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post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post


I was actually about to type pretty much the same thing. It's like famous people getting honorary degrees.


Exactly my point. He was POTUS and is an avid golfer.

post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post


You can't really think that Limbaugh targeted Clinton because he doesn't play strictly to the rules of golf? Be honest with yourself. Every single comment he makes on his show is political. There is no way in heck he would make that comment if Bush had a similar reputation on the golf course. No fricking way and you know it.
Actually he would have. He rips Republicans quite regularly. He gets a bad rap because there are paid leftists listening to his show, pulling comments out of context then running to HuffPo for publication. In this case, I'm sure that he mentioned it mostly in jest. I used to even have a bad opinion of him until I started listening.
post #21 of 42
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Actually he would have. He rips Republicans quite regularly. He gets a bad rap because there are paid leftists listening to his show, pulling comments out of context then running to HuffPo for publication. In this case, I'm sure that he mentioned it mostly in jest. I used to even have a bad opinion of him until I started listening.


He rips Republicans when they aren't conservative enough for his tastes. He treats Democrats like lepers. He's an entertainer and makes a boatload of money for his shtick. Just don't take him too seriously. I've listened to him enough to know that he plays to a specific audience and they love him. The fact that he chose to bring this up about Clinton is all part of his indignant act.

post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post


He rips Republicans when they aren't conservative enough for his tastes. He treats Democrats like lepers. He's an entertainer and makes a boatload of money for his shtick. Just don't take him too seriously. I've listened to him enough to know that he plays to a specific audience and they love him. The fact that he chose to bring this up about Clinton is all part of his indignant act.
The left take him very seriously. Kinda funny.
post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Did you even read the link?  Limbaugh's comments made no mention of politics whatsoever.  In fact, as an avid golfer himself, he talked only about the golf and the fact that Clinton is well known to cheat at golf.  Unlike you, Limbaugh questioned the award based on his knowledge of the criteria for the award.  Interestingly, the article continued and gave additional examples that supported Limbaugh's point.

 

The only point Limbaugh has is at the top of his head.

Seriously, you think anything Limbaugh has to say isn't dripping with his politics?

 

Get over it. Good choice, particularly because of what he does to help raise money for related charities.

post #24 of 42

If this can't remain about golf… we'll move the thread. Stick to the topic please. It's not really about politics.

post #25 of 42
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If this can't remain about golf… we'll move the thread. Stick to the topic please. It's not really about politics.


Sorry Erik. The bottom line one again is Clinton was POTUS which makes him high profile and he has been an ambassador for the game. It's a no brainer.

post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post


Sorry Erik. The bottom line one again is Clinton was POTUS which makes him high profile and he has been an ambassador for the game. It's a no brainer.

 

What's that got to do with my post?

 

I'm just telling you (and everyone else) to stick more closely to the topic. It's not Rush Limbaugh's politics.

post #27 of 42
I'm trying to get it back on topic. If you don't like it close the thread.
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post

I'm trying to get it back on topic. If you don't like it close the thread.

The world is not ideal, Bill is not, but if he serves a valuable purpose for the PGA and helps grow the game in a positive way ... great.

 

Haters will always hate ... let's look at the potential positive effects of the award.

post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post
 


He rips Republicans when they aren't conservative enough for his tastes. He treats Democrats like lepers. He's an entertainer and makes a boatload of money for his shtick. Just don't take him too seriously. I've listened to him enough to know that he plays to a specific audience and they love him. The fact that he chose to bring this up about Clinton is all part of his indignant act.


I understand you don't like Limbaugh....no problem.  But can you tell me how you think Clinton's obvious indifference towards the game of golf, and demonstrated lack of integrity, qualifies him for this award?

 

Assuming of course, that you've finally familiarized yourself with the published criteria for the award.....

post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

The world is not ideal, Bill is not, but if he serves a valuable purpose for the PGA and helps grow the game in a positive way ... great.

Haters will always hate ... let's look at the potential positive effects of the award.
Didn't read any hate here so don't think that adage applies.

On topic, congrats Wild Bill.
post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Gunther View Post


Didn't read any hate here so don't think that adage applies.

On topic, congrats Wild Bill.

Not talking about our devoted members...

 

Bill looks good - vegan, but has some fish ... I guess one can say "he cheats a little."

 

:-$

post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Not talking about our devoted members...

Bill looks good - vegan, but has some fish ... I guess one can say "he cheats a little."

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post #33 of 42

I have no idea if Clinton cheats at golf, but he's not POTUS anymore so no one has to let him get away with it.  As for the award, @Mr. Desmond has it right.  He's a former President, still active in the public eye and he plays golf.  If integrity was all that important, there wouldn't be any politicians or political commentators getting the award.

post #34 of 42
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http://www.golfdigest.com/golfworld/2014-01/gwar-sirak-bill-clinton-la-quinta-0114

The Clinton Foundation teamed up with The Humana Challenge to promote golf, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. I think that's grounds for the award, cheating or not.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

http://www.golfdigest.com/golfworld/2014-01/gwar-sirak-bill-clinton-la-quinta-0114

The Clinton Foundation teamed up with The Humana Challenge to promote golf, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. I think that's grounds for the award, cheating or not.
I remember that a couple years ago. You're probably right. No issue with it.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Did you even read the link?  Limbaugh's comments made no mention of politics whatsoever.  

 

Lol.  What are you, twelve?

 

Frankly, no President deserves any award that has integrity attached.  Give them all Warmongering Socialist of the Year awards.

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