Rush Limbaugh, the popular right-wing pundit, said Friday that “the left has beaten us” in U.S. politics, a day after he made headlines by claiming he was “ashamed of [his] country.”...Read the relevant portions of Limbaugh’s statements Friday below:
“[M]y 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.”
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