The man who usurps authority, resoundingly rejects responsibility for himself or his appointees or their charges. A good parachute will keep any of them from penning a tell-all book until he is well out of office. He can then deny the truth and blame someone else for each derogatory depiction.
The spin given to, or created by the media, for covering damning stories is very easy to see beyond if one chooses to look beyond. When the spinning stops or begins to wobble, “ongoing investigation” is the rallying cry of diversion. After hearing this misdirection for a few weeks, even the most concerned citizens move on to other hot topics.
Brainwashing is the forcible exposure to only one side of a proposition, news event, or politically ideology, etc. until it becomes accepted as truth. Self induced ignorance is choosing to expose your mind to only one possibility while resoundingly rejecting all others. Willingly hearing only that which verifies one’s “inherent knowledge” reinforces continued lack of thought and brainwashes the ignorant.
Auto Bailout – Many believe, due to tightly controlled information dissemination, that without taxpayer monies going to GM and Chrysler that the American auto industry would be no more. As well, because of selective and creative reporting, too many Americans believe that their money has been repaid with interest to the Treasury.
Mitt Romney was chastised for his remarks that the industry warranted a managed bankruptcy and restructuring bolstered by government backed loan guarantees. Such a plan, he said, would enable the manufacturers the opportunity to rebuild a stronger base.
The reverse actually happened with taxpayer funds going securely to the unions, with little going to production facilities, before GM and Chrysler declared bankruptcy. $34 billion was afforded to the two car companies under the guise of saving American jobs and corporate viability. The distortions offered by the dump and bury press, asserted the bailout did exactly that. However, a little deeper look shows quite the opposite.
Over 40,000 former American auto industry workers are now suckling from the government teat as recipients of unemployment insurance and/or Welfare through no want of their own. Production line hourly wage employees as well as dealership owners and their employees are without their former jobs with many unable to find gainful employment.
GM, however, began building plants and hiring workers in Mexico, China, Asia, Brazil and other remote locations, primarily in underdeveloped countries with the money fronted them by American taxpayers. The company is now thriving though it has repaid only a portion of the borrowed sum. The U.S. Treasury is preparing to sell our (your and my) remaining preferred stock for a $13 billion loss in order to release the company from its repayment obligation. But the President takes credit for the success of the bailout and the press remains silent.
Fast and Furious – In the wake of Fast and Furious, a couple of mid-level operatives slipped away under the cover of darkness, not to be seen or heard from again. Their classified severance packages, I’m sure, hide any threatened legal action for honest testimony. More information about the operation has come from knowledgeable anonymous sources within the Department of Justice, who the obvious repercussions of formal announcement, than has come from those in charge.
Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have classified much of the incriminating paperwork and correspondence, apparently, to keep it from becoming evidence of top level corruption. Documents pertinent to the committee investigation are so heavily redacted that they are of no help.
The legendary rug now covers this dusty story without any proverbial rolling heads or resolution. Overshadowed by delays, diversions, other unnecessary killings and natural disasters, it is now all but forgotten. Resolution is assumed by the general public due to an intentional lack of adequate investigative reporting. History is being rewritten as I write this piece.
Benghazi – First, a story about a low budget, Internet film that few people ever watched became the excuse to override the lack of security or support for American personnel in hostile territory. Devised at the highest levels of government and pushed by department heads, ambassadors and peripheral personnel on highly view talk shows, more people came to believe there is no hatred of America or Americans, just a profound dislike of blasphemy against Mohammad.
The incident happened on Sept. 11, only two months before the presidential election. Since the President had so often loudly proclaimed that the killing of Bin Laden on his watch virtually disbanded Al Queda, acknowledging the murderous zealots as major participants would only present a conflict of lies.
The President was so concerned about the killing of three Americans, he continued his begging for dollars tour in Las Vegas hours after the incident. The media covered the fund raisers with favorable light.
Once again, two Defense Department parking attendants and a clerk for the State Department were dismissed in hopes that the problem would go away. Unavailable with global appointments since the incident and now suffering from a month long headache, the Secretary of State will testify before a congressional committee after she leaves office and attention to the matter is redirected. Expect little profit from the prepared testimony, but a grand Ooh-Rah from MSNBC.
This President, over the past four years has offered this country nothing other than finger pointing, misdirection, redirection, cover-ups, nepotism, donor payback through taxpayer funds and massive indebtedness.
With three-quarters of the voting public exposing themselves to only half (or less) of the political information available, is there really a question how this man was re-elected? Bury your head and this is what you get. Unfortunately, many suffer the consequences of the ill informed.
Buckle up and hope we now have four more years of only the same. It appears times are destined to get worse. But, if anything is covered by the MSM, it will be reported as “recovery”.