Friday, May 6, 2011
Is it a difference of opinion or something else?
It's hard for me to believe that the so- called mainstream media have a bias. I know for some in our fair city, that if it doesn't have a conservative view, then it's liberal. Recently, the Republican Party gave up on their efforts to privatize Medicare and repealing the Healthcare Law; that’s huge but I haven't seen any coverage of this. Congressman Paul Ryan got all the accolades for being a genuine, upcoming republican star, but when his party abandoned him; nada, zilch.
I know that if President Bush would have captured Osama bin Laden, Karl Rowe, and others would have staged a ticker tape parade in New York City with President Bush all decked out in his flight suit. Both houses of Congress would have submitted bills to have President Bush's likeness to be carved on Mt. Rushmore and a holiday to boot. Republicans know how to brag but the democrats think that "ah shucks" will be remembered on Election Day. Republicans know how to milk the situation for all it's worth. The media eats that up. You don't have to believe me but remember the “Mission Accomplished” celebration, yet there were several years of war to follow. I liked the fact that president Obama low keyed the situation, but I'm a democrat. I'm hardwired that way, but I also know that this will all be forgotten in a couple of weeks and the media will be out to cover the most flamboyant politician. A man I used to work with used to say jokingly “if you're going to be blamed for it; you might as well do it." ..I thought of that when a poster named reeder accused president Obama of milking the situation to use in his presidential run. He used all the talking points like "a bump in the polls" but I just know if the mission would have failed; he and others would've been criticizing nonstop. They are criticizing now, when the mission by all standards was a success.
I think that I have finally found a remedy for those that like to sabotage my blog and insert their message. Since it's only a couple of people, I am going to delete all incoming comments from them. I know it seems like I'm being petty for not allowing a contradiction from a couple of posters but this has been going on for several years.Don't feel sorry for them because it seems like vet43 is an adequate replacement.Right now he is standing toe-to toe with them and winning.. It may seem like I'm censoring all unfavorable comments but be patient, and I will prove otherwise. The contradictions will continue, as they should, just not from those posters. I have a goal of having a VA blog where controversial subjects can be discussed without being obnoxious. I know it's unrealistic but I'm working on the number one bottleneck, me. I also know it's hard because we have so many different personalities on the public forum. It's not like I don't have experience in doing something like this, because I argued, and discussed politics for over 30 years without incident. At my retirement Roast -Toast party, one of my regular opponents; lifted his bottle of beer to me and said" this is to the only man with whom I could argue politics with, and I hope he has learned as much from me, as I have from him."He used to laugh when I told him " I'm not here to agree, I'm here to prove you wrong."