Persoannly I don't like the snake in the grass. Dionne hates Republicans in gerneal and conservagives in particual. But this is over the top even for him.
Soul-searching begins for Republican Party
E.J. Dionne Jr. says unfortunately, Michele Bachmann’s political tactics of accusations and paranoia likely won’t leave the stage with her.
Paranoia? Yo E.J., did she ever blame her problems on a vast left wing conspiracy? Accusations? Has Sarah Palin been accused of the Kennedy assignation? That's about all that's left.
Maybe Bob Dole has more clout in the Republican Party than we think. He suggested on Sunday that the party put up a “closed for repairs” sign for the rest of the year. Then along comes Michele Bachmann declaring on Wednesday that she won’t seek re-election.Yea E.J., just having one of the greatest RINO losers ever nominated by the Republican establishment blame conservatives for the last two presendial election losses pushed her over the edge. Man, you do belong on the WP editoral page.
On the surface, Republicans will be happy that they won’t have to answer for her exquisitely inflammatory statements anymore. Democrats will be disappointed to lose a face that launched thousands of contributions their way. You might say her departure is a small repair for the GOP’s image...
...“I fully anticipate the mainstream liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision not to seek a fifth term,” she said in her eight-minute, 40-second video announcing her decision not to run. She practically invited reporters to do just that by insisting her decision did not stem from the danger she might lose re-election or because of an investigation into the finances of her 2012 presidential campaign. Is citing her denials a form of “detrimental spin?”
Her video provided choice examples of the Bachmann method and the extent to which it is now being emulated by others. She denounced “this administration’s outrageous lack of action in Benghazi, Libya, and the subsequent political cover-up, which resulted in the deaths of four honorable, dedicated public servants.”
Note the clever construction of that sentence. It implies that it’s the administration’s “political cover-up” that led to the killings in Benghazi. It’s hard not to conclude that she’s saying those deaths were all about President Obama’s political needs.
E.J. you need some remedial English there old boy. Notice the word "...and the subsequent political cover up...". She mentioned what he did and what the man-child had done since then to cover his ass. You should know about that. You've been working to cover his ass since 2007.
“I’ve also called out this administration and the Treasury Department,” she added, “for allowing and perhaps even for encouraging partisan, selective enforcement against American citizens based upon their political beliefs that aren’t in line with those of the administration.”Unsupported allegations? Have you heard of Harry Reid? You know, the Senate Majority Leader who accused Mitt Rhomney of not paying his taxes but refused to put up any evidence? And maybe you should ask why the former IRS Commissioner got more visits with the president than anyone else? He would not get more face time than the Secretary of State, Defense, Homeland Security and the Attorney General combined! In my business, that'a clue. Maybe you should be a bit more suspicious as opposed to a staffer for his ministry of propaganda.
At best, in the Bachmann formulation, Team Obama was “allowing” this political persecution to go on, which implies that the White House was fully informed of what was happening in that Cincinnati IRS office, for which there is no evidence. But she didn’t stop there. Again, with no evidence, she just alleges that the administration might be guilty of “perhaps even ... encouraging” the harassment of its opponents.
...Bob Dole, one of those sound conservatives and a revered party warhorse, wanted his party to shut down for a while so it could “spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.” Bach-mannism substitutes accusations for ideas and paranoia for an agenda. Alas, there’s little reason to think it will leave the stage with her.Yo, E.J., one of the reasons you love Dole is because he is no conservative. He's a establishment RINO who likes to make a deal. In other words the party, and more importantly the country loses. Dole has a legit point in that the party is not putting out good alternatives. Then again, it's Dole's establishment that is running the party. Rand Paul (except for his cutting his own throat with amnesty), Mike Lee, Paul Ryan and Tex Cruz are actually putting out ideas to help this country. Then again, you're not interested in that.
What a waste of oxygen this man is.