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Why Do People Listen to Rush Limbaugh?

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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Sweet thank you there are not alot of conserves on here




posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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If you don't listen to him then what are you worried about?
If you don't like Fox news or Rush then turn the channel to CNN.
It just sounds like the Democrats want to control people and who they listen to.
Freedom of Speech? Not anymore.

P.S. Obama has only been in office for 2 Months and he has spent 1.2 trillion dollars (give or take). And yet he bashed bush? He is the same as Bush.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by Dark Jester]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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Quite frankly, I don't agree with much of what the Puffer Fish says so I don't listen to him. I call him Puffer Fish because 1) as a defense mechanism, puffers have the ability to inflate rapidly, filling their extremely elastic stomachs with water (or air when outside the water) until they are almost spherical in shape and 2) Puffer Fish are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world.

'nuf said!

[edit on 15/3/09 by KelticKraute]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
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UGHHH...There would not have been a song if the racist, liberal, LA Times wouldn't have called Barack Obama a Magic Negro.

I'M DONE!



Maybe the LA Times has an issue. Maybe they were using the comment in other context.

But really, Rush is an adult -- presumably because of age. He can look at the entire world for what atrocity to be outraged at, and what sophomoric comment to giggle at. He chooses anything that is an outrage done by the "urban" and he chooses to giggle at whatever is in the press, that helps to echo the aforementioned "urban" things that are tearing his world apart.

Liberals look at people with power and privilege and expect more, and Rush does the same thing with people who have little, are oppressed, or go to Barbara Streisand concerts -- as if she were elected as our leader or something. I suppose that these two things are equivalent, but to me, the big difference is "who has the money." Comforting the comfortable, and championing the most up-armored. Really takes a lot of nerve for Rush to stick up for the elite and get a huge pay check.

So I give this man a complete pass -- as long as there is someone else in the world with lower standards, and more money, Rush is entitled to repeat the dumbest comments for the most compensation. It's not like we can have STANDARDS for heroic people who get out of vietnam because of a zit. Heroic war supporters who are outraged at the Liberals who want our troops to die -- or at least end the cost-plus no-bid contractors who defraud the taxpayers left and right and electrocute about 1200 troops with bad wiring in the shower -- yup, it's unpatriotic to expect that troops can cook for themselves and we don't need to spend $100 an hour for some poor schlepp from Singapore to do the job. Government is not the answer, of course, don't ask us how to solve anything either, there is always someone else to blame for our lack of progress.

Yeah, I heard 8 years of how I hate America because I thought Bush was a crook.

So if you are a fearful, angry American Male who wants more power without responsibility, YOU are America. Rush is your hero. And everyone gets to keep the facts they enjoy the most. Obviously, all this led to prosperity and a stronger America -- and that all fell down the toilet February 2009. Dang Obama -- what did you do with our country?

So it makes perfect sense, that Rush can say; "Barack the Magic Negro." Because some alleged Liberal somewhere said the phrase. Bush can rob America blind, waste all our money, in anticipation that Obama was going to WASTE almost as much in the local economy trying to dig us out of this hole. Let's not quibble about bombs being different on the economy from bridges -- nuance is something that manly men don't waste time with.


>> Can we not move on from this and stop figuring out the FIRST use of "Magic Negro?" One or two jokes now and then from Limbaugh is fine. He is after all, an entertainer, whenever he is caught lying and failing miserably to inform. But with Rush, it is never NOT giggling over Magic Negro, or bashing anyone who seeks to clean the environment or get in the way of big business.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Even our penis size is shrinking. Really.


I can honestly report that I have experienced no undue shrinkage. I have first-, and occasionally second-hand, evidence to support my claim.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by mrpotatohead
 


Rush 'potatohead' Limbaugh, Ann 'coultergeist', Sean 'the manatee' Hannity and Billo 'the clown' O'REALLY(?) should all rot on a desert island together.

(Limbaugh coud provide the shade...)


And you libs talk about Rush's alleged "hate"!

What ever happened to compassion and tolerance toward others that you libs always try to stake claim too?



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
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The reason his devout "followers" listen to him is that he touches a dark and old-style place in people. People who think like he does. You know, people who are so angry that they don't get to have everything the way they want. People who would like to have a slave or two, a barefoot and pregnant, obedient wife who cooks his feasts and brings him cigars, turkey pot pies and oxycontin then rubs his feet. People who think they know it all. The arrogant and selfish fringe of right-leaning society. Rush completes them. He validates their dark wishes about society.


