CNN Shocker: Jack Cafferty Mentions Tea Parties...Online That Is
Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, CNN's Jack Cafferty has noticed that Americans are gathering at "Tea Parties" to protest their government's runaway spending and taxation.
Unfortunately, this wasn't done on air, and nowhere in his CNN.com piece did he mention President Barack Obama's name.
However, as his colleagues have largely ignored these protests -- as of Monday they have yet to be mentioned on "The Situation Room" for example -- we shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth (h/t Glenn Reynolds):
Last week there were protests and demonstrations by taxpayers in cities all around the country who are beginning to object in increasing numbers to runaway government spending, taxes, bailouts and our growing national debt. These protests were called tea parties. Has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it?
This was the conclusion to his commentary which began thusly:
There is a chill wind blowing across this land of ours.
People are losing faith in their ability to realize the American dream. While AIG pays out $165 million in bonuses to people who arguably contributed to the need for the federal government to hand them $170 billion of our money, and while politicians lie about who crafted the language that allowed this kind of stuff to happen (Are you listening Chris Dodd?), the average American is seeing his future disintegrate in front of his eyes.
Oddly, Cafferty didn't mention President Obama or any members of his Administration.
I wonder why.