Barack Obama on the campaign trail, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in January of 2008: “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”
Robert Kennedy, Jr, this month: President Obama is an “indentured servant” to the coal industry.
And as Ed Morrissey notes:
“Indentured servant” means “slave”, for those who may be unfamiliar with the term. Had a Republican called Obama an “indentured servant” to unions, the environmental lobby, the abortion industry, or the anti-globalist whackos at the G-20 summit, the Left would have gone into full meltdown. Keith Olbermann would have added an extra hour to give minute-by-minute coverage of the crisis. Janeane Garofalo would appear on every talk show to proclaim the vindication of her opinion of conservatives as motivated by nothing more than race. Roland Martin would demand time to lecture America on the evils of analogies.
Will any of that happen with Robert Kennedy, Jr? I wouldn’t hold my breath. Instead, we’ll continue to get lectured on how criticizing Barack Obama’s massive expansion of federal government is inherently racist, while a Democratic goofball calling him a slave is not.
Fortunately for RFK Jr., the legacy media’s memory hole when it comes to their own is as deep as a coal mine.