Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Levin, Limbaugh Offer Ridiculous Logic To Defend Republicans' Chances This November

Radio clown Mark Levin was in rare form on tonight's rant.

Levin and guest David Limbaugh agreed that the agenda advocated by conservative talkers -- President Bush's agenda -- wasn't going to attract "any moderates or liberals."

Levin added, with typical hyperbolic flourish, that conservative Republicans didn't need support from "mental patients" (aka moderates and liberals) to retain control of the House and Senate.

The rant might rally the troops. But their logic is ridiculous. A look at polls over the past 10 days show Bush's agenda had an approval rating of 37% to 44% -- an average of 40.4%.

Only someone in the conservative media would suggest that's enough to win elections.

As JABBS has noted, some Republican politicians have distanced themselves from Bush, while others are running advertisements that fail to mention Bush or which imply that they are not running on Bush's agenda. Hardly a vote of confidence.

Republicans may wind up retaining control of the House and/or Senate. But it certainly won't be for the reasons laid out by Levin and Limbaugh.


Blogger thewaronterrible said...

A new state-by-state survey from SurveyUSA demonstrates the Democrats have a damned good shot at retaking the Senate
(Keep a close eye on the validity of voting machines in states like Tennessee and Virginia where it's a close race).
I hope it happens not, because it's good for the country but lzo to render Right-wing hacks like Levin speechless on the morning of Nov. 3.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will see how ridiculous it is when it comes true.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, there it is. Already blaming the voting machines.

What other excuses can libs make up for nor winning at the ballot box?

10:07 AM  
Anonymous liberalism IS treason said...

Liberalism: Terrorism's greatest weapon against America.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Liberalism ... is always prepared to show off his/her stupidity.

Why not just say that Liberalism is a Mental Disorder? Any other ridiculous catch-phrases that you'd like to steal from Michael Savage and his ilk?

How about some reading comprehension, people. Defend the Levin/Limbaugh math? That's the point of the post. David even says that Republicans may maintain the House and Senate, for pete's sake.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Shiny said...

Hmmm. Polls, popularity averages. Do you recall the percentage of eligible voters who elected BJ Clinton? Wasnt it 42%? Yes, less than 44% of eligible voters actually voted for Clinton. Oh, golly gosh, less than 44% of the American population are eligible voters. Mind blowing isnt it . That could mean that more people like President Bush right now than voted for Clinton. Hmmmm.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a three-way race, dumbass. Remember Ross Perot?

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob, with your every word, you prove L.I.T.s point. You rabid leftists ARE treaonous.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Widget said...

Anonymous, George Bush got 34% of the vote. Perot got many of the votes that would have gone to Bush thus causing Bush to beat Clinton. But I believe Shiny was just pointing out that Clinton was not popular either.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon Widget. Clinton WAS popular, VERY popular...with pedophiles, criminals, terrorists, adulterers, mental patients, welfare whores, socialists, communists, know, the extreme left of the democRAT party; the debris of America, those who would destroy American and turn it into a 3rd-world cesspool they so love...

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Charles said...

Anonymous, seems like Clinton got all the 'real' and 'patriotic' people to vote for him whether or not they were eligible. Was that the election that Jackson was paying people to fill in voter registration forms? My wife remembers hearing somewhere?

12:57 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

More conservatives spinning in the wind (interject spitting or pissing, same thing).
A look at polling
shows Clinton consistently garnered throughout his entire eight-year term high approval ratings, often in the upper 60s, and never below 57% even at the height of the alleged WhiteWater, Vincent Foster and Lewinsky scandals.
Looking at polling report's similar survey for Bush, reveals Bush comparatively only had popular ratings for a brief period following 9-11.
The approval ratings Clinton received are what Republicans could only dream about for their ruler and master Bush.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, not impressed. Polls lie just like libs. Especially lib polls.

This President does not check the polls to see which way to go. He does what is right for the country, not what is right for him.

Clinton was only concerned about where his next blowjob was gonig to come from. Because he knew it was not coming from the bull-dyke he married.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous MellowMan said...

Hey, thewaronterrible, at least 95% of that 57% were guys like you and I that wished they could meet a 'Lewinsky'. And when did the Vincent Foster 'suicide' become a scandal?? Shiny got it right when saying you are only posting about 'polls' And I think Republicans are at work right now and too busy supporting their own children to worry about President Bush, who is his own man and stands on his own two feet and not behind his wife.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Red State Patriot said...

Come on...clinton does NOT stand behind Her Thighness; no one would be able to see him behind that bulbous behind if he did that!

He would rather stand in front of some teenager on her knees...

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather have a president who receives an occasional BJ -- hey if it keeps the economy humming -- than the current failed president who has been shoveling the U.S. treasury into a furnace.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

The Fox News poll is among the ones cited in the link. Is that also too much of a "liberal poll"? It has almost identical numbers to the seven-poll average.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Red State Patriot said...

