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-By Warner Todd Huston
The President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, has determined who is at fault for the death of the Twinkie. Is it bad management? Is it recalcitrant unions that have driven costs so high that the company cannot survive? Nope. It’s… Mitt Romney’s fault.
What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.”
Yeah, my head spun on that bit of idiocy, too.
But there you have it.
It is amusing that Trumka, a well-known violent thug with a history of criminal actions, is the one baying about “crony capitalism.”
After all, Trumka has supported President Barack Obama to the hilt and this president has been the king of crony capitalism.
Of course, the truth is that neither Mitt Romney nor Bain Capital had anything at all to do with Hostess Brands and the financial troubles it has had.
Politico noted what Rush Limbaugh said about this nonsense. Rush is right.
“[Obama] gets to blame Romney, Bain Capital and the Republicans for the fact that the company’s failed. And at the same time he gets to blame capitalism, crony capitalism. That’s Trumka’s word here. Crony capitalism, Bain-style, Wall Street vultures,” Limbaugh said, according to a show transcript. “See, you and I, we sit here, we hear that, we say nobody is gonna believe that, until we stop and realize that over half the country already thinks it.”
Limbaugh said that Trumka was rehashing the same old attacks that unions and the left have used against Romney, fitting a story line most of the public is already familiar with.
“Trumka didn’t have to even tell his voters, they already know. He was just confirming it for ‘em. Al-Qaeda’s alive, Twinkies are dead,” Limbaugh said.
Trumka’s cynical, disgusting demagoguery should be rejected by any clear thinking person. But the left will use this ignorant sort of “logic” anyway.
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