Carbonite CEO David Friend AdmitsDropping Rush Limbaugh Hurt Firm’s Growth More Than Expected … Lesson Learned, Don’t Listen to the LEFT

David Friend, the CEO of Carbonite has admitted that dropping Rush Limbaugh hurt his companies growth more than expected. Really, this was a shock to him? Any first year non-liberal business school student could have predicted this. But as reported at Legal Insurrection, Carbonite’s succumbing to liberal pressure following the Sandra Fluke controversy. Just wondering David Friend, how is Carbonite (CARB) doing as compared to El Rushbo’s ratings?

Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups.

At the time I examined Carbonite’s SEC filings, and how Carbonite had built its business model based on high growth driven, in significant part, by the promotion of Carbonite by Limbaugh.  I predicted that Carbonite had shot itself in the foot, and put political correctness before the interests of its shareholders.

Since that time the Stop Rush effort has imploded, with backstabbing and accusations among the participants.  Limbaugh has had better numbers than ever, and the hype surrounding Mike Huckabee as a Limbaugh replacement has gone flat.

Yup, paybacks are a bitch.   It really makes one wonder how clueless the LEFT truly is when it comes to business. Then again, should I really be surprised? Just as with Chick-Fil-A, the CEO of Carbonite was just as misguided thinking that the LEFT had the high-ground. Carbonite ignorantly crumbled to the pressure of the Left rather than actually using sound business principles. As NewsBusters stated, “Perhaps Friend would like some Chick-fil-A fries to go with his order of crow meat?”

Rush Limbaugh Says, President Barack Obama “hates this country,” They are “people with miserable, meaningless lives” and “people who don’t count.”

Rush Limbaugh says, President Barack Obama hates America. Limbaugh’s analysis come from Barack Obama’s Friday Roanoke, VA speech where Obama said, “If you’ve got a business … you didn’t build that.Somebody else made that happen.” This a a must listen to analysis from Rush as Obama’s socialist, government control socialism is becoming more and more obvious during every speech.

From The Politico: [Editors note: Too bad the libs at the Politico fabricated the actual words of Rush Limbaugh. Listen to the full audio above to what Rush really said. The meaningless, miserable people Rush was referring to was Obama and his political reelect minions.]

President Barack Obama “hates this country,” and his philosophy appeals to “people with miserable, meaningless lives” and “people who don’t count,” Rush Limbaugh said Monday.

“I think it can now be said, without equivocation — without equivocation — that this man hates this country,” the conservative radio host said. “He is trying, Barack Obama is trying, to dismantle, brick-by-brick, the American dream. There’s no other way to put this. There’s no other way to explain this.”

From Rush Limbaugh.com:

There’s no other way to put this.

There’s no other way to explain this.

He was indoctrinated as a child. His father was a communist. His mother was a leftist. He was sent to prep and Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced. He moved to Chicago. It was the home of the radical-left movement. He hooks up to Ayers and Dohrn and Rashid Khalidi. He learns the ruthlessness of Cook County politics. This is what we have as a president: A radical ideologue, a ruthless politician who despises the country and the way it was founded and the way in which it became great.

He hates it.

And what do we get from the radicals in the White House? Obama’s top political adviser David Axelrod demands Mitt Romney denounce Rush Limbaugh for saying Obama “Hates This Country.” Isn’t this rich, coming from the people who refuse to apologize for calling Romney a felon. Hey Axelrod, go take a flying leap. In Obama in Wonderland its perfectly ok for Obama political operatives to call another a felon, even though they don;t believe one word of it, but its evil fro a private citizen to question Obama. It truly has become an “Obamaination” under this president.

Rush Limbaugh: The Court Rules of Individual Mandate … Obamacare is the Largest Tax Increase in the History of the World

Does any one honestly think that Obamacare would have passed as a tax increase? Obamacare was a stealth tax all along.

Wasn’t it Barack Obama who stated that he would not raise taxes on a family making over $250,000? Wasn’t it Barack Obama who said over and over and over again that the “individual mandate” of Obamacare was not a tax? However, if it walks like a tax and talks like  a tax … it is a tax. Sadly today the US Supreme Court of the United States and mainly Chief Justice John Roberts called it a tax. That is the only reason why Obamacare passed Constitutionality.

Rush Limbaugh stated the following regarding Obama’s Barack Obama and the greatest tax increase ever perpetrated on the United States. We the American people have been deceived by Barack Obama in ways that no one could have conceived. Shame on Obama and Democrats for lying to teh American people. More so, shame on the SCOTUS and Justice John Roberts for bending over backwards to find a way to pass Obamacare. The end results, Obamacare is nothing more the the greatest tax increase in the history of the word.

