In the (politically) strange times in which we live, a big chunk of the world which didn’t vote continues to ponder over how Donald J was voted into the ultimate gig.
Apparently, according to Jane Everstadt writing on the weblog the Daily KOS www.dailykos.com it was right there all along….blasting into the ears of a lot of Americans…who vote. It was the all electric wireless and a shockjock with a mighty ( possibly almighty) big mouth who can take the credit for the installation of Donald J Trump as the 45th POTUSOA.
No it wasn’t either of these two century making roosters. However Alan Jones and Ray Hadley might want to read both of big Rush’s best selling tomes , The Way Things Ought To Be and See, I Told You So over the summer break if they are serious about installing Scott Morrison or Tony Abbott into the Lodge.. There is a lot of beige between an Orange by-election and the White House.
Hillary Clinton was the most qualified presidential candidate ever. But she could not overcome the hatred that has grown against her after three decades of demonization by Rush Limbaugh. The talk-radio host started attacking Hillary Clinton in the early 1990s when she promoted health care reform. He coined the terms “Billary” and “feminazi.” He popularized the concept of “overeducation.”
His phrases, jokes, attitudes, and lies became The Truth for millions of people. He has made excellent use of humor to influence voters to oppose environmental protection, women’s rights, civil rights, and education funding. An entire generation grew up believing feminists are failed women, the free market will make health care affordable, and climate change is a hoax.
Trump voters didn’t come to these conclusions on their own after reading the Dallas Morning News and Time Magazine. These ideas were wedged into their brains by a sophisticated propaganda machine. Repeated, day after day, year after year. You can even recognize a right-wing radio fan by the phrases they parrot.
Many liberals and moderates have dismissed Limbaugh as irrelevant, or only listened to by Guys Who Eat Lunch In Their Trucks. But he is on the middle of the radio dial for three hours every weekday, in every square inch reached by radio waves. People listen in their cars, kitchens, garages, offices, warehouses, air-conditioned tractors, and through their earbuds wherever they are. These people vote.