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Liberal Media: Obama's Front Line

By David Limbaugh · Feb. 15, 2013

It seems the liberal media are more concerned about Sen. Marco Rubio’s midspeech sip of water than about President Obama’s State of the Union commitment to double down on his disastrous policies.

What will it take for once-reasonable people to become alarmed at the state of this nation’s fiscal condition, its stagnant economy and its egregious unemployment? Is there no number of irresponsible liberal policies from an extremist liberal president that will exceed their willingness to tolerate? Do liberal media – and rank-and-file Democrats, for that matter – believe that this recklessness can go on forever?

Knowing President Obama’s capacity for fiscal folly and for scapegoating others for problems he’s caused, even I find it hard to believe he could stand before the nation and masquerade as a Washington outsider – as a crusader against the squalid conditions he is engineering and exacerbating.

Are these media people truly engulfed in as blinding an ideological fog as it seems? Or are they just cynical co-conspirators in Obama’s deceitful self-depiction as a model bipartisan who is actually seeking a “balanced approach” to resolving our fiscal crisis – as opposed to leveraging the crisis to further gouge the “wealthy”?

Balanced? We all know – it’s undeniable – that we have a spending problem and that we are not taxed too little. Our government is bloated beyond belief, and Republicans have already joined Obama in raising the rates and reducing the deductions for the evil ones. Yet he continues to resist meaningful entitlement reform and real spending cuts and all the while deceives the American people with the scandalous whopper that he has already implemented more than half the cuts we need to “stabilize” the debt problem.

Shame on the media for allowing him to get away with this! Shame on them for not refuting his misrepresentations about the enormous cost and tax increases unfolding with Obamacare.

While Obama is obstructing solutions for real crises and manufacturing phony ones (gun control), he is accusing Republicans of conducting “business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next.” No other occupant of the Oval Office has come close to such an adolescent level of projection – of falsely accusing his political opponents of the very tactics he has employed. But his cohorts in the media and elsewhere gleefully give him a pass.

They sit silently as Vice President Joe Biden boasts that the administration will not permit the Constitution to get in its way of imposing further restrictions on guns. They say nothing as Obama proposes draconian solutions for mass shootings that violate the Second Amendment, downplay the real cause of the problems and outright ignore scientific research.

They are mute as Obama makes his dictatorial threats to take unilateral executive action if Republicans refuse to comply with his demands for more business-killing programs in service to the gods of global warming.

They dutifully disregard the inevitably negative consequences of Obama’s calls for increases in the minimum wage. At what point do these self-congratulatory people feel a tinge of remorse for promoting policies that harm the people they promise to help?

Are they honestly unaware that there is a level beyond which you harm, rather than help, people by exploding our food stamp rolls, forcing employers to pay wages higher than they can afford, extending unemployment benefits and legislating other transfer payments?

Does it ever occur to them that we wouldn’t need to have all these counterproductive programs of “compassion” if our most beneficent president would quit smothering the private sector with his onerous spending, taxes and regulations?

Apparently not, because we see no curiosity from them, much less any criticism, about Obama’s grandiose plan for universal preschool for every 4-year-old in the United States, while he opposes school choice solutions to help free inner-city children from inferior schools. We see no economic analysis that would show the inverse relationship between the amount of money the federal government has poured into education and the results it has produced.

I don’t expect the media to understand, let alone affirm, that it’s free market competition, not government central planning, that has created wealth in this country, but how about a modicum of honesty from them about the utter waste and failure of Obama’s stimulus package, which he promised would get the economy moving again?

Then again, how can we realistically expect the leftist media to hold the perennially unaccountable Obama to account for anything in his 2013 SOTU address when they have wholly ignored his broken promises from past SOTU speeches, such as his pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, his assurance that his stimulus plan would save or create 3.5 million jobs in two years, his avowal that Obamacare would result in universal health insurance coverage and his declaration that he would create gazillions of green energy jobs?

America’s liberty burns while the media fiddle.



GeorgePA in PA said:

Interesting piece. It's very similar to a discussion I had with my brother just a few days ago. I said to him that the MSM lacked integrity and that you'd think just a few of them would be embarrassed at being so blatantly used to push the Marxist agenda FOWARD.

"No one went broke underestimating the intelligence of the public" should now read "Everyone went broke underestimating the lack of integrity of the MSM".

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

This is the Democrats new mantra: "We don't need no stinking Constitution getting in our way to destroying the United States and remaking it into a Socialist/Marxist/Communist paradise". The lamestream media gleefully goes along with the agenda and never questions anything Odumbo proposes. In their delusional minds, we will all live the good life and everything will be great. However, they have not come up with a good answer as to how they pay for paradise. Taxing the rich will only force them to move their money out of the country and to not invest in any companies here at home. Good luck to the liberals loons when the economy collapses and the rioting starts.

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

MikeEcho in Orting, WA said:

Every day I am forced to listen to the disingenuous leftist media. They hide behind the first Amendment while at the same time abetting the destruction of the second Amendment.

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Jim in Western NC said:

I'm convinced that we will have to go completely through the wringer on the debt and deficit issues. I don't know what it will look like on the other end. I cannot see our current slate of politicians preventing this. Their hearts aren't in it. It's just another political game of point scoring and gotcha. I hope we do not have some sort of currency collapse. If that happens, chaos will reign.

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

They are all in it for the money and screw the mudd sill

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:59 AM

Tapdaddy in Indiana said:

The media, "They sit silently as Vice President Joe Biden boasts that the administration will not permit the Constitution to get in its way of imposing further restrictions on guns."
Who will stand in defense of the media when their ox, Free Speech, is being gored?

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

Media, free speech, that is a laugh; they are nothing but a mouth piece of those traitorous despots in our government working to subjugate us all.
This entire massive weapons ban BS is designed to push people over the brink so martial law can be declared and then you will see the confiscation goons out in force.
Stalin 10’s of millions dead, Mao another 20 million plus, Obama et al, to be determined.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Truthseeker in Springfield, MO said:

Tapdaddy said "Who will stand in defense of the media when their ox, Free Speech, is being gored?" The answer is those who have done their best to cover for this president will all be given cozy jobs in his new Ministry of Propaganda, with "Pinch" Sulzberger as the Secretary.

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

"The Marxist DEVIL, O'Zilla,will come FACE TO FACE with Christ, on his last day! I would not want to be in his sorry moccasins!"Smelly rats and buzzards, will show up to mooch off of the taxpayers---only thing is---WE REFUSE TO RENDER ANY MORE MOOLAH TO THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, STARTING APRIL 16TH, 2013!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM