The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who demonstrate an incredible lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of having their own worst traits. Rush Limbaugh provides a textbook example of psychological projection in this statement about Gov. Chris Christie in the aftermath of the hurricane:
“Heed the warning. Except what Governor Christie says. He’s fat and a fool. Don’t listen to Governor Christie. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He makes fun of me all the time.”
Now it’s true that Rush Limbaugh is no longer fat; he’s lost a lot of weight the last few years. And I cringe every time I hear someone use that as an argument against him because it’s entirely irrelevant. But here he is doing the same thing. And isn’t it fascinating that he thinks Christie doesn’t know what he’s talking about now, when he’s praising President Obama’s actions. Was Limbaugh telling everyone not to listen to Christie two weeks ago when he was giving fiery speeches slamming Obama on Romney’s behalf? Was he calling him a fat fool then? Was he telling his listeners to ignore Christie because he dares to make fun of their leader then? Of course not.