If liberals can blame a hurricane on President Bush, it's impossible they won't blame the Minneapolis bridge collapse on conservatives. At Radio Equalizer, Brian Maloney reports that Air America's Randi Rhodes was swinging wildly:
"The bridge collapse is the result of wasting a trillion dollars in Iraq. Basically what you saw there in Minneapolis and what you’ve been watching all day, last night, the whole thing."What you’re watching, should have the chyron underneath, instead of it saying Governor Tim Pawlenty, or news conference on bridge collapse, or recovery or whatever, you know what it should say underneath there? 'Your tax cuts at work!' That’s what it should say."Please make a note of it and call CNN and MSNBC, Faux News, yeah call them all and tell them, 'hey, you’ve got the wrong chyron!'"
A few sentences before she also unleashed this line:
"[S]o here we are wasting a trillion dollars in Iraq, protecting that lie at all costs, right? Wiretapping our own citizenry so that nobody gets too uppity about that whole trillion being spent. And it takes like a quarter of that to repair our infrastructure and nothing’s being spent."
It's a trend, since Stephanie Miller also pulled out the your-tax-cuts-at-work line -- giving credit to Rhodes -- although she changed the message to being on a sign at the collapse site.