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Left Continues Whining ‘How DARE You Be Against The President!’ Chutzpah

July 17, 2010

I have to just laugh in mocking, derisive laughter every time I hear a Democrat whine about people criticizing President Obama.

After eight unrelenting years of Bush derangement syndrome (when frankly Bush wasn’t really even all that conservative), you’d think liberals would be capable of that scintilla of personal introspection that would reveal to them, “We kind of asked for this.”  But, nope.

A particularly hilarious example of this comes from liberal radio personality Bill Press:

Bill Press: Obama’s Poll Numbers Down Because Americans Are Spoiled Children
By Noel Sheppard
Wed, 07/14/2010 – 10:23 ET

Liberal talk radio host Bill Press says President Obama’s poll numbers are down because Americans are spoiled, impatient children that want everything solved yesterday.

After describing to his listeners Tuesday all the fabulous accomplishments this president has made since taking office in January 2009, Press admonished the citizenry for giving the White House resident poor grades for his efforts.

“I think this says more about the American people than it does about President Obama,” barked Press.

“I think it just shows once again that the American people are spoiled” (audio follows with partial transcript and commentary):

BILL PRESS: “Basically, spoiled — as a people, we are too critical. We are too quick to rush to judgment, we are too negative, we are too impatient. Especially impatient. We want it all solved yesterday, and if you don’t, I don’t care who you are — get out of the way.

And again, basically spoiled. To the point where it makes me wonder if it’s even possible to govern today
. I gotta tell you, I don’t think Abraham Lincoln — who certainly didn’t get everything right the first time — could govern today. I’m not sure Franklin Roosevelt could govern today, the way we are again. Just about like spoiled children. And it’s Americans, and it’s the media, and if we don’t get instant gratification, then screw you is basically our attitude.”

Noel Shepperd then replies to Press’ rant:

Yes, America, you’re spoiled.

We promised that if you elected us, things would get better for you.

When you bought into our “Hope and Change” pitch, the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent. Now it’s 9.5 percent.

On Election Day 2008, 7.3 million Americans were out of work. Now it’s 14.6 million.

And the fact that this makes you unhappy means you’re spoiled and impatient.

As Brian Maloney wrote Tuesday, “[O]nly ultra-partisan Democratic Party crony Bill Press could manage to blame voters for Obama’s failure to thrive.”

Now, as crazy as it is that Bill Press can’t understand why Americans are “impatient” with Obama on day 89 of the worst environmental disaster in American history as we circle the drain to a double-dip recession following Obama’s boast that he would keep unemployment under 8% if his stimulus was passed, that’s not what makes me laugh.

What makes me laugh is that Bill Press was as “impatient” (not to mention demagogic and hateful) about President George Bush as anyone.  He literally wrote the book, Bush Must Go, which sounds absolutely nothing like, Bush Should Stay.

Here’s Bill Press being extremely “impatient” with George Bush’s presidency in May 21, 2002:

It is not irresponsible to demand that bureaucrats do the job we pay them to do. It is not irresponsible to expect people in authority to be held responsible for dumb, and perhaps fatal, mistakes. And, finally, it is not irresponsible, even in time of war, to raise questions about the presidency of George W. Bush.

Now let’s see.  Bill Press is bitching about impatient and childish Americans criticizing Obama after only 18 months as president. When he was impatiently and childishly (by his own standard, to boot) of George W. Bush after a mere 16 months in office.

Nothing can be more cruel than to hold a Democrat to his own standards of judgment.

Given that Obama’s 2010 corresponds to Bush’s 2002, it’s hard for a reasonably intelligent mammal to understand why the left is so upset for the criticism now being given to Obama.

Take a trip down memory lane.  Call it a tale of two Bills, as Bill Sammon points out how the left was treating George Bush a year and a half into HIS presidency:

Analysis: Press Largely Ignored Incendiary Rhetoric at Bush Protest
By Bill Sammon
Published August 12, 2009
FOXNews.com

News outlets that are focusing on the incendiary rhetoric of conservatives outside President Obama’s town hall meeting Tuesday ignored the incendiary rhetoric — and even violence — of liberals outside an appearance by former President George W. Bush in 2002.

