It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of the various wingnut boycotts and the reasons for them. GM is the latest. Here’s the explanation from Dear Leader:
Limbaugh reassures any GM workers who might be listening that the boycotters aren’t angry at them. “They don’t want to patronize Obama. They don’t want to do anything to make Obama’s policies work!” he explains. “This is an untold story, by the way. Of course, the government-controlled media is not gonna report anything like this but there are a lot of people who are not going to buy from Chrysler or General Motors as long as it is perceived Barack Obama is running it, because people do not want his policy to work here because this is antithetical to the American economic way of life.”
In other words, buying American is now an act of treason. But that should not be taken as a slap in the face to American auto workers. Got that?
I first became aware of how complicated it was to be a conservative during Ben Domenech’s brief fiery ride across the landscape:
Any red-blooded American conservative, even those who hold a dim view of Patrick Swayze’s acting “talent,” knows a Red Dawn reference. For all the talk of left wing cultural political correctness, the right has such things, too (DO shop at Wal-Mart, DON’T buy gas from Citgo). But in the progressive halls of the mainstream media, such things prompt little or no recognition. For the MSM, Dan Rather is just another TV anchor, France is just another country and Red Dawn is just another cheesy throwaway Sunday afternoon movie.
Oh, for the simple times of hating France and Dan Rather! Now, both major American donut makers are off-limits, granite countertops are strictly verboten, you can’t buy American cars, and field mice, bear DNA, and volcano-monitoring have replaced Islamofascism as the greatest threats we face. Anyone who doesn’t know what “where’s the birth certificate” means is suspect.
Billboards that make no sense, protests that take their cue from contemporary sexual slang, self-contradictory messages about consumerism…At some level, isn’t this all beginning to resemble some kind of huge, conceptual art piece (the kind that real conservatives don’t want the NEA to fund)? Is it fair to say that modern conservatism has now jumped the embalmed shark?