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AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Something Someone Else Said

"I know this reality is all terribly inconvenient for Republicans. Facts just keep getting in the way of a perfectly misleading narrative.

But at this point, the GOP and its allies have a choice. Either they can explain why they were entirely silent when Bush handled the Reid case the same way Obama has handled the Abdulmutallab incident, or they can shut up and accept the fact that they've been acting like shameless, transparent, dishonest hacks.

I'm especially interested in hearing Liz Cheney trash her own father's administration for the way it handled the case of an attempted terrorist attack. Go ahead, Liz, we're all ears." -Steve Benen, Washington Monthly, reacting to the recent revelation that the shoe bomber was Mirandized more extensively than the Christmas underwear bomber.

Since they're obviously not going to shut up or explain themselves I'll answer Benen's question for them with one word: hypocrisy. It's the only way to explain the ever-increasing list of rules and constraints coming from Republicans that are now supposed to apply to the Obama administration yet never did during Bush's, and it's the only way that their narrative of Obama's apparent wrongdoing and dangerous incompetence can remain consistent. Of course I don't much trust the Democrats either but the Grand Old Party is truly lost.

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2 comments:

tnlib said...

"accept the fact that they've been acting like shameless, transparent, dishonest hacks."

I do.

Green Eagle said...

Or they can just count on the press to only point out things to complain about when they are done by Democrats.

Which is what they did.

And it worked.

Again.