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  •  The traditional audience for hate talk is (4+ / 0-)
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    mashed potatoes, eru, elwior, mightymouse

    aging.

    Otherwise, talk is increasingly viable over 35.  

    Separating those two is important.  

    ***Be Excellent To One Another***
    IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

    by potatohead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 11:00:04 AM PST

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    •  I hope you're right (6+ / 0-)

      I worry that new converts are still being added, whether to Limbaugh-type radio or to similar messaging on other venues

      But I do agree that the older folks who already have the hate radio habit are aging out of the population

      Anecdotally -- the one person in my extended family who has listened for decades to Limbaugh, and would constantly-- arghh! -- quote him in general conversation, won't be actually going to his grave for some years yet probably,

      but he is aging out of the "politically relevant" part of the population --- he's gone from being an Angry Middleaged Guy to an Angry Old Man to merely a somewhat cheerfully irritable one ---

      he recently said "I give up"

      what a great improvement for table talk over the upcoming holidays for me!

      •  Oh, they are. (1+ / 0-)
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        mightymouse

        Count on it.

        IMHO, the numbers are lower, but what Limbaugh does is a sure thing.  Always some of us willing to go there and get our character issues validated instead of doing the work to get along with the other kids.

        The biggest positive I see out of this effort is a very shining example of where the boundaries are better placed.  If Limbaugh goes down, make no mistake!  There are 10 others groomed right now to fill slots.  None of them will have the impact he does, and part of that will be due to us tainting it, but they will be there and see some success.

        I'm hoping that opens the door a crack for progressive talkers.  They are needed.  That ecosystem is great for building national talent of all kinds.

        ***Be Excellent To One Another***
        IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

        by potatohead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 12:13:59 PM PST

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