Posts Tagged ‘ Rush Limbaugh ’

A toxic slurry

Feb 5th, 2020 11:02 am | By

Matthew Gertz expands on the subject at Media Matters:

It is nonetheless revealing that it was Trump who awarded Limbaugh the medal. You can draw a straight line between Limbaugh’s rise to prominence and his acceptance by the Republican establishment and the president’s own conquest of the party.

Limbaugh has had a virtually unmatched influence on Republican politics for the last 30 years, rising from obscurity to become a kingmaker who described himself as “the titular head” of the GOP. Speaking daily to an audience which grew to tens of millions, he converted listeners, often working-class whites who in the past might have been Democratic voters, into loyal “dittoheads” who spouted the platitudes of conservatism and supported Republicans. Party

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Limbaugh set the stage for Trump

Feb 5th, 2020 10:49 am | By

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