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Why Do People Listen to Rush Limbaugh?

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posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by jd140
A doctor can describe what they think cancer will be like, but a cancer patient can tell you what they know it is like.

You going to believe the doctor or the cancer patient?


The doctor. S/he's dealt with numerous cases. Is your case the same as the 100's that they've seen? Unlikely.


I got a little taste of pain medication addiction. Does that make me an addict?


Yes, you just answered your own question.


Am I a criminal?


No.


The article had a doctor that said celeb rehab rarely works. No Crap! What are you trying to show me in that article?


What addiction is.




posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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I'm done with you.

Keep on judging.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by jd140

Originally posted by mpriebe81
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I can honestly say that i've been to the doctor, and i've been to the bad part of town as well.
The end result is pretty much the same in my opinion.


I didn't say the end result wasn't the same.

You going to the doctor is one thing. If you was given a pain medication, it was because you was injured. If an addiction grew from a perscription for that injury was the result, then you are more of a victim then you are a criminal.

Your little trip to the bad part of the town is not excusable, you knowingly put an illegal substance in your body and that makes you a criminal. If you had gotten caught and locked up I would not have felt any sympathy for you at all.

Addiction is Addiction. They way you get to that addiction is what defines you as being a criminal or not.


Oh me oh my, i'm a criminal now. lol. My little forays into the bad neighborhood in my younger days hurt absolutely NO ONE. I personally feel that an adult should be able to make their own choices about what they do or do not put in their body....as long as they aren't driving around all doped up, or putting other people in jeopardy, what exactly is the problem? There are plenty of people who turn to "illegal" drugs to cope with their pain, does that make them criminals as well?

This thread is supposed to be about Rush Limbaugh if you haven't noticed, let's let this part of the discussion drop.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
I'm sorry but I listen and have no secret desire to have, own or do any of those horrible things you accuse me of..


I didn't accuse you of anything. I said I think there are several reasons and then I listed some of them. This is what I think. I didn't, by any means, indicate that those 3 were the ONLY reasons people could have for listening to him. And I had no idea that you listened to him. So I certainly wasn't accusing you of anything.

You took personal offense at something that I didn't even say to you.



Is there something "you" would like to share about those feelings towards us that listen to him?


No. Many different types of people listen to him and I couldn't possibly feel the same about them all, as I don't know most of them.



Originally posted by semperfortis
Why is there any need to continue debate with people that see life like this?


My post says nothing about how I see life.
I was talking about I see Rush's "devout followers". Why, if you only listen occasionally, are you so offended by my thoughts on some of them?

I think you took my post much more personally than it was intended.

And, after being so upset because of my categorizations, you turned around and did the very same thing.
I'm going to respond to you instead of taking offense. Try it.




The left hates him because of ...

1. His success (Most of all)
2. His views (Only slightly second)
3. The First Amendment.. (They really hate that)


I can't speak for "the left", but I can say why I don't like Rush (I don't care enough to hate him). He is the epitome of an arrogant slob. He's insecure and so overcompensates with his loud-mouthed, know-it-all attitude. He's a big baby. He cries about everything people say about him and always feels it necessary to "attack back". If anything, I feel pretty sorry for him.

To address your points from my perspective:

1. I don't care about his success. Angelina Jolie and Eric Clapton are successful and I like them just fine.
2. His views are his. I don't agree with them, but I don't dislike people because of their views.
3. I'm a staunch First Amendment supporter and have defended Rush's right to say everything he says.

So, see? I don't fit into your categories either.




So, it is useless to try and talk common sense when they think the way that they do..


You might be surprised if you gave it a chance. Why don't you let us know why you DO listen to him and like him instead of repeating the part of my post that you took personally?



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:31 PM
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People like to feel righteous indignation. People like to hear someone forcefully stating their views in ways more powerful than they could ever produce.

You are all just pissed off because, on the flip side, if these aren't your views being expressed then you get a negative feeling.

PROTIP: Change the station if you don't want to hear Rush.

I'm a Republican and I don't listen to Rush nor do I believe he represents me. He's an entertainer and often an entertainer must reach for the lowest common denominator when targeting a mass audience. But I don't get my panties in a bunch about him like most liberals seem to. He's right about one thing: liberals hate the freedom of speech when the speech doesn't agree with their narrow world view.

I find it HI-LARIOUS that the POTUS would be worried about a frikkin AM radio talk-show host. Better send in the Obama SS to eliminate the dissenters!



