Rush Limbaugh explains ‘ashamed of my country’ comment

Rush Limbaugh is right. He usually is, even when he makes comments that send some eyebrows rising.

You may have heard that Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday that for the first time in his life, he was ashamed of his country.

He explained that remark further during Friday’s show. Mediaite posted the full 13-minute audio segment, which you can hear below. Pay attention to the last paragraph, where I found myself nodding in full agreement:

Anyway, my point with all this is that for 25 years, folks, we’ve been dealing with the same premise: “Unless we spend another dime, the country is going to cease to exist,” and for 25 years I have responded to each premise on what I call an intellectual, point-by-point basis refuting every claim. The purpose of this program has been to create as large a body of informed voting citizens as possible. While we’ve been largely and profoundly successful at that, the left has beaten us.

They have created far more low-information, unaware, uneducated people than we’ve been able to keep up with. We’ve had a profound impact in improving, increasing that universe of people — citizens — who are in the arena of ideas now, who are informed and educated. I’ve always had a Civics 101 view of the country: People get what they want, they vote what they want, and they get the way they vote.

And if a majority of people are educated and informed and know what’s going on, liberalism — and these powerful forces that have ill intent to the country — can be defeated. Yet despite overwhelming success in creating more and more people who are informed and active and involved, the left has control of the education system — control of the pop culture, movies, TVs, books, music. We’ve just been outnumbered.

And the way they’ve done it is to create more and more dependency and then every so often tell those people that they’re about to lose it all because of the Republicans. And that’s what we’re going through now with this sequester. Which was an idea of the President of the United States. This guy gets away with not even being seen as governing. He’s seen as a campaigning outsider on the side of the low information voters trying to help them, protect them, save them, from the ravages of people like me, supposedly who want to take everything away from them. And I’m just tired of having to defend this. It’s absurd and it makes me ashamed.

Listen to the segment from Mediaite here:


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