Tag Archives: The Press

Worst Case Scenario

In this era you should expect a camera or two at any event.  But I have listened to what Romney said about the 47% and I have to tell you the media (lets just call them the left) has it dead wrong.  That sadly is to be expected as they sleep with President Obama more  than Monica Lewinsky shared a cigar with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.

Romney in his discussion with potential donors was laying out a political strategy and what he said from my take was that in terms of votes you have to forget the 47% and write them off as Obama votes.  I don’t know about you folks but I call this a worst case scenario.  It appears to me that Mitt understood the potential to lose at least 47% of the vote based solely on Obama’s charisma and ability to lie to the masses about what he is doing.  So politically you write off those 47% and focus on the rest of the country.  Polls show this to be a close race and Romney is not stupid, he knows he needs to move that middle ground.

What he was laying out was a political strategy on winning an election.  Not an indictment of that 47%.  Many of whom are unwitting victims of the policies of Barack Obama.  Food Stamp payments are up, and while unemployment dropped it is mostly due to people giving up looking for jobs.  Apathy now rules the land and any candidate who does not acknowledge that is doomed.

The left will spin these comments the best they can because they can’t really tell you the truth about the record of Barack Obama, but the numbers don’t lie.  Highest Gas prices Ever!  Including a rise in price after labor day, which has historically never happened. Unemployment above 8 percent for the longest time in modern history.  The nationalization of a car company and the sale of another to a foreign entity.  And government control of both the healthcare and credit system.
Romney has a lot to talk about but who can he talk to?  He stated the worst case scenario hoping for the best.  How about you?  My worst case scenario is 4 more years of Barack Obama with a Senate controlled by Harry Reid.  Even if Romney gets elected without the Senate nothing will get done.  SO forget the chatter from the left.  Think about this.

Take back the country!  Ignore the distractions!



Filed under Elections, Politics

Journalism and Sainthood

I don’t get it.  We live in a world of instant information.  It comes at us from all sides and from multiple media.  The “main stream media” as many on the right call the press and network television, are considered the fourth estate.  The protectors of the people.  I am not sure where this God-like perception of the press came from, but I can assure you it is delusional.

At the founding of this country there were newspapers that espoused the debate for all sides of the argument.  The Tories and the separatists both had presses at the ready to argue their  points.  Fast forward to 1860 and the election of Abraham Lincoln.  Newspapers were started specifically to get him elected. I have written about this before, Thomas Jefferson knew that the press wa slanted but he also knew that letting it express itself freely was important.

Jefferson and the founders did not want to limit the range of expression in the press.  Jefferson himself knew that the press in some sectors did not share his view, he knew it was important to allow the debate and opposing view points.  So did the rest of the framers of the Constitution.

But somewhere along the line the press got glorified into this defender of the people or even worse the arbiter of the truth.  It is at this point,again, that I find myself in disagreement with the Tea Party Nation.  On December 13th the TPN posted a blog by Alan Caruba titled “Defining Journalism Downward “.  Mr Caruba falsely states this:

Good journalism depends on good people, well-educated, and skeptical, to report on a very complex world. It will require people with a mastery of specific aspects of that complexity who do not see themselves as “change agents”, but as true reporters.

Sadly Alan there is no “true” reporter only a partisan with a printing press or website and our founders knew it.  But they counted on the intelligence of the people to see trough the lies.  Can we honestly say our children are being taught to be critical thinkers?  I would say no.

Jefferson and the rest did not trust Government and they gave US the ability to rail against it.  A journalism degree does not make you impartial.  It juts allows the established program to continue.  We should put less faith or trust in the press and more in what we know is right.




Filed under The Main Steam Media