One of our local lib talk shows was talking about Republicans “getting rid of the filibuster”. The host kept neglecting to mention that we’d be getting rid of it for judicial nominations only.
Two callers in a row had basically the same (incorrect) point: they were worried that if we “got rid of the filibuster” that Republicans could pass any law that they wanted to pass.
The host never once corrected either of them by telling them that it would be done away with in the case of judicial nominees only. It has nothing to do with passing laws or legislation. He knew this, I’m sure. But he was perfectly happy to let the notion get out that we’d be getting rid of the filibuster, period.
There you have the essence of the liberal media. This guy claims over and over that he’s “objective”. But he’s willing to let half-informed people put forth outright lies and/or ignorance and not bother correcting them. He knew perfectly well that what they were saying was wrong.
The one old guy, when asked whether he was “left or right” in his political leanings said, “I don’t know nothin’ 'bout dat left or right stuff, but my party starts with a ‘D’ “. In other words, this guy knows very little about politics, but he agrees with everything he’s being told by the Star-Tribune and WCCO (a.k.a .The Old Neighbor).
There you have the Democrats in this state, if not this whole country: If you asked them, they’d tell you that they know a lot about politics; but if you ask them some of the most basic questions about the process, they haven’t a clue. They are, maybe, half-informed about any given political issue.
It’s obvious that the more informed a person is, the more likely they are to be a Republican.
They also had a political science professor on from Gustavus Adolphus college here in Minnesota which, religious or not, is very liberal. This guy actually said that “the Senate takes it’s traditions very seriously” in recommending that the Republicans don’t take “The Nuclear Option”. He, along with every other liberal and/or Democrat I’ve heard, neglected to mention that it was the Democrats who broke tradition in the first place by beginning to filibuster judicial nominees for the first time ever in the history of this country! Apparently that tradition wasn’t worthy of seriousness.
That point needs to be repeated again and again to counter the intentional neglect of the facts being perpetrated by the MSM. I'm sick of screaming at my TV and radio every time one of our Conservative bretheren miss the opportunity to point that fact out.
We're losing this battle because the Left has managed to frame it as Republicans changing the rules in the middle of the game. Nobody on our side is pointing out that we are just responding to the Democrats who changed the rules first and that we're not getting rid of the filibuster completely.
What the hell is wrong with our side? This is another prime opportunity to point out the hypocrisy of the Democrat Party and we just let it slide. Again.
- The Exile