Can we make any distinction, any at all, between the Obama re-election effort and the bulk of the press in this country? Is there any daylight between the White House and the major media outlets (except for the Murdoch empire)? These last few days have been beyond disgusting in revealing how our President will be using the press to get himself re-elected, and how the press not only lets itself be used, but seeks to help whenever and wherever possible.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Pressident of the United States . . .
A recent Time magazine, for example. on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama is a shameless puff piece on how "gutsy" Obama was when he took the decision to take out Osama. The magazine claims the "trail had gone cold" when Obama came into the White House, but thanks to his leadership, the clues began to come in. Please. Enough. What nonsense.
That, however, is nothing when compared to the Los Angeles Times. The May 10 online edition is a re-elect Obama broadsheet. Nothing more. It even dares to run a piece by columnist Meghan Daum, which has to be the epitome of Obama worship titled, "Too Brainy to be President?" The piece is so horrid, I ask you, gentle readers, to read it for yourselves. I can't bear looking at it again. But the LAT doesn't stop there, oh no. It falls all over itself praising the President's "decision" on gay marriage. What decision? What has he decided to do about gay marriage? Nothing except to announce that he "personally" believes same-sex marriages should be recognized, and then jet off to a Hollywood fund-raiser. Cheney said that three years ago. All my libertarian friends see marriage as belonging under contract law and getting the state out of the middle. So? Just as with his stance on high tuitions, energy, fixing the economy, this President does nothing or does the wrong thing.
The press is out in full force for their man. They are running absurd stories about Romney in, ready, HIGH SCHOOL. They have even resurrected their anti Bachman machine and are running stories about her being a Swiss citizen because of her Swiss husband.
We see nothing about Obama in high school or college (what grades did he get? Who paid for his school?) We see nothing about Obama's citizenship. Is he a Kenyan or Indonesian citizen through his father and then his mother's second husband? How about his "composite" girlfriend? How is "she" doing?
It seems apparent that this totally unscrupulous president of ours is going to try to win the election by cobbling together disparate groups (e.g., students, gays, single professional women, public sector unions, and, of course, play the race card and have illegal aliens vote) and try to distract us from the overall picture of failure that he has painted for the past three-plus years. The economy is spinning out of control because of his policies; our government is heading for collapse as is our currency; Iran and North Korea continue their mad dash for nukes and missiles; Latin America is on the verge of coming apart at the seams; Europe is melting into a puddle of leftist goo; Russia is marching back to its inglorious recent past, and on and on, and the President of the United States is nowhere to be seen except with his buddy George Clooney.