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Well sure, but Rush not practicing the rule isn't what sets him apart as I explained earlier in the thread.
The exact one thing that does set him apart.

Hardly unique to him.
Case by case basis.

I've never been a fan of his. People get worked up over him for obvious reasons, but a lot of it seems over the top to me.
A large number of people agree with his vitriol.

If you want to feel sorry for Limbaugh, if you want to fell compassionate for Limbaugh, if you feel any respect for Limbaugh, go ahead, feel it. But that doesn't make you a better person, just a "holier than thou" person.

For my part, I don't feel sorry or compassionate for douchebags who spent a lifetime spewing vitriol and hate towards people, and profiting from it. But you do you, and I'll do me.
 

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Well, Hitler and Pedophiles I can see, but wishing someone cancer just because they use their God given American right to free speech and dare to have a different political opinion? Not so much.
That's an extremely nice way of putting it, "different political opinion"... yeah...
 

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I dont mean the "good old days" I meant when I was younger and how I felt about the world. Obviously my memories are skewed, there are many things I was not exposed to that others were and vice versa. Let's just focus on politics maybe. It seemed to me that there were conversations and not just straight party line voting. For instance Romney is being crucified for voting against Trump and the Republican ticket. The right is afraid to vote with the Lefr and vice versa. We cant ever make good changes for this country based on what's best for the entire country.
That’s Newt Gingrich
His Contract wth America was designed not only to beat Dems but also any Rs who reached across the aisle
He brought in very young, unseasoned politicians and made sure ‘obstruction’ was way more valuable than ‘compromise ‘
 

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and in the past, people were hanged because of the color of their skin. They were dragged and beaten or burned because of who they were attracted to. People were denied the opportunity to own land or open a business or vote or buy a house in a certain neighborhood. People were punished - including physically - for speaking a language other than English. People were placed in internment camps for merely being from X.

For all of my seeming cynicism re: the contemporary, I think we've made HUGE strides. And I think we've done a better job than places like the UK and France, in a lot of respects. I know it probably seems like too often I'm focused on how far we have to go than how far we've come.

But I think it's really important to point out that the 'good ol' days' weren't actually all that good for a whole LOT of people.

I was asked this morning to facilitate a panel of black students at an assembly this Thursday as a part of Black History Month. They are going to share some pretty awful things about institutionalized racism. And yet, these stories are - comparatively - tame to a lot of what their grandparents had to endure.

I'm not sure, honestly, what sort of path forward, dialogically, there is if we get too fixated at how good things used to be as if it's some fixed absolute, connotative of the positive.

We get nostalgic about these things. But I think we often lose sight that the root of the very word "nostalgia" means pain.
I don't think the past injustices take away from the feeling of fear, anger or whatever other emotions are conjured up in today's experience whether in the political or social sphere. I don't think anyone here is comparing to 60+ years ago because few of us were alive then, let alone things that happened over a century ago. Certainly not forgotten, but I think our early life experiences however narrow or broad, give context to our discussions.

What I think about were when the Blue Dog mostly southern Democrats who attempted to steer the parties to the middle with some minor successes here and there and the well known friendships across the aisle colored my perception of respect they had for one another despite political differences. This is pretty much nonexistent today.

I see a similar change in my own family. My extended family is a mixed bag. Mostly conservative, but we have a number of liberals as well. Prior to say 5 years ago, we could talk politics fairly openly. These days, don't even think about broaching the topic. It's really changed our family dynamic in some significant ways. So in my experience, it's certainly worse now. But those experiences can vary greatly.

Which I why I often say to each his own. We all have to find our way forward in life.

Certainly the discourse has been headed this way for some time as gmr illustrated with his list. The Democrats aren't without their own shills, but I do tend to agree the right has controlled the narrative for years now and things have come to something of a reckoning with the current state of politics and social issues.

I guess I've made my point. And hope this isn't too far off the topic.
 

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The exact one thing that does set him apart.


Case by case basis.


A large number of people agree with his vitriol.

If you want to feel sorry for Limbaugh, if you want to fell compassionate for Limbaugh, if you feel any respect for Limbaugh, go ahead, feel it. But that doesn't make you a better person, just a "holier than thou" person.

