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Why the Mass Media Wants You to Believe Romney, Bachmann are the Strong GOP Contenders

22 Jun

Jon Huntsman must be doing something right. The mass media is saying he isn’t much of a contender, that he doesn’t have enough name recognition and that he is too late in the game. They say Ron Paul is too whiny, an isolationist and they dismiss Paul and Huntsman as real contenders in the presidential race.

The mass media will support the weakest GOP contender so that Obama has a better chance, a caller told us today on Fox News Radio.

“Exactly,” I replied.

And whom is the mass media trying to tell you are the front-runners in this race? Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.

I like Mitt Romney enough – if I was more interested in Obama-bashing than actually solving problems, that is. If I wanted a former governor who’s state finished close to last (47th) in job creation, someone who supported the Recovery Act although it made our economy worse and someone who allowed gay marriage in his state during his term. If I wanted a politician who says what he thinks I want to hear instead of actually acting, then I would vote for Romney.

And I like Bachmann decently, as well. But I’m going to be honest; I don’t think America is about to vote in a woman, especially with how much the mass media hounds and belittles Sarah Palin. Sad but true.

Maybe you’re not a Huntsman fan. That’s OK. Maybe you don’t care for Paul. Though as I pointed out to the listener today, do you know anything about Paul, or just what the mass media has told you? Because they would never have an agenda and use their power to change your mind, right?!

Take a closer look at Paul. You say you want our soldiers to come home. You say you want to protect our Country from illegals. You say you want to defend our Country and quit using tax dollars for foreign aid. You say you want a better economy and less government regulation. But then you say you wouldn’t dare vote for Ron Paul.

Do some research and then we’ll take about Ron Paul some more.

In the meantime, bank on this. If CNN tells you who the front runners are, know that what they are really doing is giving you the guy they don’t think can win so that Obama has a better chance at reelection.

I now see why the Democrats in Washington County told us two months ago they are confident in his reelection.

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15 responses to “Why the Mass Media Wants You to Believe Romney, Bachmann are the Strong GOP Contenders

  1. Anonymous

    June 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Huntsman was the former Ambassador to China appointed by Obama. Apparently he is a globalist and aligned with big guys behind the “veil” (banksters, etc.). Google him and you’ll find out he’s a favored globalist.

     
  2. Cale Batt

    June 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I vote for candidates based on their principles, not issues. If someone can convince me that he stands for the same principles that I do, I will vote for him even if I have to write his name in the ballot. Issues change, but principles are constant. If more people would vote for the candidate they want, we might be able to get rid of this Republican/Democrat nonsense.

     
    • Anonymous

      June 29, 2011 at 7:43 am

      Damnit, it’s voters like you that screw things up.

       
    • Anonymous

      June 29, 2011 at 7:46 am

      Let me step back from that, I slightly agree with your logic (with regards to principles over issues) but the problem with that is that you will never know what a person’s principles are. You do have to take a candidate’s “word for it” because even track records prove nothing these days. Just vote for the obviously best candidate, and if there are none (which there are none except maybe for Paul) don’t vote.

       
  3. Matthew

    June 24, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Anonymous, you have me worried. Huntsman believes that we live in a world in which the complex associations between countries can lead to economic stability or failure? You say he went to China in order to maintain an open dialogue with the most populous country in the world in order to help America remain competitive? You say he believes in using the banking system?

    But that’s how the world really is, and that’s what he’s really done. America can’t afford to be in isolation anymore. We live in a complex society in which we rely on a complex world banking system in order for things to work. We’re not– none of us– self sufficient. You may raise your own food and live in a home that you purchased in cash. However, it is more likely that you buy food from the grocery store where fresh and affordable food is shipped from all over the world. You most likely obtained a home loan in order to buy or build your home– thus relying on the worldwide network of bankers (or banksters, as you prefer). Even the computer that you used to reply to this message was, in all likelihood, manufactured by an “American” company, assembled in Asia from components found all over the world, and uses rare-earth metals that were mined in China (and are not mined anywhere else in the world).

    I prefer a president who is willing to work in the world that we actually live in than an idealized and impossible imaginary one.

     
  4. Matthew

    June 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Jen,
    Overall I agree with your assessment of Mitt Romney, but I have to call you on one thing– “and someone who allowed gay marriage in his state during his term.”

