Rush Limbaugh defends Merrill Lynch extravagance as stimulus

Hat tip to Bob Sackamento, who diaried on DailyKos this gem from wrong-wing blubberbrain Rush Limbaugh, by way of National Review Online:

Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence?

My sig line on DailyKos is "A conservative is a scab for the oligarchy." Thanks, Limbarf, for proving my point.

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come on

Do we honestly care about Rush Limbaugh? I mean if we posted every stupid thing said by him or say Ann Coulter we wouldn't have room for economic posts!

I already commented on this on DK

But I'll just say this....Rush must also not have a brain. There really is a difference between what TARP was meant (or shall I say lied to us) about and using the cash to pay for a fraking decorator!