The only surprise here is that the NYT’s own ombudsman admits that the paper is Obama’s best friend:
Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008. The company published a book about the country’s first African-American president, “Obama: The Historic Journey.” The Times also published a lengthy portrait of him in its Times Topics section on NYTimes.com, yet there’s nothing of the kind about George W. Bush or his father. [emphasis added]
The look on George “Stephie” Stephanopoulos’s face was priceless. He had to say it.
“ABC News now projects that President Obama will go down to defeat.”
He couldn’t bring himself to say, “Romney won” or “Republicans won.” He just couldn’t.
The network analysis was a political cliché run amok. My favorite came from James Carville who told CNN viewers that the election result “proves that crackers and racists vote.”
Andrea Mitchell: “Usually in a democracy, you get the government you deserve. In this case, America reject the government so desperately needs.”
Wolff Blitzer: “The Obama era’s days are numbered, and America’s might be, too.”
As map turned red in key states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Florida, the anchors turned a sickly shade of white on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS. Jesse Jackson announced on CNN that “I am too distraught to rhyme because this election was a wrongdoing.”
Here’s how it came about.
Obama ate dog. Sure, Romney gave into his dog’s desire to ride on the roof of the car, but Obama ATE dog. Dog meat turns off voters.
Romney Ran Right. Independents want a president with commitment and competence. They are right of center, but they’ll vote left if the right disappoints. Candy-ass centrist Republicans disappointment, so they vote for the Dem. But Romney ran toward the right, locking in the Reagan Democrats and independents.
Obama’s presidency was incompetent, narcissistic, arrogant, and anti-American. That’s not a good combination.
Popular and effective conservative governors, Senators, and representatives did a fabulous job promoting other conservatives instead of running up their own scores or buying favors from moderates.
Ron Paul visibly worked for Romney and Republicans on the under card.
The Supreme Court rules Obama attempted, and failed, to corrupt the Constitution through Obamacare, uncovering for many Obama’s authoritarian aims.
The economy sputtered.
Some Democrats, fearing the gallows of history, refused to endorse or openly abandoned Obama.
Tea Partiers realized that four more year of Obama would leave their children and grandchildren living like the Soviets . . . and supported the Republicans big time.
We may hear of the Tea Party here and there in the future, but I doubt it will ever figure prominently in American politics again. I say we should take a moment and reflect on what it might have been as we say farewell to the once promising Tea Party movement.
The Camdenton Tea Party said “not so fast,” and called for a rally to show that the Tea Party is still around.
“Setting The Record Straight From 2008” Camdenton Tea Party April 28th, 12:00 noon at the Camden County Court House. Will you get to work to prove the lake liberal wrong?
Will you take the time to come hear Barbara From Harlem? She and her daughter, Bee Bee are travelling 1100 Miles to tell you a different story.
How about Patriot Paul Curtman, Cynthia Davis, and Ed Martin, and eighth grader, Sophie Shore ?
If the purpose of the Tea Party movement was to hold ever larger rallies and protests, then The Lake Liberal is right. The big rally era is over, and it isn’t coming back. I’m not saying to cancel all the rallies. Far from it. I hope we have a few big ones in St. Louis this year. But the rallies no longer define the movement. We’ve grown beyond mere demonstration.
Some want the growing economy and the next generation iPads and cars that park themselves. But they’ve never learned that only a free society can dream and demand and design and develop such wonders; governments can’t.
It’s our job to invite the Unknowing Believers. It’s up to us to ask them to the dance, in their terms, in ways they will understand. If a rally can bring in just one Unknowing Believer, it’s a success. In fact, if the rally just inspires one knowing believer to grow the pie, we’ve done our job.
The conservative movement, branded Tea Party or otherwise, isn’t dead until we, the people who drive it, say it is. Or until we fall silent. And I’m not about to resign or retreat, are you?
Go get ’em, Camden County!
Write it down:
“Setting The Record Straight From 2008” Camdenton Tea Party
Date: April 28th, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Camden County Court House