Tuesday, October 28, 2008

People Are Getting Nervous

Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting the sense that normally impartial observers during this political season are having a hard time maintaining their balance. I'm thinking that's because they are really concerned about this election, more so than in previous cycles.

I refer first of all to Fox News, which is pretty much my own steady diet for TV news. I have given up on the others, aka the MSM, since their leftist bias has become so outrageous that it sends shock waves up my leg. They make Pravda look reasonable.

So Fox has become the top-rated news channel, since I'm not the only one who can see this. People became fed up with Olberman and his cronies.

And I've watched Fox during election seasons since the '90s. Admittedly my own view is biased, but with that awareness I think I'm seeing something new here. I'm not going to say they're "in the tank" for McCain, but they do seem to be rather up front in their distaste for the Obama campaign.

To be sure, I agree with them. And I'm not really blaming them here; one way to look at this is to say that with everyone else in the media on the Obama campaign team, at least Fox is balancing things out. I'm just wondering why it seems to me that although Fox is still fair, now rather than being balanced, they are the balance.

And I have a little theory about that. It's not only Fox, by the way. It's also the US Chamber of Commerce, usually careful about bald endorsements of a political party. Not any more. They are panning the Democrats this time.

My theory is that these folks are really worried about a number of things that are also worrying me.

With a Pelosi-Reid-Obama trifecta quite possibly winning the horserace, and perhaps filibuster-proof, we could be in for a really rough ride. That might have been palatable back when the Democrats had some respect for the US Constitution.

But I don't think McCain's complaints about Obama to be mere smear tactics. I believe they're legitimate concerns.

Meanwhile there's well-known massive voter fraud going on in battleground states, and Obama himself on record worrying rather about voter suppression (give me a break), with the Justice Department looking the other way (because the ones charged with not looking away are known Obama supporters).

I'm scratching my head thinking, wow, how far removed are we from a banana republic? On second thought, at least banana republics aren't aborting as many babies as we are.

Oh well. Let's hope the founders had this scenario in mind when they made the Supreme Court an impartial check on the other branches. We might just get to see if that works.

And meanwhile, I'll just go back to praying for our President, our Governor, and those who make and uphold our laws. After all, whether we like it or not, we are a nation under God. All things are, ineffably, under His governance.


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

It's my firm impression that both parties are about equal in their blatant disrespect for and disregard of the Constitution.

Obama and McCain both supported this "bailout package," which is the biggest step toward socialism this country has ever taken in her entire history.

Yup, we are a banana republic, just not quite overtly, so far.

Rev.Fr.Burnell F Eckardt said...

I agree with you about the bailout, which I hear, not surprisingly, is already being used for CEO bonuses. Let's hope that's not true.

Frankly I get nervous when people talk about reaching across the aisle and getting things done. I'd much rather have gridlock, a do-nothing congress. The more they enact, the more trouble brews.

Meanwhile I do believe that all these Obama ties to radicals are a problem with legs.

Anonymous said...

I suggest taking whatever cash you have (left); put it in a Mason jar and bury it in the backyard.

Cecil the Sea Sick Sea Serpent.

Rev.Fr.Burnell F Eckardt said...

Why bury it? The government will likely be confiscating all private property before long . . .

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there is any room in South America after the Third Reich relocated?

Cecil the Sea Sick Sea Serpent

PS This just in from a parallel world news cast!

"I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly promise to up hold the tenets of the Koran so long as I live so help me Allah."

Carl Vehse said...

Anastasia Theodoridis succinctly described the situation.

I'd almost vote for Sarah Palin, except I wonder, "If she is the ideal conservative candidate, why would she run with McCain?"

Maybe we can vote to prop Teddy Roosevelt up in the Oval Office chair. I mean, the only disadvantage is that he's been dead for 90 years, a relatively minor flaw compare to the cornucopia of questionable or unqualified characteristics of the two leading candidates.