When Obama won election to his first term, his loyalists in the MSM just couldn't quit hating George Bush. And now, ahead of his second term, "They can't quit Mitt."
Not to worry, they'll find a new target eventually; it's what they do. There's always more hatred where that came from.
Consider a couple of [BtB] flashbacks. This first one is from November 2008:
... I heard Rush Limbaugh pose an interesting question on the radio... He wondered aloud where all that leftie hate is going to go. You know the hate he means, it’s the hate that was heaped on Pres. Bush for years, the hate that called him Hitler so often that the name Hitler eventually lost all meaning. You know the hate he means; it’s the same hate that drove liberal "progressives" to ridicule the name of the Palins’ (then-four-month-old) Downs Syndrome baby… within moments of the initial announcement that she would be on the Republican ticket.
Imagine a hate that extends to innocent infants. Infants with Downs Syndrome. Then imagine such a hatred were it to intensify… with not only billy clubs, but record funding and raw political power. Imagine the chances of such a force of evil being kept in check -- by a mesmerized and rapidly impoverished electorate, together with a compliant and obsequious media....
We don't have to imagine that anymore, now do we? We are living it.
Anyway, after Bushhatred came Target FOX... which would last until the political process necessitated the demonization of Mitt Romney. Hey, I'm not making this up. The Progs freely admit it -- in writing!
A little after 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2009, Karl Frisch emailed a memo to his bosses, Media Matters for America founder David Brock and president Eric Burns.
In the first few lines, Frisch explained why Media Matters should launch a “Fox Fund” whose mission would be to attack the Fox News Channel.
“Simply put,” Frisch wrote, “the progressive movement is in need of an enemy. George W. Bush is gone. We really don’t have John McCain to kick around any more. Filling the lack of leadership on the right, Fox News has emerged as the central enemy and antagonist of the Obama administration, our Congressional majorities and the progressive movement as a whole.”
You'd think Left and Right could agree on the allies and enemies we hold in common, but no, that's not how it works. Obviously:
.... So we’ve gotten the [Global Counterterrorism Forum], which we co-formed and co-chair, to agree to an agenda item that does not mention Israel; does not anticipate Israel becoming a member; will not be the occasion for pushing Israel for membership; is simply a discussion about how 163 non-member countries, at some point in the future, might get involved in “some of the activities” of the GCTF; and we have announced this as a success.
.... The jets were ordered by deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and the Muslim Brotherhood is about to take over the inheritance.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, swept into power earlier this year on an Islamic campaign that promised reforms, has turned the Arab Spring revolution on its end by trying to usurp power. He has deployed armed soldiers and police to quell angry riots that have raised fears of a repeat of the violent suppression of anti-Mubarak protesters nearly two years ago.
Despite the instability, the United States is going ahead with the delivery of the F-16 jets, part of a two-year-old order for the planes.
The first four jets are to be delivered January 22, according to a source at the Texas air base where the planes are being tested. The date, by coincidence, is the same day that Israelis will vote for the next Knesset.
Fox noted that Egypt already has 200 F-16 warplanes and quoted Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute, as saying that the timing of the deliveries is more than questionable, but not because of the Israeli elections.
“Should an overreaction [by Egypt] spiral into a broader conflict between Egypt and Israel, such a scenario would put U.S. officials in an embarrassing position of having supplied massive amounts of military hardware … to both belligerents,” he said.
“Given Washington's fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”
What could go wrong?