Skip to comments.Obama Media Abandoning Obama
Posted on 10/21/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT by tselatysr
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, Medicaid 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 have thought all along that the media will viscously turn on Obama if he loses the election. His failure to win reelection exposes their sycophancy for an empty suit (or chair).
The vetting Obama should have received over the last 8 years will finally be unleashed.
Then again, maybe they’ll just forget about him.
Oh, well, maybe, just maybe somebody in these United States of America will begin to understand what America's Founders knew and so eloquently expressed:
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39
"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322
"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23
"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40
WOW.. A treasure trove in one post.. Thank you..
At least we are not abandoning the shameful habit of duplicate posting!
I was active in 1980, and it came against Carter in the last week before the election.. Not a complete repudiation, but small cracks everywhere across the board, like a pebble in the windshield.. LOL
SC... that’s quite handy. Thank you for posting it.
Not a chance. Obama will never let any of us forget about him because he'll be out there running his mouth and sticking his nose into national affairs for decades to come.
I was 27 when Jimmy Carter left office. I'm 59 today, and that man still hasn't given me a rest.
Would that we could vote for a true Jeffersonian in the modern era. A statesman with thoughts and concerns for the living and their posterity. A wise man who understands economics, politics and human nature.
Today the extremely liberal Houston Chronicle endorsed Romney. 2/3 of a page devoted to Romney for pres. I almost fainted.
Obama will probably just linger, like Carter.
(and not one moment before)
:’) Thanks! I cut it down some.
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