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Rush haters don't like the dittoheads either
Enter Stage Right ^ | Oct. 20, 2003 | W. James Antle III

Posted on 10/21/2003 8:35:20 AM PDT by conservativecorner

Gallons of ink and a like quantity of electrodes were expended commenting on Rush Limbaugh's disclosure that he was addicted to painkillers and going into rehab for 30 days. With all the braying about "hypocrisy" in the ensuing weeks, you would get the impression that Rush is despised by his critics.

Yet it isn't just the bombastic radio talk show host they loathe. To be sure, Limbaugh emerged as one of Bill Clinton's most effective critics – perhaps the most effective – in the 1990s and remains the bane of liberals everywhere. Plenty of talk radio's voices have little reach beyond the studios they fulminate in, but when Rush makes a statement even Democratic congressional leaders often feel the need to respond.

But many anti-Limbaugh jeremiads are not aimed solely at Rush; indeed, they drip with contempt for his roughly 20 million listeners. Ever since he burst onto the national scene, liberals and elitists of every stripe have spoken derisively about the "dittoheads" that form his adoring audience, casting them as deluded masses that have been deceived into supporting a nefarious right-wing political agenda. Limbaugh himself has picked up on this, with his famous quips referring to his listeners as "mind-numbed robots."

Of course, much of the mainstream press would have you believe that his fans aren't in on the joke. In Newsweek, Evan Thomas likened Limbaugh not just to Elmer Gantry but also the "Wizard of Oz," implying that he had his audience fooled into believing he is something that he is not: "The man behind the curtain is not the God of Family Values but a childless, twice-divorced, thrice-married schlub whose idea of a good time is to lie on his couch and watch football endlessly."

As harsh as this may be toward Limbaugh, at least he is given a certain amount of backhanded credit for being able to pull off this act. What can be said for the listeners dumb enough to believe it? Thomas helpfully explained, "When Rush Limbaugh declared to his audience that he was ‘your epitome of morality and virtue, a man you could totally trust with your wife, your daughter and even your son in a Motel 6 over night,' he was acting." The average Limbaugh listener would have to choke back the impulse to say "no s—t." But Thomas (in what was incidentally a straight news story to which Eleanor Clift contributed, not an opinion piece) proclaims in the penultimate sentence, "Limbaugh's long-running act as a paragon of virtue is over."

It isn't enough to write a story about a famous but flawed man struggling with weaknesses even his closest friends didn't know he had. The underlying tone is that this also is a reflection on his audience, whose alleged naiveté has now been exposed for the entire world to see just as much as Limbaugh's prescription drug abuse. Rush might describe what they are getting at this way: "You fools! You believed in him and now we know that he is a druggie! Not only should you rethink your support for this man and his hate-filled intolerant message, but you should also admit your poor political judgment. It is time for you to reevaluate your politics, your values and every opinion you have that you formed in agreement with Rush, because his hypocrisy has refuted it all!"

The reality is that it has always been clear that large parts of Limbaugh's persona were an act and that his lines about being the "epitome of morality and virtue" with "talent on loan from God" were tongue-and-cheek. More importantly, the overwhelming majority of his listeners knew it. While a champion of God and country, Limbaugh never pretended he was not a sinner. Many of his conservative Christian fans – and critics – have always faulted him for being too secular, too inside-the-Beltway and insufficiently moralistic in his outlook.

While personalities like Limbaugh always attract uncritical admirers and sycophants, the bulk of his audience isn't comprised of people whose views were formed by what they hear on talk radio. On the contrary, Rush struck a cord with so many millions because they liked hearing somebody say things they already agreed with, things they weren't hearing anybody else in the broadcast world say. Although rivals and copycats have since arrived, Rush has won listeners' loyalty because for most of them he was the first and also because he has established the strongest brand name over time.

