By Dave Andrusko
Over the weekend Newsbusters’ Rich Noyes provided one of those invaluable comprehensive analyses only Newsbusters and the Media Research Center ever provide. The headline read, “Flashback: In Obama’s First Midterm, Media Resisted End to One-Party Rule” .
What Noyes did so beautiful was to contrast the insistence of the likes of MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski that even if you aren’t a Democrat, you ought to vote that way tomorrow as a “check” on President Trump with what was said in the run-up to the first midterm of the first term of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Many other writers with obvious Democratic sympathies have taken Brzezinski’s lecture to the next level to insist that it is not good for the country to have one party —Republicans — control the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
But when did we hear calls to elect Republicans to provide a “check” on Obama in 2010, or that ending Democratic control of the House and/or the Senate was good-government in action?
Of course, the major media, in particular the networks, would have none of that eight years ago.
Noyes offers example after example of how the Networks flattered Obama and demanded that the electorate do its duty to ensure his party control all the levers of government so that Obama’s “amazing legislative agenda” (as ABC’s Christiane Amanpour put it) could continue.
Quick side note. Some of the Obama-lovers talked about what he had already accomplished while others (the more honest ones) insisted great things would come about if the number of those pesky Republicans could be diminished further.
In fact, Democrats got crushed in 2010.
By contrast, President Trump has a long list of legislative victories — and from the pro-life perspective has delivered on his promises to us and set the stage for doing even more.
Which is why pro-abortion Democrats so desperately want to carry at least the House, if not the Senate as well. And which is also why you didn’t hear a peep in 2016 from the networks about the need to end one-party dominance but do so today without hesitation.