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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:07 PM

Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone?

The morning after the re-election of President Obama, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners:

I went to bed last night thinking we’re outnumbered. I went to bed last night thinking all this discussion we’d had about this election being the election that will tell us whether or not we’ve lost the country. I went to bed last night thinking we’ve lost the country. I don’t know how else you look at this.
The conservative talk show host, who had been an upbeat, if initially doubtful, Romney supporter throughout the campaign, was on a post-election downer:

In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins? And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren’t doing enough to help those who aren’t. And that resonated.

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/is-rush-limbaughs-country-gone/?ref=opinion

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Reply Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone? (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 OP
carolbrenner Nov 2012 #1
aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 #12
calimary Nov 2012 #20
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #3
Initech Nov 2012 #4
DCBob Nov 2012 #5
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #6
DCBob Nov 2012 #8
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2012 #21
DisgustipatedinCA Nov 2012 #7
gollygee Nov 2012 #9
DirkGently Nov 2012 #11
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #10
Ricochet21 Nov 2012 #13
madokie Nov 2012 #14
JHB Nov 2012 #15
Raine Nov 2012 #16
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #17
Motown_Johnny Nov 2012 #18
cash__whatiwant Nov 2012 #19
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #22
leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #23

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. Yes, The Confederacy Is Gone

 

Yes, his country is gone - the Confederacy was crushed by the Union in 1865. He and other lunatics need to get over it.

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Response to carolbrenner (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:37 PM

12. +1



I will only add that "Leave it to Beaver" went off the air generations ago. And its not coming back!

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Response to carolbrenner (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:43 AM

20. Welcome to DU, carolbrenner!

Glad you're here. Equally glad that, indeed, imaginary American White-topia IS gone. At least from the rosy scenarios that keep dancing through their memories. That world really never existed, except on "Father Knows Best," "The Donna Reed Show," "Ozzie and Harriet," and "Leave It to Beaver." It was on TV. And the only blacks they needed to bother with were on "Amos and Andy" and answered to the name of Rochester on "The Jack Benny Program." Works of fiction. Comfortable as a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup on a cold Saturday afternoon in mid-autumn, or the Swanson's TV Dinner that your mom served you while you were watching those above-mentioned early-evening shows before you were tucked into bed.

It's a long, long ago and far, far away fiction. It never existed. And we couldn't go back to it even if it had existed. Fortunately, most of us live in the reality-based world, and want to move FORWARD, instead. And we made that clear - crystal clear to everyone except republi-CONs, that is - earlier this month.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:10 PM

2. Nope...

it never really existed.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. I certainly hope so

When white Southerners over 60 start pissing and moaning about the America of their childhood being gone, you what it is they really mean.

And yes, that is an America that I very much want to get away from.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:17 PM

4. Those "traditional values" they speak of are no longer relevant.

What do they want? Every family in America to be like the ones in "Leave It To Beaver" and "The Honeymooners"? Do they pine for a reality that never existed?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:18 PM

5. "we’re outnumbered"

That's their fear and they know its just going to get worse and thats the reason for all the voter suppression stuff. They know in a free and fair election Democrats will always win if they show up to vote.

Even with all their dirty tricks and billions of ad dollars they still lost to a half black guy with a terrorist sounding name who was saddled with a very weak economy and very high unemployment.

If they cant win given that scenario.. how can they win ever? I am sure that is what is on the minds of many Republicans now.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:20 PM

6. it's called 'being a minority'...

 

let's see how it suits them.

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:25 PM

8. clearly they dont like.

I often hear them make the claim this country is mostly conservative and when you look at a voting map by county the vast majority of the US land area is colored "Red". Yet they lost in a landslide. That just drives them crazy.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:23 AM

21. That's be cause the vast majority of this country has the population density...

Of your average backyard.

Think of the thousands and thousands of square miles in the US that have less than 20 people.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 PM

7. His country is gone, but he can catch it if he hurries

Limbaugh's country was last seen drifting slowly east in the Atlantic, away from Florida. If he'll just start swimming east from the beach, he may be able to catch it. Godspeed, Rush.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. No, America is not traditionally a radical free market that exists only for the benefit of

large corporations.

I reject his definition of "traditional America."

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Response to gollygee (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:31 PM

11. That is a great way to put it.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:27 PM

10. Hey, Rush.....

You ARE outnumbered. That's why you lost the democratic election. In fact, you've never, ever really been the majority. You called yourselves that, but it was never true. Never.

You didn't "lose" the country. It wasn't yours to lose. And fuck you for implying and actually saying that it wasn't our country, as in yours and ours.

Oh, and you're full of shit about President Obama's message. You didn't get it then, and I guess you never will. This nation and world will be a better place when you shrivel up and go hide in a corner somewhere.....and shut the fuck up.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

13. You're assuming

he loves A country, I don't believe it

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:41 PM

14. Whats going to be fun is watching his fall

I've been reading how his foul ass and bigoted mouth is costing Clear Channel advertisers and making life hard in general on their AM radio so its just a matter of time before they cut his sorry ass off and put him out to pasture. Its going to be a thing of beauty the day that happens cause you know he won't go quietly nor elegantly. Pigboy will prove that those of us who can't stand his sorry ass were right all along.
I'm looking forward to it.
If he was smart he'd cut his loses and quietly go away with his ill gotten riches but as he's proven so many times smart is not his forte

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:49 PM

15. The one he grew up in? With high taxes on the wealthy, stong unions, regulation of business?

If that's gone, it's because he helped beat it to death.

The "country" he's moaning about was always just part of the picture, and an airbrushed part at that. It's the part that considered John Wayne a war hero because he put on a costume when all of his competition wore real uniforms. It's the part that could look away from the harsher realities and pretend reality worked like a storybook... or a TV show.

But most of all, he's moaning because he didn't get his way -- which he's very used to getting -- and long ago atrophied any skill he ever had of dealing with it like an adult.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:55 PM

16. THAT country of Rush's NEVER existed except in his mind. nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:59 PM

17. Unbridled Capitalism destroyed traditional America

 

Rush helped destroy it with his big mouth and worship of greedy capitalism.

Back in the good old days of the Cleaver family, Father Knows Best, and Life of Riley, there just were not that many wealthy people. The business owners often lived in the same neighborhoods as their employees. They paid their workers living wages, paid their fair share of taxes, and sent their kids to public schools. They considered it a privilege to live in a country with a strong middle class, instead of being privileged themselves. In short, they shared in the common good, didn't consider health insurance for their employeeds to be a burden on their company, and accepted unions as the rights of employees.

When the age of greed manifested itself in the Reagan era, American workers, unions, taxes, pensions, and all the things that built the strong middle class came under attack. Suddenly, greed became good. Wealth became the objective. Anything that stood in the way of wealth and greed was equated to socialism.

So Rush cheered for the destruction of the middle class. Now he acts surprised it's gone. Of course, he and others like him attribute it to race since the minorities weren't included in the good old days of decent jobs and manufacturing. As soon as they were included, Rush and his ilk wanted to sell it all off and rake in the profits of its' demise.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:03 PM

18. Costa Rica?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:31 AM

22. Why does Rush hate Santa, Mommy?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:32 AM

23. No.

 

Thailand and the Dominican Republican are alive and well. Thinking of the children makes me weep.

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