Sunday, July 31, 2011

New York Times Slurs Republicans as 'Hostage-Taking Extremists'

It's no mystery where the Times' editorial board gets such language. The progressive blogosphere has long been awash in beyond-the-pale attacks on principled conservatives. And the tone has taken a desperate turn of late. Government spending is out of control and leftist elites called for more of the same as an ostensible solution. The White House never offered an original plan and Senate Democrats played obstruction until the last moment. As I noted previously, elections have consequences. The GOP deserves credit for sticking to the political currents that brought them majority power last year in the House of Representatives. There's still a long way to go on the road to reform, and progressives are suffocating at the prospects of more good government rationalization. And reading this is like hearing the tormented screams of the demon being impaled. It's excruciating when your expansionist agenda is decisively crushed. But with luck it's just a start:
There is little to like about the tentative agreement between Congressional leaders and the White House except that it happened at all. The deal would avert a catastrophic government default, immediately and probably through the end of 2012. The rest of it is a nearly complete capitulation to the hostage-taking demands of Republican extremists. It will hurt programs for the middle class and poor, and hinder an economic recovery.

It is not yet set in stone, and there may still be time to make it better. But in the end, most Democrats will have no choice but to swallow their fury, accept the deal and, we hope, fight harder the next time.


Dennis said...

I wonder how many people actually think that what appears in the "viewpaper" the NYTimes is anything but pap. How many times can a "viewpaper" like the NYTimes and the LATimes for that matter be caught lying, dissembling, doing cut and paste journalism, et al before they question them as being a credible news source?

Zilla said...

What stupid stupid asses.

Bruce Hall said...

"It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service. But idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments or amusements, that amount to nothing. Sloth,by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says."

Benjamin Franklin - Way to Wealth

"How quaint." NYT

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

The Republicans control about 55% of the votes in the House, and as we all know those members were duly elected and apportioned based on population. Constantly referring to them as extremists, terrorists, Hezbollah, hostage takers, etc., is effectively insulting the majority of the population in 55% of the entire country who elected them to be their representatives. It's really an arrogant act of elitism.

I lived in NYC for over 15 years. Pinch and Keller have ruined that once respectable paper. I HATE reading it now.