Blame Barack

Polls have time and time again proven that the mainstream media controls the message.

Right now, hot topics include Arizona’s show-me-your-papers law, the BP Oil Spill, the Tennessee floods, the worst recession in history, and the Times Square firecracker bomber. In each case, the talking heads have made it crystal-clear: It’s all Obama’s fault.

Apparently, there was no illegal immigration problem in this country prior to 2009. It seems as though the President himself must have been pouring the cement for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Immediately sending aid to the flood victims in Tennessee was the worst thing Barack could have done. Where was the all-important photo-op? Steadily declining job-losses, and now four months of gains in a row, prove beyond any doubt the President’s economic policies are bringing the nation to its knees. And Faisal Shahzad would never have tried to blow up Times Square if Bush were still in charge. Everyone knows there were no terrorist attacks when he ran things.

America must fail. Obama’s a racist. His dastardly plan to systematically destroy this country must be thwarted – at all cost. All these “truths” are blaring in our ears and blinding our eyes every time you turn the TV on, listen to satellite radio, or read anything on the internet.

No freakin’ wonder everyone’s on Zoloft…

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What A Joke

“Where are the jobs?” – That was John Boehner’s response when the latest jobs numbers were released. Once again, the country was on the plus-side: 290,000 new jobs in April. That makes four months of positive employment growth in a row. As usual, the previous month’s numbers were actually better than original estimates, so April’s will be as well. But as it stand now, April had the largest one-month gain in over four years. And the increase in manufacturing jobs was the best we’ve had in twelve years. So what the hell is the House Minority Leader talking about?

Who cares. He’s talking…

The mainstream media will always spend more time on the negative than the positive. No matter how wonderful things are cruising along, anyone who complains in front of a camera is guaranteed to get a lot of coverage. Take the Tea Klux Klan, for example. If they really cared about the economy, they’d have stormed the gates of Bush’s White House. If they really cared about the deficit, they’d be demanding taxes be tripled to pay down our debt. If they really cared about Individual Rights, they sure as hell wouldn’t support Arizona’s show-us-your-papers law. The vast a majority of these folks merely want “their country” back, now that we have a Black President.

But they get tons of media coverage, don’t they?…

The mainstream media has dubbed the BP Oil Spill “Obama’s Katrina”. The Times Square firecracker bomber is “Obama’s 9/11.” Does it matter that these sound-bytes have no basis in reality? Of course not. All the media cares about is ratings. “Fair and Balanced”? What a joke.

Just like Boehner and his pals playing the Fear Card over this latest terrorist attack attempt. They’d rather score political points by trashing Obama on Security issues than allowing the President’s nominees for dozens of posts – mostly Security related – to at least come up for a vote. “Country First”? What a joke.

Having Your Cake And Eating It Too

The most influential, if not the largest, Party in the country – the Tea Klux Klan – is having a wonderful time these days. They’ve revved up anti-government sentiment to the point Democrats have to apologize for breathing the public’s air. Three cases immediately come to mind.

The BP Oil Spill has wreaked havoc, not just to the Gulf region, but across the nation. It’s Obama’s “Katrina”. Bobby Jindal made sure of that by pleading for the National Guard to save Louisiana’s ass (once again). This, despite the fact the Coast Guard was the first on the scene, and the Administration sent the Navy right away, and they coordinated efforts with BP – who was, after all, responsible for the disaster in the first place. You know for an absolute fact that if Obama sent troops to the coast without expressly being invited the Right would have called it a Nazi-Gestapo move.

Next, Arizona’s show-us-your-papers law forced all the racists out of the closet. The exact same folks who despise Big Government blame Democrats for not fixing the illegal immigration mess that’s festered ever since Reagan granted amnesty to  four million illegals back in 1986. Democrat’s efforts to solve the problem have been thwarted by the Right constantly, but the Right also blames Democrats for the current situation.

Finally, we can’t forget about the economy. Jobless numbers will mean more jobs for Rethuglicans in November. Of course, voters have forgotten it was the GOP whose failed policies brought about this financial nightmare in the first place, and that Rethuglicans opposed everything Democrats have tried to do to get people back to work. Yes, there’s been incremental improvement, which is all one could reasonably expect. But I’m sure you won’t hear the GOP say anything even remotely close to that truth.

It’s not about right and wrong, it’s all about winning and losing.

The Writing On The Wall

My eyes are red. I have a migraine. I haven’t posted for several days now. What the hell have I been up to?

Reading polls.

Specifically, polls about Arizona’s new show-us-your-papers law. Even though it’s unconstitutional (not my words, but those of several republicans), most Americans approve of the bill. Depending on which poll you look at, anywhere from 53 to 76 percent of Americans give it a thumbs-up. Arizonans support the new law anywhere between 62 to 80 percent.

Look, I’d love to see the issue of illegal immigration be dealt with on a national level. Partisanship has made that impossible, and both sides are at fault. I get the whole States Rights argument as well.

But this law only makes a bad situation worse. For Arizona’s cops, for Arizona’s legal citizens of Latino descent, and for Arizona’s economy. Intolerance has never been more fashionable. Hate is the new Patriotism.

America is a Nation of Laws. A republic governed by We The People. But if this is what the country I love wants to become, it will have to do it without me. Unless cooler heads prevail, and soon, I’ll have no choice but to move to Mexico.

Outraged Yet?

Yesterday every Rethuglican Senator, plus Ben Nelson, voted against debating banking reform. While the Party of No continually blasts the Democrats for not fixing the economy – that was wrecked by Rethuglican policies – fast enough, now they’ve joined forces with the banks in opposition to the American People. That’s right. Another bill, another Rethuglican filibuster.

The Party of No has filibustered everything that’s come before the Senate, with the exception of Cabinet and Supreme Court nominations; though they’ve threatened to obstruct those in the future as well. This time, after private meetings with top Wall Street executives, GOP leaders – including John Cornyn, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee – were instructed to stall reform as long as possible. This way, public outrage against the Too Big To Fail industry will subside, and if they can’t kill the bill entirely, they can at least water it down to the point that it will be ineffectual.

The same time this betrayal is happening, 1,788,232 American citizens living in Arizona have had their rights stripped away, because Washington hasn’t addressed illegal immigration. This, according to Rethuglicans in Arizona, while it’s Rethuglicans in Washington who’ve impeded all attempts at reform in the first place.

1,788,232 is the approximate number of American citizens of Hispanic descent who currently reside in Arizona. Not only is law enforcement encouraged to racially profile these Americans, they’re mandated to. The new law gives citizens the right to sue police for not stopping someone they (citizens) think is here illegally.

The Party of No fought against the stimulus. They fought against healthcare reform. They are now fighting against Wall Street reform. And they’re fighting against American citizens just because, I don’t know, maybe, they have a bit of an accent…