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The Distraction Defense: Democrats, Media Desperate To Change The Subject
Breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 08/20/2012 11:31:37 AM PDT by middlegeorgian

The surest sign that Democrats know they are in trouble after Paul Ryan's nomination to the Republican presidential ticket behind Mitt Romney is the desperation with which they are trying, desperately, to steer the conversation away from the economy, entitlements, and the Constitution--with the help of the media, of course. This is the substantive debate that President Barack Obama always said he was ready for, and which the media always calls for in high-minded tones, but once it is here they are suddenly trying to change the conversation.

The latest distraction is a side show in the Missouri race for U.S. Senate, where Republican nominee Todd Akin attempted to defend his opposition to abortion and made the ridiculous statement that the female body has a way to prevent conception in cases of "legitimate rape." He later retracted, as he ought to have done. There is room for diversity in the GOP of views on the moral aspects of abortion; there's no room for disagreement on the questions of whether rape is ever welcome or how babies are made.

Meanwhile, Democrats and the media have inflated Akin's comments to a grand scale, as if they represent the thinking of Republicans as a whole: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, predictably, is fundraising off Akin's gaffe. That's where Democrats' desperation becomes most painfully obvious. Wasserman Schultz writes:

"And what do Romney and Ryan think of Akin's latest statement? They've been trying to distance themselves from it -- but Congressman Ryan has already partnered with Akin on a whole host of issues that restrict women's ability to make their own health care decisions."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; mediabias; paulryan; toddakin

1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT by middlegeorgian
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To: middlegeorgian

So true.

We need to stop falling for this trap.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: middlegeorgian

Yep, the bedwetters are falling for it hook line and sinker.

They are apparently too stupid to realize it’ll be this kind of “game” with the media and Democrats for the next three months.

They’ll never, ever wake up because they’re too busy being “outraged”.

Pansies.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:52:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: middlegeorgian
Last week's shooting at the Family Research Council by that gay activist probably didn't get more than a minute (combined) of coverage between CNN & MSNBC. This will be plastered all over the MSM for the next week, if not through the duration of the campaign.

While it clearly shines a light on the selective bias of MSM reporting, the problem is, this "distraction" is a convenient way for the media to change the subject from the way that Romney/Ryan have been able to get some traction.

4 posted on 08/20/2012 12:08:48 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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