Monday, October 27, 2008

Saying What We Mean

People say things they wish they had never said. Sometimes they have to own up to the gaff, and move on. This election year has given two men a pass on that responsibility, which makes you wonder how they might handle certain others.

Barack Obama was interviewed on a talk radio program in 2001. If you wonder whether he really meant all the stuff about "spreading the wealth," when he was talking to Joe the Plumber, you should know this has been a talking point of his for awhile: "...because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendancy to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that."

I suffered from not being able to follow that.

You have to wonder what sort of "redistribution" he was talking about. When a television reporter in Florida wanted to ask Joe Biden what his running mate meant to say, he responded, "This is a joke, right?" If anyone thinks these two clowns will be any more reasonable than this once they get into office, they might want to consider some of the things Clinton tried to get away with. That is to say, they might, but that was a case where a President was actually impeached, who actually lied on national television, with evasions like depending on what the meaning of "is" is (huh???), and people still gave him a pass.

History has recorded numerous instances of people demanding something, and getting exactly what they wanted. Those who do not exercise care in stating their wishes, often spend the rest of their lives regretting it. Do we really know what is good for us, or do we only know what we want? [OOOOH! THIS JUST IN...] Fox News Channel takes on the usual detractions about a "fake story," as if the 2001 interview was just everybody's imagination, or part of a devious plot between Fox and McCain, as opposed to... oh, maybe, uh, reporting the damn news. You can watch Megyn Kelly put the smackdown on Obama's Head Stooge: "Listen, as you know, I don't appreciate the sarcasm. You can save that for your friends at the other channels. We don't put up with that here." Fox has long been considered the least biased news channel out there. Try telling that to a bunch of condescending elitist twits who are bent out of shape because one channel isn't in Obama's back pocket. Like the rest of them.

One more condescending elitist twit bites the dust. HOO-rah!

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

I love it. This is popping up everywhere!