#RallyforRush Why The Dem Attack On Rush Was Always Doomed To Fail

March 9, 2012

Michelle Malkin's Twitchy is joining Rush Limbaugh's list of advertisers


As pointed out last night, other new advertisers are showing up on Rush's show and one that wanted back was shined on by the host. Perhaps the Democrat left can't comprehend this, as so many are not free market capitalists.

Advertising dollars will flow to where the audience is, as sure as water runs downhill. Rush's strength is not his advertisers, it's that he has more listeners than most other talkers combined.

When the left and media go after Limbaugh, it doesn't drive Rush's listeners away. It actually causes them to become more loyal as they seek to defend him and dismiss ideologically driven critics. As this attack was always based on a double standard and phony outrage, no other conclusion was ever going to be reached by his fans.

In effect, Media Matters has attacked and made Rush Limbaugh stronger. That tells you precisely what kind of a moron Eric Boehlert is. He thought he had a prayer of winning this fight. What a dope.



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  1. Ragspierre says:

    “It actually causes them to become more loyal as they seek to defend him and dismiss ideologically driven critics.”
    Oh, it does at least one thing more, too, Dan.
    I’ll bet the new listener tune-in factor was very high this week. People wanting to see if Rush was the monster they’d heard or read about.
    And now, typically, a lot of those newbies will be hooked.

  2. Southern Values says:

    Hooked on Rush – that has connotations on a lot of different levels.

  3. JasonInFL says:

    Actually… No.
    Here in Miami, Rush’s show had two instances of “Dead Air”, which means the local stations could not find an advertiser. The two instances totaled about 1:30, so three 30 second ads were not sold to ANYONE, and they couldn’t even put a PSA (which are free) into the slot.
    Regardless of the spin, this isn’t good for El Rushbo, I hate to say.

  4. Ragspierre says:

    Watch and learn, Jason.

  5. ljm says:

    Atta guys! Continue to defend misogyny until Romney secures the nomination and then get back to the business of winning the future by promoting a message that is inclusive to women – who BTW CAN still vote AND make up the majority of voters. Perhaps then a Republican could win the White House in 2012.
    You can still support Rush, perhaps by getting prescriptions for Viagra, getting them filled and sending them his way or maybe he could use some help with his gardening this fall.

  6. Ragspierre says:

    Poor hate-twisted, gender-freak, hysterical ljm.
    Beclowning herself here yet again.
    Liberty and choice are issues that are “inclusive to women”, you poor moonbat.
    FLUCKING mandates destroy liberty and choice.

  7. Southern Values says:

    Nice bunch of platitudes there Rags. With insight and retorts like, no wonder facts to you have a liberal bias.
    Bumper Sticker Mindset™ – Lets all be home schooled for the conservative cause.

  8. Ragspierre says:

    Another lie by SubHuman Values…!!!
    Conservatives LOVE facts and sound, rational thinking.
    Contra Pres. Pond-Scum and his scum-sucking enemies of the American standard of living.

  9. Dennis D says:

    Advertisers will not ALWAYS go to where the audience is. Glenn Beck still had huge ratings and still lost most of his sponsors.

  10. Southern Values says:

    Conservatives LOVE facts and sound, rational thinking.
    Contra Pres. Pond-Scum and his scum-sucking enemies of the American standard of living.
    I stand corrected – no Bumper Sticker Mindset™ going on here. All no. Not here

  11. Ragspierre says:

    “Deemocrats vote down job creation plan after Obama’s arm-twisting.”
    The headline practically writes itself. Which is good, because none of the Mushroom Media will.
    Why does Obama hate working people? (Now THERE’s a bumper-sticker!!!)

  12. Huey says:

    ljm: Why do you keep saying that anyone who supports Rush “Continue(s) to defend misogyny”?
    I don’t see anyone here defending Rush’s use of the “slut” term against that progressive activist who repeatedly lied about…well, just about every substantive thing she addressed.
    In fact, most on the right think that Rush was wrong to use such language – for the very reasons Rush gave in his very long, very detailed, and very sincere apology.
    I support RUSH. I support FREE SPEECH.
    Your continued imputation of base motivations to those with you disagree politically seems to be purposeful – as it is consistent.

  13. Ragspierre says:

    …and unhinged…

  14. ljm says:

    I know you can do better than that. Although arguably there is a degree of misogyny in your post I would describe it as more ad hominem in nature and if your campaign is going to be effective for securing Romney’s nomination it should probably be directed more towards a public female figure and possibly on a larger media scale but I appreciate your efforts.

  15. Ragspierre says:

    ljm, you really need to seek counseling.
    You’ve outed yourself as a supporter of RomneyCare and ObamaCare, yet you are so confused as to call yourself a “conservative”.
    Even you have to see that’s just nuts. Seriously, get some help.

  16. Fred Beloit says:

    Here is a heart-warming story about a well-loved librul comic evincing the inclusion of women:

  17. Southern Values says:

    You’re comparing some comic to the standard bearer of the Republican Party?

