Friday, September 18, 2009

Hypocrisy, Jealousy, Snobbery - The Usual

"Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?" asks Dana Millbank in today's Washington Post. Shut down three different streets in DC and cause the emission of several tons of carbon. Enjoy a little taste of hypocrisy here. I guess the Obama's gave up shopping for arugula at Whole Foods and joined that boycott.

On to some jealousy. Tingles, for whom I once had some respect as a reasonably non-partisan reporter, whines about "right wing crap on the best seller list" in this video:

Why did MSNBC decide that overt partisanship was the road to higher ratings? They used to have a somewhat balanced attack on Matthew's shows, even Pat Buchanan was shown some respect when he was on Hardball. Now they just look like whiny little sycophants.

And now for some hypocrisy. Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar, has a very expansive view of who should interpret legal ambiguities. Hint, it's not the courts. Yes, the President of the United States should be The One, according to Sunstein.
"There is no reason to believe that in the face of statutory ambiguity, the meaning of federal law should be settled by the inclinations and predispositions of federal judges. The outcome should instead depend on the commitments and beliefs of the President and those who operate under him," argued Sunstein.

I recall leftist apoplexy over Chimpy McBush-Hitler and Darth Cheney's allegedly similar beliefs. In a classic what would () do, moment Obama has been issuing signing statements that indicate his view of the constitutionality of various bills he has signed. In 2007, these were proof positive of the prior administration's desire for dictatorship, and it got big play in the MSM. Today, it's all hunky-dory.

1 comment:

  1. I found Milbank's piece to be particularly snark-tastic.

    Link forthcoming.