Monday, November 3, 2008

Will Foolishness Win?

On October 28, 2008, on the web site of the perpetually outraged--and routinely fact-averse--radio host Rush Limbaugh, there were these headlines, representing segments of his show that day:

“Socialist Obama Cannot Uphold the Constitution He Has Dismissed.”

“Explaining Socialism to Kids.”

“McCain Starts Sounding Good.” The sub-headline read: “The senator is out there battering Obama’s socialism.”

“America’s First Socialist Failure.” The sub-headline: “The real story of Thanksgiving.”

And referring to one of his callers, that day:

“Suzanne Stuck in Socialist Vermont.” Sub-headline: “If Obama wins the presidency, we’re all Vermont.”

I guess when you’ve got nothing of substance to talk about, this is the kind of foolishness you rely on.