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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Caleeko View Post
I dont hate him I think hes great I hope he keeps saying like every week that hes the voice and face of the republican party and I hope every little thing hes says is put all over the news. Hes the best advertising every other political party could ever have
Maybe I've missed it, but I really don't recall him saying or trying to be the "voice and face of the Republican party". And no, I don't think you want everything he says on the news. Then you wouldn't be able to take it out of context to say what you want to hear from him.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Maybe I've missed it, but I really don't recall him saying or trying to be the "voice and face of the Republican party". And no, I don't think you want everything he says on the news. Then you wouldn't be able to take it out of context to say what you want to hear from him.
Maybe "Bush Derangement Syndrome" has been replaced with "Rush Derangement Syndrome"!

Rush is a private citizen who gets paid to talk. If people agree with him, that's up to them. Doesn't mean he's "the voice and face" of anything.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Limbaugh crossed the line between genuine political commentary and entertainment years ago. Bill Sebastian has done a number of op-ed pieces on this topic; a couple comments from one of those pieces I posted in the forum:



... and speaking of both Rush and of Shawn Hannity:



The quotes come from this post:

http://www.billsebastianforum.com/vi...php?f=66&t=150
The quotes: "Rush is no conservative; he's a radical in sheep's clothing" and
"These guys are something, real pieces of work...wrapping themselves in the flag and then they do what they can to destroy American (sic) and say it openly, that they're out to destroy our next President's Presidency..."


I've seen you refer to the Bill Sebastian forum before, but I've never looked at it until you posted the above quotes, which got my attention. I thought they were ridiculous. However, once I read the entire post, I realized they were just the tip of the iceberg.

Has Sebastian ever actually listened to either Sean or Rush? Or is he just copying drivel that he finds on the Huffington Post? I have never heard either commentator ever proclaim, either directly or in more subtle ways, that they were out to destroy Obama's presidency. That's absurd.

Sebastian sounds juvenile when he describes Rush as "lying, overweight, drugged-out.." Does he have anything substantive to say aside from hurling insults at Limbaugh? Maybe it's because he's a tad jealous of Rush's success, since Sebastian notes that "he (Rush) is so well insulated by his $38 million income that he has no idea about economic issues..." Actually, I believe Rush's income is far higher than that. In any case, I've heard Rush discuss economics. I'll put my money on Rush's grasp of the subject any day over Sebastian's.

I was going to stop reading after this, but I thought, maybe the guy will eventually have something coherent to say. Unfortunately, after a few more lies and continued berating of the two talk-show hosts, Sebastian comes up with a beaut to close out a nonsensical post:

"Break out the sheets....Grab the burnin' cross cuz we're goin' on a
midnight ride to the White House."

Is this guy kidding? I hope so, because if he really thinks this way then by extension, this is what he thinks of the 20+ million people in Rush and Sean's listening audience, of which I am one. This is so insulting and over-the-top, that I probably shouldn't have dignified it with a response.
post #34 of 40
I agree KTLynn. One would think that a radio talk show host would have to have more than simple insults, insults get old fast and don't say anything.

Rush is a very intelligent man, no doubt about it and I don't think he even graduated college, maybe that's it, maybe some people just don't like to see simple people exceed BIG.

Or this entire Rush thing is because Barack has laid the law down and told everyone they are not allowed to listen to Rush anymore.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by GloriaJH View Post

Re: amount Rush was "apparently" using
Would you mind naming your Source that identified the "amount" that Rush was using? Was it his doctor(s), or ??

Sorry, I'm from Missouri - the "Show Me State"
It was Rush himself, actually. Good enough for Missouri? corroborated by his housekeeper, as Rush isn't known for being truthfull enough for Missourians.
Or would the Washington Post qualify:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...042801692.html
His doctor wouldn't know because he had numerous prescriptions from numerous doctors, plus admitted to buying on the black market.
Actually, I don't mind you asking, it's good to be skeptical of uncorroborated "facts." Though I see you're new in the IMO forum; folks who know my posts here know I don't make up stuff I post here.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I find the hatred towards Rush Limbaugh highly amusing. Why do I have the feeling that the people that hate him the most, most likely, have never even listened to him.
Cindy, I listened to him many, many years ago, when he was still interesting and amusing. I don't hate him; I just find him irrelevant and not very interesting or amusing anymore. And as far as hatred goes, some of the clips I've heard of Rush's recent rants sounded pretty hateful to me.
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by KTLynn View Post
Has Sebastian ever actually listened to either Sean or Rush?
He claims to listen frequently.

I'll confess that wasn't the best piece to link to here; it's not representative. I half-way regret it now. I can see where you'd come to the conclusions you did from reading just this one piece. He hosts what is arguably the most open-minded call-in show I think is on the air today. You can find his live audio stream linked to either on his forum or directly on the station's website: whby.com. Perhaps you ought to listen before you make a conclusive judgment. You could even call him and ask....there's a toll-free number, and he takes all callers (something Limbaugh would never do.) The screener only asks for your first name and your topic.

Bill's point about Limbaugh's and Hannity's (and others) attempts to sabotage the new President's administration using the power of their broadcast platforms is a valid point, and one that he supported with audio clips from the two shows.

I think his vitriol for Limbaugh arises from the negative effects he sees that those kinds of extremely one-sided talk-shows have had upon the broadcasting industry. If there was a left-wing talk show of the same kind, I'm sure he'd be just as down on it.

PS - thanks for visiting the forum.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
It was Rush himself, actually. Good enough for Missouri? corroborated by his housekeeper, as Rush isn't known for being truthfull enough for Missourians.
Or would the Washington Post qualify:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...042801692.html
His doctor wouldn't know because he had numerous prescriptions from numerous doctors, plus admitted to buying on the black market.
Actually, I don't mind you asking, it's good to be skeptical of uncorroborated "facts." Though I see you're new in the IMO forum; folks who know my posts here know I don't make up stuff I post here.
sorry - guess you're a "facts" super star then, how about an autograph?
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by GloriaJH View Post
, how about an autograph?
I sent you a little something; will that do?
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
I sent you a little something; will that do?
I'd say it'd do - big time! Thanks!
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