All the President’s Press: Adventures in the Protection Racket – Post Election Edition


To steal from ourselves, after the bitch-slapping the Democrats in general and Dear Leader in particular received from the mid-term elections, the fair and objective propagandists members of the press were quick to offer the kind of insight that only the highly educated could understand.

Herewith, a few of the more poignant and erudite headlines.

Mia Love: Representative From Nowhere

Utah’s new congresswoman is a symptom of what happens when local elections are nationalized.

The always dependable Mother Jones casts a frosty eye on Mia Love, and finds her wanting.  Her resume is too thin, and she is only recycling talking points of her (dark) masters, the Tea Party!  Of course, when conservatives had the poor taste to point out the relatively few (okay, non-existant) accomplishments of a junior Senator from Illinois, it was prima facie Gospel that proved Republicans were raaaacist.

Now, in the manner of Liberals everywhere, what was Bad Before (before Democrats were in power) is recycled without an ounce of self-awareness.  Liberals have been green for a long time.

From the equally (D)ependable Puffington Host comes this gem:

None Dare Call It Treason: Why Republicans Won

By the by, this is considered one of HP’s “fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors.”  Color me dense, but I’m pretty sure that suggesting your political opponents are treasonous crooks is considered bad taste…or it was when folks mentioned voting irregularities in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections (to say nothing of the loving assistance given to The Light Bringer by fresh-faced 4th Estate volunteers like Candy Crowley).


On the other hand, the good folks at Salon break it down for us:

It is all still about race: Obama hatred, the South and the truth about GOP wins

Yep, it’s dat old debbil racism…which is an easy claim to make, since only Liberals can identify “real” minorities.  That is, they know who the “Good” Negroes are (anyone who is a dependable Democrat voter).  As for the “bad” Negroes, well, when they’re not being slandered, they’re being ignored (like Tim Scott, Mia Love, Condi Rice, Allen West, Herman Cain — you know, those last two guys who are beloved of the Racist Inbred Scum known as the Tea Party).

Not to be left (ha, I kill me sometimes) out, Slate warns us about:

Revenge of the White Male Voter

With her usual even-handedness, Amanda Marcotte explains it all for you.  It was those mean old white men, sneaking out of the VFW, the Country Clubs, or the smoke-filled rooms (where they plot to deprive women of their rights) and Voting.


In all of these stories, it’s charming how little attention was given to the actual actions of the President, the titular leader of the Democratic Party.  The extra-constitutional activities are given a pass, to bring up the IRS targeting of conservatives is a bit of gauche Facterism, and to have mentioned Benghazi and the fairy tale spun by the Administration and the Sainted Hillary of the Adirondacks is every bit as outre as to have asked for bacon at the Black Muslim bakery.

So, once more, well done, all the President’s Press.  Whenever inconvenient truths were tossed up, you threw yourselves over them them like they were grenades.  Because a Democrat President must be protected, principles be damned.







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