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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

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I found this and had a good laugh. Then, the more I thought about it, the less laughable it became. I'm a Conservative. Far enough to the right to make Rush look like a Democrat. I say this to let you know that I don't follow lock-step in behind El-Rushbo. I do listen to him on occasion and personally I believe that he goes overboard on some issues. Mostly, this is for entertainment and shock value, so it is dismissible. On his comments on Pres. Obama and his plans for America, though, I believe that he was being as honest and serious as Rush has ever been.

I agree with everything that he said. Every word. I too, hope that Obama fails miserably and goes down in history as THE most ineffectual President to ever hold office. Because if he doesn't, then this place, this "Shining City on a Hill" will disappear forever. Replaced by a hazy, dim, fun house mirror image that will for all time remember it's greatness and wonder why it can't re-attain it.

Now, the deeper point of the subject of this post, is that members of the Government are going after a private individual, personally, because of his views of another man. Yes, he's the President, but that title doesn't make him sacrosanct. Indeed, it holds him to the light for detailed inspection, just as you would a chic in an egg to see if it's viable. The left is starting to put the choke hold on ideas into play and I wonder how far they will get with it. Will America wake up and slap down the idea sensors or will they just roll over and take it up the poop chute with a sickly smile, like we have every 4 years since the new deal. (for those with a sensitivity to vulgar plays on words, my sincere apologies)

I am of a mind to put up my own site, with a petition against socialist agendas like the privatisation of private business, or tax and spend and spend some more policies that will wreck this nation, or any of a plethora of issues that Barry has shown an unhealthy (for America) interest in. I do know that the fairness doctrine is starting to gain steam thanks to this latest brouhaha. I wonder how it will be worded to address blogs like this one.

9 comments:

repsac3 said...

It's all speech to me.

Do I find his words about hoping our President fails distasteful, and a bit sad to hear from any American? Absolutely.

Do I feel the same about yours, essentially saying the same?
Yes.

I mean, I get what you folks are intending, which is that Obama doesn't roll back the conservative gains of recent years. I'm just afraid that for Obama to fail would mean worse troubles overseas, and worse economic hardships here. The whole "it has to get worse before it gets better" idea seems kinda heartless to the folks who'll suffer here and there while it gets worse, in my humble. While I suspect that that isn't what either of you mean, it is how both of you sound.

But, it's speech.

As for the petition, I don't see it as you do.
There is no real government action involved. The petition isn't asking for any office or agency of the government to take any action whatsoever.

The petition is being sent to Rush, so he can wallpaper his magic golden studio with it or something. (The idea that Rush gives a damn what a bunch of his political rivals think is crazy, but that's the plan.)

This isn't censorship. It's speech, in response to Rush's speech, which in turn was in response to Obama's speech. Nobody's being silenced by any government action. Nobody's being silenced at all.

As for the fairness doctrine...

What's interesting about the talk regarding the fairness doctrine is that it's usually the same people who think the media has a liberal bias also think the fairness doctrine would force liberal views onto the airwaves. Simple logic would submit that a fairness doctrine would actually give conservatives a fair voice in the media. Instead, right wing pundits rail against it. Funny, huh? - Le Mars Daily Sentinel Something to think about, anyway...

Back when there were very few radio & TV stations, the protection of diverse opinion was more important. These days, even with media conglomeration, I can avoid the 3-4 Murdoch-owned TV stations, and 3 Murdoch-owned newspapers (& I think he has some radio, too) by switching to the myriad of other stations, and the 2-3 other daily papers in my area. That wasn't always the case. While we needed it then, we really don't, anymore...

While there's mumbling about it every few years, I highly doubt the fairness doctrine is ever coming back. A quick search yielded that quote above, several rants against the Fairness Doctrine by Republicans, but aside from one Dem saying she wouldn't mind seeing it come back, no movement to actually bring it back by anyone. I'd be quite surprised to see much steam build up behind bringin' it back, even from Democrats. Really.

And even if it did come back, there is practically no way to stretch it wide enough to cover anyone's personal blog. Not yours. Not mine. Not nobody's.

(This is where I came in... One of my first posts on my first political blog was about Imus being fired, and whether that was a free speech or censorship issue. It wasn't, as far as I was concerned.)

Ted said...

With the mounting job casualties, here's hoping SCOTUS either finds someone, somewhere, has standing to require BHO's birth certificate or fixes attention on a criminal indictment before he wins his War on Prosperity.

Seth said...

Personally I petitioned with the reversal. I let the DCCC know that Free Speech is free speech. Let the man be... He can say what ever he wants, especially if they do not like it. I think they are twisting his words as well. He said he hopes that Obama "fails" because he does not want Obama's "solutions" in America. People are a little to naive/ignorant. Also, Obama supporters are really touchy!

I put together a little profile with the petition links and Rush bio at http://dotellme.blogspot.com

Greywolfe said...

Ducky, I believe I told you that your crap grenades weren't going to be allowed here. Add to the CURRENT discourse or move along. No, I'm not posting that last piece of garbage. Yes, if you wish to call that censorship, then fine.

I call it quality control. Respect will be met with respect, the inverse is equally true.

Matt Rose said...

Lets face it, the man is an Entertainer, with him it's all about money and ratings.
And a bit of "coke"

Who the heck is he to mess with the president of the USA?

Z said...

"quality control"..good one, Greywolfe.

Listen, I was wondering....if the Fairness Doctrine DOES go into business.........how's about our getting a FAIRNESS DOCTRINE against the print media? LA Times, NY Times...every one-sided liberal RAG...OUT. whynot?

Greywolfe said...

Matt Rose, thanks for stopping in. Yes, he is an entertainer. However, he's an entertainer with a huge following. And just to be accurate, there was no coke...it was pain pills.

That is one of the easiest drugs to get hooked on and some of the hardest to put down.

Greywolfe said...

Z, thanks for coming by too. As for the fairness doctrine affecting News print, they will claim that they already do give time to the conservative voice. Nearly every paper has at least one punching bag...er I mean, conservative op ed writer, buried on page e-22 or some such, on a Saturday issue.

WomanHonorThyself said...

theyre runnin scared!

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