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Posted on 12/21/2012 7:07:25 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Rush Limbaugh Says Obama Named Time's 'Person of the Year' Because He Represents 'New, Stupid America' By Randy Hall Created 12/21/2012 - 9:43am

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has slammed Time magazine's selection of President Barack Obama for the 2012 “Person of the Year” award when he charged on Wednesday and Thursday that the Democratic incumbent was re-elected because he appealed to “low-information morons” who make up a new demographic in the nation.

On Wednesday's syndicated program, Limbaugh responded to the announcement made that morning on NBC's “Today Show” by stating that Richard Stengel, the editor of the liberal publication, said Obama was chosen “because he is a symbol, the champion, of the new low-information American voter.”

While explaining why the president was selected, Stengel said:

He won reelection despite a higher unemployment rate than anybody’s had to face in 70 years. He’s the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 percent of the vote. That’s something we haven’t seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

And he’s basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of new America, a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of.

Limbaugh also indicated that Stengel said “15 percent of voters actually don’t care about politics. These are the people we didn’t know who are gonna show up at the polls who actually like Barack Obama, in the sense they feel like he’s outside of politics.”

The radio host then described Time as a “failing magazine with a dwindling subscription and a dwindling advertiser base that's no longer relevant in the media world” but “still holds onto this Man of the Year thing.”

However, the conservative commentator saved his harshest barbs for Obama, who was also chosen for the honor in 2008:

We’ve never had a more radical, we’ve never had a more partisan politician in the White House than Obama. It’s only a low-information voter (we used to have call ‘em “morons”) that could think he’s outside of politics, but there you have it.

I wonder what these elite Democrats really think about that. So this guy’s Man of the Year because idiots love him? Because believe me, if they think low-information voters are idiots, I guarantee you they’ll be glad to take their votes. The new stupid America? That should have been Man of the Year, Person of the Year: Stupid people, the low-information voter.

Then on Thursday, Limbaugh continued his discussion of the subject by pointing out that Obama is “the first politician to get votes from people who don't care about anything and who aren't paying attention. That is worth honoring in 2012, almost 2013 America.”

The conservative host then stated that this development “adds even more insult to the injury we're already facing. We already have a debacle.”

Do you know what the real worry here is given this? If you don't feel bad enough yet (chuckles), let me add this. Ronald Reagan -- and Obama knows this, by the way. Ronald Reagan was the last transformative president we had, a man who genuinely changed the direction the country was going.

Limbaugh stated that Obama wants to follow in Reagan's footsteps, except for the fact that he's “promoting socialism, redistributionism, big government expansion.”

If the Democrat's agenda is seen “by a lot of people as transformative and good, then we're gonna lose the country for a generation or two,” he added.

As NewsBusters previously reported, NBC Today's co-host, Matt Lauer, stated in November that if he was deciding the “Person of the Year,” he'd select either President Obama or climate change.

Soon after, the selection process generated some controversy when it was learned that Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University law student who became embroiled in a national debate over whether women should receive free contraception from insurance companies, was named as one of the 40 candidates for the award.

At that time, many people stated that the honor was Obama's to lose since most of the other candidates did not have a prominent impact on America or the news in the past year.

Rush is right to point out the danger the GOP might soon have to face. The Democratic Party is a compilation of several minorities -- including liberals, union members, environmental activists, feminists, African Americans and homosexuals -- and the addition of this “new demographic” might be enough to give them the majority vote they need to win elections in the future.


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1 posted on 12/21/2012 7:07:32 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 12/21/2012 7:13:31 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

:: Stupid people, the low-information voter. ::

Rush has hit on something here but he may not have thought of one “angle”.

The Dhimmicrats have figured out that the “low-information voter” isn’t prone to showing up to vote. Actually, you can count on the fact that they won’t show up. Once you check the past voter-rolls, you know ^exactly^ (by name and address!) who won’t be there in November.

The Dhimmicrats vote for them.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 7:16:01 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Sub-Driver
He’s the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 percent of the vote. That’s something we haven’t seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

This doesn't make sense to me. If Obama is the first, how can this be something we haven't seen since FDR? That would make Obama the second unless I'm missing something.

4 posted on 12/21/2012 7:18:38 AM PST by scripter
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To: Sub-Driver

Keep ‘em stupid.
Keep ‘em scared.
And keep ‘em votin’ DemocRat.

So much for a new tone of civility from the Obamunist DNC.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 7:20:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush Limbaugh Says Obama Named Time's 'Person of the Year' Because He Represents 'New, Stupid America'

Works for me.
6 posted on 12/21/2012 7:20:39 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let me point out that we did not have even universal white male suffrage for the first--and thus most formative--fifty years. We are well past the time when we should have begun to consider putting some restrictions on the present suffrage.

In Chapter X of the Debate Handbook, we discuss this point. (See Universal Suffrage--Threat To Liberty.)

The obvious place to start to challenge inappropriate voting, is with those who receive unearned benefits from the taxpayers. That does not mean Romney's 47%, many of whom paid into the social security system, or paid with part of their lives for veterans benefits. It certainly means those who choose to remain on Welfare, rather than work; and those who have children out of wedlock, expecting the taxpayers to support them.

William Flax

7 posted on 12/21/2012 7:20:51 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: Sub-Driver

That AND the fact he proves that Santa Claus is REAL to millions of Americans. The Takers have overtaken the Makers.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 7:23:35 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

What a choice: the stupid party (republicans), or stupid people party (democrats).


9 posted on 12/21/2012 7:23:47 AM PST by pwatson
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To: Sub-Driver

“A mind is a terrific thing to waste!”


