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    Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    A representative for Rush Limbaugh is accusing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of intentionally lying about the radio host's remarks in "a disturbing and cynical attempt to fundraise from the serious problem of sexual abuse."

    "The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee emails about Rush Limbaugh are an intentional lie, using 10 words carefully selected from his full comments to imply the opposite of what he actually said," Brian Glicklich, a spokesperson for Limbaugh, told POLITICO on Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel sent a blast email asking supporters to sign a petition calling on Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their advertising from his program because of remarks he had made about rape. Israel characterized Limbaugh as saying, "…No" means "yes" if you know how to spot it…” The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out a similar email on Wednesday.

    Glicklich says those remarks were taken out of context. Whatever the case, some people found the DCCC's efforts to fundraise off Limbaught's remarks unseemly. (The email directed recipients to a form where they were required to fill out their email address and had the option of supplying their zip code. After giving their information to the DCCC, they are redirected to ActBlue and asked for a donation, preferably recurring weekly.)

    "Using rape to build lists is just wrong, and they'd slam any Republican doing it," one Democratic campaign strategist wrote in an email. "Limbaugh's comments are disgusting, and should be called out, but this is the wrong way of doing it."

    Glicklich similarly condemned the DCCC's tactics: "Even for the partisan DCCC, this reprehensible behavior reaches a new low," he said. "They should apologize to women everywhere, and donate the funds they raised by this fiction to the real victims of sexual violence. We are waiting for their explanation."

    The full transcript of Limbaugh's remarks, as provided by Glicklich, follows:

    "Consent must be freely given, can be withdrawn at any time, and the absence of 'no' does not mean 'yes.'" How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that "no" means "yes" if you know how to spot it? Let me tell you something. In this modern world, that is simply not tolerated. People aren't even gonna try to understand that one. I mean, it used to be said it was a cliche. It used to be part of the advice young boys were given. See, that's what we gotta change. We have got to reprogram the way we raise men. Why do you think permission every step of the way, clearly spelling out "why"... are all of these not lawsuits just waiting to happen if even one of these steps is not taken?

    UPDATE (4:07 p.m.): Emily Bittner, the Communications Director at the DCCC, emails:

    The world according to Rush Limbaugh: women who use the birth control pill are ‘sluts,’ ‘no means yes if you know how to spot it,’ and anyone who dares question him is ‘reprehensible.’ There’s no context where no means yes, and that’s why thousands of Americans are responding to our petition demanding that his sponsors to pull their advertising.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/...5.html?ml=po_r

    Bittner's failure to understand anything in context rivals Huey or Wordjazz....

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tradition

    Bittner's failure to understand anything in context rivals Huey or Wordjazz....


    Or Guck's or Trad's.....to further complete the list.



    I'm not quite sure how anyone, even if they agree with him, can tolerate listening to Rush.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tradition
    Bittner's failure to understand anything in context rivals Huey or Wordjazz....



    Spokesmen for the DNC,... you don't say? ;)

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Rush is a buffoon. I think he does more harm than good for the GOP.

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    Interesting transcript of what Rush said. I think I understand what he's saying, although I don't recall personally trying to find out if a no "meant yes" or could be turned into a yes right at the moment. Dangerous ground nowadays.

    When is Rush not going to get into trouble now if he delves in women's issues.....
    I know he has a core audience that loves him, but he better be careful of tamping down the money train.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Quote Originally Posted by finance85
    Rush is a buffoon. I think he does more harm than good for the GOP.
    No doubt about it. He's gone from a GOP supporter to just treating them as one of the many actors he criticizes. Come election time he is of course going to say the dem is better than the rep. But that's not saying a whole lot positive.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOne



    Or Guck and Trad.....OWN me on a regular basis
    FTFY

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    He's just mad that I didn't think of him when listing loony board members as an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tradition
    He's just mad that I didn't think of him when listing loony board members as an example.

    Exactly.

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    The transcript reads as if he supports the modern view to not tolerate this sort of thinking or these sorts of cliches about women saying no but really meaning yes. But listening to the audio, I think he is mocking those who wish to "re-program" how we raise men. He's making fun of the idea that consent needs to be obtained at each and every step in order to avoid a lawsuit.

    He uses this sort of mocking, sarcastic tone on his show all of the time when he's mimicking what he believes are the thoughts of liberals and feminists (a little bit like Colbert does with conservatives).

    Rush's tone and choice of words here demonstrate that he's mocking the modern approach and doesn't agree with it. Which is mostly what his show is about; he rarely supports very specific programs or legislation - it's all about ridiculing the other side.

    Now, I'm not saying Rush supports rape. I'm sure he doesn't. But he's obviously using sarcasm to suggest that we are going too far to the other extreme. But simply stating his case for that position wouldn't be as outrageous and wouldn't allow him to hide behind his typical defense that people just understand the show or his sense of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael222
    The transcript reads as if he supports the modern view to not tolerate this sort of thinking or these sorts of cliches about women saying no but really meaning yes. But listening to the audio, I think he is mocking those who wish to "re-program" how we raise men. He's making fun of the idea that consent needs to be obtained at each and every step in order to avoid a lawsuit.

    He uses this sort of mocking, sarcastic tone on his show all of the time when he's mimicking what he believes are the thoughts of liberals and feminists (a little bit like Colbert does with conservatives).

    Rush's tone and choice of words here demonstrate that he's mocking the modern approach and doesn't agree with it. Which is mostly what his show is about; he rarely supports very specific programs or legislation - it's all about ridiculing the other side.

