I’ve started a new thing of late. When I’m out running errands, I turn the radio onto our local talk radio station. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to do it but for now, it’s been very educational and enlightening. The Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity programs are often on when I’m out so that’s who I’ve heard the most. Topics covered include but are not limited to:
- Fake News
- Liberal Media
- Educated Elites
- Witch Hunt
- Hillary’s emails
- Peter Strzok
- Andrew McCabe
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Michael Avannati
If you aren’t aware of these terms or people, well, you must not be paying attention because they’re constantly in the news. Between Rush and Sean (Hannity) they are totally obsessed with Democrats and the tale they tell is genuinely from those on the far left. When you listen to their programs they honestly talk more about what they hate about Democrats than what they love about being Republicans. In fairness though, most late night comedian/commentators do the same thing using another forum. To the Republicans there is nothing funny about the leftist socialists out to take away all of their hard-earned money.
Today Hannity was all over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He was warning his listeners about her worldview and that she was the face of the current Democratic Party. According to Sean, Pelosi and Schumer are terrified of this woman’s far left beliefs. You would think that he talks to them as often as he does POTUS. Limbaugh has no love for her either. They are both equally unimpressed with all but a select few people under 30.
Yesterday, Rush was trying to convince his listeners to believe that there is no such thing as White Privilege because if there were, those who were “half white” like Obama would make much better use of their whiteness and claim that privilege, including President Obama. Not kidding. It was such a bizarre way to frame it my head was spinning.
Rush spends a fair amount of time talking about the whole Russia Thing. Yesterday he was very strongly educating his audience that it is actually an elaborate hoax created by the FBI to cover up the real collusion between Hillary and the Russians. Gee, doesn’t the FBI have plenty of other work to do?
For now, I’ll keep listening and trying to understand these guys or whoever happens to be on air at the time. I’ll continue to try know grasp how they took over the party I spent most of my life in. Oh, and I will try hard NOT to shout obscenities while driving along. No guarantees on that one.