Wednesday, August 17, 2011

GOP attacks on Obama hypocritical? you're kidding...

i suppose it's, in the immortal words of joe biden, "a big fuckin' deal," but you'd be forgiven for overlooking it, as it's pretty small potatoes in the grand scheme:

GOP attacks Obama bus, but Bush did same - "As President Barack Obama traveled to the first of two “town hall” stops in western Illinois today, top national and state Republicans criticized his campaign-style visit and criticized his use of a taxpayer-funded Canadian-manufactured bus as part of a jobs tour.

But no mention was made by Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus or Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady that a re-election seeking President George W. Bush used a bus from the same manufacturer, Quebec-based Prevost, for a spring 2004 “Yes, America Can” campaign tour through the Midwest."

the notable thing is, of course, that the press actually called it this time. ever since ronald reagan's heyday, the media has been a supine booster of whatever the prevailing myth is, according to whomever is "winning" at the time. for the past 30 years or so, that's been the GOP...

maybe it's a chicago thing, you think? defending one of it's own. the trib might be thrown this shit back at the republicans and seeing if it'll stick.

still, this is not SOP for our journalistic community. they generally let this kind of attack stand, without comment, relying on the other side to buy some media time to counter the attack.

still, we most certainly have NOT turned a corner here. the GOP message machine will still hammer its point home until the message goes from your cranium to your rectum.

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