We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
How is it though with all these smart people at Newsweek – I went around the block with Evan Thomas about this as well. How did you all think that a guy who basically went from the Harvard Law Review, to some community leafleting, organizing, whatever you want to call it, to a short stint, a few lectures about constitutional law at [the University of] Chicago, very short stopover in the state Senate, and a very short stopover in the U.S. Senate. How does that add up to experience to run the biggest economy and the biggest military in the world? And why wasn’t Newsweek, instead of doing these celebrified covers of Michelle and Barack as historic, and celebrity culture, and all this love-love-love-love-love, why wasn’t – Why weren’t those questions asked before this election took place? Because to me, those were the questions to ask. . It wasn’t about personality. It was about experience and outlook.
and note this bit:
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt gathered the NBC reporters together in early 2009 and scolded them for reporting negatively on Barack Obama. GE owns 80% of NBC Universal.
And after all the years of the left complaining that the news was slanted to the right because big business ran the newspapers and TV networks!
We knew that was bunk, but I don't think many people thought the left slant of the news went any further than "idealistic" reporters who didn't realize they were lefties! Bernie Goldberg, here's your next book!!!
IBYP, but do you know, by any chance, when was the last time that qualifications were necessary to be elected?
This is not a rhetorical question, BTW.
When did the electorate become so apathetic and TV - infested, that almost any person with money to spend and promises to tell could be elected for a public office?
Just look at the disastrously shameful years of GWB's.
While "we the people" could be exonerated for electing him for the first time - it did require some digging to find out what he was - that cant'be said about the second time, by which his deeds and virtues were more than widely known.