10 posted on 12/21/2012 7:25:00 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: Sub-Driver
Still say that at least 1/3 of Americans are so stupid they are luck to find the pot to piss in. Originally I believed that 2/3 but some are slowly coming around. The communists machine has really such a control of America that I'm not sure we will recover. Lets hope King Obama outlaws guns and that will be the real turning point.
11 posted on 12/21/2012 7:29:10 AM PST by Logical me
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To: scripter

He’s the first elected Democrat President to win two consecutive terms since Bill Clinton (who never got above 50%) since FDR. Democrat presidents haven’t been elected twice much since The Big Mistake of 4 terms for Roosevelt.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 7:32:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 12/21/2012 7:33:45 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Sub-Driver

*** people who don’t care about anything and who aren’t paying attention***

These would be the people on drugs of one kind or another, which I would guess would be about 50% of the population. People who are stoned don’t want to work, take responsibility for anything (including their children), don’t pay their rent or mortgages and get evicted, just want to have fun or sleep all day, never read anything, get their “news” inbetween episodes of “American Idol” or “Survivor” and don’t give one tiny thought to the future. The downfall of our country is directly attributable to drug usage, IMHO. This is what makes this whole scenario so depressing. How do you get 50% of the population off drugs to the point where they can pay attention and care again? Answer, impossible - especially without God, who has been banned from public view our “government.”


14 posted on 12/21/2012 7:36:25 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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These would be the people on drugs of one kind or another, which I would guess would be about 50% of the population. [...] The downfall of our country is directly attributable to drug usage, IMHO.

Less than 9% of the population used any illicit drug in the past month - but over 50% used the legal mind-altering drug alcohol in the last month. Are you saying the downfall of our country is directly attributable to alcohol use?

15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:45:10 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Keep ‘em stupid.
Keep ‘em scared.
And keep ‘em votin’ DemocRat.”

And keep ‘em parasites.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 7:48:04 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: a fool in paradise
But... as I read it, that's not what the author said. Perhaps instead of saying:
He’s the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 percent of the vote. That’s something we haven’t seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The author should have said:
Since FDR, Obama is the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 percent of the vote.
Or, maybe I'm still missing something. It's days like this I wish I drank coffee.
17 posted on 12/21/2012 7:49:29 AM PST by scripter
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To: Sub-Driver

Keep ‘em stupid,Keep ‘em dumb.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 7:59:28 AM PST by rocky50
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To: nanetteclaret
There are many factors in the decline in American intelligence, focus, values & character. We are now at a crisis point in Losing America's Multi-Generational Purpose. We will either find a way to deal with this decisively, or we will have to kiss all our past hopes & aspirations for the future, good-bye.

William Flax

19 posted on 12/21/2012 8:01:12 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: Sub-Driver

Time magazine’s “Man” of the Year... President Barack Hussein Mountain Dew Comacho Obama.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 8:04:05 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time magazine’s “Man” of the Year... President Barack Hussein Mountain Dew Comacho Obama.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 8:10:13 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Keep ‘em dependent and unwilling to backtalk the party bosses.

I read Iceberg Slim’s book PIMP this month. He eventually does come to repent his ways.

But in the midst of learning how to have control over his whores, he comes to the realization that you have to make them forget that Lincoln ever freed the slaves. And if they start to pose a threat to your stable or security, get them hooked on heroin or make them go crazy so they can’t narc you to the Man.

If you don’t SERVE The Party, you are the enemy and an outcast. Look at how identity politics doesn’t serve those who endorse or run as Republicans. The women who do are called b!tches, c*nts, prudes, and mocked with rape jokes and lynchings. The black Americans who do are called Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemimahs, race traitors, Oreos, etc. Same with those who cross party lines and leave the Democrat Party

Keep them dependent and so that they are afraid to speak out.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 8:11:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

LBJ was a bit off...”we’ll have those ******* AND morons voting Democrat for the next 200 years...”


23 posted on 12/21/2012 8:12:18 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nanetteclaret

Television, social media, and cellphones (as they are presently used) are also “drugs”.

Those who use them are addicted to the electronic pacifier.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 8:16:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Call it what it is: the rise of a true Idiocracy. It’s been developing for years, back into the start of the last century and has progressed to the point it reached with FDR’s voting public, ill-informed, handout driven, bought and paid for press.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 8:39:14 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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26 posted on 12/21/2012 8:42:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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Not much different from the definition shown in the movie Idiocracy. The difference is that the movie started with an assumption the the slide started with stupid people reproducing in large numbers while the intelligent did not have kids.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 8:50:53 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950
stupid (should have known better) kids vs informed (aware) kids
precisely.

28 posted on 12/21/2012 9:01:53 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

You believe a government survey? The people who are using illegal drugs are not going to admit to it. My estimate is from observation, not surveys.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 12:15:32 PM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: nanetteclaret
These would be the people on drugs of one kind or another, which I would guess would be about 50% of the population. [...] The downfall of our country is directly attributable to drug usage, IMHO.

Less than 9% of the population used any illicit drug in the past month - but over 50% used the legal mind-altering drug alcohol in the last month. Are you saying the downfall of our country is directly attributable to alcohol use?

You believe a government survey? The people who are using illegal drugs are not going to admit to it.

Clearly wrong - many did.

My estimate is from observation, not surveys.

Unless your observation was conducted in a random double-blind manner, it has no scientific validity. Self-reporting has its limitations, but absent a random double-blind 24/7 surveillance of private citizens it's the best we've got.

30 posted on 12/21/2012 1:19:29 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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