    Now, I'm not saying Rush supports rape. I'm sure he doesn't. But he's obviously using sarcasm to suggest that we are going too far to the other extreme. But simply stating his case for that position wouldn't be as outrageous and wouldn't allow him to hide behind his typical defense that people just understand the show or his sense of humor.
    I really admire how you are always the voice of reason. That said, Rush is still a buffoon, though he has managed to become a very rich buffoon.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Quote Originally Posted by finance85
    Quote Originally Posted by michael222
    The transcript reads as if he supports the modern view to not tolerate this sort of thinking or these sorts of cliches about women saying no but really meaning yes. But listening to the audio, I think he is mocking those who wish to "re-program" how we raise men. He's making fun of the idea that consent needs to be obtained at each and every step in order to avoid a lawsuit.

    He uses this sort of mocking, sarcastic tone on his show all of the time when he's mimicking what he believes are the thoughts of liberals and feminists (a little bit like Colbert does with conservatives).

    Rush's tone and choice of words here demonstrate that he's mocking the modern approach and doesn't agree with it. Which is mostly what his show is about; he rarely supports very specific programs or legislation - it's all about ridiculing the other side.

    Now, I'm not saying Rush supports rape. I'm sure he doesn't. But he's obviously using sarcasm to suggest that we are going too far to the other extreme. But simply stating his case for that position wouldn't be as outrageous and wouldn't allow him to hide behind his typical defense that people just understand the show or his sense of humor.
    I really admire how you are always the voice of reason. That said, Rush is still a buffoon, though he has managed to become a very rich buffoon.

    The fact his audience revels in him being intentionally and bitterly outrageous in presenting his point of view speaks to the immense cultural dislocation and isolation his followers suffer.

    I feel bad for them feeling so hopeless in the face of what they view is cultural oppression they resort championing a person who expresses themselves as Rush does.

    It's like his audience is saying: "I know the secular soclialist hordes have taken over - but at least Rush can infuriate the bastards on our behalf."

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    My first thought is "live by the sword, die by the sword."

    My second thought is, Brooklyn, are you really complaining about someone who is "intentionally and bitterly outrageous in presenting his point of view"? :D ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtNole
    My first thought is "live by the sword, die by the sword."

    My second thought is, Brooklyn, are you really complaining about someone who is "intentionally and bitterly outrageous in presenting his point of view"? :D ;)


    Cheap Point made. 10 Million a people a week don't take to heart what I have to say so the comparison is bogus.

    Besides, it's really about the audience being led into the land of cultural resentment and hatred - not the buffoon leading them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn Nole
    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtNole
    My first thought is "live by the sword, die by the sword."

    My second thought is, Brooklyn, are you really complaining about someone who is "intentionally and bitterly outrageous in presenting his point of view"? :D ;)


    Cheap Point made. 10 Million a people a week don't take to heart what I have to say so the comparison is bogus.

    Besides, it's really about the audience being led into the land of cultural resentment and hatred - not the buffoon leading them.
    At least you admit to being a buffoon.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.


    Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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    People really overreact to Rush Limbaugh. He is basically saying what every guy deals with. Hell, my wife says no half the time, but with a little schmoozing, she'll change her tune. College guys get no all the time, ten minutes later both are ripping each other's clothes off. Grow a brain dolts.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    Quote Originally Posted by NoleGrad83
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn Nole
    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtNole
    My first thought is "live by the sword, die by the sword."

    My second thought is, Brooklyn, are you really complaining about someone who is "intentionally and bitterly outrageous in presenting his point of view"? :D ;)


    Cheap Point made. 10 Million a people a week don't take to heart what I have to say so the comparison is bogus.

    Besides, it's really about the audience being led into the land of cultural resentment and hatred - not the buffoon leading them.
    At least you admit to being a buffoon.
    Extreme Buffoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truly 'Nolen
    People really overreact to Rush Limbaugh. He is basically saying what every guy deals with. Hell, my wife says no half the time, but with a little schmoozing, she'll change her tune. College guys get no all the time, ten minutes later both are ripping each other's clothes off. Grow a brain dolts.

    This ^^

    Rush knows exactly what he is saying,.... his intention is to make liberals look like dumb asses,...and he does that like no one ever!

    His entire show is THICK with sarcasm,... Some people don't get sarcasm at all

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    You guys do realize that you are posting about a failed FM DJ (top 40 hits, St. Louis) that was fired and reinvented himself as a conversative hero fighting the liberal Californians. The guy doesn't believe a single word of the bs that he peddles. His act is the greatest Barnum & Bailey side sow that has been sold...it amazes me how many people love him and hate him. I hate to crush both side's wet dreams, but his radio persona is bull****

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    I always find it humorous when a liberal tries to discredit Rush Limbaugh. Saying he was a failed FM DJ is laughable and really serves no purpose in your argument. Just like let's see...EVERYONE..he is better at some things than others. Secondly, to act as if he is some guy that could give two ****s about what he says and is just playing some role to con his followers into making millions is also a giant heap of dog****. People usually talk about what they love when it comes to politics. I can read Rush Limbaugh very well and someone else above summarized him perfectly. He is a guy that sees liberals as a bunch of lunatics (and I generally agree with that) and he has found a platform where he mercilessly mocks them, while simultaneously using his intellectual genius on the subject matters. You will find no other radio host like Limbaugh. Hannity is a talking point machine. Not Rush. The man is a genius. Agree with him or not, you cannot deny that.

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