March 10, 2012 4 Comments
The White House is concerned that Obamacare is going to be ruled unconstitutional. They’re currently working to shape the media narrative around the upcoming oral arguments in the case before the Supreme Court. The left is always a step ahead of the Republicans in this regard. While the GOP is fighting a pointless nomination battle, the left is controlling the media on the Obamacare case. The most interesting part of the administration’s attempt to control the narrative is their organization of prayer vigils. I thought prayer in the public square was an outrage and unconstitutional according to the left.
Can you imagine if President Bush had organized a prayer vigil before an important Supreme Court case? The shouts of theocracy from the left would be deafening. As it stands, the entire Bush administration years were spent listening to the left complain about theocracy for no other reason than Bush admitted that he prayed before making important decisions. Yet when the Obama administration organizes a prayer vigil before the Obamacare oral arguments the left remains completely silent.
This is yet another in a long line of hypocritical leftist actions. They cry theocracy when Republicans pray, when Democrats pray they say nothing. When Republican President’s organize a Bible study, it’s called a theocracy by the left. When a Democrat President organizes a prayer vigil, it’s not commented on at all by the left. When a conservative commentator calls a feminist activist a slut it’s an outrage. When a liberal commentator calls a Republican pol, out of office no less, a cunt the left says nothing. In fact the left says nothing whenever a liberal commentator says something sexist or racist but then react with indignant outrage when a conservative does something half as outrageous.
The double standard that liberals hold conservatives to is absolutely absurd. What’s pathetic is that the media goes right along with it. There won’t be any opinion stories masked as news stories quoting well connected liberals on their outrage over Obama’s prayer vigil. There won’t be any atheists whining and complaining on the front page of the New York Times. MSNBC won’t say anything negative about the Obama prayer vigil. But you can imagine their outrage if Bush had done such a thing, you can imagine the outrage if Romney were to pull such a stunt. The left might have an aneurism if Santorum held a prayer vigil.
The double standard is obvious. The media’s reporting of this double standard is non-existent. Obama holding a prayer vigil is good and noble, Bush praying is a sign of democracy. Among the leftist media, this is obvious. They don’t see the double standard because they aren’t objective. Keith Olbermann called Michelle Malkin a mashed up bag of meat with lipstick, the media said nothing because they agree. Countless left-wing commentators have called Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin morons, sluts, bitches and idiots and the media reacts without the slightest bit of outrage. They either agree with such statements or they agree with the outcome such statements are meant to create.
Obama is free to hold a prayer vigil if he so desires. It won’t change the outcome of Obamacare of course. But he’s free to do it. It isn’t a creation of theocracy, it isn’t a bad thing for America. What is a bad thing for America is the blatant double standard displayed by the left-wing media on these matters. We won’t see a single hit piece from the far left attacking public prayer. Don’t take this as a sign that the media has given up such reporting, it will return the second a Republican prays in public. In fact, they’re hitting Santorum for being religious while saying nothing of the White House organizing prayer vigils. The left has yet again exposed their hypocrisy and they’ve once again exposed media bias.