Who are the Dickey brothers and why do they hate the conservative movement?
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And with all of this in mind… the RINO plan here is to have Mike Huckabee unseat Rush? To potentially push Rush Limbaugh off the air in large markets owned by Cumulus — all in the name of RINO Radio?
• Damage to the conservative movement.
What’s the ripple effect here? What penalty to conservatives is there if (when?) this RINO Radio scheme falls flat? Well, sure there can be a negative effect on the conservative movement. If you have a couple of RINO corporatists (the Dickey brothers) and their unwary investors with little if zero knowledge with the ins and outs of conservative politics — but they have the financial ability to just arbitrarily pull the plug on Rush or anybody else? Of course this can hurt conservatives.
A tiny, tiny sampling of what can happen is already evident in San Francisco. There Cumulus has control of KSFO, which was, until January 3rd of this year, broadcasting Rush in their 9-noon time slot (remembering this is West Coast time). Apparently anticipating Huckabee, they pulled Rush — and substituted former Arizona Congressman JD Hayworth while waiting for the Huckabee show to start this month.
This site here shows the ominous results. Almost the moment Rush disappeared from KSFO in January, the station’s ratings, at least as published here, took a tumble.
Which is to say, if this is the Dickey strategy, it is already looking pretty peaked before it’s even out of the gate.
The fact of the matter is that RINO Radio appears to be nothing more than the radio version of what Pat Toomey observed about Mike Huckabee in 2007:
Huckabee makes no secret of his desire to turn the GOP leftward, calling himself a “different kind of Republican.”
Who is supposed to be buying all this RINO Radio?
Why, say press reports, 140 stations! Or maybe 180, as the Times now reports. Hmmmmm. OK.
So out of curiosity, if I may be so bold, where’s the list of 140? The New York Times rhapsodizes that 180 stations are launching with The Huck and RINO Radio. OK. Station ID’s please? Markets please? Cities? How about villages or boroughs? How about non-Cumulus stations doing this? Call me a skeptic, but after all this fuss… in the words of the immortal Jerry McGuire… show me the money! According to the Reuters story, John Dickey “declined to name which ones or where they were located.” Uh-huh.
These unquestioning media reports about all of this are coming from the same kind of people who still think Al Gore is an ex-president.
One last thing.
What do you think our far-left friends over at Media Matters think of all this? They, after all, have spent weeks now trying — and failing abjectly — to strip Rush Limbaugh from every one of his 600-plus stations in a phony, ginned-up hate campaign designed to intimidate Rush’s sponsors.
What does John Dickey say of this? Take a look over here at Media Matters where our left-wing friends seem all but jubilant that what they have failed to accomplish, the Dickey brothers and Mike Huckabee are going to do for them.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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H/T to National Review Online