June 21, 2009

Letters from America - 1

I had thought there could be no one more self obsessed and camera hungry than Bill Clinton; or a Press that could be so supportive and such apologists. Was I wrong. We now live in the “Age of Obama”. All Obama all the time. This guy is in every news story all day every day. He infects every aspect of our lives.

ABC news has been dubbed the ‘All Barack Channel’. It’ll be doing a special from the White House with Obama to promote his single payer healthcare program. That will be followed by an hour long infomercial promoting it. He denies its single payer, but he’s made several statements in the past stating he wants a single payer program. Health here is close to 20% of the economy, so that would be a boon to even more government control of our lives. In less than two hundred days in office, he’s taken over much of the auto industry, financial institutions, and insurance institutions. The press for all practical purposes is now state run. You’ll only find media criticism on Fox News and in the blogosphere.

The Republican Party and the group ‘Conservatives for Patients Rights’ ask to present an opposing view and was denied. They said they would pay for it, and ABC said no. A couple weeks ago NBC News with anchor Brian Williams did a fawning special, in the White House, that was all fluff and praise. Brian Williams even bowed to him! Thank goodness for bloggers or nothing this guy does to overthrow the Constitution would get reported.

About the funniest thing, and so indicative of the swooning slobbering press here, is when he swatted a fly. It was breaking news, and made headlines!
David Gregory on the "Today" show: "You just have to appreciate the, the concentration and the precision! Just a few things going on in the world but it's as if everything was stopped and at a standstill for the President to lower the boom."
Chris Wragge on "The Early Show": "We've also just confirmed the President is a Ninja."
Chris Cuomo on "Good Morning America" describing the event on a telestrator: "You see? He stares at the fly. How many times have each of us tried to do this? Look at the hand coming up. The poise. The cupping. And the quick slap...Just knocked it away, very rare."

All this following the statement from Newsweek Magazine editor Evan Thomas: "I mean, in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world, he's sort of God."

Journalism in America is dead except for bloggers.

One last thing not being reported or Obama being criticized for in the Main Stream Media (MSM), is his cowardly, spineless response to what’s going on in Iran. He should have, at the jump, said he supports the People, supports free speech and supports Liberty.
Instead he made vacuous statements meaning nothing. Then again, free speech, justice and liberty he doesn’t even support in America.

~The Metaphysical Peregrine



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7 comments:

  1. Who would have thought I would miss Clinton? If I even hear Obama's voice, I go ballistic. I have become the opposite of Cindy Sheehan, but at least I support Democracy, Freedom and our fight to preserve it.
    Allyson Rowen Taylor

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  2. It seems he doesn't support air space rights for flies either.
    If national and international problems could be sharply solved with a smart swat of a fly, there would be no more problems and no need for presidents.

    Perhaps the reluctance to give the opposition media access to delicately express a minute degree of reserve about 'Obamanationalisation' and 'Obamahmadinejad' appeasing, is based on not wanting to rock the boat that hasn't yet been properly bailed out.

    One might also be inclined to believe that Obama has trapped himself with his initial over generous, if not over naive, 'unconditional' willingness to virtually allow the Iranian regime to continue doing exactly want it wants, even to the detriment of the Iranian population bestowed with brains. Obama can't easily back out of virtually allowing the regime carte blanche, no preconditions, then wake up too late to start stipulating to the Iranian authorities terms and conditions on which democracy is founded. It's not as though the abuse of justice is something new in Iran either.

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  3. Hi Metaphysical Peregrine, I must say that reading what you wrote makes me sad but happy at the same time.. this being your first post here. Thank you so much for such an interesting and useful contribution to the blog.

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  4. *sigh* Oh, the silliness of this post. First of all, ABC does those specials on every new president. You just can't seem to remember it because this is the first time in a long time that a lot of people actually like the President.

    Rob (is it okay if I call you that?), the 'criticism' from Fox News that this person is talking about is usually some wild accusations of Obama being a socialist, or calling his wife and mother of his children his 'baby-mama'. There are other news stations that actually critique Obama on real issues - like how he hasn't done anything about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, for instance. And of course the news is going to report something as lame as him killing a fly - we hear about Britney Spears new babies 24/7 when that happens, don't we? Moving on!

    Lastly, in regards to his "spineless response" to the conflict in Iran...just stop, please. People need to realize that the turmoil in that country has absolutely NOTHING to do with the U.S. I feel that the Obama Administration's stance is a good one - he's having a press conference about it tomorrow, I believe. The U.S. honestly cannot afford to get involved in anymore Middle East conflicts. All we can do is let our support of the oppressed citizens of Iran be known, which is what is happening. Why does it rest on the shoulders of the U.S. to say/do something about every wrong that's commited in the world? There are other countries out there; surprising, yes? Sorry about this LONG post, but I just feel that you needed another perspective than the one of 'The Metaphysical Peregrine.' There's a reason the Republican Party is kind of sucking right now, and this letter is a great example of it.

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  5. To Mariann..

    You are quite right to offer another view point to balance the argument, and I am certainly one of millions who sighed with relief when Obama was elected President of the USA.
    Nevertheless, in spite of the difficulties that Obama has to contend with, I also don't think I'm alone in being a bit disappointed by his appeasing approach towards Iran.

    No one expects Obama to declare war with anyone, but to show such eagerness for dialogue with the Iranian regime, that he is willing to wave conditions, seems to be a bit like like saying- ' Hey Ahmady, let's get together and to hell with democracy'. This, of course, is a gross exaggeration, but Obama may well have limited his options by what seems to have been an overly generous and naive approach that the Iranian regime certainly doesn't deserve.

    Had he shown more restraint with regards to Iran, perhaps he would now be in a stronger position to condemn the present, brutal, Iranian repression more convincingly.

    In a way Obama seems to have accorded the Iranian authorities the right to do as they please, before they smugly remind him that there are no 'preconditions', the Iranian problem is an eternal affair and they look forward to the opportunity of the proposed unconditional 'dialogue' between the President of the USA and the newly re-elected President of Iran.

    It could even be suggested that he has given them the right to spit in his face and push him in back into the well to see if he can painfully climb back out again smiling.

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  6. To Cameron:

    I guess you could see it that way, but I honestly can't think that the Iranian gov. decided to beat its citizens with the thought of "Haha, we've got the U.S. now!" (Over-exaggeration) However, if Obama backs the rioters too much, the Iranian gov. will have ppl claim that the West influenced their decision to go crazy in the streets; this is actually already happening. The administration is definitely caught between a rock and a hard place with this one, but I think the best thing to do is just see how things pan out in Iran and go from there. It's nice to have an administration that actually thinks before it makes major moves.

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  7. To Mariann.

    Whatever happens that's negative in Iran, the Occident will always be the scapegoat for the present Iranian regime, which means the Occident has nothing to loose by severely criticising what is severely criticisable.

    I have always thought that Obama's real test re. foreign affairs will be Iran, and maintain that he has already inadvertently made an obstacle for himself here for the following reasons.

    To have pushed for dialogue with the Iranian authorities before the Iranian elections on a no precondition basis has, in principle, weakened his position because of the 'unanticipated outcome' of the Iranian elections.

    The Iranian authorities have already recognised that there were voting 'irregularities', but affirm that had this not even been the case, it wouldn't have made any difference to the results. If Iran pretends to be a democratic republic, this alone should be enough to cancel the elections. The brutal repression and the pretext to use the protests to target and assassinate known Iranians who dare to criticise Iran in Europe or elsewhere (such as Neda Agha-Soltan) clearly underline that the Iranian republic can no longer be considered democratic.
    Yet Obama has made his offer. If he stands by his word he must officially recognise Ahmadinejad as re-elected President, which means he must accept that there were no irregularities 'to speak of' and the protesters and victims were more or less 'poor losers'.
    Naturally he can't do this, but it's not always easy to keep face and ask someone to return a gift you bestowed them with.

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