Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obama the Marxist?

Such thoughtful political pundits as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have been ripping Barack Obama as a Marxist.

Even my U.S. Representative, Paul Broun of Georgia, has called Obama not only a Marxist but also another potential Hitler (never mind how Hitler and the Communists never mixed and calling someone both at the same time makes you either historically challenged or intellectually dishonest).

I'm not here to get into this so much as to see whether this charge sticks. If this pounding continues, does it have an affect on what people know about Obama?

And thus, a Google trends image. I searched for "Obama" and "Marxist" and the result is below.

So take heart, Limbaugh/Hannity/Broun fans, if what people search for on Google is any indication (and it often is), you're having some kind of effect regardless of the intellectual inconsistencies involved.


Karen Russell said...

Well, there was that 1939 Nazi-Soviet nonaggression pact.

Hollander said...

Heh heh, well, and see how well that worked out for 'em ...