I have been listening to Rush for many years. Funny thing is that I never realized I was entertaining all of that negative bs you accuse Rush's listeners of having. I am not rich, actually on the poor side. But, I don't envy those who are materially better off than myself. I don't feel that they owe me a living. I live on very little and am an extremely happy woman.

I never wanted a slave, or thought that I should be barefoot and pregnant. I have had a professional career and lived my life the way I wanted it. I have always had enough love and material things to share. I might add that one other item that makes you all angry is that my life is filled with God's grace. I honestly don't think that I "know" it all.

Thanks for showing me that I have been living in my own little dream world.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus

Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Even our penis size is shrinking. Really.


I can honestly report that I have experienced no undue shrinkage. I have first-, and occasionally second-hand, evidence to support my claim.


I wonder if the average shrinkage doesn't have a lot to do with the expanding American waistline. As your belly moves out, it pushes the pelvis out. And the cartilage that supports the Johnson stays the same length. Thus, all things being equal, the bigger the tummy the shorter the pipe.

And what is "undue shrinkage"? Is there some shrinkage we are due?



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 09:36 PM
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I don't think you understand.

Rich people are not Rush's target. He is supported to maintain the status quo and make good blue collar workers feel OK with their lot -- or if not, to blame someone poor, foreign, or whatever the latest menace to society.

And yes, take it from a highly educated member of society with two kids and a happy wife. After listening to Rush Limbaugh for some time, I think it is clear that he is deceitful as a snake, and his agenda is clear; support the establishment. Everything he is against, is whatever gives workers some measure of power, whatever protects the citizen from abuse and being ripped off by corporations, and whatever provides oversight.

These guys haven't changed their "tough on crime" stance and we have two and a half million people in prison. Is America THAT much more screwed up than other countries, or is the money-machine of private prisons out of hand?

If you listen to Rush, you are getting propaganda. That is the Gods honest truth.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:01 PM
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Maybe you people are too young to remember what radio was like in the late 80s, very early 90s. The media WAS liberal. Very liberal. Rush came on, and was about the only nationally syndicated guy that was "conservative", and offered a "conservative" viewpoint. (I put conservative in quotes, because he is anything but conservative).

As to listening to him, I haven't done so in probably more than 15 years. Why would I want to listen to a drug addict (unless it was to find out where to get my next fix)?

[edit on 15-3-2009 by sir_chancealot]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
The KKK was only disappointed that Bush didn't go far enough. He teased them with his hatred of brown people -- and ended up betraying them for lining his pockets and his friends with green. Up until that point, they were huge supporters. It wasn't that all Conservatives were racists, but it was pretty interesting, that all racists were only comfortable being conservative.


Umm, the last time I looked there were no KKK in the Republican Party, unlike the liberal democrat party!

You see, liberals are the true racists in this country and if it wasn't for them, racism would have died decades ago. Libs just won't let go of racism for a simple reason. If they can keep people pissed off and thinking that they are being discriminated against, it only serves to make them relevant in the political arena. Conservatives, however, truly do care about people, including minorities. But every time a black person or a Hispanic person, or anybody other than, as Obama put it "a typical white person", doesn't get their own way it MUST be due to racism. In the minds (and I use that term loosely) of liberals, racism is the only cause of minorities plight. But those of us with an IQ above that of a turnip know otherwise.

Here's another point I would like to make concerning the leftist charge of racism against Republicans and Conservatives. If we are so racist, why did we elect a black man as head of the RNC? And why is it that every time Republicans put a minority or a woman into a position of power, (such as Condoleezza Rice, Alberto Gonzalez, Michael Steele, etc.) do liberals demonize them and say the most hateful garbage they can muster from their inferior little pea-brains? I'll tell you why. It's because you libs don't really care for the rights of people of color or for women either. With you people it's all about politics and power, PERIOD! And the ignorant morons that continue to adhere to the liberal party/ideology are so close minded and ignorant that they allow themselves to be led around by the nose by the corrupt and downright evil scum bags they continue to vote for.

Rush Limbaugh may be caustic at times but he wants people to be successful and productive members of society, as do I. His speech at CPAC only served to underscore the message he has been delivering for the past 20 years…that all people are equal and all people deserve the right to be successful according to THEIR OWN hard work and sacrifice. But people cannot and will not be successful when they think they are owed something. Unfortunately, the less intelligent among us fail to learn from the past 50 years of failed, ignorant ideology!



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst

Originally posted by RRconservative
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The KKK was only disappointed that Bush didn't go far enough. He teased them with his hatred of brown people -- and ended up betraying them for lining his pockets and his friends with green. Up until that point, they were huge supporters. It wasn't that all Conservatives were racists, but it was pretty interesting, that all racists were only comfortable being conservative.



How easy it is to forget our own partys ties to the KKK.

Take a google trip and type in a Democrat by the name of David Duke. Tell us what you find.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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He gives a voice to the feelings of the ultra right. They can't go out and pummel the sissy liberals for being a liberal. DSo they listen to this bat#%&$ crazy ultra right wing loudmouth to give them some satisfaction.

Funny thing is that he might have a few million die hard listeners, but most of the truly right such as myself have tuned him out long ago, and if the Republican Party is relying on him to bring them back to prominence they will have a long wait.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
reply to post by jfj123
 


UGHHH...There would not have been a song if the racist, liberal, LA Times wouldn't have called Barack Obama a Magic Negro.

I'M DONE!



So the LA times wrote the song and put it on rushes radio show?
There wouldn't have been a song if the writer did not write it by the way.

If the LA times said that and started it, is was most definitely the wrong thing to do. That being said, it doesn't excuse rush for pushing the song and giving it validity on his show. Rush made the choice to put the song on his show and play it and agree with it and promote it. Again, rush did not condemn the song, he liked it, agreed with it and promoted it. I don't know why you're condemning the LA times for saying it but not rush for using it ?????
Nobody forced good ole rush the magic pill popper to put that song on his show, it was his choice. Rush then started calling obama the magic negro. That didn't help his case either as we all know or should know, negro is a slang term that is derogatory.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:10 AM
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Negro is derogatory.

So is calling him Rush the magic pill popper.

Is it okay for you to do it and not him?



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst

Originally posted by RRconservative
reply to post by jfj123
 


There is nothing to respond to. You are giving the Liberal LA Times a pass for putting out the Magic Negro piece, and are pinning the LA Times racism on Rush for pointing it out, and making fun of it.

Have you ever watched Saturday Night Live?



[edit on 15-3-2009 by RRconservative]



Look -- I think it's a great thing that Archie Bunker has a following. That he can't just go out and call someone an uppity negro. He has to use code words like "urban." All the problems in this country, are to do with "people not like us."

I actually know a few guys who are really, HUGE closet racists. When I'm around, and no minorities, you can really tell that they feel a lot more comfortable with all the fancy intellectualizing of their fears. Not all Limbaugh listeners are closet racists, but all racists are closet Limbaugh listeners.

The KKK was only disappointed that Bush didn't go far enough. He teased them with his hatred of brown people -- and ended up betraying them for lining his pockets and his friends with green. Up until that point, they were huge supporters. It wasn't that all Conservatives were racists, but it was pretty interesting, that all racists were only comfortable being conservative.

I'm only in the Liberal camp now, because I care about Liberty, the Constitution, Fairness, a Living Wage. I've yet to meet anyone who wants to make America worse, capitulate to Chinese Communists, or any of the other theories proposed by Rush Limbaugh. Seriously, the Left never seriously flirted with Communism, but we sure as heck have been close to Fascism -- like three months ago. The Limbaugh-Liberal is about as real as the tooth fairy. I think it's insane that we spend more than other countries per person on health care, and then spend again much more when we actually use the services that these other Crazy Socialists get at half the price. ON most any statistic, the US is falling behind. We have shorter lifespans than most people in Europe. We are LESS LIKELY to move out of poverty in America than in Europe -- 40% upward mobility vs. about 65% on average, while the Dutch have a whopping 80% record.

Even our penis size is shrinking. Really. A decade ago, the average American penis was bigger. Is it estrogen in the water, or estrogen-like molecules in plastic? Yeah sure, some people can rationalize all the crap in the food and the lack of inspections for the sake of all mighty profits -- many somehow rationalize that the huge increase in mercury in our corn syrup laced food and immunizations didn't have anything to do with the huge uptick in Autism. But did anyone NEED Viagra a decade ago?

I don't expect any fans of Rush Limbaugh, to sit up like they got struck by lightning. Because these people have never been interested in truth. They just want an echo chamber where they can hear outrage at all the people who are not like them. IN this world, they are heros, and godly, just by doing exactly the same thing as yesterday. If someone attacks them for eating fast food, driving SUVs, or ignoring how our military is used to steal resources -- well they are just an America-hating Commie. Regardless of the fact that this represents MOST of the nation.



ahha yes. george bush hates brown people. he has so much hate for them that some of his family members are married to mexicans. god dam that bush!!!!!!




looney liberal be gone!



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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Let's not get distracted by the "Racism" angle.

Rush's gig is about culture. I'm not saying that he is "very" racist -- just a little, such that he sees that a black quarterback might get more attention just because he's black. A few hours of Rush, is a full dosage of explaining how the world is, based on what Liberals did to screw it up, and how they prevented the Conservatives from Rush from fixing it. It is perhaps the saddest, excuse-nick underachievers parading as overachievers I've ever witnessed.

Joseph Georbels with low expectations. It's an intellectualism that explains the Universe where "people like me" are the best they can be.

The compelling message is; "Problems in the world are caused by people not being like us."

Point to whatever "ethic people" adorn the leadership of the Republican party you want. They are prominently placed in a sea of pasty white. And even if "everyone" were some ethnicity, it wouldn't remove the feeling of people forcing themselves to fit some mold. Don't get distracted by the "white" comments. I'm white and I don't have a hang-up about it. It isn't the real issue -- it's just emblematic of the sameness. To make friends in this crowd -- just say what everyone else is saying.

Every instance in the Continental US, where someone whinned about racism, to get an advantage, every instance of a "union" teacher doing a bad job, every instance of some silly protester, or animal rights activist, or whatever is silly and includes someone driven by their heart or to protect the disadvantaged. Any instance of government waste -- it's all Liberalism in this world. Any misfit, that can be shoe-horned into the concept of "Liberal" becomes the magical representative of what Democrats or Progressives are all about.

These aren't people we've elected, nor did they get any endorsement of "great Liberal thinker" -- they are just police blotter events, where the anecdotal "lady sues McDonalds over coffee spilled in her lap" becomes an onslaught of Mommy state Democracy. No wonder the Limbaugh listener thinks that Liberals are weak, stupid and perhaps part Lawn Gnome. Personally, I've only ever met a few people who resembled these stereotyped characters a few times in my life -- and they were tragic folks.

But I meat people who fit the Limbaugh profile every day. They find out you are a Democrat, and a smug dismissive look starts creeping on their face -- as long as a few of them are together. One on one -- they just start looking nervous. The debates if they come up, start typically with; "So I guess you think Government can solve everything." Or, _insert name of vilified liberal_ and defend them as all Liberals are like this person. It's silly, because most Liberals are leaders, and trying to find a consensus is like herding cats. They also typically don't financially support think tanks, radio shows and movements until they are really, really pissed off and motivated.

If we can thank Bush for anything, it's finally energizing Liberals to get off their duff. They'd rather not bother forcing opinions on others. "Live and let live" was our motto.

The spin-off of Progressives like myself, is from people fed up with being kicked around. I don't remember finding it acceptable to make fun of people or be rude before. But we've found that after your 3,001st troll, you start adopting these tactics. Because Liberals can actually survive having an unpopular opinion.

Seriously, before a few years of Bush and the constant message of "we hate the troops" and similar concepts, Liberals were not "ridiculing Conservatives." But after getting flamed on blogs consistently as a "tin foil hat" conspiracy theorist, every time I brought up some corrupt thing I didn't like. Every. Damn. Time. And I hasten to add, that 95% of the things we were "theorizing about" have been proven true.

And it is pretty funny to be accused of doing things that Conservatives do. It's classic projection. But Rush Limbaugh, will find a few examples of someone on the planet doing what he does, and then projects his flaws magnified many times over onto the Liberal straw man. Just like blaming a newspaper for his fun and games with "Barack the Magic Negro." You know what -- I think he and the rest of us can survive such tacky attacks. But the "Liberal Racist" is a great ploy to project his flaws on others. If everyone is a Racist, than it's OK.

We can torture, because the Islamofacists would torture us worse. Just about every sad excuse for their behavior is based upon "what this other does." And you just have to stand back, and shake your head at the abuse of the word "fascist." Wahabists are probably the last people in the Universe to be fascists -- but hey, it's what Rush is, so if everyone is a little more fascist -- it's OK now. Spread the mud around and in comparison, he is clean.

The most depressing theory, is the "tough love" philosophy in this crowd. Liberals are supposed to be promoting Racism, because it's somehow our big politically correct hammer to beat people up with.

Well, it's that way perhaps on some TV shows. But I don't know many Liberals who think about that 24/7. We don't have a "low expectation" philosophy. We yell loudly now when we see it -- because we want it to end. I don't think it EXCUSES bad behavior by minorities. But this theory supposes that Urban minorities and the like wouldn't have any problems with poverty, if Liberals would end the myth of racism and expect more. It's as if poverty were just a state of mind -- like the stock market, and if you click your heals and pretend you are already out of it, it would just go away. With all the positive thinking on Financial Shows -- it's a wonder the stock market never got back even with it's level in 1999 (counting for inflation).

Racism is a smoke screen for the "tough love." It's really a "I got mine, good luck getting yours" mentality. The middle ages had a lot of tough love -- and so does modern day Mexico. Yet the lack of social supports somehow isn't helping to bootstrap everyone out of poverty. Are there a lot of Liberals there making excuses and convincing everyone there is Racism?

Yet, somehow, with more Social Supports in Sweden and Holland, there aren't all these lazy people waiting for handouts -- how is it possible that the "Tough Love" theory doesn't have any real world examples? It's so compelling.

Rush is really popular because he is making excuses for underachievers. A fun house mirror.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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What is sad is that we have so many people who don't think for themselves and do no research. Many of the posts here, and in other threads, just show what 35 years of a government run (American) school system has done.

We are talking about the American Republic (not a Democracy.... never has been and hopefully never will be.) Read most anything by the Founding Fathers, who had a love and a passion for this country and it's ideals. If you remove the politics from what Rush discusses, he would sound exactly like one of The Founders. Plain and simple truth. Deal with it.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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Swatman said: "....It wasn't that all Conservatives were racists, but it was pretty interesting, that all racists were only comfortable being conservative.

Reply: You really need to read this article: www.nationalblackrepublicans.com...

I'm only in the Liberal camp now, because I care about Liberty, the Constitution, Fairness, a Living Wage. I've yet to meet anyone who wants to make America worse, capitulate to Chinese Communists, or any of the other theories proposed by Rush Limbaugh. Seriously, the Left never seriously flirted with Communism..."

Reply: Is that why Obama was a member of the New Party, a Communist group, then a Black separatist church for 20 years? Is that why over 55 Democrats are members of the Democratic Socialists of America? Socialism, Marxism, Communism, different only by degree of government control.

You CANNOT believe in Liberty and the Constitution and believe in a "living wage."



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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ahha yes. george bush hates brown people. he has so much hate for them that some of his family members are married to mexicans. god dam that bush!!!!!!


looney liberal be gone!



Does that really work to put words in someone's mouth and then laugh at how stupid the comment is? No need for reading comprehension, when you are the editor.

Bush is just using "disaster capitalism." The "George Bush hates brown people," that I never said, is a misquote from the reaction to Katrina.

Never waste a good disaster is his motto. The clean-up was a complete failure, and they even imported expensive illegal workers to do jobs that could have gone to locals -- just to make sure that some poor folk didn't get any opportunities out of the disaster.

George Bush lives in a country club bubble -- he doesn't actually HATE brown people. He just doesn't care about them. But he isn't a racist -- he doesn't care about you either. It probably cracks him and Rove up all the time how gullible people are, and how he can push their buttons. Nobody has more contempt for Conservatives, than the Straussians.

If You don't know what a Straussian is, then I urge you to read about the intellectual father of Ayn Rand and the rest of the NeoCon movement.
Leo Strauss

Note the people he educated. The idea of the "noble lie." It's OK to have all your followers believe something that wasn't true, as long as it gets you the political result you want.

Once you understand a bit more of the roots of NeoConservatism, you find that it's another philosophy that says; "Power is God's proof of righteousness." Yet another philosophy that promotes the privileged elite -- which always seems good to get some high powered donations.
Leo Strauss: Philosophical captain of sinking USS America If you don't like that source, just google him.



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