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March 16, 2009

Understanding Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh might not even be a conservative, but he is contentious. He’s a true American dream story — a boy from lower Missouri makes the big time with “talent on loan from God.” This talent has earned him big bucks as a radio commentator and talk show host.
He speaks from his point of view of what the GOP needs, and that means the U.S. needs it as well. He is loud, obnoxious and boisterous, but he is not dumb. His show didn’t need a bailout, although the Big Bailout gave him lots of fodder for his cannon.
If the donkey party has half a brain they will not play his game. They will only lose. Rush has nothing to lose. The Democrats need to understand this.
Bruce D. Pasley
Laddonia, Mo.

Comments

Engineer

T.
Can you name another entertainer who has had so many lies told about him? Or who has been attacked by the President? Besides Hannity, that is. This president does concentrate solely on the important things, doesn't he?

T. Hanson

Entertainer. Enough said.

Engineer

KC Educator
Much of what is attributed to Joe McCarthy was actually due to the actions of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Can you name someone whose "life was destroyed by McCarthy"? McCarthy did attack Alger Hiss but that Communist Fellow Traveler was supported by leftists in this Country, including many Democrats, for his entire life.

Engineer

One thing seems clear from the large number of comments on this thread, Rush has a large impact. Another thing seems clear from whispering's 'Rush "I want America to fail" Limbaugh", there are intentional lies being told about him. He never said that. What he said is that he wants Obama to hail in his socialist policies. And so do I. Rush has been talking for three hours five days a week for what, twenty years? In all that time his detractors can come up with very little of consequence. Like solomon, you can call him a "gas bag" but I see very little being done to refute his actual views. Usually when an attack is made the statement attacked is being "spun" as whispering did in his quote.

Engineer

One thing seems clear from the large number of comments on this thread, Rush has a large impact. Another thing seems clear from whispering's 'Rush 'I want America to fail' Limbaugh", there are intentional lies being told about him. He never said that. What he said is that he wants Obama to hail in his socialist policies. And so do I. Rush has been talking for three hours five days a week for what, twenty years? In all that time his detractors can come up with very little of consequence. Like solomon, you can call him a "gas bag" but I see very little being done to refute his actual views. Usually when an attack is made the statement attacked is being "spun" as whispering did in his quote.

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Welcome to Arminia

KC Educator

Arminius

“McCarthy, a progressive senator from Wisconsin.”

I’ve heard Joe McCarthy called a lot of names before, but progressive was never one of them.

Main Entry: 1.progressive
Function: adjective
1 a: of, relating to, or characterized by progress b: making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities c: of, relating to, or constituting an educational theory marked by emphasis on the individual child, informality of classroom procedure, and encouragement of self-expression

Main Entry: 2.progressive
Function: noun
1 a: one that is progressive b: one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action.

And into which of these definitions does Joe McCarthy fit into. I guess we could consider the witch hunts of the fifties Joe finding new opportunities for himself, but I don’t think that’s considered progressive. I suppose that ruining the lives of individuals without “Due Process” could constitute moderate political change, or maybe you think it’s social improvement. I bet you were a big fan of the Salem Witch Trials also.

Before we go revising history any more, you need to look up the facts. It was exposed that in a few isolated instances some of the people that he accused had ties to the Soviet Union. To say that most of what he said was true is a fabrication.

solomon

....last comment went to Arminius' posts.

solomon

I hate to point out any instance that you are correct, but Joe was right about certains things decades before they were exposed.

I love ponting out that president Obama hasn't increased the % of Americans who realize that Rush is a flaming hypocritical bag of hot gas, and that opinion is not based in political direction but rather sensible observation.

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There's a difference between the views of John McCain, George Will, and even Sarah Palin, who, whatever her other faults, has shown herself capable of getting through college, getting elected to SOMETHING, and running a small state at least as well as her predecessor---and the views of a self-described entertainer, an individual who disavows any responsibility for any view he professes, and who may be the only demagogue in American history to insult adolescent girls.

A BIG difference.