RUSH:  Hey, folks, have you seen the economic news today?  Have you heard about the unemployment numbers today?  (laughing)  Gross domestic product, have you heard about any of that?  Because I have it here, and it sucks.  It’s a disaster.  The economy of this country remains a disaster.

And we, the American people, have just been deceived in ways that nobody contemplated.  And what we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world.  What we have been told by the chief justice of the Supreme Court and four liberals on the court: Obamacare is just a massive tax increase. That’s all it is.  Obama lied to us about that.  The Democrats lied. “It wasn’t a tax. There was no way it was a tax.”

The chief justice was hell-bent to find a way to make this law applicable, so he just decided, you know what, as a tax increase, it works, because there’s no limit on the federal government’s ability to tax.  And it’s right there in the preamble of the Constitution, right there, Article 1, Section 8, the general welfare clause, it’s been established Congress can tax whatever, whoever, whenever, how much they want.  Even when they don’t ask for it, the Supreme Court is gonna find a way to make what they want to do legal because John Roberts said it’s not our job here to forbid this. It’s not our job to protect people from outcomes.  It’s not our job to determine whether it is right or wrong or any of that.  We just get to look at it. We can’t forbid this. This is what the elected representatives of the people want. (more at Rush Limbaugh)

Obama’s Folks Feeling the Hypocrisy Backlash … David Axelrod Bails on Bill Maher & HBO ‘Real Time” Appearance

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FINDS HIMSELF WITH A DOUBLE STANDARD AND HYPOCRISY PROBLEM …

Looks like the Obama Administration is feeling the backlash of their going overboard and inconsistent approach when it comes to males making disgusting comments toward woman. In the wake of the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy, the bringing to light the reprehensible and disgusting things that Leftist Bill Maher said about Sarah Palin and other women and the fact that Maher gave $1 million to Barack Obama’s SuperPAC … David Axelrod bails on Bill Maher and cancels his appearance on HBO’s ‘Real Time’.

Hard to take the high moral ground when you accept $1 million from the likes of this …

David Axelrod will not be appearing as a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” despite reports last week that he was scheduled to do the show in the next few weeks.

“He’s not scheduled to go on at this time,” said Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign.

Maher, who donated $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA, has increasingly become a target of right-wing attacks over the last week in response to the left’s attacks on Rush Limbaugh. Maher has come under fire for calling Sarah Palin a “c**t” during his stand-up act and a “dumb tw**t” on his HBO show, among other sexist comments.

Obviously the pressure is mounting on Barack Obama and the hypocrisy of his campaign in his selective outrage when it comes to defending woman. President Obama called fellow liberal Demcorat Sandra Fluke after she was called a “slut”. However, not only was there no call to Sarah Palin from Obama when she was called a “C” and “T” word by Maher … Barack Obama’s Super PAC accepted $1 million from Maher and has refused to return it. Now we see one of Obama’s loudest mouth pieces running from Maher with his hair on fire.  The Obama campaign just blinked. As stated at Jammie Wearing Fool, it looks like Axelrod is having second thoughts about appearing with Maher. Think other politicians might be doing the same in the future? Look to see more pressure brought to bare against Obama and the “dirty money” his Super PAC accepted. This story is now going to go away.

Sarah Palin Comments on Obama Accepting Bill Maher’s Dirty Money … “I don’t know how Barack Obama can sleep at night if he really thinks about Sasha and Mahlia and the treatment of some women today, how he can accept that dirty money.”

Political and Media Bias … How does a man of character accept $1 million in campaign funds from another man who refers to woman as “C” and “T” words? Seriously, what does this show about Obama’s character? Is this the type of “Hope & Change” that Obama promised?

How does President Barack Obama with a straight face talk about having a greater public discourse and calling Sandra Fluke but not others like Sarah Palin? Isn’t the sign of a true statesman to treat those who you disagree with the same as those you would favor? Or does Obama only care about woman when the are Democrats? If so, that is hardly Presidential.

Welcome to the latest example of the Democrat and MSM double standard when it comes to comments made by Republicans and the actions taken against them. Enter Rush Limbauugh and the Sandra Fluke comments as compared to leftist Bill Maher and his comments made toward Sarah Palin and Michele Bauchmann.

The MSM and Democrats have ripped Rush for his comment, who to his credit has apologized for. However, that has not stopped the crazed LEFT from turning the issue into an attempt to silence free speech and take Rush Limbaugh down.

