In his first extended TV interview since the government shut down closed Tuesday, a defiant Boehner placed the blame for the fiscal impasse firmly on Obama, who has refused to sit down with House Republicans until they re-open the government.
Notice the slant: Boehner is “defiant.” Who, or what, is he defying? Barack Obama? Obama isn’t his boss. The Democrat Party? They have no controlling role to play with him, either. Why isn’t Obama “defiant,” then? Why aren’t the Democrats?
Because a sentence like, “A defiant Boehner placed the blame for the fiscal impasse squarely on the defiant Obama and the defiant Democrats…” would sound kinda stupid.
And it wouldn’t let this nest of leftymedia hacks smear Republicans as the only bad guys in this situation, which is what they really want to do.