The lapdog big media will predictably question everything the new Republican House attempts to do, characterizing it as "insensitive," pro-rich and even inhuman. They will be helped by unions, which will stage demonstrations against any program cuts or attempts to reduce the size and reach of government. Characters are already in the wings, waiting for their moment on stage. These will include the elderly, the poor, the homeless and other "victims" who make up much of the Democrat base. They will tell sob stories, and the media will dutifully cover them without fact-checking a single one, much less suggesting such people could better their lives by relying less on government and more on themselves.
As Byron York correctly noted in The Washington Examiner, Democrats will again cry "Washington is broken" after Republicans take control of the House and improve their numbers in the Senate. To them, Washington "works" only when it is passing bills authored by Democrats that cost and tax more, while expanding the size and reach of government. Washington is "broken" when Republicans say "no" to more dependence on government and yes to liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.
The message from the November election was about ending Obamism, not expanding it. You wouldn't know that from the drooling big media, which is already trying to re-establish the liberal narrative that everything Democrats do is good and everything Republicans do is evil. The big question is: What narrative do Republicans have to counter, even replace, the Democrats' narrative? That I can't predict, except to say we'll soon know.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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