A number of smart people, among them Peter Wehner, Mark Halperin and John Hinderaker, have been pointing out the unfortunately predictable silence of the mainstream media regarding the IRS scandal — not to mention the myriad other Obama scandals that we will soon be counting on three, or is it four, hands.
The front page of Tuesday’s New York Times made no mention of the congressional hearings on the missing Lois Lerner emails and putative computer crash; the networks were a virtual silence of the not-so-lambs. (Remember how they obsessed on the Christie/GW Bridge contretemps as if it were the beginning of nuclear war?)
On his Wednesday Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly went so far as to say the media silence, censorship, whatever you want to call it was subverting democracy. That’s an understatement. It was trampling on it.
The conventional explanation for this willful blindness cited by the above mentioned gentlemen is that the media is in the tank for the Democratic Party and, by extension, for Obama. Well, sure. But it is far more than that. Political parties and politicians come and go. The media doesn’t. They may be in the tank for Obama, but much more than that they are in the tank for themselves — a whole lifestyle and world view that has been going on for decades, moral narcissism distilled to its purest essence.
It is so painfully obvious, it makes me want to smack some sense into people like some relatives I have, who claim that Hillary Clinton would make a great president. Ask them why, they can't answer. It makes me crazy. Most of the blame is theirs - information is out there if you look for it, but a big portion falls on our national media, who can't be bothered with big stories if they hurt their beloved liberal politicians.
***John Boehner is showing some mettle, intends to file a lawsuit against Barack Obama for executive overreach. Good.
“The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws; in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” Mr. Boehner told reporters. “And when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch it’s, in my view, our responsibility to stand up for this institution in which we serve.”
To say the least.
***Rush Limbaugh - "We've lived Democrat policies for the last six years and the country is going to hell." Yup. Next time your idiot brother-in-law sings Obama's praises, ask him what one thing, just one thing, is better in America now than it was when he took office.
We are living Democrat policies to the max. The economy contracted 3%. People are out of work. A hundred million people aren't working. We are living under Democrat policies, and the country is going to hell! We are living six years under Democrat policies. People have lost their health care. They have lost their jobs. They have lost their ambition. They have lost faith in the country. They've lost faith in themselves. Young people are hopeless. They're not optimistic. They're not ambitious. The Southern border is wide open. We are entertaining an inflow of a further group of people that's uneducated and poor.
Democrats NEED the poor to stay in power, that's why they enact policies to KEEP them poor.
ar ar ar....
***What a complete moron: Russell Brand says Fox News is more dangerous than ISIS.
“It’s invective, just incendiary language, just volatile combative, angry language. That – I’m not being sensational – that is more dangerous than ISIS,” he added. “That’s attitude. That’s far-reaching. That’s affecting millions and millions of people.”
Well, we can't all be as level-headed as you.
***What would Lincoln think?
My fellow countrymen, what has happened to our great nation since my death? My heart is heavy over what I see. What has happened to the presence of God, to the sanctity of life, the family, equality of man, the values that our fellow countrymen died for so gloriously on the field of battle?
America, you have turned your back on God the Almighty, the Creator. The nation has replaced their dependence upon God and His holy principles with an independent spirit that portrays man as sufficient unto himself. Any nation that is not Godly is by nature ungodly and shall be punished. You have become a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord. The nation has become like faithless Israel in the days of the prophet Jeremiah.
*** Come at me, bro!
***A man ought to work. That's what he's here for. That's how he contributes to the welfare of the community. ~~ W. Somerset Maugham
***Have a great day!