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:51 PM
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For the last time, rcw....there is NO SUCH THING as a 'homosexual lifestyle'.

There is homosexual, there is heterosexual....it's human sexuality, not a 'lifestyle'......



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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I have to agree with you there Obama is a lightweight and his need to engage Rush just makes him look weaker.

If you remember the Clinton administration, they very seldom mentioned Rush by name. Although they did try to smear talk radio early on and that backfired on them. After that they tried to stay above the frey. Obama would be wise to do the same.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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Ah..

But what you said was...


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


Now your trying to say you said..


I said I think


No where in that quote did you say... "I Think" anything..

You made a blanket judgment, typical, about those who are devoted followers of Rush, Me, people who think like he does.. Again.. me.. and said this about us..


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


If this is how you feel fine.... As you have clearly stated and there is no way I misunderstood that...

No need to "back-track" now as how the left really feels about us is now out in the open and can be examined for what it truly is..


You took personal offense at something that I didn't even say to you.


Of course you said it to me...

I fit right smack dab in the middle of those you say....


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.


Also, my wife says that she fits in there too but she is not going to rub my feet and to inform you of that..


Many different types of people listen to him and I couldn't possibly feel the same about them all, as I don't know most of them.


But that is NOT what you said.. I don't want to quote it again, just move up a bit and it is clear...


I was talking about I see Rush's "devout followers". Why, if you only listen occasionally


While I only listen occasionally, it is not because I don't agree with what he says, it is because in order to be the corrupt evil capitalist, I have to work..


I don't like Rush (I don't care enough to hate him)....
He is the epitome of an arrogant slob. He's insecure and so overcompensates with his loud-mouthed, know-it-all attitude. He's a big baby. He cries about everything people say about him and always feels it necessary to "attack back". If anything, I feel pretty sorry for him.


I wonder how you run down the people you do hate?


You might be surprised if you gave it a chance. Why don't you let us know why you DO listen to him and like him instead of repeating the part of my post that you took personally?


You would first have to be truthful and as I have clearly shown now, you are not going to be..

I fail to understand why you can't openly admit to hating him.. It is VERY clear that you do...

But of course not many of you ever admitted to Hating Bush either and that was also very clear..

Seems like the left is the party of hate, truly as Rush says...

Semper



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:07 PM
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Ahhh gimme a break, hey if you guys want to fight over lines drawn in the sand that is absolutely fine with me, but i'm of the opinion that there is very little difference between the two parties.
What have any of these people done for us lately?



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
No where in that quote did you say... "I Think" anything..


Yes, I did. I directly answered the OP and the question (Why Do People Listen to Rush Limbaugh?) with a post that started with "I think":


Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I think people listen for several reasons.




If this is how you feel fine....


It's not how I feel, it's what I think.
That's where you're getting confused. I don't have any FEELINGS about Rush Limbaugh or his listeners. I observe and say what I think, but cannot be certain of.



No need to "back-track" now as how the left really feels about us is now out in the open and can be examined for what it truly is..


Jesus, the drama!




Of course you said it to me...

I fit right smack dab in the middle of those you say....


Oh... Well, if you fit that group, then why do you say you're nothing like that???
Either you fit the group or not. If you fit that group, then you should probably be offended, but if you don't, then I'm talking about someone else and you shouldn't be offended. You can't have it both ways... unless of course, you're just trying to cause trouble.

I didn't think you fit the group, but it's not for me to say.



You would first have to be truthful and as I have clearly shown now, you are not going to be..


Yes, Semper, I'm lying about something now.


This is a stupid, childish game you're playing and I'm not interested. I answered the OP with MY OPINION (what I think), which is what we're all doing here. If you don't like it, that's too bad. And if you're offended, that's too bad, too.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by disgustedbyhumanity
The thing that pisses me off about Rush and his followers is that they swear this allegiance to God and Morality, yet the views they espouse are in direct contradiction to the very morality they say them embrace. The left wing is the bigest hypocrites in exsistance. Every man for himself, and if you can't make it competing against everyone else, than you are worthless and deserve your own fate and don't ask us for any help brother. This is what the damn Nazi's believed for the record.


Just listen and watch his CPAC speach.
Rush is one of the greatest americans this nation has ever had.
Go Rush!
You will like him AFTER you watch the CPAC speach.


[edit on 14-3-2009 by Eurisko2012]



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by lunarminer
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I have to agree with you there Obama is a lightweight and his need to engage Rush just makes him look weaker.

