Will Any Polk Conservative Call Rush The Expletive He Is?

Haiti Earthquake

Ya’ll know the smack he’s running. Lots of nice conservatives running for office, or holding office, here in this deep red county. Only Paula Dockery – to my knowledge – has said anything critical about America’s top conservative spokesman. And it’s not gonna help her in a Republican primary, by the way. Any of the rest of you have enough guts to take a risk and tell this clown to shut up? Dennis? Seth? Kelly? Randy? Gow? Et al. This is the most important single spokesman your party has. You got anything at all to say about this:

Rush LimbaughYes, I think in the Haiti earthquake, ladies and gentlemen — in the words of Rahm Emanuel, we have another crisis simply too good to waste. This will play right into Obama’s hands — humanitarian, compassionate. They’ll use this to burnish their — shall we say — credibility with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country. It’s made-to-order for ’em. That’s why he couldn’t wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there.

Or this:

The U.S. military is now Meals on Wheels. It always is with Democrat presidents.

Or this:

We’ve already donated to Haiti!. It’s called the US income tax!

That goes for any of you with an F-ing R by your name or a “conservative” in your self-image. Up to 140,000 dead. What’s that, 30,000 children? Two people from Polk. Ya’ll gonna be quiet about your hero Rush? What about you DonkeyRock? Where you at? This is your boy, right?



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18 thoughts on “Will Any Polk Conservative Call Rush The Expletive He Is?

  1. Polk County Repubs? Say something against Rush?
    It just isn’t going to happen.
    Repubs let these types (Rush, Glenn, Hannity, O’Reilly) spew forth lies and never say a word for fear of losing their base.
    Voters should remember Rush’s words and who came out against when he said when it comes time to vote…I know I will. I don’t vote a straight ticket, and I will surely remember those who didn’t stand up for those that can’t stand up for themselves.
    Craig Ferguson, even though he’s not a Repub, says it best:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LDh7BBK_4

  2. Polk County Repubs? Say something against Rush?
    It just isn’t going to happen.
    Repubs let these types (Rush, Glenn, Hannity, O’Reilly) spew forth lies and never say a word for fear of losing their base.
    Voters should remember Rush’s words and who came out against when he said when it comes time to vote…I know I will. I don’t vote a straight ticket, and I will surely remember those who didn’t stand up for those that can’t stand up for themselves.
    Craig Ferguson, even though he’s not a Repub, says it best:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LDh7BBK_4

  3. Are you high, Billy Barou, calling me out on a Rush issue? (Yes, it got me to respond.) Rush espouses few of my beliefs. I’m a Lib-er-tarian, dammit.

    I have never been a Republican, and I regret ever being so foolish as to be a Democrat… but I was raised that way, so I blame inertia for that mistake.

    As for Rush, he’s indelicate, but so was Jesse Jackson about Obama (“I want to cut his nuts off”), and Harry Reid (Obama is “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”). You gave them a pass, why the righteous indignation about Rush making such indelicate statements?

    In the end, he’s just a radio host, so he has to give more punch per statement to keep his audience. Unfortunately, his audience gobbles it up and asks for more because it’s easier to shout slogans than it is to think.

  4. Are you high, Billy Barou, calling me out on a Rush issue? (Yes, it got me to respond.) Rush espouses few of my beliefs. I’m a Lib-er-tarian, dammit.

    I have never been a Republican, and I regret ever being so foolish as to be a Democrat… but I was raised that way, so I blame inertia for that mistake.

    As for Rush, he’s indelicate, but so was Jesse Jackson about Obama (“I want to cut his nuts off”), and Harry Reid (Obama is “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”). You gave them a pass, why the righteous indignation about Rush making such indelicate statements?

    In the end, he’s just a radio host, so he has to give more punch per statement to keep his audience. Unfortunately, his audience gobbles it up and asks for more because it’s easier to shout slogans than it is to think.

  5. I am not high, DR. You? Libertarian and all? Glad to hear I misattributed Rush attachment to you. I guess I inferred from the types of things I see you post.

    Two things:

    1) It’s not that Rush says disgusting things. Lots of clowns on all sides do, you and me included. It’s that he is the most important voice of modern conservatism. He’s not just a radio host. Name one more important. Maybe Sarah Palin, but that kind of proves my point. For instance, if Dennis Ross were to actually answer my challenge and publicly fuss at Rush while running for Congress, and Rush decided to make an issue of it on his show, how long do you think it would be before dennis would have to come swear fealty? It’s happened over and over again. Go look it up. So it’s not abut him, it’s about how “conservative” politicians are captured by him. No non-conservative has that kind of hold on their constituency. Jesse Jackson gets runs against all the time by his own party. No Rep. dares run against the “conservatism” of El Rushbo because they know a lot of their base thinks exactly they he talks.

