posted by Julie Engebrecht at 2/26/2008 02:23:00 PM
Cunningham is not only an embarrassment to Cincinnati, but he is an embarrassment to our entire nation. His words show the desperation of the right wing extremists; they know that they are toast in November and they are going to engage in the most repugnant, racist, fear-mongering attacks that we've ever seen.Bring it on, wingnuts, because you are going to drive the moderates and independents away in droves.Good riddance to the corrupt GOP.
I am apalled at Joe Deters remark that "we're used to hearing it". Does that make it ok, Joe? Some of the most offensive behavior is that of the person that thinks he/she is better but does not confront or challenge the behavior of his/her cohorts. It's called collusion, Joe. You make Cunningham's behavior ok by inviting him back. How about instead of giving Cunningham his audience you tell him that he is an embarrassment to this City. We all look bad when we accept his narrowmindedness.
1. To Anon @2:36.......and2. To Anon @2:39.........If you listen to Cunningham on a regular basis, you will him refer to President Clinton as William JEFFERSON Clinton or President Reagan as Ronald WILSON Reagan.CUNNINGHAM IS CONSISTENT.What is your problem with using the full name of Obama?And I ask you..............can you name just one time when Willie has been wrong?
I am amazed at the lack of fairness in the enquirer blog. The blogs are plastered with Obama, and only two lines for McCain. Come on folks be fair and just report facts not who you are for.
It kills me that people think that Cunnigham would act any different.Gone to far?????? Check your history books on the mud that John Quincy (there's that middle name thing again)Adams slung at Andrew Jackson. If McCain winds up in the ring with Obama, he's going to need a cut man like Cunningham.
He did not use Obama's full name, he called him Hussein. So there is a difference. Its the post 9/11 Muslim fear that Cunningham tries to evoke by calling him Hussein that McCain rebuked. His kind of racist ignorance is part of the problem in this country, not the solution. I say good job to McCain for not accepting the rants of this idiot. I don't know when his loyal followers will wake up...I don't think WLW ever will. He is not just an embarassment to the city, he is an embarassment to humanity. Pull your head out of the sixties Bill!!! And by the way, Obama is not a Muslim. Hussein is the surname of his grandmother in Kenya. Forgive his mom for trying to keep him connected to his heritage. Before someone goes there, Barack is a biblical name..read the book of Judges. Now this clown is completly jumping ships to Hillary. Probably because he knows she would accept any kind of attack agaisnt her opponent. She can't even find the high road. All she needs is another Bill in her corner. Keep pumping her up Cunningham. Hillary supporters will run to Obama in droves!!!
Which of the incompetent trust-fund babies in the Hamilton County GOP thought it was a good idea to have Cunningham do this?
Cunningham's trade is selling fear to the provincial, suburban middle classes. He is fear mongering hate speech merchant. WLW should fire him immediately. Watch what happens as the national press gets a hold of this; egg all over Cincinnati's face once again.
Which of the incompetent trust-fund babies in the Hamilton County GOP thought it was a good idea to have Cunningham do this?Why his best friend Jean Schmidt of course.
I think McCain just proved once again he is NOT a conservative. I was drinking the koolaid and going to hold my nose and vote for him, but not now.
McCain is a stand up guy. The Republicans should not have let Cunningham run wild with controversial comments without consulting the top campaign advisers first. All Hamilton County R's did was end up making this event foolish because of the loud mouth they invited to open for the event. McCain deserved to get his ideas and stances heard, not have the media focus on some irrelevent old idiot who think's he's funnier than Seinfeld. Loser.Good for McCain to repudiate his words.
Poor McCain, but no news of Ralph Nader?
Anonymous 3:53 He proved he is not a conservative because he wants to run a campaign that takes the high road and not waller in the filth and mud with the likes of Bill Cunningham? You have a twisted view of what being a conservative means. Cunningham, is an insult to the Republican party. He is a crude, lewd, racist, hateful little man, and I hope he truly does switch to supporting Hillary over McCain. Let the Democrats deal with his nonsense for a while.
Cunningham is not a conservative or a Republican, in my mind. He is a fearmongering bully who built his fame and fortune on rambling and intimidating and speaking for the lower/middle white class around here. I for one admire to McCain to admonish Cunningham. What Cunningham did was no better than what Hillary's team did last night with releasing that picture of Obama to the Drudge Report. No wonder that Cunningham wants to switch over to Clinton. They think alike! and deserve each other.
I am no Bill Cunningham fan, but I lost what little respect I had for McCain today for acting like a spineless jellyfish. Deters ought to be ashamed as well for throwing Willie under the bus as well. He should know better.
McCain is a travesty. His lies and his mis-statements will be washed away if he is elected, and the true Juan McCain will be revealed.Cunningham was a supporter. If I were him, I'd write in Ron Paul now.
Bill Cunningham is not to blame here.,its hard to fault someone whose IQ can not be more than 20. I blame the idiot in the local Republican camp who put this clown in the line up for the rally. An then Portune puts his foot in his mouth, by stating that Bill Cunningham is an important voice to the campaign...I bet he got demoted to the end of McCains list. Way to go Hamilton County GOP...way to go! Now McCain's visit gets overshadowed by this bullcrap. Way to help the party there guys!!!!!!
Bill Cunningham is a sensationalist, offensive, mud-throwing hack. I no longer listen to WLW because of him.
Cunningham is a Great American. He speaks the truth and " you can't handle the truth". Keep on keeping on, Willie.
