What really ticks me off - in speaking with my mother-in-law, who is quite removed from politics - only picking up what the network news says...
The "fiscal cliff" came up and she said "its those Republicans who won't do anything". I couldn't restrain myself (though I was very polite)... I said, the Republicans have put forward plan after plan, each time, drawing ever closer to what Obama demanded. Each time, he and Harry Reid said NO DEAL. I asked her two simple questions: "isn't negotiation about give-and-take? Isn't compromise about BOTH sides giving some so that you can meet somewhere in the middle?"
She said "I always thought so" -
I said that is exactly the point - The Republicans have proposed nearly all of what the President asked for - including tax increases, basically kicking the idea of spending cuts down the road... and the DEMOCRATS keep saying no. The president won't budget a penny. She looked very confused and started say something about "but they said on the news..."
I had to go hunting!
— “but they said on the news...” ——
This is why the media is enemy #1. They make the Demcrimes possible. We have to boycott the network news advertisers.