The Washington D.C. columnists are silent. Their once paramount desire for civility has disappeared.
This is somewhat due to the fact that so many in the Acela Corridor media establishment agree with the White House’s aims and mischaracterizations of their opponents motives. But it is also partly due to simply having become inured to the White House’s regular rhetorical overreach. The American public, too, has become accustomed to the Obama administration vilifying its political opponents in ways that would have horrified many just three short years ago.
“What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the White House advisor for strategic communications – let that sink in, strategic communications — on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper on Thursday. …
Pfeiffer did not even flinch while comparing the president’s political opponents to suicide bombers and arsonists. For those unclear as to why this is abominable and excessive language for a representative of the White House to use, follow this link to see what suicide bombers do to people. The fruits of their evil work are far too graphic to reproduce here.