I was listening to Dennis Prager yesterday when he talked about how people like Marco Rubio have been trying to drive home to the American public that Obama knows precisely what he’s done to our country, that it’s no accident that the debt’s so high, our international reputation’s pretty much shot, race is more divided than ever, etc etc…
We all know that anybody who dares say anything like that is immediately chastised instead of anybody actually looking at the criticism to see how it might just be true….on any subject.
Prager said “When people criticize politicians today, the rhetoric immediately changes to who said it, not the truth that was said.” I totally agree and I think most of you would, too. Not so much for Republicans, but for Democrats, it’s the ‘bait and switch’ reroute….The Republican might be correct in what he or she said, but let’s attack him or her so NOBODY PAYS ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS SAID. Man the torpedoes! Cover up! Spin Spin Spin! (I’m not saying there’s no spin on the Right, Lord knows….but I think, on this point, I’m correct that it’s more aimed at the Right)
But it wasn’t like this in the past. I wonder when you think that started to happen. I believe it’s around the same time, and with the same intention, when the political mantra from the mainstream media began to look like this:
Democrats – Correct
Republicans – EVIL (not wrong, EVIL)
Therefore, any Republican actually having the nerve to remind America that Hillary lied to the parents of those who died in Benghazi aren’t doing a public service by bringing this lie to our attention; that person who dared say she lied is WRONG, EVIL, “we’ll find SOMETHING on him/her so the true criticism isn’t heard anymore!!” Right? And nobody goes into finding the truth, just finding what dirt they can pile on whoever said anything like that. See my point? I know some of you see it on your blogs from the leftwingers, right? They’ll change the subject, they’ll absolutely cream anybody who dares criticize so the criticism is completely drowned out “the rhetoric changes to WHO SAID IT”, not what was said.
Thoughts? When do you think this started, that the switch from learning truth became all personality and all deflection?