Cheered on by the success of socialism in taking over the health care industry, liberal radio talk show host, Ed Shultz explains clearly the next on his socialist agenda (h/t to Brian Maloney):
SCHULTZ (30:58, initially responding to caller claiming “virtual war” between Dems and GOP): It is a cultural war that’s taking place in America, you’re exactly right. And it’s being played out over the airwaves of America. And I hope the Democrats now turn to the Fairness Doctrine.
It’s time now for the Democrats to consider the Fairness Doctrine when you’ve got Rush Limbaugh out there saying, it’s, we’ve got to defeat these bastards. He is now openly admitting that he is going to work against and campaign against the Republican, against the Democratic Party and campaign against Obama, and he is motivating people with the microphone and he’s electioneering. Keep on talking, Rushsky! Hell, maybe I’ll get on 600 stations too, or how many you own or whatever.
The fact is, look, it’s not a level playing field when it comes to the audio culture of the country. Ownership has its privileges. When you own, I will be honest, if I owned 500 stations, the drugster wouldn’t be on any of ‘em. And that’s just where it’s at right now. But maybe we have reached the point where the Congress needs to equal it out. Equal out the audience.
SCHULTZ (32:51): Just keep in mind, there aren’t any poor people with microphones.
SCHULTZ (33:56): And so, I think that, you know, hell, if we’re going to be socialist, let’s be socialist all across the board.
But for some reason, they don’t like being called socialists. Huh. This is the same Ed Schultz who said the following about the special election in Massachusetts the resulted in Republican Senator Scott Brown being elected:
I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts I’d try to vote 10 times. I don’t know if they’d let me or not, but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right. I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are.
Cheat during an election? Obviously, he misspoke, right? He didn’t really willing admit that he’d violate federal election law did he? When given the opportunity to clarify, he did so in his next broadcast: “I misspoke on Friday. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I meant to say, ‘If I could vote 20 times, that’s what I’d do.’ ” Real class act here.
Doing a quick count on his website, I see Schultz broadcasts from 78 stations. That’s not bad considering the leftist Air America program failed, and he was the most successful of all the hosts. But in the free market, he still can only convince one station to carry him for every eight that carries Rush Limbaugh. That’s the free market for you.
But if you hate the freedom to listen to the person you want, and you want government to step in to force stations to carry a lesser light, then you are a socialist. And socialism is all about taking away your freedoms in the guise of being fair, or compassionate, or looking out for the greater good.
It’s funny how the greater good always benefits the socialists, no?