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Wonder what media reaction would be in conservative pundit called for killing Democratic leaders?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 7:42 pm - January 3, 2013.
Filed under: Civil Discourse,Liberal Hypocrisy,Media Bias

Iowa Lib Calls For Killing Gun Owners & Dragging Boehner & McConnell Behind Chevy Truck

In the Des Moines Register, liberal columnist Donald Kaul wrote:

I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.

Can you imagine a major daily even publishing a column where a conservative called for the dragging death of Democratic leaders?  Can you imagine a conservative pundit making that kind of call?

Do wonder if Democrats, particularly from the Hawkeye State, will, to borrow an expression, differentiate themselves from this mean-spirited man.  Shouldn’t they be saying the simple truth, that no responsible newspaper should run a column with such language?

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The spending problem Obama inherited from a Democratic Congress and exacerbated once in office

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 5:04 pm - January 3, 2013.
Filed under: Big Government Follies,Obama Incompetence

Obama loves to blame his predecessor for the problems he “inherited,” even as most of his other predecessors merely acknowledged the problems they inherited and set about solving them.

Earlier today, Glenn Reynolds linked this chart illustrating “that things were actually improving until we got a Democratic Congress in 2007, and got worse when we elected Obama.” When will Obama start taking ownership for his record? Will when the media hold him to account for his failure to contain the growth of spending?

Yes, George W. Bush and the Republican 108th and 109th could have done more to contain federal spending. W and the divided 107th Congress did see an acceleration of federal spending, but next Republican Congress did get the message and started to rein in federal spending. As Jim Hoft reminded us last November:

In 2004 the federal budget deficit was 412 billion dollars. In 2005 it dropped to 318 billion dollars. In 2006 the deficit dipped to 248 billion dollars. And, in 2007 it fell below 200 billion to 162 billion dollars.

Under back-to-back Republican Congresses, we had three successive years of declining deficits.  That represents, as Jim reports, a “sixty percent drop” whereas the Politico article that Glenn links reports that the national debt has grown by the same amount since Obama took office.  And he’s only been in office for four years.

And he’s still pretending Republicans were responsible for the increase in debt when Democrat Congresses stopped the progress being made by the GOP.  And it doesn’t seem our friends in the legacy media are “fact-checking” their deceptive claims.