The Party of Adults


Democrats often complain the Press climbs all over them, yet cuts Republicans slack over every issue.  It seems true to me, but I don’t think it s a Red vs. Blue mindset at cause, but rather a subtler form of bias.  The press, in general, expects Democrats to behave as adults, and judges them that way, but measure Republicans as precocious children.  So when Nancy Pelosi delivers exactly what she promised, jeopardizing twice the Democratic seats as the Republicans were willing to, and the Republicans come up 15 votes short in their already meager allowance, the Press is willing to blame the Democrats because, hey, we all know the GOP needs special attention.  In much the same way that we (correctly) blame the adults in a room when the eight year olds are running wild, the Press blames the Democrats when the Republicans act out.


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