I know a guy who listens to Rush Limbaugh every day, and watches FOX News every night. And heâ€™s been doing this for years.
I have to deal with this guy regularly. And almost all of the time what we have to talk about has nothing to do with politics. But every once in awhile we â€śgo there.â€ť And an amazing transformation takes place. He becomes a Rush Limbaugh - FOX News - talking points regurgitator.
But itâ€™s even weirder than that. He doesnâ€™t just repeat zombie-like what heâ€™s heard like some â€śGooble-Gobble One of Usâ€ť freak â€¦ heâ€™s internalized it. He takes the current Conservative Talking Points, digests it completely, and when the Conservative Button is pressed â€¦ out come the Talking Points â€¦ but in his own words. Itâ€™s not like heâ€™s become a Limbaugh/Hannity/Oâ€™Reilly clone because he still retains his individuality. Heâ€™s personalized the mindset and sees everything that is political through that lens.
I know exactly what heâ€™s going to say about Current Events. When George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin I knew before I picked up the phone I was going to hear the racist conservative spin come out of his mouth. When Rush and FOX come up with their latest attack on Obama â€¦ it goes straight into his Anti-Obama hope chest where he keeps all his Anti-Obama ammo.
We were on the phone Sunday night. The election came up. I told him I had already sent in my absentee ballot. He assumed I voted for Obama and was shocked when I told him I hadnâ€™t. He knew I couldnâ€™t bring myself to vote for Romney but he couldnâ€™t understand why a good â€śliberalâ€ť like myself didnâ€™t vote Obama.