is the only word to
describe how stunned we were. By ‘we’ I mean the majority of
just knew without a doubt that Mitt Romney would be our next
that was guaranteed.
whom? Why, Fox News of course.
And the lesson to be learned here is that if you watch only
one channel, if you
tune out everyone but Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck then you’re
not getting the real
facts. Same when you take Michael Reagan neat without a
these sorcerers keep serving
up is a mickey finn. It's Tea for the Party that looks like
truth but spiked
with a poison pill dissolved therein like an Alka-Seltzer. It’s
is why the villagers who
believe those Fox fairytales keep getting a shock. And for
them the election
result was the nastiest jolt of all.
the cap nearly fell off
local Republican Roy Roberts’ head once the results came in.
He hadn’t bothered
to give the Romney/Ryan sign on his lawn a good-luck kiss. No
need to, it was
going to be a landslide for Mitt, is what he kept telling
anyone willing to
sitting there in his pajamas
way past his bedtime, he was sure of that himself, believing
fact-free edict that they had taken Ohio and thereby the
when Reality Dawn broke at
the stroke of midnight Romney turned into a pumpkin.
discover the candidate
himself was thunderstruck. Hundreds of millions spent to make
sure the White
House was paid for, plus he believed his own spinmeisters and the lying tongues of Fox’s cunning linguists. So certain
of winning he
never bothered to write a concession speech, only a victory
losers – and my special
condolences to the coven at Loganville – are the Tea Party,
candidates spouting the most bizarre ideas, including
County’s embarrassment, Paul Broun, may have survived this
similar-minded Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin
and rabid flag
bearers like the odious Allen West in Florida, were dismissed
by voters sick of
the lunacy. .
is the same stuff embraced
by Chairman Roberts in his negative columns last August,
seeing fault in
achievement, finding darkness in light, skewing the facts.
president’s hiding dubious origins, that Obama shunned the US
flag pin and
replaced the National Day of Prayer with a Muslim one. (A
display of pure
ignorance, this, because the National Day was for all
religions including, yes,
Muslims and even worshippers of the sex goddess Kardashia).
virtually everything The
Chairman predicted the opposite comes true. Obama takes a
strong stance on
Iran, the Middle East and Pakistan’s sneaky hospitality to Al
report record sales, folks are spending. Unemployment’s the
lowest in four
selling briskly even as
house prices increase; the economy’s recovering. Oh, and
corporate wealth is at
its highest level ever..
for the eager Foxwatcher
to gobble up, however, is a different diet, a gruel of
distortions courtesy of Rupert Murdoch, the oligarch from Down
to witness his hacks lying with straight faces. The twisted
Obamacare’s death panels and the birther baloney...groan...
“journalists” now try
desperately to spin the results and disguise their
prostitution of what is
otherwise a noble profession. Bret Baier, for
produced some dishonest math to push his claim that half of
Americans want rich
folks to pay lower taxes.
Mr Baier: the truth is
that two in three want people earning over a quarter million a
year to be taxed
more stiffly and those making less to be cut a break. Period.
Obama’s position throughout. Important here to point out that
the tax is
incremental, meaning someone making $250,002 is taxed at the
higher rate only
on that extra couple dollars, not the whole lot.
would Fox deliberately
distort statistics to favor the wealthy over their own viewers
who are, shall
we say, unwealthy? Why
would a party resort to trickery to suppress the ballot of
would the billionaire Koch
Brothers bolster extremist Republican candidates with $300
million of their own
money and millions more to set up and run the Tea Party? Why
would sleazy Las
Vegas gambling czar Sheldon Adelson toss
in his $53
million? Mighty gains for all of them had the Romney/Ryan
ticket been a winner.
And at our expense.
course there’s warm comfort to
be drawn from the fact that despite the cash and shenanigans
they still failed.
Sensible America felt the ominous threat of another, even more
of the Bush years with Big Finance running the government.
now? The Tea Party’s most
outspoken champion just jumped ship. Reading the tealeaves,
Jim DeMint (R-SC), suddenly just upped and quit his Senate seat. This follows the swift departure of another Teabag trickster, Disgusting Dick Armey.
caught in a coil-spring trap
after that on-air election fiasco, Fox News actually chewed
it’s own leg off
and fired Rove. But too many are wise to the wiles of this
now; there are only a few pockets of disciples in America’s
nation recovers these
folks are being left behind. Stunned.