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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    And all that aside, Rush Limbaugh is expected to be tasteless and classless. He is radio shock jock with a side of political commentary, not some government appointed, high ranking official. There is an expectation of civility and respect in the discourse that Rahm is part of. There is no such expectation when it comes to Rush Limbaugh. You can turn Rush Limbaugh off. We're still paying for the services of Rahm until 2012.
    Sure, your stating opinion actually backed up with realistic and subjective thought. That's apparently not welcome in this thread Jall, its just responded to with idiotic talking points and snide retorts.

    You're absolutely right here as well and its something the people pushing that they should be treated the same, or Rush should be treated WORSE, are completely missing either purposefully (my guess) or unintentionally (I highly doubt it).

    Rush Limbaugh, at the end of the day, only has whatever power his listeners bestows upon him. He got to his position through his own work and through people making a choice with their wallets. He was not voted, he is not a representative of the people or an adviser to someone who is, he is not paid on tax payer money.

    Rham Emanuel is the Chief of Staff of the white house, a close adviser to the President of the United States...a man voted in by the people to serve the people...and is paid by tax payer funds. He is a man thats words and voice does not simply affect people who choose to listen to him but directly has access to the most powerful singular man in the United States of America.

    Rush is a radio jock whose entire business is made on being controversial and shocking, and there is a level of expectations that it will happen.

    Rham Emanuel is a public servant representing the United States of America and is expected to be an upstanding representative of it.

    In essence, Rham Emanuel is an executive of a company and Rush Limbaugh is the mail clerk that everyone knows but ultimately just files the mail. Even going beyond the notion that Parody and Satire in this country is looked at as far more benign and acceptable than what Emanuel did, one must also take into consideration their positions, their purposes, and their power when measuring ones response to what they did.

    But see, many hyper partisan liberals want to bitch about things not being "black and white" when it suits them...but the moment it means they can bash Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh suddenly the world only has two shades for them.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Which is exactly why I walked away from it for 5 days. And I came back 5 days later to find the usual suspects still stuck on stupid.
    The irony is strong in this one.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Ok, we get it. The leader of the Republican Party and Conservative Movement should not be held to the same standards as the Whitehouse Chief of Staff. Thats a good point.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Ok, we get it. The leader of the Republican Party and Conservative Movement should not be held to the same standards as the Whitehouse Chief of Staff. Thats a good point.
    PSSSST, just because you make a dumbass stupid declaration doesn't make it so. I know its hard for you and DisneyDude who continually keep stating this to understand, but just because you keep saying the freaking ridiculous notion doesn't make it truth. But thanks for the sarcasm, I had a great laugh at the idiocy of your post. Rush Limbaugh is a radio host, not a leader of any party.

    My mistake, I came in this thread thinking people were wanting to actually debate and have a discussion since people kept posting in it complaining of trolling and driving it off topic. Funny, once actual discussion was interjected people ran screaming from it instead of dealing with it. Serves me right, thinking I'm on a debate site or something....

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    PSSSST, just because you make a dumbass stupid declaration doesn't make it so. I know its hard for you and DisneyDude who continually keep stating this to understand, but just because you keep saying the freaking ridiculous notion doesn't make it truth. But thanks for the sarcasm, I had a great laugh at the idiocy of your post. Rush Limbaugh is a radio host, not a leader of any party.
    Yes, and Putin does not run Russia either. Mao did not run China, his premier did. I get it. Thats why Republicans are never afraid to stand up to Rush.

    Zyphlin, you would be a pretty smart guy if you did not have your head so far up the GOP's ass.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of course not.



    Of course not.

    I addressed why she is white trash here:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058546917

    And then elaborated here:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058547283
    By that logic, you probably believe there's a difference between a nigger and a black person. Yes?
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    And all that aside, Rush Limbaugh is expected to be tasteless and classless. He is radio shock jock with a side of political commentary, not some government appointed, high ranking official. There is an expectation of civility and respect in the discourse that Rahm is part of. There is no such expectation when it comes to Rush Limbaugh. You can turn Rush Limbaugh off. We're still paying for the services of Rahm until 2012.
    Those low standards didn't apply to Don Imus apparently.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Rahmbeaux is the president's chief of staff. According to the Liberals, Rush is just an entertainer. Remember?

    Surely, the Liberals would want to hold the president's chief of staff to a higher standard.
    But see, now that you point out the obvious disparity in their positions, some dumbass is going to come behind you and start spewing that whole "Rush is the leader of the GOP" crap that disney screeches every chance he gets.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Those low standards didn't apply to Don Imus apparently.
    Which was also rather ridiculous honestly. That said, if I remember correctly, it was individuals becoming upset and threatening to boycott advertisers which caused CBS to take action against Imus and not them simply doing it because what he said was bad. Correct?

    Not to mention, again, those are different situations as Rush was doing satire and parody where as Imus was actually being purposefully insulting.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Ok, we get it. The leader of the Republican Party and Conservative Movement should not be held to the same standards as the Whitehouse Chief of Staff. Thats a good point.
    Oh.

    My.

    God!!!!

    Wait, I can't get points for calling someone a dumbass in the hypothetical sense in one post if they go and make it a self fulfilling prophecy in another post, can I?

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