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Old 03-10-2009   #1
 
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Rush Limbaugh: Grossly Unqualified

Regardless of his particular political leanings, Rush Limbaugh is completely unqualified to comment on politics to his mass audience.


He received only two semesters of college education at Southeast Missouri State University. According to his mother he "failed out of everything" (Paul D. Colford. The Rush Limbaugh story: talent on loan from God: an unauthorized biography. New York. St. Martin’s Press, 1993).


His "life experience" isn't particularly impressive either. He has spent his entire career working in radio. However, for some reason, people continue to argue that Rush Limbaugh is qualified to comment daily on political affairs within this country to millions of Americans.

He also employs shoddy research methods. The Center for Fairness and Acuracy in Reporting (a very non-partisan group) has found Limbaugh's commentary to be factually flawed, with more than 50 broadcast instances of outright falsehoods recorded in a 1994 study alone (http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1895). Similarly, in his books "The Way Things Ought To Be" and "I Told You So" there are so many instances of factual errors, solely on the issue of the environment, that the Michael Oppenheimer and David Wilcove Environmental Defense Fund has stated that they are "misleading, distorted and factually incorrect" (http://www.edf.org/documents/2432_Wa...sReallyAre.pdf).

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El Rushblow is qualified to speak for conservatives in the utterly bizarre sense that the GOP has openly rebuked its intellectual wing and has openly embraced Joe the Plumber & Sarah the Palin.
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With Bush, Cheney and Rove soon to be in jail, exile or under house arrest, the current leaders of the Republican party are
Rush the Clown, Joe the Plumber and Sarah the Palin! Oh, and I forgot, Joe Liarmen.

This is both funny and scary!
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Hey, Rush, keep your CHINS up!

Poor Rush Limbaugh, beaten down by people who want America to succeed.

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The Democracy Corps released results of a public survey on Wednesday that underscores just how astute a political strategy it is for Democrats to tie the Republican Party to Rush Limbaugh.

According to the Democratic polling firm, voters view the conservative talk show host "negatively by a two-to-one ratio (53 to 26 percent), with nearly half the country, 45 percent, viewing him very, very negatively. Among independents, the ratio rises to three-to-one."

In short, Limbaugh is toxic for the GOP brand. But the findings only get worse from there. "By a nearly two-to-one ratio (57 to 32 percent) a majority of voters -- and independents -- say Limbaugh does not "share their values," but Republicans are in a different world where, by two-to-one, they believe he shares them."

The study's authors summarize their findings as such:

"On virtually every question the great majority of the mainstream rejects Limbaugh's ideas and vision of the Republican Party, which severely constrains Republican elected leaders. It does not help that some of the key voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections, like younger voters, are particularly uncomfortable with Limbaugh's politics. Conservative Republican voters, however, embrace Limbaugh, giving him a very high favorability rating; they say he shares their values and urge Republican leaders to defend him when he is criticizing President Obama."

Democrats at large and the White House in particular have begun receiving a bit of blowback for keeping Limbaugh in the news. But those working on the issue insist the focus developed organically, not through a closed-door strategy session among the high-ranks of Democratic leadership. That said, the party realizes it has been handed a political goldmine with the brash talk show host, and they seem more than willing to milk it as long as possible.

Here are some other interesting data points:

* 49 percent of respondents said Limbaugh has too much influence over Republican ideas and direction.
* 15 percent said he has too little influence.
* 62 percent of voters said the GOP was embracing the "same old ideas and leaders it has relied on for the past 20 years" rather than seeking out new leaders and fresh ideas.
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Its as funny as the destruction of america, rich.

stop politicians!
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Its as funny as the destruction of america, rich.

stop politicians!
Mike,

I do find the self-destruction of the Republican party to be very funny.
But i do not find the distruction of American by the prior Republican administration to be funny!

How was Bozeman?
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ric it was never done by "the republican party" it was politicians. its been back and forth between both parties. son enough we will switch back over to 2 socialist and we will change back.

fuck the politicians.
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