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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hard Times = Hard Choices = Hard People


    In our 'times' it is the liberal media, through their creative use of sound bites, that has the power to focus, control and direct a larger group of American voters.   Sound bites and TV ads work on the minds and hearts of voters. So often there is a broad use of the term 'liberal media' as if reporters and standout anchor men/women have the final say as to what is reported and what is said on their news cast.  The news companies Boards of Directors job is to make money for the stockholders and themselves. They decide company policy and agenda. They hire the people who will best carry out this agenda. Makes sense….. If the Board decides the liberal agenda draws an audience and therefore will sell more widgets they then will make more money from advertising. Makes sense….. So if you are Fox News you hire a person who sees the world in conservative ways and if you are CNN you hire someone with different personal biases than Fox news would…. This business plan evolves into a like minded viewing audience and allows advertisers a way to sell to that specific voter/consumer group..Good business practices…. OK, we now have a overview of how this works and the basic goals… ALMOST….

    I say "almost" because our news media have stepped over the edge of what are good business practices into destructive social engineering. This is a new and unique problem that is having severe national consequences and monumental moral ramifications. The Boards of Directors of the major media news corporations have decided their role in the elite political class is not to simply sell products but it's their job and duty to decide what their viewers should hear, know, and think. So it doesn't matter if the voter is watching say CNN, an anchor in the liberal media, or Fox loosely termed conservative media their goals are exactly the same, which is control, as best they can, what people hear, know, and think.

    We as viewers, have the sense we are exercising choice by choosing one of the elite  group over the other and this illusion is created because the rhetoric is somewhat  different between the liberal news media and candidates and conservative media and conservative candidates. However, the goal is not different between the two. As George Orwell pointed out, if you control the language, you control people's thinking; and if you control people's thinking, you control their actions.

     Alana Goodman's observation about the debate: "The debate was a bloodbath. . . . We were not seeing 30-second sound-bites hand-picked for us by Obama's journalism cheering squad, or teleprompter-assisted speeches, or dueling press conferences where Romney is grilled but Obama is treated with kid gloves. Up until now, the mainstream press has allowed this president to sit in a bubble, largely unchallenged. Their narrative is that he's likable, he's smooth, he's amazingly cerebral. As for Romney, he's been branded as stilted, out-of-touch, and phony. Amazing how that conventional wisdom collapses when you peel away the selective lenses and the outside chatter, leaving two men alone on a stage, armed with just their own words."Oct. 4

     Orwell was writing in the early part of the last century about government controlling the population by manipulating information. Wonder what was going on then and what he saw that led him to this realization? Whatever he noticed way back then is not being realized by most American voters who are the best informed people who have the most access to information in the history of the world. We are guided. We are directed. We are conditioned by government and the news media to accept what we are told as the truth. You would think these elected couldn't keep getting by with this same trick over and over. Our Vice President's performance last week was a wonderful example.

    Another wonderful example of elite media distortions:  Limbaugh said,This goes beyond simple incompetence or media malpractice.” “This is genuine corruption. We find out that — and from The Washington Post’s own pollster — that they based last Friday’s poll of Romney being [down] 10, 11, whatever it was — in those three swing states — on 160 people with a margin
     of error of plus or minus eight. I’m not kidding you.”“It’s important that you know about it because it’s — this is corruption,” he said. “I mean, for them to run that poll and try to present it as something serious — there’s no doubt here this has gone way beyond just bias. These people have thrown in with a political party. They’ve thrown in with a political party to the extent that they do not report news. They create the news they want people to hear and believe. They will not report news that is in any way they think harmful to detrimental to their side.”

    Star Parker, a columnist who post on the Townhall web site writes:

    The United States today is a nation that is much less white, much less married, and less traditional than it once was. These are growing trends and each reflects in at least some large part constituencies with values supportive of Obama’s world view - activist government and moral relativism.

    What was once the exception to the rule in America – not being white, not being married, not having traditional views on family, sex, and abortion – is now becoming the rule. And these constituencies are becoming sufficiently large to elect a president.

    National Journal released a poll right before the debate showing Obama and Romney dead even nationwide – 47 percent each – among likely voters.
    The poll shows Obama’s white support at just 38 percent.

    Obama was elected in 2008 with 43 percent of the white vote. It appears that he could be re-elected with even less.

