“Liberals live in a world in which everyone is either an oppressor or a victim. In this rather extreme morality play, they control the casting: they are always the victims and conservatives are always the oppressors.” Ann Coulter from her book Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault upon America
Crocodile Tears of the Left
Flood America with Corruption
as the “BIG LIE” Dominates
Part II: Victim #2, The Fourth Estate (Journalism)
In the previous installment (Part I: Victim #1, TRUTH ) we discussed how the progressives/liberals play fast and loose with the notion of their victimhood by the oppressor-conservatives in society. Indeed, how progressives club the conservative society at large around them (those racists, bigots, Nazis, Fascists, women-haters, who drove the car into the ditch with the monstrous lie of their own victimhood. Then we examined five of their biggest and most popular victim dramas in some depth. We ended with this surprising truth about the “car in the ditch” parable:
Using the same Cloward-Piven** strategy they employed to DELIBERATELY create the bankruptcy of New York City between 1967 and 1975 by creating a community organization that deliberately overloaded the welfare rolls . . . beginning especially after 1992 . . . ACORN, OBAMA, First ACORN PRESIDENT Bill Clinton, and oodles of progressives (98% of them Democrats) DELIBERATELY were pushing the car toward a 500-foot cliff . . . when George W. Bush jumped in and grabbed the steering wheel and hit the brakes. Bush was able to create a controlled-skid and guide the car to rest in a friendly-looking ditch!
Admit it, this is a surprising, if not shocking truth but one which we’d already documented earlier in that first blog and which Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner summed up briefly two weeks ago when he praised Bush’s passage of a 2007 law that Geithner was assessing.
While that might play in Peoria, truth is no desiderata for the left. “You can hear the non-denial denials rampant “You’re blaming poor people for the recession?” No, we don’t blame the poor people for letting ACORN, Obama and the progressive movement use them like storm troopers against capitalism . . . no, Rajjpuut blames the progressives who knew damn well what they were doing and who’d plotted it all along. The poor have been doubly victimized by the progressives by a) being used as pawns and b) becoming locked more deeply in to the victimhood lie when they failed to be able to pay their $400,000 mortgages. Let us delve further into these crocodile tears shed before liberals dismember our country . . . .
Journalism was honored in the perspectives of our founding fathers because they saw it as another part of the necessary system of ‘checks and balances’ that kept the Republic strong. Today, however, the Fourth Estate has become the first line of defense for progressive/liberal candidates and ideas. The broadcast media and print media are today NOT trusted by the average Americans because it’s obvious that far from truth, the media are pushing the left-wing agenda.
The Pew Research Center found that for 12 out of 13 consecutive weeks during the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama was the presidential candidate most visible in the news. Obama was clearly the “media’s president.” News outlets by their dramatically favorable and dramatically increased coverage of Obama essentially provided free advertising for him, giving him significantly more frequent and more favorable coverage than Sen. John McCain. The cost to the Obama campaign would have been hundreds of millions of dollars to buy all the advertising that the left-leaning media provided him for free. But that’s not all, journalists who gave to Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign outnumbered those who contributed to McCain by 20-to-1, according to Investor’s Business Daily. How severe is a 20-1 edge? Blacks voted for Obama over McCain by 95.6% to 4.4% that’s just barely over 20-1.
Are you surprised to discover that campaign news coverage of Sen. McCain was three times more negative than coverage of then-Sen. Obama following the conventions, according to the nonpartisan Project for Excellence in Journalism. Recently, leaked e-mail messages from an online forum for reporters and commentators called JournOList** gave Americans a look behind the curtain of the national media — a mighty ugly backstage view. During the 2008 campaign, a group of over 400 journalists, academicians, and media bigwigs tried to protect then-Sen. Obama from the Jeremiah Wright “God damn America” scandal that threatened his presidential campaign by focusing attention on the “racism” of Obama’s attackers and non-attackers.
"Journalists from Time, Politico, The Baltimore Sun and The New Republic, among others, expressed outrage over questions regarding Reverend Jeremiah Wright that Obama received during a debate. Some of the journalists collaborated to shield Obama from his association with the radical preacher,” according to Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller website. President Obama won by about 7.3 percent. “That means that if the media’s biased reporting changed the minds of just four voters out of every 100, the media determined the outcome of the election.”
