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waiting for obama to jump the shark; maybe nuke the fridge

April 16th, 2009

barack_obamaI believe it’s only a matter of time before the media’s love affair with Obama jumps the proverbial shark and ends much like a bonfire of disco records. But as mentioned in a previous post this may not happen for some time, although it is inevitable.

In the mean time, since the MSM no longer has Bush to blame the ills of the world on, they have shifted their attention to anyone who dares to oppose Obama. As evident in the media’s coverage of yesterday’s tea parties, they mock anyone who challenges the government, anyone who dares to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. 

Instead of reporting on a truly news worthy event, the dawn of a new form of political protest, nearly nationwide self organized populist outrage occurring simultaneously in every state, the media decided to relegate its coverage of the tea parties to sophomoric “teabagging” jokes and low brow mockery. Putting outrage in quotes, and doubting that an average American would actually be put off by the fact that we are literally selling our country to China, the MSM continues to ignore and alienate anyone who does not fall in line and celebrate the knee-jerk actions of Congress and the Dear Leader. 

They are trying to label anyone who is critical of out of control spending and rampant taxing as GOP puppets. It’s the classic straw-man argument; ignore the facts, wrongfully mischaracterize the subject then form whatever conclusions bolster your argument. In this case, anyone who opposes Obama must blindly support Bush, Bush racked up the deficit, therefore anyone who opposes Obama’s deficit is a partisan hypocritical hack. 

The problem with this argument is that Bush’s outgoing approval ratings were bellow 30%, clearly he did not receive blind support from any group. Also, Obama ran on a platform of “Change”, however his main argument is “the other guy started it”, okay, I agree so change what the other guy started. 

Millions of people are screaming for the madness to stop, yet the only response is “oh those must be bitter Republicans who are not willing to give any Democrat the benefit of the doubt”. Let me say this loud and clear, I do not care who is in office, the Republican party can fold up shop today, I’ll become a card carrying Democrat if someone in power would have the balls to stand up and say “stop this craziness”. 

For many Republicans, partisanship did stop after Obama was elected, our allegiances have switched from party to country. While he continues with more of the same, it is we who have changed. This outrage is real, it is not sore losing, misplaced anger, temper tantrums, it is pure and utter concern in the face of unbridled group think. You can mock us and question our authenticity, but we are not going anywhere, the new Republican party will emerge as a grassroots driven populist organization not built around a charismatic man in a suit, but a genuine ideal borne from the outrage of ordinary people who are unwilling to see our futures mortgaged. The Republican party as we knew it died with Bush, it popped when the bubble popped, changed when the game was changed, and this is why we will prevail. We have no face, no leader, no slogans, we do not need to be told what to think, what marketing campaign to follow, our agenda was endowed to us by the laws of nature and  it lives in every man, it is that of freedom, liberty, and personal responsibility.

They look at these tea parties and accuse us of being sheep, yet we have no shepherd. We are done with following, its time for us all to lead, and that’s what you saw yesterday; like-minded people from all walks of life who took it upon themselves to lead the message. There was no mass centralized text message campaign, no ACORN, no MoveOn, no Hollywood Actor championing these events, it was everyday people waking up and assembling to make their voices heard. If no one is willing to listen we will shout louder. Stay tuned…

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  1. Jeff
    April 21st, 2009 at 11:00 | #1

    “…yet we have no shepherd.”…other than Rush Limbaugh.

  2. Jeff
    April 21st, 2009 at 11:05 | #2

    Jeff :
    “…yet we have no shepherd.”…other than Rush Limbaugh.

    …and Fox “News.”

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