Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The New Obama Rules
Exhibit A is the headline that accompanied a recent bombing in Iraq that killed scores of people. Since the US invasion of Iraq, the Obamamedia have used violence as a metric of how badly things were going.
But now that Bush is on the way out and Obama is on the way in:
It's a measure of progress that today's blasts, which killed at least 31 people in Baghdad and more elsewhere, according to the Associated Press, represented the worst day of violence since June.
Yes, believe it or not, bomb blast show how wonderful that world is now that Obama has been elected.
This is lick spittle reporting at it's finest. You can’t make this stuff up folks.
If you thought that the media would try to reclaim the mantle of objectivity, you are fooling yourself. Obama has done no wrong in the past and will do no wrong in the future. I wrote about this in Governing From The Center.
As evidence, exhibit B:
America's allies got the candidate they overwhelmingly preferred, but that doesn't necessarily mean America's relationships with the globe will warm instantly. In fact, history is strewn with rock-star presidents whose first years were terrific disappointments for U.S. allies.But we were told that Obama was the One that the world was waiting for. What do other Presidents have to do with the global adulation he received even before he was elected? His mere presence electrified all of Europe. What could he possibly do to disappoint the world? Newsweek goes on to list a few items that Obama promised and suggest he won’t do as he promised. But these are all within the power of a President whose party controls both houses of Congress. So what is Newsweek trying to tell us?
And then there’s exhibit C. If you remember nothing of the Obama campaign, you remember that he promised 95% of the American people a tax cut. Now we get this APObama headline:
Obama didn't simply promise to cut taxes, he pounded, pounded, pounded the theme that 95% of the American people would get a tax cut.
People want the tax cuts promised during the presidential campaign, but may be willing to wait while President-elect Obama takes on the larger issue of fixing the economy.
Eighty percent say trimming personal tax rates should be a goal when the new president takes office in January, but only 36 percent say the cuts should a very top priority, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. That was less than half the 84 percent who cited improving the economy as a No. 1 goal, and the 80 percent who said creating jobs should be a paramount task.
"I don't think it's going to work in this instance," said Ryan Anderson, 31, a Democrat from Bloomington, Minn., who thinks tax reductions would have little impact on most families' budgets. "That's kind of like shooting a BB gun at a freight train."
Obama promised to cut taxes for working families during the campaign.
The theme is obvious, someone has leaked to the AP that the primary economic promise of the Obama campaign – that 95% of the American people will see their taxes cut – is not going to happen. And the AP dutifully commissions a poll that tells us that that’s all right; “the people” really didn’t want a tax cut.
So the ObamaMedia are preparing the American people for the future. In the future there are two rules. The first rule is that whatever Obama does is right. The second rule is that if he screws up, lies, or fails to deliver refer to rule one.
And you thought Fox News was staffed by conservatives? Check out Shep Smith.
There are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of political retards out there. Anyone who believes that Obama would be able to give 95% of Americans a tax break while increasing federal spending is a political retard. Anyone who believes that a president can change the way the US is viewed worldwide simply by being, is a political retard. Anyone who thinks that the MSM is going to be neutral about Obama's presidency, and do their job of reporting facts without spin, is a political retard. Anyone who doesn't understand that Obama's reelection campaign started on Nov 5th, is a political retard.
I think that just about defines the entire Democratic Party.
I mean, until the next Republican administration, that is.
I can't wait until a totally inexperienced, left-wing, academic, bombastic neophyte fixes the economy! I wonder, what will it look like when he's done?
I think we should all take off work and sit quietly in our homes until he's got it fixed. We wouldn't want to get in his way as he goes around fixing things, you know.
It will be ignored.
Well, they said the same thing about Bush! They just substituted "Anybody's" for "Everybody's", and then buckled down for 8 years of hard work to make that prediction come true.
Down South, when one decides to have a pet castrated, he gets the pet "fixed." I think that should give you an idea of what his "fixed" economy will look like.
Of course there are no more homeless people. They've all been given addresses - so they could vote.
Millard 'Live at the' Fillmore
Herbie Hancock Hoover
Chester 'Kiss the DEvil' Arthur
That one that looked like Wilford Brimley
At least come January the economy will be in the best shape in history, Iraq will finally be won, and the soup kitchens will be closing up shop due to the lack of people coming in.
But methinks they're not smart enough to pull it off and then credibly fight the PR war that follows its introduction.
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