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Thread: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Just because Republicans rate him highly doesn't make him conservative.
    Most conservatives however share similar values to Limbaugh and share similar values to what republicans stereotypically(not stupid liberal stereotypes of republicans) stand for.

    You of all people know that the GOP is far from Conservative.
    Limbaugh is not always a GOP cheerleader.As far as I know
    Limbaugh wasn't jumping on the lets sell this country to illegals and Mexico bandwagon nor was he jumping on the bailouts bandwagon like many republicans did.
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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Most conservatives however share similar values to Limbaugh and share similar values to what republicans stand for.


    Which is Exactly why Rush Limbaugh is a gift that keeps giving....and why I think Limbaugh should keep talking and get as much exposure as possible.
    Please, let all Americans know what so called "conservatives" and Republicans stand for.
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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Most conservatives however share similar values to Limbaugh and share similar values to what republicans stereotypically(not stupid liberal stereotypes of republicans) stand for.
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    Similar is quite a broad word in this kind of context but I'm quite different to him and quite Conservative.
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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Similar is quite a broad word in this kind of context but I'm quite different to him and quite Conservative.
    You are a nationalist not a USA type conservative.

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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You are a nationalist not a USA type conservative.
    What? That makes little sense.


    A nationalist is a broad term but I'm not really one of those unless you mean I'm against giving up national soveriegnty to the EUroplot, which is certainly an Anglo-American Conservative position, and an American style Conservative is not a very useful description. In intellectual and academic terms Anglo-American Conservative could easily be considered a general category and often is. Anglican and American Conservatism, in intellectual terms, are quite close.
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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Liberals are scared to death of Rush Limbaugh, that's why they insult him and are trying to shut him up. They are scared, scared, scared. You know it, and you know who you are. Pussies!
    When one thinks of the rich history of Conservative and Conservative oriented thinkers and works it almost makes one weep that so many American Conservatives seem to put so much stock into the likes of Rush or Hannity.

    At least go up a notch to someone like Pat Buchanan.

    In Britain thankfully our major, popular Conservative journalists like Peter Hitchens are somewhat better.
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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    I once read that although he has a vast amount of listeners the average time spent listening to him was 11 minutes...which is sort of sad for a political commentator

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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    I once read that although he has a vast amount of listeners the average time spent listening to him was 11 minutes...which is sort of sad for a political commentator


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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Rep. Phil Gingrey called Rush "a conservative giant and one of the 'voices of the conservative movement's conscience.'"

    Do you agree with Rep. Phil Gingrey?
    I think at one time he was. But how the mighty have fallen. The Rush today is not the Rush of yesteryear. He is now a propaganda machine and nothing more, no better than the likes of Hannity. His show used to have some amount of intellectual integrity, but it's been destroyed. I think his backing of Bush so hard really took it down because before Bush, Rush was a real conservative. Small government advocate and such. But he held the bucket for Bush and betrayed much of what he had stood for in doing so. And through the course he discovered the use of horrible propaganda and thus his decent to the dark side was complete.

    I still listen to Rush, almost everyday. I want him to return to that guy who got me interested in politics all those years ago. But currently he is nothing more than a clown for the current incarnation of the GOP; which is as far from actual conservatism as one can get it seems.
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    Re: Is Rush Limbaugh a "conservative giant?"

    Rush is a bombastic type with an ego the size of Texas. He likes to flaunt his cash and his influence.

    However, he makes makes solid arguements. He has a tendency to bring up good points with evidence to back it up unlike shock jocks like Hannity. He will often say things that we wish we had the cojones to say out loud. And he brings up news that is often stifled by the media because it doesn't bring in ratings despite its importance. What would we give for a politician that who wasn't insane. Ron Paul started to do just this and he gathered a cult following.

    I think alot of people like to hate the man himself rather than what he says. I've seen people attack him for his social habits out of pure jealousy rather than ideology.

    I personally can't stand some of his antics. But his points tend to be solid. And when you double check his stuff, most of it pans out...as opposed to many media sources which push their info out as fast as possible without double checking.
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