Using a mixed metaphor of sorts, I borrowed the title of one of Chris Matthew's Sunday show segments to make a point about the host's daily program on MSNBC,
The high-powered host of MSNBC's HARDBALL took exception to Rush Limbaugh's use of the word regime to describe President Obama's administration, calling it unacceptable. This, on it's face, is laughable to anyone who pays any attention to politics, in particular during the 8 years prior to Mr. Obama taking the oath of office. In fact, as pointed out in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER (h/t Wizbang): a search of the Nexis database for "Bush regime" yields 6,769 examples from January 20, 2001 to the present. Including by Mr. Matthews, himself!
For Mr. Matthews to act as if similarly high-powered critics (such as himself) of President Bush never once used the phrase regime is nothing short of childish indignation. To ignore the ways President Obama and his fellow party members have rammed legislation through with bribes and back room deals and yet become bristled at the use of the word regime is an act of a propagandist, not a journalist.
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