CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 3, 2015 – The liberal media has a real problem on its hands and its name is Hillary Clinton.
While Republicans battle among themselves about how to get the cream to rise to the top, the Democrats already have their candidate. Oh sure, we know there are still four Democratic players in the game at the moment, but only two are making any noise and half of those have already lost. Bernie Sanders is drawing big crowds, but the party will never let him have the nomination and everyone knows it. All that leaves is Hillary.
The trouble is that Mrs. Clinton is far inferior to any “hold-your-nose-and-pull-the-lever” candidate. Even her supporters in the press know that Clinton is a horrible option when it comes to presidential choices. But the American people be damned, for Queen Hillary has a “D” beside her name and that is all that matters.
“Honest” liberal journalists, and there are a few, know all too well that the Obama years have been an out and out disaster. Some may admit it. Most will not, but they know it. Deep down in their heart of hearts they are truly aware that Obama is a failure of the first order and the person who is set to follow his disastrous presidency is an equally bad choice, if not worse.
Many in the journalistic elite will keep their happy face masks on well after Halloween, knowing all too well they have a terrible candidate who is as corrupt as they come. Should Clinton win next November, prepare yourself for scandals that pop up faster than Bill O’Reilly’s “Tip of the Day.”
As you watch the American political drama play out like a highly priced reality television show, what is so absolutely confounding can be summed up in this single question: Why would we want to put ourselves through all this (for lack of a better word) crap again?
As news from the Middle East flashes across our TV screens each night with its vivid images of torture, burning cars, streets filled with the debris of crumbled buildings, mass migrations, poverty, hunger, death and destruction, doesn’t anybody ever ask, “Why would you want to live like that?”
It’s the same here at home. Everyone in the world knows the United States is economically better equipped than anyone anywhere else, given its abundant natural resources and an entrepreneurial spirit that is superior to just about any place on earth. Yet we choose to reduce ourselves to the lowest common denominator via political correctness. It just makes no sense.
Therein lies the conundrum for the Democrats and their media allies. They would rather remain in power and continue the corruption, frustration and aggravation than yield to a better, more qualified candidate.
Back in the day, before the 24/7 news cycle and conservative talk radio exposed the media for its liberal world view, politics seemed to be more reasonable and less antagonistic. Perhaps that’s a nostalgic idea, hearkening back to the day when time healed old wounds and political polarization only appears to be worse now than before.
Today the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots” has widened and with it so has the animosity between them. Is it because those among the Hillary Clinton elite are indeed the “haves” who want us to believe they are really members of the “have nots”?
For all his messianic rhetoric, Barack Obama has always made sure that his family was taken care of first, before “getting down to work for the American people.” If someone on the periphery benefited as a result, Obama called that a victory.
Hillary will be no different, and the media know it. But they have no choice if they want to remain on the “A”-Christmas party list.
As Ted Cruz said in the last Republican debate, there was no one on the moderating panel who will pull the Republican lever in November of next year. While there are close to 20 candidates between the two parties at the moment, in media circles there is only one they deem worthy: Hillary Clinton.
Given that fact, the toughest task the media has for the next year is to dig up enough dirt on Hillary’s Republican opponents to justify their own voting come November. The information doesn’t have to be completely true, mind you, just convoluted and convincing enough to prevent them from feeling guilty for the way they cast their votes.
Sadly, once again, the American people will be the losers.
*Cartoon by Branco, reprinted by arrangement and permission via LegalInsurrection.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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