Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Is Our Presidents Learning?

In which POTUS finally catches up with where every Liberal blogger in America has been since Christ was a corporal:
Obama Just Called Out Fox News For Making the Poor Out to Be "Leeches"

I mean, I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu—they will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re like, "I don’t want to work, I just want a free Obama phone"—or whatever. And that becomes an entire narrative, right? That gets worked up. And very rarely do you hear an interview of a waitress—which is much more typical—who’s raising a couple of kids and is doing everything right but still can’t pay the bills.

And so if we’re going to change how John Boehner and Mitch McConnell think, we’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues and how people’s impressions of what it's like to struggle in this economy looks like, and how budgets connect to that. And that’s a hard process because that requires a much broader conversation than typically we have on the nightly news.
Enjoy it while you can, citizens.

Until the Sanders Administration begins widespread Mainstream Media show-trials in 2017, this is the closest you are going to get to hearing a powerful, hardcore "Both Siderist" confess the error of his ways


Mike Lumish said...


I would give my remaining left testicle to see the Sanders Administration begin widespread Mainstream Media show-trials in my lifetime.

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

From the link...

"And over the last 40 years, sadly, I think there’s been an effort to either make folks mad at folks at the top, or to be mad at folks at the bottom."

Is there a powerful, dangerous, poverty-stricken equivalent of the Koch brothers that I haven't heard about?

Le sigh.

---Kevin Holsinger

Unknown said...

I don't think Obama is a true-believing both-siderist. I think he throws that rubbish out there to keep the "ZOMG Hussein Obomber wants to execute rich people and Republicans" hysteria at manageable levels.

But it's amazing how such a smart fellow can be so naive about it. No matter what he does, the hysteria needle will be buried in the red. He might as well just tell it like it is and hope their heads really do explode.

dinthebeast said...

Bernie? Just to imagine the look on Republican faces if they woke up one morning with an actual socialist in the white house, as opposed to a well meaning centrist whose policies would have been standard Republican fare 50 years ago makes his candidacy worth it to me. That and the fact that he promised not to run as an independent...

-Doug in Oakland