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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fat Chance

The successor to the Hindenburg, Rush Limbaugh, thinks obesity is the fault of liberals. During a portion of his radio show, Limbaugh blamed "the left," "food stamps," and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for "the latest crisis" of "obesity among those who are impoverished." He also said:

I think you might then say that the obesity crisis could be the fault of government, liberal government. Food stamps, all those -- you know, I'm gonna tell you people a story. I -- just, well, the government, you could say, is killing these people because we know obesity kills, and the government's killing the poor. The Bush administration is killing the poor with too much food.

And so, now, we find out that there is obesity and all this amongst the poor more than amongst those who are not poor. It's sort of a textbook case of what happens when we let liberals have their way.

That's right. Food kills. Or, as one commenter at Media Matters put it:
Hell, if anything, they're the ones that promote obesity by perpetuating poverty and making healthy foods too expensive for poor folks. Wanna know why the welfare mom spends her food stamps on junk food? Because it's cheaper than fruits and veggies.
I suppose the 46.6 million Americans without health insurance should be thankful. You know ... too much health coverage kills, according to Limbaugh’s logic.

5 Swings of the bat:

Mixter said...

What? So that's how he explains this?

Who does he blame his drug addiction on? That must be the liberals' fault, too.

The Viagra thing? Hmm...

Mixter

Other Side said...

He kind of looks like Porky Pig.

BurdockBoy said...

I heard that oafs comments on Media Matters and I almost fell out of my chair. I guess the GOP is screwing things up so bad he has resorted to commenting on this nonsense. I guess all of those farm subsidies for high fructose corn syrup that creates cheap soda has nothing to do with obesity.

Other Side said...

I do like the new black cherry Fresca, though. No calories or sugar. Welcome to the blogging world. I like your picture.

grumps said...

You make an unfair comparison between Rush and the Hindenburg, Tim. One is a flaming, Nazi gasbag. The other was a Zeppelin.