DISHONEST PROJECTION: Juan Williams Blames Republicans For Breakdown Of Civility
In the course of Obama’s presidency, Democrats have called Republicans terrorists and hostage takers. They have repeatedly called Republicans racists, woman haters, homophobes and xenophobes. Democrats have compared Republicans to ISIS and suggested that they are recruiters for ISIS.
In the 2012 campaign, Democrats suggested that Mitt Romney was an unpatriotic American who didn’t pay his taxes and killed a woman with cancer. Paul Ryan was portrayed throwing an old woman off of a cliff.
Democrats and their allies in media have also tried in vain to blame Republicans for every shooting and act of terror in the last eight years.
With all that in mind, take a look at this column by Juan Williams:
GOP to blame for civility’s breakdown
If you ask me, President Obama is being way too hard on himself.
“It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency, that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better,” the president said during his final State of the Union address last week. He added, “a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide.”
While I’m all for humility, the president is not to blame for the rancor and polarization that have characterized his presidency.
It was Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) who famously declared that his number one goal was to make Obama a “one-term president.”
Obama is not responsible for the unprecedented obstructionism employed by McConnell’s Senate Republicans to block nearly all of his nominees and proposals. He has not even used executive action to get around Congress as extensively as did Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. But his critics deride him as a constitutional outlaw.
Similarly, ObamaCare is based on Republican proposals such as the healthcare plan Mitt Romney put in place as governor of Massachusetts. How is Obama to blame for Congressional Republicans stopping cap-and-trade proposals to reduce air pollution when the idea originated with them?
Despite all this, the president seemed willing to take responsibility for polls showing a high percentage of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction, and are angry at him and Washington. But he won the White House twice and his approval rating, despite the non-stop attacks, is about 44 percent. The GOP-led Congress has an approval rating of around 13 percent. So who is dragging down the country?
Juan Williams is exhibiting a classic case of liberal projection and he thinks we’ve all forgotten the events of the last eight years.
In fact, it goes back further than that because Juan obviously thinks everyone has forgotten the way that Democrats treated George W. Bush.
Democrats are in no position to cry foul on civility.
Williams knows this, he just assumes most people have forgotten the never ending dishonest and slimy attacks of the left.
Nice try, Juan.