Skip to comments.The Media After Romney Wins
Posted on 10/09/2012 6:13:34 AM PDT by SampleMan
The media has been in a slumber for the last 4 years; not that the world has been quiet. We have lived in a world replete with economic collapse, international conflict, and social unrest, a time of tribulations and consequence, the likes of which we have not seen in over 70 years.
But a media which gleans only what it desires to further a socialist agenda has found no purchase on these stories. They had achieved their goal of placing a true socialist in the Presidency, and no bad news, no bad outcomes would be spoken of during his realm.
The barbarians have encroached to the gates, the heavy yoke of abusive taxation weighs heavily on the once productive land, and a lazy and demanding rabble grows in the streets. The media acting as sycophant to the king, reports that their Leader cares deeply and his policies are working. They keep heralding the coming dawn, as the night grows darker. Reports abound of the Queens grace and splendor, but not a word of what appears outside the windows escapes the party.
And now the day approaches when their chair, upon which they nap, is kicked from beneath them. They will awaken with shock and anger to report that a new world has befallen us all, and it is filled with horrors.
What the media will discover after Romney takes office:
1. We are in an economic depression worse than the 1930s. The effects of which have been both forestalled and worsened by the government; however, the starting date will be falsely recorded as 2013.
2. The national debt is out of control and untenable. At historical rates, the interest alone will consume $1 trillion a year.
3. Our debt is junk. Only the Federal Reserve is willing to buy the Treasurys bonds, and that is debasing the dollar.
4. Interest rates are not right. The media will not identify the Federal Reserve and massive Federal spending as the culprit, but it will suddenly notice that retirees can no longer live on their savings. It will also be noted that increases in the interest rate are hard on housing, businesses, and the government. Every side of the interest rate story will be used to cast President Romney in a bad light.
5. Massive inflation stirs in the land. The massive increases in the costs of food and energy will be reported as brand new events. We will be treated to personal accounts daily of families unable to make ends meet.
6. Personal net worth has plummeted and wages are down.
7. The unemployment rate is horrific and worsening. The U6 number (the real number of people unemployed) will be rediscovered and reported often. As will underemployment. This will suddenly become an immediate and pressing problem that cannot wait. The nightly news will discover the long lines of applicants and the personal stories of those families in need. This drum will beat daily, and the personal, caring interviews will reflect on the extravagant, uncaring White House. Improvements in decreasing U6 will increase U3, and this will be exploited by reporting the U6 number as a total and the U3 trend.
8. The world is on fire. Russia and China are playing for keeps and are eating our lunch. The Arab Spring bloomed into a thuggish Islamic caliphate. The world has the lowest respect for us in history and our enemies do not fear us.
9. We are at war and Americans are dying. The flag draped coffins have been increasing, despite the lack of nightly tallies. Peace Movement protests will magically reappear as a ubiquitous daily phenomenon. Deep concern will be deeply analyzed. Personal stories of disillusioned soldiers will be the norm.
10. Racist violence is exploding in our streets, and racial animosity is at a high for modern times. Despite the factual statistics, this will be reported as a predominantly white-on-black issue.
11. Local and state governments are mostly broke and have no recourse but to make cuts, with the Federal gravy train running off the rails. Every cut will be major and impactful, causing undue woe upon the land.
12. Every environmental boogey man will reemerge as an approaching silent spring event. Every small gathering of the seriously concerned and every fax from their mothers basement, will be headlined as a looming threat to our existence.
13. Public education will again be discovered to be woefully underfunded, as reporters interview the teachers union leaders. Interviews depicting every teacher living hand to mouth, and every classroom leaking water onto 20-year-old, tattered books, will chronicle our failures. No mention of mismanagement or misdirection of funds will be entertained.
14. All of these newly discovered issues will constitute a crisis of epic proportions. President Romneys failure to cure these crises will be the summation for every panicked headline.
Finally, a new government in exile will be established and given a direct voice to the American people. Every governmental statement will be challenged by the government in exile. The apparatchiks of this Leftist government will brood and foment nightly with their media brethren concerning the evils of the government in power and the need for implementing their utopian plans, which they will assert have just never been tried.
In other words, “Bush’s fault” will be replaced by “Romney’s fault.”
“Homelessness” will re-emerge as a massive social problem, causing our national conscience to twinge. It will be entirely blamed on Romney.
SOMETHING has to be done to injure these corrupt bast*rds.
So far, I've been very impressed with Romney during this campaign. He's polite and presidential about it, but he doesn't put up with crap from anybody.
Thanks for asking this question about The Media.
Here is my 2 cents: Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of buying votes by promising FREE STUFF to potential voters according to the dictate of Karl Marx: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” This has led to a Polarized America. This polarization has increased as the number of those with ability has decreased and the number of those with needs has increased.
