So because our friend Andrew Breitbart was going to be on Bill Maher's painful show, "Real Time," I defied doctor's orders and tuned in.
At the start, Maher had Steven Pearlstein, the business columnist for The Washington Post who, I guess, is an expert on the economy.
It didn't matter if he was; Maher sat on him and spun — especially when Steve said that Republicans who don't swallow Obama's plan are being unpatriotic. He then asked us to imagine the outcry, if during the war in Iraq, the Democrats had criticized our generals or hoped that they would fail because the war sucks.
Steve: We don't have to imagine. It happened, you bonehead. Remember the Petraeus "Betray Us" ad that ran in The New York Times? Or how about Hillary Clinton, Dick Durbin and every single liberal commentator from Maher to Matthews cheerleading failure, in the hopes that it would usher their party into power?
And who can forget this?
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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID: Now, I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense, and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows — that this war is lost and that the surge is not accomplishing anything, as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday.
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God bless you, Grandma Flanders.
Now, Steve's revisionist history isn't his worst mistake. He's saying that if we question the government's handling of this economic crisis, we aren't patriots. But Steve, you of all people should be raising questions. You're The Washington Post business columnist!
Which might explain why your very own paper had dropped its business section on weekdays, while also getting rid of daily stock listings due to disappearing ad revenue.
Guess we shouldn't question that either, Steve-o.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.