>Calling Bullshit

>Today I caught several morning news stenographers anchors breathlessly reporting the latest political “controversy,” which is President Obama’s statement about that mosque thingie in downtown Manhattan. I’ve already written about the mosque here, written about how there’s already a mosque near Ground Zero, it’s been there since before 9/11, blah blah. I’ve since learned there are also a bunch of synagogues and a bunch of churches in that area, plus porn shops and lord knows what else on this so-called “hallowed ground.” The entire thing is so blatantly manufactured in the Frank Luntz Little Shoppe Of Bullshit that you’d have to be truly braindead or a member of the American media to take any of it seriously.

Anyway, the GOP wants to make this an election issue, which is how you know it’s utter bullshit because everyone knows the only election issue worth paying attention to right now is the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs. But of course the GOP says “jump” and the media asks “how high?”

Seriously, I can’t take another election season dominated by silly, emotional, unimportant issues. The media needs to wake the fuck up and stop hurting America. No one gives a crap about a mosque in New York City. How do I know this? I know this because the GOP is trying to make it an election issue. If people really cared, they wouldn’t be flogging this dead horse all the way to the November finish line.

And why do they do this? Because they have absolutely no fucking clue what to do about jobs, the tanking economy, and the rest of the huge mess they left the nation in. If they had a fucking clue they wouldn’t be trying to distract your attention with the shiny-sparkly mosque thingie over there. They’d be presenting their bold plan to kickstart our economy and create jobs. Unfortunately, their sad little plan is more tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation, plus another war in the Middle East for good measure — the same crap that got us into this mess.

So: different year, same old crap. But dear American media, just because the GOP is having one of its periodic hissy fits, that doesn’t mean you guys need to play along. Seriously, there’s something about having a Democrat in the White House that sets our media off. They’ve got “Democratic President Derangement Syndrome.” Suddenly perfectly ordinary things that presidents do and say — like, oh, I dunno, maybe defending the First Amendment and defending the rights of private property owners — are deemed very odd and “controversial.”

It’s very puzzling.

Pullitzer to the reporter with the cojones to point out that the GOP wouldn’t be making an election issue out of a stupid issue like this if they weren’t so desperately bereft of any real ideas on how to solve America’s problems.


Filed under Davidson County Republican Party, Islam, media, mosquetroversy, President Barack Obama

19 responses to “>Calling Bullshit

  1. >Inside a Politicians Brain…"Hmm…. save the country or put another $10,000 political bribe in my bank account… oh…hey, what was the question again? "

  2. >Beale -You are nowhere near cynical enough. It isn't that they have absolutely no fucking clue what to do about jobs, the tanking economy, and the rest of the huge mess, it's that they seriously don't give a rat's ass. The only thing they have the slightest interest in is increasing political power. Until very recently, I thought the current Repugs were an aberration, and a horribly degenerate form of conservatism. Now I realize they've ween that way since WW II, at least.Found this following a link somewhere. (Sorry, don't remember.)http://www.harpers.org/archive/2006/06/0081080Same as it ever was.WASF,JzB

  3. > … it's that they seriously don't give a rat's ass.Oh.Well, now. That makes sense.:-)

  4. Jim

    >And the Democrats in Congress are any different? Jazz I think you need to raise your level of cynicism as well. All politicians care about is their pocket and their next election.

  5. >I sure hope the Repugs don't take your advice, because if they actually start to focus on the economy and jobs, they will be able to point out quite accurately that Obama has done nothing about either.Neither party wants to focus on the economy and jobs, or anything else of real interest to the American public because neither party is serving the public interest and the last thing they want to do is call attention to the fact.

  6. >I do think Obama prevented the apocalypse. Could he and the Democrats done more? Hell yeah. We all said from the beginning that the stimulus was too small and relied too much on failed Republican ideas like tax cuts. Hell, if tax cuts stimulated anything other than a rich man's greed, we wouldn't be in this mess.But the right wing rules whether they are in or out of power. Nobody listened to us. We're just dirty fucking hippies what do we know.

  7. >Jim -Yes, they are different. Seriously, read at the link I posted. My dad told me, back around 1962, that, occasionally, if a crumb falls off the plate, the Dems will let you keep it. The Rethugs won't even do that. Yes politics is corrupt and corrupting, but don't fall into the trap of thinking there is no difference between the parties.And I'm not sure if O could have done more, given the resistance of Rethugs and DINO's. I'm hard on him, too, but there are limits.Cheers!JzB

  8. >Jim's false equivalency is some first-rate MSMing. I hope Jake Tapper is taking notes.

  9. Jim

    >Jazz – the problem is that the government should not even be holding the plate let alone deciding who gets to keep some crumbs from their own work.

  10. >There is a mosque(place to pray,worship)in the Pentagon….Has been there since 9/ll….Not much in the news on removing that mosque….184 people died there…..vfrsmile

  11. Jim

    >I did hear Obama's original comments on the Mosque and I agree with him 100%. People should be free to build on private property anything allowed by the zoning codes for that area.

  12. >Jim was, no doubt, bitching about the GOP's governance during the entire eight years of Bushco.

  13. Jim

    >Actuallty Demo – yes I was pretty upset at alot of things Bush and the Republicans did. They spent like crazy when they had the power as well. The best option at this time is to split the Congress as evenly as possible with it being slightly in favor of whatever party is not in the White House.

  14. >Wow – can I have a hit of whatever you were smoking when you wrote this? It's gotta be some powerful stuff!

  15. >Okey, dokey, Jim. You convince me! But, just like ol' Saint Ronnie the Miscommunicator says, "Trust, but verify". I'll be needing a list of the comments you made on all of the blogs (including this one) between say, 1/20/2001 and 1/20/2009.

  16. Jim

    >Demo – check the records on your own time… I don't feel a need to prove myself to you.

  17. >Jim:In other words, no record. All hat, no cattle.

  18. Jim

    >Demo – in other words your a lazy person that expects someone else to do their work for them.

  19. Jim

    >and I don't know the proper use of you're or your :p.