While not as earthshaking as some late breaking news exclusives, some political reporters have had their worldview shaken to its molten core by political gamesmanship being played by political parties. When the hell did that shit start?
With some Republicans coyly floating the idea of impeachment of the Obammer in much the same way they drop hints to their wives about wanting to try anal, it seems only natural that political parties would not let the opportunity pass to open the hot and cold spigots of rage and fill their coffers with some sweet sweet cash.
This has given some hard-bitten, hard-drinking, hard-thinking political journalists a case of the pearl-clutching vapors.
NBC’s Chuck Toddler, fer’instance:
“I think the White House ought to be embarrassed for how they’re trying to play this. Boehner — the idea he’s saying, ‘We’re not talking impeachment, the lawsuit?’ Please. That’s about placating the impeachment caucus in his own party. This is an embarrassing moment for everyone in Washington. The leaders of both parties, they’re driving away people from the polls, driving people away from politics. This is cynical. It’s ugly. It’s disgusting.”
This kind of bullshit is keeping the Toddster from his daytime gig of not calling bullshit ‘bullshit,’ which is both his job and not his job depending upon whether he has airtime he needs to fill or not.
Meanwhile, over at The National Journal, which is Atlantic Media’s embarrassing step-child that they hide in a locked garage when company comes over, Irritable Barack Syndrome sufferer Ron Fournier is equally queefed about how the impeachment chitter-chatter is skullfucking his beautiful mind:
Now, several prominent conservatives, including 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, are calling for President Obama’s impeachment. The third-ranking official in the GOP House, Steve Scalise, refused Sunday to rule it out.
Fearing backlash, House Speaker John Boehner is trying to satiate conservatives with a lawsuit challenging Obama’s legal authority to amend Obamacare. The suit tracks GOP talking points that label Obama a lawless tyrant. The USA Today editorial board called the suit “a political sideshow.” Republicans are using it to motivate voters and donors.
This is exactly the kind of politics that Obama ran against in 2008, and that he promised to change. You might expect the White House to brush off such negligible impeachment talk, and focus on governing, right? Wrong.
Pfeiffer has denied Obama the moral high ground on impeachment. Yes, Democrats will say that Republicans started it. But why lower your party to the GOP’s level? Why lower the presidency? Why sound like a kindergartner whining to his teacher, “He started it!”
Yes, the White House — which is above the partisan fray in much the same way the Catholic Supremes are in matters of the care and feeding of lady vaginas, — has lowered itself into the gutter of punching back and cashing in and this is not what Ron Fournier signed up for after hotsoup.com’s barely noticeable implosion. Fournier’s job is to point out that Obama leads too much or doesn’t lead at all, over and over again until Obama leaves office and then Fournier will wonder if America will allow a woman to lead them.
That’s his schtick and he’s sticking to it….