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Monday, March 5, 2012

Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers Keep Heading for the Exits: Fleeing Nut House Radio

What's happening to Rush Limbaugh is a self inflicted wound, he's an intelligent man who knows exactly how many people listen to him. And how big of an audience he draws and that there are a lot of people who listen to him that don't like him. And are waiting to bring him down and draw negative Media Attention to him. He had to know that calling a women who testified up on Capital Hill. A "slut", was going to draw attention to him, what he probably didn't anticipate was how negative the attention would be. To the point that even GOP Presidential Candidates who consider Rush to be a Leader in the Republican Party. Which is a story for another blog or even the Leader of the GOP, again different blog and that this would hit him in the wallet. Thats what he probably didn't anticipate that he would lose advertisers and it would cost him support in his own party. Rush is apparently under the impression that he can basically say whatever the hell he wants to and the Republican Party will back him up. I guess he didn't get the memo that this is a Presidential Election year and the GOP wants the White House back. And would like to take back the Senate as well and has to defend the House. And that women especially amongst Independent Voters, are going to have a lot to say in who will control these institutions. Which is why the GOP Establishment selected Mitt Romney to be their Frontrunner, because he appeals well to Female Voters.

Rush making a statement where you call a young women who testified on Capitol Hill about Women's Healthcare. A "slut" and only apologizing after your own allies and supporters say you were wrong. Doesn't play well with this group. And Rush is paying a price for it as a result. 20-30 years ago Rush Limbaugh would've been considered to on the fringe. But this was when Ron Reagan, Bill Buckley were running the party and where Barry Goldwater was still a major influence. And Bob Dole was one of their major Leaders along with Bob Michael and Howard Baker. This was back when the Nut House was full of nuts and nuts weren't running wild on the street. Where people like Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann were institutionalized. Getting the help that they needed and not calling the plays in the Republican Party because the adults were in charge. The sane people who had intelligence, Common Sense and actually understood what Conservatism was about. And didn't just speak highly of something they didn't understand. How times have changed in the GOP to the point, the nuts have broken out of their Mental Hospitals and have taken over the GOP.

The Rush Limbaugh's of the World need to just be seen as they are, which is entertainers. People who get paid to be provocative and not as people who understand what Leadership or Conservatism is about. And not people that are capable of leading a Political Party successfully, because they are not.

CNN: State of The Union With John King- U.S. Senator John McCain Calling For Air Strikes on Syrian Forces

In the last four years it hasn’t been very often that I’ve agreed with Senator John McCain the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee. But he was right on Libya and he’s right on Syria. Innocent Syrian citizens are being murdered. Because they are protesting their government pure and simple. The Assad Regime only has one thing they are interested in. Staying in power and they’ll murder as many people as possible in order to stay in power. Thats all they care about and this is an authoritarian Baathist regime so far to the right that they make Neoconservatives look like Centrists.

This is a regime that’s held it’s people down and back, because they are afraid if they were to become strong they would throw the Baathists out of power. The Assad Regime is only interested in staying power and doing whatever they can to protect the interests of their regime. Not Syria itself, they are not interested in the best interest of their own country. If it hurts the strength of their regime. The United States and the rest of the developed world at least in the West that has the capability to help out struggling rebels when they are fighting for their freedom by protesting against an authoritarian government, have a responsibility to step up and help out when they can. When Freedom and individual liberty are at stake.

The West has a responsibility to step up and help out where they can. With the Arab League, European Union and NATO, the West working with the Arab League, has the ability to step up and save innocent Syrian citizens from their own brutal government. By arming the Syrian rebels and giving them arms and human resources to help them survive. And let them do their own fighting and then later a no fly zone if it becomes necessary. Senator McCain is right about Syria and he’s also right that America can’t do this on our own. We simply can’t afford to. We have to do this working with our partners, so we don’t have to take all the risks and pay all the price. But this is something we can do and should do.