You've probably seen the PSA with the father confronting his teenage son about having pot paraphernalia. He demands to know where he learned to do such a thing and the browbeaten boy finally blurts, “From watching you guys!” The chastened father realizes that his “Do as I say, not as I do” ethos had come up short and seeing this behavior in others didn’t look so swift.
Now, the faux outrage that dedicated Bush-bashers Nancy Pelosi and Charles Rangel are showing in the wake of Hugo Chavez’s insulting of Dubya at the UN is as sincere as a shotgun wedding, but whether it’s from concern over voter backlash piling on their faltering momentum or a genuine offense over their President being dissed – quit laughing! – it raises the question as to where Chavez got such ideas that Dubya was “Diablo”.
New blogroll addition The Anchoress impresses mightily on "Chavez clearly listened to Dems and Air America" as she takes them to task:
But if Bush is being disrespected, then the Democrats need to look to themselves and their actions and understand how complicit they have been in encouraging it. Dems like Charlie Rangel, who called President Bush “Bull Connor,” knowing full well how wrong, inaccurate, unfair and inflammatory that was, or like the idiots who called Bush “a genocidal racist” after Hurricane Katrina, or like the party (and the press) who spent years telling America about Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction only to later pretend they never said such things, and to pretend further that somehow Bush’s believing the same things they believed…made him a liar.Be sure to read the link within the quote, too, because it's an excellent primer on all the things Team Clinton said that suddenly became "Bush's lies" when WMDs weren't found.
The Democrats alleged something that disingenuous - that what they believed was true was suddenly not only false but one man’s lie - and the press let them do it.
The press repeated it, ad nauseum, and the press and the Dems promoted films with that message, and books, until that damnable, transparent and nonsensical lie was repeated enough…because everyone knows that if you tell a big lie enough, it becomes “the truth.”
(h/t NRO Media Blog)