Rush Limbaugh, "The Show"
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The guy is an aberration! He is reported to have recently signed a
contract that will pay him over four hundred million dollars
year 2016. Fourteen million people listen to him speak every week.
Surveys indicate that 62 percent of those questioned
don’t even like
He screeches, yells insults, he’s opinionated and annoying.
He earns more money than anyone
ever has working in any broadcast medium – television or radio.
He is the proprietor of the most listened to radio show
in the United States. He’s a best-selling author.
He was born July 12, 1951.
He’s the one, the only, the indefatigable
– Rush Limbaugh.
Personally, I don’t care for him. He’s unpleasant and
abrading to me. He’s so far to the right that anyone
to his left is not
only wrong, but dangerously wrong – practically an enemy of the state. A
destroyer of our democracy. His tolerance
is measured in centimeters.
I know that this Republic of ours needs dissent. We need the
two party system. We need differences.
It’s just that this Rush guy
makes Democrats and Independents like me mortal enemies.
He says outlandish things that are
either dumb slips of his
well-greased tongue or well-designed provocations that will get the
multitudes talking about him and increase
his listener base.
After seeing the stricken Michael J. Fox interviewed on
television, Limbaugh stated, “Fox is exaggerating
the effects of is
disease. He’s moving all around and shaking and it’s purely an act.”
Fox is a long time sufferer of Parkinson’s
Disease. Anyone but Limbaugh
commenting on Fox’s condition would have been verbally strung up. But,
“You know, that’s just Rush being
He recently played a song written by Paul Shaklin, “Barack,
the Magic Negro,” sung to the tune of “Puff, the Magic
Limbaugh has firmly established that he is critical of environmentalists and climate science.
In a scathing
announcement he said, “Feminism was
established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the
mainstream of society.” In
his trenchant style he referred to a class
of women as “Feminazis.”
Referring to radical feminists “To whom the most
thing in life is ensuring that as many abortions as possible occur.”
Devoid of uncertainty, Limbaugh once said
the “Only cruel thing about the death penalty is last minute stays.”
He also asserts that the African American, in contrast
other minority groups are “left behind” socially because they have been
systematically trained from a young age to hate American
wide spread movement headed by figures such as Jeremiah Wright, William
Ayers and Barack Obama.
I can only imagine
what would happen to me if I spouted any
of these postulates. Within seconds I would be divorced, abandoned and
shunned by those closest
to me, and in fact, by anyone within shouting
Being an ultra conservative is one thing, but being an obnoxious
know it all is another.
There are some Republicans that believe, or want to believe,
that Limbaugh is the de facto leader
of the Republican Party. Others
vehemently deny this proposal.
When Limbaugh stated, “I hope he fails,” referring to
Obama, he stated, “What’s unfair about me saying I hope
liberalism fails. Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten
dangerously close to the precipice here.”
I listen to Rush Limbaugh two or three times a year. Mostly
to reaffirm my own
thoughts of his noisome and noxious ways.
I remain believing that this country needs opposition
parties, scrambling amongst
the citizenry for followers. We need
critiques and debates and differences offered. We need honest,
intelligent, sensitive and varied
viewpoints, passionately presented.
What we don’t need is loud mouth pop-offs, blurting outrageous sermons, designed to
enrage, infuriate and incite.
Years ago, when Milton Berle had his television show, I couldn’t watch it because “Uncle Miltie”
There are a number of frenetic, sweaty comics on the Comedy Channel. I can’t watch them either, they irritate
And that’s what Rush Limbaugh does, he irritates me.
But before the irritation sets me off I remember one
Limbaugh is an entertainer. What he does is show business – and he’s
good at show business. Damn good.