Bill Cunningham is like the sideshow at a carnival. He is typically offensive, and often doing some stunt to draw attention to himself. So, sadly, on a day the leading Republican presidential candidate comes to town, we are not talking about that, but about Willie. So, knowing what we and most of the nation already knows about Cunningham from his past idiotic episodes, who chose him to speak to the crowd anyway? McCain was absolutely right to apologize. And the McCain campaign should fire the person who asked Cunningham to speak. And thanks, Bill. You probably did as much as anyone today to get a Democrat elected. Was that your intent?
He proved he is not a conservative because he wants to run a campaign that takes the high road and not waller in the filth and mud with the likes of Bill Cunningham?Precisely!
Cunningham is a hack in his own right. Many Cincinnatians hate this guy. Thank god the bigots have moved to the exurbs of the metro and the city is growing again with a more progressive populous. WLW, do you have one progressive on the air? Do you have one radio personality that lives in the city. Stop spreading your Republican propaganda over our air waves. You do little to contribute to the community and are only interested in exploiting this fine city.Cunningham, use some of the money you have made exploiting the city to buy a new suit. You looked awful!
Close minded 8:05I live in the city and I like Willy. You may not like what he says, but he speaks the truth.Turn your radio off and relax.Bill is not going to buy a new suit now; after the election you will get them free from the new Democratic President.
The main component of a good President is picking good supporters/advisors. I was ready to vote for McCain, but how did his team let this mess happen??Man, I'm down to "none-of-the-above".
Nader is beyong irrellevant, with less support than Gravel or Paul, which is saying something. He and his vanity campaign deserve to be ignored.
"none-of-the-above" - You should still vote for McCain if indeed he really did not know. He sounded sincere in repudiating idiot's remarks.I am not for McCain but don't let that WLW attention-seeking idiot decide your vote.
If I didn't know who Cunningham was, I would have thought he was just some drunk in a cheap suit from watching the video. Swinging a rubber chicken around would have been about the only improvement on the Fear Channel's #1 controversialist's act.The Republicans have lost their minds.
Attention idiot reporterette Julie Engebrecht:The city of Cincinnati is NOT in the news today. Juan McCain's limp-wristed apology is in the news today. Julie is a typically lazy reporter trying to twist this story into something it's not.
Keep speaking the truth about Barack Hussein Obama, Bill! Barack Hussein Obama is an empty suit full of empty promises.
2:53 said,1. To Anon @2:36.......and2. To Anon @2:39.........If you listen to Cunningham on a regular basis, you will him refer to President Clinton as William JEFFERSON Clinton or President Reagan as Ronald WILSON Reagan.CUNNINGHAM IS CONSISTENT.The only thing Cunningham is consistent on, is being an A-hole. If he's so consistent, why didn't he introduce "John Sidney McCain"? (If you actually listened to Cunningham's right-wing rant, you would have heard him introduce someone named "John Wayne McCain." Which indicates that Cunningham has given some thought to the subliminal effect of middle names.)
Willie is and always will be a consistent idiot child. But he's getting big money to do it - congratulations, Willie. Make your kids & wife proud.Is this what we've come to?
I am a long time Conservative supporter for the Republican Party. Though not an original McCain supporter, I have come to respect him, especially on yesterday for refudiating this jerk. However, in today's time when I have followed the lies of McCain spanning from the later 80s and early 90s, my realization has come that we really don't need him in the White House. Though I would not vote for any Democratic candidate, regardless whoever it may be, I will probably choose not to vote for the Presidential candidate at all. As Conservatives, he is not a viable representative. This is important as we have seen a great fall in Conservatism since the inception of Bush-2000. I think that our party has been ridiculed with many of the wrong people in the past ten years due to money and living off of others fame. There is no true politician who really care for and think about the people.
I would have not had an issue with Willie's use of Obama's middle name had it not been proceeded by name calling ("hack from Chicago"), and accusations of criminal activity...It was obvious to me that his intention has to exploit anti-muslim fear and paranoia.That may play in Cincinnati, but it is an embarrassment nationally. Listening to the locals defend this guy reminds me of 1960s Mississippi. With the exception of Romney, I appreciate the civility of the candidates on both sides to this point. The personal attacks and hatred are not what our country needs...my prayer is that we would have more compassion for each other.
To the guy who claims that Cunningham is "consistent" -- explain this:Defending his widely condemned comments about Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), conservative radio host Bill Cunningham contradicted himself within a matter of minutes yesterday on Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes about whether he refers to Obama as a “Manchurian candidate”:CUNNINGHAM: And the Daley — the Daley political machine gave us this — this stealth candidate, this Manchurian candidate. We don’t know who in the heck he is. I’d like to know more about Obama.VERSUSCUNNINGHAM: No, I did not concur with any caller. I do not believe Barack Hussein Obama is a terrorist or a Manchurian candidate. I do believe we know nothing about this guy from the Daley political machine.
Why are the liberals so afraid to call themselves liberal? If you want to hide behind the word "progressives," go right ahead. You're not fooling anyone. Newsflash: Air America died a horrible death because it was wall-to-wall "progressives" yammering away with their mindless opinions. WLW is #1 in the market because conservative talk radio actually utilizes facts, logic, and argument - unlike Air America and other "progressive" talk shows. Stupid people listen to liberal talk radio - if you can find it on the dial - because facts and logic don't matter in that universe.
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