Skip to comments.Are Hannity, Rush, and the big talkers playing us for $$$? (vanity)
Posted on 05/01/2012 8:41:51 PM PDT by teg_76
Do you ever get the feeling that Rush and Hannity don't really care who wins, just as long as their dollars keep rolling in from us tea party saps. Besides Mark Levin, what prominent talker has gone out on a limb and endorsed true conservative candidates? Everyday we have to here Hannity interview the John McCains of the world. If he truly believed in the conservative movement, wouldn't he be out there trumpeting Richard Mourdock and Don Stenberg like Levin is?
As for Rush, he is more interested in commercializing the tea party movement with his "Two if by tea" than promoting it.
Besides Mark Levin, they're all sellouts just like the Republican leadership...looking out for their own career over the well being of the country.
Eric Cantor with his support of Richard Lugar and Adam Kinzinger in their primaries is consolidating moderate, establishment support behind his ambition to be speaker some day. But Hannity is more interested in a softball interview with him than evicerating him for his actions.
There are very few leaders in our movement.
They are realistic. They will eventually back whoever the nominee is, as we all should.
Ideals are fine but reality is a harsh mistress. Sometimes you must vote for the lesser of two evils. In better terms one must envoke the Buckley rule which states that you elect the most conservative, electable candidate. Or push them in that direction. *cough*
Tee hee...good one.
Funny how....people can see the same thing...but think the opposite.
Are you sure...you are in the right place?
“Do you actually think Rush started Two if by Tea for the Money? LOL That whole thing is a toy for him to have fun with.”
I thought it was a very deliberate stick in the eye to fair weather friend Snapple. I loved it!
Yep, longer than you!
I will delight in opposing both evils.
Yep, it's an example for the others.
There’s a lot of phonyism there. I recall many of our pundits beating their chests in the run-up to 2008, swearing that they would NEVER NEVER NEVER back that RINO John McCain, not in the primary, not in the general, not in a boat, not with a goat. I DO NOT LIKE McCAIN AND HAM; I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM I AM! But when he got the nomination, they dutifully bent the knee and kissed his ring. Same with Mittens. Coulter is a particularly sad example in both cases, but then she’s been perfectly frank that she comes out with rabid statements just to gain publicity. She’s venal, but at at least she admits to being venal.
Yes. Which is why I quit listening to them years ago.
“Are Hannity, Rush, and the big talkers playing us for $$$?”
And exactly what money have they taken from you? And if you don’t like them don’t listen to them.
I find “purity” tests such as yours totally disgusting and divisive. Rush and Hannity are two of the biggest voices we have and you are ready to throw them overboard because they don’t meet your purity test?
In your conservative world, the population would be 1 - you.
Is that you Eric Cantor?
We stopped listening to Rush long ago, as he bumped bellies with those who rolled out the red carpet for tens of millions of illegals, during war time, as he babbled about feminist and golf.
It became unbearable.
Are you attacking us or making a point?
Rush readily admits it’s a business for him. Though...it’s really in all of their best interests for Democrats to win, because they make the big money when people are unhappy with the current leadership. If Democrats win, people become dissatisfied with Democrats/liberals and tune in to conservative (or Republican) broadcasting.
Levin endorses Mittens now, so does Newt and Sarah.
Not Limbaugh. Not Levine. Hannity is a slug, dont listen anymore.
I think you are just over thinking it.
Hannity is like listening to a political radio Disney.
Rush became so rich, he became completely detached and isolated from the real world. His jet orbits in lofty circles.
“Are you attacking us or making a point?”
I also wonder.
I do not know why he addressed his post to us.
“I need to get me some! Or send some as gifts!”
Ohhhh...you are welcome to put me on your gift list, haha.
I would love to try it, but I can not afford the FedEx
to the Philippines.
No I wasn’t attacking you, just the poster of the vanity, and making the points that:
a. you would be in small company if your purity test is so narrow that you would exclude Rush and Hannity
b. nobody is putting a gun to his head forcing him to listen to them, so his accusation about them taking his $$$ smacks more of a liberal than the conservative he claims to be
BTW, I agree with your comment about Rush.
Just look at Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Beck, Medved, Hewitt, Prager, Miller, Gibson, Levin, Ingraham, Boortz, Bennett, Liddy, Bruce, Elder, Hedgecock, Gallager, Larsen, Humphries, Kilmeade, Sciff, Parshall, Doyle, Sullivan, Carr, Quinn and Rose, Belling, Davis, Thompson, Pagliarulo, Garrison, Mancow, McConnell, Crowley, Grant, Redding, Cosby, Schlafly, Loesch, Sliwa, Dr. Albrecht, Erickson, Giordano, Sekulow, Severin, Stock, Thomas, Slade, Lawson, Valentine, Peterson, Are, Parshall, Zoller, Manders, Mckay, Belfrage, Donahue, Reagan, Merlino, Carroll, Douglas, Rydell, and Siegel. All are oars in the conservative waters. Some are minor players who work to earn a modest living while putting out the good faith to those who care to listen. Some reach huge markets who become blowtorches for the message of conservativism. We are fortunate to have all of them.
I’d say man up and order a case but I peeked at your profile. So woman up - you can handle it! Its great tea - I would normally order unsweetened tea with a couple of lemon slices but of the two cases we got I think I had three bottles (wife and son wiped out the rest), sweetened and raspberry - they were delicious and I think designed to be strong enough to put on ice and still have a good tea flavor.
