A few fine points on American politics might be in order because the media and Democratic professionals are using them to win the presidential election for Barak Obama before it even gets past the primary stage.
First, there is Mitt Romney. He’s got a problem with his
Massachusetts health care legislation, but when he explains it, the facts are that he and the legislature were trying to cover uninsured residents of the without unraveling the health insurance that already covered most residents. That’s a lot different than the Obamacare (a word now outlawed in the Shakespearean literature of Congress and the federal government) that is meant to take away or jeopardize all private health insurance so that the federal government can cover all Americans at the price and with the pieces of coverage decided by federal bureaucrats. Bay State
Then, just to be sure Romney was cooked, the media decided to refer to him as often as possible as a Mormon. Think about it. Have you EVER heard (since 19060 and the “Catholic question” around JFK) any presidential candidate referred to as a Catholic or a Presbyterian or a Methodist, or a Buddhist? Not likely. But, you might have heard some candidates referred to as social or conservative or right-to-life Christians. Perhaps because the media and Democrats don’t like these people very much and they know for a certainty that many Democratic voters will not vote for candidates that are so labeled.
Second, there is Rick Perry. He got all the epithets tossed his way - cowboy, southern racist, Texan (as in, “heaven forbid, not another TEXAN in the White House”), poor debater (as in, if he can't debate, he can’t be President." Says who???) and even unintelligent. Those words knocked Perry down in the polls for awhile, but he’s coming back because he and his team have cottoned on to the media and the Democratic machine and they are now better prepared to counterattack.
Fast forward to this past weekend. The conservative Republican Herman Cain was beating everyone (“Heaven forfend, even Obama”) in the pools and actually making a lot of sense. What happened? Some “unidentified source” pronounced the H word. Harassment, as in sexual. We don’t have all the facts. Maybe he was accused of sexual harassment, but so were a lot of male executives and supervisors in the 1990s. It was the bread-and-butter legal game for women who had been fired and their lawyers. I know, because I defended a few of the men myself. Most of the time, it was “Show me the money” and not a terrible tale of a life ruined, which real sexual harassment, an entirely different thing, can do big time.
I just find it interesting that no one who is a real threat to President Obama has much of a chance to avoid having a campaign of media and "old pol" smears and half-truths thrown at them.
Don’t be duped. Don’t turn your back on winners. Don’t demand a saint when what you need is a savvy President who can get
out of this horrible mess we’re in - and mayI add, thanks mostly to the Democrats and their social programs meant to keep voters on their side in the voting booth. All that began with FDR, and we could certainly write some smeary blogs about him, couldn't we? But, then he was a Democrat and the media loved him. America