I was going to contrast these words from Paul Ryan on the Tea Party
“I was frustrated, too,” he said. “But I think these are very important elements of our conservative family. I would prefer to keep those conversations within the family. And I think he was just basically voicing his frustration with their opposition before we had reached our agreement.”
He added: “I think these taxpayer groups are indispensable to keeping taxpayer interest accounted for, keeping people accountable. And we sometimes have difference of opinions on tactics. We all believe the same thing with respect to our ultimate goal.”
“He was frustrated that these groups came out in opposition to our budget agreement before we reached a budget agreement,” Ryan said in an interview set to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Meet the Press? That show doesn’t air until Sunday Morning.
I certainly can’t complement Congressman Ryan on an interview that airs tomorrow. How do we know the show won’t be preempted or these words won’t be cut before broadcast? In fact, how does the Hill know what was said in an interview that hasn’t aired and they weren’t party to at all?
The very idea The Hill would have any clue as to the content of NBC’s interview before it is released is as absurd as Tea Party groups having knowledge of what might be in a budget deal before an agreement is reached or me claiming that John Boehner outburst was simply him celebrating the traditional Festivus airing of grievances a few weeks early.
Unless, of course it’s Christmas / Festivus Miracle!
Update: Another Festivus Miracle, Big Money Corporations supporting the left when everyone in the media knows they are in the pocket of the right.
Coca Cola is a donor. Yes, the same Coca Cola that severed its ties with ALEC because of a liberal hissy fit and boycott threat by the left over ALEC’s support of voter ID laws. Think Progress, which is financed by CAP, touted Coca Cola’s caving to the pressure, but did they reveal they receive funding from Coca Cola? Why does Coca Cola continue to fund a group that supported a progressive call for its boycott?
OK that sounds like the airing of grievances instead.