Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The White House Turns on the Press: They Just Ran Out of People to Blame

Yow, these people are lashing out at anyone withing lashing distance.

When asked recently about the administration’s endless evasions on the public option, Gibbs instead opted to define a monopoly.
“If you had one place to eat lunch before you came to the briefing, do you think it would be cheap?” Gibbs demanded of CNN’s Ed Henry.

Henry should have asked Gibbs to define monopsony: a market in which one buyer is so large that it can control suppliers and ruin competitors. Henry could then explain he’d rather pay too much for the sandwich he wanted than have to eat at a government chow line opened across the street to encourage “competition.”

Gibbs is so crabby because, incredibly, the administration blames the media for the president’s problems.

The funny thing is that they blamed almost everyone one after another and all it did was cost them at the polls.

It tried blaming Republicans, but the GOP is too far out of power. When the leader of the free world is complaining about a posting on the former governor of Alaska’s Facebook page, he’s got problems.

Yup, Sarah Palin's Facebook page is probably read daily by White House staffers so that they could counter the "lies and misrepresentations." Of course it all just musing from a former governor that holds no actual power whatsoever and cannot block even a single piece of legislation. If the Dems think America will just fall in love with ObamaCare they should just write some single payer boondoggle bill and cram it through with 51 votes. The GOP will be powerless to stop them.

Team Obama tried blaming special interests, but that was a bust too. The president’s deal with the pharmaceutical industry gets him $150 million worth of ads to boost his plan, whatever it is.

Yup, the White House made a sweetheart deal with Big Pharma. So Obama really can't malign the people that are running a $150 million ad campaign for his pet project. Imagine if Bush made this same deal with Exxon Mobil to pass his Energy Bill? There would be calls for impeachment from every Democrat in Congress.

Democrats tried blaming the “mobs” of “un-American” protesters and “evil mongers” who were giving raspberries to members of Congress at town halls.

I think the White House realized it wasn't the Brooks Brothers Brigade carrying Nazi placards but instead it was a Senior Citizen Army that may have actually fought Nazis in 1945. The White House had to back off immediately or they would have lost the whole debate.

I think they are still damaged to the core by going after the protesters at these town halls. They should have just said "I support their right to question ObamaCare. I will do my best to allay any fears that they might have."

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