Sometimes you find encouragement in the strangest places. I've been kicking around the hypothesis presented in this article for several months. Today, I heard something on the radio that compelled me to take the time necessary to disseminate this hypothesis. You can blame the realization of this article on Rush Limbaugh.
The first Kerry-Bush debate happened last night... and I saw it from beginning to end. Afterward... I visited the BBC website and found a reader poll: Who won the debate? At 10:47PM CDT... 2,232 votes had been cast: Bush - 8%, Kerry - 88%, Draw - 4%. It doesn't often happen to me so... it felt strange to be part of a majority. (I don't put much weight on polls... but this was extreme. Today... I couldn't find the BBC poll.)
I was curious as to how Rush Limbaugh would deal with the curtain being pulled back so... I tuned him in today... and was fortunate enough to catch him in one of his biggest blunders...
Rush was beating down the Democrats because they had posted a video on their website showing (only) Bush's facial expressions (set to music) while Kerry was speaking. Rush sees no value in such a study and perceives it as being a typical low-class democratic slander of his Man. Apparently... Rush is unfamiliar with the concepts of body language and microexpressions.
Because I was piloting my vehicle, I was unable to write down his exact words... but here's the essence:
The Democrats were real quick to put out this worthless video... dwelling on presentation. Well... WE are going to put out a video about content. Just wait till you see the video WE will shortly be putting up on the RepublicanParty's website.
WE? Whadda ya mean... WE? Repeatedly, Rush and the RepublicanParty have mutually claimed their independence. Today, Rush said WE. Oops!
I suspect that not very many people caught that blunder. Furthermore... I know that most people would think I was crazy for perceiving it as being meaningful. To those people, I say...
He said it, I didn't. I pay attention and if you don't... too bad for you.
My belief system is such that I do not think my hearing this was a coincidence. I rarely listen to Limbaugh... and I never listen for more than 10 minutes. For me... hearing it was a message - it was time to write this article.