    I love liberal dreams and hopes. I loved them when I was a young Democrat and still love them today as an old conservative. I want everyone to have what they need. I don't want anyone to go hungry. I want everyone to be taken care of if they are sick…. I want every child to have a opportunity in life to be all he/she can be. With this being said, I know that each of us have different abilities and some have many disabilities and it takes a creative government working with businesses and citizens in a national effort to focus all resources to make places within our economic system for every citizens no matter the level of ability. A place to work, to contribute, and support themselves and their families to the extent of their abilities. This is/was the American dream of yore… Is it gone? Was it lost or did  someone take it? In some distorted - convoluted way the ideals is still in the hearts and minds of each of  us. It is us. That dream is who we are.

    Simply, this group of elected in office at this moment, ain't them. We can't accuse any of the good-ole-boys in this group of having a creative thought, a sense of wrong, or any  awareness of their responsibility for the state of this union. These are the ones we must continue to send back home.

     2010 was a good start. We will do some more replacing this time around and in 2014 we can finish our house cleaning. Their story spinning days are at an end. We in the Tea Party have 'been learnt' and their placating day are over.

    I'm sure my drawing attention to Josh Mandel in these news letters is wearing thin at this point. I have encouraged everyone to take a look at Josh and his record in elected office. Watch some of his videos. Below is an article from a well thought of  newspaper in Ohio. The article draws the difference between the two candidates well.

    Vote for Mandel on Nov. 6
    The Marietta Times, Editorial
    October 13, 2012

    The role of U.S. senators is to represent their constituents' best interests in Washington. Josh Mandel, who has served Ohioans in the Marine Corps, the General Assembly and now as state treasurer, will do that when Buckeye State voters elect him to the Senate.

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who is running for re-election against Mandel, views service to his party and its leaders as his top priority. That has meant Brown often votes against the best interests of Ohioans.

    Brown has been steadfast in his support of President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. He has been a staunch supporter of the national health care takeover - "Obamacare" - despite the cost to Ohio.

    If Obamacare proceeds, thousands of Ohioans pleased with the health insurance they have will lose it. Thousands of others will pay more for health insurance. Still others will be fined thousands of dollars for refusing to buy government-approved health insurance policies.

    Brown has supported the Obama administration's attempt to force electricity prices up by hundreds of dollars a year in most Ohio households, by wrecking the coal industry.

    About 82 percent of Ohio's electricity is generated at coal-fired power plants - several of which already are scheduled to be shut down because of the Obama administration's new rules. They will be replaced with higher-priced generating capacity.

    To understand what higher power prices mean to jobs in Ohio, consider the Ormet aluminum plant in Monroe County. There, more than 1,000 jobs may be lost because of electric rate increases.

    Mandel will use his Senate seat to defend Ohio. His philosophy calls for a repeal of Obamacare, substituting real health care reform.

    Mandel will reject the Environmental Protection Agency's war on coal, holding prices for electricity down.

    He will insist on fiscal responsibility in the Senate - which has not managed to pass a budget in 42 months.

    A fairer, more jobs-friendly tax code, a realistic energy policy including maximum use of American natural gas and oil, and support for basic rights such as that to keep and bear arms also are on Mandel's agenda. They have no place in Brown's thinking, as he has demonstrated during his time in the Senate.

    Ohioans need a senator to represent them - not liberals such as Obama and Reid. Vote Mandel in the Nov. 6 election.

    This is a pretty strong endorsement. Josh is now statically tied with Brown in the polls. I know we are all tired of sending money to candidates at this point but these next few weeks are critical to Josh and his campaign. (Brown has all the money from Mr. Reid that they think he needs to win.)

    The political polls in the swing key states are beginning to favor Romney. (Florida, Ohio, even Virginia) Could it be that the voters are beginning to wake up to who Obama is as a person and as the leader of the free world? Also, this morning a few of the national polls show Romney leading Obama… I can't imagine what the Obama campaign will do but given the history of Chicago politics we can expect unrelenting attacks against Romney personally in every media. If the next debate doesn't go well for Obama again I think that is when the onslaught will start.

    The film, Obama - 2016 is an important film for people to see. It can be bought on a number of Tea Party sites. If you haven't had a chance to see the film (and many haven't) buy a copy and invite friends over to watch it with you. Send copies to others and that will be the very best contribution, I can think of, that can be easily made at this point in the campaign. (along with money, of course).
      
    There is an old Delta blues song that has a refrain that goes:

    I seen hard time many time before
    But these hard times are hard, hard, harder than every before
    Hard time,
    Hard choices,
    Hard, hard people (Who never  go gently into that good night!)

    23 day, 3 hours, and 16 minutes from the  start of voting. So little time and so much left to do.

    Ron

    docnick37@gmail.com





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