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Rush, What I dislike

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Salty

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    ATTN: CONSERVATIVES - THIS TREAD IS JUST FOR LIBERALS - this will be their sandbox- lets agree to stay out for at lest 10 pages. As we are mature folks, it will not be a problem for us.

    Okay Liberals:
    What is it about Rush and other Conservative talk show hosts you do not like

    Please be specific, and no "He is a big fat slob" type of comments (remember that only reflects bad on you.)

    Tell us what he has actually said or done that you do not respect him.
     
  2. matt wade

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    Sorry Salty...I can't resist. I classify as a conservative, but I'm going to comment anyway :).

    Rush is full of himself. He thinks himself more important than he is.

    Rush is an entertainer. He doesn't actually practice what he preaches.
     
  3. Salty

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    Since you are critical of Rush, that classifies you as a liberal :laugh:
    But more seriously,exactly what does he preach, that he does not practice (this is a great example of being very specific as requested in the OP)
     
  4. AresMan

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    As more of a Constitutional libertarian, I would say that Rush, like Hannity are more concerned with getting R's into office than that the R's actually perform their historic role of fighting for limited government.

    When he and others like him try to defend GWB as "conservative," they lose a lot of respect from me.
    When he and others like him staunchly defend unconstitutional laws like the Fourth-Amendment-shredding "Patriot Act," they lose a lot of respect from me.

    I remember when "conservative" used to mean "constitutional." Now, it just means right-wing statism as opposed to left-wing statism.

    I'm sorry, but when people have to put their hand on the Bible and swear before God and man to defend and uphold the Constitution, I don't respect any support for perjury. The Constitution is an all-or-nothing document. You cannot cherry-pick parts of it. No excuses! That goes for those who execute the offices of the land and those who advocate that they do things contrary to their oath of office.
     
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    I consider myself a political conservative and I wouldn't walk across the street to spit on Rush Limbaugh.

     
  6. Salty

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    First, that would be very disrespectful - something a real conservtive would not do.
    But more importantly - why - why do you not like Rush - Aresman, gave precise statement - and that is what I am looking for.

    There are no right or wrong answers - as long as you back them up - with facts
    So - Scarlett I would love to hear a real answer from you

    BTW, would you allow your children to say they wanted to spit at a school teacher because - well for whatever reason - and lets assume she is a horrible teacher - well?
     
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    Rush's problem like most all talk show hosts is that they spin most everthing in their favor, but he does it less than most. Either that or he's slicker than I think. And yes he is in love with himself or that to is a ploy to tick off liberals. He is just very good at articulating the conservative side of all that is political and most all liberals hate that because that involves somewhat of a truth stance and as liberals go, truth is bendable. Just my opinion.
     
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    :laugh: Salty, I said that "wouldn't" walk across the street to spit on him. That's an old Southern expression for "he's not worth my time" or "I can't stand him and don't want to be near him".

    Seriously, though, I am just highly uncomfortable with some of the wise cracks that he makes about women. And he makes alot of these jokes. To me, they just cross the line of common decency and a lot of them can't be shared in mixed company.

    Granted most of them are targeted at women like Pelosi and Clinton whom I can't bear to even think about, but that still doesn't make some of the sexually explicit things he says tolerable. And the cruel things that he says are just as distasteful to me.

    Here's a few of his remarks that bother me greatly that I CAN post here. Some I can't.

    If Rush only made a cracks like these every now and again, one could just ignore it, but these comments when discussing women are his mainstay of conversation.

    If he were a comedian and admittedly insulted people for a living as a entertainer and people went to hear him specifically for that purpose, he could also be ignored.

    But he is a "talk show host" and many people claim him a voice for the Republican Party of which I am a proud member.

    I can't support him nor anything he has to say.
     
  9. matt wade

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    There are a lot of examples I can give, but I'll just leave it at two.

    1. Elton John
    2. Back in the day, he used to do "caller abortion" and would play simulated abortion sound effects. Anyone that jokes around about abortion has a problem.
     
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    I can tolerate Rush more than Hannity. At least Rush can give a modicum of being conversational and listening.

    Hannity constantly interrupts interviewees and is so hawkish with his opinions that he acts like its impossible for him to be wrong.
     
  11. Salty

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    I do not remember that precisely, but when he did that, I assume his purpose was to make the pro-abortion folks realize that the fetus was an actual person; as that might be about the only way for some of them to realzise that precious fact of life.
    (just a guess - I could be wrong)
    Rush often says he's using absurdity to illustrate absurdity ...

    Oh as far as Elton John - I started a new thread on that - as that goes in a different direction
     
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    Who's Rush Limbaugh? I can seem to get him on NPR in my Prius.....:flower:
     
  13. Eric B

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    That's exactly the point. His entire rub is that he is "just a comedian".:rolleyes:
     
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    :laugh::laugh:
     
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    I will say that I can see how Rush L's schtick can be grating to some. On substance I think he's pretty much on the ball. The one thing that does bother me, though, is the comment about his talent being on loan from God. Factually, I suppose it can be correct; but the lack of reverence in the statement has always bothered me.
     
  16. Tom Butler

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    Now, if you're going to knock it, get it right.

    It's talent on loan from Gawd-uh.

    Oops, sorry, not supposed to be here. Erase, erase.
     
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