When Bush visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting “Bush is a terrorist!”, the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis.

One protester even brandished a sign that seemed to advocate Bush’s assassination. The man held a large photo of Bush that had been doctored to show a gun barrel pressed against his temple.

“BUSH: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE,” read the placard, which had an X over the word “ALIVE.”

Another poster showed Bush’s face with the words: “F— YOU, MOTHERF—ER!”

A third sign urged motorists to “HONK IF YOU HATE BUSH.” A fourth declared: “CHRISTIAN FASCISM,” with a swastika in place of the letter S in each word.

Although reporters from numerous national news organizations were traveling with Bush and witnessed the protest, none reported that protesters were shrieking at Republican donors epithets like “Slut!” “Whore!” and “Fascists!”

Frank Dulcich, president and CEO of Pacific Seafood Group, had a cup of liquid thrown into his face, and then was surrounded by a group of menacing protesters, including several who wore masks. Donald Tykeson, 75, who had multiple sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair, was blocked by a thug who threatened him.

Protesters slashed the tires of several state patrol cruisers and leapt onto an occupied police car, slamming the hood and blocking the windshield with placards. A female police officer was knocked to the street by advancing protesters, badly injuring her wrist.

The angry protest grew so violent that the Secret Service was forced to take the highly unusual step of using a backup route for Bush’s motorcade because the primary route had been compromised by protesters, one of whom pounded his fist on the president’s moving limousine.

All the while, angry demonstrators brandished signs with incendiary rhetoric, such as “9/11 – YOU LET IT HAPPEN, SHRUB,” and “BUSH: BASTARD CHILD OF THE SUPREME COURT.” One sign read: “IMPEACH THE COURT-APPOINTED JUNTA AND THE FASCIST, EGOMANIACAL, BLOOD-SWILLING BEAST!”

Yet none of these signs were cited in the national media’s coverage of the event. By contrast, the press focused extensively on over-the-top signs held by Obama critics at the president’s town hall event held Tuesday in New Hampshire.

The lead story in Wednesday’s Washington Post, for example, is headlined: “Obama Faces ‘Scare Tactics’ Head-On.”

“As the president spoke, demonstrators outside held posters declaring him a socialist and dubbing him ‘Obamahdinejad,’ in reference to Iran’s president,” the Post reported. “People screamed into bullhorns to protest a bigger government role in health care. ‘Nobama Deathcare!’ one sign read. A young girl held up a sign that said: ‘Obama Lies, Grandma Dies.’ Images of a protester wearing what appeared to be a gun were shown on television.”

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that a Democratic congressman discovered that “an opponent of health care reform hanged him in effigy” and was confronted by “200 angry conservatives.” The article lamented “increasingly ugly scenes of partisan screaming matches, scuffles, threats and even arrests.”

No such coverage was given to the Portland protest of Bush by The New York Times or the Washington Post, which witnessed the protest.

The media just turned a blind eye to Bush derangement syndrome.  Nothing to see here, folks.  But when anyone criticized Barack Obama, it was “OH MY JEBUS! THIS IS THE WORST AND MOST EVIL STUFF WE HAVE EVER HEARD!!!  CONSERVATIVES ARE ALL WORSE THAN NAZIS!!!”

For my part, I don’t expect liberals to be gracious or fair to the next Republican president (whom you can expect to see inaugurated on January 20, 2013, btw).  So you won’t hear me crying about it.

Why DON’T I expect liberals to be gracious or fair?  Because it’s just not something they are capable of, that’s why.  I don’t expect cockroaches to be anything other than cockroaches.

It doesn’t matter if conservatives try to tear Obama down, or whether conservatives try to do everything they can to support Obama.  Liberals will tear into the next Republican president either way.  And just as viciously.

So keep firing away, conservatives.  Because the way liberals are whining at us and to themselves, we can rest assured what we’re doing is working.

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