What MSM coverage I’ve read these past forty-eight hour has slanted against the GOP, as if the opposition party were the hard-liners in the current debate. Take a gander at this opening paragraph from an AP article which headlined Yahoo! when I returned to my room Friday night:
In an unforgiving display of partisanship, the Republican-controlled House approved emergency legislation Friday night to avoid an unprecedented government default and Senate Democrats scuttled it less than two hours later in hopes of a better deal.
The Republican House’s action to provide legislation to prevent default is a display of partisanship!?!? What then is the Democratic Senate’s failure to pass any such legislation, indeed, it’s failure to pass a budget in about 820 days?
Or the president’s failure to present his own plan? So, accomplishment is partisanship and inaction is then both opposition to rank partisanship and a principled approach to working in the national interest fixing our nation’s finances?
Seems it’s the Democrats’ strategy to do nothing while drawing the media fire to the Republican plan(s), the only one(s) ratified by an elected legislative chamber. The Democrats, including the president, know they can count on the MSM to cover for their inaction.
Well, it doesn’t seem to be working as well as President Obama would like. The media may but the Democrats’ schtick, but increasingly the American people are not. His poll numbers continued to drop, with his “job approval rating is at a new low, averaging 40% in July 26-28 Gallup Daily tracking. His prior low rating of 41% occurred several times, the last of which was in April. As recently as June 7, Obama had 50% job approval.” (Emphasis added.) He’s fallen ten points in fewer than two months:
He might fall even lower if the MSM didn’t have his back.
NB: Tweaked the post slightly since first posting it.