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I believe this election will be a referendum on the shrinking influence of the Mainstream Media.

Mainstream Media is losing ground with American TV audiences.  Instead of defending Americans against an over-bearing government intent on regulating and taxing every aspect of our lives, it has become the henchmen for the big-government agenda of the Left aka the Democratic Party.  For that reason, it’s losing viewers in historic proportions.

Already suffering their lowest ratings in decades, talking heads like Erin Burnett, Andrea Mitchell, Soledad O’Brien, Diane Sawyer, keep spewing their garbage to an ever-shrinking Leftist audience.  People are basically sick and tired of mainstream media kissing Obama’s ass and propping up his Communist Agenda.  The 4th estate was originally put in place to guard our freedoms against an overbearing government.  Today, the MSM, is their propaganda arm.

Today’s mainstream media are seen as anti-American screwballs who have been brainwashed by liberal professors into believing and projecting an increasingly Communist/Marxist worldview.  Is it because those in mainstream media are stupid?  Do they lack critical thinking skills? Or are they brainwashed by leftist ideology to the point of no return?  Do they really think that stealing from the rich to give to the poor actually solves any economic problems?  Is the LEFT really THAT STUPID?

The manner in which the LEFT reflects bias can be found in its current attempt to harass Mitt Romney about previous tax returns (which he’s not required to do) — yet will not question Obama or any of his associations about his college applications, grades or papers he’s written.  They don’t even want to ask Why is Obama spending millions on hiding all this information from the media and the public?  Why aren’t the media even curious about Obama’s background?

My theory  – the media has a political agenda, which happens to coincide with the big government, leftist view of the world – that government should run every aspect of our lives.  A few good journalists exist that haven’t drunk the Marxist Koolaid – John Stossel comes to mind.   He still believes in individual freedom, limited government, lower taxes and free markets.  Andrew Breitbart was another New Media pioneer who fought the hypocrisy of Left Media with every breath he took, until his dying day.  I also think this is how most Americans (and immigrants) feel.  And the recent explosion of conservative media outlets (breitbart.com, newsmax.com, dailycaller.com, newsmax.com, theblaze.com etc.) and bloggers like Michele Malkin, to name a few, is nothing more than a retaliatory phenomenon to the extreme left-wing view of the big networks.  At least now Americans can choose the media they wish to consume.  Unfortunately, media’s transformation from being impartial guardians of our freedoms to reflecting partisan political points of view on both sides is a direct result of liberal professorial tenure at our public colleges, which allows people who have never owned a business or engaged in commerce to pontificate on how the world should work.  An old saying comes to mind, “Those that can’t do, teach.”

It’s my contention that most Americans still believe in the Constitution, American Sovereignty, limited government and free markets.  For that reason, we are seeing more activism on the right, more mothers and grandmothers and small business owners getting active on social media, starting blogs, joining discussions, tea party groups etc. to network with other like-minded Americans.

If the mainstream media is a reflection of mainstream American – then we can kiss our liberties goodbye this election as Obama wins a 2nd term.  But, if mainstream media is NOT a reflection of the concerns of real Americans, then I believe Mitt Romney will be our next President winning easily.  I’m betting on the latter.

Digg Inc., once the media darling of the Leftist Huffington Post, was at one time, a social-media pioneer once valued at more than $160 million.  Today it is selling for the deeply discounted price of about $500,000 – basically worthless, and I’ll tell you why that is the case.

Like CNN, NPR, and AirAmerica, Digg is proving once again, that mainstream America, tech-savvy America, is not the leftist haven as HuffPo and other rabid leftist bloggers who flooded Digg with nasty posts, imagined it to be.

In a free market, the cream rises to the top, the best products are innovative and responsive to user demands (Apple), the success of some media over others clearly is a reflection of its audience and their preferences.  We now know, without a shadow of a doubt, that Conservative Talk Radio has grown, while Air America (the Left’s attempt at liberal radio programming) is struggling to stay on the air.  CNN’s skewed programming has left it but a shadow of it’s former self due to abandoning fair and balanced journalistic reporting for a Leftist point of view.  Viewers and listeners can discern when they’re hearing slanted reporting.  And I think Americans are basically intelligent enough to be distrustful of government bureaucrats and politicians.  So when media outlets defend, support, promote and even advocate for one candidate over another, it’s clear that viewers will walk away.

