Saturday, January 14, 2012

Limbaugh freaks as Romney lays claim to Obama's bailout


Rush Limbaugh is freaked out by Mitt Romney giving backhanded praise to President Obama for saving the American auto industry.

Limbaugh has gotten his voluminous knickers in a twist because Romney is essentially acknowledging that what Obama did was a good thing. Limbaugh and his legion of cranky followers believe Obama’s action was a frightening display of big government socialism aimed at preserving union pensions and union jobs. To them, Romney’s words are capitulation, if not treason.

In fact, the Republican front-runner’s comments amount to something else: another huge flip-flop. In a New York Times op-ed piece in 2008, Romney wrote, “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye."

Limbaugh huffs and puffs and fumes because Obama’s approach put workers ahead of bondholders. Romney’s original plan would have been much more to Limbaugh’s liking in that regard. Now, it’s not exactly obvious where Romney, the son of a former auto executive, stands on this issue.

Does Romney favor government intervention to save American industries? If so, he’s anathema to Limbaugh’s "dittoheads" and most of the tea party. If not, how can he claim any share of credit for one of Obama’s biggest bragging points?

Basically, Willard's a lyin' sacka shit is how.

More butter on the popcorn this time, please. This is more fun than the time Uncle Clem went to shit and the hogs ate him!


Fixer said...

This is more fun than the time Uncle Clem went to shit and the hogs ate him!

I ain't heard that one in 25 years. Heh ...

Gordon said...

What's old is new again! My jokes are on a generational cycle - the folks today haven't heard 'em so I can recycle and don't have to learn any new ones. Heh.