Letter to the Editor

Alienating Rush

NipomoNovember 15, 2012 

I come from a long line of Republicans, and until four years and two weeks ago, I was one myself. It happened that I accidentally tuned in to Rush Limbaugh (this was one day after the election). And what was big-mouth doing? He was bashing Barack Obama.

This man had not been in the office of president for 24 hours, and he was being ripped apart by this loud-mouthed, egomaniacal, lying jerk. It was at this point that I decided that, and to take off on a remark of Groucho Marks, I didn’t want to be a member of any group that would have him as a member and as a spokesperson for their party. It absolutely ended my connection with the Republicans and truly makes me wonder about those who listen to him.

I was 8 years old before I found out that Roosevelt’s first name was Franklin, and not “ThatDamn.” My ancestors are flipping around in their respective crypts at my move, but I know that if they had heard Limbaugh, they would have split too.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service