Tue, 02/24/2009 - 4:02pm
By: Tom Rogers

Although I listen to these Radio Talk Shows fairly regularly,there is still a void. A void for someone that can really relate to the needs of our country. A real leader that can communicate with the people.One with some common sense about them.I wouldn't care if he was a Democrat or a Republican or even an Independent,just someone who has some common sense and the talent to straighten those Scoundrels out in Washington.Now here is what I have in mind:

“Look at the man. He alters foreign policies. He makes and unmakes candidates. He destroys public figures. By deriding Congress and undermining its prestige he has virtually reduced us to a monarchy. Millions of Americans read his words daily, and those who are unable to read listen to him over the radio … I consider him the most dangerous writer alive today.” – H. L. Mencken.


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Submitted by AlarminglyCorrect on Sat, 09/12/2009 - 9:24am.

You obviously do not listen to these great Americans. They are the only ones who give you truth. You won't get it from obama or chris matthews. Yes, look at the man....beyond that, look at the history of the men. It must be miserably pathetic to be a democrat. You wake everyday knowing your heros are scum like FDR (thanks for social security mess), Jimmy "dimwit" Carter (wonder how Iran got empowered), oral sex seeking li'l Bill (STD rates up, up and away), and now the child-like, wimp named obama (Master of deciet & corruption). What a depicable bunch of characters. But heros all to the democrats. Of, course, they must change their stripes when running for office. They all want to sound like Ronald Reagan, but once the brain-dead democrat minions vote for them they just go back to being the retched folks they are. Aren't you proud of your guys!

Submitted by The Truth Will ... on Thu, 09/10/2009 - 11:06pm.

Hook up with Joe Wilson or Michael Savage, they may have some of the qualities your are seeking. . . . . just a thought?

Submitted by MikePatton on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 12:52am.

The four men you listed are bound by political agendas, they will never be honest, not even to themselves. I have a suspicion you're looking for a distinctly different leader than I am, but we shouldn't expect anything coming out of either Democrat or Republican parties. Both parties are bound by special interests and corporations, they care more about staying in power then helping anyone out. There never has been or will be a perfect politician, and there is a dark side to every leader romanticized in American culture, because power is inherently evil. But dismantling the two party system, throwing away the Democrats and Republicans would be a great start. George Washington was right about one thing when he warned against political parties.

Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:08pm.

Where is the Republican Budget Plan that will get us out of this mess? This time, please include 'numbers'.

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Submitted by Gene61 on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 2:21pm.

Why, the democrats have already killed any effort in the past to control spending. Sorry the dems aren't interested in the pther side opinion. The idiots voted for a president and his party to control congress, now we'll suffer thought the demcrats running a muck unchallenged.

Shades of Jimmy Carter.... Get ready folks, the convicts control the gaurds!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:17pm.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 5:02pmBy: Tom Rogers"

Note the date.. Playing some slight of hand are we.. blame the repub blame bush heck blame anyone but us.. Both of the parties have spent us to death.. again your point??

Seems like you have the same problem as Mainstream does..
We hashed this out over a 2 months ago.. why are you resurrecting a OLD ARGUMENT..?? How about something current... like the QUADRUPLING OF THE FEDERAL DEBT OBAMA IS GOING TO DO... how about that one...

I will not lower my standards.. So UP YOURS.. Evil


Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:29pm.

There are others who are discussing the topic this week. Do you only read your own posts? I'm finished 'playing' with you. The argument/concern is not 'old'. Can you discuss anything without making it personal? The 'blame' game is not going to help the 6 million citizens out of work! The 'blame' game is not going to help the economy. The US is hurting - the world is hurting. There are some people in Fayette County who are concerned - and their concern surpasses their need to identify with/protect a political party.

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:39pm.

that you libs can't seem to get it through your thick skulls...
We can not afford you people anymore.. thats it in a nutshell.. ALL I AM ASKING IS WHAT PROGRAMS ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE UP.. ANSWER THAT ONE LITTLE QUESTION PLEASE.. You want to cut defense fine.. make an argument for doing so.. You want to cut others fine.. make an argument for doing so..
but make a damn argument.. one liners, talking points, and blather is all we ever hear..

Also please show me where others have been discussing the repub plan all week.. been here all week have not seen one post yet until yours..

I will not lower my standards.. So UP YOURS.. Evil


Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:50pm.

. .the postings other than your own in this discusssion! Geez!! I see you're gone - good!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 8:25pm.

Link the post here.. come on break my argument.. You want to get all high and mighty... all self rightous.. just break the danged argument.. link to the post that have been going on all week on the repub budget plan..come on there must be dozens you can hook up on..
or are you just re-hashing an old argument because you don't have anything else... What's the argument.. but... but... they did too.. RIGHT???

