If you believe a word of what CBS News’ journalist John Dickerson says, I have some real estate and used cars I want to sell you.
CBS News might as well be Pravda. Why do I say that? Because they are not neutral and they are no longer the watchdogs of corruption and deceit being leveled against the American people by the power brokers.
Today, one of their famed columnists, John Dickerson, wrote yet another column for the far left online publication called Slate in which he “explained” his prior comments in a recent controversial column which demanded Barack Obama “pulverize” Republicans.
Dickerson, the not-at-all neutral columnist wants one-party rule.
Since the Democrats are infiltrated with far left purveyors of statism, one can only assume it wouldn’t take long for statism to replace the rule of law under one party rule.
The disingenuous Dickerson wrote in Slate today that he was giving analysis not advice.
The column in which he gave “advice” was entitled “Go for the Throat.” The subtitle was, “Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.”
My favorite part of the essay were his references to collectivism, “After the last four years, how do you call the nation and its elected representatives to common action while standing on the steps of a building where collective action goes to die?”
Other gems from his “analysis:” [bold is mine]
“The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks.”
“The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.”
“Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. [very Alinsky of him]. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.
This theory of political transformation rests on the weaponization (and slight bastardization) of the work by Yale political scientist Stephen Skowronek. Skowronek has written extensively about what distinguishes transformational presidents from caretaker presidents….by exploiting the weaknesses of today’s Republican Party, Obama has an opportunity to hasten the demise of the old order by increasing the political cost of having the GOP coalition defined by Second Amendment absolutists, climate science deniers, supporters of “self-deportation” and the pure no-tax wing.”
The remainder of the essay was a treatise on how the president could provoke fear and eventually divide the Republican Party. He wants Obama to appear gentle and smiling while he pulverizes the Republicans [Be deceitful, be Alinsky! Hasn't he been doing that for the last four years?]
Dickerson’s walk-back was less than charming and it was dishonest.
He began with a nasty dig at Fox.
He claimed he merely described the President’s mindset and the lack of options thanks to the intransigent Republicans and came up with an analytical conclusion – destroy the Republican Party. That was, he believes, the only conclusion from his unbiased astute analysis.
“For me this was a math problem with an unmistakable conclusion. Some people thought I was giving the president my personal advice,” Dickerson unbelievably avers, ”No. My goal was to make a compelling argument based on the facts.”
When asked by other reporters why he didn’t also present other more pleasant outcomes such as compromise, he sees reality as a Republican Party that is in disarray and pulverization is Obama’s only path.
He concludes by talking about how he likes so many Republicans [Is this the equivalent of I have a lot of minority friends?] and cites one person’s story of sending the Republicans to the woods for a few years which would be great for them to regroup. They will have to raise their game. [Good grief]
Then this last line of utter deception:
“I look forward to a Republican Party that is a worthy adversary and a worthy advocate. Barack Obama should inspire us conservatives to be better, not to be whinier.”
As Dan Pfeiffer said yesterday, Republicans are just not worthy of the Imperial President. Dickerson sees them as whiners because they don’t agree with Obama’s takeover of all forms of government.
Dickerson is just looking out for Republicans.