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  1. MISTER BITCOIN Member
    MISTER BITCOIN
    @MISTERBITCOIN

    YouTube has shadow banned searches for “Rush Limbaugh”

     

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  2. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    I only ever heard Rush on the radio. So, thank you for this!!!

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  3. MISTER BITCOIN Member
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    @MISTERBITCOIN

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    I only ever heard Rush on the radio. So, thank you for this!!!

    There is a great segment about Rush on 60 minutes from 1992

    Also Rush on Donahue in 1992

     

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  4. JennaStocker Member
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    @JennaStocker

    All through grade school, listening on road trip vacations cross-crossing the country, covert listening through college, then wherever life took me, Rush was a constant. I took him for granted – not his knowledge, his radio skill, his a a vilify to make sense of it all and make fun of it all – but simply that I could always turn on the radio to my AM station in the afternoon, on any given weekday, and he would be there. Thank you for this. 

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  5. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Thanks for posting this!

    It’s a good display of two rhetorical styles & two generations of conservative political opinion. Buckley was right to be depressed about the way American society was changing, as identity replaced community. Individualism began to reach deeper into the make up of morality, choice, & eventually biology, which is no longer a matter of choice–yet the distinction made no difference in the advance of rights.

    Limbaugh is also right to point out the contradictions in liberal rhetoric: Liberalism was supposed to prevent offensive stuff by encouraging most people to take offense more & more, be more litigious & loud about it, & never let things be forgotten–to empower the disempowered by reminding them more & more of weakness, frailty, & the humiliation that brings, at least once you make a public spectacle of it.

    They were both right to signal the defeat of conservatism. But of course the job of the most popular & most prestigious conservatives in America was not just to prophesy defeat, but to secure victory, or at least prevent defeat. Maybe people who make talking their business can’t really achieve much in politics; or maybe though they did the best that could be done in the 90s, nevertheless most people didn’t care to listen or weren’t persuaded. Some weakness appears in this conversation–Limbaugh is given to ranting & talking about himself, Buckley to irony & giving too much credence to the polemical statements of liberals. Intellectual conservatism & demotic conservatism, what you read & what you hear, in this case, were pulling in very different directions & just like this conversation is disjointed, the movement itself didn’t cohere in the 90s & has since come to a terrible crisis.

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  6. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris Oler
    @ChrisO

    I rarely listened on the radio until recent years, but did watch his show many times with my Dad. The “environmentally-correct fireplace” still makes me chuckle. Rush didn’t always suit my temperament, but we should be awed by his accomplishments, particularly his vast syndication at such an early time when no one was thinking of it. Other genres followed him into the fray. Would Howard Stern still just be a Cleveland phenomenon if not for Rush? Not a serious question to ponder.

    So it is with great appreciation that he will be remembered, both for his analysis and assault on the heap of nonsense the left tried to lay on us during his watchful tenure, and for his trailblazing. Rest in Peace, Rush, and thank you for your efforts on our behalf.

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  7. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    @JosephStanko

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    I only ever heard Rush on the radio. So, thank you for this!!!

    There is a great segment about Rush on 60 minutes from 1992

    Also Rush on Donahue in 1992

     

    He had a TV show for a while back in the 90’s, I remember seeing a few episodes, but it never worked as well. On TV he was just another talking head, but on radio he was one of a kind. 

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  8. MarciN Member
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    That was wonderful. Thank you.

    It’s interesting how little the issues have changed since they had that conversation. 

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  9. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    I spoke to Rush on the radio in August of 2005. He was a very gracious host. I also heard the call from the lady who asked for the designation “RushBabe”. In about a week his web store had RushBabe apparel and signs available. I wear my shirts proudly, as well as my handle, and my blog. 

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  10. Henry Castaigne Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    That was wonderful. Thank you.

    It’s interesting how little the issues have changed since they had that conversation.

    David Rubin remarked how much he likes Reagan’s old videos and how relevant everything he said is. There is nothing new under the sun.

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  11. Sal Member
    Sal
    @Sal

    Thanks @peterrobinson for sharing this video. It gave me joy to see them both but it also saddened me to realize how much worse things have gotten since that interview. Little could WFB and Rush imagine how degraded our institutions would become in subsequent decades. It makes me fear for the future. 

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  12. Stad Coolidge
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    I only ever heard Rush on the radio. So, thank you for this!!!

    There is a great segment about Rush on 60 minutes from 1992

    Also Rush on Donahue in 1992

     

    He had a TV show for a while back in the 90’s, I remember seeing a few episodes, but it never worked as well. On TV he was just another talking head, but on radio he was one of a kind.

    I loved the TV show! It was said when Rush pulled the plug on it, but he always said doing the show took up way too much of his time, and it was scripted and taped, unlike his radio show. He preferred doing his thing live . . .

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  13. MiMac Thatcher
    MiMac
    @MiMac

    Rush had a TV show in the early 90s-but most stations aired him well after prime time. I used to tape it and watch- unfortunately I didn’t keep the tapes. 

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  14. Shawn Buell, Jeopardy Champ! Contributor
    Shawn Buell, Jeopardy Champ!
    @Majestyk

    The past reads as prologue.

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  15. Hang On Member
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    @HangOn

    Here is Ben Domenech’s tribute to Rush. He brings up Buckley as well.

    Anybody remember Rush being brought up in Northern Exposure? Maggie’s mother is back in Michigan where her grandmother locks herself in the bathroom so she can smoke and listen to Rush on the radio.

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  16. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol
    @Concretevol

    I love this discussion so much. Does anyone else notice that at times as the interview goes on Rush kindof adopts Buckley’s speech cadence?

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  17. MiMac Thatcher
    MiMac
    @MiMac

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    I love this discussion so much. Does anyone else notice that at times as the interview goes on Rush kindof adopts Buckley’s speech cadence?

    He wasn’t as good as Robin Williams at it- the skit on the flammability of black celebrities was a riot.

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  18. Columbo Member
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    It is very interesting to listen to this with a 2020’s perspective. Clearly WFB is a man with extraordinary principles. He came of age during a time in which the democrat party actually loved America and he gave them the benefit of the doubt regarding their perspectives, taking the part of their objections with Rush Limbaugh. Rush handled every critique with respect, intellect and humor. His perspective makes WFB’s dour intellectual approach seem naive at best. Today’s democrats are not your Grandfather’s democrats and WFB gives them, in my opinion, too much benefit of the doubt, as if there is some intellectual basis behind their worldview. Rush parries easily every single one of the darts that WFB sends, but WFB never seems to acknowledge Rush’s answer as definitive, although his laughter at Rush does in fact give away that Rush intellectually won the debate with the Left’s criticism.

    For the 2020’s, we need Conservatism articulated by the style of Rush Limbaugh, and the style of WFB seems completely outdated.

    For example, go to the 20:00 minute mark and see a conservation where WFB tells Rush that his analogy of women in combat and women in the office is “unfair” (21:38). It most certainly was not “unfair”, but highlighted the hypocrisy of the Left, and their alternating between “victim” and “equal” at the drop of the hat. Look at today’s elevation of transgender thought and action. They turn themselves into pretzels. If there is no difference in the sexes, then why have women’s sports? The trans womyn put the lie to this as they win in ‘women’s’ sports easily. Women’s sports is surely done. There will be trans men much better than Renee Richards, who can beat Serena Williams. If Serena gets pissed off about it, look out democrats.

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