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Liberals and the Violence Card [Limbaugh Strikes Back In WSJ-Op Piece]
Wall St. Journal ^ | April 23rd 2010 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/23/2010 10:13:44 AM PDT by Steelfish

APRIL 23, 2010 Liberals and the Violence Card Conservative protest is motivated by a love of what America stands for.

RUSH LIMBAUGH

The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence. That takes me back 15 years ago to the time President Bill Clinton accused "loud and angry voices" on the airwaves (i.e., radio talk-show hosts like me) of having incited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. What self-serving nonsense. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with antigovernment protest when they're not in power.

From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, we're used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they're violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It's in their DNA. They view the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.

Now the liberals run the government and they're using their power to implement their radical agenda. Mr. Obama and his party believe that the election of November 2008 entitled them to make permanent, "transformational" changes to our society. In just 16 months they've added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially nationalized the health-care system, the student-loan industry, and have their sights set on draconian cap-and-trade regulations on carbon emissions and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Had President Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn't have garnered 30% of the popular vote. Like the millions of citizens who've peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds....

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: violencecard

1 posted on 04/23/2010 10:13:44 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The violence comes from the left.


2 posted on 04/23/2010 10:16:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Steelfish

Bent One


3 posted on 04/23/2010 10:17:49 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Steelfish

I watched the Seattle WTO protests break out into property destruction and street fighting directly below my office in Westlake.

The Eugene Anarchists (definitely radical leftists) all gathered in the park, pulled down their black masks, pulled out their hammers, and started smashing windows.

Later, they squatted in an abandoned building one block from a Seattle Police Department station house for about a month. Everyone knew they were there, and they were the ones who started the riot. The liberal Seattle City Administration disallowed the Police from arresting them, so far as I can tell.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 10:18:09 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: Steelfish

“Liberals and the Violence Card”

I always believed that if your gonna call someone out, you should be ready for the consequences...I really do wonder if these fools know what they are REALLY trying to start?

Have they REALLY thought through the consequences? I think a few of the hard core leftist morons have, the Red Diaper Babies and the aging hippies, but the willing idiots and the 20 year old muffs living in their parents basement, hoping they won’t have to pay student loans or insurance until they are middle aged, they aren’t going to be there when they finally force this to blow up on them.

Are they really thinking this through? I know I am.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 10:19:07 AM PDT by jessduntno ("If you want security, go to prison, you're fed, clothed, given medical. But...there's no freedom.")
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To: Uncle Miltie

The best scene from that day was when the police were shooting flash-bang grenades, and a protester was running across Westlake park. The bang went off right between his legs. “That’s gonna leave a mark!”


6 posted on 04/23/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s relationship Bill Ayers certainly estblishes that Obama has no problem with anti-government violence.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 10:21:55 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Steelfish
Rush on the mark, as usual. Frankly, the comments by Klein regarding sedition were outrageous. People should be coming down on Klein like a ton of bricks, but I have seen or heard litle comment of it anywhere, including talk radio.
8 posted on 04/23/2010 10:22:07 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: Steelfish

The barry Obama REGIME has been using Rush as a foil per the Alinsky rules.

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9 posted on 04/23/2010 10:23:43 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Steelfish

They don’t understand that if Rush wanted to incite violence he could have millions in the streets by coming on his radio show and repeating, “John has a long mustache” at the top and bottom of each hour.

TAW


10 posted on 04/23/2010 10:24:26 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Steelfish

Great Friday read. ..and long weekend for MSM.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 10:24:49 AM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show: http://www.transparencynow.com/truman.htm)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I worked in the Seafirst Fifth Ave Building and lived on Lower Queen Anne at the time. Walking home through those assholes was very interesting.

And scary.

Seafirst actually put most of their downtown employees up at hotels during the violence.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 10:24:52 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

And keep referring to the Obama administration as the Obama REGIME, as Rush says... ;-)

13 posted on 04/23/2010 10:26:47 AM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: Spok

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
Why do you think they’re so scared? They know what people are capable of when incited to violence. Fortunatly, we know better than to sh*t in our own nest. We’re not about to destroy what took so long to build up. That’s what hppens in Detroit, Watts, etc...


