"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"
Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
by John Alexander Madison
October 20, 2009
Our federal government is officially out of control and the arrogance of the Obama administration and members of the Democrat Party in control of Congress is growing by the day.
First it was the characterization of American citizens participating in tea parties as “mobs” when they organized protests of what seem to the inevitable forcing feeding of a national health care program. Then, all summer long, millions of citizens attending town hall meetings expressed outrage over never-ending government bailouts, out of control spending, one stimulus package after another, promises of skyrocketing costs for energy and healthcare, and the federal government’s takeover of major segments of the American economy…only to be largely ignored.
Then, just yesterday, senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves on Sunday “news programs” to accuse Fox News of pushing an unbalanced and one-sided agenda, just days after the administration singled out the Fox network as being a mouthpiece for the Republican party.
"A lot of their news programming, it's really not news. It's pushing a point of view," the President’s senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC's "This Week." And your point, David, is what? Even if true, please explain to me, Mr. Mouthpiece (er, Axelrod) what agenda has NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CBS and others promulgated for the past three decades? For those who haven’t been paying attention these so-called news networks have been very successful in enabling the secular progressive (socialist) agenda of the Democrat party.
Then came the piling on, first from the poster boy of ethical Chicago politics, Rahm Emanuel:: "The way we -- the president looks at it and we look at it, is, it is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective," Emanuel added on CNN's "State of the Union."
"What I think is fair to say about Fox -- and certainly it's the way we view it -- is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party," opined White House Communications director Anita Dunn on CNN. "They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is." Anita, you jest, right, CNN? (But at least she got the taking points right.)
Since President Obama has appeared on all of the other Sunday talk shows except "Fox News Sunday," it is quite clear who is writing the talking points…none other than BHO himself.
Karl Rove said on Fox News Sunday “It's undignified for the president of the United States to be doing (this)." He added that it is the administration's practice to attack its critics full-throttle. Since it appears that the Fox network is walloping its competition one wonders if the White House just doesn’t get it.
It is an act of desperation for Obama and his minions to single out and attack Fox
News. But in doing so, they are again insulting the American public…the silent majority. But that can be expected from the Chicago-trained politicians now in control of Washington. While their tactics may have been successful in 2008 their success will not last.
Warning: In February 2009, the Obama Administration stated it had no intention of bringing back the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine, a policy developed in 1949 in an attempt to ensure that all coverage of controversial issues by a broadcast station be balanced and fair. But don’t be fooled. The Obama Administration, in just eight months, has become well known for saying one thing and doing quite another. So while ‘His Obamaness’ is saying “no return to the Fairness Doctrine” we are seeing on a daily basis his administration’s efforts to silence one source of “fair and balanced” reporting because he perceives it to be unsupportive of his agenda.
Whether Fox News supports the Obama administration’s agenda or not is for you to decide (I report, you decide), but one thing is certain…President Obama cannot tolerate anyone questioning his brilliance nor his march toward socialism, so he is intent on silencing Fox News.
As Bill O’Reilly might say, respectfully, “Wise up Mr. President”
Americans are angry. But anger will not win the day. My advice is don’t get mad, get even!
You know what you have to do. Keep holding peaceful tea parties to express your outrage with the direction of our country; kept the pressure on all elected members of Congress at local town hall meetings and through letters and telephone calls; and work to defeat every Member of Congress who has supported the Obama agenda (Democrat or Republican).
For the November 2010 General election we must nominate and support fiscally conservative/responsible candidates for Congress. We need to elect Americans who believe in preserving individual freedoms; the limited role of government; a strong national defense; traditional family values; the sanctity of human life; local control of our schools; and a free-market economy.
English writer John LeCarre once said “If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.”
While we might wish that President Obama would do nothing for a while, since our nation cannot afford more bailouts, more stimulus plans, or his national healthcare ambitions…we, the silent majority, cannot afford to do nothing! The time to act is now.
Footnote: It should be noted that a mere 21.9% of the U.S. population elected the Obama-Biden ticket in November 2008 (66.89 million out of an estimated population of 305 million.) And then there are those ‘annoying’ U.S. county maps which show an overwhelming majority of counties voted for the Republican Presidential nominee in 2000, 2004 and again in 2008. Someone suggested if we can just convince Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City to secede from our union, we can take our country back. Short of that happening, we’ve got work to do.