March 9, 2012 by falcon7204
The recent kerfluffle over the Breitbart tape of President Obama embracing radical Harvard professor Derrick Bell and asking those in attendance to “open their hearts and minds” to what he had to say indicates to me, at least, that there are a lot of people out there who are missing the point. Obama’s radical associations have been well known for some time, and this latest tape seemed to present more of the same, right? Nothing much to see that we haven’t seen before.
Even some conservative commentators have seemed to ask, “Is that all there is?” After the build-up by Andrew Breitbart, some seemed to be scratching their heads, myself among them.
But then I realized that this whole thing is nothing but a distraction from the real issue, and the media whitewash of Obama’s record is a ploy to keep us occupied. Since Obama took office, his regime has undertaken a systematic attempt to bring all aspects of our economy under government control. Energy, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, all under the government umbrella. And the latest domino to fall is housing. In a report on Reuters today (found on http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46594269/ns/business-real_estate/t/investors-buying-homes-dozen/), it seems as though investors are buying foreclosed homes by the dozens. The American dream of home ownership may soon fall by the wayside.
But that’s not the point. The fact of the matter is, the media is doing all it can to either downplay or hide or outright lie about what’s going on, and this is why the Obama/Bell tape should be such a big deal. Not because it exposes another radical association, but because it exposes the media as the liars and propagandists that they truly are.
Look at all the “news” lately. Obama’s “war on religion”; the Sandra Fluke “controversy”; all of the attacks on Republicans; Bill Maher’s $1 million contribution to Obama’s Super-PAC and the resultant lack of outcry over the vile names he’s called conservative women (and the left wants to hang Rush Limbaugh in effigy – or maybe in person – for calling Ms. Fluke a bad name; can you say “double standard?”); the GOP presidential campaign; and on and on. Yet we’ve heard basically nothing about the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and damage to the Fukusawa nuclear reactor since it happened a year ago; we’ve heard nothing about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since the well was supposedly “capped”, although oil continues to seep from the well; and we hear nothing about the fact that prices continue to go up and wages are either stagnant or falling, while the media tries to spin job losses as a good thing. We hear nothing from the media about how the Obama regime is systematically destroying the American economy, because they’re in on it.
And, sad to say, conservatives participate in the misdirection as well. The Breitbart tapes are just another distraction among many. Do they actually have a hope in Hades of destroying Obama’s re-election plans? Unless they show something so damning that Obama cannot spin it away, it’s doubtful. And even if they do, don’t expect to hear about it on the nightly news.