Remember, how, during the eight horrible, no good, very bad years of the George W. Bush Administration, Democrats (and their allies in the MSM) regularly demonized that good man, calling him as a divisive force in American politics.
Well, I’m wondering if during those eight years, that Republican president ever called his critics “troublesome” as the Democratic president called his Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck in an interview with CBS’s “The Early Show” co-anchor Harry Smith:
Asked by Smith whether he’s “aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves and that people have made part of their daily conversation” about him, Mr. Obama replied, “Well — I mean, I think that — when you’ve listened to Rush Limbaugh or Glen (sic) Beck it’s …”
“It’s beyond that,” Smith interjected.
“It’s pretty – apparent,” the president continued, “and — it’s troublesome. . . . “
And I’m wondering if, an interview with then-President Bush, any “reporter” or anchor asked that Republican about the level of enmity that crossed the airwaves and that people had made part of their daily conversation?
Fascinating yet again how the media only discovers “uncivil” political discourse when Democrats are targeted. Seems Mr. Smith has learned his Democratic talking points well. Note above Smith’s interjection which helps push that narrative along.
If Obama were indeed the kind of man he portrayed himself to be on the campaign trail, instead of calling Limbaugh troublesome, he’d have responded by saying that we always get this kind of discourse in politics and he’s not going to let it get to him, “My predecessor experienced it as did his. And I’m not going to let it get to me. I’m doing my job and have confidence in the American people’s ability to see the decency and good will of my Administration and see for themselves the effectiveness of our policies.” Or some such.
It’s telling that Obama must regularly attack his critics. Can’t remember W ever doing that.