    2) Harry Reid’s kind of stupid, but had a Republican said the exact same thing in the context of supporting Obama’s campaign and agenda, as Reid did, I’d react exactly the same way. Which is with a shrug. The act of support is far more important than goofy, racialized language. Trent Lott, for instance, said what he did in the context of support for Strom Thurmond’s segregation politics.

  6. I am not high, DR. You? Libertarian and all? Glad to hear I misattributed Rush attachment to you. I guess I inferred from the types of things I see you post.

    Two things:

    1) It’s not that Rush says disgusting things. Lots of clowns on all sides do, you and me included. It’s that he is the most important voice of modern conservatism. He’s not just a radio host. Name one more important. Maybe Sarah Palin, but that kind of proves my point. For instance, if Dennis Ross were to actually answer my challenge and publicly fuss at Rush while running for Congress, and Rush decided to make an issue of it on his show, how long do you think it would be before dennis would have to come swear fealty? It’s happened over and over again. Go look it up. So it’s not abut him, it’s about how “conservative” politicians are captured by him. No non-conservative has that kind of hold on their constituency. Jesse Jackson gets runs against all the time by his own party. No Rep. dares run against the “conservatism” of El Rushbo because they know a lot of their base thinks exactly they he talks.

    2) Harry Reid’s kind of stupid, but had a Republican said the exact same thing in the context of supporting Obama’s campaign and agenda, as Reid did, I’d react exactly the same way. Which is with a shrug. The act of support is far more important than goofy, racialized language. Trent Lott, for instance, said what he did in the context of support for Strom Thurmond’s segregation politics.

  7. I suppose to some it would seem I foam at the mouth when I express my opinions… but the spittle wipes away. :>

    Let’s think about this: if Rush is the most important voice of modern conservatism, then is it just what he’s saying that rings true to those who favor him? Maybe it’s also how he says what he says. The media he uses (radio), the tone and passion he brings to what he says (thoughtful or insane), these also contribute to his popularity. Hell, Glen Beck is probably the most popular pundit on the most popular news network in America, and I think the boy is bat-shit crazy. But he was a liberal before, and he was on CNN, and I don’t think he was as popular as he is now, so the message and the medium work hand in hand.

    Air America, total joke, trying to be as rabid for the left as they see others on the right, confuse their audience. Air America’s audience is young people, and the young’ns are listening to iPods now. The rabid right is older; they have cars and sit in offices, and the radio is everywhere. When they get home they sit down in front of the TV.

    When the left finds its powerful voices and best mediums for delivery, this country’s going to get scary.

    Vote Libertarian.

  8. I suppose to some it would seem I foam at the mouth when I express my opinions… but the spittle wipes away. :>

    Let’s think about this: if Rush is the most important voice of modern conservatism, then is it just what he’s saying that rings true to those who favor him? Maybe it’s also how he says what he says. The media he uses (radio), the tone and passion he brings to what he says (thoughtful or insane), these also contribute to his popularity. Hell, Glen Beck is probably the most popular pundit on the most popular news network in America, and I think the boy is bat-shit crazy. But he was a liberal before, and he was on CNN, and I don’t think he was as popular as he is now, so the message and the medium work hand in hand.

    Air America, total joke, trying to be as rabid for the left as they see others on the right, confuse their audience. Air America’s audience is young people, and the young’ns are listening to iPods now. The rabid right is older; they have cars and sit in offices, and the radio is everywhere. When they get home they sit down in front of the TV.

    When the left finds its powerful voices and best mediums for delivery, this country’s going to get scary.

    Vote Libertarian.

  9. I am a Polk conservative and I don’t like Rush. There! You’ve got it. We (rush) probably agree on a lot of fiscal issues sure, but I’ve never been a fan in the manner in which he tries to display those issues. I’m always up for a little more civility that’s all.

  10. I am a Polk conservative and I don’t like Rush. There! You’ve got it. We (rush) probably agree on a lot of fiscal issues sure, but I’ve never been a fan in the manner in which he tries to display those issues. I’m always up for a little more civility that’s all.

  11. Don’t you think it’s a little irresponsible to take a few sentences out of a three hour broadcast? Wouldn’t you agree that that could leave a wide window for contextual issues?

  12. Don’t you think it’s a little irresponsible to take a few sentences out of a three hour broadcast? Wouldn’t you agree that that could leave a wide window for contextual issues?

  13. “Don’t you think it’s a little irresponsible to take a few sentences out of a three hour broadcast? Wouldn’t you agree that that could leave a wide window for contextual issues?”

    Not at all. The only context is arrogance, ignorance and sensationalism motivated by greed and an overly large ego with an IQ smaller than his hat size.

