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Reagan Is Back...The Liberal Media Meltdown And A Convention Review: part 1

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The Republican National Committee convention was a resounding success. It was better than anyone could’ve imagined and it’s success flourished in a multitude of areas. Most notably in the complete and utter self-destruction of the mainstream media.

In the aftermath of the abysmal DNC convention, the mainstream media and it’s political pundits...sorry, I meant reporters...began to question why political conventions were even needed any more. This thinking was clearly motivated by the disasterous failure of the DNC convention, because leading up to that convention the media were swooning with anticipation of having a whole week to dominate the airwaves even more than a typical broadcast day.

Once it had ended and the hangovers had ebbed, they realized that the only true positive to come from the convention was Barrack Obama. The failure of their convention was the most poignant in the Neilsen ratings where it was evident that Americans had tuned them out.
Kerry had given his four month Vietnam service duty as the main reason he should be the Commander-In-Chief, leaving his assault on his fellow veterans upon returning home and his political record of service in office on the table for anyone to utilize.

Though the mainstream media tried to run to Kerry’s defense when these things began to be scrutinized, they should have learned a valuable lesson...The truth cuts much longer and deeper than a peice of hot ricocheting shrapnel!

While most of the media was focused on Kerry’s hemmoraging poll numbers and destroying those dastardly Swift Boat Veterans, the RNC convention crept up on them. They quickly tried to turn to the offensive by going back to complaining about how these conventions were no longer needed and moaned about having to cover it. They opined their indignation at the audacity of the Republican Party having the convention in New York, one of the sites of devastation on 9-11...why, you know that is nothing more than exploitation of the tragedy!

Then they turned to painting the Republican Party as trying to fool America about who Republicans really are by parading moderates before the cameras instead of ‘true Republicans’.

Why was pushing this point so important to the mainstream media? According to the media there are liberal, moderate, and mostly conservative Republicans.

The answer is that for decades the mainstream media has pounded the image into the psyche of the American electorate that Republicans are war mongering, hate filled, cold hearted villians who only represent affluent, rich, white America. Allowing America to see more and more the true diversity...that they’ve always clamored was essential in our society and actually exists in the Republican party today destroys their rhetoric and they’re- think John Kerry here- credibility!

That’s when I first felt it...a sense that something magnanimous was about to transpire. Then the three one hour broadcast segment airtimes were announced by the networks and the Monday night speeches of Giuliani and McCain were conveniently absent. It was blatantly obvious then that the mainsteam media was in full throttle attack mode like they have been only one time before.

And I knew...I knew...Reagan was back!

The media has never been out for blood more than they were in the Eighties while Ronald Reagan was president. If you lived during those times you know what I mean...President Reagan was stealing farms and people’s life savings, starving the children, creating a homeless epidemic, peddling drugs, spreading AIDS, cutting taxes while rebuilding the military which was creating a debilitating deficit, helping the rich get richer, a war monger, attacking innocent terrorists, destroying America’s image in the world, talking about Armageddon and the list goes on.

Sound familiar? But what really made the media loopy then was the fact that Reagan was beloved by Americans like few presidents have ever been. He even won his second term by winning every state but one and in the process re-established the Republican party while emphasizing Conservatism, that helped to breed a whole new generation of ‘Reagan Conservatives’ just like me. And the party has continued to grow.

But the media continued their fight to champion liberalism and they smelled victory when Clinton won the presidency, but took a harsh body punch in 2000 when Gore lost and they still promote the mendacious claim that the election was ‘stolen’ without regard to the truth.

The mainstream media’s cauldron of hate towards Republicans has boiled ever since as they have tried to burn every member of president Bush’s administration. Yet they were in disarray as the convention started over the fact that the poll numbers were already starting to climb for the president and political pundits were predicting even better numbers after the convention.

Then McCain and Giuliani took to the stage and the media just couldn’t understand how these ‘moderates’ could go on the attack the way they did. Why McCain ‘can’t stand Bush’ and Giuliani is ‘pro-abortion’. McCain confronted the lies of Michael Moore and Giuliani even said that Reagan was one of his heroes while he talked about the fantastic job President Bush had done in the aftermath of 9-11.

Mayor Giuliani flayed Kerry open like a fish when he said, "My point about John Kerry being inconsistent is best described in his own words, not mine. I quote John Kerry, "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it." Maybe this explains John Edwards' need for two Americas. One is where John Kerry can vote for something and another where he can vote against exactly the same thing."

Media pundits were awash with relief that the first night of the convention featuring those moderate turncoats had been omitted from a national broadcast and the first night that would actually be televised on the big networks would feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and Laura Bush...the Nazi and the waif.

When Arnold said that because of Nixon he was a Republican...the same connection many of us have with Reagan...and the First Lady said the president had walked in the yard worrying over the decision to take military action, media pundits didn't know what to say. Why both of them actually sounded...believable!

As Arnold went down the list of what makes you a Republican, one by one he chipped away at the fallacious color-by-numbers image the media had for years force fed the American public and left most commentators speechless. The rest of that night and the next day they did every thing they could to simply ignore that any speech had even been given at all, while secretly investigating points Arnold had made so that a few days later, after the convention they could attack his righteousness by exposing the 'lies in his speech'.

Looking ahead they sight their sights on the keynote speaker and the Vice President. Mostly they pointed out how Senator Zell Miller had once supported John Kerry, so by him now supporting President Bush he was nothing more than a Benedict Arnold with no credibility and Vice President Cheney was still the same 'cold', 'mean', 'puppetmaster' he'd always been.

Senator Miller began his speech and showed that the Marine still had some fire left in him and launched on the Democrats, especially Kerry and his Senate record of not supporting the military.

Geiger counters went off the charts as the media went into full nuclear meltdown when he listed many of the weapons systems Kerry hadn't supported and finished by saying, "I could go on and on and on: against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein’s scud missiles over Israel; against the Aegis air-defense cruiser; against the Strategic Defense Initiative; against the Trident missile; against, against, against. This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces? U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?"

Vice President Cheney kept the pressure on Kerry by also talking about his two decade Senate record and many times turned Kerry's own words against him, "Even in this post-9/11 period, Senator Kerry doesn’t appear to understand how the world has changed. He talks about leading a “more sensitive war on terror,” as though al-Qaida will be impressed with our softer side." That statement irks the media as much as any because they know it probably defines Kerry's mentality towards the war on terror more than any other.

Before the Vice President had even finished his speech, the media was after Seantor Miller. He was harangued by multiple media outlets and culminated with him telling Chris Mathews he'd challenge him to a duel if he could. He was repeatedly prodded about why he would question Kerry's patriotism, to which he continuously corrected them that in his speech he had explicitly pointed out that he wasn't questioning his patriotism or service in Vietnam. But they didn't care.

...continued in part 2.
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