No really, this is exactly how everyone in the MSM defines the term:
“The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.”
So astonishingly wrote CBS News political director John Dickerson at Slate Friday evening in a piece astonishingly titled “Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.”
—”CBS News Political Director: ‘Obama Can Only Cement His Legacy If He Destroys the GOP,'” as spotted by the late Noel Sheppard, NewsBusters, January 19th, 2013.
On today’s CBS This Morning: Saturday, the network’s political director, John Dickerson, warned Republicans that if they win the Senate on Tuesday, it will be on their shoulders to find a way to work with President Obama: “They’ve run an entire campaign on the idea that this person, the President in the office, is no good; now they’re suddenly going to have to work with him….After being the opposition party, you now have to show you can actually govern.”
—As spotted by NewsBusters’ Rich Noyes, yesterday.
Related: For the New York Times, this might actually count as a few baby-steps towards rationality: At the end of 2012, around the time that a CBS spokesman was calling for the end of the GOP, the Times ran a column calling for the end of the American Constitution. Today, the Gray Lady is merely arguing, “we should get rid of federal midterm elections entirely.”
Update: Related handiwork by the co-author of the Times piece advocating the destruction of midterms. No, really.