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L.A. Times Treatment of Democrats and Republicans In One Screenshot

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:34 am

Reader JVW sends along this telling screenshot from the Los Angeles Times:

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As JVW says:

[W]hen a Democrat proposes new spending in an election year it is all about wanting to help schools and give people healthcare. But when Republicans talk about changing the the way we fight poverty it is just an election-year gimmick trying to make them appear less heartless.


25 Responses to “L.A. Times Treatment of Democrats and Republicans In One Screenshot”

  1. So how have those social programs been working out?

    AZ Bob (ade845)

  2. Headline: “Catholics embrace Obama, Romney dines with rich.” Romney at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. Sigh. All too true.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. all those programs have been w*rking perfectly:

    we have raised entire generations of willfully ignorant low information voters that vote for us every election, which allows us to continue taking your money to buy their votes, as well as also being able to employ more & more unionized government w*rkers to spend the money, which siphons off large amounts of $$ to pay their salaries, retirements & benefits, much of which also comes back to us as campaign donations.

    so yeah, they’re w*rking just fine.

    why do you ask, AZ Bob? 😎

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  4. Thanks for the update. 😉

    AZ Bob (ade845)

  5. War on Poverty: 50 years of Spendthrift and Expanding a Sense of Victimhood.

    Colonel Haiku (a3af9f)

  6. Down with Cali Gov. Grandpa Simpson!!!

    Colonel Haiku (a3af9f)

  7. Having an enlarged heart is a medical condition.

    DejectedHead (a094a6)

  8. I know I’m a broken record, but voting for evil Dhimmis or compassionate Thugs, the curve remains unbent.

    Just sayin’.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  9. On a related note–as an aside, made herein so that I don’t trash every thread of Rico’s–we have the Party of Lincoln fighting on multiple fronts:

    Republicans could do their Party, and, presumably, themselves if they simply nipped some problems in the bud.

    Glaring example: Mitchell McConnell is doing no one any good, and certainly not his Party.

    Sitting on your hands, permitting this travesty to persist, is just another example that the Party of Stupid has no interest in winning.

    You merely flatter yourselves.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  10. Billions in new spending makes it sound so exciting. I just can wait to see the new things and spending is always so good for society. We are a consumer economy, they say.

    How’s that working in Greece?

    AZ Bob (ade845)

  11. I don’t know if I can stand watching this war against the GOP for another 2 years, a war in which said GOP decide to hide under the desks.

    Patricia (be0117)

  12. Well there’s a touch of ‘duck season’ when Daffy is toying with the barrels, and gets his bill handed to him, Patricia, of course they are using 50 cals, so the spray is going to be nastier,

    narciso (3fec35)

  13. 10. …Sitting on your hands, permitting this travesty to persist, is just another example that the Party of Stupid has no interest in winning.

    You merely flatter yourselves.

    Comment by gary gulrud (e2cef3) — 1/10/2014 @ 6:35 pm

    When they aren’t sitting on their hands or hiding under desks the stupid party is playing right into the left’s hands.

    Why are liberals becoming even more vile in their public discourse? I contend it’s a result, in part, of the fact that they get away with it, and they gain power as conservative leadership retreats from the ugliness. There have never been any serious consequences for liberal hate speech, threats and general cultural assault.

    Conservatives, on the other hand, the target of that bile, act on their inherent decency and “forgive and forget.”

    We’ve all watched with familiar astonishment some in the leftist media expressing their rank malice for conservatives with not just the usual horrid insults, but arguments for specific personal harm to be done, and the mocking of a child.

    My concern is the reaction by high-profile conservatives who, after having been smeared in the most repugnant of ways, immediately accept the apologies of the liberals who slander them. This pattern needs to change.

    Conservatives must recognize that accepting apologies from liberals who cross the line only reinforces the myth that these attitudes are one-off “mistakes,” uttered by normally decent people.

    As a former liberal, I assure you nothing could be further from the truth…

    Read more:
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

    If you read the comments, you’ll see the same short sightedness being demonstrated by the people who are happy that Christie is being devoured by the liberal smear machine.

    It’s not about Christie, it’s about how other Republican candidates will be treated by the media.

    When it comes to Chris Christie and Bridgegate, there is, as National Journal points out, a lot of “he’s getting what he deserves” attitude among Republicans.

    I get that. Christie likes to stick his finger in other Republicans’ eyes. He unfairly demonized Republicans upset that the Sandy Relief bill was stuffed with unrelated pork.

    …Whether it was the false and defamatory supposed connection of Sarah Palin to the Gabby Giffords shooting, or the media frenzy over Mitt Romney’s (now vindicated) comments about Benghazi, there is no Republican immune from the media mob. Only Democrats are immune.

    …This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican candidates who will be met with the same faux-outrage and media-led obsession a year from now as the 2016 field begins to define itself.

