Last night Big Media won a big one.
Last night Obama kool-aid drinkers think they won, but they did not. It was a win for Big Media and the Obama strategy, as betrayed by his history, of picking an unsavory actor and doing his (in this case, its) bidding in order for Obama to advance himself.
Obama kool-aid drinkers will swagger in confidence and proclaim themselves winners. But they will soon learn they are not part of the “we” in “we won”. Americans who, battered by years of Bush and his myriad disasters, cast aside their doubts about Obama in desperate hope for “change” will also discover they are not part of the “we” of “we won”.
Sports teams that decide to abandon the city of their triumph (think Brooklyn Dodgers) do not bother to look back to the city that nurtured them. The fans who deliriously shouted “We’re #1” after a triumphal season at that point learn that it wasn’t “we” but rather the business owners of the franchise who are the winners. That, in short, is the Obama franchise history that is about to be repeated. Big Media won.
Need we once again repeat the Obama history of betrayal?
When Obama desired to advance himself in Illinois he took up with corrupt machine politicians in order to advance his career. When Obama desired to advance himself in Chicago he took up with the now convicted Rezko and abandoned poor and black constituents as they froze in Rezko controlled tenements which Obama himself had helped Rezko interests acquire. When Obama desired to advance himself he organized a gay-bashing tour of South Carolina. When Obama desired to advance himself he race-baited.
And remember how helpless kool-aid drinkers were during the FISA fight? When Obama desired to advance himself during the primaries he promised to filibuster against FISA and telecommunications immunity. When Obama desired to advance himself during the general election he voted FOR FISA and telecommunications immunity. The Big Media branch of telecommunications won and the kool-aid drinkers were ignored.
On and on, the under the bus grandma – the used then “lost” aunt and uncle – the coin of Obama’s desire to advance himself when in conflict with the needs of his “supporters” always flips to the “help Obama” side.
Obama supporters want us and themselves to believe that the leopard changes its spots, that history is not a teacher, that the scorpion changes its nature. We can “hope” that is so, but old patterns reassert themselves very quickly especially under pressure.
So what is next?
As Americans, as Democrats, some as former Democrats, we hold Obama’s feet to the fire. How soon does Obama pull completely out of Iraq? How soon does Obama implement real universal healthcare (the Hillary program not the garbage he proposed)? When do those tax rates go down?
Obama kool-aid drinkers will soon be presented with the small fine print of Obama’s promises. They will soon read Obama’s legal escape clause. It may take some time, but not long before Obama “desperation” supporters and even eventually some of the kool-aid drinkers, will realize that Obama will not keep his promises. Like with FISA, Obama will soon forget all those campaign promises and crib drown them in a sea of flowery words and say “it can’t be done now”.
The American people, bamboozled by Big Media manipulations, elected Obama last night. It was not “fair” but as the process goes in post 2000 America as close to legitimate as Big Media will allow. John McCain made a gallant effort and was successful after the Republican convention. But soon thereafter, the 8 years of Bush disaster culminating in a possibly unprecedented economic crisis which continues to unfold, doomed McCain.
Americans bruised after Big Media manipulations to get into Iraq, Big Media manipulations to elect the 2000 version of “uniter not divider”, Big Media manipulations in endless variations reminiscent of Roman “bread and circuses” decided to be willingly bamboozled once again.
Obama, who strategically employed “change”, is the third Bush term – just as inexperienced, only more grandiose and with even more messianic delusions.
Big Media won a big one last night. Big Media trashed Obama opponents and excused and hid Obama’s flaws.
Obama kool-aid drinkers will learn that it is Big Media in the “we won”. Big Media is Obama’s new Tony Rezko.