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    Regrets, they have a few

    Regrets, they have a few

    But then again, not too few to mention.

    Dave Serchuk in Forbes, Congratulations! You Just Made Rush Limbaugh Sympathetic! (emphasis mine):

    Imagine this scenario: you are a lifelong liberal. You pretty much hate everything Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says. You are really glad that the times have finally seemed to have caught up to him, and that people are outraged by his callous, gross comments. So what do you do next? You do the one thing that will make him a sympathetic figure. You call on the FCC to remove him.

    Think this is just not-very-good satire? If only. Nope, I draw from this example because in an opinion piece just published on CNN.com Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan did exactly this. In the process they seem to have played into the exact stereotype of the thin-skinned, hypocritical liberal. One who supports the First Amendment and freedom of speech … except for when they don’t.

    What can I say?  They did it their way.

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    retire05 | March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    And how many of you have cancelled your HBO service?


       
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      LukeHandCool in reply to retire05. | March 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      I don’t have HBO, but I’m thinking of getting it so I can turn around a week later and cancel it and tell them I’m cancelling because of Bill Maher and “Game Change.”


       
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      T D in reply to retire05. | March 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      We don’t have HBO either. It wasn’t worth it before. Certainly not now.

      We did have Carbonite. Fortunately we caught one subscription just before it renewed. The other we cancelled 5 days after renewal and were told Carbonite gives no refunds for any reason (not bad service, not no service, not for cancellation after only 1% of service provided). That’s the kind of people they are. So, we just filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau following the advice of another Carbonite customer who finally got a refund that way. May not work, but worth a try.

    It seems that Mr. Serchuk knows liberals better than most of us.

    Liberals and Democrats either need to make their case better than Limbaugh does, or, just as effectively, sit back and watch as his hate machine continues to eat its own tail. Eventually, though, you run out of tail. And that’s when the fun really starts. In fact, you could say the past two weeks have offered a pretty great argument as to why Limbaugh and his kind don’t deserve your vote, by any definition of that word. So let them talk.

    Liberals, however, are simply blind to the hateful actions of their own kind, including their missteps that Serchuk just finished criticizing.


     
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    RickCaird | March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    “What can I say? They did it their way”.

    No, they did it the only way they know how. Mommy, Mommy get rid of that nasty ol’ man.

    What are they trying to do, prove that they really are feminazis. Shut up… or else.

    Sincerely,
    A young mother and wife who really can’t stand your wrinkled and old version of bitter feminism. Please stop telling everyone that you are speaking for me as a woman because you don’t. I believe in free speech and the constitution more than desiring membership in your ideological sisterhood.


     
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    Valerie | March 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    “Imagine this scenario: you are a lifelong liberal. You pretty much hate everything Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says…..”

    Except that lifelong liberals DON’T know what Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says. They only know what the political enemies of Rush Limbaugh say he said.

    There is a big difference between the two, just as in the case of Newt Gingrich.


       
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      Valerie in reply to Valerie. | March 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Don’t get me wrong. Rush Limbaugh will spend thirty minutes making sense, and laying the groundwork for an exaggerated zinger. By the time he gets to the zinger, he has often made a persuasive case to support it. Then the reports about what Rush had to say are cut so that only the zinger, standing unsupported is left, and people get mad about it.

      It’s just like what a hostile attorney will do to a long deposition answer: edit out everything that doesn’t support the answer he wants, which usually isn’t the answer he got.

      If you support or agree with Rush Limbaugh, you must use long quotes from him.


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