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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Operation Chaos won Indiana for Clinton

Crow, as a hen, all she may about her razor-thin victory in Indiana. Hillary Clinton’s marginal win was due to her last swift-boat tactic, known as “Operation Chaos”, spearheaded over the airways by Rush Limbaugh.

Surprised that she won the “big states”? “Operation Chaos” called for Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary Clinton, just as it had worked in Ohio, and almost in Texas.

Limbaugh encouraged listeners to vote for Clinton to "bloody up Obama politically" and prolong the Democratic fight, according to Washington Post Staff Writers Alec MacGillis and Peter Slevin.

To win is one thing, but to fight a losing battle for the purpose of bloody up your opponent. This is not Clinton. This is Rush Limbaugh, the avowed non-racist.

There it is, Democratic Party Superdelegates, a whisker of a win on the strength of Republican cross-over votes. Is this what you wish to take into November’s election against John McCain?

Limbaugh crowed about the success of his ploy all day Tuesday, featuring on-air testimonials from voters in Indiana and North Carolina who recounted their illicit pleasure in casting a vote for Clinton. "Some of the people show up and they ask for a Democrat ballot, and the poll worker says, 'Why, what are you going to do?' He says, 'Operation Chaos,' and they just laugh," Limbaugh said Tuesday.

The Obama campaign and many of its supporters condemned Limbaugh's intervention tactic yesterday, calling it a major factor in Clinton's narrow Hoosier State win.
"Rush Limbaugh was tampering with the primary, and the GOP has clearly declared that it wants Hillary Clinton as the candidate," Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), an Obama supporter, told reporters on a conference call.

Six-out-of-ten Republicans who supported Clinton on Tuesday said they would vote for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain over Clinton in the fall, if that were the matchup, according to the Washington Post Report.

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