Skip to comments.Talk Radio Plays Historical Role in Elections
Posted on 09/29/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT by TeaPartyJakes
(The following is the second of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment , by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpts look at the impact of talk radio on election results.)
Before what would turn out to be an historic election, a New York Times article said, If Larry Kings CNN program functioned as a nominating process for Ross Perot; Rush Limbaugh may be a kind of national precinct captain for the Republican insurgency of 1994.
An election night poll by Fabrizio-McLaughlin of 1,000 people asked: Who do you think has been more straightforward in discussing the issues of this election? Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio hosts got 34.3 percent from the poll. The mainstream media got 26.9 percent.
On November 8 Republicans took the House as Limbaugh expected, and took the Senate to boot. Congress was under new management. Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Bob Dole was the new Senate Majority Leader.
Winning the caucuses in Louisiana and Alaska, then edging out Bob Dole in the New Hampshire primary, it was a real possibility Pat Buchanan who Rush endorsed for president four years earlier -- would be the GOP nominee in 1996. But Buchanans stances against the North American Free Trade Agreement and other free trade policies were too much for Limbaugh.
Ill tell you something, you are being manipulated in a way that I find very bothersome, Limbaugh told Buchanan supporters after the New Hampshire victory. Pat Buchanan is not a conservative. Hes a populist. He also said, Pat Buchanan wants to engage in policies that expand the role of government in peoples lives.
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Those are three areas America dared not to be open about after WW2.
So 25 years later after the beats, bikers and hippies we got sex, drugs and rock n' roll which made a purified MESS out'a sex, religion and politics.
THEN we started talkin' ... but we were already convoluted.
The answer/remedy IMO is to just put our foot down, say NO, stick our heads out the window and declare we ain't takin' anymore.
WE'RE the generation that helped usher in the confusion ... we have a certain responsability to try to rectify our misguided efferts of a past era.
(ducking, 'cause I know there's a bunch o' freepers that will demand .. "Who you callin' WE ?" )
The only good thing to come out of it was rock ‘n roll.
RIGHT ON. I doubt you will need to duck as you say, because many will see themselves and will have to admit guilt, therefore they will not respond.
I would have to say that sex was the catalyst for the 60’s revolution. (There was LOTS of sex talk—with the Kinsey book about sexuality saturating the society in 1948 and 50’s-—even kids were exposed to the perversion of Kinsey’s book, research done by pedophiles, and, even, Hugh Hefner emerged in 53 with naked Marilyn Monroe, which helped shaped the attitudes on sex and women’s bodies). You are talking about the 50’s with the sex bombs all over TV movies. It was in the 50’s when The Beats forced our laws to allow obscenity—making it legal.
The Beats were promoted in the Universities in the 50’s-—they were sodomites and wrote nasty stuff about hanging boys with er*ctions and sodomizing them—and other various perverse ideas—and it was promoted as “art” by all the universities—as was Kinsey and promiscuous sex, which resulted in the 60’s revolution of sex, drugs and Rock and Roll.
It didn’t really take, for most kids were not corrupted yet-—but those radicals of the 60’s (Billy Ayers, etc.) moved into control of media, Hollywood, publishing companies, textbook writers, university professors, etc. They kept giving themselves all the awards and forcing their sick, perversions on all the kids-—with Jimmy Carter founding the DOE—which forced sick rot into ALL the curricula of the USA, to destroy morality in children.
BTW, the ideas of the Cultural Marxists were formed in the 30’s to destroy the two pillars of Western Civilization (to form one world government). Those pillars are Christianity and the Natural Family.
Lukacs plans are now being implemented by Jerry Brown in California. Corrupt little children—and you destroy civil society.
Does his book mention Chuck Harder at all?
In the early 90’s he had the second most listened to show after Rush. And it was virtually a Perot campaign commercial 3 hrs a day/7 days a wk. And as the result was President Bill Clinton, he certainly had his impact on history (though not for the better).