So, how come is it, you ask, that so many Americans still support Barack Obama in the face of the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the NSA e-communications snooping scandal, the coming IRS health care enforcement mess, and the DOJ media phone records scandal?
Easily explained, says radio talk show host Rush Limbaguh. It’s Limbaugh’s Theorem:
Low information (dumb) voters, who voted for Obama and still support him, do not in any way connect the nation’s disastrous malaise with Barack Obama. They believe that none of it is his fault. I can accept that idea, wholeheartedly. From Rush’s website, here are excerpts of his thoughts:
…Basically I evolved the Limbaugh Theorem to explain something that didn’t make any sense to me. I saw polls which showed the American people by vast majorities supported Obama’s agenda, and yet every aspect of it they opposed. They didn’t associate him with it. It was a New York Times story. I’ll never forget it. The American people opposed the direction the country’s going, and issue by issue by issue they opposed everything Obama was doing. Every element of the Obama agenda, a majority of the people oppose it, and yet they support him by 50, 55%. I said, “How can this be?”…
It also has something to do with the lapdog media dogmatically refusing to turn on their favorite guy and hound him like they’d have hounded George W. Bush for the same tyrannical policies and infringements on freedom. Let’s go on:
…There’s only one answer. People do not associate Obama with his agenda, and that’s because he’s permanently campaigning. He’s running against his own agenda, by design, on purpose. He’s running against what’s happening. He makes people think that he doesn’t like what’s happening and he’s trying to fix it when in fact everything that’s happening is precisely because he wants it to and has made it happen…
Barack Obama is the Grand Master of the brazen lie who makes Bill Clinton look like a Little Leaguer. I’ve never seen anything to compare with it. He is truly amazing to watch. I don’t know if you can find another prevaricator to compare with him in the history of the entire world.
…Yeah, well, if it were George W. Bush’s “Health Care Law’s Unpopularity Reaches New Highs,” his [Obama’s] disapproval would be 60%, because the media would be leading the charge. That’s one of the reasons why Obama’s static is the media does not lead the charge against him. But even so, people are opposed to Obama’s policies without the media helping them along. They instinctively oppose them. But his approval rating remains high.
I’m telling you, that’s because low-information voters are in these polls, and they think that what’s happening in the country has nothing to do with Obama. Because he’s out campaigning against things. He’s perpetually campaigning. He’s not seen as responsible for any of this….
I’m very sorry to write this, but I believe Mr. Limbaugh is correct. Barack Obama will never have to answer for any of his crimes – or his figurative shredding of the Constitution to accomplish his destructive agenda. The traditional media and the American Public’s low information (read that: stupid beyond imagination) voters will never connect him with any of what’s going wrong. It’s just not his fault. He’s trying to fix it. Really. He says so.