The Limbaugh Rock

“See Ger, all ya have to do is mention Rush, then just sit back….”

That was the comment left by Bob Barlow, who reads this blog on Facebook, regarding Friday’s post on Rush Limbaugh getting bounced from a group trying to buy the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.  Bob was referring to the number of comments on Facebook and here on the blog to that post.  Bob is apparently right.

Love him or hate him, Limbaugh elicits a response that few people or topics do.  The comments are passionate from both sides, and more newcomers than usual joined our little discussion group.  (Welcome!)

I mentioned that just when Limbaugh was breaking nationally, I had the opportunity to do a long interview with him at his old studio in New York.  He said then, as he says now, that he’s an entertainer.  And, in fact, he is.  The man is very good at what he does.  I stood and watched him speak extemporaneously for 17 minutes (I timed him) and make perfect sense.  No notes, no “umms” or “ahhs.”  My photographer and I were mighty impressed.  And he was fun to talk to.  A good guy.

So here’s what I’m trying to figure out.  Did Rush start taking himself too seriously?  (And he says he hasn’t.)  Or did his listeners (supporters and detractors) start taking him too seriously? 

Professionally and financially, Rush is successful beyond is wildest dreams.   Now, I think he just wants something money can’t buy.  Love.


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9 Responses to The Limbaugh Rock

  1. Montana says:

    Rush Limbaugh: Transcript of radio broadcast from Oct. 14, 2008
    By Keith Vance

    Editor’s note: This is a verbatim transcript of Limbaugh explaining how ACORN, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are all involved in a radical leftwing conspiracy to teach black kids to hate America.

    From the time of my birth 57 years ago to today, this country has grown and expanded, prosperity has opened its doors for more and more people around the world, not just people born in this country.

    We know the stories of asians immigrating and running rings around people born in this country academically in California. We know all about the immigration, legal and illegal, to get into the country. We know that the standard of living has risen. We know that technological advancement is going along at light speed.

    And yet, during this period of time, whether it be the last 57 years, or the last 20 years, it seems that the majority of the black population has remained angry, frustrated and behind – they’ve been left behind. They’re acting like they’ve been left behind, and of course we’ve heard that this is because of racism, natural systemic institutional racism in America. We’re unfair. That this country is just horrible and rotten.

    Do you ever ask yourself how it is that people not even born here can come here and in a few short years begin prospering in school, they’re own business, and yet people who are born in this country somehow have been raised to hate it – to still think they’re back in the days of slavery.

    I actually think, after studying all this ACORN stuff, and reading what Stanley Kurtz has written about this, I actually believe that what has taken place here, in addition to liberal Democrat legislation – such as the great society and the war on poverty, which a lot of people would now acknowledge really busted up the black family by the government taking the place of a husband and father – he’s free to roam around and bear no responsibility. The mother remained the mother, she got the financial assistance from this legislation from the federal government. The federal government became the father. The father didn’t have to hang around in order for the kids to be OK – depending on how you define OK.

    And as you study more and more of this ACORN stuff you find that it has been part of an entire movement that has been going for two maybe three decades right under our noses. We thought that it was just liberal welfare policies and all that that kept blacks from progressing while other minorities grew and prospered but no. It is these wackos from Bill Ayers to Jeremiah Wright to other anti-american afro-centric black liberation theologists, working with ACORN, and Barack Obama is smack dab in the middle of it. They have been training young black kids to hate hate hate this country. And they trained their parents before that to hate hate hate this country. It was a movement. It was a Bill Ayers anti-capitalist anti-american educational movement. ACORN is how it was implemented right under our noses.

    They’re doing far more folks than just cheating when it comes to elections and registration. They’re in deep in this mortgage crisis. ACORN and Obama, and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the Democrat Party have their fingerprints the sub-prime mortgage crisis. The whole concept of affordable housing was people who can’t afford a mortgage are going to get one, because America is unfair.

    It has been a movement. It has been a religion. And Obama and Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers were all up to their big ears in it.

  2. Gerry says:

    I’m not thinking this answers the question I posed at the end of the post…but if it makes you happy…

  3. Rush’s LISTENERS take him way to seriously…and so does most of the MSM…

  4. Li’l em

    You give new meaning to ” Brevity is the soul of wit.”

    Well said. I couldn’t have said it better. Or shorter.

  5. bobbygee says:

    The truth is the truth. Ouir country is at war with itself. this is a spiritual war that started many years ago. You may not like it but we are sliding towards Fascism. This is scarey but true. Thanks for your honest words.

    • Gerry says:

      Bobby, I worry about a country that has people named Rush and Keith leading a tug of war. We don’t need talk show hosts thinking for us, we need to think for ourselves.

  6. Just read your stuff, Bobby Gee. I have two words for you:

    Strunk and White

  7. David Gillaspie says:

    Rush needs to get ahead of the NFL. He’s a sports guy who needs a sport. He needs a plan:

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