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.
Christiane Amanpour of CNN also tipped her hand - in an article written shortly after the election, she wrote that "The winning candidate did a savvy end run around us and used it to go straight to the people."
And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think.And that, that is our job."
If, like Mika, you talk all day, the odds are that some time during the day you are going to sincerely speak your opinion, inadvertently or not. Which is why Obama stuck to the teleprompter as much. When he spoke without the teleprompter, he was more likely to give out his heartfelt opinions, such as the "bitter clingers" remark about rural Pennsylvanians [and rural people in general] in non-bitter-clinging San Francisco. Or when he informed us that the energy saved from tuneups and inflating tires would be as much as the energy gotten from increased drilling for oil and gas. Obama seriously needed a teleprompter. Apparently Mika does too, so that she doesn't speak her mind.
From the link:
SCARBOROUGH: "It’s the -- it's the ground noise that he is throwing out there also, whether he is questioning, Mark, the legitimacy of federal judges to do what they have done since Marbury v. Madison. It's when he says the media is the, quote --"
SCARBOROUGH: "-- 'enemy of the people', where he sounds like Mussolini or Lenin which obviously causes concern that phrase right there makes him sound more like a dictator in training, when he sends Stephen Miller out and says, basically the president has absolute power, he shall not be questioned."
“We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” said Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, in a telephone interview on Sunday. “As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”
Maybe I am a cave-dwelling deplorable with a low-sloping forehead, but I fail to see much difference between a White House representative saying that a media outlet is"undertaking a war" against a POTUS and another POTUS calling the media an "enemy of the people." The only difference I see is that the first diatribe was directed against only Fox News, and the later diatribe was directed against media in general.
Gringo: Maybe I am a cave-dwelling deplorable with a low-sloping forehead, ...
Never seen your home or your forehead.
Gringo: but I fail to see much difference between a White House representative saying that a media outlet is"undertaking a war" against a POTUS and another POTUS calling the media an "enemy of the people."
Not sure why you are having troubles with the concept. A political opponent is not the same as "an enemy of the American people". John McCain was Obama's political opponent. Mitt Romney was Obama's political opponent. ISIS, on the other hand, is "an enemy of the American people".