Americans don’t want to be force-fed a big-government agenda, especially not by the media (once heralded as the 4th Estate and protector from all evils of government). Instead, mainstream media, and their Social Media henchmen, like Digg, have become nothing more than a propaganda arm for Big Government advocates like President Obama and the Democrats.

Americans are distrustful of government by nature.  So even when a new phenom social media and news-sharing site like Digg shows up, people are attracted by its novelty & it’s potential as a source of news dissemination.  Instead, Digg became the propaganda arm of the LEFT (Democrats, Socialists, Obama etc.).  It was only a matter of time when it’s demise would be imminent, much like Air America and now CNN.

Lesson to be learned:   Sites purporting to be one thing (impartial disseminators of news), while in reality, became whores for the Left’s Socialist agenda (which is inherently anti-American), are doomed for the dustbin of history, and in this case, made Digg a worthless entity, and a real find for the bargain hunting investor.

 

We’ve seen what socialist (big government) policies have done to Europe – countries are going broke, wasteful spending on entitlement programs to ever-growing number of recipients (unions, universal healthcare, lavish pension plans and early retirement programs) are crippling economic growth leaving taxpayers with less discretionary money to spend and save for their own family’s needs and wants.  People are getting poorer, while business owners are creating fewer jobs due to lower demand for their products and services.

Call them Democrats, Socialists, Statists or Leftists.  Their ruling agenda is the same – take as much money away from private individuals who work, and from corporations, in order to give this money to people who don’t work – just to buy a few more votes so the statists and their bureaucrats can remain in power.

And the Left disguises this theft as social justice, fair share, compassion and caring.  In reality, it’s nothing but THEFT veiled in lies.

Cheap Tomatoes?  This should make every American think about the costs of illegal immigration, regardless of political affiliation — from a California school teacher:

“I am in charge of the English-as-a-2nd-language Department at a large southern California High School which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels

“Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens , Huntington Park , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

“Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.

“I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.

“I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America ..

“I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students, here in the country less then 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them “Putas”(whores) and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.

“Free medical, free education, free food, free day care etc., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

“To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

“Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases.  For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.

“Americans, We need to wake up.

“It does, however, have everything to do with culture:  It involves an American 3rd-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about”political correctness” that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.

“If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know.

“CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about –Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.  Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

“Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.  But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

“Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and 5 children. He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.

“He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.  He qualifies for food stamps.  He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.  His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.  He requires bilingual teachers and books.  He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

“If they are, or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI. If qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicaid. All of this is at (our) taxpayer’s expense.

“He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

“Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6..00/hour left after paying their bills and his.

“Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT!”

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO THE CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS OF EITHER PARTY. AND WHEN THEY LIE TO US AND DON’T DO AS THEY SAY, WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM.

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For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault,” here’s the reality:   Jan. 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.  At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!

Jan. 3rd, 2007 was the day Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? —  BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

The FINANCIAL CRISIS began when Financial Institutions began dumping $5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy which were backed and approved of by Govt-run institutions –Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac!

President Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 sensing this was was financially risky for the US economy.  Barney Frank told Bush that Fannie & Freddie were in good shape and didn’t need reforming.

And who took the 3rd highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?  OBAMA.  And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?  OBAMA and the Democratic Congress.

In that 1st year, Democrats had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending and spending increases.  For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid by-passed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office.  At that time, they passed a massive Omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.  And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of the very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and which he signed as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets.  That deficit was the lowest in 5 years, and the 4th straight decline in deficit spending.  After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.  In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit 4-fold since Jan. 20, 2009.”

For details on the legislation and events that led up to and caused the 2008 financial fiasco, read economist Thomas Woods’ book:  Meltdown.