I test myself a lot these days for political bias. So, for example, when President Obama invited a group of (only) black journalists to meet with him I thought it was a good thing – but, well, okay – I was quite disgusted when Bush invited (only) conservative commentators to the White House.
And I believe Obama is genuinely Christian, even though he got baptized by Reverend White right around the time he decided to be a politician. Bush’s famous born-again walk on the beach, on the other hand, is great fodder for his base, but I believe his faith is lukewarm at best.
In this time of national crisis, I believe we need to come together to support Obama. After 9/11, I felt the same about Bush, although I worried he wasn’t up to the job. Later (after Iraq in particular), I wished the whole country would rise up against him.
So I give myself a “D” at best, but it should probably be an “F.”
I shouldn’t be surprised that the Washington Times is even more biased than I, in the other direction of course. But this, from some columnist there named Andrew Breitbart, is outrageous (and it doesn’t deserve a link). He’s complaining that left-wingers infiltrate conservative blogs and clog up their comments, of all things:
Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy – us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency – and the humanity – of George W. Bush.
And here I just burst out laughing:
The right, for the most part, embraces basic Judeo-Christian ideals and would not promote nor defend the propaganda techniques that were perfected in godless communist and socialist regimes.
But people believe this, and that’s not at all funny.