In 2001, when President Bush’s chief political strategist Karl Rove moved from the campaign into a senior position in the White House, the Left went mad: how dare they "politicize" the White House, they yelled. During the 2004 presidential campaign, they went wild with accusations that Rove (and by extension, Bush and Cheney) were working hand-in-glove with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to try to sink John Kerry’s candidacy.
That was not true, of course, but that hasn’t stopped them from making the accusation to this very day.
In 2006, when President Bush’s Justice Department exercised its prerogative to dismiss seven U.S. attorneys, the Left screamed bloody murder. They yelped that it was the obscene politicization of the presidency. Rove and his evil band of conservative operatives had to be stopped, they implored, mainly to each other.
Nobody has said a word when Barack Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, was brought into the White House in a senior position.
Nobody has said much when The Bama moved the U.S. Census from the Commerce Department to the White House, to be overseen by partisan attack terrier Rahm Emanuel. Congressional redistricting (and whether Republicans will be apportioned more seats in places like Utah, for example) and the allocation of federal money hang in the balance. This is why the Census was kept in the Commerce Department: to make sure it was immune from partisan influence. Until now.
Nobody has said much when The Bama brought into the White House counsel’s office a 29 year old campaign operative, Shauna Daly. Her job is one they’ve created just for her: "White House Counsel Research Director." She holds no law degree and has zero legal training. So what will she be doing on our dime? Digging up dirt on Republicans. She’s a longtime opposition research specialist.
And nobody has said much when Rahm began coordinating 527 group attacks on Republicans from the White House. According to www.whorunsgov.com, The Bama’s supporters, AFSCME and the labor-backed Americans United for Change, are beginning a major advertising blitz aimed at Republicans who oppose the $1 trillion socialist nightmare. The White House was told in advance about the ads, which go much further in their attacks on Republicans than The Bama has gone publicly. The White House gave its tacit approval to the attacks.
This is all very “Mr. Emanuel, in the West Wing, with the Candlestick.”
If President Bush had politicized the White House in this way, everyone from Nancy Pelosi to Keith Olbermann would be calling for his impeachment.
Lesson for Republicans: enough already with the virtues of "bipartisanship." The Bama and the Democrats have no intention of being bipartisan with you. They are doing everything they can to destroy you.
As soon as you realize that The Bama and the Dems just aren’t that into you, the faster we can nurse the Party and the conservative movement back to life.