Cryptcl: Media attack budget cutters for “Burning Down DC”

Thanks to MRC (Media Research Center) and Brent Bozell.
Notice the outrageous exaggerated extremist attacks by the MSM on the party that is trying not to raise taxes on Americans because of the recession. They use personal insults, name calling, and falsely accuse conservatives because they can’t beat the conservatives on the merits of each ones position on issues. It’s just easier for a Dem to call you a meaningless name, and then walk away acting like they won the argument.

They accuse conservatives, GOP, and Tea Party of being a cult. If there is any political figure whose supporters are like a cult it is Obama’s. The MSM has misinformed the public about almost every aspect of Obama’s life and experience. The MSM slants their news to protect Obama everyday on every issue. His supporters will blindly follow him off the cliff, even though they are aware that all his major legislation rammed down their throats, stimulus and Obamacare, has made the country much worse, and even though they have seen him lie to the American people on a daily basis. 50% of everything the man says is meaningless rhetoric, and the other 50% are intentional lies. Take any subject and that’s the mix of rhetoric and lies you’ll find. It’s a cult if the supporters believed that “the one would decrease the rising waters and bring peace and harmony” to this Earth.

If Republicans and/or GOP get wobbly knees and cave to the Dems extortion, then you will witness the rise of the Tea Party to a party of majority, values, policies, and individual freedom. The Tea Party will then be the determining factor in the 2012 elections. The GOP must partner with the Tea Party or they will not win anything.

Who’s Burning Down D.C.?
By Brent Bozell

The political prognosticator Charlie Cook appeared on National Public Radio on July 11 and summarized perfectly the media narrative on the debt-limit battle. Boehner, Cook said, “is not a burn-the-barn-down, break-the-china kind of guy [and] he does not necessarily reflect the views of a majority…of the House Republican Conference, who are of the burn-the-barn-down, break-the-china mold.”

Hold on here. Why is it destructive to insist on a limited government? Why is fiscal sanity equated with pyromania? Cook was brought on as a “nonpartisan” analyst, but there’s nothing either civil or accurate in casting conservatives as barn-burners.

This is the “nonpartisan” Washington narrative of the budget talks: Reasonable Obama vs. Dangerously Unhinged Republicans. The establishment is imbibing deeply of the David Plouffe spin that somehow, a reckless, unsupervised Congress spent all the money and Barack Obama was too busy golfing to notice, as if he didn’t sign every spending bill. It’s as if he didn’t aggressively shovel ObamaCare and almost a trillion dollars of “stimulus” on top of the deficit mountain.

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen got the ball rolling on July 4 by describing the GOP as the “Grand Old Cult” that needs a “mental health professional,” and its presidential field was “a virtual political Jonestown.”

On July 5, MSNBC star Chris Matthews started “Hardball” by comparing conservative Republicans to foreign Islamic militants: “Well, the GOP has become the Wahhabis of American government, willing to risk bringing down the whole country in the service of their anti-tax ideology.” They were “willing to risk economic Armageddon in the name of religion, that is, the religion of no taxes.” By the next morning, Newsweek editor-in-chief Tina Brown upped the ante and called the Republicans “suicide bombers.”

So who, exactly, is unhinged in this debate?

On NBC, White House “reporter” Chuck Todd pointed fingers: the problem was that new “Tea Party caucus” that can’t back “anything that remotely looks like a tax hike on anybody.” Ever heard of liberal Democrats who can’t back “anything that remotely looks like you spent less than last year”?

That so-called “conservative” David Brooks – please, please stop this “conservative” silliness! – also wrote a column on July 4 for The New York Times trashing the Tea Party types for wanting to file a “psychological protest” instead of governing. They have “no sense of moral decency” about debt.

How ridiculous and perverse it is for Brooks to insist they don’t care about debt – and Obama does! Did Brooks spend the last two years in a cocoon of hermetically sealed ignorance?

Brooks claimed that Obama is desperate to campaign in 2012 as a “moderate” and would love to make a sweet deal for the Republicans that would provide, we are told, “a roughly 3-to-1 rate of spending cuts to revenue increases, an astonishing concession.” The biggest, most reckless spender in the history of the Republic, by far, and he’s a “moderate.” What would it take to label this man as a liberal?

For conservatives who remember the budget negotiations of 1990, this whole routine is nauseatingly familiar. The media are playing the exact same role today that they did then. They all encouraged Bush One to be a savvy dealmaker and forget that troublesome “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge. We were all told this deal would be two dollars in spending cuts for every dollar in tax hikes. Ditto with Reagan and Tip O’Neill in 1982.

The media want complete amnesia about what happens next. In both cases spending (and the deficit) surged upward, which is what happens when the Democrats make big “compromises.” Bush lost in 1992, due in part to angry conservative voters who believed in his campaign promises.

Here’s what our media could be asking, but they won’t, since it constitutes a serious question. If Obama really believed in a “balanced” menu of tax hikes and spending cuts, why didn’t he pass all these tax hikes he’s now touting when Democrats were solidly in control in 2009 and 2010? Obama never made any plans to “pay for” his “stimulus” with new taxes, and he even claimed ObamaCare would reduce the deficit, which was a cruel farce. And isn’t he now touting tax hikes on taxpayers making less than $250,000 – another broken promise? Does no reporter care to notice that would violate his “no new taxes except the super-rich” promises in 2008?

Instead, Obama’s allowed to hold press conferences and lecture the Republicans about how they’re not serious about deficit reduction. Obama’s allowed to paint himself as the troubled centrist who’s been cursed with an opposing party stuffed with extremists.

This time I’m just not sure anyone’s buying what the left-wing press is selling

Published in: on August 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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