Thursday, February 5, 2009

Politics is Hollywood For Ugly People

As mentioned by Tiffani in an earlier comment, I'm curious how the media and conservatives would respond if a Democrat ever said what Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-R) said:
"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban," Sessions said. "And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with."
Obama and Democrats in general just aren't very good at theater politics. Well- that's not true. Bill and Hillary are great at playing the game. Remember her throwing back shots of Crown Royal? You can see that in the last two weeks of media coverage over the stimulus package Republicans have dominated the airwaves. There are plenty of Dem pols in D.C that could be making the case for the package. It shouldn't have had to come down to Obama to finally step up. We have media types arguing about whose tax-cuts are better, when we spent the entire presidential campaign doing the same thing.

Tiffani is right. Comments like this from a Democrat would ring calls of treason from the right.

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