How To Get Conservatives to Thin Their Own Ranks
The answer was so obvious! It was right under our noses. But it took the ludicrous hypocrisy of the adulterous scrotum Newt Gingrich to cause this idea to coalesce in my mind.
Remember Newt's little tap dance over the Libya intervention?
March 7 — What are we waiting for? Launch a No-Fly Zone!
Obama does just what Newt asked for.
March 23 — Newt: "I would not have intervened."
THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE!!!
Compact fluorescent light bulbs. The right wing hates them like POOP! Why? What's WRONG with CFLs?
“I know light bulbs may not seem sexy,’’ Mr. Obama said during a brief appearance at the White House. “But this simple action holds enormous promise, because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and our businesses.’’
So, you get idiots like Rep. Michele Bachmann proposing "Lightbulb Freedom of Choice" resolutions in Congress. You SHOULD be able to waste energy if you want to!
Upon hearing of Obama's support for CFLs, Rush Limbaugh went NUTS!
He couples this with a warning to his audience concerning the evils of mercury contained in the CFL bulbs, invoking the debunked needs-a-hazmat-crew-to-clean-it-up-if-it-breaks argument.
“We warned you. We warned you at the outset of the mercury in these things, of the hazmat disposal risks when you have (sic) change one or when one breaks, how you dispose of them, you don’t just throw them away. We warned you….It doesn’t matter how much or how little there is, if one of them breaks you gotta call somebody, you gotta go to great pains to clean up the mess, and keep your dog or cat out of this mess. You know how little animals run to things that fall out on the floor.”
- Rush Limbaugh, March 30, 2009
Then, of course, every conservative talk show host with a microphone and a copy of the GOP talking points went on a rant against CFL bulbs.Continued on the next page