Fareed Zakaria Asks Rahm Emanuel 'Should Obama Run a Campaign Against Do-Nothing Republican Congress?'
Fareed Zakaria on Sunday actually asked former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel if the president should "run a campaign against a do-nothing Republican Congress."
Such actually transpired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, a program hysterically presented by the so-called "Most Trusted Name In News" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: But the president has proposed a number of things, like the Infrastructure Bank, infrastructure -- other infrastructure proposals.
RAHM EMANUEL, CHICAGO MAYOR, FORMER OBAMA CHIEF OF STAFF: Yes.
ZAKARIA: They don't go anywhere. Should he run a campaign against a do-nothing Republican Congress, a kind of reprise of the Truman campaign?
So now Zakaria is part of the administration's propaganda team. Not too surprising given his previous involvement in advising the president on foreign policy.
Consider first that the Democrats control the Senate, a fact that virtually all of the Left and their media minions such as Zakaria conveniently ignore.
As for the often-touted Truman comparison, when he ran against a do-nothing Congress in 1948, the Republicans controlled both the House AND the Senate.
In a bicameral system like ours, it does indeed take two to tango. I guess it's too much to expect liberal media members to remember that.
As for Obama's infrastructure plans, they were part of his American Jobs Act which never made it out of the Democrat-controlled Senate.
It failed to pass cloture on October 11, 2011. Three Democrats voted against cloture including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
As such, blaming this on Republicans is preposterous.
But that's par for the course for shills like Zakaria.