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  •  He's still the leader of the Republican Party. (3+ / 0-)
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     Will they go down with him?

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:21:35 PM PST

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    •  I'm afraid (2+ / 0-)
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      irishwitch, certainot

      it's the whole country, he's going to bring down.

      •  He wants to. (2+ / 0-)
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        certainot, mookins

        We don't let him, is all.

        We destabilize his operation. Get in its way. Vandalize it. Fuck it up. (To paraphrase the late Andrea Dworkin.)

        We do this, partly by continuing the organized grassroots backlash we've been carrying out. The pressure on his advertisers is making them drop his program as one they'll sponsor, one-by-one. Where are we, a year out? Almost 2,500 down so far? Ouch. And they basically laughed at us at first. We can inflict some serious damage. Let's keep it up.

        Our other weapon against Rush Limbaugh, is our refusal to be quiet about pain, about the potential of words to hurt many, and to kill some. We respectfully call out careless stereotypes in every-day speech, and "humor" that isn't funny. We get assailed for "political correctness." Oh, well. As soon as the reaction dies down, we notice the troubling behavior has disappeared. We've won. We persist, and we keep winning.

        That's how we defeat Rush Limbaugh.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:59:35 PM PST

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    •  Interesting question. (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, certainot

      Once he and his parent network conglomerate, Clear Channel, have separated (and that's a matter of when, not if), he might still enjoy a lot of influence. The corporate media will still love him, and they will still treat him like a king. My bet is Time-Warner and the Hearst Corporation and so on, will still downplay the longevity and success of the consumer advertiser boycott against Limbaugh, even though it's a dramatic story all by itself, and would sell copy.

      So Limbaugh might continue to enjoy a tight relationship with the Republican party for some time to come.

      If that's the case, then  only continued pressure from our end will fully marginalize and discredit him, till he's really nothing and nobody. That's my end goal.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:32:59 PM PST

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