Romney is correct that 47 % of voters pay no Personal Federal Income Tax. Romney is probably correct that these same 47 % will vote for Obama no matter what.
The Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM), supports the politicians who keep the 47 % from paying Personal Federal Income Taxes. This Free Stuff benefit to the 47 % is seen by the LAM as being a “Fair Share” payment-non payment in the double-think logic of Marxist Redistribution Theory.
If Romney has the backbone to stand firm and double down on his May fundraising comments, some of the polarized 47 % may choose to vote against the Federal Welfare Entitlement Plantation’s current leader, Obama.
With Obama, the Polarization of America has grown to 47 %. Another 4 years of Obama would certainly achieve his Marxist goal of 51 % Polarized America who pay no Personal Federal Income Tax.
Thank you for articulating what I have been thinking for several weeks. We saw how relentless the ministry of truth can be when it wants to “take someone down”. They will be horrible. No honeymoon for Romney. Despite our initial uplifted spirits after a Romney/Ryan win, we will be bombarded with constant reporting of the horrors you describe. I pray RR are up for the challenge on so many levels.
Gas prices will be the lead story every night and will entirey be the fault of President Romney.
“Homelessness” will be the least of our worries in the midst of an economic and currency collapse.
Yes, Romney will be blamed, but I would much rather have him in charge to pick up the pieces than an avowed Marxist who will use the opportunity to remake our economy, country, and society.
There will be a sudden interest in “homeless” peeps.
You forgot “he’s a Mormon so he holds creepy seances in his magic underwear to get policy direction from the Angel Moroni...”
(yes, I remember the charge that JFK was going to have an open hotline to the Vatican where American policy would really be decided)
I agree with you.
They will try.
However, it is up to us to continue the fight. Too often, conservatives go home happy when they win, thinking things have been settled, once and for all.
However, the Left never sleeps, and I have no doubt that even now, they are planning their return to power and how to get it. By any means.
So, we need to keep the pressure on. By all means, stop buying/watching their products. When in public, take shots at big media and Leftists whenever you can. Ridicule them, disparage them, laugh at them.
As a Landscape Architect, I especially like your number 12 describing the “environmental bogey man”. These bogey men are famous for creating unnecessary hysteria. It is where no sense replaces common sense when dealing with issues of the environment.”
If Romney’s elected, the journOlists will suddenly rediscover their professional calling of being hard hitting journalists asking tough questions of the administration and holding it accountable rather than propagandizing and covering for it. Dissent will once more become the highest form of patriotism.
(Homelessness will re-emerge as a massive social problem, causing our national conscience to twinge. It will be entirely blamed on Romney.)
You beat me to the punch. With the U6 number stubbornly above 14% for years, people losing their jobs and their homes, it’s just amazing that the homeless stories just got wiped off the media’s radar as if they never existed. They only reappear during Republican administrations, and so do the war protestors.
The first thing he should do is isolate and marginalize liberal dogs like Andrea Mitchell, et al. Take away their credentials to the White House, keep that b!tch off the grounds and keep her out of the Pentagon....I’d even go so far as to put each of the dogs on the “no fly list”.....and I’d keep them there. No government officials are to give interviews to each, etc.....isolate them and make them useless to their employers.
They sealed their fate a long time ago.
Yes my friend, I too believe that we are beyond critical mass and that we are not picking someone to bring us back, but rather someone to manage the impending collapse.
Sampleman, this is the best vanity I ever read on Freerepublic! Thank you for expressing what most of us have felt the last 4 years about the media.
Should Romney win (please!) I hope one of the things he says publicly is that he accepts responsibility for the existing situation because only an incompetent amateur blames his predecessor.
You have described what will happen.
You know the leftist media better than they know themselves.
Beginning in February 2013 we will see stories on homelessless (no one slept on the streets during obama), suicides in the military (none happened during the reign of the One), high gas prices in May 2013 (they go up every year in May, but from 2009 - 2012 the media didn’t notice.)
They will do everything they can to destroy Romney.
People are dying, the world is exploding, people are suffering and Mitt Romney isn't doing enough, fast enough!
As surely as the sun rises in the east, so the corrupt MSM will suddenly magnify — with extreme intensity — all the problems that they have assiduously avoided talking about under Obama — and because of Obama — and will decry the fact that Romney is failing and a poor leader because he is not handling all these ills which they have long intentionally ignored.
Bank on it.
Hopefully a GOP House, Senate and White House will not take any cues from GW Bush, and will be much more forceful and standing up to the media. That is one thing that bugged me to no end about Bush, he just let them steamroll him, especially those last two years, and with no help from the RNC. I still blame the economy on Pelosi and Reid. And always will. And O continued it.
