AP doesn’t know the difference between ‘government’ and ‘big government’ 

Suddenly, the Associated Press sounds as obtuse as some of the smirking liberal columnists who apparently thought the Tea Party was not a “limited government” movement but a “no government” movement:

All along the Gulf Coast, where the tea party thrives and “socialism” is a common description for any government program, conservatives who usually denounce federal activism suddenly are clamoring for it.

Uh, gee, perhaps what they’re clamoring for is for government to start performing one of its legitimate roles, instead of the myriad of illegitimate ones in which it routinely meddles?

The federal government, after all, controls and even leases those waters. There’s no other owner around to make a cleanup happen.

Is it worth getting upset over the fact that Uncle Sam and President Obama seem too busy trying to micro-manage what sort of toilet and crib you can use in your own home, and to make your renovations more costly with new lead paint regulations, instead of performing legitimate federal government roles? You bet it is.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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