  18. Fred Beloit says:

    Sou, are you saying Olbermann is the standard-bearer of the Democratican party? I thought that would be Debs Schultz or Obama. You know, silly, someone in politics, not a simple entertainer.

  19. ljm says:

    A simple perusal of rags posts, especially on the Fluke related threads, should help you understand my use of the term “defending misogyny.” The evidence is mounting that it is helping Romney – who I support – so I’m here to encourage it until Romney secures the nom then any use of misogyny by any Republican should be strongly discouraged if a Republican victory is to happen in November.
    Admittedly it is a rather Axelrodian tactic but it’s my way of turning lemons into lemonade because it just might help Romney which IMO will be good for women in the long run.
    I’m sure that Rush appreciates all yall’s efforts but really his track record has been pretty good at promoting his brand and from what I hear the misogyny continues.
    In the last few days he attacked author Tracie Mcmillan this way:
    “What is it with all of these young single white women, overeducated — doesn’t mean intelligent. For example, Tracie McMillan, the author of this book, seems to be just out of college and already she has been showered with awards, including the 2006 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. … Her degree is not in food or nutrition. She has a B.A. from New York University in political science.”
    Then on Wednesday he attacked Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri for her column about his show, saying she inserted her “b-i-itchyness” into her “patently false” report about him.
    So any woman tuning in to hear what all of the Rush fuss was about may have caught these gems and I seriously doubt that stuff like that is gonna sell American women a lot of “Sleep Number Mattresses.” (insert misogynist joke here)

  20. Ragspierre says:

    Really. There is no comparison. Not on the level of their rhetoric, their regard for women, or their influence.

  21. Fred Beloit says:

    “(insert misogynist joke here):”
    I’ll take you up on that, lil Jim. From Sustern’s post:
    “Louis C.K. says of Palin: “her f*** retard making c***” and “the baby that just came out of her f**** disgusting c***.”
    To Palin: just “stick your t** in its mouth and shut up.”
    And here is more: ”…her f***** retard making c****”
    Need more to convince you? Here is what he says on twitter:
    “I want to rub my father’s c*** all over Sarah Palin’s fat t***”
    This is from the Standard-bearer candidate of the Democratican party.

  22. Ragspierre says:

    ljm, take that post with you when you seek counseling. It will say everything a counselor needs to know.

  23. Fred Beloit says:

    Lil Jim, Louis C.K. just may just want to consider stopping grabbing his Dad’s c***, though, don’t you think. I mean people, even librul people, who usually don’t mind defending odd habits, could get the wrong idea about their standard-bearer candidate.

  24. jharp says:

    Megadittoes. Go for it gentlemen. It is long past time to call out women who use birth control the sluts and prostitutes that they are.
    It will play beautifully in the November election.

  25. ljm says:

    Delightful, Freddy, but really the misogyny needs to come from the right and from pundits rather than comedians. Unless CK’s an active Santorum, Romney or Gingrich supporter it won’t have much traction with the women voters we need in November.

  26. jharp says:

    Hey there Fred.
    Didn’t see you earlier.
    How’s things? It has been quite some time.

  27. Ragspierre says:

    “It is long past time to call out women who use birth control the sluts and prostitutes that they are.”
    jharp does the Collectivist’s lying for them here.
    But it’s what they have. All they have.

  28. Fred Beloit says:

    Hahaha, hey, jh, but I’ve seen you several times recently in one or another of your sock-puppet monikers. Hope things are going well for you. As you can see I’m still above ground.
    I do have to correct you a bit, though. This whole issue is about two things: 1) Why should some people be forced to pay for other peoples’ birth control choices, especially when religious freedom is being trampled on by one man, our president. 2) How can libruls get way up on their horses about something when they do it too, all the time? It is called hypocracy, as I recall.

  29. Fred Beloit says:

    Lil Jimmy:
    “misogyny needs to come from the right and from pundits rather than comedians.”
    So Maher is a comedian, but not a pundit? He doesn’t discuss politics? But he does all the time, just like Rush. He also just gave a $1mil donation to the Dems. That’s putting your money where your maw is. I vote he’s a pundit, I mean besides his hobby of seducing young celebrity-struck girls. He sure can’t count on his good looks, now can he?

  30. jharp says:

    Business is tough but everyone is in good health so no complaints.
    And no Fred. It is about a women deciding when she would like to have children. Not her employer.
    And birth control saves taxpayers money. And makes women healthier.
    But what’s a few cancerous cysts to someone who believes it is a sin to put a piece of latex over your penis. Nothing at all. Right?
    And religious organizations are exempt.

  31. Southern Values says:

    90 some percent of Catholic women use birth control against the edicts of their church. How is this a religious freedom issue and not a women’s health care issue?
    If social conservatives are against abortion, why are you not behind any process that would limit abortions? That’s where I’d be looking for hypocrisy.