It's as simple as that. People who were tired of hearing their beliefs ridiculed, their values torn down and their opinions marginalized found Limbaugh to be a breath of fresh air. He was willing to speak up in agreement with Americans whose opinions weren't well represented in newsrooms, university classrooms or popular culture. Unlike his program, none of these other forums came clearly marked as purveyors of opinion. Consider that one of his biggest critics, Al Franken of Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot fame, did not come from the pages of some obscure leftist periodical. He was a writer for the mainstream comedy hit "Saturday Night Live."

It's especially important to remember that Rush really became a household name at the onset of the Clinton years. This was a time when it seemed as if everyone had forgotten about the accomplishments of Ronald Reagan, the Democratic Party looked not just resurgent but ascendant and Clinton was being received as the political equivalent of a rock star. Millions of people in red-state America did not agree with this new conventional wisdom and yearned for a spokesman to challenge it and communicate their views.

When Limbaugh rose to the challenge, many liberals responded with anger at the spokesman and fear of the people being spoken for. They treated ordinary conservative Americans as a malevolent force whipped into a violent frenzy by demagogic leaders, a collection of rednecks, bumpkins and militia members congregated together in fly-over country. This view was reflected when the media described the religious right as "poor, uneducated and easy to command" and tried to reduce the 1994 election results that gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress to a temper tantrum by "angry white males."

Rush isn't perfect. He can be simplistic, excessively partisan and sometimes wrong. I agree with those who hope that this episode prompts him to rethink the notion that the government can stamp out drug use at gunpoint by putting people with personal problems in jail. But his shortcomings don't diminish his talents as a performer and communicator.

It's obvious that a lot of Rush's critics just don't get him. They take his shtick a lot more seriously than most of the dittoheads do. But it is more disturbing how little they understand that vast section of America that votes Republican, believes in traditional values and prefers free enterprise to big government. You have to wonder how some of these elites can speak out in the name of "working families" and yet find so many of them so alien.

W. James Antle III is a senior editor for Enter Stage Right.


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1 posted on 10/21/2003 8:35:21 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner
SPOTREP - GIGA DITTOES!!!
2 posted on 10/21/2003 8:43:53 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: conservativecorner
Oh no.....another WOD thread in the making?
3 posted on 10/21/2003 8:47:55 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: conservativecorner
The reality is that it has always been clear that large parts of Limbaugh's persona were an act and that his lines about being the "epitome of morality and virtue" with "talent on loan from God" were tongue-and-cheek. More importantly, the overwhelming majority of his listeners knew it. While a champion of God and country, Limbaugh never pretended he was not a sinner. Many of his conservative Christian fans – and critics – have always faulted him for being too secular, too inside-the-Beltway and insufficiently moralistic in his outlook.

Yep. As a Conservative/Conservative, I felt he was too easy on the left wing liberals. That used to tee me off. Why wasn't he speaking out?
In my opinion, he wasn't socialy Conservative enough , but I still liked his show.
That's why I don't hold this against him. He never claimed sainthood, but he knew his politics very well.

4 posted on 10/21/2003 8:48:01 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Have you donated to the Salvation Army? Liberals HATE Christian organizations! Tax deductable, too)
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To: conservativecorner
No matter where I'm standing, Bush and Rush were always some paces off to my left.....
5 posted on 10/21/2003 8:49:54 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: conservativecorner
You know....the left and the media (I know redundant)really do not get who Rush's audience is. Which is just fine with me!

Rush totally understands who his audience is. And that is all that matters. Let the left marginalize us all they want.

Let them think we are dumb. It just makes us all the more powerful.
6 posted on 10/21/2003 8:50:47 AM PDT by AlwaysLurking
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To: conservativecorner
It's as simple as that. People who were tired of hearing their beliefs ridiculed, their values torn down and their opinions marginalized found Limbaugh to be a breath of fresh air. He was willing to speak up in agreement with Americans whose opinions weren't well represented in newsrooms, university classrooms or popular culture.

