Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whining and Running Scared

By now you've probably heard that the Campaigner in Chief hit all the Sunday News programs.
Not so fast. He hit all the loser stations
Take a look at these charts for some recent ratings:

By The Numbers

Hot Air Pundit

So he has insulted over half of America by this little act. Choosing little watched stations, inhabited by racist, communistic, windbags who can't tell a Democrocy from a Republic.Apparently he doesn't REALLY want to talk to Americans, he wants to talk to only those who agree with him.
Fine. Let him talk to all the wrong people, let him dig his hole that much deeper. It's all good.

I would like to point out some things he's said, from some of the transcripts; it's enlightening.

First, the FoxNews headline says "Obama has taken the media to task."
No, Just Kidding! He has only taken CONSERVATIVE media outlets to task. If you want to bash Bush, Cheney, Sarah Palin, who, while not IN the media, are extra worthy of bashing, or if you want to bash any number of "right wing"  political commentators, you are especially free to do so. Don't hold back.
But, if you protest socialized medicine, TARP, auto bailouts, or any number of the horrific things this president wants to do and is doing to our country, then NO WAY, the deal is off.
Here are just a couple of the comments that have stirred my ire this afternoon:

"The easiest way to get on television right now is to be really rude. If you're just being sensible and giving people the benefit of the doubt, and you're making your arguments, you don't get time on the nightly news," Obama said on ABC's "This Week."
Now for the record, I didn't hear Obama or anyone else tell Janine Garafolo or Bill Maher to be nice; I didn't hear him tell Keith Olbermann to be nice. Yet, if you are a dissenter from Obamas not so stealthy move to remake America, you are "racist","out of touch", "extreme", "rude", etc.
ALL I hear from the MSM is the fawning, syrupy praise for the Snake Oil Salesman in Chief, and snide, RUDE comments about Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, Ingraham and others.

Here is the second quote:
"The easiest way to get 15 minutes on the news or your 15 minutes of fame is to be rude. ... That's something that I think needs to change," Obama said, lamenting the habit of "plucking out a sentence here or a comment there."
Do you see what I see? I'll tell you: "...I think that needs to change." NOT "I wish they wouldn't do that", or "I'd be happy to sit down with them", no, it's "...I think that needs to change."
This is a scary phrase guys.  Obama wants to change what you and I can say in regards to him and his policies/agenda, and he thinks it needs to change. The thought police will be part of Obamas "Civilian Security Force that's just as strong, just as well funded as the military."
It may not come tomorrow or next week, but it will come. There is already a back door plan to reinstate the "Fairness Doctrine", which we all know is anything BUT fair. The rest of us won't be far behind; McCain-Feingold has already set the ball in motion.

Now something I agree with O on:
"The media loves to have a conversation about race...this is catnip to the media because it is a running thread in American history that is very powerful and it evokes some very strong emotion."
Well yes they do, and they are fueled by racists in the black community who somehow want to be portrayed as  having an IOU in hand from every non-black in America, and Mr. O is right there with them (remember the(white) police "acted stupidly" fiasco?).

Now here, it sounds to me that if we all play nice, we might just get to redistribute some more of our own wealth:
"I think it's important for the media -- you know, not to do any media-bashing here -- to recognize that right now, in this 24-hour news cycle, the easiest way to get on CNN or FOX or any of the other stations -- MSNBC -- is to just say something rude and outrageous," Obama said. "And, you know, part of what I'd like to see is all of us reward decency and civility in our political discourse. That doesn't mean you can't be passionate, and that doesn't mean that you can't speak your mind. But I think we can all sort of take a step back here and remind ourselves who we are as a people."

Reminder to self:
I am an American, I've pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. I have not pledged to be a servant to Barak Obama, nor to his minions. I pledge to be passionate in this pledge.
Somehow I doubt this is what he means when he says we need to remind ourselves who we are, but it is what *I* mean.
We are not wrong when we disagree with our president, our government, our senators, our congressmen(you may be wrong if you disagree with  your mother however, and I can't be held responsible for helping you out of that pickle ;) )

We have the First Amendment:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Tea Parties, Townhall questioners, Rally goers; all expressions of free speech, all expressions of angst.

Take heart. The left really IS the minority position in America. Polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans are God-fearing, socially and fiscally conservative people. We don't all agree on what those definitions mean, but we are all on the same page.

Now that the sleeping giant has awakened (and make no mistake, if you are reading this, you are most likely part of that group), now that we are awake, we cannot afford to go back to sleep. We cannot afford to shrug our shoulders and look the other way any longer.
So go, exercise your freedom to speak, and make some noise. Be peaceful, be respectful, and don't let the Whiner in Chief bully you into silence.

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