It turns out, in the Great Media Fish Slapping Dance, me and my little blog and podcast swing exactly as much cod as Hate Radio and Fox News. Which is a very exciting development indeed!
I know this because the President of the United States went on Fox News and said so (From Crooks & Liars):
..."The perception is going to be changing over time as people see results," Obama replied. "But -- and this is the big but -- nobody is going to be 100 percent satisfied in a democracy like ours with every outcome.""And I think the danger both among Republicans and among Democrats who just listen to each other or they just listen to people that already agree with them -- you know, Republicans have their own TV station," he noted."Go ahead," Wallace interrupted. "You can say Fox News.""They've got their own publications, their own blogs," the president continued. "Democrats, same thing. Increasingly what happens is, we don't hear each other. And so what happens then is when Republicans promise to repeal Obamacare and it doesn't get repealed, they're outraged."...
I get that President Obama is not talking to me. That he is playing for history books now, trying to exit the stage on the same "There are no Red States, There are no Blue States" flotilla that sailed him into office.
But there really are Red States.
And they really, really hate you.
And their media/think-tank infrastructure is deeply and lavishly funded.
And their elected representatives are dangerously insane.
And after +7 years of continuous obstruction, lies, shutdowns and sedition -- capped off by the rise of Trump and Cruz -- it is deeply disappointing that President Got No Fucks Left To Give still feels compelled to feed the biggest lie in American politics,