On Friday pundit Rush Limbaugh took premature aim at President Obama for the closure of Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other cookies with ingredients that run for paragraphs.
According to Allvoices.com, Limbaugh feels that Obama should rescue Twinkies the way he stepped in to save New York after Hurricane Sandy.
Then in a move that would have delighted Mr. Burns, Limbaugh suggested the president could have rescued Twinkies by telling the unions to order their workers off the picket lines and back to work.
But critics counter that iƒ Obama had stepped in earlier, Limbaugh and his Obama-bashing buddies would have accused him of interfering with free enterprise.
'Unions are the Democrat Party,' Limbaugh thundered, refusing to call the party by its proper name. 'Obama couldn’t step in here even for the optics of it? I mean, yesterday he saved New York. Today he could save Ding Dongs. He could save Twinkies, except at the White House Michelle’s probably celebrating, 'cause this is just rotten, no good food to her. But, see, I think they wanted this, folks. I think they wanted Hostess bye-bye. And you know why? They wanted this to happen because this is just going to create more dependents on unions and the government. It’s just gonna create more dependents. So this is all fine with Barry.'
How Limbaugh got his inside scoop on the administrations decision making he failed to mention. But as he continued it became clear that even Limbaugh himself probably doesn't believe his own claims now.
“The Socialist takeover of our nation is now taking away an American icon, Hostess. No longer will we enjoy Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread with our loved ones, but rather we will be forced to chew on carrots and celery like animals!
"I truly blame the First Lady and her socialist push for healthy food. This is all Michelle Obama’s fault, I feel as though a part of me is dying. We can’t let this happen! Not in America! We need our food made of chemicals and pretend sugar filled with preservatives. I don’t like knowing what I’m eating. Carrots?! Apples?! Strawberries?! How boring does this White House want us to be?! We’re not Americans unless we’re eating things that are bad for us. It’s what makes us great! I’m so upset right now I think I need go to a commercial. We’ll be right back.'
Perhaps Limbaugh spent the break eating Ding Dongs, which reportedly have a shelf life of six years.
At all events Limbaugh's decision to blame the president for the collapse of the Hostess company proved to be premature. On Monday Hostess and the Bakers Union agreed to a mediation, preventing shutdown.