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The Bloated Demagoguery of Rush Limbaugh

Bored over the weekend, I tuned in to Rush Limbaugh’s impassioned speech at the CPAC.  Although I am not a fan of his I give him credit for being a gifting orator and being able to play to a crowd of mainly wealthy white Americans.   I found myself drawn to his ideals of fiscal conservatism and even agreed with him about our country’s need to enact real welfare reform.  However, his pompous chest thumping and hateful words directed at President Obama caused me to recall why this man is so bad for national politics. And the thing I that is truly detestable about this man, are his legions of “Ditto Heads”, fans that call into show to feed his ego and sense of divine purpose.  By its very definition, a ditto is simple way of stating that you are in agreement with what was said before.  Are any of his listeners really listening? Or do they just take what this man says as gospel, without any thought, analysis, or investigation on their own?

I hold no party affiliation. I have said many times in my blogs and stories that our political system is broken.  That we need to break free of our two party system, and find a common ground that will help get the United States back on track.  Personalities like Limbaugh and his ilk do more to divide the country than they do to unite it. They incite hatred and divide at every opportunity. Given Limbaugh’s track record of poor fact checking, lies and downright hate filled speech it is a wonder this man has any credibility at all.

His statement that he wants President Obama’s plan to fail was downright seditious. And his analogy to explain his desire for failure to rooting for the Steelers to win the Super Bowl was the most sophomoric attempt to defend his views that I ever heard. If your team loses the Super Bowl, they lose, maybe you lost some money on a bet, but it is just a game. If the President’s plan fails, we stand to lose a lot more than just game. I don’t approve of the President’s plan either, but I sure as hell hope it succeeds. I never approved of the Bush Regime and their actions, but I always hoped (against hope) that he would be successful no matter how much I personally disagreed. It’s not about one or a few, but many millions of people who are affected by Presidential failures. The only people I know about who want their country to fail are traitors. John Walker, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard etc etc. Rush should be prosecuted under provisions of the Patriot Act (a gem of the Bush Regime) for treason. But I digress; I am letting my dislike get the best of me.  By his own admission Rush wants the President’s plan to fail so he can be proven right. Let me repeat that, so he, so Rush can be proven right.  This man needs to check is ego at the door.

He is not God, hell, he is not even a politician, he is an entertainer holding court behind his “golden microphone” where no one is allowed a dissenting opinion.  Do any of his “Ditto Heads” realize that he doesn’t care about them?  If you saw the crowd at CPAC they were all white. I didn’t see a single minority represented in the audience. I would bet my paycheck that most of the people there were wealthy, that is to say that make over 250K a year. Let me ask you, how many people make over 250K a year? According the last census, 2.5 percent of Americans make 250 thousand a year or more. Nothing against those whose hard work and determination has given them financial success. Hell, more power to you. I wish I did.  Rush is preaching to choir when he talks to those who are affluent, but he is not talking to the everyday person who maybe struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments and feed their family.  What is good for the privileged few may not be good for the millions and millions of hard working citizens of America.

You can criticize liberals all you want.  I have issue to take with some of their policies too. But at the very least, they express a concern for leading our country further into the 21st century instead of holding on to old ideas and dated traditions. In my opinion America’s future depends upon both fiscal conservatism and social progressiveness.  We as a country; we the citizens, need to evolve beyond paradigms of the previous century. It is you and me, and everyone one else that needs to find a middle ground to build anew the promises of the American Way.

Rush actually said it best,  when he stated that conservatives “believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, Liberty, Freedom. And the pursuit of happiness."  Too bad it was the Declaration of Independence he paraphrased, not the Constitution. You think he would at least have enough intelligence to confirm his sources.  This just further solidifies my belief he is an idiot.  I have news for you Rush, what is stated so eloquently in the Declaration, is wanted not just by conservatives, but by all Americans.

Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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I agree. I consider myself a moderate and I liked Paul Harvey also. Unlike Limbaugh he gave correct and truthful facts and didn't make stupid, incorrect statements like stating that the preamble to the Declaration of Independence is the preamble to the Constitution, and calling Sandra Fluke Susan Fluke. Limbaugh frequently makes other inaccurate statements as well, and has engaged in hypocritical behavior like condemning drug addicts when he, himself was addicted to Vicodan. Maybe he still is and that is why he makes so many mistakes in his commentaries.<br />
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I have no problem with people stating they are not in favor of someone or something, and explaining why with factual evidence, but Limbaugh just likes to put people down, inaccurately accuse them of things, make things up about them, and call them names. He also makes it clear that he hopes that democratic policies (even good ones) will fail, even if the failure will have dire consequences for our country, just so he can say the equivalent of "na, na the democrats failed". Its so childish and unpatriotic. If you truly love your country you should want it, and its people, to do well and succeed regardless of who has come up with the policies to help make that happen. He always seems to put his ego and the successes of the Republican party before the success of this country and the welfare of its citizens.

Smoke - You, sir are completely correct. That's honestly all I can say, you actually used complete information unlike someone else we know >.><br />
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Grits - You take it as an insult that he said all viewers are ditto heads, but then you turned around and said that all ditto heads don't take his works like God's, when in reality, quite a few do. Some people in my school even recite things he says as actual proof in an argument, even when is information is (like almost always) half assed, guesswork, or just plain made up.

Personally I think the believe in their own self-importance more than anything else.

Some times I wonder if even Rush and others like him believe what they say or are just saying it for the audience.<br />
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How much is real and how much is personna?

You are absolutely right, the future of our country does indeed depend on individuals. <br />
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I never said Rush was politician, he is an entertainer. And yes he can at times be entertaining. But I simply can not stomach someone who condoned the practices at Abu Gahrib using the rationalization of combat stress as the excuses for the soldiers responsible for their barbaric behavior. <br />
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My statement regarding those who call themselves Ditto Heads, applies to people who can not think for themselves and can not research facts. I have a couple right here in the office whose entire world view hinges on his words.<br />
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I will always think that Limbaugh is a talented motivator of people; a master orator whose monologues often hold people in rapt attention, but I will also always think of him as an idiot who wishes to forward his extremist views on an unsuspecting public.

Rush is not a politician. Yet, why do so many want to put him into that boat. Yes, there are millions of people who listen to him. I am one of those who catch his radio show when ever I can. But to say all who listen are dittoes is just another way of belittling anyone who does not think like you do.<br />
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I do not understand when others believe that those who listen to Rush or watch Fox news are taking these things as the word of God. We do not.<br />
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In fact, we are far more a group to follow up and check for where and if there is more out there on what Rush and others like him speak.<br />
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Rush is fun to listen to and that is one of the reasons why I listen. He can make me smile and laugh to keep from crying over the burdens our country is facing.<br />
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Many may not like Rush, but it can not be denied he has people talking and he has people thinking about what is going on in the country. You may not like the way he is doing that but it is time far more people understand the future of this country is the responsibility of each individual and not those we elected into office.

WTF - I agree with you. I liked Paul Harvey and enjoy reading George Will. I wouldn't go as far as say Limbaugh is Hitler, but I bet he would jump on his bandwagon. Especially if you listen to the support he gave to the pseudo-fascist policies of Bush. Rush is the modern day equivalent of Goebbels.

You did not watch it did you. Not a single hateful word directed at obama. Disagreeing with him is not hateful.