I will not lower my standards.. So UP YOURS.. Evil


Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:47pm.

Calm down. I'm sure your contribution to the national budget will not go to 'free' anything. Who is 'you people?' The 'hard truth' here is that you're one of those who Rush has gotten emotionally aroused - and your thinking is not constructive. You don't have an answer other that to 'cut spending', reduce taxes' and to h--- with the consequences.

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 8:45pm.

SPEND..SPEND...SPEND.. how does that work in your own personal budget DM? How does that work for you..??
First the old tactic of RUSH bots.. is a little old don't cha think...
Do you want to know who has me "emotionally aroused" OBAMA, PELOSI, REID and the rest of the out of control republicans.. Their wasting of our tax dollars for crap like mormon crickets, pig crap et al..
Bailouts of industries that should be allowed to fail... Bailing out al...
DM look.. I know you are directly behind your party and all.. that's ok.. but you have to wake up sometime.. this spending can not go on.. heck even OBAMA said it himself.. Sort of like telling your spouse to stop all the spending right after you went out and blowed $1.7 mil on a Bugatti Veyron..
But at least now.. he might be waking up.. maybe you should too..

I will not lower my standards.. So UP YOURS.. Evil


Submitted by Davids mom on Sat, 05/23/2009 - 10:41pm.

. . .and that is why the personal attacks on our leaders - whatever party- is a complete waste of time and energy. #1 - without jobs for our citizens - there is no income. Without the economy corrected by income from American earners - our economy is down the tubes - as is the world's economy. As for American personal budgets - IF they have a job - they will have to spend wisely and save. Can't do that without a JOB! We're witnessing our children who have done everything according to the 'rules' - and they can't get a job!! We are witnessing highly skilled workers who have held jobs for years - being laid off. We're seeing retired citizens 'being hired' for teenager summer jobs at McDonalds. Some spending is necessary to correct this mess. Hopefully, once we get the economy back on track, we'll have enough sense not to return to the practices that got us here in the first place. If you and I had the answer - then we could solve this problem. #2 There are persons with more knowledge than anyone in this discussion who are working on this problem. To continually obstruct without any constructive suggestions is, IMO, almost treason!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:38pm.

keeps double posting

Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 12:17pm.

So you don't have to look for it. Comments appreciated.


Submitted by hankjmatt on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 6:42pm.

when you realize that the same people who control the corporate media, are the same ones who fund, and get the politicians elected, then you see why he will not be heard.
Matt - tower defense

Submitted by 1bighammer on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 6:11pm.

and quit letting the Media define the party. It pi$$es me off that the Republican Leadership (or lack there of) chooses to play the "Woe is me the Liberals beat us so we must move more towards the Center" card.

That's crap. This isn't a centrist country we aren't a bunch of think alike, act alike , middle of the road people. AMERICA is great and strong because of our differences... no opposition, no growth.

Here's a fact...the Liberals control congress. The Republicans currently have no chance of stopping legislation that they want to push through. If the Republicans want to EVER have a chance at regaining some power they need to stand in opposition and not waiver. They will lose again and again, but people will see conviction in them to do the right thing and oppose ANYONE who wants to tear this great nation to pieces.

Its time to play hardball.

Submitted by Xiphosura on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 10:15pm.

We did play hardball and you lost. America is centrist. You just haven't figured that out yet.

I hope you and your feckless ilk suffer as much emotional distress as we did under Reagan and the man who almost destroyed our country, the infamous "W."

Social democracy is the only way to go.

Submitted by 1bighammer on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 11:54am.

Becasue you guys did PLENTY of WHINING during the "W" years!

Maybe in total American's are, but the CONTRIBUTING, the WORKING, the ones that ACTUALLY make America work and support all the other slackards, are not! Why would the others even care, they are being taken care of by the rest of us anyway.

As for your use of the term feckless, that really describes 90% of the people that voted for OBAMA!

Oh I'm sure we will suffer MUCH MORE emotional distress than you did, because Unlike Reagan and W...OBAMA is truly going to destroy this country!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 8:11am.

You forget one small thing.. In a Socialist Country.. There will always be someome behind YOU picking YOUR pocket while you stick your hand in the pocket of the guy in front of you....
Do you have a cell phone.. give it up.. because some other poor soul doesn't.. Obviously you have a computer.. sell it and give the money to ones that don't have one.. If you don't the Goverment will force you too.. Hey that's Socialism for you... I mean those folks in Venezuela have it soooo good.. Why don't you move down and try it before you buy it...