14 posted on 04/23/2010 10:29:28 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I rode my bike in from Hawthorne Hills, and brought it up to the office. I got home late, after making a dash through the remaining protesters in the early evening.

Another scene sticks in my mind, when the anarchists / protesters used dumpsters as shields, lit the contents on fire so flames were shooting out the top, and rushed the phalanx of police with the flaming dumpster / shields. Wow! It broke the police line for a bit.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 10:33:17 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: nutmeg

I’m so glad Rush got this in the MSM!


16 posted on 04/23/2010 10:33:22 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Jim Bunning we will miss you. Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Steelfish
"I'll get you Limbaugh, ooopppps, my wee-wee fell off."


17 posted on 04/23/2010 10:37:44 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Steelfish

WE ARE GONNA GET IN THEIR FACES!

WE ARE GONNA PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD!

WE ARE GONNA BRING A GUN TO A KNIFE FIGHT!


18 posted on 04/23/2010 10:40:14 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: jessduntno

“Are they really thinking this through? I know I am.”

When we hang the communists, we will use government issued rope.

Figuratively, anyway.

Barack Hussein Obama, doing more to unite conservatives than anyone since Reagan.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 10:43:38 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: nutmeg

I refer to the group occupying our White House as the Thug Regime aided by their cohorts in this Thug Congress. Other descriptions would be greatly appreciated.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 11:01:06 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Steelfish
Bill Clinton did not need Rush Limbaugh's help when he personally unleashed his flaming inferno upon the men, women and children at the Branch Davidian facility at Waco. Nor any help when the FBI murdered the mother holding her three month old infant at Ruby Ridge. And no government employee or agent ever was prosecuted for either event.

Bill Clinton's wake is strewn with dead bodies. By now he should be an in house resident expert on violence. Need we mention Vince Foster?

21 posted on 04/23/2010 11:11:48 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Steelfish
Rush is right and the Republicans had better stand strong against the Marxist democrats and Obama's REGIME.


22 posted on 04/23/2010 11:15:55 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Steelfish
Had President Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn't have garnered 30% of the popular vote

Actually, he did campaign on this agenda.

23 posted on 04/23/2010 12:02:07 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Steelfish
I insist that the temporary inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution,

RUSH YOU ARE A PHONY! Care about the Constitution?????!!!

Where were you BEFORE the election when thousands upon thousands e-mailed and called your show to alert you to Obama's questionable eligibility.

Where were you AFTER the election???? ( No, 2 minutes worth of jokes don't count for much.)

CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION???? What you care about is you wallet and you're afraid that the Marxist media might laugh at you.

CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION???? Please pass the barf bucket.

24 posted on 04/23/2010 12:29:14 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Saltmeat

Ruby Ridge happened during Bush 41’s term - summer of ‘92.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 12:52:59 PM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: wintertime
RUSH YOU ARE A PHONY! Care about the Constitution????!! Where were you BEFORE the election when thousands upon thousands e-mailed and called your show to alert you to questionable eligibility. Where were you AFTER the election???? ( No, 2 minutes worth of jokes don't count for much.) CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION???? What you care about is you wallet and you're afraid that the Marxist media might laugh at you. CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION???? Please pass the barf bucket.

Oh, grow up! How old are you...12?

Rush Limbaugh, a hard target of the left for over 20 years (including attacks from Bill Clinton) has done more to open people's eyes to the Obama/Democrat socialist agenda and the thuggery that implements it than a thousand rants on the internet about Obama's birth certificate, which is a dead-end and just deflects attention from the very real dangers of the Obama administration.

It's very clear that few Americans care about Obama's birth certificate and harping on it just turns people off. Even if Obama were found to be ineligible to be president, that would give us Joe Biden in the Oval Office and Nancy Pelosi waiting in the wings. No thanks.

I believe Rush Limbaugh knows this and so, avoided getting into a futile fight over an issue that, while valid, carries little-to-no weight with the vast majority of Americans. The TEA party folks know it too. You seem to be the only one ranting and raving (in CAPS) about it and attacking Limbaugh, one of the best weapons conservatives have to fight Obama and his gang.

Your post is ridiculous and needs it's own barf bucket.

26 posted on 04/23/2010 1:32:01 PM PDT by Jim Scott (re much)
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