If you remember the Clinton administration, they very seldom mentioned Rush by name. Although they did try to smear talk radio early on and that backfired on them. After that they tried to stay above the frey. Obama would be wise to do the same.


It would be a clash of two rhetorical speakers, slinging their rhetoric at each other. Rush would win because he is louder, and also because his show (and subsequently his advertisers) would gain more listeners due to all the hype and buzz.

The President certainly has more important issues to deal with at this time.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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After leafing through a lot of the replies, I can see many of you are VERY ignorant. Rush Limbaugh is THE MOST listened to radio talk show program on the radio.

Why? Because he actually gives analysis, and conservative view points on things. Not conservative to the point of what some of you say about wanting slaves,, ect.. I'm seriously sick of the drive-by media, and liberals (which are one in the same I suppose) sit and attack this TRUE conservative.

I noticed in the OP a portion Rush has addressed multiple times on the show.. The part about how he wants Obama to fail. He has addmitted Obama is a likeable guy, and a good speaker. But why would you be a cheerleader for policies that are going to change the very America you and I both know? He said if Obama wants to bring socialism to this country then he wants it to fail... why the outcry at this? Unless you want socialism, in which case you can move elsewhere.

Another person said something along the lines of he's dark and the people who listen to him are dark... Lol... ATS is about the darkest, most pessimistic outlook on the world I've ever read.. Listening to Rush is a break from this madness.

People on this website want to judge, before they know. And they speculate before they do any research.

I encourage anyone who hasn't listened to Rush to do so... you'd be surprised at how much you actually agree with him.

After all, aren't we all called to deny ignorance?



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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as far as I'm concerned Rush Limbaugh and Mann..eer I mean Ann Coulter are nothing more than tools to perpetuate the right left paradigm



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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Well even if you dont agree with him the man is on 99% of the time.
his reteric is pithy and he knows whats up better than any politition!!!but hes to far right (like Ann Coulter) to ever be taken seriously by the middle!!!



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by mpriebe81
I despise every single one of those people that you mentioned, but ESPECIALLY Limbaugh. The guy is an utter embarrassment to the human race, I can't believe that people actually buy into his rhetoric. He reminds me of the chubby school bully in elementary school.


let me guess, your more of a bill marr, james carville liberal loveR?



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:34 PM
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Because we know what we ACTUALLY says about small government and traditional American values, not what leftists hacks pretend that he said. It's a tough concept for the intellectually dishonest folks on the left to wrap their heads around.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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Nice.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 12:29 AM
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Thank you Rush for your dedication to We The People by speaking the truth. Thank you Rush for standing up for and believing in what is written and signed by our forefathers that being The Constitution Of The United States Of America. Thank you Rush for exposing the drive by media and the leftist socialist agenda. Thank You Rush for having the guts to go heads up with the obama administration and against George W. Bush when you disagree with their decisions and policies. Thank you Rush for standing up against the fairness doctrine, I mean the unfairness doctrine when it comes to talk radio and Television. Thank you Rush for still believing in capitalism, free enterprise and the entrepreneurial spirit in this Great Nation.

The left want to pass you off as an entertainer although you do that well, but in reality by entertaining you are able to bring out the truth thru the back door especially in your rearranged music song bites. Let those that disagree with you keep on disagreeing and those that agree with you to keep listening to your growing in popularity radio talk show broadcasts for this is what makes this country so Great.

Rush if the day comes when the powers that be silence your radio talk show by the leftist storming into your radio talk show station and taking it over by force is the day that America will no longer be the America that our Forefathers, Grandparents, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, Nephews, Aunts and Uncles died for when it comes to our precious fought for sacret Freedoms.



[edit on 15-3-2009 by amari]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by weedwhacker

For the last time, rcw....there is NO SUCH THING as a 'homosexual lifestyle'.

There is homosexual, there is heterosexual....it's human sexuality, not a 'lifestyle'......


SAYS YOU! Nothing scientific to back up that your born GAY! That and when your "famous" gays, coworker gays, friend gays, aqaintence gays etc... admit to having had bf's/gf's at some point, then other gays have children through marriage with the opposite sex, then you have BI sexuals, blah blah blah its had to believe anything but choice....sorry homosexuality is a CHOICE...thats my belief...let me be!


And just like those on here to bash rush and those who listen to him, who are you weedwhacker to tell anyone whats fact and what I or anyone else should think? You wanna believe gays are born that way, fine...I just choose not to.



[edit on 3/15/2009 by rcwj75]



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