Liberal talk radio will say almost anything to attack Ronald Reagan. Lately, they've been in a dither over plans to curtail the Postal Service. So Reagan inspired shootings at the post office? On Thursday's edition of the Thom Hartmann Show, a caller insisted: "When Reagan took over, the tension in the post office went up and you start[ed] havin' shootings...because of th[ese] draconian rules that they put these people under, and the stress. " Hartmann replied: "I wouldn't disagree with that, and Reagan began the war on workers."
Hartmann lauded the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters as the rebuttal to Reagan: "By and large, this is a movement being driven by teenagers and people in their twenties who are looking at a world that thirty years of Reaganomics has handed them, or a country, anyway, that's a disaster explicitly because of crony capitalism, bought-off politicians, and supply-side economics."
On Tuesday, Hartmann associated Reaganism with sociopaths: "If you make your living by moving money around, your top marginal tax rate is 15 percent, and therefore you end up with investors who don't give a rat's patootie about the future of America or the average person, who behave, literally, like sociopaths, following the marching orders of the Reagan revolution: 'Greed is good.'"
Someone should point out that's Oliver Stone's leftist fictional character Gordon Gekko, not Reagan.
Hartmann is such a socialist he'll suggest American conservatives want all the stability of Somalia. From Tuesday: "Point out the difference between those governments that govern very little, like Somalia, and those governments that govern very much, like Sweden. Which country would you prefer to live in?"
On Wednesday's show, after mentioning that a German said he didn't understand the extent to which Nazis dominated German life until he heard his child use the phrase 'Jew swine,' Hartmann added "I would refer you to the Republican debates, where they're basically saying 'Muslim swine,' 'immigrant swine,' 'gay swine.'"