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  •  Sorry, But I'm On The Opposite End o' This Issue (1+ / 0-)
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    Rich in PA

    Earlier this year, I wrote this diary in support of Rush Limpballs, (Keep Him On The Air, Raw and Unfiltered).

    He's the best thing Dems have going. The more he speaks, the better the party looks. Him and Fox together look worse than ever. If they look bad, then the Rethuglicans look worse, and the more wounded they are, the better it is for us.

    You see, Republicans have more simple, bumper-sticker sized messages than Dems have ("I'm the NRA and I Vote! Not A Child It's a Choice! and so on and so on)
    Rachel Maddow is great, but her sophistication and nuance can't compete in the marketplace of the ADHD listening public like O'Reilly can.

    So Rush and his ilk do the job for us, by being the yin to our yang. And he's doing a terrific job. I believe that there is fallout from letting him run wild, and we saw that fallout in Akin and Mourdock.

    Squash Rush, and Republicans might get -- gasp! -- concerned about expressing themselves in public. That would be a tragedy. Remember something, George W. Bush campaigned as a "compassionate conservative". That is the ONLY way he was able to compete with Al Gore, and remember, AL GORE WON THE ELECTION IN 2000.

    If Rethugs start paying attention to the words that come out of their mouths, it's bad for us. I say we let Rush and Fox blab till their tounges fall out.

    Message to Dems: We HAVE to start showing up for Midterms.

    by Jank2112 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:44:39 PM PST

    •  he (and talk radio) is a cause, so without him (0+ / 0-)

      things are going to be much better to start.

      he has no redeaming qualities, nothing good can come from what he has done. if he stimulates a reaction, so what?

      if a jackass sets up a soapbox on the corner of your block and calls you thief and liar all day long and we do nothing........

      w dont have time

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:38:21 AM PST

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      •  I wouldn't say its a cause (0+ / 0-)

        Talk Radio is a business. Big Business.

        The broadcasters are in it for the money. If Liberal radio was making money they'd have tons of shows on the air.

        Rush, at this point, is preaching to the choir, plain and simple.

        The only power he has is the power we give him.  

        Message to Dems: We HAVE to start showing up for Midterms.

        by Jank2112 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:25:45 AM PST

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        •  RW radio's primary function is lying, not business (0+ / 0-)

          limbaugh is paid 1/2 bil for selling war, deregulation, misinformation, unqualified S court supremes, obstruction, turning molehills into mountains, swiftboating, disinformation, and whatever PR objectives the corporate 1% wants.

          RW radio is the only medium that can create its own sets of facts on a mass scale enough to create the alternate reality the GOP and fox operate in. 1000 coordinated stations protected by call screeners can repeat a lie all day for weeks or years to 50 mil a week and the left has no organized opposition.  

          RW radio is why we're in this mess and why the GOP is becoming increasingly ridiculous. limbaugh is the point man for that propaganda operation, as fed by think tanks. RW blowhards are  NOT paid for their wit and wisdom- thewy are paid for the certitude and their ability to lie.

          the lie that progressive radio can't compete is a RW bullshit talking point. they have a well protected monopoly and are afraid to compete.  in blue areas prog talkers compete and even beat RW talkers on a level playing field - which is why they have to protect their monopoly- and do.

          here's a question: do you really think 95% of people who listen to talk radio prefer the RW idiots who have been proven wrong about EVERYTHING? they're everywhere and they are loud and those stations also do weather, traffic, and sports- that's it.

          if you aren't a troll please read some of my diaries or those of richard myers and stop repeating that BS.

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:11:03 AM PST

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