Regarding Rush Limbaugh’s peculiar political influence

  At about this time next year, the legendary Rush Limbaugh will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his debut as a national influence in talk radio — an influence that is widely misunderstood, I would argue. History shows that El Rushbo’s status as the king of his medium has not exactly made him a kingmaker when it comes to presidential politics. There have been eight presidential elections since Limbaugh’s national program was started in 1988. He was too new to the medium and the country at large to carry much sway in...

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Stop the presses! For once, John Boehner speaks the truth!

The first thing you need to know here is that right-wing talk radio has a finite audience. There are only so many beady-eyed weirdos available to listen to that crap. Consequently, the competition among wingnut blabbers on radio is intense. Each of them feels pressured to raise the ante almost every day. They know that the most outrageous broadcasters are the ones who will draw the biggest audiences. This inescapable of life has finally occurred to Republican House Speaker John Boehner, as we see HERE: Boehner appeared on The Golf Channel...

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The return of the polar vortex likely means we’re in for more nonsense from Rush Limbaugh

Weather forecasters are warning that America’s heartland is in for an unusually cold snap next week as the dreaded polar vortex makes another unwelcome visit. Ordinarily, the polar vortex is confined to the Arctic, but it occasionally leaks southward and brings especially nippy weather to portions of the United States. This has been happening with greater frequency over the past 15 years, and you might recall that it happened with a vengeance last winter. You might also recall that radio blabber and notorious climate-change denier Rush...

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Once again, Limbaugh is proven wrong — not that it will matter to his gullible listeners

Radio blabber Rush Limbaugh, political guru to angry geezers across the land, said this the other day: We are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country. And right on schedule the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it’s completely unprecedented. Because they’ve got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It’s called the ‘polar vortex.’ The dreaded polar vortex. Do you know what the polar vortex is? Have you ever heard of it? Well, they just created it for this week....

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Add the papacy to the list of things about which Rush Limbaugh is ignorant

As I noted HERE the other day, right-wing radio blabber Rush Limbaugh has taken issue with some of the things Pope Francis has been saying lately. And now, political and social commentator Andrew Sullivan, a practicing Catholic, SAYS Limbaugh is mistaken in arguing that Francis’s warnings about unfettered capitalism “would have been unthinkable for a pope to believe or say just a few years ago.” Limbaugh specifically invokes the great anti-Communist Pope, John Paul II, as an alleged contrast with this leftist gobbledegook....

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