Rush Limbaugh Calls Politico Hit Piece on Herman Cain an “Unconscionable Racially Charged Attack”

Rush Limbaugh discussed the horrible smear against conservative Herman Cain today on his show.


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RUSH: Let’s do this Herman Cain story. I started out by talking about Clinton, and Bill Clinton must be laughing himself sick over this hit job from The Politico on Cain. And Cain now has denied it, without question. He has categorically denied any of this. But a story like this involving Bill Clinton, why, Clinton would be getting high fives, millions of dollars of campaign contributions from the NAGs. If this story were about Bill Clinton, the left would be circling the wagons doing everything they can to fend off the charge. I mean this story is a joke that can only truly be appreciated by Clinton and other sexual predators. The sources, which include the recollections of close associates and other documentation, describe episodes that left the women upset and offended.

“These incidents include conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices. There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable.” What the hell could that be? Need help here. What physical gestures that were not overtly sexual, what could they be that would make you uncomfortable that would fall in line with sexual harassment? What in the world could they be? (interruption) Well, that would be overtly sexual if he did that. There were descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual. Licked his lips with his tongue while looking at them. Well, dream on. “Made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.” That appears to be it. That appears to be it.

Now, we don’t have any evidence of ice packs on a busted lip as we had with Juanita Broaddrick and Bill Clinton. Yeah, Bill Clinton and Juanita Broaddrick, “Hey babe, you better put some ice on that, you’re bleeding at the lip.” We don’t have any of that. This story appears to me to be a close relative of the hit job that the Washington Post is doing on Marco Rubio. It’s not a news story. This is gutter partisan politics, and it’s the politics of minority conservative personal destruction, is what you’ve got here. Rubio and Cain unfit to lead, don’t you see. We cannot have a black Republican running for the office of president. We can’t have one elected. We can’t have an Hispanic.

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  • bg
  • Jeff

    I’m sorry, so what’s racially charged about reporting– accurately– that the association Cain worked with settled over sexual harassment allegations?

  • MrGoodWench

    There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable.” What the hell could that be? Need help here. What physical gestures that were not overtly sexual, what could they be that would make you uncomfortable that would fall in line with sexual harassment?
    +++
    My guess ?
    Cain chomping a peach
    😉

  • lucy

    This is nothing compared to what they did to Palin. Next, the left will say Cain’s children aren’t really his. They will be totally shameless.. bottom feeders.

  • if its true he will be qualified to run for president as a democrat.

  • Mikey

    Wanna bet these 2 women restaurant workers are SEIU members in good standing.

  • No Man

    #2 – What would reporting unnamed sources’ stories about Obama’s high school cocaine sales, or criticizing his destructive left-wing policies, have to do with racism?

    I bet the source’s name begins with Anita Hill.

    The lying liberal media would not air or publish accusations against Obama based on unnamed sources. They would destroy the source.

    Mr. Cain is a self-made man; a Republican; a Christian; and a conservative.

    This is not about race – BARF.

  • workingclass artist

    I think race is being overplayed here on both sides and it’s kinda obvious.

  • regularguy

    So a couple of women were allegedly made “uncomfortable?” Maybe they could have addressed Mr. Cain immediately and directly, or otherwise they maybe could shut their own passive-aggressive double-standard/entitlement demanding pieholes? Politico might just find themselves 20 years behind the victimology power curve. The rest of us out here are fed up with crybaby victimologists who thrive on destroying the lives or careers of others just because they’re “uncomfortable.” Either put up specific charges or just shut the hell up. Even then, grow up and learn you’re entitled to shut the hell up about being “uncomfortable.”

  • owl

    The left is correct. I would vote for Rush for president. I swear I would follow him off the face of the earth in a cult happening. He has almost perfect radar.

    As for Politico, I have read arguments pro and con if they are left or right leaning. Huh???
    They actually started out almost fair and balanced. Then they went over the cliff. Now I call them the dregs of the MSM/Dems. They are so bias that they must wear signs pleading for their journolist bros to let me, let me, let me start this one.

    I do not care if Cain made a gesture or not. I mean, how do you top Obama shooting the bird at everyone he dislikes???

    How do the MFM dig up anything when they are still looking for Obama’s grades? Or who funded that trip when he was 20?

    I love Herman Cain. I saw a clip today when he was naming names (yes, ole Barney Frank and Dodd). Straight up. Then I think he sang a little. Yep. The GOP can’t buy what he puts out. Good for Cain.

