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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Considering all of the slamming of Rush, I thought it would be interesting to look at the yokels who buy his schtick. They must be a bunch of ignorant rednecks:



    How does that audience compare to the audience which voted for Obama?

    Only 20% of Obama's supporters have a post-graduate degree compared to 32% of Rush's audience.
    Only 27% of Obama's supporters are college graduates compared to 51% of Rush's audience.
    Yet the red states - Rush's supporters - are the poorest in the Union. How's that college degree working out for them?
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Generally when his lips move.

    He believes his own press about how great he is.

    I have listened to him enough over the years to recognize that he believes in his own perfection and that he is a legend in his own mind.

    He is far from the only huckster who carries those faults.

    He reminds me of slimy preachers and self-anointed pastors whose only goals are their personal and financial stature.
    Perfectly said. What does he call his show? The EIB network? Excellence In Broadcasting? He toots his own horn worse than just about anybody else I've seen.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    I think it takes a big ego for a drug addicted, draft dodging, self promoting whore to paint himself as an US patriot who served the country. But who am I to judge? If a liberal had done this, Rush's head would have exploded.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    He toots his own horn worse than just about anybody else I've seen.
    That's what they do. That's how they make money, that's how they gain influence in broadcasting and even in cultural politics. They promote themselves to beat hell. Their entire programs are meant to be a one long act of shameless self-promotion. Buy my books, buy my coffee mugs, buy my patriotic tea, read your children stories endorsed by me, etc.

    I basically have discovered that when I mention someone's more sympathetic voice or face on TV, they get offended by the concept that they enjoy listening to an hour or more of self-promotional ads. Rush, Hannity, Beck, Shultz...it practically doesn't matter. All they really want you to do is buy into their brand and join in the cult of personality. People reference their politics and identities through the personalities more than the politics themselves.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's what they do. That's how they make money, that's how they gain influence in broadcasting and even in cultural politics. They promote themselves to beat hell. Their entire programs are meant to be a one long act of shameless self-promotion. Buy my books, buy my coffee mugs, buy my patriotic tea, read your children stories endorsed by me, etc.

    I basically have discovered that when I mention someone's more sympathetic voice or face on TV, they get offended by the concept that they enjoy listening to an hour or more of self-promotional ads. Rush, Hannity, Beck, Shultz...it practically doesn't matter. All they really want you to do is buy into their brand and join in the cult of personality. People reference their politics and identities through the personalities more than the politics themselves.
    *nods* Agreed.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Now we're talking about Rush being a babysitter?

    Hmm.

    Well, having kleptomaniacs as babysitters ain't so grand either:

    After they were criticized for taking $190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, televisions, sofas and other gifts with them when they left, the Clintons announced last week that they would pay for $86,000 worth of gifts, or nearly half the amount.
    That's fine, if you want Rush Limbaugh babysitting your grandchildren...at least you might have something not to blame on liberals. Or, more likely, you'd call him one.


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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    How big is your ego that you have to rename Paul Revere after yourself? "Rush Revere?" Seriously?

    **** him
    So you mean my children's book about Rocket Jefferson might be a bad thing? Too bad, the sequel was about Rocket Christ.


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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Do you Rush bastards know what the man stands for? Preaches and believes in?

    Seriously. The ignorance in this thread is appalling.
    He's a self-aggrandizing windbag. The only difference between him and Michael Moore is the beard.


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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's what they do.
    Plenty of observers have noted that Rush is a master of pushing the buttons of liberals. All of his pomposity (Excellence in Broadcasting, etc) works to do this very well. Look at how it's worked in this thread. This is quite funny for his listeners - listening to liberals hit the roof when Rush tweaks them and then having Rush mock them. Sure, it's manipulation and it's designed to boost his ratings, but it's still funny as hell for his audience.

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