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Rush Limbaugh rants against the leftists who disrupt Trump rallies

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Rush Limbaugh has more than 13 million weekly listeners (although not all tuned in all the time), so his rants matter. I’m glad that he’s on Trump’s side.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Rush is carefully walking the line…he knows his fans like Trump but he’s gently trying to steer them to Cruz, because Conservative. He’s got to be consistent, right? Hannity too though I don’t watch him.

    Until this year I never realized how much the talk show guys follow their audience, rather than the other way around. Michael Savage has been really shameless in this, though he has been on the immigration issue for years. I don’t think Rush really cares about it, because he’s a happy guy who probably uses immigrant servants, but he picks up on our anxiety about it. Most these guys are too insulated and successful to really give a shit personally.

    Someone said the NYT follows its audience, too, and I guess that’s right. All the media cater to their audiences. So why blame the media for anything?

    Mrs Stitch

    March 15, 2016 at 10:41 am

    • “Most these guys are too insulated and successful to really give a shit personally.”

      This. What man could *really* care about any of this crap if hegot his? If anything, he wants to make sure he keeps his cushy life/hot wife/fortune and to hell with everybody else.

      During WWII, the CEOs/owners of our major manufacturing firms were actually ON THE FLOOR directing their workers. The great generals like Patton and MacArthur were IN THE FIELD with their troops.

      Instead of leaders, now we just have boards of directors, managers, and bosses. Their life and self-interests are completely disconnected from the people they have authority over. It’s Marx’s class conflict writ large.


      March 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    • “Someone said the NYT follows its audience, too, and I guess that’s right. All the media cater to their audiences. So why blame the media for anything?”

      Because it’s nonsense that the media follows it’s audience. The media is constantly pushing the boundaries and they create the “desire” in their audience, not the other way around. This is the same excuse used 40-some years ago by Norman Lear when he was busily shoving gays and feminists and anti-whiteism and toilet-flushing jokes into the living rooms of America. I’m just giving the audience what it wants, he says he says. Really? Then why were they so shocked by it?

      The media — entertainment especially, but news as well — are always leading indicators. You think America went all squishy on gay marriage BEFORE the 24×7 media onslaught about it? Nuh uh. They lead, we follow. Baaaaa! Baaaaaa!


      March 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      • I agree with Peter. But I think some of these talk-show hosts are a little different. They try to walk in front of the audience like cats. You know how cats walk in front of you as if they’re leading. But they’re really just looking over their shoulder watching you so they can stay in front.


        March 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      • Still, I don’t think that nyt, NPR, pbs really get much traction with their obligatory thumbsuckers about hapless negroes, helpless rez Indians, hopeless Salvadorans etc.

        Just evaporates into the ether.

        Mrs Stitch

        March 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

  2. Rush omitted the important fact that the GOPe is on board with the Left’s “Trump Means Violence” strategy and the Leftist effort to stop Trump from speaking. If anything, the Left is being used as a foil for the GOPe’s struggle against Trump.


    March 15, 2016 at 10:48 am

  3. I wouldn’t say he’s on Trump’s side; I think he’s trying to maintain some sort of semi neutrality during the primaries, but it’s stunning that Conservatives and Republicans are taking the protesters side, and blaming Trump for the attacks against his events. It’s an easy issue that should be uniting the GOP and various Conservative talking heads; Leftist crazies attack middle aged couples. Instead, they hate Trump so much that they find common cause with Moveon and BLM.

    Mike Street Station

    March 15, 2016 at 10:55 am

    • Yes, and I think Coulter is right to call these people, including Cruz, American traitors for doing so.

      Andrew E.

      March 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

      • cruz, kasich and rubio are dead to me just based on their disgusting reaction to the leftist mob in chicago. i’d rather burn down the republican party than put one of them in the white house. and can you imagine the democrats reacting that way? if a hillary rally was invaded by hundreds of aggressive right wingers who shut it down? not a single prominent democrat would take the side of the mob. not one. why are republicans so freaking pathetic even compared to the democrats?


        March 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    • Apparently there was a piece in the NYT today about the phoniness of the Trump=violence claim. I heard about it on a libertarian oriented radio show out of Sacramento.

