We’re crying crocodile tears – full of insincerity. Our croc tears are almost tears of joy. Why? Not only are big Big Media outlets in trouble but in addition our Dimocrat friends are walking down the road on their journey of discovery to learn what we have known for far too long:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
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Here are some rib ticklers sure to get those chuckle tears flowing:
John Kerry is cranky, angry, and disappointed to find himself under A Streetcar Named B.O.:
Word from Capitol Hill is that, despite his kind words for Hillary Clinton yesterday, Sen. John Kerry is angry and disappointed about not being considered a serious candidate for Barack Obama’s secretary of state.
“He’s pretty PO’d,” said Someone Who Knows. “After going from the early front-runner to not even being considered, he’s pretty disappointed.” [snip]
“He was out there early for Obama but it didn’t do him much good,” said our spy.
“He’s bored with being a senator,” said another political source.
The PINOs are slipping into consciousness too, somewhat.
Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.
Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil. He’s hedged his call for a quick drawdown in Iraq. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left.
Now some are shedding a reluctance to puncture the liberal euphoria at being rid of President George W. Bush to say, in effect, that the new boss looks like the old boss.
“He has confirmed what our suspicions were by surrounding himself with a centrist to right cabinet. But we do hope that before it’s all over we can get at least one authentic progressive appointment,” said Tim Carpenter, national director of the Progressive Democrats of America.
OpenLeft blogger Chris Bowers went so far as to issue this plaintive plea: “Isn’t there ever a point when we can get an actual Democratic administration?”
Love those slap-happy PINOs. When we write Obama Is The Third Bush Term they get upset with us. But now the PINOs are in “new boss = old boss” mode. The PINOs are pining for a real Democratic administration, like, say….
Didn’t these PINOs ever hear that Obama is a product of the Chicago machine where every new boss is the old boss? Now these astute PINOs are quoting us and saying they are now going to hold Obama’s feet to the fire. PINOs now say they will watch the same feet Obama warmed in the many mahogony fireplaces in his Rezko financed mansion.
Even supporters make clear they’re on the lookout for backsliding. “There’s a concern that he keep his basic promises and people are going to watch him,” said Roger Hickey, a co-founder of Campaign for America’s Future.
PINOs are making a list of Obama broken promises and it’s not even January.
Obama drew rousing applause at campaign events when he vowed to tax the windfall profits of oil companies. As president-elect, Obama says he won’t enact the tax.
Obama’s pledge to repeal the Bush tax cuts and redistribute that money to the middle class made him a hero among Democrats who said the cuts favored the wealthy. But now he’s struck a more cautious stance on rolling back tax cuts for people making over $250,000 a year, signaling he’ll merely let them expire as scheduled at the end of 2010.
Obama’s post-election rhetoric on Iraq and choices for national security team have some liberal Democrats even more perplexed. As a candidate, Obama defined and separated himself from his challengers by highlighting his opposition to the war in Iraq from the start. He promised to begin to end the war on his first day in office.
Now Obama’s says that on his first day in office he will begin to “design a plan for a responsible drawdown,” as he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
Bill Clinton was The Promise Keeper. “And this is emblematic of the most underappreciated legacies of Clinton’s presidency: his consistent efforts to follow through—and deliver—on his very many, and quite specific, campaign promises.”
Only now are the PINOs realizing Obama can’t be trusted and Obama flowery words do not translate into action.
“There don’t seem to be any liberals in Obama’s cabinet,” writes John Aravosis, the editor of Americablog.com. “What does all of this mean for Obama’s policies, and just as important, Obama Supreme Court announcements?”
“Actually, it reminds me a bit of the campaign, at least the beginning and the middle, when the Obama campaign didn’t seem particularly interested in reaching out to progressives,” Aravosis continues. “Once they realized that in order to win they needed to marshal everyone on their side, the reaching out began. I hope we’re not seeing a similar ‘we can do it alone’ approach in the transition team.”
This isn’t the first liberal letdown over Obama, who promptly angered the left after winning the Democratic primary by announcing he backed a compromise that would allow warrantless wiretapping on U.S. soil to continue.
You can’t make this up. During the primaries the PINOs never asked “Change, to what?” Now they are upset. David Corn appears to be getting ready to go after the Frankenstein monster of the Chicago machine:
David Corn, Washington bureau chief of the liberal magazine Mother Jones, wrote in Sunday’s Washington Post that he is “not yet reaching for a pitchfork.”
But the headline of his op-ed sums up his point about Obama’s Cabinet appointments so far: “This Wasn’t Quite the Change We Envisioned.”
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Big Media, bereft of credibility is now suffering in the marketplace. Americans increasingly are turning away from Big Media blowhards who deliver gullible opinion and character assasination but do not vet nor report the news. There are many reasons for the mess Big Media is in but loss of credibility is clearly one of them.
The Chicago Tribune is in trouble. It has filed for bankruptcy protection.
The Miami Herald is in trouble too. The better than average Big Media McClatchy Company is selling the Herald.
The irresponsible Clinton Hate Machine known as the New York Times is in trouble too.
The New York Times Company plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits. [snip]
Standard & Poor’s recently lowered its credit rating on the Times Company below investment grade, and Moody’s Investors Service has said it was considering a similar move.
The goons at NBC/MSNBC are in trouble too. Our croc tears are flowing.
A terrible fall season at NBC is forcing the network to consider scaling back the number of hours it airs programming, Chief Executive Jeff Zucker told an investor conference Monday.
While NBC will continue to fund the creation of pilots, Zucker told analysts at a media investor conference sponsored by UBS that NBC is considering cutting the number of hours or perhaps even the number of nights it provides programming. [snip]
Zucker’s comments came after the company last week laid off 500 employees—about 3 percent of its work force of 15,000—as part of a plan to trim $500 million next year. [snip]
Zucker said he did not blame the poor ratings at NBC on NBC Entertainment co-chairmen Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff. [snip]
Zucker also said there needs to be a major change at its 10 owned-and-operated local TV stations, which have been hard-hit by a decline in advertising, especially from the auto sector.
“We’re in an era where if we don’t change the models of these local TV stations, we will be newspapers, we will be car companies,” he said. “I don’t want to be a company that files for bankruptcy.”
Try reporting the news not Obama worship services, Jeff.
Karma ain’t pretty. The tears on our cheeks are from laughter.