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Obama, McCain, Politics, Partisanship, the media, and the Great Hypocrisy

As expected, this election year has so far been an interesting if not humorous circus with the usual suspects and antagonizing cast of characters. There are of course the politicians, all slinging their profound words of political wisdom around and posturing for the voters on how they are the more stand-up and qualified guy…or woman, to lead this country into its next four years. Its the normal “baby kissing”, hand shaking photo op BS that they have all done for many years.

‘Here you go senator, put on this hard hat, sit down for breakfast in this country cafe and small-talk with the little people so they will think you give a damn and are one of them.’

The media, God Bless Them, are the biggest group of circus clown hypocrites in the entire show. While the politicians are throwing knives, swallowing swords, and doing impressive tight-wire acts, the media clowns are running around the arena and falling all over each other to get the attention of the audience.

What ever happened to fair and unbiased reporting? The tricky answer is nothing happened to it because it never existed. “Fair” or “Unbiased” reporting is the stuff that myths, folklore, and fairy tales are made of. But the media need not fear for there is a medium of information and news even more ridiculous than their own newspapers and TV talk shows.

Viral email propaganda is a wild and wondrous phenomenon filled with curious half-facts, plain lies, and inane jokes that are sure to captivate the attention of a vast culture of village idiots and actually sway their votes. Largely utilized by Republicans I get crap-loads of this partisan spam forwarded to me from many different people.   While they are often humorous email, I am aware that some people actually believe the anti-Obama or anti-Democrat garbage in these emails from total strangers. Case in point, I have received on more than one occasion an email that portrays Obama as un-American for painting his campaign airplane and removing the American Flag from it. I have advised the senders and everyone on the mailing list that McCain’s plane does not have an American flag either and does not even have American colors on it…I guess that makes him a communist? Unfortunately, no one responded to me, and I doubt that my email ever got forwarded on. Dang it!

The sad thing is that the poor GOP is simply reduced to passing their goofy propaganda through viral emails because they can’t get two words squeezed into the democratically controlled newspapers. I am going to take a wild guess that almost all of the newspaper media, and much of the TV media are Democrats? Actually, its kind of obvious. They are like a bunch of love-sick dogs humping the leg of Obama with eyes all lolled back in their heads and slinging slobber off their big stupid tongues with each passionate hump. It is quite sickening and painfully obvious who they want to hump and who they want to bite.

Geez, sometimes one just wishes they would all just get a room, because some of us are getting tired of watching the blatant “public display of affection”.

Another example for you from the other side of the fence…Let’s suppose, just for a moment, that Obama, and not McCain, had been the one to suggest delaying the debate to focus on resolving the economy crisis and proposed “bail-out” packages. How would the story have been reported in the papers then? I will GUARANTEE you that Obama would have been hailed by the media as a conscientious super-hero putting country before politics while McCain was playing partisan politics and trickery.

You see, It is not “what” is said that is important, but rather “who” says it, which then leads to how any statement made by either party can be spun in favor of the democratic leg that is being humped. That is a fact of life, politics, and the media.

About all the GOP has going for it in the media is Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Shawn Hannity, who are all a bunch of ego-maniacal windbags I wouldn’t want on my team anyway, but at least they are right up front and honest about the fact that they are biased Republicans and make no beans about it…they are still clowns just the same though.

This is a dangerous and volatile time in our history. No one knows what the future will hold, but I certainly hope it doesn’t hold a country full of people slapping themselves in the head in retrospect with a resounding “D’OH!”

Just remember…if you read it in the newspaper or read it on the internet, then by God it must be True as the sky is blue. When your done with that, I have some ocean front property in Nevada I want to talk to you about.

That is my brilliant opinion and I am sticking with it…until the media says something fair and unbiased…which means forever.

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September 26, 2008 Posted by | Everything Else, politics | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lipstick on a Pig? How about a Politician?

Come on folks, do you really and truly believe Mr. Obama meant something mean and sexist with his “lipstick on a pig” remark? Heck no, I don’t think his remark was directed at Sarah Palin, and I don’t even like Obama…not even a little bit. In fact, I don’t believe that even McCain’s camp really believes their own crap on this matter.

This is what I would call political “Abra-Kadabra”. You see, politicians are all hypocrites at heart. They all know the game and they are all guilty of using the same “smoke and mirror” tactics. John McCain and Barack Obama didn’t invent this style of politics, they are just continuing the political legacy of campaign foolery. During the battle of campaigns, it isn’t really important what candidates know or really believe to be the truth, it is what they want you, the voter, to see and believe that matters.

It is like magic, “slight of hand”, “parlor room hypnosis” or distractions that are used to temporarily capture the attention of the media and the public, and therefore derail the opponent into a defensive posture instead of talking about what is important.   If they can seize on anything and manage to get the media and public focused on some trivial crap, then they have managed a successful distraction and a couple of days click off the opponents clock to election day.  When time is of the essence, and every day counts, then to distract your opponent from the real issues for a couple of days can be a little victory that makes a big difference at the finish line.  As you can see, it is very effective, but in reality it is all just part of the game filled with tricks and strategies to get a competitive edge.  As a famous magician would say…”it’s all an illuuusion!”

The real trick is to not get caught up in it…which is impossible for the media or even some hard-core partisan folks who believe everything. It is almost humorous to watch the insults and accusations fly back and forth, when each side is just as guilty as the other for all the same stuff. It is political hypocrisy at its greatest.

Which brings me to my final and most significant point…You can put lipstick on a politician…but they are still just a politician.

That’s my opinion, and I’m sticking to it!

September 11, 2008 Posted by | Everything Else, politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment