There's real double standard in politics

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

We have entered into the "double-standard" era of politics where righteous indignation is appropriate for one end of the political spectrum but clearly not the other.

There's simply no other explanation.

To fully implement a "double standard," first and foremost you must have a compliant media. And no one can argue we lack a liberal-media bias unprecedented in our nation's history.

Double standards?

President Obama uses Black History Month to launch African Americans for Obama and tells his minority audience that this nation lacks fairness. He even uses his tired refrain of a desire to "play by the same rules," etc.

Had a Republican launched a similar campaign centered around white voters, can you imagine the outrage by the fawning media? Nothing would compare to the firestorm that would erupt, the protests that would be staged and the righteous indignation that would so smoothly flow from the lips of the lemmings who march to the Obama drum.

Double standards?

Popular conservative Rush Limbaugh uses a slur to describe a woman who told Congress last week that she selected her college of choice based on their insurance contraceptive coverage.

The slur was inappropriate and Limbaugh apologized. But not before the left harangued advertisers to drop their sponsorship of the talk show host.

Yet Bill Maher - the leftist spokesperson, outspoken atheist and failed comedian - uses a much worse slur to portray Sarah Palin in an unfavorable light. Granted, a dozen people listen to Maher while millions tune into Limbaugh.

But ratings aside, not one word was said of Maher's repulsive language directed at a conservative woman. No call was made to remove his sponsors or to urge his broadcaster to pull him from the air.

Double standard?

Let's go back to the origins of the double standard to refresh our history.

Way back during his campaign for the presidency, then-Sen. Obama told a San Francisco audience that people who opposed his positions "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them." It was abundantly obvious to whom that message was directed, yet Obama was given a virtual pass on his message of division.

And to compound that obvious double standard, while condemning the church-going, Bible-toting masses to his San Francisco audience, few words were spoken in the liberal media about the President's home church and the racially-divisive message by his longtime pastor.

Ronald Reagan was famously dubbed the "Teflon president" because bad issues didn't seem to stick to his legacy.

Barack Obama has taken the term to new heights.

Michael Jensen

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