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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:07:07 PM »
Rick Ungar
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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh's very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium's long history.

Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush's program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could produce.

Until now…

At long last, it appears that Rush Limbaugh has run out of steam...

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From the writer, Rick Ungar:

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I am a Senior Political Contributor at Forbes and the official 'token lefty,' as the title of the page suggests. However, writing from the 'left of center' should not be confused with writing for the left as I often annoy progressives just as much as I upset conservative thinkers...

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The writer is a liberal so I guess I'm supposed to dismiss this article out of hand. Right?

Well, no. I think this article is worth reading. Moreover, for a long time now I myself have been wondering if Rush's best days are behind him.

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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 02:20:21 PM »
I don't think the article has merit.

The guy thinks that CBS doesn't have a political agenda.

That's downright stupid.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 02:25:39 PM »
I agree that Limbaugh is not as relevant as he has been in the past, however he hasn't completely lost his steam else Forbes and everyone else wouldn't be devoting so much attention to him.  The Stephen Colbert assignment to the Letterman spot did have a political dimension as well as being a marketing calculation.  Rush has gotten a lot of media attention for pointing that out, which he has milked shamelessly (as usual). 

It is also true that the only comedians who seem to attract young audiences are liberals.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 02:44:57 PM »
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Well, no. I think this article is worth reading. Moreover, for a long time now I myself have been wondering if Rush's best days are behind him.

Rush's best days are definitely behind him.  He's turned into little more than a marketing machine, what with his tea and his self-absorbed books.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 02:54:57 PM »
I still like Rush..I am one of his mind-numbed robots.. :smokin:

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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 03:03:24 PM »
I still like Rush..I am one of his mind-numbed robots.. :smokin:

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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 03:07:43 PM »
Please? Yes.

Used to like him. He'd lay shit out and trust people to think. Then he shifted to telling people what to think.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 03:17:13 PM »
Finally? The first time you listened to George Carlin, Bill Cosby, or Sam Kinneson, it was hilarious.

Eventually it gets to be predictable, repetitive, and nothing is accomplished as a result of listening over and over.

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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 03:38:48 PM »
I still like Rush..I am one of his mind-numbed robots.. :smokin:

He's still the best in talk radio.

Of course, after more than twenty years he's repeated himself, but telling the truth about the left does get repetitive.

As for the marketing only attack...........that's not coming from someone who listens on a regular basis.

It's sour grapes.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 03:40:43 PM »
btw, the fact that the left is still obsessed with Rush indicates to me that he is still hitting the target on a regular basis.

Nothing indicates Rush's success more than the whining and name-calling of the left.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 03:41:11 PM »
His 3rd hour is virtually impossible to get through.

And his speaking while leading into a commercial that's read by him is dishonest, IMO.  TOO MANY COMMERCIALS and NOT ENOUGH CONTENT!

That said, we all know he's held back quite a bit in his assessment.   We don't know the veracity of those threats against his life that he gets daily.

He is a genius at marketing and realizes that there are millions of potential listeners that have stopped by to see what all the fuss is about.....only to be hypnotized into Rush Babies and Mind-Number Robots.

I love Rush Limbaugh.   It would be a different country today without his influence the past 25 years.

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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 04:12:27 PM »
btw, the fact that the left is still obsessed with Rush indicates to me that he is still hitting the target on a regular basis.

Nothing indicates Rush's success more than the whining and name-calling of the left.

He is still #1, still raking in tens of millions, if he writes something it becomes a #1 best seller before it is released, if he mentions calling congress about something, it crashes the phone system.... if that is 'out of steam' what is fully loaded?
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 04:41:39 PM »
Finally? The first time you listened to George Carlin, Bill Cosby, or Sam Kinneson, it was hilarious.

Eventually it gets to be predictable, repetitive, and nothing is accomplished as a result of listening over and over.

Wash your mouth out. A full Kinneson rant is an art form. Difficult to do on paper, almost impossible vocally.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 04:43:20 PM »
Wash your mouth out. A full Kinneson rant is an art form. Difficult to do on paper, almost impossible vocally.

The first time I saw Kinnison?  Beyond great!
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 04:43:42 PM »
He is still #1, still raking in tens of millions, if he writes something it becomes a #1 best seller before it is released, if he mentions calling congress about something, it crashes the phone system.... if that is 'out of steam' what is fully loaded?

Precisely.

Everyone should run 'out of steam' while maintaining the success that Rush has.

Case in point:  last week's fundraiser for Leukemia.  Unbelievable amount of money raised by Rush's audience in a couple of days.  It's remarkable.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 06:06:47 PM »
The first time I saw Kinnison?  Beyond great!

He was AWESOME!!!

Every new comedian tries it, written or spoken. It almost never works. Guy was unique.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 06:13:00 PM »
btw, the fact that the left is still obsessed with Rush indicates to me that he is still hitting the target on a regular basis.

Nothing indicates Rush's success more than the whining and name-calling of the left.
Indeed. Funny how some of the whining and name-calling also seems to come from the so-called right.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2014, 08:28:34 PM »
Indeed. Funny how some of the whining and name-calling also seems to come from the so-called right.

I've noticed that....................    :whistle:
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 09:21:07 PM »
Tell ya what, I'm Conservative, not so-called, I think he's really good at parting a fool from his money.
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2014, 09:23:57 PM »
People have been predicting the imminent demise of Rush Limbaugh for two decades, and he's still here.


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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2014, 09:35:02 PM »
Tell ya what, I'm Conservative, not so-called, I think he's really good at parting a fool from his money.

How?  By buying delicious iced tea or excellent books?
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2014, 10:11:23 PM »
People have been predicting the imminent demise of Rush Limbaugh for two decades, and he's still here.

 
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 10:17:56 PM »
Was there an article attached or a link that I missed?
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Re: Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 10:23:59 PM »
Was there an article attached or a link that I missed?
Yes and yes.  :laugh:
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