HE WANTS TO MUTE DISSENT …
|| By FITSNEWS || Liberals are gushing over a line in U.S. president Barack Obama‘s 2015 State of the Union address in which he appealed to his fellow politicians in Washington, D.C. to engage in “a better politics.”
“It will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest (lines) of his Presidency,” South Carolina Democratic activist Tyler Jones said of Obama’s remarks. “This is the kind of stuff you read at Presidential libraries.”
Really? They give Teleprompters their own presidential libraries now?
Anyway, while Obama’s comments would seem on their face to be about elevating the national debate – they’re really not. The “better politics” schtick is all about silencing legitimate criticism – and perpetuating the myth that truth in ideology can only be found in the indiscernible, antiseptic, politically correct hushed tones uttered on cue by the “mushy middle.”
Obama doesn’t want “a better politics.” He wants more appeasement. And he knows the best way to get it is to portray those who actually stand for something as being on the fringes of the American political spectrum.
“Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for — arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision,” Obama said. “Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.”
Wait … something different?
Isn’t that what his “hope and change” was supposed to be all about? Of course. But Obama didn’t do anything different … he just did the same demonstrably failed things “Republicans” used to do on a much grander scale.
“A better politics isn’t one where Democrats abandon their agenda or Republicans simply embrace mine,” Obama continued. “A better politics is one where we appeal to each other’s basic decency instead of our basest fears.”
Really? We wonder … was U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (a liberal “Republican” from Mississippi who won his primary race by appealing to some pretty base fears) nodding along with Obama at this point in his speech?
“A better politics is one where we debate without demonizing each other; where we talk issues, and values, and principles, and facts, rather than ‘gotcha’ moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with people’s daily lives,” Obama continued.
Yeah … facts are stubborn things. And they are not on Obama’s side. Nor are they on the side of his “Republican” antagonists either – something this website has made abundantly clear.
Here’s the bottom line: America will have “a better politics” when it has a real choice at the polls. When its politicians stop lying, cheating and stealing from them on an unprecedented scale. And when its media establishment insists on real accountability as opposed to serving as cheerleader-in-chief for its latest multi-trillion dollar misadventures.
That is “a better politics.” And the only way to get it is to stand and fight … not roll over for Obama’s Teleprompter.
UPDATE: Oh wait, never mind … “everything is awesome.”