Republican Senators and Representatives are suddenly worried about future generations—our children and grandchildren and beyond—and the burden any more debt will put on them.
Of course, while their leader, Bush Junior was running the show and putting us into more debt than ever in the history of the USA, not a peep. Nor any comment on the problems we’ve been creating for future generations over the past eight years of Republican rule with the destruction of the environment and our over dependence on nonrenewable foreign sources of energy et-endlessly-cetera.
And the media’s going right a long with it. And “right” is the word. I notice even on NPR (which tilted to the right on many shows under Junior’s reign) these Republican naysayers are being given much more coverage than their Democratic opposites were given while Junior was running the show.
Yes, Barak and his family are getting great coverage in terms of how stylish or cool or young or new and fresh they are in the White House and their new world prominence as symbols of how far “America” has come.
But, policy-wise, Obama’s Republican critics are getting way more play than Democrats got in 2000 when a Democrat actually won the popular election and Junior was put in by Republican cronies on the Supreme Court. (Think it was an accident that Roberts flubbed the swearing in oath for Obama, or that the right wing media immediately put the blame on Obama saying he’s the one who flubbed it, which is simply untrue and yet the rest of the media did not make a story out of how the right and many Republicans were lying about who messed up the oath and no one is talking about how Roberts is supposedly one of the smartest and most competent men to ever run the Supreme Court and a much experienced public speaker and judge etc. etc. and yet he flubs a simple oath? Think it had anything to do with the fact that he was staring at a man who in his eyes I’m sure he sees not only as “black” but as the opposition in terms of political party and ideology and inclination etc.?)
The hypocritical and phony concern Republicans are now demonstrating for regular folks and for fiscal responsibility, after they plundered the treasury and the enormous surplus Clinton left them with, should be the main story in the media, not the same old phony attempt to show fairness by allowing lies and the truth equal weight if they come from opposite sides.
But hopefully, Republicans will attempt to obstruct Obama’s plans and policies, and Obama will make an end run to the voters and overcome any Republican opposition and they will become even more of a minority in future elections.