I will not lower my standards.. So UP YOURS.. Evil


Submitted by tikigod on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 12:45pm.

Mike McConnell might be right up your alley. He is a conservative, but is loyal to no party. Common sense oozes out of each show by the truckload. He may not be as entertaining as Rush, but his opinions make a whole lot more sense.

check him out :
disregard the nasty meth picture and mike's goofy smile.

I listen to his podcast every day, commercial free and free to download. He also comes on 640 Saturday at noon, when there isn't a baseball game on.

Submitted by jokerman on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 2:19pm.

He sounds so dour, like Brit Hume or something. Lighten up a little Mike. Every time I listen to him, he takes the exact opposite position I take. And I am conservative. The real king of talk radio is Mike Savage. Now that's entertainment. And he is ignored by the mainstream media.

Submitted by tikigod on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 11:00pm.

Mike's about as conservative as it gets. He's more the thinking/classic conservative. Honestly, I am sick of the overly emotional, get their panties in a wad over everything type of hosts. Yeah, I'm looking at you Beck, Oreilly, Levin... calm down, you make us all sound stupid. From what little I have heard of Savage, he falls under this category too. But I would give him another chance...if AM would actually come in at night!

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Submitted by mudcat on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 6:30am.

All this talk about Rush being the leader of the Republican Party is just another sign of how immature and inexperienced Prezbo and his staff (and Cabinet) really is.

Rush and Sean have gained millions of listeners since Obama tried to put them down and failed miserably. All this crap about Rush wanting the country to fail is so easily seen through by any thinking person. Since we have some non-thinkers here, I'll mention that what Rush actually said (on Sean's TV show) was that he hopes Obama's attempt to socialize this country fails. For you real brain-dead libs -"socialize" doesn't mean getting on Facebook or Twitter, it means ruining the economy of the country so Democrats have power over every aspect of your life - starting with your medical care, your pay, your car and ending God knows where.

I really didn't like Glen Beck at all, but he's either getting better or he's growing on me. And he too is just an entertainer. I've never understood why the far left can't come up with someone entertaining on radio. After all they have all of Hollywood and most of the mainstream TV people to draw from. You would think that the technical talent exists and certainly there's an audience for the far left message - almost half the country voted for "Change you can believe in" without any idea of the specifics or any concern that the slogan ended in a preposition. Go figure.

Submitted by MikePatton on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 1:19am.

By definition they are entertainers, but they recruit people into politics through their brand of sensationalism. It goes beyond the realm of entertainment when millions of people shape their political dogmas around every word Rush or Hannity says. They are blindly partisan - after the 2004 election Hannity did not give a {{{{{{{{{{EDITED & WARNED for language}}}}}}}}} about the growing deficit, and I remember him telling a guest who brought it up to just "let it go". They get people emotionally worked up - and when someone is emotional they aren't as likely to be rational. Entertainment or not, they shape a lot of the political discussion that goes on in this country, and a lot of people get their opinions from them, which I find to be beyond pathetic.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert can be likened to Hannity and Rush, they have similar sized audiences, but they aren't slaves to any political movement and are free to criticize anyone they please. I don't think "the left" should be concerned with creating left wing counter of Hannity and Rush, their brand of political discourse is divisive, it doesn't get anything done. We need more pragmatism and not idealism, because ideals can be proven wrong when applied to different situations. And besides, AM Radio is dead technology.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 8:03am.

Yet again little Mikey Patton has let his mouth get away from himself.

I yam what I yam....Popeye

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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 11:56am.

I'm at a loss as to how this indicates Obama et. al. are immature or inexperienced. Rush is a very polarizing figure disliked by almost half of the independent voters and liked by only 25%.

Gallup Limbaugh Poll

Portraying Rush as the leader of the Republican Party is politically brilliant. He's the perfect wedge and he's liable to say outrageous things that can then be attributed to Republican philosophy thus making the Republicans seem even more extreme.

This has been a very effective strategy reflected in the more mainstream Republicans countering the he's “just an entertainer” in an attempt to distance Rush from the Party and minimize his influence on non-Republican voters. He is demonstrably more than “just an entertainer” within the Republican Party. He has shown over and over that he can make any Republican figure grovel and kiss his ring. Is there any other “entertainer” anywhere on either side that wields the kind of power Rush has over Republican politicians?

Sean is good too, but to a lesser extent. Sean's constant harangues about Obama being a Marxist are beginning to sound just silly. The vast majority of Americans are not buying it causing Sean to be even more shrill. Positions that can be tied right back to the Republican Party.

Beck is great! But his influence is even less than Sean's. He's Sean's competition and his near apocalyptic rants force Sean to be more extreme. Since there aren't any more moderates in the Party, the competition is for the hard core, with each pushing the other further to the right. Positions that delight you and Fred are anathema to most Americans. I can't wait to hear them talk about immigration reform. Whatever the outcome of the legislation, the political outcome of tying Sean and Beck's upcoming ravings to the Republican Party is going to insure a generation of Hispanic Democrats. Millions and millions of votes!

The ironic beauty of all this is that both sides like it. I suspect you would like Rush and Sean to have great influence in the Republican Party. We do too. You think Obama's people are making a political mistake and I disagree. One side is seriously misreading the American people and we'll find out who in 2010 and 2012.

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Submitted by diva on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 10:47am.

"All this talk about Rush being the leader of the Republican Party is just another sign of how immature and inexperienced Prezbo and his staff (and Cabinet) really is."

Former VP Dick Cheney himself prefers Rush Limbaugh's leadership and vision to that of General Colin Powell. He said it himself on the television thingy. Every other republican "leader" who has dared call rush an entertainer has apologized to rush for saying it (Michael Steele comes to mind). So, what does that have to do with the culmination of your fears, President Barack Obama? Your party made rush's bed. You guys got to sleep in it, Laughing out loud

Submitted by merrilyn on Sun, 05/31/2009 - 8:15pm.

I agree Diva. They are talking and encouraging the worst of the worst to go out and make a name from themselves. Why does everyone feel the need or the reponsibility to apologize when they have publicly disagreed with Mr. Limbaugh's ranting and foaming at the mouth? Limbaugh's "fear fest" will cause and bring more threats to the President and I don't think that they have thought beyond that point what might happen if those threats should come close to a reality.

Would they share in the responsibility of a tragedy? Or celebrate in it. I personally consider Rush and the like, verbal terrorists. Right here...right America.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 12:59pm.

Try Mike Huckabee's TV show on Fox Sat & Sun. You might like his book "Do The Right Thing".

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 4:50am.

For example "Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators."

Relevant to today's problems and yes we have big problems - most caused by big government having its nose in our everyday life.

Will Rogers could be brought back to life tomorrow, say the same things he did back then and be just as spot on as he was in the 1900's. Also he was funny and subtle - not a bomb thrower like the talk radio guys.

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Submitted by ManofGreatLogic on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 3:24pm.

To those who listen to Rush. How comfortable would you feel with that guy babysitting your kids?

That's what I thought.

Ask him why he was in the Dominican Republic, single, with a bottle of Viagra?

And I've heard his show hundreds of times. Does he ever praise the Lord?

Is he even a Christian?

Frankly, I think the guy is a creep.

Submitted by MikePatton on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 1:23am.

he flaunts his Christianity often, purely for politics and positioning himself as holier than the demonic left.

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Submitted by Git Real on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 12:47pm.

I've listened to old Rush a bit over the years in spite of his annoying ego. He is spot on with many issues and a bit jaded on a few. But as an observation there Mikey... Rush defends Christianity but hardly professes or flaunts it. Perhaps it would actually do you some good to listen to him for a few months. It might even broaden your indoctrinated left-wing narrow mindedness. Now pull your mushy head out the crapper and shake the effluent out of your soggy mind.

Don't Spread My Wealth.... Spread My Work Ethic

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 1:34pm.

Call 'em like you see 'em Git. Old Rush talks so much that he is bound to say sensible (even to me) things from time to time, virtually nothing that you did not already know, with that aspect having its own comforting qualities. What you say is only about half of the communication, the other half is how you say it. Even when he says something of the "sky is blue" variety, Rush's style gives me the stomach quakes.

It's not easy being the carbonunit

Submitted by 1bighammer on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:28am.

In fact he may have the most brilliant political mind on the face of this earth. I don't agree with everything he says, but he is spot on with his analysis 90% of the time. The man can tell you what the liberals and the conservatives are going to do...before they know themselves. He has literally amazed me at times with the way he reads peoples intentions. He called Obama's plans for govt ownership of banks, car manufacturers, and now their own media outlet, even before he was elected.

Michael Steele could learn a lot if he would just listen.

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Submitted by DarthDubious on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 12:19pm.

There are men out there like him - but when you realize that the same people who control the corporate media, are the same ones who fund, and get the politicians elected, then you see why he will not be heard!

In Liberty,


Submitted by Tom Rogers on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 2:35pm.

It's a great country ,if you have the influence.

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Submitted by alice1 on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 4:48am.

"We can not afford you people anymore"
I completelt agree with this..
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