Glenn beck, Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Prager, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and other prominent Rightwing talk show hosts broke from their anti-Union diatribes in their annual show of solidarity to social and labor causes by taking the day off! Pioneered by noted Unionist and foreigner, Peter McGuire, and signed into law by Grover Cleveland, Labor Day remains an enduring remembrance of Union workers who gave us the 8 hour work day.
Railing day in and day out on America’s airwaves about the evils of Unions, today’s show of complete solidarity by Rightwing show hosts is either an indication of their absolute hypocrisy over the issue or an admission of support for Union causes. Observers doubt that it could not be hypocrisy on their part and must be purely coincidental that all of them took Labor Day off as a holiday, otherwise the action could be viewed as pro-union and anti-corporation. It remains to be seen if they will all report to work next Labor Day.
Strangely nearly all the Tea Party members, the 70% that actually work, also celebrated the holiday. That’s celebrated, as leaching off the hard-fought Union benefits by taking the day off would seem unacceptable to the stalwart bunch.
It almost seems hypocritical when one looks closer st the Tea Party members and Talk Show hosts. 55% make 55 thousand Dollars and above, according to a Gallup poll. Nearly all the Talk Show hosts are multi-millionaires. Curiously, nearly all Tea Partiers and all of the Talk hosts are white males. More than 70% of Tea Party Members have little or no education beyond High School, which could explain their aversion to such things as books and facts and science and knowing stuff. The poll, unfortunately did not reveal how many believe that cowboys and dinosaurs lived at the same time, but no doubt they were off today as well, perhaps grilling Brontosaurus steaks. indeed, the lack of book-learning might explain why they didn’t know a damn thing about what Labor Day stands for, who fought and died and bled for it, and what it has meant to the working people of this country. Guess they didn’t need to know, but I bet they sure enjoyed the long weekend.