Limbaugh apologizes to student... for "insulting words choices" - page 8

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    Whoa there, Tweety. I wasn't really even talking about you at all when I posted that thing about hypocrisy. Didn't have a thought about you at all in my head.

    It's the generic "you" and I did point out that it happens on both sides.

    I will say, however, that if we can only post on and on about only and exactly what someone else has posted, it would be very boring and probably in short time, the OP would be responding to him or herself. There would be no debate to be had. That is from my perspective only.

    Personally, I find it very interesting how other people do respond to a topic. It is proof that we are all individuals with thoughts of our own.
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    Quote from tntrn
    I wonder if the President has ever called any conservative women who have been treated in such a manner to tell them their parents should be proud of them. Just a thought.
    Most likely not. And you have a point.

    Here's what I think:

    The controlling dynamic is political calculation. He benefited politically to have his opponents mocked by someone else. He benefits politically from Limbaugh acting the fool and keeping our attention back here on the dog and pony show while he takes care of business.

    For that matter, it's a win-win controversy for the right-wing, too. There's obviously hay to be made with a new war in the Middle East. Best to keep the plebs preoccupied with the games while the job creators get control of the cash flow.

    How does a special interest get promoted to a national interest, anyhow?

    All that being said, for many of us, there was a significant difference this time. The discussion has been enlightening, to say the least.

    There was something about three days of sustained verbal savagery that struck a real survival chord for me. This is the "words mean things" guy, after all. Quite simply, it's put the hairs up on the back of my neck and I try to pay attention to that.

    He wasn't speaking to, for or about me, but even I heard the implied threats.

    I once worked with a feminist group that used to have Halloween parties as fund-raisers. One year I was eight months pregnant, obviously "showing", so I didn't bother with a costume. One woman showed up in a cowgirl costume, complete with toy guns. She greeted me by pulling out her toy gun, pointing it at my pregnant belly and pulling the trigger. When I let her know that I wasn't amused, she justified herself that it was "just her costume" and shouldn't be taken seriously.

    I didn't buy it then and I don't buy it now.

    There's a Limbaugh support website put up by some guy who once called Obama a crackhead, on which he implies that Limbaugh is a major conservative thinker.

    If he's that bright, with an IQ on loan from God and all, it seems odd that he didn't know darn well what would happen when he decided to threaten practically the entire female populations of the country with sexual humiliation.

    I haven't decided whether I see all this as an escalation of his personal gynephobia or as an elegant bit of political misdirection ... or both ... or neither.

    Root cause analysis is a dangerous thing.
    Last edit by heron on Mar 6, '12 : Reason: extended statement
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    Quote from tntrn
    I wonder if the President has ever called any conservative women who have been treated in such a manner to tell them their parents should be proud of them. Just a thought.
    I have to disagree. While this would be a very thoughtful and kind thing to do, these are grown women, not children. They shouldn't need this type of praise to help them deal with the criticism that comes with being a public figure. If the president were calling all these conservatives to let them know their parents should be proud I would be even more worried about the state of our country than I am now, I think he has more important tasks to handle.
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    Why would this thirty year old woman, hardly a child, need such praise?
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    Quote from tntrn
    Why would this thirty year old woman, hardly a child, need such praise?
    because she had listened to 3 days consecutively of being called a ****?
    i'm sure obama's positive reinforcement was a refreshing change.

    leslie
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    Quote from tntrn
    Why would this thirty year old woman, hardly a child, need such praise?
    See post #71?
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    I think this 30 year old is deserving of praise. She got involved with the BCP issue as a result of a friend who had a gyn problem requiring BCPs. She has followed up with good research. That alone is praiseworthy. Good research is hard to find.

    I would have difficulty being called a ___ and a _______. And I am twice as old as she. I would be very upset and my red headedness would get me into some kind of defugalty. She did not stoop to Rush's level. She did not go out, as some others have, to punish Rush. He said in it public and has had to pay for the privilege. She did not set up the boycott.

    I don't think heron is correct about his being a planned distraction but he has been effective to reflect criticism. He is too stupid and arrogant to follow others plans to create this deflection.

    It is easy to tit for tat with old stuff this or that one was called. Reality is that most of those either did the apology or were in a position to get away with it. Rush has done the apology. The person who was injured has to decide if the apology is accepted. It is not for us that he did it. Believe it or not, none of us matter to Rush. Only his wallet matters. His mouth will decrease the size of it so an apology is offered. Pitiful one in my book, but it is not for me.

    As for the call from the POTUS. It was a nice gesture. I do believe he tries to be a nice guy. It was also very politically savvy. Two birds, one stone...
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    Quote from tntrn
    Whoa there, Tweety. I wasn't really even talking about you at all when I posted that thing about hypocrisy. Didn't have a thought about you at all in my head.

    It's the generic "you" and I did point out that it happens on both sides.

    I will say, however, that if we can only post on and on about only and exactly what someone else has posted, it would be very boring and probably in short time, the OP would be responding to him or herself. There would be no debate to be had. That is from my perspective only.

    Personally, I find it very interesting how other people do respond to a topic. It is proof that we are all individuals with thoughts of our own.

    Fair enough and I apologize for jumping down your throat like that. Threads to have a life of their own and I won't repeat how I feel, as if you didn't know already.

    Speaking of change of topics, There's some pretty cool sexist stuff conservatives bloggers have done to Pelosi......

    Last edit by Tweety on Mar 6, '12
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    Jim Sensenbrenner's comments about Mrs. Obama's butt were hysterical!


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    To continue with the tit for tat change of subject, we can't forget how Ms. Clinton was treated by conservatives...where was the outrage?




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