Yep again. He was the "liberal gimmie, gimmie, whine, whine" alternative.
I mean really, we feed them , clothe them, educate them, house them, and they still bitch because they want more!!!
Ungrateful losers!

7 posted on 10/21/2003 8:51:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Have you donated to the Salvation Army? Liberals HATE Christian organizations! Tax deductable, too)
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To: conservativecorner
Yea, Yea ,Yea Sexists, Nazi, Homophobe, Racist, Pig... all us right winger are just Evil, simple minded bumpkins.....
8 posted on 10/21/2003 8:54:06 AM PDT by tophat9000
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To: conservativecorner
I'm a huge Rush fan but never have thought of him as a 'paragon of virtue'. He's an articulate entertainer and can hype himself as well as any pitch man, but also says a lot of sensible stuff. He's not a priest, or even an elected official. I always received his 'half my brain tied behind my back' and 'talent on loan from God' comments as pure showmanship and tongue-in-cheek. Apparently the liberals missed the joke and took them at face. Rush never takes himself as seriously as his detractors do-and that's what's truly amusing.
9 posted on 10/21/2003 8:55:05 AM PDT by Spok
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To: concerned about politics
Ditto-anyone so hated by the left should be defended by the right. Besides, unlike the left, when this hit the media, Rush came out, apologized and took the flack. When was the last time a democrat didn't try to weasel out of whatever trouble they had gotten into or even admitted a wrong doing?
10 posted on 10/21/2003 8:56:57 AM PDT by MontanaBeth (Democrats-the how low can you go party-they won't let a little thing like hell stop them.)
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To: conservativecorner
You have to wonder how some of these elites can speak out in the name of "working families" and yet find so many of them so alien.

Beautifully said.

11 posted on 10/21/2003 8:57:48 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood
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To: Spok
or even an elected official

That's the most important part. He doesn't have to answer to anyone. He can just tell the left "Screw you" and move on, and they can't do a damn thing about it. LOL.

12 posted on 10/21/2003 8:58:15 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Have you donated to the Salvation Army? Liberals HATE Christian organizations! Tax deductable, too)
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To: conservativecorner
When the media et al speak the word hypocrite concerning Rush, let us remember the praise and words of sympathy and touts of "bravery" they spew when the addicted person entering rehab is a Hollywood leftist.
13 posted on 10/21/2003 9:01:51 AM PDT by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: conservativecorner
Great article, James
14 posted on 10/21/2003 9:04:37 AM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: concerned about politics
Having had a back problem which finally reduced me to an out of control, mass of pain (despite double the maximum dosage of codine), I can understand how Rush aqcuired his pain med problem.

I was lucky - after the operation, I was basically close to my old self. Unfortunately, for many the operation provides a lesser level of relief. I'm blessed with a lean body, Rush and many others naturally are heavier. That weight exacerbates back problems.

To all who are tempted to point a finger at Rush (yes, Liberals, this means you), may I suggest forgetting the old "Don't judge a man until you have walked in his shoes."

Make like a Liberal. Don't deride a back pain sufferer until you can honestly say "I feel your pain."
15 posted on 10/21/2003 9:05:23 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles - -)
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To: concerned about politics
He never claimed sainthood, but he knew his politics very well

Exactly. You can tell right away when a critic is either ignorant or lying when their description of Rush focuses on self-righteous ranting. I have seen one or two critical pieces that actually did understand Rush. One was the satirical piece that imagined Rush's show if he could criticize Bill Clinton for being addicted to painkillers.

16 posted on 10/21/2003 9:05:34 AM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: conservativecorner
Gallons of ink and a like quantity of electrodes were expended...

The author is ignorant of physics. Maybe the movement of electrons were expended, but electrodes tend to be more robust. They're not measured in gallons, either, but why ruin a perfectly good, albiet innaccurate, turn of expression.

Limbaugh himself has picked up on this, with his famous quips referring to his listeners as "mind-numbed robots."

