When President Obama’s budget came out in February, with the greatest expansion of federal spending in American history, some sycophantic media outlets like The Washington Post ridiculously tried to sell the concept that Obama was pushing “deep cuts.” It was a publicity line that collapsed on itself within 24 hours.
The Democrats are doing nothing to rein in the spending that is leading America into bankruptcy. What the Republican leadership is proposing, with its minuscule cuts, is next to nothing.
Freshman Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is about the only one trying to be serious, and for that he will be massacred, if the media have their way. On the Feb. 23 broadcast of ABC’s “Nightline,” they actually cartooned him as a crazed maniac with a chain saw. It was presented as “news,” but it had all the markings of a negative ad cooked up in the video lab at the DNC.
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Over this over-the-top animation, ABC’s Bill Weir spun like a top: “So, while the president argues for a budget scalpel (Obama looking reasonable, holding a scalpel), Rand Paul would use a chain saw, shutting down the departments of Energy and Education. He would kill the Consumer Product Safety Commission, shrink the Pentagon and cut off all foreign aid.”