August 20, 2013
Re “Dad, Rush Limbaugh and me,” Opinion, Aug. 18 The opinion piece makes a clear point that conservatives have known for a while: Liberals are closed-minded and will never compromise or even consider anyone else's beliefs but their own. The author's story made it clear that her father had to compromise by giving up the hats (and how silly was that?) but she never made any offer to consider his point of view. Why didn't she agree to sit with him on the porch sipping tea while giving the show a listen to see what it was her father liked about it so much?
August 18, 2013 |
A few months ago, I helped my father pack up his apartment in San Diego in preparation for his move to an assisted living facility. He was ill and could no longer live alone, and I wanted him nearer to my home in Los Angeles. I doubt that such a task is ever easy, with both parent and child aware that the burden of caring has shifted from one generation to the next. But in our case, things were even more loaded because of our politics. He was a passionate and devoted fan of Rush Limbaugh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013 |
Anybody with half a brain should have known it was wrong to put an Obama mask on the face of a rodeo clown Saturday at the Missouri State Fair. It was wrong for the announcer, a local school superintendent, to rile up the crowd by saying, “We're gonna stomp Obama now.” And wrong for him to say, “As soon as their bull comes out, Obama don't you move. He's gonna getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha!” It was wrong for the crowd to go wild. Perry Beam, a 48-year-old musician who describes himself as an “old country boy,” was appalled by what he saw and blew the lid off this embarrassment by posting about it on Facebook.
July 16, 2013 |
The summer of bigotry debate rolls on, with Rush Limbaugh now attacking Rachel Jeantel and CNN for her analysis of the N-word Monday night. The conservative radio host ripped Jeantel and CNN for her sit-down with network host Piers Morgan. Jeantel was a friend of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by watch volunteer George Zimmerman, and a controversial witness at Zimmerman's trial. She criticized the not-guilty verdict and also argued that the N-word - uttered with an "a" rather than an "r" at the end - could be used broadly to describe any male, not just a black one. "I think I can now" say the word, Limbaugh sarcastically told his listeners.
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June 16, 2013 |
I thought I might weigh in on Rush Limbaugh's overheated critique of Jeb Bush's accusation Friday that the GOP brand has become tarnished because the party is perceived as “reactionary.” Instead, I got distracted by Bush's accidental detour into reproductive terminology. On Friday, in his speech to conservatives at the Freedom and Faith Coalition's hopefully named “Road to Majority” in Washington, D.C., the former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate used the wrong word for the right idea.
June 15, 2013
Re "A tale of two Obamas," Opinion, June 11 As Jonah Goldberg peeks out from inside his bubble and states that "most Democrats…[have] seen the last five years as a tale of tea-party-fueled madness and racism," he needs to be reminded that it's most Americans who have seen this. My perverse pleasure of occasionally listening to Rush Limbaugh is severely diluted when Goldberg's talking points are all but written versions of Limbaugh's sputterings. It's time for him to get past Benghazi and the IRS scandal and to deal with weightier issues, like the balance between freedom and security as it relates to the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans - or else his column remains totally inside the bubble.