TWO YEARS? ALL THOSE GODDAMN HOURS
OF MY LIFE? And it was only a difference of
TWO STATES from 2008?
...and then on top of
that, the two states in 2008 that were absolute SHOCKERS,
Indiana and North Carolina?!?! The youth vote for him
went UP? The black vote for him went UP? The Latino vote
for him went UP?
I mean, yay, the
right thing happened. Any president with that kind of
record of improvement in every area of his presidency
deserves to be re-elected... but only a TWO
STATE difference? (Assuming Florida which Chuck Todd
seems to think is Obama's because of the counties where
the vote is outstanding. Chuck Todd is the man.) You
would think this was gonna be 2000 all over again. Hell,
Obama could've lost Florida, Ohio AND Virginia and
still won. 8 of 9 battleground states? GODDDDDDDD. What a
build-up for NOTHING. Then again, I think the only reason
I was scared was, well...
I have a
confession to make. Out of absolute astonishment at some
of the people I talked to on Facebook,
I watched Fox News all day Monday. All day. I just
had to understand. Of course I had flipped past it a few
times. I've watched several minutes of several shows and
shook my head and there's always the moments on The Daily
Show, but you assume they're cherry-picking and
I wanted a FULL DAY OF PROGRAMMING.
What did I find?
Another country. And
not just in what they chose to cover... I mean, the
country they were talking about? Didn't exist. The
president they talked about? Never sworn into office.
After a day of watching fox I felt uneasy about the
country, slightly overwhelmed and certain the race
was closer than the polls suggested...
intelligent. If I can watch one day of that shit and have
it even slightly affect me, imagine the idiots
that watch that shit daily? It is no wonder they
want Obama out. It is no wonder they think the country is
going to hell. The country Fox is talking about? IS.
I'm struck with the
comparison to what the "left" commentators said during
the Bush administrators. We had the Olbermann's screaming
from the mountaintops like O'Reilly does now. There were
people going on and on about how bad things were, but the
big difference? They were talking about events within the
THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
Say what you will
about the slant or the "liberal bias", but it was
a "liberal bias" on
ACTUAL THINGS THAT HAPPENED. On Fox? Their
idea of "conservative bias" is just making up a different
president and country. Anyone catch Karl Rove last night?
He was fighting with the network for CALLING OHIO
because HE thought it was too early. ?!?! He's on the
phone with the Romney campaign, they're angry at Fox...
how much more obvious do you have to get?
And maybe the people
on Fox Monday were just really bullshitting everyone but
a lot of them seemed to believe their own shit. Like,
REALLY BELIEVED they were way ahead.
REALLY believe Obama is a Socialist. Maybe this will
be a shift? Maybe the viewers will be angry with FOX for
doing such a poor job at REPORTING THE NEWS that
they'll start looking elsewhere? Assuming those reading
this AREN'T FOX viewers, wouldn't you be pissed that your
news source was THAT wrong? Wouldn't it make you go
elsewhere next time? I know what you're saying, if
they had that much processing ability they wouldn't watch
Fox in the first place... but there is a line.
This just seems like a line to me. The world that Fox
reports on is a different universe. They would have
"Democrats" on that I have never heard of...
and I'm a political JUNKY. The whole thing just screams
pro-wrestling. It actually seems like the Onion News
Network. Just crazy.
Anyway... done with
politics for awhile. Not done watching Fox though... some
fascinating shit. I really had no idea how different it
was. I was going to rant about FACTS as it related
to Fox and then wouldn't you know it? Rachel Maddow just
nailed it. And see, that's why I get frustrated
when people call MSNBC the counter-weight to Fox. It
just isn't. Yes they have OBVIOUS preferences... but
they deal in the real world. What Rachel is saying in
this rant is actually a PLEA for the "Right" to get
their shit together so we can have a functioning
government again. It's kinda like Buckeyes fans wanting
Michigan to be a strong team when we play them so it
feels better to BEAT THEIR ASS. As Rachel says
in the video - there are "known, knowns" and we need to
be able to agree on those, so we can debate the things we
have said it better myself... and didn't even