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Why Rush Limbaugh supports Romney

Original post made by Hill B on Jan 12, 2012

I couldn't figure it out! Rushbo supporting a Massachusetts Moderate. A real headscratcher.

I get it now.

In 2006 Bain buys Clear Channel. In 2008, Rush Limbaugh inks a $400 million, 8 year deal with Clear Channel. Clear Channel then needs to pay for it.

Cue the typical Bain music - Clear Channel lays off thousands in October, 2011 to support the over the top contract.

Rush, Rush, Rush.....

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Comments (15)

Posted by Sung, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Jan 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

The media is always for sale.


Posted by Hill B, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

I guess we now know the tenor of this election:

Obama: 'Free enterprise isn't running for president, Mitt Romney is'

"Romney closed over a thousand plants, stores and offices, and cut employee wages, benefits and pensions. He laid off American workers and outsourced their jobs to other countries. And he and his partners made hundreds of millions of dollars while taking companies to bankruptcy.

Although some of the businesses in which he took a stake undoubtedly added jobs, neither Romney's campaign nor any independent fact checker has supported his claim of producing a net increase of 100,000 American jobs – or even anything close to it.

That is Romney's record. His overwrought response to questions about it has been to insist that any criticism of his business record is an assault on "free enterprise" itself.

But this is just an attempt to evade legitimate scrutiny of the record on which he says he's running. "Free enterprise" isn't running for President, Mitt Romney is.

....

Between now and November the American people will decide whether to respond to this crisis by electing a corporate raider who profited from – and promises to restore – the conditions that caused it, or re-electing a President fighting to level the playing field for American businesses, restore fairness for consumers and help the middle class reclaim a sense of economic security that will benefit the entire economy. That's what's on trial, not "free enterprise.""

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Romney is the wrong guy, I don't care what Rush says... we need a better candidate.


Posted by Hill B, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

May God save the GOP from Mitt Romney. Now he's even flipflopping on his own job creation numbers as an Outsourcer-In-Chief at Bain:

"As recently as two weeks ago, Romney had a fairly specific number in mind when it came to the jobs created by his vulture-capitalist firm.

"I'm very happy in my former life; we helped create over 100,000 new jobs."

A few days ago, the total dropped.

"People here in the state know that in the work that I had, we started a number of businesses, invested in many others, and that over all created tens of thousands jobs."

This morning, the Romney campaign unveiled a new ad, which moved the goal post again. Greg Sargent picked up on the new message:

The ad claims Romney only created "thousands of jobs," which is the latest shift in his campaign's claims.

So, over the course of two weeks, Romney has gone from "over 100,000 jobs" to "tens of thousands" to "thousands." "

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Someone please save us from this spineless waffle.


Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Hill:

you know you could probably have Huntsman if you could control the wacko far right that has taken control of your party.


Posted by Hill B, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Oddly, I feel that Jon Huntsman is the most electable of the bunch in the general.

But I'm ABM, anyone but Mitt....................


Posted by Jeanette, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Romney's list of flip flops floating around is most impressive.

Takes a lot to waffle at that high a level.

But Rush Limbaugh supporting him? No one around hear listens to him anymore, do they? Don't even know what station he's on.


Posted by RJ Perl, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

Bain buys Clear Channel so they own Rush for Mitt's benefit, proceed to lay off thousands.

Sums it up.

Mitt is what is wrong with America today. Listen to the Occupiers about it.

Or listen to Newt Gingrich:

""Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money, or is that somehow a little bit of a flawed system?" Gingrich told reporters after a visit to an electric company here. "I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families and broken neighborhoods, and leaving behind a factory that should be there," he said."


Posted by Jeanette, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money, or is that somehow a little bit of a flawed system?"

Quite the socialist, ol' Newtie.

Maybe that's the way a mind leans after open marriages, and the hypocrisy that envelopes Newt.


Posted by It's all relative, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Newtie also said "I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families and broken neighborhoods, and leaving behind a factory that should be there," he said."

When you look at their record, you realize that distinctions people like Newt make in the realm of right and wrong pertain to WHO, not WHAT. For everyone else, actions leading to broken families are sins against the gospel of "family values." For him, well let's face it, it's an act of generosity to share himself -- a man of such uncommon virtue and wisdom -- with more than one woman.


Posted by RJ Perl, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

Newt "I hounded Clinton publicly about sex" Gingrich declares that private lives should remain private (now, at least, though not before.)

His 2nd wife told us that Newt told her she could stay if she agreed to an open marriage with Newt and Calista, his office worker. A couple things come to mind:
- the 2nd wife cheated with Newt on the 1st wife while she had cancer treatments in the hospital, so she knew what she was getting
- does this mean that Newt's current deal with Calista is an "open marriage"?

Back to SC - looks like Newt may pull it off today. If so, that means that Mr Inevitable (mitt)will have gone from 2-0 a week ago to 1 - 2 (the recount says he lost Iowa this week.)

The Rovian long knives are going to come out in Florida. There were already some patented Karl Rove dirty tricks this week, courtesy of the Romney campaign, similar to what Rove did to McCain in 2000 (the push-poll: "hey, did you know McCain has a black baby?") Web Link


Posted by RJ Perl, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Holy smokes! Newt is killing Romney in SC today!

But as the best tweet of the day warns, don't believe the counts until complete:

"Wait till the Cayman Island precincts come in.... Romney should clean up there...."


Posted by Sung, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Jan 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Let's see 12 years of tax returns, Mitt, just like your father did. Not a single year that occured during your 5th year of your presidential run, when you took a couple years to manipulate your income sources to make it more palatable to working Republican families.

One year doesn't cut it. Show us 2002 thru 2008.


Posted by srini, a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

srini is a registered user.

Sung--You bet it is. The libs biggest shareholder....er, supporter....is trying to buy out the conservative voice, by BUYING legislation to stifle conservative talk shows. Their message can't compete, nobody listens to them, can't get sponsors, so why not just jump up and down and scream "UNFAIR! I'll show you!" So he takes his billions to buy out radio networks, then make significant "donations" to his favorite libs, in return for their votes for the Fairness Doctrine (how ironically labeled by his puppets in congress and the media).


Posted by srini, a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

srini is a registered user.

Hill B--Tens of thousands IS 100,000. So are thousands. Just different ways of saying it. What's the problem?


Posted by srini, a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

srini is a registered user.

Jeanette--He is on AM 910. You're welcome.


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