You may be wondering where the “Obama is coming for your salt!” idea comes from. (Other than pure derangement, I mean.) Apparently, it’s a product of one of the oldest gambits in the hack’s playbook: “forgetting” that in the American system of government any individual legislator can introduce legislation, and then citing isolated proposals with no support as representative of something.
Falling for some rube-running by a local Fox affiliate, Col. Mustard lets us in on the great salt-banning conspiracy. Let us examine an exhaustive list of the powerful figures behind this inexorable legislative freight train:
…a Democratic New York Assemblyman
But don’t kid yourself: the fact that one assemblyman proposed an idiotic law that has as much chance of passing as Rush Limbaugh has of being the Green Party’s candidate for president in 2012 means that the federal government is about to ban salt. It’s a very slippery slope! Why, we don’t even have Obamacare yet, and I hear rumors that there’s an large, well-funded movement dedicated to having government bureaucrats force women to carry pregnancies to term…