Monday, November 24, 2008

How Obama Got Elected

There are two reasons why Obama got elected.

#1: the Republicans nominated a candidate that it's base would not support.

#2: The press which used to be thought of as the "Fourth Estate" assigned to be the watchdogs of our democracy did nothing less than practice "advocacy journalism" by supporting one candidate over another. The job that the media did getting Obama elected can be considered to be their complete relinquishing of their duty to be the watchdogs and from here on in can be considered nothing more than a special interest PAC for the democrat party.

The people that voted for Obama were sold a bill goods that is nothing like the product they will soon receive. I don't blame so much the people for their ignorance. They are a product of our failed education system and a media intent on steering this country to their way of thinking rather than reporting on which way the country is heading. Ignorance is our most costly commodity.


Gayle said...

Yes, both ignorance and apathy are our worst enemy, Jennifer! I wish the American people would wake up and pay attention to what's going on before they walk into the voting booth. *sigh*

I'm going to be on vacation for a few days, but wanted to wish you a "Happy Thanksgiving." In order to enjoy Thanksgiving though, you will have to ignore all this BS, stay away from the news, and play some great music! We need to get away from it all from time to time, especially during the Holidays, which the libs do their best to ruin.

To Hell with them! Enjoy, and blessings! :)

J_G said...

Thank you Gayle. I'll be the hostess for Thanksgiving this year. My two friends that have abandoned the democrats because the democrats have become too leftist for them will be there along with a couple of my conservative friends. We have so many things to talk about other than the travesty of the ignorance that has just been displayed.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Marie's Two Cents said...

It is appauling that some of the people in this Country are to stupid to vote!

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Jenn :-)

J_G said...

Yes Marie, it is appalling how ignorant the general public is about who their elected representatives are. They know who won American Idol and that dancing show though.

I did have a very nice Thanksgiving Marie. I hope you did too.

Marie's Two Cents said...

Hey GF!

Come by my place and sign the petition to force Obama to reveal his real Birth Certificate :-)

Read my whole post and watch the videos he was really born in Kenya!

There are so many lawsuits going on it's getting quite unreal!

But we need more signatures on this petition!

Tom the Redhunter said...

Lack of support for McCain and an incredibly biased media are certainly two reasons. There were more,though

1) The unpopularity of GWB

2) The unpopularity of congressional Republicans because of scandals and the fact that they said they were fiscal conservatives and then spent like drunken sailors

3) We screwed up the war in Iraq for too long before finally getting it right

4) The Democrats nominated a charismatic demagogue who drew a cult following

5) The economy went south at precisely the wrong time

Let's face it, we brought some of this on ourselves. GWB and the majority of congressional Republicans let us down. The Republican party was rejected for good reasons.

Now what we on the right have to do is take our party back and rebuild. We can come back and win in 2010 and 2012. But first we have to admit that part of the fault for our defeat was within ourselves.

J_G said...

No doubt Tom, the Republican Congress became democrats with corruption, earmarks and pork barrel spending.That started when Tom Delay held a coup d’├ętat and ousted Newt Gingrich. It all went downhill from there in Congress.

I see you agree with my assessment of the war too. Donald Rumsfeld became so incompetent and unresponsive as things changed on the ground but Bush stubbornly kept him on when Rumsfeld refused to change his losing strategy. My objections were well documented here.

As I have yelling from the housetops from this blog though is the Republicans have to change and go back to the conservative agenda and stop trying to be like socialist democrats lite.

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas.

Gayle said...

Jennifer, you haven't posted in awhile so I hope everything is okay with you.

J_G said...

I'm OK Gayle. Thanks for asking. I'm enjoying being in the Christmas spirit this year without thinking about how the democraps are about to completely sink this country into complete socialism. Looks like the other shoe is about to drop on the corrupt President elect. It's only a matter of time and the press won't be able to cover it up.

Mike's America said...

Think about the current Blogojevitch corruption scandal in Illinois. Since Blago was not identified as a Democrat in the top portion of many newscasts on the subject I bet many of these same clowns are thinking he's a Republican.

Since only Republicans are capable of misdeeds and Obama is pure as new snow.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Merry Christmas, Jennifer!