Today, the media coddling of Obama continues. "Hardball questions" are never asked and anytime he's GASP!! criticized, the newsmen break out the "racism" card in his behalf. It's impossible to be just objecting to Obama's actions or his political views, no, you are a racist! Despite Barack Obama’s well-demonstrated ineptness as president and his vicious attacks on America’s free markets and her Constitution, the once proud Fourth Estate in the hands of today's progressive/liberal media is still slanting 99 stories of every 100 in obvious efforts to help him the most or hurt him the least . . . because Barack Obama (and not the voters and taxpayers) is clearly the victim here . . . and if you don’t believe that, you’re a bigoted, racist, anti-woman, homophobe infected with cooties . . . .
Next Time: Part III
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** Apparently this joyful collusion between journalists has been going on for quite some time. During the Wright controversy, one female journalist on the JournOList called upon the boys to "man up." She claimed that it hurt her pride and feminist self-image to have to look the other way while Bill Clinton "danced about with Monica, Jennifer, Paula, etc."
“Liberal Motto: Speak loudly and carry a small victim” chapter one title of Ann Coulter’s book GUILTY: Liberal ‘victims’ and their assault on America
Crocodile Tears from the Left
Flood America with Corruption
as the “BIG LIE” Dominates
Part I: Victim #1, TRUTH
The progressive/liberal bullies who have ganged together to take over America in the name of their eventual socialist-Utopia -- like all bullies -- claim to be the victims and stack up an unending list of grievances. Their nastiness is just a matter of self-defense. Victimhood is their 1st nature. Victimhood is their 2nd nature. Victim is their beloved identity. These phony victims are advancing their hellish cause by . . . creating real victims and by destroying our country. Let’s look at some of their real victims:
1. Truth: We, normal everyday patriotic conservative Americans who are banding together in protest of the progressive front’s innumerable affronts, are (pick one or more) racists and bigots; Nazis, Fascists, haters, stupid, warmongers, anti-woman, anti-youth, anti-Semitists, witch-hunters, drivers who put the car (economy) into the ditch, etc. etc. Let’s look at the worst of these lies slung against conservatives, also known as “the right”:
Racism? Since Barack Obama got 48% of the White vote (more than either Gore or Kerry did) and John McCain got 4.2% of the Black vote where does the real racism lie? Since Obama’s Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Deputy Attorney General Julie Fernandez dropped a well-documented voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers already for all intents and purposes won by the Bush administration; and since Ms. Fernandez has told a roomful of DOJ employees they won’t be prosecuting cases in which Black perpetrators commit racial crimes against Whites, who are the real victims?
Nazis? How come no one mentions that Nazi means “National SOCIALIST Workers’ Party” member and that Nazis said their economic plan was neither Capitalist, nor Communist but another way of controlling the economy . . . doesn’t all that mean that Nazis are a left-wing group? That word “workers” and the Nazis attacks upon capitalism all along, doesn’t that mean anything? Since these slanders are routinely tossed about against good people and no proof is ever offered, who are the real victims?
Fascists? Hmmm, forgive our actually looking at history, but Mussolini and the Italian movement that came to be known as fascism, didn’t that start out as workers seizing control of the corporations? Since these slanders are routinely tossed about against good people and no proof is ever offered, who are the real victims?
Anti-woman? Since the feminist movement hijacked the up till then beautiful women’s rights movement, think of all the great things that have happened (Great things like: Hasn’t the American family suffered? Haven’t our children suffered? Haven’t a much larger percentage of women become impoverished? Haven’t a much larger percentage of one-parent families been created? Haven’t many more children been raised in poverty? Hasn’t the number of children born out of wedlock multiplied? Hasn’t the incidence of female alcoholism and drug addiction risen dramatically? Hasn’t the incidence of women getting jobs as Women’s Studies professor’s multiplied?) And since stay-at-home moms are treated by feminists as untouchables, who are the real victims?
Ditch drivers? The left has claimed that our present financial crisis was created by 1) the Bush Administration 2) conservatives 3) lack of government regulations on the economy 4) the free market, etc. who all banded together to drive the car (the economy) into the ditch (deep recession). Progressives forced major changes in mortgage laws five times between 1977 and 1998. Once the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA ’77) was passed, they also created ACORN in Arkansas immediately to willfully abuse these laws. In 1975, only 0.24% of all home loans in the country were made with 3% down payment or less. Low down payment mortgages were reserved for exceptionally well-qualified veterans only. By 1995, 14% of all home loans were completed with less than 3% down payment.
