© Miri WTPOTUS September 19, 2012
This morning, if you searched Google for news (their news tab), what came up were all stories about Romney and the “47%,” even though the story is days old. This article is featured, which praises Mother Jones’s “reporter” David Corn for his “scoop”. Here’s all you need to know about him and his scoop [emphasis added]:
Corn, a liberal commentator on MSNBC, got a major assist from a freelance researcher, James Carter IV, who first found the snippet on YouTube. Carter suggested to Corn that there might be more in the full video held by the source. Carter, the grandson of the 39th president, also alerted the Huffington Post that a longer video might exist.
What’s not “news”, according to Google, is Barack Obama’s very revealing tape about redistribution. No! Of course that’s not news.
In addition to the story praising Corn for his investigative work (which apparently consists of being hand-delivered this “scoop” by James Carter IV, who is not working for Obama’s campaign, and is not working for any Super PAC, and is not working anywhere else for that matter–no surprise; there are no jobs in the Obamanation!), Google also features stories claiming that Romney (yes, Romney) is declaring class warfare, not Obama, who’s been demonizing the wealthy all his life (and especially during this campaign).
To see Obama news, you have to put his name into the search argument; and even then up pop stories about Romney and the 47%. Under those categories, one story appears about how Romney is trying to change the narrative by touting Obama’s redistribution tape.
However, unlike with the Romney stories, when you click that link, you get a message saying that the server can’t be found. What a coincidence!
I’ve noted and commented before about this phenomenon. Even when the lamestream search engines do find stories that are bad news for Obama, miraculously, the servers or the stories can’t be found when you click the link. Users get an error message. Magically, if the user hits the “refresh” button, then the story will suddenly appear. But how many know to try that?
Is this supposed to be an accident–that every time the lamestream search engines link to a story about Obama that’s unflattering or damaging to his campaign, the user’s first attempt to read it doesn’t work? Do they conspire to make us believe that a link is bad, so that we give up and never find the story to read it?
This CAN BE NO ACCIDENT. It happens more and more with stories that damage Obama. I’ve never seen it happen with stories that damage Romney.
This story repeats the talking points that are now apparent everywhere, if you can get the stories to come up [emphasis added]:
The clip of Obama was recorded in 1998 at Loyola University, according to Romney’s campaign and fellow Republicans who are aggressively promoting it. It features the future president discussing what he calls a “propaganda campaign” against government funded entities, and suggesting better ways to make government more effective. …
Later in the recording, Obama says he wants to “resuscitate this notion that we’re all in this thing together, leave nobody behind, we do have to be innovative in thinking how – what are the delivery systems that are actually effective and meet people where they live.”
He continues: “I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution – because I actually believe in some redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”
It’s those final words – “I actually believe in some redistribution” – that Republicans have latched onto, characterizing them as an endorsement of redistributing wealth, rather than making sure government agencies were well supported. Many conservatives argue redistributing wealth is akin to socialism.
This morning, I heard the same spin on Fox radio news.
Via their JournOlist/Media Matters talking points, the lamestream media also deliberately mischaracterize what Romney said to make it sound as if he would, as president, not represent or care about all of the people. In actuality, he was talking about how, as a candidate, he can’t worry about trying to persuade those who support Obama, often because Obama redistributes other people’s money to many of them. It’s a losing proposition for Romney to waste energy trying to get votes from people who will never support him. That’s what he said and meant. Some even go so far as to morph Romney’s truthful statement about how some believe themselves to be “victims” in life, into Romney calling them “leeches.”
Similarly, the lamestream media deliberately mischaracterize, via those same JournOlist/Media Matters talking points, what Obama said, to make it sound benign. It’s anything but benign.
From Obama’s campaign spokesperson [emphasis added]:
Fourteen years ago, then-Senator Obama was making an argument for a more efficient, more effective government – specifically citing city government agencies that he didn’t think were working effectively. … He believed then, and believes now, that there are steps we can take to promote opportunity and ensure that all Americans have a fair shot if they work hard. Unlike Governor Romney, he doesn’t believe that if you’re a student who applies for a loan you’re looking for a handout.
Sound familiar? If they work hard? When and where did Obama say that?
The fact that another talking point is to drag Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber into the mix says much about how afraid they are, lest this story be adequately explored. That same CNN story says,
In the 2008 presidential campaign, the “redistribution” argument arose when Obama told Samuel Wurzelbacher (known to most as “Joe the Plumber”) that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Sen. John McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, claimed Obama was running “running to be redistributionist in chief.” His running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, went further, saying “now is not the time to experiment with socialism.”
But look who was also repeating this same meme: Ben LaBolt again!
The Romney campaign is so desperate to change the subject that they’ve gone back to the failed playbook co-authored by Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber.
Do you get the feeling that there’s possibly coordination between the Obama campaign, his spokespersons, and the media? Say it isn’t so! How is it that all of these stories, exploring the same angles, sprang up, seemingly full blown, as soon as this Romney video hit the news?
Do please note the key sentence in Obama’s 1998 statement:
I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution.
Obama says the “trick” is to figure out how to STRUCTURE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS THAT POOL RESOURCES.
SYSTEMS. Government SYSTEMS that pool resources.
This sounds like what goes on in Venezuela under Hugo Chavez and Cuba under Fidel Castro, as Bridgette recently pointed out.
WHOSE RESOURCES DOES OBAMA PLAN TO POOL?
What does it mean to “pool resources”? It means that everybody puts everything they have into one basket and then everybody gets back the same amount as everyone else. Thus, some who have earned more will have their wealth redistributed to others, who have not earned it. Who have no skin in the game. All shall be equally miserable.
Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen!
I prefer it in the original German for impact, but here’s the translation
From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.
In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!
This is NOT SOCIALISM; THIS IS STRAIGHT-UP COMMUNISM.
Remind me why we celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall, if we plan to allow Obama to revolutionize our country into a mirror of the once Soviet Union.
Communism is what Barack Obama was steeped in his entire life.
Communism is what Obama and other Red Diaper babies have dreamed of instituting in this country all their lives, by any means necessary. If one means is to develop and utilize a corrupt STATE MEDIA propaganda machine, then so be it, as far as the complicit ones are concerned.
Communism is the true goal. Communism is the “fundamental transformation” that Obama promised to bring about in the United States of America.
Are you ready for it? If so, then Obama is your man.
Further reading about the mendacity of the media with regard to this apparently incomplete and suspiciously- and selectively-edited video about Romney. There’s a “critical gap”: