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Why Do People Listen to Rush Limbaugh?

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posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
Bravo Fremd. (*) If they can't go toe-to-toe on issues, your are labeled "combative" or they attack semantics or syntax. Which is often the case with me.

Yeah, because I'm so missing out on sleep, wonder what Biden's daughter, or Palin's kid is doing. Those are some serious "issues".

And it's "you're", not "your".

Back On Topic:

I suggest that those who find RL entertaing, are the same ones who find their own flatulence aromatic. (Hope I didn't leave any participles dangling.)


Regards.....KK


You know, I have a great idea! I know it hasn't come to any of the rocket scientists here that are whining about RL:

If you don't like the dude, just don't listen to him. You can always tune into Air America, right? Or did they finally go off the air because they couldn't understand that people need to be paid?




[edit on 10-4-2009 by jerico65]




posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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While we are picking nits. Please learn how to properly utilize the quote function. Your post misconstrues my exact quote. I don't appreciate that.

Also, you failed to catch a typo. I misspelled "entertaining."

I promise I won't ever listen to RL as you suggest. On that you have my word.

Regards...KK



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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reply to post by kinda kurious
 



Originally posted by kinda kurious
reply to post by Fremd
 


Bravo Fremd. (*) If they can't go toe-to-toe on issues, your are labeled "combative" or they attack semantics or syntax. Which is often the case with me.

Back On Topic:

I suggest that those who find RL entertaing, are the same ones who find their own flatulence aromatic. (Hope I didn't leave any participles dangling.)



No that's a prime example of not being combative.
As well as getting "Back On Topic".:shk:



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
While we are picking nits. Please learn how to properly utilize the quote function. Your post misconstrues my exact quote. I don't appreciate that.


I know. I always manage to fat finger the quote function at least once a week.

"Picking nits". Now that's funny.


Originally posted by kinda kurious
Also, you failed to catch a typo. I misspelled "entertaining."


I let that one slide.



Originally posted by kinda kurious
I promise I won't ever listen to RL as you suggest. On that you have my word.

Regards...KK


"Cross your heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye" kinda promise?

Anyway, back on track!



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:42 AM
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Sorry lady. You'll need to do better than that to draw me out of my lair on this fine day. I am happily multi-procrastinating and can only respond to reasonable logic.

Bring forth a real challenge and I'll be happy to oblige.

Back On Topic:

"Why Do People Listen To Rush Limbaugh."

The simple answer may be found here:

news.uchicago.edu...


Regards........KK



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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I've always wondered......
One only has to remember the days of youth in the playground to
witness this firsthand.
Thanks and heres a big fat drug addicted blue star for you!
btw, I meant the rating system not the pill popping blowhard on the radio.





[edit on 11-4-2009 by dodadoom]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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I can think of several liberal intertainers who I find pretty disgusting at times for instance David Letterman. But conservatives rarely even make a comment about him or any other popular articulate liberal. My question is why do the "on the street" liberals go into vile contortions constantly about Limbaugh?

Is it because he is good? Articulate? Insightful? Effective? Accurate? And at the same time entertaining?

I suppose someday conservatives will be in a similar position because of a liberal outspoken media figure. Someone like a Carville who can express the liberal cause and not sound harsh or cynical which seems to be their usual problem. But it hasn't happened yet and I don't see anyone holding their breath in nervous anticipation!



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 07:40 PM
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Why we listen...Rush quotes from 4/13/09

"Obama flipped the world the bird and acted alone on the pirates because the world embarrassed him and gave him nothing on his world tour."

"The Somali pirates tried to hold us up for $2 million, but the Beltway pirates are looking for $10 trillion from the United States and her people. And even if we pony up the $10 trillion ransom demanded by the Beltway pirates, they still won't release us."

"Obama's going to have to award himself a medal for his bravery and courage -- maybe the Purple Heart -- and I want to be there when he presents it to himself. Maybe he can have the teleprompter put it on him."

"While all the military gets praised to heaven, guess what's happening in Washington? The military budget is being cut. These heroes are being (and will be) used to advance a domestic agenda of hard leftism. Returning Captain Phillips' liberty will be used to take away portions of ours."

"There is no version 'my version of the truth' -- there's just the truth. And this program exists to ascertain it."



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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Thanks for the keen insight and lovely quotes. It only furthers the proof of his myopic, bigoted ramblings. It also serves to feed the dimwitted masses more fodder for hatred since they don't seem capable of generating any new fresh ideas on their own.

So by parroting his inane drivel are you suggesting the resolution of the Somali pirate crisis was somehow unsatisfactory? If so how? Please expand.

Granted it might not have been as challenging as your idol invading Grenada or GWB invading Iraq, because in this case their was an actual need to react.

Regards.....KK ( Independent )


[edit on 13-4-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 08:50 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch
I can think of several liberal intertainers who I find pretty disgusting at times for instance David Letterman. But conservatives rarely even make a comment about him or any other popular articulate liberal. My question is why do the "on the street" liberals go into vile contortions constantly about Limbaugh?