The author is ignorant of Limbaugh's actual quotes. It's not his listeners he calls "mind-numbed robots."

17 posted on 10/21/2003 9:10:00 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: NutCrackerBoy
"One was the satirical piece that imagined Rush's show if he could criticize Bill Clinton for being addicted to painkillers."

In one sense, Monica could be considered to be a form of pain killer. Think of the pain, the agony, the sheer degradation of being married to Hillary.

If the Liberals can give Bill and the HillaBeast some slack for mere self inflicted "pain", their hypocracy over Rush's pain med problem is now fully exposed.
18 posted on 10/21/2003 9:12:26 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles - -)
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To: Cyber Liberty
electrodes tend to be more robust

The ones in some Xerox copiers tend to need replacing fairly often if the volume of printing is high. They're not cheap.

19 posted on 10/21/2003 9:15:08 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: concerned about politics
That's why I don't hold this against him.

I think the libs miss the whole point of human "failings".

They are trying their damnedest to associate the message with the now-tarnished messenger.

If you come upon Ted Kennedy barely hanging on to a lamp post singing How Dry I Am and he says "Look both ways before
you cross the street", people not suffering from liberalism would agree that what Ted said is good advice. (Probably the only good advice Ted ever gave, aside from which lawyer to hire.)

Libs would listen to the message not because it is practical advice, but because it's the Swimmer giving it.

Likewise, Libs do not like Limbaugh, so what Limbaugh says is untrue or irrevelant, regardless of the facts and should
be looked upon with scorn, as well as people that listen to him.

20 posted on 10/21/2003 9:15:27 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: NutCrackerBoy
One was the satirical piece that imagined Rush's show if he could criticize Bill Clinton for being addicted to painkillers.

The media never says aword about 'ol bulbous nose Clinton and his coke habit (Monica testamony), though, nor Ted Kennedys alchoholism, now do they?
It's not unexpected from them, of course.
To the left, it's do as we say - not as we ourselves do.

21 posted on 10/21/2003 9:18:46 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Have you donated to the Salvation Army? Liberals HATE Christian organizations! Tax deductable, too)
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To: conservativecorner
People who were tired of hearing their beliefs ridiculed, their values torn down and their opinions marginalized found Limbaugh to be a breath of fresh air. He was willing to speak up in agreement with Americans whose opinions weren't well represented in newsrooms, university classrooms or popular culture...

That's what drew me to Rush at first. While abortion opponents were stereotyped as porkpie hatted Puritan men who wanted women to be barefoot, pregnant, and subservient (or worse, by that skirt-wearing "Men's Rights" clown that showed up on Donahue on a regular basis), Rush gave pro-lifers a human -- and humorous -- touch.

...It's obvious that a lot of Rush's critics just don't get him. They take his shtick a lot more seriously than most of the dittoheads do. But it is more disturbing how little they understand that vast section of America that votes Republican, believes in traditional values and prefers free enterprise to big government. You have to wonder how some of these elites can speak out in the name of "working families" and yet find so many of them so alien.

Brilliant. Almost perfect (he misspelled "tongue-in-cheek"). Bookmarked immediately.

22 posted on 10/21/2003 9:27:20 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: conservativecorner
But many anti-Limbaugh jeremiads are not aimed solely at Rush; indeed, they drip with contempt for his roughly 20 million listeners.

Actually, I contend it is PRIMARILY dittoheads that they abhor, because they VOTE.

23 posted on 10/21/2003 9:28:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: concerned about politics
I don't believe Monica ever said anything about Clinton using cocaine, but she did say on the Tripp tapes that in one of her visits to the Oval Office, he was lethargic, and Lewinsky told Linda, "I think he was on drugs..."
24 posted on 10/21/2003 9:29:46 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: conservativecorner
Love him or hate him however you're inclined, but hating without thinking messes up your mind...

