The Head of the Republican Party, limbaugh, speaks at CPAC and Fox Today!

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  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    limbaugh has time to speak to CPAC and Fox today to discuss talk about his views and positions. But it has now been more than a month since he refused to debate a business reporter on his views and opinions. What a friggin COWARD!
     
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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Fun with Bellow the Elephant

    Limbaugh was accepting an award as a Defender of the Constitution.

    Hang on, that's worth a laugh:

    We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [Applause] We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. [Applause] Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you.

    (FOXnews.com)

    Sam Stein explains it this way:

    During his much-discussed keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, Rush Limbaugh accused Barack Obama of pursuing the "bastardization of the U.S. Constitution."

    It was one of the more politically acidic notes in a speech defined by rambling political assaults. But the conservative talk show host wasn't exactly standing on firm footing. Just a few moments earlier he himself had actually -- not theoretically -- "bastardized" the Constitution by confusing it with the Declaration of Independence.

    Or, for those who need it spelled out for them:

    But here's the key to El Rushbo's speech. In receiving the CPAC's culminating Defender of the Constitution award, he MISQUOTED the Constitution.

    (Hawkins)
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    Notes:

    "Transcript of Rush Limbaugh's Address at CPAC". FOXnews.com. March 1, 2009. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/01/transcript-rush-limbaughs-address-cpac/

    Stein, Sam. "Limbaugh Misquotes Constitution During CPAC Speech". Huffington Post. March 2, 2009. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/02/limbaugh-misquotes-consti_n_171029.html

    Hawkins, Dan. "Two big mistakes by Constitutional Defender Rush Limbaugh during the Obama honeymoon, plus White House pressure points on Day 39". Mlive.com. March 2, 2009. http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/03/obama_honeymoon_day_39.html
     
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  5. candy Registered Senior Member

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    I was not really paying attention to the C-Span broadcast but I thought that I heard him say that the Preamble contained the "inalienable rights" clause but when no one in the media made mention of it I thought I did not hear correctly. Thank you for letting me know that I did hear what I thought I heard.
     
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  7. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    Ah yes the Preamble to the Constitution, and what Rush said:

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    He didn't say it was part of the Preamble, he said the concept of;

    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    And that:

    We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life,[Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. .


    Yes, for all the wiggle room you want to give THE Obama when He speaks, THE Rush man, nailed the spirite of our Constitution, the Inalienable Rights of the People to:

     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Relax

    Dude, it's just a minor irony. Relax. Your frantic effort to explain this all away only adds to the comic effect. I mean, Limbaugh was pretty clear:

    "We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. Liberty, Freedom."

    In the long run, the irony is shorter-lived without you having a hissy-cow in Limbaugh's defense.
     
  9. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    Defender of the Constitution? Please. Tell Mr. Limbaugh to get back to me once he starts railing against undeclared wars and the Federal War on Drugs and the conservative effort to ban gay marriage at the federal level.

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  10. superstring01 Moderator

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    Bingo!

    ~String
     

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