Napoleon had Snowball and Big Brother had Goldstein, if you know your George Orwell references. Each providing convenient excuses as to why the feckless regimes in Orwell’s cautionary world were unable to do what’s best for the people.
And the feckless leadership of today Republican Party has its Snowball and Goldstein as well — the dreaded and dastardly liberal media.
Ah, yes, the liberal media. The most potent and powerful force ever unleashed upon this republic. Able to shred the world’s longest standing Constitution in a single news cycle. The liberal media is our side’s ongoing excuse for standing for nothing, doing nothing, and fighting for nothing. The liberal media has Republicans so psyched out we might as well put our GOP politicians in little league baseball uniforms that are sponsored by “Chico’s Bail Bonds” on the back.
Not since the Chicago Cubs blamed a century of baseball tomfoolery on Steve Bartman has a professional organization had a more pathetic excuse for its own malfeasance than Republicans consistently crying in their room temperature Scotch about the liberal media. Worse yet, this little bit of leaven from GOP leaders threatens to ruin the whole loaf of the party itself. Some of the same people that call my radio show to complain about the GOP’s lack of masculine courage, then turn right around and say the GOP probably can’t do any better, lest they face the wrath of the liberal media.