If I hear another so called "liberal" commentator say something about President Obama not doing a good job of explaining health care and losing the message war, I think I'm going to SCREAM!
People, why on earth are so many of us falling for this crap? President Obama is NOT the problem! The "message" is NOT the problem!
Misinformation and LIES being reported as "news" is the problem!
Let's focus on GETTING OUT THE TRUTH more and BLAMING THE PRESIDENT less!
President Obama is going to be JUST FINE no matter how this all turns out . . . it is an ABSOLUTE WASTE OF TIME to constantly "critique" his "performance" like this is some type of parlor game!
This is real serious stuff and we need to act accordingly and quit getting baited into these meaningless commentaries that do NOTHING to advance the truth.
I find it simultaneously ridiculous and hilarious that the media has steadfastly refused to debunk all the lies being spread about the health insurance reform measures that are before Congress, and then the punditocracy sits around smugly on Sunday Morning shows and questions the President’s "leadership" and "message discipline" on healthcare.
The President gives a press conference on healthcare, and the media loudly proclaims how they are "bored" and he looks "tired". Not a word about the actual policies being discussed.
At this same press conference, the President says the police acted "stupidly" when they arrested a man in his own home for "disorderly conduct". The media goes bonkers and treats us to three weeks (and counting) of race baiting and hysteria.
When the President moves in to diffuse the situation and invites both the policeman in question and the professor who was arrested to the White House for beer, we get more analysis of what their beer choices meant than we have about health insurance reform.
However, this same media barely bats an eye when the President is compared to Hitler, when a former Vice Presidential candidate calls health care reform "evil" because a "death panel" will kill her special needs child, and as Congress people continue to flat out LIE about old people being euthanized to save money.
We have gotten coverage of President Obama’s birth certificate (Hawaiin and Kenyan), the President’s poll numbers, obsessive and unscientific grading of the President’s "second one hundred days", questions about if the President was honoring Michael Jackson’s memory properly, how often (and what brand) does he smoke, is he being "bipartisan" enough, how authentic are the angry town hall mobs, and is it appropriate for the President to respond to all the lies that are being told about him.
And yet not a word about soaring health insurance premiums, record health insurance profits, the thousands of people being bankrupted by medical expenses, all of the Congress people in the pocket of the health insurance industry, all of the people being DENIED CARE by the health insurance industry AFTER they have PAID their premiums FOR YEARS.
One can only conclude that the media is in no way interested in "the truth", and just like the health care industry that pays for their existence with advertising revenue, is just another for-profit boondoggle masquerading as a "journalists".
NO so-called liberal pundit should ever go on ANY program without mentioning that there is NO DEATH PANEL and NO EUTHANASIA in the bill.
There is NO GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER of ANYTHING - just a LIFELINE to the folks who are currently being DISCRIMINATED against because they are SICK, DENIED CARE because they are unemployed, and BANKRUPTED to save their own lives or the lives of loved ones.
We have got to STAY FOCUSED on the TRUTH just as agressively as the opposition stays focused on lies.
This is NOT about President Obama, this is about US!
Note: Corrected spelling in title! :)