Following up on Saturday’s post on the latest wingnut meme that Kenyan Soshulist Maths are hiding the truth that the reeeeeeeal unemployment rate among scared, crazy self-piddling conservatives is 157 gazillion percent, we see FOX and Friends is happily joining in the silliness.
“Are they playing around with the numbers?” fill-in host Eric Bolling asked. “Look, it’s the Bureau of Labor of Statistics. It’s suppose to be non-partisan, but that’s the Department of Labor, Hilda Solis. Hilda Solis works directly for Obama.”
“Are you saying they’re cooking the books,” regular co-host Steve Doocy inquired.
“I’m saying, there’s room for error,” Bolling replied. “But when you’re talking about four million people, how do you know?”
It is, of course, irresponsible not to speculate how President Notlikeus McTakeyourmoney is using his unholy control of Bistromathics to destroy working-class melanin-challenged America. Since we all know there’s no way his dark policies could actually be improving the economy and adding jobs since there are still Americans on FOOD STAMPS, it’s clearly a deadly, deadly trap.
Later in the segment, Doocy declared war on numbers, science, engineering, calculus, statistical analysis and pi. Because only “they” use numbers. Real Americans don’t need facts to know the truth about THE REDISTRIBUTION OF OUR NUBILE YOUNG DAUGHTER-VIRGINS. The only possible explanation for this is YOU LIE(tm).
Really, they should just send the White House the bill for Bolling peeing on the studio carpet in abject fear. Abject fear…of numbers.
Snark aside, with the more unstable among us about three steps away from burning the President in effigy over birth control and Republicans trying to criminalize having cabinet departments, it really won’t be long before we’re having another “free speech right to do horrible, horrible things flashpoint” in this country. We’re just waiting to try to contain the damage when it happens if it’s this insane 9 months out before the election.
Seriously, we’re to the point that actually having the Labor Department is now the equivalent of The Ministry Of Truth And Silly Walks. How long before we get to the point where Tea Party shenanigans become so exponentially insane that Our Serious And Knowledgeable Betters tell us that the President should just resign now “for the good of the country” rather than risk his “divisive and polarizing” re-election to a second term?
Five gets you seven that column is already on Bobo’s hard drive.[UPDATE] This line of attack is now official, as Rush Limbaugh accused the President of “monkeying with the numbers” today. Monkey. Mmm-hmm.