I should just play a CD or listen to music. But when I’m in my expensive, foreign-made, gas-sucking SUV between 11 AM and 2 PM weekdays, I listen to that bloated windbag Rush Limbaugh. I guess that’s the genius of his program – you can love him; you can hate him; but you listen. He didn’t get to be the most listened-to person on radio by being boring.
But he is predictable.
The oil spill disaster? What disaster? They can’t find any oil to clean up. The entire event may have been set in motion by the Obama Regime, as a way to get us to give up personal automobiles and use mass transit.
The appeals court ruling that strikes down California’s anti-gay-marriage “law”? An activist judge, setting aside a decision made by the people of California, and inserting his own bias as a substitute for law.
President Obama is the least experienced and least qualified person in any room he enters, and Sara Palin has more experience and is better-suited to national leadership than the man-child.
The government is running two of the nation’s largest auto companies, and they’re failing because nobody in the Obama Regime knows anything about cars.
All four of the above (oil spill, appeals court ruling on Prop. 8, “least-qualified”, and government-run car companies) are entirely predictable positions taken by Limbaugh. Watch the morning news, and you can easily predict how Rush will spin and twist it.
Before you label me as just another “Madison Liberal”, bear in mind that I believe the same could be said of any of the left’s national talking heads. You know which side of an issue they’re going to come down on, and how they’re going to spin it left instead of right. Rachel Madow and Keith Olbermann are just as predictable as Rush, Glen Boeck, and Sean Hannity.
For just an hour, I’d love to sit with Rush in his studio at the Southern Command in sunny Florida, and be given carte blanche to comment on anything he says. But, I suspect a lot of people feel that way; perhaps as many as half the 5 million people who listen to his show.
When he tosses off a line about the “drive-by media and state-controlled Associated Press”, and then, moments later, references an Associated Press story as the absolute truth about some matter, I’d call him on it. When he talks about the Obama Regime running General Motors, I’d ask him where the government controller’s office is at GM….or to produce evidence of any memos from the Obama Regime. Not “the government”, which does more than its fair share of regulating carmakers, but a memo from the White House telling GM what to do.
Anyone with a facility for critical thinking could easily best Rush in any debate and trip him up easily. But that’s why he doesn’t have guests on his show and why the few callers actually heard on the air are carefully screened. It’s why his failed TV show didn’t work. Rush is at his best in theater-of-the-mind radio.
The thing that scares me the most are the listeners to Rush, Boeck, Hannity, Madow, Olbermann, et.al. who think what they’re doing is “news”.