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I don't care for Steele, by the way. Rush represents views held by a whole lot of conservatives...and Steele insults him. He also agreed with an interviewer's comparison of CPAC to Nazi Germany. That kind of thing doesn't endear you to anyone except liberals. I don't agree with his position on gun control, either. I distrust any politician that defines the 2nd Amendment in terms of what you need for hunting.

The problem the Republicans have right now is that they've forgotten the conservative roots that Reagan embraced. Steele just isn't that conservative.

That said, I'm trying to think of the last time I've seen a president so obsessed with silencing a private citizen for speaking his views. Seems to me that Obama needs to worry more about fixing the economy than he does about silencing a talk show host. Taking criticism is part of a president's job, and it's every citizen's right to speak his mind in public -- just like it's every citizen's right to decide for himself whether or not to tune into a radio show.

There's something not right about a president that has such a think skin that he can't suffer dissenting opinion.

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Actually the opposite, by elevating Rush to leadership of the Republican Party by even "mistakenly" mentioning his name, the framing of the Republicans being the party of angry obstructionist fat guys is underscored. Elected officials are left with a choice, anger the base or lose the next election, both good for the Dems. Rahm Emanual, David Ploufe, and Axlerod, are not children, they are playing hard ball in defining the Republican party. Opinion polls of the Republican party continue in a death spiral. Rush helps. Don't feel bad, Hillary didn't know what hit her either.

It's like Christmas come every day. All of a sudden Fox news (the news portion of the outlet) hardly ever mentions the name, "Rush Limbaug". They get it. The problem (for them) is that such a huge pumped up ego will never go back to being a radio talkie, something will blow up and I dont' think it will be bad for passing "socialized" health care.

Ploufe offers free advice.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/03/AR200903...

Here's a translation device for learning the special jargon on Rush's show, for you non dittoheads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon_of_The_Rush_Limbaugh_Show

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expatriate wrote:
I don't care for Steele, by the way. Rush represents views held by a whole lot of conservatives...and Steele insults him. He also agreed with an interviewer's comparison of CPAC to Nazi Germany. That kind of thing doesn't endear you to anyone except liberals. I don't agree with his position on gun control, either. I distrust any politician that defines the 2nd Amendment in terms of what you need for hunting.

The problem the Republicans have right now is that they've forgotten the conservative roots that Reagan embraced. Steele just isn't that conservative.

That said, I'm trying to think of the last time I've seen a president so obsessed with silencing a private citizen for speaking his views. Seems to me that Obama needs to worry more about fixing the economy than he does about silencing a talk show host. Taking criticism is part of a president's job, and it's every citizen's right to speak his mind in public -- just like it's every citizen's right to decide for himself whether or not to tune into a radio show.

There's something not right about a president that has such a think skin that he can't suffer dissenting opinion.

Once again proving your delusion by saying Obama wants to silence the grossly overweight radio ham. lush becoming the leader of the repub party is the best thing that could happen................. if you're a Democrat.

Obama, me, Civet, any other rationale minded person in America wants lush to keep on talking and causing dissent in your party. True your party needs him the radical right base about twenty percent of the party. The ones who thrive on his kind of divisive message. So, we say, let the rotund narcissist sing like a plump canary, were digging it.

Roll out steel and the urban repub hiphop message, roll out jindal for a speech or two, bring out palin to fire you up with red meat. If you're a Dem you want these things to continue.

Again, expat my friend, Obama wants him to be the leader of your party and speak freely. Duh.

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Oh, I voted 'he's the best!!!,". Thumbs up

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Huh...so you're OK with the idea of a government that choses to focus its efforts on vilifying and suppressing its private citizens for voicing their political views?

And you deny that yours is the party of repression and tyranny. Never in the past 8 years did I see Bush or the Republicans go after a left wing pundit. They went after Democrats in government, but never went after private citizens.

Just out of curiosity, I went to dictionary.com and looked up "fascism". Here's what it says:

Fascism: "(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism."

You ought to be ashamed of this, not proud of it. There's a difference between going after political leaders and going after private citizens. This is about silencing Limbaugh or silencing the Republicans. Either way, it's about silencing people, not answering them. You're backing a government that isn't content with control over both Congress and the Presidency -- they feel opposing viewpoints must be stamped out alltogether.

And by the way, the "hip hop" comment about Steele is racist. But then, I suppose you feel racism is OK, too, if it serves your purposes.

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expatriate wrote:
Huh...so you're OK with the idea of a government that choses to focus its efforts on vilifying and suppressing its private citizens for voicing their political views?

And you deny that yours is the party of repression and tyranny. Never in the past 8 years did I see Bush or the Republicans go after a left wing pundit. They went after Democrats in government, but never went after private citizens.

Just out of curiosity, I went to dictionary.com and looked up "fascism". Here's what it says:

Fascism: "(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism."

You ought to be ashamed of this, not proud of it. There's a difference between going after political leaders and going after private citizens. This is about silencing Limbaugh or silencing the Republicans. Either way, it's about silencing people, not answering them. You're backing a government that isn't content with control over both Congress and the Presidency -- they feel opposing viewpoints must be stamped out alltogether.

And by the way, the "hip hop" comment about Steele is racist. But then, I suppose you feel racism is OK, too, if it serves your purposes.

Sheesh, you sound like a corny, whiny, drama queen, if I'm racist for saying that so are the hundreds of other minorities, black and brown, who thought Steele was a tool for trying to pander in such a blatant way to the 'urban hip hop crowd'. He's the one who said it originally is he racist???

You really are a tool wanting to stamp out free speech if it's critical of your heroes but applauding it if it silences those you oppose.

And, last thing oh dense one no one on my side wants to silence him. Good golly can you understand that?

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SoCoke wrote:
"And, last thing oh dense one no one on my side wants to silence him. Good golly can you understand that?"

Give it a little more time, they will. They realize that they can't shut him down now or it will look bad. But when they think no one is looking, the Obabalaba's will pass a law requiring "local content" on the radio and legislate him off the air with out a word.
This dude will do it. Julius Genachowski, just appointed to head the Federal Communications Commission.

Turns out he was a bundler, raised half a million bucks for Obabalaba.
Can you say Pay to Play??????

R~

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Whatever you say rogie, but if you can't see how rush leading your party and being very loud and vocal can only help the Dems you can't see reality. Mark my words as to what kind of fruit this brings to bare for your party over the next few years. I say let him preach to his choir till his vocal chords get tired, rest up, and then preach some more.

Go rush go!!! Thumbs up

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I think saying Rush is the leader of the Republican party is like saying that MoveOn.org is the leader of the Democrat party. Neither is accurate.

Sure, each espouses views that members of their respective parties embrace, but they speak for themselves, not the party.

Rush can serve the Republican party in the same way MoveOn.org does - he can say the uncensored things that others might want to say, but can't.

He can attack when candidates can't.

He can smear when candidates can't

He can reach audidences when candidates can't.

But to say he is the Republican party or speaks for it isn't correct.

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I don't listen to Rush, but he sure seems to get under the liberals skin so he can't be all bad neener!

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