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Benghazi Opened This Former Low-Information Voter's Eyes

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RUSH: My adopted hometown, Sacramento, California.  This is Margaret.  Great to have you on the program.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  It's great to talk to you.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  I just wanted to let you and your audience know that the word is getting out there.  I'm a former Democrat, and what you so brilliantly describe as a "low-information voter" in that I was college. I am college educated, I listened to NPR, I read the New York Times. I felt like I knew everything I needed to know.  But even through all that the lies and BS that Obama tells, especially about Benghazi, just starts really bothering me, and I felt like I really wasn't getting anyone in the media speaking the truth about this matter.
RUSH:  Can I ask you a serious question?

CALLER:  Of course.

RUSH:  I mean, I'm not trying to be provocative or anything. Don't misread the tone.  I mean, I'm genuinely curious based on my opinion of Democrats.  Why did Benghazi bother you?  I mean, if you're a committed Democrat, the last thing I would think you would want is for Obama to be humiliated on that.  You'd be interested in helping cover up for him.

CALLER:  That's right.  I understand what you're saying, but it's hard to explain.  It was just a gut feeling.  I felt like I was just being bamboozled in a way that -- I don't know -- just woke me up, I suppose.  It was a gut feeling.

RUSH:  Well, what was it?  Was it the four dead Americans?  Was it Obama blaming some poor guy that made a video? What was it?

CALLER:  It was the blaming of the video. I thought that was so cheesy, and it just felt wrong to me.  The fact that they seemed so cavalier about those dead men.  It just... You know, sometimes I think you just... Something just hits you wrong, and you start paying more attention to maybe what's not been said or reading between the lines and whatnot.  I guess it's a really good way of explaining it, but that's just... It hit me wrong and I felt let down.

RUSH:  So is it safe to say...? If I heard you correctly, you qualified yourself as a low-information voter, yet the daily dose of the New York Times and NPR, what did you conclude that after spending so much time with the New York Times and NPR, that you really didn't know a lot?

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  That's profound, because most people that read the New York Times and listen to NPR think they know everything --

CALLER:  Oh, I know.

RUSH:  -- and anything else is irrelevant --

CALLER:  Right.

RUSH:  -- and maybe not even true.

CALLER:  Right.

RUSH:  So something happened to you that made you change your mind, and that doesn't happen much.  I mean, a New Yorker who's devoted to NPR and the New York Times, I can't think of what it would be to shake 'em.  For you, it was Benghazi.

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  But, now, what about Obamacare? Where were you on that?

CALLER:  Well, I believed in it.  I believed that it was what he said it was, and basically what happened was, after the whole Benghazi thing, I just felt like I needed to hear somebody provide an alternative hypothesis as far as who Obama was. So I started listening to your show in February.  I wasn't expecting to like you very much because I've always heard that you were a kook and all this stuff, and I was actually --

RUSH:  But I'm loved and adored in Sacramento.  I mean, that's my adopted hometown.

CALLER:  Oh, I know.  For so long I was saying, "Oh, my God, I can't believe Rush is from my hometown.  How terrible." 

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER:  But I started listening.

RUSH:  How embarrassing! Oh!

CALLER:  No, I know.  But I started listening to your show and I realized you would be the one who would speak openly and truthfully about Obama.

RUSH:  Even though --

CALLER:  And --

RUSH:  Now, wait a minute. That's fascinating, because up 'til then I thought I was a kook and you believed whatever is said about me, but then all of a sudden you said, "Well, maybe this kook Limbaugh -- this extremist, misogynist, racist, sexist Limbaugh -- will tell me the truth about it."  That's interesting.

CALLER:  Well, I figured you would offer an alternative view of Obama that no one else was offering.  I figured at least I would know. At least I could commiserate with somebody who is being turned off by Obama, right?

RUSH: Well, I'll tell you, this is... Margaret, I can't thank you enough.  I appreciate your call.  I think Obama's approval numbers, as I said, they're falling for real.  Nobody talked her into it.  Something happened. For her, it was Benghazi that all of a sudden the blanket of universal support broke down, and I think this has been happening to a lot of people. It has to have been happening all over the country.  You don't get to 37% approval... Well, the media can do it in four years as they did to Bush, but it's happened to Obama (relatively, compared to Bush) overnight, and it's real. 

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