We’ve heard plenty about the advertisers who bailed on Rush Limbaugh in the fallout over his remarks about Sandra Fluke. We’ve even heard about at least two advertisers who want back in after bailing out, at least one of whom was told, “No, thanks.” Today, our own Boss Emeritus announces that she has become a new Limbaugh sponsor through her terrific new venture, Twitchy.com:
I’m putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are.
A snippet: “As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I am putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are. TWITCHY.COM is proud to join companies across the country that advertise with talk show giant Rush Limbaugh and his Excellence In Broadcasting network. Today, we will begin running ads on the RushLimbaugh.com website.”
Like I said yesterday and have been saying for years, we need to unite against the progs’ collective, coordinated whitewash of Barack Obama and the organized effort to criminalize and silence conservative dissent.
However you can do it, large or small, please step up!
Michelle opposes the new JOBS act in the House, and tweeted about it as an entrepreneurial small-business owner — which she has been at least twice, of course, after starting Hot Air. Michelle’s stand didn’t impress The Atlantic, which had this to say about her contribution to employment:
Not everybody on the right likes this jobs-through-startups approach. “Dear Washington: Speaking as a new #startup owner, I don’t want a JOBS Act,” tweeted conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. “I want you to LEAVE ME ALONE.” But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.
Perhaps this comes as news to The Atlantic, but small businesses are the engine of job creation — and they don’t start off by hiring 1000 workers, not if they want to survive to the next day. They start off small, take lots of risk, and generally end up resenting government programs that increase taxes while larger companies are better equipped to exploit the benefits. Regulation and government interventions favor companies that have the resources to research and explore ways to get their hands on the cash, which puts smaller companies at a competitive disadvantage — which is the reason we usually see larger companies backing those very regulations and interventions. If the writer at The Atlantic had ever run or even worked at a small startup, that would have been very clear.
Congratulations to Michelle on her new venture, and to Rush for a loyal new sponsor. Also, if you’re more inclined to follow the news by feedreader, Twitchy has a number of them, including this all-encompassing feed here. Also, just in case, we’ve added Twitchy to our list of favorite hangouts on the right-hand sidebar, so be sure to visit often.