Rush Limbaugh: Mindreader

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Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh got all worked up Friday by this fake quote attributed to the Columbia University thesis of President Barack Obama.

 “… the Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy.”

Conservative author Michael Ledeen had posted the phony quote on his blog last Wednesday. Ledeen reports that he found it on another site and didn’t notice that it was tagged as satire.

The Rush Limbaugh Show did not properly fact check the quote and rushed to the airwaves with it so Limbaugh could use it as a launching pad to berate President Barack Obama.

Do you think Limbaugh apologized to his listeners and to Obama when he realized it was a fake quote? No. He said what he did was okay because that’s how Obama thinks anyway.

It seems that Limbaugh can now read minds. That power is going to make his job a lot easier.

6 thoughts on “Rush Limbaugh: Mindreader

  1. Ted Seeber

    It’s demonstrably not how Obama thinks (the only redistribution of wealth he’s done so far, despite an excellent opportunity to make over our economic system, has been to his banking and globalist free traitor friends).

    But it is how I think. In fact, I can specifically point to two items in the Constitution (Article I, Section 10 and Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 3) that specifically limit subsidarity away from the people and put it in the hands of the Federal Government.

    We are not economically free by any stretch of the imagination.

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      1. Ted Seeber

        Only because I’m a Roman Catholic and believer in distributism (which is alternately described as “communism without a state” or “capitalism with more capitalists”, depending on your point of view). Subsidarity and Solidarity are the center of Church teaching on Economics- we should band together in charity to do what the individual cannot, but at the lowest level of organization possible.

        While certainly the federal government *should* be able to regulate interstate and international trade, it seems to me we’d be a heck of a lot better off if cities were also able to make trade deals, level tariffs, and print their own money supply. This would free the individual family to choose how local they want to be with buying and selling.

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