2012: It’ll Be Here Before We Know It

December 30, 2009

 

You can bet your bottom dollar that the Democrats are already planning for 2012. In fact, President “I’d Rather Be Campaigning” still has his political organization mobilized and working toward his re-election.

If Obama is to be defeated in 2012, the GOP had better start girding its loins now for a massive fight to take back the country. And it will be a fight. We have all seen the new “transparency” that President Obama has brought to the White House. It’s a style strangely reminiscent of Chicago bare-knuckles “they send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue” type of brawling that is so popular with Obama and his buddies at ACORN and the SEIU.

But there’s another twist to 2012 that the boys at Hillbuzz are pointing out; we need to find and groom the best Conservative candidate for 2012 and not allow the media to choose him/her for us–because the media will deliberately “annoint” a Republican candidate who can’t possibly win:

…[W]e believe the current president’s unprecedented decision to maintain his political campaign organization, in perpetual campaign mode, during his presidency means that in 2011, if not sooner, Democrats will work aggressively to select a doomed Republican presidential candidate for 2012.  We believe, as we repeatedly say here, the MSM is already at work on this, pushing “The Five Horsemen of the GOP 2012 Apocalypse”… None of these men can do what needs to be done in 2012:

(1) Provide an obvious, clearcut, immediate remedy to Dr. Utopia, since a winning GOP candidate must be a narrative answer to all of Dr. Utopia’s failures

(2) Excite supporters to hit the ground, phone bank, donate, and work their tails off to take back the White House

(3) Control the campaign’s message despite the media’s every effort to sabotage and destroy it

Amen to that! In the same post they pull out another hard truth that we may wish were untrue, but that we disregard at our extreme peril, as we did in 2000, 2004, and 2008:

Republicans need to understand they are not just up against the DNC and the White House.  They are also going to have to run against the MSM itself in 2012.  The MSM is 100% committed to re-electing Dr. Utopia.  Many, such as Chris Matthews at MSNBC, have said on air their job is to see that he succeeds.  The only positive thing we can say about the MSM, thus, is that they are so open about what they are doing.  They are no longer journalists, but de facto political staff volunteering for Dr. Utopia while being paid as “journalists”. [Emphasis mine]

Since 2004 when Newsweek editor Evan Thomas readily admitted that media bias could account for as much as 15 points in the election, the mainstream media has gone nearly 100% into the bag for our current President. If the Republican National Committee has a hope of retaking the White House, they’d better start planning now how to combat not just the Democrat Party, the unions, and the community organizations like ACORN, but also the fourth estate, which has thrown away any and all pretense to journalistic integrity and is going whole hog for the Obama and the Democrats.

So let’s get started. All we have to do is find a great candidate…

Stoutcat


Media Bias: Flashback 2004

October 19, 2008

How many of you remember this?

“There’s one other base here: the media. Let’s talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, wants Kerry to win. And I think they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards — I’m talking about the establishment media, not Fox, but — they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and all, there’s going to be this glow about them that some, is going to be worth, collectively, the two of them, that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points.”

Amazingly enough, that was Evan Thomas, Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek, speaking on the news program, Inside Washington on July 10, 2004, blandly admitting to blatant bias on the part of the mainstream media.

With all that hype going on, with the media completely in the bag for one party, the portrayal of the candidate as young, dynamic, with a “glow”, that extra 15-point boost from the media — given all that, Kerry still couldn’t eke out a win against that evil Wile E. Coyote of a supergenius idiot, George W. Bush.

Substitute the names of Kerry and Edwards with Obama, include an even more complicit (and curiously incurious) media, and you would think that the Obam team would have this election locked up solid. Instead, what we see is a candidate who is only leading by a few points at best. Remove that 15-point media bias lift, and we could possibly see the McCain/Palin ticket leading by as much as 10-12 points.

Even with the media carrying water, why can’t Obama close this race? Is it possible that there are enough sensible voters left who simply won’t consign the future of their country to an empty shirt? Are there still enough sane people who simply will not vote for this man who would be our king, a tabula rasa with no strong legislative record, no executive experience, an ongoing flow of problematic associates (about whom we’re slowly learning more, despite the dogged refusal of the press to investigate), an ever-expanding pool of questionable donors, and a determination to take your money and give it to someone else?

Could it be true? I certainly hope so. Too bad the media won’t cover that.

Stoutcat