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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?

On the free speech issue So Co it's us on the right who have been supporting your first AND second amendment rights lately. Never has anyone here to my knoweldge advocated silencing the opposition. That is a tactic used by the left. Our arguments can stand up to scrutiny. Obviously your the one with cause to worry there.

On the rest of your post I don't think you can even be taken seriously. Civet Cat has been more respectful, thoughtful and intelligent than you have lately which both surprises and dissapoints me. Calling names because you can't think of anything else to say is not your usual style. Maybe you could remember your manners or take some metamusil to improve your mood. I recommend a martini myself. Their made from potatos. Should we begin to discuss potatos after your every post now? Lighten up before I have to come up there and pour alcohol into you!

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I post nicer because I'm happy most of the time when I read or listen to anything by the extreme right. People look at me funny because I walk around with a big old smile.

I've listened to Steven Colbert doing Rush quite a few times but in the flesh is much better. Oops poor word choice. Quite the outfit he wore for that conservative shindig. Black silk shirt unbuttoned part way down. He man woman hater? What the heck does he do vacationing in Jamaica?

I'll put it this way. If Rush isn't the leader of the Republican Party who is? Gotcha just as surely as asking Sarah "how's the weather?" How come anyone who criticizes him comes crawling on his knees within 24 hours?

Here's the official GOP response,

"It's a huge distraction created by the White House" to avoid talking about components of the budget, Boehner complained. "You would think the White House would have more important things to do."

Repeated verbatim by all the usual.

I read one of Bush's speach writers today, the one who thought up Axis of Evil, he said something along the lines of, "Rush has an audience of 5 million and 50 million other people who hate him, we have to win elections, he doesn't."

Still waiting to see how they get out of this pickle. Let Rush be the defacto figure head of the GOP and shrink the party to 19% of the electorate, or tell him to be quiet and piss off that same 19%. One thing I get from listening to Rush, he isn't going to go gently into that good night.

SoCo, some good reading here.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/03/white-house-v-limbaugh-grand-thea...

It's that Nate Silver the numbers guy, I'd already thought of Specter but he kind of wraps it all together.

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CVC, well said.

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SoCo, before you go calling me a tool for wanting to stamp out free speech, I'd like to point out that I've NEVER demanded that an opponent be silenced. If you can find a post where I said that a liberal private citizen needed to be shut down, I'd love to see it. Good luck, because in 6-1/2 years on this forum it hasn't happened -- at least not from me.

Drama queen? No. I'm a realist that pays attention to history, rather than bury my head in the sand and ignore ugly trends.

This is why I get concerned when I see Democrats going on the attack to silence opposing voices:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” -- Joseph Goebbels.

No American politician or political party has any business trying to suppress opposing viewpoints -- especially from a private citizen. Disagreeing with one's opponents is American; silencing them is totalitarian. The Democrats' regularly-displayed desire to silence their opponents is disturbing to any student of history.

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Expatriate as much as I enjoy your " you libs are a bunch Nazis" stuff I think you missed the point.

By singling out Rush the intent is to make his voice louder, we wan't him to be heard. We be lappin it up. Dittoheads are not a large demographic.

Nice rant though. What about year zero and commies?

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I always get a kick out of how libs love to dodge the Nazi issue by saying it's SO over the top that it's unacceptable.

Is Obama bent on genocide? No. But the issue here is the way the Democrats have embraced political tools employed by some nasty people in history to secure power and squash dissent. But you're apparently OK with that, because you're one of those people that would've thrown every switch he could find in the Milgram study because the guy in the white lab coat told you to.

A lot of people aren't OK with it, and prefer the version of political discourse seen through over 200 years in this country over that employed by the people we've sacrificed a lot of blood to stop.

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But the issue here is the way the Democrats have embraced political tools employed by some nasty people in history to secure power and squash dissent. But you're apparently OK with that, because you're one of those people that would've thrown every switch he could find in the Milgram study because the guy in the white lab coat told you to.

This is precisely the point. When Hitler first came to power his first order of business wasn't to ban, control and confiscate guns it was to ban, control and and confiscate printing presses and typewriters. Add to that list shortwave and ham radios. First silence dissent, then disarm the dissenters. This is a dangerous philosophy no matter who is at the controls. If the right wing attempted things like the "fairness doctrine" there would be a hue and cry unmatched in history but because it's the popular new "messiah" doing it everyone from the ACLU to the NAACP shuts up and let's it happen.

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Expatriate you don't have one of those uniforms in the closet do you, fake mustache and all? I know a lot of gun collectors are into "memorabilia".

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As usual you answer an intelligent response with insulting garbage!.

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Since the whole Nazi/Hitler and who's more like them issue was brought up, here is an interesting Video blog.

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/arachel/2009/03/03/c-packin/

R~

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