  • ohiochili

    Jeff, if you don’t realize what a racist, scummy political smear this is, you’re right.. You are sorry.

    Take a look at what they’re trying to do to Marco Rubio. He’s another one who does not know his place.

    Libs love minorities as long as they vote Democrat.

  • American Patriot

    Hey Jeff, how do we know these allegations are “accurate” as you say? The source is undocumented in the story by the reporter, that’s just sloppy journalism.

    Having been sued five times, I can authoritatively say that a settlement is waaay cheaper than fighting a suit, from an insurance company perspective. Even when there is no merit to the case insurance companies will settle to make the nuisance to go away.

    Apparently, a couple of women figured there were some deep pockets involved, so they sued, the insurance company settled, and a confidentiality clause was included. Unless the reporter can cite sources and name names, then this story is exactly what Rush called it, “a hit piece.”

  • Man In A Boat

    Probably more fallout of the Tailhook era.

  • TO some of the people making comments that are wondering why this is racist. This is racist in the political scope of things. The Democrat Party destroys any black man who is no in their camp.

  • Jeff

    American Patriot, what in god’s name do you do that’s resulted in FIVE lawsuits???

    How many people here have read the whole piece? Did you see the portions where a number of former employees and associates vouch for Cain’s good name and character?

    Whether the women involved were telling the truth is a question we’ll never answer but I fail to see how this is in any way racially motivated. This would be a good story for any candidate.

    PS there was no need for reporting anonymous allegations of Obama cocaine use– he admitted as much in his book.

  • Dittogirl

    #12 That is so true, my hubby works at a dealership and have had lawsuits against them that crack me up at how unreal and useless they are, but to pay the big bucks to the attorneys usually costs more than the settlement with the freaks is.

    That is a sad reality in our country. But in my opinion its way past time for loser pays. Then these companies would have a fair shot of winning useless lawsuits like the lemon laws, when the people buy and sign about 5 diff documents that it is as as is sale. There are reasons that dealerships sell them as is..like high mileage, etc..but they sell them super cheap. And then the person files a lawsuit and gets them free,

  • BarbaraS

    The dims don’t like to say anything racial about conservative blacks, so they trash them with sexual accusations and innuendos. Look what they did to Clarence Thomas. The media is still talking about this cr*p. They will not let Anita Hill fade away. They bring her into the limelight every so often just to twist the knife they stuck in Thomas’ back. And isn’t it amazing that the media can go back decades to find some obscure stories about conservative candidates like some stupid rock that was painted over on his father’s property when he was a very young man, but couldn’t find out anything about obama’s current anti American friends or anything else. Such hypocrites. I really, really hate the media and don’t believe anything they print or say. They are all in this effort to bringdown this country. I give no dim the benefit of a doubt that they don’t know what the dim party has become. If they don’t know they are enablers. If they do know they are traitors. And I believe most of them are traitors.

  • Jeff

    Anonymous sources are irrelevant in this circumstance. It’s true. The Cain campaign admits it’s true. We can question whether the charges reflect on his leadership abilities but there’s no question whether a settlement over sexual harassment allegations was reached. It was.

  • Nosmo

    The Democrats are the party of slave owners, secession, KKK, lynching, and segregation. Keeping black people feeling comfortable living in poverty is how the Dem politicians keep their votes.

  • Jeff

    Nosmo, explain to me please how it’s possible for African Americans to be complicit in some grand Democratic conspiracy without being aware of it? How are 90% of African Americans incapable of understanding what’s really in their best interest?

  • Redwine
  • Ginger

    #21 Botox Pelosi

    Not a chance! He is just patronising us that do not want Perry as our president. Jim….will keep that tingle up his leg! 🙂

  • T Circle

    How are 90% of African Americans incapable of understanding what’s really in their best interest?

    They voted for Obama didn’t they?

  • Banina

    # 20 Jeff

    I’m pretty sure I read today that due to our “outstanding” public education system the average IQ of African Americans today is 85, and THAT is how they hit the 90% mark. And thats just how the elitist demo’s like it. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”… Look up that quote, read the whole book, and then come back and say we aren’t living the nightmare, dumbass…

  • Jeff

    so Banina, African Americans are too dumb to understand what’s in their best interest? That’s what you’re saying?

    PS. from a liberal perspective, there’s no one liberals want to get the nomination more than Herman Cain. Sincerely. You all might disagree but liberals see him as basically having 0 chance of winning the presidency. Anything that hurts him helps Romney, liberals biggest fear.

