Everyone has an opinion on why Detroit failed. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry blamed small government and the media blamed racism. But another MSNBC host, Ed Schultz, has his own theory of the city’s epic demise.
It’s the Republicans’ fault.
“Detroit, Michigan, used to be really a symbol of industrial strength and manufacturing in this country,” Schultz said. “But, thanks to a lot of Republican policies, the city is now filing for bankruptcy.”
Rush Limbaugh provided a litany of facts about the history of Detroit on his radio program Monday.
“Detroit has been run exclusively by the Democrats for over 30 years, folks. The last Republican mayor in Detroit was elected in 1957,” Limbaugh said. “Only one Republican has been elected to the city council in Detroit since 1970. Back in 1960 the city of Detroit actually had the highest per capita income in the country. My, how things change.”
“Make no mistake: Detroit going bankrupt is exactly what the Republicans want,” Schultz said, while featuring a graphic, headlined, “Conservative Utopia,” showing former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, President Ronald Reagan, and Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder.
“It is a very vicious cycle,” Schultz said. “It’s the Republican way.”
Watch Schultz rant on “The ED Show” via Mediaite:
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