November 22, 2014

Limbaugh Killed It In 2007

So this is interesting, I read this blog article on the Thinkprogress.org blog about a “study” done by the Project for Excellence in Journalism that showed the causes and effects during Bush’s FAILED immigration reform, and apparently one of his own camp had more to do with it than anything else.

Check this out, and definitely read the full article. It covers an interview between Bush and Limbaugh.  That’s like Darth Vader and Emporer Palpatine catching up.  Or if you are their fan, it’s like Batman visiting Robin for tea. Hey that’s a good pun LOL.

Long before right-wing pundits were ludicrously attacking Democrats’ attempt to pass the DREAM Act as “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants, they were lambasting former President Bush’s attempt to enact comprehensive immigration reform with the same “amnesty” smear. In fact, a study by the nonpartisan Project for Excellence in Journalism released in 2007 found that “[o]pposition from key talk radio and cable TV hosts helped kill the immigration bill in Congress.”

Does this show that the people who follow the Republican party might not even really be viewed as peers by the actual politicians?  There is indeed a gap in the current political stances of the Tea Party and the Republican Party.  This underlines it further.  Basically you’ve got one set of folks being even more zealous than the original party.

The article also notes:

In 2005, Limbaugh “spent months denouncing the proposed legislation” as “amnesty” or even “shamnesty,” and said Bush’s emphasis on reform over border security threatened “our sovereignty.” “The bottom line — you know it and I know it — is they want this amnesty,” Limbaugh explained. In early 2007, he warned Republicans that pushing immigration reform would lead to “the marginalization, if not the destruction, of the Republican Party.” He also said that “beating back [the] amnesty bill will be great for [the] conservative movement.”

As I said before, check out the article, it’s got some good links.  I actually like this blog and am going to follow it for a while, it seems like it’s well put together and the topics are of deeper interest than what I’m used to seeing on the net.  I like the color-coded “what we are about”, interesting little widget they should make ‘link-able’ because if you think about it, you could really do a lot of interesting ‘aggregation’ of news and political thought.

It also turned me on to this site:  Project for Excellence in Journalism

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Lou Dobbs Employs “Illegals”

One thing about being a proponent of political division is that is always backfires on you.  It’s just a matter of when.  If you are a talk show host, less so, because there’s no election to lose, your bosses at the TV station can overlook your fall, even as they plan for your eventual exit on their spreadsheet charts of profit/loss.

Such may not be the case for Lou Dobbs yet, but he’s still going to have to endure some tough questions, maybe even some legal issues.  If the tables were turned, exactly what would he be insisting on?  Guess what, The Nation is running a story that claims Mr. Dobbs “Dobbs has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estates and the horses he keeps for his 22-year-old daughter, Hillary, a champion show jumper.”

The article goes on to say:

“Commenting on this scapegoating of undocumented workers, Hinojosa-Ojeda remarked, “The irony is that the biggest users of services of the undocumented are affluent white people.” In the case of Lou Dobbs, who made his name and his fortune lambasting “illegals” and their employers, the irony is breathtaking.”

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Jerry Brown – Meg Whitman Debate #2

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman went all out in a fiery and dramatic series of exchanges on the topic of immigration reform during Saturday’s debate, televised on Univision with wide exposure to a Spanish speaking Audience.  The debate focused repeatedly on the recent scandal enveloping Whitman’s campaign, -that of her former hiring, then firing, of  housekeeper “Nicky” Diaz.  This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what exactly is on your mind.

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