Tony Blankley

With the world constantly changing, with Obama in favor of change, with Obama constantly changing, there remains only one fixed spot in a chaotic world: the mainstream moron media. It's odd, but I find their predictable nonsense quite comforting.

There is so much change in the world. I don't know whether Michelle Obama thinks America is "downright mean" and not a country of which she is ever proud (except as it loves her husband) or whether, as Monday night, her heart is all aflutter at the flapping of Old Glory -- when she is not being a sister to her brother, a daughter to her mother, a mother to her daughters, a wife to her husband and oh, yes (though not mentioned Monday night), a $300,000-a-year employee of a Chicago hospital so closely connected to Obama and his public relations firm that it would need their finest surgeons to separate them at their shared pockets.

I'm all in favor of trying to make change my friend, although it's not likely to be a lasting relationship. But I confess that a little stability can be a comfort, also. And that is why last Saturday morning was such a comfortable time for me. When I turned the TV on, the political cable shows were filled with liberal pundits, liberal anchors, liberal guest historians, liberal weather gals and guys, liberal news-you-can-use chicks and liberal political "strategists" (i.e., out-of-work former Democratic National Committee gofers). What a relief; nothing had changed.

And of course, all of the above immediately went about their predictable chore of transforming Biden from what he is to what Obama needs him to appear to be. Sen. Biden is, in fact, a genial and much-liked Washington insider with a tendency toward mild racial and ethnic stereotyping, a six-term senator, a fixture of Washington politics, and a cheerful swimmer -- with the rest of us -- in the great Potomac swamp. He is one of the biggest, oldest and most toothful of the alligators whom Washington outsiders regularly promise America they will leave high and dry after they have drained the swamp.

So every liberal "expert" on TV Saturday morning spontaneously asserted that Biden is no Washington insider because he commutes an hour by train home most nights. His heart is "back home in Delaware." This is a most preposterous, risible farce of a lie. So naturally, each and every one of the liberal media repeated it straight-faced and very earnestly. It warmed me to see my old reliable liberal moron media thinking they were fooling the public when they said in the same breath that a six-term senator and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee is no Washington insider. Even we simple sons of the soil (I own a small gentleman's farm) could see through that howler.

Tony Blankley

Tony Blankley, a conservative author and commentator who served as press secretary to Newt Gingrich during the 1990s, when Republicans took control of Congress, died Sunday January 8, 2012. He was 63.

Blankley, who had been suffering from stomach cancer, died Saturday night at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, his wife, Lynda Davis, said Sunday.

In his long career as a political operative and pundit, his most visible role was as a spokesman for and adviser to Gingrich from 1990 to 1997. Gingrich became House Speaker when Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives following the 1994 midterm elections.

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