They sort of slammed them — by implication, that is. They don’t have the guts to actually criticize their leaders. The best they can do is pick some conservative who might be guilty of the same offense, and criticize him. Then they leave it to you to connect the dots. As long as you do your homework, you can see they’re biting the hand that feeds… subtly.
In this case, the hypocrites are the team at ThinkProgress. They said nothing when George Soros bragged about having made a cool billion off of the global economic downturn, and seemed delighted at finally getting the recession he’d been predicting:
George Soros, who predicted the global financial crisis twice before, was one of the few people to anticipate and prepare for the current economic collapse…
But other investors failed to take notice of his prediction and his decision to come out of retirement in 2007 to manage the fund made him $US2.9 billion.
And while the financial crisis continued to deepen across the globe, the 78-year-old still managed to make $1.1 billion last year.
‘It is, in a way, the culminating point of my life’s work,’ he told national newspaper The Australian.
ThinkProgress also didn’t raise a stink about Michelle Obama hypocritically parading around in $540 sneakers. Nor did they criticize Barack Obama for the costliest inauguration in American history.
Unable to muster the cojones to criticize one of their own, ThinkProgress goes after one of their favorite targets – Rush Limbaugh:
After more or less reprising his radio show routine, Limbaugh went on to brag about his $400 million contract with Clear Channel Communications. As he continued to gloat about his show’s success, Limbaugh mocked the idea that Americans are suffering, noting, “I’ve never had financially a down year” despite the “supposed” recession…
I’m sure ThinkProgress isn’t going easy on Soros because he bankrolls them. There’s probably some good reason. I wonder if he recognizes the vicious hit they’re taking at him — extremely obliquely.
Update: The Left seems to come unhinged when you attack Soros! Rather than admit he’s contemptible, several are trying to argue that Rush is denigrating those who are hurting during these tough times, while Soros is not. The only thing is, ‘I’m having a very good crisis’ is actually worse than anything Rush has said. And Soros has said plenty of other stuff worthy of our contempt. Once again, they find it hard to be honest about the guy who’s bankrolling them.