Rush Limbaugh, for whatever he truly is, has done more for the salvation of our country than anyone else in these times. We would all be in a very different place today, politically speaking, if Rush had not come along. I, we, owe the man a lot of respect and admiration. All that has happened in the conservative movement is light-years ahead of where it would be because of that one man. God Bless Rush Limbaugh!
26 posted on 10/21/2003 9:32:02 AM PDT by whereasandsoforth (tagged for migratory purposes only)
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To: AlwaysLurking
Rush totally understands who his audience is. And that is all that matters. Let the left marginalize us all they want.

Let them think we are dumb. It just makes us all the more powerful.

The Left will always misunderestimate the Right, because they just assume that they are smarter and better and... well..., people just like them!

The day Rush gets back from re-hab, he will have every one of his twenty million back, along with some others tuning in for the first time out of curiosity. After six months, look for his listenership to have grown.

Plus, I gotta believe Rush will have more of his "A" game on once he's off the pills. He was kind of cruising there the last few years, don't you think? Lots of talk about football and golf, and kind of missing the ball on important stuff.

When Rush comes back, he's going to be tanned, rested and ready. The 'Rats had better look out!

27 posted on 10/21/2003 9:32:49 AM PDT by gridlock (The Yankees will crush the Marlins. Sorry, that's just what the Yankees do!)
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To: whereasandsoforth
God Bless Rush Limbaugh!

Bully Bully!

28 posted on 10/21/2003 9:34:43 AM PDT by gridlock (The Yankees will crush the Marlins. Sorry, that's just what the Yankees do!)
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To: William Creel
Do you see me posting on this thread?

I think not.

So I would assume you are baiting me, right?

Play with somebody else.
29 posted on 10/21/2003 9:36:04 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: concerned about politics
"He never claimed sainthood, but he knew his politics very well"

I agree. The Left is disingenuously mixing him up with Dr. Laura.

30 posted on 10/21/2003 9:41:22 AM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: gridlock
Well, don't get me wrong, I'm a big dittohead. But I'm not quite as optimistic yet about how Rush will be "off the pills." Let's not forget that he first began taking them for pain---pain that presumably is still present and maybe even worse. He's going to need some relief and I sincerely hope he finds it. Otherwise he may not be able to sit in the Atilla the Hun chair for 3-4 hours a day. Who knows, maybe he'll have to do the show standing up! :) Get well soon Rush!
31 posted on 10/21/2003 9:42:35 AM PDT by mcg1969
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To: mcg1969
"Who knows, maybe he'll have to do the show standing up!"

Boy, did that trigger a memory. I remember years ago Rush doing some shows in which he told us he was standing up because his back hurt!
32 posted on 10/21/2003 9:55:13 AM PDT by rightazrain
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To: RightWhale
The cost of toner for a laser-printer renders the cost of the electrodes insignificant.

;^)

33 posted on 10/21/2003 10:00:24 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Carl Limbacher
October 7, 1998

In a column published in the New York Times Magazine section just before the 1996 election, Max Frankel quoted author Richard Reeves, who said that Clinton, while president, was sometimes "so punchy he has trouble thinking coherently." Reeves said that these episodes followed Clinton's regular injections of allergy medicine, after which the president "tries to avoid heavy lifting or meetings."

There have been substantial questions raised about the true nature of those injections. The New York Post's Andrea Peyser reported in September 1996 that during the first week of Clinton's presidency an unusual package with an Arkansas postmark turned up in the regular White House mail. It contained a vial of "mystery serum," as Peyser described it, labeled as allergy medicine. White House physician Burton Lee was instructed by Clinton's appointments secretary, Nancy Hernreich, to inject the president with its contents.

But the world-renowned Lee refused to do so. He told Peyser that the vial was inadequately labeled and that, in any event, he would not inject the president with anything without first checking Clinton's medical records.

Lee was told that Clinton's Arkansas doctor, Susan Santa Cruz, had his medical file. But when he called Santa Cruz she told him she would have to check with Hillary Clinton first before she could release the records to Lee. Lee expected that Santa Cruz would do just that, and that Hillary would quickly order her husband's file released to him.