But not so fast when it comes to those of the LEFT who make ever worse and misogynist pig comments toward woman who disagree with them politically. So explain

VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit

“I don’t know how anyone can sit in the audience of a commentator like Bill Maher and chuckle and laugh and think that’s entertaining. I think it’s disgusting. And this dirty money that he has now provided Barack Obama’s campaign – I don’t know how Barack Obama can sleep at night if he really thinks about Sasha and Mahlia and the treatment of some women today, how he can accept that dirty money. Granted Barack Obama has never been seen in the conventional, traditional way of one we who describe a man of valor, so it shouldn’t surprise us that Barack Obama would accept that dirty money.”

I wonder what the discussion in the media would be if a prominent individual on the RIGHT had used the “N” word to describe or make mock of a Democrat and donated money to a Republican presidential candidate? Think there would not be a hue & cry through the LEFT to give that money back? Just saying.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – Reactions to Rush Limbaugh’s Comments about Activist Sandra Fluke

  • How the President and media have reacted to Rush Limbaugh’s comments about activist Sandra Fluke

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Download

Leftist Activist Contraception Queen Sandra Fluke Wants Gender Reassignment to be Paid for by Health Insurance

The slippery liberal slope from contraception to gender reassignment … Its all just one huge LEFTIST AGENDA.

Sorry, the Sandra Fluke “contraception” controversy was a set up from the outset … Nothing that the LEFT ever does is because it just happens. It is always contrived and “AstroTurfed”.  Check out “Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance” from The College Politico. The heck with contraceptives being covered by insurance, this Fluke wants gender reassignment to be covered by health insurance as well. But as Patterico Pontifications states, all this will be ignored by the MSM, they are too busy attacking Rush.

Sandra Fluke is being sold by the left as something she’s not. Namely a random co-ed from Georgetown law who found herself mixed up in the latest front of the culture war who was simply looking to make sure needy women had access to birth control. That, of course, is not the case.

As many have already uncovered Sandra Fluke she is, in reality, a 30 year old long time liberal activist who enrolled at Georgetown with the express purpose of fighting for the school to pay for students’ birth control. She has been pushing for mandated coverage of contraceptives at Georgetown for at least three years according to the Washington Post.

However, as I discovered today, birth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.

How typical of the LEFT … anyone who does not cover something as outlandish as a sex change is being discriminatory.
From the College Politico, here is an excerpt of Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons appearing in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law’s Annual Review 2001:

Discrimination typically takes two forms: first, direct discrimination limiting access to benefits specifically needed by LGBTQ persons, and secondly, the unavailability of family-related benefits to LGBTQ families.

Their “prime example” of the first form of discrimination? Not covering sex change operations:

A prime example of direct discrimination is denying insurance coverage for medical needs of transgender persons physically transitioning to the other gender.

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Newt Gingrich Blasts NBC’s David Gregory & the MSM … Rush Limbaugh was “The Great National Crisis of This Past Week”

Bias is the MSM,  “You Betcha” …

On Sunday Morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory, GOP Presidential primary candidate Newt Gingrich blasted Gregory and exposed the MSM for what they truly are … bias and in the tank for Barack Obama. Millions of Americans are out of work, gas prices are through the roof, food stamps recipients are at record highs, the federal debt is at $15.4 trillion and climbing, Obama is apologizing for the burning of a Koran while American troops are being killed; however, the MSM makes the discussion about Rush Limbaugh. The MSM will do anything to deflect the terrible situation that is going on under Barack Obama in order to reelect their candidate.

“You know, David, I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the President’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression, and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of this week”

A transcript of the exchange between Gingrich and Gregory can be seen at NewsBusters:

“Barack Obama as President,” Gingrich continued, “in the most radical anti-religious move made by any president, is trying to coerce the Catholic Church at a time when he’s been told by the bishops they would have to give up every single hospital…they would have to give up every single university and college associated with the church, because he is asking them to violate their religious beliefs.”

Gregory continued to press the issue saying, “Do you think it was harmful that Limbaugh, as certainly an influential voice in a conservative grassroots and you well know that, was it appropriate for him to apologize? Do you think that he’s done damage to the debate that you’re now getting into?”

After saying it was appropriate for Limbaugh to apologize, Gingrich challenged Gregory asking, “Do you think the President owes an apology to all the men and women in uniform who he frankly abandoned when he apologized to religious fanatics in Afghanistan? What’s your opinion, David?”

