If there were ever any doubt that the media leans to the left (I know, I know, there’s not) it shows in its treatment of disagreements between Republicans and Democrats. When Democrats want to change something and Republicans disagree, the Republicans are the bad guys, standing in the way of progress and “Hope and Change.” But when Republicans want to change something and the Democrats disagree, it is still the Republicans fault for daring to pass legislation in the House that they know will fail in the Senate. Why aren’t the Democrats at fault for standing in the way of the “Change” that a Republican House was elected to begin?
Sadie sends along an example of the latest round of Republican bashing:
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But Congressional Republicans deserve much more of the blame. For this calamity was entirely man-made — even intentional. The contemporary Republican Party is fixated on taxes. It possesses an iron-clad belief that the existing tax rates should never go up, that loopholes shouldn’t be closed unless they’re offset by other tax reductions, that the fact that hedge fund managers pay lower tax rates than school teachers makes complete sense, that a reversion to the tax rates of the prosperous 1990’s or 1980’s would be unacceptable.
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And who is Daniel Gross, you ask ….