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  •  My local paper's (13+ / 0-)

    comments board in a mid-size town, a democratic area, is dominated by right-wingers and every comment has the latest buzzword..right now they're trying hard to re-invent "low information voters" ( must have seen seven in a row the other day) which is kind of sad because it was a phrase liberals and democrats used against them and they at least used to be original...it's also exactly the opposite of how most of america views the parties and wings of the debate now

    •  "low information voters" is now a Limbaugh regular (10+ / 0-)

      talking point- he co-opted it - it's a great example of their ability to dominate the national discussion. i started hearing him use it regularly.

      and maybe that's the way to respond to those RW users of the term. point out to all readers that it is a limbaugh talking point. "that's what limbaugh says", etc.

      RW radio has been successful because this stuff happens under the radar of the victims of RW radio (us) because our commentators and analysts can't read anywhere that limbaugh has been doing that, for eg. so they may even use the term without knowing it doesn't mean what it used to.

      IMO that's the story of US politics, since they put together their talk radio empire and the left decided to ignore it.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 12:37:07 PM PDT

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      •  I can't tell you how much relief the (3+ / 0-)
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        "you sound like Limbaugh" slam has given me. The target has two options: a) say something reasonable and original, ie, NOT a Limbaugh talking point, and I know bc I listen to him often enough (he's repetitive), or b) own it. The former is a difficult parry, the latter makes the responder look like a dunce. It's great. I use it with my father-in-law all the time. And it's becoming even more effective as Limbaugh becomes more and more marginalized.

        •  great to hear that. and when i hear that name his (2+ / 0-)
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          visage appears- it's not like saying you sound like brad pitt or my dog gus or whatever...

          i'd love to hear it on one of those sunday talk shows or anywhere in those 'discussions' where halfway honest thoughtful people are 'balanced' against flat earthers.

          when obama said "we're not going to get anything done if you keep listening to limbaugh" (paraphsing) to the GOP senators obstructing the first stimulus in his first year it really did some damage. it seemed like for a week or more every republican showing up in media had a RUSH tattoo on his forehead. his name kept coming up and the republicans got very uncomfortable.

          it applies to just about anything absurd and false the Republicans say. references to limbaugh need to be common.

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 09:07:30 PM PDT

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        •  i also like to ask if they can name anything major (3+ / 0-)
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          he's been right about, like bush, iraq, deregulating banks, global warming...... if it's a local talk show i suggest it as a topic for callers to make suggestions and bask in his wisdom and glory......

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 09:14:12 PM PDT

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