I really wish the left would stop under estimating the right. Yes, all things in the media being equal, Jeb and his family would be laughed out of even thinking someone from his family might get back into the White House.
Taint gonna happen. They will think, they will try, and the media will most likely either swoon, or soft pedal past the past at best.
How many would have guessed that actually counting votes in 2000 would be so mocked? One of the not so sweet ironies here is while Gore was painted as being so unfair that his team only wanted certain favorable precincts completely counted, the Bush team wanted the same bloody thing, only places that would be in their favor. The MSM supposedly being that “damn liberal media,” of course, skipped that point and just framed the Gore team as making that demand.
Damn that “liberal” media.
Bush golfing all the time and partying during Katrina? Who cares? Obama, well, he who should at best be carrying the clubs, how dare he?
How many would have guessed that mocking soldiers searching for bin Laden would be so shrugged at by the MSM. Can you imagine if Obama had done that? We know exactly what would happen: like when W held a dog and saluted there was hardly a whisper, but holding a coffee cup and saluting?
After George the First, the MSM pretty started playing into the rightward spin damn near every time when it comes to members of the Bush family when they run.
By the way, where was the media when machines shut down in Ohio in 2004 and votes were shuffled off to a server in Tennessee? In a district in southwestern Ohio when the poll was shut early and only Republicans were allowed to count the vote? Hell, where were they when the supposedly “liberal” Times buried the lead that the final count would have given Gore the election?
Did anyone else notice: despite Al Gore’s response to the usual snotty, petulant, W, that “your brother doesn’t decide the election,” that Jeb did get to decide? “Decide” by tossing away voting rights for thousands and thousands of people who have names somewhat similar to a Texas list of ineligible voters? “Decide” by having his own partisan hack make the rules, Katharine Harris, and this worked so well Ken Blackwell repeat the performance in 2004?
Where was the supposed MSM on that?
Anyone else remember when scrubbing the votes was attempted again, as Karl Rove insisted the election wasn’t settled, who stopped it? Our “ever vigilant main stream media?” Outraged Democratic leaders?
Hell, no. A group being framed as if they were terrorists by the MSM: Anonymous.
You think they won’t be ready if any group attempts to stop them again in 2016, especially if the younger brother runs?
You think, like they “stopped” Romney in 2012, those who dislike Jeb’s supposed more “moderate” stands will stop him in favor of the more visually clownish occupants of what will probably become an increasingly crowded 2016 clown car?
We all know, when it’s politically convenient, the partisans on the right who may object to some Jeb policies will goosestep. The only thing missing will be the salute.
The Bush family through history have managed to help the Nazis, kept Neil out of prison, the Bush family has been close friends with the family, and the country, who funded and provided hijackers for 9/12. They fished their daughters, and their son’s, tails out of the fry pan so many times George W’s face resembles a catfish… sorry, looked that way from birth, I suspect. Coming down that canal must be like being squeezed through a waterboarder’s idea of a water slide.
T With George the Elder being an exception, the Right has sucked up to over and over again. And the mainstream media have helped them damn near every time. You really think it’s going to be different this time?
Please, please, please do not under estimate a Bush again.
Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 30 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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