More quality snark

It’s only fair to give Republicans credit for one of the party’s strongest skills: manufacturing a controversy out of nothing. Turning molehills into mountains is an art, the GOP leaders — in conjunction with their various allies — are genuine masters.

This week’s flap over a DHS report on potentially dangerous right-wing extremists is the best example of this, at least since the manufactured controversy over President Obama “apologizing” for American “arrogance.” Which was the best manufactured controversy since the administration’s plan to “cut” military spending. Which was the best since Obama “bowed.” Which was the best since the “outrage” over the president using a teleprompter. Which was the best since conservatives bristled after seeing the president chuckle during a “60 Minutes” interview.

Steve Benen at Washington Monthly

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