Evidently, Andrew Klavan thinks the problem liberals have with Rush Limbaugh is that they don't actually listen to his shows. But then, as Media Matters observes, Klavan doesn't seem to have listened much to Limbaugh himself.
Still, such stroking is the liquid naphtha that fuels Limbaugh's ego, so sure enough, he was touting the piece yesterday on his radio show, as Simon Maloy at the Limbaugh Wire recounts. Not only that, it rocketed him to new heights of rhetorical excess:
Based on what we've seen with General Motors and the banks, if he fails, America is saved. Barack Obama's policies and their failure is the only hope we've got to maintain the America of our founding.
That, of course, was just the start. Greta Van Susteren played some clips on her Fox News show last night:
It's not what Obama knows. It's what you think he knows. It's what he makes you think he knows. He doesn't know anything about the automobile business. He doesn't know how to change a tire.
The automobile business needs car guys -- people who love grease, get in there, manufacture these engines and cars, create designs, lines, make people want to go out and buy these cars. Car companies have to be run by financial people today, because they're basically health care and retirement funds. The side business is making cars, hoping they pay for some of it.
And he wrapped it all up with a classic piece of projection:
This is a radical guy. This is a very arrogant, radical guy, who is angry -- no one will convince me otherwise. Yeah, I mean, he doesn't show it. Sometimes I think I notice -- I think it flares at some times. Not the anger, the -- he reveals that he has a bunch of chips on his shoulder. And we know his wife does, and we know Reverend Wright does. And we're getting, you know, a lot of this stuff that's happening right out of Reverend Wright's sermons. Yeah, but it really is. And a lot of what's gonna happen in education right out of Bill Ayers' curriculum. His extremist terrorist buddy.
So I think we've got a guy -- I think the best way to understand Obama -- and I can't say this enough -- he really believes it his job to return the nation's wealth to its rightful -- quote unquote, rightful owners. And that means he believes the people who have wealth have stolen it, from those who have no wealth. It's been unfair achieved and accrued. And it's his job to take it and redistribute it. And that's what he means by sacrifice. When he talks about sacrifice, he's talking about raising your taxes, taking your assets, and giving them to other people who he thinks you stole them from, who are thus more deserving.
Sorry, Andrew, but you're sadly mistaken. We hear Rush Limbaugh all too much.