  14. “Don’t you think it’s a little irresponsible to take a few sentences out of a three hour broadcast? Wouldn’t you agree that that could leave a wide window for contextual issues?”

    Not at all. The only context is arrogance, ignorance and sensationalism motivated by greed and an overly large ego with an IQ smaller than his hat size.

  15. Ignorance is commenting on something when you have no idea what you’re talking about. People who only get little bits and pieces from Rush’s show in the news media think he’s an animal. People who actually listen to Rush realize he’s one of our most encouraging social figures in the country.
    The first Rush comment is making fun of the audacity of Rahm Emanuel and Harry Reid. True conservatives don’t view crises as opportunities (Rahm) and they don’t judge people based on their skin tone (Reid) or color for that matter.
    The third Rush comment is telling you, if you want to donate, send it somewhere other than the most inefficient business in the country (the Federal Government). Much more of your donation, per dollar, would go directly to the Haitian people, rather than paying for overhead fees.
    I realize this will fall on deaf ears because people will believe what they want to believe. For those of you who do ask questions and want to understand more about the world around them, hopefully this helps.

    “Real compassion is conservatism. Real compassion cares for the individual. Real conservatism wants every individual to be the best he or she can be, with nobody standing in the way.
    Let a person use what their God-given talents are, combined with their ambition and their energy and their desire and their dreams, and get out of their way. We want people to amount to the most they want to be and can be. But for those who have a legitimate problem, they have some sort of problem that prevents them from succeeding; we are all for taking care of those people. But we do not want to take normal, healthy Americans and turn them into wards of the state, turn them into dependents. We do not want to look at them with arrogant condescension. We don’t look at them and say, “You’re worthless. You’re stupid. You’re not part of the smart group. You can’t get anywhere without us.” We don’t look at people that way. We look at people with respect, hope. You talk about hope? We hope for this country to be the best damn country it can be and you need the best damn individuals for that to happen.”

  16. Ignorance is commenting on something when you have no idea what you’re talking about. People who only get little bits and pieces from Rush’s show in the news media think he’s an animal. People who actually listen to Rush realize he’s one of our most encouraging social figures in the country.
    The first Rush comment is making fun of the audacity of Rahm Emanuel and Harry Reid. True conservatives don’t view crises as opportunities (Rahm) and they don’t judge people based on their skin tone (Reid) or color for that matter.
    The third Rush comment is telling you, if you want to donate, send it somewhere other than the most inefficient business in the country (the Federal Government). Much more of your donation, per dollar, would go directly to the Haitian people, rather than paying for overhead fees.
    I realize this will fall on deaf ears because people will believe what they want to believe. For those of you who do ask questions and want to understand more about the world around them, hopefully this helps.

    “Real compassion is conservatism. Real compassion cares for the individual. Real conservatism wants every individual to be the best he or she can be, with nobody standing in the way.
    Let a person use what their God-given talents are, combined with their ambition and their energy and their desire and their dreams, and get out of their way. We want people to amount to the most they want to be and can be. But for those who have a legitimate problem, they have some sort of problem that prevents them from succeeding; we are all for taking care of those people. But we do not want to take normal, healthy Americans and turn them into wards of the state, turn them into dependents. We do not want to look at them with arrogant condescension. We don’t look at them and say, “You’re worthless. You’re stupid. You’re not part of the smart group. You can’t get anywhere without us.” We don’t look at people that way. We look at people with respect, hope. You talk about hope? We hope for this country to be the best damn country it can be and you need the best damn individuals for that to happen.”

  17. “Ignorance is commenting on something when you have no idea what you’re talking about.. .”

    Actually that’s a good definition of arrogance — the kind that results in comments like yours responding to someone who’s knowledge of the subject you know nothing about.

    You’re certainly entitled to be a ditto-head if you choose to be — but don’t bother trying dress Rush up in Saint’s clothing for the rest of us.

    The dangerous thing about the Limbaugh type demagogues is that they cloak their crap so skillfully in rhetoric that appeals to a wide audience until their entire warped message gets bought by way too many people who have the capacity to think — but don’t.

    What a shame.

  18. “Ignorance is commenting on something when you have no idea what you’re talking about.. .”

    Actually that’s a good definition of arrogance — the kind that results in comments like yours responding to someone who’s knowledge of the subject you know nothing about.

    You’re certainly entitled to be a ditto-head if you choose to be — but don’t bother trying dress Rush up in Saint’s clothing for the rest of us.

    The dangerous thing about the Limbaugh type demagogues is that they cloak their crap so skillfully in rhetoric that appeals to a wide audience until their entire warped message gets bought by way too many people who have the capacity to think — but don’t.

    What a shame.

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