Sunday, November 11, 2012

Maddow on Issues

 Dr. Maddow Addresses 
Favorite Hill Billy Election Issues

Dr. Maddow (image source)

On her television show, Dr. Rachel Maddow offered this following brief recap of some of the things that we, as American voters, were allowed to discuss during the Presidential Election of 2012.  It's no surprise that a similar list, albeit a much scarier one than this more than likely, could be prepared containing the things that we should have been discussing in 2012 -- Presidential Election or not.

Ohio really did go to President Obama last night. And he really did win. And he really was born in Hawaii. And he really is legitimately the President of the United States, again. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to over sample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math. And Climate Change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a a thing. And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody is taking away anyone's guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the Moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And UN election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations of the insurance industry and the financial services industry are not the same thing as Communism. Rachel Maddow [The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC Ch. 209, Albuquerque 7-8 pm WEEKDAYS]

We have to use the word "allowed" because when two parties are required for a "two party discussion,"  both must agree that a specific topic will be discussed.  When one party doesn't agree to discuss that topic, the discussion cannot happen.  Of course, one side of the "discussion" could step forth and discuss the topic, but that would simply not be the same.

When one of the parties decides that there will be no "two party discussion," there isn't one.  In such a case, that particular discussion is, then, "not allowed" to transpire.  We prefer to call this "good political strategy," but it is, actually, a smelly first date between adolescent election fraud and treason.

Had each of these "veracity peccadilloes" been uttered by some forlorn dirty shirt preacher turned politician standing in the dust in front of a recently harvested wheat field somewhere in the bible belt, both Dr. Maddow and MeanMesa could have probably just smirked and walked away.

They weren't.

These ridiculous little "dog whistles" were brazenly repeated over and over and over on one of the most power wing nut entertainment networks in the country.  Worse, millions -- yes, millions -- of our fellow citizens "took the bait" every time the rancid little tid bits were offered -- and they were offered a LOT.

Now, we would have expected this sort of behavior from FOX News and Comedy.  Noted Australian fascist, CEO Rupert Murdoch, has never sniffed a rotting dumpster that he didn't like.  This time around Rupert's "trained clowns" included some heavy weights in the GOPCon Looters Club, specifically Karl Rove -- a pudgy, balding and tragically frustrated, little petty miscreant who managed to snake $100's of Mn's from billionaires who were otherwise so stingy that they would have happily murdered the last whooping crane for a nickel.

It's not a happy story, but many of these same misdirections that Dr. Maddow noted can also be detected and scratched forth from the "alphabet networks," ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS.

The whole point here is simple.  We REALLY have to quit listening to these sources of managed, corporatist news.  The credibility of the Walter Cronkite days is history.  There is NOTHING which will be "reported" by these sources which should have ANYTHING to do with how you vote.

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