      How I Know

      March 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  4. Today I heard Rush say something that made me suspect he (or his staff) reads Steve Sailer. Unfortunately, I’m 60 and can’t remember what it was.


    March 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

  5. Rush is a self serving and selfish opportunist. Very good at it.

    He’s also an obese, cigar smoking ex-?drug addict with no kids who loves playing golf with rich guys and athletes.

    He has NEVER been critical of illegal immigration, corporation driven trade policies, trade deficits, black on White crime or unnecessary wars and intervention and on and on.

    His entire act is – “Republican good/Democrat bad”.

    That’s it.

    I’m sure he prefers Cruz over Trump but he also knows his audience is divided so he takes that into consideration.


    March 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    • The thing is, even if mass immigration had never happened, the Left still screwed up the quality of life (from, say, 1980) in many ways, and he’s been good at consistently pointing that out. So on balance he’s been a huge positive.


      March 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    • You haven’t heard him last 2-3 yrs. He’s picked up on his listeners’ anger re immigration and reconsidered. Gotta be nimble!

      Mrs Stitch

      March 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  6. “I’m glad that he’s on Trump’s side.”

    I’m not exactly on Trump’s side, but the rudeness and the absolutely odious hateful rhetoric of those opposed to Trump are pushing me into his arms.

    To be sure Trump is a boorish jerk. A no class loudmouth attention-whore. The over the top tasteless flashy style? Reality television? Professional wrestling? And around here we joke about Palin being prole… To be clear, I’m not at all denigrating proles. They can actually be much more lovable, honest and sincere about how they live life than the striving bourgeois bohemian SWPL “Class X” wannabes who are trying to achieve escape velocity from their ordinary middle class origins. I certainly don’t like him. His dilettantish business activities seem more a testament to attention deficit disorder than business acumen. If he were such a genius real estate developer, he’d be developing more real estate opportunities rather than wasting time on reality television or with licensing his name and brand on every kind of crap hoping borrow some of his crass fame. And from what I’ve read his real estate business record is quite mixed. He doesn’t seem much better than those sleazy guys you used to see on late night infomercials pitching their get-rich-quick real-estate business opportunities about whom you’d have to ask if they were so good at real estate, why did they bother selling overpriced worthless training programs? Oh and it seems he even tried to get into that exact line of business with Trump University so shameless he was. Finally isn’t anybody concerned that he’s got some serious problems and secrets waiting to be uncovered that could unravel his campaign or presidency? There probably aren’t any businesses more tainted by corruption and sleaze than real estate development or casinos. But to be honest I don’t blame them though. It’s probably like doing business in Russia. You can’t survive unless you compensate the right people to “expedite” things so your business development can go through. And there are enough people at enough choke points seeking their nice rents whose extortion needs to be compensated. But when these come to light they could make the email scandal look positively harmless.

    Now that I’ve buried the lede enough for now and explained my reasons for my lack of enthusiasm and my hesitation about jumping on the Trump bandwagon, I’ll explain why I feel drawn that way anyways. It’s not Trump’s charms or his policy points that are drawing me, it’s those disruptive hateful jerks from the left who are pushing me into the arms of the churlish tycoon. It’s funny how uniform and massive the bias of the media, the elites and the cathedral against Donald Trump are making him look sympathetic. I may not really be Christian in believing that the “meek will inherit the earth,” but I’m sure I’m not alone being sucker for the underdog. I don’t know how they are doing it, but with the everybody in authority and the media all the way down to the hooligans and community organizers who intimidate Trump fans ganging up on Trump, they’re making that loud-mouth tycoon look like a little guy victim with whom we need to stand together and support.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    March 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    • “Finally isn’t anybody concerned that he’s got some serious problems and secrets waiting to be uncovered that could unravel his campaign or presidency?”

      Nothing sticks to Teflon Don.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  7. I realize there isn’t much love for the Onion around here. But if BoBos and SWPLs can laugh at themselves with Portlandia, we need to keep a sense of humor about ourselves too.

    The most charming people I’ve known don’t take themselves too seriously.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    March 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    • Who said the onion wasn’t funny? Doesn’t always break our way but whatever.

      That there was funny.

      Mrs Stitch

      March 15, 2016 at 10:03 pm

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