If Bush Were In The White House, Sandy Would Be An Ongoing Disaster
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  • NoNewt

    Well said; the Fourth Estate has voluntarily merged, in the Obama era, into the Second Estate.

    This is clearly not a good thing for the country or for limited-government or self-rule by citizens. It goes hand in hand, alas, with Donald Kagan’s observations on the contemporary American academy as well:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323789704578446614144636002.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

  • Anthony

    Two thoughts: White House Correspondents’ Dinner and “the press corps wasn’t doing very well….What kind of image do we present to rest of the country? Are we doing their business….” That for me underscores point of Quick Take.

  • Marty Keller

    This kind of disgusting sycophancy among the MSM is, unfortunately, not news. The question for me is, what is the impact upon the citizenry as a whole? Do we buy into this dreck? Do we tune it out? Do we seek alternatives to the Ministry of Truth’s propaganda?

    How we answer these questions will help determine whether America remains the “citie on a hill” or succumbs finally to the progressive dream of European-style social democracy.

    • skhpcola

      The impact is reflected in the reelection of a destructive, hateful Marxist to the highest office in the land. His low-information and ignorant constituency knows what the see on MSNBC and read in the USA Today is gospel, by faith of their leftist religion. If news doesn’t appear in their preferred and partisan media, it didn’t happen, in their altered reality.

  • Corlyss Drinkard

    What really galls is the fact that 40+% said in exit polling that the President’s casual stroll among the Sandy victims influenced them to vote for him. And of those, a shocking percentage said it was dispositive. It’s enough to make a person actually reads up on the issues all year long scream in frustration.

  • Kavanna

    Not to mention the hand-wringing pieces in the NYRoB about “what’s wrong with America.”

    The Sandy victims’ vote for Obama is truly of a piece with the Stockholm syndrome. It’s astounding.

  • WigWag

    Governor Christie, the Republucan Governor of New Jersey gave Obama high marks for handling Hurricane Sandy; so did Mayor Bloomberg the Republucan turned Indepenent Mayor of New York State. The Democratic Governors of New York State and Connecticut also praised the Administration.

    In fact, the only criticism that Christie lobbed towards Washington was directed at the Republicans in the House of Representatives for delaying the appropriation of aid.

    The go to photo for the press was naturally Governor Christie embracing President Obama. The go to picture during the aftermath of Katrina was President Bush praising the head of FEMA with the now famous line “You’re doing a heckuva job Brownie.”

    Has it occurred to Professor Mead that the reason the press is being kinder to Obama than to Bush when it comes to natural disasters is that Obama is actually doing a better job than Bush did? Has Professor Mead considered the possibility that maybe the bipartisan support for Obama’s performance may explain the fact that the press has criticized Obama in the aftermath of Sandy far less than it criticized Bush in the aftermath of Katrina?

    Lamenting that the press is nicer to Democrats than Republicans is not only wrong (and infantile); even worse it accomplishes nothing for Republicans who need to do some real soul searching if they are going to restore their brand.

    • Jim Luebke

      Hi WigWag,

      I count several appeals to GOP authority in this post, with zero appeals to evidence.

      You seem to have a bit of spare time… could you research how far along the post-Katrina recovery had gotten this long after landfall (in terms of people re-housed, etc), and provide an apples-to-apples comparison against the metrics VM uses to criticize Obama?

      You bring up the question, “[Is] the reason the press is being
      kinder to Obama than to Bush when it comes to natural disasters … that
      Obama is actually doing a better job than Bush did?” But you don’t answer it.

  • amishron

    The communist in the White House has caused hurricane Sandy to be worse than Katrina. He is the most inept & corrupt president the United States has ever seen.

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