Derek Hunter

Pawlenty is out, Perry is in and Obama is...on vacation. This week was fun, and a mess. But aren’t they all? We learned President Obama is, after 2 1/2 years in office, ready to address his number 1 priority since taking office and release his Nixonian “secret plan” to deal with the jobs September. Now THAT’S leadership! How’s that “hope and change” working out for you?

Anyway, I write about none of these things below, so let’s get to it...

You’d Think That With “Think” In Their Name They’d Actually, You Know, Think.

Think Progress, a George Soros funded, tax-exempt shill group for the Obama Administration (I say “a” and not “the” because there are just so damn many of them) has gotten their orders - attack Rick Perry. If there’s one thing the hive-minded drone army of the flying monkey brigade does well it’s follow orders and attack. Having reality on their side is not a necessary component of a liberal attack, they just get it out there and they count on NBC News picking it up and running it without question.

A quick aside: If you think about it, it’s amazing how these disparate groups, that are non-partisan and tax-exempt, like the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, Moveon, etc., all manage to come up with, use and push the same talking points within minutes of each other. Inevitably they’re all over NBC News and spewed as if they just occurred to the hosts, one after the other, on the spot. (I use NBC News to cover NBC proper and MSNBC. They want to be thought of as individual entities to protect the remaining shred of credibility NBC News still has, but they aren’t. When personalities from the credibility lifeboat on NBC appear on or have shows on MSNBC, they are the same.) And miraculously they’re the same talking points and buzzwords the White House adopts. No coordination there... But I’m straying. End aside.

Last week Rick Perry criticized Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the failed QE2 program. He said, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion.” Given the damage to the US Dollar the actions of Bernanke and the Obama Administration’s actions have already done, this statement, inartful at best, expressed the anger of many Americans who’ve seen prices of necessities rise thanks to “food inflation.” But having their orders, the flying monkeys of Think Progress snapped into action.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.