When people call Sean Hannity, a lot of times they say, "Sean, you're a great American." Without fail, Hannity responds, "Thank you sir, you're a great American."
Isn't the bar set rather low to be a patriot? If somebody emails me and says, "Dr. Murphy, you're a great Austrian economist," I just say, "Thanks."
Rush Limbaugh often starts his show by saying, "Greetings everyone, this is the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. I'm your host, Rush Limbaugh, meeting and exceeding audience expectations every day."
If that's true, aren't Rush's listeners a bit slow on the uptake? Some of them have been listening to him for over a decade. And they keep underestimating his performance 5 days a week? Maybe for tomorrow's show, they should imagine how good Rush is going to be, and then double it. They need to try something to break out of this cycle of biased forecasts.