What shameless toadies they are. John R. Guardiano exposes the liberal media in his American Spectator piece, Media Warns of Grave GOP Danger.
In the aftermath of the failed Christmas terrorist attack, this weak horse administration is fearful and desperate. And for good reason; Mr. Guardiano lists the critical but inconvenient questions hanging unanswered in the air. The natural response to this, in addition to Obama assuring us that he takes terrorism seriously, because he said so, is to send the liberal media out with their talking points.
The best spin they've come up with, hit upon by Obama in his Saturday radio address, is that to debate terrorism policy is to irresponsibly politicize it: "Instead of succumbing to partisanship and division, let's summon the unity that this moment demands." This from the most divisive president in modern memory. Mr. Guardiano notes:
Yet, when the GOP raises any substantive policy questions about the Obama administration's anti-terror polices, the Democratic Left and its big media allies cry foul. They whine like little schoolboys who are losing in a game of dodgeball -- and dodge seems to be the operative word, because the Obama administration and the Democratic Left seem eager to evade responsibility for the policy failures that led to the Flight 253 terrorist attack.And the irony is that the whole point of accusing the GOP of politicizing the issue is to politicize the issue.
The #1 hack-for-Obama over the weekend may have been Terry Moran (video here):
Rep. Hoekstra didn't answer the charge effectively, but here's what he might have said, from Guardiano:
Yesterday, on ABC News' This Week, for instance, ABC News correspondent Terry Moran lectured Rep. Pete Hoekstra about a GOP fundraising letter which castigates the Obama administration's anti-terror policies.
"Are you proud of that?" Moran asked like a disappointed parent or teacher. Are you proud "of fundraising off of a national crisis?"
Hoekstra tried to explain that he and his fellow Republicans have real and substantive policy differences with the Obama administration, and that these differences are the basis for the fundraising letter; however, the liberal Moran would have none of it. Moran, after all, had water to carry for the Democratic Left -- so he cut Hoekstra off.
"But I'm asking about raising money off the attempted murder of 300 people three days after it occurred?" Moran lectured with a look of contempt and disgust.
Read the rest.
Maybe Moran doesn't realize it, but politics is how we Americans settle and resolve public-policy matters. Politics is how we think through national and international problems -- and how we arrive at answers or solutions. Politics is part and parcel of the American way of life and integral to our republican system of government. Politics is fundamental to American democracy.
Of course, as a veteran ABC Newsman, Moran certainly does realize all this. Problem is he's blinded by his liberal ideology and/or the liberal culture that pervades the legacy media. If politics isn't about war and peace, life and death, freedom or fear, then what should it be about? Would Moran and the legacy media prefer political arguments about affirmative action, gay marriage and abortion?
Conservative Republicans are damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they talk about ending reverse discrimination, protecting the sanctity of life, and safeguarding traditional marriage, then the legacy media accuse them of divisively and cynically employing "wedge issues." But when conservative Republicans talk about the war on terror and threats to our homeland, then the legacy media accuse them of… the exact same thing!
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