Raging Right Wing Republican

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Monday, September 25, 2006

The intra-party debate gap

Rich Galen jokes today about the way the media tends to play up Republican spats as major fratricide, and downplay Democratic feuding as harmless and meaningless, un-newsworthy, really:
If a Republican Member of Congress doesn't hold the door for another member of the Republican Conference on their way into the Members' Dining Room it will be immediately reported as a "growing evidence of bad blood and the disintegration of any semblance of unity within the ranks of the GOP." But . . . If two Democrats get into a knife fight on the west lawn of the Capitol, sandwiched between a Burr-Hamilton-like gun duel, and a tomahawk-tossing contest it will be reported - if it is reported at all - as "a frank exchange of views."

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