Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Rush Limbaugh

Nov.
12th

ELECTION: Propaganda takes its toll

Now that the election is over, it is clear that six years of anti-Obama, anti-liberal propaganda eschewed by Fox “News” and the likes of Rush Limbaugh have taken its toll. I am not surprised that Republicans, living in irrational fear of the “anti American socialist and his unpatriotic heathen party,” had good results this cycle.

Who could not have predicted that republicans would win big this year? Fear, anger and hate are great motivators. And, partisan fear, anger and hate run amok, broadcast into our homes and minds 24/7 under the guise of being fair and balanced “news.”

Fox tells

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July
18th

POLITICS: What’s needed is more open-mindedness

Re: “Don’t call me stark raving mad, I won’t call you bonkers” (TNT, 7-17).

Columnist Reg Henry writes, “No wonder the nation is in such a ridiculous state, when people on each side think those who disagree with them are psychologically disturbed.”

Along this line, it’s been observed that most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. So apparently we tune in to Rush Limbaugh or Jon Stewart (depending on our political leaning) to reinforce our particular mind-set.

The politicians are merely doing what their constituents want. No wonder there’s gridlock

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June
18th

IRAQ: Our attempts at democracy won’t work

If the Republicans and Democrats have one sure thing in common, it’s the predictability with which they will blame each other when bad things happen and take credit for themselves when they perceive good things have happened. This latest mess in Iraq is a prime example of this behavior.

When George W. Bush was in power, the usual suspects over at MSNBC, Democraticunderground.com and the rest of the left-wing media were assailing Bush’s policies vis-à-vis Iraq. They couldn’t wait to point out Bush’s mistakes and the terrible financial expense and cost in blood that America was paying for its meddling

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Nov.
14th

GOP: Republicans need to stop rationalizing

It is interesting to read how some Republicans keep rationalizing their loss this election. “It was Romney’s fault” (although my respect for him grew in the debates), “It was Obama’s slanderous attacks,” “It was the media,” etc. etc.

They fail to recognize that a majority of Americans do not want a party in power that denigrates women, which is not willing to embrace an increasingly multicultural society, which is riddled with racism, which firmly set its policies to deny Barack Obama a second term, which kept questioning our president’s birth certificate, which does not want to look at the Bush

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Oct.
19th

ELECTION: Obama deserves our vote, appreciation

When I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, I wanted a president to keep our country safe; prevent a depression and get us out of the mess George W. Bush got us into; make the best effort to improve our health care; and preserve the programs hard-working Americans have invested their hard-earned money into, such as unemployment compensation, pensions, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other beneficial programs that help the poor and middle class.

President Obama has only disappointed me once, and that is his never-ending determination to compromise with the worst Congress in American history. It was a total

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June
18th

MEDIA: That rhetoric flies in both directions

Re: “Liberal rhetoric demonizes conservatives” (letter, 6-16).

Reading this letter, I couldn’t help laughing and waiting for the punch line. But there wasn’t any.

Use the exact same words to describe talk radio and the far right and the writer just described the past 15 years of the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Karl Rove and the others whose goal seems to be to damage our country enough to make our president look bad and make him a one-term president – at any cost.

How sad. The writer should look in the mirror.

March
15th

LIMBAUGH: Maher’s remarks also despicable, but not equivalent

Re: “What about Bill Maher’s behavior?” (letter, 3-15).

Bill Maher’s remarks about Sarah Palin (and others) are offensive, without a doubt, and should be abhorred and condemned. But the one-liners he utters about celebrity women do not match Rush Limbaugh’s three-day-plus attack on Sandra Fluke, a 30-year-old law student.

Maher did not imply that Palin’s family should be ashamed of her. He did not say he wanted to watch her engaging in sexual behavior. He did not base his jokes on false reports of what she had said. Limbaugh did all that and more, haranguing Fluke and women who

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March
14th

LIMBAUGH: Obama’s OK with Maher’s obscenity, donation?

When President Obama said Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke who had testified before Congress were out of bounds, and that he didn’t want his daughters to ever have to be subjected to those kinds of hateful tirades, I couldn’t have agreed with him more. After all, Limbaugh had called Fluke a slut.

In fact, the president was so concerned about someone from the radical right insulting a woman in that manner that he called her personally to express his concern for her. And, subsequent polls have indicated that Limbaugh’s crude language will likely cost the Republican presidential nominee votes

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