Skip to comments.Why Are President Obama's Defenders So Dumb?
Posted on 01/17/2012 6:07:02 PM PST by raptor22
Media Bias: A presidential infomercial posing as a news magazine distorts the record to shamelessly shill for a failed administration. Why do we criticize the man who made the high-speed trains run on time?
Political campaigns call it free media: when candidates can make their case and communicate their message through interviews and outlets that don't cost a dime.
It helps when a mainstream media sycophant like Andrew Sullivan gets to write a puff piece in Newsweek with the subtle title of "Why Are The President's Critics So Dumb?" The Democratic National Committee couldn't have said it better.
Calling the president's critics dumb is not novel, and it's something President Obama and wife Michelle have done often. When ObamaCare was being shoved down our throats behind closed doors, the president said he had simply not made the case clearly enough so that opponents in flyover country, those bitter townsfolk clinging to their Bibles and guns, could get it.
Sullivan says it's "not true" Obama "has raised taxes" and that ObamaCare "is much more moderate" than its critics claim. Well, let's start with Obama's raising the federal tax nearly 62 cents on a pack of cigarettes to $1.01, which hits Occupy Wall Street's 99% hard and makes a mockery of the pledge not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000.
Then there are the ObamaCare taxes that took effect right after it was passed though the "benefits" won't appear until 2014. For starters, there's a 0.9% Medicare surtax on wages more than $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples, along with a 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income.
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Andrew Sullivan is a big fat hairy joke!
Because they support BHO.
The two parts of our divided world correspond with two different kinds of intelligence. One is the conventional, or classical kind—seeking truth. The other is its opposite. To seek deception.
This is why Newsweek and progressives in general sees classical intelligence as as the opposite of their own kind of intelligence.
I dunno, I’m too dumb!
Remember when Andrew Sulliban suggested Trig wasn’t Sarah Palin’s baby? What a slug!
I don’t even think the purpose of Newsweek is to sell magazines. For all I know, the interior of the magazine is blank. Newsweek seems to exist solely to for its covers. They are at every checkout stand at every grocery store in America. People read the cover story and get the propaganda fed to them, even though nobody actually buys the magazine. The magazine loses money on ever issue, but it’s cheaper than running billboards or plastering walls with pictures of Chairman Mao.
I almost bought Newsweek when the company was for sale. But I didn’t want to waste a dollar.
Maybe Andy has a man-crush on Barry - he can always dream!
It wouldn’t be the first time sex clouded a man’s judgment...
That says everything that anyone would ever need to know about Newsweek and its readers.
“Because they support BHO.”
Well, there is that, of course, but more to the point, we all tend to act like rabid college football, NFL, MLB, and NBA fans. It doesn’t matter whether our favorite team, player of political party is a complete douche bag, we will support them no matter what they do. Come hell or high water, we live vicariously through our sports heros and political heros and don’t give a damn if they are queers, child molestors, crack addicts or any other unsavory sort of person. They are our candidate and we will support them until the stars burn out, even if it means we will burn in hell for it.
Don’t believe me?! Look at Penn State. 99% of Penn State’s fans don’t give a sh!t that Joe Pa knew about Jerry Sandusky. They still suppor Joe Pa 100%.
Union members, liberals, democrats, teachers, firefighters, police, prison guards, and damn near every other special interest group, don’t give a sh!t about Obama’s politics. They only thing they care about is their damn paycheck, health-care benefits, retirement and other goodies that he guarantees them.
The world is truly upside down.
At some point in time, many will realize that they have created a (metaphorical) "monster" that is not them, and they will rebel (if said epiphany occurs before total censorship.)
I have this funny daydream where a half-dozen or so "news" people decide that they are tired of perpetual instructions from Obama peeps, miss the first amendment enough to take a politically incorrect stand, and write a multi-million-selling tell-all before the Nove 2012 election.
Because they rely upon government for survival.
It's all about indentured constituency.
Because they rely upon government for survival. It's all about indentured constituency.
We have a winner! The entire strategy of the Democratic Party since 1932, summed up in two sentences.
And remember, it came from a Knickerbocker patroon, who knew something about indentures and Old World squirearchical feudalism.
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