How does a bill signed into law by President Obama become a “Bush era tax cut”? That’s the magic of journalism. Journalists seem to believe that wishing to be perceived as profressionally objective makes it so. Unfortunately, magic does not exist so the blatant advocacy is out there for all to see. “Bush era tax cuts”, “War in Iraq”, “Green jobs”, “Green anything”
The law President Bush signed reducing taxes expired in 2010. The war in Iraq ended after the defeat of the Iraqi forces in May, 2003. After the war ended, the country was under occupation. Green jobs are a marketing concept and not a category similar to service, or retail, manufacturing.
Explaining the use of the terms as idioms does not justify their misleading use in ostensibly objective reporting.
Line 40 on the 1040 Form is where one decides whether to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction. Despite repeatedly claiming that high income people like himself get “unfair” tax breaks, President Obama passes on the standard deduction.
President Obama leads by example.
This is a series of posts to catalog the President’s hypocrisy.
An easy one: Pledging to fund his campaign with only public funding then abandoning the pledge as soon as it became less financially lucrative.
On Sunday Vice President Joe Biden made it on to a political talk show to chat for a while. Before his handlers wrangled him back into the home where he attends to the important business of making sure the Stimulus (ARRA) money isn’t wasted (He’s doing a great job with that. As the President says “Nobody messes with Joe”, Uncle Joe spent his time claiming that former Vice President Cheney was doing exactly what he was trying do – rewrite history. When it comes to re-writing history, no one is going to outclass the Obama Adminstration. Uncle Joe will see to that. (And no one messes with Uncle Joe!)
I couldn’t bring myself to actually watch it, or read the transcript, but I’m pretty sure at one point (of oh so many, I’m sure – It’s Uncle Joe, after all.) he was trying to make the case that it was right for the UnderWear Bomber to be read his Miranda Rights so he could be tried in a civil court. Did he Uncle Joe also go ahead and declare him guilty before the trial starts, like he (and most of the Adminstration) has with KSM?
President Obama’s approval rating dropped below 50% on Real Clear Politics meta-survey. If President Obama was a Republican, the press would be full editorial comment on how this is an indication that the President needs to adjust his policies to be more in step with the American public. However, President Obama is the Media’s candidate, so the historic drop in approval ratings is mentioned rarely if at all.
Every so often someone asks me if or what I like about Sarah Palin. I usually answer that I don’t know very much about her, which is true, ignoring that I do like her. At least it’s true in the sense of what she thinks about various issues or what her views are, other than in the broadest sense. I can finally explain exactly what I find appealing.
Sarah Palin’s mere existence exposes the hypocrisy of the Left and it’s self proclaim Liberals and Progressives. I love that about her. From the earliest days of being rumored to be selected as McCain’s VP, her biography stood as counterpoint to President Obama’s. The substance’s of Palin’s biography mocking Obama’s evanescence .
That is what I like about Sarah Palin
Tonight on Maddow I learned that the people you see in advertisements MAY NOT ACTUALLY use the product they appear with! Apparently, some remnants of the Imperial Bush Presidency (or something) have created an advocacy group that uses stock images of people on its pages, instead registered supporters! Clearly, the Obama Community Advocacy Czar did not approve this website.
I was shocked to learn this! Thank goodness for Ms. Maddow and her PhD. She is a credit to news journalists everywhere.