plays media like fiddle
by John Harris
In early November, Barack Obama was
one sad sack of a president — his agenda
repudiated by midterm voters, his political judgment scorned by
his future darkened by a growing belief he might be a one-time
In early February, Obama is master of the moment — his polls on the
his political dexterity applauded by pundits, his status as
figure unchallenged even by Republicans.
This three-month metamorphosis says something about Obama’s survival
but the turnabout says even more about the mainstream media: Obama is
the press like a fiddle.
He is doing it by exploiting some of the most long-standing traits
who cover politics and government — their favoritism for politicians
ideologically centrist and willing to profess devotion to Washington’s
rarely practiced civic religion of bipartisanship.
I'd like to give Obama credit for "playing the media like
a fiddle," but that's not
what happened. I wrote about this when it happened and funny - I
one comment about this damn important issue:
WHY did the barking dogs
suddenly roll over and let Obama scratch their tummy?
Obviously, Obama made some kind of deal with The Bitch and The Boner
but we have no idea what Obama gave them to get all those lameduck
The GOP agreed with gays openly
in the military?
What did Obama give them to agree with that?
When your mortal enemies suddenly start agreeing with EVERYTHING you
we know a promise has been made - but Obama has chosen not to tell us
what it is.
That worries me.
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