One thing anybody with half an ounce of sense recognizes, it is the liberals propensity to always cry victim. They must be the eternal victim, even if they win and especially if they lose an election or whenever something doesn’t go their way.
We see the same attitude with the Lazy C Editor, Lou Brancaccio as his efforts to whip a large scale lynch mob mentality in the county over the County Commissioners hiring of Sen. Don Benton to head the County Department of Environmental Services basically falls flat on its face.
Brancaccio treats us to the Lazy C’s 32nd rant over the hiring by trying to proclaim nobody supports the decision of Commissioners Mielke & Madore because no one in elected office answered his call to come forward and defend the hiring.
To Brancaccio that translates to no support while ignoring that more and more elected officials are shying away from speaking with the mouthpiece on newsprint.
Several of our elected officials look upon the Lazy C more as foe than a friend or impartial media and have grown weary of being blasted, having their works or words misrepresented and reading borderline slanderous claims about them.
And as you can expect, Brancaccio even tries to twist their avoiding him into some sort of fodder for his point of view, forgetting they are no longer the only game in town.
The few commenters that still comment on his columns try to take him to task, to no avail. They make valid points that he ignores and when mentioning what a pathetic source they have become, what else does he do but cry victim, right on schedule.
What Brancaccio leaves out of his rants is that Commissioners Mielke and Madore did absolutely nothing wrong. They broke no laws, and violated no code. They chose someone for a job they felt would do well and within their duties as Commissioner’s, expedited the hiring to have someone in place before it’s too late to hopefully create some much needed middle class jobs this year.
But, they chose someone the Lazy C and many Democrats abhor, Sen. Don Benton who has been a target of theirs for almost two decades, in spite of repeatedly being reelected by voters.
Of course, if you are someone the Lazy C likes, such as disgraced former 49th Legislative District Representative Jim Jacks, you can sexually harass women staffers and they have your back, crying “no paper trail” to help cover up such nefarious acts many in Olympia claim happened.
But point out the obvious bias and favoritism, and here comes the victim card of “blame the media.”
A lot like B.J. Clinton’s, “there’s no there, there” and “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is,’ is.”
And when the agenda fails, your excessive rants fail to incite a community to any degree and elected officials both refuse to obey your wishes and shy away from discussing very much with you, cry like a baby.
Ask Josephine Wentzel, Brent Boger, Kelly Hinton (who didn’t even run for office), Alan Svehaug, Don Benton, David Madore, Tom Mielke, oh hell, just ask about any Republican candidate or elected official and you’ll likely hear an earful of how the Lazy C twisted, smeared, attacked and even admitted they were the better candidate, but endorsed their Democrat opponent.
But we are to believe they are impartial as once Brancaccio editorialized, “we try to be nobody’s friend or enemy.”
And yet, after his many rants against conservatives for refusing to “cooperate” with him for interviews or responses, he opines that their silence now translates to no support whatsoever for Commissioners Mielke and Madore or Sen. Benton, other than what he defines as “frenetic and friendly bloggers and Web commenters … defending the indefensible only a few are willing to tackle.”
And of course, what makes it “indefensible” is that the Lazy C doesn’t like it!
But since the move was perfectly legal, within the Commissioners job description and elected powers, no one even needs to run to the Lazy C to defend anything. It is incumbent upon the Lazy C to show where it was wrong or improper and so far, they have failed.
All they have shown is that they and Commissioner Stuart don’t like it and in spite of all of the efforts to whip up a lynch mob mentality in the County, they have only succeeded in verbalizing a very small group frantically calling for a recall, but ignoring the words of the P P boys, ex-Mayor Royce Pollard and ex-State Senator Craig Pridemore that there is nothing to base a recall upon.
In reality, the only thing “indefensible” is the Lazy C’s overblown denigration and attacks on people they don’t like as they see their agenda dismantling before their eyes.
In the meantime, the nation is becoming more and more embroiled in scandals of epic proportions by their beloved Democrats as we peel back the cover-ups to discover an administration more crooked than any seen before who uses the IRS to fight opposition, refuses to aid a consulate under siege, taps the phones of other media and illegally sends weapons into the hands of drug lords in a neighboring country.
Is the Lazy C outraged over any of that?
Maybe they would be if Sen. Benton or Commissioners Mielke & Madore could somehow be tied to it.