The 2012 Presidential Election is fast approaching and the Republican field has begun to take shape. Predictably, the Media is starting to tell us how strong Obama is and how hard he will be to defeat. Anyone who has looked at an approval poll that has Obama struggling to get to 50% on a regular basis by the most generous measures during a week where he's largely kept out of the limelight should doubt this ascertion tremendously. Furthmore, with unemployment at 9.2% and underemployment at 19.1% (1) not to mention gas prices over $4 per gallon, it is incredibly hard to to believe that Obama is tough to beat.
Actually, he's not going to be tough to beat at all. As a matter of fact, the Media is giving off signs that they're quite concerned that the Obama administration's internal polling speaks quite poorly for Obama. For the record, yes, I'm operating on the demonstrable fact that the mainstream media is indeed Liberally biased. As a matter of fact, as I have stated before, the Drive-By Media is not reporting at all. They are the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party.
Don’t believe me? Ask yourself why the majority of Americans in 2008 honestly believed, and still believe, that Sarah Palin said “I can see Russia from my house,” when that quote was actually Tina Fey impersonating Palin on Saturday Night Live. While we’re at it, ask yourself why Barrack Obama’s spending decades in Jeremiah Wright’s church while Wright spewed anti-American socialism and yet the media didn’t feel the need to mention that. Sarah Palin taking five years to complete a four year degree, however, due to her working her way through college and needing to take a couple semesters off to save up the money, is something that requires mass media scrutiny. Obama’s many questionable actions were overlooked and buried, but anything that can be used to attack somebody like Palin, including questioning her son Trigg’s parentage, was broadcast easily.
So when the Media starts telling us how unbeatable Obama is going to be, I hear “Obama is very beatable.” When I hear the Media saying, “after Osama Bin Laden was killed, Obama is now very strong on defense,” I hear “Obama is so pathetic on defense that we have to highlight this success that was only possible due to Obama continuing Bush’s policies as a tremendous win for Obama.”
How about the Media calling the raid to kill Bin Laden “gutsy?” In reality, the decision between going to get Bin Laden or not once we had a location on him was as easy as the decision between whether you should play golf on a sunny Saturday afternoon or lock yourself in a cage with a starving wild lion. I would take absolutely the same amount of guts to make the decision that playing golf is the better of those two choices. As a matter of fact, if Obama hadn’t gotten Bin Laden when he had the opportunity, he would have been politically dead once that news got out that he could have captured or killed Bin Laden and chose not to do it.
Yet the Media wants us to believe that the decision to capture Bin Laden was as difficult as Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and Harry Truman’s decision to use the atom bomb in Japan combined. It’s an exaggeration that makes the time my Mom told me that the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I made her for her birthday when I was seven was the most delicious meal she had ever eaten seem reasonable. (Of course, that was a mother being sweet to her son. Love you Mom!)
While we’re at it, the Drive-By Media has started to tell us the candidates they think would be the strongest, and as usual, they’re the wishy-washy moderates. Anyone else remember the time they told that John McCain was the best candidate the Republicans could put up and how he’d be a shoo-in for the Presidency? How’d that work out for us? Or when they told us that Bob Dole was a great candidate who could really give Bill Clinton a run for his money? The Drive-Bys aren’t looking to do the Republican Party any favors. They’re trying to hand pick a weak opponent.
Nothing against Mitch Daniels, but the guy is getting a whopping 3% in the Republican polls. (2) He’s a borderline RINO who doesn’t inspire loyalty and excitement in anyone, save for a few dozen people in Indiana. Yet the Drive-Bys are telling us how he's the candidate Obama is really concerned about.
Whether or not you’re a fan of either, people like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain inspire loyalty and excite Conservatives. Even someone like Newt Gingrich, if he can stay out of his own way, is someone with real Conservative credentials. Regardless of what the Drive-By Media is proclaiming, the 2010 election was a rejection of Obama and of socialism. The reason the Republicans run the House of Representatives is because of the Tea Party giving America a real choice.
Put it all together and you’ve got the media telling us how unbeatable Obama is despite 9.2% unemployment, $4 per gallon gas and rampant inflation. Then they’re telling us how we should run a wishy-washy moderate who doesn’t inspire anyone. It doesn’t take a great poker player to pick up a twitch. The Media is lying to convince America how unbeatable Obama is so that the GOP will forfeit the 2012 election. Only if the GOP forfeits will Obama be tough to beat. So here’s the truth. Obama’s imminently beatable. The Drive-By Media is a solid ally, so he’s not beaten yet. To use a baseball analogy, it’s the bottom of the sixth inning, we’re at home, and we’ve got a two run lead. We know it. So does the Drive-By Media, and does does the White House. They’re telling us they’re scared.
(1) Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 9.2% in Mid-May
(2) Rasmussen GOP Poll