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Walker's been my favorite since Romney lost the election. We don't need another senator who has zero executive experience ruining (rather than running) the White House and the economy. Walker is a conservative with a proven track record. He's very electable and after four years of murky deals and abuses of power, the nation will be ready for real change to give real hope. Poor Hillary. Always a bridesmaid but never a bride.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 30, 2013 9:12 AM
True. The way the selected stories are spun also demonstrates bias. When a Democrat is in the White House unemployment "unexpectedly rises." When a Republican is there, unemployment "increases sharply." Like education, journalism attracts moral do-gooders who want to change the world. Most people who want to "change the world" are believers in government and therefore liberals. It just stands to reason most who end up in the MSM will be left leaning.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 30, 2013 9:06 AM
It's even deeper. We have a very poorly educated, ill-informed electorate and a republic depends on having a citizenry that is very well informed. Unless We the People know what is and isn't important (or even right) then objective reporting will still largely be lost on a bunch of robotic dummies. What education people do get is also biased with the Founders no longer being brave men who gave us a nation of liberties but "hypocritical slave owners" who stole the land from the Native Americans. (No one is "native" to America, btw. They just got here first.) So we're also battling a leftwing educational system reinforced by a biased media as well as a culture of hedonism and secular humanism. Gee, what could be wrong with that?
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Cal18 Wrote: May 30, 2013 9:02 AM
Well said. This is a (cess) pool of stenographers for the administration with one or two reporters thrown in for good measure. Ed Henry is one. There are probably other relatively objective reporters there but most are sycophants (or better "sicko fans.")
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Cal18 Wrote: May 30, 2013 8:59 AM
Outside of Ed Henry, not too many WH reporters ask many tough questions. I can't stand to even listen to either Obama himself or his press secretary, Mr. Claire Shipman. The lengths they go to in order to hide the plain truth is too painful to watch.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 30, 2013 8:57 AM
There is a media. It's just stopped being objective to the degree it ever was. I'm not all that sure Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite were all that objective even "back in the day." Maybe so. I just know the media now consists of a leftwing component and a rightwing component. People pick and choose what they want to read or hear. I can live with that as long as there's still choice.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 30, 2013 8:53 AM
I understand why conservative writers pen columns on liberal bias in the media. It's rampant. It's everywhere. Brent Bozell's site is dedicated to pointing it out. But it's almost like talking about snow in Antarctica. Gee, there's more snow? Wow! What a surprise. I learned as an new officer in the Marine Corps not to bring up a problem unless I had a proposed solution to offer because complaining does no good. It may make us feel better but it's nothing more than mental masturbation. What do conservatives DO about media bias? Is there really anything we CAN do that we haven't already tried? We have Fox and AM talk radio and rightwing blogs. Things are therefore pretty much "fair and balanced." Expecting a liberal media to suddenly shed its skin and be objective is like hoping it'll just be warm and sunny during winter in Antarctica. You can wish for it all you want but it ain't happening. If bullfrogs had wings, they wouldn't bust....
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The Bullying Pulpit

Cal18 Wrote: May 28, 2013 8:30 AM
Only the people of his state can remove him and even if they do, they'll almost certainly send in the clones. (Could be clowns, too, but clone is the word I'm looking for.) That's why "throw all the bums out" is meaningless. If that happened, the Constitution mandates elections from districts drawn by the states and we'd just get a new SanFranNan or Carl Levin back in January. Yes, we might get a few improvements but most would just be clones of the bums we through out. Until We the People can change the climate in DC (and I submit it's a lost cause) replacing old bums with new ones is like musical chairs. It looks like change is going on but it's really just a lot of noise and movement.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 28, 2013 8:25 AM
Any change to a flat tax or the fair tax reduces their ability to exchange tax favors for votes or other quid pro quo. No Democrat and few Republicans (only the conservatives and Libertarians) will ever vote for real change.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 28, 2013 8:23 AM
Well said. This applies to moderate Republicans, as well. They love spending our money almost as much as Democrats as it's the key to retaining office and that means power. Why else would these men keep running for office when they're 70 or 80 years old for $175k a year in DC? It's not about direct compensation or even service to America. It's the power the title of "senator" brings with it. "Senator! Do you have a minute? Senator, can we get a comment/a contract/a deal?" That's what spending our money brings.
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Cal18 Wrote: May 28, 2013 8:20 AM
It never dawns on statists like Levin to even consider the deficit is due directly to the outrageous levels of spending he and his cohorts put in place. The last truly Bush deficit was in 2007 before SanFanNan and Harry The Field Mouse Reid took control of our nation's checkbook. The deficit, to include "war spending", was $168 billion. That's no small number but the O Team took the deficit to TEN TIMES that number when it ran a staggering $1.6 TRILLION deficit. And Senator Combover can only blame CEOs and tax loopholes. What an ignorant dolt.
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