Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Media and Three Presidents

This is a synopsis of the relationship between our last three presidents and how they managed relationships with the media. There is a lot of controversy and a lot more media bickering today than I remember in the past. What drove us to this point? Before cable news we primarily had network TV news and daily city newspapers. Much of what people thought was based on the stories told on ABC, NBC and CBS news divisions. The New York Times and Washington Post newspapers swayed most political thinking.

Cable TV networks were the beginning of the news source changes. Then along came proliferation of the internet. Talk radio was out there, but not with a loud voice. Most news media had a leftward slant, but it was not blatantly unfair. They always favored Democrats over Republican administrations, primarily shown by the stories they chose to ignore, moreso than the stories they actually told.

That was the media situation when President George W. Bush came to office. Bush sometimes seemed to be tongue-tied when he spoke. The press ridiculed him. He rolled with it. He even changed the name of his strategy meetings to strategery meetings let the world know that being a human being mocked by the media did not bother him. After 9/11 and the war time actions Bush took, Code Pink started following & stalking him. They got plenty of media attention, moreso than the president. Bush rolled. He basically ignored the media.

 President Obama came into office with the willing acceptance of the media. During the campaign season, there was tremendous press scrutiny of John McCain and Sarah Palin and almost no scrutiny of Obama. There was a concerted effort by the Democrat Party and the media to find “dirt” on Palin and find Republicans that would speak out against McCain.

There was a smattering of disreputable things in Obama’s history that were reported on Fox News and talk radio. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayres, Acorn, birth records, etc. that the mainstream media refused to explore. Instead they jumped full force on the Obama team and became the standard bearers for the Democrat Party.

With the mainstream media on his side, President Obama went after Fox news and talk radio, being the only dissenting voices to tell the other side of the story. Obama used the full force of the government to try and shut down these voices. He used IRS investigations, FCC rules and regulations and the Department of Justice challenges to dissenting media. In other words, Obama wanted the news organizations that would tell you the truth to stop doing it.

By the time Trump ran for president, the mainstream news media was part of the Democrat Party. Trump was loud and boisterous, so they could not ignore him. They gave him plenty of air time to give him the rope he needed to hang himself. He hung and hung and hung, but would not go away. He played the press like a drum on his way to the oval office.

He used guile, energy, media-savvy and media exposure to win a rigorous campaign with all the mainstream media against him. He fought back with Twitter. He used and uses Twitter to force the telling of stories the mainstream media will not tell. As president, he uses Twitter to correct the record when the mainstream media told falsehoods about him.

An interesting time in our political and media history.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Voter Fraud

Jess Richman of Old Dominion University has worked with other universities to try and determine the extent of illegal aliens voting in national elections. Their survey determined over six percent of illegals voted in the last presidential election. That is over three quarters of a million fraudulent votes, before we even think about the other ways voter fraud occurs.

Tim Donnelly wrote an article in California Political Review describing the California recipe for voter fraud on a massive scale.

           The Recipe:

Use Saul Alinsky tactics on anyone that proposes voter ID. Shame them, shun them and ridicule them.

Make registering to vote easy, right up to election day.

Encourage as many people as possible to ask for permanent mail in ballots.

Give driver’s licenses to everyone, whether illegal or not. Register everyone who gets a driver’s license to vote.

If voter registration requestors do not specify they are a non-citizen, add them to the voter rolls anyway,

You know there is always more to the story. This information is about illegal aliens voting in national elections, but there are many more forms that voter fraud can take. College students registered in two states. Dead people voting.

One thing that is constant in the United States. Democrats encourage voter fraud in every state. They fight to assure we never get voter ID cards with pictures. They try everything they can to prevent anyone from checking legitimacy of social security numbers.

We have one party that wants to win and morality plays no role in their decision making, Legal or illegal plays no role in their decision making. Win at any cost is all they care about. The Progressive agenda world-wide is the same. Push and keep pushing the liberal agenda. Voter fraud is a good means to accomplish their objectives.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Who They Are

For many years, the Democrats have fooled a lot of people into thinking they were the political party that was compassionate and cared about other people. That is the story line the party has always put out and their communications arm, the main stream media repeats whatever they party line is. If you doubt this, think about how many news shows, news reporters and newspapers use the exact same language and even the same words and phrases the Democrat party feeds to them. News people have stopped trying to hide that they get their marching orders from Democrat sources.

 I have been around Democrats all my life. Over the years, I have known some Democrats that were caring compassionate people. Many of them were family members. Most of the compassionate Democrats I have known are no longer with us. Right now, I can think of half a dozen that I feel like they care about other people. Most just care about winning.

The Democrat Party has been moving further to the left for many years. It began around the time they discovered Saul Alinsky. Through the teacher’s unions they have managed to brainwash our children with a left leaning philosophy and moving more and more young people to their way of thinking.

Twelve to fifteen years ago, some compassionate Democrats got together and decided it was unfair if some children got rewarded for the efforts. We have now moved from everyone get a prize all the way to where Democrats do not even have to listen to people that disagree with them.

Donald Trump’s election for President of the United States has coaxed many Democrats to show their true colors. It began with our current President trying to preserve his legacy, which was dismal at best. Almost as soon as the election was over, Obama began taken actions that would defy Donald Trump from completing the agenda the American people elected him to fulfill. Obama is trying to discredit Donald Trump’s presidency as illegitimate. He passed the word to Democrats in Congress and they willingly jumped on board.

The Russians and Chinese have violated our cyber security for years and Obama acknowledges knowing that. He did not care about it at all, until Trump won the election. Now all Democrats are obligated to state that Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, because Putin helped him win. Many are complying with his wish.

Worse than all this evil, is that any Democrat that supports Trump in any manner is demagogued in the media, main stream and social. Anyone who agrees to perform in any of the inauguration ceremonies is subjected to threats to their livelihood, and safety, up to and including some who have received death threats for themselves and their family members. So much for compassion. Can you imagine being a lifelong Democrat and being threatened by your compassionate comrades.

I can. I have always known that is who they are.