Skip to comments.CNN Plays Dirty Too
Posted on 05/17/2012 4:20:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
WASHINGTON -- I first heard it two, perhaps two and a half years ago. A sage sitting in his New York City office pronounced it. Said the sage to me: "This is going to be the dirtiest presidential campaign in history." I would pass on my prescient friend's name, but he is a gentleman of high profile. It would be best if he were to continue his life unmolested by the Living Saint in the White House, whom a benighted majority of Americanos deposited there in 2009.
Now, roughly six months from Election Day, I fear my friend was right. Financial donors to Mitt Romney have suffered unflattering attention from the press, from boycotters to labor thugs to stink bomb throwers. It is only a matter of time before the government begins harassing them with its vast array of federal agencies. Mitt Romney himself has suffered from the media and from assorted psychopaths. Yet, in time, what goes around comes around, as the phrase has it. President Barack Obama will get similar treatment, though not from the government. He controls the government, and thus far only a sole Marine has objected to him. He is Sgt. Gary Stein, and needless to say, he got the old heave ho.
I say I fear my friend was right in his gloomy prediction of a very dirty campaign, but here I am telling a little white lie. Truth be known, I relish the contumely, the dirty tricks, the ginned-up controversy of it all. I smack my lips and clap my hands. Bring it on! Let us see the full spectacle of idealists and progressives revealing their true selves, their lust for power, their libido for slander. Let us see their naked souls. Bring on the dirty stuff! Frankly, I am never happier than when I see a refined Liberal acting illiberally, even criminally.
Already we have seen the venerable "Washington Post" rummaging through Romney's past. Almost fifty years ago, he was a bully and anti-gay, committing other horrors I dare not repeat in this, a civilized forum of opinion. Well, maybe Romney was innocent. Maybe it was Adolf Hitler's high school days that the illustrious "Post" researched or Benito Mussolini's or Stalin's. It does not much matter. The "Post" gets things wrong. Romney's alleged victim is dead. His family claims the "Post" mischaracterized the unfortunate man who is now deceased. And there are journalistic problems with the "Post's" reports on all the other alleged witnesses. But who cares? It was a good story. Next will come accounts of even greater misbehavior by the otherwise suave and decorous Republican candidate. He picks his nose in public. He has halitosis. He walked out on a bill in 1963 and never tried to pay it back.
President Obama's day will come. He was born in a foreign country, possibly a Communist country. He is a Muslim, possibly a Muslim cleric. He never washes his hands after using a public comfort station. Occasionally, he does not even avail himself of a public facility. Some sleuth will produce pictures! John F. Harris, in his presidential biography of Bill Clinton, between pages 224 and 225, produced a picture of the Boy President and Al Gore participating in statecraft in a public restroom. It was a presidential first. So we already have come pretty coarse pictures of Democrats in action, and Harris was a friendly biographer. Now let the Obama haters have their say.
Actually, I may have contributed to the impending outbreak of vitriol and mayhem in the coming presidential campaign by referring in my current book, "The Death of Liberalism" (Thomas Nelson, Inc.), to the most spendthrift president ever as "the stealth socialist." I was joking, of course, exaggerating the particulars of Obamacare, which nationalizes one sixth of the American economy, satirizing Obama's attempt to buy up heretofore private corporations, and with taxpayers' money place bets on Solyndra and other of Obama's green friends. He also has attempted to extend federal control over the banks and other financial institutions with the likes of Dodd-Frank. I think the case can be made for Obama's stealth socialism, no? How about calling it Corporatism?
Alas, apparently out there in the Kultursmog this goes too far. I can speak facetiously about Obama, the stealth socialist, on Fox News, talk radio, and C-SPAN, but not on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. In fact, on CNN I have been disinvited from a show. The claim was that calling Obama "the stealth socialist" was rude. Yet what about the charges against Romney? They have all been made on the above networks, and poor Romney has to go through the laborious procedure of saying he cannot recall incidents from 50 years ago. Anyway, if he was a rowdy high school jerk, he is now sorry. That is the double standard that will obtain in this election.
It is all going to be a spectacle to watch. Yet in the end, I have predicted in "The Death of Liberalism" that Romney will win. The conservatives and independents outnumber the Liberals by a staggering majority, and they are alarmed by the deficits that have been rung up by the...ah -- try this, the prestidigitator of a mixed economy in the White House. How is that, my friends in mainstream media, or is prestidigitator still too rude?
I see this being a 55-45 landslide for Romney. There’s a lot to not like about Romney, but at least he loves this country and has successfully run major businesses and was a pretty good Governor for Massachusetts.
Big Media has not yet begun to really fight for their messiah.
They have almost as much at stake as their messiah.
Excellent point, and I agree completely.
I sure hope you’re right. If 0bummer gets another 4yrs, America as we know it, is gone. Somehow, with all the graft, corruption, crime and dead voting, I think it’ll be a lot closer than that. The lib-dems will pull-out all the stops to keep the 0bummber&Co Regime in The White Crib.
it is NOT going to happen
that was a great read!
How many contributions to various conservatives candidates, Tea Party groups, Governor Walker, etc. have already been deterred because of the fear of retaliation by Obama's regime instrumentalities?
When does their credibility drop to a point where they are no longer relevant enough to save the "prestidigitator" who they've shown night after night after night without challenging his statements. Even on the local news we've been muting anything Obama for years. How many others are doing the same? Whenever ABC radio news comes on our local station, I change the channel or turn the radio off. The bias is so rampant and obvious, they're no longer worth listening too. How many others do this as well?
I want to know why there is not ONE publicly funded conservative television station considered main stream? Why not? Why not a conservative PBS? Why can’t we all get together and fund this? Are we too divided? Are we not really concerned?
Must not be because it’s been this way as long as I can remember. I was a teenager and my brother had enlisted during the war in Nam. I noticed no patriot news and I rarely watched the news.
I don't turn it off, but I do cringe at the thought that that little news blurb is the only news that some people are getting. Who is deciding what little piece of Obama propaganda is going to be read over radios across the nation?
I can’t even stand to have the volume up on the Weather Channel.
He was a rather poor governor of MA.
Thanks to the great Clinton’s Telecommunications Act of 1996....
“The Act was claimed to foster competition. Instead, it continued the historic industry consolidation reducing the number of major media companies from around 50 in 1983 to 10 in 1996 and 6 in 2005”
Most left wing freaks I know insist that ABCCBSCNNNBC/AP isn’t biased, but that FoxNews is right wing.
When I think of PBS, my first thought is that it should be apolitical--that the question would be, "why can't we watch something without a political slant?"
I will say that conservatives have done much better on the radio airwaves, and perhaps they're thinking, "why fix something that's not broken?"
With the GOPe’s record of *snatching defeat from the jaws of victory*, I’m reserving full judgment until Nov 7th and the resultant court battles are over.