Anyone with my political convictions was likely very frustrated after the 2008 presidential elections. Not only had we elected a very inexperienced man to be our President, but we had appeared to place the entirety of our government in the hands of the far left. Recent events have restored my faith in my fellow Americans, but my elation goes much deeper than a few election victories.
Once the policy intentions of the Obama Administration and their allies in Congress became clear, people started turning away from their elected officials in record time. Those people who actually understood the Cap and Trade bill – a number minimized by the House’s deliberate effort to withhold information on its full effects – were profoundly alarmed by its effect on the nation’s economy. And Americans of all stripes were sufficiently disgusted by the complexity, deceit, and utter bribery wrapped in the Health Care Bill to affect one of the largest electoral upsets in modern American politics.
The last 12 months have brought clarity to our political system. Not only had the American people voted the Democrats into office, but they had put the left-wing in charge. The elements that view European-style socialism as a model for America now had the opportunity they persistently and surreptitiously pursued for more than a generation. They launched two major – and unpopular – legislative initiatives and carried out wholesale takeovers of several large private enterprises. Americans saw with a clear eye what would continue to happen under left-wing leadership, and through the ballot box have resoundingly said NO.
How have such circumstances come to be? Americans have been conditioned for over forty years by the mainstream press that the policies being proposed by the current administration are what this country needs. The most prestigious newspapers have relentlessly editorialized on the errors of Republican policies and the goodness of the left’s wisdom. Certainly Fox News was launched to counter the effects and deliver a more evenhanded analysis, yet it could not compete with the combined numbers delivered by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC. Most Americans are still viewing the left-wing slanted media, but they’re no longer duped by the media mouthpieces.