Please order some so Rush doesn’t go bankrupt allowing Obummer to be re-elected and the good ‘ol US of A ending up as a socialist disaster. Thanks. Think I’ll order some myself. ;-)
Thanks for respondin, aquila48. I agree with your points 100%.
Yes, Rush and others like him are risking everything in the new world we’re living in.
I’m sure we Freepers are on a list somewhere.
LOL Wasn’t it Maxine Waters who called Rush by that name?
Dat’s one ugly creature.
and Mark Steyn when filling in for Rush ... ;-)
Maybe its you that is the problem. Maybe it is insane to NOT got for the obama block...which is a vote for anyone but obama.
“Yes, Rush and others like him are risking everything in the new world were living in.”
I have no doubt that public enemy number 1 for the libs and the socialists is Rush. If they ever succeed in getting rid of him they would celebrate and gloat for months... and we would lose the most potent voice for the conservative cause. Remember how hard they tried to do just that with the Fluke affair?
As for Hannity, although he’s not on a par with Rush when it comes to incisive political analysis, devastating humor and parodies, and communication skills, he plays an important role as a bulldog who is not afraid to take liberals head on and expose them. He was by far the the most relentless pursuer and exposer of Obama’s radicalism and his connections to Wright, Flager, and Aires.
And Levin also plays an important role in educating people about the founding principles of this country and why they work.
And many of the other conservative talk show host also make their contribution and we need all of them.
Problem is, FR is now the leading Anti-Presumptive Nominee site in Conservatism
In a word, NO. You don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh, obviously.
Let me be clear, Rush and Sean work tirelessly to get the one defeated. They will not rest until he is out of office. By the way, he got bin laden
Mark Levin, the so called constitutional expert, is a sell out as well. His response to Obama’s trashing of Article 2, Section1? DEAFENING SILENCE!
Levin is the slime found in dirty toilet.
It became unbearable.
I was once a regular listener of talk radio. I stopped in 2008. Why?
Answer: It became unbearable.
It’s not what they talk about. It is what they **refuse** to talk about.
I feel slightly played. because all of these guys in the top ten in radio ratings that lean to the right did nothing to help Michele Bachmann, who all of them liked and wanted. Then they latched no too Santorum again did nothing to help out. You never heard them tell listeners to vote for them and how they would be better off with them than Romney.
Group think is not conservative.
As long as we have the birther issue and the issue of impeaching Obama for his various actions not advocated by the likes of Hannity then one can not get a full picture of the monstrosity of what is going on in America today.
For these people to then have to carry Mitts’ water because there is no other alternative for them is also a sad commentary on America.
I’m with those who oppose Mitt and Obama like James David Manning and others. The question is if Mitt won, how long before they turn on him again like they did in 2009?
I like Rush, Levin and Beck though, but don’t always agree. Hannity not so much until he leaves fox. Because fox news has beef with some pet issues of conservatives and the memo is out now to follow the GOP talking points. It is why Beck left and Judge Napolitano lost his show and why Stossel lost his audience in the studio and his show is a bit dull now.
Only the F&F crew, Megyn Kelly and Cavuto are worth it for straight news reporting of the days news. Anything with opinion behind it on Fox News is not worth it. And Cavuto dishes opinion, but on the economy mostly and he is not pimping rinos. He lets all guests speak their minds.
If I had a show I would have the likes of Virgil Goode, Laurie Roth, Jim DeMint, Wayne Allen Root, Allen West, Alan Keyes, Joe Farah, Thomas Sowell, Orly Taitz and Richard Viguerie on among others. No rino promotoers. Although I’d have no problem if some were having no choice but to support Romney, just not if they are Gop-E. I would agree to disagree.
Otherwise the show would be just me and my opinions like Rush and Levin.
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I don't think there's anyone in broadcasting that is as generous as Rush.
Don't forget a few years ago when Rush auctioned of the letter signed by all the Senate democraps, for two million dollars then matched it with his own and gave it to the MC-LEF.......
And don't forget his annual fundraiser for leukemia which has generated tens of millions of dollars for that research........
Hannity is probably a yes. Rush used to be a lot worse than he is lately.
Rush WILL speak plainly, will call a spade a spade and a Clinton a Clinton. As far as I go, the media landscape out there would be bleak without him.
Perfection? No, not in this life.
I would also invite Scott Ryan, Dr. Arbitrage, and Sarah Palin.
Isn’t is a shame that there are no honest conservatives in the world today, except for a few posters at this site.
Rush refuses to endorse candidates for several very good reasons. If his listeners can’t figure out who he is leaning towards, maybe they should listen harder.
As Bill Buckley was the “founder” of the New Conservatism, Rush was the “founder” of the New Genre, (radio, tv, blogs,etc)of Conservatism (over 23 yrs and still a force)
I don’t understand why so few here get this.. Rush, Hannity, et al are ENTERTAINERS, they aren’t political leaders. They are there to make themselves $$$ pure and simple and they do it by entertaining... its a gig, nothing more.
No one who’s cashflow is dependent on their audience is going to ruffle the feathers of their audience too badly, they’d be stupid to.
They have staked out the conservative as their audience, so they don’t care if they upset liberals, because they aren’t targeting them anyway, but if they endorce someone they wind up ticking off the part of their audience that likes the other guy. So why the hell would they do it?
Seriously folks, looking for anyone in talk radio for political leadership is beyond foolish. They are their to entertain and cash checks.
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