He was wrong. Just one hour after his phone call to Santa Cruz, Burton Lee was fired from the Clinton White House. An unnamed Army doctor relieved Lee and apparently injected Clinton with the "mystery serum" without checking his medical file. Lee told Andrea Peyser, "There isn't any doubt in my mind that the person who fired me was Hillary."

34 posted on 10/21/2003 10:00:53 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Have you donated to the Salvation Army? Liberals HATE Christian organizations! Tax deductable, too)
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To: L.N. Smithee
I don't believe Monica ever said anything about Clinton using cocaine, but she did say on the Tripp tapes that in one of her visits to the Oval Office, he was lethargic, and Lewinsky told Linda, "I think he was on drugs..."

I can't think of another president that refused to release his medical files to the public, either.

35 posted on 10/21/2003 10:19:17 AM PDT by concerned about politics ( Have you donated to the Salvation Army? Liberals HATE Christian organizations! Tax deductable, too)
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To: Cyber Liberty
For many laser printers at least part of the electrode set is contained in the toner cartridge. The toner itself is not particularly expensive, being mostly wax and soot.
36 posted on 10/21/2003 10:24:04 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: mcg1969
I always thought the Atilla the Hun Chair sounded awfully uncomfortable!
37 posted on 10/21/2003 10:26:40 AM PDT by gridlock (The Yankees will crush the Marlins. Sorry, that's just what the Yankees do!)
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To: concerned about politics
Very interesting indeed. I wonder what the medication really was.
38 posted on 10/21/2003 10:51:57 AM PDT by jerseygirl
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To: gridlock
I am so hoping that you are correct....but I just do not know what to expect with Rush. I think if he can, he will come back swinging.And that first week back is going to a blockbuster....like the last M*A*S*H!!

He can do lots of great things and have a very meaningful, wonderful life. It just depends on if he can get past this physically.

I pray for him all day long. I miss him greatly.
39 posted on 10/21/2003 10:54:59 AM PDT by AlwaysLurking
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To: conservativecorner
I've been a dittohead for about 3 years but have never considered Rush a "paragon of virtue". Most folks understand he's human like the rest of us.
40 posted on 10/21/2003 10:58:06 AM PDT by k2blader (Haruspex, beware.)
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To: conservativecorner
In the last sentence of the 4th paragraph - the author uses the following word. It's not only rude, it's slanderous. The word "SCHLUB" means: "A person regarded as clumsy, stupid, or unattractive; blockhead"

It really is slanderous because truthfully, Bush is none of those things. But .. these elitists think we're too stupid to figure out what the word means.
41 posted on 10/21/2003 11:33:15 AM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: k2blader
I've been a dittohead for about 3 years but have never considered Rush a "paragon of virtue".

The one thing that strikes me is that he seems to genuinely love his new wife. She's not his first, but third time's a charm, I guess.

Not a paragon of virtue, but a nice guy nonetheless.

42 posted on 10/21/2003 11:39:38 AM PDT by gridlock (The Yankees will crush the Marlins. Sorry, that's just what the Yankees do!)
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To: conservativecorner
"...your values and every opinion you have that you formed in agreement with Rush, because his hypocrisy has refuted it all!"

There has always been this notion amongst the enemies of conservatism that Rush is the ONLY one who has ever expressed roughly mainstream neo-conservative views.

How the devil was Reagan elected fully 8 years prior to Rush's arrival onto the national scene? National Review established in 1955 (I think). Irving Kristol, Norm Podhoretz. ... I need not go on.

The notion that all conservative conclusions have been shown to be false because of the failings of one man is preposterous. (Not that I've not been a Rush fan for years.)

43 posted on 10/21/2003 11:44:01 AM PDT by Interious
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To: b4its2late; Recovering_Democrat; Alissa; Pan_Yans Wife; LADY J; mathluv; browardchad; cardinal4; ...

