Rush never lets us down

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  1. Counterfit macrumors G3

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  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    They should have forced him to go to Nam instead of letting him avoid this one because a zit on his rear.

    He should be held for treason now thats he's talking against our President? Isnt that how he was talking when Bush was president.
    I would guess he hasnt had his drugs today.
     
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Agree with the him, disagree with him whoever he may be, one does not wish failure on the leader of the free world. He needs all the help we can give him.

    If he fails, we all do.

    Very disappointing of Rush to say.
     
  5. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    rush never lets me down!!

    oops...

    wrong rush.



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    perfectly put.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It should be clear by now that Limbaugh is not interested in the well-being of the country- only his own narrow self-interests.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Well he has to stroke that Ego pump vigorously to give himself the same sort of high the drugs used to.
     
  8. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    If you don't like socialism, and you believe that Obama's policies would lead to more socialism, would you not wish for him to fail?

    If you oppose HB 45 and Obama's voting history in the Illinois senate, would you not want him to fail?

    Now, I am convinced that his ideas about monetary policy will not accomplish what he thinks, nor what people have been led to expect. I believe they will fail. But I don't "hope he will fail".

    If I believe an idea of his would result in good for the nation, I hope he succeeds. If I believe it's bad for the nation, then, sure, I hope he fails.

    I heard some of Rush's program yesterday, driving into town. He came across pretty much as what I've described above. The thrust of his commentary seemed to focus on the socialistic parts of Obama's ideas. Rush is a conservative, so he's naturally opposed. Nothing new and different there. Not even worth harumphing about, really...

    'Rat
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Not even this comment?

    Who's supposedly doing the telling? Why is Rush Limbaugh making it a racial issue? What is so socialist about Barack Obama? Let's get specific.
     
  10. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Bugger all, but then Americans have never understood what socialism actually is.
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That's nonsensical. If it's good for the country he will succeed, and if it's bad for the country he will fail.

    You should base your belief on the outcome, not what you "think" is good for the country. What if you think his policy is poor, yet it has very positive effects? Would you still want it to fail simply because you want to be right?

    Regardless of what you think about the policy, you should hope it works, otherwise you're wishing failure on your country.
     
  12. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... Last year it was reffered to as "blind patriotism" and thought of as a bad thing, but now everything is different?

    If it's bad policy that I don't agree with, I will always hope that it fails.
     
  13. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Let's make it clear here. You are talking about bad policy and you would hope that it fails. Which is well within your rights as an American. The thread is talking about how Bush, errr I mean Rush said he fails. Not good IMO.
     
  14. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    If you believe that Obama's policies would lead to more "socialism" then you haven't got any idea what socialism is, and probably shouldn't be talking about it with such zeal.
     
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    That is disgusting. Rat- you need to defend or condemn that comment.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    One should wish their country the best regardless of the current president or party in control.

    What makes it a bad policy? How can one label a policy as bad before they've seen it's effects?

    It certainly rational to disagree with a policy because you think it's going to have negative effects, but to wish your country harm just so your prediction can come true is illogical and selfish.

    Although, I think it's worth noting that Limbaugh isn't referring to a single policy which could easily fail and be withdrawn without affecting the country; rather, he's referring to an entire administration, and for that to be the case he's wishing the entire country harm just so he can be right.
     
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    It's not wishing your country harm if you believe that the failure of the administration or the policies thereof are incorrect and leading the country in the wrong dirrection. I am sure that this is the case with Limbaugh. To him it's wishing the country well. Obama unlike pretty every other president in history has done a very good job of publishing his adgenda, leaving very little debate about what is on the books, so even though it is early into his presidency, it's easy to disagree with his future policies.

    Anyway, the Daily Show did a good bit commenting on the complete reversal of the comments by the media. A year ago Bill O'Reily was saying the same thing that you all are saying right now in response to critism of the Bush administration, when the "liberal" media was saying the same things that Limbaugh is saying now.

    Please note that I am not agreeing with Limbaugh's comments, simply noticing the reversal of attitude twards such comments. You can't ignore the harsh comments that were spoken about Bush and his policies when he was president, then turn around and be upset when the same harsh critisim is said to a different president, by media on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Remember that there were a *lot* of sour faces after the election of 2000 and 2004, and there are a lot of sour faces this time around too.
     
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    I hope that good ideas succeed and I hope that I'm wrong about what I believe are bad ideas. I'd rather be wrong than see things get worse for the country.

    I may not like NCLB, but I would have rather seen it improve our schools than hope for it's failure. I didn't like the way the Iraq war was handled, but I didn't secretly hope that it would turn into the mess that it is. I didn't like the last administrations policies in a lot of areas, but I never hoped for them to fail. All of the policies put in place, I would hope, were put forth with the intent of improving things in this country and making it a better place for us to live. To hope that the policies fail, is to hope that things get worse.
     
  19. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    +1

    It's funny to see some of you people bark completely up the wrong tree without even understanding the philosophy behind the comment. Talk about taking things out of context...

    Of course Rush doesn't want to see Obama succeed at passing more socialist bills regarding nationalized healthcare, social security, another FDR spending bill... HE IS A CONSERVATIVE! No conservative wants to see these bills succeed and get passed into legislation. He wants Obama to fail miserably at pushing his liberal agenda through.

    I'm no Rush fan, and rarely come to his defense... (he's far too much of a hawk for me, not to mention being a blowhard, etc.) but to those of you who think he's a racist, and to those of you who think he doesn't want America to succeed. Your ignorance is fully on display. You've never listened to a single minute of his monologues, so you wouldn't know.

    Anyway, enjoy that. :)
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I still have seen no conservative here who is willing to explain his racial comment. Seriously, if you guys can't see Limbaugh for the fool he is, I don't know what to say. And no "liberal" here (in other words, a liberal seems to be anyone who disagreed with Bush) in this forum ever wished failure on this country.

    And your "socialist" comments really are reaching.

    Oh- and I listened to Limbaugh for all 8 years of Clinton. The guy's an idiot.
     
  21. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    People tend to speak on subjects with which they are most familiar.

    The classic use of the word "bugger", I assume??

    Another 'hit and disappear' by Teh Rhat™??

    "They seek him here, they seek him there, Teh Rhat™ they seek everywhere..." <with apologies>
     
  22. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Hoping it fails in passing... that's fine, hoping it fails once passed... that irks me...

    He's a newly elected, very popular (for the moment) president, he's going to succeed in passing a lot of things he puts forth. Some people may not like the methods, but everything put forth will be an effort to improve the situation, hoping that it fails is like hoping things get worse for two more years just so the GOP can make congressional gains. Is the country or the party more important?
     
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    You'd do well to remember that don't speak for all conservatives.
     
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    That is exactly how I feel.
     

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