Pretty boned, I’d say.
Congrats to the MFMedia types for their amazing work in service of His Highness Barack Obama these past few weeks. It’s been a blast.
I’m really not sure which is more impressive, the Official Narrative about “women’s health”, or the (non)treatment Breitbart/Derrick Bell video. It’s really hard to tell. Unfortunately, neither story has worked out for Republicans, and I don’t hold a lot of hope that things will change.
With the “war on women”, the media stacked lies upon lies. The Narrative became about “access” to “birth control”, not about forcing religious institutions to violate their beliefs. Then they somehow managed to canonize this Sandra Fluke character, who has done nothing but shamelessly lie to the American people. Mark Steyn’s NR piece is so absurd, had it been posted on this blog it would have been tagged as one of our “Funniest End of Civilization Evah” posts.
Then there’s this Derrick Bell business. I have mixed feelings about this. Color me totally shocked that Obama cavorted with an ideological radical… You know, other than Dad, Mom, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Phleger, Bill Ayres, Bernadine Dohrn, and Alice Palmer. So… what’s the big deal? We –and by “we”, I mean anybody who’s been paying the slightest bit of attention– have known for four years that Obama has a radical background. Also, the Pope is Catholic.
The media, however, treated this just like they did the prior revelations of Obama’s past – with derision, and by ignoring it as much as possible. Gosh, haven’t we been over this already?!
As a conservative, it’s impossible not to have admired Andrew Breitbart’s energy and passion for holding the lamestream media accountable. But as an observer of what actually occurs in our political media environment, Breitbart and his allies have taken on a Sisyphean task. They –we– keep rolling the rock up the hill, handing the story to the public on a silver platter, and it always falls back down on us because the pathetic fact is that the American people just keep listening to the MFMedia. We’re like the people who think that if we just shout and speak slowly at somebody who doesn’t understand English that eventually we’ll get our point across. And if the media reports a certain Narrative, or doesn’t report a story at all, we lose the battle on that issue. And we keep losing.
And by losing, I mean the sheeple are still planning to vote for Obama. Notwithstanding a hinkey Rasmussen poll, the trend is that Romney (who generally fares best among the bunch) loses to Obumbles. Take your pick, RCP average, Pollster.com/HuffPo, or InTrade, the result is not looking good.
Now, something that has been true for a while, but has only recently started to bother me, is the consistently low approval rating for Congress. On one hand, we are left to wonder who the 11 or 12% are who approve of the job Congress is doing. But on the other hand, we must consider what an astonishing and frightening fact it is that almost 90% of the citizens living under the world’s oldest operating written constitution don’t like what its legislature is doing. For any other country, we’d have a “countdown to the revolution” clock for this sort of thing. Are we really as far from that as we think?