Re: Something isn't right....
Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:46 pm
"Minor media shitstorm." That says it all. Guess how the news media would have treated any Republican candidate who had a longtime pastor known for making racist and hateful comments. Do you honestly believe the media wouldn't have pissed all over that person? Look at the far more conventional Sarah Palin. Depicted as a religious fanatic and idiot, though she is neither.1. I doubt that. My memory may be bad, but I seem to remember a minor media shitstorm over the Jeremiah Wright thing.The liberal media actually glossed over this fact.
2. And you seem quite eager to gloss over the existence of the Tea Party's more detestable members, though. Is that why you didn't comment on anything else in my post?
3. I'm not sure which "fact" you're talking about in the first place, all you did is link an biography page on wikipedia about Jeremiah Wright.
What are you referring to specifically in this case that makes you say he is an opportunist? I say of course he's an opportunist, he's a bloody politician.Obama may not be a racist, but he is an opportunist.
I call BS. They're all bad to varying degrees and are pretty much all lacking in substance and integrity, but Fox News is the worst offender by far. (offhand note: But eh, I don't really care about American news anymore. The BBC is probably best of the big journalism outlets, actually having some degree of journalistic integrity and informational reporting.)Fox News is no worse than the rest of them.
And the recently passed "socialist" healthcare bill which the Republicans hate so much? It seems to have a lot in common with one proposed by someone named Mitt Romney. Funny old world, isn't it? The differences between Republicans and Democrats is not as black and white as their campaign advisors would want us to believe.Bush was an overspender too-on liberal social programs, believe it or not. You thought he was conservative? Guess who wrote the "No Child Left Behind" Act? That paragon of conservatism...Ted Kennedy!
Don't forget the farce war that cost more than a trillion dollars. Oh, and 100,000 Iraqi civilian lives, by some of the more conservative estimates. Americans seem to care more about the number preceded by the $, though. (I'm not talking directly to you, here.)Bush was an overspender too-on liberal social programs
Farce war? What about our intervention in Yugoslavia? Oh, that's OK because Clinton did it. Never mind it wasn't our war at all, but we had to be called in because the Europeans couldn't deal with it themselves. And as for before the war, did you forget how all the sanctions were killing millions of Iraqis? Oh, and Saddam was such a nice benign leader. Oh please. Even Iraqis who despise us aren't nostalgic about his rule.
Yes, Bush did a LOT of social spending, more than on the wars. Public record.
Any movement has a few detestable members. But you're trying to say all the Tea Party movement is like that. Sorry, that's just wishful thinking. What you really want is to demonize anyone who criticizes the great God Obama.