Interesting contrast between this clip and Rush’s mano a mano with a caller yesterday. To the charge of disingenuously spinning for Trump on immigration, Rush pled not guilty by reason of entertainment. I never took Trump seriously on mass deportation, he told the caller (which was a lie), and I never endorsed him. I’m an entertainer who trusts you, the listener, to make up your own mind. Don’t blame me for Trump just because I’ve been running interference for him with grassroots conservatives for the past year. That’s one way to dodge blame for listener disappointment with the nominee: Simply minimize your own contribution to his success. Joe Scarborough’s following the same strategy.
Hannity’s in a different position because he’s been such an enthusiastic mouthpiece for Trump for so long that there’s no way credibly to pretend that he hasn’t been on the Trump train. His blame-shifting strategy is simply to pound the table. I’m to blame for what looks like a dispiriting defeat this fall, he implies, just because I backed a guy to the hilt who’s been at 60 percent unfavorable in national polls since last summer? Screw you. You’re to blame. Here’s a taste from today’s rant; it goes on and on from here.
“Well, let me just say to all of you. And that includes the commentator class. That includes the Jonah Goldberg class, that includes radio talk show hosts. Glenn Beck is like on a — it’s a holy war for him at this point. I mean, he’s off the rails attacking me every day. Blaming me for Trump. Well, no. I was fair to everybody, Glenn. Whether you want to admit it or not. I know I was fair. My conscience is clear. And I, frankly, I’m proud to pull the lever for Donald Trump with a clear conscience.”…
|Don't worry Sean, Trump still has his fans.|
“So here’s what I say to all of you Never Trumpers — Glenn Beck, I hope you’re listening. You own Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court appointments. You own it! You are doing everything you can do to cast doubt in people’s minds! Trump gave us a list. You own her Supreme Court nominees, you own her un-vetted refugees and the 550% increase she will bring into this country. You own the jobs that illegal immigrants will take from the 95 million Americans out of the labor force. You own Obamacare, which is a disaster for this country. You own education, because she is beholden to the NEA. And if we don’t improve the lives of 95 million Americans out of the labor force, I blame you for that too!”
“Because you’re helping elect her. And I’m also saying that, hey, we have a $4,100 increase in health care payments since Obama has been president. It’s only going to go higher. You get responsibility for that, too! We have got 12 million more Americans on food stamps. If that increases, I’m going to blame you! We have 46 million total. Eight million more Americans living in poverty. Fifty million Americans in poverty. If that gets worse, I’m blaming you! You know, we have the worst home ownership in 51 years. If that gets worse, guess who I’m blaming? I’m blaming all of you!”Read the rest from Allahpundit HERE.
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