  32. Ragspierre says:

    Fred, I saw video of something I thought I would never…could never…see.
    Sheila Jackson-Lee was moving AWAY from a camera and microphone.
    I expect pig aviation now…

  33. Ragspierre says:

    Every word of jharp’s post is either…
    1. fluff
    2. a lie
    3. irrational
    4. some combination of the above

  34. Ragspierre says:

    “90 some percent of Catholic women use birth control”
    Post your support for that, SubHuman Values.

  35. gary gulrud says:

    Listen to Rush most weekdays, occasionally Saturday roundup. While dead wrong on ABO and the tack taken on Fluke, I don’t know anyone who is close. Like Laura but she’s off on some goose chase once or twice a week.

  36. ljm says:

    I thought we were talking about Louis CK. I seriously doubt that we could recruit Maher to help Romney get the nomination or any liberal for obvious reasons. He would have to switch parties and ideologies and probably give up his HBO show. No it is up to Republicans with a Santorum or Gingrich connection to make this happen for Romney.
    And really Rags now you are just slacking. We need more stuff about minks and the like.

  37. jharp says:

    And why am I forced to pay for Rush’s hard on pills?
    That is against my religion. And Rush Limbaugh getting an erection is an event too horrible to even think about. And you want to force me to pay for it? Ugh! Yuck.

  38. Ragspierre says:

    “And why am I forced to pay for Rush’s hard on pills?”
    How fun! Several implicit lies, and a VAST, BREATHTAKING economic stupidity to fisk.
    1. Mr. Limbaugh has, I believe, related that he does not buy health insurance.
    2. Under ObamaCare, you WILL be paying for his medications.
    3. IF Mr. Limbaugh were buying insurance now, he would be paying for ALL benefits…including any covered medication.
    4. We’ve established that jharp has no religion, and is a lying SOS.

  39. Fred Beloit says:

    I saw that video, Rags, hilarious.
    The penetrating logic of the Left:
    Current Case: We want to reduce the number of abortions. Obama must make insurance companies pay for contraception devices and chemicals because they reduce abortions.
    Future Case: We want to reduce the number of serious head injuries. Obama must make insurance companies pay for helmets for auto drivers, motorcyclists, roller skaters, etc, etc.
    Another future case: We want to reduce the number of torso injuries. Obama must make insurance companies pay for bullet-proof vests for convenience store clerks and armed robbers during stickups and self-defense incidents.
    Basically, when asked to defend their ridiculous policies, they show themselves to be stark, raving nuts.

  40. Southern Values says:

    Fred – I’ll re-ask the question: If social conservatives are against abortion, why are you not behind any process that would limit abortions?

  41. Godzilla says:

    Turn about is fair play. Rush stepped in it when he called Fluke a slut, and the left stepped in it when they shifted the focus away from Fluke and onto Rush’s advertisers. Rush wins that battle hands down.

  42. Nishner says:

    Yeah, Rush has other people buy the viagra then he “borrows” it, I guess sex tourist thinks Rush of all women as prostitutes.
    Did Rush ever get off the hillbilly heroin?
    I’m 1000% behind your Bdefend Rysh campaign. I can’t think of a better way or conservatives to help elect Obana.

  43. Huey says:

    Southern Values: Gee. I’m against pedophiles, but I’m against shipping them to a deserted island – or for castrating them – or for hanging them by their feet in the public square until they’re dead.
    You see, not every means is an acceptable method to achieve a desirable end.
    That would seem self-evident.

  44. Fred Beloit says:

    Sou: “If social conservatives are against abortion, why are you not behind any process that would limit abortions?”
    (1)What makes you think I am a social conservative? (2)The ends don’t always justify the means. (3)If you are for insurance companies paying for contraceptives to lesson abortions, why are you against them paying to lessen torso injuries?

  45. Fred Beloit says:

    “Southern Values: Gee. I’m against pedophiles, but I’m against shipping them to a deserted island – or for castrating them – or for hanging them by their feet in the public square until they’re dead.”
    Well, you’re no Islamist I see. Good.

  46. jaded by the crap says:

    I dunno; I like the stories on here, but the comments read like a dorm discussion after a case of beer and a few bong hits. What’s with all the personal assasination? It’s boring to read, you don’t learn anything, and it coarsens the nature of what’s really an important year in our country’s history (and may determine if we have a future). I’m serious, some of you guys that just come on and act stupid, how about actually putting some facts and some opinions based on actions that affect us all? This is too serious a time to be name-calling like you’re on an elementary playground. (I don’t have a lot of hope, but I like the original posts here, if not the comments. Surprise me, and let’s have some actual debate.)

  47. Fred Beloit says:

    Surprise us and take a position to contribute to the issues you so care about there, Jaded-Above-the-Fray.

  48. Ragspierre says:

    “It’s boring to read, you don’t learn anything…”
    Hit the “close” button, or avert your gaze.