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Obama Media Abandoning Obama
Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-21 10:57:12 | mrcurmudgeon

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections2012; mediaobama; obamalosing; obamatroubles

1 posted on 10/21/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by tselatysr
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To: tselatysr

2 posted on 10/21/2012 6:55:39 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: tselatysr

When a prez jumps the shark.

3 posted on 10/21/2012 7:05:18 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tselatysr. Polls:
4 posted on 10/21/2012 7:10:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tselatysr

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.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 7:10:41 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: tselatysr
"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."

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

6 posted on 10/21/2012 7:19:15 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: SunkenCiv

WOW.. A treasure trove in one post.. Thank you..


7 posted on 10/21/2012 7:23:58 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: tselatysr

At least we are not abandoning the shameful habit of duplicate posting!


8 posted on 10/21/2012 7:27:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: CriticalJ

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


9 posted on 10/21/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: tselatysr
Only trying to keep what few customers they have left by going for the winning side. It has nothing to do with their true political/governing philosophy.
10 posted on 10/21/2012 7:28:23 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: tselatysr
" Solyndra economy. "

Hopefully that label will be what will be placed in the annals of time and history to liberals and Obama.

The Obama induced Solyndra Economy.
11 posted on 10/21/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SunkenCiv

SC... that’s quite handy. Thank you for posting it.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: CriticalJ
Then again, maybe they’ll just forget about him.

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.

13 posted on 10/21/2012 9:39:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: loveliberty2

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.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( America or 0bama. You can't choose both. ))))
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To: tselatysr

Today the extremely liberal Houston Chronicle endorsed Romney. 2/3 of a page devoted to Romney for pres. I almost fainted.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 9:52:39 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: CriticalJ

Obama will probably just linger, like Carter.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Kenya’s calling!


17 posted on 10/21/2012 9:57:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: tselatysr
I-WILL-BELIEVE-IT-THE-DAY-AFTER-OBAMA-LOSES-THE-ELECTION

(and not one moment before)

#:^)

18 posted on 10/21/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Indonesia’s awaiting!


19 posted on 10/21/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: carlo3b; Gator113

:’) Thanks! I cut it down some.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 3:12:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Windflier; CriticalJ

I’m thinking spurned lover sydrome. The MSM will turn on him, some bits already are; he’s starting to stink and he’ll critize his previously faithful media, then they’ll get more angry.

The MSM made him; they can unmake him.

And after he loses - I’m hoping/thinking the dirt will be made public, more and more; as people/media/politicians want to try to save their reputations, careers, and avoid prison sentences.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 3:21:29 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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The Reno Gazette-Journal endorsed Romney this year too after endorsing Obama in the last election. The rats are abandoning ship.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 5:52:10 AM PDT by digitalbrownshirt
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To: little jeremiah
And after he loses - I’m hoping/thinking the dirt will be made public, more and more; as people/media/politicians want to try to save their reputations, careers, and avoid prison sentences.

We may not be seeing much dirt on Obama at this point, but there's no doubt that he's losing the unconditional love and devotion of his sycophants in the media. I've never seen so many of them openly criticize and/or question him before.

I think it's an early onset of jumping ship completely. Once they've gone that far, he'll become fair game, and that's when we'll see real investigative journalism. Like you said, they're going to want to cover their behinds and put some distance between themselves and the former Traitor in Chief.

The dam of incriminating information is leaking badly, and threads of collusion are being connected to many in the media. When the dam finally bursts, Obama's fellow rats are going to run from him in droves.

23 posted on 10/22/2012 9:18:24 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The higher they are, the harder they fall...

I think even some of us will be surprised at the speed and intensity of the turn against 0bastard by the MSM. I can’t wait.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
I think even some of us will be surprised at the speed and intensity of the turn against 0bastard by the MSM. I can’t wait.

Amen to that. If anyone ever deserved to be eaten by his own, it's Obama. It'll be grand watching him go under someone else's bus for a change.

25 posted on 10/22/2012 3:38:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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