  • Liberty One

    You guys are right. The racist media never would have broke
    a sex scandal story about John Edwards…..or 1988 Democratic
    Presidential candidate Gary Hart…..

    Oh, wait…

  • Banina

    No, Jeff, actually if you can comprehend the post, I’m saying that you “liberals” actually think they’re dumb, keep it that way and stick up for teachers who keep them “down on the plantation” in order to push your new world order. You’re hypocritical, should really study history, and look in the mirror. The person I think is dumb (and destructive) is you.

  • bg

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    Redwine #22 October 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    cutting funds is nothing new..

    the UN needs to move, NOW!!

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  • bg

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    Liberty One #27 October 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    apples v orange

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  • Jeff

    Banina, explain how I’m hypocritical? I believe that African Americans have every capability to make informed, rational decisions. They just don’t believe Republican policies are good for them, by a huge margin.

    What makes more sense:

    African Americans make rational choices about who they vote for
    OR
    They’re too dumb to make up their own minds sensibly because the liberal media and school system throughout the nation brainwashes them into believing that their second class status is in their best interest

    Still waiting to hear how this story is racist.

  • bg

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    Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Charge Shows He’s Legitimate

    [If anyone needed proof that Herman Cain had become a legitimate contender for the 2012 presidential nomination, the story that broke over the weekend in Politico–that he had been accused of sexual harassment when he headed the National Restaurant Association–is it.

    [..]

    The mainstream media’s record on issues like this is spotty, to put it mildly, and they have a lot to answer for. They followed the Democratic Party line from Gennifer Flowers to Paula Jones to Monica Lewinsky and beyond in an effort to help President Bill Clinton and, had it not been for Matt Drudge, they would have gotten away with it. They also did everything they could to bury the Sen. John Edwards “love child” story until the National Enquirer made it impossible to ignore. So how come Herman Cain is suddenly fair game, especially with a story as apparently thin and anonymously sourced as the one that appeared over the weekend?]

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  • bg
  • Liberty One

    Regardless. Herman Cain isn’t a serious contender. People say they want “outsider” candidates
    to shake things up, but in the end, not too many people believe that “President of the United States” should be the first public office title a person has every held.

  • Militant Conservative

    Democrats, the party of the KKK and voting mostly

    Against the civil rights act of 1968. Yup it’s racist

    And sinful (false witness). Cain is a force to be

    Delt with as he is aligned with the TEA party.

  • StrangernFiction
  • Carbon Pootprint

    Plantation New York/DC is only acting in their own economic best interest. They need to keep OBanka in office until “we’re done”

  • bg

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    Liberty One #34 October 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    lol, is that why Cain is the leader of the pack??

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  • Jeff

    Again, MilitantConservative– Democrats are PRAYING for a Cain candidacy. If you want to figure out who is leaking these stories, look within your own party.

    Also, can we please stop with the Democrats are the real racist party stuff? Every time someone from the South here posts I’m going to point out that they’re the real slave holders. You guys understand party affiliations and platforms change, right?

  • Nashville Gal

    Just heard Mark Levin interview two folks who previously worked for Herman Cain. They BOTH said Cain is NOT what the Politico hacks are attempting to construct, but a thoroughly decent man of good character. They had nothing but the highest regard for him. Has Politico contacted them for their comments? Nope. Levin had no trouble at all finding them though…..

  • daryl

    Dittos to that #34, but don’t expect much more agreement.

  • Jeff

    Nashville Gal, Politico quotes multiple people in the article in question saying exactly that! How do you guys have such extreme opinions on a news piece you haven’t even read?

  • Jeff

    Nashville Gal, here, from the original Politico article: Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chairman, vice chairwoman and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances.

    “I have never heard that. It would be news to me,” said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be totally out of character for the Cain she knew. “He’s very gracious.”

    Fassler, who helped bring Cain on board as CEO of the restaurant association, said any inappropriate behavior was not brought to his attention and that he would be upset to learn it had gone on and he was not made aware of it.

    “That’s a shock to me,” Fassler said. “As an officer during all of Herman’s years there as a paid executive … none of that stuff ever surfaced to me. Nobody ever called me, complained about this, nor did I ever hear that from Peter Kilgore, nor did I ever hear that from Herman Cain.”

    Fassler — who ran a Phoenix food-service company and finished his term as chairman the month before Cain’s June 1999 departure but remained on the board’s executive committee — described Cain as treating men and women identically and asserted it was “not within his character” to make unwanted advances. “It’s not what I know of him,” Fassler said.

