Tuesday, August 18, 2009

For Thee, Not For Me, Part XVIII

So last night I'm zipping home from work, and I flip over to the local Air America station for a minute or two, it's whatever late night slop they have filling that slot (it's changed several times over the last 4 months or so), and naturally they're yapping about Health Care.

The guest actually complained that Obama was weak compared to Bush, that Bush rammed through everything he wanted without worrying about bipartisanship, and the host agreed. Like Social Security reform? Like Alberto Gonzales? Like Harriet Myers? Like No Child Left Behind? Like Senior Drug Prescriptions for Medicare? Like the Dubai ports deal?

Now, leaving aside the sadly typical ignorance and willful rewriting of history that is so typical of a liberal lefty, the next thing the guy said and the host agreed with is that Obama, if he was strong, would "pack the Court" like Roosevelt tried to do in 1937.

The most overused phrase in the blogosphere is quickly becoming "Can you imagine [liberal person's name here]'s outrage if the same thing had been proposed by President George W. Bush, or indeed any Republican politician?" You can't make this stuff up. It's like a Muslim threatening to cut your throat for being associated with violent, oversensitive reactions.


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