Yup, the economy sux...higher inflation than anytime in the past 50 years...uh, well, no. It's 4.7% and was much higher under Carter and Clinton...

Well, gas prices are skyrocketing and there is no chance of seeing them come down...uh, well, prices are actually coming down. ABC News just reported that prices are expected to drop another 25 cents per gallon.

Oh yeah, the republicans are spending more money than any other time...uh, well, democRATs would have spent more that $1.5 trillion more based on what they proposed in the past 6 years.

Wait, the stock market is crashing and ... well, it's nearing it's all time high, AGAIN.

Well, I guess life sux...if you are a liberal democRAT...

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Red State Patriot said...

Opps...guess I should have proof read...Meant unemployment, not inflation...but inflation WAS much higher, double digit, under carter...

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Jemimah said...

Now, children, you are all getting nasty. President Clinton had problems. Why his whole family has problems. That doesnt make them bad people. That just makes them unfit to lead our country as president. Now, President Bush is not a perfect man, but he has integrity and character, and a love and respect for America that the Clinton's, sadly, do not possess. About the US Treasury, the president does not have control over that. The Congress passes laws to use the tax money from the workers of our country.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Let me see if I can explain what the trolls are saying. No, there is too much. Let me sum up:

1. Bill Clinton got a blowjob and that makes him a liberal treasonist terror-lover.

2. Hillary Clinton has a big butt and is a lesbian. That's some kind of original commentary.

3. George Bush is his own man and cares not about himself but the country even though his every action in the last 5 years seems to suggest his best efforts are usually at trying to find a political gambit to help him win an election, instead of actually governing like a real president.

4. Anonymous has no brain and is barely able to form coherent sentences.

5. MellowMan wouldn't mind getting a hummer from Lewinsky but he's too busy at work while Democrats smoke dope and frolic in the bushes naked, because we have no sense of responsibility at all. Hooray! No more work for us! Yay! Keep your stupid job Mellowman, we rule!

6. Facts don't exist. Only what's rolling around in my brain (other than the alcohol) does. Ergo, Clinton was never popular because I said. (BELCH)

7. George Bush is god.

7. The trolls are out in force today, but still cannot put together anything incisive or interesting to talk about.

9. At least one troll will go to great lengths to point out that I used the #7 twice and tell me this is because I went to public schools and don't love vouchers like every other God-fearing American.

10. We need better trolls on this board.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok Dave G...we got one...You.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you damn rightwing bastards. Presidnt Clinton was the best thing that coulever have happened to this country. We were onthe right path. we are now the terrorists of the world beccause of the asshole in the whitehouse, he has donw everything possible to hurt America and now the world hates us. He attacks a country that never attacked us and now is a quakmire. He fabricated the inteligence to go to war and probably did the same about sadam. He is the devil as President Chaves says. We n eed more leaders like him to help run this cuntry.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave G... About #3 Since Nov, 2004, Pre3sident Bush has been "trying to find a political gambit to help him win (what) election"? About #10 What you need is a job (see #5)

3:06 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Bush approval moving up a few percentage points show how easily people can be fooled and repukes are the easiest to fool. People that do not read or listen to true information are the most easily fooled. The very reason why "terrorism" is so accepted in Muslim and poor countries. This was one of Bush's points in his U.N. speech, that if the Muslim countries would educate their people and give them true facts they would be less inclined to accept "terrorism". GWB and his ilk know this fact so well they use "keeping Americans ignorant of the truth" to maintain their power and control. The best way to piss off a repuke is to provide a true statement and they go ballistic calling you un-patriotic, un-American, lover of "terrorist", idiot, treasonous and any other elementary school ground name.

John Dean in his book "Conservatives Without Conscience" gives scientific research and references ( which repukes will reject because not sanctioned by Rush Liebaugh, Sean Handjob, Mark Levinite and other repukes like Trinity - a spokesperson for the RNC that thinks John Dean is a creep) that repukes are the most easily fooled to accept the teachings of their leaders.

The reason Clinton's poll numbers did not change as much during his tenure was beacuse the MSM kept the bold face truth about Clinton's lies about the BJ in the news and people were able to make their own judgement based upon the truth about his BJ. Remember, Repuks I did not vote for Clinton either time before you call me names.I think it is safe to say that the changes in his poll numbers was brought about by changing votes by repukes. The same goes for GWB now; it is the change in repuke votes that causes the lows in Bush's approval. So you can see by another fact that repuks are the most easily fooled.

Three facts that are really going to piss off the repukes. I will put on my knee high boots and my face shield for all of the crap that will thrown on me by all repukes posting on this board.

