If you want a perfect illustration of the MO of the insular, for me-but-not-for-thee government elite, take a quick look at David Gregory’s week.
Gregory engaged in a prima facie violation of DC’s gun laws by brandishing an illegal 30 round magazine (NOT A CLIP!) on last week’s version of Meet the Press.
If you had done that, or if I had done that, then: (a) there would have been a hue and cry denouncing our actions, and (b) we would have been frog-marched by the local constabulary, fingerprinted, and arraigned.
But not our David. He’s acting in the service of A Higher Cause. That cause being disarming you and me.
He (and his producers at NBC) had attempted to get permission beforehand, but failed to. They proceeded anyways. After questions were raised, they received some sort of indulgence, and David is still at liberty.
That was an ironic statement. Not only is dear David at liberty, this firearms felon was awarded with an interview with Obama, no doubt for his service for The Higher Cause.
The interview was even more nauseating than one would have usually expected. Gregory-I sh*t you not-asked Obama if “this is your Lincoln moment?” I’m only shocked he didn’t ask: “is this your Jesus moment?”
Questions on Syria? Egypt? Russia’s adoption ban? Surely you jest. The court jester David basically spoon fed Obama questions allowing him to bash Republicans for obstructionism. Seriously. Obama explicitly stated that he gave Republicans take-it-or-leave-it demands on the “fiscal cliff”, then bashed Republicans for failure to compromise.
How do you compromise with take-it-or-leave-it demands?
But dear David didn’t bat an eye, or dare question Obama on this blatant inconsistency.
But of course not! For first, David agrees. And for seconds, David is buying an indulgence from Pope Barack. If he carries Barry’s water, legal troubles will just vanish. Just watch.
The hypocrometer pegged when Obama opined that putting armed guards in schools was not the answer to Newtowns. Barack and David send their children to Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends employs 11 armed guards.
Seriously. 11 armed guards. Not counting the Secret Service people-well armed, I assure you-that protect Obama’s children.\
Did dear David say a word about this? Hahahahaha!
(Bonus bullshit: Obama said we should try anything-like banning the 30 round mags that dear David brandished-but not arming school employees. Anything ain’t what it used to be.)
The motto of the prog elite: For me, but not for thee, you bitter clinging bloody peasant.
I want to extend my deepest thanks for David Gregory’s public service. For in a single week he has done the service of demonstrating the fundamental inequity of American political life. And no, it has nothing to do if whether you make more than $250K or $400K or $1MM or WTF defines “rich” at this instant. Instead, it has everything to do with proximity to government power, and the willingness to do whatever is necessary to whore for the interests of that power.