On Wednesday's syndicated program, Limbaugh responded to the announcement made that morning on NBC's “Today Show” by stating that Richard Stengel, the editor of the liberal publication, said Obama was chosen “because he is a symbol, the champion, of the new low-information American voter.”
While explaining why the president was selected, Stengel said:
"He won reelection despite a higher unemployment rate than anybody’s had to face in 70 years. He’s the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 percent of the vote. That’s something we haven’t seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"And he’s basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of new America, a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of."
The radio host then described Time as a “failing magazine with a dwindling subscription and a dwindling advertiser base that's no longer relevant in the media world” but “still holds onto this Man of the Year thing.”
However, the conservative commentator saved his harshest barbs for Obama, who was also chosen for the honor in 2008:
"We’ve never had a more radical, we’ve never had a more partisan politician in the White House than Obama. It’s only a low-information voter (we used to have call ‘em “morons”) that could think he’s outside of politics, but there you have it.
"I wonder what these elite Democrats really think about that. So this guy’s Man of the Year because idiots love him? Because believe me, if they think low-information voters are idiots, I guarantee you they’ll be glad to take their votes. The new stupid America? That should have been Man of the Year, Person of the Year: Stupid people, the low-information voter."
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment