Good people, honest people, decent people should want to know the truth about the people they vote for don’t you think? Doesn’t it say something about us if we don’t? Something not so good. Something about our lack of character or integrity? Maybe that’s why people prefer to put their fingers in their ears and sing la, la,la to keep from having to face a truth they don’t want to know.
There have been times when I wished I didn’t know something, for a moment or two. Finding out something bad about someone for whom you intended to vote and thought was a good person forces you to change your mind. Often after you thought you knew all you needed to know about that person. Doesn’t’ ever seem to be good things we find out late, only negative things. And there we are, wrong again. No one likes being wrong. And no one like admitting they were wrong.
If we are wrong, and we always will be from time to time, it’s often because we’ve been lied to. It’s because deceitful people who gained out trust in order to gain our vote tried to deceive us. All too often they succeed. There should be no shame in that. Unless we didn’t do our due diligence and didn’t try our best to find out about the person we intend to get our vote.
For most of my life getting to the truth was difficult. Although I wasn’t as aware of media malfeasance then as I am now I felt that they were skewed in ways that I didn’t like. I felt uncomfortable when I saw bias even though at the time I was a Democrat and my little corner of Wisconsin is about 70% Democrat infested.
I like fair. Not the kind of fair Obama blathers on about. Not the kind of fair and balanced FOX promises but doesn’t deliver but the kind of fair that just reports on the facts as known. Give us the information and let us make up our own minds. Give us the respect that allows us that. That media doesn’t do that shows us that they have no respect for us.
Now we have our computers and information is only as far away as our keyboards. And wouldn’t ya know that fair is just as hard to find as it was when I only had my local paper and local television channel? Now there are so many places to find information you could spend all day every day just searching and reading. Sometimes I think I do just that. And the result is that you have to dig for the truth harder than ever before. Lots of information but you still need to do your due diligence.
Maybe media thinks because there is so much we won’t notice that so much of what there is, is drivel. Or propaganda. Or lies. Or that they often simply ignore stories or information that doesn’t conform to what they want to say.
What kind of media would do that? Isn’t that the kind of thing to expect from Pravda in Russia? Why would media in America, where they have more freedom than most countries can even dream of, not tell the truth? What’s wrong with them?
We have grown accustomed bit by bit and lie by lie to simply accepting that we don’t have watch dogs any more, we have lap dogs and nasty ones at that. Most of us thought they were liberal lap dogs until Donald Trump came on the scene. Then we saw a different kind of lap dog.
I still believe the media is almost entirely liberal but I believe they are liberals with intent. And the intent is to choose the Republican nominee so that the Democrat’s flawed and favored nominee and soon to be candidate, Hillary Clinton has a chance to win.
She is such a weak candidate that in any election except this one most of the Republican nominees could beat her. So the liberal media wants the one man who cannot, uber vulgarian and reality television buffoon, Donald Trump.
The liberal media made Donald Trump the kind of a star and a household name his ego could only have dreamed about. They gave him millions, maybe even billions of dollars worth of free television and print attention. And a monster was born.
Oh not Trump himself. He’s a rather mediocre narcissist the likes of which we’ve seen residing in the White House for the past 8 years. He’s an old white man rather than a younger black man but other than that just as in love with himself and just as thin-skinned, ignorant and dishonest.
The monster is the cult of the Trumpanzees. Millions of citizens who have quite frankly lost their minds. Along with their integrity, their character and any ability to tell fact from fiction.
I never saw this coming but then neither did anyone else. Not the pundidiots that think they know everything and not the liberal media that thought having him as a candidate would guarantee their tired, old and not very well liked candidate. Hillary could not beat anyone else but they are/were convinced she could beat Trump.
Funny thing is they may be right. If Trump was only 1/2 as big a buffoon as he is, if Trump was only 1/2 as ignorant as he is and if he would just from time to time shut his ignorant and mouth he might, should he end up the candidate have pulled the party together and somehow eked out a win.
But he never stops being a buffoon, in spite of media softballs he shows how ignorant he is every time he opens his mouth and his supporters, aka Trumpanzees are as nasty as bunch as you will ever meet.
So unless Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina can pull out a win in Indiana on Tuesday the liars will win. And the decent, conservative voters will sit this one out and Hillary will win. See how well that works out for the liberal media when you let them choose your candidate?
Is this our fate? Will this happen? Can this be true?