With each new primary or caucus, it becomes more likely that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee to oppose President Barack Obama in November.
Our Republican nominee won’t just challenge the Democrats’ mighty political war machine currently emboldened by the use of federal agencies like the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Labor to corral all the good donkeys necessary to putting Obama over the top once again.
We will be battling high profile traditional media.
A taste of what’s to come was evident in NBC’s manipulation of the audio tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call the night Travon Martin was shot. Whoever edited the video to make it look as though the shooter was a racist was contributing to Democrats’ desperate effort to bring the black community back in line by coalescing the community around a single issue. The fact that Martin’s death was not a hate crime matters little to political activists on the Left.
NBC’s deception is but one of countless ways many media manipulate content to advance Leftist causes.
On Tuesday the chair of the Associated Press board sang Obama’s praises. That’s nothing new—the AP has, in my opinion, pursued Leftist talking points for a very long time.
If you doubt my claims, remember the Journolist scandal.
Meanwhile, Romney is directing attention at Obama, and right now, the president’s energy policy is the target of that attention. Obama sharpened existing Democrat policy on energy—the party has locked up U.S. resources for decades.
Next time your eyes pop when you read your electric bill, thank a Democrat. Next time you fill up your gas tank and freak over what you owe, thank a Democrat. Paying more for health insurance? Thank Democrats for passing that health tax bill they didn’t read. Paying more for your Medicare supplemental policy? You should know whom to thank by now.
On social media I still see Republicans who hoped for a different nominee bashing Romney. That’s their right.
After all, I didn’t go into the primary season by supporting Romney. Thing is, as November approaches, he looks better and better and he looks fantastic next to what 4 more years of Leftist policy will bring.
I admit I’m still annoyed with certain influential Republicans like the arrogant fundraising co-chair who helped anoint the governor early on. That sort of heavy-handedness will certainly continue to affect the party in the future.
One point many are missing about the Romney nomination: the governor fought tooth and nail to secure it. His path has not been easy and nor has it been without injuries to his candidacy. Those injuries were largely caused by some of the people around him. I’ve heard many Republicans say they don’t so much have a problem with Romney as they do with some of the _____________(fill in your fav pejorative) working on his campaign.
When you consider the level of ethics employed by Obama's campaign strategists, well, most anyone would look angelic by those standards.
We should face reality, though. We’re about to engage in a figuratively bloody political war. We may as well acknowledge that and gear up for election combat. Fact is, we’ll be facing two fronts—the Dems and the media.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/April 4, 2012)
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