February 25, 2011
Wisconsin Unions vs. The Tea Party: A Classic Double Standard – WSJ.com
More double standards from a press that is so blind to their blindness that it’s almost funny – except it’s not.
When it comes to the Tea Party, network correspondents seem to enjoy playing “civility cop,” emphasizing a few radical and inflammatory signs in ways that imply that the entire cause is extreme. Radical and inflammatory signs were easily found at the Wisconsin protests, but the networks uttered not one peep of disapproval — overwhelming evidence of a double standard that should embarrass any network journalist who still purports to be fair and balanced.
January 23, 2011
The PJ Tatler » The real political parties
Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests.
This is a quote from Thomas Jefferson and “…although not the most wise depository” is my emphasis. It’s also the thought that has been coming to mind recently.
Common people are by definition not “the best” so it’s understandable there will be those who think normal people are not capable of governing themselves. However a frequent component of common people is the ability to recognize the limits of their talents, which will often result in the restraint of humility along with a capacity to understand the faltering limits of others.
“There but for the grace of God go I” would be a phrase more comfortable in the conversation of a common man than an academic “public servant”. And why shouldn’t it be since we’ve all but dismissed the topic of God from our public forums.
Trust me on this – the greatest powers of God are reserved for the weak and the humble. And the opposite is very much true as well – pride is a nearly insurmountable obstacle to receiving God’s grace.
So while the common man is not the best at everything, he has a resource available that may as well be considered a secret weapon in the eyes of those who would look down upon him. And that weapon is the grace of God.
March 14, 2010
How is it that Republicans are responsible for the demise of healthcare reform when Democrats own majorities in both houses of Congress and possess the greatness of The One? Either Repubs have some magic Kryptonite in their possession or the Dems were never as strong as their media enablers would have everyone believe.
Then there’s the argument that healthcare reform is unpopular because the vast majority of America is too stupid to avoid being manipulated by Republican scare tactics. But then those same stupid Americans have a hard time swallowing the obvious political payback occurring between the Democrats and their union supporters. Why can’t stupid Americans stay stupid when it comes to the Dem’s political tricks?
Finally, congress is mandating that everyone must pay into this wonderful plan of theirs – except members of congress.
Seriously… this is just too lame to believe.
September 1, 2009
Pajamas Media » Media Stunned as ObamaCare Unravels
Seriously good article that notes the media’s calculated blindness to the strength of the Tea Party to upend Obamacare… this being the very same media that willingly denied the effectiveness of the surge in Iraq until Bush’s victory was making them look silly.
Remember the full page NY Times ad (sold at discount rates to MoveOn.org) about “General Betray Us”?
August 21, 2009
Obama’s Big Bang could go bust – Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei – POLITICO.com
Oh my… where to start.
I have to echo again the role the press plays in all of this. Obama and his administration likely read glowing headlines from an adoring press and assumed they had a mandate to radically change things.
His victory in November was NOT by the huge support portrayed by the media. It was very similar to Bush’s win over Kerry in 2004 and nobody viewed that as any kind of mandate.
Next up is the possibility that a young president with only two years experience as an Illinois senator may not have had wisdom to tell his chief of staff not to try too much at once. My conversations with people who voted for him agreed that Obama is trying to do too much too fast.
Also, I’m still surprised everyone lays the blame on the Republicans. Hello?!! Were not these the same people touting the demise of the Republican party? For several months after the election all I heard was that the Republicans were in disarray, without a leader and no focus whatsoever. Obama even made a point of singling out Rush Limbaugh because everyone though he spoke for the GOP. So the mighty Obama with a majority in both houses of Congress is brought down so easily by such weakened opponents? Please… WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!!!
Obama has been brought down by advocating the opposite of what ordinary Americans expect from themselves and everyone else – namely, balance your friggin checkbook and don’t spend more than you make.
Running the deficit up so much that billions became nothing compared to trillions is what has built such opposition. Congress passing laws while admitting to not reading them will bring ordinary Americans to a townhall meeting and ask what the hell is going on. Congress also planning to pass a law that they can opt out of will also cause ordinary people to demand justice.
Everyone expects public anger to pass at which point the Dems will try to pass their legislation. The problem is this has gained so much momentum that even the press must now pay attention to townhalls and spending bills. This administration tried to do way to much way too soon, thinking they had way more public support than a lapdog media would truthfully report.
In the end the average American can still distinguish crap served up by the New York Times from the truth. And for the Dems it’s just like the old saying goes: “The truth hurts.”