Ace @ Ace of Spades HQ:
Someone on Twitter said the best part of Twitter is watching the liberal media get their stories straight and build their narrative in real time. Here’s a great example.
Obama wants to delay the sequester saying they are dangerous to the economy (which he said was “poised for growth”). This is rather rich coming from the guy who proposed it to begin with.
Since that’s somewhat inconvenient, the media has to get to work.
But even if we assume that the idea did originate in the White House, we need to remember one more thing: The debt ceiling agreement that contained the sequestration cuts got significantly more Republican support than Democratic support.In fact, 174 of 240 House Republicans voted for it, while just half of House Democrats joined them (95 out of 190 votes). In the Senate, Democrats carried the vote, providing 45 of the 74 “yes” votes, but Senate Republicans also supported it by a 28-19 margin.
So in total, more than 70 percent of congressional Republicans voted for the deal that included the sequester, while 58 percent of Democrats voted for it.
And by repeatedly referring to the cuts as Obama’s idea (something that is technically correct), they are trying to win the war of semantics, which the White House has been more successful at in recent months.
But Democrats have a pretty effective case to make that the GOP owns the sequester just as much as the White House does. After all, Republicans overwhelmingly supported it, and the bill passed with bipartisan support.
Ah it’s “technically correct” but the Democratic spin on it is pretty helpful so the Washington Post dutifully repeats it.
Of course, one story alone does not a narrative make. So NBC (naturally) follows suit.
— Mike O’Brien (@mpoindc) February 5, 2013
Ah, “context”. You see, truth isn’t enough. It’s “context” that matters.
Here’s how it works…