Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Showdown: President Obama vs. The Orthodox Conservative

I do not have 5 T.V. networks who will host me. Nor do I have a Spanish voice-over man to follow me around; so I am left expressing myself on this blog. (By the way, do you think that Obama’s voice-over guy had his own teleprompter?) In order to try to compete, however, I will respond to Obama’s tour of Sunday morning T.V. with 5 points. True, 5 points is a bit shabby when compared to appearances on 5 of the major networks, but hey, I am but a mere pre-med student sitting in my dorm room, so work with me.

1) Word Games: President Obama seems to be a little confused as to the meaning of the word ‘punish.’ We all remember he used it when discussing abortion, saying “if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.” Then yesterday he said that he would not want to see people who could not afford health insurance be punished. I think he has confused the word ‘punish’ with ‘face reality.’ I am not saying that I want to see people in need who can not find help, but I would not call it a punishment for them to not be GIVEN care. For him to say that it would be punishment for one to not receive care, is working with the starting point that all people are entitled to receive that care, and we would be taking it away from them. That is not the case. The care comes from someone, and is given to others. So if one was not able to get care, it is an unfortunate thing, (and we should, as individuals, find a way to help someone we see in need) but by no means are we punishing those who are not able to afford healthcare by not giving it to them for free. Nice try to make us who are against government overhaul of healthcare seem like evil people ‘punishing’ those who are in need. But it is going to take more than that to get by me, Mr. President.

2)The President also said that he did not view taxing the ‘Cadillac’ insurance policies as a tax to the middle class, even though there are people in the middle class who do indeed have these plans. I say who cares? There is a much bigger problem here then if he is sticking to his campaign promises or not. (We found out long ago that he would not be doing that.) To me the big issue is the way he is so openly speaking about taxing some in order to give to others. Now I know that he did not introduce this concept and that it has been around in this country for many years. But I feel the way he is speaking about it so up-front is not a good thing at all. [I will not even get started on why I feel it is morally incorrect to tax some to give to others, and how it is by no means allowed by the constitution.] He started it on the campaign when he spoke of spreading the wealth, and he has continued it now as he attempts to force through his healthcare reform (or is it insurance reform? You know what here is a blank fill it in whenever you are reading this and have heard his last name for the process of changing healthcare:_____ reform.) When you speak about it like this, you create a very distinct class system where the lower class envies and despises the upper class, and begins to feel that they have been stolen from. This creates a dependency on the government to go and take for them what is rightfully theirs. But this is a good thing for Obama and the democrats, for it creates a voting group who needs to vote for them in order to make sure they ‘get what they deserve.’

3)When asked about ACORN, Obama said that he was not really following that story. He also said that he was not aware that they were getting a whole lot of government money. I find this hard to believe, as he spent a whole lot of time with ACORN on the campaign. But regardless, the point I would like to address is how he blew off the question. He made it seem like it was a small little issue that did not deserve to be spoken about. This displayed to me that he was making it very clear that he is in charge of these interviews and that only the things he wants to speak about are on the table. Or maybe it was him not wanting to dwell on the subject, for we all know how connected he really is with them? Either way, as he keeps saying, he is the President, so when there is news like this, and Congress has just voted to defund ACORN, he should know what is going on. And you can not tell me that the reason he did not answer the question was because he was only doing a talk about healthcare, for he did speak about other topics. But his answer that there are more important things for him to be dealing with now, might have worked had he not proceded to answer a question about the fate of his favorite baseball team.

4)Fox News. Yes, they are still around. I know you were thinking they shut down since you saw the President on every other major news network except for them yesterday, but do not worry, they are still here. The President choosing to not go on Fox News disturbs me because the White House clearly said it was payback for them not airing the President’s press conference two weeks ago. This shows us just how the media is in the government's palm. Not only is the media biased for the left on their own accord, but they are almost being forced to be by the White House. The media is not supposed to be working for the President. The media has a very important job, and by being affiliated with different politicians they are not doing their job properly. (Which is allowed. They can choose to report any way they please. But when the President is involved, and the White House is working so closely with them there must be some form of proper journalism that is upheld.) So, when this type of relationship is displayed between the President and the different networks where ‘you show my speech, and I will give you an interview’ we see that the system is broken. But then again, each time the President goes on national T.V. it seems his ratings are dropping, so good for Fox News that they were able to stay clear of this, since the Obama administration like to call anything not going perfectly - a crisis.

