Rush Limbaugh Explains How the Low Info Crowd Can Think It Knows It All
Knowledge is power. But, observes the Commander in Chief and members of the Ditto Head nation, the accuracy, correctness, quality or truth of the knowledge doesn’t seem to count for much.
Rush notes that the republican response to the State of the Union Address gave pause to a member of the Drive By media to employ social media for commentary. He cites Congressman Marco Rubio: … (he) last night (after Obama's State of the Union Address) issued a truth. He said that Obama has created more debt than George Bush did in two terms. There's no question it's true. Bill Maher of HBO tweeted, "Wow, what a shameless liar this Rubio guy is. Obama created more debt than Bush? Well, if you don't believe in science, why not math, too?" That's another classic illustration: a low-information TV host who thinks he's smarter than anybody else in the room.”
The Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies Dean accepts input from the classroom; caller Mike from Flint, Michigan, who notes: “…Democrat politicians create a Flint consciousness in low-information voters that keeps them confused by saying things like they want to promote entrepreneur for the little guy while at the same time demonizing successful entrepreneurs. …They say, we want to help, we want to tolerate everybody, but we don't tolerate people who don't believe the way we do…”
Ever on the alert for the teachable moment, El Rushbo elaborates on Mike’s contribution:
“…No…I think they think they understand it. I don't think they're confused. You think they should be confused, and they ought to be. I mean, here comes Obama, who runs around and rips entrepreneurs who have been very successful to shreds, and then in the next sentence promotes the concept. He rips entrepreneurs, they're not paying their fair share, they're acting against the best interests of the society at large, and then in the next breath he's telling you how you can become one.”
It's the conservatism ideology and philosophy that seems to be the departure point into confusion for:
“…these low-information people. They think they understand everything. They think they know it all. They think I'm the one that doesn't know what's really going on. In fact, I am part of the problem, because, A, I'm a conservative, and, B, they think I've been this wildly successful guy that doesn't understand what life is like for them, all this racism, sexism, bigotry cliche stuff that attaches to conservatism. As I run into these people, they don't know they're low-information. It's like when Romney made his 47% comment, the people he was talking about don't know that it was them he was talking about. They had to be told that Romney was insulting them. Because most people don't think of themselves as victims.”
Another Caller, Bill from Lady Lake Florida, offers a rather contemporary example: “…that's Benghazi.”
America’s Truth Detector seizes the momentum: “Right. Exactly. And of course that's perfectly fine. You are exactly right. Benghazi, a classic, perfect example. So Benghazi is happening and Panetta testifies under oath, "Well, Obama told me and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs to do what was necessary to save lives." Well, who could oppose that? I mean, that's wonderful. So Obama says, "Yep, do what you have to do."
Rush points out that the Benghazi debacle typifies the kind of disinformation that the low information crowd accepts and could not be pulled off without the media. All Seeing, All Knowing Maha Rushee hammers home the lesson to be taken away from this discussion about “what we are really up against” concerning the low information crowd with the words of Ronald Regan:
"It's not what people don't know that's the problem. It's what they know that isn't true that's the problem."