Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sure Enough, Obama Blamed For Ash Cloud

We didn't do a good job with our post last evening, 'Paging Bobby Jindal', about the erupting volcano in Iceland.

We should have known better, should have dug around, it was there ... It was there.

We wrote last evening;

I don't believe it has happened yet, but if this does drag on, you can plan that some Right Wing Freak Show Flying Monkey, Teabagger, or Faux News will find a way to blame this on Obama, the Democrats, mock Climate Change or, incredulously, tie it in to how the government is taking of heatlhcare (we can, perhaps, count on our seminal Ignorant Dolt, Michele Bachmann)

We were off, but not by that much, as this morning brings the news, thanks to Think Progress;

Limbaugh: Volcanic eruption in Iceland is God’s reaction to health care’s passage

Yesterday, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh talked about the volcanic eruption that’s affecting air travel over much of Europe, saying it was “God speaking” in response to the passage of health care:
You know, a couple of days after the health care bill had been signed into law Obama ran around all over the country saying, “Hey, you know, I’m looking around. The earth hadn’t opened up. There’s no Armageddon out there. The birds are still chirping.” I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes — airspace has more affected — than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud over Northern and Western Europe. At the Paris airport they’re telling people to head to the train station to catch trains out of France, and when people get to the train station they’re telling people, “There aren’t any seats until at least April 22nd,” basically a week from now. It’s got everybody in a shutdown. Earth has opened up. I don’t know whether it’s a rebirth or Armageddon. Hopefully it’s a rebirth, God speaking.

Is this more of a watershed moment, of Limbaugh muscling in, taking over Pat Robertson's patch of lunacy?

I don't quite follow El Jeffe de Dittoheads' logic.

I mean, for the sake of argument, why Iceland, what did they have to do with anything about our healthcare bill?

Especially, for the Flying Monkeys, for it to be, officially, Obama's fault, wouldn't it have to be an American volcano that erupted?

Wouldn't we have to see some red, white, and blue lava oozing out of it, the ash cloud canceling a Teabagger rally, or something?

Ann Althouse, defending the drug-addicted media clown, tries to slap Think Progress upside-the-head, for being "humorless", pointing that they didn't call out Obama:
Somehow Think Progress has no trouble seeing that Obama had to be joking when he said "There’s no Armageddon out there" but when Rush Limbaugh pointed to the Icelandic volcano that could only be crackpot religion.

This is what the President said, after signing the healthcare bill, which came after the War-Of-The-Worlds with the PartyofNoicans, the Teabaggers, and the Flying Monkeys of the Right Wing Freak Show, who called it a government takeover, death panels, and, of course, Armageddon;
“I’m not exaggerating. Leaders of the Republican Party called the passage of this bill Armageddon. Armageddon! End of freedom as we know it,” he told a rally in Iowa City.

“So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling, some cracks opening up in the earth? Turned out it was a nice day. Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the Mall,” he said.

This is what the Flying Monkeys do.

They ignore facts.

Nice try there Ann, but the President didn't pull his riff out of thin air - you left out the context.

And, I think we covered the "crack-pot religion" thing up above.

The Cheeseburger That Sweats (h/t Barry Crimmins) said it, which means Matt Sludge will, likely, scream it on his headlines, the Right Wing Freak Show will start picking it up (as evidenced with Althouse), Faux News will be chirping about it, and, before you know it, some mainstreamer, like a David Gregory, or Jake Tapper (or Mike Allen - He'll print anything!), will insert it into a comment, ask an administration official to confirm or deny it, and off we go ...

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