Because I am by nature a cynical man I am not often surprised when I read about the underhanded tactics our Dear Lightbringer and his lapdogs in the media have used to against Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. I have said before that I believe Mitt Romney is a weak candidate, the latest in a long string of squishy “moderates” whose basic political philosophies are “make things slightly less bad” and “don’t scare the Republican power-brokers”. On the other hand, neither of them are inveterate liars nor are they rank political opportunists who will say anything to anyone for a vote or two.
What we’ve seen from the Obama campaign recently has been a textbook case of political projection. The President has tried to slap his most glaring faults — the inability to keep a promise, the penchant for rhetoric that soars so high is actually leaves the real world, and an unshakeable belief in a failed ideology — on Romney and Ryan. His media lapdogs have certainly done their part to help the President along and the strain, apparently, is taking its toll and it may not be long before the lapdogs turn on their master.
Oh, they won’t turn on him as a pack before Election Day, but if he loses? Bet on it.
And now, links!
- I don’t know how I missed this when it happened, but the guys at Q and O celebrated their 9th anniversary a few days ago. Congratulations to Bruce, Dale, and Jon for building one of the best blogs I’ve ever read. As you know, Q and O was one of the few blogs I read before I started The Sundries Shack and the guys there taught me a lot in my newbie days.
- If you are the member of a newspaper editorial board, and your first flinch after a convention wraps is to use phrases like “charted a course of denial and obstruction” and “narrow partisan agenda”, then perhaps you should re-evaluate your standing as a neutral and objective source of information. Of course they won’t, because they are so steeped in a particular worldview that the very notion another one exists that isn’t held by zealots and lunatics is beyond their ability to comprehend.
- While I’m on the subject, let’s just say that, at this point, any journalist who slaps on a “fact-checker” badge should be laughed to scorn.
- On the other hand, there’s new media, led by Stacy McCain, who went to the RNC on prayers and the generous donations of dozens of regular working Americans and churned out a dizzying amount of work. I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it here again. You will have to look a long time before you find a journalist, in old media or new, who works as hard as Stacy. His co-blogger Smitty is no slouch as a writer either.
- Outsourcing: the culprit isn’t who you think. It never is, though, is it
- The Democrats do love themselves some Catholics, don’t they? Well, they don’t love them until they have to love them, but the whole abortion issue is still a problem. Or at least it should be.
- Neal Armstrong is dead; long live Barack Obama.
- The numbers in this point about how Barack Obama’s fiscal geniuses have brutalized the elderly ought to show up in a couple campaign ads, especially ones run in Florida.
- Am I the only one who thinks it sad that the British Government believes it needs to teach children how to play outside? I don’t mean the usual nanny-state garbage of “wear big doofy helmets while on your bike and more pads than an NFL linebacker when roller-skating” but the far more basic “get out there and run, jump, and climb trees”.