Allergies and the drugs to treat them. I’m in a fog and the weather and the news reflect my feelings. We are at, or near, that indefinable moment when everyone except political hacks or die hard stalwarts realize that a presidency is falling apart and the nation is on a downward trend. It’s coming very fast now for Obama, to the shock of a compliant MSM who tried to prop him up since early 2008 and to the shock of his young and black base who voted for him because of identity politics and little else. I’ve watched the end of quite a few administrations and they end much like human death. Some quietly come to a natural halt, like Eisenhower’s, some occur after an exhausting chronic disease, like Nixon’s, some abruptly end in an unnatural tragedy like Kennedy’s, some end in a puzzle as if we’re not quite sure we did the right thing such as George H W Bush or Gerald Ford’s [no we didn't do the right thing in kicking out Ford for Carter], some end in a wild tumult of change, such as George W Bush’s or LBJ’s. The funny thing is, liberal agitation led to that national “feeling” that change was needed in both LBJ’s and W’s.
What’s different now is that the MSM tried to, and still are in most cases, trying to protect Obama from a national “feeling” that change is needed. My biggest objection to Obama has always been that the MSM elected him, and did so by sheltering him in a uniquely un-American manner. The MSM certainly hated Nixon from the beginning and certainly sheltered Kennedy but that was primarily after his election, they sheltered President Kennedy but their role in electing him president wasn’t as pervasive as in electing Obama, who was totally unvetted and protected. The MSM wasn’t as overwhelmingly liberal and there weren’t as many conglomerates. We knew squat about Obama in 2008 and don’t know a lot now but we’ve discovered some truths on our own, in spite of the MSM, not because of them. Today’s blogs of all sizes are the small independent newspapers/magazines/newsletters, diners, and radio/tv stations of yesterday.
ISIS has vids of their air force; they’re darn proud of their military, too bad Obama is ashamed of ours and is cutting it way back. Obama wants to use ours as a force for good, such as abruptly sending them into deadly West Africa without planning and without complete hazmat protection, which may or may not be needed. Guess none of his crony donors send their kids into the military so he’s not worried. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/17/good-news-isis-is-training-an-air-force/
Lefty hypocrisy. They’re not battling for $15 minimum wage, they’re out to punish big companies like McDonalds and Walmart by making them pay $15, thus weakening them even further in a global economy. Never forget, their real goal is the end of capitalism , so they can further socialism. http://thepunditpress.com/2014/10/16/seattle-socialist-group-pushing-20hr-min-wage-offers-13hr-for-web-developer/
You certainly won’t see this Pew study on the MSM: http://cfif.org/v/index.php/commentary/54-state-of-affairs/2339-republicans-more-informed-than-democrats-according-to-pew-research
Everything should be free! All you have to do is raise taxes. Again, see it for what it is, an attack on capitalism to push socialism. It’s working so well in France. http://www.nationalreview.com/phi-beta-cons/389833/having-students-pay-college-socially-unjust-george-leef
Yale University has a well-deserved reputation for anti-Semitism and pushing a pro-Islam, pro-Palestinian agenda. Lots of money fro Arabs plus a lefty agenda and lefty studies. http://collegeinsurrection.com/2014/08/yale-chaplain-blames-jews-for-anti-Semitism/
Unfortunately, Obama sympathetic to Iran and simultaneously thinks we shouldn’t be stronger than any other country http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2014/08/29/the-trouble-is-that-obama-does-have-a-strategy/