For some reason, the Villagers think it's very important news each and every time a Republican criticizes Obama. Don't get me wrong, I certainly think it's appropriate for the press to present or even somewhat amplify the views of the minority party, provided those views have any merit or substance, but the coverage often treats the fact that they're unhappy with Obama as news in and of itself. It's weird.Psst, Duncan, the Village has been in on The Plan now for quite some time.
The Village power to manufacture news, the news being that "Republicans are criticizing the President" is in and of itself newsworthy according to the Village only shows A) how much power the Village has, and B) that power is firmly in control of the folks in Washington who are fully vested in seeing Barack Obama fail miserably in his quest to actually change America.
It's the way the Beltway works. Obama is changing the power structure. People don't like that, in fact some of them will not tolerate it. Obama is a threat to these folks. They know he is a threat.
The more the Village as media referee keeps convincing people that the automatic gainsaying of anything the President says is newsworthy, important, and vital, the more power that gainsaying has, and the more people will go "Well, both the media and the Republicans hate X, ergo it must be a bad thing." Not because there's a logical argument there, but simply because they say so.