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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 08:58 AM
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Rush Limbaugh is no Nathan Algren....a Last Samari analogy
Edited on Tue Jan-06-04 09:00 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0105-05.htm

In the movie "The Last Samurai," the war-hardened American hero is captured by Japanese rebels and is forced to kneel helplessly, his hands tied behind his back, before an enemy samurai. As a test of courage, the samurai swings a sword at the captive's neck, as if to lop his head off, but the man does not flinch.

The character -- Nathan Algren as played by Tom Cruise -- has lived by the sword and is prepared to die by it as well. He is a warrior true to the code. If he gives no quarter, he also asks no quarter



For years, Limbaugh has preached the importance of personal responsibility: Don't rely on others; don't blame others if you fail. His own success he attributes to hard work and unparalleled genius, what he calls "talent on loan from God." Limbaugh has been particularly hard -- and often with good reason -- on those who have been caught in crime or corruption yet claim to be victims of discrimination.

But if Limbaugh has delighted in swinging the sword at others, he cringes and whimpers when the sharp edge points in his own direction. Now under investigation for possible crimes related to his longtime addiction to prescription drugs, the talk-radio king refuses to accept the consequences of his own behavior. Instead, he claims victimhood at the hands of some vast left-wing conspiracy.

"I'm not whining about it," he recently told his radio audience, before proceeding to do just that:

"My friends, it is, and has been, obvious to me for the longest time that all these leaks were an attempt to try me in the court of public opinion. The Democrats in this country still cannot defeat me in the arena of political ideas, and so now they are trying to do so in the court of public opinion and the legal system."


ya gotta read the rest of this ...very good analogy

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 08:59 AM
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1. please...
Rush Limbaugh isn't even Nathan Lane.
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MoonAndSun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 09:16 AM
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2. Good one, sirjwtheblack...
and welcome to DU :hi:
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ochazuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 10:51 AM
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3. Drugs on loan from the maid
Limbaugh would say that Algren is a hate-America liberal.

Hey Rush! God called and he wants his EGO back.
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 11:37 AM
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4. That man is going back on drugs.
If he hasn't already. There's no humility in him at all. He blames everyone around him for the fact that he was *caught* doing drugs.
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