In my reading over the last few days, I found a couple of items which really hammered home the point of just how ignorant people on the right are. First up, from RedState (yes, I read right-wing blogs so you don’t have to).
In a diary written about an article in the Boston Globe about Rush Limbaugh, the writer first copies the Globe author then provides commentary.
Yes, our pinup boy has a following of about 20 million listeners. But last time I looked, Obama won with nearly 70 million voters. At this rate, The Party That Won’t Change is going to have to rename itself the Grand Old Ditto Heads.
Sorry, Mz Goodman, but Obama did not win by 70 million votes as your rhetoric tries to cajole the reader into imagining. The popular vote was 69,456,897 for Obama (52.9%) and 59,934,814 for McCain (45.7%).
Hey, what’s a preposition (or .9%) between friends.
I usually don’t link to the RedState articles, but this one is too good to pass up. It is a must read for its sheer comedic value.
Next up, we have the tried and true lunacy from the Glenn Beck show (via Crooks and Liars). This time, it is Beck’s guest Mark McKinney who, along with Beck, are railing against unions for having the nerve to have a conference at a place which usually charges $400-$1400 per night. (How dare them use their own funds for this type of soriee! Don’t they know that it is only TARP bail-out funds which are supposed to be used for an event? Whoops…slightly off topic there. My bad!)
So, what did Mr. McKinney say?
This is the hotel that recently sponsored the Victoria’s Secrets fashion show, which is ironic, because now they’re planning to take away the secret ballot from American employees when they’re being organized by union — by union folks trying to organize the workplace.
Someone, please tell me what is ironic in that sentence? I am missing it. Do you see something ironic there? A play on words, perhaps. (We all know that wingnuts don’t have a well-honed sense of humor, so this is what, I assume, passes as humor to them. That said, the unintended humor in the previous example had me rolling.) Would someone please send these guys a dictionary/thesaurus?
What is ironic is that the union, which are known for negotiating, had negotiated a room rate of less than $200.00 per night. And on the show prior to Beck, Cavuto had acknowledged that it was a stellar negotiation by saying: “The most expensive room for your members attending is $200? Really. [Pause] All right, then everything’s off. You did OK. If I could get one of those deals — that’s not bad!” That I find ironic.
The intellectual deficiency of the right is, simply put, stunning.
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