Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's If You Tell a Lie Big Enough and Keep Repeating It Thing

Dear America,

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."  Joseph Goebbels

it's gonna get messy.

so welcome to the next 100 days of text, lies and videotape -- an art-form virtually suspended into the air for as long as the audience bites through the unconscionable widespread loss of the unbiased journalist.

and it looks like we're surrounded.

The effect is compounded exponentially when the Rules-for-Radicals-in-Chief lays the groundwork.

Oh, and he ain't apologizing for it either.

"No, we won't be apologizing...Sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. Understand what the issues are here: Mr Romney claims he's Mr. Fix-it for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience*."

Now, bear in mind, the Obama campaign threw out the possibility of Romney having committed a felony.  A felony!
"Either Mitt Romney, through his own word and his own signature was misrepresenting his own position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments. If that is the case, if he was lying to the American people, than that is a real character and trust issue.”  Stephanie Cutter (for more of this BS go here)

The strange thing is -- this president is quite alright hanging it all out there as the truth, even when it's not.  Whatever gets it done.  And the bigger the better.

Wow.  Now this is a new low for even you, Mr. President.

And I'm searching... wildly, madly, everywhere for how this makes you look even a scosh presidential...a little help?

Oh but never mind, this just in -- it's only been since, like, yesterday, that the press believes the president's ads have gone like, negative in all of this.   ooooh burn.  now that's handing it to him.  But in other news, let the press help you, help us, Mr. President.

And speaking of some bad press, let us be so bold and review Obama's very own "JOBS Council" --  through the pages of one of his own, the HUFF POST:
 "26 business leaders assembled by the president for job-spurring ideas, includes representatives of several companies that have used outsourcing, fueling job creation abroad and job losses in the U.S. Shipping work to low-cost overseas labor markets has been a trend in American manufacturing for decades"
fascinating.  maybe hope springs in the media yet...

what's even more fascinating -- reading the comments underneath the HUFF POST; as always, the comments by we, the people, prove evermore on the ball than the elite wish to believe.  (ooooh is there perhaps a conspiracy to make ourselves dumber-than-we-appear in the political reflective mirror?)

And what about all the oil and gas jobs that have gone belly up after the BP disaster -- you know, like the number of oil rigs that had to pull out altogether and the Obama Administration clamping down on all off-shore drilling both east and west -- put two and two together plus the billions thrown into Brazil's oil industry over our own and you get Mr.Oil-Outsourcer-In-Chief; or how about the green energy jobs subsidized by stimulus money that went abroad...for back up found more recently, read this -- now we get Mr. Green-Energy-Outsourcer-In-Chief.  Ta Dah

The problem with running a campaign in and around today's media frenzy is that the other side to every story can easily be reached within about two clicks on the keyboard.

And did you know that even campaign funds can come from fund-raisers outsourced abroad?
oh yes they can...and yes they did... and certainly not apologizing for it (cuz "they need the money" -- yeah, just another false narrative only fueled by the media to stoke the "underdog's" incumbent coffers)

But here ya go...."Obama taps overseas donor pool..."

It's not like it's a felony or anything -- I mean, the donors are all Americans (at least, according to their passports) and there is nothing illegal going on whatsoever.
And besides, both sides do it.

One world, y'all.

This is what confuses me: at what point did outsourcing become evil?   Surely, we have had Americans working abroad for ages;  we have had foreigners fill positions overseas within U.S. companies; while we also have foreign companies outsourcing manufacturing and investments upon American soil here.  Doesn't it all even out in the end?  Or is it just wrong when the right does it?

IF restructuring -- and ultimately outsourcing some jobs -- saves an American company from going bankrupt, wouldn't that be a good thing?

The truth is, these days, nearly everything we touch has the possibility of  coming from somewhere else -- the olive oil on our bruschetta could be from Italy, the clothes on our back from Indonesia or Vietnam, the wine in our glass from Chile, that funny looking light bulb coming on a slow boat from China (thanks GE) but about that Toyota we drive, it just might have been made in Mississippi.  go figure.

It's a small small world.  Free trade within a big giant free market should be our end game...no?

And as I seem to recall, our president even campaigned to a foreign audience last time around; remember that speech in Germany? [July 24, 2008]   ..."people of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment - this is our time"  -- guess having a total brain-freeze on where he was or which country he was campaigning for.

Okay, but now going full circle and back to all about Bain.  A big time bundler for the Obama campaign is Jonathan Lavine.    So what G...

so go here for the icing on the hypocrite cake fest.  yummy, isn't it?

Ahhh heavy sigh -- what the media doesn't want to talk about might say a whole lot more than what they do...

And just maybe, it's more about the story and not about the truth at all.

From Obama's lips --  to our ears -- to the media page:

"the mistake of my first term - couple of years - was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that's important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."  Obama  [for more go to: The Weekly Standard here]
um no.  wrong again.

we don't need a story teller; in the real world we need a leader.

Honestly, this is such a weird thing for him to say -- for it reveals how much of his own life has revolved around a narrative -- a narrative providing the perfect back story for an up and coming candidate; one that fills in the blanks and supplements his weaknesses with dreams from his father, all with the help of a ghost writer; one that creates the evolution of a president as he goes along; one that rewrites it all in a more favorable light. 

He doesn't think he needs to be anything more than a good story teller to get by [while for so many, he doesn't].

Now there is nothing wrong with 'unity and purpose and optimism'; nothing at all.  But in a twisted version of his own story telling, he thinks that all we need to hear is a good lie and everything will be fine.

* and about that 'business experience' -- According to Obama, Obama knows more about business than the business man in the particular (a Romney), and in general.  Get a load of this commentary from one of my favorite things -- The Heritage Foundation.

so hear ye, hear ye -- here we are about a hundred days out; it gives us plenty of time to investigate and contemplate where we go next as a country.  Don't believe everything you hear, even if it's from your own sister or brother; think for yourself.

It's up to every single one of us to get this right.

Make it a Good Day, G

I am not going to apologize 
for being all over the place today.
I am not going to apologize 
for making you read a bunch of things.
I am certainly not going to apologize
for the games political blogs play --
"I think voters entirely 
want to know what is exactly 
his business experience--"
you know -- Obama's**. 

oh g, that is good.
real good.
and it's a print.

** but seriously, if I were Romney,
I would be hammering this point into the ground...
can you say, shovel ready?

k, gonna shut up now.

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