Dan Gainor

Republicans are derided as the party in disarray and, with Michael Steele at the helm, there is little wonder. GOP stalwarts are often depicted as dinosaurs by a disparaging press or by faux conservatives who are hired by the disparaging press. (See: Parker, Kathleen and Brooks, David for more information.)

But you have to look to the Democratic camp to find the true dinosaurs. Not the kindly vegetarian Brontosaurus-like creatures they pretend to be. No more pretense of Barney’s “I love you, you love me.” The Democrats have become like the “Jurassic Park” version of the Velociraptor – working as a team to tear their enemies limb from limb. Maybe even a friend or two. Certainly a vice president.

When asked on March 16 about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of the Obama economic record, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs mocked him, saying that Rush Limbaugh must have been too busy. “So, they trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal.” A “cabal?” The only group plotting anything is made up of Democrats – and they are far from secret about it.

The Obama administration is very publicly in full-on attack mode, romping through press rooms and the hallways of Congress looking to feed. It doesn’t just roar against talk radio any more. They and the liberals who follow them are looking to take a bite out of anyone who disagrees with their economic performance – from Limbaugh to money mad man Jim Cramer.

The “change”-d Democratic Party doesn’t tolerate criticism. Oppose them and the White House or one of its supporters starts ringing the dinner bell. Hungry Obama supporters rush in, eager for a piece of any who criticize their master. Bloggers, think tankers, pundits and journalists all swarm in at the smell of blood.

That was the Obama campaign strategy. When distribution of wealth came up during the race, Obama flunky Bill Burton complained about “a fake news controversy drummed up by the all too common alliance of Fox News, the Drudge Report and John McCain.” That same strategy was deployed to go after Fox host Sean Hannity.

Now, it’s a sick government policy that looks like liberals’ worst imaginings of the Nixon administration – complete with an enemies list. Jim Cramer was only one recent victim of this Obama feeding frenzy. Gibbs couldn’t help gloating after always-liberal, sometime-comedian Jon Stewart chewed up Cramer last week. "I enjoyed it thoroughly,” Gibbs told a happy press corps.


Dan Gainor

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and director of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.