Monday, April 23, 2012
Quit Whining and DANCE, Mittyboy
A few days ago, poor old Mittens was bereft at the prospect of the campaign ahead:
“There will be an effort by the, quote, vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out a message and to attack me,” Romney said in an interview with Breitbart.com’s Larry O’Connor. “And they’re going to do everything they can to divert from the issue people care about, which is a growing economy that creates more jobs and rising incomes. That’s what people care about,” Romney said.
A few things strike one from this quote, “Welcome to politics, Willard,” “You can dish it out but you can’t take it,” “WTF is a prospective president doing hobnobbing with a bunch of deranged racebaiting death-cultists who can’t write for toffee?” and “Don’t get me started” being just a few of the more obvious. Romney found eager ears at Breitbart.com for his complaints about their favorite “vast left-wing” boogeyman Media Matters, of course.
As Jason Easley at Politicususa observes, at the weekend David Gregory at NBC’s “Meet the Press” and Candy Crowley at CNN’s “State of the Union” grilled David Axelrod—a rare non-Republican among the weekend pundit lineup—about the beastly Obama campaign’s “grinding negativism” in the face of what Axelrod had the audacity to describe as the beleaguered Romney campaign’s “grinding negativism” in the primary and beyond—a complaint I believe we may have heard from a few of Mitt’s opponents from time to time.
And as noted elsewhere, the New York Times’s Public Editor Arthur Brisbane joined the fray:
“Now, though, the general election season is on, and The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama?” Brisbane wrote. “Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008.” Brisbane lamented that “a strong current of skepticism holds that the paper skews left ...
I just love that “many critics” from a supposed ombudsman, as if his own unsubstantiated views from his exalted position can’t stand up on their own without the anonymous cavalry galloping along in support of them.