I am an avid listener of Talk Radio. In that I work a mid night shift, I listen to Trucker Radio, and various other shows that lean conservative. Most of them make sense, but of late i have been noticing a trend that for me is disturbing. That is that any actions taken by president Obama they are opposed to. Always on the opposite end of the spectrum, almost as if to say that if president Obama goes in one direction, Talk radio must go the other way, because Obama is democrat and they lean Republican. This latest crisis with Iraq is a good example of that trend.
Because this president does not want to engage in a full military confrontation in Iraq as radical Islamists move on Bagdad, the president is wrong. If the president is going to bring in limited support, as he plans, that too is wrong. If he were to go gong-ho in Iraq, they would be against it. But, if it were a Republican at the helm, I assure you that it would be time for all good Americans to come to the aid as well as the support of their country.
It seems anything this administration does is, in the eyes, of the Conservative is wrong. Now, I don’t care what Fox News says that is not fair and balanced news. it is one-sided, pro conservative, news positions plain and simple.
Let me clarify here that I have had reservations with this president. Those reservations are well published in this Blog. But those reservations are not developed from the positions of Conservative Talk radio, nor are they based on Fox News, Rush Lembaugh, Sean Hanady, Bill O’Reilly, or any of the other Right wing leaning Talk Show hosts. They come from my observations of the situation as I see it.
My son-in-law has a perception for example, that The US has always been the world police, that our country represents the cause of freedom, and that we have an obligation to deal with this Iraqian crisis with boots on the ground military response. I am not sure about that. First, I do not think we are the world police. Second, I think most Iraqians would rather we stay out of their conflict. I also might note that these factions have been fighting each other for centuries. During the 911 response, after being in Afghanistan for a while, we began to get bogged down, and suddenly the romance of war was gone. Too many body bags coming home, if you remember.
President Bush was looking for a way out. Prior to Bush Jr’s. administration Saddam Hussain had attempted to assassinate President Bush Sr. there was no debating it, Bush Jr. wanted Hussain on a spit. Now, couple the Afghanistan stall with Bush’s deep desire to re-pay Hussain for trying to kill dear ol’ Dad, and you have the perfect scenario for Bush to create a good reason for invasion.
So they get intel reports of chemical weapons being made ready to launch, and create just the right crisis justification to move on Iraq. Enter the Boggy Man. All America falls in line, with just the right help and support from Talk radio hosts, and the next thing you know, we’re in Iraq bringing more body bags home.
However, it was found that there was no proof of Chemical weapons at all. As a matter of fact it was found that the sources for that Intel were not reliable. But, the Bush Administration didn’t care about that. They blew that off and invaded anyway. Anything to get out of Afghanistan.
Of course, by the time we did exit the country, its infrastructure as well as its economy were a shambles. But, no matter, our cause was justified, our cause was great, Our nation was just, and we brought freedom to Iraq.
But thanks to Conservative radio, all that was blown under the carpet. Out of sight, out of mind. All the questions ignored, all hints of illegalities denied. It’s OK, because we are talking about The United States of America here. Not to mention the Conservative Right.
This however, is not the case for the Obama administration, the representatives of the Liberal Left. According to Talk radio, and all folks conservative, the left is wrong, will always be wrong, and the way that is assured is that if Obama says this, Republicans disagree. If he says that, Republicans disagree. No matter the cause, no matter how just, Right, Left, even if they secretly agree with the president, they disagree.
No wonder Islam hates America.
That is why I am disturbed about the current political debates going on all across America. Everything, anything, and all things Political are about the Congressional elections, and the 2016 race for the White House. That’s it, that’s all there is to it, nothing more, nothing less, Right, Left, or tea Party, it’s all about power.
And I can assure you of this…. Democrats, Republicans, as well as the Tea Party will lie, cheat, twist, and dangle a carrot in front of the voter to get their support. I think they all see themselves as the elite. Top dogs. They feel they are smarter than the rest of us, and that your basic, average, six-pack voter is stupid, dumber than a box of rocks. Tell him what he wants to hear, and Dumb-Dumb will vote for you. We will then go to D.C. and do whatever we want. Go home in two, four, and six years and tell the voter more lies and stupid as they are they will vote for us again. They must have had it right because that is exactly what the average voter has done for decades.
So, here we are again. Another election year. and it’s time for more lies, half-truths, and glamorous promises that will never be kept. I wonder if anything has changed?
Only time will tell.
Have a great day!