Thursday, August 31, 2006
Its Not All W's Fault
Yesterday, we here at SOTR raised the BLAS to the Orange - Whine Level. We do this every so often, mostly whenever Scotch Kennedy or Bella Pelosi open their collective pie holes.
The increasingly virulent Bush Derangement Syndrome has infected the left to a point where they no longer make sense, even to themselves. Every now and then somebody attempts to bring them back to something resembling reality. Today it was Jonah Goldberg's turn. Here's a highlight from his column, which garners my Read The Whole Thing prize for today:
The Mississippi coast was hit harder by Katrina than New Orleans was. And although New Orleans' levee failure was a unique problem - one the local leadership ignored for decades - the devastation in Mississippi was in many respects more severe. And you know what? Mississippi has the same federal government as Louisiana, and reconstruction there is going gangbusters while, after more than $120 billion in federal spending, New Orleans remains a basket case. Here's a wacky idea: Maybe it's not all Bush's fault . (Emphasis mine)He ends with this classic statement with which I could not agree more:
Look, things could obviously be a lot better. But they could be a lot worse too. John Kerry could be president.Well said, Jonah.
In a refreshing change of tune, it appears W and Company have decided to play offense on the public stage rather than just sit there and absorb the daily body blows delivered by the MSM.
The MSM, of course will react to this like the sky is falling. The Congressional Jackasses will cry foul from any microphone showing the faintest hint of being live. This is always entertaining to watch. The MSM, along with the Congressional Jackasses, will continue to aggressively cheer against any type of victory (perceived or otherwise) in the Global War on Terror. Its almost as if they can't help themselves. Then they'll act surprised when they're hung by the rope they made with their own hands.
Memo to MSM: Give these people more air time.
Here endeth the lesson.