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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I wonder how many people who will, no doubt, trash this book have actually read it. I haven't, so maybe it is complete garbage. On the other hand, I'm not offended either by the thought of a book that's actually positive about our nations beginnings.

    I don't give a damn. There is no way I will give this hatemonger a dime. Nor will I even present anything written by him to my children. The man is a disgusting human being. At the end of the day honest or not, you are making this bastard richer.

    Lets flip the script....

    Suppose Al Sharpton did the same thing and wrote a children's book that is completely honest. Would you give his book the time of day?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Frankly, his popularity depends on those out of context criticisms he gets on a daily basis. I would think he'd have expected these children's books to be heavily criticized which would subsequently increase sales and visibility. He depends on daily criticism for his lively hood; books, radio, personal appearances, the whole magilla.
    True, but only partially true ... to put it another way, he has identified the totally dependable & unendingly predictable partisan nature of the Left to do what everyone has come to rely on them to do because if nothing else, they are consistent ... and not in a good way.

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

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    I don't give a damn. There is no way I will give this hatemonger a dime. Nor will I even present anything written by him to my children. The man is a disgusting human being. At the end of the day honest or not, you are making this bastard richer.

    Lets flip the script....

    Suppose Al Sharpton did the same thing and wrote a children's book that is completely honest. Would you give his book the time of day?

    eeeewwww ... now if Limbaugh had a Tawana Brawley prominent in his own resume it could serve as a starting point but ... nope ... what else ya got?
    You know ... something of substance would be nice.
    Something that might indicate you've actually listened to Limbaugh's show.
    Got anything like that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    I don't give a damn. There is no way I will give this hatemonger a dime. Nor will I even present anything written by him to my children. The man is a disgusting human being. At the end of the day honest or not, you are making this bastard richer.

    Lets flip the script....

    Suppose Al Sharpton did the same thing and wrote a children's book that is completely honest. Would you give his book the time of day?
    Or even worse - Nancy Pelosi? The right really hates her. I seem to remember a few people being butthurt over Hillary Clinton's new children's book, too.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Rush gets blamed for hundreds, maybe thousands, of things he says during the course of 15 hours of mostly extemporaneous radio broadcast every week plus some additional interviews or the occasional essay he writes for publication. And if anybody can point to anybody with that kind of exposure who has never misspoke, made an error in fact, or said something that offended somebody, I would buy them a good steak dinner. I would be the first to say that Rush sometimes does cross the line into bad taste and I often don't agree on his conclusion about this or that or something else and I have caught him in a rare error of fact--his scholarship is pretty much as good as anybody's though. He does seem to have a heart as big as his girth, and he does a great deal of philanthropy and good works with his assets and name recognition.

    And 99% of what he is blamed for is taken out of context and presented as something different from what he actually said or intended. Whole websites are devoted to defaming him and accusing him of all kinds of reprehensible intent and language along with phrases assigned as talking points for numbnuts to use to smear him all over the internet.

    I haven't read his children's books but I would not hestitate to order them as gifts for any child. I believe the reviews that they are factual, non partisan, well done, written in an entertaining manner that makes them page turners for the reader, and are worthy of literary acclaim.
    I watched William F. Buckley for a very long time and he seemed to present rational conservatism without the blowhard over-the-top hyperbole in-your-face factor that Limbaugh uses. Same with George Will or John Leo - both of whom I always enjoyed reading or seeing on TV.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    eeeewwww ... now if Limbaugh had a Tawana Brawley prominent in his own resume it could serve as a starting point but ... nope ... what else ya got?
    You know ... something of substance would be nice.
    Something that might indicate you've actually listened to Limbaugh's show.
    Got anything like that?
    So you are actually going to sit here and say that Rush doesn't cause division ????????

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Or even worse - Nancy Pelosi? The right really hates her. I seem to remember a few people being butthurt over Hillary Clinton's new children's book, too.

    Pelosi? Sorry ... ridicule ain't the same as hate.
    I'm sure you recognize that Pelosi deserves to be ridiculed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Frankly, his popularity depends on those out of context criticisms he gets on a daily basis. I would think he'd have expected these children's books to be heavily criticized which would subsequently increase sales and visibility. He depends on daily criticism for his lively hood; books, radio, personal appearances, the whole magilla.
    I'm sorry, but I just don't see it that way. He of necessity has no doubt developed a thick skin against the bombardment of the hatemongers who attack ANYBODY who express content that Rush expresses, but I am pretty sure he hates being falsely accused and defamed as much as the next person. His success has been based on content and ability to present it in an easy to understand and entertaining format for more than a quarter century now. It certainly has not been based on criticism he gets from anybody.

    Likewise, of course his books will receive much more attention because of his name recognition as is true of all famous people who write books--publishers look for that name recognition because they know the book will go right to the top tier of the best seller list which means more profits for them. But people won't buy Rush's books because they hate him or disapprove of him or dislike him. People buy Rush's books because they know they'll be entertaining and a good read.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    So you are actually going to sit here and say that Rush doesn't cause division ????????
    Division among who?
    Haven't you noticed that his critics here never listen to him.
    So any division has to be between his actual listeners and those who read what others have said (who also don't listen to him).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    So you are actually going to sit here and say that Rush doesn't cause division ????????
    Now ... do you have some examples?

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