Obama’s Speech Changes Almost Nothing

Posted: January 12, 2011 by socklessjoe in Fun With Media, Lame, Liberal Fascism, Moronosphere, News

I see  quite a few conservatives virtually high-fiving each other on Twitter about how conservative social media and blogs really beat back the Lefty media-political complex on blaming heated conservative rhetoric for the Arizona massacre.  And with Obama’s firm and unmistakable denial that rhetoric was a cause of Jared Loughner’s rampage, some see no road but one of retreat for the Blood Libelers. (Yes, I used the term. Deal with it or find me a new concise expression that gets the job done.)

What they fail to see is that while America has rejected the idea that Palin (or Limbaugh, or Beck) is to blame for the shooting, the Lefty media-political complex (aka MiniTru) has still determined that this is a great opportunity to discuss the tone of our political discourse.

Even in the President’s speech, which conservatives are eager to use against the Blood Libelers, Obama took that so-called opportunity:

And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud.

We’re talking about how the President scolded the Left, but what Obama really did was give the Left tacit permission to continue promoting The Narrative.  And while Obama’s words were carefully chosen as to walk right up to the line without crossing it, it is inevitably the case that discussions about civility are inherently biased against conservatives.  Because if we’re having a discussion about civility, and those refereeing the discussion are the MiniTru, then sheer ideological gravity will pull that discussion towards criticism of the Right.

I’m of the opinion that Mark Halperin’s controversial statement was entirely reflexive, reactionary, and without conscious thought.  It just came out. Because that’s what the media thinks all the time.  And that’s the direction “our” conversation about civility will go.

So what exactly did we accomplish, Dextrosphere? We had some fun with the #BlamePalin game, but we didn’t meaningfully change the media coverage.  The Narrative about civility continues even as political rhetoric has been entirely dismissed as a catalyst for the incident.

They still win.

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one to have noticed that bit, but I won’t agree that they win, because that means the fight is over & it ain’t. Screw them & their “narrative”, normal people see right through their shit. We keep fighting, and we keep pushing back against their lies and totalitarian attempts to silence us. We’ve got the truth on our side.

  2. Gundo says:

    You’re missing the adlib of “it did not” between “discourse,” and “let’s remember”. What Obama actually said was better than the prepared speech [for once].

    He’s still a crap excuse for a president, but credit where due, etc.

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