How boned are we?

Posted: March 11, 2012 by socklessjoe in Fun with Elections, Fun With Media, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Notes on the Revolution, Obama's Fault, Op/Sped

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,, 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?

  1. veeshir says:

    People just refuse to believe exactly how brazenly dishonest our media betters actually are.

    I’ll ask someone if they’ve read a story about something they know a lot about and ask if how wrong it is. Every time that person swells up with indignity at how wrong, stupidly wrong, the article was.
    Then, I’ll ask why they think any other story is any more accurate.

    They look thoughtful but it doesn’t do any good.

    People trust the media because the media is trustworthy.

    Never try to reason someone out of a position they weren’t reasoned into.

  2. Not that Greg says:

    Somewhat along veeshir’s line of thought–while the MFM wouldn’t have covered the Derrick Bell video any more forcefully than they covered Reverend Wright had the video surfaced in 2008, I think a possible reason for the collective “meh” of a response could be that the vast majority of people that could be considered “leaners” toward Obama are that way because of an emotional attachment to his image and possibly as a refusal to admit that their original support was erroneous. If people didn’t reason their way into supporting Obama the first time around, a video of Obama supporting (yet another) radical thinker isn’t going to change their minds. If anything, that sort of thing is already baked into the cake for Obama supporters. Maybe it drops their enthusiasm a point or two, but it’s not going to make people cut and run.

    Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a backlash because the mean Republicans are just piling on the poor old President. You know, what with him being the underdog in this election and all.

  3. Goober says:

    Veesh – i have the same conversation with people all the time. Have them read an article about something with which they are intimately familiar, and have them bone up over how much BS it is. They then go on to read stories about things that they know nothing about, but it never occurs to them that those stories would be total BS, too, if they knew the real story.

    It is what it is, i guess. Too many people are just too comfortable with the way things are to get too upset. They haven’t had direct, one on one experience witht he feds and so they just don’t know how screwed up they are.

    Thing is, pretty much anyone who has ever had any dealings witht he feds becomes an anti-government libertarian soon after.

    My brother in law is a perfect example. He was denied the purchase of a shotgun this weekend because he didn’t get past the background check. No criminal record of any sort, whatsoever, but he has one of those A-rab names, so they told him NO. I tried to buy it for him and they told me that it was a criminal act that would get me thrown in jail for 10 years. For buying a perfectly legal product that is perfectly legal to own?? So can you give a gun as a gift anymore, or is that breaking the law? I’m not sure what part of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” they are having a hard time understanding, but whatever. He used to be a big government guy. He is losing that inclination more and more as time goes by.

    • veeshir says:

      The funny part is that everybody hates dealing with the DMV, they just don’t realize or accept that the rest of the gov’t is pretty much the same.

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