Josh Gerstein asks a question a lot of people have been asking: What if George W. Bush had done that?
A four-hour stop in New Orleans, on his way to a $3 million fundraiser.
Snubbing the Dalai Lama.
Signing off on a secret deal with drug makers.
Freezing out a TV network.
Doing more fundraisers than the last president. More golf, too.
President Barack Obama has done all of those things — and more.
What’s remarkable is what hasn’t happened. These episodes haven’t become metaphors for Obama’s personal and political character — or consuming controversies that sidetracked the rest of his agenda.
I understand why the question is being asked. But it is spitting into the mainstream media wind.
The mainstream media still supports Obama, just slightly less openly than before. They still are in the tank, just not as deep. Their emotional and professional investment in Obama is too big to fail.
There is a double-standard when it comes to mainstream media coverage of liberals and the rest of us. Always has been, always will be.
So keep asking the question, but duck!