- The American media has now clearly fallen into two camps. The one is Fox, which although less biased than the rest, is clearly the Republican official news network. All other major news sources support the DNC, and generally go far further than Fox in biased coverage of news. News media in America is in a nutshell, utterly corrupt. Had all media including Fox, been neutral, Obama would have lost. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, to name just two, would've unseated him. Even accurate coverage of the economy would have done the same. On the other hand, Romney would never have been the Republican nominee without Fox (and Drudge) shamelessly shilling for him. Romney was the Fox darling.
- Hurricane Sandy intervened and gave Obama a sliver of a chance to appear Presidential and above the fray ... and Chris Christie made sure that Obama came off in the best possible light. Romney was ahead by 5 points prior to Sandy ... but the storm and Christie embrace gave Obama a new shine and the Romney camp, being ever cautious, failed to regain the headlines. Christie is done as a GOP super star.
- The Romney team ran a mediocre campaign. Romney was losing the race until the first debate, where he simply showed up as we had seen him in the primaries, but where Obama failed to show up. It was in fact, Obama's failing, more than Romney's skill, that gave the lead to Romney and changed the campaign. But, following that lead the Romney camp went back to it's defensive posture, and above all ... treating the corrupt media with deference. Romney was ruthless in his dealings with Newt ... but far more tepid in his attacks on Obama. Sure, there were attack ads, but they were nothing in comparison to what he and his surrogates dished out in the primaries. The GOP and RNC need a major flushing.
- Benghazi was successfully taken off the front pages, not by Sandy, but by the corrupt media and by the Romney team. Benghazi was more of a gift to Romney, than Sandy was to Obama. Yet, the Romney team depended almost entirely on Fox beating the Benghazi drum, and after Sandy, Benghazi disappeared. On the other hand, Obama pivoted off of Sandy to re-do his image, and with Christie's help, to win.
- Pat Caddell puts it best ... American politics has 3 players ... The Corrupt Party (DNC); The Stupid Party (GOP); and the Corrupt Media (MSM). Republicans will remain losers until they realize that the Corrupt Media must be made an issue, must be treated as the enemy, and must be attacked with the same force as that applied to Democrats. The Corrupt Media is, after all, become just a branch of the DNC and it must be ever on the defensive. The Romney team behaved as if the media were neutral ... after all, it's hard to criticize the very people you hobnob with around Washington and New York.
- America has changed. I recognize the new America though, as I've lived in her for decades now ... in Saskatchewan. For decades, politics in my province was driven by unionism and the quest for free stuff. And that, is the new America. In my province, the socialists understood that they had to maintain a well paid bureaucracy, and a large population dependent on government. This formula worked for decades, but as we are seeing now in Europe, and as happened in my province, socialists eventually run out of money.
- When Obama hinted that voting was a form of revenge, Republicans mocked him. Clearly though, a vast American constituency was rallied by the President's call ... it was the call to class warfare, and they showed up in droves.
- American socialists are making their move, but it's too late ... they've already run out of other people's money. Sugar Daddy Government has a huge voting constituency in the USA ... but Sugar Daddy is all sugared out. Expect a tumultuous next 4 years internationally and in America. I expect Obama's approval rating to plunge once again, for class war to heat up, and for the wages of socialism to begin to bite as the fiscal stability of the United States becomes ever more untenable. From there though, it's all just the fog of war.
- As a footnote ... my province saw the light ... kicked out the socialists ... and became one of the most robust economies anywhere in the world. People are optimistic and more positive than I've ever seen them. And my Premier, a conservative, is one of the most popular politicians in Canada. But my province is tiny compared to America ...a flee, compared to the monstrous groaning sloth just south of the border.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election losses and victories are the result of oft complex and diverse elements coming together to create a stew:
Posted by Paul at 10:28 AM