Media Shamefully Silent After White House Links GOP to Terrorists
I am extremely relieved to know I’m not the only one noticing the lack of media attention on reckless name calling – Unaffiliated Party
By Noah Rothman
The Washington D.C. columnists are silent. Their once paramount desire for civility has disappeared.
This is somewhat due to the fact that so many in the Acela Corridor media establishment agree with the White House’s aims and mischaracterizations of their opponents motives. But it is also partly due to simply having become inured to the White House’s regular rhetorical overreach. The American public, too, has become accustomed to the Obama administration vilifying its political opponents in ways that would have horrified many just three short years ago.
“What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the White House advisor for strategic communications – let that sink in, strategic communications — on Thursday. “It’s a negotiation if I’m trying to sell you my house and we are debating the price of it,” he added. “It is not a negotiation if I show up at your house and say, ‘Give me everything inside or I’m going to burn it down.’”
Pfeiffer did not even flinch while comparing the president’s political opponents to suicide bombers and arsonists. For those unclear as to why this is abominable and excessive language for a representative of the White House to use, follow this link to see what suicide bombers do to people. The fruits of their evil work are far too graphic to reproduce here.
But this offense merited hardly a peep from the Beltway set that once rent garments over the excesses of the tea party and the threat their discourse presented to American self-governance. Why? Perhaps because they are acclimated to this administration’s all-too-common practice of linking their opponents to violent and deranged criminals.
This is the White House staffed by campaign professionals who thought it a valiant and effective tactic to imply that Mitt Romney was complicit in a criminally negligent homicide. When a noble few expressed their exception to this latest example of the Obama campaign’s overreach, his advisors tried to say that it was merely an overzealous and unaffiliated group which had run the offending ad. Only later did audio of Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter (and now a CNN host) surface demonstrating that the highest levels of the campaign had orchestrated the attack.
This is an administration which does not see a problem with Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, calling the White House’s Republican opponents in Congress “the Neanderthal crowd.” Indeed, nobody in the press really did either. Those who did not expressly agree with this characterization of the GOP were unmoved to protest it because it is simply par for the course for this administration.
Now to educate Harry Reid about “anarchy”. First a bit of Friedman, who gets right to the point, in a way anyone, from any ideological background can understand, if they take the time to listen carefully. Then, we’ll see how an anarchist himself defines anarchists himself. Notice the lack of authority promoted by anarchists, Cruz on the other hands seeks to reinstate the authority of the US Constitution. The Constitution is the only thing preventing anarchy, it establishes the LIMITED role of our government. It does not promote NO government.