October 01, 2013

Of course the G.O.P. is to blame for the gov. shutdown

... the mainstream media continues to tell us so, natch.

John Rosenberg nails most concisely today:

Why is it only House leaders, i.e., Republicans, who are “running out of time and options”? In this telling, and it is the conventional telling reported almost everywhere, the Democrats have no “options.” Everything, in this telling, is on the shoulders of Republicans. The only question left is “whether Republicans would consider the only plan President Obama and other Democratic leaders insist they will accept: a simple bill that funds federal agencies without dismantling any part of Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law.” So, the Democrats’ position is “simple” but the Republicans’ is … what? Complex?

According to the Post and just about every organ of the major media, for some unexplained reason the Democrats simply do not have the “option” of choosing to accept the House bill that funds the entire federal government while repealing a tax on medical devices and delaying the implementation of Obamacare for one year. They would rather close down the government, while blaming the Republicans, rather than do that. But according to conventional press wisdom, the Republicans’ willingness to fund everything except the start of Obamacare bears the entire responsibility. Go, as I’ve argued before on this issue, figure.

Go figure, indeed. After all, it's not as if Boss Obama hasn't unilaterally altered provisions in the healthcare law now, right? The power to do so being quite, well, dubious? And all the GOP wants to do is delay it all by 365 days? So as maybe to avoid stuff like this:

Image courtesy of Ace

The MSM is the LIV's greatest buddy. Because it's a lot easier than, y'know, thinking.

UPDATE: What a surprise -- the buck still never stops at President Lemon's desk:

Yep, that's an image from the White House website today. Three and a half years to have this stuff up and ready, but in a few hours the GOP is at fault for these [easily predicted] snafus?? This is absolutely guffaw-inducing, but, again, sadly, a nation of LIVs will buy it hook, line and sinker.

UPDATE 2: An MSNBC anchor tried to sign up for Boss ObamaCare and was stymied. After the website refused help, she tried calling ... and was put on hold for 35 minutes. “If I were signing up for myself, this is where my patience would be exhausted,” she said. But didn't she get the memo? It's the GOP's fault! (See above, natch)

Posted by Hube at October 1, 2013 12:01 PM | TrackBack

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The LIVs hate thinking. It is anathema to them. They would rather regurgitate Obama talking points than actually do research. I see it all the time with people in my general age group.

Posted by: Carl at October 1, 2013 02:36 PM

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