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    ..., like an overindulgent parent, ...



    The mainstream media, like an overindulgent parent, believes the Obama administration’s excuses, and most people don’t care what happens half a world away when they don’t have jobs at home. Plus, as Secretary Clinton says, there is such a “fog of war” that we’re not sure what happened, never mind that the fog was deliberately created by the Obama administration’s own fog machine.


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    Is like an overindulgent parent a metaphor? Does it mean lenient parent? How about the prefix over-? Does more lenient parent make sense?


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    Re: ..., like an overindulgent parent, ...

    The suggestion is that the media loves Obama the way a parent loves their child, too proud of minor accomplishments and too ready to forgive or overlook mistakes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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