    I don’t think that that was a fair and honest argument. Romney didn’t create or promote a law to legalize gay marriage, and neither did the legislature of his state– the high courts in that state did. As an elected official in a constitutional government, he was bound to follow that law.

    I won’t vote for Romney in the primary, but let’s not attack him for something that he had nothing to do with. He happened to be the Republican governor of a very lefty state at the time when the court– appointed all before Romney’s short tenure– created this law (which is not what a judiciary is supposed to do but, unfortunately, this happens more and more).

     
  5. Kathleen Robinson

    June 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Jen, I am Sean Dickson’s Mother. I agree that if the progressives really promote a conservative, it is because they deem that candidate to be weak, but I can’t quite go so far as to support Ron Paul’s views on legalized drugs, gay marriage, and never going to war. Other countries need to know our military strength, and fear it.

    I want a candidate that promotes strong, commom-sense values, will enforce the immigration laws, and secure our borders. It’s time to face the cost both in dollars and crime of illegal immigration. We need to provide for our own energy, and promote low taxes for business, as well as relief from soffocating regulations. Let’s stop the stupidity of sending jobs over seas.

    I know Obama claims to be big on the family, but his liberal, progressive, agenda undermines family values at every turn. I have worked in the Court system for 22 years, and we see the result of this. So do the schools. Families are falling apart, and eventually, society will follow. The liberal “anything goes” message is loud and clear. Perversion and evil are being protected by liberal supreme court judges, who think everything falls under the umbrella of “Freedom of Speech”.

    Liberals think our Constitution should conform to these new standards of society, and that we should alter it accordingly. If that happens, what does it stand for? What then governs society with any degree of consistency and constraint?

    I think people need to remember that it was the “liberals” like Frank, Dodd and Pelosi, that passed “liberal” lending laws that led to the housing bubble, and eventual bust! The Dems really did inherit a mess—from the Dems!!! The Bush years were prosperous until the “liberals” took over congress in 2006! Conservative ideas like low taxes and Free Enterprise really do work! The private sector will produce the jobs that will stimulate real economic growth. A government job generates nothing, because tax payers have to fund it. It is time to become informed and get involved.

    I think the Republican field will play out in time, and someone will rise to the top. If most people feel as I do, it will be a true, commom-sense conservative. It really scares me to think where our country will be in four years if Obama is re-elected. Personally, I wish Allen West would run. He’s wonderful in every area that I have addressed above, and the fact that he is black is wonderful. The libs would have to take the race card off the table, and for once, judge Obama on his record.

     
    • Anonymous

      June 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

      Kathleen, I do want to add, Ron Paul is not pro gay marriage. He just believes its a state issue not a federal issue. Also he is not pro drugs, but pro freedom and he refers to the negativeness of prohibition. He believes there is more crime and we could end the war on drugs if we decriminalized them and held people accountable for their actions (drugs and driving).

      Paul served in the military. He is not a pacifist. But he is right that the things going on around the global have nothing to do with defending America

       
      • Anonymous

        June 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

        I must not be logged in! That comment about Ron Paul is from Jen 🙂

         
  6. Jen

    June 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    We have a great dialogue going on and I appreciate your comments and bringing some things to light!

    (Also, nice to meet you, Sean’s mother)

     
    • Kathleen Robinson

      June 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      I know what you are saying, and at it’s literal center it is true. What I was saying refers to the end result of the liberaterian mindset, the bigger picture down the road.

      If you could see the alcohol related cases I deal with in the courts on a daily basis, you might know why I would oppose legalizing drugs. I have thought about it though, because it would take the money out of the cartells drug business. Eventually, maybe I will go there, but right now I just look at San Francisco and say “no”.

      If there is no federal statute defining marriage between a man and a women there will be chaos. People will just run across state lines to get married, and why have the law at all. The basic unit of society is marriage. Family values are essential in a well ordered society. I agree with Michell Bachman’s viewpoint on this issue.

      As for war, the biggest deterent to war is a military that screams “Don’t mess with us”. I agree that the wars we are envolved in in the Mid East have gone on far too long, and have had many unintended consequences. I want us out of there. I just will not go so far as to cut military spending. The world is getting way to scary. Take a look at all the countries ruled by dictatorships compared to those that have true democracies. We are so outnumbered. I agree that we cannot police the world, but we have to be ready and willing to defend our allies, as well as ourselves.

