Interesting how the playing field constantly evolves

Posted: January 5, 2012 in liberals, politics
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OK…can’t remember where I read this but it all makes sense now. Liberal politicians, with the aid of their media wing, drive the narrative during, well, everything. Right now they are salivating over a possible Romney/Obama face-off. Why? Because Romney won’t be able to attack Obama on the things that will resonate with people and actually toss the tool out of the WH. How can Romney go after Obama on Obamacare, which a plurality of Americans now polled don’t want, when he himself presided over Romneycare in Massachusetts, and in which he has never admitted was a mistake? He can’t go after him as an elitist, out-of-touch multimillionaire because he himself is just that. What can Romney, the presumed by the media and entrenched GOP elitists, use to hammer Obama? Not much. But that’s really not the point of this post.
The point is the left is so adept and what becomes an issue during a campaign. Think on something as simple as military service. When a Democrat has none, or even dodged their reponsibilities, there is a concerted effort on the left to downplay or ignore that and run with something else. For example Clinton. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that he evaded the draft. But he was presented as an intelligent, man of the people. Who did he first run against? George Sr–a man with bona fides on military service. When Clinton ran the second time–who was his opponent? Bob Dole…a man with…you guessed it…bona fide military service.
GWB in 2000. Bona fide service so they trot out that Gore was also in service…as a journalist . GWB was a pilot and there was documentation he requested to go overseas but was denied because he didn’t have the flight hours. So what did the left and media do? Made up stories that he ‘dodged the draft and remember CBS and Dan Rather’s lame and utterly fraudulent ‘document’ scandal during the battle with Kerry? But the ‘heroic’ Kerry was portrayed as ‘reporting for duty’.
Let’s take a gander at the Obama-McCain election cycle. McCain…bona fide war hero (though I don’t really like him otherwise). But that was downplayed. Obama—no military cred…so the whip out the Clinton playbook and he’s ‘intelligent, thoughful, nuanced, a man of the people, etc, ad nauseum.
Do you see a pattern here? Can’t wait to see what happens this election cycle because several candidates have military service and some don’t. What WILL the LSM do this time?

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