You don't have to be in the DC loop to know when a new talking point has been issued by the White House. Just follow the reliable liberal media voices. When they are all chattering about something, you know you have a strike. Today's, actually yesterday's, talking point: evil republicans are obstructing obama's heroic efforts to rescue our economy by engaging in mindless partisan opposition to everything he proposes. What's more, the American people are sick of it. I heard this expressed several times by several liberal drones. Perhaps the most memorable was by one of the biggest idiots on cable, Donnie Duetsch, who somehow has a primetime show on CNBC. He was doggedly sticking to this issue when questioning a republican congresman, who patiently tried to explain that there was a difference between mindless obstructionism and voting against a colossal pork bill. Duetsch's response? "So you would just let all the banks fail?" As if those were the only alternatives. What a moron this guy is. I see the WSJ and NBC even collaborated on a "poll" to prove this point. Of course, the "poll" is today's news item, dutifully repeated on such outlets as Bloomberg. As the congressman on Deutsch's show said, public opinion in fact seems to be exactly the opposite. Voters are appalled at the waste and radicalism of Obama's various spending bills. They are shocked at the level of incompetency on display thus far. This poll and the accompanying talking points are clearly designed for one thing. To take the heat off Obama and put it on republicans, who will now be forced to respond to liberal media queries, not about the merits of the spending, but as to why they are against the country. It's interesting to observe the dynamic here as well. Democrats did everything in their power, including the unprecedented use of filibusters against judicial appointments, to obstruct George Bush. They called him a liar, they said he went to war to benefit private companies, they opposed every economic plan he proposed except where it involved foolish expansions of the government, then they criticized him for not spending more money. Was there ever one article in the mainstream media accusing them of obstructionism? Not that I can recall. When democrats are in power, things are different. Bipartisanship is mandatory, and it is defined as agreeing to whatever democrats propose.