5)On the very same day that we saw the President displaying for us how he expects the news to be catering to his desires and reporting the way he wants it to, with consequences for those who do not, there was talk about bailing out the newspaper industry. First off this is absurd. Just because the world is changing, and newspapers just might not be as effective as they once were, we are to bail them out? Today we have the internet, cable T.V., and satellite radio to compete with newspapers as a source of news. If they can not keep up, sorry. Find a way to be successful with your paper online, and if you can’t, then move along. Nothing lasts forever. Are we to begin bailing out the long forgotten world of radio soap-operas? They are having a great deal of trouble competing with T.V. let’s help them out. This would obviously be absurd, for after they ran out of the money that was given to them their troubles would resume. It is not like you could get the papers back on their feet and then move out, like with the auto industry (I am not endorsing the auto bailouts.) They are struggling now, because the world is changing, and no bailout can help with that. But what would really make me nervous about this is the government having their hands in the news industry even more that it already does. Yesterday Obama was mad at Fox News so he didn’t go on their channel for an interview, they will survive. But imagine if the threat was ‘report this story as we say, or no more bailout money for you.’ They would have no choice. They would shut down with out the money. I think it is pretty clear why the government should not have a hand in the news industry.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my 5 points. I think that even though it might seem small compared with Obama’s journey through the 5 major networks yesterday, if you analyze what we said, it might actually turn out that my 5 ‘things’ were greater. But then again, just like the networks President Obama spent time with yesterday morning, my opinion is biased. Oh, and for all of you Spanish speakers waiting for me to respond to the Univision interview, I apologize for all I can give you a simple hola.


  1. Absolutely outstanding. You just brought out many new points to why Obama should not be President of the United States of America.

  2. 1.LEAVING ME MULTI-DISABLED AND IN AGONY IN THE ROAD FOR OVER 8 YEARS sure felt like punishment in hell.
    AND FOR THOSE WHO feel good ole life liberty and the pursuit requires health and oh that little detail, life.. WE think ACCESS TO HEALtH CARE SHOULD BE A HUMAN RIGHT. GRANTED MANY DONT WANT TO GIVE UP A BOOB JOB or MAN BREASTS so someone could avoid chemo or death and have cancer surgery, but hey, some might.

    2. Poor little rich folk being picked on- upper middle and rich want to keep it all health care means more can make it to or hold onto middle class . CAN'T hope to return to the 2 CLASS PLAN if them worker bees get access. Don't say it out loud but...The more poor and the less middle class the better and MORE PROFITABLE for the FEW Elite.

    3. ACORN- as a volunteer on the Obama campaign since 2007 WAS IN NCAL we had nothing to do with ACORN.. THEY were mostly Dem/INDIE- but a very separate group.
    OBAMA HOUSE AND SENATE recently heard of trouble and cut their fed funding. FAST.

    4. JERRY SPRINGER has been surpassed by BECK, but it's not a good thing.
    And YES, YOU DISRESPECT The USA PRESIDENT just CASUE YOU WANT YOUR propaganda only AND on top of Beck's racial remarks expect no invites. NOTICE MANY of THE big GOP BIZ ADVERTIsERS PULLED OUT TOO. When a some sink below a certain level not many will wade in.

    PS: Didn't FOX recently do an about face and invite The POTUS for interview?

    5.Would keeping news alive for those who don't DROLL OVER THE TV or internet or the many students and others who don't have computers be bad?

    PRINT IS ALSO GOOD- not so hackable and CAuSE YOU CAN'T ERASE IT with a single button.

    WHAT IF THERe WAS A HUGE terrorist attack or natural disaster? At least one up and running newspaper in each major area of the country would also help NATIONAL SECUriTY AND THE PEOPLE GET NEWS AnD access.


    and Dear Guy - Elections are bad? should the loudest and meanest and most heavily armed appoint someone instead?

    Hope you enjoyed my sometimes smart sometimes smart@ss responses. ps: caps are usually typos.

  3. Wow. As you say in point 2, you believe healthcare is a right. That is where we dissagree. I have said this before, and I will say it again. How can one have a RIGHT to be given something by someone else? Healthcare has to be given, it doesn't magically arrive to those who get it. So no, you were not punished in the 'road for 8 years.' I am sorry you were in agony but that was not a result of someone punishing you. (Unless you injury was caused by you getting a beating for missbehaving in class. Then it would have been a result of you being punished.) I do not want to see people in need who can not get help. But what I am saying is that it is not the role of the government to step into that area. That is the role of your family and friends. And by the way, you mention getting treatment for cancer. If you are advocating that we need to be better at that look again, this country is the best at treating cancer by far. Tons of people come ere from all over the world to be treated.

    2) I am not complaing that they are being picked on. And just to show that my point was correct, look at how you are writing. You despise those who have more than you, and seem to think that it is wrong to think that they should keep what they have.
    4) Why are you talking about Glenn Beck? And my propoganda is not propoganda since what I am calling for is to for us to be left alone.

    5)I am not against newspapers, I am against the government giving money to them. And there are libraries with computers, so don't worry. everyone will get their news.

    [And I do not think Guy meant that even though Obama won the election he should not be President. But then again, I do not think you think he did either.]

    And I did enjoy your remarks. And I do not mind the caps, but I know they were not typos. HAHA.
    (They were way to conveniently placed to be.)

    P.S. You seem to be posting a nice amount of comments. Thank you for reading, and taking the time to respond. But, maybe it is time you step out from your shadow and become anonymous no more.

  4. You are exactly what in everything you have said. Obama just wasn't prepared for this job. He was pushed into it, and backed by socialist, communist, marxist groups who had their own agenda. He is a puppet repeating what they told him to say during his campaign: "We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States!" What they didn't expect is the 'the United States' would fight it with every fiber of their being!

    Keep up the good work, enjoy reading your views.