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    First, I don't believe that right wing AM radio is recruiting new listeners.  Young people don't listen to this shit and any older person who wasn't sucked into the tea party bullshit in 2010 certainly isn't taking up right wing radio as a new hobby now.  

    I also get your point that they use the right wing puke funnel to create the environment for obstruction, but at this point, everyone knows what right wing radio is, and the people listening to it aren't going to support progress anyway.  Imagine if Limbaugh, Hannity, and the other gutterslime disappear tomorrow....are their listeners ever going to come around?  Personally, I think not.  

    Look, I'm aware of the role of right wing hate radio in disseminating talking points--and I don't disagree that we should respond to the bullshit and expose the lies.  I just think there are certain benefits to having the Most Unreasonable Person in the World as the face of the republican party.  We ran against Rush last cycle and we WON.  Why wouldn't we want to keep cramming it down their throats until they drive him off on their own?  Why would we want Rush replaced with someone who SOUNDS more reasonable, but with the same sociopathic message?  Better to have the light directly on the cockroach if you ask me.  

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    by Mark Mywurtz on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:18:30 PM PST

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    •  i meant to agree with that last part- tattoo RUSH (2+ / 0-)
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      on the foreheads of every republican politician and media hack and they'd go nowhere.

      and they may be losing listeners but all they have to do is be loud enough to enable and intimidate politicians and media - and they will still be able to do that for years to come as long as we let them keep their monopoly. that power is especially evident in emergencies or major news events. and their ability to create fictions around something like benghazi is still strong enough for idiots like cruz and mccain and graham to repeat in hearing and on the floor. listen to some local RW blowhard call in shows to hear all the idiot fiction and myths they believe.

       i just think the best way  to get after limbaugh is to give him the credit he deserves for not only personifying the morals and ideals of the GOP but also being the single guy most responsible for getting the  GOP to where they are today.

      that's what happened when obama got in and told the senators they wouldn't get anything done if they listened to limbaugh- for 2 weeks or so limbaugh was coming up a lot and the GOP pols had to defend him in the media- the media kept bringing it up - it was great and dems should have learned.

      the name limbaugh should be mentioned regularly by dem politicians but it isn't. "that's what limbaugh said" should be a regular retort from dems.

      for eg he is the guy most responsible for selling the idiots on the idea that defaulting on the debt would be no big deal- he seemed to say that for months. he needs to get credit for his important part in sequestration.

      if he makes money off it - no big deal. if he ends up on 50 stations in the south so much the better- that  would be a truer measure of his real marketability. but even if he's completely off the air the GOP will have him around their necks for decades.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 06:27:19 PM PST

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