The Right Wing Freak Out

As the election heads to the finish line, the Conservative lunatic fringe are really losing it. Remember when right wing radio talk show host Bill Cunningham viciously attacked Obama as he opened up for John McCain in Cincinnati? McCain had to repudiate him shortly after and then Cunningham attacked McCain in response. The circle jerk just makes one dizzy. Well, in his mind, not only do poor people lack values, morals, and ethics, but they also are fat and flatulent."


"You know, people are poor in America, Steve, not because they lack money; they're poor because they lack values, morals, and ethics. And if government can't teach and instill that, we're wasting our time simply giving poor people money." Earlier in the show, Cunningham had stated that "unlike many countries in the world, Steve, we have fat poor people. We don't have skinny poor people. Ours are fat and flatulent."

Our poor people are fat. They are Cadillac Queens that eat great food which is paid for by you and me.

Digby then finds Rush Limbaugh saying that Obama is hypnotizing Americans. No, really.

"I do remember reading that the highly educated are the most susceptible to being hypnotized, so that would put me in the risk group, ladies and gentlemen. And yet, I'm going to watch Obama tonight."

"If you do watch Obama tonight, here's the sign that I want you to make for your TV: 'Do not be hypnotized. You are listening to a socialist.'"

In case you're wondering, the highly educated Rush isn't using "hypnotized" as a metaphor. He means it literally.

It's getting nuttier out there by the second. This will be a long weekend.

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