Liberal columnist has sunk to new low

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Eugene Robinson has lowered himself -- which I didn't think was possible -- by his name-calling ("Dick Cheney -- from vice president to geyser of political nonsense," May 18).

His referring to former Vice President Dick Cheney as a crazy old coot and an Old Faithful of self-serving nonsense, and referring to Rush Limbaugh as a gasbag, is so sad. I always know what to expect when I see his columns in the paper. How very juvenile. He can't get his point of view across without name-calling.

Enough already with his garbage. Let's get rid of Robinson in your paper.

Pat Tortorello

McCormick, S.C.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/19/09 - 12:43 am
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Pat Tortorello, how is

Pat Tortorello, how is Robinson any different from any and every other liberal columnist and commentator you've ever read or heard? This has been their only shtick since the early '80s. Haven't you noticed the primary news source for the left is a series of "comedy" shows? "Ignore the fool behind the curtain".

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 05/19/09 - 03:03 am
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I think his descriptions are

I think his descriptions are accurate and appropriate.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/19/09 - 03:06 am
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I never want to hear liberals

I never want to hear liberals complain about conservatives not being civil. MSNBC and others use the raunchiest attempts to slam conservatives in mean ways that I've ever seen. They always attack personally anyone who opposes the Democratic agenda. It's their M.O. Even Obama must be disturbed by the likes of Matthews, Olberman and Maddow.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/19/09 - 03:56 am
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Funny, it's fine and good to
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Funny, it's fine and good to call Republicans names, but when a newspaper cartoon has a monkey on it and associates it with Obama's policies, the poverty pimps like fat Al Sharpton and whiney Jesse Jackson scream racism. Does this sound like fairplay to any of you? This is some great "change" we've got in power now. And RIVERMAN, are you kidding? Obama disturbed by Matthews or Olberman? Why should he...they're his mindnumbed soldiers.

dhd1108
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dhd1108 05/19/09 - 04:11 am
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Meanwhile in the real world,

Meanwhile in the real world, more people realize that both parties are full of blowhards, gasbags, and geysers of political nonsense. I wish.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 05/19/09 - 04:17 am
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It's hilarious, no matter

It's hilarious, no matter what party is targeted, it POLITICS! That ANYONE would gripe about name-calling is petty. If you don't want to hear or read it, then don't. Mr. Torterello sounds like a school child for saying anything at all, but mostly sounds like someone who can't handle the truth when he sees it and then wants to censor it. I thought that was, supposedly, a Democrat tactic.......southern, the cartoon, while I saw what it was saying, could have used a less incendiary analogy. Nevertheless, I support total freedom of political speech and believe that the incident was blown out of proportion. Mindnumbed soldiers? At least they have a mind....Rush, Hannity and O'Reilly don't even have minds to be numbed.....

HotFoot
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HotFoot 05/19/09 - 04:37 am
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Sure, remove Robinson.....and

Sure, remove Robinson.....and then who's left (no one....just the Right). If Malkin isn't a name-calling twit, I don't know who is.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 05/19/09 - 04:46 am
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Let's get rid of them all:

Let's get rid of them all: Star Parker, Camden's Kathleen Parker, Robinson, Malkin, Cal Thomas, the guy from George Mason. That ought to serve the public well.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 05/19/09 - 04:49 am
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And while we are at it, NYT

And while we are at it, NYT should get rid of Brooks.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/19/09 - 05:13 am
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You're right GACOP, but why
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You're right GACOP, but why is it so terrible to aim at Democratic administrations but okay to fire any crap at Republicans? And don't say that doesn't happen. Let the humor and cartoons continue, but remember that everyone in office is subject. And if you think Olberman and Matthews have a mind, I've got some oceanfront property I'll sell you, cheap!

dashiel
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dashiel 05/19/09 - 05:27 am
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Question: What's the

Question: What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg?

TechLover
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TechLover 05/19/09 - 05:46 am
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Maybe he should have just

Maybe he should have just told Cheney to go F*** himself. Then he would be using one of Cheney's adult methods of getting his point across.

shaglorious
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shaglorious 05/19/09 - 05:59 am
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TechLover, I loved it when

TechLover, I loved it when Cheney said that to Leahy. Leahy had been talking his smack about Cheney and then thought he could pretend a fews days later it was just politics as usual. Cheney's mistake was thinking that Leahy actually meant a word he said.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 05/19/09 - 06:01 am
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TechLover: Absolutely point

TechLover: Absolutely point on...Those were the famous words of the great Dick Cheney!!!Five (5) deferments from Vietnam Cheney!!!

