Monday, June 8, 2009

MSM Diary: Obama Is God

The Left is now and has always been suffocatingly smug. Evan Thomas, editor of Newsweek--which is one of a handful of long-running weekly political digests that is passed around in high school gov't/civics classrooms--rewrites history concerning Ronald Reagan's presidency to make him look like some inbred, club-weilding, retard waving an American flag in one hand while he bashes foreigners with the other.

This effete little man--Thomas--is typical of the Left's disgusting sense of superiority, bought with the blood, tears, and limbs of common men who don't have the luxury of time to ponder how patriotism is really passe'. He blithely tumbles out the words,

Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God. He’s-

See how much better it is to NOT be like Reagan? Why, if you're like Reagan, you're parochial, chauvinistic, and provincial! How about that? To the man who stared down the Kremlin and deployed missiles all over free Europe to help them protect themselves from the U.S.S.R., we can so easily say, "we are above that now".

And just where is he getting his history from? It surely can't be from the archives of his own publication. The likes of Newsweek, Time, The NYT, etc. were ALL performing a constant drumbeat of how DANGEROUS, senile, and cruel the great Ronald Reagan was. It wasn't ok to buy into this notion of Reagan's that America is a "shining city on a hill". That quote was always mocked, ridiculed, and defrocked with statistics about the homeless people crowding the sidewalks of that 'shining city on a hill'. Remember those days? I do:
“As a practical matter, the homeless won’t get very far unless they can persuade a Republican to break with Ronald Reagan’s policies — or elect a Democrat.”
— Newsweek senior editor Tom Mathews in the March 21, 1988 issue. (source)
This is the typical attitude behind most of the media, most certainly the msm.

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