posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:27 PM
I knew a year ago or more that Romney would be shoved down our throats by the media, and he was. Any polls Ron Paul won were quickly removed. Any
steam he gained was minimized and ignored. He got 10% of the talk-time other candidates got at the debates. We really don't have "free elections".
Think about it; 300 million people in this country and we basically get one choice; the predetermined nominee. It is the RNC that decides who they
will put their weight behind and if a candidate comes along who isn't in lockstep with the party agenda, then they are shoved aside and ignored. The
MSM is spoon-fed who they are supposed to give coverage to and the news and talk shows are intentionally programmed to push said candidate. If you
don't believe this is true, then you must believe that it is purely random that one candidate gets 80% or 90% more face time than another. It's not
random, it's by design.
People will write Ron Paul off by saying, "he could have never won, he didn't have the support". That's not the point; the point is, he deserved
the respect and the media coverage of any other candidate. All the media has to do is put their weight behind their stooge of choice and that's who
will get propelled to get the nomination. Trust me; if Ron Paul had gotten the media coverage and interviews and face-time that Romney got, people
would have quickly gotten on board with him.
The media has become just like the two party political system; Fox News is just as crooked to the right as MSNBC is to the left. Fox News is guilty of
burying polls (admittedly, by Bill O) because the Ron Paul supporters "slammed the polls". I don't even know what the hell that means and I've
been in IT for 20 years. What it means to me is, more Ron Paul supporters took the poll than Mitt Romney supporters; isn't that kind of the point of
a poll? If a candidate has such a large following that he wipes the floor with the candidate of choice, that somehow nullifies the poll? I don't
The really sad part of our elections is how superficial they are and how superficial the voters are. I don't take pleasure in saying that about my
fellow Americans but it's the truth and Obama is the irrefutable evidence. He brought absolutely nothing to the table in 2008.
Nothing...except race and a teleprompter, and no, I'm not saying that tongue-in-cheek, I'm dead serious. He used words like "hope" and
"change", which by themselves meant absolutely nothing. Zero. They were superficial fluff and somehow he used that to mesmerize the masses.
He talked about a "civilian security force equally equipped and funded as our regular military". The crowd went nuts. And my jaw dropped. Two words;
"Brown Shirt". That statement should have had every freedom-loving American asking, "what exactly would such a force have to defend against?" By
definition, civilian means "not military". Did they ask that question? Nope. They cheered...because he was black...or because he made that statement
with such "eloquence". I simply cannot think of any other reason he would get a pass on such a scary statement. Personally, I was appalled and
scared at the same time. In another instance, I was watching a "town hall" type rally with several thousand people and Obama was on one side of the
rope and the adoring fans were on the other. Obama was taking questions. Out of nowhere, this older woman near the front said, "I love you Barack!"
I found that just plain weird. First of all, since when are we on a first-name basis with our elected officials? I cannot imagine somebody saying, "I
love you George" or "I love you Mitt". Secondly, they aren't there for us to "love", they are there to serve us and if anybody should love
anybody, the politicians should love US. We write their paychecks, give them nice, handsome, lifetime paychecks, the best benefits package money can
buy, secret service agents, etc, etc.
I listened to plenty of Obama's speeches and one theme came up time after time; he could string together a number of multi-syllable words quite
nicely, but if you actually looked at the content of what he said, it was nothing. It had no real meaning and was so general you couldn't possibly
discern exactly what it was he was committing to. Then, once again, there were the wild cheers as if they were at a rock concert.
What every American needs to do is to stop treating the elections like the Super Bowl and treat them like elections; voting for a candidate who serves
all of our best interests and understands that they work for US. This mentality of winning at any cost as if it were the Super Bowl is the heart of
what's wrong with our elections. When I hear the phrase, "We won! Get over it!", I want to cringe. It's not a friggin' sports game, it's the
future of our nation. Put away your partisan blinders and take the time to really analyze the candidates and what it is they are promising or bringing
to the table. Only then can we move forward as one.