I remember it like it was only a few years ago. Polite rebuke of a policy stampeding an already panicked nation into war for oil and government contracts, one that would end up costing a trillion dollars and thousands of dead and maimed Americans, was treason. Today it is the mark of a noble critic:
MSNBC— President Barack Obama introduced his administration’s new policy granting qualified legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children in a Rose Garden statement interrupted by the heckling of a conservative reporter.
As the president, standing at a podium outside the White House, explained why he was implementing the policy, Daily Caller writer Neil Munro began to shout questions, asking why Obama would want foreigners in the country instead of giving jobs to Americans
So let me get this straight: conservatives do everything in their power to extend the economic pain their policies caused, in hope of getting voters pissed off at the poor shmuck stuck with cleaning it up, and everyone knows that’s what they’re doing, they even admit themselves from time to time. Just in case the deeply partisan nature of the attack wasn’t crystal clear, it happens the reporter doing it works for one of the most nakedly biased privileged conservative punks to ever haunt the mortal world. And, yet, we have to pretend that that was salient point the reporter brought up and talk about what Obama’s record on jobs … we are hopelessly fucked for at least a decade if not longer.