Is it because he is good? Articulate? Insightful? Effective? Accurate? And at the same time entertaining?


The most obvious reasons are: fear and jealousy.

I suppose a better topic title would be:

Why do liberals throw a hissy fit at the mere mention of Rush Limbaugh? Where's the love?


Some of the responses here are hilarious. Dwelling in smelling, etc. Such playground scat adds sooo much to the topic.

PS: Hey jerico..educate the initiates on the proper use of their, there, and they're.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 09:07 PM
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RL talks for the super rich. If you do not own a jet, then RL probably is not for you. If I had to guess, I would say his lifestyle and views are shared by two percent of the population. Everybody just listens to get pissed off at somebody.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
"There is no version 'my version of the truth' -- there's just the truth. And this program exists to ascertain it."


That is the biggest line of bullhooey you have posted yet RR in your attempt to turn this thread into your mushy loosebowels propaganda forum.

Don't think I'm not on to what you are trying.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Where's the love?


Do you mean the kind of "love" like when RL makes fun of someone with Parkinson's disease? Or when he openly wishes our President to fail?

I am not sure if many decent human beings are capable of that kind of love.

Perhaps he is unique in that respect.

Back On topic:

Why do people listen to RL?

Perhaps for the same reason it is enjoyable to scratch a nagging rectal itch.
It feels good doing it, you just wouldn't want your friends to catch you in the act.

Regards...KK



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 09:32 PM
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ATTENTION PLEASE

If we could keep to topic and discuss that rather than each other, that would be really swell.

Thanks.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 09:56 PM
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One needs to listen to Limbaugh to understand his real genius. He says: I want Obama to fail and immediately people rush (no pun intended) to condemn him as racist, etc.

But what he is really saying is:Now that I have your attention, let me explain.

By that time, of course, people have stopped listening.

If they had bothered to listen. they would have heard him say:


If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him. Look, what he's talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. So I'm thinking of replying to the guy, "Okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails." (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here's the point. Everybody thinks it's outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, "Oh, you can't do that." Why not? Why is it any different, what's new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don't care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: "Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails." Somebody's gotta say it.



www.rushlimbaugh.com...

It's pretty much the same trick your teacher did in junior high school when he yelled out SEX!!. It was just to get your attention.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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Fair enough JSO, you present a compelling case on that point. In short, he is a "Shock Jock." I will give you that.

In the spirit of cooperation, do you have any theories on why he would make fun of Michael J. Fox and Parkinson's disease? I am all ears. More genius?

Kind Regards....KK




[edit on 13-4-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 05:58 AM
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Well, as far as Michael, what my interpretation was (I will try to reproduce his point before I dig out the article):

Michael has Parkinson's Disease. Some of the symptoms are visibly shaking and rigidity. It is a devastating disease.

The visible symptoms are well controlled with medication.

Did MJF purposely fail to take his medication in order to magnify the effects of the disease? Did he do this to gain support for his stand to legalize federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?


This theory was ultimately shown to be true in this video:

mfile.akamai.com...

Now, as to whether RL made fun of MJF, this link provides his actual words:

www.rushlimbaugh.com...

To be honest, RL, imo, actually seemed to use the thinking of a typical CT when he asked the original question. I would think that people here would see and appreciate that angle.

From the above link, his reason for saying anything at all:

Lesson of the Day...
"Democrats are lying to sick
people about cures for what
ails them. It is cruel. It is
mean. It is full of false
hope. It's a classic dirty ad."



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 06:14 AM
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All the debates about liberal radio and TV voices vs. mushy loosebowels misses the important difference between the two...

None of the liberal voices presume to speak for all liberals and/or Democrats whereas mushy loosebowels likes to posture himself as the voice for the conservative/Republican movement...

AND it seems that many on the right actually accept him as such.

If a liberal voice tried that they would be laughed off the air for their arrogance because we don't need a talk show host to tell us what to think...

we are perfectly capable of thinking for ourselves.

[edit on 14-4-2009 by grover]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 06:25 AM
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Well, grover, I think you'll admit that the conservative movement in America is soley lacking any leadersip at the present time. They should be preparing for next year's elections right now, with some strong planks and strong leadership.

They are currently floundering. Why? Who knows, or cares. But Limbaugh is doing what he believes to be his part by keeping the fight alive, keeping the masses awake and interested, and countering each mis-step by the liberals.

He doesn't need to be a politician to do that. He can think he is the Conservative Spokesman, if he wants - it's his own opinion, and hurts nobody. Some will follow, but so what? This is America, after all, and we don't have to hate because someone has a different outlook that our own.

William F. Buckley was, in sorts, the leading conservative voice. Since his passing, that role has gone unfilled.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 06:30 AM
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You are certainly correct Josbecky... now don't let me saying that go to your head alright


But a lot of posts here on this thread and in other discussions try to draw a parallel between liberal voices and mushy loosebowels status and simply put... there isn't any... also... there is the question of who appointed him the conservative messiah?

The answer to that is his raging ego did. Even among conservatives and Republicans his viewpoint is in the minority.

[edit on 14-4-2009 by grover]



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