Rush Exposes John Raese's Membership in Elite, ALL WHITE Golf Club!

@anniepa (27216)
United States
October 31, 2010 3:01pm CST
For several years now at least, one of the worst things that can be said about a politician is that he or she is an "elitist". Elitists can't possibly be "in touch" with the average American, can they? There are probably few places in the United states where that would be more true than in West Virginia. I don't mean that as an insult to the people of WV AT ALL, I'm just pointing out that they're the perfect example of mostly rural, hard working folks. I think it's probably safe to say in today's economy the average West Virginia voter isn't likely to be a member of an exclusive golf club in Florida. Doesn't that mean GOP Senate nominee John Raese can't possibly be able to understand them? After all, he's apparently a member of an elite, all white golf club, The Everglades in Palm Beach, whose members also include Rush Limbaugh. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/28/john-raese-everglades-club_n_775296.html The Raese campaign has refused to either confirm or deny Limbaugh's claims of several weeks ago, but his scorecards show he's certainly been there and ONLY there when in Florida. Any comments? Annie
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
31 Oct 10
Isn't this the same John Raese who could not pronounce the last name of the Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, he kept saying Chow? When Rush Limbaugh says that you are a member of an exclusive country club maybe you should just own up to it. This would be like Stalin saying that you are a member of the Communist party. Though I am sure that his plan is to try his best to deny the story until after the election.
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@anniepa (27216)
• United States
1 Nov 10
One and the same. He's also the same John Raese who couldn't pronounce Sonia Sotomajor's name or else was just making fun of her. One more thing he's known for - saying he'd made his money the old-fashioned way - by inheriting it and that he hoped lots of other people would be able to do the same after he makes sure the inheritance tax is repealed. I'll bet THAT brings lots of comfort to the out of work people of West Virginia! Annie
@jb78000 (15178)
1 Nov 10
how can you mispronounce that name? is the 'j' meant to be pronounce as 'y' or something? please don't tell me he got 'sonia' wrong.
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@Rollo1 (16661)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 10
The name is of Hispanic origin, and yes, the "j" is pronounced as "y" if one pronounces it correctly. However, very few will pronounce it correctly ever, since they can't roll their "r"s. In my experience, American television commentators go out of their way to try to sound very native when pronouncing words like "Nicaragua" whereas the Brits don't bother to alter their natural language rhythms to accommodate those who choose to be foreigners and have difficult names.
@jb78000 (15178)
31 Oct 10
i didn't realise these golf clubs still existed. are women allowed to join?
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
31 Oct 10
Depends. Private clubs can set their own rules.
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@anniepa (27216)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Let's put it this way - if they're not, Rush wouldn't have a problem with it! Annie
@jb78000 (15178)
1 Nov 10
what i don't get is why anybody, apart from chauvinistic racists which i am sure these men claim to be not, would WANT to join a white only, men only, club.
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@djbtol (5500)
• United States
31 Oct 10
Rush Limbaugh, although well to do, is plenty in touch with Americans and what has made the country great. Any politician who tends to be conservative is practically in bed with the voters, compared to the liberal democrats that are trying to tear down the country. Is that close enough for you? My congressional representative is a nasty democrat, and she puts in her letters that she is not concerned with representing the people, because she knows what is best. Like I'm going to vote for that! Since you love dems, I suppose you think stretch pelosi is in touch with the California voters. I doubt that you are in a position to say what John Raese understands. If he wins, I know he will be an improvement. Seems a bit desperate and so petty to raise alarm over the guy going to an all white club. Should we revoke his membership in NAACP? Does this mean he will never get a race card?
@anniepa (27216)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Rush would probably be awful mad at you for insulting him like that - "well-to-do"...I don't think so! Next you're going to say he deserves a "middle class tax cut". Also, he's so in touch with the average American he said himself he doesn't understand the concept of "kitchen table issues" since he has no kitchen table. His kitchen is a room for his staff, not one where "real people" gather. Annie
@djbtol (5500)
• United States
1 Nov 10
You must have listened to him for a whole five minutes. You better stick with that Schultz guy, more your type (elitist, no doubt).
@djbtol (5500)
• United States
1 Nov 10
As I said, clueless aout Rush. Annie was right about one thing, I don't know much about Ed Schultz. But as far as people who follow the liberal democrat playbook, I know all I heed to know. Because Rush is in tune with the American people, his programs have always been very successful. That is something the liberals are intensely jealous about. But then the liberals would be miserable if the made a 'profit' wouldn't they? He understands the 'sell out our country' democrats better than they understand themselves. Go Rush! Go GOP!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Oct 10
gasp! golf
@anniepa (27216)
• United States
1 Nov 10
There's nothing wrong with golf, I never said there was. However, some of his constituents may have a problem with him being a member of an elitist club that excludes people based on race that happens to be over a thousand miles from home. Ot at least from West Virginia. I guess Florida IS home for Raese, his wife can't even vote for him in WV! Annie
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Nov 10
Maybe we should follow Chavez's idea and seize all golf courses to give the land to the destitute.