    Don’t feed the beast.

    On the Christie thread I said I despise Christie but against the Democratic propaganda machine aka the MFM I’m compelled to defend him. I take that back. Attacking the liberal smear machine and its outrageous double standards is something entirely different from defending Christie. Chris Christie can defend himself. But I’m not going to help the prog MFM destroy him over a parking ticket while they actively help (yes, I’m talking about you NYT and your pathetic attempt to spin for Hillary! on the Benghazi story, but not only about you) prog pols with covering up their felonies.

    Steve57 (f8d67f)

  14. Listen to Steve & Gary!

    felipe (6100bc)

  15. o.t.-Jake Tapper should have been put out of his commie misery for his astonishingly stupid statement to Marcus Luttrell. These media turds really do smell bad.

    mg (31009b)

  16. And Jake Tapper is supposed to be one of the good guys.

    He seems like a decent guy who tries to do his job honestly, but someone needs to write a book “How To Talk To Veterans For Dummies” for him (and other reporters) so he doesn’t come across like an a**.

    Marcus Luttrell didn’t appreciate his patronizing emoting, did he? I don’t know about the rest of you, but I try not to gratuitously insult SEALs.

    Steve57 (f8d67f)

  17. I would bet Tapper is a colombia grad.

    mg (31009b)

  18. I actually paused the video when Tapper started his post-interview monologue.

    I’ve never read the book, Lone Survivor, but if what Tapper said accurately portrays what Luttrell writes then he doesn’t understand anything about what SEALs do. If they were inserted to put “eyes on” a high value target then they were there to do special reconnaissance or SR. Tapper says they were inserted in an area the US military knew precious little about, as if there’s something wrong with that. Hello! That’s why you do SR; to fill in the gaps about things you know precious little about. As a matter of fact, that’s the original frogman man mission. They started out doing hydrographic surveys and beach recon ahead of amphibious assaults. To cut down on the number of surprises the Marines would face.

    That, and put up signs letting the Marines know the Navy had been there first.

    The frogmen, known as Undewater Demolition Teams then, would also blow up anti-landing obstacles. There aren’t any UDTs anymore, but SEALs still do hydrographic surveys.

    Tapper says they didn’t have enough back-up. Well, the SEALs don’t want too much back up. It lets the wrong people know something must be up. If they need support when they’re doing SR, they’ll withdraw from the area and call support in.

    Luttrell really got to the meat of the matter, didn’t he? Tapper tried to tap dance out of the hole he dug himself by saying it seemed so senseless that so many wonderful people died for an op that went wrong. Operations go wrong all the time. It doesn’t make the mission senseless. SEALs, more than anybody in the Navy, train for when things go pear shaped. They’re not effin’ Barack Obama, whose plans to revitalize the economy really would work if only there was no tsunami in Japan, or unseasonable ice storms, or Hurrican Sandy, or George Bush, or Republicans hoping for his plans failure, or unrest in the M.E., or whatever. You know, if conditions are perfect. Which happens never.

    SEALs don’t specialize in making excuses. They make things work no matter what or, as in the case of Luttrells team mates, die trying. They weed out the people with much quit in them in BUD/S. Luttrell doesn’t need Tapper to feel sorry for him and his team mates. He’s justifiably proud of what he did, and he’s more than justifiably proud of the men he fought with.

    Steve57 (f8d67f)

  19. Colombia is the country. Columbia is the school.

    So we have a few secret service agents on the Preezy’s advance team who are “Colombia grads,” if you know what I mean. But as far as I know Tapper isn’t one of them. He’s also not a Columbia grad.

    He went to Dartmouth. Ivy league. Same thing. He’s still learning how to talk to the bitter clingers.

    Steve57 (f8d67f)

  20. As far as I’m concerned Colombia has a lot more to offer than Columbia when you’re deciding how to best allocate those hard-earned education funds in pursuit of broadening your horizons.

    NSFW or feminists!

    Medellin – Sexy Colombian women dancing

    And yes, I know those SS agents were busted in Caracas, Chavezville but I figure that isn’t the first time these guys went for the pros in the hotel bar on a South American recce for the Preezy.


    Steve57 (f8d67f)

  21. I was thinking of a friend who was babysitting military in
    Colombia, should have caught it. Fricken Columbians.

    mg (31009b)

  22. Lotsa people (relatively speaking) rotating through Colombia holding that country’s military’s hands. We help them fight the FARC, but we keep them on a short leash when it comes to how we let them use certain things.

    The one nice benefit of South/Central American insurgencies and counter narcotics operations is you get to spend time in a part of the world where the ideal female form can be found in greatest abundance.

    Steve57 (f8d67f)

  23. 23- Friends say the same thing about the beauty of the s. hemisphere female. Curves is the word they used!

    mg (31009b)

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