Skip to comments.Obama Media Abandoning Obama
Posted on 10/21/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by morethanright
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Here in battleground Florida, Obama received something of a shock. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper, which happily endorsed him for president in 2008, announced it is backing his Republican challenger in 2012.
"Economic growth, three years into the recovery, is anemic. Family incomes are down, poverty is up. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, highlighted these and other hard truths in this week's second debate," said the Sentinel in its lead editorial on Friday, "We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years."
The newspaper even engaged in a little tough love, speaking to government-dependent Floridians as though they were subjects of a substance abuse intervention. " ... The president and his supporters are attacking Romney because his long-term budget blueprint calls for money-saving reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, three of the biggest drivers of deficit spending. Obama would be more credible in critiquing the proposal if he had a serious alternative for bringing entitlement spending under control. He doesn't."
Ah yes, entitlement spending. Republicans will have their hands full reforming the unreformable. How do you fix a Ponzi scheme? These government enterprises steal from new victims to pay the gullible marks of the past. But the government does more than this; it borrows from the so-called Social Security Ponzi "trust fund" and spends it on vote-buying goodies for other gullible marks. That's why Social Security is near bankruptcy when it should be in the black.
The world is in a government-caused death spiral. The world's central banks figure they can mitigate the effects of the globe's economic depression by printing more money, buying bad government debt and keeping interest rates low. Unfortunately, governments borrow that cheep money to feed their vote-buying Ponzi schemes at the expense of the free market and jobs. I don't expect Republicans to bring up that reality during an election campaign, but it would go a long way in preparing the American people for the necessary undoing of the entitlement monsters the Sentinel correctly calls the "biggest drivers of deficit spending."
The dishonest charge leveled at Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is that, if elected, they will work to "privatize" Medicare, Medicate and Social Security; that they will "end" these programs "as we know them."
Ladies and gentlemen, these programs are nearing bankruptcy "as we know them." They will end, one way or another, whether we like it or not. The only question for consideration is what approach we take to end them with as few dislocations as possible.
Though the two major parties won't admit it, the contest in America is between freedom and authoritarianism, between the free-market and a government-directed Solyndra economy. We already know that doesn't work. It's long past time we stop feeding the bankruptcy machine in Washington at the expense of national prosperity and jobs.
Americans just need to grow up and stop expecting big government to be our mommy. That tired fantasy is killing the last best hope for man.
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I hope he gets voted out and I will rub my obama voter friends and family nose so deep in a pile of crap Its going to be fun
Fox has been balanced.
Most every source of news has been in the Obama tank.
Most every one.
Support Fox. But the rest have some Time Out, at very least.
Some won’t make it.
President Romney should ignore Minitru as much as possible. Let the professional leakers (every administration has them) leak to FOX news. Minitru will get the drift, eventually.
BINGO.. Couldn’t have said it any better.. :)
That my friend,is an affront to the fridge ...Perry. LOL
Medias’s token fat girl. Gotta have one...
speaking of which, whatever happened to the Crosby gal who was on Fox, left for MSNBC and was ne’er heard of again ? You know the one with ‘sources.’ Was her name Rita? Rita Crosby?
I betcha the editor of that paper is going to get a serious talking-to from Axelrod.
As will the editor of the Columbus, Ohio Dispatch.
They must not leave the Obama plantation!
The media, even FOX, fails most of the time to name Hillary, who was I think the first out of the shute to throw up the Benghazi affair as a protest over a video and who repeated it on more than one occassion when her own department Intel testified they had NEVER come to that conclusion. The NSA may or may not have come up with the video protest, but live film of the event scoffs at such an idea and testimony by those in the field deny it.
No one wants to lay this at Hillary’s feet in an election year, but Hillary is at minimum highly responsible if not solely culpable, given it is she who knew of the ambassador’s assessment of lax security and her department who opted to deny all requests for more. Extraordinary incompetence at best, and dereliction of duty at worst.
Point taken. Blackhawk Down comes to mind. Hillary secures nothing if not her self. She wanted to be seen as normalizing relations herself. Smart power, she said. The smartest woman in the room was a boob on the job.
FOX buries that fact as well as conservative media, trying to get Obama, who knows zip about squat when it comes to foreign policy. Not Hillary. SHE knows it all.
To me, and apparently to the Orlando Sentinel, the best “moment” in any of the debates so far was Romney laying out the Obama record to that black guy in the 2nd debate. Just a devastating indictment of Obama, very well stated and delivered. No wonder they keep talking about binders, they need something other than that two minute summary of Obama’s term to be in the headlines.
Well, when people are worried about, or don’t have, money they don’t go to Disney World.
When they don’t go to Disney World, it hurts Orlando.
Orlando’s been hurting for three years and the local fish-wrap has figured it out.
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