Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tokyo Rose, Axis Sally, Lord Haw-Haw and now ...

I confess that I listened to Rush Limbaugh this morning. By accident.

I was taking bottles and cans and cardboard to be recycled, snapped on the radio, and there he was. I caught him just as he was saying that the "Democrat union auto workers are responsible for the mess we're in."

What?? It wasn't the the union workers who designed the gas guzzlers no one wants. Or flew to Washington in private jets to beg for bailout money. Or gave multi-million dollar severance pakages to the executives who made all those lousy decisions.

What the union workers did do was accept cuts in pay and benefits that have taken them down to the same range as non-union auto workers in the Toyota and Nissan and Volkswagen plants ... who have also made concessions.

Rush Limbaugh is a blowhard and a liar. Worse, he's a cynical manipulator who raves at the hopelessly biased and the uninformed in order to maintain the ratings on which his paycheck is based.

Rush is in it for Rush. And he doesn't give a damn about anything or anyone else, including this country.


Mike said...

Clearly a student of Hermann Goering's aphorism:

"...Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ...voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

One of the great truths of Western culture, unfortunately.

Mike said...

By the way, Wonkette has a particularly good animated GIF this morning of the former VP: