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Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:29 PM

Rush Cracked

So What Do We Do Now?
Rush Limbaugh leads the GOP crack-up over what to do if the economy keeps getting better.



RUSH:
“Something tells me, that if the upcoming election could be decided on social issues, the Republicans could win that in a landslide, because we are on the right side of the culture war,” Limbaugh told listeners on Thursday. “The problem is, we’re scared to death of it. The Republican establishment wants no part of it.”

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/conservatives-struggle-to-find-new-game-plan-for-improving-economy.php?ref=fpblg


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the Republican establishment would be right on this one Rush.
Please, go run on the social issues and see how quickly America repudiates you.


peace, kpete

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kpete Feb 2012 OP
Arkana Feb 2012 #1
MiniMe Feb 2012 #9
MarianJack Feb 2012 #2
Old and In the Way Feb 2012 #3
CoffeeCat Feb 2012 #4
redqueen Feb 2012 #5
CoffeeCat Feb 2012 #12
spanone Feb 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Feb 2012 #7
bullwinkle428 Feb 2012 #8
anAustralianobserver Feb 2012 #10
Kingofalldems Feb 2012 #11
NNN0LHI Feb 2012 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:33 PM

1. Oh please do this.

Please do this. Make it all about gays and abortion, I BEG you.

And when you get absolutely Mondaled, I hope you remember the sagacious words of Rushba the Hutt.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 03:21 PM

9. Better yet...

Make is all about gays and birth control.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:35 PM

2. Gee, at the super Bowl, I thought that he really knew...

...how to "pick" a winner.

I guess not!

PEACE!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. Why would they be "scared to death" of the cultural war, if they could win in a landslide?

Only one of those statements can be true, Rush. I think we both know which one that is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. Rabid conservatives like Rush--don't live in the real world...

Oh yes, Rush would love a "culture war" because he's under the mistaken impression that there is this
huge contingent that agrees with his radical social views. The problem is--people like Rush don't live
in the real world. When you spend much of your life behind a microphone with a select few sycophants calling
in and gushing over your nonsense--you begin to believe that the entire world is on your side.

"Oh we could sure win a culture war! All eight callers today agree with Meeeeee!"

These radical weirdos all hang out with each other and forget that they exist in a bubble minority. Most of the
country is laughing at these fools over their bizarre stance on birth control and other social issues.

For Pete's sake--98 percent of Catholics use birth control. Do these radical conservatives ever peer out into
reality and pay attention to what's really going on? No, the spend their lives around other nuts--who give them
a false sense that their very backward, unpopular wing nut views are somehow mainstream.

Rush said it himself, the "Republican establishment wants no part of it." Damn straight. Most of the Republican party
knows that these people are nut jobs. Sure, they'll use Rush and his radio program--and his lemming listeners--to
cull votes from them. But that's it.

Rush is being used. What a sad, warped man he is.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:56 PM

5. I don't know, is he being used?

I wonder if he really believes even half the idiocy he spews.

He seems more like just another shock jock... getting ratings and big checks because he's able to push people's buttons.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:05 PM

12. It's interesting redqueen....

...and I don't have all of the answers--but I have paid attention to right-wing talk radio for years. I was a reporter in college and I began listening to Limbaugh in the early 1990's and I wrote a regular column about him. I was very concerned about the propaganda he was spewing.

What bothers me about Rush is that he is connected to so many important people. Clarence Thomas officiated at Rush's latest wedding. Thomas is a close personal friend of Rush's and Rush has Thomas and his wife over for dinner regularly. As we all know, the criminals who are destroying our country with Fascism are in the upper echelons in our government, on the Supreme Court and in powerful corporations.

Rush always sides with the corporations (BP, big oil, Monsanto, etc.). I do think Rush and others keep their behind-the-scenes dalliances on the down low. However, Rush is a total name dropper and he's always talking about having dinner with our politicians and big names in the corporate world.

If you listen to talk radio--you'll notice that they have the same talking points. It's really riveting. They cover the SAME topics on the same day. It is very clear that right-wing radio is a concerted effort to propagandize a segment of the population--in order to use them---for votes, for manufactured protests and for campaign donations. These radio hosts get their daily marching orders from somewhere--and it's most likely from this corporatist-politicial group of thugs.

Glenn Beck openly thanked the Koch Brothers for several talking points that he read on his show. Beck has mentioned meetings and other "summits" that he's been involved in--where the Koch Brothers were present.

So yes--I think these right-wing mouthpieces are used. I think the corporations and the politicians work in concert with these radio hosts to poison the mind of of America and to create horrible divisions in this country. I think these radio hosts play a very central role in spreading the talking points and the propaganda that these corporations, politicians and other corrupt individuals want spread.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. the republican establishment is a shit-load smarter than ru$h

but then again, so is my 17 yr. old dog.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:02 PM

7. He really doesn't care either way

He's not running for office and all he does is laugh all the way to the bank while sitting on his ass producing nothing but toxic hot air.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:11 PM

8. "The right side of the culture war" from someone that's on his 4th marriage.

Oh, the irony.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 04:07 PM

10. He's just using his usual reverse psychology!

Give cathartic voice to the populist base/Tea Partiers and build some anti-establishment capital - and then spend it 'reluctantly' herding them right back to the establishment candidates.

Part of his technique is to tool the left to react in a way that helps him rebuild his 'conservative' cred each time he expends it!

That's why he burnt Gingrich (even though he may prefer him to Romney) and then when his audience was just about to rebel he started measuredly criticising Romney and cheering on Gingrich a bit etc.

If the establishment had decided to flip to Gingrich or another canditate, Rush would have submissively obliged.

There's also a BDSM factor between him, his sponsors and his audience.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 04:10 PM

11. Did Rush's health insurer pay for that Viagra

the feds found on him?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:11 PM

13. One thing to remember

Bashing a Dem president for another 4 years instead of defending a GOP president makes a lot more money for Rush Limbaugh.

Don

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