Yes, he’d need to establish SMERSH to get their attention
1. Greg Gutfeld’s comment on political anger:
So as the anger surrounding the health care bill escalates, many in the media are reporting how the anger surrounding the health care bill is escalating!
Now I’ve been down this road so many times I could navigate it blindfolded and covered in peanut butter.
It goes like this: for the media, anger is only okay if its targets meet their stereotypical, romanticized criteria. Meaning: the corporation, the conservative, the daddy who never loved them.
Here’s a list of people doing angry things the media is okay with:
But this health care bill anger is different from all that – not just because it’s right, but because it involves Obama. And being angry at Obama is like being mad at Santa Claus. How can you be mad at Santa, when he brings us so many gifts? …
For two hundred plus years we’ve kicked ass, and we’re now choosing the belief system of the idiots whose asses we’ve kicked.
So that’s why I’m angry. And why you’re angry too.
And when jackasses try to take away your right to be angry – by calling it racist or extremist – tell them they’re the racists. Because it’s those tools who assume that anger can only be about race. And if they disagree with you, then clearly they’re not just racists – but probably homophobic cannibals, too.
It’s not a very difficult thing to figure out. But it apparently escapes the bright people — and they generally are very bright people — in the American media.
I don’t get that. A good chunk of the American public doesn’t get that, either, which is why Fox’s ratings are going still higher, even though they’re kind of silly themselves. To quote a commenter there, “I tend to watch channels that don’t call me a tea-bagging racist, but that’s just me.”
2. Geraghty in the yet-to-be-e-mailed Morning Jolt:
Obama to Critics: I Understand Only Most of You Are Crazy Conspiracy Theorists
AP: “President Barack Obama says he believes the Tea Party is built around a ‘core group’ of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist. …
A guy who has dramatically expanded the federal government’s role in banks,student loans, auto making, health care, real estate, insurance, and energy industries is lamenting that people are calling him a socialist. What more does he have to do before the label becomes less than outlandish, establish SMERSH?
Actually, if he established SMERSH, I’d be more likely to support the guy. As I rather like the ideas behind the literal translation — “Death to Spies!” (Though I prefer killing the other guys’ spies, not ours.)