January 06, 2012

News Journal vs. Alternate News Journal

Let's take this News Journal editorial from today (titled "President right to defy GOP obstructionists") -- and switch around a few words and phrases:

NEWS JOURNAL: Mr. Cordray wasn't the president's first choice. But the relentless opposition of Senate Republicans to any Obama appointment has gone so far as to see them refuse to officially adjourn for the year to keep the president from filling position while Congress is on vacation.

The umbrage of Republican leaders, who now suggest a lawsuit is in order to overturn what they call an illegal appointment, is galling.

ALTERNATE NEWS JOURNAL: Using enhanced interrogation and getting the Patriot Act passed wasn't the president's first choice. But the relentless opposition of House and Senate Democrats to any measure used by the Bush administration has gone so far as to see them refuse to end an old-style filibuster for as long as they have to.

The umbrage of Democrat leaders, who now suggest the president is a war criminal in order to score political points in what they dub unconstitutional actions, is galling.

NEWS JOURNAL: Worse, it is yet another stalling tactic to prevent creation of the consumer agency, which Republicans insist is an unnecessary expansion of the federal government's role.

Tell that to the millions of Americans who have been financially undermined by the illegal practices of big banks and rogue mortgage servicers, which have led to record home foreclosures and personal bankruptcies.

ALTERNATE NEWS JOURNAL: Worse, it is yet another stalling tactic to prevent creation of terror-fighting measures, which Democrats insist are unnecessary because we have civilian courts available in which to try suspected terrorists.

Tell that to the millions of Americans whose lives have been shattered by terrorism, and who live in fear of continued terrorism, thanks to the worldwide rise of radical Islam which has resulted in a record quantity of terror attacks and planned attacks.

NEWS JOURNAL: "With a director finally in place there should be no question about its powers, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can start the needed process of scrutinizing unfair practices by debt collectors, predatory payday lenders and others on the fringes," said Rashmi Rangan, executive director of The Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council.

ALTERNATE NEWS JOURNAL: "With enhanced interrogation and the Patriot Act protections in place, our military and Dept. of Homeland Security can start the needed process of investigating terrorist activities and networks," said Mike Castle, Delaware's US Representative.

NEWS JOURNAL: Seldom is there a reason to encourage a president to defy Congress and make "recess appointments" in its absence. But the Senate GOP's obstructionist policy is hindering the executive branch for obviously political reasons.

ALTERNATE NEWS JOURNAL: Seldom is there a reason to encourage a president to defy Congress and possibly several treaties and utilize "enhanced techniques" to gather intelligence on terror networks and activities. But the Democrats in Congress' obstructionist policy is hindering the executive branch -- and Americans' safety -- for obviously political reasons.


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