Democrat Durbin Deceives on Doctrine

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    This is a call to arms! Just as Yankee fans and Red Sox fans fought shoulder to shoulder in America’s Wars, and now is the time for all of us to close ranks to support the America that we all know and love. Disagree though we will as liberals and conservatives, we should all be ready to confront the excesses of an administration that would infract our Constitution and fly in the face of America’s values.

    In the Senate yesterday, an amendment was floated that would endanger opposition talk radio. Yes, talk. Imagine, the administration has commissioned “the First Friend,” Dick Durbin of Illinois to write an amendment:

    “The Senate voted along party lines Thursday to adopt an amendment sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, that directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “promote diversity in communication media ownership and to ensure that broadcast station licenses are used in the public interest.”

    TheHill.com - Conservatives ask: Is Durbin going after Limbaugh?

    Contrary to what has been said, the money that supports talk radio, most of it conservative, is the advertising revenue based on the huge numbers of listeners. And this amendment will not curb opinion on the other side on TV, print media or any other publications. Only talk radio. Talk radio, there the dynamics are identical to what takes place on this board.

    Politics is a blood sport, and Illinois politics is known to be bare knuckles, but what we are seeing here is a naked attempt to censor the voices on the right.

    Controlling two of the branches of government, the Democrats will be successful in passing this poison pill.

    Are our friends on the left going to stand by, or even gloat? Or will we see a reaction that that will mark all of us as Americans?
     
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    This is an outrage. This is not Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. Who does this asshole think he is?
     
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    It looks like Obama is going to get his Civil War after all.
     
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    Ah! but they had two votes in the senate..






    Now let's see if the mouth obamalama tell the truth and refuses to sign such a bill into law if it should reach his desk..
     
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    what stupidity... there was ALWAYS diversity in media ownership until baby bush decided that his buddies could own multiple media in one location.

    typical right wing hysteria....

    i guess that's what happens when you only get your news from rushbot and coultergeist.
     
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    In my 2000 or so posts, I don't believe I've ever called anyone stupid, nor have I used phrases like wingnuts. Do you realize that you have become the poster-child for mean-spirit and cantankerousness. I'm truly sorry that you have such an unhappy life.

    Of course I'm for diversity: I am a conservative. We don't believe in the narrowing uniformity which you on the far left of the spectrum describe as equality.

    I'm hoping that you are more intelligent than it appears from your post, and you realize that every form of media, from Hollywood to print to broadcast is owned and operated by left wingers. The only counterbalance is talk radio.

    You must admit that this is an attempt to silence the only consistent critics the Obama administration will face, and once you admit that your conscience will force you to fight this amendment.
     
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    Like NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NPR and CNN?
     
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    When I composed this thread, I though that one of two things would happen. Either those on the left who are deep into their irrational hatred to the right would piggy-back on the Durbin/Obama attempt at censorship, or there would be a weighty and telling silence from those on the left who voted for this administration.

    I felt that it would be a hopeful sign if our friends on the left, while not comfortable in criticizing the Durbin Amendment, could not support it.

    I don't believe that it is accidental that almost every response is opposed to the amendment.

    Thanks.
     
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    Well, the Politburo has spoken.
     

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