See, I Told You So

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It is not very often that a person has his
own national television show, radio show, and two books
that have been on the "New York Times Best Seller List."
Rush Limbaugh happens to be one of these unique people,
his radio show is popular, his television show has the largest
audience for a program of its type and his new book is one
of the best of its kind. Limbaugh always backed up his
comments with facts or statistics. While the book was
informative and factual, it was also very humorous. See, I
Told You So was definitely a conservative use of 363
pages. Without question, Rush Limbaugh is a spokesperson
for a conservative majority within the United States. His
book follows what he says on his radio and television
programs, which is a conservative and republican view on
issues. A few of the things he stresses in his book are that
conservatives are the silent majority and President Clinton
cannot ruin this country in four years. Although he stresses
that conservatives are the majority, he says that liberals are
trying to regain control by forcing the public schools get rid
good things like the Bible and competition, and replace them
with "Outcome-Based Education". Most importantly, we
need to motivate people to pursue excellence and not feel
sorry, pity and coddle underachievers. While the purpose of
his book is to express these views, he also covers many
other topics from the environment, to Dan\'s Bake Sale. "The
spectacle was enough to drive a stake through the heart of
liberalism (p.101)," says Rush Limbaugh about Dan\'s Bake
Sale. Sixty-five thousand people flocked to Fort Collins,
Colorado for what was called "Rushstock \'93." This all
started as a quest for Dan Kay to make $29.95 for a
subscription to The Limbaugh Letter and escalated to a full
day event that even Limbaugh attended. While Rush
Limbaugh discusses many different controversial and serious
issues, he manages to make it entertaining. He makes these
serious issues amusing by sarcastic comments and pionting
out the irony in government today. Parts of the book are
made for just entertainment like the Politically Correct
Liberal Dictionary and the Lies, Lies chapter in which
Limbaugh backs up his theory that, the Clinton
administration, has cataloged an "avalanche of false hoods"
with 7 pages of Clinton\'s major contradictions. Rush
Limbaugh makes many controversial comments throughout
his book, but instead of just commenting, he supports what
he says. An example is, when he talks about the
environment. He uses references to scientific studies, other
than just speculating. Limbaugh states, "Most scientists say a
supernova 340,000 years ago disrupted 10 to 20 percent of
the ozone, causing sunburn in prehistoric man.... Man has
never done anything close to the radiation and explosive
force of a supernova.... if prehistoric man merely got a
sunburn, how are we going to destroy the entire ozone with
our air conditioners and under arm deodorants and cause
everybody to get cancer...." (p.178) I thought this book was
very intresting. I attribute this sucesss to the fact that rarly
has there been a radio/TV commentator who consistently
makes sense on so many subjects: taxess, environmentalism,
animal rights, crime, education, the inner cities, extreme
feminism, government regulation and Congress. See, I Told
You So is a serious and important book, but Rush
Limbaugh, whatever your opinion of his politics, is an
marvelous entertainer.