For my part, I don't feel sorry or compassionate for douchebags who spent a lifetime spewing vitriol and hate towards people, and profiting from it. But you do you, and I'll do me.
I'm not asking you to feel any certain way, nor do I expect you to. I haven't suggested anything like that in the thread. Just offering my own perspective, as you're offering yours. The "holier than thou" comment though...lmao. if that's what you get from people who offer a view of grace...ok. But that's not it at all, because neither I are anyone else here said we are holy, let alone holier than you. It just seem like a weird and unjustified reaction to my comments.

But, like you said. You do you and I'll do me.
 

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I'll steal what I saw someone comment on a reddit thread about this:

May Rush receive the same empathy and respect he has always shown to others.
Thanks for finding the sentiment I wanted to share.

There is a pretty awful George Carlin Bit about Businessmen who suck down big fat cigars. He's ripping on them pretty hard. Then he ends it by saying, "but hey, it's not all bad news. You know what's good about it? Cancer of the mouth!"

Damn, George. You hated business men.

But, I forking hate cancer. It has taken too many of my family members, including one 19 yr old cousin. I don't wish that on anyone. But I understand the crap he'll get.
 

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Thanks for finding the sentiment I wanted to share.

There is a pretty awful George Carlin Bit about Businessmen who suck down big fat cigars. He's ripping on them pretty hard. Then he ends it by saying, "but hey, it's not all bad news. You know what's good about it? Cancer of the mouth!"

Damn, George. You hated business men.

But, I forking hate cancer. It has taken too many of my family members, including one 19 yr old cousin. I don't wish that on anyone. But I understand the crap he'll get.
Indeed. That's pretty much where I am. I just never want to minimize the impact cancer has, on families of every stripe. It doesn't care who you are, and the carnage it leave in its wake, I wouldn't wish on anyone, nor their families. That's really the crux for me, but this thread has gone off in a bit different direction. Understandable I guess
 

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Indeed. That's pretty much where I am. I just never want to minimize the impact cancer has, on families of every stripe. It doesn't care who you are, and the carnage it leave in its wake, I wouldn't wish on anyone, nor their families. That's really the crux for me, but this thread has gone off in a bit different direction. Understandable I guess
Dude. His family is either complicit and enjoying the fruits of his evil or they've stopped caring for him and are sitting back watching karma prove itself in a big way.
 

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Ok, so how do "WE" fix our country? There is lots of blame to go around, how do we get past it? How do we drown out the extremes on the Left and Right and focus on the middle?
 

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Dude. His family is either complicit and enjoying the fruits of his evil or they've stopped caring for him and are sitting back watching karma prove itself in a big way.
Maybe, I have no idea. I'm not my father and my father isn't me. But I love him as he is, even if not necessarily everything about him. When he's gone, it's gonna hurt. Suffering cancer makes it worse. No matter how far gone, it still hurts.

And it isn't for me to judge. Maybe there's something more in the afterlife in terms of judgement. It's not up to me though. No family goes through loss of a loved one unscathed when cancer is the cause.

I get the sentiment. We're just approaching this differently. To each his own I guess.
 

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Ok, so how do "WE" fix our country? There is lots of blame to go around, how do we get past it? How do we drown out the extremes on the Left and Right and focus on the middle?
Don't know. This is about Rush having a cancer and a lot of people not caring because he was shirtty person.

It seems like you keep on wanting to make it about politics.
 

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personally experiencing this (as a spouse), for 4 1/2 years (8 1/2 since diagnosis) of living with the pain of losing my wife.

also, watching my grandma suffer through it (i have a strained relationship with), and even a few people i (let's be nice) did not care for, it isn't a punishment i'd want anyone to endure; not because of them, but the lasting affect it has on anyone close to the person.

i know i posted this already, in this thread i think, but i believe it is more important to consider those around a person, family especially, that it hurts them way more than the happiness for those against.

in the 20 years of knowing my father-in-law, this is the only time i have ever felt guilt and sadness for. he is a terrible person, but he did not deserve to experience this.
 

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Ok, so how do "WE" fix our country? There is lots of blame to go around, how do we get past it? How do we drown out the extremes on the Left and Right and focus on the middle?
We start by not having this conversation here and take it to www.madaboutpolitics.com
 
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