Newt reminded David Gregory that no one is blocking access to contraception.  Barack Obama stepped into a mess when he brought up this policy of forcing religious organizations to cover contraceptive and now the media will stop at nothing to change the narrative.

If Newt does not make it as the GOP Presidential nominee, who would not love to see him as White House Press Secretary? Every press conference would be must see TV.

President Obama Grapples with Japan Earthquake, Libya and Oil Prices … As He Plays Golf & Yuks It Up at 126th Annual Gridiron Club Dinner Saturday Night

Could Obama be any more inappropriate?

According to President Barrack Obama, the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has killed so many and caused so much destruction has left him heart broken.  Really? I guess he was trying to get over his broken heart while playing golf again today or attending the 126th Annual Gridiron Club dinner is DC tonight, yuking it with the press.

 

In the video above Obama also tried to defend his handling of the volatility of the situation in Libya by saying, “we are slowly tightening the noose on Muammar Gaddafi”. Tightening the noose? Imagine if any one in the GOP every used such verbiage, it would be deemed hate speech. Obama also tried to dowenplay the soaring gas and oil prices.

President Barack Obama will speak at the 126th annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday evening.

The white-tie event is an opportunity for journalists to poke fun at public figures and political themes of the day. .

With the world in turmoil from earthquakes to escalating oil prices to uncertainty in the Middle East to the world and US economic down turn and Obama us going to find fun and humor in the political themes of the day. Really? How appropriate. Obama missed last years event because shilling for Obamacare was too important; however, with crisis every where … The Comedian in Chief thinks it is perfectly A-O-K to joke around while Americans are jobless, losing their homes and Japan is in complete disarray.

Tucson Shooting Victim James Eric Fuller Will Undergo a Mental Health Evaluation after Arrested for Making Death Threats in ABC’s An ‘American Conversation Continued’ … Will MSM Blame Themselves for His Actions?

As if the situation could not get any more strange with the Tucson, AZ shooting and the days that follow … So much for civil discourse and will the MSM blame the LEFT, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and themselves for  J. Eric Fuller’s actions?

Talk about bizarre beyond all comprehension. J. Eric Fuller, a Tucson shooting victim of the hideous Tucson Massacre, has been arrested for make a death threat to a Tea Party spokesman during a taping of ABC’s an ‘American Conversation Continued.’ He yelled “YOU’RE DEAD”during the taping to Trent Humpries of then AZ Tea Party.    J. Eric Fuller will also under go a mental health evaluation.

A Tucson mass shooting victim was taken into custody Saturday after yelling “you’re dead” at a Tea Party spokesman during the taping of an ABC-TV town hall event hosted by Christianne Amanpour.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office said J. Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to an undisclosed medical facility, NBC News reported. The Associated Press said he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

He faces charges of threats and intimidation and disorderly conduct, according to Tucson TV station KGUN.

After all the comments to refrain from harsh rhetoric, to try and be more peaceful, during ABC’s an ‘American Conversation Continued’ town hall meant to move on from the terrible happenings of one week ago …   J. Eric Fuller took a picture of Humphries and shouted, “You’re dead.” WHAT!

KGUN reported that Fuller took exception to comments by Republican state Rep. Terri Proud and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN reported.

Fuller took a picture of Humphries and shouted, “You’re dead.”

Some media reports said Fuller kept booing and making other remarks before deputies escorted him from the church.

So let’s understand the craziness. We have a gunman in Jared Loughner who by all accounts is “bat S#it” insane where numerous people have stated that he was a menacing individual and they feared that he would one day bring a gun to class. We have the evil Jared Loughner who was kicked out of a community college after doing the following VIDEO, yet he was never made to take a mental health eval. This evil punk then went on a shooting rampage that leaves 6 dead. We then have a bias sheriff who is agenda driven provide his opinion, rather than facts and evidence that it was political rhetoric from the RIGHT that was to blame, even though he had and there was zero proof.

Now we are witness to one of Loughtner’s shooting victims at a town hall setting meant to move on threaten another with death threats and he is sent for a mental health evaluation. Can it get any stranger? As Powerline states, ”isn’t the only untreated mental patient on the Left. And we haven’t even started talking about the New York Times’s columnists”.

So what will come from  J. Eric Fuller’s verbal death threats? Will the liberal MSM blame themselves for his actions seeing that ever since the evil acts of Jared Loughner, they have blamed the Right, Republicans, talk radio,Sarah Palin, Rush and Glenn Beck.

So who is to blame for  J. Eric Fuller’s death threats … can you say  J. Eric Fuller!!!

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