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  • Cort Greene
    Another wing nut... http://www.politicususa.com/rush-limbaugh-psycho-blames-obama-killing-twinkies.html Rush Limbaugh Goes Psycho and Blames Obama for Killing
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      Another wing nut...

      http://www.politicususa.com/rush-limbaugh-psycho-blames-obama-killing-twinkies.html


      Rush Limbaugh Goes Psycho and Blames Obama for Killing Twinkies

      By: Jason EasleyNovember 16th, 2012see more posts by Jason
      Easley<http://www.politicususa.com/author/jasoneasley>


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      Rush Limbaugh is blaming President Obama for the fact that Hostess could
      not come to an agreement with its striking employees and decided lay off
      18,500 employees by closing the plant. In Limbaugh�s mind, Obama has
      Twinkie blood on his hands.


      Transcript from Rush
      Limbaugh<http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/11/16/ding_dong_18_500_hostess_jobs_dead>
      :


      *Rush Limbaugh: Look, here I�m already being asked, �Are you gonna talk
      about Hostess?� Yeah, I�m gonna talk about Hostess. You know what, 18,500
      people gone, Hostess Twinkies, Ding Dongs, shut down. Some people might
      think it�s a buy opportunity if you want to get in the Ding Dong business.
      But folks, if you need an indication that the Democrats will never
      compromise on anything, look at this. Hostess is going out of business
      because of unions. Now, that�s 18,500 jobs. You would think in this economy
      that somebody might want to show the ability to compromise if only to fool
      people. They won�t even compromise on this.*

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      Unions are the Democrat Party. Trumka is at the White House again today.
      Won�t even compromise to save 18,500 jobs. Are you kidding me? Obama
      couldn�t step in here even for the optics of it? I mean, yesterday he saved
      New York. Today he could save Ding Dongs. He could save Twinkies, except at
      the White House Michelle�s probably celebrating, �cause this is just
      rotten, no good food to her. But, see, I think they wanted this, folks. I
      think they wanted Hostess bye-bye. And you know why? They wanted this to
      happen because this is just going to create more dependents on unions and
      the government. It�s just gonna create more dependents. So this is all fine
      with Barry.


      *

      *I know nobody understands me. I�m doing this program with a whole
      different mind-set now. Snerdley�s in there panicking. I�m saying mind-set.
      As I do this program I�m imagining how I�m being heard by all these
      uneducated, ill-educated, maleducated young people, and it�s fun, and I�m
      sure that they�re throwing daggers at their radio because they just heard
      me criticize Obama on this Hostess thing. Anyway it�s a funny thing. It�s
      actually a build-out on some of the things that we were discussing
      yesterday about the battles that we face really being cultural as well as,
      if not more than, politics. Anyway, the Hostess thing is what it is. It�s
      gone. We knew it was coming. It just illustrates there�s no desire to
      compromise.*

      Limbaugh�s blaming of Obama and unions leaves out a couple of important
      facts

      Via KCUR<http://www.kcur.org/post/hostess-bakery-workers-go-back-work-or-company-dies>
      ,


      *At the Hostess plant in Lenexa, where 200 people work, there was a
      rotating picket line. While some Lenexa workers crossed the line to keep
      their jobs, their striking colleagues said they could not accept further
      concessions. The striking workers described what they said were dramatic
      compromises after Hostess first declared bankruptcy in 2004. They�d taken a
      pay cut, paid $10 to the company each month out of their paychecks, and
      seen decreases in their pensions . The striking workers said they couldn�t
      afford any more concessions. The company never gained profitability, and in
      January of this year it declared bankruptcy a second time. After contract
      negotiations with the BCTGM union, management presented a contract with an
      8 percent pay cut, and a decrease of about 30 percent in the benefits
      package. That led workers in Lenexa to walk off the job last week.
      Thousands of Hostess laborers around the country followed suit.�*

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      What Limbaugh is suggesting is that President Obama should have interfered
      with the free market in order to save a twice bankrupted company that
      wasn�t profitable. Rush is saying that Obama is guilty of killing Twinkies
      and Ding Dongs because he would not force workers to accept more crippling
      concessions to benefit management.


      Hostess is dead due to Bain style management that has decided to maximize
      their profits by liquidating the company. In short, the �job creators�
      decided to make more money for themselves by killing 18,500 jobs.


      If President Obama would have intervened, Limbaugh would have called him a
      socialist who hates the free market. Since Obama didn�t intervene, he is a
      socialist who is trying to create more dependents on the federal
      government. Either way, Rush Limbaugh�s psycho interpretation of The Day
      The Twinkies Died is complete and utter nonsense.


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