Have a nice day you freedom hating and boogeyman loving repukes.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 3.01PM What do we care if the rest of the world doesnt like us? Who cares what 'they' say? We have the best standing army in the world, and the best economy and life style. Other people are envious of us and trespass on our sovreign land to get here. Who cares what evil religious fanactics think, or say about us. Do you plan to become a Moslem to save your miserable life?
That's what your Islamic friends have planned for you, and there's nothing good or bad you or I or President Bush can say or do to change their minds or hearts. This Jihad of the Islamic terrorists was planned centuries ago before President Bush was ever born. As for wishing for Chavez to be our president, he would open the doors and invite your murdering Islamic friends in sooner, and then what will you do?

3:38 PM  
Blogger ThankMe said...

"a quakmire"? LOL! Thank Me!

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"About the US Treasury, the president does not have control over that. The Congress passes laws to use the tax money from the workers of our country."
The president's administration sets the budget priorities. Congress has the ability to accept or reject it, or in the case of Bush's rubber-stamp, puppet Repukican congress...
Do you think we would have thrown $300 billion-plus into the Iraq incinerator, and do you think we would have eliminated taxes on the country's weathiest citizens, combined causing an insurmountable debt burden dumped on our children, if not for the "leadership" of Bush?
Also, entertaining, yet factual, post from Whoop above.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

My my my! What poppy-cock I read on this board today! Did someone run an ad in a McDonald's drive thru window and get all the 'Red State'ers out in heated hoards? You guys seriously gotta stop voting against yourselves... ie- war, dieing family in the Middle East, deficit, economy in the poop-pot, gas prices you gotta spend your kids college fund on, (... oh yeah, don't kid yourselves, after elections watch 'em sky-rocket again, actually you should bet on it)... I could go on, but nothing is gonna change your bleeding-heart "patriot" minds with silly little facts. Go get another happy meal, and watch another sports event and forget about it.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Regarding Red State Patriot's thoughts:

Yup, the economy sux...higher inflation than anytime in the past 50 years...uh, well, no. It's 4.7% and was much higher under Carter and Clinton...>>

you meant unemployment. your stat is accurate, but it lacks context. the unemployment rate only reflects those who are looking for jobs, and under Bush, an unprecedented number of people -- bush calls them entrepreneurs -- have been downsized by corporate America and have tried to become private consultants. those people are not counted in the unemployment rate.

a better stat to look at is the number of jobs created per month. economists will tell you that to keep up with population growth, a growing economy needs to create 150,000 jobs/month. according to labor secretary elaine chao, during the strongest period of the bush economy -- the last 36 months -- the country has created about 140,000 jobs/month. during clinton's eight years, the economy created an average of 230,000 jobs/month.

now, of course, bush had to deal with 9/11, and the economic recession that followed. but at the same time, the bush administration is touting its strong record rather than be honest with the american people and put things in context. chao touts how compensation has risen 6% over the last five years -- 1.2% per year -- but fails to note that this is historically low when compared to other economic expansions. if the bush administration were being straightforward, people would understand. but they'd rather tout a bunch of numbers that really aren't all that impressive, when compared with other expansions (including wartime expansions).

Well, gas prices are skyrocketing and there is no chance of seeing them come down...uh, well, prices are actually coming down. ABC News just reported that prices are expected to drop another 25 cents per gallon.>>

regular gas averaged about $1.40/gallon when Clinton left office. It's now about $2.50/gallon, and was as high as $2.80/gallon as recently as August.

Using your logic, you'd say the Pirates were a great team because last weekend, they swept the Mets. Except the Pirates, over the course of the season, are in a battle to avoid last place. Is that the kind of logic you want to use?

The other problem is that while Bush is willing to admit that we are addicted to oil, he hasn't done a whole lot to change American attitude. The Bush Administration, like previous administrations, has coddled Detroit. So while Toyota and Honda are churning out hybrids and lots of cars that get 30-plus MPH, the Big 3 are not. And GM and Ford have huge pension payments that are underfunded, which adds $1,300 to the price of each car they produce. If the government were to help bail them out, as Reagan helped bail out Chrysler 25 years ago, and the auto companies used the savings to pay for improved fuel efficiency, then presto chango, we're less addicted to oil. someone pointed out that if we can improve gas mileage by 3% per year, we'd have cars averaging more than 40 MPH within 20 years (and trucks at more than 30 MPH).

Oh yeah, the republicans are spending more money than any other time...uh, well, democRATs would have spent more that $1.5 trillion more based on what they proposed in the past 6 years.

That's a hypothetical. Given that Bush has created the worst annual deficits in the history of the country, maybe this isn't a strong arguing point?

10:03 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Forgot this one:

Wait, the stock market is crashing and ... well, it's nearing it's all time high, AGAIN.


the stock market, because of 9/11, nosedived in the early part of Bush's presidency. it's now at about the same level as it was when Bush entered office. But it's been at roughly 11,000 for the better part of two years. during a period of economic growth, one would expect the stock market to move forward. but enron-itis, and a series of noteworthy mass layoffs -- such as from Ford and Kodak -- have kept the stock market in check.

again, we can give bush some credit for the stock market returning to where it was, but it's hardly a banner achievement given where the market has been for the last two years.

10:05 PM  

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