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Published on February 18, 2009 By Kmurphy994 In Republican

Negativism is killing us.

I travel extensively by car and listen to talk shows. After a year of listening to the right wing stations bash Obama (There are no Left wing Stations) I still have to listen to their voice of doom rants about the government.

The talk show guru Rush Limbaugh says: "I hope Obama Fails". Now isn't that a great attitude? Why can't everyone give the President a chance and at least stop the negativism about everything he does.

I have had to stop listening to talk shows because it is depressing. For once I would like to hear the Rush Limbaugh's of the world come up with suggestions on how to help the country instead of just tearing it down.

The Shaun Hannity's of the industry are mired in pessimism, hostility and non objective oration for the sake of stimulating listeners.  They have lost this listener and hopefully many others.

It is time for America to rally together.  The Republican stand against the stimulus bill wherin not one voted for it in the house, is shameful. I have a friend who lost his job and is about to lose his house and his only hope is the stimulus bill, particularly as it pertains to Health Care and workers unemployment payments.

The Republicans lost the majority because they didn't listen to what the public is shouting out for. They haven't learned and are continuing to do so and causing the country great harm.

Let's get positive!!!

(It can't hurt)

Ken


Comments (Page 1)
on Feb 18, 2009

This will be the mindset when free speech is ripped from the radio.

Ken.

Please.

You have not listened well if you listened at all to talk radio.

Taking Rush's words out of context makes me wonder if you write from Democrat talking points.  I heard that episode in its entirety.  He wasn't hoping Obama failed as you make it out.  He is hoping Obama's Socialism fails.  That is a big difference.

I never really cared much for Rush, but ya know what?  Talk radio is one of the few places you can get any REAL news, so I listen to a bit of it every day to counter the Obama-bots currently claiming "journalism" as a career.

Why is it negative to point out mistakes?  And where oh where was this condemnation when the libs did it to Bush?  They didn't just criticize his ideology, they often attacked the man with personal insults.

I don't hear talk radio doing that.  Even when Rush refers to Obama as the Messiah, he is using words many of Obama's supporters have used.

Look, no matter who is in the White House....when the dissent and criticism stops.....then we are REALLY in trouble.

Just turn it off and let the rest of us make the decision for ourselves.

on Feb 18, 2009

"There are no Left wing Stations" - What about Air America?

on Feb 18, 2009

"There are no Left wing Stations" - What about Air America?

Randy Rhodes, Alan Colmes, what planet you live on? I love it when people complain about there not being enough Liberal radio shows yet there is only one Conservative new station on TV, FoxNews.

on Feb 18, 2009

Why is it negative to point out mistakes?

It is negative to point out mistakes and not offer anything in place of them.

Saying "Well, you screwed up!" and offering no constructive criticism or different plans of action accomplishes nothing but a bloated sense of self satisfaction that comes from pointing it out.

Want to fix problems?  Then offer new solutions rather than just shitting on everyone else's.

 

Although I think conservatives are just leaping at the chance to tear down liberals since they had 8 years of tearing down Bush.  People are simple like that.

~Zoo

on Feb 18, 2009

It is negative to point out mistakes and not offer anything in place of them.

For the record I've heard a LOT of different alternatives on talk radio to the stimulus fiasco.  The simplest goes like this...let people keep their taxes for 6 months.  That will stimulate the economy and benefits people who are actually working.

I disagree with your statement.  (Is that being negative?  By your reasoning I am being negative unless I offer you an alternative, so here it is.  Agree with everything I say.   )

More simply, you can taste a pie I bake, and tell me it isn't good without having the faintest idea how to change the recipe.  It doesn't make your criticism any less valid.  Does it make it negative?  Yes by definition, but so what?  Doesn't change the reality of the pie.

on Feb 18, 2009

Although I think conservatives are just leaping at the chance to tear down liberals since they had 8 years of tearing down Bush.

Really? 

I want to be wrong about Obama and his ideas.  Saying "I told you so" while in the midst of turmoil doesn't make it any easier to stomach. 

I want to be SO wrong I have to write a letter of apology.

 

on Feb 18, 2009

The problem, as I see it, is that Democrats hear without listening.

