Being around Frithguild and his knife throwing skills must have colored my view of the world. When I look at Todd Akin, all I see is someone who, after being plucked from national obscurity by a desperate media, has turned out to be even dumber than Joe Biden. And for their diligence, pimp Obama has welcomed them back into his heart.
This is how such battles are fought I guess – which conjures that great quote from Ikaika about how conservatives are actually running against the media and media populism. And even the fact that they had to turn over every rock in the Midwest to find someone as stupid as Todd Akin, it hasn’t stopped the media and Democrat operatives from declaring that he represents the ‘true bigotry’ of the Republican party.
Akin is finished in national politics. He’ll have to back to eaking out a desperate living by influence peddling on the local level. That’s what happens to politicians who have been subject to such disgrace isn’t it? I wonder what Joe Biden will do after his time in public life?
A much more interesting story if you ask me though is the obvious desperation of team Obama. They have been abandoned by Newsweak, and criticized by the beltway press corps. They know that without them they’d have no shot of winning so in apparent thanks to them for 'changing the narrative', Obama crashed a press briefing to bring them back in the fold. “I still love ya baby.” Said Obama, like a temporarily repentant "independent businessman" managing his stable.
The thing is though, some of us were predicting that the press would turn on Barry even before he was even sworn in. Some of us could see a familiar patter emerging even before he took office. Combine the soaring totally unachievable rhetoric with the ineptitude and inexperience of his team and it was always going to go badly for him. And even as devoted as the press is to leftist principles, they are even more devoted to themselves.
In December when Team Obama is busy ransacking the west wing furniture and packing the national gallery off to hang in their Chicago dining rooms, the press will still be in Washington. Who in a republican administration is going to take a Chris Matthews, Soledad Obrien, or Andrea Mitchell seriously then? As soon as they are certain Barry can’t be saved they’ll turn on him – probably viciously. And then they’ll hold up that last minute story or two as evidence that they were never really biased in the first place.
And when that time comes the Republicans will probably believe them - because the Republicans will need a "ho" too. But that doesn’t change the smell of desperation wafting from Democrats today. They are in panic mode – that’s clear. And it’s just a matter of time before the media rats start jumping ship for good.