House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland calling Maryland Senatorial candidate Michael Steele 'slavish' to the Republican party? Steele is black. Imagine if a Republican had said something similar to this. The Left would have been outraged. They would have demanded apologies and resignations and investigations. The MSM would have gone into full scandal mode.
But when a Democrat says a black man has been a slave to the Republican Party, nothing. No reaction, no controversy. This one incident alone proves that there is media bias and that there is a double standard for America's two major political parties.
There are examples of these double standards all over the place.
More racism: Trent Lott praised the late Strom Thurmond and immediately came under fire for making 'racist' comments. He resigned his position as Senate Majority Leader. Do you think Hoyer will resign his leadership position?
When it comes to inappropriate sexual behavior the Republicans have Mark Foley, but the Democrats have Gerry Studds, Mel Reynolds, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, among others. Foley had the temerity to resign even though the charges against him amounted to little more than some suggestive email messages with a minor. The above Liberals refused to exit the stage even though they were guilty of sexual intercourse with a male minor, sexual intercourse with a female minor, running a gay brothel out of his apartment and reckless homicide, respectively.
One of the biggest double standards in politics is truth telling and the way the press covers perceived honesty and dishonesty. The MSM is quick to point out 'lies' when it comes to the GOP, even though usually it could be more aptly described as 'policy disagreements.' The press hates the policies of the Bush Administration. But when it comes to holding the Democrats to the same stringent standards, the MSM looks the other way.
In the '90's lying didn't seem to be a big deal. America has never had a more dishonest President than Bill Clinton. But the MSM loved Clinton. He lied about stuff that he didn't even have to lie about and the press just ate it all up. They couldn't get enough of his phony Presidency. Lying is just a big part of who Clinton is. At the core he's a dishonest guy.
George W. Bush came into office widely perceived as a truth teller. In the minds of the electorate his honesty was his most valuable characteristic. That was before the Democrats and the press decided to slime him. I don't think its a coincidence that since 2003 there has been a never-ending cavalcade of stories about how 'Bush Lied,' about this and 'lied' about that.
How many stories have we read about how the Bush Administration is 'the most secretive Administration' in history? How many stories about Bush's supposed inferior intellect? About his 'uncurious' mind? How many stories about 'misleading' the country into war? How many stories about Iraq being an 'imminent threat'?
The Democrats have perfected the art of 'the pot calling the kettle black.' They accuse Republicans of engaging in the very behavior they themselves are actively involved in. Talk about a double standard!
The Democrats have shown us repeatedly that they don't stand for anything. It is from this political posture that they must seek to have 'it' both ways. That is, they can vote for something -- the Iraq war, for example -- but then when the polls begin to show that their position has suddenly become politically disadvantageous, they must then have the ability to seamlessly swerve into the opposite position. The MSM makes this possible for the Left because Democrats are never forced to answer tough questions.
The Republicans rarely switch their positions exactly because they have core principles that drives everything they do. It's a good thing too, because they are not allowed by the MSM to switch positions.
There is simply no denying that Republicans are held to a higher standard than are Democrats.
Look at the demagoguery of the Left on the economy.
The American economy is firing on all cylinders. Corporations are making money. They are hiring at record levels. Unemployment is low -- 4.6% -- the stock market hit another all time high yesterday. But what do the Democrats say about the economy every chance they get? 'It's the worst economy since...'
Since 2004? John Kerry and John Edwards spent the better part of that entire year talking down the economy. When voters began to pay attention they listened to what the Democrats said and then took a look into their own pocketbooks and decided that the Democrats were full of crap. I think they'll do the same this year.
Of course, opinion polls are showing that the Democrats are going to seize control of Congress in 19 days. But here's a question. When was the last time that you saw a trustworthy poll? These same polls had Kerry winning the Presidency two years ago and Bush won the election by 3 million votes.
And why do you think that is exactly? Could it be that voters actually can tell the difference between political candidates that actually stand for something versus those who don't? Could it be that voters vote on substance rather than grievances?
Take a look today at what the Democrats are doing versus what the Republicans are doing. The Democrats continue to be pessimistic while doing nothing of consequence. The Republicans, by sharp contrast, are passing legislation like the new rules on prisoner interrogation and detainee tribunals. The Republicans are doing stuff that matters and the Democrats continue to be left behind.
What's the MSM doing today? Besides obscuring and distoring the truth, they find themselves caught up in full 'Blue Wave' mode, with story after story breathlessly reporting that the Democrats are poised to take control of Congress. Of course, Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman and President Bush are saying the opposite.
Wow, what a choice. Whom to believe?
In this election year only one thing matters -- only one thing should matter to serious voters -- national security. And when the issue is national security Democrats are the losers. Nothing else matters nearly as much as this issue. The Democrats prove my point because they never talk about protecting America. Instead they talk about fringe issues, smokescreening, hoping to strike chords in uninformed voters. If a nuclear bomb is detonated in an American city, Social Security, prescription drugs and AIDS will be the last thing on people's minds.