Archive for August 17th, 2011

Somehow, there are people who believe Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh aren’t dirty liars.

Aug 17, 2011 in Clueless Conservatives, Economy

Steve Benen comments on Media Matters catching Limbaugh claiming unemployment was 5.7% when Obama assumed office and Hannity later repeating that as 5.6%, when it was 7.5%.

It was June ’08 the last time we saw numbers comparable to Limbaugh/Hannity’s bullshit claim. Apparently the Great Recession started after Bush left!

Hannity and Limbaugh may have blocked out eight years of spectacular Republican failures, but Obama took office when the nation was in freefall. Arguably no president in American history started his first day with a list like this: the Great Recession, two deadly wars, a jobs crisis, a massive deficit and budget mess, crushing debt, a health care system in shambles, a climate crisis, an ineffective energy policy, an equally ineffective immigration policy, a housing crisis, the U.S. auto industry on the verge of collapse, a mess at Gitmo, a severely tarnished global reputation, an executive branch damaged by corruption, incompetence, and mismanagement, and an angry, deeply divided electorate.

It was, by most measures, the worst national conditions ever faced by a newly-elected president.

Hannity and Limbaugh want their minions to believe Bush bequeathed a healthy, prosperous nation. That’s insane.

That’s money in the bank for those assholes, but what about the idiots who listen to them and believe it?


What we need to understand for 2012.

Aug 17, 2011 in Economy