(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)
It's inevitable. If a Republican president does anything, the Sunday shows race to book Republican politicians and pundits to crow about the triumph of conservative policies. When a Democratic president achieves anything, be it a historic first step in a 35-year conflict, or rescuing the economy from a catastrophic depression and reducing the ballooning federal deficit, to passing the first healthcare access legislation in decades, the Sunday shows race to book Republican politicians and pundits to warn about the dangers of Democratic policies. Funny how that works, isn't it?
And it doesn't even need to be reality-based. If you're a conservative, you can say that the president who has presided over the shrinking of the federal government is the leader of "big government expansion" and that JFK might actually feel more comfortable in the Republican Party or be touted as a Middle East expert for your raving Islamophobic rants. Truth is not important to be a conservative pundit booked on the Sunday shows. Leave your facts at the door.
Look at Alex Castellanos, who is sure that this deal made with Iran--one that is still very tentative and just in the first stages, mind you--is a dangerous one because...get this...it will re-empower the Soviets.
What the hell? Did it not occur to anyone to point out that there haven't been any Soviets since 1991?
Of course not. Because facts are secondary to concern trolling President Obama.