Posted on | August 7, 2011 | 39 Comments
Nothing is more amazing than the ability of liberals — both politicians and “journalists” — to synchronize their lies. In the wake of Standard & Poors downgrading of the U.S. credit rating Friday, the Democrat-Media Complex has now forged a consensus that this had nothing to do with massive two-year binge of deficit spending embarked on by President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. No, it’s because Republicans and their Tea Party supporters are against tax increases:
- Axelrod: This was a ‘tea party downgrade’ (The Hill)
- The worst thing the GOP has ever done? (Steve Benen)
- Mainstream Media Ignores S&P Attack On Republicans (Thom Hartmann)
Hartmann’s column, especially, illustrates how these left-wing agitprop campaigns work: The “Mainstream Media” ignore a million and one things that conservatives wish they’d pay attention to, but when liberals accuse reporters of ignoring something, the reporters — who are, of course, nearly all liberal — will jump to correct the perceived omission and will, in fact, often harp on this “unreported” angle to the exclusion of everything else.
Let us stipulate that (a) U.S. fiscal health wasn’t exactly robust when Obama became president, and (b) in a time of fiscal crisis, a steadfast opposition to tax increases doesn’t soothe the worries of the bond market, yet still the fact remains that the immediate cause of the current crisis was the incredible two-year Obama/Pelosi/Reid deficit spending binge. And Obama’s response to the debt-ceiling impasse — tax the rich! millionaires and billionaires! corporate jets! Republicans are coming to steal Granny’s Social Security check! — was immature, selfish and harmful.
Democrats don’t want to fix the problem, they want to score political points against Republicans. And they expect their liberal friends in the media to help them do it — a perfectly realistic expectation, given the fact that Barack Obama could only have become president with the willing assistance of his liberal friends in the media, who more or less anoninted him as the Democratic nominee the day he beat Hillary in the Iowa caucuses.
I’d imagine even some liberal reporters are now experiencing buyer’s remorse and — despite their profound instinctive loathing of Republicans — are sick and tired of watching Obama scapegoat others for his own incompetence.
Liberals hate Republicans and most reporters don’t know jack shit about economics, but they know failure when they see it, and Obama has proven to be an outright failure as president. One of these days, and the day might come very soon, reporters will start ignoring the White House spin machine and start reporting the truth. And then liberals will bitch, bitch, bitch about the “right-wing bias” of the media.