. . . are those who, to borrow a political expression from the left, haven’t been paying attention.
Many of us on the right have long been pointing out that Barack Obama cut his teeth in Chicago politics and long practiced the politics for which that city is famous. Or perhaps, I should say, infamous.
The only folks in the media who believed the Democrat’s lofty rhetoric about being some new kind of politician were those who repeated his campaign’s, uh, well, talking points and gave short shrift to his actual record. That is, they took his claims at face value and didn’t investigate his claims.
No wonder they didn’t do much investigating when Tea Party groups started complaining that the IRS was subjecting them to an unusual degree of scrutiny. Such government behavior didn’t correspond to their image of an open and accountable administration. The story is not a new one. The enhanced media attention is.
Yup, pretty much.
NB: Tweaked the post to fix some typographical and grammatical errors.