Apology accepted and I apologize for any offense I slighted you with. I’ve made plenty of errors at DP and will in the future too, so I can appreciate it when I meet one of the few posters here who possesses the spine to admit their errors. That truly does put you in a rare class hereabouts!
Let us hope that the Middleground class of posters, those still wallowing in ignorant and utterly vacant claims about talk radio in general and Limbaugh specifically, take the opportunity to educate themselves about their frankly dumb attempts to label and hence dismiss the audiences discussed here. The irony that they are quite uninformed as they babble about where and how people who listen talk radio get their news clearly eludes them. How else to explain their early 90’s arguments about said audiences, when the debunking of their shtick began to occur in the…..…early…………..…90’s.doh!
It takes a “brainwashed” non thinker to make the claim that people who do expose themselves to political commentary and discussion, as well as talk radio in general, are somehow less informed than those who mock this same demographic. Really just the height of self imposed ignorance IMO. Period.
Back on topic, I see now that liberal group American United for Change is joining the fray over Limbaugh’s comments.
Are you with Obama or Rush?
By Jonathan Martibn 1/29/09 8:00 PM EST
President Obama and a key outside ally are stepping up efforts to ensure passage of the massive economic stimulus package, reaching out to Congress with both carrots and sticks.
While the president and his top aides are using all the trappings of the office, courting members through phone calls, cocktail parties, West Wing sit-downs and even a politically mixed Super Bowl party, liberal groups are dispensing with the niceties and seeking to drive a wedge between Republicans and one of the right’s most influential leaders.
Politico has learned that tomorrow Americans United for Change, a liberal group, will begin airing radio ads in three states Obama won — Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada — with a tough question aimed at the GOP senators there: Will you side with Obama or Rush Limbaugh?
“Every Republican member of the House chose to take Rush Limbaugh’s advice,” says the narrator after playing the conservative talk radio giant’s declaration that he hopes Obama “fails.”
“Every Republican voted with Limbaugh — and against creating 4 million new American jobs. We can understand why a extreme partisan like Rush Limbaugh wants President Obama’s Jobs program to fail — but the members of Congress elected to represent the citizens in their districts? That’s another matter. Now the Obama plan goes to the Senate, and the question is: Will our Senator"—here the ad is tailored by state to name George Voinovich in Ohio, Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania, and John Ensign in Nevada—"side with Rush Limbaugh too?”
Asked to respond, Limbaugh had a message for his party.
“Senate Republicans need to understand this is not about me,” he wrote in an email. “It is about them, about intimidating them, especially after the show of unity in House. It is about the 2010 and 2012 elections. This is an opportunity for Republicans to redefine themselves after a few years of wandering aimlessly looking for a ‘brand’ and identity.”
Are you with Obama or Rush? - Jonathan Martin - Politico.com
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Originally Posted by Truth Detector
Oh this is rich; the Democrats are exercising their free speech by trying to deny Rush his free speech.
Yes folks, you just can't make up this liberal mumbo jumbo. If you won't join them, be censured.
The ONLY ones in the world and on this forum who can't stand free speech are the Liberals who constantly rail about how evil Fox News and Rush Limbaugh are; two supposedly minor players in the world of media empires.
But to compound the laughable state Liberals are in, they want to suggest that it was patriotic to impugn and hate George Bush, but wrong to say anything against Obama's plan to destroy the American economy and dream and they are out in fanatical droves to slam the small single voice in American that still has some reason; Rush Limbaugh.
The only thing more fantastical here is the silly assed notion being expressed by the drive-by media and Liberal Democrats that allowing the Government to spend us into a two trillion debt hole is the ONLY way to get us out of a recession.
It would be hilarious if it weren't such an impending disaster for generations of Americans and the future of our economy,
Carry on; watching you people rant and whine about Rush is about as amusing as watching you suggest that impugning the Commander and Chief while our troops are at risk is somehow patriotic. Yet now it is unpatriotic to suggest that Obama's plan is idiotic. Got hypocrisy?
The best part of Rush's show, which you wouldn't know because it is obvious you rarely if ever listen to him, is when he plays tapes of the Liberals like Obama saying one thing in 2007 and then something totally opposite in 2008.
I can understand why the Left hates him when he exposes their lies and distortions by using their OWN speeches, but this is what makes his show so damned good. In addition, I always look forward to his musical spoof tributes to Liberals who think that the ONLY answer to Americans economic problems is MORE Government and HIGHER taxation.
Carry on; I look forward to more of your uninformed yet grossly exaggerated claims about things you obviously know little or nothing about.
Here's a clue for the uninformed: Rush EARNS his own money by SELLING advertising to companies who BELIEVE that the people LISTENING to his show will actually BUY their products. We call this FREE MARKET ENTERPRISE and it is what makes the economy WORK.
Now when discussing Liberal talk radio, you would be indeed correct because no one actually listens to their shows and so they require "contributions" to keep themselves on the air; but alas, even with contributions they go OFF the air in bankruptcy aka Air America.
This economic lesson is free in an effort to educate Liberals and leftists who still don't get how things REALLY work.
Carry on; it is a fascinating study in denial reading your trite commentaries.
I, for one, would welcome a list of Rush Limbaugh sponsors, which I would boycott and write letters to management. I have googled without finding a current list, does anyone have a link?