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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    HEre's my take:

    Rush doesn't give a **** about what's best for the country, he cares only about what's best for Rush. I'd lay odds that he secretly in his heart of hearts was ROOTING for Obama to win the election.

    And now he not so secretly wants Obama to fail.

    Actually that is not quite true, but why bother with context? It is utterly normal to argue Limbaugh ignores context while ignoring context to complain about Limbaugh. And the band played on……………..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    This isn't because he wants what's best for the country, it's because the worse Obama does, the better his ratings will be. The more unhappy the people of the country are with "liberals" the more his ratings will increase.

    The more pain and suffering they endure, the better for him.

    And for the last 8 years gooftards like Oberman were hoping for the same ****. It was a boon to them for Bush's policies to fail. They don't really care that the country is in dissarray, they only need to pretend to care in order to sell advertising and increase ratings.
    Like it or not, these people exist solely because they say the things that the disenfranchised want to hear.

    The more disenfrachised the people in their target demographic are, the better they do.
    Not to deny you your speculation, but demographics long ago destroyed the claim that Limbaugh’s audience is disenfranchised, stupid, uneducated and insert claim here.


    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Let him keep spewing his bullcrap. "Exposing" him will not get his ditto-head audience to finally see that they've been brainwashed. In fact, I think it would have an opposite effect.
    Actually I think it is that kind of narrow minded knee jerkery that lead to this very story. Way to diagnose and illustrate how people arrive at making public comments and gestures that defy common sense.
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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    I guess people sorta forgot this...

    Neither deserves any attention from elected officials.
    Attacking a General who is on active duty and in command of combat troops DESERVES denouncement by congress.

    Getting excited by a radio talk show host... silly.

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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Like him, hate him, Limbaugh is an extremely influential and important character in the landscape of American Politics and many of the liberals in power are extremely afraid of that fact to the point of feeling the need to make stupid stunts or idiotic comments like those in the past week.
    I don't know about that. He might be influencial over the "lazy" (i.e. those who can't be bothered to think for themselves), but I doubt he has influence over the majority of Americans, let alone those in government.

    He show is quite popular, but I can bet a lot tune in purely for entertainment value.
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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    LOL, on the part of Rush, or of me?
    In this particular instance, you. Yes, Rush speaks a LARGE amount of propoganda. You've never seen me state differently, nor will you ever find me stating differently. However, you using propoganda and mischaracterizations to attack someone that does the same does not make your action right or....more to the point...doesn't make your action something then it actually is.

    Yawn, I talk about Rush. And Zyphlin talks about niftydrifty.
    Actually no. You talked about Rush, I talked about your comments about Rush and used your historical political lean on this forum as a means of explaining my rational.

    Indeed.
    Nice swipe, but no surprise, selective. Addressing the person making a statement, their motivations behind such statement, and then relating that to your argument is a valid form of debate. You've shown yourself to be someone who routinely posts from an extremely hyper partisan standpoint on the left, which gives insight into the likihood of what source you recieved your information from and the likely partisan nature of it. This opinion about your political lean is related to then to your comments, which are related to the topic, and to my argument against it.

    On the contrary, if I just said "There's Niftydrifty blabbering bafoonary" and nothing else, that has nothing to do with debating, that's just attacking.

    I'll do it on any given day. Within any hour. Rush speaks in generalizations and hyperbole. and all the meanwhile he peppers them with mistruths.
    I never said that Rush does not speak in hyperbole, or mistruth. However, thanks for proving my point. You posted up those quotes, without any source, without any context, and made it out to be Limbaugh's actual beliefs. Then you talk about Hyperbole. Let us look at the definition of Hyperbole, shall we?

    "A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect"

    Wow...lookie here. Intentional exaggeration used to make a point? And what's exaggeration.

    "To represent as greater than is actually the case"

    Wait, so he's intentionally reprsenting something as greater than it actually is to make a point?

