This is more or less an update and continuation of my previous post. I caught the audio on Rush's show and posted during lunchtime, so I had to work quickly.
For this "update" I'm adding a different audio clip, which includes the previous clip but contains much more of the "man on the street" audio, as well as more commentary from Limbaugh.
I'm also including some video which will explain the situation more thoroughly, as well as some footage of a scene at a different location.
One of the most disturbing things about this entire scenario is the belief that some of these people have - that it is Barack Obama to be thanked for the money they are trying to get their hands on. Granted, this city's problems existed long before Obama took office so Detroit's woes are not completely his fault, but these people do not even understand that this money they are trying to get is coming from other Americans, not Obama.
I also take great pause at the fact that none of these people asked President Obama where the new jobs are for Detroit, rather than thanking him for what is honestly a measly few thousand dollars, as compared to a new way to earn a living and therefore a new lease on life.
This is a sad commentary on the state of political knowledge and awareness in America today. I sincerely believe that the Democratic party is responsible for the dumbing down of Americans to the point that they believe that politicians will save them. Detroit has been run by Democrats for years.
Unions teach liberal voting values, and given the overwhelming number of families from Detroit (as well as other Great Lakes region cities) who have had generations of union members, the attitude prevails in that region that if times get tough, there should be somebody there to take care of things. Barack Obama is emblematic of this syndrome.
Anyway - off the unions and back to the issue of the day - I would like to point out that not all of the people interviewed present this helpless liberal viewpoint. The man near the end of the first video clip seemed very willing and determined to work, and mentioned that he knows many around him feel the same. Additionally, there is a woman interviewed in the second video who really handed it to the city of Detroit, and I say good for her. She clearly saw the chaos and lack of organization surrounding these events and rightfully made mention of the fact that nobody in Detroit's city management seems willing to take responsibility.
And really that's what a lot of this entire story is about - responsibility, or the lack thereof.