44 posted on 10/21/2003 12:05:59 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names" - John F. Kennedy)
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To: conservativecorner
Rush haters don't like the dittoheads either

Good, that makes it all worth it!

45 posted on 10/21/2003 12:13:15 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: conservativecorner
I am starting to find out that I am addicted to Rush.

The withdrawal is killing me......

46 posted on 10/21/2003 12:46:02 PM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: conservativecorner
The more neurotic liberal types, the ones having nightmares every night about brown-shirted Limbaughoids taking over the country, tend to be rather mentally unbalanced. Rush flirted with the verbal margins of propaganda and ridicule in ways which set them off into paranoid hysterics. The people who want a population control culture-of-death tyranny so bad they wet their pants over the the supposedly "mean-spirited" comments of Limbaugh, the ones who wanted it so bad they were willing to look the other way when a grotesque hillbilly rapist was their president, these people will always find some way to divert attention from their own bizarre abnormalities.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will become their next "biggest threat" to liberal domination. It never ends. Rush Limbaugh was never the leader of the conservative movement. The frenetic libs chose him as their favorite whipping boy because he was an easy target for oversimplifying what the liberal vs. conseravtive battles are really about. They were never about Rush Limbaugh. His personal problems are his own. The liberal piling on Limbaugh reveals a lot more about their personal problems than his.

That John Kerry has decided he is running against Rush Limbaugh for the presidency reveals quite a lot about the abnormalities of the liberal brain. Al Franken, Barbara Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton...if they represent America, it doesn't matter how many pain pills Rush pops. Their pills are much too hard to swallow. People who wanted to take it up the a_ _ from Bill Clinton are in no position to lecture to anyone about morality or correct behavior.

47 posted on 10/21/2003 12:48:14 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: conservativecorner
...and we cannot stand their sorry butts either.
48 posted on 10/21/2003 12:49:20 PM PDT by madison10
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Great article. It is amusing that so many of Rush's critics do not seem to know what he is all about. Even dullards like Ted Koppel practically called Rush Limbaugh "hate radio". What he said was: "I don't want to call it hate, but..." One wonders if Koppel actually ever took the time to tune in to one of Limbaugh's brodcasts. Limbaugh is a satarist who pokes fun at things -especially pointing out the hypocracy of the Demos. Here is something elese that the critics do not seem to get. Dittoheads are not "mind numbed robots" & not even necessarily adoring fans. Here is how Rush explained it.

Indeed. Much of those bombastic lines are shtick which is likely based on Leftist idioms & caracatures. For example: one editorialist called Limbaugh "the Patriotism Police". Which Rush then used this line on his show in referene to himself -all done tongue-and-cheeck. When Lefties complain about his satirical use of these idioms, they do not seem to realize that Rush is making fun of them.
    While a champion of God and country, Limbaugh never pretended he was not a sinner. Many of his conservative Christian fans – and critics – have always faulted him for being too secular, too inside-the-Beltway and insufficiently moralistic in his outlook.
Indeed. Rush is even a fan of The Sopranos & uses some "blue" language now & then on his program. Rush is not a religious brodcastor delivering a sermon. He is more of a sataritst with a political bent.
    It's obvious that a lot of Rush's critics just don't get him. They take his shtick a lot more seriously than most of the dittoheads do. But it is more disturbing how little they understand that vast section of America that votes Republican, believes in traditional values and prefers free enterprise to big government. You have to wonder how some of these elites can speak out in the name of "working families" and yet find so many of them so alien.
Well said. I myself am critical of Rush in areas -such as his Lincoln worship & pro war views- but anyone listening to his program can tell that he is a satarist.

49 posted on 10/21/2003 1:38:55 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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Rush's critics should really take the time to actually listen to the program before making asumptions & jumping to biased conclusions.
50 posted on 10/21/2003 1:47:27 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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