Good Morning Everyone,
A few thoughts about the Presidency, and the last several years.
With Trump soon to take office, we're already seeing very clearly that the bulk of the mainstream media, as well as a wide variety of those on the left are primed to be virulently critical of him personally, his policies and probably any other aspect of his existence they can find. I'm sure that won't be excluding his family.
Contrast this with the last 8 years with a media and many citizens lavishing praise on President Obama, and a media who in my opinion acted as a propaganda arm more often than not, and refused to hold him accountable for pretty much any failure. I have never in my life seen a President so successfully divorce himself from his own actions and the consequences of those actions. The man received the Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING--literally, at the opening of his term as President.
So, the contrast in the way that the media is and has handled their treatment of the current and soon-to-be President could not be clearer, and reveals their bias in a way that would be difficult to be more blatant. All that said...it is pretty clear to me that the approach they are taking with Trump is FAR more healthy (although not really honest) for our Republic than the approach with Obama.
Today, after 8 years of dangerous 'lack of curiosity' among "journalists" who failed to hold Obama--and more importantly members of his administration to account, I'm breathing a sign of relief. THAT is my main thought for the day--that we somehow dodged the very dangerous bullet that these unethical monsters have exposed us to. That is near-total deference to a politician, which encourages them to keep pushing. I think President Obama is guilty of a variety of excesses and overreaches in his office. He's violated the limits of Constitutional power, but he's not alone in doing this, although I think he was particularly cavalier about it. But, what's REALLY frightening--I am quite sure this slavish media would have been more than happy to let him push a lot farther. I am forced to wonder how far down the road of tyranny would these lunatics have followed President Obama had he gone that route.
Now, I think it is very telling that many leftists are hysterical about the Trump Presidency. I'm sure they have many "reasons" which usually don't get beyond a series of one-word label accusations (racist, sexist, etc), but some of those people who are more devious and somewhat less ignorant know very well that they've created a monster--an atmosphere of NOT holding Presidents accountable and allowing their "pen and phone" and "if congress won't act I will" approach to be "normalized" (to use a popular word). In short--the people who fill the parrots mouths with things to scream realize that they've set a precedent for abuse of power--and they've been perfectly fine with it. So, now of course, they want to do everything they can to make sure that that illicit application of government power isn't turned against them.
They fear that the dirty tactics and illegal harassment of their opponents might happen to them--and why wouldn't they? Someone without ethical boundaries and with a "Watchdog" turned lapdog media, sees this as simply a means to achieve an end, so they probably can't really conceive that others might not be as ethically bankrupt as they are. MAYBE they're right on that point.
In other words...this is the bed that these radical lunatics have created, and now they GREATLY fear having to sleep in it.
So, suddenly Federalism is of interest, and the need for the Press to perform watchdog duties and be wary of "fake news." Now, the "team" who has done everything possible to silence and trample free speech--specifically on college campuses have suddenly found an appreciation of how important those things are. These people are hypocritical frauds, or just plain evil enemies of free society. Not sure which--maybe both.
However, on the other side...are people who ALSO agree with this--and see the Trump Presidency to unethically wield power for "our side" to behave in the same unethical, and perhaps criminal manner. They HAVE "normalized" this behavior and simply think "We won." and plan on continuing down that same road. Well...that's the real danger--that this continues a downward spiral and there isn't a restoration of PROPER government power (which again...is far in the rearview mirror).
I am not sure that anyone is willing to admit it, and maybe they don't even really understand it, but I think that's the underlying fear that's driving the hysteria right now.
So, bottom line...I'd rather have an overly negative media in regards to the President, than an overly positive one.