Media Didn't Worry About Dems Overplaying 'GOP War on Women' or 'GOP Culture of Corruption'

You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting some liberal media member cautioning the Republicans to not "overplay their hand" concerning the various scandals now plaguing the White House.

Do you remember the press being concerned that the Democrats would overplay 2006's "Republican Culture of Corruption" or last year's "Republican War on Women?"

Hearken back to 2006 and recall how everything any Republican did in any state was indicative of that Party having a "Culture of Corruption."

When Virginia senatorial candidate George Allen called someone an unknown word that had no English meaning whatsoever, it was part of the "Republican Culture of Corruption."

When a little known Florida Congressman named Mark Foley was caught sending sexually-charged emails and text messages to male pages, it was part of the "Republican Culture of Corruption."

Heck, the media even made President Bush's handling of Hurricane Katrina part of the "Republican Culture of Corruption."

Now if you're getting fed up with me repeating the phrase "Republican Culture of Corruption," it's because virtually every day in 2006 you couldn't turn on your television set without hearing some Democrat or media member - as if there's a difference! - contemptuously uttering those words.

But seven years later, when the White House is plagued by three - count 'em...three! - serious scandals, the press are concerned that the GOP are overplaying them.

Funny how that happens!

Now consider what transpired last year.

In January, just days before the White House was going to issue a new edict concerning birth control coverage by employers, the Washington Post totally out of the blue questioned Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum about his position on contraception.

This was immediately followed by ABC's George Stephanopoulos grilling Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney totally out of the blue about this issue during a debate.

With the two top GOP candidates now on record about something that had not been a campaign issue prior to that point, the White House issued an edict that they knew was going to anger conservatives: even religious organizations were going to have to pay for their employees' birth control.

Not surprisingly, conservatives pushed back, and the cry all over the media landscape was "Republican War on Women." The Democrats rode this war right into a huge victory at the polls ten months later.

Did you ever hear a liberal media member caution the Democrats last year to not overplay their hand with this War?

Of course not, because the press were right there with them aiding and abetting Obama and Company to get as many female votes as possible.

But now, as their hero faces real scandals, his media minions are playing a different tune.

Rather than just go back twelve months or seven years to point out that such controversies have long legs and serious political ramifications, Obama's obedient press are hearkening back fifteen years to when the impeachment of President Clinton hurt the GOP at the polls.

What they're intentionally missing here is that the deaths of four Americans, the destruction of the First Amendment, and the use of the Internal Revenue Service as a political weapon are all far more serious than what the public - aided by the media - thought impeachment was about.

With the press's assistance, Clinton was able to convince the masses that the proceedings were about his sexual misdeeds NOT his perjury or suborning of it.

As such, the public with a booming economy weren't feeling the President deserved to be punished for having sex in the White House and instead somewhat punished the Republicans in the midterms.


But these scandals today are far different, especially the IRS one which touches people on both sides of the aisle.

The press knows this, and fears - much as the White House and the Democratic Party do! - that this is going to lead to a major Republican victory in 2014 and possibly 2016.

As this represents the worst nightmare for a media desperately trying to win back the House so that their hero can enact any legislation he wants in his final two years in office, it's a moral imperative for them to move the country away from this scandal talk as quickly as possible.

So expect to hear the phrase "Republicans Overplaying Their Hand" as often as you did "Republican War on Women" last year and "Republican Culture of Corruption" in 2006.

Sorry to be the bearer of such bad tidings.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.