Does Limbaugh Matter?

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  1. B_talltpaguy

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    Does Limbaugh Matter?


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    Mark Green
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    Posted: April 7, 2010 09:34 AM


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    Rush who?
     
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    Rush Limbaugh will matter to conservatives until the GOP finds a way to distance themselves from him. He's been one of the most consistently loud voices from the right, and too many times we see people criticize him then immediately back down when he bites back. Unfortunately, when the party's plan of attack is the quantity of opposing voices and not the quality, people like Limbaugh will always retain some form of relevance to the people he panders to. It's the same reason why we have a nation with a large group of Teahadists* right now as well.

    * Woo hoo! My first use of the word! :biggrin:
     
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    Limbaugh matters because they have no leadership of their own. Lacking leadership, Republicans have always reverted to obeying the loudest voice.



    Q: How can a party that doesn't believe in government produce great government leaders?
    A: They can't.
     
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    Thats because, if you know Rush, you'd know that any valid criticism is always him being taken out of context. When he 'bites back' they back down because he is always right. Rush is always right, and never loses a debate.
     
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    The man makes glaring mistakes that have been pointed out by practically every form of media under the sun. He's a hypocritical, race baiting, violence enticing bigot. The fact that some GOP members have to "apologize" to Rush after criticizing him means that they're a bunch of ideologically spouting pussies. Plain and simple.

    Earth to the REAL Republicans... you still have a chance to save your party! You know what the hell to do. :rolleyes:
     
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    The Way Things Aren't

    Really, now? Scroll down to the "Limbaugh vs. Reality" section. Quite a list there.
     
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    The thing about Limbaugh is that he matters to the base and the base matters to the republican party. I know he is terrible and it is certainly a shame that he considers himself to be the heir of william f. buckley, but all he does is fire up the supporters who are most likely to donate to republican candidates, vote for republican candidates, and volunteer for republican campaigns. He doesn't win debates because he isn't debating anyone. It doesn't make sense in that context for republican politicians to openly repudiate him. In all likelyhood the continuing collapse of the republican establishment in areas of the country besides the deep south will eventually diminish his role anyway. In the interim the best thinking liberals and thinking conservatives can do is accept this reality and ignore him.
     
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    I wish he'd just move to Costa Rica already....wait, they said they didn't want him in their country polluting their airwaves with his hatred. Maybe Somalia would be more to his liking, not that they need any more bad shit to happen to them. Libertarian=Anarchist more or less anyways. Who loves it when government doesn't function?
     
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    Zeuhl34: That link was riveting. It's almost worth printing out a hard copy. I am in awe of your spooking on the net. :hail:
     
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    Thank you for such high praise, MLB, but 'twas simply a matter of Googling "lies told by rush limbaugh" and finding a concise summary of that airbag's bullshit. However, I'm happy to have been of help.
     
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    Didn't Limbaugh leave the country already like he said he would if healthcare passed? *laughs*
     
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    But you got to admit, there's a much better way to fire up your base.
    They wouldn't have to go towards such a polarizing, and negative figure for encouragement if they put their focus on who instead of how many. Doesn't matter if he has a listener base of 14 million people on his radio show. American Idol has a viewer base of 10 million or more per week but that doesn't mean anyone of the parties need to start rallying The Jonas Brothers or Miley Cyrus to start recruiting young voters.

    Quality over quantity. In the long run, a few voices that know how to cater to everyone will do better than many voices that all echo the same negatively, sectarian belief. That's just what I believe.

    That's where I disagree.
    Like I stated before, anytime I seen a Republican criticize Limbaugh they immediately apologize. If he doesn't matter that much to their real base then why pander? Someone like Limbaugh should know that being openly criticized on a public forum in Politics is par for the course. He shouldn't be getting his panties in a knot just because someone disagrees with him. Republicans need to step up and put people like Limbaugh in their place. With no real front man or woman for the party at this time, his voice is the loudest so it gets associated with the face of the brand. Besides, if Democrats could do it with Jeremiah Wright when he was getting buckwild with his statements, what's the excuse here?

    That may be true, but his role would have been diminished much sooner if Republicans cared more about the quality of the message. It's easy to pander to those who just want to yell and scream about something being wrong with the country. There's always something screwed up with our nation regardless of who's running it. But instead of giving the birthers and the Teahadists (love that word) their stage and relevance they should have been focusing for the sensible people who could articulate a real agenda that addressed real issues. But they needed numbers... so it didn't matter to the GOP that people were calling Obama a Socialist, a Communist and a Fascist all in the same sentence or demanding that government get their socialistic hands off their Welfare. That eventually speaks a lot more over time than the images of an angry mob waving their fists in the air over a proposed revolution that's simply not going to happen.

    Kinda like the Little Rock Nine back in the days of integration in Public Schools. Angry crowds festered about, waving their fists and screaming their hateful verbosity as nine minority students went into a school that was before then segregated and predominately white. Opponents thought this is what they needed to do in order to fight back... but in the end, that didn't work out too well for them. Watching the film footage of someone spitting on a congressman as he tried to enter into a building showed some similarities to that moment in history. Isn't it funny how it has a tendency to repeat itself with a twist?
     
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    Yes. Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck all attract the same hard-core "ultra-conservative" audience--about 20% of the American voting population. A relatively low number, but scary enough to matter. (Anyone have documented stats on income and education for this group? Just curious.)
     
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