Gee, I wonder why?
Writing over at Slate, Mickey Kaus points out that Warren Buffet’s pointed criticisms of the Democrats’ attempt to use the economic crisis to ram through their 40 year collectivist agenda are not being reported with the same vigor that they bring to the table when reporting the well-respected investor’s comments supporting Obama’s actions. Go figure.
First Time The MSM Has Ever Ignored Warren Buffett: The press accounts I’ve read have wildly underplayed Obama supporter Warren Buffet’s criticism of the President on CNBC today. It’s fairly pointed, and Buffett comes back to it, suggesting he has a message he’s trying to deliver.
I have noticed that as well. From the interview:
BUFFETT: …And, Joe, it–if you’re in a war, and we really are on an economic war, there’s a obligation to the majority to behave in ways that don’t go around inflaming the minority. If on December 8th when–maybe it’s December 7th, when Roosevelt convened Congress to have a vote on the war, he didn’t say, `I’m throwing in about 10 of my pet projects …
What happened to Mr Obama’s vacuous promises of bipartisanship? Empty campaign rhetoric. Then Buffet hits the nail on the head:
BUFFETT: Well, I was going to mention to Joe that you’ve heard this comment recently from some Democrats recently that a `crisis is a terrible thing to waste.’
BUFFETT: Now, just rephrase that and since it’s, in my view, it’s an economic war, and–I don’t think anybody on December 7th would have said a `war is a terrible thing to waste, and therefore we’re going to try and ram through a whole bunch of things and–but we expect to–expect the other party to unite behind us on the–on the big problem.’ It’s just a mistake, I think, when you’ve got one overriding objective, to try and muddle it up with a bunch of other things.
This economic crisis is Obama’s Reichstag Fire.