    Well by god! YES! That DOES sound exactly like he's saying these things literally, so that one could take a single line of hyperbole and present it as if its his actual thoughts and views. By God thank you, thank you for showing me you were correct.

    Yes. Rush uses Hyperbole. And yes, Rush does peddle propoganda and mistruths. That does not mean that using propoganda and mistruths, or presenting his hyperbole as his legitimite views is acceptable or honest to do

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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I don't know about that. He might be influencial over the "lazy" (i.e. those who can't be bothered to think for themselves), but I doubt he has influence over the majority of Americans, let alone those in government.

    He show is quite popular, but I can bet a lot tune in purely for entertainment value.
    Yes because Rush listeners are just empty fools till they turn on Rush and get their marching orders

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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I don't know about that. He might be influencial over the "lazy" (i.e. those who can't be bothered to think for themselves), but I doubt he has influence over the majority of Americans, let alone those in government.

    He show is quite popular, but I can bet a lot tune in purely for entertainment value.
    So basically you said nothing here, aside from the broadly ignorant “they” are all lazy and brainwashed. At least you are not afraid to keep it dumb, real dumb, while trying to stereotype millions. And remember now, you don’t like Limbaugh why? Chuckle.

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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I don't know about that. He might be influencial over the "lazy" (i.e. those who can't be bothered to think for themselves), but I doubt he has influence over the majority of Americans, let alone those in government.

    He show is quite popular, but I can bet a lot tune in purely for entertainment value.
    I agree that not all those that listen to him are easily swayed by him.

    That said, the amount that does IS a large enough amount that it demands attention. If Limbaush was truly only marginally influencial then there would not be this great need or concern by democrats in power to urge people to stop listening to him, to make attempts to silence him, to look at legislature to supress him. It wouldn't be worth the time, money, or headache that is assossiated with it.

    I also think you're underestimating the way in which the average news goers mind works. Most people are very easily manipulated by repeated bombardment of information. The news functions on this in some way, especially ones specialized in "opinion" shows like Fox or MSNBC. You continue to speak something as truth over, and over, and over again and pretty soon even some of those that disagree with you will find their views slightly altering in ways that take into account the thing they hear over and over and over again.

    Rush has a large enough crowd that if 50% of them follow him strongly, and another 25% listen enough to where he wins them over to a few ideas or his views permiate their subconsious to influence their views at least a bit, that is more than enough to be considered a sizeable realm of influence. And its an amount I think is probably somewhat close to accurate based on the reaction by those that are so staunchly opposed to him.

    I garauntee you though that the "majority" of that huge audiance of his are not people listening simply for "entertainment" that do not share his views at least in some way shape or form.

    Also, a note in regards to taking the time to try and silence him or condemn him or warn others in government to stop listening to him. There's a reason why its generally Burger King that attacks McDonalds in commericals and not the other way around. There's a reason why Pepsi will at times go after Coke, but you rarely if ever would see Coke reference Pepsi. There's a reason why it wasn't until Mac started going on strong that Microsoft did anything even REMOTELY close to referencing mac even in a perephial way in their advertisements despite Mac's mentioning PCs in every one of theirs.

    If something is not a threat or doesn't matter, you don't waste the time, effort, and money in advertising or fighting against it because...it doesn't matter

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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    I don't listen him, but I know others do, so what's the problem. If people like him, why would anyone try and take him of the air because they don't? Besides, it's not like he's on FM radio or anything
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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Attacking a General who is on active duty and in command of combat troops DESERVES denouncement by congress.

    Getting excited by a radio talk show host... silly.
    I disagree. How is attacking the President of the United States--the most powerful person in our country--any different than attacking a General? I thought it was stupid that Congress gave a joke of an organization like MoveOn any importance.

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    Re: Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I disagree. How is attacking the President of the United States--the most powerful person in our country--any different than attacking a General? I thought it was stupid that Congress gave a joke of an organization like MoveOn any importance.
    Hey never mind Limbaugh did not attack Obama, ya know because why should that trifling little detail be considered. Jesus.

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