  • bg

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    StrangernFiction #36 October 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    conservatives need to file a ‘sexual harassment’
    charge
    against all these lip service clowns asap!!

    albiet freakin’ late, i’m not kidding,

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  • Ginger

    OT: Obama Comes Clean….sooo funny and weird!

    Watch!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfPG58I9Mhk&feature=player_embedded

  • WJoy O

    Agree with Rush — this was totally racist! It is an attempt to weaken Cain to help Obama win in 2012.

    We are going to Arkansas next weekend. Does anyone know if Monica’s blue dress is in the Clinton Library?

  • bg

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    he hasn’t got a chance!! oh wait..

    9-9-9 plan helps Cain lead in polls

    more here..

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  • Nosmo

    I want me sum dat Obama money…you know…from Obama’s stash. Product of our liberal public school system.

  • bg

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    Barack Hussein Obama = Community Organizer = President

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  • StrangernFiction

    conservatives need to file a ‘sexual harassment’
    charge against all these lip service clowns asap!!

    I agree completely bg.

  • Banina

    #31 Jeff
    I’m thinking you attended a teachers college, good luck with that. Your talking points are becoming tiresome..Here is the racist angle. When Slick Willie gets the bl*wjob in the Oval Office from a young girl its just fine and he’s being unfairly targeted. When Cain does it, (no bl*wjobs mentioned) its a huge indiscretion,and he’s as bad as Clarence Thomas, which means democrats pretty much view black men as people who can’t control their libido. Don’t even get me started on Barney Frank or little barry’s Cal Penn days…

  • Nashville Gal

    Jeff:
    I referred to Politico HACKS that Levin mentioned, one of which is Kenneth Vogel. I was NOT commenting on an article, but what I heard directly from the two employees interviewed on Levin’s show, neither of which is quoted in the article you reference.
    A little about Kenneth Vogel:
    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/2011/10/31/stop-high-tech-lynching-herman-cain

  • bg

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    Jeff #39 October 31, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    are you serious??

    which party has been calling the other party”RACIST” at every, and
    i mean every, friggin’ turn, some times before anything is even said
    anything.. REPUBLICANS??

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  • Wait a minute. Now that I hear more detail from Rush Limbaugh, I now know Herman Cain has been harassing me. On all the Sunday political news shows, and every Fox interview, Cain has been licking his lips and looking at me. You mean I could get $10,000? Right on!

  • bg

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    re: #53 October 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm bg

    anything is even said anything. = anyone has even said anything.

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  • I wonder if Cain just picked up a whole bunch of support in the form of Duke lacrosse players…

    cnredd
    Political Wrinkles
    http://politicalwrinkles.com

  • Meg

    If that is the best they can come up with it won’t hurt Herman Cain. He is a man of character and I know for a fact that people make up all kinds of things to collect money. Why don’t they start asking Obama to release his college records? Oh, I forgot, he gets a free pass.

  • Tommy Christopher is an aids patient

    Wouldn’t be surprised if a Paultard was behind this hit piece.

    Or Romney.

  • DaMav

    Limbaugh is just exceptionally outstanding on this one. I could not agree with him more.

  • Militant Conservative

    Jeff, yes I understand more than you.

    Eat sleep drink politics, your really behind on this.

    Demodonks have been over the top racist and race

    Baiting. It’s all they have, rupubs are too weeniefied

    To have a pair. Nature abhors a vacuum, enter the

    New conservatives. Ain’t takin your demodonk crap

    And gonna bitch slap yo ass all the way. Your going to

    Accuse me of cold hearted, I’ll show you cold hearted.

    You rat bastards have been outted. Time for a

    Rat killin!

    Powder is dry

  • Jeff

    “When Cain does it, (no bl*wjobs mentioned) its a huge indiscretion,and he’s as bad as Clarence Thomas, which means democrats pretty much view black men as people who can’t control their libido.”

    whoa whoa, who said anything like that? Certainly not anyone responsible and absolutely not the reporters who broke the story. This is a kneejerk reaction on your part, upset about the notion of liberal outrage more than the actual outrage.

    People have already pointed out Anthony Weiner, Gary Hart, John Edwards as Democrats thoroughly raked through the coals by the spooOOooky MSM.
    When you assume the environment is so partisan you inevitably see it through that lens. Sometimes a sensational story is a sensational story, regardless of party affiliation.

  • Jeff

    Militant Conservative– wow. Maybe take a deep breath there, buddy.

