Limbaugh: What Political Elites Belittle as ‘Anger’ of Voters, I Consider Common Sense
"Poll — whites and Republicans rank as angriest Americans. Nearly half of Americans are angry and no groups are angrier than whites and Republicans, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey/Esquire online poll about outrage in the country. The overall 49 percent of Americans said that they find themselves feeling angrier now about current events than they were one year ago. Whites are the angriest, 54 percent saying they have grown more outraged over the past year. That’s more than Latinos, 43 percent of them are angry. More than African-Americans, 33 percent of them are angry. Seventy-three percent of whites say they get angry at least once a day — do you believe this? — compared to 66 percent of Hispanics and 56 percent of blacks.
So, 73 percent of whites say they get angry at least once a day, obviously when they listen to talk radio. (Limbaugh alluding to Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin claiming on Meet the Press that talk radio is to blame for much of Americans’ anger). And 66 percent of Hispanics and 56 percent of blacks, they only get mad once a day — far, far fewer of them. I guess that explains all the rioting and looting that white people are doing ... uh, wait, that isn’t happening. How do you explain that? (Limbaugh repeats the percentages). Obviously that would explain all the rioting and looting. And then it hit me — the group here that’s said to be angriest isn’t doing any of that. But they are listening to talk radio.
The poll also found Republicans are angrier than Democrats — 61 percent of Republicans say current events irk them more today than a year ago. Let me tell you something — anecdotally, I don’t know anybody angrier than any Democrat you run into. Any leftist, any Democrat, I don’t care where you find ‘em —Twitter, Facebook, the movies, on the street, Wal-Mart, I don’t care, they’re mad. They are livid, constantly. Not just once or twice a day, they get up mad, they go to bed madder.
But beside all of that, note here that the attempt in the media is to cast anger as irrational, irresponsible, uncalled for, very very bad and very very wrong to be mean and angry, as though there’s no justification. You know, if you ask me, everybody ought to be angry over what the left has done and is doing to the country! It makes perfect rational sense for people to be angry.
Now the political class and the establishment don’t like anger because that means they know that people are mad at them and as far as the elites are concerned, they’re no justification for people being mad at them, they’re special people. They’re the best and brightest among us. We all ought to love them, we all ought to appreciate them, we all ought to bow down and celebrate them. But instead we’re mad at them and they don’t like that.
So they want to cast this anger as irrational and irresponsible. To me, it’s entirely common sense. What decent American who can’t find a job and hasn’t been able to for I don’t know how long isn’t mad?! People that have student loans, people that have ObamaCare mandates and responsibilities and this is scratching the surface. People looking at the very identity and structure of their country being changed daily, the Southern border being overrun. What, are we just supposed to sit back and twiddle our thumbs over this?
The anger is justified but of course they try to discredit the anger and discard it on the basis of, well, it’s all because of talk radio. See, once again you are too stupid to even be mad until somebody tells you to be. You don’t have the mental acuity or ability to even get angry on your own. You have to wait for your local talk show host to tell you to get mad and then you do and then they go on TV and blame talk radio for it."