May 6, 2010 Leave a comment
Yes, I am talking about Congressional Republicans. Half the shame of it is that they media keeps giving full attention to their absurd pronouncements. The latest, Obama has just been "lucky" and does not have a counter-terrorism strategy. Slate's John Dickerson has a nice article deconstructing just how clueless and absurd these arguments are. I almost want to suggest to Dickerson that it is not worth the effort, as this is just complete Standard Operating Procedure. Dickerson writes:
You can make the case that President Obama's strategy for fighting terrorists is dumb, too cautious, or ineffective. But no one who wants to be taken seriously can claim Obama lacks a strategy. Boehner is either being sloppy with his language, slippery with the facts—or both—to score political points.
The sad thing, though, when does Boehner ever make any public pronouncements that arent' sloppy or slippery, at an absolute bare minimum– if not outright lies? Sadly, this is just every day rhetoric from Republican leaders. And no, the Democrats do not do it to (at least not at all to this shameless and egregious degree)! But that's another post I've been meaning to write and will soon.