That shifty wing of the Democratic Party, ACORN, was shaking down lenders and forcing loans for people without ID; people without jobs; people without even rental histories; people with horrendous credit ratings; people whose only income was food stamps; any person on welfare; even illegal aliens. And who was the best ACORN lawyer at shaking down these lenders who really didn’t want to make loans to people who never had a prayer of repaying their mortgages? Barack Obama!
Somewhere after Bill Clinton’s third expansion of CRA ’77 (two in ’95) put the whole system on steroids in 1998, (Barack Obama was gone by now) ACORN discovered it was almost as easy under the ’98 law to get an impoverished person into a $400,000 home as it had been earlier to put him into a $120,000 one. By 2005, 34% of all home loans were completed with less than 3% down payment. That’s called a “sub-prime lending crisis.”
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner gave George W. Bush a thumbs up about two weeks ago saying that Bush’s efforts to pass a law in July, 2007 kept the country from going really deep into recession and kept home prices from plummeting ever lower. Unmentioned is that Bush sought to pass a tougher law in January, 2005, 30 months earlier but that progressive votes derailed that effort. The 2007 law that Geithner praised was way too little, way too late . . . but it was a life-saver, nevertheless. So the truth about that ditch is . . . .
Using the same Cloward-Piven** strategy that DELIBERATELY created the bankruptcy of New York City earlier between 1967 and 1975 by overloading the welfare rolls . . . beginning especially after 1992, ACORN, OBAMA, First ACORN PRESIDENT Bill Clinton, and oodles of progressives (98% of them Democrats) DELIBERATELY were pushing the car toward a 500-foot cliff. George W. Bush jumped in and grabbed the steering wheel and hit the brakes. Bush was able to create a controlled-skid and guide the car to rest in a friendly-looking ditch!
NEXT TIME: Victim #2
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** Richard Cloward and Frances Piven published their strategy of orchestrated crisis in 1966 based upon Saul Alinsky’s 1945 book Reveille for Radicals. Obama, only five at the time, would later teach college courses in Alinksy’s later book, Rules for Radicals over several semesters. Bill and Hillary Clinton were also big Alinsky fans. Before marriage, Hillary wrote her honors thesis on Alinsky’s “method” based upon his “guidebook for community organizers” which became Rules for Radicals shortly afterward in 1971.
Cloward and Piven and community organizer George Wiley created the National Welfare Rights Organization in 1967 in hopes of “overloading the system” and forcing the Congress to pass a “Guaranteed National Income” which they believed would abolish poverty for once and forever. After New York City was bankrupted in 1975 (requiring federal government bailout) and New York State came within inches of bankruptcy also . . . the threesome bragged publicly and in print about the great thing they’d accomplished (hardly mentioning that GNI never was even considered. Cloward and Piven told their followers that voter registration and housing were the next areas for emphasis.
Wiley sent his lieutenant Wade Rathke to Arkansas (the “A” in ACORN first stood for “Arkansas” only later for “Association”) in ’77 to help out an up and coming politician (lieutenant-governor by age 30) Bill Clinton and to establish community organizations to work on voter registration and housing. Rathke would later found SEIU. With ACORN’s help Clinton served as Arkansas governor for 12 of the 14 years between 1978 and 1992 until he became president. One of his first laws was the Motor Voter Act in 1993 and in the official photo you can see Richard Cloward and Frances Piven standing behind directly behind him as he signs the bill into law. Clinton was responsible for three of the four expansions of the original CRA ’77 mortgage-guarantee law. However, to be fair . . . the biggest mistake may have been George H. W. Bush’s . . . .
Successful in 44 out of his 45 vetoes, in 1992 G.H.W. Bush allowed a major and complicated bill to pass by not vetoing it. One of the tinier sections of the bill expanded CRA ’77 for the first time so that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the two federally-owned mortgage giants) had to comply with the CRA ’77 laws and made CRA ’77 “watertight.” This sort of thing is one reason that Rajjpuut favors the TEA Party Contract from America provision that says that all proposed bills need to quote the U.S. Constitution to show what provision of the Constitution allows the new law. One proviso, remember the July, 2007, law that Bush the younger passed which Geithner praised, that law was a stop-gap after the Democrats stopped the much stronger and better law Bush proposed in January, 2005. That means an awful lot of evil is still on the books in all the five mortgage-guarantee laws that were not rescinded. They’re still on the books and still waiting to destroy the country.
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