Check out the Obama apologist Big Media outlets. They are in full rabid attack mode against Mitt Romney and in support of Barack Obama. There’s a reason for this.
Regular readers know we started writing about Big Media as adjuncts of the Obama campaign back in 2007. The JournoList scandal proved our observations to be accurate. But since September 11, 2012 Big Media has gone whole hog in attacking Mitt Romney and protecting Barack Obama.
At Arriana’s Huff n’ Puff website some anti-Romney screeds are getting close to 40,000 comments. The DailyKooks are full out KooKoo in vitriol against Romney and hosannas for Obama.
Why are the DailyKook type websites and Big Media in a tornado frenzy? Hint: it’s not because they are in a position of strength.
Fear is driving the rabid attacks. Fear. Fear of the unknown and an even more profound fear which lies at the heart of every Obama Hopium Guzzling Dimocrat. That fear is not nameless. That fear has a name.
The name of that fear is “Jimmy Carter”.
The Barack Obama campaign has run on the model of 2004. In that year an unpopular incumbent ran a base election and squeaked through to a victory.
The Mitt Romney campaign sees 1980 as their model year. In that year a Republican challenger to an incumbent president trailed or was close to the president for many months until at the very last moment, at a debate, the challenger proved his worthiness and broke the race wide open to a comfortable victory.
If you look at these two models after the events of September 11, 2012, the 1980 model appears to be the one most congruent with the current political situation. That is what scares the Obama Hopium Guzzling Big Media and other Obama acolytes. That is why the response to Mitt Romney’s mild critique of Barack Obama has been so brutal.
Accordingly, Big Media wants to be sure not only that the 1980/1979 election model be rejected from the hive mind but that potential apostate members of Big Media know what the collective position is and not to deviate. One deviant has already been detected via video: NBC chief foreign correspondent blasts Obama’s “Egypt not an ally” statement:
This type of Big Media analysis could lead to a “Welcome Back Carter” reaction among the American public/voter. Consider “malaise 2012”:
This morning we learn that claims for unemployment are “unexpectedly” higher than anticipated, much higher. High gasoline prices? Check. Is Obama channeling Jimmy Carter? questions? Check. World chaos? Check. Middle class sinking? Check.
Ed Morrissey gets it. He asks “Is this 1979?“:
“I’m having the strangest sense of deja vu over the last eighteen months or so, and the attacks on two diplomatic missions in the Middle East over the last 24 hours has only intensified it. Once again we have an American government that either tacitly or actively undermined an ally in the region in favor of supposedly democratic Islamist radicals, and once again we have an American government that gets taken by surprise when the government that results either fails to protect our embassies and consulates or arguably participated in an attack on them. Once again, the response to those attacks have been more mea culpa than mighty, and once again the weakness of the response puts our other diplomatic missions at risk.”
None of this is too surprising. This is not what alarms Obama’s henchmen in Big Media. But that is not all there is to the Big Media “malaise” and the need to attack Romney with ferocity.
Big Media and the astute observer, like hurricane watchers over the African coast, can see the mists congregating and the winds begin their spiral dance. Big Media (a.k.a. the Obama campaign) sees the gathering storm. First there was the Obama convention giving Romney a vast opening with the “God” and “Jerusalem” disasters forever documented on Youtube.
The “God” and “Jerusalem” revelations at Obama’s convention were followed up by Obama’s snub of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on September 11, 2012. These events were stirring up worries in the Obama Big Media mob for days (Obama quoting Jimmy Carter isn’t helping). But then what they feared most happened.
What Obama’s Big Media henchmen most feared is usually one of their most useful tools: pictures.
Looking at the pictures of an American flag ripped to shreds by Muslim mobs, arrayed like hungry crows on an embassy wall, it is hard to distinguish the 2012 pictures from the 1979 pictures. The videos are equally hard to catalog. Are these from ’79 or are these ’12? Is that Muslim thug on the wall vintage age of high Jimmy Carter gas prices or high Barack Obama gas prices? Is that bearded thug ripping the American flag an Obama unemployment rate Muslim or a Jimmy Carter era bum?
The pictures are deadly. Big Media knows that no matter how much they write in defense of Obama those darn pictures speak for themselves. Americans watching the stars and stripes ripped for mob souvenirs might just get a clue that not all is well. That is why Big Media is doing all it can to cast the blame on Mitt Romney and stoke the fires of love for Barack Obama.
We won’t repeat ourselves. Fortunately Charles Krauthammer is saying pretty much what we are saying:
“The substance of what Romney said at the time was absolutely right,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said about the situation in Libya and Egypt on “Special Report” tonight. “The problem is he needs to make a larger argument. There is a collapse of Obama’s policy. It began with the Cairo speech, it began with the apologies to Iran. It began with regret for the Iraq war, it began with the so-called outreach and it completely collapsed. It has gotten nowhere on Iran. These are the fruits of appeasement and apology.”
“He should make a general speech, not attack here and there but a speech explaining and connecting all the dots. That’s what a candidate ought to do and to leave attacks to surrogates and to Ryan,” Krauthammer said.
Romney indeed needs to make the “larger argument”. These are the words that Mitt Romney must include in that speech or series of speeches:
“appeasement, Cairo speech, war on terror, Jimmy Carter, appeasement, mob rule, Arab winter, snub Israel, snub Netanyahu, Obama will get us all killed, free speech, Muslim Brotherhood, appeasement, thugs, bowing, scraping, failure of leadership, Iran murderers, Holocaust, nuclear winter, moral cowardice, Iron Veil, delusion, morass, treachery, God, Jerusalem, appeasement”
Mitt Romney must provide a narrative for what is happening in America and the world. That narrative must start by laying out the facts. The conclusion will be: Obama must go or be removed. Make the case Mitt.