It’s the media, stupid! If you are a Conservative, how much time do you spend watching MSNBC? And when you do, do you believe anything they say? But what if it were all true? And you believed it. It would be a whole different world. You would detest FOX News and be disgusted by Republicans. Welcome to that world, you may not be of it but you are in it.
Fast and Furious never happened, Solyndra was a vast right wing conspiracy to spread dirt on Obama, and the President is a friend of Israel because he said so. Tea Party demonstrators spat on Black Caucus members and screamed anti-gay epithets at them as they strolled from their offices to the State House. Christianity is a threat to our freedoms and Republican obstructionism is the reason the economy is anemic and unemployment is so high. If you are unable to see how hard Obama is trying to improve the world, if you can’t see that his steps are the correct ones, there can be but one reason and one alone for your blindness – racism.
If you are a modern Democrat, these are your beliefs. Your media reinforces them. You spend little or no time with media that doesn’t. There is no neutral objective media any longer, none. There is no comfortable place you can go to hear the other side of an issue.
Obama is a very charismatic man. Women fainted at his 2008 campaign speeches; men get tingles up their legs. Delegates cried listening to his 2012 acceptance speech. His blackness satisfies a longing in the Liberal heart for release from guilt. He is a force for good. Therefore, any opposition to Obama is a force against all that is fair and right. Put this all together and you see the man can do no wrong. The Right dubbed him Messiah for a reason and the left has never denied it.
President Obama says the financial crisis that brought the economy down was created by the policies of his predecessors and was so devastating it was impossible to clean it up in four years. And the word of a Messiah is truth. The worse the economy is now, the more important it is not to put the people back in office that caused it.
For the “True Believer” the joblessness, soaring debt and the poor economy only reinforces the need to re-elect the President. But there is another much more alarming reason for the strength of the President’s polls. The United States may have reached “Tocqueville Time.” But that’s for another post.