ET wrote:So much fuss over someone calling someone else a name.....but when a person actually treats a woman like a slut, we end up having a group formed by the name of moveon.org to, well, move on and have a whole cadre of supporters telling us that it's over, he's apologized and making a bigger deal of it than we should, even though there are national security implications if the wrong people found out and took advantage of the situation. Anybody wish to recall the terms used to describe the women who accused Clinton of indiscretions?
It's also quite amusing to read the comments sections of local newspapers, USAToday and just about any other news source. For people so "outraged" at the language Limbaugh used....well, they aren't exactly the champions of civil discourse.
Of course, for all the indignation that arises over this matter, Michelle Malkin talks from personal experience: The War on Conservative Women. A few threads here (often started by Chris) documenting "family values" failures of the right. I don't believe I've noticed any about the lack of civil discourse from the left directed against conservative women and, for that matter, conservative blacks.
Cathy wrote:"Not the words I would have chosen" In other words I agree with the overall message? What a bankrupt response! The overall message was vile. Read George Will's response.
Women are being galvanized by these responses.
ET do you believe Limbaugh's behavior was repugnant or not. Do you support Limbaugh and feel he has a right to say such vile things about a private citizen? Or ET do you want to say you agree with Limbaugh?
Dave Roberts wrote:ET, I hate to say this, but your argument sounds like one most of us tried to make to protect ourselves when we were children. We would go in and when a parent challenged or forbade us to do something, we would say, "But Johnny did it." "Susie's mom didn't stop her from using that word." The dog won't hunt that says that Limbaugh should get a pass on this. Frankly, I had never heard of the other examples toward Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann because the sources mentioned don't get much attention at all. Limbaugh is a different story. I'm not fond of their "poor choice of words" either.
Cathy wrote:It was not "two little words". Quit saying "two words" if you want anyone to take you seriously. He said the two words, he described her walking (not that he would know how she walks) and said why she walked that way, He insisted that she should send videos. And if he said it once in several cases he said it three times.
It was over three days. If you watch the videos he has on different shirts and it has been reported as three days in news articles. If I'm wrong maybe it was two. But I think I'm right about three days.
No we don't hide our base nature just because we don't talk on the radio. ET, you and I don't say anything that bad about anyone. I don't and I assume you don't. I don't even think that way about anyone. If I listened to Rush I might start thinking like that.
But I am relieved that you do think it was wrong and he deserved condemnation.
I think I am now signing off this topic.
Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn't worked you are panicking. Obama's approval ratings are still near 50% despite your best efforts to undermine the economy and America's recovery at every step you can. You tried to hold the American economy hostage to force America into default on its' debts, debts that YOU rang up under Bush, so you could blame it on Obama and it failed. You've used the filibuster more than any other Congress ever, going so far as to vote against providing health care access to 9/11 first responders. You remember 9/11, don't you, it's that thing you used to lie us into a war in Iraq, and then when Obama killed Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq you told people that he hates America and wants the troops to fail. You monsters. You hate Obama with a passion, despite the fact that he is a tax cutting, deficit reducing war President who undermines civil rights and delivers corporate friendly watered down reforms that benefit special interests just like a Republican. You call him a Kenyan. You call him a socialist. You dance with your hatred singing it proudly in the rain like it was a 1950's musical.
Frankly, you disgust me. Your hatred nauseates me. Your bigotry offends me. Your racism revolts me.
Dear haters, I am openly questioning your patriotism.
I think you hate gays, Obama, black people, poor people, all of us, women, atheists and agnostics, Latinos, Muslims, Liberals, all of us, I think you hate every one who isn't exactly like you, and I think you hate us more than you love your country.
Neil Heath wrote:I haven't seen many things with as much hate directed toward people who hate. Sort of a pot and kettle thing, I guess, but the writer pretty much shot himself in the foot by stooping to the level he accused the other side of using. It was painful to read.
"Beginning in the 1960s, liberalism, once the home of many deep thinkers, began to substitute feeling for thought and descended into superficiality. One-word put-downs of opponents' ideas and motives were substituted for thoughtful rebuttal. Though liberals regard themselves as intellectual—their views, after all, are those of nearly all university professors—liberal thought has almost died. Instead of feeling the need to thoughtfully consider an idea, most liberal minds today work on automatic. One-word reactions to most issues are the liberal norm... Here is a list of terms liberals apply to virtually every idea or action with which they differ: Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Imperialist, Bigoted, Intolerant. And here is the list of one-word descriptions of what liberals are for: Peace, Fairness, Tolerance, The poor, The disenfranchised, The environment. These two lists serve contemporary liberals in at least three ways. First, they attack the motives of non-liberals and thereby morally dismiss the non-liberal person. Second, these words make it easy to be a liberal—essentially all one needs to do is to memorize this brief list and apply the right term to any idea or policy... Third, they make the liberal feel good about himself—by opposing conservative ideas and policies, he is automatically opposing racism, bigotry, imperialism, etc. Examples could fill a book."
Gene Scarborough wrote:Somehow, I'm not surprised at ET's comment above.
When there is no climate change nor global warming, it's easy to ignore the hate in Limbaugh's declaration!!!
ET wrote:Whoever said there is no climate change or global warming?
KeithE wrote:David Flick.
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