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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Come on CC, you know that no thread is complete without a Hitler post.
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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Thanks, very interesting.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I don't give anybody a free pass. I do know the difference between mean spirited rhetoric and non-mean spirited rhetoric.

    Besides Obama has forgiven him for his inappropriate remark.
    Has nothing to do with the support Reid gave Obama during the election?


    Double standard and hypocrisy. What the democrats are trying to say is only the GOP is racist.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    How many dems lost power or jobs like Lott did?
    What does this have to do with anything? Are you going to make an argument or continue to post suggestive remarks?

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    Give the dem a pass and condemn the conservative you show my point.
    At least the comment was on topic, ie. about Rush.

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    Has nothing to do with the support Reid gave Obama during the election?

    Double standard and hypocrisy. What the democrats are trying to say is only the GOP is racist.
    ...and yet another suggestive question. Still no argument, just unsubstantiated accusations.
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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    What does this have to do with anything? Are you going to make an argument or continue to post suggestive remarks?

    At least the comment was on topic, ie. about Rush.

    ...and yet another suggestive question. Still no argument, just unsubstantiated accusations.
    Answer the questions. I have shown the double standard and hypocrisy of the left in these questions that is why you are refusing to answer them.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Answer the questions. I have shown the double standard and hypocrisy of the left in these questions that is why you are refusing to answer them.
    You have shown nothing.

    As for Dems having lost their job, you should know better than me, Jones springs to mind, not for alleged racism, but communism, and there were a few more victims of the rightwing smear machine recently I seem to remember. This tactic of destroying opponents' reputation seems to be particulary nasty and successful in the US, if I may say so.

    Inferring that somehow I or anyone other than Obama and Reid would know if Obama's reaction was motivated by gratitude and that your question alone exposes a double standard and hypocrisy, is kindergarden rhetoric.

    You could say that you suspect Obama felt indebted to Reid, and I would agree that this is very likely.
    But if and to what extend this influenced Obama to regard the incidence as a "closed book" or how he said it, neither of us knows.
    And this would not explain the statement of support from Dee or support from Sharpton, or the general less than spectacular reaction within the party.
    For that you need the "hypocritical liberals have double standards" conspiracy theory.

    ...which one can show to be true simply by stating that it is so or by asking a suggestive question, apparently.
    That's just plain dumb, sorry.

    Curious, isn't it, that on the other hand, in the case of Rush, one is supposed to have been listening to his ramblings regularly for years, before one is "qualified" to make any suggestion of racist content.


    Damn, I have done it again, I wasn't going to respond to any oneliners with a lengthy post.
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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    It's neither honest nor an analysis.

    Let's have a look at the piece, it's as good an example as any to show the dishonest spin of his demagoguery.
    I am surprised you call this "commentary and analysis", an analysis requires material to be analysed - there isn't any. It's a brief exchange with a caller who wonders about the liberal hypocrisy of wanting to pull out of Iraq but go into Darfur (this is August 2007), the answer is merely partisan speculation about the dems hypocritical motives, then he moves on from Darfur to going into South-Africa to topple the white government and support Mandela who was supported by communists.

    In more detail:
    The first assertion he makes about the Dems: "They want to get us out of Iraq, but they can’t wait to get us into Darfur." Then he goes on to suggest that there are two reasons for proposing to go into Dafur. One of them, according to Rush, is that "they" are black and the Dems need the black voting block in the US.
    Hmm. Makes it look as if the Iraq war and "to go to Darfur" are comparable policies and actions, and that it's illogical to object to one but campaign for the other. The explanation offered is Dems depend on the black voting block at home, and they not only aim to do so by proposing "to go into Darfur", but already did so by the US going into SA, getting rid of the white gov and supporting a black communist sponsored leader (lol, yes we all know most dems and blacks are commies).

    This entire rant is absurd.
    1) "go into Darfur" meant deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Peacekeeping force, not a US led invasion - hardly comparable to Iraq.
    2) in your own words, after reading the Rush thing, "the Dems have made such a play on Darfur". Well, it was hardly a Dem partisan issue: Colin Powell declared the conflict a "genocide" in 2004, Bush called for international troops to be doubled in 2006, and resolution 07-SR276 calling for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission on Jul 19, 2007, was agreed by the US Senate unanimously.
    None of these pertinent facts were referenced by Rush in any way, they do resolve the seeming contradiction and make the motive Rush is speculating about not a plausible one.
    3) now the rest is so far-fetched, I won't go into factual details but look at the rhetoric: Rush established that one reason the Dems oppose interference in the ME, but campaign for the same in Africa, is to secure the black vote in the US, it is a racial issue ("skin colour"). Now it's only a small step to point at "go into South Africa", to "get rid of the white government", then into Ethiopia to "do the same thing".
    Bizarre, what exactly is he suggesting? Here's another clue: not only do you get rid of the white gov, you also "stand behind" the black incoming leader, who is supported by communist leaders and was "bankrolled by communists".

    Now consider his audience: predominantly white conservatives who are/were afraid of communism, despise the 'far-left' in the Dem party and disapprove of leftist policies like AA, because it's "racist" - liberals promote this "racism" against whites, because this way they control black voters. Supporting a black communist backed leader in Africa to get rid of a white government seems like a logical thing to do for the Dems by now, doesn't it?

    Rush's 'commentary' is devisive and reinforces stereotypes by appealing to irrational fear - the bi-partisan initiative against the Darfur genocide becomes a mere accessory to establishing a race issue and devision, in order to denigrate political opponents and reinforce stereotypes by appealing to fear and prejudice. Sterotypes used are "the hypocritical liberal" who prioritises his own interest and political gain, who does not support the war against radical terrorists who attack the US, but prefers to topple white governments in Africa; and we find the matching cliche of the black leader of the uprising who is backed by communists, and by 'leftists' such as the Dems.
    In all of this, I never said I agree with the statement. However, I still fail how to see that it is racist. The citing website notes that linking blacks to Communists is an old racist trick. However, with the ANC, it is true.
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