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Hey, it’s not my fault, it’s "hate radio"
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, June 16, 2007

Says Ms. Pelosi:
Pelosi, after five months in the job, said she isn't concerned about her own approval ratings.

``All I can worry about is getting the job done,'' Pelosi said. ``Most of us here are at the mercy of hate radio every day of the week, and that takes its toll. And I can't be concerned about that. Whatever our ratings are, my ratings are, they're still way ahead of the president.''
Well gee Ms. Pelosi, if you're not concerned about your approval ratings why compare them to Bush's? And poor Harry Reid ... he can't even make that claim.

But more appalling is the attempt to claim her low approval ratings are a function of 'hate radio'. Here's a clue, Ms. Pelosi, those who listen to "hate radio" never approved of you in the first place. So perhaps you might want to look at your job performance as the possible reason your approval ratings suck.
 
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Pelosi’s just borrowing another pathetic page from the Clinton Playbook: villify anyone who speaks out against you, paint them as haters. Look who Clinton blamed for the Oklahoma City bombing....

 
Written By: Steverino
URL: http://steverino.journalspace.com/
I only listen to music radio and I still disapprove of her.
 
Written By: Achillea
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Trent Lott was complaining about talk radio as well.

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“Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”
Of course many think this is reference to Rush but it really is about the radio talk show host who shall not be named.

Regardless, it smells like theres going to be an attempt to take out conservative talk which will be helped by the RINOs that permeate the republican leadership.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Trent Lott, Nancy Pelosi, there is not a dimes difference between em. I used to not believe that, but now I do. If you stay in the beltway long enough the body snatchers get to you and you become a pod person.
 
Written By: kyleN
URL: http://impudent.blognation.us/blog
Not just to be contrary, but I think Nancy is correct in her assessment. "Hate radio" is not the right phrase, but you have to admit that the pressure from the right side of talk radio and the blogosphere has taken its toll and kept her feet to the fire. That does not, of course, negate McQ’s underlying point that Pelosi’s ineffectiveness at governing and inability to get anything done (especially any of the pet causes of the nutroots brigade). But if you think that spin/bias from the media (in whatever form) is responsible for

(a) the war being so unpopular,

(b) Bush’s approval ratings being so ridiculously low,

(c) the negative attitude regarding one of the best economies we’ve ever had, and/or

(d) Anthropogenic Global Warming (TM) being all the rage,

then, it only makes sense that Pelosi is suffering the same fate from a different source than the above.

IOW, Pelosi’s jab could be taken as "well job done" by those who have been so persistent in pointing out her (many) weaknesses.

Just sayin’ ...
 
Written By: MichaelW
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
Considering how many people *loathe* Rush...

Everyone who disapproves of her can’t possibly be listening to him, or even the talk show host who must not be named, *or* listening to talk radio at all.
 
Written By: Synova
URL: http://synova.blogspot.com
Look who Clinton blamed for the Oklahoma City bombing....
Very first thing that came to my mind.
Trent Lott was complaining about talk radio as well.
Very second. Or okay, maybe tied for first.
Trent Lott, Nancy Pelosi, there is not a dimes difference between em.
Amen.

I don’t care for talk radio at all. But I still find it very annoying that politicians who try to make a big deal of being on opposite sides of the aisle keep pointing to it as a problem for them. It’s political speech and it’s supposed to be a problem for politicians who want to carry on about "their" business without regard for what Americans have to say about it. The thing for senators to do is to shut up and listen.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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...it only makes sense that Pelosi is suffering the same fate from a different source than the above.
Exactly what I was thinking Michael. Regardless of its idealogical underpinnings, the media shapes our views. Pelosi (actually all politicians) seems only to care when that shaping is not to her (their) liking.
 
Written By: bains
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Considering how many people *loathe* Rush
Really? Snakes and Arrows is probably their best album yet, I’d rank it above Moving Pictures and Grace Under Pressure. Fantastic for a band whose first album came out in 1974. Rush is a band!
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
""Hate radio" is not the right phrase,"

I think that is the point. Nobody disputes that talk radio is influential.

" It’s political speech and it’s supposed to be a problem for politicians..."

Right on!

Who did politicians blame before talk radio? I am sure they had some designated scapegoat.
 
Written By: timactual
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Joel Klein blames the intolerance of the left-wing blogospere on Rush Limbaugh:
But the smart stuff is being drowned out by a fierce, bullying, often witless tone of intolerance that has overtaken the left-wing sector of the blogosphere. Anyone who doesn’t move in lockstep with the most extreme voices is savaged and ridiculed—especially people like me who often agree with the liberal position but sometimes disagree and are therefore considered traitorously unreliable. Some of this is understandable: the left-liberals in the blogosphere are merely aping the odious, disdainful—and politically successful—tone that right-wing radio talk-show hosts like Rush Limbaugh pioneered.

Nancy Pelosi blames her low approval ratings on "hate radio":
Most of us here are at the mercy of hate radio every day of the week, and that takes its toll.
If Limbaugh didn’t exist the Left would have to invent him. This new meme reminds me of Hillary blaming the bimbo eruptions on the VRWC.
 
Written By: Aldo
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Considering how many people *loathe* Rush
Really? Snakes and Arrows is probably their best album yet, I’d rank it above Moving Pictures...
For what it’s worth Scott, you are full of pleasant surprises lately. And no, Moving Pictures is better than Snakes and Arrows...
 
Written By: bains
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Yeah, Moving Pictures has withstood the test of time and is a masterpiece. After reading your post I realized that I hadn’t listened to it for a long time so I put it on during my workout. Yes, you’re right.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm

 
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