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Why Do People Listen to Rush Limbaugh?

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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch
Ever hear " A rising tide raises all boats!"? That was made popular durring the Reagan era because of his tremendously successful tax cut Reaganomics that benifited everyone.


Fact check Sherlock. That happens to be my all time favorite quote from JFK. Wrong President, wrong party, wrong quote attribution.


FROM EXTERNAL SOURCE:
As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both partners, without domination or unfair advantage. [1963 J. F. Kennedy Address 25 June in Public Papers of Presidents of U.S. (1964) 519]


SOURCES:

www.answers.com...

www.capecodtoday.com...

randomquotes.org...

May I suggest a delicious English Muffin to go with that egg on your face? Yummy.

KK


[edit on 1-5-2009 by kinda kurious]




posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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I did a lot of advocacy work during the Reagan years for the poor through community outreach programs and I saw first hand what his policies did to those not fortunate to have been born a rich white male.
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Maybe you were so busy you didn't see the forest for the trees, the overall picture.

Durring the Carter years the country was in stagnation with super inflation, stagflation, a teetering economy. Carter gave tax cuts to the middle and lower class which increased consumption and put more pressure on the system.

The Boomers were coming of age (anyone remember? LOL) wanting to move out of the crowded cities and into the burbs. We had a hyperexpanding country moving to the suburbs ready for the economic stimulation of Reaganomics. Reagan reoriented America away from the inner cities into the suburbs away from the principles of the New Deal which favored only working class consumption over all else.

Remember how vilified Reagan was? He had betrayed the heart of the inner cities, the soul of organized labor, betrayed the poor, the people with aids (even though the AIDS gov. spending increased 10 fold under Reagan, LOL). Social spending increased faster than ever and still he was vilified.

Reagan just did the right thing at the right time. The country was changed forever. Reality dictated change!



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by grover
I saw mental instiutions closed and the streets flooded with the homeless mad...


I think what you were seeing was the flood of liberals that were thrown out of gov't work from the previous (Jimmy "Peanuts" Carter) administration.


Just kidding! But grover, you really exaggerate sometimes!



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by grover
Yeah really. Have real data to back that up? I seriously doubt it. The national debt skyrocketed during the Reagan years and the average wage fell. The first three years of his term saw the worst recession we'd seen until now.


Oh, you mean the recession that was caused by Jimmy Carter and the high interest rates (prime rate of 21% or so), when he was trying to stop the "stagflation"?


Originally posted by grover
I saw mental instiutions closed and the streets flooded with the homeless mad... I saw friends dying of AIDS while the GOP was selling bumper stickers at its conventions reading... AIDS... its killing all the right people... and that senile old fart did nothing.


Sure they weren't some of the Mariel boatlift "refugees" that Carter allowed? You know, not the ones fleeing Castro, but the criminals and mental health cases that Castro tossed onto boats and sent our way?

And no, I don't like Carter, or Carter II we have in office now.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 05:51 PM
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Fact check Sherlock. That happens to be my all time favorite quote from JFK. Wrong President, wrong party, wrong quote attribution.
reply to post by kinda kurious
 


Thanks for the clarification, Watson! JFK may have said it but Reagan gave the quote definition. I remember it used often durring his term.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious

Originally posted by plumranch
Ever hear " A rising tide raises all boats!"? That was made popular durring the Reagan era because of his tremendously successful tax cut Reaganomics that benifited everyone.


Fact check Sherlock. That happens to be my all time favorite quote from JFK. Wrong President, wrong party, wrong quote attribution.



If JFK came back today he would definately be a Republican!



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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Why we listen....Rush quotes 5/1/09

"So now we have to get a female Hispanic on the Supreme Court? I just sit here and laugh about it, because it's a great illustration of what the left has done to our entire culture. Merit doesn't matter; pandering to minorities is everything."

"Obama listens to all sides, supposedly, and all sides end up thinking Obama agrees with them. But, after listening to all sides, he then plays Solomon and pronounces what's fair -- and if you don't accept his fairness, then you are dispatched to Messiah Park."

"I somehow made TIME Magazine's list of the '100 Most Influential People in the World'. They have me in the 'Artists & Entertainers' category. They also have a 'Heroes & Icons' category, which is where Michelle Obama's found. I think that's where I should be, but nevertheless, I'm on the list."

"When you look at politics as a matter of getting policy passed, you have to have a totally different view of it than I do, and you have to pander to certain people and groups. Sometimes, even, you have to say things you don't really believe. I couldn't do it."

"So Obama's apologizing for the country, and nations around the world are very appreciative that we're acknowledging our weaknesses and our mistakes, blah, blah, blah. Meanwhile, it's the deadliest month in Iraq since September. Something for you to ponder."



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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Why do people listen to him?
He gives racism a common voice.
He forms hate and intices it to fester.
Hopes the country fails? Wow. Just wow.
Last I checked we were all still in this together.
I could be all wrong though.....



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
"So now we have to get a female Hispanic on the Supreme Court? I just sit here and laugh about it, because it's a great illustration of what the left has done to our entire culture. Merit doesn't matter; pandering to minorities is everything."


Yeah right pandering was what justice Clarence Thomas' selection was all about and a Republican president did that.

Oh and what about those right wing judges bush minor appointed to district courts some of whom the national bar refused to endorse as qualified? I suppose that's not pandering to the right wing which are a minority is this country huh?

BTW can you say Alberto Gonzales?

Besides that... RR you prove more than anything with these quotes is what an idiotic ass mush loosebowels....

The bullhooey rooted in that quote is the assumption that somehow a Hispanic judge, male or female would not be qualified.

Again more racism... if it weren't racism he would wait until the person was selected and judge them on their merits... and not right them off because they might be a female or Hispanic... and merit is what mush is claiming is disregarded... being judged by merit.

what fat odious pile of stinking crap he is.

[edit on 1-5-2009 by grover]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 07:55 PM
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So now we have to get a female Hispanic on the Supreme Court? I just sit here and laugh about it, because it's a great illustration of what the left has done to our entire culture. Merit doesn't matter; pandering to minorities is everything.

Not only is he racist he is sexist and elitist! If I had his money I might be too! Who knows. The peeps forget awful quick it was bush that was conducting the train for the last eight rape years. With help from the spineless dems of the time of course.


"Obama listens to all sides, supposedly, and all sides end up thinking Obama agrees with them. But, after listening to all sides, he then plays Solomon and pronounces what's fair -- and if you don't accept his fairness, then you are dispatched to Messiah Park."
Unlike bush and guantanomo? At least he has some ideas!
But I agree, same-o same-o. Smoothest transition in history, Nuff said.


"I somehow made TIME Magazine's list of the '100 Most Influential People in the World'. They have me in the 'Artists & Entertainers' category. They also have a 'Heroes & Icons' category, which is where Michelle Obama's found. I think that's where I should be, but nevertheless, I'm on the list."

Glad he is not arrogant and egotistical either! Gad I could almost handle
everything else without the barfing.



"When you look at politics as a matter of getting policy passed, you have to have a totally different view of it than I do, and you have to pander to certain people and groups. Sometimes, even, you have to say things you don't really believe. I couldn't do it."
Is this like bush and big oil versus everyone else?
We started a war over oil contracts. It must be fairly important.



"So Obama's apologizing for the country, and nations around the world are very appreciative that we're acknowledging our weaknesses and our mistakes, blah, blah, blah. Meanwhile, it's the deadliest month in Iraq since September. Something for you to ponder."
Um, ya.....we're in a war bush started.
Still goin' on even though he put out the banner and everything!
Nice for a change and refreshing to have a president grown up enough
to know how to appologize! I am sure after the latest war mongering
that will be needed.
Sorry I could not stand to not respond to these ridiculous quotes anymore.
Sorry, RR!
Forget those geez, heres some good ones if you are that addicted to them:

A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. George Santayana


A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. Edward Abbey


Do not regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo? Adlai Ewing Stevenson

www.allgreatquotes.com...



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by grover
Again more racism... if it weren't racism he would wait until the person was selected and judge them on their merits... and not right them off because they might be a female or Hispanic... and merit is what mush is claiming is disregarded... being judged by merit.


Dude, you're so full of hate against Rush Limbaugh it's almost funny.

You know full well what's going to happen. Doesn't matter who is in the White House, every special interest group is going to want "their" guy in that seat. Hispanics want a Hispanic, women want a woman, etc.

Obama ought to do something really crazy, and just pick someone good and qualified and screw what they look like.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by grover

Yeah right pandering was what justice Clarence Thomas' selection was all about and a Republican president did that.



If you mean by pandering to the conservative wing of the Republican Party, I agree with you 100%. I'm sure you wasn't thinking the Thomas pick was based on race. Were you?

Glad you brought up Clarence Thomas. The last time Limbaugh married, it was Clarence Thomas that Limbaugh asked to do the ceremony.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
The last time Limbaugh married


Oh... my... God. What kind of conservative this guy is? That's it, this guy is a definitely a big phony, and all of those people who listen too him are utterly ignorant persons.

Don't tell me he doesn't even go to the church every week.

HE DOESN'T, DOES HE?



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by Jazzyguy

Oh... my... God. What kind of conservative this guy is? That's it, this guy is a definitely a big phony, and all of those people who listen too him are utterly ignorant persons.

Don't tell me he doesn't even go to the church every week.

HE DOESN'T, DOES HE?


Being married more than once is against conservatism? I'm sure Ronald Reagan fans would disagree with you.

