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In a perfect example of projection, Limbaugh explains why he is too stupid to know he's stupid!
Thank You Rush!

August 12, 2014
RUSH:  The Dunning-Kruger effect.  Why low-information people do not know that they are low-information. 

RUSH: "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid --" You know what that means, don't you?  It means somebody that thinks they're dead right all the time, closed-minded and not open to other ideas and therefore is an idiot.

RUSH: Now, there are exceptions to this.  I, for example, am one who feels certainty, and I ain't dumb

RUSH: "The Dunning-Kruger effect is the finding that the poorest performers are the least aware of their own incompetence.

RUSH: Socrates even once said, "The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing."
Well, that's not the low-information voter, because the low-information voter doesn't know he doesn't know anything.

RUSH:  Low-information people tend to overestimate their level of information.  They fail to recognize how other people know much more than they do.  They fail to recognize just how little they know, even when they're confronted with it.

RUSH: Does anybody come to mind describing any of this?  Anybody spring to mind immediately when describing somebody who's constantly wrong but will never believe it, doesn't know it, and thinks so high of themselves that they could never, ever deal with the truth? [Yeah, YOU spring immediately to mind]

March 01, 2012
RUSH:  To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it." It's a blessing! You know, the worst thing would be to be dumb and to know it -- and there's evidence all over that the dumb do not know they're dumb.

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