       
  7. Kathleen Robinson

    June 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks Jen. Nice to meet you too. I hear good things.

     
  8. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 7:48 am

    The Republicans aren’t trying to let Obama win. The media may be up to something slight in favor of Obama, but there is little evidence of that. Just face it, people are inchworms, people have bad taste, people are stupid and short-sighted and they generally flock to retarded candidates.

     
  9. Cale Batt

    July 22, 2011 at 12:04 am

    “I like Mitt Romney enough – if I was more interested in Obama-bashing than actually solving problems, that is. If I wanted a former governor who’s state finished close to last (47th) in job creation, someone who supported the Recovery Act although it made our economy worse and someone who allowed gay marriage in his state during his term. If I wanted a politician who says what he thinks I want to hear instead of actually acting, then I would vote for Romney.”

    I read Mitt’s book (or listened to it on CD) and didn’t find much Obama bashing. Can you provide any evidence to support the claim that Massachusetts was 47th in job creation due to policies that Mitt supported? I don’t know what the Recovery Act is … can you elaborate on that?

    He faced a firefighters’ union while running for governor and told them that he wouldn’t support 25/75. That’s a law that firefighters wanted which said that, after 25 years of work, the state would pay them 75% of the average of their 3 highest grossing years for the rest of their lives. Mitt did the math and said he wouldn’t support it.

    His understanding of the economy is right on point and his proposed solutions are the best I’ve heard. What we need right now is someone that can fix the economy. I believe Mitt can do it. His explanation of productivity, innovation, creative destruction, and capital investment make a lot of sense.

    Does Ron Paul have a book? I would be open to listening to it. Although Mitt is quite convincing, I want to understand all the viewpoints before I make a decision. I prefer to get my information from the horses mouth rather than filtered through a news source. I can filter it myself.

     
  10. Cale Batt

    November 7, 2011 at 12:17 am

    This thread is old and I don’t expect anyone to continue reading it, but just for the record, I have done more research and have humbly accepted the enlightenment I found in Ron Paul’s book, “The Revolution A Manifesto.”

    Mitt Romney and Ron Paul differ on one major principle: Liberty. This is evident in their foreign policies. Mitt wants Liberty for Americans. Ron wants Liberty for all men. Mitt wants to increase defense spending and continue to occupy and police the world. He believes that the only way for America to maintain it’s world dominance is to increase military spending and to increase military interventions. He believes that the fall of mighty empires is caused by isolationism. Paul wants to pull our troops out of 130 countries, decrease the risk of blowback (the unintended consequences of our occupation of foreign countries), and allow foreign nations their sovereignty. He asks Americans the question: “How would we react if a foreign nation were to invade our country and leave a military presence among us?” Ron understands that the fall of mighty empires is caused by the undisciplined pursuit of more: more power, more control, more spending, more debt, more presence.

    In his book, “How the Mighty Fall” Jim Collins outlines 5 stages of decline.
    1. Hubris born of success (Thinking, “We are so great and powerful, no danger can threaten our success.”)
    2. Undisciplined pursuit of more (Making unwise purchases)
    3. Denial of risk (Minimizing and rationalizing warning signs of decline)
    4. Grasping for salvation (Making a series of undisciplined quick-fix decisions)
    5. Capitulation or death (For our nation, this would mean the end of a constitutional republic)

    Note that isolationism is not a factor in Jim Collins’ research. Also note that shrinking the empire and spending less should not be construed as isolationism.

    Right now, the federal government finds itself in stage 4 decline. Elected officials have run up enormous debt, manipulated the currency, and tried several undisciplined quick fixes which have only increased the debt. According to Jim Collins’ research, stage 4 decline is reversible, but the only proven way to reverse the decline is a disciplined approach: stop spending. That is Ron Paul’s solution. Continuing to increase debt to spread the empire will make us more vulnerable than shrinking the empire back to just 50 states.

    What Ron Paul lacks in charisma, he makes up for in wisdom. I still think Mitt would be more likely to reverse the decline than Obama, but this difference in foreign policy has tipped the scale for me in favor of Ron Paul.

     

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