I am a conservative, and haven't been to church in years. What point exactly are you trying to make?

Ignorant persons....or did you mean ignorant people? I could do a little bashing here....but you did enough already.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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It's really very funny reading all the comments by the liberals going crazy and making ignorant comments over Rush Limbaugh.


Most liberals just don't get his sense of humor and that makes it all that more hilarious. I bet most who criticize have never actually listened to him more than once and they only spew the liberal talking points because they are ignorant and choose not to think on their own.

People who listen to Rush don't listen to get ideas, they listen because he says what they believe. Liberals usually get this in reverse.

It's also funny how liberals are supposed to be the tolerant people yet all they can do is call people names and criticize those who don't believe their rubbish. Liberals, if given the chance, would actually attempt to silence Rush and the others like him only because they don't agree with the twisted liberal mindset. Sad, just sad.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Equally funny and pathetic reading the posts of CONservatives
who love to blame obama for their own parties failures.
Hence they were conned into thinking their gubmint actually cares for them.
Hard lesson we are learning now eh?
Go maveriks!

The past eight years have taken away any validity the repubs ever had.
Their assine and bassackwards, greedy policies have done nothing but enable the rich to get richer and they ran this train off the rails about 4
years ago. They forgot we have no morals anymore.
Capitolism breeds greed without any.

They thought the rich would regulate themselves! Ha!
I gotta stop so I can laugh for awhile!

Land of the greed, home of the fraid! Or just "frayed"!


P.S. I'm tired of the back and forth blame game.
Is there any way we can grow as a country and incorporate
the best of both parties? Why does one have the monopoly?
The only way it will work is to compromize on both sides,
is that even possible? Do we need thirty threads on the topic?
(kidding)

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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by dodadoom
Equally funny and pathetic reading the posts of CONservatives
who love to blame obama for their own parties failures.

Oh boy, I feel embarrased for you because of your ignorance.
First of all, the republican party is not the party of Conservatives. It's the party of republicans.

I have heard nobody blame Obama for the problems within the republican party. Give an example of republicans blaming Obama for their parties problems.


Hence they were conned into thinking their gubmint actually cares for them.
Hard lesson we are learning now eh?

I don't think republicans ever thought that the government cares for them.
This again shows your lack of understanding.



Their assine and bassackwards, greedy policies have done nothing but enable the rich to get richer and they ran this train off the rails about 4 years ago.

Huh? What specific policy are you talking about?


Capitolism breeds greed without any.
They thought the rich would regulate themselves! Ha!
I gotta stop so I can laugh for awhile!

Umm.....hate to break it to you but Capitalism has not been allowed to breath in more than 20 years hence the gradual decline.

It has been the slow creep of more government involvement and bigger government which has done the harm. Please stop your liberal dribble and try to think for yourself because you are really embarrassing yourself.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch

Thanks for the clarification, Watson! JFK may have said it but Reagan gave the quote definition. I remember it used often durring his term.


OK. Just provide one itty-bitty link and I'll forgive you. Promise.

Sorry, your remembrance ain't good enough.

KK

[edit on 1-5-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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Thank you and here comes the usual excuses.

Hey no prob whatever you wanna think there bud.....
Its the party of "NO". Unless its lower taxes for the rich.
We are so duped its not funny is it.
The repubs ran the country into the ditch and they blame obama,
yet take apparently no responsibilty. I know you cant ever say you were wrong so I will, I am wrong in how I put that into words for ya.
All I meant was it takes two parties to screw it up this bad.
If it was misconstrued, oh well and too bad for you too.
I see its pointless posting here what with quotes from rosh poobaa himself and everything you guys have going for you right now. I love it!
The shoe is on the other foot now isnt it?
Wow, what original thinking you are displaying as usual for the party.
Try to distance yourselves from responsibility amd reality
if you must, it only makes you look even more naive.
I am sure the peeps can decipher the truth for themselves.
Thanks for your reply though!
P.S. Oh and bush helped ruin capitalism and this country
with his banker bailouts and war on iraq.
This is what we're about:
www.youtube.com...
Caution: potty mouth talk! viewer beware!

[edit on 1-5-2009 by dodadoom]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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Thanks for NOT answering any one of my questions and for spewing the usual liberal talking points.

Typical
You cannot compete with actual facts so you just make up crap to let yourself feel better.

Oh, and how did the Bush administration run the country into the ground? You do realize the economy did not start to tank until the Democrats took over Congress in 2006 right? Plus, I guess you forgot that Bush also inherited a declining economy plus 2 wars brought on by 911.

I also don't know why you think that conservatives thought Bush did no wrong. Conservatives criticized Bush on many occassions like immigration and the first bailout. This is unlike the dems who will agree and NOT criticize their man even when it's obvious how bad they are or are doing.



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