Archive for June 6th, 2007


When Satire Becomes Reality

June 6, 2007

Flashback to January 2001.  The Onion posts one of their “satirical” articles about the future of the Bush presidency, which included (among many other statements that turned out to be prophetic) a faux reaction from Rush Limbaugh to the newly-elected president:

“For years, I tirelessly preached the message that Clinton must be stopped,” conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said. “And yet, in 1996, the American public failed to heed my urgent warnings, re-electing Clinton despite the fact that the nation was prosperous and at peace under his regime. But now, thank God, that’s all done with. Once again, we will enjoy mounting debt, jingoism, nuclear paranoia, mass deficit, and a massive military build-up.”

Read the whole thing (it’s pretty good):  Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’ (hat tip: ThunderDawg)