Calmes: GOP, spare us the bothsides-ism when it comes to the Pelosi attack on O’Rourke
posted at 9:16 am on September 7, 2019 by Allahpundit
Heck of a job, Nancy.
I am not saying that Nancy Pelosi is a liar. I am saying that she’s an opportunist who’s always looking for reasons to attack left-wingers she perceives as a threat.
I’ll tell you what doesn’t smell right about that.
She’s a far-left, out-of-touch, Democratic Party hack who doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.
But the fact that she, not O’Rourke, has a point about how things are going is just a gift to the Democrats who have been using the “both sides” trope to advance their policy-free agenda.
Democrats have been running “both sides” arguments in their campaigns since at least the 1980s. For example, during the 1988 campaign, Pat Buchanan criticized the fact that the Democrats were supporting the bombing of the Khmer Rouge, and were then using their influence to get the bombing stopped. The New York Times took the bait, writing on May 5: “Democrats, as a whole, are increasingly being portrayed by many as a divided party, even as candidates of both major parties campaign full-bore on their unity.”
I’m not sure this is the first time I’ve heard Democrats call O’Rourke a “credible threat” to the safety of Texas. But it was a gift to them, and it would have been appreciated.
[Note: O’Rourke, as is typical, is responding to the media and to other Democrats calling him a “liar” and a “dangerous man” and other lies.]
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