  • Conservative to the Core

    Karl Rove is a troll in real life too.

  • Once again, was there ever any doubt that this would happen? Remember, no one cared when one right after the other came forward against Bill Clinton. the media not only refused to pursue the reports, they in fact turned on he women and tried to discredit them.

    Herman Cain said there would be a high tech lynching and it has begun.

  • Patty

    Rush is right, love the guy, but I certainly listen to him and no surprise.

    I feel Mr. Cain is so unique and so honest that this will not hurt him one iota. Period.

    Of all the candidates he is NOT a politician. And that is his star and lasting power.

    Th

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  • Island Girl

    361 Jeff – Edwards was protected way past 2008.

  • Jeff

    conservative sex scandal calvinball: the rules are always changing.

    Edwards was “protected way past 2008” but admitted his affair in 2008 to ABC News?? Who here was protecting him, specifically?

    should we talk the MSM relative silence around David Vitter or John Ensign? Why don’t we all just accept the media is interested in an sex story when it’s easy to tell, exciting or salacious, not when it’s strictly Republicans or Democrats?

  • Jerry C

    @#26 Jeff-“PS. from a liberal perspective, there’s no one liberals want to get the nomination more than Herman Cain. Sincerely. You all might disagree but liberals see him as basically having 0 chance of winning the presidency. Anything that hurts him helps Romney, liberals biggest fear.”

    Romney, liberals biggest fear?! OMG. Romney is a RHINO, a fake Republican and not a real conservative. Liberals want Herman Cain as the nomination? Sincerely? OMG. You either have no clue or you are purposely trying to deceive. I tend to think the latter. Your attempt at reverse psychology isn’t working. Pretty lame. You just outted yourself as a liberal leftist libturd attempting reverse psychology.

    Going forward, I suggest you be honest with your comments; otherwise, I’ll just skip over them and save myself time from reading your drivel.

  • Jeff

    Jerry C, as a matter of strategy liberals and Obama supporters see Romney as much more difficult to defeat in a general election than Cain. It’s not reverse psychology, it’s the truth about how liberals see the GOP field. You guys might love him but people that aren’t staunch conservatives don’t have a lot of respect for Cain as a politician.

    It’s the same reason the Republican establishment doesn’t want Cain to win. His whole campaign until about two months ago existed to get more book sales and get a job on Fox News or the radio or something.

  • bg

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    OT.. related:

    Once again, Politico only reports a piece of the story

    [‘Occupy’ targets Iowa caucuses:

    The Occupy movement has a new goal — shut down the Iowa caucuses.

    The state’s protesters are inviting fellow Occupiers from across
    the country to “occupy” the campaign offices of the Republican
    presidential candidates and President Barack Obama in the
    first-in-the-nation presidential caucus state.

    What Politico and the local Des Moines Register fail to report
    is that this is one more example of professional protesters
    hijacking the ‘Occupy’ movement.

    The obfuscation of the political process is the brainchild
    of a well-seasoned career protester, Frank Cordaro.]

    links & more @ link..

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  • bg

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    Jeff #70 November 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

    so “we the people” need to view the election through LIBERAL eyes??

    do you ever listen to yourself, i mean, really listen??

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  • bg

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    correction re: #72 November 1, 2011 at 10:32 am bg

    “perceived” liberal eyes..

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  • bg

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    clarification re: #73 (72/71) November 1, 2011 at 10:33 am bg

    as “perceived” by Jeff..

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  • profwalker

    I think a system in which the loser pays ALL legal expenses would be helpful.

  • Jeff

    bg, seriously, RELAX. I’m not telling you to do anything, just trying to offer you guys some insight into how the other side views the race. Support whoever you want, it’s none of my business. If you think Cain is awesome, great. I disagree but whatever.

    Jerry C accused me of being somehow dishonest so I chose to clarify. That’s all.

  • bg

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    Jeff #76 November 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

    yeah, insight according to Jeff..

    relax you say??

    again with the “perception” projection..

    if by that you mean i got my pants
    in a wad from rotflmbo, you win!! 😀

    ==

  • k shinault

    Jeff is a yankee liberal who sees everything thru rich white guilt, who already used elitism by thinking he is smarter than us southerners. I reject his race baiting-dont fall into the trap conservatives–the only way they can win is get 75% of the legal black vote and get the other 20% of the illegal black and former felon and prisoner vote who gets fake ID and some relative votes illegally in his or her absence. Liberals lie and Rush is always right! Jeff -YOU cant handle the truth!

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