We've spent the last 8 years, minimum, listening to Democrats wail about how it is their patriotic duty to dissent, acceptable dissent apparently including vile personal attacks.  Get used to it, though Republicans are not nearly as good at it, in the sense of being sufficiently vile.

on Feb 18, 2009

 

For the record I've heard a LOT of different alternatives on talk radio to the stimulus fiasco. The simplest goes like this...let people keep their taxes for 6 months. That will stimulate the economy and benefits people who are actually working.

Well, then perhaps we should get some petitions and government backing going.  Though I'm not sure if talk show hosts are well versed enough in economics to provide viable solutions.  Ideas can sound good, but may fail in practice. (Like communism, for instance)

I suppose the tax cut thing could work...though people would probably stash that extra money away for awhile.  The issue with giving money directly to people is that they're not necessarily going to do with it what you wish.  You're banking on American consumerism, which is a pretty good bet, but it's not guaranteed to work. 

 

I disagree with your statement. (Is that being negative?

No, disagreement isn't inherently negative...actually criticism doesn't have to be negative either.  Criticism for criticism's sake is though.  In other words, complaining just to hear myself complain is a real downer.

More simply, you can taste a pie I bake, and tell me it isn't good without having the faintest idea how to change the recipe. It doesn't make your criticism any less valid. Does it make it negative? Yes by definition, but so what? Doesn't change the reality of the pie.

I'm not questioning validity.  Anyone can criticize anything and it'll be valid as long as they have a reason behind it.  (I don't like the policy or I don't like the pie because...)  If policy or pie is bad, then criticize it because being critical should serve as a means of improving something you don't like.

(By the way, I'm sure your pies are fantastic. )

~Zoo

on Feb 18, 2009

I want to be wrong about Obama and his ideas. Saying "I told you so" while in the midst of turmoil doesn't make it any easier to stomach.

Well, not all conservatives are bad afterall.  I've been seeing "I told you so"s pop up on this very site...which just reeks of smugness.  Admittedly I do like a good "I told you so" but it's not helpful at all.

~Zoo

on Feb 19, 2009

Anyone can criticize anything and it'll be valid as long as they have a reason behind it. (I don't like the policy or I don't like the pie because...) If policy or pie is bad, then criticize it because being critical should serve as a means of improving something you don't like.

I like that quote above Zoo. That is one of the things I notice quite ofetn when people criticize other peoples opinions. Quite often I see people make a criticism with a "becasue behind it" but just as often I see criticism just for criticism sake. Those are the ones that drive me up the wall (which is probably the whole point of the criticism in the first place).

on Feb 19, 2009

This is hillarious.

The talk show guru Rush Limbaugh says: "I hope Obama Fails". Now isn't that a great attitude? Why can't everyone give the President a chance and at least stop the negativism about everything he does.

And what did the media and leftist radio do for the past 8 years?  I agree with Rush, I hope Obama fails, and he already is.  Why?  Well because I don't want America to be a socialist nation, so by Obama failing, we can prevent that.

 

The Republicans lost the majority because they didn't listen to what the public is shouting out for. They haven't learned and are continuing to do so and causing the country great harm.

Republicans lost because they were acting like democrats, and Obama was elected because of a marketing slogan and race.  It seems the majority don't want the "stimulus", but yet democrats and Obama continued to push it through, got a problem with that?

 

on Feb 19, 2009

Ken, why don't you put on a music station and just forget about politics for the next four years. You've obviously chose not to hear any opposition to the president with an objective ear. I'm sure you can find assistance changing the station if needed.

on Feb 19, 2009

Ken, good attempt, unfortunately doesn't work here. 

on Feb 19, 2009

the republicans lost because of racism (lets vote a black man because he is black) and because leeches get to vote (i am on welfare, and i am voting for the guy who promises me more money).

But yes, hoping barak obama fails is stupid, its like cutting your nose to spite your face. I HOPE he succeeds, but so far he has done nothing but blunder. The stimulus package is exactly the opposite of what we need (we need to cut expenses, not add expenses).

He has proven to be full of shit in his campaign promises, except for the really bad ones, those he does with gusto.

And he and his administration are openly racist "we must ensure that those new jobs we create do not go to white males"

on Feb 20, 2009

foreverserenity
Ken, good attempt, unfortunately doesn't work here. 

The reason it doesn't work here is because it is yet another blatant example of 'do as I say, not as I do'.

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