Marctnts

I'm fascinated by the amount of rude, name calling comments many here have directed at each other while debating Rush, a guy who one side detests for his percieved lack of ability to respect (or even listen to) other points of view.

That, my friends, is REALLY the pot calling the kettle black.

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No no no Arminius, I wasn't kidding--Rush Limbaugh is the greatest recruiting tool for the liberal cause in modern American history. Weaklings like yourself who want to be perceived as real men despite your fecklessness are fascinated by someone who can get away with playing macho man while hiding like a frightened little girl when his country called.

Incidentally, as a big, tough, former Marine, by your account, are you really that happy with someone who dodged the draft in such a cowardly fashion while your fellow Marines were dying in Viet Nam? Hm?

Arminius

The hate expressed towards Limbaugh by the moonbats here demonstrates that he has been effective in holding the Messiah to account.

Arminius

KC Educator:

"When the country finally started looking at the truth and confronting the lies of McCarthy head on, McCarthy was exposed."

Actually, after the Soviet Union fell, we discovered that most of what McCarthy, a progressive senator from Wisconsin, said was true.

kcstar_is_one_sided

HI Jim -

Thanks for remembering me, but I'm not Roger.

I'm still out here, just no posting because with you idiots it is a waste of time.

whispering_to_kc

White. Rich. Fat. Bloviator. Drug abuser. Multiple failed marriages.

Rush "I want America to fail" Limbaugh: the new face and leader of the Republicon Party.

The only thing we've missed so far is him getting caught in an airport bathroom somewhere, trolling for ... a good time.

solomon

What a thread, I spend a few days at a casino down south and I come back to this coinversation.

BuddyT goes to the same war v-v and myself went to and comes home thinking killing innocents is a good thing as long as we got some bad ones too, and damn anyone else as unAmerican if they disagree. Of course this is a man who never met a gay soldier or got laid during his time in the Nam.

Marctnts comes in with the usual level headedness and Pub comes in with his "proud to be who I am" fire.

Roger, the guy that sits by while people say derogatory things about the people he volunteers with comes in with accusatory gobbledegook. Who here will go on the line and say they don't believe McVey and his ilk didn't see Rush as an authority on America.

joe Six Pack, in speaking his opinion missed ahuge point. The junkie Rush was not addicted to RX drugs. He was addicted to ILLEGAL drugs. Pills are only RX with a Dr saying it is alright for a pharmacy to give them to you. Rush purchased and was addicted to illegal substances. The liars and excuse makers will lie and make excuses for this putz.

TinaMcG wasted her time by trying to explain that unlike Rush does for his listeners, Olbermann does not think and speak for her. Big difference between the two people, but the Rush guys will try and say its the same. Olbermann is more or an anti-O'reilly, with nowhere near the following of people taking his opinions as Gospel(IMHO, only a complete fool would let a columninst or radio guy "speak" for them) You want him to speak for you, draft and elect him to something and watch out how quickly his opinions would become transparent, just like all the other gas bags.

Speaking of gas bags, j-Man knows one when he see's one.

Jim and Casady are hear today pointing out the obvious. From BuddyT who thinks you a Dem if you don't shout ugly prejudices to Roger lambert who obviously hides his in every day life while coming in here with the intent on determining what other people believe regardless of the words in English they speak to the contrary, they are both useless mouthpieces that if we were smart enough to take my darling Kate's advice we would ignore them as a waste of time and space.

KC Ed doesn't like Rush and let's us know why. nuff sed.

jeanette doesn't want to be judged for finding Rush entertaining. hard to come down on you jeanette, because I know you are sincers, but since when is divisiness entertainment?

Then ol' Roger comes in mentioning my name even though I 700 miles from KC. If he had a brain he'd see the content of our posts, Jim, Pub and I, almost never agree on political matters.

BTW, Roger, I was driving Sunday night after I asked you this, do the volunteers you work with and children you tutor know that you sit by and agree with the people who speak uncomplimentary crap about them?

Jim

Roger/KC Star-is-one-sided,

Thanks for that. You've only proven my point. Have a great day :)

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In other words, you've got nothing to say. Thank you for saying it in as few and as meaningless words as possible.

 
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