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 05/19/09 - 06:02 am
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*yawns*

*yawns*

TechLover
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TechLover 05/19/09 - 06:04 am
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shag:I guess that means

shag:I guess that means you're against the LTE and that name calling is OK.

dashiel
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dashiel 05/19/09 - 06:05 am
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Give up?

Give up?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/19/09 - 06:09 am
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But Rush Limbaugh IS a

But Rush Limbaugh IS a gasbag. What is the big mystique about him, anyway? Why do people take it so personally if someone is critical of him, or doesn't like him? He's an entertainer making huge bucks to be obnoxious.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 06:15 am
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Why should the progressives

Why should the progressives stop their propaganda machine, against the republicans, when it works. With Americas Jerry Springer mentality, it has become our culture for character assassination. The republicans instead of fighting back, tried to appease the left. Wow, that was smart, compromise your parties base, because some one beats you up with a PC handbook. The only slogan I have herd from the republicans "We are not the party of NO". What in the heck is that, will that earn my vote. Republicans need to be the party of NO, and need to get off their fat butts and speak for their base. Nancy just made a political disaster for herself, and all the republicans can do is ask for an apology? Weakling republicans, stand up and fight for the conservative ideas that once made you successful.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/19/09 - 06:19 am
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Do any of you think, for one

Do any of you think, for one minute, that Rush Limbaugh cares what any of us think about him? He just signed a $400M contract. He's laughing all the way to the bank. All of you who get so offended- he's a talk show radio host. Why would any rational adult get upset over criticism of Rush Limbaugh?

shaglorious
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shaglorious 05/19/09 - 06:22 am
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Techlover, It does not matter

Techlover, It does not matter if I am for or against the letter. It is politics. The problem is journalists are supposed to report the NEWS, not interject their political agenda.

dashiel
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dashiel 05/19/09 - 06:25 am
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Answer: One's a flaming nazi

Answer: One's a flaming nazi gasbag, the other's a dirigible. [Nice try, corgimom. Rush is the Doughberry Pillboy of the GOP. He has "talent on (sub-prime) loan from God."]

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 06:31 am
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Hey Mom politics it is just

Hey Mom politics it is just like sports it is a rivalry between the teams. Every entertainer has their wacky followers! Rush does anything and everything to annoy the left, to put them on the defense. The left falls for his tactics every time. Maybe, though doubtful, the republicans can learn from his propagandist tactics to put the left on the defense.

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justus4 05/19/09 - 06:32 am
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The writer can't handle a few
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The writer can't handle a few negative references to his idols even though the references are true. Robinson is a Brotha and this writer probably is not. He resides in a southern state which historicially, have not been credible on issues of race. His understanding of history is again, probably different from intelligent individuals, so again, no credibility. Cheney had FIVE deferrments from military service (Vietnam), but sent thousands of young men & women to die in a stupid war (Iraq). That failure alone put him in the company of citizen cowards. Limbaugh is an example of white supremacy on public airwaves, spreading hate while his personal life is one of a loser. He didn't serve and didn't complete college. What are his real credentials? His race. And ol' Pat is clueless 'cause that race thing is losing its original benefits. Robinson should be in more papers if these hillbillies want a light of truth on such complete darkness.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/19/09 - 06:35 am
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Anytime you headline an

Anytime you headline an article with Liberal this or Conservative that, you hurt your credibility. IMHO

shaglorious
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shaglorious 05/19/09 - 06:36 am
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My Gosh Justus, Can you write

My Gosh Justus, Can you write ANYTHING without bringing up race? I think you need therapy.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/19/09 - 06:41 am
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" Sheepies"! We all know that

" Sheepies"! We all know that is the product of an independent thinker.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/19/09 - 06:42 am
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The problem with Rush

The problem with Rush Limbaugh is that he doesn't not remember where he came from. I remember when I first started listening to him in 1989, before he became the bigblowhard he is now, and he he had been invited to some big dinner party hosted by, and as he put it, some rich Republicans, was that they just wanted to see who he was. At that point in time he was not considered "one of them". Rush's views are so far to the right that he is out of touch with American reality.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 06:47 am
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Justus4, throws the race card

Justus4, throws the race card in the debate, that is shocking.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/19/09 - 06:50 am
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I stand by the first post of

I stand by the first post of the day.

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