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you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage
is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before
you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what."
Harper Lee (1926 - ), To Kill a Mockingbird,
comes as no surprise the BO surrogates of the mean stream media and its
punditoodies are screaming for HRC to get out of the race.
It is, after all,
the same media that insisted that all their criticisms of HRC were because
she was the front runner and if BO were in front they would go after him.
Ha, ha! When donkeys fly! The last debate with Tim Russet again entering
in to pummel and accuse HRC while lobbing softballs to BO really refutes
the notion of fairness.
altercation included his insistence that BO would win the nomination because
"he has made plenty of small mistakes, but we're past the point where
a 'likable enough' comment will turn the tide. When Obama bragged in the
Austin debate about how 'good' his speeches were, the boast barely registered."
With that assertion,
Alter confirmed how the media lets BO slide
every time instead of making a big lasting
deal of it as it does when HRC does almost anything.
Why are so many
of the media mavens coming out so strongly to insist that HRC quit the
race? What are they afraid of if she stays in until every state has had
a chance to vote?
The reason most
often given is that it would divide the Democratic Party when it should
be coming together behind one candidate. That might have some meaning if
these same media talking heads were not constantly asserting that all was
sweetness and light.
They explain that
this is because all those for BO would happily support HRC if she won and
all HRC voters would happily support BO. If that's really the case, then
let the Primary go on and may the best woman win.
But we know it isn't.
From Michelle Obama on down, most of the BO supporters assert that they
will not support HRC. Many Democrats are afraid of BO's inexperience and
will not support him in the general election. They got burned by the much
touted sure-win Kerry, put forth by the Party "for his electibility"
who turned out to be a spineless wimp.
We think the
media is afraid of McCain and the Republicans as they are beginning to
drive home some pretty hefty blows into BO's gut and there is some evidence
that this is getting to the voters.
tag has stuck and people are beginning to see a religious fervor mounting
amid the adulation of BO supporters for their cult leader. Most voters
have had enough of religion in government. They
understand how useful it is to some unprincipled leaders but the media
has blinded their good sense with its lack of fair and open coverage of
his campaign with few exceptions.
Slate has a great
spoof in Chatterbox on the Obama Messiah Watch where contributions to his
"Son of God"-ness can be listed: "Readers are invited to
submit similar details -- Obama walking on water, Obama sating the hunger
of 5,000 with five loaves and two fishes -- from other Obama profiles.
And also, of course, to repent, just in case the hour approacheth nigh."
But the majority
of the media, like Chris Matthews, who credits BO of "causing thrills
to go up his leg" when he hears him speak, appear to have bought in
to his Son of Godness who can do no wrong and sadly so has Keith Olberman
who has turned from slamming the Bushies to slamming the Clinton campaign.
Jonathan Alter and
his ilk are fearsome that voters may wake up and the tide may turn in the
end and they want HRC out of the contest before it happens. The Saturday
Night Live skit about the media cosseting BO with a pillow and perks
shook them up. It's one thing for them to favor BO and deny it but when
the mirror of comedy is held up in front of them they can no longer deny
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