Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 15:49.

The Audacity of No.


The Republican Party has put the country into serious financial jeopardy. Now they blame others.


Two Republican wars, two Republican tax cuts mostly to the wealth and a Republican prescription drug benefiting drug companies – and NONE paid for by the party that now sees disaster in deficits.


What gall.


Of course, one of the leaders of the dire need to deal with the deficit is our own Sen. George Voinovich. His image burnished by the Plain Dealer and Steve Koff recently as so, so concerned about our profligate spending.


In a paean of praise, Koff recently credited Voinovich, who ends his career this year, with going out by working to “force Washington to deal with the national debt that could doom the nation’s shaky finances…”


Where have Voinovich and Koff been for eight years?


The problem we all are in now has to do with the news media, the mainstream media’s biases. It’s utter failure to be honest about the predicament we are in and who caused it.


They are treating the dire problems the nation faces dishonestly.


The treatment of President Barack Obama and the Democrats in reporting the situation the nation now finds itself lacks the proper context that could make truthful. So it is a lie.


The news media’s failure is very similar to the way the news media treated Sen. Joe McCarthy by “reporting” his lies. Reporting and waiting for others to define his ravings. The major newspapers failed miserably by reporting lies as “news” in their supposed objective manner. He said it, didn’t he? That’s what we are reporting. That’s news judgment?


It wasn’t until after vast human damage was done that a few people spoke out or were allowed to counter his ravings. It took a major media figure as Edward R. Murrow to strike the blow to reveal the truth of Sen. McCarthy. We couldn’t expect that of a Tom Brokaw. Courage may be his subject but it isn’t his talent.


Now I read the newspapers, including the New York Times, for some honesty. But I don’t find it.


This is the reason 49 Republicans are a “majority” in the U. S. Senate. They have 49 Senators and a sad-sack news media. Unwilling to present the truth in full frontal view. Too timid for unvarnished truth.


Republicans are making a mockery of governing by simply saying “No” to everything of any importance. It’s a strategy right out of Rove. It should be headline stuff.


The message is clear. The aim is even clearer. They want to destroy the Obama administration. Stop it before it starts. No matter the cost to the nation. No matter the cost to ordinary people. Those suffering the most.


There’s an old ditty I like to tell in these instances:


Why will people never say the things all people know?

Why must truth be smiled upon as if it were not so.


Ask your daily newspaper and national TV news.










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