Yes,the media will try all of this, but this time, it won’t work. People HAVE been suffering for the past four years. Only the lowest, of the low information voters have not been hearing bad news in the financial papers and financial cable shows. Everyone knows how high food and gas prices have been. They have seen the Obamas livin’ large while everyone else struggles. This is why they will throw these Marxist bums out.
And the combination of Romney turning things around, with the media sniping at his heels at every turn, will make most people tune out the MSM for good. This isn’t something we should be wringing our hands over. This is something we should look forward to, especially with the likes of Chris Christie and Allen West, who will jump at the chance to ask MSM hacks “where the hell were all your doom and gloom stories when Obama was in charge?”.
You took the words out of my mouth. “Homeless” stories will be immediately published the day Romney takes office as you cant find from a story in the papers in the last 4 years.
Good work! Ping for Nov 7.
Thats so right.
I despise the media even more than I despise the chosen one, but that’s only because they’ve been putting it to us for almost a half a century. As active enablers of this incompetent clown, they are at least as culpable for the decline of this country as is the donkey party.
I will only be satisfied that justice has been done when I see every last one of them - anchorclowns, so-called reporters, lame pundits, editors, and the rest - consigned to a job for which they are actually qualified: something like cleaning toilets.
The leftist media traitors need to be squashed like bugs...and re-squashed. They will not give up their corrosive activities readily. We must be strong and never stop pressure on these integrity-less, anti-Free-America subhumans.
Next will be a concern for those with Subterranean Homesick Blues (living in your mom’s basement).
If I were President Romney, 5 minutes after taking the Oath I would issue an Executive Order that the only official Unemployment number my Administration would recognize is the U6.
This move would do three things, set in stone how bad the Obama Admin was without pointing fingers, acknowledging that far to many people were out of work and you eliminate the Democrats saying "well the real unemployment number is blah blah blah..."
You haven’t missed anything and I have been saying for a long time that our biggest enemy is the liberal lying media.
Keep up the good work!
“The leftist media traitors need to be squashed like bugs...and re-squashed. They will not give up their corrosive activities readily. We must be strong and never stop pressure on these integrity-less, anti-Free-America subhumans.”
hal, I’d say you pretty much nailed it!
Would this rise to the standard of the FReeper Editorials?
Gallup said that distrust of the media hit an all-time high this year, "with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly."
The old media believes that they ran Nixon out of office. They think playboy magazine elected Jimmy I HAVE LUSTED IN MY HEART Carter. They also take credit for running the first President Bush out of office. They think they’re the kingmakers. I remember their call that, “You should never argue with people who buy their ink in barrels.” Well, it’s fewer and fewer barrels. They don’t try to be bipartisan, and then wonder why they’re going down the tubes. They’re standing on the sinking Titanic that they’ve run into an iceberg calmly telling everyone that they thought a cool dip in the ocean would be refreshing. Swim, boys, swim!
A more aggressive move to attack the Electoral College, shore up public unions and maintain control over the means of power - EPA, school systems, etc.
I agree we’ll be in deep doo doo, but a lot can be fixed rather swiftly.
If Romney does what he says, and allows Keystone to move forward, while fast-tracking drilling on federal lands and our coasts, then oil futures will head downward ahead of the supply increases.
Business will see an awful lot of uncertainty removed, and some expansion will move ahead that was in wait and see mode. Romney sees the damage Dodd-Frank has done, and some can be minimized even before it is rescinded by Congress. The elimination of Obamacare will be huge, psychologically and practically, for businesses small and large, not to mention the health-care industry.
Inflation will be the problem, but that can be dealt with somewhat by halting QE3.
The media will magnify all the weak spots, but there will be some triumphs our side will have to tout, and rather quickly, IMHO.
* RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
~ Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
If Romney fights for the General Welfare, he’ll stop the printing of money and let interest rates rise. King dollar alone will bring down gas prices.
It will hurt RE, which means Realtors, Banks, Insurers and contractors, but overall the economy will recover. It will also increase the cost of our debt and this realism will be a call to action for the nation.
The old “ink by the bbl, paper by the roll” is losing steam. Newsprint papermills are going out of business by the score and they depend on newspaper sales to survive (or did.)
Expect this Thanksgiving to bring sob stories of new homeless "just since Romney was elected, so imagine what it will be like in four years!"
Yes. This is the level of quality we seek in Freeper Editorials.
As soon as I get home and in front of something more capable than a blackberry, I’ll make sure it’s promoted to that section.
Sampleman, I’d suggest that, if your future works are also of this caliber, that you annotate the article with the freeper editorial tag. This is good work.
Thank you. I will.