Monday, April 10, 2017

Quote of the Moment

Many years ago I listened to Rush Limbaugh regularly. I picked up on quite a few tricks. One of them was to be vague enough to allow countering of attacks using quotations as out of context. So I'm putting this note before the actual quote, because after several readings, I conclude that it is virtually impossible to determine what the subject of the indirect object "them" is in the following quotation. The most grammatically close definite object would have it referring to "the media", or "the Democrats", but it could also be referring to "the Republicans". In case anyone thinks I am making up the vague accusation, there is a paragraph that begins "They're a monopoly. It's amazing. They lost their monopoly, it will be 30 years ago...", so there you go. Anyway, on with the quote.

"But as I said last week, there's no desire to find any mutual common ground, because there isn't any, so it's senseless to seek compromise with them or reach across the aisle, show that we can compromise and govern together. In fact, that's all a bunch of garbage." - Rush Limbaugh, "LA Times Laments Loss of Liberal Media Monopoly", April 10, 2017

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