Senate Dems go ballistic, misquote & attack Limbaugh on Senate floor

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    Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-MI) and others used a statement by radio host Rush Limbaugh to try to pretend he had disparaged our troops in Iraq, and then attacked him, calling him "unpatriotic" and claiming that he was lowering the morale of our troops fighting overseas.

    In an earlier broadcast, Limbaugh had pointed out an NBC story about a member of the armed services who had written supposedly-firsthand accounts of our troops committing various crimes and atrocities, before it was revealed that the man had never been to Iraq or any other places where he claimed to have seen the acts take place. NBC called the man a "phony soldier" in their article, and Limbaugh agreed on the air.

    Senate Democrats are now using this reference to try to claim Limbaugh had referrred to ALL our troops as "phony soldiers", and complained that his broadcasts were undermining troop morale in some way. They were careful to avoid mentioning Reid's own earlier comments that we had already lost the war, or other Senate Democrats' comments accusing some American troops of "terrorizing" women and children, and even commiting cold-blooded murder against Iraqi citizens - charges that have long been refuted.

    The Democrats appear to be coming to the end of their string. After a large number of them refused to condemn a recent full-page newspaper ad by Democrat supporters MoveOn.org accusing Gen. David Petraeus of betraying his country, they apparently have no coherent response to growing awareness of their lack of commitment to victory in the war. All they can do is sieze upon clear, direct statements by their opposition, pretend the statements had said something else, and then bash the opposition for them. It must be particularly embarrassing for the Dems to have to accuse conservatives of things which, in fact, those Democrats themselves were guilty of (insulting our troops, undermining morale etc.) while the opposition was not.

    It must be difficult to be a Democrat nowadays. The media is pointing out their actions more and more, and people are believing their words less and less. Today's amazing hysterics by leading Democrat on the Senate floor, gives further evidence why this trend is accelerating.

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    http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/democrats-go-after-limbaugh-2007-10-01.html

    Democrats go after Limbaugh

    By Klaus Marre
    October 01, 2007

    Democrats on Monday called on the chief executive of Clear Channel Communications to denounce remarks by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, whom they say made a “hateful” and “unpatriotic” attack on U.S. troops opposed to the war in Iraq.

    At issue is a remark from Limbaugh that characterized such troops as “phony soldiers.” Democrats have seized on the issue, allowing them to hit back at Republicans who similarly latched onto a MoveOn.org ad that referred to Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”

    “Thousands of active troops and veterans were subjected to Mr. Limbaugh’s unpatriotic and indefensible comments on your broadcast,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in his letter to Clear Channel Chief Executive Mark Mays. “We trust you will agree that not a single one of our sons, daughters, neighbors and friends serving overseas is a ‘phony soldier.’ We call on you to publicly repudiate these comments that call into question their service and sacrifice and to ask Mr. Limbaugh to apologize for his comments.”

    On his show Monday, Limbaugh blasted Democrats for their criticism, saying it is part of a smear campaign aimed at discrediting him.

    “If anybody in this country has been trying to demoralize the troops, it is you, sir, and your members of the Democrat Party,” Limbaugh said. “You have waved the white flag of defeat.”


    (Full text of the article can be read at the above URL)
     
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    The king of smear and misrepresentation is experiencing some of his own medicine? Let's all weep.
     
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    The usual reaction of people who don't like what he says but can't refute any of it. Seems to be about the only response the Dems have left.

    Sad.
     
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    Where was the outrage over Sen Durbin comparing the US military to Nazi's and Pol Pot?

    Or Sen Kerry calling the troops uneducated or terrorists?

    The Dems ingore the fact ABC did a story on the phony hero 2 days before Rush mentioned it



    ABC Reported on ‘Phony Heroes' Two Days Before Rush Limbaugh Did
    By Noel Sheppard | September 30, 2007 - 20:54 ET

    This is really hysterical, folks, and definitely requires all drinking vessels be properly stowed before continuing.

    Just days before Rush Limbaugh was attacked by a number of press outlets for discussing "phony soldiers" on the air, ABC's Brian Ross did a segment on "World News with Charles Gibson" dealing with "phony heroes...scam artists...posing as the war heroes they never were, claiming credit for acts of courage in Iraq and Afghanistan."

    Marvelously, this story was aired on Monday, September 24, just two days before Limbaugh made his comments. And, as noted in a NewsBusters posting by the MRC's Brent Baker, the report even mentioned the same "phony soldier," Jesse Macbeth (pictured to the right), that Limbaugh did on his program Wednesday.

    Will media attack ABC with the same zeal they did Limbaugh? Maybe even more important, will House Democrats offer a resolution to condemn Ross, Gibson, and everyone involved in ABC's report?

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-s...ted-phony-heroes-three-days-rush-limbaugh-did
     
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    And don't forget..the Democrats are again going after a Rush Limbaugh American Citizen...Just like they did with Ann Coulter American Citizen, Mike Savage American Citizen, anyone they don't like...Hell they even took down one of their own, Imus....he was a sacrificial lamb...

    A vote for the Democrats, is a vote for Fascism..Just remember these episodes..
     
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    the hypocrisy of the modern democratic party is so huge, it cant fit in one thread.

     
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    This is surprising what way? Leftwing extremists will go to all lengths to try and sell people that they somehow "support the troops." The consquences for not doing have been all too clear in the backlash following Vietnam.

    What goes around comes around.
     
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    So what else in new?
     
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    This is a good example of how the extreme left "supports" the troops.
     

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    Are people still clutching their pearls over poor abused Rush Limbaugh. Oy,now I remember what was so annoying about the 90s. Whiney right wingers who just couldnt accept the nation was increasingly uninterested in b.s. conservative politics. You guys had your 8 years and you so royally fucked yourselves it will be a while before you have majorities in either house or win the white house. I mean, yeah I guess crying over Rish Limbaugh IS more fun than groping with that real fact.
     

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