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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    You'll like this source even less, but its from 2012, closing the gap from 94. That means Rush has been defacto voice of GOP for 20 years.
    George Will: Republican Leaders Are Afraid of Rush Limbaugh - ABC News
    "uh oh".....I don't think U_libs will like this one much. San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate! Home to your Progressive Paradise!

    Limbaugh is talk host king, not leader of GOP

    President Obama has made his first tactical error of his young presidency: He called out conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

    It happened the other day while Obama was visiting with congressional Republicans in an effort to get them to support his economic stimulus package. Said Obama to the lawmakers: "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."

    It wasn't that Obama's mention was mean or personal, analysts said. But in citing Limbaugh as influential, the president of the United States elevated a talk show host to his level - the leader of the free world. And in a leadership vacuum like the one that conservatives find themselves in after last November's devastating electoral losses, loud voices - like Limbaugh's with his 13 million weekly listeners - echo even louder.

    But while an Oval Office shout-out may temporarily elevate a man who refers to himself as El Rushbo, it doesn't make Limbaugh the de facto leader of the Republican Party or the conservative movement. He is, analysts say, a "conveyer belt" of information, influencer of the wider talk radio universe and an outside-the-Beltway party whip who reins in wayward Republicans - as in those veering toward political moderation.

    "Whenever a national party is in search of its identity, its mojo, figures like Rush will fill the vacuum," said Mike Franc, a vice president for government relations at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "But in this situation, he doesn't fill the idea. He's more of an idea aggregator."

    New party chair
    The real rebuilding of the conservative brand begins Friday when the Republican Party chooses who will be its new party chair. In the absence of a GOP president, House speaker or Senate majority leader, that person will become the face of Republicanism on cable and network chat shows, the party's chief fundraiser and one of conservatism's leaders at a time in which the movement is desperately searching for some leadership.

    That quest will continue next month, when hard-core conservatives gather at their annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a coming-to-Mecca type of conference featuring the party's up-and-comers, such as Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

    publisher of Talkers magazine, which chronicles the estimated 3,000 talk radio personalities. Its estimate of Limbaugh's audience at 13 million weekly listeners is based on a combination of Arbitron ratings and its own metrics. "Obama gave Limbaugh the most fabulous gift you can give a talk radio host."

    Read more: Limbaugh is talk host king, not leader of GOP - SFGate


    Yeah.....that's kinda what I thought about Libs who run around and preach that gospel.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Speaking of hate...

    "I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for..."

    Howard Dean

    And what is it about minority conservatives that cause libs to foam at the mouth?

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    "uh oh".....I don't think U_libs will like this one much. San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate! Home to your Progressive Paradise!

    Limbaugh is talk host king, not leader of GOP

    President Obama has made his first tactical error of his young presidency: He called out conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

    It happened the other day while Obama was visiting with congressional Republicans in an effort to get them to support his economic stimulus package. Said Obama to the lawmakers: "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."

    It wasn't that Obama's mention was mean or personal, analysts said. But in citing Limbaugh as influential, the president of the United States elevated a talk show host to his level - the leader of the free world. And in a leadership vacuum like the one that conservatives find themselves in after last November's devastating electoral losses, loud voices - like Limbaugh's with his 13 million weekly listeners - echo even louder.

    But while an Oval Office shout-out may temporarily elevate a man who refers to himself as El Rushbo, it doesn't make Limbaugh the de facto leader of the Republican Party or the conservative movement. He is, analysts say, a "conveyer belt" of information, influencer of the wider talk radio universe and an outside-the-Beltway party whip who reins in wayward Republicans - as in those veering toward political moderation.

    "Whenever a national party is in search of its identity, its mojo, figures like Rush will fill the vacuum," said Mike Franc, a vice president for government relations at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "But in this situation, he doesn't fill the idea. He's more of an idea aggregator."

    New party chair
    The real rebuilding of the conservative brand begins Friday when the Republican Party chooses who will be its new party chair. In the absence of a GOP president, House speaker or Senate majority leader, that person will become the face of Republicanism on cable and network chat shows, the party's chief fundraiser and one of conservatism's leaders at a time in which the movement is desperately searching for some leadership.

    That quest will continue next month, when hard-core conservatives gather at their annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a coming-to-Mecca type of conference featuring the party's up-and-comers, such as Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

    publisher of Talkers magazine, which chronicles the estimated 3,000 talk radio personalities. Its estimate of Limbaugh's audience at 13 million weekly listeners is based on a combination of Arbitron ratings and its own metrics. "Obama gave Limbaugh the most fabulous gift you can give a talk radio host."

    Read more: Limbaugh is talk host king, not leader of GOP - SFGate


    Yeah.....that's kinda what I thought about Libs who run around and preach that gospel.
    meh...

    Arguably no message apparatus like it exists in the nation, except, perhaps, at the White House (or in Oprah—whose position with American women is curiously analogous to Rush’s position with American conservatives). It is concentrated and extraordinary power.

    Except that this power ought to be ending. It ought to all be on the wane. It is not just the Obama victory and the magnitude of his approval ratings. It is not just that the gravity of the economic crisis, with historic unemployment rates, means it’s a lot harder to get people excited about Reagan-and-Rush-esque hands-off government.

    It is, rather, a crueler demographic point. The dirty little secret of conservative talk radio is that the average age of listeners is 67 and rising, according to Sinton—the Fox News audience, likewise, is in its mid-60s: “What sort of continuing power do you have as your audience strokes out?”

    You can begin to make plausibly large statements about the end of—or at least a crisis in—conservative media. “There are fewer advertisers, fewer listeners, shrinking networks, shallower penetration,” says Sinton. “A lowering tide lowers all ships.”

    What’s more, it’s the Internet that is the fast-growing and arguably more powerful political medium—and it is the province of the young and liberal. The only sensible market view of conservative talk is that it will contract and be reduced, in the coming years, to a much more rarefied format.
    Rush Limbaugh: The Man Who Ate the G.O.P. | Vanity Fair
    He'll fade away sooner rather than later.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    meh...



    He'll fade away sooner rather than later.
    That's what my parents said about rock & roll...I'm 71 years old.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    That's what I was thinking. I dont wanna see all my far right wing friends, neighbors and relatives wandering aimless around the streets with no one controlling their thoughts.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    That's what I was thinking. I dont wanna see all my far right wing friends, neighbors and relatives wandering aimless around the streets with no one controlling their thoughts.
    Probably wouldn't happen.....most of them got jobs. Just Sayin!

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    That's what I was thinking. I dont wanna see all my far right wing friends, neighbors and relatives wandering aimless around the streets with no one controlling their thoughts.
    who controls your thoughts?

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Lighten up Francis, it was a joke.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Racial slurs are always just under the surface with conservatives, exposing their true blighted souls.
    Oh, ffs.

    Do you have a big enough paintbrush yet?

    If you look and see individuals instead of painting everybody with the same label, perhaps you'd understand that not everybody fits your convenient mold.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    But it is sooo often the RW leadership that does this stuff, then not only does the rank and file repubs tolerate it, they actively defend it. I dont know about the blighted souls, but I can see H of J's point.
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    Oh, ffs.

    Do you have a big enough paintbrush yet?

    If you look and see individuals instead of painting everybody with the same label, perhaps you'd understand that not everybody fits your convenient mold.
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