our candidates squarely and honestly.


136 posted on 02/18/2010 7:50:46 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Brices Crossroads

If Palin considers her loyalty and obligations to a politician greater than those to the Constitution, then that’s unfortunately all I need to know about her. :(


137 posted on 02/18/2010 7:51:12 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: deannadurbin
“Rush also pushed RINO Romney on us during the primary.”

Huh?

“Look how that turned out.”

Now why don't you tell us?
How did it turn out?

138 posted on 02/18/2010 7:51:39 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Agreed. Ideology is certainly important in politics, but team and personal loyalty is what makes parties work. Sometimes you have break with the person in public, but it should be rare. A loner or maverick may be fun to write about, but they don’t get much help from others.

I’ll bet that in AZ, McCain has been somewhat consistent with his state folks. I’m not a fan of McCain, but can certainly see what Palin is doing. She is also saying, publicly, that she will support and won’t stab team mates in the back. Teams form around people like that.


139 posted on 02/18/2010 7:52:12 AM PST by Blagden Alley
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To: deannadurbin

Rush didn’t push anyone in the primary and if you listened to him, you’d know that. I’m pretty sure he favored Fred but he never singled out anyone for praise.

People who criticize Rush should at least listen to him, unlike the MSM.


140 posted on 02/18/2010 7:52:15 AM PST by altura
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To: Brices Crossroads
Exactly. And they jumped on this thread (and any pro-Palin postings) faster than a duck on a june bug.

I've noticed that too.

If Gov Palin keeps campaigning for RINOs, I'll rethink my support for her. BUT, I bet she'll campaign for JD if he wins the primary.

I think her support of McCain is a matter of doing what she believes is the right thing to do. I also believe her committment to do the honorable thing will override her committment to do what would benefit her more politically. She will do the honorable thing even if it ticks people off. It's one of the things I appreciate about her.

By the way, I don't know about you guys but I am OVER people claming those who support her are "worshipping" her. That is blasphemous and slanderous. I worship God, by the grace of Jesus Christ, and no one else, thank you very much.

Gov Palin is a human, makes mistakes and I will not always agree with her. But I do support her politically. Her track record is impressive to me, but I am not devoted to her. She is not the only one I support, either, there are several conservatives I support and think they would do well.

141 posted on 02/18/2010 7:52:46 AM PST by justsaynomore
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To: Brices Crossroads
Being a Romneybot you have a lot of experience, a veritable PH.D, in pretzels.

Hey you idiot, find ONE post ANYwhere on FR where I have ever said one kind word about Mitt-Witt. You need to quit speaking from ignorance, there ain't no RomneyBot in my little corner of FR.

Prove I'm a 'RomneyBot', or STFU. You got that?

PUT UP OR SHUT UP.
142 posted on 02/18/2010 7:52:48 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Unless Rush comes out and throws his support to Hayworth, he IS carrying the GOP piss bucket.


143 posted on 02/18/2010 7:53:15 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for the transcript.


144 posted on 02/18/2010 7:54:21 AM PST by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: altura

“Rush didn’t push anyone in the primary”

You are deluding yourself. They all did on talk radio: Rush, Glenn, Laura, et al.


145 posted on 02/18/2010 7:54:32 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Balding_Eagle
For someone who is using Biblical references to make his point you are certainly being dishonest about what Rush said, or even what he inplied.
It would seem to me that you should ask forgiveness from those who you have lead astray.


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146 posted on 02/18/2010 7:54:33 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: deannadurbin
Oy. President Bush did NOT get us Obama. A hundred other things did.

But to the point of the thread. There is nothing "false" about Sarah Palin. Nothing at all.

This endorsement of McCain is not a sell out. It is not an indication that she is anything other than what we have always known her to be - a principled conservative.

It is possible for a rational person to DISAGREE with another person and not throw said person overboard because of the disagreement.

I disagree with Sarah's endorsement of McCain. It does not alter my respect for her one iota, because I am not arrogant enough to expect political leaders to do everything I want them to do. No one ever has, and no one ever will.

Surely there must be a slew of other things you don't like Sarah for, because if this is the only thing turning you from supporting her, then your respect for her was never real, was it?

147 posted on 02/18/2010 7:54:45 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: mnehring
JD said he would endorse McCain if he loses the primary, does that mean that JD is also a RINO and we shouldn’t support him?

Sounds like it to me.

148 posted on 02/18/2010 7:54:54 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

And there are Conservatives who analyze Palin and logically conclude that she lacks the experience and knowledge to make a desirable Commander in Chief for 2012.


149 posted on 02/18/2010 7:55:09 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: CharlesWayneCT; Sarah Barracuda; editor-surveyor; Virginia Ridgerunner
Haha. I saw that Fred came out yesterday to endorse McCain. I expected to see (more legitimized?) the 'Fred was a stalking horse for McCain' meme around threads here. IMhO, Fred ain't running in 2012 (so Rush doesn't need to explain) - remember, he didn't have the "fire in his belly" the first time. < /s>

Here's what I'm glad about Rush's weighing in on this topic: I think this is evidence that Rush and Team Sarah are talking, coordinating and working together to Take Our Country Back! (note: stay with the video, ignore the 'we' stuff part; 'we' at FR weren't fooled by the poseur)

150 posted on 02/18/2010 7:56:44 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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