The Pruz screed is now on Cross Currents, I presume with the blessing Yaakov Menken who has never hid his ambition to be the Jewish Sean Hannity.
Via Facebook, Chakira [click here to see his blog] tells us this comment was blocked at both Pruz.com and Cross Currents.
Gee. Wonder why.
I am reading your blogpost, and comparing it to today's Rush Limbaugh show. It seems like there are many parallels, from the specific numbers cited, to the rhetorical question of who can compete with free stuff. Probably, you listened to the most recent show and cribbed liberally. If not, you've still been influenced by the Hashkafot of this decidedly unorthodox Rebbe. Lets compare.
Limbaugh: "It's just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus."
RSP: "The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is impossible to compete against free stuff. "
Limbaugh: "You want to hear a statistic that is somewhat surprising? Romney received two and a half million fewer votes than McCain did. Now, who would have called that? Who in the world would have? I think Obama's vote tally was down ten million from 2008, and we still lost. "
RSP: "As I write, with almost all the votes counted, President Obama has won fewer votes than John McCain won in 2008, and more than ten million off his own 2008 total."
Limbaugh:"A bunch of libs are salivating over that. They think the economy is gonna come back no matter what, and that Obama's big government is going to end up being the explanation for the rest of our lives as to how that happened. Just like in Japan, just like in Greece. But look, you bring up Greece and you bring up Europe, and they're where we're headed. Their problems are acute."
RSP "The road to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to a European-socialist economy – those very economies that are collapsing today in Europe – is paved."
Limbaugh "Romney presented a picture... This is very frightening stuff to me. He presented a picture of the traditional view, the traditional roots, the traditional way things work in this country."
RSP "the traditional American virtues – of liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative and aspirations to moral greatness – no longer inspire or animate a majority of the electorate"
Limbaugh: "The reason that Obama won is he did not go to the people who have some intelligence and are liberal and they already knew who they were voting for. He didn't go to the women that already knew who they were voting for, or the Hispanics who already knew or the blacks. He went to the homeless shelters. He went to the people who were on welfare, that he was paying their salaries. He went to the people who are, you know, on unemployment but they got their benefits extended. He went to the people who really don't understand how the economy works.""you're basically saying what I'm saying, that Obama corralled the uninformed vote"
RSP "the inescapable conclusion that the electorate is dumb – ignorant, and uninformed. Indeed, it does not pay to be an informed voter, because most other voters – the clear majority – are unintelligent "