Advice to the Dictator for His State of the Coup Address
Sadly the state of his coup is good. This year we better fight back.
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State of the Coup. I think that is what we need to call this. It’s not the State of the Union. It’s the State of the Coup. That’s between you and me, folks, shh, don’t tell the media. That is a tweak. Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. I just called it the State of the Coup. Now, the media’s not listening here, they never do. They will hear that I said this on another website — take your pick, Daily Kos, Media Matters — they will be outraged, and then later this afternoon or sometime tomorrow, they will say how reprehensible, how horrible. Who does this guy think he is? This is not a banana republic. This is offensive. The president is right to be concerned, got this guy on the radio calling it the State of the Coup.
And when that happens, you will know that you are in on the joke. Just between us. Because as I say, the media is not listening now. They never do. They will not go to my website to find out about this. They will hear about it Third Way and be appropriately outraged. So we’ll stick with it all day, just for the fun of it, call it the State of the Coup. Plus it has the added benefit of it kind of works, doesn’t it? And do you know what the theme of the State of the Coup is? Inequality. The president is going to complain and whine and moan about inequality.
Do you know, ladies and gentlemen, poverty is not the result of income or wealth inequality? You might think, “Rush, that’s not anything special.” There are a lot of people to whom that is going to be a controversial statement. “What do you mean inequality isn’t due to poverty? What do you mean poverty doesn’t cause inequality? What do you think does?” And therein lies the answer to the big question. Here’s another one for you. (interruption) No, I don’t think you should be laughing about this at all. This is his route to further punish achievement, to stigmatize it, to stigmatize the rich. You hear about this guy, one of these big venture capitalist guys from California, San Francisco, his name is Peters. I think it’s Peters. This was gonna be at the top of the Stack until the rest of the show biz stuff started rolling in.