How to Deal with Rush Limbaugh
If you believe that Rush Limbaugh is A Complete & Very Dangerous Idiot, and not merely an amusingly Baffoonish Blowhard;
Then you may want to consider this strategy to help the dumbest Americans come to understand that Rush will say anything, Irregardless of what the consequences of that position may be for the real world.
i would like to believe that Rush Limbaugh is primarily an Entertainer of Sorts, And doesn't really believe all the crazy things that he says on the Radio.
No One can really be that Stupid.
Certainly not someone as well educated, well read & Articulate as Rush Limbaugh.
He's not really an Anarchist bent on Actively destroying the world--
But rather; Someone that believes, perhaps very wrongly-- That most of his listeners don't take him as seriously as most of his vitriolic critics.
Rush Believes that he & his listeners,
And Fox News, are =Putting On= The Liberals.
There is a very fuzzy, very Fine Line that is separating what Fox News, Bill Riley, Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin are telling you,
And what serious conservatives, That are fearful of UnNecessary, Gratuitous Social Change & Government Oversight; Really Believe.
Rush Limbaugh is not a serious Conservative that loves America.
Rush Limbaugh is a Radio Personality that likes to say crazy things that simply outrage his listeners & critics, because he knows that people like to hear things like this--
For pretty much the same reasons that children like to ride roller coasters.
It is Thrilling to come close to Death & Serious Personal Injury, While knowing all along that the chances of this actually occurring are reasonably impossible.
What is This Strategy to Help The Dumbest Americans that are taking Rush Limbaugh and his ilk a little too seriously,
To see them for what they really are--
Turn on your Radio, Or Alternative Digital Device,
And Listen to Rush Limbaugh's Radio Program.
Come to understand whatever he is proposing on any given day,
Then Call up The Show and mirror that position, with a little more enthusiasm, and a little more UnReasonable InSanity.
i believe that what really killed The McCain/Palin Ticket to The Presidency; Was when Gail Quinnell so ridiculously attacked Barrack Obama with what may, or may not, have been racial slurs, That McCain had to Defend Obama!
i would like to see is this same approach being used against Rush Limbaugh.
Call him up during his Radio Program and Simply Reflect what he is already saying,
Only a little bit crazier.
Take The Disposition of someone that believes what they're saying, Be Articulate, Be Well Spoken, And little Schizophrenic.
Rush will be into the position of Either Agreeing with you, or Reprimanding you for being UnReasonable; Essentially Renouncing what he just asserted a moment before.
If Rush Agrees with you,
It will The Responsibility of The Next Caller to Take it up another Notch.
This is also The Methodology of The Friendly BullSh*ter.
The Friendly BSer doesn't actually want to lie to you, or lead you to believe false things, but merely entertain you with Silly NonSense.
The Success of The Friendly BSer lies in that They need to tell their stories convincingly, With complete Seriousness, All the While believing that Their Listeners, Their Audience -- Understands that they are pulling the legs of their listeners.
The Awkwardness of this Game is Attained when The Friendly BSer Becomes Aware that their listener, or Listeners, are actually believing them.
This is Not their Intention.
Believing these False Assertions may come around to Harming them in a Variety of Ways.
The Friendly BSer does not want this.
The Friendly BSer is your Friend and does not want you to come to harm in any way by believing their lies.
So The Friendly BSer is put in the impossible position of suddenly denying that everything they just said was a lie...
Which is; Logistically, Very UnDesirable.
...Or Take their Crazy Story to A New, Crazier Level with Circumstances & Occurrences that their most Gullible Listeners eventually find Completely Untenable.
Seriously Gullible people have the potential of Becoming very unpleasant at this point.
After several new tiers of Insanity have been Introduced
--And They finally Become aware that The Friendly BSer is lying to them, They become very confused.
Dumb, Confused people will often do Unpredictable Things.
At this Point; The Seriously Gullible Listener will become hysterical and Very Angry that you've been Lying to them,
While At the same time, hanging on to a thread of their own previous beliefs that you have been truthful with them for the last 20 minutes.
They are Confused & don't know what to believe.
This may make them a little dangerous.
This is why it is important to only BS, Use Sarcasm &/or Irony with An Audience that you Are Confident
Will Understand what you are Actually Asserting.
The Problem with being a Media Whore, that Uses the Schtick of Rush Limbaugh, Is that he can't really know who is listening.
He Can't really know how seriously his Audience is taking him.
He may be amused that his listeners are taking him more seriously than they should be...
And that is the real danger.
Rush Limbaugh is NOT The Friendly BSer.
Rush Limbaugh is A Clinically Obese, Callous & Indifferent Drug Addict, that Doesn't care that he is a Divisive Provocateur that is making the lives of every American & The Citizens of Other Nations, A little More Unbearable.
As a semi-unrelated Digression...
The best way to argue a position or belief that you have, & wish to convince others of,
especially when these others are slightly dumb people...
It Is to Argue The Opposite of What You Believe...
But Argue Your Faux Point badly.
So Badly that your slightly dumb listeners will -Figure it Out- On their Own,
That this Argument is Wrong,
Leading them to take The Position that you -Really- Want them to Believe.
Is This Unethical?
There is a part of me that believes that this is what Fox News & Rush Limbaugh are doing.
They are arguing For Republican Conservatism so badly, So absurdly, That their audience is pushed towards a More Liberalist Position...